COLLECTION GUIDES

1965-1996

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The Peter G. Torkildsen papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Peter G. Torkildsen, representative from the 6th Congressional District in Massachusetts to the 103rd and 104th Federal Congresses (1993-94 and 1995-96). Includes correspondence, press releases, clippings, administrative files, subject files, calendars, and photographs among other records.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter G. Torkildsen, Dec. 2001.

Restrictions on Access

The Peter G. Torkildsen papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

This is a preliminary container list for the papers of Peter G. Torkildsen, representative from the 6th Congressional District in Massachusetts to the 103rd and 104th Federal congresses (1993-94 and 1995-96). The papers have been only minimally processed.

Loose-leaf notebooks, 1992-1996

Carton 1SH 12PR E
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), Nov. 1992 - Feb. 1995

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 2SH 12PS F
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), Mar.-Dec. 1995

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 3SH 12PT G
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), Jan.-Sep. 1996

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 3SH 12PT G
Press releases, 1993-1996

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 4SH 12PU H
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1993-1994

Arranged topically, A-Z.

Carton 4SH 12PU H
Legislative Activity Guide, 103rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1994
Carton 5SH 12PV I
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1995

Arranged topically, A-G.

Carton 6SH 12PW J
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1995

Arranged topically, H-S.

Carton 7SH 12PX K
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1995

Arranged topically, T-Z.

Carton 7SH 12PX K
House Committee on Small Business, 1995-1996
Carton 7SH 12PX K
Legislative Activity Guide, 104th Congress, 1st Session, 1995
Carton 8SH 12PY L
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1996

Arranged topically, A-Z.

Carton 9SH 12PZ M
Campaign newspaper clippings (photocopies), Feb. 1993-July 1996

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 10SH 12Q1 W
Campaign newspaper clippings (photocopies), Aug.-Dec. 1996

Arranged chronologically.

Carton 10SH 12Q1 W
Peter G. Torkildsen invitations, Jan.-Sep. 1996
Carton 11SH 12Q2 X
Chronological correspondence, Jan. 1993 - Dec. 1995
Carton 12SH 12Q3 Y
Military and defense correspondence, 103rd Congress
Carton 12SH 12Q3 Y
Congressional correspondence, 103rd Congress

Arranged topically, A-Z.

Carton 12SH 12Q3 Y
Congressional correspondence, 103rd Congress

Arranged topically, E-W.

Carton 12SH 12Q3 Y
House votes, 1993, 103rd Congress
Carton 13SH 12Q4 Z
Completed flag requests, 1994-1995
Carton 13SH 12Q4 Z
Congressional correspondence, 104th Congress, 1st session, 1995

Arranged topically, A-Z.

Carton 13SH 12Q4 Z
Congressional correspondence, 104th Congress, 2nd session, 1996

Arranged topically, A-Z.

Carton 14SH 12Q5 -
Medicare/ Medicaid, 1995
Carton 14SH 12Q5 -
Legislative updates, 1995-1996

Loose files, 1965-1996

Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Press releases, 1992-1996
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Correspondence
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Issues
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Reforms
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Hanscom AFB
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Defense
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Israel
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
NAFTA
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Joseph Vittori (ship naming)
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Small business
Carton 15SH 12Q6 .
Immigrant City Archives
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Clara Tengberg scrapbook on Congressman William H. Bates, 1965-1969
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Newspaper clippings (photocopies), 1993
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Peter G. Torkildsen speeches, Apr. 1993
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Peter G. Torkildsen editorials and letters, Mar. 1993
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Peter G. Torkildsen resumes, 1990-1992
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Thank-you letters, 1993-1994
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Congratulations letters, 1993-1994
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Campaign 1994
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Recommendations
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Sympathy letters
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Constituent messages, June-Aug. 1993
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Cogliano, Joseph A.
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Jewish Community Relations Council
Carton 16SH 12Q7
LoGrasso, Sal
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Lynn City Council
Carton 16SH 12Q7
MIT
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Mori, Richard
Carton 16SH 12Q7
New England Holocaust Memorial
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Rodriguez, Susan
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Salem City Council
Carton 16SH 12Q7
Salem Parade
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
1993-1994 (103rd Congress) files:
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Agriculture
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Banking
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
College debate booklet mailing
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
GATT press release
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Gays in Military
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
General Electric
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
George Peabody stamp proposal
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
[Salem Point Limited Partnership]
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Small Business
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Speech notes
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Telecomm.
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
1995-1996 files:
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
[Appointments and recommendations]
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
[Congratulations on…]
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
[Constituent correspondence]
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Cook, Sharon
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Form letters from D.C.
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
High School sports, Fall
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
[House Small Business Committee]
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Kalentkowski recommendation
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Peter G. Torkildsen mentions, Mar. 1995 - Jan. 1996
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Russell, David
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Thank you letters
Carton 17SH 12Q8 $
Williams & Associates, 6th District Survey, 20 Mar. 1996
Carton 18SH 12Q9 /
Loose newspaper clippings (photocopies) in folders, 1993-1996

Arranged topically, B-M.

Carton 19SH 12QA +
Loose newspaper clippings (photocopies) in folders, 1993-1996

Arranged topically, M-Z.

