KEMP, Jack French, 1935-2009


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: ca. 1964-2009 (bulk 1971-1988, 1996).
The Jack F. Kemp Archival Collection chronicles Kemp’s political career with a major focus on the Congressional papers resulting from his nine terms as a member of the House of Representatives (1971-1989). The archives also holds records related to his service as chairman of the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (1995), co-director of free market advocacy group Empower America, and as the Republican Party’s candidate for Vice President in 1996. The collection includes speeches, correspondence, voting records, calendars and travel schedules, campaign records, briefing books, press, photographs, film and video, ephemera, and memorabilia. There are some records pertaining to Kemp’s football career; namely, papers from his terms as president of the American Football League Players Association. The collection is currently being processed and is not open for research.


California State Library
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the papers of Howard Jarvis, 1970-1986.
Collection includes two interviews with Jack Kemp on videocassette.


Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Jeffrey Peter Hart Papers, 1982-2005, 0.5 linear foot.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp.


Georgetown University
Special Collections
Washington, DC
Papers: In the papers of Fulton Oursler, Jr., 1950-1990, 5 boxes.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp.


The New Hampshire Political Library
Concord, NY
Papers: In the Jack Kemp Collection, ca. 1984-2000, 0.22 cubic foot.
The Jack Kemp Collection contains mailings, invitations, newsletters, memos, brochures, newspaper articles (1985-1994), press statements (1994), speeches (1987-1994), correspondence with Hugh Gregg (1985-1991), printed matter, Christmas cards, and a photograph relating to Jack Kemp’s career as a congressman, his chairmanship of Empower America, the American Free Enterprise Action Council, the Campaign for Prosperity, and his run for the presidency. Also includes a small amount of information on considered presidential campaigns in 1996 and 2000.


Temple University
Special Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the papers of J.A. Livingston, 1942-1988, 60 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp.


University of Kansas
Kansas Collection, Spencer Library
Lawrenceville, KS
Papers: In the Americans for the National Voter Initiative Amendment Ephemeral Materials, ca. 1979, 1 folder.
The organization was founded by Jack Kemp in 1979. It supports the adoption of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution permitting direct voter action to initiate legislation at both the federal and state levels. Personse represented include Jack Kemp.

Papers: In the Campaign for Prosperity Ephemeral materials, 1984, 1 folder.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp.

Papers: In the College Republican National Committee (U.S.) Ephemeral materials, ca. 1983, 2 folders.
Other authors include Jack Kemp.

Papers: In the Congressional Policy Institute Ephemeral materials, ca. 1983, 1 folder.
Other authors include Jack Kemp.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the papers of Jackson F. Lee, 1976-1981, 100 items.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988, 17 commercials on 6 videocassettes and 1 commercial on 1 videocassette.
The commercials were used during Jack Kemp’s campaign for the 1988 presidential election, Republican Party.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In the papers of Rowland Evans, Jr., and Robert D. Novak, 1945-2008, 145.4 cubic feet, photographs, tape recordings, videorecordings, DVDs.
Collection includes transcribed audio or video interview with Jack Kemp.

Papers: In the papers of Thomas E. Petri, 1973-1978, 12 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Jack Kemp. Collection is located at the Oshkosh Area Research Center of the Wisconsin Historical Society.