The Indiana University Modern Political Papers Collection consist of the congressional papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, memorabilia, and electronic records of Indiana's U.S. senators and members of the U.S. House of Representatives since World War II, and of prominent Indiana state legislators serving during the same period. Also included are complementary collections of materials from select former staff members, transcripts of oral history interviews, and a collection of campaign memorabilia.
The collections include the papers of U.S. senators Birch Bayh and Richard G. Lugar; the congressional papers of Lee H. Hamilton, as well as his post-congressional papers, papers from his co-chairmanship of the 9/11 Commission, the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, and the Iraq Study Group; the congressional papers of J. Edward Roush, Frank McCloskey, Dan Burton, Mike Pence, Susan Brooks, and Jill Long Thompson; the press files of Evan Bayh as both governor of Indiana and U.S. senator; the papers of Indiana senate president pro tempore Robert D. Garton; and the papers of former Birch Bayh staff members Jerry Udell and John Rector.
Online "finding aids," or guides to the collections, are either available through Archives Online at Indiana University or in process for all collections, some of which have been partially or fully digitized for online access. Photos from the collections may be accessed through Image Collections Online as the photo collections are developed.
Descriptions of each collection may be found in the Related Pages.
The Indiana University Libraries maintain institutional membership in the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress.