SHEPHERD, Karen, 1940-

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

University of Utah
Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library
Salt Lake City, UT
Papers: 1992-1994, 9.75 linear feet.
The papers of Karen Shepherd contain correspondence, drafts of bills and resolutions, press clippings and reports. The bulk of the collection centers around Karen Shepherd’s work as co-chair of the Freshman Democratic Task Force on Reform, which put together a reform package emphasizing congressional accountability, tightened lobbyist disclosure rules, limited gifts and Political Action Committee contributions and revised campaign finance rules. Also included in the collection are documents containing information on issues which affected Karen Shepherd’s Utah constituents. Chief among these are crime, welfare, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Theater Missile Defense and Advanced Solid Rocket Motor programs. An inventory is available in the repository and online. Access to this collection requires written permission from the donor.