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Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series V: U.S. Senate

Identifier: MC105.05

Series Overview

This series consists of the files maintained by Muskie's U.S. Senate offices in Washington, D.C. and Maine.

The records in this series document the entire range of the activities of Muskie and members of his staff during his Senate career (1959-1980), from the crafting of legislation to responding to constituent requests for intercession with federal agencies to the tracking of local and national issues that came to the attention of Muskie or his staff. The preponderance of the material deals with matters of immediate legislative interest to Muskie, such as the development of federal pollution control legislation, the operation of the federal civil service and intergovernmental relations, and, in the 1970s, congressional oversight of the federal budget-writing process, and the settlement of the Maine Indian land claims. The files also contain considerable documentation on national and international issues such as the Vietnam War.


  • 1935 - 1981
  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1980


Access Restrictions

Materials are stored in a separate building. Please discuss your research needs with staff ahead of your visit, if possible.

Copyright Notice

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.


1477 Linear Feet (3594 manuscript boxes)

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Series Arrangement

This series is arranged into four subseries: A. Washington Office, B. Local Offices, C. Senate Office and Committee Staff Files, and D. Senate Career Summary Files.


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult archives staff.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff

Encoded by Michelle Belden, 2013
Finding Aid for the Edmund S. Muskie Papers, Series V: U.S. Senate 1935-1981, bulk 1959-1980
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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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