Catherine May Congressional Papers, 1959-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bedell, Catherine May, 1914-2004.
Title
Catherine May Congressional Papers
Dates
1959-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
275 Linear feet of shelf space, (558 boxes)
Collection Number
Cage 304 (collection)
Summary
Catherine May was the United States Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. The collection consists of those papers generated and received by the office of Representative May during her six terms in the United States Congress. The content of the collection amply documents the wide arrange of legislative matters confronting the Congress during the 1960’s.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Catherine May was born Catherine Dean Barnes at Yakima, Washington, in 1914. Graduating from Yakima High School in 1932, she attended Yakima Valley Junior College through 1934, and then received the Bachelor of Science degree in 1936 and the Fifth Year Education Certificate from the University of Washington in 1937. From 1937 through 1940, she taught English in the Chehalis High School, interrupting this tenure for a brief period in 1939 to study speech at the University of Southern California.

At the close of the school year in 1940, Mrs. May entered into a career in radio journalism and advertising, first with station KMO in Tacoma, and later stations KOMO and KJR in Seattle. From 1942 to 1944, she worked in advertising for Strange and Prosser Advertising Agency and the Federal Insurance Company, both of Seattle. She was in New York City 1944-1946 in the employment of the National Broadcasting Company. Following this, Mrs. May returned to Washington State, continuing in radio journalism at station KIT in Yakima through 1957.

Catherine May entered politics actively when she was a candidate and elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1952, representing a Yakima district. Re-elected twice, she remained a member of the state legislature until 1958, when she secured the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Republican Congressman, Otis Halbert Holmes. She was elected to the United States Congress six times and served until 1970 when she was succeeded by Democrat, Mike McCormack. Upon leaving Congress, she was appointed one of the Federal government trustees of the quasi-public National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK). In May of 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed her a member and Chairman of United States Tariff Commission.

When Catherine May entered the United States Congress in early 1959, she was the first woman Representative from the State of Washington. Also, she was the first Representative from the State of Washington in quite a few years to be appointed to the Committee on Agriculture, an assignment that is highly desired by Representatives from Washington State. Mrs. May held this Agriculture Committee assignment during her entire tenure in Congress. Work in this committee, and her efforts on behalf of her constituents, occupied the center of attention throughout her congressional career. Partially due to this concern with agricultural policy, May was selected as a Congressional member of the National Commission on Food Marketing, one of the numerous "study commissions" of the 1960’s. During her last term in office, she received a second committee assignment, the Joint committee on Atomic Energy. She was, lastly, a member of the somewhat ephemeral but nevertheless interesting, House Beauty Parlor Committee.

Although Representative May’s attention centered on her committee and constituent work, her career was not dominated by either of these. Like most members of Congress in the 1960’s, she was involved in almost every major public issue of the time. Her papers reveal significant interests in consumer affairs, the "hunger" and poverty issues, transportation policy, drugs, minority relations, and, on occasion, foreign affairs. The return of a Republican administration to power in the 1968 election increased May’s contact and concern with the whole range of governmental and public affairs. She was one of the congressional leaders that supported the administration. She was apparently considered for the post of Secretary of Agriculture at the time the Nixon Administration was organized. After leaving Congress, she continued to receive significant appointments, including United States Tariff Commissioner, a position of importance to the economic issues of the early 1970’s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of those papers generated and received by the office of Representative May during her six terms in the United States Congress. The content of the collection amply documents the wide arrange of legislative matters confronting the Congress during the 1960’s. Indeed, the Catherine May Papers contain materials relevant to almost every public issue of that period.

The great value of this collection to scholarship may be described under three general subjects:

The first, and the largest, concerns political affairs of the Fourth Congressional District, including personalities, events, constituent services, interests, and opinions. Of special value are those papers concerned with Federal government operations in the Fourth District and those concerned with public opinion;

The second area of importance and value concerns Republican Party politics diffused throughout the collection. Those parties that concern the years of Republican Party control of Congress are rich;

The third area, one most clearly demarcated in the collection, concerns agriculture policy and politics. The agricultural emphasis is due to Mrs. May’s committee assignment, as well as her personal interests and the interest of her constituents in the principally agricultural Fourth District.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

SUBJECT The numbers in this index refer to box.

Absentee voting : 208

Academies : 520

Academies, cadets : 521-525

Academies, civil service exam requirements : 519

Academies, nominees : 511-517

Academies, non-resident and out-of-district applicants : 519

Adams County : 444

Adams County, federal programs : 294, 406

Administration assistants : see Office of C. May

Agency for International Development : 41, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 219, 256, 324, 375

Agricultural Committee of the House of Representatives : 450-463

Agricultural Extension Service : 81, 175, 219, 256, 316, 368

Agricultural laborers : see Farm labor

Agricultural Producers Council of Washington : 54

Agricultural research : 33, 54, 83, 109, 145, 178, 222, 261, 322, 360, 451, 453, 461, 462

Agricultural research, bees : 457

Agricultural research, dodder : 83

Agricultural research, dried peas and lentils : 83, 109, 179, 222, 261

Agricultural research, mint : 109, 179, 222, 261

Agricultural research, onion white rot : 261

Agricultural research, pesticides : 142, 322, 373, 374

Agricultural research, rice : 461

Agricultural research, sugar beets : 83, 109, 179, 222, 322: see also Wheat research

Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service : 145, 179, 222, 261, 323

Agriculture : 1, 14, 32, 53, 82, 108, 143, 177, 221, 319, 371

Agriculture Stabilization Committees : 2, 14, 34, 55, 89, 110, 145, 180, 223, 323

Agriculture yearbook : 2, 15, 35, 56, 85, 111, 180, 223, 263, 324, 375

Athenaeum Irrigation District : 44, 92, 128, 214

Alaska : 2, 15

Alaska, centennial : 148, 181

Alaska, earthquake relief : 112

Albion : 118, 187, 435

Albion, post office : 296, 442

Alderdale, post office : 296

American Farm Bureau Federation : 107, 142, 219, 256

American Revolution Bicentennial Commission : 376

Americans for Congressional Action to Free Baltic States : 232

AMTRAK : see National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Anatone, post office : 296, 442

Anatone, post office, school district : 499

Animals : 186, 435

Apples : 1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 220, 259, 318, 368

Appleton, post office : 296

Appointments : see Reservations and appointments

Appropriations : 143, 175, 255, 503

Area Redevelopment Administration : 39, 61, 88, 123, 151: see also Economic Development Administration

Armed services : 3, 16, 35, 36, 57, 86, 113, 149, 182, 224, 264, 325, 376, 377

Armed services, personal : 3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 113, 114, 149, 150, 182, 183, 225, 264, 265, 326, 327, 377, 378

Armed services, Reserved Officers Training Corps : 87

Armed services, reserves : 3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 114, 150, 183, 225, 265, 327, 378: see also Academies, Military installations, Prisoners of war, Selective Service System

Arms Control Agency : 38, 58, 87, 113, 150, 183, 225, 265, 328, 379

Army : see Armed services

Army-Navy football tickets : 52, 101, 135, 167, 204, 240, 302, 356, 408

Asotin : 118, 187, 435

Asotin, post office : 296, 442

Asotin, school district : 498, 499

Asotin County : 444

Asotin County, federal programs : 294, 352, 406

Asotin Dam : 252, 286, 339, 396

Atlantic Congress : 16, 36, 58, 226, 265, 558

Atomic energy : 505

Atomic energy, environmental effects : 503, 505, 509

Atomic energy, fuels : 505

Atomic energy, history : 507

Atomic energy, international affairs : 65, 97, 507

Atomic energy, labor disputes : 40

Atomic energy, licensing : 507

Atomic energy, reactors : 5, 21, 40, 41, 63, 64, 90, 332, 506, 507

Atomic energy, safeguards : 509

Atomic energy, testing : 65, 97, 509: see also Atomic Energy Commission, Hanford Atomic Works, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Plowshare Project

Atomic Energy Commission : 3, 16, 36, 58, 87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 265, 328, 507, 508, 509

Atomic Industrial Forum : 507

Ayer, post office : 296

Banks Lake : 67, 160, 339

Beans : 1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 220, 259, 318

Beauty Shop Committee : see House of Representative

Beef : see Livestock: see also Meat inspection

Bees : 219, 256, 272, 273, 316, 368, 429, 457

Belmont, post office : 297

Benton City : 118, 187, 435

Benton City, post office : 297, 442

Benton City, school district : 498, 499

Benton County : 295, 352, 406

Benton County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Beverly, post office : 297, 442

Bickleton, post office : 297, 442

Bickleton, post office, school district : 498, 499

Big Bend Community College : 87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 328, 379

Bills : see Legislation sponsored by C. May

Bingen : 118

Bingen, post office : 297

Bingen, school district : 498, 499

Bonneville Power Administration : 7, 23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 216, 250, 284, 336, 393

Bracero program : see Farm labor

Bridges and highways : 11, 29, 49, 104, 130, 138, 159, 169, 208, 217, 244, 308, 360, 414

Broadcasting : see Federal Communications Commission

Brookings Institute : 19, 87, 118, 150, 187, 226, 276, 328, 379

Brownston, post office : 297

Bryan Lake : 38, 186, 272, 432

Bryan Lake, Little Goose Dam Bryan Lake, Little Goose Dam

Buena, post office : 297, 442

Burbank : 118, 435

Burbank, post office : 297, 442

Burbank, school district : 498, 499

Bureau of Employment Security : see Employment Security Bureau

Cabinet members : 4, 38, 135, 354

Cable television : 194

Catalog of Federal Assistance : 274, 426

Catherine May Newsletter : 10, 26, 47, 48, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 292, 348, 403

Catherine May Newsletter, correspondence : 47, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 348, 403: see also Special Reports

Census Bureau : 4, 20, 39, 61, 88, 123, 151, 191, 227, 277, 330, 380

Census legislation : 426

Centerville, post office : 297

Centerville, post office, school district : 498, 499

Central Intelligence Agency : 276

Central Washington State College : 4, 19, 38, 60, 87, 118, 151, 187, 226, 276, 329, 379

Century 21 (Seattle World’s Fair) : 12, 17, 50, 78

Chamber of Commerce : 4, 19: see also Seattle Chamber of Commerce, United States Chamber of Commerce

Cherries : 1, 13, 31, 142, 175, 220, 259

Chief Joseph Dam : 7, 23, 68, 129, 159, 216

Child Development Office : 90, 126, 155, 282, 335, 386

Children’s Bureau : see Child Development Office

China (Peoples Republic) : 37: see also Committee of One Million

Cities and towns : 379: see also names of cities and towns

Citizen's Committee on Crime : 359, 413

Civil Aeronautics Board : 5, 20, 38, 60, 87, 122, 151, 191, 226, 276, 329, 379

Civil defense : 4, 20, 38, 60, 87, 122, 151, 191, 224, 263, 325, 376, 413

Civil Rights : 16, 17, 58, 76, 114, 184, 185, 187, 266, 423, 424, 432, 434

Civil Rights Division, Justice Department : 289, 345, 398

Civil service : 4, 20, 38, 61, 88, 122, 151, 191, 227, 277, 329, 380: see also Academies, Employment applications

Civil Service Commission : see Civil service

Clarkston : 118, 187, 435

Clarkston, post office : 297, 442

Clarkston, school district : 498, 499

Clarkston Port Authority : see Asotin Dam: see also Lower Granite Dam

Cle Elum : 118, 187, 436

Cle Elum, post office : 297, 442

Cle Elum, school district : 498, 499

Coal : 4, 20, 39, 61, 88, 122, 151, 191

Coal Research Office : 251, 286, 338, 395

Coast and Geodetic Survey : 88, 123, 152, 192, 277

Coast Guard : 106, 141, 173, 212, 247, 312, 364, 418

Colfax : 118, 188, 436

Colfax, flood control project : 7, 68, 94, 96, 129, 159, 218, 255, 342, 398

Colfax, post office : 297, 442

Colfax, school district : 499

College Apprenticeship Program : 20, 61, 88, 123, 151, 191, 227, 277, 329, 380

College Place : 118, 188, 436

College Place, post office : 297, 442

College Place, school district : 498, 499

Colton : 118, 188, 436

Colton, post office : 297, 442

Columbia Basin College : 88, 122, 151, 191, 227, 277, 330, 380

Columbia Basin Project : 7, 16, 17, 23, 24, 37, 43, 44, 68, 94, 95, 129, 159, 160, 186, 216, 252, 254, 274, 286, 287, 339, 340, 390, 396, 425

Columbia County : 444

Columbia County, federal programs : 295, 406

Columbia River diversion : 160, 217, 253, 288, 341, 396

Commerce Department : 4, 21, 39, 61, 88, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 330, 380

Commission on Campus Unrest : 407

Commission on Civil Rights : 61, 151, 227, 329, 380

Commission on Food and Fiber : 175, 219, 256

Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke : 155

Commission on Product Safety : 346, 402

Committee on One Million : 65, 96

Committee on Economic Development : 457, 458

Committee on the Monroe Doctrine : 65, 96

Commodity Credit Corporation : 175, 219, 256, 316, 368

Common Case : 380

Common Market : 89, 124, 153, 193

Communism : 61, 74, 89, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 330: see also Un-American activities

Community Action Programs : 238, 294, 350, 406, 446, 447, 448, 449: see also names of countries - federal programs

Community Facilities Office : 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388

Community Relations Service : 123, 152, 199

Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge : 128, 215, 251

Conference on Natural Beauty : 166

Congratulatory messages : 4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 329, 381

Congratulatory messages, American Legion : 278

Congratulatory messages, 100th birthdays : 330, 381

Congratulatory messages, members of Congress : 123

Congressional committees and sub-committees : 193, 207, 228, 243, 450, 452, 458, 504: see also House of Representatives, names of committees

Congressional Directory : 4, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 381

Congressional Record : 4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 381: see also Publications

Connell : 118, 188, 436

Connell, post office : 297, 444

Connell, school district : 498, 499

Conservation legislation : 18, 77, 272: see also Environmentalaffairs legislation

Conservation subcommittee, Agriculture Committee : 450, 461

Constituent services : see also: Armed services personal, veterans' claims, flags, Immigration and naturalization, Office of C. May, Passports, Private legislation, Publications, Railroad Retirement Board, Social security

:

Consular Service : 243, 307, 413

Consumer affairs : 21, 115, 124, 142, 152, 184, 193, 221, 228, 272, 274, 278, 292, 316, 321, 372, 373, 381, 427, 434

Consumer and Marketing Service : 142, 316, 368

Consumer’s Advisory Council : 124, 152, 193, 228, 278

Corps of Engineers : 379: see also names of projects

Cotton : 186, 450, 452, 458, 461

Coulee City : 118, 188, 436

Coulee City, post office : 297, 442

Coulee City, school district : 498, 499

Council on Environmental Quality : 382, 383, 434

Courtesy cards : 4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193

Cowich : 19

Cowich, post office : 297, 442

Cranberries : 21

Crank mail : see Miscellany

Credit cards : 434

Crime and criminals : see Law enforcement

Cuba : 39, 41, 65, 96: see also Sugar

Cuban Refugee Program : see Refugees, Cuban

Cunningham, post office : 297

Customs administration : 30, 51, 106, 141, 173, 212, 248, 313, 365, 420: see also Tariff Commission

Cyclamates : 434

Dairy products : 256, 316, 368, 428, 455, 458, 461

Dairy products, commerce : 271

Dairy subcommittee, Agriculture Committee : 450, 458

The Dallas, post office : 297, 442

The Dallas Dam : 8, 24, 45, 69, 218, 255

Dams : see Inland Empire Waterways Association: see also Washington Public Power Supply System, names of dams

Dayton : 118, 188, 436

Dayton, post office : 297, 442

Dayton, school district : 498, 499

Dayton Irrigation Project : 8, 24, 44, 68, 130

Defense : see Armed services

Department of Justice : see Justice Department

Disarmament : 38, 116: see also Arms Control Agency

District of Columbia : 430, 432

Dixie : 436

Dixie, post office : 297

Draft : see Selective Service System

Drug legislation : 184, 274, 427: see also Meat inspection

Drug use : 348, 403, 404: Narcotics Bureau

Easton : 188

Easton, post office : 297, 442

Easton, school district : 489, 499

Eccentric mail : see Miscellany

Economic Development Administration : 222, 277, 330, 380: see also Area Redevelopment Administration

Economic Opportunity Office : 237, 294, 351, 406

Economic Opportunity Office, requests and reports : 446-449

Economic Opportunity Office, in Washington (State) : 138, 170, 209, 416: see also names of countries - federal programs

Education : see Exchange students: see also Higher education, Schools

Education Office : 64, 91, 126, 155, 196, 230, 280, 334, 387

86th Club : 5, 21, 40, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 384

Elberton : 118

Electric City : 118, 436

Electric City, post office : 297, 442

Electric power legislation : 185

Ellensburg : 4, 19, 118, 188, 436

Ellensburg, post office : 297, 442

Ellensburg, school district : 498, 499

Eltopia : 188, 437

Eltopia, post office : 297, 442

Eltopia, school district : 498

Employee’s Compensation Bureau : 8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 162, 235, 345, 399

Employment applications : 2, 15, 35, 56, 85, 112, 113, 148, 181, 224, 263, 324, 376

Employment Security Bureau : 8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 345, 399

Endicott : 118

Endicott, post office : 297, 442

Endicott, school district : 499

Environmental affairs legislation : 81, 264, 423, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 540: see also Atomic energy, Conservation legislation

Environmental Protection Agency : 383

Ephrata : 19, 119, 188, 437

Ephrata, post office : 297, 442

Ephrata, school district : 498-499

Equal Employment Opportunities Commission : 162, 193, 228, 278, 331, 383

Equal-time provision : 153

Esquatzel Canyon : 8, 44, 68

Evans, Daniel, press conferences : 171, 211, 246, 309, 362, 416

Ewan, post office : 297

Exchange students : 11, 29, 49, 77, 103, 137, 169, 208, 243, 307, 359, 413

Executive Branch reorganization : 331, 383, 410

Extension Service : see Agricultural Extension Service

Export - Import Bank : 331

Exports : see Foreign trade

Family farms : 77, 451, 452, 454, 459, 461

Family planning : see Population and family planning

Farm bulletins : 1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 144, 175, 219, 258, 316, 369

Farm credit : 175, 219, 256, 316, 369: see also Farmers Home Administration

Farm labor : 1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 219, 257, 316, 369, 455

Farm labor, Bracero program : 107, 464

Farm labor, Unionization : 257, 317, 369

Farm marketing : 256, 269, 316, 368, 428

Farm produce : see specific commodities

Farmers’ Home Administration : 1, 13, 31, 52, 59, 81, 108, 142, 175, 176, 219, 258, 317, 369

Farmington : 119

Farmington, post office : 297, 442

Federal Aviation Administration : 5, 21, 40, 62, 89, 124, 153, 193, 247, 312, 364, 418

Federal Bureau of Investigation : 97, 131, 161, 199, 234, 289, 345, 398

Federal Communications Commission : 5, 21, 40, 62, 124, 153, 193, 194, 228, 279, 331, 384

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation : 176, 220, 258, 369

Federal Home Loan Bank Board : 6, 124, 153, 194, 228, 279, 331, 384

Federal Housing Administration : 6, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 247, 282, 312, 336, 365, 388, 418

Federal Maritime Commission : 331, 384

Federal Power Commission : 5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 124, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384

Federal Railroad Administration : 365, 418

Federal Register : 5, 125, 194

Federal Reserve Board : 5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384

Federal Trade Commission : 5, 62, 90, 125, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384

Federal Water Control Administration : 286, 337

Federal Water Quality Administration : 251, 286, 337, 394

Feed grains : 53, 59, 116, 271, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 462

Finance : see Farm credit: see also Revenue sharing, Taxation

Firearms : 366, 420, 426, 428

Fish and Wildlife Service : 6, 22, 43, 66, 93, 128, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 395

Fisheries : 104, 138, 171, 210, 244, 307, 359, 414

Flags : 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384

Flood control : 23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 171, 216, 255, 287, 342, 398

Flood control, Colfax : 7, 68, 94, 96, 129, 159, 218, 255, 342, 398

Flood control, Pullman : 130, 342

Flood control, Walla Walla : 69, 96, 130, 161

Flood control, Zintel Canyon : 45, 130, 161, 218, 255

Food and Drug Administration : 5, 22, 41, 64, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385

Food and drug legislation : see Drug legislation

Food for Peace : 116, 451, 452, 455, 457, 461, 462

Food marketing : see National Commission on Food Marketing

Food stamp program : 220, 258, 274, 317, 370, 424, 430, 431, 449, 450, 462: see also Hunger

Foreign affairs : 7, 22, 41, 65, 96, 97, 127, 156, 199, 232, 284, 344, 391

Foreign affairs, Biafra : 342, 423

Foreign affairs, Brazil : 96, 340

Foreign affairs, Cambodia : 389, 390

Foreign affairs, Congo : 65, 106

Foreign affairs, Cyprus : 127

Foreign affairs, Czechoslovakia : 423

Foreign affairs, Korea : 282, 343, 390, 427, 430

Foreign affairs, Laos : 391

Foreign affairs, Middle East : 232, 267, 344, 391

Foreign affairs, Okinawa : 325, 377

Foreign affairs, Panama : 127, 266

Foreign affairs, Rhodesia : 233: see also China, Cuba, Foreign Trade, Interparliamentary Union, Radio of Free Asia, United Nations, Vietnam

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission : 5, 21, 40, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384

Foreign trade : 105, 233, 266, 273, 318

Fort Simcoe : 21: see also Yakima County - federal programs

Forest legislation : 18, 59, 60, 276, 425, 429, 430, 431, 540

Forest Service : 1, 14, 31, 53, 81, 82, 108, 143, 176, 220, 258, 318, 370, 450, 452, 456, 460, 462

Forest subcommittee, Agriculture Committee : 456, 457, 460

Franklin County : 444

Franklin County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Fruits and vegetables : 1, 14, 32, 53, 82, 108, 143, 176, 220, 259, 318, 319, 371, 375: see also names of commodities

Garfield : 119

Garfield, post office : 297, 442

Garfield County : 444

General Accounting Office : 154, 194, 279, 332, 384

General Service Administration : 5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384, 385

Geological Survey : 251, 285, 338, 395

George : 119, 188, 437

George, post office : 298, 442

Glenwood, post office : 298, 442

Glenwood, school district : 498, 499

Goldendale : 19, 119, 188, 437

Goldendale, post office : 298, 442

Goldendale, school district : 498, 499

Government Printing Office : 5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 279, 332, 385

Governor’s Council on Aging Conference : 415

Grain : 1, 14, 32, 54, 82, 108, 144, 177, 220, 260, 320: see also Feed grains, Wheat

Grain standards : 109, 144

Grain storage : 32, 54

Grand Coulee : 19, 119, 188, 437

Grand Coulee, post office : 298, 442

Grand Coulee, school district : 498, 499

Grand Coulee Dam : 8, 17, 24, 44, 68, 95, 130, 160, 185, 217, 253, 254, 288, 341, 397

Grandview : 19, 119, 188, 437

Grandview, post office : 298, 442

Grandview, school district : 498, 500

Grange : see Patrons of Husbandry

Granger : 119, 188, 437

Granger, post office : 298, 442

Granger, school district : 498, 500

Grant County : 444

Grant County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Grazing fees : 320, 371

Hanford Atomic Works : 5, 21, 40, 41, 63, 64, 90, 125, 154, 159, 194, 195, 229, 230, 280, 332, 505, 506, 507

Harrah : 19, 119

Harrah, post office : 298, 442

Harrah, school district : 498, 500

Hartline : 119

Hartline, post office : 298, 442

Hartline, school district : 500

Hatton : 119

Hawaii : 2, 15

Hay, post office : 298

Health : see Public health

Health, Education and Welfare Department : 5, 22, 41, 64, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385: see also names of subordinate agencies

Health foods : 184, 272, 427

Hells Canyon : 8

High Mountain Sheep Dam : 288, 341, 398

Higher education : 115, 186, 187, 245, 269, 272, 310, 333, 363, 387, 415, 417, 424: see also Academies

Historic sites : 361, 433, 442: see also Whitman National Monument

Honey commerce : 272

Hooper, post office : 298, 442

Hooper, school district : 500

Hops : 2, 14, 17, 32, 54, 82, 109, 144, 177, 221, 260, 320, 371

House of Representatives : 91, 92, 127, 156, 197, 231, 282, 335, 388, 423

House of Representatives, Beauty Shop : 282, 335, 388

House of Representatives, ethics : 114, 185, 226

House of Representatives, gymnasium incident : 236

House of Representatives, Select Committee on Standards : 207, 243, 266: see also Congressional committees and subcommittees, 86th Club, Whip notices

Housing and Home Finance Agency : see Housing and Urban Development Department

Housing and Urban Development Department : 6, 22, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388

Housing legislation : 115, 276, 434

Hunger : 183, 260, 267, 270, 274, 320, 372: see also Food stamp program, school lunch programs, White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health

Huntsville, post office : 298

Husam, post office : 298

Hyak, post office : 298, 442

Ice Harbor Dam : 8, 24, 44, 68, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288, 398

Immigration and naturalization : 8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 199, 200, 234, 289, 290, 345, 399: see also Private legislation

Indian Affairs Bureau : 6, 22, 23, 42, 43, 66, 92, 128, 157, 214, 250, 285, 337, 394

Indian affairs legislation : 19, 59, 60, 115, 116, 186, 270, 433

Indian Claims Commission : 197, 232, 282, 336, 386, 388

Inland Empire Waterways Association : 42, 66, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 389

Interagency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs : 385

Interior Department : 6, 22, 43, 67, 93, 129, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 395: see also subordinate agencies

Internal Revenue Service : 12, 30, 51, 79, 80, 106, 141, 173, 213, 248, 313, 365, 366, 420

International Commerce Bureau : 151, 191, 227, 330, 380

International Farm Youth Exchange Program : 177, 222, 321

International Museum : 65, 96, 127, 156

Interparliamentary Union : 157, 192, 234, 284, 344, 558

Interstate Commerce Commission : 7, 23, 42, 70, 96, 131, 157, 199, 248, 312, 313, 365, 419

Irrigation : see Reclamation Bureau: see also names of projects

Jay Dee Trailer City, post office : 298

Job Corps : 138, 209, 238, 294, 352: see also Yakima County - federal programs

Job training : 126, 186, 230, 274, 282, 289, 311, 363, 417

John Birch Society : 45, 70

John Day Dam : 8, 24, 44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288, 341, 398

Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training : 289

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy : 503-505

Judges : 8, 272

Justice Department : 8, 25, 45, 70, 131, 161, 199, 234, 289, 344, 399: see also subordinate agencies

Juvenile delinquency : 17

Kahlotus : 119

Kahlotus, post office : 298, 442

Kahlotus, school district : 498, 500

Kennewick : 20, 119, 188, 437

Kennewick, post office : 298, 442

Kennewick, school district : 498, 500

Kennewick Irrigation District : 24, 44, 69, 130, 161, 217, 254

Kiona, post office : 298, 442

Kittitas : 119, 437

Kittitas, post office : 298, 442

Kittitas, school district : 498, 500

Kittitas County : 444

Kittitas County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Kittitas Irrigation Project : 24, 44, 130, 217, 254, 288

Klickitat : 119, 188

Klickitat, post office : 298, 442

Klickitat, school district : 500

Klickitat County : 445

Klickitat County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Klickitat Irrigation Project : 24, 44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288

Labor : see Farm labor: see also Job training

Labor Department : 8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 200, 234, 290, 345, 399: see also subordinate agencies

Lacrosse : 119, 437

Lacrosse, post office : 298, 442

Lacrosse, school district : 500

Lamont : 119

Lamont, post office : 298, 442

Land Management Bureau : 6, 23, 43, 66, 92, 93, 128, 157, 214, 250, 285, 320, 337, 371, 393: see also Public Land Law Review Commission

