A Guide to the Abraham Ribicoff Papers, 1958-1979

A Guide to the Abraham Ribicoff Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Abraham Ribicoff Papers
Inclusive Dates
1958-1979
Extent
21.0 Linear feet
Extent
21 boxes of microfilm
Call Number
1980.0043
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by The finding aid was created by Betsy Pittman. (July 2011)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Abraham Ribicoff Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The microfilm was donated to the University of Connecticut by Patti Aronsson, presumably at the direction of Mr. Ribicoff, as they were closing down his Senate office in Washington, D.C. in 1980.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Abraham Ribicoff Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998

Subject(s)

  • Political Collections

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Biography

Abraham Alexander Ribicoff was born in  New Britain, Connecticut, on April 9, 1910. He attended  New York University and graduated from the  University of Chicago Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1933. Ribicoff served as a member of the Connecticut General Assembly (1938-1942), a judge of Hartford Police Court (1941-1943, 1945-1947), chairman of the assembly of municipal court judges for the State of Connecticut (1941-1942), a member of the Charter Revision Commission of the city of Hartford (1945-1946) and hearing examiner, Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (1937-1939). He was elected to the  U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1953). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1952 and was unsuccessful for election to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. Ribicoff served as Governor of Connecticut from 1955 until 1961, when he was sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Cabinet of President  John F. Kennedy. Ribicoff's political career continued with his electiond to the United States Senate in 1962, serving from January 3, 1963, to January 3, 1981. During his Senate career, he was chairman, Committee on Government Operations (Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses) and Committee on Governmental Affairs (Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth Congresses).  Abraham Ribicoff died on February 22, 1998.

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Scope and content note

The collection contains 21 reels of microfilm containing newsclippings of Senator Ribicoff's Gubernatorial and Senate careers. The reels that are numbered sequentially (1-20) contains scrapbooks of newsclippings kept throughout the Senator's senate career (1962-1979). Reel 21, "personality News" are newsclippings from Ribicoff's term as Governor of Connecticut (1958-1961).

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Newsclippings, 1958-1979 

Reel

 1963 January - June 

1

 1963 July - December 

2

 1964 

3

 1965 January - June 

4

 1965 July - December 

5

 1966 January - April 

6

 1966 May - December 

7

 1967 

8

 1968 January - June 

9

 1968 July - October 

10

 1968 November - 1969 December 

11

 1970-1971 

12

 1972 

13

 1973 

14

 1974 January - November 

15

 1975 

16

 1977 January - October 

17

 1977 November - 1978 August, 1978 December 

18

 1978 August - September 

19

 1979 January - April 

20

 1958, 1960-1961 

21

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