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Edward A. Mitchell papers 1928-1950

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L618 (Text) 618001-104564 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 8.3 Cubic feet 25 manuscripts boxes; 1 oversize folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/19 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/19 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: The collection consists of Edward A. Mitchell's congressional papers (1946-1949), including correspondence regarding veterans' claims and benefits, and papers relating to Mitchell's service on the House of Representatives Veterans Committee; correspondence and legislative papers regarding bills introduced or supported by Mitchell, including the Taft-Hartley Act, the elimination of the tax on oleomargarine, the abolition of the War Assets Administration, and changes in the Chinese Immigration Law; his correspondence with constituents concerning the work of federal agencies, including complaints, and requests for information and assistance; constituent correspondence regarding current events and legislation before Congress; his speeches in Congress and before civic and political groups; press releases and other publicity issued by his office; papers relating to his 1946 and 1948 Congressional campaigns; papers relating to his work as an anti-communist; and correspondence regarding his resignation from the Jewish Congressional Advisory Board (1947). Also included are papers relating to the 1947 Evansville mayoral election. Correspondents include Omar N. Braldey, Homer Capehart, Charles A. Halleck, and Joseph McCarthy.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Edward A. Mitchell 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: Mitchell was Vice-President and General Manager of Hesmer Foods, Inc. Evansville, Vanderburgh County (1937-1946), President (1946-1979); Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, in command of underwater demolition team during World War II; Republican member, U.S. House of Representatives (1947-1949); Vanderburgh County Councilman (1949-1951).
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edward A. Mitchell on 1965/11/17.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981.
Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1897-1979.
Halleck, Charles A. (Charles Abraham), 1900-1986.
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
United States. Congress. House.
Anti-communist movements > United States.
Elections > Indiana.
Industrial relations > United States.
Labor laws and legislation > United States.
Jews > United States > Politics and government.
Indiana > Politics and government > 20th century.
United States > Politics and government > 20th century.
China > Emigration and immigration.
United States > Emigration and immigration.
Genre: Correspondence
Press releases.
Speech writing

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