SYMINGTON, James Wadsworth, 1927-


Guide to Research Collections

University of Missouri-St. Louis Library
Western Historical Manuscript Collection
St. Louis, MO
Papers: 1964-1976. 75 linear feet.
The papers of James W. Symington contain correspondence, voting records, legislation, speeches, clippings, reports, studies, films, audio and video tapes, microfilm, opinion and case files, working files from James Symington’s Washington, D.C., and Saint Louis offices, and other papers, relating to his career as a U.S. Representative. Topics include national, Missouri, and Saint Louis issues, among them the Watergate crisis, American involvement in the Vietnam War, the environment, abortion, gun control, crime, energy, health, economy, labor, politics, housing, urban problems, transportation, and youth. A finding aid is available in the repository.


John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1968, 31 pages.


Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Oral History: 1969, 123 pages.
The interviews with James W. Symington were conducted on July 14, September 17, and November 3, 1969. Access to the interviews is currently restricted.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reels: 1968, 11 commercials on 2 film reels.
The commercials were used during James Symington’s campaign for the 1968 U.S. congressional election in District 2 of Missouri, Democratic Party.