1947-1988 (bulk 1947-1970)
3.5 lin. ft.
Boxes 124-127

Contents: Correspondence, memoranda.

Arrangement: The series is arranged in three subseries, alphabetically by topic. Contents of folders are in reverse chronological order.

Description: The three subseries are General Office files, ERL Office Closing, and Later Projects. The bulk of this series, the General Office files, documents general administrative details of Senator Williams's office and includes miscellaneous constituent requests such as those for Senate gallery passes, student tours, or copies of Agricultural Yearbooks. Office records include telephone logs and mailing lists. The original extent of the Miscellaneous Office Files was substantially reduced by sampling, especially from the voluminous but routine constituent requests. Representative folders were saved with an appraisal statement documenting the original extent of the files.

The ERL Office Closing and Later Projects subseries are both small groups of unfiled material that would eventually have been integrated into other filing series in the collection. Executive Secretary Eleanor Lenhart (ERL) had responsibility for these materials. ERL Office Closing includes unfiled mail and projects pending from the final days of Senator Williams's office in Washington. The Later Projects document a few of Senator Williams's retirement activities.