VANDER VEEN, Richard Franklin, 1922-2006


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Records, ca. 1943-1991, 101.6 linear feet.
Persons represented include Richard Vander Veen.


Michigan State University
University Archives and Historical Collections
East Lansing, MI
Papers: 1937-1976, 19 cubic feet.
The papers of Richard F. Vander Veen contain congressional papers, consisting of constituent correspondence, general mailings, such as newsletters and questionnaires, and copies of Richard Vander Veen’s speeches, both before Congress and to his constituency. The subject matter covered is both general, such as congratulatory letters, acceptance of invitations and requests for information, and legislative, dealing with various proposed bills and problems to be solved. Topics of other records include the affairs of the government, especially Watergate, Richard Nixon’s resignation, Gerald Ford’s Presidency, and other national problems, such as Vietnam and taxation. The papers also contain correspondence and publications relating to governmental departments and agencies, to special-interest groups, and to local, state, and national organizations and businesses. Part of the collection deals solely with Michigan concerns and projects, especially those of the 5th District. Matters of congressional interest, such as correspondence with other Members, copies of legislation, and research notes are also contained herein. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the William H. McNitt Papers, 1968-1974, 5 linear feet.
The collection contains documentation of the election campaign of Congressman Richard F. Vander Veen.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film Reel and Sound Tape Reel: 1974, 3 commercials on 1 film reel and 5 commercials on 1 sound tape reel.
The commercials were used during Richard Vander Veen’s campaign for the 1974 U.S. congressional election in District 5 of Michigan, Democratic Party.