ZION, Roger Herschel, 1921-

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1966-1974, 76 boxes.
The papers of Roger Herschel Zion document his service as a U.S. Representative, particularly constituent correspondence concerning abortion, civil rights, busing, environmental protection, inflation, firearms control, crime, impeachment of Richard Nixon, seating of Adam Clayton Powell, and other political and social issues; correspondence and papers relating to the Vietnam War, including antiwar protests, My Lai massacre, American prisoners of war, and Zion’s trip to Paris with other congressmen to discuss with the North Vietnamese the release of American prisoners; correspondence and papers relating to federal legislation, programs, and agencies, including programs relating to railroads, mining, trucking, agriculture, flood control, improvements to Wabash Valley watershed, revenue sharing, Medicare, Alaska pipeline, natural defense, work of departments of Health, Education, and Welfare, and Housing and Urban Development, and work programs such as Manpower Administration, Job Corps, and Office of Economic Opportunity; correspondence regarding constituent requests and problems; campaign papers, including information on contributions; newsletters; and recommendations for positions. A finding aid is available in the repository.