SKEEN, Joseph Richard, 1927-2003


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

New Mexico Tech
Skeen Library, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM
Papers: ca. 1972-2003, 27 cubic feet (26 boxes + 2 legal size grey archival boxes with audio cassette).
The Joseph Skeen Papers contain office records, congressional papers and correspondence regarding selected issues, reports, legislation, press releases, public statements, and extensive newspaper clipping files (approximately 10,000 articles) concerning his tenure in office. In addition to the extensive newspaper clippings, other important files in the collection contain information on the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and general topic issues pertaining to the Environment and Agriculture. The Joseph R. Skeen Papers are divided into six overlapping series: Administrative, Elections, Public Statements, Legislation, Newspaper Clippings, and Video and Audio Tapes. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.