Silvio O. Conte Congressional Papers
1950-1991
388 boxes (582 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 371

Abstract

Massachusetts State Senator for the Berkshire District, 1950-1958, and representative for Massachusetts's First District in the United States Congress for 17 terms, 1959-1991, where he made significant contributions in the areas of health and human services, the environment, education, energy, transportation, and small business. Spanning four decades and eight presidents, the papers offer an extraordinary perspective on the major social, economic, and cultural changes experienced by the American people. Includes correspondence, speeches, press releases, bill files, his voting record, committee files, scrapbooks, travel files, audio-visual materials and over 5,000 photographs and slides.

Access

The Silvio O. Conte Papers are open for research, except for a group of case files that are closed for a period of seventy-five years for legal reasons of confidentiality and privacy.

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Silvio O. Conte Congressional Papers
1950-1991
388 boxes (582 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 371

Background on Silvio O. Conte

Silvio O. Conte, 1973

Silvio O. Conte, 1973

1921
Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on November 9th to Ottavio and Lucia (Lora) Conte.
1940
Following graduation from Pittsfield Vocational High School worked for a time as a machinist at General Electric Co. and later in the press room of the Berkshire Eagle.
1942
Enlisted in the Navy and served from 1942 to 1944 with the Seabees in the Southwest Pacific during World War II.
1947
Married the former Corinne Duval on November 8th.
1949
Graduated from Boston College Law School in June.
1950
In November was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate for the first of four successive terms. Served on the Committees of Judiciary, Public Welfare, Towns and Juvenile Delinquency. Was Chairman of the Committees on Judiciary, Conservation, Constitutional Law and Insurance.
1954
Received the Young Man of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Junior Chamber of Commerce.
1958
Elected to the United States House of Representatives defeating Professor James M. Burns of Williams College by a decisive margin.
1959
Named to the powerful Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on the Treasury and Post Office and Subcommittee on Foreign Operations. Traveled to Southeast Asia to inspect the Mutual Security Program (foreign aid) operations. Cosponsored an Area Redevelopment Bill that would provide federal funds on a loan basis to finance industrial development projects to areas with chronic unemployment.
1960
Delegate to the Republican National Convention. Five new towns - Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Northampton and Easthampton - were added to the First District as a result of redistricting.
1961
Cast a deciding vote that changed the make-up of the House Rules Committee to enable President Kennedy to move his legislative agenda through Congress. Legislation to establish a Cape Cod National Seashore was signed into law. As an original co-sponsor, worked for over two years to enact this measure. Voted enthusiastically in favor of legislation authorizing the establishment of the Peace Corps. House adopted Conte amendment to Peace Corps bill prohibiting members of Peace Corps from serving in any country where they may be subjected to discrimination.
1962
Won re-election by a wider margin than any other Republican incumbent who faced opposition. Urged approval of sponsored bill, House Joint Resolution 479, intended to protect the golden and bald eagles from extinction. Introduced an amendment to eliminate the use of occupant and boxholder mailing privileges of Members of Congress.
1963
Named by Republic of Italy to the rank of Commendatore of the Order of Merit for his work in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Introduced legislation that would create a National Economic Conversion Commission, its mission to minimize changes in defense spending on the economy. Cast crucial Appropriations Committee vote in support of President Johnson's foreign aid package, bucking Democratic Chairman Otto Passman.
1964
Denounced by extremists at the Republican National Convention held in San Francisco for outspoken opposition to the John Birch Society. Received the nomination of both the Republican and Democratic parties in bid for re-election to Congressional seat. Cosponsored immigration and naturalization reform legislation. Conte bill would liberalize policies and overhaul the quota system.
1965
Appointed a member of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission on February 1st. Named to the Joint Commission on the Coinage when that body was authorized under the Coinage Act of 1965. One of first members of Congress to support the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Marched along with Martin Luther King, Jr. on historic march to Selma, Alabama.
1966
Eliminated quota on residual oil imports to the East Coast. Supported the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Began serving on the Small Business Committee and held ranking minority seat from 1969 to 1978.
1967
Helped to establish public broadcasting by voting for the Public Broadcasting Act.
1968
Spoke out against Vietnam War before Pittsfield Area Council of Churches, becoming first member of Massachusetts delegation to oppose the war. As member of the Republican presidential convention's platform committee, publicly opposed nomination of Spiro Agnew as Vice-President, preferring George Romney of Michigan.
1969
Introduced first bill ever to eliminate the oil import quota system that had been instituted in 1959. Appointed to Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.
1970
Wrote law creating Amtrak to preserve passenger rail travel. Won re-election unopposed for the fourth election in a row. Voted against supersonic transport (SST) despite widespread support in First District.
1971
Secured assignment on Health, Education and Welfare Subcommittee and relinquished seats on Subcommittees on Foreign Operations and Treasury, Postal Service. Became ranking minority member of Transportation Subcommittee. In April held first annual trout derby on Onota Lake, Pittsfield.
1972
Voted against a constitutional amendment which would prohibit the busing of school children to achieve racially balanced schools. Cosponsored the Fair International Trade Act of 1972 to modernize existing law regarding the regulation of
1973
Named co-chairman of the newly organized New England Congressional Caucus. Reappointed to the Foreign Operations Subcommittee, after two-year hiatus. Awarded honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Massachusetts. Obtained initial grant to fund the Five College free bus system.
1974
Demanded immediate Congressional investigation into effect of aerosol sprays on the ozone layer. Introduced amendment to Foreign Aid bill to limit funds to Cambodia.
1975
Traveled to the Middle East with Congressional delegation. Met with Israeli and Egyptian leaders. Cosponsored legislation to study feasibility of establishing a nationally sponsored cross-country bicycle trails system. Sponsored successful amendment to bar expenditure of $122.9 million for further production of the F1-11F fighter bomber. Satirized Emergency Farm Price Support Bill by proposing
1976
Broke a House-Senate deadlock on the abortion issue, by writing compromise language to prohibit federal funding
1977
Traveled to China as part of congressional delegation.
1978
Created with House Speaker Tip O'Neill, low-income home energy assistance program, (LIHEAP).
1979
Became ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Committee and ranking minority member on the Legislative; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and Transportation subcommittees. Gave up seat on Foreign Operations subcommittee. Appointed by Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, Jr. to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Supported the passage of the Alaska Lands legislation which provided for the preservation of millions of acres of wilderness in Alaska. Released final report of the New England Energy Congress. Sponsored by the New England Congressional Congress, of which Conte was co-chairman, the report addressed 22 energy conservation bills, many of vital concern to oil-dependent New England.
1980
The Small Business Development Center opened at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Played a leading role in obtaining federal funds necessary to start program. Introduced legislation for a nuclear freeze.
1981
Kept Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee open with joint-use agreement. Prevailed in the decade-long fight against the Dickey-Lincoln water project in Maine with the deauthorization of project. Traveled to Australia and New Zealand as part of a Congressional delegation.
1982
The Small Business Innovation and Development Act passed. Had sponsored and supported for past five years through legislative initiative as a member of the House Committee on Small Business. Joined the Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues. (Formerly the Congresswomen's Caucus)
1983
Cosponsored the first $5 million for AIDS research. Donned a pig's snout and ears on the House floor to denounce pork-barrel projects and specifically to fight the Garrison Diversion Project in North Dakota. Was the second Paul Hoffmann Lecturer at the United Nations in New York. Voted against funding for MX missiles in Appropriations Committee vote. Ultimately approved by 30-26 vote.
1984
Introduced H.R. 5175 to impose a nine-month moratorium on large oil company mergers.
1985
The Conte Africa Supplemental was signed into law. It provided $800 million for famine and disaster relief and was one of the largest emergency supplemental bills ever approved by Congress. Traveled to the Soviet Union as a member of first Congressional delegation to meet with Mikhail Gorbachev. Urged Soviet leader to halt nuclear arms race. An original sponsor of H.R. 700, Civil Rights Restoration Act. Act was ultimately defeated by pro-life groups. Launched
1986
Helped to prevent the construction by the U.S. Air Force of the highly unpopular Radio Relay Tower (
1987
Underwent surgery for removal of cancerous growth in prostate gland. In the wake of
1988
Won passage of cosponsored plant-closing legislation. Announced support for own party presidential candidate George Bush over Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Announced a $300,000 Health and Human Services grant to the Holyoke Health Center to combat high infant mortality rates.
1989
Coauthored the landmark North American Wetlands Conservation Act, which provided up to $25 million annually for wetland and waterfowl habitat preservation and restoration. Spoke at dedication of the Silvio O. Conte Forum, the new Athletic Arena, Boston College on February 19. Obtained $2 million grant for Smith College in Northampton. Won enactment of resolution to declare the 1990s
1990
Reelected to 17th term with 78 percent of the vote. Announced allocation of funds through amendment on Treasury, Postal Service Appropriations Bill for move of the Regional United States Fish and Wildlife Service Office to the Amherst area. Through same amendment allocated funds to build a New England Regional Archives of the National Archives in Pittsfield. In February introduced bill H.R. 3977 Antarctica Protection and Conservation Act, the first bill to increase protection for the Antarctic environment and prevent mineral exploitation. Established an educational foundation to assist graduating First District high school students attend a college of their choice. Passage of the Clean Air Act, the culmination of a decade-long fight to stop acid rain. Had signed on as the first Republican sponsor of new clean-air and acid-rain legislation. Appointed by President to sit on Budget Summit, as one of eleven members of the House. Worked out a proposal to keep the federal deficit on a declining track. Attended dedication of the Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turner's Falls capping twenty-four-year effort to bring Atlantic salmon back to Connecticut River. Introduced amendment to farm bill limiting government subsidies to $100,000 per farmer and banning farmers from collecting multiple subsidies. Although amendment went down in defeat, succeeded in limiting subsidies to $250,000 per farmer. Through position on Subcommittee on Transportation restored popular Montrealer service from Washington to Montreal with service through Amherst and obtained $139 million to set up high-speed Boston-New York Rail service. Broke with President Bush in voting against constitutional amendment banning burning of U.S. flag. Singled out by the Citizens Against Government Waste as one of four representatives most accomplished at garnering grants for his state and district.
1991
On January 12th submitted last big vote as one of only three Republican members of Congress to deny President Bush the authority to use force to repel Iraqi troops from Kuwait. In honor of career-long efforts to restore the Connecticut River and to complete the work begun, passage of H.R. 794 was completed which named the fish and wildlife haven along the Connecticut River the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, only the second such designated refuge in the country. Died February 8th at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland of complications caused by cancer.
Contents of Collection

In the book Congress and Its Members Congressional scholars Roger Davidson and Walter Oleszek discuss the"dual nature of Congress," observing that"there really are two Congresses. One of these is Congress as a lawmaking institution - the Congress of textbooks, of how-a-bill-becomes-a-law...There is also a second Congress...it comprises men and women of diverse backgrounds...whose electoral fortunes depend less upon what Congress produces as an institution than upon the support and goodwill of voters hundreds of miles away."1 This duality is revealed throughout the Silvio O. Conte Congressional Papers - from the vast array of bill files, position papers, mark-ups for consideration, reports, and floor statements, to the constituent mail, Conte speeches delivered throughout the district, returned constituent questionnaires, and the hundreds of photographs of Conte with his constituents.

The Silvio O. Conte Congressional Papers, 1950-1991 document Conte's public service first as Massachusetts State Senator for the Berkshire District, 1950-1958 and primarily as representative for Massachusetts's First District in the United States Congress for 17 terms, 1959-1991, where he made significant contributions in the areas of health and human services, the environment, education, energy, transportation, and small business.

The collection comprises 575 linear feet of those files maintained by Conte and his staff in Washington, D.C. and in the two district offices in Pittsfield and Holyoke (most of which is casework with restricted access), including correspondence, speeches, press releases, bill files, his voting record, committee files, scrapbooks, travel files, audio-visual materials and over 5,000 photographs and slides. The papers have been divided into five subgroups delineating broad functional areas of a congressional office: Personal/Political/Official; Legislative; Press Relations/Media Activities; Constituent Services; Office Administration. Each subgroup has been further divided into series based on file format and type of activity documented. Detailed descriptions of each of these 27 series are included in this guide.

There are folder title lists - which serve as primary subject access to the materials - for each series, although several have been omitted from this guide because of excessive length. The series excluded are: Legislative Subject Files, General Subject Files, Bills Files and item-level lists of VIP Correspondence, Speeches, Press Releases, Audio-Visual materials, and Photographs. These lists are available to researchers in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

The State Senator series (Subgroup I, Series 2), documents Conte's beginnings as a politician. Divided into speeches, correspondence, campaign and subject files spanning 1950-1958, this valuable series illustrates issues central to 1950s politics on the national and state level. Other early files of significance exist in the Travel series (I, 3) which feature Conte's handwritten notes and taped recordings with his personal accounts of the inspection tours of U.S. foreign aid programs in Africa and Southeast Asia during the 1960s that he participated in as a member of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee (see also Audio-Visual series, III, 6).

The bulk of the collection is contained in the two series identified as House Appropriations Committee Files (II, 3a-3m) and Legislative Subject/Correspondence files (II, 6a-6b). The Appropriations Committee Files reveal Conte's powerful position as ranking minority member of that committee from 1979-1991, a position that gave him a vote on all thirteen subcommittees. Although official committee records remain in Washington, D.C., housed in the Center for Legislative Archives, documentation of much of the work done by aides as they monitored the appropriations process and gathered information that Conte needed to make informed decisions remained within the collection. Although Conte served on the Small Business Committee from 1965-1991 and was very active in crafting legislation and providing vigorous support to small businesses in the First District, few files remain in this collection to document his influential role. Within the House Appropriations Committee Files, the Subcommittees on Interior and Health and Human Services are the largest of the subseries and cover areas in which Conte took a passionate personal interest and was an established leader in Congress.

The Health and Human Services Files (II, 3h.2) document Conte's largely successful efforts to continue full funding to the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research; and to support programs such as the low income home energy assistance program, (LIHEAP) and family planning centers in Western Massachusetts.

An ardent conservationist and outdoorsman, Conte fought for 10 years for passage of stringent acid rain legislation, and his efforts to clean up the Connecticut River and restore the Atlantic salmon to it are manifest in the Subcommittee on Interior Files (II, 3g). Within the General Budget subseries (II, 3a) are Conte's handwritten notes regarding periodic meetings (1983-1989) he attended at the White House with cabinet members, the Republican leadership, and the President as well as notes on his participation in the Budget Summits of 1987 and 1990. His attendance reveals his important position as ranking minority member of the Appropriations Committee and his recognized ability for bipartisan compromise.

While supporting most large-scale social spending requests, Conte established himself as a fiscal conservative in other areas. A colorful figure with a penchant for theatrics, his vocal denunciations sometimes took the form of satirical poems or pranks. The later years of his longstanding crusade to limit the size of farm subsidies are documented in the Subcommittee on Agriculture Files (II, 3i). The Energy and Water Subcommittee files (II, 3d) reveal his opposition to water projects such as the Garrison Diversion project in North Dakota and the Dickey-Lincoln Dam project, both of which he viewed as environmentally damaging boondoggles. The Department of Energy Files (II, 3h.2), a segment of the Subcommittee on Interior Files, document his efforts to kill the Synthetic Fuels Corporation which he had accused of"bankrolling the pet projects of the fat-cat oil barons."

The Legislative Subject/Correspondence Files (II, Series 6) reflect Conte's early assignments on the Treasury-Postal Service & Foreign Operations Subcommittees and contain mostly constituent correspondence and the office's response. Issues documented include the invasion of Cambodia, the Vietnam War, Watergate, the Civil Rights movement, communism, firearms control, abortion, the Equal Rights Amendment, oil import quotas, the energy crisis, and federal aid to education.

Davidson and Oleszek make the observation that"Members of Congress . . . depend upon the support of their electorate in order to serve. In turn, they are expected to understand and promote the views of constituents and to serve as their links with the federal government."2 Two sections of the collection that illustrate this reciprocity are the Press Relations/Media Activities and Constituent Services subgroups. Conte kept in touch with his constituents by mail, by public appearances, and by radio and television appearances. The Speeches, Press Releases, Radio and Television Transcripts, and Newsletters series document this function. Maintained by staff more carefully than most other parts of the collection, the series offer valuable synopses of Conte's political career.

A large portion of the Audio-Visual materials (III, Series 6) consists of audio recordings of Conte's weekly radio show. Most of the 16mm films consist of Conte's five minute television programs, often condensed versions of the radio show, which aired mainly during 1959, 1961 and 1967-1968. Included here is an audio recording of a 1958 testimonial dinner honoring Conte's election to Congress; a 1967 film of an interview with John W. Lederle, President of University of Massachusetts; and an audio recording of the 1987 fund raiser for the endowment of the Silvio O. Conte chair at the University of Massachusetts.

Research strategies should be formulated carefully and researchers should keep in mind that there is substantial overlap of topical coverage and information is widely dispersed throughout this large collection. A good example of this is Conte's fight against oil import quotas. Because New Englanders are highly dependent on oil for heating fuel the quotas adversely affect them by causing oil prices to rise. Conte began his vocal opposition in his first year in Congress when the Eisenhower administration instituted the quota system. He continued to fight for free trade with regard to oil throughout his career. Discussion of his continuing efforts can be found within the Floor Statements series in the form of a compilation by staff of all floor remarks Conte made regarding oil import quotas and fees spanning the years 1959-1984; this issue is also documented in the staff-compiled Oil Notebooks located in the Issue Books/Briefing Books series. His efforts to inform his constituents of his activities are reflected in the Speeches, Press Releases, Radio and Television Transcripts, and Newsletters. Documentation of the legislative initiatives he sponsored exist in the Bill Files, Voting Record, and all the way up to the 1990 Budget Summit notes filed in the Appropriations Committee Series, which document Conte's efforts to block Senator Lloyd Bentsen's proposal to reinstate the quotas to increase revenues. And finally, constituents' opinion on this topic can be found in the Legislative Subject/Correspondence Files and annual constituent questionnaires.

Aside from the study of legislation, public policy debates, and the relationship between Congressman and his constituents, the Conte Papers are a history of the times in which he served. Spanning four decades and eight presidents, the papers offer an extraordinary perspective on the major social, economic, and cultural changes experienced by the American people.

Footnotes

1. Davidson, Roger H. and Oleszek, Walter J., Congress and Its Members, 4th ed. (Washington, DC 1994)

2. Ibid.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized as follows:

Collection inventory
Subgroup I. Personal, Political, Official


Series 1: Biographical Files
1965-1991
1 box, 1.25 linear ft.

The Biographical Files provide background on Conte's life and political career. This series has been artificially created by drawing from other series within the collection. Materials within folders in this series are arranged chronologically and include biographical sketches generated by aides; feature articles on Conte; transcripts of interviews; guest lists and notes regarding both of Conte's well-known annual celebrations the Labor Day Atlantic salmon party (1985-1989) and his birthday party (1983-1986) at the Botanical Gardens in Washington, D.C. There are also obituaries and several folders containing news clippings with substantive biographical content. This series contains a compilation of the famed rhymes he recited on the House floor and a few of his published writings. Tax returns from 1959 to 1975, and a few cards and notes from family members round out this key series.

Articles on Conte
1965-1990
6 folders
Box 1
Articles, Features


Massachusetts Wildlife
1974 Nov.-Dec.

Box 1
"Ham of the House," Audubon
1986 Jan.

Box 1
"Silvio O. Conte, His Own Man," The Berkshires Magazine
1989-1990

Box 1
"The Autumn of the Patriarch," Berkshire Magazine
1990 Nov.

Box 1
Obituaries and Commemorations, SOC
1991 Feb.
15 folders
Box 1
Congressional Record, H.Res. 76, Expressing Sorrow of the House on the death of Silvio O. Conte
1991 Feb.

Box 1
Eulogies, by Hon. Thomas (Tip) O'Neill, Jr. and Hon. Robert Michel
1991 Feb.

Box 1
Biographical Sketches


Interviews


WGBY-TV Interview
1977

Box 1
WMAL-Radio, June
1977

Box 1
Westinghouse Broadcasting Meeting, WBZ-TV
1977

Box 1
C-Span "American Profiles, Notes
1989 Nov.

Box 1
Boston Globe Interview, Persian Gulf War
1990 Feb.

Box 1
Issues and Interviews
1985

Box 1
Issues and Interviews
1995

Box 1
Poems and Published Writings
undated

Box 1
Roast, SOC, materials on
1990

Box 1
Family, Miscellaneous


Box 1
Income Tax Returns
1959-1975

Box 1
Guest Lists and Mailing lists
1984-1990

Box 1
Alaskan Salmon Party
1985-1988

Box 1
Birthday Party, SOC's
1987-1990

Box 1
Awards, received by SOC
1961-1990

Box 1
Awards, background material


Series 2: State Senator Files
1950-1958
9 boxes, 11.25 linear ft.

The State Senate Files document Conte's eight-year tenure as a Massachusetts State Senator representing the Berkshire District. This series makes possible insight into Conte's formative years as a politician and public servant. The files reflect Conte's early involvement in what would become his major career interests: health and human services, education, the environment, and transportation. As a State Senator he served on more committees than had any other member of the state Legislature, and was the youngest legislator, in the history of the Commonwealth, to serve as chairman of the important Committee on Insurance.

This series documents his extensive involvement in legislative and investigative committees and his correspondence with constituents. Included in the nine boxes are campaign materials, correspondence, speeches, and subject files.

The one box of campaign materials is arranged in chronological order according to campaign year. Files for each campaign include addresses, correspondence with constituents and colleagues, newspaper clippings, endorsements, and campaign expenditures. Senator Conte's campaign addresses are particularly useful in revealing his political convictions as well as issues central to 1950s politics.

The four boxes of correspondence are the largest group of files within the State Senator series and reveal his diligent attention to his district's concerns and his dedication to serving his constituency. The correspondence, comprised of both incoming and outgoing letters, is almost entirely constituent-oriented with nearly one quarter of the correspondence consisting of general requests made by constituents, all of which were dutifully completed. The files are arranged both alphabetically by the name of the correspondent and by general subject.

Perhaps more than any other group of files in this series, Conte's speeches reveal his personality and opinions. Conte's speeches were candid, often humorous, and suggest that he was not afraid of difficult fights. The box of speeches is arranged in alphabetical order by subject or location of speech. Often folders contain more than one speech made on a single subject.

The subject files consist of three boxes and are arranged alphabetically. Each subject file contains an assortment of materials including correspondence, background material, newsclippings and Conte's handwritten notes. Most of the files pertain to legislation or committee activity. Prominent issues reflecting public sentiment during the 1950s McCarthyism, the Cold War and defense spending, unions, and the push for public works are recurring themes. During his years as a State Senator, Conte was particularly well known for his investigative work into mismanagement of union health and welfare trust funds; for authoring legislation establishing accident and health insurance for all state, city, town, and county employees, the first such law in the United States; and for introducing a bill outlawing communism in Massachusetts.

Also well documented in the subject files is his interest in the environment, evidenced in his work as chairman of the Conservation Committee and illustrated by his repeated efforts to obtain new state conservation and recreation areas.

His efforts to curb juvenile delinquency and his investigations of such health insurance agencies as Blue Cross and Blue Shield foretold his future vigorous support for health and social service programs in Congress. Conte also received attention for his vehement opposition to Governor Foster Furculo's proposal to establish the first sales tax in Massachusetts.

Included in the subject files are five folders of newsclippings provided by a newsclip service to which Conte subscribed. The clippings are extremely useful in obtaining background information on Conte's legislative and campaign activities.

The variety of subjects represented shows the diversity of Conte's interests, ranging from farming legislation to foreign affairs, and from an investigation of Gypsy Moths to authorship of a "Witches Bill" which exonerated the final eight victims of the Salem Witch Trials. Many topics represented in the subject files also appear in the State Senate speech files.

Subseries a: Campaign Materials


State Senator Campaign, General Material
undated

Box 2
1950 State Senator Campaign

4 folders
General

2 folders
Box 2
Addresses and "Radio Spots"


Box 2
Expenditures


Box 2
1952 State Senator Campaign

4 folders
General


Box 2
Addresses


Box 2
Congratulation Letters


Box 2
Expenditures


Box 2
1954 Lieutenant Governor Candidacy


Box 2
1954 State Senator Campaign

7 folders
General


Box 2
Addresses


Box 2
Contributions


Box 2
Correspondence


Box 2
Expenses


Box 2
Newsclippings and Advertisements


Box 2
Nomination Papers and Thank-you Letters


Box 2
1954 State Treasurer Candidacy


Box 2
1956 State Senator Campaign

3 folders
General


Box 2
Addresses


Box 2
Endorsements


Box 2
1958 State Attorney General Candidacy


Box 2
1958 U.S. Congressional Campaign

9 folders
General


Box 2
Addresses and Radio/TV Commercials


Box 2
Burns, James M.

2 folders
Biographical and Correspondence


Box 2
Newsclippings


Box 2
Conte for Congress Rally


Box 2
Endorsements


Box 2
Letters to Editors


Box 2
Newsclippings


Box 2
Republican Party Campaign Kit


Box 2
Subseries b: Correspondence


Correspondence A
1950-1958

Box 3
Alberti, John
1951-1954

Box 3
Correspondence B-C
1950-1958
4 folders
Box 3
Cooke, Stanley
1958-1959

Box 3
Correspondence D-H
1950-1958
8 folders
Box 3
Herter, Christian
1952-1958

Box 3
Correspondence I-L
1950-1958
3 folders
Box 3
Correspondence M-Z
1950-1958
16 folders
Box 4
Employment, Summer
1955-1958
4 folders
Box 4
High School Honors Students
1958

Box 4
Insurance
1956

Box 4
Juvenile Delinquency
1951-1952

Box 4
Legislation, General
1953-1954
2 folders
Box 4
Legislation, General
1956-1958
7 folders
Box 5
License Requests
1957-1958

Box 5
"Personal"
1950-1958
6 folders
Box 5
Petitions
1956

Box 5
"Screwball Letters"
1955-1958

Box 5
Requests, General
1951-1958
18 folders
Box 6
Subseries c: Speeches


All Souls Chapel, 10th Anniversary
1958

Box 7
Anti-Semitism
undated

Box 7
Armistice Day
1953

Box 7
Auto Insurance
1953-1956

Box 7
Black History Week
1954

Box 7
Boston College
undated

Box 7
Boy's Club
undated

Box 7
Boy Scouts
undated

Box 7
Brotherhood Week
1953-1958

Box 7
Budget, State
undated

Box 7
Castellani Farewell Banquet
1952

Box 7
Catholic Speeches
undated

Box 7
Catholic Youth Center Communion Breakfast
1958

Box 7
Cerebral Palsy
undated

Box 7
Communism
1950-1954

Box 7
Compoli Marriage Toast
undated

Box 7
Conte, Silvio Testimonial Dinner
1952

Box 7
Education
undated

Box 7
Elks Lodge Memorial Exercises
1951

Box 7
Fish and Game
undated

Box 7
Flag Day
1953-1958

Box 7
Fourth of July
undated

Box 7
Franco-American Club
1958

Box 7
Furbush, Richard Nomination
1954

Box 7
General Court Procedure
undated

Box 7
General Speeches and Statements
1958

Box 7
Gloucester, MA
undated

Box 7
Gold Star Mothers
1952

Box 7
Government Spending and Extravagance
1951

Box 7
Graduated Income Tax
1952

Box 7
Great Ponds Sportsmen
1958

Box 7
Gubernatorial 4-year Term Bill
undated

Box 7
Health and Welfare Trust Fund
1958

Box 7
Housatonic River
1957

Box 7
Insurance
1952

Box 7
Italian Americans
1952

Box 7
Kessler, Rev. Walter Testimonial Dinner
1958

Box 7
Kiwanis Club
undated

Box 7
Knights of Columbus
1956-1958

Box 7
League of Women Voters
1950-1956

Box 7
Massachusetts State Government, Functions of
1955

Box 7
Memorial Day
1958

Box 7
Mother's Day
undated

Box 7
National Defense
undated

Box 7
Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce
1955

Box 7
Pittsfield High-School Commencement
1954

Box 7
Pittsfield High-School Reunion
1955

Box 7
Pittsfield Police, Communion Breakfast
1953

Box 7
Policemans Association, Massachusetts
undated

Box 7
Quirico, Francis Testimonial Dinner
1956

Box 7
Racial Discrimination
1957

Box 7
Real Estate Association
undated

Box 7
Republican Club
undated

Box 7
Restaurant Association
undated

Box 7
Sales Tax
1957

Box 7
Secretaries Day
undated

Box 7
Speaking Engagements
1952-1958
6 folders
Box 7
Voting Privilege
undated

Box 7
Whittier, Sumner Rally
undated

Box 7
Women Prisoners Conditional Placement Bill
1954

Box 7
Yon, Frederick Testimonial Dinner
undated

Box 7
Subseries d: Subject Files


Adams, MA, Dust Problem
1951-1953

Box 8
Albany, NY, Bicentennial
1954

Box 8
Animal Experimentation Bill
1951-1957

Box 8
Appointments by Governor
1955-1956

Box 8
Arbitration Law
1958

Box 8
Berkshire Business School
1955

Box 8
Berkshire County Commissioners
1956

Box 8
Berkshire County Judgeship
1956

Box 8
Billboard Bill
1953

Box 8
Bills filed by Conte
1954

Box 8
Biographical and Memorabilia
1950-1959

Box 8
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Investigation
1958

Box 8
Boston College
1952-1956

Box 8
Burkhardt Testimonial Dinner
1957

Box 8
Cassino, Italy Orphanage
1951

Box 8
Capitol Punishment
1957

Box 8
Cards, Assorted
1950-1958

Box 8
Cheshire, MA
1958

Box 8
Child Welfare
1954

Box 8
Chiropractors Bill
1957

Box 8
Civil Defense
1954

Box 8
Civil Service, Department of
1956

Box 8
Clarksburg, MA
1955-1957

Box 8
Commerce, Department of
1955

Box 8
Communism Bill
1951

Box 8
Note:

SEE ALSO: Crusade for Freedom

Congressional Redistricting Plan
1954

Box 8
Conservation Committee
1952-1957
2 folders
Box 8
Constitutional Law Committee
1953

Box 8
Counsel, Assignment of in Criminal Cases
1958

Box 8
Court District Reorganization
1953-1956

Box 8
Crusade for Freedom
1953-1954

Box 8
Daily Memorandums
1953

Box 8
DelMonte Case
1951

Box 8
Discrimination in College Fraternities
1956

Box 8
Dutch Elm Disease
1953-1956

Box 8
Education
1952-1958

Box 8
Educational Television
1953

Box 8
Eminent Domain Bill
1958

Box 8
Florida, MA
1956

Box 8
Flood Control
1948-1955

Box 8
Fluoridation Bill


Box 8
Fund Raising Campaigns, Special Committee on
1953

Box 8
Furculo, Foster
1957

Box 8
Note:

SEE ALSO: Tax, Sales

Gasoline Price Investigation Commission
1955-1957

Box 9
General Electric
1954-1956

Box 9
Hancock, MA
1952-1955

Box 9
Hanlon, Judge Anthony
1951

Box 9
Health and Welfare Trust Fund Bill
1957-1958

Box 9
Highway Safety Act
1952-1953

Box 9
Hillcrest Hospital
1956

Box 9
Home Rule Bill
1952

Box 9
Housatonic River
1952-1958

Box 9
Insect and Pest Control
1951-1955

Box 9
Insurance Committee

7 folders
General
1950-1958

Box 9
Accident and Health Insurance
1954-1958

Box 9
Bank Loans Insurance
1956

Box 9
Employee Bill
1958

Box 9
Extended Coverage Investigation
1955
2 folders
Box 9
Notebooks, Conte's
undated

Box 9
Italo-American Voter's League
undated

Box 9
Judiciary Committee
1957

Box 9
Juvenile Delinquency
1951-1955

Box 9
Note:

SEE ALSO: Youth Service Board

Labor
1953-1957

Box 9
Note:

SEE ALSO: Pension Bills

Lanesboro Billboard
1954-1956

Box 9
Legislative Notes, Conte's Handwritten
undated

Box 9
Legislative Research Council
1957-1958
2 folders
Box 9
Legislation, General
1950-1958
2 folders
Box 9
Lenox, MA
1957

Box 9
MacArthur, General Douglass
1951

Box 10
Massachusetts Constitution 175th Anniversary
1955

Box 10
Massachusetts Heritage Program
1955

Box 10
McCarran Act
1952

Box 10
Memos from Conte's Pittsfield Office
1954

Box 10
Milk Control Board
1954

Box 10
Minimum Wage Bill
1955

Box 10
Mohawk Trail
1953-1958

Box 10
Monday Holiday Bill
1954-1958

Box 10
Mount Greylock Tramway
1954-1957
2 folders
Box 10
Mount Greylock T.V. Channel
1951

Box 10
Narcotics Bill
1951

Box 10
Natural Gas Investigation


Box 10
Note:

SEE ALSO: Utilities, Public

Natural Resources


Box 10
Natural Resources Department
1954

Box 10
Note:

SEE ALSO: Conservation Committee

Newspaper Clippings
1953-1955
3 folders
Box 10
Newspaper Clippings
1957-1958
2 folders
Box 10
New York Central Railroad Bill
1956

Box 10
North Adams, MA
1954-1956

Box 10
North Adams Teachers College
1953-1956

Box 10
Nurses Bill
1957

Box 10
Nursing Home Bills
1954-1957

Box 10
Pension Bills
1957-1958

Box 10
Note:

SEE ALSO: Health and Welfare Trust Fund

Pittsfield, MA

7 folders
General
1952-1957

Box 10
Alcoholic Clinic
1951-1953

Box 10
Public Library
1953-1957

Box 10
Public Schools
1956

Box 10
State Forest
1954

Box 10
Weather Station
1955

Box 10
Welfare District Office
1953

Box 10
Police and Fireman's Bill
1954

Box 10
Press Releases
1957-1958
2 folders
Box 10
Probation Officers
1950

Box 10
Public Safety Inspectors Bill
1954

Box 10
Public Works, Department of
1954-1957

Box 10
Radio Time
1952

Box 10
Real Estate Brokers License
1954-1957

Box 10
Registrar of Motor Vehicles
1955

Box 10
Republican National Convention
1956

Box 10
Schools, Private
1954

Box 10
Schools, Public
1955-1956

Box 10
Shadowbrook Fund Drive
1955-1956

Box 10
Stamps, Trading
1957

Box 10
State Employee Pay Raise
1953-1956

Box 10
Susan B. Anthony Proclamation
1957

Box 10
Statesman, The
1957

Box 10
Taxes

6 folders
General
1952-1957

Box 10
Inheritance
1953

Box 10
Personal Property of Certain Corporations
1954

Box 10
Sales
1957-1958

Box 10
Unearned Income
1954

Box 10
Withholding
1958

Box 10
Teacher's Bills
1952-1954

Box 10
Tuberculosis in Cattle
1953

Box 10
Underage Drinking Bill
1955

Box 10
Unemployment Compensation
1950-1957

Box 10
University of Massachusetts, Freedom Bill
1956

Box 10
Utilities, Public
1951-1958

Box 10
Veterans Affairs
1952-1957

Box 10
Volpe, John
1952-1957

Box 10
Voting Age Bill
1954

Box 10
Water Supply, Public, Fluoridation Bill
1953

Box 10
Westfield State Teachers College
1952

Box 10
WGRB-TV
1957

Box 10
Whittier, Sumner
1953-1958

Box 10
Wildlife


Box 10
Windsor, MA
1952-1958

Box 10
Williamstown Bill
1956

Box 10
Williamstown Liquor Case
1951

Box 10
Witches Bill
1957

Box 10
Youth Service Board
1952-1954

Box 10
Series 3: Travel Files
1959-1985
2 boxes, 2.5 linear ft.
Contents:

The Travel Files is one of the few series in the collection to reveal at length Conte's own thoughts and impressions. These appear in the handwritten letters and taped recordings he sent to his staff while he traveled. This series contains itineraries, correspondence, background materials, transcripts of personal reports, newsclippings, press releases, thank-you notes, and speeches. The files are arranged chronologically and total two boxes.

Many of Conte's early trips stemmed from his service on the House Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Foreign Operations. The trips were often inspection tours of America's foreign aid programs to developing nations. The most complete files concern Conte's six week tour of Africa and Europe in 1961, accompanied by his good friend and fellow committee member Robert Michel R-IL, and constitute nearly one-half of this series. Here Conte offers interesting commmentary on topics ranging from industrialization, agricultural practices, and political structures to descriptions of the climate and local customs. On that 1961 trip Conte made a stopover in Berlin. There he witnessed the flow of East German refugees into West Germany and the hardships endured by the German people as a result of the official separation of the city of Berlin by the construction of the Berlin Wall. His personal accounts of these events and others exemplify his concern for human rights and help to explain his strong support for well-funded foreign assistance programs to developing nations.

Although primarily known for his activism on the domestic front, Conte also played an international role by representing the United States when dealing with foreign leaders. His forays into diplomacy are documented in the China and Soviet Union files. The efforts of the Carter and Reagan administrations to improve Sino-American relationships are reflected in the files on the China Trips in 1977 and 1983. In 1985 Conte was a member of the first Congressional delegation to meet with the Soviet Union's leader Mikhail Gorbachev. As Tip O'Neill said in his eulogy of Conte: "I don't know how many places we went around the world together, but Sil could ask the leader of a nation the most pertinent question that would have taken a diplomat two years to ask. He could get to the point."

Conte occasionally made taped recordings while traveling and these audiotapes are included in the collection often accompanied by a typed transcript. The trip to Africa and Europe in 1961 is especially well documented with audiotapes and transcripts for nine different countries.

Related material:

Additional series that document Conte's travels include the Speeches, Press Releases, Radio & TV Files, Newsletters, Photographs, and Audio-Visual Materials.

Laos
1959

Box 11
Southeast Asia Trip Report
1959

Box 11
Thailand
1959

Box 11
France
1960

Box 11
Greece
1960

Box 11
Italy
1960

Box 11
Africa and Europe, November-December
1961

Follow-up and Thank-You Letters


Box 11
Itineraries


Box 11
Press Releases


Box 11
Report, Congressional Committee


Draft & Final, Aug.
1962

Box 11
Subject Files:


Congo, Republic of the


Box 11
Ethiopia


Box 11
Kenya


Box 11
Liberia


Box 11
Morocco


Box 11
Nigeria


Box 11
Rhodesia; Nyasaland

2 folders
Box 11
South Africa


Box 11
Transcripts of audiotapes:


Congo, Republic of the


Box 11
Ethiopia


Box 11
Germany, East & West


Box 11
Kenya


Box 11
Liberia


Box 11
Morocco


Box 11
Nigeria


Box 11
Rhodesia; Nyasaland


Box 11
South Africa


Box 11
Paris; Beirut; Cairo; Turkey; Rome; Italy; Portugal; Israel
1964

Box 12
Beirut
1964
2 folders
Box 12
Puerto Rico
1964

Box 12
Syria
1964

Box 12
Europe
1965

Box 12
Poland
1965

Box 12
Columbia, Aug.
1966

Box 12
Thailand; Vietnam; Indonesia
1966

Box 12
Korea; China; Philippines
1971

Box 12
Manilla, Philippines
1973
2 folders
Box 12
Middle East, Transcripts
1975 Apr.

Box 12
Alaska
1975

Box 12
Lesotho, Africa, African-American Conference
1976
3 folders
Transcript
1976

Box 12
Poland
1976

Box 12
China
1977
4 folders
Box 12
Latin America
1977 Dec.-1978 Jan.

Argentina
1977

Box 12
Latin America
1977 Dec.-1978 Jan.

Box 12
Argentina
1977

Box 12
Brazil
1978

Box 12
Chile
1978

Box 12
Columbia
1978

Box 12
Costa Rica
1978

Box 12
Cuba
1978

Box 12
Italy
1979

Box 12
Belgium; England; Hungary; Ireland
1979
2 folders
Box 12
China; Singapore; Hong Kong; Japan
1983
10 folders
Box 12
Soviet Union
1985
5 folders
Box 12
Series 4: VIP Correspondence
1967-1991
3 boxes, 3.75 linear ft.
Contents:

The VIP Correspondence series consists of three boxes of incoming correspondence designated by Conte or his staff for inclusion in a special "VIP" album. For preservation reasons all letters have been removed from the albums and placed in acid free folders.

Most frequent correspondents in the VIP series include: James A. Baker III, Charles E. Bennett, William Brock, Jimmy Carter, Lawrence Couglin, Elizabeth Dole, Michael Dukakis, Vic Fazio, Gerald Ford, Edward Kennedy, Robert Michel, James C. Miller III, Tip O'Neill, Leon Panetta, Ronald Reagan, Donald Regan, George Shultz, Olympia Snowe, David Stockman, and Jamie Whitten.

Although designated "VIP" by Conte's staff, many of the letters are routine they reflect the networking activities and daily interaction among members of Congress. There are notes thanking fellow members of Congress for small gifts (often home-state products), thank-yous for co-sponsorship of a bill or resolution, Dear Colleague letters, and occasionally a more substantive letter discussing an important national or local issue.

The preponderance of letters from such individuals as David Stockman, White House Budget Director; James C. Miller III, Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and President Ronald Reagan document the major reworking the national budget sustained during the Reagan presidency and underscores the administration's need for Conte's cooperation as the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee in order to implement "Reaganomics." These letters illustrate the growing urgency of the federal budget deficit as a potent political issue by the 1980s.

Note:

An alphabetical index to letters is available in Special Collection and Archives Reading Room.

Series 5: Campaign Files and Issue Books
1960-1990
4 boxes
Contents:

Over the course of 17 congressional elections Conte won both party nominations three times and ran unopposed eight times and often won elections by 70% of the vote or more. Full-fledged campaigns were seldom necessary.

The files for each campaign include Conte's official candidacy announcements, correspondence expressing support or congratulations to Conte, information on the Republican party campaign fundraisers and national platform, and Conte's campaign newspaper, The Conte Record.

The later campaign files (1978-1990) contain the so-called Issue Books, which were prepared by Conte's staff to provide detailed, factual summaries of Conte's recent (usually in the last Congress) legislative accomplishments and his stance on important campaign issues.

Related material:

Other series that relate to campaigns include the Scrapbooks, Issue Books/Briefing Books, Biographical Files, and Speeches.

Files regarding Conte's first Congressional campaign in 1958 can be found in the State Senate series.

1960 Campaign
1959-1960
3 folders
General
1959-1960

Box 16
Republican National Congressional Committee Newsletters
1960

Box 16
Republican Platform
1960

Box 16
1962 Campaign, The Conte Record
1962 Feb.

Box 16
1964 Campaign
1964
2 folders
Election Statistics
1964

Box 16
Republican Platform
1964

Box 16
1966 Campaign
1966
2 folders
General
1966

Box 16
Candidacy Announcement
1966

Box 16
1968 Campaign
1967-1968
7 folders
Candidacy Announcement
1968 July

Box 16
Correspondence, Thank-yous, Congratulations
1967-1968

Box 16
Newsclippings
1967-1968

Box 16
Republican Clubs and Regional Committees
1967-1968

Box 16
Republican National Committee
1967-1968

Box 16
Republican Platform
1968

Box 16
Republican Policy Committee
1966-1967

Box 16
1970 Campaign
1970
2 folders
General
1970

Box 16
Candidacy Announcement
1970 July

Box 16
1972 Campaign
1971-1973
3 folders
General
1971-1973
2 folders
Box 16
Republican Platform, Miami Beach, Florida
1972

Box 16
1974 Campaign
1973-1974
4 folders
General
1973-1974

Box 16
The Conte Record
1974 Sept.

Box 16
Correspondence
1974

Box 16
Newsclippings
1974

Box 16
1976 Campaign
1965-1976
4 folders
General
1965-1976

Box 16
The Conte Record
1976 Nov.

Box 16
Press Releases
1976

Box 16
D.C. Fundraiser
1976 May

Box 16
1978 Campaign
1973-1978
35 folders
General
1974-1978

Box 16
Financial Disclosure
1977

Box 16
Issue Book, 95th Congress
1973-1977
13 folders
Table of Contents


Box 16
Agriculture, May-September
1977

Box 16
Common Cause Issues
1977 May-June

Box 16
Consumer Protection
1977 June-July

Box 16
Education
1977 June-Aug.

Box 16
Employment
1977 Apr.-July

Box 16
Energy, Department of
1977 May-Aug.

Box 16
Energy, Hydroelectric
1977 May-June

Box 16
Energy, Nuclear
1976 Sept.-Sept.

Box 16
Energy, Oil and Gas
1973 Nov.-July

Box 16
Energy, Solar
1976 Sept.-Apr.

Box 16
Transportation, Railroads
1977 June-Aug.

Box 16
Veterans
1977

Box 16
Nomination Papers
1978

Box 16
Review of the 95th Congress
1978
19 folders
Table of Contents


Box 17
Agriculture


Box 17
Airline Registration, Civil Service Reforms, Consumer Protection


Box 17
Congressional Affairs, Defense


Box 17
Education, Election Law Reform


Box 17
Energy


Box 17
Employment


Box 17
Environment


Box 17
Equal Rights Amendment and Susan B. Anthony Coin, Government Spending


Box 17
Gun Control, Health Costs and Insurance


Box 17
Inflation, International Affairs


Box 17
Labor, Health, Education and Welfare


Box 17
Law and Criminal Code Reform, Monetary Reform


Box 17
Small Business


Box 17
Social Security, Tax Reform


Box 17
Trade


Box 17
Transportation, Urban Policy


Box 17
Veterans, Welfare


Box 17
Summary, 95th Congress Projections


Box 17
1980 Campaign

23 folders
General
1980-1981

Box 17
D.C. Fundraiser
1979 Sept.
2 folders
Box 17
Candidacy Announcement
1980 Aug.

Box 17
The Conte Record
1980 Nov.

Box 17
Issue Book for 1980 Campaign


Transportation


Box 17
Housing, Labor FY81


Box 17
Health, Education and Welfare, FY81


Box 17
Labor, HEW, FY80


Box 17
Legislative Appropriations, FY80, 81


Box 17
Supplemental Appropriations, FY80


Box 17
Energy


Box 17
Environment


Box 17
Defense, Veterans


Box 17
Treasury, Post Office


Box 17
Small Business and Industry


Box 17
Taxes and Banking


Box 17
Government Reform


Box 17
Foreign Policy


Box 17
Budget


Box 17
Miscellaneous


Box 17
Press Information
1980

Box 17
Speech, "Basic Campaign Speech,"
1980

Box 17
1982 Campaign
1981-1982
10 folders
General
1981-1982

Box 18
Candidacy Announcement
1982 Sept.

Box 18
D.C. Fundraiser
1981 Nov.

Box 18
Fundraiser, New England Congressional Caucus
1981

Box 18
Issues Symposium
1982

Box 18
Newsclippings
1981

Box 18
Olver, John
1981-1982

Box 18
Republican Issues
1982

Box 18
Social Security Talking Points
1982

Box 18
Tax Bill
1981

Box 18
1984 Campaign
1982-1984

General
1983-1984

Box 18
Acid Rain Control Briefing Book

6 folders
AFL-CIO Candidate's Questionnaire
1983

Box 18
Candidacy Announcement
1983 Sept.

Box 18
The Conte Record
1984 Nov.

Box 18
D.C. Fundraiser
1983
4 folders
General
1983
2 folders
Box 18
Acknowledgements and Door List
1983

Box 18
Incoming Letters
1983 Sept.

Box 18
Issue Book for 1984 Campaign

17 folders
Table of Contents


Box 18
Campaign Announcement


Box 18
Food and Hunger


Box 18
Housing


Box 18
Health


Box 18
Women's Issues; Children; Abortion


Box 18
Environmental Protection


Box 18
Education


Box 18
Energy; Economy/Business


Box 18
Human Services; Unemployment Programs


Box 18
Labor; Deficit/Budget


Box 18
Taxes; Social Security


Box 18
Central America; Human Rights


Box 18
Crime; Defense


Box 18
Transportation; Miscellaneous Issues


Box 18
Wentworth Fact and Fiction


Box 18
SOC Awards


Box 18
Issues Symposium
1984

Box 18
Massachusetts Briefing Book


Box 18
University of Massachusetts Poll Workers
1984

Box 18
Wentworth, Mary
1982-1984
2 folders
Box 18
General
1982-1984

Box 18
Newsclippings
1984

Box 18
Women's Issues Letter
1984

Box 18
1986 Campaign
1984-1986
25 folders
General
1984-1986
2 folders
Box 19
The Conte Record
1986 Nov.

Box 19
D.C. Fundraiser
1986
4 folders
Box 19
Endorsements
1986

Box 19
Grants and Federal Expenditures
1980-1985

Box 19
Issue Cards for 1986 Campaign


Arms Control


Box 19
Major Conte Legislation


Box 19
Elderly Issues


Box 19
Environmental Issues


Box 19
Foreign Affairs


Box 19
Tax Reform


Box 19
Budget and Economics


Box 19
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education


Miscellaneous Legislation


Box 19
Miscellaneous - 100th Congress, Grants, PAC Reform


Box 19
Notes for SOC - WREB Radio, Holyoke, 11:00 AM
1986 Oct.

Box 19
Issues Symposium
1986

Box 19
Press Releases and Statements
1986

Box 19
Thank-yous
1985-1986

Box 19
Voting Record, 99th Congress


Box 19
Weiner, Robert
1986

Box 19
1988 Campaign
1988
6 folders
Campaign Finance Reform
1988

Box 19
Candidacy Announcement
1988 Feb.

Box 19
The Conte Record
1988 Nov.

Issue Book for 1988 Campaign

2 folders
Box 19
Issues Symposium
1988

Box 19
National Education Association Candidate Questionnaire, 1988 and 1990 Campaign
1989-1990
25 folders
Box 19
General
1989-1990
2 folders
Box 19
Arden, John
1990

Box 19
Candidacy Announcement
1990 Sept.

Box 19
The Conte Record
1990 Nov.

Box 19
Endorsements
1990

Box 19
Favor Cards
1989

Box 19
Issue Book for 1990 Campaign

16 folders
Priorities for 102nd Congress


Box 19
101st Congress Successes


Box 19
Abortion; Agriculture


Box 19
Budget; Campaign Finance


Box 19
Cable TV; Defense


Box 19
Education; Energy


Box 19
Environment; Flag Burning


Box 19
Foreign Policy; Health


Box 19
Housing; Human Services; Labor


Box 19
NEA; S&L "Mess;"


Box 19
Senior Citizens


Box 19
Small Business;


Box 19
Economic Statistics; Trade


Box 19
Transportation; Veterans


Box 19
Cutting Waste


Box 19
Berkshire County


Box 19
Franklin County


Box 19
Hampden County


Box 19
Hampshire and Worcester Counties


Box 19
Issues Symposium
1990

Box 19
Pat's List of Campaign Workers
undated

Box 19
Talking Points
undated

Box 19
Series 6: Invitations/Daily Schedules
1959-1991
10 boxes, 12.5 linear ft.

The 10 boxes in this series consist of accepted invitations and daily schedules. The original size of this series was reduced by sampling. Whenever possible daily and weekly summary sheets of Conte's appointments were retained. Arranged chronologically, this series reveals the sheer volume and diversity of requests made on the Congressman's time.

Series 7: Scrapbooks
1950-1990
42 over-sized boxes

The 80 scrapbooks in this collection cover Conte's eight years in the State Senate as well as every year Conte was in Congress. Compiled by staff, the majority of the scrapbooks comprise news clippings in which Conte's name appears. There are also campaign scrapbooks from the years 1952, 1954, 1958, 1960 (2), 1964, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, topical scrapbooks on the 1976 Republican presidential primary, the 1976 election, the 1980 election, the Fall 1987 budget appropriations process and three scrapbooks documenting the annual congressional baseball game for the years 1973-1974 and 1977-1979.

Series 8: Memorabilia


There is a small amount of memorabilia contained in Series 8. Items include a model General Electric power transformer, a framed Treasury check payable to the University of Massachusetts, and House of Representatives cufflinks. There are numerous campaign pins, bumper stickers, and fliers.

A few of the many plaques and awards Conte received over the years can be found here as well. These have been listed below in chronological order.

Certificate of Appreciation to Conte from Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield, MA
1955 Dec.

Box 19
Scroll and signing pen commemorating passage of state legislation to regulate water usage for City of Pittsfield
1955 July

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from Secretary of State Dean Rusk
1961 Oct.

Box 19
Plaque from "Organization of Executive Departments and Federal Agencies
1964

Box 19
Autographed program of play "An Evening's Journey to Conway, MA" by Archibald MacLeish
1967

Box 19
First Day of Issue of Susan B. Anthony Stamp Ceremony in Adams, MA
1970 June

Box 19
Framed photograph of Robert C. Wood, President of University of Massachusetts, Governor Frank Sargent and Conte, for 1970 Campaign.
1970

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from Secretary of Transportation John A. Volpe
1972 Sept.

Box 19
Republican National Convention Delegate Log Book (3 copies), and Delegate Pass (2 copies)
1972

Box 19
Framed SOC Press Release re: Veto of 1975 Emergency Farm Price Support Bill
1975 May

Box 19
American Revolution Bicentennial Commemorative Medal
1976

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from President Jimmy Carter
1979 June

Box 19
Framed letter and Commemorative pen to Conte from President Jimmy Cater
1979

Box 19
Framed photograph of Carl Yastremski and Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill
1979

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from President Jimmy Carter
1980-06-22

Box 19
Framed photograph of Conte receiving first Annual Award for Distinguished Public Service in Support of National Family Planning Programs

Box 19
Dedication of the Silvio O. Conte Medical Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Program and Invitation
1985 Oct. 20

Box 19
Plaque of Washington Post article on SOC
1987 May 20

Box 19
Appreciation gift to Conte from Loret Miller Ruppe, Peace Corps, for "being a leader of peace"
1987 Oct. 23

Box 19
Framed copy of receipt from the Hampshire Community Action Commission for "helping everyone in Hampshire County stay warm."
1987 Nov. 25

Box 19
Framed U.S. Treasury Check payable to UMass for $250,000 for Polymer Research Center

Box 19
Trout Unlimited, Trout Conservation Award for Distinguished Service

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from Nancy Reagan

Box 19
Association of Community College Trustees Award to Conte
1989 Feb.

Box 19
Invitation to dedication of Silvio O. Conte Forum, Boston College
1989 Feb. 18

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from Senator Ted Kennedy
1990 Feb. 23

Box 19
Framed photograph of Conte with Jacques Cousteau and copy of Antarctic Protection Act
1990 Apr. 30

Box 19
Signed proclamation of "Decade of the Brain" by Sec. of HHS John Sullivan.
1990 July 26

Box 19
Plaque with aerial photograph of UMass Amherst Campus given to Conte in appreciation "for all that has been done" from Students Advocating Financial Aid, (SAFA) UMass Amherst
undated

Box 19
Award to Conte from Head Start of Franklin County, "in honor of a decade of service"
undated

Box 19
Framed letter to Conte from Senator Ted Kennedy
undated

Box 19
Framed photograph of Conte with Pope John Paul II
undated

Box 19
Framed photograph of Conte with Robert Michel, House Minority leader
undated

Box 19
Framed photograph of Conte and Tip O'Neill in front of Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. Library, Boston College
undated

Box 19
General Electric Model Power Transformer
undated

Box 19
Various pins, buttons, coins, cufflinks, flags, stickers, and campaign paraphernalia
undated

Box 19
Subgroup II. Legislative


Series 1: Voting Record
1959-1991
2 boxes, 2.5 linear ft.

The Voting Record contains printed summaries of Conte's votes in Congress. In addition to the record supplied each member by the House Clerk, this series also includes vote analyses supplied by special interest organizations such as the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Farmer's Union. From the 86th to 89th Congresses there are charts comparing Conte's vote with the votes of House and Senate leadership and the GOP; and from the 87th to 91st Congresses there are useful summaries that provide a synopsis of the bill's intent and the rationale for Conte's vote.

Beginning with the 99th and continuing through to the 102nd congress the more voluminous Clerk-produced "Legislative Activity Guides" replace the smaller Roll Calls. To supplement these guides there are "Legi-Slate" reports for the 98th and 99th congresses. These reports were obtained for members by the Congressional Research Service using a commercial on-line database and are simply a compilation of all votes by the congressman for that particular session, with a short explanation of the bill.

SOC's Voting Record
1959-1966

Box 30
86th-89th Congresses, Votes Charted by Issue
1959-1966
2 folders
Box 30
86th-91st Congresses, Attendance Record
1959-1970

Box 30
86th Congress 1st and 2nd Session
1959-1960

Box 30
87th Congress

4 folders
1st and 2nd Session
1961-1962

Box 30
Bill Summaries, Vote Justification
1961

Box 30
2nd Session, Bill Summaries, Vote Justification
1962

Box 30
2nd Session, Explanation of SOC Votes
1962

Box 30
88th Congress

3 folders
1st Session
1962

Box 30
2nd Session
1964

Box 30
2nd Session, Comments on Voting Record
1964

Box 30
89th Congress

3 folders
1st Session
1965

Box 30
2nd Session
1966

Box 30
2nd Session, Comments on Voting Record
1966

Box 30
90th Congress, 1st Session
1967

Box 30
90th Congress, 2nd Session
1968

Box 30
91st Congress

5 folders
1st Session
1969

Box 30
1st Session, Vote Justification and Comparison Charts


Box 30
1st Session, Comments on Record


Box 30
2nd Session
1970

Box 30
2nd Session, Vote Justification and Comparison Charts


Box 30
92nd Congress, 1st Session
1971

Box 30
92nd Congress, 2nd Session
1972

Box 30
93rd Congress, 1st Session
1973

Box 30
93rd Congress, 2nd Session
1974

Box 30
94th Congress, 1st Session
1975

Box 30
94th Congress, 2nd Session
1976

Box 30
95th Congress, 1st Session
1977

Box 30
95th Congress, 2nd Session
1978

Box 30
96th Congress, 1st Session
1979

Box 30
96th Congress, 2nd Session
1980

Box 30
97th Congress, 1st Session
1981

Box 31
97th Congress, 2nd Session
1982

Box 31
98th Congress, 1st Session
1983

Box 31
98th Congress, 2nd Session
1984

Box 31
Legi-Slate Congressional Vote Files

4 folders
98th Congress, 1st Session
1983

Box 31
98th Congress, 2nd Session
1984

Box 31
99th Congress, 1st Session
1985

Box 31
99th Congress, 2nd Session
1986

Box 31
99th Congress, Legislative Activity Guides

5 folders
1st Session
1985

Box 31
1st Session
1985

Box 31
1st Session, with Vote Summary and Index
1985

Box 31
2nd Session
1986

Box 31
2nd Session, with Vote Summary and Index
1986

Box 31
100th Congress, Legislative Activity Guides

4 folders
1st Session
1987

Box 31
1st Session, with Vote Summary and Index
1987

Box 31
2nd Session
1988

Box 31
2nd Session, with Vote Summary and Index
1988

Box 31
101st Congress, Legislative Activity Guides

5 folders
1st Session
1989

Box 31
1st Session, with Vote Summary and Index
1989

Box 31
2nd Session
1990

Box 31
2nd Session
1990

Box 31
2nd Session, Vote Summary and Index


Box 31
102nd Congress, 1st Session, Legislative Activity Guide
1991

Comments on Voting Record, Internal Memos and Constituent Correspondence
1959-1964

Box 31
Series 2: Bills of Legislation
1959-1991
23 boxes, 28.75 linear ft.
Contents:

This series represents Conte's staff's efforts to maintain files on the bills sponsored or cosponsored by Conte. The bills are arranged in chronological order by Congress. Except for the first two Congresses in which Conte served the 86th and 87th covering the years 1959-1963, and the 96th and 97th Congresses which cover 1979-1982 each bill is in an individual folder and arranged by the assigned number.

Exceptions to the folder level arrangement include the 86th Congress, which consists of one folder containing a list of Conte sponsored legislation, and the 87th Congress, which consists of two folders for each session, each containing a list of Conte-sponsored legislation along with a printed bill. Other exceptions to folder level arrangement by bill number can be found in the 96th and 97th Congresses (1979-1982), which have computer generated "Legislative Profiles" produced by the House Office of the Clerk. The profiles summarize bills sponsored or cosponsored by Conte under broad topic.

The contents of the folders vary depending on which staff member maintained the files. Many of the files contain printed bills and drafts of bills, reports, statements, correspondence from constituents, members of congress and lobbyists, press releases, newsclippings and Congressional Record tear sheets; other files contain only a copy of the printed bill.

All types of legislative proposals: bills, both public and private; House Resolutions; House Joint Resolutions; and House Concurrent Resolutions are included and have been arranged in that order. Within each type the folders have been arranged numerically. There are numerous private bills interspersed among the public that pertain to individual matters, such as claims against the government, immigration and naturalization cases, and land titles.

Prominent issues reflect Conte's interests and committee assignments. There is much legislation in the areas of small business, farm subsidy reforms, social security, medicare, clean air and conservation, energy issues especially concerning oil import quotas and trade.

There is overlap within the collection and other series that are likely to have information supplementary to this series include the Legislative Subject/Correspondence Files, Floor Statements and Appropriations Committee Files.

Note:

The complete folder-title list for this series has not been included in this guide owing to its great length. It is available in the Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Series 3: House Appropriations Committee
1973-1991
84 boxes, 105 linear ft.

Series 3, House Appropriations Committee Files, consists of the files created and maintained by the minority staff assistants who helped Conte to meet the responsibilities of his position as ranking minority member of the Appropriations Committee.

This series does not fully cover Conte's Appropriations Committee activities. Prior to Conte becoming ranking minority member in 1979, most appropriations-related materials were filed by his staff in the Legislative Subject/Correspondence files.

The files span the 1970s through 1991, and contain documentation of many of Conte's favorite issues and important legislative initiatives. In addition to a subseries for each subcommittee, there are also subseries for General Budget Files, Correspondence, and Markup Books.

Several of the subseries have been further divided. The Interior Subcommittee files have been subdivided into four segments: Acid Rain files, Department of Energy files, Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC), and Tim Shea Subject Files. The Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee files have been further divided into Health and Human Services (HHS) files and Education and Labor files and the one box of materials on the Joint Commission on the Coinage has been placed under Treasury-Postal Service Subcommittee files.

There are no files on the Legislative Subcommittee or the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and Judiciary.

The General Budget Files represent files not directly related to any one subcommittee but created as a result of Conte's leadership role and expertise in the appropriations process.

Subseries 3l, Markup Books, consists of the background information compiled by staffers in their effort to monitor Subcommittee Appropriations bills. The typical markup book consists of a looseleaf binder containing budget justification tables, correspondence from lobbying groups, committee recommendations, report language, and floor statements.

Subseries 3m, two boxes, Appropriations Correspondence, consists of copies of minority staff assistants' outgoing correspondence, filed by the name of the staff member within chronological periods.

Subseries a: General Budget Files
1982-1990
3 boxes, 2.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

The files have been arranged chronologically except for the last box, which contains the Budget Summit notes for 1987, 1990, and the White House Notes, 1983-1989.

Contents:

These files cover general appropriations issues not related to specific subcommittee bills. This includes Office of Management and Budget proposals and overviews, deficit reduction agreements and supplemental and urgent appropriations bills. Notable files in this series include Conte's notes (some with accompanying typed transcripts prepared by office staff) on the meetings he attended as a participant in the Budget Summits of 1987 and 1990. The summits called together cabinet members, leadership in congress, and the president to work out solutions to the budget deficit crisis. Some of the notes have typed transcripts to accompany them. Also of interest are typed transcripts of his notes taken during meetings at the White House spanning 1983-1989. Though other topics were discussed in the White House meetings, topics predominantly pertained to budget issues.

Related material:

Related series include VIP Correspondence and Scrapbooks.

Fiscal Year 1980, Fithian Amendment
1979 July

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1980, H.R. 7325 Supplemental Appropriations Bill


Box 55
Fiscal Year 1981 Budget Statement


Box 55
Fiscal Year 1983

1 folder
Office of Management and Budget, Budget Presentation, FY83
1982-02-09

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1983, Report to the Budget Committee
1982-03-15

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1983, Bipartisan Recovery Budget Committee
1982-05
2 folders
Box 55
Fiscal Year 1984

5 folders
Budget Resolution, House Republican Conference
1983 Mar.

Box 55
Continuing Resolution
1983 June-Sept.

Box 55
Engineering Facilities, Boston University/University of New Mexico
1982-1984

Box 55
1st Supplemental Bill, H.R. 3959
1983 Nov.

Box 55
2nd Supplemental Bill, H.R. 6400
1984 Aug.

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1985

9 folders
Mid-Session Budget Review, Office of Management and Budget
1984 Aug. 15

Box 55
Continuing Resolution

3 folders
Aug-Sep 1984


Box 55
Sep-Oct 1984


Box 55
OMB Position
1984 Sept.

Box 55
Deferrals of Budget Authority
1985 Mar.

Box 55
Supplemental Bill, H.R. 2577

4 folders
Administration (E.X.O.P.) Position
1985 May-June

Box 55
Rules
1985 June

Box 55
Conference Committee
1985 May-July

Box 55
Conference Committee, Amendments
1985 June

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1986

5 folders
Budget Presentation, OMB Dir. Stockman
1985 Feb. 7

Box 55
Budget Outline for Editorial Meeting with Berkshire Eagle
1985 Feb. 9

Box 55
Budget Proposal, First Budget Resolution FY86, Sen. Dominici
1985 Mar. 5

Box 55
Budget Proposal for FY86, Mar 15 Report
1985 Mar.

Box 55
Urgent Supplemental, H.R. 4515, Conference Committee
1986 Mar.-June

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1987

4 folders
Budget Resolution
1986 May

Box 55
Supplemental Bill H.R. 1827 and Conference Notes
1987 Apr.-June

Box 55
Section 302B, Budget Allocations
1987 May

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1988

5 folders
Gramm, Rudman, Hollings Conference Agreement
1987-09

Box 55
Gramm, Rudman, Hollings Report/Budget Sequester
1987 Oct.

Box 55
Continuing Resolution Conference Notes, H.J. Res. 395
1987 Oct.-Dec.

Box 55
Continuing Resolution Rescissions, OMB Action
1988 Mar.

Box 55
Inert Sales, Helium Reserves
1987 Jan.

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1989

10 folders
Overview Hearing, Testimony, Questions
1988 Feb.-Mar.

Box 55
Section 302B Allocations
1988 June-Sept.

Box 55
Gramm, Rudman, Hollings Deficit Reduction
1988 Aug.

Box 55
Supplemental Appropriations, including H.R. 705, Anti-Drug Appropriations
1989 Jan.-May

Box 55
Supplemental Bill, H.R. 2072

6 folders
SOC Substitute Amendment
1989 Apr.

Box 55
Drug Funding Amendment
1989 June

Box 55
Floor Action
1989 Mar.-May

Box 55
Office of Management and Budget Position
1989 June

Box 55
Conference Committee
1989 June

Box 55
Conference Notes
1989 June

Box 55
Fiscal Year 1990

9 folders
Pres. Reagan Budget Overview
1989 Jan.

Box 56
Pres. Bush Budget Overview
1989 Feb.

Box 56
Pres. Bush Budget Amendments
1989 Mar.

Box 56
Budget Agreement, Bipartisan Scorekeeping Guidelines
1989 Apr.

Box 56
Dept. of Defense Stockpile Issues
1988-1989

Box 56
Sequestration Effects
1989

Box 56
Section 302B Allocations
1989 June

Box 56
Supplemental Appropriations
1990 Mar.

Box 56
Supplemental Appropriations, Conference Committee/Report
1990 July-Aug.

Box 56
Fiscal Year 1991

16 folders
Pres. Bush Budget Overview, Requests
1990 Jan.

Box 56
Federally Funded R&D Centers, Dept. of Defense
1990 Mar.

Box 56
Budget Sequester Summit
1990 July-Sept.

Box 56
Continuing Resolution
1990 Sept.-Oct.

Box 56
Continuing Resolution Speeches


Box 56
Mid-Session Budget Review
1990 July

Box 56
Reconciliation
1990

Box 56
Sequestration, Summit
1990 July-Sept.

Box 56
Sequestration, Dept. and Agency Plans
1990
3 folders
Box 56
Sequestration Report
1990 Sept.
8 folders
Box 56
First, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Final Draft, and Cover Letter
1990 Sept.

Box 56
Budget Process Reform Act, H.R. 3929
1986-1990

Box 56
Budget Freeze Proposal, Office of Management and Budget
1985 Jan.

Box 57
Budget Rescission Bill, Senate Version
1985 Feb.

Box 57
Budget Reform Bill
1989 Apr.-Oct.

Box 57
Budget Summit Notes
1987
3 folders
Box 57
Budget Summit Final Agreement
1987 Nov.

Box 57
Budget Summit Notes
1990 May-Sept.
10 folders
Box 57
White House Meeting Notes
1983-1989
5 folders
Box 57
Subseries b: Subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction
1977-1988
2 boxes, 2.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Files for both subcommittees are combined because the files were maintained by the same individual, contain similar subject matter, and were kept in the same physical space. The folders are filed alphabetically under "Appropriations Bills," then chronologically by fiscal year.

Contents:

The files for both the defense and military construction subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee were maintained by minority staff assistant George Allen, and later by Charles (Chinch) Wollerton and by legislative assistant Patrick Larkin.

Materials in this series are typically correspondence from contractors, constituents, and government agencies, Dear Colleague letters, and internal memos, and especially reflect First District concerns. District defense industries from large General Electric and Smith & Wesson to small Kollmorgen sought Conte's support, as did local defense installations like Westover AFB. From national concerns like Arms Control, SDI ("Star Wars") and the MX Missile to First District controversy over noise from Westover Air Force Bases's C-5A transport planes or the proposed construction of two unpopular communications systems (one in Amherst, the other in Hawley). This series reveals Conte's interest in and influence over defense issues most significantly through the appropriations process.

AEGIS Ships, Naval Guided Missiles
1987

Box 58
Anti-Satellite Defense Systems (A.S.A.T.)
1985-1987

Box 58
Appropriations (Defense Authorization Acts)

14 folders
Defense Appropriations, Subcommittee Hearings, Testimony, Questions, FY84
1983

Box 58
Defense Markup, Subcommittee, FY84
1983

Box 58
Defense Authorization Act, FY85
1984

Box 58
Defense Authorization Act, S. 1160, FY86
1985

Box 58
Defense Authorization, Amendments, FY86
1985 June

Box 58
H.R. 1748, Defense Authorization Act, FY88-89

7 folders
Bill Material
1987
2 folders
Box 58
Amendments
1987 Sept.-Oct.

Box 58
Dear Colleague Letters
1987 Apr.-Apr.
3 folders
Box 58
Conference Committee
1987 Sept.-Dec.

Box 58
H.R. 4264, Defense Authorization Act FY89

2 folders
Dear Colleague Correspondence
1988

Box 58
Lobbying Correspondence
1988

Box 58
Arms Control

15 folders
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
1987-1988

Box 58
Arms Control, General
1987

Box 58
Arms Control, H.J.Res., Statements, Correspondence
1980-1985

Box 58
Congressional Research Service Articles (ABM, SALT)
1981-1982

Box 58
Nuclear Freeze

7 folders
Comprehensive Act
1985

Box 58
General Information
1982-1984

Box 58
H.J. Res. 521, (SOC Bill), 97th Cong.
1982
2 folders
Box 58
H.J. Res. 2, (SOC Bill), 98th Cong.
1983

Box 58
H.R. 434, (SOC Bill), 98th Cong.
1982-1983

Box 58
Nuclear Freeze Rally
1983 Mar.

Box 58
Nuclear Test Ban, H.J.Res. 3
1983

Box 58
Nuclear Test Ban, H.R. 12, (Schroeder)
1987

Box 58
SALT II
1987 Jan.-Apr.

Box 58
SALT II Limitations, Dicks and Green Amendments
1987 Mar.

Box 58
Army Education Program Legislation
1980 Apr.-June

Box 58
Bomber, Manned
1980-1984

Box 58
Ballistic Missile Defense
1980 Nov.

Box 58
Barnes Airport, Westfield, MA
1986-1988

Box 58
Barnes Airport, Westfield, MA, Air National Guard
1979-1981

Box 58
Base Closings
1987-1988

Box 58
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
1985-1986

Box 58
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
1986-1987

Box 58
Buy American, Machine Tools
1986 Aug.-Dec.

Box 58
Buy American, Specialty Metals
1982

Box 58
C-5A Simulator
1987 July-Aug.

Box 58
Catch 62
1981 Mar.-Apr.

Box 58
CHAMPUS, (Health Program)
1980-1987

Box 58
Civil Defense
1979-1982

Box 58
Civilian Technicians Program
1980-1984

Box 58
Civilian Technicians Program
1987

Box 58
Defense Consultants
1985 Feb.

Box 58
Defense Contracting, FY78-FY80


Box 58
Defense Contractors

18 folders
General Electric

4 folders
Dual Sourcing, SSN 688
1987 Nov.

Box 58
KC-135 R, Tanker Aircraft
1987 Sept.-Oct.

Box 58
General Electric Notes, Layoffs
1988 Feb.-Mar.

Box 58
PT (Power Transformer)
1988 Nov.-Dec.

Box 58
Grumman, A6F Aircraft
undated

Box 58
K & M Electronics, West Springfield, MA, Night Vision
1980 May-June

Box 58
Kollmorgen, Northampton, MA
1987 May-June

Box 58
Massa Sonar, Coast Guard
1987 July-June

Box 58
McDonnell-Douglas, CX-C-17, Transport Aircraft
1981 Nov.-June

Box 58
Pratt & Whitney, RTM-322, T800, Jet Engines
1987 Oct.

Box 58
Raytheon, Sparrow and Patriot Missiles
1987 May-Oct.

Box 59
Savage Industries
1988 Feb.-Mar.

Box 59
Sematech
1987 Nov.-May

Box 59
Sippican, Sonobouy, n.d.
1987

Box 59
Smith & Wesson

4 folders
9mm Pistol Competition w/Beretta
1981-1988
3 folders
Box 59
Price List
1986-1987

Box 59
Defense Industrial Base Revitalization, H.R. 5540, SOC Bill
1982 Mar.-Oct.

Box 59
DIVADS [Division Air Defense System]
1982-1983

Box 59
Draft Registration

4 folders
Floor Action, Testimony, Correspondence
1980 Mar.

Box 59
Draft Registration Vote, Background
16-Apr-80

Box 59
National Youth Service Bill
1979 Feb.

Box 59
Selective Service
1980-1982

Box 59
F/A 18 Hornet (Aircraft)
1981-1982

Box 59
GWEN (Ground Wave Emergency Network) Towers
1987 Mar.-1988 Oct.

Box 59
Hawley, MA, Air Force "Antenna Farm,"
1985 Mar.-July

Box 59
Jobs With Peace, H.Res. 46
1982 Nov.-1983 Apr.

Box 59
Lincoln Laboratory (Hanscom Air Force Base, MA)
1987 May-Dec.

Box 59
Manpower, Officer Retention
1978-1987

Box 59
Maps, SE Asia, Vietnam
1967-1979

Box 59
Massachusetts Defense Industry
1980-1984

Box 59
Midgetman Missile
1987-1988

Box 59
MILAN Anti-Tank Weapon
1986

Box 59
Military Case Information
1977

Box 59
Military Reform Caucus
1983

Box 59
Military Spouses, Bills
1982

Box 59
MX Missile

6 folders
1980-1981


Box 59
H.Res. 113, Scowcroft Commission Report
1983

Box 59
1982-1983


Box 59
Correspondence Against
1985

Box 59
MX/SDI Lobbying Correspondence, FY89
1988 Apr.-May

Box 59
MX/SDI Dear Colleague Correspondence, FY89
1988 Feb.-May

Box 59
Natick R & D, Natick, MA
1987

Box 59
National Guard, Massachusetts
undated

Box 59
Navy, Procurement Requirements
1979-1981

Box 59
Nerve Gas (Binary Munitions)
1980-1983

Box 59
Neutron Bomb
1981

Box 59
Nuclear Weapons, Theater (Tactical)
Mar-82

Box 59
Nurses, Flight Nurses at Westover AFB, MA
1987 Aug.-Sept.

Box 59
National Peace Academy
1981-1982

Box 59
Peace Tax Fund
1986

Box 59
Personnel, Leave
1980

Box 59
Procurement, FY84
1983

Box 59
Procurement Conference, Invitations
1984 Aug.-Sept.

Box 59
Procurement Information, Tables, FY85
1984

Box 59
Procurement, Northeast-Midwest Coalition
1981-1983

Box 59
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps), MA
1980

Box 59
Research and Development
1987

Box 59
Retirement
1984-1985

Box 59
Silver Stockpile
1986

Box 59
SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative)
1987 Mar.-Nov.

Box 59
Note:

SEE ALSO: MX Missile

Trident II, Submarine Based Missile
1987 Oct.

Box 59
University Research Initiative
1987-1988

Box 59
Veterans Administration

4 folders
New G.I. Bill of Rights, H.R. 1085
1987 Jan.-Mar.

Box 59
Background Information, Correspondence
1987 Jan.-Nov.
2 folders
Box 59
Veterans' Outreach Centers
1986-1987

Box 59
Video Synchronizer
1986 Nov.-Dec.

Box 59
Watertown, MA Arsenal
1984-1986

Box 59
Westover AFB, MA, C5A Flights, Constituent Correspondence
1987 Jan.-May

Box 59
Westover AFB, MA, Contracting Out
1985 Oct.-1986 Feb.

Box 59
Wollerton, Chinch, Personal
1979

Box 59
X-Ray Stepper
1987

Box 59
Subseries c: District of Columbia Subcommittee
1982-1989
1 box, 1.25 linear ft.

This series contains legislative materials relating to Conte's place on the District of Columbia Appropriations Subcommittee. Part of a group of appropriations subcommittee files maintained by Tim Shea, they have been segregated to reflect the work of the individual subcommittee. Although supplemental appropriations bills are all-encompassing, that is, not tied to individual subcommittees, supplemental issues relating only to District of Columbia appropriations have been included in this series.

District of Columbia Appropriations
1983-1990
18 folders
FY83, Washington Convention Center
1982 Sept.-Dec.

Box 60
FY84, H.R. 3415
1983 June-Sept.

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Full Committee Markup
1984 June

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Floor Action
1984 June-Sept.

Box 60
FY85, St. Elizabeth's Hospital
1984 June

Box 60
FY85, Bills and Reports
1984 June-Sept.

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Conference Notes
1984 Aug.-Sept.

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Conference Committee
1984 Sept.-Oct.

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Conference Report
1984 Sept.-Oct.

Box 60
FY85, Home Rule Amendments
1984 Sept.-Oct.

Box 60
FY85, H.R. 5899, Sakharov Avenue
1984 June-Sept.

Box 60
FY86, Appropriations Tables
1985 Jan.

Box 60
FY86, H.R. 3067, Conference Committee
1985 July-Nov.

Box 60
FY88, H.R. 2713, Subcommittee, Full Committee, Floor
1987 Apr.-June

Box 60
FY88, H.R. 2713, Conference Committee
1987 Oct.-Nov.

Box 60
FY89, H.R. 4776, Subcommittee Markup
1988 June

Box 60
FY89, H.R. 4776, Floor, Conference
1988 June-Sept.

Box 60
FY90, H.R. 4404, Supplemental Appropriations


Subseries d: Subcommittee on Energy And Water
1977-1991
3 boxes, 3.75 linear ft.

The files relating to the Subcommittee on Energy and Water of the House Appropriations Committee contain materials relating to passage of specific appropriation bills and supplementals as well as to subjects of both one-time and ongoing interest. These subjects include the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), which provided federally funded employment through energy and water related projects and the Conte-sponsored "Buy American" provisions for government procurement contracts, particularly aimed at helping General Electric obtain contracts to provide generating equipment to hydroelectric plants. (Files related to JTPA can also be found in the L-HHS-ED Subcommittee files, Labor and Education subseries.) The appropriations bills are arranged chronologically by fiscal year and subject files follow in alphabetical order.

Also of interest are several files on individual hydroelectric projects, notably the Garrison project in North Dakota and the Dickey-Lincoln Lakes School project in northern New England, which illustrate Conte's efforts to balance clean energy production with the potentially devastating consequences of dam building to wetlands, conservation areas, and wildlife. Conte's dual concern for environmental and fiscal issues is also apparent in his opposition to the Clinch River breeder reactor and the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) projects. Many of the projects overseen and funded by the Subcommittee on Energy and Water were once the province of the now defunct Subcommittee on Public Works. For this reason some material in these files, generated during the latter part of the 1970s, may seem out of place here. Another issue outside the province of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water is the Synfuels debate. This Department of Energy issue relates to the Interior Subcommittee. Nevertheless, several folders of Synfuels material appear in this series.

In general, these files consist of materials relating directly to markup and passage of appropriations bills, including (but not limited to) floor statements, hearing materials, amendments, conference notes, staff memos and correspondence from colleagues, constituents and lobbying groups. Subject files contain correspondence of the types just mentioned, staff memos, newsclippings, and some printed materials from lobbying groups.

There is also material relating to First District projects funded by the energy and water appropriations bill in the Project/Grant Series.

Appropriations Bills FY83-FY90

35 folders
FY83

2 folders
Sec. of Energy Hearings
1982 Feb.-Mar.

Box 61
Dept. of Energy Changes to Continuing Resolution
undated

Box 61
FY84 Supplemental, H.R. 6040

2 folders
Bill, Statements, Correspondence
1984 July-Aug.

Box 61
Conference Report, Amendments
1984 Aug.

Box 61
FY85, H.R. 5653

2 folders
Markup, OMB Position
1984 Mar.-June

Box 61
Sensenbrenner, Ottinger & Other Amendments
1984 May

Box 61
FY85 Supplemental, H.R. 2577

3 folders
Water Projects
1984 Oct.-1985 May

Box 61
Rules, Amendments
1985 Feb.-June

Box 61
Chapter IV, Projects and Notes
1985 July

Box 61
FY86, H.R. 2959

3 folders
Markup, Member Requests, Conference
1985 Apr.-Oct.

Box 61
Conference Notes, Annotated
1985 July-Aug.

Box 61
Projects
1985 Apr.-Oct.

Box 61
FY87, Subcommittee Hearings, Markup
1986 Jan.-June

Box 61
FY88, H.R. 2700

5 folders
Subcommittee Markup
1987 Mar.-June

Box 61
Conference Committee, OMB and Member Requests, Amendments
1987 Sept.-Dec.

Box 61
Continuing Resolution (H.J. Res. 395), Energy and Water Issues


Box 61
Clean Water Amendments
1987 Oct.-Dec.

Box 61
Continuing Resolution, OMB Position, n.d.
1987

Box 61
Continuing Resolution, Rule, Statement, n.d.
1987 Dec.

Box 61
FY89, H.R. 4567

8 folders
Markup
1988 Mar.-June

Box 61
Markup, Non-Member Requests
1988 Apr.-May

Box 61
Subcommittee/Full Committee Amendments
1988 Apr.-June

Box 61
"Buy American" Amendment (SOC)
1988 Feb.-Apr.

Box 61
Markup, Shorthand Notes
1988 May

Box 61
Conference Committee, Statements, Memos, Notes
1988 June-July

Box 61
Conference Committee, Member/Non-member Requests
1988 May-June

Box 61
Conference Notes, Amendments, n.d.
ca.1988 June

Box 61
FY90, H.R. 2696

9 folders
Rule and Vote
1989 June

Box 61
Amendments
1989 June

Box 61
SOC Statements, n.d.
ca.1989 June

Box 61
Member Requests
1989 Jan.-Aug.

Box 61
Non-member Request, Correspondence
1989 Apr.-Sept.
2 folders
Box 61
Bush Administration Policy
1989 June-Sept.

Box 61
Ogsbury Memoranda
1989 June-Oct.

Box 61
Notes (Handwritten)
undated

Box 61
Summaries
1989 June-Sept.

Box 61
Alternative Energy Sources, FY88
1987

Box 61
Argonne Laboratories, Energy and Water Funding FY86
1985 Feb.-Sept.

Box 61
Argonne Laboratories, "Wish List" FY88
1987

Box 61
Army Corps of Engineers
1982-1983

Box 61
Boston College Multi Purpose Center, Apr 1987 Boston Harbor
1984-1985

Box 61
Brandeis University, National Energy Center, n.d.
ca.1988

Box 61
"Buy American," SOC Amendments

6 folders
H.R. 1329, SOC Bill
1978-1979

Box 62
Bonneville Power/TVA Issues
1985

Box 62
General Electric
1984-1987
3 folders
Box 62
General Electric
1986

Box 62
Campaign Materials, Speeches, Statements, Correspondence, Newsclippings
1984-1986

Box 62
Central Arizona Project (CAP)
1986-1987

Box 62
Chemical Research Center at Columbia University
1983 Apr.

Box 62
Civilian Programs Authorization, Dept. of Energy, H.R. 2587 FY84
1983 May

Box 62
Clean Water Act, H.R. 3282, Reauthorization, Emendation
1984 May-July

Box 62
Clinch River Breeder Reactor

2 folders
FY83
1982 Sept.-Dec.

Box 62
Correspondence, Amendments, FY84
1983 Apr.-May

Box 62
Connecticut River Diversion
1977-1980

Box 62
Note:

SEE ALSO: Water Resources Development Act of 1979

Connecticut River Dredging and Hydroelectric Projects
1984-1986

Box 62
Cooper Lake and Channels Project, Texas
1986-1989

Box 62
Dam and Water Diversion, FY88
1987

Box 62
Dickey-Lincoln School Dam and Hydroelectric Project

4 folders
FY79
1977 Dec.-1978 May

Box 62
Fact Sheet
1979 Feb.-Mar.

Box 62
Environmental Impact Statement; Fact Sheet
1980 May-1981 Feb.

Box 62
Senate Floor Action
1980 Sept.

Box 62
Electric Energy Systems, Budget Overview, FY86, n.d.
ca.1985

Box 62
Elk Creek Dam, Oregon, FY85 Supplemental, H.R. 2577
1985 July

Box 62
[Dept. of] Energy, Budget Highlights, FY84
1983 Jan.

Box 62
[Dept. of] Energy, FY87-88
1987 Mar.-198Apr.

Box 62
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), "Open Season" Proceedings/N.E. Gas Caucus/Champlain Caucus
1988 June-July

Box 62
Garrison Diversion Project, South Dakota

5 folders
Note:

SEE ALSO: Souris Valley

1987


Box 62
1989-1990


Box 62
FY91
1990 Feb.-

Box 62
FY91, Includes background from FY88-89


Box 62
Diversion Digest/Diversion Newsletter
1989 Feb.-1990 July

Box 62
General Electric, FY88
1987

Box 62
Note:

SEE ALSO: "Buy American"

Highway Projects, Funding
1982-1984

Box 62
Hydro-electric Power
1976-1977

Box 62
Infrastructure - Water Projects
1978-1979

Box 62
Job Training Partnership Act (Jobs Bill), H.R. 1718

9 folders
Infrastructure
1982 Mar.-1983 Mar.

Box 62
ADAP, Airport Improvement, Correspondence
1988 Feb.

Box 62
Targeting Amendment, SOC Sponsored

4 folders
Box 62
Correspondence, Memoranda, Tables
1983 Mar.
2 folders
Box 62
Programs, Costs
1983 Mar.-Apr.
2 folders
Box 62
Conference, Cape Cod Railway
1983

Box 62
P.L. 98-8, Correspondence, Memos
1983 Apr.-1984 Dec.

Box 62
P.L. 98-8, Program Inventory Under
undated

Box 62
Kankakee River Icebreaker, 1988 Supplemental
1988

Box 63
Libby Dam, MT, General Electric Contract
1981-1982

Box 63
Littleville Lake Dam, Huntington, MA
1981

Box 63
Meadow Dam, Deerfield River, MA
1984 July-Aug.

Box 63
National Electrical Manufacturer's Association
1990

Box 63
Natural Gas - NOREX Proceedings
1988 May

Box 63
Natural Gas - NOREX Data Package, Tennessee Gas Pipeline
1988-05

Box 63
Public Works Appropriation Bill and Veto, FY79
1978 June-Sept.

Box 63
Public Works Deauthorization, Water Projects
1978-1980

Box 63
Reclamation Projects, FY87
1986

Box 63
Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, Markey Amendment, H.R. 499
1987 Jan.-Aug.
2 folders
Box 63
Souris Valley, Canada [Garrison Project]
1987

Box 63
Southeastern Power Authority [SEPA], SOC Bill to Privatize
1986 Sept.-1987 July

Box 63
Superconducting Super Collider [SSC]

5 folders
FY88
1987 May

Box 63
Dept. of Energy Packet, Site Invitations
1987 Aug.

Box 63
Articles
1989

Box 63
Hearing
1987 June

Box 63
Superconductivity Conference Invitation
1987 July

Box 63
Superfund, H.J. Res 727
1986

Box 63
Synthetic Fuels

6 folders
FY85 Rescission Amendment
1984 July-Oct.
2 folders
Box 63
Articles
1983-1984

Box 63
Bills, H.R.s 5772, 5893, FY85
1984

Box 63
Letters
1984 May-July

Box 63
Votes
1984 June

Box 63
Tellico Dam - TVA
1979

Box 63
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
1980-1982

Box 63
TVA-Dept. of Energy Dispute, FY88
1987 Apr.-June

Box 63
Uranium Enrichment Program
1985 June

Box 63
Waste to Energy
1987

Box 63
Waterfowl Symposium Speech/Background
1985 Feb.

Box 63
Water Projects and Environmental Concerns
1977-1978

Box 63
Water Projects, Funding of
1979-1984

Box 63
Water Resources Development Act of 1979, H.R. 4788

3 folders
Deauthorization Amendments
1979 Dec.-1980 Jan.

Box 63
Connecticut River Diversion
1979-1981

Box 63
Amendment, H.R. 6
1987

Box 63
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

3 folders
Sidney, NE, FY83 Supplemental
1983 Apr.

Box 63
1984-1985


Box 63
Colorado Forum
1985 June

Box 63
Whately Groundwater Contamination
1984-1985

Box 63
Wind Power Project, University of Massachusetts
1986 May-June

Box 63
Subseries e: Subcommittee on Foreign Operations
1976-1991
3 boxes, 3.75 linear ft.

The files in this series document Conte's role as ranking minority member of the House Appropriations Committee, his position as an ex officio member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, and his commitment to human rights.

Arranged alphabetically by folder title, the files include correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, and legislative reference material. Much of the correspondence, and most of the policy research, was conducted by Jim Fairchild, minority staff assistant, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, 1980-1990; Bob Goudie, Conte's legislative assistant from 1983-1987, who was extensively involved in the formulation of Conte's policies regarding Central America; and Ed Gresser, legislative assistant to the Congressman in 1989.

Conte's interest in foreign affairs can be attributed to, in part, his service on the Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee in the 1960s. During that time he undertook a number of trips through Africa. (Files related to these subjects can be found in the Legislative Correspondence/Subject Files, Travel Files and Audio-Visual materials).

The files most often deal with problems within Africa, the Soviet Union, and Central American countries and cover a variety of issues including world hunger, human rights, refugees, international debt, trade and tariffs.

A large number of files in this series concern foreign aid appropriations. Other files concern human rights issues of interest and concern to Conte, unrelated to appropriations. Still others represent a synthesis of appropriations and human rights issues, such as those instances in which funding or aid is tied to human rights records. Of particular interest are the files on Conte's involvement in funding for the government of El Salvador and the Nicaraguan rebels. The Congressman often took positions on these issues that opposed the positions of the Republican administration. His commitment to fighting for human rights is demonstrated by his involvement in a number of cases concerning individuals such as Argentinean journalist Jacob Timmerman and ethnic groups such as Soviet Jewry and starving populations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Afghanistan
1982-1986

Box 64
Africa
1982-1989
7 folders
Africa, Boston University's Strengthening Health Delivery Systems Project
1982

Box 64
Africa, Boston University's Strengthening Health Delivery Systems Project
1984-1986

Box 64
Africa, Hunger, Agency for International Development, Correspondence
1984-1985

Box 64
Africa, Hunger, Agency for International Development, Legislation
1984

Box 64
Africa, Hunger, Agency for International Development, Legislation
1985

Box 64
Africa, Sylvia Stein's Trip
1989

Box 64
Africa, TETRAD
1985

Box 64
Alaskan Oil Imports to Japan
1985

Box 64
Angola
1985-1986

Box 64
Anti-Terrorism Bills, H.R. 5612 and 5613
1984

Box 64
Appropriations Bills, Foreign Operations
1982-1986
14 folders
Continuing Resolution, Targeted Aid Amendment
1982

Box 64
H.R. 2760, Boland/Zablocki Amendment, FY 1983


Box 64
Security Assistance Supplemental, FY 1983


Box 64
Intelligence Authorization Act, FY 1984


Box 64
Urgent Supplemental, "Held up over aid for El Salvador," FY 1984


Box 64
H.R. 5119, Foreign Aid Authorization Act, FY 1985


Box 64
H.R. 5399, Intelligence Authorization Act, FY 1985


Box 64
H.R. 6117, Global Primary Health Act, FY 1985


Box 64
Continuing Resolution, Foreign Affairs, FY 1985


Box 64
Africa Supplemental, FY 1986


Box 64
Bologna Center
1986

Box 64
H.R. 1555, Foreign Aid Authorization, FY 1986


Box 64
Foreign Aid, FY 1986


Box 64
H.R. 2068, State Department Authorization, FY 1986


Box 64
H.R. 5339, Foreign Assistance, FY 1987


Box 64
Armenian-American Affairs
1983-1985

Box 64
Baltic States
1991

Box 64
Belize
1984

Box 64
Bread for the World
1988

Box 64
Cambodia
1985-1986

Box 64
Caribbean Basin Initiative, H.R. 2769
1982-1985

Box 64
Central America, "Pledge of Resistance", Western Massachusetts
1984-1986

Box 64
Chad/Libya Conflict
1983

Box 64
Czechoslovakia
1986

Box 64
Child Survival Fund
1984-1985

Box 64
China
1984-1986

Box 64
China
1989-1990
2 folders
Box 64
China
1989-1990

Box 64
China, Shang Jingsheng, Amnesty International Case
1990

Box 64
Comprehensive Trade Law Reform Act, H.R. 2809
1985

Box 64
Contadora Peace Process
1982-1983

Box 64
"Conte Receives Honorary Doctorate-Tufts," Commencement Speech on Foreign Policy
1980

Box 64
Copper Imports
1984

Box 64
Costa Rica
1982-1984

Box 64
Crisis in Foreign Aid Briefing
1986

Box 64
Cuba
1985

Box 64
Cutting Tools, Country of Origin
1984

Box 64
Czechoslovakia, Vaclav Havel
1989

Box 64
Danforth-Cohen 201 Amendment
1984

Box 64
Domestic Content Legislation, H.R. 5133
1982-1984

Box 64
Donnelly/Tsongas Fair Foreign Trade Practice Act, H.R. 2607
1985

Box 64
Egypt
1982-1986
3 folders
Egypt, GE Power Plant
1983

Box 64
Egypt, Nuclear Project
1986

Box 64
Egypt, Raytheon Project
1982

Box 64
El Salvador
1981-1990
8 folders
"COMADRES", America Sosa Case
1989-1990

Box 64
Conte Letters/Statements
1981-1982

Box 64
Conte Statements
1983

Box 64
Legislation
1981-1982

Box 64
Legislation
1983

Box 64
Nun Slaying
1982-1983

Box 64
Third Certification Report
1983

Box 64
Fourth Certification Report
1983-1984

Box 64
Export Administration Act Reauthorization, H.R. 1786
1983-1985

Box 64
Export-Import Bank
1981-1985
4 folders
Export/Import Bank Reauthorization
1981-1984

Box 64
Export/Import Bank Authorization
1982-1983

Box 64
Export/Import Bank, Mixed Credit War Chest
1985

Box 64
Export/Import Bank, 99th Congress
1985

Box 64
Export Trading Company Act of 1982, Extension
1982-1984

Box 64
Food Assistance Africa Act, H.R. 2080
1985

Box 64
Footwear Imports
1983-1985
2 folders
Footwear Import Relief
1985

Box 64
Footwear Import Relief
1983-1984

Box 64
Foreign Affairs Correspondence
1988-1990
4 folders
Cosponsorship Letters
1988-1989

Box 65
Cosponsorship Letters I
1989

Box 65
Cosponsorship Letters II
1989

Box 65
Cosponsorship Letters
1990

Box 65
Foreign Policy Letters
1989-1990

Box 65
Former Members of Congress Association
1982

Box 65
Generalized System of Preference, H.R. 6023 Reauthorization
1984

Box 65
Genocide Convention
1984

Box 65
Germany, Reagan's Visit to Bitburg Cemetery
1985

Box 65
Guatemalan Refugees
1985

Box 65
Haiti
1985

Box 65
Harvest of Peace Resolution
1990

Box 65
Helsinki Accords Compliance
1987-1985

Box 65
Human Rights
1981-1990
14 folders
Argentina
1981-1982

Box 65
Cuba Letter
1989

Box 65
General
1983-1986

Box 65
Guinea
1983

Box 65
Letters
1988-1990

Box 65
Letters
1989-1990

Box 65
Peru
1985

Box 65
Political Prisoners
1984-1985

Box 65
South Africa
1981-1985

Box 65
South Africa
1986

Box 65
South America
1981-1982

Box 65
Soviet Union
1982-1986

Box 65
Turkey
1985

Box 65
Ukraine
1984-1985

Box 65
India
1984

Box 65
Indonesia, East Timor
1976-1986

Box 65
Institutes for Technological Cooperation
1979

Box 65
International Atomic Energy Agency, and Non-Proliferation
1985

Box 65
International Community Schools, American Community School
1985

Box 65
International Development Cooperation Agency
1980

Box 65
International Labor Rights
1989-1990

Box 65
International Monetary Fund, Witteveen Facility
1978

Box 65
Israel, U.S. Embassy
1984-1985

Box 65
Israel/U.S. Free Trade Area, H.R. 5377
1984

Box 65
Italy, 1980 Earthquake Assistance
1980-1988

Box 65
Italian Prime Minister
1985

Box 65
Jacobo Timmerman
1977-1980
4 folders
Part I
1978-1980

Box 65
Part II
1977-1978

Box 65
Part III
1978-1979

Box 65
Part IV
1978-1979

Box 65
Japan
1989-1990
2 folders
Trade Relations
1990

Box 65
Whaling Letter
1989

Box 65
Jordan, Arms Sale
1985-1986

Box 65
Kenya
1990

Box 65
Korematsu, Japanese Internment
1982-1985

Box 65
Labor-Industry Coalition on International Trade (LICIT), H.R. 1950 Trade Bill
1985

Box 65
Lebanon
1989-1990
2 folders
Lebanon
1989

Box 65
William Robinson
1990

Box 65
Liberia
1990

Box 65
Mexico, Mexico City Earthquake
1985

Box 65
Morocco
1986

Box 65
Mozambique
1984

Box 65
Namibia
1985

Box 65
Nicaragua
1980-1986
7 folders
Contra Aid
1980-1986

Box 65
"Covert Activities," H.Con.Res. 108
1982-1984

Box 65
Harkin Amendment
1982

Box 65
House Republican Research Committee
1984

Box 65
Administration
1985

Box 65
International Court of Justice
1984

Box 65
Witness for Peace
1984

Box 65
Omnibus Trade Bill, Floor File
1984

Box 65
Panama
1989-1990

Box 65
Peace Corps
1985-1987

Box 65
Pease-Conte Trade Bill
1987

Box 65
Puerto Rican Statehood, Independence
1982

Box 65
Poland, Solidarity Support Committee
1983

Box 66
Population Control
1980-1985
3 folders
Box 66
Population Control
1980-1983

Box 66
Refugees
1982-1985
2 folders
Westover Air Force Base as Refugee Center, FY 1982


Box 66
Refugees, FY 1985


Box 66
Resource Input Subsidies, H.R. 2451
1986

Box 66
Romania, Orphan Adoptions
1990

Box 66
Saudi Arabia
1981-1986
2 folders
AWACS Sale
1981

Box 66
Saudi Arabia
1986

Box 66
South Africa
1985-1986
4 folders
Anti-Apartheid Act, H.R. 1460
1985

Box 66
Anti-Apartheid Act, H.R. 1460, Background Material
1985

Box 66
Legislation, 99th Congress
1985-1986

Box 66
University of Massachusetts Project
1986

Box 66
Soviet Food Industry
1990

Box 66
Soviet Jewry
1983-1990
7 folders
"Action Luncheon"
1985

Box 66
"Conte's Action"
1984 Jan.-June

Box 66
"Conte's Action"
1984 July-Dec.

Box 66
General
1983

Box 66
General
1988-1990

Box 66
Kelman Family
1990

Box 66
Lurie Family
1989

Box 66
Soviet Union
1985
2 folders
General
1985

Box 66
Yosyp Terelia
1985

Box 66
Syria, Wahid Khadhur
1990

Box 66
Task Force on Afghanistan
1985

Box 66
Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, H.R. 1562
1985

Box 66
Textiles, Country of Origin
1984-1985

Box 66
Trade


Box 66
Note:

SEE ALSO: Pease-Conte Trade Bill

Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
1984-1986
2 folders
Mailing to District Businesses
1984-1985

Box 66
Reauthorization
1984-1986

Box 66
Trade Letters
1989-1990

Box 66
Trade Policy and the Overvalued Dollar
1982-1985

Box 66
Trade Remedies, H.R. 4784
1984

Box 66
Trade Remedies Reform Act, H.R. 4785
1984

Box 66
Trade Reorganization
1983

Box 66
Trade War, Japan, 99th Congress
1985

Box 66
Traprock Peace Center
1989

Box 66
Tunisia
1985

Box 66
United Nations Development Program, Draper Luncheon
1986

Box 66
United Nations Fund for Population Activities
1986-1987

Box 66
United States-China Nuclear Pact
1985

Box 66
United States-Honduran Military Exercises
1983

Box 66
United States-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics High School Academic Partnership Program


Box 66
Vatican, Mission Upgrade and Funding
1983-1984

Box 66
Voluntary Restraint Agreements
1984-1985

Box 66
World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa
1985

Box 66
World Hunger
1981-1985

Box 66
Zaire
1984-1985

Box 66
Subseries f: Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-Independent Agencies
1966-1991
6 boxes, 6.25 linear ft.

