Guide to Patsy Mink Papers


Collection Summary

Title: Patsy Mink Papers
Call Number: MS 95-24
Size: 3.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Patsy Mink.
Processed by: JEO: 5/1995; Reprocessed by JEF: 12/21/1998
Note: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.



Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.


Content Note

The Patsy Mink collection contains congressional reports, copies of bills, speeches and addresses given by Patsy Mink, and an oral history interview transcript. These materials record the political career of Patsy Tallemoto Mink, a representative from Hawaii, 1956-1972. Mink's political concerns are displayed in the collection, including affirmative action and strip mining legislation.


Biography

Born Patsy Matsu Takemoto on December 6, 1927, Patsy Mink grew to adulthood in Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii graduating in 1948. She later received a law degree in 1961 from the University of Chicago Law School. She practiced law and was employed as a lecturer at the University of Hawaii. In 1956 she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives and later became a member of the Hawaii Senate. She was later elected to the 89th, 90th, 91st, 93rd, and 94th Congresses. She was the first minority woman elected to Congress. Mink was among the authors of the landmark Women's Educational Equity Act, known as Title IX, which required equal support for men and women in academics and athletics at any institution receiving federal money. She was elected as a Democrat to the 101st Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Daniel K. Akaka; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (1990-2002). Mink died on September 28, 2002, in Honolulu, Hawaii and was posthumously elected to the 108th Congress in 2002.


Series Listing 

Series 1

Box 1 FF 1-2

Oral History and Appendix.

Series 2

Box 1 FF 3-Box 2 FF 2

Remarks by Mink in Congressional Record. This series includes copies of pages of the Congressional Record concerning representative Mink's opinion, remarks, and testimony regarding political issues or legislation.

Series 3

Box 2 FF 3-Box 3 FF 5

Congressional Records. This file includes copies of resolutions and bills that Mink supported or was involved in.

Series 4

Box 3 FF 6-15

Speeches and Addresses. This file includes copies of speeches and addresses delivered by Mink.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 -- Oral History and Appendix

 

 

 

Box 1

FF 1

Oral History - Interview with Patsy Mink, recorded by Fern S. Ingersoll, March 6, 26, June 7, 1979. This file contains a transcript of the interview with Patsy Mink. The interview provides insight into Mink's early life, political career, and political views.

Box 1

FF 2

Appendix Before the Federal Communications Commission. In Regards to a Complaint of Radio Station WHAR, Clarksburg, West Virginia. This file contains the memorandum and order regarding a complaint by Patsy Mink that WHAR violated the fairness doctrine concerning state and local coverage of strip mining.

 

 

 

Series 2 -- Remarks by Mink in Congressional Record

 

 

 

Box 1

FF 3

Congressional Record Patsy Mink, January 23-August 11, 1969. This file contains pages of Congressional Record with the activities of Mrs. Mink highlighted or marked.

Box 1

FF 4

Congressional Record Patsy Mink, September 4-December 16, 1969. This file contains pages of the Congressional Record that highlights or notes Mink's involvement on bills and speeches.

Box 1

FF 5

Congressional Record Patsy Mink, January 28-May 20, 1970. This file contains pages for the Congressional Record that mention the political activities, speeches by, and bills sponsored by Patsy Mink.

Box 1

FF 6

Congressional Record Patsy Mink, June 1-December 7, 1970. This file contains pages from the Congressional Record that mentions the political activities, speeches by, and bills sponsored by Patsy Mink.

Box 1

FF 7

Congressional Record - Senate, August 3, May 3, 1976. This file contains pages from the Congressional Record that mentions the political activity of Mr. Fong, Senator from Hawaii and Patsy Mink.

Box 1

FF 8

Bills Sponsored and Co-sponsored - 91st Congress First Session, January-July 1969. This collection contains copies of the bills sponsored by P. Mink for the time listed.

Box 1

FF 9

Mink's Remarks - 89th Congress - Also Includes Extension of Remarks, February 17, 1965-September 30, 1966. This file includes copies of the Congressional Record, and news releases by Mink's staff regarding bills, political activities, etc.

Box 1

FF 10

Mink's Remarks - 90th Congress, January 18, 1967-October 3, 1968. This file includes copies of the Congressional Record, news releases, and remarks by Mink regarding political activities, etc. by Mink.

