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Stewart L. Udall papers

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The archival collection housed at University of Arizona Special Collections is predominantly composed of Stewart Lee Udall's professional and public papers. Items of the 84th, 85th, and 86th Congresses are organized into administration and legislation files. Administration includes routine office matters, requests, and correspondence relating to particular problems or issues. Legislation encompasses correspondence arranged by subject, related bills, hearings, clippings, speeches, and background materials.

The three major subseries of the Dept. of the Interior papers are issues and achievements; speeches, events, and ceremonies; and administrative files. Substantial material is present on the issue of Colorado River water usage.

Personal items include photographs, articles about the Udall family, honors and awards, and letters from special correspondents. Among these are Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stegner, Ansel Adams, William R. Matthews, Frank E. Masland, Charles A. Lindbergh, Lewis W. Douglas, and David R. Brower.

Publication files contain newspaper and magazine articles, 1957-1977; Newsday columns, 1970-1972; and oversize items, 1961-1973. Drafts, correspondence, fan mail, and awards relate to his books The Quiet Crisis, 1963; 1976: Agenda for Tomorrow, 1968; and The Energy Balloon, 1974. Audio-visual items throughout the collection include an oral history interview of Udall from 1970, films, phonograph records of radio shows, and tape recordings of conferences and other public events. Twenty-five photographs of President Kennedy at various public functions are also present.

This collection is organized into eight series:

Series I: Campaign and Congressional Materials, 1954-1960
Series II: Dept. of the Interior, 1961-1968
Series III: Activity Files, 1970-2010 
Series IV: Overview Corporation, 1968-1974
Series V: Personal Items, 1950- 1977
Series VI: Publications, 1957-1977
Series VII: Films, Tape Recordings and Photographs, 1958-1969
Series VIII: Recent Additions to the Collection, 1940-2010

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Box 90: Folder 8: Department of the Interior: Stewart Udall and the Washington Redskins, Use of Stadium in National Park and Non-Discrimination Policy , 1961.

This set of correspondence and clippings contains important primary resource material related to the integration of professional sports in the United States. Expand the screen to read contents using the box icon in the bottom right corner.