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Collection Overview

Creator:
Bradley, Bill, 1943
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Bill Bradley Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vm40xr66p
Dates:
1959-1999
Size:
1141 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-139; 141-662; 664-1143
Language:
English

Abstract

Bill Bradley (1943- ) was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1995. His papers document his career in the United States Senate and include subject files, copies of his speeches and testimony, press releases, his schedules and appointments, and awards he received. The papers also include the files of members of his legislative, administrative, and state office staff.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Bradley's papers document his career in the United States Senate and include project and issue files, copies of his speeches and testimony, press releases, his schedules and appointments, and awards he received. The papers also include the files of members of his legislative, administrative, and state office staff.

Arrangement:

This collection has been arranged to reflect different records creators at different times in Bradley's career, and also by format. Photographs, A/V materials, electronic records, microfilm and memorabilia each have their own series. Records created during the course of Bradley's senate career are divided between legislative aids' records, administrative records, press relations records, state office records and Bradley's own records. Bradley's personal records, mostly from his time at Princeton and as a basketball player, also have their own series.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bradley, Bill, 1943

Bill Bradley (1943- ) was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1979 to 1995, when he chose not to run for a fourth term. A Democrat, he became a leading spokesman for the "neoliberal" trend of that party. In the Senate, one of his major accomplishments was the 1986 restructuring of income tax law, and he was also regarded as an expert on energy-related issues and Soviet affairs. Bradley was also a candidate in the 2000 Democratic presidential primaries. Prior to his career in politics, Bradley was a basketball star, playing with the New York Knickerbockers for 10 years.

Collection History

Acquisition:

These records are on deposit from Bill Bradley. They bulk of these records (mostly Bradley's Senate records) arrived in 1997. A second shipment, from Bradley's home, arrived in 2000. This group contains his papers from Princeton University, correspondence, writings, and personal Senate records.

Archival Appraisal Information:

During the first round of processing, from 1999-2001, each file was reviewed and the following record types were discarded: newspaper and magazine clippings without markings; widely-available publications from the federal government, senate, lobbying groups, and political action committees; copies of bills and senate resolutions, unless marked; position papers; empty envelopes; copies and duplicates of materials already in the collection; empty files; and congressional record statements or introductions to amendments and bills.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed from 1997-2000 by project archivist Kristen Turner, special collections assistant Stacey Peeples, and Meghan Glass '01, and in 2012 by Maureen Callahan.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection will open for research use on December 20, 2032.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law , no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Special Requirements for Access:

Access to audiovisual material follows the Mudd Manuscript Library policy for preservation and access to audiovisual materials .

Credit this material:

Bill Bradley Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vm40xr66p
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345