Congressman Conte championed the interests of his district by seeking funding for First District projects in the appropriations phase, and represented those interests as an intermediary between constituents and the bureaucracy once a grant application was filed or a project under way.

The HUD subcommittee files document Conte's efforts, through his influence on the appropriations committee, to strengthen the economy of Western Massachusetts and to assist the elderly and low-income residents of Western Massachusetts through a myriad of housing and community development grants. Most of the files in this six box subseries relate to the appropriations of monies for programs such as Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG), Housing Development Action Grants (HODAG), Community Development Block Grants, funding for public works projects, housing for the elderly, and other HUD-related grants.

The contents here include correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, legislative reference materials, notes, speeches, and federal grant applications. The files are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Most of the files are under the first town or city for which the project was intended. There are also several files relating to the annual HUD-IA appropriations bill.

As a long-time supporter of public housing, Conte was extensively involved in procuring federally funded, low-income housing projects and developments in his district. As a result, he often found himself in the position of being a mediator between low-income constituents in need of affordable housing and those constituents who were opposed to housing projects in their neighborhood. Towns most often mentioned are: Pittsfield, Holyoke, Northampton, Greenfield, and North Adams.

Congressman Conte's interest in the environment and his concern for the homeless are evident in his legislative and constituent correspondence regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), two of the several independent agencies within the HUD subcommittee's jurisdiction. There are several files regarding EPA projects in the First District, most of which relate to water pollution control and wastewater treatment. Other independent agencies represented in these files include the Veterans Administration, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.

The staff members most frequently represented in correspondence and memoranda are Gayl Mileszko and Mary Silveira, with assistance from Peter Gossens, James Ogsbury and James Kulikowski, all minority staff assistants.

Researchers should note that many subjects are to be found in a mixture of Appropriations Bills, Independent Agency, and First District Town or City files. This is due to the fact that many projects, such as a sewage treatment plant, may be requested by a town, funded by a HUD grant, and monitored by the EPA.

Adams, MA
1967-1985
6 folders
Elderly Housing and Urban Renewal
1967-1972

Box 67
Housing
1970-1972

Box 67
Housing Authority Board Conflict
1987

Box 67
HUD Grants
1969

Box 67
Water and Sewer
1968-1971

Box 67
Water Supply
1985

Box 67
Agawam, MA
1969-1976
3 folders
Housing
1971-1976

Box 67
Urban Renewal Funds/Police Station Construction
1970-1972

Box 67
Water and Sewer Facility
1969-1972

Box 67
Amherst, MA
1966-1976
4 folders
Community and Urban Development
1967-1976

Box 67
Housing
1969-1972

Box 67
Village Park Project
1970-1971

Box 67
Water and Sewer
1966-1974

Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY83, Supplemental


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY84, Supplemental


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 85

4 folders
NASA


Box 67
Office of Science and Technology Policy


Box 67
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


Box 67
Supplemental


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 86

10 folders
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 86


Box 67
Conference Report


Box 67
Conference Correspondence


Box 67
Consumer Product Safety Commission


Box 67
H.R. 1, Housing Act of 1985, FY 1986


Box 67
H.R. 465 and 457, First Continuing Resolution


Box 67
H.J. Res. 441, Second Continuing Resolution


Box 67
NASA


Box 67
Subcommittee Markup Notes


Box 67
Third Continuing Resolution


Box 67
Urban Development Action Grants


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 87

4 folders
Correspondence


Box 67
Legislative Materials


Box 67
National Credit Union Administration


Box 67
Supplemental, Clean Water


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 88

8 folders
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.)


Box 67
Appropriations Expirations, FY88 and 1989


Box 67
Correspondence


Box 67
Government Correspondence


Box 67
H.J.Res. 395, Continuing Resolution


Box 67
H.R. 2783


Box 67
Markup Material


Box 67
NASA


Box 67
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 89

19 folders
Administration Correspondence


Box 67
Conference Notes


Box 67
Correspondence


Box 67
Environmental Protection Agency


Box 68
H.R. 4800


Box 68
"Member Requests"


Box 68
Supplemental - "Administration"


Box 68
Supplemental - Administration Correspondence


Box 68
Supplemental - Background Material


Box 68
Supplemental - Correspondence


Box 68
Supplemental - Government Correspondence


Box 68
Supplemental - Green Bank Telescope


Box 68
Supplemental - Memoranda and Notes


Box 68
Supplemental - Statements


Box 68
Supplemental - Veterans correspondence I


Box 68
Supplemental - Veterans correspondence II


Box 68
Supplemental - Veterans correspondence III


Box 68
Supplemental - Veterans Administration


Box 68
Supplemental - Veterans Affairs


Box 68
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 90

3 folders
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.)


Box 68
Veterans Affairs Budget


Box 68
Veterans Affairs Budget and Legislative Materials & Memoranda


Box 68
Appropriations Bills (HUD and I.A.), FY 91

2 folders
Veterans Affairs Budget and Correspondence


Box 68
Veterans Affairs Budget and Legislative Materials & Memoranda


Box 68
Asbestos
1984-1988
2 folders
Amendment
1984

Box 68
Risks and Removal
1986-1988

Box 68
Athol, MA
1969-1970

Box 68
Baldwinville, MA, Requests for Federal Assistance
1968

Box 68
Barre, MA, Housing and Urban Development
1971

Box 68
Belchertown, MA
1971-1976

Box 68
Berkshire County, MA, FHA and VA loans
1987

Box 68
Berkshire County Weather Station
1984

Box 68
Berkshire Public Theater, National Endowment for the Arts Application
1985

Box 68
Bernardston, MA, HUD Grants
1968

Box 68
Blandford, MA, Water and Sewer
1972

Box 68
Charlemont, MA, Sanitary Landfill
1972

Box 68
Cheshire, MA
1969-1973
2 folders
Requests for Federal Assistance
1969-1970

Box 68
Historic Preservation
1973

Box 68
Chester, MA
1971-1986
2 folders
Housing Development
1986

Box 68
Requests for federal assistance
1971-1972

Box 68
Christian Center Housing Corp. Loan
1986

Box 68
Clarksburg, MA
1973-1986
2 folders
Baily Bridge Construction
1973

Box 68
Sewer Connector
1986

Box 68
College Housing Loan
1984

Box 68
Construction Work in Progress (CWIP), H.R. 555
1983

Box 68
Conte Statements, "Poles"
1979-1987

Box 68
Correspondence
1983-1988
2 folders
Box 68
Council on Environmental Quality
1983-1985

Box 68
Cummington, MA, Storm Drainage
1986

Box 68
Dalton, MA
1967-1981
3 folders
Water and Sewer
1967-1970

Box 68
Urban Development
1970

Box 68
Dalton Woolen Mills Apartments
1981-1982

Box 68
Davis-Bacon Act
1987

Box 68
Deerfield, MA, HUD Grants
1970

Box 68
District of Columbia, Reserve Water Supply
1972

Box 68
Downing Industrial Park, Road Improvements/Expansion
1984

Box 68
Easthampton, MA
1968-1987
6 folders
HUD Grants
1968-1970

Box 68
Grant Applications/Requests
1984

Box 68
HUD Section 235 Housing Dispute
1972

Box 68
R.L. Truehart Co., Inc., HUD Restricted List
1972-1973

Box 68
HUD Grants
1975-1976

Box 68
Orchard View Elderly Housing
1987

Box 68
Emergency Food and Shelter
1982-1985
3 folders
1982


Box 68
1983


Box 68
1984-1985


Box 68
Emmanuel College, NSF Grant
1987

Box 68
Enterprise Zones
1981-1984

Box 68
Environmental Protection Agency
1980-1988
18 folders
Acid Rain
1985

Box 69
Ashfield, MA
1985

Box 69
Background Material, Correspondence
1987

Box 69
Boston Harbor Cleanup
1988

Box 69
Federal Water Pollution Control Act
1980-1982

Box 69
First District Sewage Treatment
1973

Box 69
General Electric
1984-1985

Box 69
Hearing in Pittsfield, MA - Wastewater Treatment
1983

Box 69
Hearing Material, FY 1985


Box 69
Lead and Copper Control Act
1988

Box 69
Legislative Correspondence
1983-1984

Box 69
Legislative Material, Notes, Correspondence
1986

Box 69
Markup Material/Correspondence, FY 1985


Box 69
News Clippings
1984-1985

Box 69
Reclassification of Perchloroethylene
1987

Box 69
South Hadley Water Pollution Control Project
1985

Box 69
Superfund
1980-1985

Box 69
Wastewater Treatment Grants
1986

Box 69
Erving, MA
1972-1985
2 folders
HUD Grants
1972

Box 69
Action Grant, (UDAG)
1985

Box 69
Federal Crime Insurance
1984

Box 69
Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA)
1983-1987
5 folders
Arson Control
1985

Box 69
Correspondence and Budget Requests
1983-1985

Box 69
Correspondence
1983-1988

Box 69
Funds for Local Fire Departments
1984

Box 69
Homeless
1983-1987

Box 69
Financial Adjustment Factor


Box 69
First District Grants and Awards
1986

Box 69
Florence, MA
1976

Box 69
Gayl Mileszko, Correspondence/form letters
1986

Box 69
"Gayl Mileszko File," Correspondence
1986-1987

Box 69
Gill, MA, HUD Grants
1971

Box 69
Gill, MA Sewer Project
1983

Box 69
Grant Announcements
1983-1984

Box 69
Granville, MA, Requests for Federal Assistance
1972

Box 69
Granby, MA
1973-1974

Box 69
Great Barrington, MA
1966-1984
2 folders
Great Barrington, MA
1966-1977

Box 69
"Construct Inc.," Home Ownership Program
1984

Box 69
Greenfield, MA
1966-1987
13 folders
Correspondence
1973

Box 69
Federal Building
1969-1971

Box 69
Housing
1970-1975

Box 69
Industrial Park Grant
1984-1986

Box 69
Millhouse Project
1982-1984

Box 69
Millhouse Project
1983-1985

Box 69
Transportation for the Elderly
1971-1972

Box 69
Urban and Community Development
1969-1976

Box 69
Urban Development Action Grant
1986

Box 69
Urban Development Action Grant
1986

Box 69
Urban Development Action Grant
1987

Box 69
Water and Sewer
1966-1972

Box 69
Weldon House
1979-1982

Box 69
Hadley, MA
1971-1973
2 folders
Waste Disposal
1973

Box 69
Fire Station Equipment, Water and Sewage, Flood Insurance
1971-1973

Box 69
Hampden County, MA, "Bondi's Island"
1987

Box 69
Hancock, MA, Zoning Change
1975

Box 69
Hardwick, MA, Requests for Federal Funding
1970-1971

Box 69
Harrington, MA (UDAG Grant)
1984

Box 69
Hatfield, MA, HUD Grants
1970-1974

Box 69
Heath, MA, HUD Grants
1976

Box 69
Hinsdale, MA, Requests for Federal Assistance
1968-1971

Box 69
Hinsdale, MA, HUD Grants, Water and Sewer
1974

Box 69
Holyoke, MA
1968-1987
34 folders
Bower-Mosher I and II project
1973-1974

Box 69
Conciliation Agreement Between HUD and Holyoke Housing Authority
1973

Box 69
Crosier Field Rehabilitation Project
1984

Box 69
Elderly Housing
1972-1973

Box 69
Farm Labor Housing
1986

Box 69
Hadley Mills Townhouses
1972

Box 69
Holyoke Energy Recovery Company
1985

Box 70
Holyoke House Request for Section 8 Mortgage
1985

Box 70
Housing Authority
1983-1985

Box 70
Housing Authority Racial Discrimination Case
1985

Box 70
Housing and Economic Resources, Inc.
1987

Box 70
Housing Development Action Grant (HODAG), Echo Hill Apartments, Holyoke
1984-1986

Box 70
Housing Development Action Grant (HODAG), Millhouse, Greenfield
1983-1985

Box 70
Housing Development Action Grant (HODAG), Village Apartments, Holyoke
1984-1986

Box 70
Housing Development Action Grants, (HODAG)
1986-1987

Box 70
Housing, General
1971-1972

Box 70
HUD-related correspondence
1974-1976

Box 70
HUD-related correspondence
1975

Box 70
"Mary Silveira" UDAG File
1981

Box 70
Miscellaneous - HUD
1968-1971

Box 70
Miscellaneous - HUD
1972-1973

Box 70
Model Cities Health Center
1971-1972

Box 70
Model Cities Program
1972-1974

Box 70
Nueva Esperanza (HODAG)
1984-1986

Box 70
Pearson Valley Industrial (UDAG)
1983

Box 70
Pre-72 Model Cities
1968-1970

Box 70
"Pre-72 Model Cities," Constituent Form Letters
1968-1970

Box 70
Pulaski Heights Elderly Housing
1975-1976

Box 70
Riverview Urban Renewal
1969

Box 70
Section 8 Funding Requests
1987

Box 70
"University Products," (UDAG)
1987

Box 70
Urban Development Action Grants, Pearson Valley Industrial Park
1985

Box 70
Urban Renewal
1968-1972

Box 70
Wang Laboratories Inc. Urban Development Action Grant
1981

Box 70
Water and Sewer
1967-1970

Box 70
Homeless
1984-1988
2 folders
Homeless
1984-1987

Box 70
Issues and Legislation
1988

Box 70
Housing, Community Development, and Hopelessness Prevention Act
1987

Box 70
Housing Development Action Grants
1986

Box 70
HUD
1981-1987
3 folders
Administrative Fee Reduction
1985

Box 70
Boiler Purchasing Practices
1981-1985

Box 70
Fair Market Rents
1987

Box 70
Huntington, MA, Requests for Federal Assistance
1971-1973

Box 70
Interstate Land Sales (HUD)
1987

Box 70
Lanesborough, MA, Water and Sewer
1970-1971

Box 70
Lee, MA
1965-1987
3 folders
Housing/Water and Sewer
1965-1972

Box 70
HUD Grants
1973-1975

Box 70
Hyde Place, Housing for the Elderly
1983-1987

Box 70
Lenox, MA
1968-1984
2 folders
Cranwell School Property


Box 70
Federal Grants/Water and Sewage
1968-1970

Box 70
Massachusetts Housing Finance Committee
1984-1985

Box 70
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1987

Box 70
Monroe, MA
1971-1986
2 folders
EPA Discharge Permit Extension
1986

Box 70
Sewer Grant
1971

Box 70
Montague, MA
1970-1985
3 folders
HUD Application
1976

Box 70
HUD File
1970-1972

Box 70
Powertown
1985

Box 70
Morningside Heights Housing
1987

Box 70
Mt. Washington, MA, Flood Control and Misc. Requests
1973-1976

Box 70
NASA
1984-1989
7 folders
Astronaut Frank L. Culberton
1988

Box 70
Berkshire Community College Conference
1985

Box 70
Challenger Explosion
1984-1986

Box 70
Columbia Mission
1983

Box 70
Hearing Questions
1989

Box 70
Malcolm Conway Patent
1985

Box 70
Teachers in Space Project
1985

Box 70
National Institutes of Building Sciences
1983-1985

Box 70
National Science Foundation
1980-1985

Box 71
New Bedford, MA, Urban Development Action Grant
1988

Box 71
Nominations for HUD positions
1988

Box 71
North Adams, MA
1967-1975
6 folders
Beaver Mill Project
1983

Box 71
Community Development Projects
1986

Box 71
Elderly Housing
1970-1972

Box 71
Housing
1970-1975

Box 71
Main Street Renewal Project & Inequities Funds
1968-1975

Box 71
Mohawk forest Apts.
1971

Box 71
Saint Joseph's Court Housing Project
1981-1982

Box 71
Urban Renewal Material
1967-1969

Box 71
Vouchers
1985

Box 71
Water and Sewer
1966-1970

Box 71
Northampton, MA
1967-1988
9 folders
General
1969-1972

Box 71
Economic Development Administration Grants
1983

Box 71
Florence Heights Project
1984-1987

Box 71
Hampton Court Project
1986

Box 71
Hawley School
1984

Box 71
HUD Funds and Housing
1973-1975

Box 71
Industrial Park
1988

Box 71
Low Income Housing
1971-1972

Box 71
National Guard Facility
1968

Box 71
Project Self Sufficiency
1985

Box 71
Saint Michael's House
1979-1982

Box 71
Urban Renewal Action Grant (UDAG)
1987

Box 71
Water and Sewer
1970-1971

Box 71
Northfield, MA, Schnell Bridge
1973-1984

Box 71
Orange, MA, Urban Development and Action Grants (UDAG)
1983

Box 71
Otis, MA, HUD Building Rehab.
1967

Box 71
Pequois Elderly Housing
1983

Box 71
Pittsfield, MA
1968-1987
26 folders
Berkshire Housing Development (HUD Grant)
1970-1971

Box 71
Berkshire Housing Development Corp.
1985

Box 71
Bradford Block Elderly Housing and Neighborhood Facilities
1969-1970

Box 71
Columbus Urban Renewal Project
1968-1973

Box 71
Community Development Action Grant, Lipton Steel and Metal Products
1985

Box 71
Correspondence Regarding HUD Housing
1975

Box 71
Deering Street Section 236
1970-1971

Box 71
Epworth Arms Dedication
1988

Box 71
General
1970-1972

Box 71
Housing Authority
1983

Box 71
HUD "Code Enforcement Ceremony,"
1970-1971

Box 71
Jubilee Urban Renewal Project
1967-1969

Box 71
Jubilee Urban Renewal Project
1971

Box 71
Lake Ridge (UDAG)
1986-1987

Box 71
Correspondence
1972-1973

Box 71
Correspondence
1974-1976

Box 71
Morningside Heights
1987

Box 71
"Old Town Hall" Restoration
1969-1972

Box 71
"Operation Breakthrough," HUD Grant
1969

Box 71
Renton 23 Unit Low Income Project
1969-1971

Box 71
Urban Development Action Grant
1985-1986

Box 71
Victory Hill Housing Project
1970-1971

Box 72
West Side Urban Renewal
1969-1971

Box 72
Williams St. Housing Project-Opposition
1970

Box 72
Williams St. Housing Project
1970

Box 72
Richmond, MA, Grant Inquiry
1976

Box 72
Savings and Loan Crisis
1988-1989

Box 72
Shelburne Falls, MA, Inquiries
1969

Box 72
South Hadley, MA

6 folders
Community Development Block Grant
1975

Box 72
"Cowan Block" Project
1984

Box 72
Holyoke Bridge
1973

Box 72
Miscellaneous
1972

Box 72
Request for Federal Assistance
1986

Box 72
Water Pollution Control
1985

Box 72
Southampton, MA
1969-1986
4 folders
Water and Sewer Project
1969

Box 72
West Fenway Housing Project
1986

Box 72
Southwick, MA


Box 72
Federal Grant Inquiry
1974

Box 72
Stockbridge, MA
1967-1976

Box 72
Sunderland, MA, New Post Office
1973

Box 72
Templeton, MA, Industrial Cost Recovery
1978-1985

Box 72
Turners Falls, MA
1967-1983
2 folders
Fire Station and Ball Fields
1967-1976

Box 72
Fourth Street Project
1980-1983

Box 72
United Way
1986

Box 72
University of Massachusetts Amherst

4 folders
Correspondence
1985

Box 72
Economic Development Administration Grant
1983-1985

Box 72
Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center
1985

Box 72
Urban Coalition, Correspondence
1973

Box 72
Veterans Administration, Northampton Blind Rehab. Clinic
1985

Box 72
Veterans Affairs
1969-1991
6 folders
General
1989-1991

Box 72
Constituent and Miscellaneous Correspondence
1988-1991

Box 72
Government Correspondence
1990-1991

Box 72
Newsclippings
1990-1991

Box 72
Speeches and Statements
1969-1974

Box 72
Speeches and Statements
1988-1991

Box 72
West Springfield, MA

2 folders
HUD File
1971-1973

Box 72
Riverdale UDAG Project
1983-1988

Box 72
Western Massachusetts
1985-1988
5 folders
1987 Flood


Box 72
Pending Projects
1984

Box 72
Section 202, HUD Projects


Box 72
Snow and Flood Assistance
1987

Box 72
UDAG Eligibility
1986-1987

Box 72
Westfield, MA
1969-1976
4 folders
General
1969-1972

Box 72
Housing and Senior Center
1972-1973

Box 72
Housing
1974-1976

Box 72
Water and Sewer
1971

Box 72
Williamsburg, MA
1970-1972

Box 72
Williamstown, MA
1969-1975
2 folders
Federal Funding Inquiries
1974-1975

Box 72
Projects and Inquiries
1966-1973

Box 72
Worthington, MA

2 folders
Federal Funds Inquiry
1976

Box 72
Water Facilities Project
1968

Box 72
Subseries g: Interior Subcommittee
1977-1991
13 boxes, 16.25 linear ft.
Arrangement:

The Interior files are arranged with five boxes of appropriation bills first, followed by eight boxes of subject files. The bills files have been arranged by fiscal year. Within a given fiscal year an Interior Appropriations bill can be tracked from bureau and departmental requests through subcommittee and full committee markup, to floor action and conference committee. The amount of information available within a given fiscal year varies considerably. The subject files are arranged alphabetically.

Contents:

The subject files reveal Conte's interest in environmental and conservation issues. Subjects of national importance include Antarctic preservation, wetlands acquisition, prevention of development of Matagorda Island, Texas, the last untouched barrier island and home of the whooping crane, and other National Wildlife Refuges, and the North American Waterfowl Conservation Act. Issues more specifically related to Interior concerns in Massachusetts' First District include the files on the restoration of the Atlantic salmon and striped bass to the Connecticut River through projects like the Northeast Anadromous Fish Lab in Turners Falls and the Sunderland holding station, obtaining federal Clean Water Act funds for Massachusetts, and Appalachian Trail relocation plans for the Berkshire County towns of Tyringham and Sheffield. For his many years of hard work and dedication to preserving the environment he was honored by many environmental organizations including the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society.

Despite Conte's interest in environmental and interior issues, he served only as an ex officio member of the Subcommittee on Interior, a position granted by his status as ranking minority member.

In general, these files consist of materials relating directly to markup and passage of appropriations bills, including (but not limited to) floor statements, hearing materials, amendments, conference notes, staff memos and correspondence from colleagues, constituents and lobbying groups. Subject files contain correspondence of the types just mentioned, staff memos, and newsclippings. From 1985-1991, the Interior Subcommittee files were maintained by Tim Shea, minority staff assistant for the Interior subcommittee and primary staff member represented in these files.

Although supplemental appropriations bills are all-encompassing, that is, not tied to individual subcommittees, supplemental issues relating only to Interior matters have been included in this series.

There are four subseries of the Interior Subcommittee files: Acid Rain, Department of Energy, Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, and Tim Shea General Subject Files.

Interior Appropriations Bill, FY85, H.R. 5973

12 folders
Non-Committee Member Requests, n.d.
ca.1984

Box 73
Grace Commission
1984 Feb.-1984 July

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearings, U.S. Forest Service, Questions, Research, Bob Wolf Correspondence
1984 Dec.-1985 May

Box 73
U.S. Forest Service Requests, Hearings
1984 Oct.-1985 May

Box 73
U.S. Forest Service Annual Reports, Printed Material, Maps
1984 Feb.-1985 Feb.

Box 73
National Park Service, Background Correspondence (photocopies)
1981-1983

Box 73
National Park Service, Historic Preservation
1984

Box 73
National Park Service, Budget Requests, Subcommittee Hearings
1984

Box 73
Territorial and International Appropriations Hearings
1984 Feb.-1985 Apr.

Box 73
Rules Committee
1984 June

Box 73
Full Committee Markup and Senate Version
1984 May-Aug.

Box 73
Floor Activity, Cong. Record Clippings
1984 Sept.-Oct.

Box 73
Interior Appropriations Bill, Supplemental, FY85


H.R. 2577, Chapter 7, Interior
1985 Mar.-May

Box 73
Interior Appropriations Bill, FY86, H.R. 3011

41 folders
Audubon Society Budget Recommendations, n.d.
ca.1985

Box 73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Budget Justification
undated

Box 73
U.S. Geological Survey Budget Request
1985 Mar.

Box 73
Interior Dept. Budget Overview
1985 Feb.-May

Box 73
Budget Estimates, Tables
1985 Jan.-Mar.

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearing Schedules
1985

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearings, Bureau of Land Management Testimony
1985 Feb.

Box 73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Testimony, FY85-86
1984-1985

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearings, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Testimony, Questions
1985 May

Box 73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Capability Statements
undated

Box 73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Background Information
1985

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearings, U.S. Forest Service Testimony
1985 Mar.-May

Box 73
U.S. Forest Service, Forest Fire Protection
undated

Box 73
U.S. Forest Service, Explanatory Notes
1986 June

Box 73
Subcommittee Hearings

6 folders
Interior Sec. Hodel Testimony
1985 Feb.

Box 73
Interior Office of Inspector General Testimony
1984-1985

Box 73
National Endowment for the Arts Testimony
1985 Mar.

Box 73
Synfuels Testimony
1985 Apr.

Box 73
Outside Witnesses, Testimony
1985 May

Box 73
Outside Witnesses, Testimony
1985 May

Box 73
Outside Witnesses, Testimony
1985 Apr.

Box 73
Subcommittee Markup

5 folders
Mar-Jun
1985

Box 74
Appropriations Support Tables
1985 June

Box 74
Members' Interests
1985

Box 74
Non-Committee Member Requests
1985 Apr.-June

Box 74
Amendments and Recommendations
undated

Box 74
SOC Amendments
1985

Box 74
Synfuels Amendments (including SOC Amendments)
1985

Box 74
Synfuels Amendments, Printed Materials
1985

Box 74
Synfuels Amendments, SOC Statements, Dear Colleague Letters
1985 July

Box 74
Subcommittee Markup Correspondence, O.C.S./Georges Bank
1985 May-June

Box 74
Subcommittee Markup Correspondence, General
1985 Mar.-May

Box 74
Subcommittee Markup, Clippings, Printed Material
1984 Mar.-May

Box 74
Full Committee Markup
1985 June-July

Box 74
Full Committee Markup, O.C.S., Animal Rights Issues
1985 Apr.-July

Box 74
Administration Position on H.R. 3011
1985 July

Box 74
Floor Consideration, Amendments
1985 July

Box 74
Conference Committee, Capability Statements, Tables
1985 Aug.

Box 74
Conference Committee
1985 Aug.-Nov.

Box 74
Conference Committee Notes
1985

Box 74
Continuing Resolution, H.J.R. 465, Amendments
1985 Sept.-Dec.
2 folders
Box 74
Interior Appropriations Bill, FY87, H.R. 5234

13 folders
Support Tables
1985 Dec.-1986 June
2 folders
Box 75
Budget Overview
1986 Feb.

Box 75
Subcommittee Hearings

5 folders
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Testimony
1985-1986

Box 75
U.S. Forest Service, Questions, Testimony
1986

Box 75
Interior Sec. Hodel Testimony
1986 Feb.

Box 75
U.S. Territories Testimony
1986 Apr.-May

Box 75
Outside Testimony
1986 Feb.

Box 75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Striped Bass Bill
1986 Apr.

Box 75
U.S. Forest Service, Lantz Fire Claims, SOC Amendment
1985 Aug.-1986 July

Box 75
Full Committee
1986 June

Box 75
Office of Management and Budget (Administration) Position
1986 July

Box 75
Floor Action
1986 July

Box 75
Interior Appropriations Bill, FY88, H.R. 2712

24 folders
Departmental Budget Requests
1987 Jan.

Box 75
U.S. Forest Service Budget Directives
1988 Feb.

Box 75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Research Funding Proposals, Testimony
1986 Oct.-1987 May

Box 75
Subcommittee Hearings

3 folders
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Testimony
1987 Apr.

Box 75
Interior Sec. Hodel Testimony
1987 Feb.

Box 75
SOC statements and Questions
undated

Box 75
Capability Statements

5 folders
U.S. Forest Service, Land Acquisition
1987

Box 75
U.S. Forest Service, Research, Fire Protection
1987

Box 75
Project Proposals, n.d.
ca.1987

Box 75
Subcommittee Markup
1987 May

Box 75
Support Tables, Correspondence
1987

Box 75
Second Quarter Reprogramming Reports
1987 May

Box 75
Subcommittee Markup Correspondence
1987 Mar.-May
2 folders
Box 75
Memoranda and Correspondence
1987 Feb.-June

Box 75
Support Tables
1987 June

Box 75
Subcommittee Markup, Printed Material
1987

Box 75
Post-Subcommittee Markup Program Recommendations
undated

Box 76
Floor Action
1988 June

Box 76
Floor Action, SOC Statements, Memoranda
1987

Box 76
Conference Committee
1987 July-Nov.

Box 76
Conference Report and Tables
1987 Dec.

Box 76
Interior Appropriations Bill, FY89, H.R. 4867

30 folders
Interior Sec. Requests (Administration Position)
1988 Feb.

Box 76
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Budget Recommendations
1988 Mar.-Apr.

Box 76
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Budget Requests and Justifications
1988 May

Box 76
Budget Tables
1988 Feb.

Box 76
Dept. of Interior Pay Reorganization
1989 Feb.

Box 76
Subcommittee Hearings

7 folders
Fish and Wildlife Testimony and Questions
1988 Mar.

Box 76
Forest Service, Testimony, Language
1988 Mar.-Apr.

Box 76
Interior Sec. Hodel Testimony, Questions
1988 Feb.

Box 76
H.R. 3593 (Federal Lands)
1988 Mar.

Box 76
National Park Service, Procedures, Questions
undated

Box 76
National Park Service Testimony
1988 Mar.

Box 76
Outside Witnesses, Testimony
1988 Feb.

Box 76
Subcommittee Markup
1988 Mar.-May
2 folders
Box 76
BLM Capability Statements
1988 Apr.-July

Box 76
Fish and Wildlife Service Capability Statements
1988 July

Box 76
Markup Notes, Tables
1988 June

Box 76
Subcommittee Markup Correspondence
1988 Mar.-June

Box 76
Office of Management and Budget Position on House, Senate Markup
1988 June

Box 77
Administration Position
1988 June

Box 77
Congressional Membership Requests (Project Support)
1988 Mar.-May

Box 77
Full Committee Markup
1988 June

Box 77
Floor Action
1988 June-July

Box 77
Amendments and Motions
1988 June-Sept.

Box 77
National Film Commission Amendments--Film Colorization
1988 June

Box 77
Conference Committee
1988 May-Aug.
2 folders
Box 77
Conference Notes, Amendments
1988 Aug.

Box 77
Conference Committee Amendments and Notes, n.d.
ca.1988

Box 77
Conference Report
1988 Aug.

Box 77
Interior Appropriations Bill, FY90, H.R. 2788

10 folders
Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid to Wildlife, Diversion of Funds
1989 Jan.

Box 77
Dingell-Johnson Federal Aid to Wildlife, Diversion of Funds
1989 June

Box 77
Subcommittee Hearings, Forest Service Testimony
1989 Jan.

Box 77
Subcommittee Hearings, Outside Witnesses, Testimony, Questions
1989 Feb.

Box 77
Bureau of Indian Affairs Appropriations
1989 July-Aug.

Box 77
Appropriations Tables
1989 Jan.-June

Box 77
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission Amendment
1989 June

Box 77
NEA-NEH Appropriations, Helms Amendment, n.d.
ca.1989

Box 77
Washington State Projects
1989 May

Box 77
Conference Committee, Amendments, Tables
1989 July-Aug.

Box 77
Supplemental Interior Appropriations Bill, FY90, H.R. 4404

8 folders
Appropriate Technology for Rural Areas
1990 May

Box 77
Fire Supplemental
1990 May

Box 77
Oil Clean Up
1990 Apr.

Box 77
Other Supplemental Appropriations
1990 May

Box 77
Wetlands Issues
1989 Oct.-1990 May

Box 77
Whitten Farm Provision, Alternative SOC Language
1990 May

Box 77
Committee Print
1990 May

Box 77
Conference Report
1990 May

Box 77
Interior Appropriation Bill, FY91

1 folder
Forest Service Requests


Box 77
Subject Files


Alaska Gas Pipeline Inspector, Budget Justification, FY86
1985 Feb.

Box 78
Alaska Land Exchange, Alaska National Wildlife Refuge
1987

Box 78
Alaska Land Exchange, Calista, AK, Wetlands Protection, Acquisition, FY90
1989

Box 78
Alaska Land Exchange, Kodiak Island Trip & Briefing Book
1988

Box 78
Alaska Parks, Superintendent's Reports, Printed Material
1984-1985

Box 78
Aleut People, Restitution for, FY89-90
1988-1990

Box 78
Antarctica Protection Bill, H.R. 3977
1990
18 folders
Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities
1989

Box 78
Administration, September
1990

Box 78
Bill Introduction & Text
1990 Feb.

Box 78
Introductory Press Conference
1990 Feb.

Box 78
Cosponsors (Rideout Copy)
1990 Mar.

Box 78
SOC Questions and Answers, n.d.
ca.1990

Box 78
Press Conference, SOC Statement
1990 Nov.

Box 78
Enrolled Copy of Bill
1990 Jan.

Box 78
Sample Press Package (copies only)
1990

Box 78
Draft Language
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Mining Claims
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Owens Resolution
1990 Oct.

Box 78
House/Senate Compromise Bill
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Final Edition
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Speech and C.R. Statements
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Bill Cost Analysis
1990 Aug.-Oct.

Box 78
House Floor Action
1990 Oct.

Box 78
Correspondence and Cosponsors
1990 Aug.-Nov.

Box 78
Appalachian Trail Relocation (MA)
1982-1986
17 folders
First District Land Acquisition
1982-1986

Box 78
Tyringham Relocation
1984

Box 78
Tyringham Community Reaction
1984

Box 78
Sheffield Community Reaction
1984

Box 78
Sheffield Relocation, Park Service, Sheffield Residents Correspondence
1985 Jan.-Oct.

Box 78
Sheffield Relocation Correspondence
1985 July-Dec.

Box 78
Sheffield Relocation Correspondence
1986 Feb.-June

Box 78
Sheffield Landowner Reaction
1985-1986

Box 78
Resource Recovery Systems Correspondence
1986

Box 78
Sheffield Relocation, Information
1985-1986

Box 78
SOC Remarks, U.S. Code
undated

Box 78
Staff Reports on Sheffield, Tyringham
1984-1985

Box 78
Staff Notes on Sheffield, Tyringham, n.d.
1984-1985

Box 78
Tim Shea Notebook
1986 June-Sept.

Box 78
SOC Position on Sheffield, Tyringham
1986 June-July

Box 78
Sheffield, Tyringham Maps
1984-1986

Box 78
Newsclippings
1985-1986

Box 78
Appalachian Trail Conference, Management Plan
1987
3 folders
Contents; Chapters 1-3


Box 79
Chapter 4, Protection


Box 79
Appendices


Box 79
Atlantic salmon
1974-1990
19 folders
Correspondence, Capability Statements, Printed Material
1979-1981

Box 79
General File (includes H.R. 7003, Fish Ladder Bill)
1982

Box 79
Correspondence, Printed Material
1980-1985

Box 79
Correspondence, Printed Material
1985-1986

Box 79
Correspondence, Printed Material
1987

Box 79
Notes, Quotes, Printed Material
1988-1990

Box 79
Connecticut River Issues
1988-1989

Box 79
Hydro Development at Sewell's Falls, NH
1985-1986

Box 79
Notes, Newsclippings, Reports
1981

Box 79
Op-Ed Pieces (Indexed)
1974-1989

Box 79
Restoration Bill, H.R. 3044, 98th Congress
1983 May

Box 79
H.R. 3044, Floor Statement
1983

Box 79
H.R. 3044, Sportsmen's Club Reactions, Background
1981

Box 79
H.R. 3044, Background Articles and SOC Statements
1971-1983

Box 79
Environmental Impact Statement, New England
1984

Box 79
Fish Ladder Dedication, Holyoke
1987 May

Box 79
Kelt Stocking in the Merrimack
1990 Mar.-Apr.

Box 79
Conservation Organization, Egan Appointment
1990 Apr.-July

Box 79
Sunderland Salmon Station Dedication
1983 Oct.

Box 79
Black Hills Restoration, Sioux Indian Bill
1985 July-Oct.

Box 79
Boston College Forum Construction, FY87
1986

Box 79
Bureau of Indian Affairs

3 folders
Education Issues
1984-1985

Box 79
General
1983-1984

Box 79
Health Services
1984-1985

Box 79
Bureau of Land Management, FY85
1984

Box 79
Bureau of Land Management, Grazing Fees
1985 Sept.-1986 July

Box 79
Coastal Parks, Threats to
1989 May

Box 79
Connecticut River, Clean Water Grant Allocation Tables
1985 Feb.

Box 79
Connecticut River Diversion
1986

Box 79
Connecticut River Issues
1987

Box 79
Conservation Alternatives, FY87
1986

Box 79
Conservation R&D, Effect of Budget Cuts, FY87
1986 Sept.

Box 79
Conservation, Speeches, Quotes and Polls
1990

Box 79
Conservation Foundation, Wetlands Policy Forum
1987 Nov.
2 folders
Box 79
Constitution Bicentennial Project, 100th Congress
1986

Box 80
U.S.S. Constitution Memorial
1987

Box 80
Correspondence, Constituent, General Interior Issues
1989-1990

Box 80
Correspondence Drafted by Tim Shea
1987 Jan.-May

Box 80
Correspondence Drafted by Tim Shea
1987 June-Dec.

Box 80
Cottonwood Canyon/Gallatin National Forest Land Acquisition
1989 Aug.-Sept.

Box 80
Crime Victim Assistance-Wildlife Fund, H.R. 3498
1983 Jan.-June

Box 80
Crime Victim Assistance-Wildlife Fund, H.R. 3498, Subcommittee Testimony
1984 Mar.-Apr.

Box 80
Richard Cronin National Salmon Station, Sunderland, MA, H.R. 4365
1988 Apr.-June

Box 80
Ellis Island Correspondence (Cary, Javits)
1954-1986

Box 80
Endangered Species
1985

Box 80
Endangered Species Program, Fish & Wildlife Serv., FY86
1985 Mar.

Box 80
Endangered Species Act Re-authorization, H.R. 1467
1987 Mar.-Dec.

Box 80
FDR Memorial Commission, FY85-86
1984 Mar.-1985 Mar.

Box 80
Farm Bill
1985-1990
5 folders
Conservation Reserve, Amendment Language
1986 Jan.-Mar.

Box 80
Fish and Wildlife Service Interaction
1987

Box 80
Swampbuster
1986 Mar.-1987 May

Box 80
"Swampbuster," FmHA Conservation Easement
1990

Box 80
Background Material
1986-1987

Box 80
Farmington River Watershed (CT)
1983-1990
3 folders
H.R. 6401, Bill, Study
1984-1985

Box 80
Printed Material, Studies
1983-1985

Box 80
Printed Material
1988-1990

Box 80
Federal Lands Administration Act, Forest Service/BLM Land Exchange

2 folders
Jan-Feb 1985


Box 81
Feb 1986


Box 81
Sol Feinstone Environmental Award
1980-1985

Box 81
Fire Costs, FY89-90
1988-1989

Box 81
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Foundation
1983-1990
6 folders
Creation, FY84
1983 May-June

Box 81
Budget Request, FY87
1986 June-July

Box 81
Funding Proposals, FY87-89
1987

Box 81
Grizzly Bear Study
1988 Nov.

Box 81
Projects, FY89
1988 Nov.

Box 81
Re-authorization Hearings, Testimony
1990 July

Box 81
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1980-1990
17 folders
Atlantic Striped Bass Conservation Act, H.R. 4121
1988 Mar.-July

Box 81
Attleboro (MA) Fish Hatchery, FY88
1986-1987

Box 81
Berkshire (MA) Fish Hatchery
1984

Box 81
Contractors for Northeast Fish Laboratory
1988

Box 81
Correspondence
1983 Feb.-Mar.

Box 81
Dunkle Improprieties (Alleged)
1988 Sept.-Feb.

Box 81
Fish Laboratory and Hatchery Reports
1980-1984

Box 81
Fishery and Cooperative Research Units
1982-1983

Box 81
Grant Program (Competitive), FY89
1988 Feb.-Apr.

Box 81
Headquarters Move (Planned), FY87
1986 Nov.

Box 81
Helicopter for Waterfowl Management (MN)
1988 Nov.

Box 81
Land Acquisition, Project Descriptions, n.d.
ca.1983-1985

Box 81
Miles City (MT) Fish Hatchery
1985 Oct.-1986 June

Box 81
Press Releases, Dept. of Interior
1985 Jan.-Feb.

Box 81
Reauthorizations, "Strengthening Certain Fish and Wildlife Laws" H.R. 4030
1988 Feb.

