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John S. Waggaman papers

Identifier: L171

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, articles, pamphlets, newsletters, reports, questionnaires, and newspaper clippings from John S. Waggaman, state and federal legislators and others in Indiana, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere in the U.S. ranging from 1943 to 1969, regarding Indiana legislative and congressional district reapportionment for Indiana and other states, compensation for legislators, the organization and functioning of the Indiana General Assembly, the Citizens Conference for State Legislatures and recommendations for improving the legislature.


  • 1943-1969, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John (Jack) Stanley Waggaman was born March 17, 1930 to John and Enola Waggaman in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up in Marion and Muncie, Indiana, attending Marion High School in 1946. Waggaman married Mary J. (Jane) Doughty on April 9, 1955 in Marion County, Indiana. They lived in Marion, Indiana after he served in the United States Army in 1955 (he was stationed in Japan) and had two children, Craig and Jeanne.

Waggaman attended Butler University, earning a B.S. in 1962 and Indiana University, where he received an M.P.A. in 1963 and an Ed. D. in 1972. He worked for Indiana University in several capacities during the 1960s and 1970s, in the field of academic administration and political analysis. Waggaman also worked with Indiana tax district reapportionment (REAP) and financial and political policy, writing a number of publications in those and other areas. He taught at Florida State University from 1972 until 1995.

Jane Waggaman died on November 27, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida after 57 years of marriage. Jack Waggaman died May 8, 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Sources: "Jack Waggaman." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 24, 2016. "John Waggaman." Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Accessed February 24, 2016. "John S. Waggaman." U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Accessed February 24, 2016. "Jack Waggaman." U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012. Accessed February 24, 2016.

Library of Congress. "Waggaman, John S." LC Linked Data Service. Accessed February 24, 2016. http://id.loc.gove/authorities/names.

"Waggaman, Jane." Tallahassee Democrat. Accessed February 24, 2016.

"Waggaman, John (Jack)." Tallahassee Democrat. Accessed February 24, 2016.

"Waggaman, John Stanley." In American Men and Women of Science: Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 2., p. 2549. New York, NY: Jacques Cattell Press, 1973.


3.6 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Stanley Waggaman on 1969/08/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/03/16by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/03/16 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

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