Guide to Research CollectionsUniversity of Tennessee Libraries
Modern Political Archives
Papers: In the Howard and Irene Baker Papers, 1933-1965, 49.5 feet (approximately 60,000 items).
The papers of Howard Baker contain legislative files, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, speeches, bills, and myriad associated items. Of special importance in the collection are Mr. Bakers works concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Atomic Energy Commission, since both greatly affected the livelihood of the people of the Second District. Also of note is his work on the tax structure of the United States, stemming from his position on the House Ways and Means Committee. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.