Scope and Contents
From the Collection:
The collection includes Welsh's papers as governor, including his correspondence on local and national issues, his correspondence with Indiana's Congressional delegation on state needs, reports and budgets of state agencies and commissions, legislation, speeches, schedules, press releases, newspaper clippings, recommendations, appointments and awards; correspondence, surveys, financial records, and other papers relating to the Indiana Democratic Party (1961-1965), including papers relating to Roger Branigan's 1964 campaign for governor, and Welsh's campaign against George Wallace in the 1964 presidential primary; correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, publications, clippings, and other papers relating to the Interstate Oil Compact Commission (1961-1964), particularly regarding cooperation between businesses and state regulatory agencies on the conservation of oil and natural gas; papers of the U.S.-Canadian International Joint Commission, relating to the pollution of the Great Lakes (1966-1970); correspondence, speeches, press releases, and other papers relating to his 1972 campaign for governor against Otis Bowen; papers relating to his 1960 campaign for governor, and to the 1960 Democratic presidential primary and general election campaigns; his speeches, press relases, and other papers as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, as Indiana State Senator, and as unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve (circa 1943-1950s); and materials collected for Welsh's book View from the Statehouse. Also included are photographs, video and audio tapes (1956-1972); and papers relating to Birch Bayh's 1976 presidential campaign.
There are also oversize campaign posters from Matthew Welsh dating from 1972 (OB064; OBC105).
Correspondents include: E. Ross Adair, Birch Bayh, John Brademas, William G. Bray, Edmund G. Brown, Donald C. Bruce, Earl Butz, Winfield K. Denton, Vance Hartke, Ralph Harvey, Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Ray J. Madden, Nelson A. Rockefeller, George Romney, Richard Roudebush, J. Edward Roush, Earl Wilson.