Larson Air Force Base : 9, 25, 46, 70, 98, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 298

Laurel, post office : 298

Law enforcement : 345, 399: see also Citizen’s Committeeon Crime: see also Juvenile delinquency

Legislation sponsored by C. May : 3, 16-19, 37, 38, 58, 59, 60, 114-118, 183-187, 266-275, 422-435: see also Voting record

Library legislation : 19, 427, 429, 435

Library of Congress : 9, 25, 46, 71, 98, 131, 163, 201, 235, 290, 346, 400

Lind : 119, 437

Lind, post office : 298, 442

Little Goose Dam : 44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342: see also Bryan Lake

Livestock : 1, 13, 33, 54, 82, 109, 144, 178, 221, 222, 261, 321, 372, 455

Livestock, commerce : 116, 117, 271, 455

Livestock and feed grains subcommittee, Agricultural Committee : 451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 462

Locks (Navigation) : see Inland Empire Waterways Association: see also names of projects

Lowden, post office : 298, 442

Lowden, school district : 500

Lower Crab Creek : see Smyrna

Lower Granite Dam : 45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342, 398

Lower Monumental Dam : 7, 24, 45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342, 398

Lumber trade : 12, 29, 50, 60, 78, 104, 105, 114, 115, 138, 172, 211, 275, 308, 361, 414, 460

Lyle : 437

Lyle, post office : 298

Lyle, school district : 498, 500

Mabton : 119, 437

Mabton, post office : 298, 442

Mabton, school district : 498, 500

NcNary Dam : 7, 24, 45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 255, 288, 342, 398

McNary Game Refuge : 96

Malden : 119

Malden, post office : 298

Manpower Administration : 200, 290, 345, 399

Manpower Retraining and Development Program : 126, 186, 274

Marengo, post office : 298

Maritime Administration : 4, 39, 61, 152, 192, 227, 330, 380

Marlin : 119

Marlin, post office : 298, 442

Marmes Rockshelter : 361, 421

Maryhill, post office : 298

Mattawa : 119, 437

Mattawa, school district : 498, 500

May, Catherine, articles : 133, 292, 349

May, Catherine, biography : 3, 16, 36, 58, 87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 266, 328, 379

May, Catherine, invitations : 542-558: see also photographs, biography

May, Catherine, sponsored organizations : 354, 407: see also Catherine May Newsletter

Mayview, post office : 298

Meat inspection : 221, 270, 315, 321, 372, 373

Medicare : see Social security

Mental retardation : 5, 42, 65, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385

Mesa : 20, 119, 437

Mesa, school district : 498

Mexican-Americans : see Farm labor: see also Interagency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs

Migrant health services : 385

Migrant labor : see Farm labor

Military installations : 3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 114, 149, 182, 225, 265, 327, 377: see also names of bases

Military personnel : see Academies: see also Armed services

Mines Bureau : 6, 23, 43, 66, 93, 128, 157, 214, 251, 285, 337, 393: see also Coal

Mink : 271, 427

Minority Personnel Office : 181, 224, 263, 324, 376

Mint Bureau : 212, 248, 313, 365, 420

Mint (crop) : 109, 179, 222, 261, 321, 373

Miscellany : 9, 26, 40, 46, 62, 71, 89, 98, 131, 152, 163, 201, 235, 290, 345, 346, 400

Moses Lake : 20, 119, 188, 437

Moses Lake, post office : 299, 442

Moses Lake, school district : 498, 500

Moxee City : 120, 188, 438

Moxee City, post office : 299, 442

Moxee City, school district : 498, 500

Naches : 120, 188, 438

Naches, post office : 299, 442

Naches, school district : 498, 500

Narcotics Bureau : 106, 141, 213, 248, 344, 399: see also Drug use

National Academy of Sciences : 201

National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty : 222

National Aeronautics and Space Administration : 9, 26, 46, 71, 98, 131, 163, 201, 235, 291, 346, 401

National Archives : 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 346, 401

National Association of Broadcasters : 153

National Commission on Civil Disorders : 291, 346, 401

National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes : 465-469

National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, meetings and hearings : 463, 464, 466, 470-477

National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, personnel : 464, 465, 467

National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, reports : 465, 469, 478-97

National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence : 291, 346, 401

National Dividend Plan : 291, 402

National Farmer's Organization : 33, 54, 371: see also Farm marketing

National Federation of Independent Business : 26, 46, 71, 132, 163, 201, 235, 291, 347, 401

National Forest Reservation Commission : 143

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities : 201, 235, 291, 347, 401

National Guard : see Armed services

National Institutes of Health : 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385

National Labor Relations Board : 163, 173, 201, 212, 236, 291, 347, 402: see also Farm labor

National Park Service : 6, 23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 215, 252, 286, 338, 395

National Railroad Passenger Corporation : 401

National Reclamation Association : 46, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 347

National Rivers and Harbors Congress : 9, 26, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 291

National Science Foundation : 9, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 291, 347, 401

National Traffic Safety Bureau : 248, 313, 365, 420

National Transportation Safety Board : 247, 313, 365, 420

Naturalization : see Immigration and naturalization

New management : 98, 132, 202

News releases : see Press releases

Newsletters : see Catherine May Newsletter: see also Olympia Newsletter, Special Reports

Newspaper legislation : 427

Newspaper subscriptions : 9, 26, 48, 72, 100, 133, 164, 202, 236, 292, 348, 402

Northwest River Basin Commission : 286, 339, 395

Oakesdale : 120, 438

Oakesdale, post office : 299, 442

Oakesdale, school district : 498, 500

Office of Catherine May : 11, 12, 29, 30, 49, 50, 73, 75, 100, 133, 134, 165, 166, 203, 204, 239, 240, 293, 294, 349, 350, 404

Office of Catherine May, mailing list : 4, 9, 19, 25, 46, 71, 87, 98, 132, 163, 201, 237, 291, 347, 402:

Office of Education : see Education Office

Olympia Newsletter : 105, 138, 172, 211, 246, 310, 363, 416

Othello : 20, 120, 188, 438

Othello, post office : 298, 442

Othello, school district : 498, 500

Outdoor Recreation Bureau : 93, 128, 158, 214, 251, 285, 337, 394

Outlook, post office : 442

Palouse : 20, 120, 438

Palouse, post office : 298, 442

Palouse, school district : 498, 500

Parker, post office : 298, 442

Parks and recreation : 211, 246, 310, 363, 415

Parks and recreation, legislation : 160, 273, 276, 425

Pasco : 20, 120, 189, 438

Pasco, post office : 299, 442

Pasco, school district : 500

Pasco Engineer Depot : 10, 74

Passports : 11, 29, 49, 78, 103, 137, 169, 208, 244, 307, 359, 413

Patent Office : 4, 21, 39, 61, 88, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 380

Patrons of Husbandry. United States Grange : 5, 21, 40, 63, 90, 125, 154, 194, 221, 260

