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William S. Cohen Papers

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Collection Summary

Creator:William S. Cohen
Title:Guide to the William S. Cohen Papers
Dates:1955-2001, bulk 1972-2001
Abstract: Personal papers consisting of the records created by Cohen and his staff in the course of Cohen's duties as a member from Maine of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978, as a U.S. Senator from 1979 to 1997, and as Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001.
Quantity: 1,500 linear feet
Identification: MS 106
Location: Off-site storage.

Biographical Note

Background

William S. Cohen was born on August 28, 1940 in Bangor, Maine. His father Reuben, a baker, was a Russian-Jewish immigrant and his mother, Clara, is of Irish-Protestant extraction. Cohen graduated from Bangor High School in 1958, and from Bowdoin College with an A.B. cum laude in Latin in 1962. An accomplished athlete, he was named to the Maine all-state high school and college basketball teams, and, while at Bowdoin, he was inducted into the New England All-Star Hall of Fame. In 1965, he received his LL.B cum laude from Boston University Law School and, during that same year, he became the assistant editor-in-chief of the American Trial Lawyers Association and a partner in a Bangor law firm.

Cohen was the Assistant County Attorney for Penobscot County from 1968 to 1970. In 1968, he was an instructor at Husson College in Bangor. He held an appointment as an instructor in business administration at the University of Maine from 1968 to 1972. Cohen was the vice president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association from 1970 to 1972, and a member of the Bangor School Board from 1971 to 1972. He was a fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University in 1972, and was named one of the U.S. Jaycee's ten outstanding young men in 1975.

Public Life

William Cohen was first elected to public office as a city councilor in Bangor, a position he held from 1969-1972; he was also the mayor of Bangor from 1971-1972. He was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives in November of 1972 from Maine's Second Congressional District. This election followed an intense campaign during which he walked 600 miles across the district "to find out what is on people's minds." Walking was to become Cohen's trademark; in most of his campaigns he walked through the towns and cities he represented, talking informally with his constituents.

Cohen was elected to the Senate in 1978, when he defeated incumbent William Hathaway. During his congressional career, Cohen was known as a moderate Republican who voted his own way. He sees himself as part of a tradition of independent-minded representatives from Maine, a group including William Pitt Fessenden, who cast a deciding vote against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868, and Margaret Chase Smith, who became one of the first members of her party to condemn McCarthyism in her 1950 Declaration of Conscience. Cohen continued this tradition of independence, but also became known as a bridge-builder between Republicans and Democrats. On the occasion of Cohen's appointment as Secretary of Defense, President Clinton noted that Cohen is a man "with a creative, independent, inquiring mind" who "is just what is needed for this team."

Cohen was appointed to a number of committees while in Congress, and two of these appointments propelled him into the center of major constitutional crises. In 1974, when Cohen was a freshman member of Congress and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, he became involved in the impeachment inquiry concerning President Nixon and his involvement with Watergate. Cohen was one of a small group of Republicans who were the first to break ranks with their party when they voted in favor of Nixon's impeachment.

Cohen became involved in a second constitutional crisis in 1986, when he was appointed to the select Senate committee formed to investigate the sale of weapons to Iran and the funneling of these proceeds to the Contra resistance movement in Nicaragua. At that time he was a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, which had been conducting its own closed-door hearings into the scandal. Cohen was one of only three Republicans to join Democrats in signing the majority report that held President Reagan responsible for the actions of those involved in the Iran-Contra affair.

Legislative Highlights

After Watergate, Cohen became a leading Congressional advocate for more stringent ethics laws, and he has maintained an interest in government ethics throughout his career. He supported the 1978 Ethics in Government Act, which included provisions for the creation of a statutory office of independent counsel. During his years in Congress, one of Senator Cohen's major focuses was overseeing the operation of the government and fighting for policy changes. His principal platforms for this have been the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, of which he was Chairman or ranking member from 1979-1997, and the Aging Committee, which he chaired from 1995-1997.

Cohen served on the Committee on Aging from 1975 to1997, and his numerous legislative actions on behalf of seniors included: the Nursing Home Patients Bill of Rights in 1975; ending mandatory retirement at age 65; and major legislation on long-term care insurance.

Through his service on the Governmental Affairs Committee as a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management from 1979-1997, Cohen sought policy changes aimed at making the government more effective. His efforts resulted in: simplification of Federal purchasing practices; improvement of aviation safety; and tighter control on Medicare charges.

Cohen was also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, establishing a national reputation for thoughtful expertise on defense and intelligence issues. In 1983, he publicly introduced the idea of nuclear "build-down," a plan which would require the U.S. and the Soviet Union to eliminate one or more existing weapon for each new one deployed. Although this plan was defeated in committee, it became part of the overall U.S. arms control position. In Senate debate on the Persian Gulf crisis in 1990, Cohen was a strong and early voice insisting on executive compliance with the War Powers Act, urging President Bush to seek a vote from Congress on entry into the war.

Constituent Service

During his twenty-four years in Congress, Cohen and his staff responded to more than 50,000 requests for assistance. In addition, he received and replied to nearly two million letters regarding issues before the Congress, and traveled back to Maine more than five hundred times to meet with constituents and appear at events. In response to the needs of the people of Maine Cohen played leading roles in: helping Maine businesses and industry compete in national and world markets; settling the Indian Land Claims controversy in the late 1970's; supporting Navy Projects for Maine Facilities such as Bath Iron Works and the Brunswick Naval Air Station; and assuring the survival of dairy farmers in New England.

Secretary of Defense

William S. Cohen was sworn in as the nation's 20th Secretary of Defense on January 24, 1997. In an address before Congress on the eve of his confirmation, Cohen stated that his priorities as Secretary would be the maintenance of quality personnel, the ensurance of combat readiness, and the modernization of the nation's forces for the 21st century. He served as Secretary of Defense until January 2001 when Donald Rumsfeld was sworn in to serve with the George W. Bush administration.

President Clinton nominated Cohen for Secretary of Defense after Secretary Perry's announcement that he would retire from the position in 1996 because Clinton perceived the need for bipartisan support for the men and women serving in the military. As a Republican in a Democratic administration, Cohen brought with him to the position the respect he had garnered during a congressional career of supporting a nonpartisan national security policy. A moderate Republican, he served on both the Senate Armed Services and Governmental Affairs Committees from 1979 to 1997 and was a member of the Senate Committee on Intelligence, 1983-91 and 1995-97. He participated in the drafting of several important laws related to defense matters, including the Competition in Contracting Act (1984), the GI Bill (1984), the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Reorganization Act (1986), the Intelligence Oversight Reform Act (1991), and the Federal Acquisition Reform Act (1996).

