LANTOS, Thomas Peter, 1928-2008


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

Guide to Research Collections

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: ca. 1944-2008, 199.35 linear feet.
The Tom Lantos papers document the career of a Hungarian-born American politician who was the only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress. He served 14 terms, from 1981-2008, in the United States House of Representatives as Congressman for the California district encompassing parts of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. A significant portion of materials pertain to his service on the Government Operations and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the Congressional Human Rights Caucus; also prominent in the collection are Lantos’ office and press files, personal correspondence, and a limited amount of campaign and political files. The collection encompasses a range of materials-including correspondence, legislative addresses and hearings, campaign literature, press releases, schedules, and ephemera-most notably documenting such legislation and issues as: Anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust, including Raoul Wallenberg; Human Rights issues, especially in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, China and Tibet, and the Middle East; the Department of Housing and Urban Development scandals; Animal Rights; Bay Area Rapid Transit and the San Francisco Airport; and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Tom Lantos papers are subdivided into six series: Personal Files, Campaign and Political Files, Office Files, Press Files, Constituent Service Files, and Legislative Files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassette: 1986, 1 commercial on 1 videocassette.
The commercial was used during Tom Lantos’s campaign for the 1986 U.S. congressional election in District 11 of California, Democratic Party.