Box 1

FF 11

Mink's Remarks - 92nd Congress, February 4, 1971-October 25, 1972. This file includes copies of the Congressional Record - Senate, including remarks by Mink regarding bills and political issues.

Box 1

FF 12

Mink's Remarks - 93rd Congress, February 1, 1973-August 19, 1974. This file includes pages of the Congressional Record that site remarks made by Mink in support of bills and legislation. This file also includes "Congressional Record - Extension of Remarks."

Box 1

FF 13

Mink's Remarks - 94th Congress, January 31, 1975 - September 30, 1976. This file includes pages of the Congressional Record and Extension of Remarks concerning remarks made by Mink regarding bills or legislation.

Box 1

FF 14

Mink's Statements - 89th, 90th, 92nd, 93rd, 94th Congress, May 1965-April 24, 1975. This file contains statements and testimony by P. Mink concerning bills and legislation.

Box 2

FF 1

Remarks, speeches, summary of events, news releases, by Patsy Mink, 1966-1975. This file contains opinions of P. Mink on various bills, issues, or devents.

Box 2

FF 2

Testimony by Rep. Patsy T. Mink Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations concerning Legislation Affecting U.S. China Relations, June 24, 1971. This file contains two copies of the testimony.

 

 

 

Series 3 -- Congressional records

 

 

 

Box 2

FF 3

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. Res 50-3992. This file contains the resolutions.

Box 2

FF 4

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. 4027-4986. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 5

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. 5032-6930. This file contains copies of the resolutions.

Box 2

FF 6

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. 7056-8946. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 7

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. 9064-9998. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 8

93rd Congress - 1st Session H. R. 10132-12850. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 9

93rd Congress - 2nd Session H. R. 13082-15422. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 10

93rd Congress - 2nd Session H. R. 15584-17346. This file contains the resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 11

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 19-1257. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 12

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 1609-2067. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 13

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 2204-2982. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 14

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 3032-4919. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 2

FF 15

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 5022-7217. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 3

FF 1

94th Congress - 1st Session H. R. 7360-9937. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 3

FF 2

94th Congress - 2nd Session H. R. 748-12989. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 3

FF 3

94th Congress - 2nd Session H. R. 13108-15767. This file contains copies of resolutions and bills.

Box 3

FF 4

Kalaupapa Settlement, Hawaii: 94th Congress Hearing H. R. 11180, 2nd Session, 1st Session H. R. 1944. This file contains copies of the hearings of the Hawaiian Natives Claims Settlement Act.

Box 3

FF 5

94th Congress, 1st Session House of Representative, Report 94-294-1085 Calendar No. 251,571. This file contains copies of House of Representative 1976 reports.

 

 

 

Series 4 -- Speeches and Addresses

 

 

 

Box 3

FF 6

Speeches, Addresses by Representative Pasty T. Mink, 1965-1966. This file includes copies of Mink's speeches for this period, including the location and audience of speech.

Box 3

FF 7

Speeches, Addresses by Representative Pasty T. Mink, 1967-1968. This file includes copies of Mink's speeches for this period, including the location and audience of speech.

Box 3

FF 8

Speeches, Addresses, February 14-June 28, 1969. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink for the time period. Included are the location and audience of speech.

Box 3

FF 9

Speeches, Addresses, September 20-November 1, 1969. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the location and audience.

Box 3

FF 10

Speeches, Addresses, January 10-October 28, 1970. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the location and audience.

Box 3

FF 11

Speeches, Addresses, January 30-June 24, 1971. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the location and audience.

Box 3

FF 12

Speeches, Addresses, September 13-November 20, 1971. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the date, location and audience.

Box 3

FF 13

Speeches, Addresses, January 21-April 29, 1972. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the date, location and audience.

Box 3

FF 14

Speeches, Addresses, May 2-June 26, 1972. This file includes copies of speeches given by Patsy Mink including the date, location and audience.

Box 3

FF 15

Speeches, Addresses March 23-December 7, 1973, February 8-May 25, 1974, May 23-October 11, 1975 Congress ad Government Contracts. This file contains speeches by Patsy Mink including the date, location, and audience. This file also includes a copy of an address regarding governmental contracts.