Carton 19SH 12QA +
"Peter 93-94" (newspaper clippings, photocopies)
Carton 19SH 12QA +
"Peter 95" (newspaper clippings, photocopies)

Business issues, 103rd and 104th Congresses

Carton 20SH 12QB %
Banking
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Cable
Carton 20SH 12QB %
[Certified Public Accountants]
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Communications
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Community Reinvestment Act
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Credit Crunch
Carton 20SH 12QB %
D'Oenche
Carton 20SH 12QB %
[Economic Strategy Institute]
Carton 20SH 12QB %
FASB
Carton 20SH 12QB %
FCC
Carton 20SH 12QB %
FDIC
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Res. Trust C.
Carton 20SH 12QB %
SEC
Carton 20SH 12QB %
[Small Business Institute]
Carton 20SH 12QB %
Velda Sue
Carton 20SH 12QB %
HR 417, 462, 890, 1227, 1245, 2235, 2326, 2442, 2443, 3153
Carton 21SH 12QC 0
Loose newspaper clippings, Jan.-Nov. 1994
Carton 21SH 12QC 0
Press packet for President Clinton's visit to Northern Ireland, 1995
Carton 22SH 12QD 1
Misc. subject files, 1992-1996
Carton 22SH 12QD 1
Intern manual for 6th Cong. Dist., Aug. 1995
Carton 22SH 12QD 1
Chronological correspondence files (photocopies), 1994-1995
Carton 22SH 12QD 1
Chronological newspaper clipping files (photocopies), Sep.-Nov. 1996
Carton 22SH 12QD 1
Press releases, 1993-1996

Social and congressional issues, by topic, 1993-1994

Carton 23SH 12QE 2
AANA
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
AICUM
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Arts
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Catholic education
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Child immunization
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
College info.
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Committee on Policy for Racial Justice
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Common language
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Congressional Caucus for Children and Families
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Direct lending
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Education budget
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
English First
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Financial aid
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Higher education amendments
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Health care
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Hill Staffers for the Hungry and Homeless
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
H.R. 1068
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Human rights
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Indirect cost reimbursement
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Med. Tech.
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
NEA
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
National Right to Life Committee
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
News articles
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Newburyport library
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
NARAL
Carton 23SH 12QE 2
Planned Parenthood

Social issues, by topic, 1995-1996

Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Community development block grants
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Community service block grants
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Housing
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
HUD
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Immigration
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Issues - 6th District
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
LIHEAP
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Massachusetts proposals
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Older Americans
Carton 24SH 12QF 3
Supplemental Security Income
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Education/ secondary education/ higher education
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Family Issues
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Flag Burning
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Older Americans Act
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Pension Issues
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Social Security
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Student loans
Carton 25SH 12QG 4
Women's Issues

Legislative issues, 104th Congress, 1995-1996

Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Appropriations Requests
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
BBA Downpayment Act II
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Budget]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
COPS
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Crime Control]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Domestic Violence
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Election Results, 11/96]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Grant Awards, 11/96]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[HIV - Military Policy]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Labor/ HHS
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Medicare Media Kit
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Medicare]
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
NGA Proposals
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
[Sixth Cong. District], Town Committee Info.
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Teen Smoking
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Treasury/ Postal
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Tuesday Lunch Bunch
Carton 26SH 12QH 5
Votes/ Accomplishments Update
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Affirmative Action
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Child Support Enforcement
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Civil Rights
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Common Sense Legal Reform Act, HR 10, 988
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Group Legal Services, HR 540
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Judicial Issues
Carton 27SH 12QI 6
Legislative Riders
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Aids
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Americans with Disabilities
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Breast Cancer
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Child Support Enforcement
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Children's Working Group
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Davis-Bacon
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Developmental Disabilities
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Drug Abuse
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Home Health Care
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Job Training
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Labor
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Military Health Care
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
OSHA
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Ryan White Care Act
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Teaching Hospitals
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Team Act, HR 743
Carton 28SH 12QJ 7
Reproductive Rights
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
NEA
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
NEA/NEH (Interior)
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
NEH
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
POW/ MIA issues
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
Public Broadcasting
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
Rescissions '95
Carton 29SH 12QK 8
Veterans
Carton 30SH 12QL 9
Correspondence files, arranged by topic or person's name, 1995-1996
Carton 31SH 12QM A
Misc. correspondence and office administration files, 1993-1996
Carton 32SH 12QN B
Appointment calendars, 1992, 1993
Carton 32SH 12QN B
Schedule files, Mar.-Dec. 1993
Carton 33SH 12QP D
Appointment calendar, 1994
Carton 33SH 12QP D
Schedule files, Jan.-19 Aug. 1994
Carton 34SH 12QQ E
Schedule files, 20 Aug. 1994 - 19 May 1995
Carton 34SH 12QQ E
Appointment calendar, 1995
Carton 35SH 12QR F
Schedule files, 20 May-31 Dec. 1995
Carton 36SH 12QS G
Schedule files, 1 Jan.-16 June 1996
Carton 37SH 12QT H
Schedule files, 17 June-31 Dec. 1996
Carton 38SH 12QU I
Grant awards, 6th Cong. Dist., alpha. by town, 1995
Carton 38SH 12QU I
Grant support letters, 1995

Photographs of Peter G. Torkildsen with constituents, etc.

Carton 39SH 12QV J

Photocopies of White House letters

Originals returned to Peter G. Torkildsen, June 2001.

Carton 39SH 12QV J

Campaign materials, 1992-1996

2 Loose-leaf notebooks and 3 bound reports, results of voter surveys conducted in the 6th Congressional District by Williams and Associates in 1992, 1994, and 1996

Carton 40SH 12S4 .

Preferred Citation

Peter G. Torkildsen papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Organizations:

United States. Congress. House.

Subjects:

Politicians--Massachusetts.
United States--Politics and government--1993-2001.