Thomas R. Carper congressional papers


Creator: Carper, Thomas R., 1947-
Date(s): 1979-1993
Bulk Dates: 1982-1992
Call Number: MSS 0399
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Thomas R. Carper (1947- ) served the state of Delaware as its member-at-large in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms: he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993). Carper served on the committees of Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries, with memberships on several subcommittees. Carper was elected with the "budget conscious class of 1982" and was a fiscal conservative in his legislative efforts. Carper worked on the bailout plan for the savings and loan industry, correctly predicting the enormity of the problem. The Thomas R. Carper congressional pPapers reflect issues on banking, environmental and coastal concerns, fishing and tourism, and many other topics of interest to Delawareans in the 1980s. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, and office files, the collection includes reports, documents, and memorabilia from Carper's congressional career.
Physical Description:
  • 84 linear feet (84 boxes)
  • 1 oversize removal (1 box of oversized removals (20 inches))
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Thomas R. Carper, 1992, 1998-1999
Processing Information: Processed by Rebecca J. Altermatt, Rob Costello and L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, 1997 November-1999 December. Finding aid encoded by Lauren Connolly, February 2016. Further encoding by Tiffany Saulter, May 2016 and John Caldwell, 2018. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard