Karen Shepherd papers, 1940-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shepherd, Karen
Title
Karen Shepherd papers
Dates
1940-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
58 boxes, (31.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn1426
Summary
The Karen Shepherd papers document this Congresswoman's term as the representative for Utah's 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives, her campaigns, and her tenure as U. S. Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The bulk of the collection centers around congressional reform, an important issue for members of the freshman class of the 103rd Congress, many of whom campaigned on reform platforms. The collection contains correspondence, notebooks, speeches, research files, news clippings, drafts of bills and resolutions, press releases, reports, and memorabilia.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Karen Shepherd was born in Silver City, New Mexico, on 5 July 1940, to LaVerna and Ralph Felker. Felker's job with the U. S. Department of Agriculture required frequent moves, and Karen and her younger brother, Gary were educated in a variety of schools in small towns in Utah. Shepherd received a B.A. in English from the University of Utah in 1962 and was awarded an M.A. in British Literature at Brigham Young University the following year. Shepherd taught high school and college English in Utah, in Washington, and at the American University of Cairo. In 1974, Shepherd served as Utah County coordinator for the Wayne Owens for Senate Campaign. She was affiliated with the Salt Lake County Division of Social Services in the mid-1970s, serving first as assistant to the director and then as director. In 1978 Shepherd became director of continuing education for Westminster College. That year also saw the debut of Network magazine, a publication designed for women moving away from traditional home-centered roles. Shepherd was editor of Network and president of Webster Publishing for ten years. In 1988, she was appointed director of development and community relations for the Graduate School of Business and College of Business at the University of Utah. In 1992, Shepherd defeated Republican Enid Greene for the 2nd district congressional seat on a platform that stressed children's issues, fiscal responsibility, deficit reduction, and congressional reform. Following her defeat by Greene in 1994, Shepherd taught at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. After serving as an election monitor on the West Bank and Gaza, she joined former President Jimmy Carter and an international delegation in monitoring the January 1996 election in that area. She was appointed as U.S. Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Karen Shepherd papers document this Congresswoman's term as the representative for Utah's 2nd district in the United States House of Representatives, her campaigns, and her tenure as U. S. Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The bulk of the collection centers around congressional reform, an important issue for members of the freshman class of the 103rd Congress, many of whom campaigned on reform platforms. The collection contains correspondence, notebooks, speeches, research files, news clippings, drafts of bills and resolutions, press releases, memorabilia, and reports prepared by the Congressional Research Service, the Democratic Study Group, and private lobbyist organizations. In addition to congressional reform, Shepherd was interested in women's issues, the environment, crime, welfare, the North American Free Trade Agreement, land use, community development, and the Theater Missile Defense and Advanced Solid Rocket Motor programs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Karen Shepherd papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Karen Shepherd papers, Accn 1426, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1426.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Campaign, Orientation and Correspondence, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Campaign
2
Reconciliation Press Handbook
3-7
Letters Karen Signed
1993-1994
8-9
Correspondence
1994
10
Official Correspondence

Congressional Reform, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1-4
Reform
5
Freshman Democratic Reform Package
6
Freshman Task Force on Reform
7-11
Fresh Air, Report from the Freshman Task Force on Reform
1993

Congressional Reform, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1-3
Fresh Air
1994
4-5
Above the Law
6-17
Accountability
1994
18
Family Medical Leave
19-20
Congressional Accountability Act, Swett Bill

Congressional Reform, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Dear Colleague, Tribune Op Ed
1993
2
Dear Colleague, Post
1993
3
Dear Colleague, Golf and Tennis Caucus
1993
4
Freshman Dear Colleague No.1
1993
5
Freshman Dear Colleague No.2, "Gifts and Grease," NY Times Editorial
1993
6
Dear Colleague No.3, "Reform Month Looms"
1993
7
Dear Colleague, "Wine and Dine"
1993
8
Dear Colleague, Polls on Congress
1993
9
Dear Colleague, NY Times Ed, "Bryant's Moment"
1993
10
Dear Colleague, NY Times, "Freebies"
1993
11
Miscellaneous Dear Colleagues
12
Dear Colleague, Thank you
1994
13
Dear Colleague, Washington Post cartoonist Herblock
1994
14
Gift Bill, Background and Press
15
Edits for Mike, Shepherd staffer Mike Burke
16
Editorials, Disclosure
17
Press, Mike/Kim
18
Op Ed Tribune
1994
19
Presentation to Democratic Study Group (DSG) Executive Com
20
National Editorial Board Mailing
1993
21
Editorial Board Memo, Senator Paul Wellstone
1993
22
Comparison
23
Gift Ban Bill, Text, Congressional Ethics Reform Act of 1993
1993
24
Sunshine for Lobbyists Act of 1993, Gift Bill Summary and Cosponsors
1993
25
Press Conference
1993
26
Op Ed Tribune
1993
27
Lobbyist Disclosure, Background and Press
28
Frosh Letter to Task Force
1993
29
Lobbyist Disclosure, Summary and Cosponsors
30
Lobbying Disclosure Bill, Text
31
Disclosure, Rep. Glickman
32
Gift Ban-Rep. Long, Congressional Ethics Reform Act
33
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Comparison
34
Non-Profits