Patterson, post office : 299

Patterson, school district : 498, 500

Peace Corps : 48, 73, 100, 134, 166, 204, 240, 296, 354, 407

Peanuts and oilseeds : 453, 460, 462

Pears : 33, 54, 83, 109, 144, 145, 178, 221, 259, 318, 373

Peas : 83, 145, 178, 221, 259, 318, 373

Pension plans : 17, 58, 60, 173, 187, 268, 433

Pesticides : see Agricultural research: see also Bees

Pinchot National Forest : 388

Pine City, post office : 299, 442

Plowshare Project : 507

Plymouth, post office : 299

Police : see Law enforcement

Pomeroy : 120, 189, 438

Pomeroy, post office : 299, 442

Pomeroy, school district : 498, 500

Population and family planning : 435

Pornography : see Postal service - legislation: see also postal service - obscene material

Postal service : 10, 27, 48, 74, 101, 134, 166, 204, 240, 296, 354, 441

Postal service, commemorative stamps : 134, 354, 441

Postal service, legislation : 428, 430

Postal service, obscene material : 354, 441: see also General Services Administration, names of post offices

Potatoes : 2, 54, 83, 109, 145, 178, 221, 259, 273, 319, 374, 426, 456

Potholes Reservoir : see Banks Lake

Poultry : 17, 109, 145, 178, 222, 321, 450, 455, 460, 462

Prescott : 120

Prescott, post office : 299, 442

Prescott, school district : 498, 501

Preservation of historic sites : see Historic sites

President of the United States : 131, 166, 204

President of the United States, assassination : 101

President of the United States, Cabinet : 4, 38, 135, 354

President of the United States, inauguration : 166, 354, 355

President of the United States, messages : 27, 48, 74, 101, 134, 135, 166, 204, 240, 302, 355, 408: see also Executive Branch reorganization, Vice-President, White House

Press conferences of Daniel Evans : 171, 211, 246, 309, 362, 416

Press releases : 9, 27, 47, 72, 99, 133, 165, 203, 236, 292, 349, 402

Press releases, correspondence : 9, 47, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 236, 292, 349, 403: see also Television

Priest Rapids Dam : 7, 24, 69, 96, 161, 218, 255, 289

Prisoners of war : 184, 390, 422, 423

Private legislation : 3, 37, 59, 185, 186, 226, 267, 425, 434

Prosser : 120, 189, 438

Prosser, post office : 299, 442

Prosser, school district : 498, 501

Public assistance : 105, 138, 155, 172, 196, 211, 231, 245, 282, 308, 335, 361, 388, 415

Public assistance, legislation : 430, 433, 435

Public Buildings Service : see General Services Administration

Public finance : see Revenue sharing: see also Taxation

Public health legislation : 19, 59, 434

Public Health Service : 5, 22, 42, 64, 91, 126, 155, 196, 230, 281, 334

Public Housing Administration : 6, 22, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388

Public Land Law Review Commission : 252, 286, 339, 395

Public utility districts : 10, 267: ee also Washington Public Power Supply System

Publications, received : 10, 27, 48, 74

Publications, requested : 10, 28, 48, 74, 101, 167

Publications, sent : 3, 9, 10, 16, 26, 36, 46, 58, 71, 101, 135, 167, 204, 205, 240, 241, 302, 303, 355, 356, 408, 409

Pullman : 20, 120, 189, 438

Pullman, flood control : 130, 342

Pullman, post office : 299, 443

Pullman, school district : 501

Quality control : 60, 115

Questionnaire : 10, 28, 48, 74, 102, 135, 167, 205, 241, 303, 304, 356, 409

Quincy : 20, 120, 189, 438

Quincy, post office : 299, 443

Quincy, school district : 501

Quincy Irrigation District : 68

Radio : see Television

Radio of Free Asia : 233

Railroad Retirement Board : 10, 28, 48, 75, 102, 136, 205, 241, 304, 356, 410

Railroads, boxcars : 419

Railroads, mergers : 313

Railroads, rates : 313: see also Federal Railroad Administration, Interstate Commerce Commission

Ralston, post office : 299, 443

Re-apportionment : see Re-districting

Reclamation Bureau : 6, 23, 66, 93, 128, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 409

Recreation : see Parks and recreation

Re-districting : 138, 170, 184, 209

Refugees, Chinese : 65

Refugees, Cuban : 90, 126, 155, 195, 231, 282

Republican Party : see Whip notices: see also White House

Reservations and appointments : 11, 29, 49, 75, 102, 136, 168, 206, 241, 242, 305, 306, 356, 357, 358, 410, 411

Reserve Officers Training Corps : see Armed services

Revenue sharing : 269, 432: see also Taxation

Rice : 461

Richland : 20, 120, 189, 438

Richland, post office : 299, 443

Richland, school district : 501

Riparia, post office : 300

Ritzville : 120, 189, 439

Ritzville, post office : 300, 443

Ritzville, school district : 498, 501

Riverview, school district : 498

Ronald : 120, 189, 439

Ronald, post office : 300, 443

Roosevelt : 439

Roosevelt, post office : 300

Roosevelt, school district : 498, 501

Rosalia : 120, 189, 439

Rosalia, post office : 300, 443

Rosalia, school district : 501

Roslyn : 121, 189, 439

Roslyn, post office : 300, 443

Roslyn, school district : 498, 501

Royal City : 121, 189, 439

Royal City, post office : 300, 443

Royal City, school district : 498, 501

Roza Irrigation District : 7, 24, 45, 69, 96, 130, 161, 218

Rural Affairs Council : 374

Rural Electrification Administration : 2, 14, 33, 83, 109, 145, 179, 222, 261, 322, 374, 455

St. John : 121, 189

St. John, post office : 300, 443

St. John, school district : 501

School lunch program : 322, 323, 374, 375

Schools : 11, 29, 76, 102, 137, 168, 207, 243, 358, 443: see also Higher education, name of school districts

Seattle Chamber of Commerce : 11, 29, 49, 76, 102, 137, 169, 207, 226, 276, 329, 379

Seattle Federal Directory : 11, 29

Seattle World’s Fair : see Century 21

Secretaries : see Employment applications: see also Office of C. May

Securities and Exchange Commission : 11, 29, 76, 102, 169, 207, 243, 306, 358, 412

Segregation : 386

Selah : 121, 189, 439

Selah, post office : 300, 443

Selah, school district : 498, 501

Select Committee on Standards : 207, 243, 266

Selective Service System : 11, 16, 35, 49, 57, 76, 86, 103, 113, 137, 148, 169, 182, 207, 224, 243, 264, 275, 306, 325, 358, 376, 412, 422

Sex education : 334, 386

Sheep : 14, 19, 430

Small Business Administration : 11, 29, 49, 76, 103, 137, 169, 207, 243, 306, 358, 412

Smithsonian Institution : 207, 243, 306, 359, 412

Smyrna, school district : 498

Snake River : 7, 24, 45, 69, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 289, 342, 398

Snake River, post office : 300

Soap Lake : 20, 121, 189, 439

Soap Lake, post office : 300, 443

Soap Lake, school district : 498, 501

Social security : 5, 22, 42, 65, 91, 126, 155, 196, 197, 231, 281, 335, 387

Social security, legislation : 60, 173, 187, 268, 433

Social security, Medicare : 230, 282, 334, 387

Soil bank : 2, 14, 33, 55, 110, 145, 179

Soil conservation : 2, 14, 33, 55, 84, 110, 145, 179, 222, 261, 262, 323, 374

Soil conservation districts : 11, 29, 76, 323

South Cle Elum, post office : 300, 443

Space program : see National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Special Reports : 47, 72, 73, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 292, 348, 403

