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Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

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I.C.6. Issue Files -- Civil Rights, 1985 - 1992

+ Series I.C.6. -- Scope and Content Note
+ Series I.C.6. -- Contents List

Extent: .75 linear ft.

Box: 30

Contents: Legislation, correspondence, news clippings, research materials, reports and publications.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by issue.


Major legislation in this series includes the Civil Rights Acts of 1990 and 1991. The Civil Rights Acts were intended to strengthen and restore Civil Rights laws established by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Largely in response to job bias and discrimination practices toward minorities and women, the Civil Rights Acts provided legal remedies for individuals affected by discrimination and made clear what kinds of acts constituted these violations. Also included in this series and related to the Civil Rights Act are files dealing with sexual orientation discrimination and rights, and voting rights. Files relating to the issue of religious freedom are also included in this series. A file on Clarence Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court and the ensuing hearings regarding his alleged sexual misconduct toward former employee Anita Hill is notable in that it contains the transcript of President George Bush's speech on the public's perception of government after the conclusion of the hearing. (See Appendix E for a list of Supreme Court members.)

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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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