VAN DEERLIN, Lionel, 1914-2008


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

San Diego Historical Society
San Diego, CA
Papers: 1962-1982, 87 feet.
The papers of Lionel Van Deerlin contain legislative files, San Diego County subject files, and case files. A finding aid is available in the repository. Parts of the papers are restricted.

Oral History: In The Heart of San Diego Oral History Project.
Interview with Lionel Van Deerling. Dates and length of interview unknown.


San Diego State University
Special Collections and University Archives
San Diego, CA
Photographs: 1960-1981, 0.21 linear foot.
This accession consists of photographs documenting Lionel Van Deerlin’s life and public service work. Several photos, some of which are inscribed, show Van Deerlin with prominent political figures, including Walter Mondale, Rosalyn Carter, Ted Kennedy and John Kennedy, among others. Also included are early photos of Van Deerlin during his time in the Army and photos of Van Deerlin with his wife and children. In addition to photograph prints and negatives, there are a few letters and postcards, and a magazine article about one of van Deerlin’s legislative initiatives.


University of Denver
Penrose Library
Denver, CO
Audiotape: In the “Meet the Member” radio program, ca. 1967-1968, 1 audiotape reel.
The radio program includes profiles of various Members of Congress, including Representative Lionel Van Deerlin.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Sound Tape Reel: 1980, 5 commercials on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercials were used during Lionel Van Deerlin’s campaign for the 1980 U.S. congressional election in District 42 of California, Democratic Party.