Congressional Reform, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Lobbying Disclosure, Senator Paul Wellstone
2
Miscellaneous Letters
3
National Restaurant Assoc. Letter
4
Gift Bill, Opening Statement
5
"Grassroots" Lobbying
6
Common Cause Letters
7
Common Cause (CC) Ed Memo, Disclosure/Ban
1993
8
Utah Congressional Golf Challenge
9
Utah Lobby
10
Trust in Government
11
Contingency Fees in Lobbying Prohibition Act
12
Revolving Door
13-14
Effect of a 5,000 dollar PAC Contribution Limit
15
House Campaign Spending Limit and Election Reform AcT
1993
16
Campaign Finance
17-18
Amendment to HR 3
19
HR 3
20
Campaign Finance Conference
21
Letter to Clinton
1994
22
Letter to House Majority Leader Gephardt
23
Dear Colleague No.4
1993
24
Dear Colleague, Matching Funds
25
Dear Colleague, Clean Resources
26
Dear Colleagues, Play of Pay
27
Republican Plan
28
Term Limits and HR 3

Congressional ReformReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Swift's Proposal
2
Public Financing
3
Campaign Finance, Task Force
4
Campaign Finance, Browder
5
Larry Sabato
6
Campaign Finance, Soft Money
7
Frosh Letter to Foley
8
Campaign Finance, Special Order
9
Frosh Letter to Clinton
10
CC Frosh PAC money
1993
11
Public Citizen
12
CC Ed Memo, Campaign Finance
1993
13
Constitutional Issues
14
Frosh Campaign Finance Reform Camparisons
15
Representative Mike Synar
16
Lobbying Expenses, Tax Deduction
17
Campaign Finance, Press Editorials
18
Lobbying, Revolving Door
19-20
Former Presidents
21
Former Presidents, Floor Statements
22
Former Presidents, Benefits
23
Former Presidents, Dear Colleague
24
Former Presidents, Handbooks
25
Former Presidents, Federal Presidential Libraries
26
Former Presidents, Rules Testimony
1993
27
Former Priesdents, Amendment
28
Former Presidents, Talking Points

Congressional ReformReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Lobby/Gift Conference
2
Lobby Conference Report
3
Levin Substitute Gift Bill
4
Memo to House Speaker Foley/House Majority Leader Gephardt
1994
5
Lobby Bill, Whip Task Force
6
Dear Colleague to Foley Re Campaign Finance Reform
7
Dear Colleague
1994
8
Levin Press Senator Carl Levin, author, congressional gift ban bill
9
Dear Colleague/Dear Conferees
1993
10
Dear Conferees
1994
11
Illegal Gratuities
12
Miscellaneous Gifts
13
Democratic Study Group (DSG), Congressional Research Service (CRS)
14
S.349, House Passes and Record
15
Background Press
16
"Shepherd's Bill on Ethics Passes," Deseret News
1994
17
Lautenberg/Wellstone Ban, authors, Senatorial gift ban bill
18
Lobbying Disclosure Act Comparison (CRS)
1993
19
Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1993, Bryant's Bill
1993
20
Legislative Counsel
21
Clips, House Passage
1994
22
Representiative John Bryant, Texas
23
NY Times, Letter to Editor
1994
24
Senate Press Conference
1994
25
Dear Colleague, Headlines

Congressional ReformReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description
box
8
Folder
1-20
Democratic Caucus Committee on Organization, Study and Review (OSR)

Congressional ReformReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description
box
9
Folder
1
Hearing before the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, Shepherd Testimony
2
Hearing before the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, Structure of the House of Representatives
3
Hearing before the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, Open Days For the Members and Outside Groups
4-7
Joint Committee

Congressional ReformReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description
box
10
Folder
1-3
Congressional Quarterly Weekly Voting Records
4-5
Legislative Activity Guide
6
Discharge Petition
7
Independent Counsel
8
Term Limits, Voice
9
Motor Voter

