Modern Political Archives
The Modern Political Archives contains over 4,000 linear feet of archival material (manuscripts, books, photos, film, sound recordings, digital files, memorabilia and ephemera) representing the careers and legacies of select Tennessean members of the US Congress, the federal judiciary, and presidential cabinets.
Contact the Modern Political Archives
The Modern Political Archives is housed on the second floor of the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy, and is open for research by appointment. Address: 1640 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996 • Phone: 865-974-0939 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard H. Baker Jr. Timeline
Born in 1925 in Huntsville, Tenn., Sen. Baker’s life and career took him to the highest seats of power and all over the world. Click here for an interactive timeline of his life and career.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Papers, 1964–1987
(326 linear feet) Baker’s senatorial career (1967–1985) and political campaigns, including his roles as Senate Minority and Majority Leader, his service as vice chairman of the Watergate committee, and his involvement in issues such as the Panama Canal and SALT II Treaties.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Speeches, 1966–1985
This digital collection contains transcripts of speeches given by Howard Baker during his tenure in the U.S. Senate. The topics include politics, trade, international relations, energy, the economy, and the environment.
Estes Kefauver Papers, 1925–1967
(858 linear feet) The collection contains the personal and political files of the Senator, who was well-known in the 1950s for his popular televised hearings on organized crime as well as his presidential and vice-presidential campaigns in 1952 and 1956, respectively.
Fred D. Thompson Papers, 1993–2002
(350 linear feet) Thompson’s career as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1994–2002). Correspondence, notes, memoranda, reports, audio and video tapes, and many other formats document the complete workings of the Thompson administration, both in Washington and in his state offices throughout Tennessee. Some material on Thompson’s two Senatorial campaigns (1994 and 1996) is also included.
Bill Brock Papers, 1930–1994
(119 linear feet) The papers of the former Senator, who was also chairman of the Republican National Convention (1977–1981), United States Trade Representative (1981–1985), and Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Labor (1985–1987). The collection includes legislation, correspondence, schedules, books, speeches, photographs, slides, audio recordings, films, videos, scrapbooks, and ephemera.