Congressional Papers of Indiana Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., 1969-1970

Collection Summary

Title: Congressional Papers of Indiana Congressman Andrew Jacobs, Jr., 1969-1970
Call Number: MS 92-12
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Andrew Jacobs, Jr.
Processed by: KJC, 11-19-1991; JEF, 4-20-1998; MN, 8-2015
Restrictions: None

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Content Note

The Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Papers cover his congressional correspondence with various federal departments from 1969 to 1970. These offices included Human Social Services, Post Office General, Veterans Administration and the Armed Services. The purpose for the correspondence was to instigate inquiries on the behalf of various Indiana constituents.


Andrew Jacobs, Jr., (son of Andrew Jacobs; husband of Martha Keys), a Representative from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, February 24, 1932; graduated from Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1949; graduated from Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1955; LL.B., Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1958; United States Marine Corps, 1950-1952; lawyer, private practice; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1959-1960; elected as a Democrat to the 89th and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 93rd Congress in 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the 105th Congress in 1996. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-27 Correspondence. Correspondence, 1969-1970. Letters to various federal government departments on the behalf of individuals. The correspondence to Nellie Biggs was in reference to her disability and welfare payments. The correspondence to the Armed Services concerned individual complaints by military personal whose last name began with the letter H. The correspondence to the postal office inquires on the behalf of postal workers who had been fired. The correspondence to the Veterans Administration was on behalf of veterans or their widows for compensation of war disabilities.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 28-30 Miscellaneous papers. Campaign pamphlets and two legislative debate papers.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Correspondence

Box 1FF 1-3July 15, 1969-October 30, 1970 ‒ Nellie Biggs
Box 1FF 4-9Armed Services
Box 1FF 10-15Post Office General
Box 1FF 16-27Veterans Administration

Series 2 ‒ Miscellaneous Papers

Box 1FF 28Campaign Pamphlets
Box 1FF 29October 26, 1965 ‒ Urban Housing Debate
Box 1FF 30October 1969 ‒ Vietnam Debate