SIMON, Paul Martin, 1928-2003

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1948-1973, 1977-1985. 309.5 cubic feet. Congressional, business, and personal correspondence and papers; photographs; and memorabilia documenting his career as state legislator, lieutenant governor, and congressman. Personal pursuits, including teaching and writing activities, are also documented. Finding aid. Closed.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988. Finding aid.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: Correspondence in Edith Spurlock Sampson papers, 1927-1979 (bulk 1934-1979). Finding aid.

Sangamon State University
Brookens Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: Correspondence in James Carson Worthy papers, 1961-1971. Finding aid.

Oral History: Interview.

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
Papers: 1928-2003 (Bulk 1984-2003). 1286 cubic feet.The Paul Simon papers consist of materials primarily from Simon’s Senate (1985-1997) and post-Senate (1997-2003) career. There are some thirty feet of personal papers, including typescripts of many of the books he authored, three feet of material from his time as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 51 record cartons from his service in the U. S. House of Representatives, and 115 record cartons from his political campaigns. The Senate material includes some 320 record cartons related to Simon’s legislative activities, including his service on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, the Judiciary Committee, and Labor and Human Resources Committee. There are also press files and office files. Constituent correspondence was sampled in Washington before being sent to SIUC. The material from his post-Senate career as director of the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (later renamed the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute) includes subject files, research and publication files, and correspondence. There are several linear feet of photographs spanning his career, as well as audio/visual materials and artifacts. Simon’s career is also documented by twenty large scrapbooks. There is some 100 cubic feet of framed art, awards and plaques and other memorabilia. Finding aid available online.

University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Papers: Correspondence in Samuel Gove Kimball papers, 1948-1978. Finding aid.

University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center
St. Paul, MN
Papers: Corespondence in Maurice R. Marchello papers, 1922-1973. Finding aid.