DERWINSKI, Edward Joseph, 1926-2012


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1958-1982. 490 cubic feet.
Personal and congressional papers and correspondence, including photographs, motion picture film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Finding aid in repository. Restricted.


University of Kansas Libraries
Kansas Collection, Spencer Library
Lawrence, KS
Papers: In the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements, 1980, 1 folder.
The papers include ephemeral materials of Edward Joseph Derwinski.


University of Virginia
Miller Center
Charlottesville, VA
Oral History: In the George H. W. Bush Presidential Oral Histories, 2001, 2 interviews.
The oral history interviews were conducted with former Congressman Edward Derwinski. In the interviews, Dersinski recalls his education in Chicago; becoming a Republican; serving in the Army, U.S. House of Representatives, and as a delegate to the UN General Assembly; working in the State Department during the Reagan presidency; and serving in George H. W. Bush’s Cabinet as the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs.