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Winston L. Prouty Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-083
Collection includes correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to Prouty's service on House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Veterans Affairs, and Senate Committees on Labor and Public Welfare, Commerce, and Special Committee on Aging. Topics include Lake Champlain Waterway, flood control, Suez Canal, Fair Labor Standards Act, Northeast Water Compact, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, civil rights, Youth Conservation Corps, War on Poverty, Taft-Hartley Law, right to work law, Cuba, Poverty Survey (Washington, D. C., 1968), antiballistic missle, Harold Carswell's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Cmabodia, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Vermont Republican Party. Persons represented include George D. Aiken, Frederick J. Fayette, Thomas L. Hayes, Philip H. Hoff John F. Kennedy, William H. Meyer, Robert T. Safford, and Elmer Towne.

Series A and C are mainly organized chronologically by the session of Congress and then in a rough alphabetical order. Series A contains a mixture of constituent correspondence and written legislation at various phases. Series B, General File, contains material on common topics or subjects and is organized alphabetically within date ranges. Desk calendars are commonly present at the end of the alphabet, but can also be found in Series D.

Series D contains research, campaign material, newspaper clippings, speeches (also present in Series A), and photographs. Scrapbooks are also present and contain either newspaper clippings or speeches.

Series E contains copies of correspondence sent by Prouty or on his behalf, organized chronologically by the recipient's last name or the topic of the letter.

Note that not all cartons are numbered sequentially. Some cartons do not exist as the contents have been consolidated or redistributed into adjacent containers. The following cartons no longer exist: A35, A39, A41, A45, A77, A83, A88, A102, A106, A117, B1, B20A, B23A, B31, C5, D21-D26, D34, D36, and D38. Some contents of containers A59, A66, A92, A114, C38, D15, and E19 have been moved to boxes, which affected the contents of adjacent containers.

Dates

  • 1906 - 1971

Creator

General Physical Description note

231 cartons, 6 document boxes, 1 box album, 1 oversize box.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

237 Linear Feet

Abstract

A Representative and a Senator from Vermont, born in Newport, Vermont in 1906. Collection includes correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to Prouty's service on House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Veterans Affairs, and Senate Committees on Labor and Public Welfare, Commerce, and Special Committee on Aging.

Biographical Note

A Representative and a Senator from Vermont, born in Newport, Vermont in 1906. Prouty served as Mayor of Newport 1938-1941, member of the State House of Representatives 1941, 1945, 1947, serving as speaker in 1947, and chairman of Vermont State Water Conservation Board 1948-1950. Prouty was an officer and director of a family-owned lumber and building material enterprises. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress and served from 1951 to 1959. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1958, serving until his death in 1971.

Location

Library Research Annex

Separated Materials Note

Job applications (from Series B) and Military Academy applications and appointments (from Series D) were removed to protect personal privacy.

General Physical Description note

231 cartons, 6 document boxes, 1 box album, 1 oversize box.
Title
Guide to the Winston L. Prouty Papers
Status
completed
Date
2015 December 3
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)