Significant events in U.S. defense history during Cohen's tenure as Secretary of Defense included the terrorist bombing of the destroyer USS Cole in Aden, Yemen; the largest defense spending increase in 15 years; salary and housing improvements for military personnel; institution of harassment training to protect homosexuals in the military; a successful air campaign in Kosovo; NATO enlargement with three new democracies; reduced nuclear weapons in Russia; and military to military ties with China. During his tenure, Cohen achieved a smooth transition for potential computer problems at the turn of the millennium and led the move toward a high tech digital and paperless Pentagon. Cohen also accomplished the creation of the Joint Forces Command for foreign threats and the Joint Task Force for Civil Support to create a state of readiness in homeland defense for domestic threats such as terrorism. As he left office, Cohen cautioned that Russia, China, asymmetric warfare, and weapons of mass destruction were issues likely to confront incoming Bush administration national security officials.

Author

Writing has been Cohen's principal avocation for many years, and his published works include: Of Sons and Seasons(1978) , a volume of poems. Roll Call (1981), a journal of Cohen's first year in the Senate. Getting the Most Out of Washington(1982), a manual on cutting through government red tape. The Double Man(1985), written with Senator Gary Hart, a novel on international espionage and terrorism. A Baker's Nickel(1986), a second volume of poetry. Men of Zeal(1988), written with Senator George Mitchell, an account of their experience investigating the Iran-Contra affair. One-Eyed Kings(1991), a spy thriller involving Soviet and American covert actions that converge in the Middle East. Murder in the Senate(1993), a mystery written with Thomas B. Allen. Easy Prey: The Fleecing of America's Senior Citizens and How to Stop It(1995), a work of non-fiction concerning fraud and the elderly.

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Scope and Content Note

Summary

The William S. Cohen congressional papers consist of the records created by Cohen and his staff in the course of Cohen's duties as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978 and as a U.S. Senator from 1979 to 1997. They include correspondence, memos, reports, press releases, appointment calendars, speeches, voting records, photographs, videos, and memorabilia. These files document Cohen's legislative and committee-related work, the attention and services he offered to his constituents, his public relations and press activities, and the administrative activities of his office in Washington D.C. and in the six state offices in Maine. The Department of Defense documents, primarily in electronic format, include trip reports, public statements, correspondence, photographs, and videotapes from 1997-2001. Cohen's private papers, the bulk of which consist of the manuscripts for the nine books he has written, are also included.

Private Papers, 1956-1996, 33 boxes

The bulk of Cohen's private papers consist of records related to writing, Cohen's major avocation. Drafts of his poetry and manuscripts from the nine books he has written are included here, and they attest to Cohen's avid interest in writing poetry, fiction, and accounts of his own experience in Congress. The papers also document several aspects of Cohen's life and career before he entered the U.S. Congress in 1973. They include his yearbooks from Bowdoin College, where he received his A.B. cum laude in Latin in 1962, correspondence with his colleagues in the American Trial Lawyer Association, and material related to the JFK Institute of Politics where Cohen was a fellow in 1972.

U.S. House of Representatives Papers, 1972-1980, 211 .5 cu. ft. boxes

This record group consists of the files that were created by Cohen and his staff in the course of Cohen's duties as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979. They document the five major functional areas of a congressional office: a) personal/political/official, b) constituent services, c) legislative, d) press/media activities, and e) office administration. Each of these five functional areas contain records which form a series.

The personal/political/official records document Cohen's personal activities, and they consist of biographical information, scheduling records, Cohen's personal correspondence, and records from the four campaigns he conducted while he was in the House. These campaign records include brochures, voting records, position papers and newsclippings. Audiovisual campaign materials may be found with the audiovisual materials (record group 4).

The legislative records document the legislative process, and the bulk of the files contained in this series consist of Cohen's correspondence with his constituents about specific legislative issues. Also included are records related to Cohen's service on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee from 1973-1979. As a freshman member of that committee in 1974, Cohen participated in the Nixon impeachment inquiry, commonly known as the Watergate crisis. Draft articles of impeachment, Cohen's correspondence with other Judiciary Committee members, and other records which document the decision he made to vote in favor of Nixon's impeachment may be found in this series.

A number of Cohen's aides worked on legislative issues such as health, aging, the environment, and the fishing industry. Files received on these and other legislative subjects were few in number, so they have been filed with Cohen's Senate legislative papers, under the appropriate subject headings. This also includes files related to long-term Maine issues such as the controversy over the Dickey-Lincoln power plant and the Indian land claims settlement of 1980.

The constituent service records document the representative function of the Cohen office. This involves activities such as managing casework and coordinating service academy appointments. Due to the confidential nature of case work files, they were removed from the collection before it was transferred to the University of Maine. The records in this series consists of two boxes of service academy applications and screening committee records, which are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of each applicant.

Press/media records reflect the efforts of Cohen's staff to communicate with the public about Cohen, and they consist of newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, and special mailings. Office administrative records include staff memos, general correspondence, and applications for internships in Cohen's office.

U.S. Senate Papers, 1973-1996, 1161 boxes

These records were created by Cohen and his staff in the course of Cohen's duties as a U.S. Senator from 1979 to 1996. Some of the legislative papers from Cohen's time in the House of Representatives are also included. The records in this category document the five major functional areas of a congressional office, which are the same as they are in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The personal/political/official records include Cohen's personal correspondence with Presidents Bush, Reagan, and Carter as well as other political and public figures. Records from his two Senate campaigns, the first in 1984 and the second in 1990, are also found in this series, and they consist of Cohen's voting records, position papers, and newsclippings.

The bulk of the legislative records were created by Cohen's legislative aides, who were responsible for drafting bills, and providing him with up-to-date information about pending legislation and advice on possible legislative strategies. Each aide was usually assigned to several subject areas, such as agriculture, defense, education, transportation, and the environment, and the records are organized according to these subject areas. They contain memos from aides to Cohen, copies of bills, transcripts of hearings, briefing books, and staff project files. The legislative records also reflect Cohen's service on various committees, such as the Committee on Aging, which he was a member of from 1977-1997, and the Senate committee formed to investigate the Iran-contra affair in 1987. Cohen's Iran-contra files include drafts of the questions he asked of witnesses who participated in the public hearings, advisory memos from legislative aides, and drafts of speeches and floor statements.

The constituent service records consist largely of correspondence which was handled by a Correspondence Management System (CMS), used to produce responses to individual letters from constituents. The care with which this correspondence was handled documents the priority status that constituent service was given in the Cohen office. The correspondence for each year that Cohen was in the Senate (with the exception of 1996) was microfilmed, and the microfilm copies and masters of this correspondence are included with the audio-visual materials.

The press/media records are made up of newsclippings, press releases, speeches, and documentation concerning the television show Washington Perspective which Cohen participated in with Sen. George Mitchell. Video and audiocassette tapes of Cohen on television talk shows and on the Senate floor can be found with the audiovisual materials.

The office administrative records include travel itineraries, an office policy manual, staff memos, and administrative reports.

Audiovisual Materials, 73 boxes and 63 reels

Records in this group encompass Cohen's career in both the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. Included here are over 600 videocassette recordings of Cohen's speeches, television interviews, his own radio and television broadcasts, and his statements from the floor of the House and the Senate. Audiocassette tapes, microfilm, reel-to-reel tapes and other audiovisual materials, created to communicate information about issues and events with which Cohen was involved, are also found in this series. Much of this material was generated for the four campaigns Cohen waged during his term in the House, as well as his Senate campaigns of 1984 and 1990.

Photographs and Memorabilia, 120 linear ft.

Photographs of Cohen with family members, constituents, and VIPs, as well as several hundred negatives which were taken by the Senate Photo Studio are found in this series, as well as plaques, framed photographs, trophies, honorary degrees, and other objects that were given to Cohen as tokens of esteem from constituents, universities, corporations, and other institutions.

Department of Defense, 1996-2001, 5 GB (16 CD-ROM disks) and 6 boxes of videotapes

Secretary Cohen's papers from the Office of the Secretary of Defense consist of files kept in the office for reference purposes; official federal records created by Cohen and the staff at the Pentagon are retained by the DOD and by the National Archives. Cohen's DOD papers are copies of unclassified documents. The records in this group are divided into five series: official correspondence, trips, public statements, conferences/hearings/special events, photographs, and news.

The official correspondence series consists of a variety of letters to and from congressional leaders, other cabinet offices, and heads of state as well as reports to Congress and the President; staff memos regarding scheduling and suggested talking points for meetings; and related reference material such as President Clinton's speeches and detailed Congressional committee reports on defense matters. This is the only series of material generally not available the public in other forms.

Trip materials include itineraries, points of contact, speeches, statement alternatives, background papers, talking points, and reference materials for the specific visits and meetings organized by country or location. Photographs of travel are in the photographs series.

Public statements include transcripts of speeches, interviews, press conferences, and congressional testimony; text of reports, announcements, and news articles; press advisories and correspondent memoranda; and copies of related correspondence. This material is duplicated in seven bound volumes provided by the Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The series titled conferences/hearings/special events covers activities of the Office of Secretary of Defense that were treated separately from other functions. Files generated by Cohen's congressional confirmation hearings for the Secretary's position, the 1997 Kassebaum Report on Gender Integrated Training and Related Issues in the military, preparation for hearings in the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees in Congress, and Y2K readiness are included.

The photographs, nearly 3,000 images, document diplomatic meetings with the Secretary hosting heads of state visiting this country, Secretary and Mrs. Cohen during foreign visits at ceremonies or visiting the troops, and Secretary Cohen with important public figures in this country, either at meetings or social events. These jpeg images taken by Department of Defense photographers are identified in most cases.

The news files are items prepared by the American Forces Information Service on behalf of DOD staff for daily information on world events. Contents are organized by date and by branch of service and topic within each date. Press releases from the Pentagon are included.

The records in this group are divided into five series: official correspondence, trips, public statements, conferences/hearings/special events, photographs, and news. Each series has a corresponding notebook with a hard copy of the Main Menu along with contents for each CD in the series. The photographs are JPEG images of official events including award ceremonies, meetings with dignitaries, and travel. The news files are primarily the research gathered on behalf of DoD staff for daily information on world events.

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Organization of the Records

Organized into the following six record groups: Private Papers, 1956-1996; U.S. House of Representatives, 1972-1980; U.S. Senate, 1973-1996; Audiovisual materials, 1972-1997; Photos and memorabilia, 1955-1997; and Department of Defense, 1996-2001.

Arrangement of the Records

Original order maintained wherever possible, series and sub-series alphabetical by function or staff member and chronological within the sub-series. U.S. Senate and U.S. House record groups are each arranged into the following five series: Personal/Political/Official, Constituent Service, Legislative, Press/Media, and Office Administration. Audiovisual materials and photos and memorabilia cover Cohen's House and Senate years combined as they were interfiled in this manner by staff.

The papers are arranged in folders in 1/2 cubic foot boxes, except where format requires oversized boxes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice is required for retrieval.

Restrictions on Use

Multi-media, press, public statements, most campaign materials, and all U.S. House of Representatives files open for research; restrictions apply to some campaign files along with many Department of Defense, U.S. Senate and private papers. For series and subseries with restrictions, details are included in the scope and content note at that level of the finding aid.

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Index Terms

Names:
William S. Cohen.
Organizations:
United States. Congress - Ethics.
United States. Congress - House of Representatives.
United States. Congress - Senate.
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Subjects:
Aging - United States.
International relations.
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990.
National security - United States.
Political ethics - United States.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974.
Watergate Trial, Washington, D.C., 1973.
Places:
United States - Military policy.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William S. Cohen Papers (MS 106), Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, Maine.

Processing Information

In 1998, archivist Frances O'Donnell appraised the collection and then devised an organizational scheme for it, based on standard archival principles and current theory and practice within the congressional archives field. The boxes were already organized according to general categories suggested by Senate archivist Karen Paul in the1992 editions of The Documentation of Congress, and Records Management Handbook for U.S. Senators and Their Archival Repositories. These two books provided guidelines for the further processing of the collection.

