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Collection Manuscript/Mixed Material Edward William Brooke papers,

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Title

  • Edward William Brooke papers,

Summary

  • Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, transcripts of interviews, writings, reports, notes, subject files, legislative bills, briefing books, press releases, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Brooke's career as attorney general of Massachusetts (1963-1966) and as U.S. senator (1967-1978). Brooke's cases as attorney general pertain to conflict of interest, consumer protection, corruption, eminent domain, and the case against Albert De Salvo, known as the Boston Strangler. His chief interest as senator concerned such domestic issues as housing, the aged, and poverty.
  • Other topics include the bicentennial of the American Revolution, civil rights, unfair competition, economic conditions in Massachusetts, energy policy, fishing rights, foreign policy, military base closures, military policy, the financial crisis of New York, N.Y., nominations of Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., and G. Harrold Carswell to the U.S. Supreme Court, Vietnam war, and the Watergate scandal. Includes materials relating to Brooke's participation in Republican party politics; papers (1979-1988) from his private legal practice in Washington, D.C., relating primarily to cases involving the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and files of from the Massachusetts assistant attorney generals office.
  • Correspondents include Howard H. Baker, John S. Bottomly, Jimmy Carter, Silvio O. Conte, Clarence Elam, Gerald R. Ford, Albert A. Gammal, Mark O. Hatfield, Hubert H. Humphrey, Jacob K. Javits, Lyndon B. Johnson, Kivie Kaplan, Edward T. Martin, Richard M. Nixon, Glendora M. Putnam, Harold Putnam, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Francis W. Sargent, Hugh Scott, Josiah A. Spaulding, John A. Volpe, Roger Woodworth, and Charlotte Yaffee.
  • The bulk of the Addition series consists of drafts and correspondence related to Brooke's 2007 memoir, Bridging the Divide: My Life. Also includes papers pertaining to his Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004) and Congressional Gold Medal (2009); to the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston, Mass; to Brooke's diagnosis of breast cancer in 2003 and subsequent advocacy activities to raise awareness about the disease in men; to his service in the U.S. Army's 366th Infantry Regiment; and to his earlier political career. Correspondents include his legislative assistant, Marilyn Dexheimer.

Names

  • Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-2015

Headings

  • -  Baker, Howard H.,--Jr.--(Howard Henry),--1925-2014--Correspondence
  • -  Bottomly, John S.--Correspondence
  • -  Carswell, G. Harrold--(George Harrold),--1919-1992
  • -  Carter, Jimmy,--1924---Correspondence
  • -  Conte, Silvio O.--(Silvio Ottavio),--1921-1991--Correspondence
  • -  De Salvo, Albert Henry,--1931
  • -  Dexheimer, Marilyn--Correspondence
  • -  Elam, Clarence--Correspondence
  • -  Ford, Gerald R.,--1913-2006--Correspondence
  • -  Gammal, Albert A.--(Albert Abraham),--1928---Correspondence
  • -  Hatfield, Mark O.,--1922-2011--Correspondence
  • -  Haynsworth, Clement F.--(Clement Furman),--Jr.,--1912-1989
  • -  Humphrey, Hubert H.--(Hubert Horatio),--1911-1978--Correspondence
  • -  Javits, Jacob K.--(Jacob Koppel),--1904-1986--Correspondence
  • -  Johnson, Lyndon B.--(Lyndon Baines),--1908-1973--Correspondence
  • -  Kaplan, Kivie,--1904-1975--Correspondence
  • -  Martin, Edward T.--(Edward Thomas),--1910---Correspondence
  • -  Nixon, Richard M.--(Richard Milhous),--1913-1994--Correspondence
  • -  Putnam, Glendora M.,--1923---Correspondence
  • -  Putnam, Harold,--1916---Correspondence
  • -  Rockefeller, Nelson A.--(Nelson Aldrich),--1908-1979--Correspondence
  • -  Sargent, Francis W.,--1915-1998--Correspondence
  • -  Scott, Hugh,--1900-1994--Correspondence
  • -  Spaulding, Josiah A.,--1922-1983--Correspondence
  • -  Volpe, John A.--Correspondence
  • -  Whitehead, Donald W.--(Donald Wharton),--1929
  • -  Woodworth, Roger--Correspondence
  • -  Yaffee, Charlotte--Correspondence
  • -  Massachusetts.--Attorney General's Office
  • -  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 366th
  • -  United States.--Supreme Court
  • -  Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
  • -  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • -  Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • -  African American legislators
  • -  American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
  • -  Breast--Cancer
  • -  Cancer in men
  • -  Civil rights
  • -  Competition, Unfair
  • -  Conflict of interests
  • -  Congressional Gold Medal
  • -  Consumer protection
  • -  Political corruption
  • -  Eminent domain
  • -  Energy policy
  • -  Fishery law and legislation
  • -  Housing
  • -  Military base closures
  • -  Military policy
  • -  Murder--Massachusetts--Boston
  • -  Older people
  • -  Poverty
  • -  Practice of law--Massachusetts
  • -  Practice of law--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • -  Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
  • -  Massachusetts--Economic conditions
  • -  New York (N.Y.)--Appropriations and expenditures
  • -  United States--Foreign relations
  • -  United States--Centennial celebrations, etc
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1945-1989

Notes

  • -  Arranged in ten series. Series 1: Attorney General Office Files, 1962-1966; Series 2: Senatorial Papers, 1965-1978; Series 3: Speeches and Writings File, 1961-1980; Series 4: Campaign Materials, 1960-1978; Series 5: Political File, 1963-1978; Series 6: Legal File, 1979-1988; Series 7: Miscellany, 1956-1988; Series 8: 2018 Addition, 1941-2015; Series 9: Oversize, 1966-1973; and Series 10: Classified, 1974.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Edward William Brooke Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Edward W. Brooke, 1978-2005.
  • -  Gift, Senate Historical Office, U.S. Congress, 2008.
  • -  Gift, Anne Brooke, 2016.
  • -  Gift, Gale Kaufmann, 2018.
  • -  Audio and video recordings transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  One published title transferred to Library of Congress Serial & Government Publications Division.
  • -  First popularly elected African American to serve in U.S. Senate, lawyer, and attorney general of Massachusetts.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009033

Medium

  • 245,250 items.
  • 701 containers plus 31 oversize and 1 classified.
  • 280 linear feet.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm81058347

Access Advisory

  • Open to research.
  • Classified, in part.

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