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Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

See below for collection citation and reference information.

I.C.5. Issue Files -- Children, 1985-1992

Carper with his constituents -- young and old
+ Series I.C.5. -- Scope and Content Note
+ Series I.C.5. -- Contents List

Extent: 1.5 linear ft.

Boxes: 29 - 30

Contents: News clippings, notes, correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and other printed materials.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject. A subseries of Child Care Bills details components of various child care legislation.


This series details issues and legislation relating to children during Carper's tenure in Congress, with the bulk of the material from 1988-1992. Issues represented include infant mortality, international family planning, adoption, and, to a lesser extent, pornography, child labor, and international efforts on behalf of children. Major child care legislation includes the Child Care Act of 1987; the Child Care Services Improvement Act of 1988, a component of which would provide dependent tax care credits for working parents; and Early Childhood Education and Development (H.R. 3). Although Carper did not write any legislation in this series, he took an interest in the welfare of children and was an advocate of early childhood education.

Related Series:

+ Contents List for Series I.C.5. Issue Files--Children

+ Return to Index Page for Thomas R. Carper Congressional Papers

+ Guide to Other Political Papers at the University of Delaware Library

+ Return to List of Manuscript Finding Aids by Title

citation and reference information:

Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

1979 - 1993
(bulk dates 1982 - 1992)

Manuscript Collection Number: 399
Accessioned: Gift of Thomas R. Carper, 1992, 1998-1999
Extent: 84 linear ft. and oversize material
Content: Legislation, correspondence, reports, documents and publications, memoranda, speeches, photographs, audio-visual material, newsletters, news clippings, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: November 1997 - December 1999 by Rebecca J. Altermatt with assistance from Rob Costello; edited by L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

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