Box 81
Shortnose Sturgeon (Freedom of Information Act)
1984 Apr.-May

Box 81
Statements on FY88 Funding, n.d.
ca.1987

Box 81
Forbes Library, Northampton, MA, NHPRC, FY89


Box 81
U.S. Forest Service
1983-1989
10 folders
Correspondence, FY87
1986

Box 81
Forestry 2000 Task Force
1987

Box 81
Printed Material
1986-1987

Box 81
Reforestation Attainments
1987 Feb.-Mar.

Box 81
Road Construction Program, FY90
1989 Aug.-Sept.

Box 81
Timber Relief (Bailout)
1984-1986
7 folders
Bills
1983-1984

Box 81
Bills
1984-1985

Box 81
Bill
1986

Box 81
Congressional Research Service Reports, Clippings
1984

Box 81
Correspondence, Dear Colleague, OMB
1984 Sept.-Oct.

Box 81
Correspondence, Bob Michel Letter and Response
1984 Sept.

Box 81
General Information, Memos
1984 June-Sept.

Box 81
Timber Theft in the Pacific Northwest, Report
1989 Jan.

Box 81
Timber Issues, FY88
1987

Box 81
FDR Memorial Commission, FY 85-86
1984-1985

Box 81
Global Environmental Report, Bush Transition Material
1988 Nov.

Box 81
Green Mountain National Forest (VT)
1990

Box 81
Hazardous Waste Control Act, H.R. 2867, FY84-86
1983 May-Sept.

Box 82
Historic Preservation Report, Printed Material
1985 Feb.-1985 Apr.

Box 82
Holyoke Children's Museum, FY85 Grant
1984-1985

Box 82
Holyoke Heritage Park
1981-1984

Box 82
Holyoke Heritage Park, Printed Material, n.d.
ca.1980-1985

Box 82
Hunting Season (MA)
1987

Box 82
Hydropower Regulation Bill, H.R. 3593
1988 Mar.

Box 82
Iowa Trails
1986 Nov.-Dec.

Box 82
Institutes of Museum Services
1984-1988
3 folders
FY85 Hearings, Requests
1984 Feb.-Mar.

Box 82
FY85 Grants, FY86 Hearings, Requests
1985

Box 82
FY89 Grant Information Report
1988

Box 82
Kesterton Reservoir (CA), Contamination
1984 Oct.-1985 Mar.

Box 82
Kesterton Reservoir (CA), Claus Correspondence
1979-1985

Box 82
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Commission, FY90
1989

Box 82
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), FY85-86
1984-1985

Box 82
LWCF, Horshoe River, Rainbow Falls, NC, FY85
1985

Box 82
Lead/Steel Shot
1979-1984

Box 82
Lead Shot Ban, FY87
1986-1987

Box 82
Loon Mountain Ski Area (NH)
1987-1988

Box 82
Lowell Heritage Park, SOC Day
1986 May

Box 82
Lowell National Historical Park
1985-1987

Box 82
Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams Development
1987

Box 82
Massachusetts Seagrant Proposal
1989

Box 82
Matagorda Island
1980-1989
30 folders
Wilderness Designation Bill, H.R. 5219
1981 Dec.

Box 83
Matagorda Protection Bill, H.R. 1384
1989 Feb.-Mar.

Box 83
Audubon Society Information
1981-1982

Box 83
Budget Considerations FY89
1988 Aug.

Box 83
Clark Reports (Federal Refuge Manager)
1989 Jan.-Mar.

Box 83
Conservation Groups Recommendation
1988 Sept.

Box 83
Co-op Agreement Between Interior and Fish & Wildlife
1988 Dec.

Box 83
Correspondence, Interior Sec. Hodel
1988 Mar.-May

Box 83
Correspondence, Interior Sec. Lujan, TX Gov. Clements
1989 May-June

Box 83
Correspondence and Memoranda
1981-1982

Box 83
Correspondence, Support
1988 Feb.-Apr.

Box 83
Correspondence, For Federal Management
1988 May-Mar.

Box 83
Hoskins Mound
1989 Mar.-May

Box 83
House Study Group, Sierra Club Information
1981-1982

Box 83
Dept. of Interior Press Releases
1981-1982

Box 83
Maps
undated

Box 83
Newsclippings
1982

Box 83
Packet for Tim Shea
1987

Box 83
Public Law 98-66, House, Senate Reports
1983-1984

Box 83
Public Laws Relating to Matagorda Island (w/notes)
1985-1987

Box 83
SOC Questions and Comments
1989

Box 83
State Versus Federal Control, Cox Controversy
1988 June

Box 83
State Efforts to Manage Matagorda
1988 June

Box 83
Tim Shea Handwritten Notes
undated

Box 83
Tim Shea Update
1988 Sept.

Box 83
"Trip Material," Newsclippings and Notes
1988 Dec.-Jan.

Box 83
Visitation Log, Mike Spear at Fish & Wildlife, May 24, 1989 Background Information
undated

Box 83
Pamphlets and Discarded Publications
1980-1989

Box 83
"Doonesbury" Comics by G.B. Trudeau, n.d.
ca.1980-1985

Box 83
Memoranda, Tim Shea to SOC, FY88-90
1987-1989
6 folders
Jul 1987-Jun 1988


Box 83
Jul-Oct 1988


Box 83
1989


Box 83
Newsclippings


Box 83
Correspondence


Box 83
SOC Statements


Box 83
Mines and Minerals


Bureau of Mines
1983-1985

Box 83
Mineral Leases and Mining Claims, FY86
1985

Box 83
Minerals Management Service, FY84-86
1983-1985

Box 83
Mt. Lassen Volcanic Park (CA)
1990

Box 83
National Capital Planning Commission, Budget Request, Justification, FY85
1984

Box 83
National Endowment for the Arts/Humanities
1981-1986
10 folders
Budget Requests FY85
1984

Box 83
Budget Requests, Hearings FY85-86
1984-1985

Box 83
Budget Requests, Programs FY86-87
1985-1986

Box 83
Grants FY85
1985

Box 83
Grants FY87, Victory Theater, Holyoke, MA
1987

Box 83
Grants FY87, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield (MA)
1987

Box 83
"Humanities in Higher Education," Bennett Report
1984 Nov.

Box 83
Preservation of Books FY86
1985 Feb.-Mar.

Box 83
Printed Material
1981-1984

Box 83
Printed Material
1984-1985

Box 83
National Gallery of Art, Subcommittee Hearings
1984-1985

Box 83
Navajo and Hopi Relocation Commission, Budget Justification FY86
1985 Mar.

Box 83
New England Environmental Priorities, 100th Congress
1987 Aug.-Sept.

Box 84
New England Puppetry Series, FY86
1985 June

Box 84
North American Waterfowl Management Plan (N.A.W.M.P.)
1986-1989
12 folders
A Strategy for Cooperation
1986 May

Box 84
FY88 Plans, Testimony
1987 Sept.

Box 84
Bills, H.R. 2322 and H.R. 2587 (SOC)
1989 May-Dec.

Box 84
Bill, S. 804, Senate Version, Compromise Language
1989

Box 84
H.R. 2587, Compromise Language
1989

Box 84
H.R. 2587, Redraft
1989 Aug.-Dec.

Box 84
Quill Lakes Project, Saskatchewan, Canada
1988-1989

Box 84
Testimony
1989 July

Box 84
Tour, Prairie Region, Authorization and Information
1989 June-Aug.

Box 84
Tour, Prairie Region, Maps, Printed Material
1989 Aug.

Box 84
Tour, Prairie Region, Manitoba Segment
1989 Aug.

Box 84
Tour, Prairie Region, North Dakota Briefing Papers
1989 Aug.

Box 84
Northeast Anadromous Fish Laboratory
1984-1989
5 folders
Connecticut River Lab at Turners Falls, MA
1985-1989

Box 84
Appropriations FY85
1984

Box 84
Appropriations, FY87
1986

Box 84
Appropriations Bill, H.R. 1224, Anadromous Fish Conservation Act
1989 Mar.-Apr.

Box 84
Land Rights Changes
1987 May-Aug.

Box 84
Olmstead (Frederick Law) Memorial Bills, H.R. 17 and H.R. 2931
1987 Mar.-Oct.

Box 84
Park Service Appropriations, Land Acquisition Projects (LWCF), Priorities
1990 Feb.

Box 84
Piretti Ridge, Berkshires (MA)
1984 Mar.

Box 84
Pittsfield, MA Main Street Project, National Trust
1984 Apr.-May

Box 84
Pittsfield, MA Water Treatment Plant, Project Outline, Clippings
1987 July

Box 84
Pennsylvania Ave. Development Co., Requests & Testimony
1984-1986

Box 84
President's Park--The White House
1990

Box 84
Speeches
1985-1987
3 folders
Safari Club
1985 Feb.

Box 84
Sportsman's Dinner
1985 Oct.

Box 84
Sportsman's Dinner
1987 Mar.

Box 84
Statue of Liberty Controversy, Interior Sec. Hodel Testimony, Correspondence
1985-1986

Box 84
Statue of Liberty, Renovation, Celebration
1986 June-July

Box 84
Saint Gaudens National Historic Memorial, Cornish, NH
1990

Box 85
Selenium Disposal, Bor-Kesterton
undated

Box 85
Note:

SEE ALSO: Kesterton Reservoir

Stafford Hill Monument, Cheshire, MA
1985 May-June

Box 85
Tongass National Forest, AK, H.R. 5291 (Jul 1986)
1985-86

Box 85
Tongass National Forest, AK, H.R. 987 (Feb 1989)
1988-1989

Box 85
Trout Unlimited Award to SOC
1987 June

Box 85
Templeton Wastewater Treatment Plant, Correspondence
1989 Dec.

Box 85
Wetlands Acquisition
1979-1990
9 folders
Clean Water Act, Sec. 404
1983 May

Box 85
Colusa Basin, CA
1979-1987

Box 85
Fairview Sportsmen's Club, Holyoke, MA
1985 Nov.

Box 85
Federal Wetlands
1982-1983

Box 85
Land and Water Conservation Fund Report (LWCF), n.d.
ca.1987

Box 85
FY91 LWCF Projects and Priorities
1990 Mar.

Box 85
North Dakota
1984-1985

Box 85
Ward Bean Patch Gun Club, CA
1986 Apr.-May

Box 85
Warner Basin, Oregon
1987 Nov.

Box 85
Wetlands, Pres. Bush "No Net Loss," letter
1989 Dec.-1990 Mar.

Box 85
Wetlands Conservation, "Buzz" Buzzanco Refuge, Bedford, NY
1989

Box 85
Wetlands Duck Stamp
1984-1987
4 folders
H.J. Resolution 418
1984 July

Box 85
Duck File
1986

Box 85
Duck File, Clippings
1986

Box 85
Duck Stamp
1987

Box 85
Wetlands, Emergency Act, H.R. 1203
1985 Feb.-May

Box 85
Wetlands Mapping, Appropriations FY88
1986 Jan.-1987 July

Box 85
Wetlands Mapping, NASA Landsat-5
1984

Box 85
Wetlands Preservation, California Wetlands and Waterfowl Program


Correspondence and Report
1985 Jan.-Feb.

Box 85
Wetlands Reserve, Swampbuster


Box 85
Wetlands--Sweden's Swamp/Pyramid Mall, Attleboro, MA
1985-1986
3 folders
Court Action, Background Documents
1985-1986

Box 85
Memoranda, Correspondence
1985-1986

Box 85
Newsclippings
1985-1986

Box 85
Wild Horses and Burros
undated

Box 85
Wild and Scenic Rivers
1988

Box 85
Wildlife Refuges (National)
1982-1989
10 folders
Bobwhite Refuge in Arizona FY86
1985 Jan.

Box 85
Contaminant Issues
1986

Box 85
Little Sandy N.W.R., Texas
1986-1990

Box 85
Little Sandy N.W.R., Texas, H.R. 188
1990

Box 85
Niobrara River, Nebraska, Irrigation Dam Proposals
1981-1982

Box 85
Niobrara River, Nebraska, S. 280
1990

Box 85
Pelican Island, Florida
1989 Jan.-May

Box 85
Reedy Creek, New Jersey
1989-1990

Box 85
Togiak N.W.R., Alaska, Ron Hyde Case
1982-1985

Box 85
Walnut Creek, Iowa
1990

Box 85
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Budget Request, Hearing, FY86-87
1985 Jan.-1986 Mar.

Box 85
Wiswall Dam, Lamprey River, Durham, NH
1989 June-Oct.

Box 85
Note:

SEE ALSO: Atlantic salmon

Wolf in Yellowstone, Environmental Impact Statement
1987

Box 85
Wolf in Yellowstone
1990

Box 85
Woods Hole [MA] Laboratories, Tim Shea Trip
1988 July

Box 85
Subseries 3g-1: Interior Subcommittee, Acid Rain Files
1979-1990
6 boxes, 7.5 linear ft.

Conte's concern for the environment is well documented in the Acid Rain subseries of the Interior Subcommittee files. The files were maintained primarily by minority staff assistant, Tim Shea. Divided into legislative (bill materials arranged chronologically) and subject (arranged alphabetically) subseries, the files document Conte's ongoing interest in combatting acid rain. Writing and cosponsoring both clean air and clean water legislation for over a decade, Conte established himself as a congressional leader in the fight against acid rain.

A key issue here, documented to some extent in the Department of Energy Appropriations files and the Energy and Water Subcommittee files as well, is funding for the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Board. Initiated partly to study means of producing non-polluting (non-acid rain-causing) fuels, Conte was soon convinced that it was a waste of tax dollars and sought to rescind its funding. Files on the Synfuels successor, or as Conte referred to it, the "son of Synfuels" the Clean Coal Program are also covered in this series. Seeing the Clean Coal Program as an example of corporate welfare, Conte believed clean coal technologies should be developed in the private sector. Without restrictions on acid rain-causing emissions, Conte viewed the program as simply an expensive replacement for emissions control legislation.

Otherwise, the subject files here generally provide background material to legislative bills.

Early A/R Legislation, Background Information
1979-1983

Box 86
H.R. 1030 Fact Sheets, n.d.
ca.1983

Box 86
H.R. 3400 Waxman/Sikorski A/R Bill, Background
1981-1983

Box 86
H.R. 3904 Donelly A/R Mitigation Bill
1983 Sept.

Box 86
H.R. 4404 Clean Air Act Amendments

6 folders
98th Cong.
1983 Nov.

Box 86
Bill Reintroduction, Press Releases, Memos, Correspondence
1985 Jan.-Feb.

Box 86
H.R. 3400 Comparison, New England Congressional Caucus
1985

Box 86
Bill Comparison Charts H.R. 3400, S. 145
1985

Box 86
Bill Comparison, H.R. 5794, Congressional Research Service
1985 Jan.

Box 86
Proposed Changes and Amendments
1984-1985

Box 86
Other A/R Bills, 98th Congress, First Session
1983

Box 86
H.R. 5794, Eckhart A/R Bill, DEQE Analysis
1984

Box 86
H.R. 8 Clean Water Act with Amendments
1985 Jan.

Box 86
H.R. 8 Clean Water Act, SOC Statements
1985 July-Oct.

Box 86
H.R. 8 Clean Water Act, Information
1985

Box 86
H.R. 2900 "Tall Stacks," SOC Bill and Background


Box 86
Note:

SEE ALSO: Tall Stacks and Clean Coal Jan-Jul 1985

H.R. 2918 Clean Air Act Amendment, Rinaldo, et al.
1986 June

Box 86
H.R. 2697 Cheyney/Udall A/R Legislation
1984-1985

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Clean Air Act Bill, Sikorski-Conte
1986 Apr.

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Hearings, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment

10 folders
Congressional Statements, Notes
1986 Apr.

Box 86
Testimony I
1986 Apr.

Box 86
Testimony II
1986 Apr.

Box 86
Testimony I
1986 Apr.

Box 86
Testimony II
1986 Apr.

Box 86
Testimony (including SOC)
1986 May

Box 86
Congressional Testimony, Witness Lists
1986 May

Box 86
Testimony I
1986 May

Box 86
Testimony II
1986 May

Box 86
SOC Testimony
1986 May

Box 86
Michael Dukakis, MA Gov., Testimony
1986 May

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Stationary Sources of A/R
1986 May

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Correspondence Against
1986 Apr.-1987 Jan.

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Special Order Bills and Information
1986

Box 86
H.R. 4567 Cost of Legislation
1986 Apr.-Sept.

Box 86
H.R. 5370 Sikorski/Conte Bill, Drafts and Notes
1986 Feb.

Box 86
H.R. 5370 Sikorski/Conte Bill, Cosponsor Information
1986 Apr.

Box 86
S. 1983 Kerry A/R Bill
1985 Dec.

Box 86
Clean Air Act, 99th Congress Bills
1985-1986

Box 86
H.R. 2497 Gregg A/R Bill--Pollution Tax, 100th Cong.
1987 Mar.-Oct.

Box 86
H.R. 2666 Clean Air, 100th Cong., Information
1987

Box 86
H.R. 3054 Waxman Clean Air Bill
1987 July

Box 86
H.R. 3054 Clean Air Bill, Ozone Attainment Reports
1987 Feb.-July

Box 86
H.R. 3054 Testimony I, N.Y.C.
1987 Aug.

Box 86
H.R. 3054 Testimony II, N.Y.C.
1987 Aug.

Box 86
H.R. 4331 Cooper A/R Bill
1988 Mar.-May

Box 86
H.J. Res. 395 Ozone Extension, SOC Amendment
1987 Nov.-Dec.
7 Folders
Amendment Text, SOC Statements
1987 Nov.

Box 87
SOC/Murtha Bills-Cong. Debate
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
SOC/Murtha Bills-Correspondence
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
SOC v. Murtha Bills-Dingell Correspondence
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
SOC/Murtha Bills-Overviews Reports
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
Notes
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
EPA Court Case/Clippings
1987 Nov.-Dec.

Box 87
Celeste/Cuomo A/R Proposal
1988 June-July

Box 87
Other A/R Bills 100th Cong
1987-88

Box 87
H.R. 1470 A/R Bill and SOC Testimony
1989

Box 87
H.R. 1470 Cosponsors
1989

Box 87
H.R. 2323 Waxman Clean Air Bill (Ozone)
1989 May

Box 87
H.R. 2585 Dingell/Lent Clean Air Bill (Bush Proposal)
1989 Apr.-July

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Clean Air Act, Conference
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Clean Air Act
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Waxman/Lewis Amendment
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Sikorski, Green, Waxman Warranty Amendment
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Wyden/Conte/Park Amendment
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Other Amendments
1990

Box 87
H.R. 3030 Clean Air Act Correspondence
1990

Box 87
101st Cong. A/R Bills
1989-1990

Box 87
101st Cong. Bill Comparisons, H.R.s 144 & 1470
1989 Apr.

Box 87
101st Cong. Clean Air Information
1989-1990

Box 87
Subject Files


A/R Monitoring Project, UMass/Amherst
1982-1984

Box 87
A/R Research
1987 Oct.

Box 87
Alliance for Clean Energy (ACE), Position Papers, Correspondence and Testimony
1984

Box 87
American Conservation Corps
1985

Box 87
Briefing Book: "A/R Strategy Book," on H.R. 4404
1983-1989

Box 87
Briefing Book Material, Clippings, Memos, Fact Sheets
1983

Box 87
Bush Clean Air Plan & Congressional Response
1989 June

Box 87
Canada

8 folders
Letter to Bush re: Canada withreply from EPA, SOC et al.
1985 Mar.-May

Box 87
Section 115 Decision--Court Decision Affecting Canada
1985 July-Oct.

Box 87
US/Canada Relations, Special Envoy, Lewis correspondence
1985

Box 87
Canadian Response to A/R And U.S. Legislation
1985-1986

Box 87
US/Canada Relations
1987

Box 87
Canadian Response, Prime Minister Mulroney's D.C. Visit
1988 Apr.

Box 87
Canadian Response, Ambassador Burney's letter to Pres. Bush
1989 Feb.

Box 87
Clean Air Act
1983-1986
9 folders
Information I
1985-1986

Box 88
Information II
1985-1986

Box 88
National Clean Air Coalition Briefing Book
1983

Introduction; Act Summary; Health Effects


Box 88
Attaining Standards; Sanctions


Box 88
Mobile Sources; Preventing Deterioration


Box 88
Smelters; Percent Reduction


Box 88
Acid Rain


Box 88
Toxins; CO2; Venue


Box 88
Economics; Crop Losses; NCAC Positions


Box 88
"Clean Air Facts," Cong. Waxman's Office, nos.1-7
1989 Mar.-Apr.

Box 88
"Clean Air Facts," Cong. Waxman's Office, nos.8-14
1989 May-Aug.

Box 88