Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs papers, 1914-2006 | Offsite Repository

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Collection Overview

Title: Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs papers, 1914-2006Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1947-1990

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 1000

Primary Creator: Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972.

Other Creators: Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013.

Extent: 3108.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into three series 1. Hale Boggs, 2. Lindy Boggs, and 3. Lindy Boggs ambassadorial and post-ambassadorial papers. The contents of each series and subseries are chronological.

The collection consists of 3,108 boxes and 15 volumes. It is 1,569 linear feet.

Subjects: Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972., Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013, Democratic National Committee (U.S.), Democratic Party (La.), Legislators -- United States., Louisiana -- Politics and government., United States. Congress -- Leadership., United States. Warren Commission.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Legislation., Photographs., Speeches.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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The collection contains the congressional correspondence, legislative papers, speeches, photographs, selected personal papers and scrapbooks of Hale and Lindy Boggs. Hale Boggs was Democratic House Majority Whip and Majority Leader prior to his death in 1972, when his wife, Lindy, took over his seat, which she held until 1991. Lindy would later go on to become the first female US ambassador to the Holy See, from 1997-2001.

The papers in the Hale Boggs series are arranged into topical sub-series. These include bills, correspondence, Majority Whip materials, Warren Commission papers, House Majority materials, Civil Rights materials, Congressional District Reapportionment materials, New Orleans office files, legislation, early career papers, personal correspondence, awards, memorials related to his death, AV materials and other assorted oversize items.

The papers in the Lindy Boggs series are arranged into topical sub-series. These include bills, speeches, legislative files, subject files, photographs, AV materials, political reapportionment, special events, public relations, meetings, phone calls, office files, speaking engagements, 1984 World Expo, voting records, scrapbooks and other papers.

The ambassadorial and post-ambassadorial series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, transcripts and photographs of Lindy Boggs’ activities as US Ambassador to the Holy See (1997-2001), and papers related to Boggs’ activities following the end of her post. Boxes 1 through 9 contain the ambassadorial papers; Box 10 contains Boggs’ post-ambassadorial papers. Found in her correspondence are letters from prominent figures in the Catholic Church (including a note from Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI), as well as from various churches and dioceses across Louisiana. Boggs received large volumes of correspondence from friends and family, former constituents, and politicians. Many prominent politicians are featured in the incoming correspondence, including President Clinton; Vice President Al Gore; First Lady Hillary Clinton; Senators Joe Biden, John Breaux, Jesse Helms, Arlen Specter, Patrick Leahy, Dick Lugar and Mary Landrieu; Representatives Bob Livingston and Jim McCrery; Governors George W. Bush and Mike Foster; Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco; Ambassador to the UN and Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson; General Wesley Clark; and Mayor Richard Daley.

Biographical Note

Thomas Hale Boggs was born in 1914 in Long Beach, Miss.  He received his B.A. degree in journalism from Tulane University in 1935, and graduated from Tulane Law School in 1937.  In 1938, he married Corinne ("Lindy") Morrison Claiborne and had three children; Barbara Boggs Sigmund (1939-1990, former mayor of Princeton, New Jersey), Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (1941-, a Washington DC-based lawyer and lobbyist), and Cokie Roberts (1943-, a journalist who often appears on ABC and NPR). In 1940 he successfully ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress from the Second Louisiana District, which included most of New Orleans and four adjacent parishes.  He was defeated in his bid for reelection in 1942 and returned to private practice, and enlisted in the naval reserve.  Returning to politics after World War II, Boggs won back his congressional seat.  He rose steadily in the ranks of House leadership, becoming Majority Whip in 1962 and House Majority Leader in 1971.

Boggs' positions on civil rights issues evolved during his career. Although an early opponent of civil rights legislation, he later voted in favor of the Voting Rights Act (1965) and the Fair Housing Act (1968). He was a member of the Warren Commission, which investigated President Kennedy's assassination. He also served on the  Boggs chaired the 1968 Platform Committee at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Boggs publicly denounced J. Edgar Hoover (FBI director) and called for his resignation in a short speech to Congress in 1971. While flying from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, his plane disappeared on Oct. 16, 1972.  The plane was never found, and Boggs and three others were presumed dead. His wife, Lindy, was elected to succeed him and held his seat until 1991.

More information about Boggs can be found at http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/bibdisplay.pl?index=b000594

Subject/Index Terms

Boggs, Hale, 1914-1972.
Boggs, Lindy, 1916-2013
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Democratic Party (La.)
Legislators -- United States.
Louisiana -- Politics and government.
United States. Congress -- Leadership.
United States. Warren Commission.

Administrative Information

Repository: Offsite Repository

Alternate Extent Statement: 1,569 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is stored offsite, please contact LaRC staff at least two business days in advance to determine availability of the collection.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Original collection and a series of continuing accretions to her papers acquired from Lindy Boggs.  The latest accretion (1997- ) covers her ambassadorial and post-ambassadorial papers.

Preferred Citation: Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs papers, Manuscripts Collection 1000, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection Processed in 2010 by LAC Group.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon in 2010. Finding aid updated in July 2012 by Eira Tansey.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 299290877


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Series 3: Lindy Boggs, Ambassadorial and Post-Ambassadorial papersAdd to your cart.
Box 1: Incoming correspondenceAdd to your cart.
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Folder 10: Correspondence indexes, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Newspaper articles, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper articles, 1998Add to your cart.
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Folder 15: Newspaper articles, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programs, guest lists, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Speeches, interview transcripts, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Ambassador confirmation process, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Presentation of Credentials, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, Boggs and Others with PopeAdd to your cart.
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Folder 3: Photographs, Vatican OfficialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, PortraitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, GroupAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, Social EventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs, Marine Ball, 2000 November 18Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs, Embassy of the Order of Malta to the Holy See, 1998 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs, Embassy of the Order of Malta to the Holy See, 1998 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs, Meeting of the National Millennium Councils, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photographs, Meeting of the National Millennium Councils, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photographs, Beauford Visit, 2000 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, Arrival Proofs, 1997 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Photographs, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Visit to the Holy See, 1998 March 24Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photographs, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Visit to the Holy See, 1999 July 28Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Photographs, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Visit to the Holy See, 2000 August 2Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, 1997 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, New Orleans Archdiocese Award Dinner, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographs, Ambassadorial ActivitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Photographs, Identified PeopleAdd to your cart.
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Folder 22: Photographs, Unidentified PeopleAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Photographs, Unidentified Locations in Vatican City and ItalyAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 26: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 27: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 28: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 30: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 31: Photographs, Ambassador Swearing-In Ceremony with Vice President Al GoreAdd to your cart.
Item 32: Photographs, With Party Guest Woody AllenAdd to your cart.
Item 33: Photographs, With Party Guest Woody AllenAdd to your cart.
Item 34: Photograph, With Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightAdd to your cart.
Item 35: Photograph, With President Bill and First Lady Hillary ClintonAdd to your cart.
Item 36: Photograph, With First Lady Hillary ClintonAdd to your cart.
Item 37: Photographs, With the Pope and Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightAdd to your cart.
Item 38: Photographs, With the Pope and Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightAdd to your cart.
Item 39: Photographs, With the Pope and Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightAdd to your cart.
Item 40: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 41: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 42: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 43: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 44: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 45: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 46: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 47: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 48: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 49: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 50: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 51: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 52: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 53: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 54: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 55: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Item 56: Photographs, With the PopeAdd to your cart.
Box 10: Post-Ambassadorial clippings, correspondence, other itemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Newspaper clippings and correspondence, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings and correspondence, 2003-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Campaign pinsAdd to your cart.

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