Congressional Organizations, 1968 - 1986
- 1968 - 1986
Scope and Contents
In order to reestablish Congressional authority Party Caucuses were revived. Members of each party organized to discuss legislative strategy and encourage party unity. Under O'Neill's leadership an effort was made to transform the House into a more open body. As a result of these reforms and due to the greater independence of younger members known as the "Watergate Babies," Congressional caucuses began to develop along lines other than that of Party. These files reflect O'Neill's relationship and involvement with the Democratic Caucus, Democratic Study Group, and Democratic Steering & Policy Committee (DSPC) as well as regional groups like the New England Congressional Caucus and Northeast-Midwest Congressional Coalition. It was in these and other groupings that a moderate to liberal atmosphere provided a forum for instituting change.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research. Selected items are closed due to fragility; a microfilm access copy is available. Audiovisual recordings in this collection have been migrated from source media; digital use copies can only be accessed onsite in the Burns Library Reading Room.
3.75 Linear Feet (9 containers)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: O'Neill, Tip (Person)
Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository
John J. Burns Library
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States