|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2002/11/30 by J.J. Dickens. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/27 by Patrick Ridout.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| The collection consists of papers relating to Bainbridge's career in the Indiana State Senate. Included are correspondence, legislation, reports, and other papers relating to issues before the Indiana Senate, including public employee' and teacher' retirement funds, the highway department, reapportionment, development of port facilities (1969), abortion, and education reform and school financing (1965-1971); papers relating to Lake County issues before the Senate, including airport construction in the county; and election campaign material (1956-1972), including papers relating to his 1970 primary campaign for the U.S. Congress. Also included are business papers relating to the Bainbridge Supply Co. and Oil Dealers, Inc. (1960s); newspapers and scrapbooks relating to Indiana politics and Lake County.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| Eugene Bainbridge papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
|Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
|| Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
|Biographical or Historical Data:
|| Eugene Bainbridge (1911-1972) served four terms as a Democratic Indiana State Senator (1953-1961; 1965-1972) during which time he was also the secretary-treasurer of Oil Dealers, Inc. He served as director of the Indiana Department of Public Works between his two senate terms and was president of E.H. Bainbridge Supply Company during his second senate term.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Stella Bainbridge on 1976/11/30.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.