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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Democratic Study Group records,

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  • Democratic Study Group records,


  • Correspondence, research publications, reports including the DSG Legislative Report, circulars, fact sheets, position papers, draft legislation, legal documents, government records, voting and whip records, hearing statements, committee and caucus records, surveys, media files, campaign records, training material, photographs, and other records provided by the Democratic Study Group (DSG) to Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of common political and legislative goals. Also includes financial and administrative records of the organization and material pertaining to the work of the political affiliate Democratic Study Group Campaign Fund. Subjects include arms control; balance of executive and legislative power; budget; campaign finance reform; campaigns; civil rights; congressional reform and reorganization; consumer protection; economic policy; education; environment; health; House Democratic Caucus; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; policies of presidential administrations from John F. Kennedy through Bill Clinton; poverty; Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965); social policy; taxation; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; war powers; and White House staff.


  • Democratic Study Group


  • -  United States.--Congress.--House
  • -  United States.--Congress.--House--Reform
  • -  United States.--White House Office
  • -  Democratic Party (U.S.)
  • -  Democratic Study Group Campaign Fund
  • -  House Democratic Caucus (U.S.)
  • -  Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • -  Selma to Montgomery Rights March--(1965 :--Selma, Ala.)
  • -  DSG legislative report
  • -  Arms control--United States
  • -  Budget--United States
  • -  Campaign funds--United States
  • -  Civil rights--United States
  • -  Civil rights movements--Alabama
  • -  Consumer protection--United States
  • -  Education--United States
  • -  Environmental policy--United States
  • -  Executive power--United States
  • -  Legislative power--United States
  • -  Medical care--United States
  • -  Political campaigns--United States
  • -  Poverty--United States
  • -  Taxation--United States
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • -  War and emergency powers--United States
  • -  United States--Economic policy--20th century
  • -  United States--Politics and government--20th century
  • -  United States--Social policy--20th century


  • -  Arranged in three parts composed of eighteen series.
  • -  Part I arranged in six series. Series 1: Fact Sheets, Reports, and Other Material, 1959-1976; Series 2: Campaign File, 1960-1974; Series 3: Chronological File, 1963-1972; Series 4: Subject File, 1940-1975; Series 5: Printed Matter, 1953-1971; and Series 6: Oversize, 1971-1972.
  • -  Part II arranged in six series. Series 1: Administrative File, 1939-1995; Series 2: Chronological File, 1958-1994; Series 3: Research Publications, 1959-1994; Series 4: Services and Activities, 1937-1994; Series 5: Subject File, 1912-1995; and Series 6: Formerly Restricted, 1986-1995.
  • -  Part III arranged in six series. Series 1: Legislative Report, 1967-1994; Series 2: Campaign Memoranda, 1964-1968; Series 3: Daily Report, 1990-1993; Series 4: Fact Sheets, 1976-1991; Series 5: Research Publications, 1960-1969; and Series 6: Miscellany, 1964-1997.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Roman numeral designating the Part followed by a colon and container number, Democratic Study Group Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Democratic Study Group, 1976-2015.
  • -  Video and audio recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Related collection: House Democratic Caucus records. Available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
  • -  Legislative service organization operating from 1959 to 1995 to assist Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 96,550 items.
  • 277 containers plus 2 oversize.
  • 110.8 linear feet.


Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm81057125

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  • Open to research.

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