THOMPSON, Frank, Jr., 1918-1989


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Princeton University Libraries
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton, NJ
Papers: ca. 1955-1980, 635 cubic feet.
The papers of Frank Thompson, Jr., document his political career, beginning with his election in 1955. There are also materials on international relations, civil rights, social security and medicare, public utilities, and other New Jersey state matters. Included are speeches, statements, correspondence, copies of replies to constituents, records relating to congressional committees, agencies, and cases, government publications, photographs, and other printed materials. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Columbia University
Oral History Research Office
New York, NY
Oral History: 1967, 138 pages.
The interview with Frank Thompson, Jr. was conducted by Joan Simpson Burns. Topics discussed include his boyhood in Trenton, New Jersey; federal support of the arts; Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; New Jersey Democratic politics, 1928-50; creation of National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities; impressions of John F. Kennedy, Jacob Javits. The transcript is also available on microfiche.

Oral History: 1977, 19 pages.
The interview with Frank Thompson, Jr. was conducted by Herbert S. Parmet. Topics discussed include Frank Thompson’s recollections of John F. Kennedy, 1955-1963: maturing in Congress, sense of humor, friends; and the creation of the Medal of Freedom.


John F. Kennedy Library
Boston, MA
Oral History: 1965, 22 pages.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Harry Lees Kingman Papers, 1921-1975, 9.55 linear feet.
Correspondents include Frank Thompson.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections & University Archives
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1966, 1 item.
A letter from Frank Thompson to Paul Engle written on October 30, 1966. In the letter, Thompson includes copies of some remarks by Representative H.R. Gross from the Congressional Record.


Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Herman Miles Somers Papers, ca. 1936-1979, 16 linear feet.
Persons represented include Frank Thompson.