Series 39. JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, 1960-1974

28 boxes
7 subseries
Office file code: 50 JUD

Correspondence, petitions, memoranda and related material pertaining to legislative proposals that came under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, including civil rights, prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, crime and gun control, Supreme Court decisions and nominations, and the resignation and pardon of President Richard Nixon.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically.

  1. Judiciary Committee (General), 1960-1974
  2. Civil Rights, 1963-1970
  3. Constitutional Amendments, 1964-1974
  4. Firearms, 1965-1974
  5. Immigration, 1963-1965
  6. Supreme Court Nominations, 1967-1970
  7. Watergate, 1973-1974

Subseries 1. Judiciary Committee (General), 1960-1974.

8 boxes.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to such subjects as the poll tax and literacy tests as prerequisites for voting, antitrust laws and labor unions, crime and gun control, drug use, the 1963 Supreme Court school prayer decision, legislative reapportionment, the 1965 Voting Rights Bill, amnesty for draft violators, juvenile delinquency, civil rights, drug trafficking, school busing, the Equal Rights Amendment, presidential succession, and copyright legislation.

Correspondents include: Marvin Alwin Miller (6.1), John Orlando Pastore (8.4), Royal Vincent Pope (6.1), William "Sonny" Walker (6.2) and Roy Wilkins (1.3).


Subseries 2. Civil Rights, 1963-1970.

7 boxes.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to civil rights issues, particularly as regards the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and the 1965 Voting Rights Bill. Also included is correspondence from a black organization opposing the 1964 bill (11.5).

Correspondents include: John Elvis Miller (14.4).


Subseries 3. Constitutional Amendments, 1964-1974.

3 boxes.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to prayer and Bible reading in public schools, apportionment of state legislatures, direct election of the president and vice president, the Equal Rights Amendment, and abortions.


Subseries 4. Firearms, 1965-1974.

3 boxes.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to gun control and firearm-registration legislation.


Subseries 5. Immigration, 1963-1965.

1 folder.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to the elimination of the national origins quota system in the McCarran-Walter Act.


Subseries 6. Supreme Court Nominations, 1967-1970.

6 boxes.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to nominees to the U. S. Supreme Court. Correspondents include: Robert Allen Leflar (25.3) and Walter Philip Reuther (22.3).


Subseries 7. Watergate, 1973-1974.

1 box.
Office file code: 50 JUD

Records pertaining to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and to the pardon by President Gerald Ford.


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