Political Papers

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Political Papers includes the papers and records of public officials, governmental organizations, and advocacy groups, focusing on Illinois state politics and the regional politics of southern Illinois. Represented are United States and Illinois congressmen and topics of regional interest, such as energy resources, agriculture, management of the Shawnee National Forest, women’s rights, African American heritage, and the development of SIU.

ArchivEra includes detailed finding aids of all Political Papers collections. For tips for finding manuscripts, go to How to Find SCRC Materials.