Guide to Research CollectionsWisconsin Historical Society Archives
Oshkosh Area Research Center
Papers: 1973-1978, 12 cubic feet.
The legislative papers of Thomas Petri contain constituent correspondence, and bill and committee files for the period, 1973-1978, which he served in the Wisconsin Senate. There are extensive letters concerning abortion, alcohol and raising the drinking age, education and collective bargaining for teachers, the Equal Rights Amendment, the state budget and taxation and other important issues of the period. The committee files deal with work on the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Joint Audit Committee, the Republican Task Force on Welfare Reform, and the Senate Human Services Committee. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.