Speeches : 76, 77, 103, 137, 169, 208, 243, 306, 307, 359, 412

Stamps : see Postal service

Standards Bureau : 61, 152, 192, 227, 277, 300, 380

Starbuck : 121, 189, 439

Starbuck, post office : 300, 443

Starbuck, school district : 501

State Department : 11, 29, 49, 77, 104, 137, 169, 208, 244, 307, 359, 413

Steptoe, post office : 300

Stratford : 189

Stratford, post office : 300

Sugar : 15, 34, 55, 146

Sugar, commerce : 2, 15, 17, 18, 19, 34, 38, 55, 59, 84, 110, 117, 146, 147, 180, 184, 223, 262, 323, 374

Sugar, legislation : 17, 19, 38, 59, 117, 184

Sugar, letters : 179, 223, 262, 323, 375

Sugar beets : 2, 15, 34, 55, 84, 110, 146, 147, 180, 223, 262, 323, 375

Sunnyside : 20, 121, 189, 439

Sunnyside, post office : 300, 443

Sunnyside, school district : 498, 501

Supreme Court : 79, 105, 139, 140, 173, 212, 247, 311, 417

Sympathy letters : 12, 30, 50, 79, 105, 139, 173, 212, 247, 311, 364, 418

Tariff Commission : 12, 30, 50, 140, 173, 212, 247, 311, 364, 418

Taxation : 12, 19, 29, 59, 116, 186, 187, 269, 272, 427, 432, 435

Tekoa : 121, 189

Tekoa, post office : 300, 443

Television, correspondence : 132, 163, 202, 236, 292, 348, 402

Television, ideas : 98, 133, 163, 202, 347

Television, programs : 10, 15, 26, 47, 72, 73, 99, 132, 163, 202, 236, 292, 347, 402

Thank you cards : 12, 30, 50, 79, 105, 140, 173, 212, 247, 312, 364, 418

Thorton, post office : 300, 443

Thorp, post office : 300, 443

Thorp, school district : 501

Tieton : 20, 121

Tieton, post office : 300, 443

Toppenish : 20, 121, 189, 439

Toppenish, post office : 301, 443

Toppenish, school district : 498, 501

Touchet : 439

Touchet, post office : 301, 443

Touchet, school district : 501

Trade : see Foreign trade

Transportation Department : 312, 360, 418

Transportation legislation : 116, 185, 271, 272

Treasury Department : 12, 30, 51, 79, 106, 141, 173, 213, 248, 313, 365, 420

Tri-Cities : 439: see also Kennewick, Pasco, Richland

Tri-Cities Industrial Council : 125, 154, 194, 195, 230, 280, 333, 506

Trinidad, post office : 301

Trout Lake, post office : 301

Trout Lake, school district : 498, 501

Un-American activities : 12, 30, 51, 80, 106, 141, 174, 213, 249

Unemployment legislation : 434

Union Gap : 121, 189, 439

Union Gap, school district : 498, 501

Uniontown : 121, 439

Uniontown, post office : 301, 443

United Nations : 80, 106, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 313, 366, 420

United Nations Association of the United States : 141

United States Chamber of Commerce : 19, 87, 226, 276, 329, 379

United States Government : see names of subordinate agencies, branches, bureaus and departments

United States Information Agency : 6, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 389

United States Steel Corporation : 79

University of Washington : 138, 172, 211, 249, 314, 366, 428

Urban Renewal Administration : 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388

USIA : see United States Information Agency

Vantage : 189, 439

Vantage, post office : 301

Vernita Bridge : 130, 159, 217

Veterans Administration : 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421

Veterans’ claim : 526-530

Vice President : 421

Vietnam : 149, 184, 198, 233, 234, 266, 283, 327, 343, 392, 422, 423

Violence : 267: see also Commission on Campus Unrest, National Commission on Civil Disorders, National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence

Visas : see Passports

VISTA : 239, 296, 351, 406: see also names of countries- federal programs

Vocational Rehabilitation Administration : 230, 282

Volunteers in Service to America : see VISTA

Voting record : 532-540

Wahkiacus, post office : 301

Wahluke Slope Irrigation Project : 8, 24, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 289, 342, 398

Waitsburg, post office : 301, 443

Waitsburg, school district : 499, 501

Walla Walla : 20, 121, 190, 439

Walla Walla, post office : 301, 443

Walla Walla, school district : 498, 502

Walla Walla College : 107, 141, 147, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421

Walla Walla Community College : 249, 314, 366, 421

Walla Walla County : 445

Walla Walla County, federal programs : 295, 352, 406

Walla Walla River Project, Touchet Division : 69, 96, 130, 161

Walulla : 190, 440

Walulla, post office : 301, 443

Wapato : 121, 190, 440

Wapato, post office : 301, 443

Wapato, school district : 498, 501

Wapato Irrigation Project : 8, 25, 45, 70, 96, 130, 218

War on Poverty : see Economic Opportunity Office: see also names of counties - federal programs

Warden : 20, 121, 190, 440

Warden, post office : 301, 443

Warden, school district : 499, 501

Washington, D.C. : see District of Columbia

Washington Public Power Supply System : 172, 210, 246, 310, 363, 416

Washington (State) : 12, 29, 50, 78, 138, 171, 210, 245, 309, 362, 415

Washington State and Alaska Society : 12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421

Washington (State) Department of Agriculture : 244, 307, 359, 413

Washington (State) Department of Commerce and Economic Development : 244, 307, 360, 413

Washington (State) Department of Ecology : 413

Washington (State) Department of Employment Security : 244, 307, 359, 414

Washington (State) Department of Game : 307, 360, 414

Washington (State) Department of Health : 210, 244, 307, 360, 414

Washington (State) Department of Institutions : 245, 308, 360, 414

Washington (State) Department of Labor and Industries : 245, 308, 360, 414

Washington (State) Department of Motor Vehicles : 414

Washington (State) Department of Natural Resources : 245, 308, 360, 361, 414

Washington (State) Department of Public Assistance : 415

Washington (State) Department of Water Resources : 245, 309, 361, 414

Washington (State) Division of Vocational Education : 311, 363, 417

Washington (State) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation : 311, 363, 417

Washington (State) Higher Education Facilities Commission : 245, 363, 415

Washington (State) Legislature : 12, 29, 50, 78, 104, 138, 172, 211, 245, 310, 361, 416

Washington (State) Oceanographic Commission : 310, 363, 415

Washington (State) Office of Attorney General : 415

Washington (State) Officials : see Washington (State)Personnel

Washington (State) Personnel : 310, 363, 416

Washington (State) Pollution Control Commission : 417

Washington (State) Secretary of State : 416

Washington (State) Superintendent of Public Instruction : 310, 311, 346, 363, 417

Washington (State) Tax Commission : 246, 311, 363, 417

Washington State University, Pullman : 11, 50, 78, 105, 138, 172, 212, 249, 314, 361, 366, 421

Washington (State) University, Seattle : see University of Washington

Washington (State) Utilities and Transportation Commission : 417

Washtucna, school district : 502

Water : see Environmental affairs

Water Resources Research Office : 159, 215, 252, 286, 339

Wawawai, post office : 301

Weather Bureau : 4, 21, 61, 88, 123, 151, 192, 227, 277, 330, 380

Welfare administration : see Public assistance

West Lake : 440

West Richland, post office : 301

Wheat : 2, 15, 35, 55, 56, 85, 111, 180, 223, 262, 263, 323, 453, 457, 461, 463

Wheat, correspondence : 111, 112, 147, 181, 223, 262, 323, 375

Wheat, Japan : 323

Wheat, legislation : 17, 18, 59, 116, 184, 267, 271, 275, 424, 425

Wheat, research : 2, 35, 55, 83, 109, 179, 222, 322

Wheat, Russia : 84, 110, 148, 181

Wheat, Terminal loan rate : 223

Whip notices : 12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 367, 422

White House : 367, 422

White House Conference on Aging : 42

White House Conference on Children and Youth : 5, 22, 383

White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health : 367, 422

White Salmon : 121, 190, 440

White Salmon, post office : 301

White Salmon, school district : 499, 502

White Swan : 121, 190, 440

White Swan, post office : 302

White Swan, school district : 499, 502

Whitman College : 12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422

Whitman National Monument : 51, 59, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250

Wilderness areas : 159, 215, 252, 286, 339, 396

Wildlife legislation : 430

Wilson Creek : 121

Wilson Creek, post office : 301, 443

Wilson Creek, school district : 499, 502

WINB (Radio Station) : 89

Winona, post office : 301

Wishram : 121, 440

Wishram, post office : 301, 443

Wishram, school district : 499, 502

Womens' Bureau : 8, 25, 45, 70, 98, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 346, 399, 400

Women's clubs : 12

Womens' rights : see Civil rights

Womens' Suffrage Commemoration : 37

Wool : 37, 185

World Food Congress : 372

World’s Fair : see Century 21

Yakima : 20, 122, 190, 191, 440, 441

Yakima, post office : 302, 443

Yakima, school district : 499, 502

Yakima County : 446

Yakima County, federal programs : 295, 296, 353, 407

Yakima Eagle : see Miscellany

Yakima Firing Range : 141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422

Yakima River : 8, 25, 45, 70, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 259, 342, 398

Yakima Valley College : 107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422

Youth Conservation Corps : 433

Zillah : 122

Zillah, post office : 302, 443

Zillah, school district : 499, 502

Zintel Canyon : 45, 130, 161, 218, 255

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[Item description] Catherine May Congressional Papers, 1959-1970 (Cage 304)

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SERIES 1. GENERAL, 1959-1970 Containers 1-449Return to Top

Correspondence, notes, memoranda, printed materials, inter-officer communications, transcripts and notes of telephone conversations, office interviews and meetings. The series is divided into 12 sub-series, one for each year of Mrs. May's tenure. December 31 is usually the closing date. Within each sub-series, materials are filed in subject arrangement, alphabetically.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1-12
86th Congress, 1st Session
1959
13-30
86th Congress, 2nd Session
1960
31-51
87th Congress, 1st Session
1961
52-80
87th Congress, 2nd Session
1962
81-107
88th Congress, 1st Session
1963
107-141
88th Congress, 2nd Session
1964
142-174
89th Congress, 1st Session
1965
175-218
89th Congress, 2nd Session
1966
219-255
90th Congress, 1st Session
1967
256-315
90th Congress, 2nd Session
1968
316-367
91st Congress, 1st Session
1969
368-449
91st Congress, 2nd Session
1970

SERIES 2. AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE, 1959-1964: Containers 450-463Return to Top

Correspondence relative to committee business, memoranda and notes from committee hearings, inter-committee communications, and papers concerned with legislative proceedings. The material is arranged in five chronological sub-divisions and within each sub-division the arrangement follows the subcommittee structure of the Agriculture Committee.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
450-451
86th Congress, 1st and 2nd Session
1959-1960
452-453
87th Congress, 1st Session
1961
454-457
87th Congress, 2nd Session
1962
458-461
88th Congress, 1st Session
1963
461-463
88th Congress, 2nd Session
1964

SERIES 3. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON FOOD MARKETING, 1964-1967: Containers 463-497Return to Top

Papers accumulated as a member of the special Presidential Commission that attempted to study the American food industry in response to controversy over food retaining practices and prices. The final products of the Commission were a general report, - Food: From Farmer to Consumer, and a series of special reports, intended to be guidelines for a national food policy. The recommendations of the Commission were utilized to only a small degree; much of the study was repeated by the better-known Commission on Food and Fiber.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
463-469
Correspondence, notes and working papers
1964-1967
470-477
Hearings
1964-1967
478-497
Pre-print drafts of final reports
1964-1967

SERIES 4. SCHOOLS, 1959-1970: Containers 498-502Return to Top

Correspondence and documents relating to the public school districts in the Fourth Congressional District and their involvement in Federal educational programs. Most correspondence is related to congressional assistance in processing applications for Federal aid or assistance. The arrangement is alphabetical by school district in both chronological divisions.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
498-499
Correspondence and documents
1959-1964
499-502
Correspondence and documents
1965-1970

SERIES 5. JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY, 1969-1970: Containers 503-510Return to Top

Correspondence, notes, documents, committee reports and other papers resulting from Mrs. May's tenure on the Committee. This series also contains correspondence and documents relating to atomic energy previously filed in Series 1 before Mrs. May's appointment.

SERIES 6. ACADEMIES, 1959-1970: Containers 511-525Return to Top

Description
*Note: This series (Boxes 511-525) was withdrawn in 2006 because of the private and personal nature of the contents.*

SERIES 7. VETERANS ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS, 1959-1970: Containers 526-530Return to Top

Case files established for constituents requiring congressional assistance in the processing of veteran claims. The arrangement is alphabetical by claimant.

SERIES 8. VOTING RECORD, 1959-1970: Containers 532-540Return to Top

Notes concerning votes Mrs. May cast in the House of Representative, her collated voting record, and some correspondence relative to her voting record.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
532
86th Congress
1959-1960
532-533
87th Congress
1961-1962
533
88th Congress
1963-1964
534-536
89th Congress
1965-1966
535-536
90th Congress
1967-1968
537-538
91st Congress
1969-1970
538-540
Cumulative and Miscellaneous

SERIES 9. INVITATIONS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND SPECIAL TRIPS, 1959-1970: Containers 542-558Return to Top

Invitations, acceptances and rejections of invitations, district visitation and speaking schedules and some material relative to certain trips to Europe.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
542-543
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1959
543
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1960
543-544
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1961
544-545
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1962
545
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1963
546
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1964
547-548
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1965
548-550
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1966
550-552
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1967
552-553
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1968
553-555
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1969
555-557
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
1970
558
Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips
Miscellaneous

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators -- United States -- Correspondence.
  • Personal Names :
  • Bedell, Catherine May, 1914-2004 -- Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • United States. National Commission on Food Marketing.
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 -- Sources.