William H. Hudnut III collection
Scope and Contents
Series 1 consists of correspondence and general papers related to his professional work and is further broken down into three subseries.
Subseries 1.1 contains correspondence, publications, reports, and other papers relating to Hudnut's work in the House of Representatives and as a member of various House committees. It also contains correspondence with his constituents in Indianapolis about his political stances on various national and Indiana interests. Some of the major topics addressed are abortion, busing policies, veterans affairs, public health, environmental issues, education and labor policies, foreign affairs policies, transportation and infrastructure, and economics and trade issues.
Subseries 1.2 contains correspondence and publications relating to specific bills, resolutions, and public laws that Hudnut was involved with as a member of the 93rd Congress.
Subseries 1.3 contains personal correspondence including subjects such as anniversaries and birthdays, congratulatory letters, condolences, invitations, requests, and newsletters in addition to general correspondence.
Series 2 consists of correspondence, papers, publications, and books relating to the investigation of President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal conducted by the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities from 1973 to 1974.
Series 3 consists of assorted materials such as form letters used for mass mailing, maps, and constituent mailing lists.
Some of the major political figures Hudnut corresponded with or referenced are President Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford, Indiana Governor Otis R. Bowen, Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.
- Hudnut, William H., 1932-2016 (Person)
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After failing to win reelection to Congress, Hudnut moved on to win a bid for the Indianapolis mayoral campaign in 1975 and was sworn in on January 1, 1976. He was reelected as mayor three times, serving in the position until January 1, 1992. Hudnut later moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland where he served as mayor from 2002 until 2004. He died on December 18, 2016 in Chevy Chase.
"Biography of William H. Hudnut III." Bose Public Affairs Group. Accessed May 2, 2018. http://www.bosepublicaffairs.com/biography-of-william-h-hudnut-iii.
"Hudnut, William Herbert III (1932-2016)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed May 2, 2018. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000906.
41.4 Cubic Feet (128 manuscript boxes, 3 cubic foot boxes)
Language of Materials
Series 1: Correspondence and general papers, 1969-1974
Subseries 1.1: Congressional correspondence, 1969-1974 Subseries 1.2: Bills, resolutions, and public laws, 1971-1974 Subseries 1.3: Personal correspondence, 1972-1974
Series 2: Watergate papers, 1971-1974
Series 3: Subject files, 1972-1974
- Abortion -- United States
- Airports -- Indiana
- Avionics -- Indiana
- Busing for school integration -- United States
- Clergy -- Indiana
- Elections -- Indiana
- Energy policy -- United States
- Environmental policy -- United States
- Finance, Public -- United States
- Fort Benjamin Harrison (Ind.)
- Housing -- Indiana
- Indiana -- Military affairs -- Fortifications, military installations, etc.
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Indiana -- Politics and government -- 20th century
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Housing
- Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Transportation -- Aviation
- International trade
- Legislation -- Indiana
- Legislative bills -- Indiana
- Legislators -- Indiana
- Legislators -- United States -- 20th century
- Lockefield Gardens (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Medical personnel -- United States
- Military bases -- Indiana
- Naval Avionics Facility (U.S.)
- Navy-yards and naval stations -- Indiana
- Political corruption -- United States
- Politics and government
- Public health -- United States
- Public housing -- Indiana
- Railroads -- Passenger service
- Railroads -- United States
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Revenue sharing -- United States
- United States -- Appropriations and expenditures
- United States -- Commercial policy
- United States -- Politics and government - 20th century
- United States. Congress. House
- United States. Environmental Protection Agency
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States
- Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
- Weir Cook Municipal Airport
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