Political Papers, IU Bloomington

About Political Papers, IU Bloomington

The Modern Political Papers Photograph Collection includes over 5000 images relating to the political careers of the members of Congress and the Indiana General Assembly whose papers are part of the Modern Political Papers Collections. With a few exceptions, the images were created by staff or official institutional photographers. Images are made available online when processing of a given collection is complete. For more information on the collections, visit Modern Political Papers Collections. (https://libraries.indiana.edu/modern-political-papers)


26th Amendment

26th Amendment Collection

These photos are part of the 26th Amendment Collection in the Modern Political Papers collections, which was compiled to celebrate the 40th and 50th anniversaries of passage and ratification of the constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18 in all elections by some of the main drivers for that passage and ratification. The photos document their work with members of Congress in 1970-1971 to ensure that passage and ratification.

McCloskey Photos

Frank McCloskey Photo Collection

Francis (Frank) Xavier McCloskey served as mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, from 1971 until his election in 1982 to represent the 8th district of Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 610 photos in the collection document his mayoral and legislative careers, including his extensive involvement in resolving the conflicts in Bosnia and Croatia from 1992 until his death in 2003.

For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/politicalpapers/VAB8234

Birch Bayh Photos

Birch Bayh Photo Collection

Birch Bayh served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1955 to 1962 and in the U.S. Senate from 1963 to 1980. Over 2800 photos in this collection document his early family life and the development of his political career from Indiana Speaker of the House to a national figure in possible contention for the Presidency in the 1972 and 1976 elections.

For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/politicalpapers/VAA1235

Garton Photos

Robert Garton Photo Collection

Robert D. Garton represented the 41st district in the Indiana Senate from 1970-2006, and served as president pro tempore from 1980-2006, the longest such tenure in Indiana history. The 593 photos in the collection document his legislative career, including extensive photos from trade missions to Japan, Taiwan, and China, and his political campaigns.

For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/politicalpapers/VAD4502

Hamilton Photos

Lee Hamilton Photo Collection

Lee H. Hamilton served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1964 to 1999, representing the 9th District of Indiana. The 1696 photographs in the collection document his legislative career, work with constituents, and international work as chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/politicalpapers/VAA2020

Rector Photos

John M. Rector Collection

John Rector joined the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency as deputy chief counsel in 1971, was appointed by the chairman, Senator Birch Bayh, to the position of staff director and chief counsel in 1973, and in 1977 was confirmed by the Senate to head the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Office of Juvenile Justice. The nearly 300 photos in this collection document his work with Senator Bayh. For the full archival collection finding aid, please visit: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/politicalpapers/VAE0497