BATEMAN, Herbert Harvell, 1928-2000


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

College of William and Mary
Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: 1946-1982, 12,731 items.
The collection includes office files, 1968-1982, of Herbert H. Bateman, Virginia Republican State Senator from Newport News. Included are materials concerning Herbert Bateman’s sponsorship of coastal zone land management bills, bills for execution by lethal injection, bills for mandatory sentencing by judges in criminal cases and his activities on behalf of the port of Newport News, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and the Virginia seafood industry. The largest body of material concerns Herbert Bateman’s 1975-1977 efforts as paid counsel and as senator to minimize the economic impact of the poisoning of the James River by kepone on the Virginia seafood industry. An inventory is available in the library.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1994, 10 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during the campaigns of Herbert H. Bateman for the 1982, 1984, 1990, and 1994 Virginia congressional primaries.