Budget and NAFTA, 1993-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
"President Clinton's Economic Program"
2
"News Taxes: Did You Get Hit?"
3
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, Conference Report
4
Democratic Study Group (DSG) Budget Info
1994
5
Mid-Season Review of the 1994 Budget
1994
6
Conference, Fiscal Year 1995 Bill
1995
7
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Press Clips
8-9
Karen Shepherd and NAFTA
10
Utah Foundation
11-12
NAFTA and Utah

Delta Air Lines and Postal Appropriations Bill, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
Brief of Delta Air Lines, Inc. To Decisionmaker
2
Objections to Vacate Decision of Delta Air Lines, Inc.
3-5
U.S. to London 1993 Route Proceeding
1993
6
Delta Clips
7
SLC/London Corridor
8-9
Decision/Objections, Delta Int'l. Route, SLC
10
E-Systems
11
Treasury, Postal Appropriations Bill

Theater Missile DefenseReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description
box
13
Folder
1
TMD, HR 4349
2
Correspondence
3
Correspondence
4-5
Press Clips
6
Theater Missile Defense Overflight, HR 2655
7-10
Defense Technical Information Center

ASRM and Health IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description
box
14
Folder
1-2
Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM)
3
Interstate Chemical Weapons Transport Ban
4
Chemical Weapons Transport Ban
5
Veteran's Nursing Home
6
Info on VA Nursing Home in Utah
7
Thrombosis
8-10
ERISA/Retiree Health Benefits, Amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

NHS Bill, Utah Projects, 1994-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1-3
NHS Bill, National Highway System Designation Act of 1994
4-5
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Project Information
6-7
Fiscal Year Appropriations
1995
8
I-15 State Street Corridor
9
Report on Funding Levels and Allocations of Funds

NHS Bill, Utah ProjectsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description
box
16
Folder
1
Utah Projects in NHS Bill
2-4
UTA Clips
5-6
UTA Correspondence
7
Karen Shepherd Press
8
Light Rail Transit (LRT) Financial Plan
9
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) I-15 Plan
10-11
Conformity/Air Quality
12
State Legislature
13
Local Planning Efforts
14
Letters of Support
15
UTA Legislative/Administrative Background

Community Development and Land Issues, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Bill
2
West Jordan CDBG
3
Banking Hearing
1993
4
Jordan River Parkway Request
5
Upper Jordan River Flood Control
6
Little Dell Reservoir
7
Sandy-Jordan River NPS Management Program
8
Map, State of Utah Land Ownership and Public Management

Community Development and Land IssuesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description
box
18
Folder
1-3
School Trust Land Exchange
4
Central Utah Project
5
Scorecard Issues, Scorecard, League of Conservation Voters
6-8
Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy (SCERP)

CrimeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description
box
19
Folder
1
Gun Control
2
Gun Control 2
3
Fine Crime Law Briefing Book
4
Cops on the Beat
5
Victims Rights
6
Administration's Proposed 1985 Crime Budget
7
Salt Lake Area Gang Project
8
Administration's Position on Crime
9
Crime, Karen Shepherd General
10
Crime Conferees
11
Byrne Grants
12
Congressional Research Service (CRS), Crime Reports
13
Utah Criminal Justice Position on Crime

WelfareReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description
box
20
Folder
1
It's About Work
2
Carnegie Corporation: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children
3
Utah Welfare Contacts
4
Utah Welfare Testimony
5
Justice Economic Dignity Independence (JEDI) Women's Group
6
Utah Welfare Press
7
Utah Single Parent Employment Demonstration Program

Agendas, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Legislative Materials, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1-2
Legislative Activity Guide
1993-1994
3
Office of the Clerk, Legislative Profile
1994

Press Releases, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
Press Clippings
1993-1994
2-4
Press Releases
1994

Press Releases, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Personal and Professional, 1963-2011Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1-2
Personal Correspondence
1979-2008
3
Karen Rae Felker, "The Mansion of Life: John Keats's Philosophy of Poetry"
1963
4
Provo High School
1998
5
Professional Information
6
Network
1978-2011
7
News Clippings
1987-2004
8
Book Proposal
1996
9
Writing
1984-2011

Congress, 1993-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
103rd Congress
1993-1995
2-3
Correspondence, U.S. House of Representatives
1993-1995
4
H.R. 349, Congressional Accountability Act
1993
5-6
Congressional Reform
1993-1995

Congress, 1993-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1-3
Congressional Reform
1993-1996
4-5
Hearing, Committee on Natural Resources
1994

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 1993-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1-2
EBRD
1996-2008
3
Booklets
1990s
4-5
Confirmation
1995-1997
6
Jacques de Larosiere Farewell, Bank History Harvard Case
1993-1997
7
Early Days at EBRD
1997
8
Correspondence
1996-2002
9
Marketing
1996-2002

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 1997-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
Washington Visits
1997-2001
2
Congress
1997-2000
3-5
Russia
1997-2001

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 1997-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1
Eastern Europe
1997-1998
2
Women in Eastern Europe
1997
3
Basic Information and Office Goals
2001
4
Last Days
2002

Notebooks, 1997-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Notebooks, 1998-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Notebooks, 2000-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

Notebooks and JFK School of Government, 1995-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Container(s) Description Dates
box
34
Folder
1-5
Notebooks
2001-2002
6
Kennedy School Fellowship Course
1995
7
Kennedy School Study Groups
1995
8
Kennedy School Dinners and Forums
1995

Speeches, 1995-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Subjects, 1995-2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36

Container(s) Description Dates
box
36
Folder
1
Common Cause
1996-1997
2
Democratic Legislative Gala
2007
3
Federal Election Commission
1995-1996
4
Israel/West Bank
1995
5
Webster Publishing
1983-1988
6
White House
1993-1996

Subjects, 1892-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 37

Container(s) Description Dates
box
37
Folder
1-2
Wilderness
1989-1997
3
Women, Global Issues
1998-2001
4
Women in Democracy
1997

Enid Greene Waldholtz, 1992-2010Return to Top

Container(s): Box 38

Container(s) Description Dates
box
38
Folder
1-3
News Clippings
1992-2010
4
Memorabilia
1995

Campaign, 1992-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 39

Campaign, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 40

Clippings Scrapbook, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 41

Clippings File, Jan - May, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 42

Clippings File, Jun - Sep, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 43

Clippings File, Oct - Dec, 1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 44

Clippings File, Jan - Mar, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 45

Clippings File, Apr - Jul, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 46

Clippings File, Aug - Oct, 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 47

MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 48

Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1993-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 49

Personal Papers, 1941-2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box 50

Container(s) Description Dates
box
50
Folder
1
Birthday Cards
1941-1948
2
School Papers
1950s-1962
3
Political Correspondence
1959-2002
4
Results of U.S. Air Force AQE Aptitude Examination
1960s
5
Delta Delta Delta
1961-1962
6
Felker-Shepherd Wedding Invitation
1960s
7
Commencement Booklets
1962-1988
8
Gary Felker Grades
1962-1967
9
Telegram
1965
10
Professional Profiles
1979-2000s
11
Political Luncheon Invitations
1986-2007
12
Utah State Legislative Directory
1991-1992
13
Democratic Study Group
1992
14
"A Guide to the Utah Electoral Process and Informal Campaign", USU
1992
15
Guide to Services, The Congressional Research Service
1992
16
The U.S. Congress Handbook
1994
17-20
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Nominee Package
1995-2002
21
"Testimony: Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wilderness"
1995

Personal Papers, 1960s-2012Return to Top

Container(s): Box 51

Container(s) Description Dates
box
51
Folder
1
Colgate College University Calendar
2003
2
Presidential Inauguration Invitation
2009
3
Campaign Literature
4
Mitch McConnell v. FEC, Brief of Amici Curiae
5
Hinckley Journal of Politics
2012
6-9
News Clippings
1960s-2012

Karen Shepherd Fund, 1991-2010Return to Top

Container(s): Box 52

Container(s) Description Dates
box
52
Folder
1
Correspondence
2002-2006
2
Admin Files
2006
3
Campaign Finance Disclosure SLC Ordinance
1998
4
FEC Information
1991-1996
5
Forms
6-7
Intern Training
2004
8
Party Chairs
2008
9
Publicity
1998-2002
10
School Contacts
2008
11
Young Democrats
2007
12-13
Website
2005-2006
14-17
Board Meetings
2000-2009
18-22
Internship Recruitment
1995-2008

Karen Shepherd Fund, 1997-2008Return to Top

Container(s): Box 53

Container(s) Description Dates
box
53
Folder
1-2
Intern's Lunch
1997-2001
3
Admin Files
2006
4
News Clippings
2008

Karen Shepherd Fund Interns, 1996-2010Return to Top

Container(s): Box 54-56

Karen Shepherd Fund Candidates, 1996-2010Return to Top

Container(s): Box 57

Karen Shepherd Fund Finances, 1995-2010Return to Top

Container(s): Box 58

Container(s) Description Dates
box
58
Folder
1-2
Bank Statements
1996-2001
3-7
Fundraising
2002-2009
8
Agreement
1995
9
Zions Bank Information
2001-2002

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Crime--United States
  • Public welfare--Law and legislation--United States
  • Women legislators--Utah
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress--Reform
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Bills (legislative records)
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Reports
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • North American Free Trade Agreement