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Barbara Lee Congressional Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Barbara Lee Congressional Papers
    Dates: circa 1971-2016
    Collection Number: Consult repository.
    Creator/Collector: Lee, Barbara, 1946-
    Extent: 67.7 linear feet (65 boxes)
    Repository: Mills College
    Oakland, California 94613
    Abstract: This collection contains the congressional papers of Barbara Lee in three record groups: Record Group 1 - Ron Dellums/Barbara Lee Transitional Files; Record Group 2 - Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Responses; and Record Group 3 - Office Files.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Though this collection is the physical property of Mills College Special Collections, copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works or their legal representatives. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested in writing from the Special Collections Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    Barbara Lee Congressional Papers. Mills College

    Acquisition Information

    Barbara Lee political office donations (2007-2016).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    *There are currently three record groups on site at Mills College. Materials for eventual transfer are housed in Oakland, Livermore, and Washington, D.C. As new materials are received and processed this guide will be updated. **This collection does not include State Legislature records. For these records, please contact the African American Museum and Library at Oakland. The archive consists of three record groups: Record Group 1. Ron Dellums/Barbara Lee Transitional Files 32 boxes of office files from the transitional period of Ron Dellums’ last days and the beginning of Barbara Lee’s first as Congressional Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Topics in this record group include: “Health Issues”; “Base Closure”; “Ron Dellums Files”; “Issues and Internships”; and “Office Reference Material”. Record Group 2. Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Responses 16 boxes of letters, emails, and other communications in support of and against Barbara Lee’s vote against the Authorization for Use of Military Force (signed by President George W. Bush on September 18, 2001) that was a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Barbara Lee was the only member of Congress to vote against the bill. The authorization granted the President the authority to use all "necessary and appropriate force" against those whom he determined "planned, authorized, committed or aided" the September 11th attacks, or who harbored said persons or groups. Record Group 3. Office Files 17 boxes of office files arranged in five different series.

    Indexing Terms

    Legislators – California.
    African American women legislators – California.
    Women - Political activity.
    United States – Politics and government
    September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001.
    Mills College - Alumni and alumnae.

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