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Papers, 1921-1967, of A. Willis Robertson, U. S. Congressman and Senator from Virginia. Chiefly his senatorial office files, 1946-1966. Robertson was a conservative Democrat, serving at the same time as Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Subjects in the collection include national defense, agriculture, taxation, banking, government employees, the Moral Rearmament movement,anti- Communism, Vietnam, segregation, wildlife conservation, national parks, the humane slaughter of animals and the humane treatment of research animals. The papers were kept in the same order as they were in Robertson's office files. The legislative files consist of correspondence arranged by Congressional session. The miscellaneous subject files are arranged by year as are the invitations. The addressee copies which are Robertson's copies of letters sent to correspondents are indexed to the legislative files. They are arranged alphabetically by groups of years. The speech material is arranged by subject and contains background information on cities, counties and individuals within the commonwealth. The speech files are in chronological order. There are news releases in both the news release files and in the speech files.
A People magazine article about Pat Robertson, son of A. Willis Robertson, and a lawsuit over Pat Robertson's war record, dated March 14, 1988 is filed at the beginning of box 1.