LOWRY, Michael Edward, 1939-2017


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes and Sound Tape Reel: 1973-1988, 52 commercials on 5 videocassettes and 5 commercials on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercials were used during Michael Lowry’s campaigns for the 1973 King County executive election and the 1983 and 1988 U.S. senatorial elections in Washington, Democratic Party.


University of Washington Libraries
Manuscripts and University Archives Division
Seattle, WA
Papers: 1978-1988, 60 cubic feet.
The collection of Michael Lowry includes congressional papers constituent and VIP correspondence, outgoing letters, campaign files, schedules, trip files, mass mailings, and sound recordings. A subgroup documents Michael Lowry’s service on the Oceanography Subcommittee of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. Noteworthy content are legislative issue files, including background on the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act of 1980 and the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984, as well as on topics of concern to Michael Lowry and his Seattle constituents (Japanese American redress, the Public Health Hospital in Seattle, the AIDS crisis, Reagan Administration policies). Other series include photographs which were placed in the Michael Lowry Photographs Collection. A finding aid is available in the repository.