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Detailed Description of the Records

MS 106.1 Private Papers 1956-1996 33 boxes

The papers in this category were not created as a result of William Cohen's official duties in the U.S. Congress. Rather, they were created in the course of his personal and public life, and contain many of his reflections on his life, family and career. They consist of two series, which are personal and professional records, 1956-1977, and book material, 1975-1996.
Access to records in the Private Papers record group is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.1.1 Personal and Professional Records 1956-1997 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically, by subject. Consists of drafts of Cohen's published and unpublished poetry, family notes and records, and material documenting aspects of Cohen's career before he entered the U.S. Congress in 1973. This latter category includes Cohen's yearbooks from Bowdoin College where he earned an A.B. cum laude in Latin in 1962, and material related to the JFK Institute of Politics where Cohen was a fellow in 1972. From 1965 to 1966, Cohen was assistant editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Trial Lawyers Association, and correspondence with his colleagues in that organization is included here. Cohen was named one of the ten outstanding young men of 1975 by the U.S. Jaycees, and material related to that honor is also found in this series.
Access to records in this series is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.1.2 Book Material 1975-1996 31 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by title of book. Between 1978 and 1995, William Cohen authored the nine books listed below. This series consists of the manuscripts for these books which document the revision process they went through. Accompanying correspondence from publishers, notes from friends and colleagues, newspaper clippings and reviews of the books are also found in this series. The books are: Of Sons and Seasons (1978), a volume of poems; Roll Call (1981), a journal of Cohen's first year in the Senate; Getting the Most Out of Washington (1982), a manual on cutting through government red tape; The Double Man (1985), written with Senator Gary Hart, a novel on international espionage and terrorism; A Baker's Nickel (1986), a second volume of poetry; Men of Zeal (1988), written with Senator George Mitchell, an account of their experience investigating the Iran-Contra affair; One-Eyed Kings (1991), a spy thriller involving Soviet and American covert actions that converge in the Middle East; Murder in the Senate (1993), a mystery written with Thomas B. Allen; and Easy Prey: The Fleecing of America's Senior Citizens and How to Stop It (1995), a work of non-fiction concerning fraud and the elderly.
Access to the records in this series is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.1.2.1 A Baker's Nickel 1986 2 boxes
MS 106.1.2.2 Double Man 1982-1985 8 boxes
MS 106.1.2.3 Easy Prey 1995 1 box
MS 106.1.2.4 Getting the Most Out of Washington 1982 1 box
MS 106.1.2.5 Men of Zeal 1988 3 boxes
MS 106.1.2.6 Murder in the Senate 1993 1 box
MS 106.1.2.7 Of Sons and Seasons 1978 1 box
MS 106.1.2.8 One Eyed Kings 1991 5 boxes
MS 106.1.2.9 Roll Call: One Year in the Life of a Senator 1981 4 boxes
MS 106.1.2.10 Book Clippings 1975-1996 3 boxes
MS 106.1.2.11 Coalition Group 1974-75 2 boxes

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MS 106.2 U.S. House of Representatives 1972-1980 211 boxes

In November 1972, William S. Cohen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's second congressional district. He was re-elected to the House in 1974 and again in 1976. Representative Cohen's office was in the Cannon Building in Washington, D.C. The activities in this office were organized into four main areas: administration, legislation, constituent service and press/media activities. The records described here were created by Cohen and his staff while he was in the House, and they reflect these four basic areas of activity, plus Cohen's personal and political activities. The series are: Personal/Political/Official Records, 33 boxes; Constituent Services Records, 2 boxes; Legislative Records, 151 boxes; Press Relations/Media Activities Records, 16 boxes; and Office Administration Records, 8 boxes.
Members of Cohen's staff included: administrative assistants Michael Harkins and Thomas Daffron; legislative assistants Fred Gants, Bobbie McCarthy, Thomas Heyerdahl, Susan Collins, Michael Hastings, Cynthia Hilton, and Jean Streeter; casework Sally Lounsbury, David Clough and Helen Lyons; press assistants Mark Harroff, Richard Fallon, and Thomas Bright; personal secretaries Betty (Driver) Barrett, Linda Craig, Jill Gibson, and Cynthia Whiteman; and other assistants Joseph Kieffer, Pamela Barker, Anne Burfield, Edward Simeone, Mary Pat Lennon, Robert Tyrer, and Carol Hicks.
Cohen also maintained three district offices in Maine while he was in the House. Members of the Bangor district office staff were Dale Gerry, Jacqueline McDermott, Dawn Hart, and Kim Corthell. Christian Potholm, Jane Titcomb, David Clough, Judith Gleason, Helen Kent, David Ault, and Nancy Holmes were assigned to the Lewiston office. The only other district office at that time was located in Presque Isle staffed by Jane Johnson. There are no records from the district offices represented in Cohen's papers from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Access to some records in the U.S. House record group is restricted. See information at the series and subseries level. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.2.1 Personal/Political/Official Records 1973-79 34 boxes
This series documents the activities of Cohen and his staff that are not directly related to legislative activities or constituent service, but are nonetheless part of the routine of every officeholder. Maintaining biographical information, scheduling meetings, and coordinating campaign files are some of the activities documented in the records here. The bulk of the files in this series were handled by Cohen's personal secretaries, who were Betty (Driver) Barrett, Linda Craig, Jill Gibson, and Cynthia (Whiteman) Waters. The files are organized into five sub-series: a) general files, b) campaign records, c) personal correspondence, d) accepted invitations, and e) membership files.
MS 106.2.1.1 General files 1973-1978 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Biographical information, financial disclosure forms, guest books, schedules, and calendars are found in this subseries, as well as Cohen's personal notes about his experiences as a member of Congress. Cohen's schedules record daily events such as committee meetings, press conferences, and meetings with groups and individuals. Cohen launched a "Citizens' Hour" program which was designed to give his constituents an opportunity to talk informally with him about their concerns during scheduled office hours held in district offices and town halls. This was an unusual outreach effort for that time, and Cohen's schedules include appointments for many "Citizens' Hour" sessions held throughout Maine.
American Notes Box 1 1973-1978
Schedules Box 2 1973-1978
Subject files, Warren Conference Box 3 1973-1978
MS 106.2.1.2 Campaign Records 1972-1978 18 boxes
Arranged chronologically according to each campaign, and then alphabetically within each campaign. Cohen was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November, 1972, defeating his Democratic opponent Elmer H. Violette. He won his seat in the House again in 1974 when he ran against Mark Gartley, and in 1976 when his opponent was Democrat Leighton Cooney. In 1978, he ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and defeated incumbent Democrat William D. Hathaway with 57 percent of the vote to Hathaway's 34 percent. Cohen's campaign chairman for all of his campaigns in the House and in the Senate was Lewis Vafiades, a lawyer from Bangor, Maine. Cohen considered running for the Senate in 1976 against Edmund Muskie, but decided against it, and information about that decision is included here. The bulk of this subseries consists of files from Cohen's campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1978. Records from this campaign, and from his campaigns of 1972, 1974, and 1976 include correspondence, interest group mailings, strategy papers, position papers, research reports and studies, and voting records and analyses. Campaign records are also found in the audiovisual series in the form of tapes and films of television commercials, interviews, and speeches. The photo and memorabilia series also contain campaign materials in the form of posters, bumper stickers, buttons, photographs, etc.
Access to some of the records in the Campaign series is restricted. See information at the subseries level. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.2.1.2.1 General 1972-1976 3 boxes
1972.
1974 Folders.
Administrative Files 1974
Administrative Notes and Correspondence 2 folders 1974
General Brochures 1974
Budget 1974
Fund Raising 1974
Miscellaneous 1974
Newspaper Articles 1974
Poll Data 1974
Press Releases 1974
Maine Statewide Study 1974
Research: Cohen vs. Gartley 4 folders 1974
Campaign: Vol. 1 (Strategies) 3 folders 1974
Campaign: Vol. 2 (Strategies) 4 folders 1974
Strategy Papers 1974
Political File 2 folders 1974
Visits to Maine 1974
Voting Record Analysis on Labor 2 folders 1974
1976 Folders.
Advertising 1976
Administrative Corr. 1976
Congressional Report 1976
Consultant Report 1976
Financial Law 1976
Fund Raising 1976
Muskie vs. Cohen 1976
Political Action Committee 1976
Position Papers, Statements 1976
Maine Statewide Study 3 folders 1976
Maine 1st Congressional District 1976
General Information 1976
Stationary 1976
Strategy Papers 1976
T.V. Spots 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Consumer 2 folders 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Defense 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Education 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Environment 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Farm/Rural 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Labor 2 folders 1976
Cohen Voting Record 2 folders 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Misc. 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Business 1976
Voting Record Analysis, Cohen 1976
Walk, Thank-You's 2 folders 1976
MS 106.2.1.2.2 Biography clippings 1978 1 box
MS 106.2.1.2.3 Complaint for Fair Campaign and Correspondence 1978
Complaint for Fair Campaign Practices Code, 1978, 3 folders.
Correspondence, 1978.
July 1977-Dec. 1977, 1978, 2 folders.
Feb. 1976-Jan. 1977, 1976.
June-Dec. 1977, 1978.
Jan-Apr. 1978, 1978, 2 folders.
MS 106.2.1.2.4 Debates, Financial Info. 1978 1 box
Debates, 1978.
Endorsements, 1978.
Hathaway Campaign Spending Reports, 1978, 2 folders.
Campaign Contributions, 1978.
FEC Reports, Hathaway, 1978.
FEC Reports, Expenditures, 1978, 2 folders.
Cohen for Senator Committee, 1978.
Cohen for Senator Committee: Budget, 1978.
Executive Finance Committee File, 1978.
Cohen Report of Receipts and Expenditures, 1978.
Gahagan Candidate, 1978.
Newscripts re: Gahagan, 1978.
MS 106.2.1.2.5 Interest group mailings and related 1978 1 box
Autodealers mailings, 1978.
Conservationists for Cohen, 1978.
Dear Island Residents, 1978.
Cohen opposes Dickey-Lincoln flyers, 1978.
Educators for Cohen, 1978.
Elderly Handbill, 1978.
Farmers for Cohen, 1978.
Fisherman for Cohen, 1978.
Law Enforcement Officers for Cohen, 1978.
Physicians for Cohen, 1978.
Portland Endorsements, 1978.
Senior Citizens for Cohen, 1978.
Small Business for Cohen, 1978.
Sportsmen for Cohen, 1978.
Teacher's Flyer, 1978.
Various Mailings, 1978.
Veterans for Cohen, 1978.
Women's Flyer, 1978.
Working people for Cohen, 1978.
York County Endorsements, 1978.
"Grand Ole Party" Invite, 1978.
Various Flyers, 1978.
Interest Group Ratings, 1978, 3 folders.
Media Correspondence, 1978, 2 folders.
MS 106.2.1.2.6 Media-Newsclips 1978 2 boxes
Cohen for Senator Releases, 1978, 2 folders.
Aug-78, 1978.
Sep-78, 1978, 4 folders.
Oct.-78, 1978, 6 folders.
Nov-78, 1978, 4 folders.
Newsletters, 1978.
WSC Newspaper Endorsements, 1978.
MS 106.2.1.2.7 Polling material-Position papers 1978 5 boxes
Polling Material, 1978.
Cohen Record: Vol. 1, 1978, 5 folders.
Cohen Record: Vol. 2, 1978, 3 folders.
Position Papers, 1978, 3 folders.
Cohen Congressional Index, 1978, 3 folders.
Position Papers; Statements, 1978, 2 folders.
Position: Abortion, Agriculture, 1978.
Hathaway Position Papers, 1978, 2 folders.
Position: Defense, 1978.
Position: Economy, 1978.
Position: Educ-Elderly, 1978.
Position: Election Reform, 1978.
Energy, 1978, 2 folders.
Environment, 1978.
Ethics, 1978.
Fed-State Relations, 1978.
Foreign Policy, 1978.
Forestry-Government, 1978.
Health, 1978, 2 folders.
Housing, 1978.
Indian Affairs, 1978.
Labor, 1978.
Public Works, 1978.
Small Business, 1978.
Tax Policy, 1978.
Trade-Transportation, 1978.
Veterans-Women, 1978.
Agr-Ethics, 1978.
Fed-Veterans, 1978.
Hathaway Campaign Brochures, 1978.
Hathaway Clippings, 1978, 2 folders.
Hathaway Congressional Record, 1978.
Hathaway Sponsored Laws, 1978.
Ralph Nader Congress Project, 1978.
Hathway Quotes, 1978.
Consultant Reports, 1978.
Maine Statewide Study, 1978, 4 folders.
MS 106.2.1.2.8 Research reports and studies 1978 1 box
Maine Statewide Study, 1978, 4 folders.
Senate Candidates Questionaire, 1978.
Speech Nuggets, Cohen, 1978.
Stationary and Envelopes, 1978.
Strategy Papers, 1978, 2 folders.
Voting Record, 1978.
Voting Studies: 1965-66, 1965-66.
Voting Studies: 1967-1968, 1967-68.
Voting Studies: 1969-1970, 1969-1970.
Voting Studies: 1971-1972, 1971-1972.
Voting Studies: 1975-1976, 1975-1976.
Voting Results, 1978.
MS 106.2.1.3 Personal Correspondence 1973-1978 5 boxes
Arranged alphabetically, by last name of correspondent. Contains Cohen's correspondence with friends, colleagues, VIPs, and political organizations, such as the Republican National Committee. Letters of recommendation written by Cohen on behalf of others, and letters of congratulations to him on his election victories are also found in this subseries.
Personal Correspondence Box 1 A-F 1973-1978
Personal Correspondence Box 2 G-M 1973-1978
Personal Correspondence Box 3 M-R 1973-1978
Personal Correspondence Box 4 S-Z 1973-1978
Personal Correspondence Box 5 Letter of Congratulations 1973-1978
MS 106.2.1.4 Accepted Invitations 1973-1978 5 boxes
Arranged chronologically by year, and then by month. Cohen received many invitations to appear at a variety of events both within the state of Maine and throughout the nation. The invitations which Cohen accepted, which shaped his daily, weekly, and monthly schedules, are found here.
MS 106.2.1.5 Membership Files 1973-1979 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by name of organization. Cohen was a member of a number of organizations and committees, such as the Maine Congressional Delegation (composed in 1975 of U.S. Senators Edward Muskie and William Hathaway, and U.S. Representatives Cohen and David Emery), the Unity College Board of Trustees, and the Governing Board of Bowdoin College. Files from these memberships are included here, and they consist of minutes of meetings, correspondence, memos and reports. Cohen was also a member of the Republican Committee on Committees, and files in this subseries document the manner in which Republicans were selected for various U.S. House committees. Cohen's requests to Gerald Ford, then chairman of this committee, for certain committee appointments, and letters from Cohen's colleagues requesting his support for committee appointments may be found in this subseries.
Folder Titles
Congressional Fellowship Program 1976-1977
Bar Memberships 1976-1977
Boston University Law School Alumni 1977
Downtown Bangor Association 1978
Bowdoin College Membership 1975-1979 5 folders
Bowdoin College 1975-1979 2 folders
Bowdoin College 1975-1979
Capitol Hill Club 1977
Membership Files; Committee 1 1973-1974
Membership Files; Committe 2 1973-1974
House Wednesday Group 1973-1978 2 folders
Congressional Delegation Members Meeting 1975 12 folders
Congressional Delegation Members Meeting 1975 4 folders
Members of Congress for Peace through Law 1973-1975
New England Congressional Caucus 1975-1977
Patterson School Of Diplomacy and Intn'l Commerce 1975
Poland Springs Preservation Committee 1977
The Ripon Society 1977
Unity College 1975-1977 4 folders
Unity College Board of Trustees 1979
MS 106.2.2 Constituent Service Records 1972-1979 2 boxes
The constituent service function covers activities such as answering constituent mail, managing casework, and coordinating service academy appointments. Sally Lounsbury was the principal staff assistant involved with managing constituent services in the Cohen office from 1974-1997.
This series consists of two boxes of service academy applications and screening committee records. The applications are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of each applicant. Cohen was responsible for nominating high school students from the second district in Maine to the U.S. Naval, Air Force, Military and Merchant Marine Academies. Applications to the academies include photographs, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and Cohen's correspondence with the candidates. In 1973, Cohen created an Academy Screening Committee to assist him with these nominations, and correspondence and reports from this committee are also found in this series. Casework involves working with federal agencies on behalf of individual constituents, so therefore casework files are confidential in nature, and most of them were removed from Cohen's papers before they were transferred to the University of Maine.
Military Applications, A-Z; Academy Screening Records and Correspondence 1973-1976 2 boxes
MS 106.2.3 Legislative Records 1972-1980 154 boxes
While in the House of Representatives, Cohen was a member of committees on Aging, Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Judiciary, and Small Business. Cohen's files related to his service on the Judiciary Committee are found in this series, as is a large volume of correspondence from constituents dealing with legislative topics. General records, which consist of Cohen's voting record, bill digests and memos, and a small group of files referred to as "Maine Affairs," are also included here.
Several of Cohen's assistants worked on committee-related issues, as well as general legislative issues such as health, energy, the environment, etc. Since the University of Maine did not receive many files created by Cohen's legislative staff while he was in the House, the ones that were received have been filed in the U.S. Senate legislative series, under the appropriate subject headings. This includes files related to Cohen's other committee appointments dealing with aging, fisheries, and small business issues, as well as legislation and projects which covered Cohen's tenure in both the House and the Senate, such as the controversy over the Dickey-Lincoln power plant on the St. John River, and the Maine Indian land claims settlement of 1980. The records included here are divided into three main subseries, which are a) general records, b) legislative correspondence, and c) U.S. House Judiciary Committee Records.
MS 106.2.3.1 General Records 1972-1980 7 boxes
The bulk of these files were maintained by Cynthia Hilton. The records in this category fall into four general areas:
MS 106.2.3.1.1 General Files 1973-1978 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this category consist of legislative memos, Cohen's legislative profile, Congressional Record inserts, and legislative digests. The digests are arranged chronologically by month, and contain information about legislative initiatives taken up by the House during 1978. There is also a legislative issues index, which provides Cohen's position on a number of issues.
Folder Titles
Cohen Congressional Issues Index, 1975-78, 2 folders.
Cohen Insertions in Congressional Records, 1974.
Miscellaneous Legislative Items, 1977.
Bilingual Education, 1977-78.
Legislative Digest: 95th Congress, 1978, 4 folders.
Legislative Digest: 95th Congress, 1978, 4 folders.
Squaw Mountain Corporation, 1970.
MS 106.2.3.1.2 Bill Digests 1973-1978 1 box
Arranged chronologically by year, and then by month. Includes summaries of bills before Congress, committee actions taken, amendments, commentaries, and memos.
Folder Titles
Feb-May, 1975.
June-October, 1975.
Nov-December, 1975.
Jan.-April, 1976.
May-July, 1976.
Aug.-Sept., 1976.
Feb-May, 1977.
June-Sept., 1977.
Oct.-Dec., 1977.
93rd and 94th Congress, 1973-74.
95th Congress 1st Session, 1977-78.
MS 106.2.3.1.3 Maine Affairs 1972-1974 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Includes files on a variety of legislative issues important to the people of Maine, such as the potato industry, immigration, Franco-Americans, housing, and native Americans. Files include correspondence with constituents, Maine officials, elected representatives both in Maine and in the Federal government, and reports and recommendations.
Folder Titles
Agriculture, 1973.
Agriculture Advisory Committee, 1974.
Canadian Bound Neighbors, 1974.
Community Mental Health, 1973.
Customs, 1974.
Economy, 1972.
Economy, 1972-1973.
Education, 1972-1974.
Franco-Americans, 1973-1977.
Franco-Americans, 1977.
French Americans, 1974.
Great Northern, 1973-1974.
Growth, 1973.
Health and Welfare, 1973-1974.
Health, Education, and Welfare Programs, 1972-1973.
Home, 1973.
Immigration, 1973-74.
Indians, 1972-1974.
Maine General, 1974.
Maine State Housing Authority, 1973-1974.
Maine State Legislation, 1973-1974.
Moosehorn Nat'l Wildlife Refugee, 1973-1974.
Muskie, 1974.
Natural Resource, 1972.
New England Congressional Caucus, 1973-1974.
New England Power Pool, 1973-1974.
New England Regional Commission, 1973-1974.
Oceanus, 1972-1974.
Olsen Home, 1973.
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, 1973.
Potato Future, 1973-1974, 2 folders.
Power Authority, 1973-1974.
Presidential Classroom, 1973.
Railroad, 1973.
Regional Medical Program, 1973.
Regional Planning, 1973.
Republican State Committee, 1973.
Rural Health Project, 1971-1974.
Rural Isolated Child Project, 1972-1973.
Rural Youth Corps, 1973.
Shapiro Brothers Shoe Company, 1973.
Ship Industry, 1973.
Shoe Industry, 1973.
Social Services, 1973.
Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area, 1971-1974.
State of Maine, 1972-1975, 2 folders.
Taxes, 1973.
University of Maine, 1973.
Upward Bound, 1973.
Veterans, 1973-1974.
White Mountains Wilderness, 1973, 3 folders.
MS 106.2.3.1.4 Voting Record 1973-1978 1 box
Arranged chronologically by year, and then by month. Gives the daily roll call record of the members of Congress, plus short summaries of bills, resolutions, and acts, and a record of Cohen's vote on each of these legislative items.
Folder Titles
Jan-December, 1973, 2 folders.
Jan-December, 1974, 2 folders.
Jan-December, 1975, 2 folders.
Jan-December, 1976, 2 folders.
Jan-December, 1977, 2 folders.
Jan-December, 1978.
MS 106.2.3.2 Legislative Correspondence 1973-1978 104 boxes
Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by subject within each year. Each constituent's original letter is filed with a copy of Cohen's response. Topics covered include the economy, education, the elderly, defense, agriculture, and the environment. The views of his constituents expressed in this correspondence were an important factor in legislative decisions Cohen made while he was in the House. A number of letters concerning the Nixon impeachment inquiry of 1974, which Cohen was involved with as a freshman member of the House Judiciary Committee, are also found here. These letters express strong feelings, both pro and con, about the possibility of Nixon's impeachment due to his involvement with the Watergate scandal. Cohen's responses to these letters reveal his commitment to resolving the issue in a fair and non-partisan manner.
MS 106.2.3.3 Judiciary Committee Records 1969-1980 43 boxes
Cohen was a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee from 1973-1979. The papers in this section are concerned with issues, which were under the jurisdiction of this committee, and they include Cohen's papers from the Nixon impeachment inquiry of 1974. This inquiry was conducted due largely to what has become known as the Watergate scandal. On June 17, 1972, five men broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. They were arrested and charged with burglary and wiretapping. Former White House aide E. Howard Hunt, Jr., and G. Gordon Liddy, who was the general counsel for the Committee for the Re-election of the President, were also arrested. Nixon denied any involvement in this break-in, but he was later implicated in the cover-up. During the course of the impeachment inquiry articles of impeachment were drafted by William Cohen and other members of the House Judiciary Committee. These articles were passed, and, rather than face almost certain impeachment, Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee records are arranged into seven groupings: a) general files, b) the Gerald R. Ford vice presidential confirmation records, c) the Richard M. Nixon impeachment inquiry records, d) the Nelson A. Rockefeller vice presidential confirmation records, e) newsman's privilege, f) speedy trial, and g) women's rights.
MS 106.2.3.3.1 General Files 1972-1976 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. Includes committee correspondence and memos, and documentation on some issues brought before the Judiciary Committee, such as the Black Powder Bill, and the establishment of rules of evidence for certain courts and proceedings (H.R. 5463).
"Freund, Paul, transcript of press conference", 1972.
Black Powder Bill, 1974.
D.C Representatives, 1972-76.
Lindbergh Kidnapping Act and proposed amendments, n.d..
Memos and reports, 1973-74.
Rules of Evidence, 1973-74.
Rules of Evidence, 1972-76, 3 folders.
MS 106.2.3.3.2 Gerald R. Ford Vice Presidential Confirmation Records 1973-1974 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. In October of 1973, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned due to charges leveled against him concerning extortion, bribery, and income-tax evasion. President Nixon nominated Gerald R. Ford to be Vice President after Agnew's resignation. Records include transcripts of proceedings, newsclippings, and background information concerning the House Judiciary Committee investigation and confirmation of Ford's nomination.
"Nomination of Gerald Ford, WSC notes", 1973.
Application of 25th Amendment to Vacancies of Office, 1973.
Gerald Ford reports, 1974.
Gerald Ford reports, n.d..
Information re: nomination of Ford to Vice President, 1973, 3 folders.
Information re: nomination of Ford to Vice President, n.d..
Newspaper clippings: nomination of Gerald Ford, 1973.
Report of Nomination Proceedings, n.d..
Report of Nomination Proceedings, 1973, 2 folders.
Arthur Fletcher re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Clarence Mitchell re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Dr. Maurice Dawkins re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Edward Boland re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Excerpted Portions of transcripts, 1973.
Index of Rockefeller Nomination Hearings, 1973.
James Carson re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Michael Harrington re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
Report of Nomination Proceedings, 1973, 2 folders.
Statement by Gerald Ford, 1973.
Transcript of Nomination Proceedings, 1973, 4 folders.
William Bittman re: Gerald Ford, 1973.
MS 106.2.3.3.3 Richard M. Nixon Impeachment Inquiry Records (i.e., Watergate) 1969-1974 33 boxes
Arranged into two broad categories: a) subject files and b) statements of information on the impeachment inquiry. The subject files are arranged alphabetically, and they include draft articles of impeachment, newsclippings, Cohen's statements from the hearings, drafts of his speeches, his notes and correspondence, journal articles, Grand Jury material, files on the historical and legal aspects of impeachment and the role of the special prosecutor, and the stenographer's minutes of the hearings. The statements of information, which were supplied by the impeachment inquiry staff to every member of the Judiciary Committee, are annotated by Cohen and include material on events prior to and following the Watergate break-in, the ITT antitrust case, and domestic surveillance activities.
Impeachment Inquiry Subject Files, 1969-1975, 16 boxes.
Amendments offered n.d.
Article Specifications n.d.
Failure to Comply with Subpoenas n.d.
President's Response to Committee Subpoenas 1974
Articles of Impeachment 1974
Articles of Impeachment n.d. 2 folders
Draft Articles of Impeachment n.d.
Proposed Articles of Impeachment n.d. 5 folders
Views on Articles of Impeachment n.d.
Debate on Articles of Impeachment 1974
Clippings 1969-1974 5 folders
Articles about Watergate 1975-92
WSC Impeachment Statements 1973-4 5 folders
Draft of Statement re: Spiro Agnew n.d.
Draft of Statement re: Washington Post article n.d.
Notes re: impeachment n.d. 5 folders
The Mad Hatter of Watergate 1973
Draft impeachment speech for lecture circuit n.d.
Correspondence w/ Congress members 1973 2 folders
"Correspondence w/ corps, societies, etc." 1973-75
Impeachment Correspondence 1974 4 folders
Letters and memoranda of Grand Jury material n.d.
Brief for Richard M. Nixon 1973
Impeachment 1973
High Crimes and Misdemeanors pamphlet n.d.
Inquiry of CIA involvement in Watergate 1973
Standard of Proof for Voting 1974
Can a President be indicted prior to conviction on impeachment? n.d.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors 1974
David Dennis memo 1974
Justice Department memo 1974 4 folders
Impeachment- Selected Materials 1973 2 folders
Justice Department memo 1973 2 folders
Footnotes n.d.
Hind's Precedents n.d.
Constitutional Ground for Presidential Impeachment 1974
Impeachment Inquiry: Its meaning n.d.
White House Staff and Campaign Organizations 1974
President's Responsibility for Subordinate Acts n.d.
Impeachable Offense 1973
Memo on Historical origins of impeachment 1973
Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 1974
Respondent's Rights before Impeachment Committee 1974
Constitutional Standard for Presidential Impeachment 1974 3 folders
Paul Sarbanes Impeachable Conduct 1974
"Possible Grounds for Impeachment" 1973
Congressional Conference 1973
"Constiutional Law-Separation of Powers" n.d.
Peter Rodino re: expansion of staff activities 1973
Rules for Impeachment Inquiry Staff n.d.
Brief History of Nixon Impeachment Inquiry 1974
John Doar Memorandum 1974 2 folders
Work of Impeachment Staff as of 2/5/74 1974 2 folders
Summary of Inquiry Activities 1974
Impeachment Inquiry Status Report 1974
AFL-CIO n.d.
Raol Berger- "Impeachment for High Crimes and Misdemeanors" 1971
"Raol Berger- The President, Congress, and the Courts" 1974
Raol Berger's "Review of Impeachment" 1974
Sam Ervin: "Executive Privilege: The Need for Congressional Action" 1973
John Feerick ""Impeaching Federal Judges" 1970
Jefferson Fordham Book Review 1974
Richard Falcon: "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" 1974
Lawrence Hogan: "The Impeachment Inquiry of 1974" 1975
Philip Kurland: "Tenure of Federal Judges" 1969
Timothy Walthall: "Executive Privilege: Stealing Fire from the Gods" 1969
Lean Yankwich:"Impeachment of Civil Officers" 1969
Page proofs of Committee Report 1974 2 folders
Hearing on Kleindienst nomination to attorney general 1972
Hearing on Kleindienst nomination to attorney general 1974
Minority Memorandum 1974 2 folders
New York Times 1974 2 folders
New York Times 1974 2 folders
Washington Post 1974 2 folders
Washington Star News 1974 2 folders
New York Times 1974
Washington Post 1974
New York Times 1974
Washington Post 1974
Washington Star News 1974
Impeachment Clippings 1974 14 folders
Impeachment Clippings 1974 13 folders
Impeachment Clippings 1974 15 folders
Impeachment Clippings 1974 14 folders
CRS memo on past procedures 1973
Impeachment Presentation Procedures 1974
Nixon Memorandum n.d.
Participation of President's Counsel 1974
Procedures for Handling Impeachment 1974
House Judiciary Subpoena Power 1974
Impeachment Inquiry Procedures 1974
Republican Special order 1974
Procedures for taking depositions 1974
Report of Impeachment Inquiry Procedures 1974
Committee Responsible for Impeachment Conduct 1974
"Impeachment Inquiry Procedures, drafts and final" 1974 2 folders
Rules of Procedure n.d. 2 folders
Manual on Legislative Procedure in U.S. House 1973 2 folders
Statement of Peter Rodino 1974
"Conscience of the Nation" 1974
John B. Anderson statement 1974
WSC remarks 1974
David Dennis statement 1974
Walter Flowers statement 1974
Lawrence Hogan statement 1974
Edward Hutchinson statement 1974
Albert Jenner statement n.d.
Trent Lott statement 1974
Robert McClory statement 1974
Draft of minority report 1974
John Rhodes statement 1974 3 folders
Elliott Richardson statement 1973
Peter Rodino statement 1974 4 folders
Documents of Nixon's finances 1974
Milk Support Price Decision 1974
ITT Anti-Trust Decision 1974
Presidential Watergate Statement 1973
National Watergate broadcast 1973
Independent property audit 1973
Letter to Nixon from CPA firm 1973
Submission of tapes 1974
Presidential Pardon 1974
Press Conference with the President 1973
Text of a Legal Opinion by the Attorney General 1974
Statement by the President 1974
Text of a letter from Nixon to Arthur Sampson 1974
Presidential Statements on Watergate 1974
Republican Actions relevant to Watergate 1974
Alexander Cook:"Impeachment Charges" 1973
Sam Gamson:"Watergate Facts" 1974
Analysis of Presidential Counsel 1974
Lawrence Hogan, Edward Hutchinson, Albert Jenner 1974
Charles Wiggins memos 1973
Memos to Judiciary Committee 1973-74
St. Clair to Rodino 1974
Doar to St. Clair 1974 5 folders
President to Rodino 1974 2 folders
St. Clair to Doar 1974 4 folders
Doar to Committee Members 1974
Subpoena 1974
Failure to comply with Subpoena 1974
Confidential report from Doar to Committee 1974
Rodino to President 1974 3 folders
Subpoena 1974
Request for open sessions 1974
Request for open sessions 1974
Rodino to President 1974
Subpoena 1974
President to Rodino 1974
Doar to Committtee 1974
Subpoena re: ITT 1974
Subpoena re: domestic surveillance 1974
Subpoena re: milk price support 1974
Subpoena re: IRS 1974
St.Clair to Rodino 1974
St. Clair to Committee 1974
Nixon's response to Committee 1974
Subpoena amendments 1974
Resolutions and Motions 1974
Elliot Richard 1974
"Face of the Nation" 1973
Rodino to Richardson 1973
Rodino referral of impeachment question 1973
Rodino press release 1973
Rodino Opening Statement 1973
Samuel Ervin to Rodino 1973
Rodino on Progess of Impeachment 1973
Rodino on Impeachment staff expansion 1973
Rodino on special impeachment counsel 1973
Rodino appointing minority counsel 1973
Rodino appointing minority counsel 1973
Rodino memos 1973
Rodino news release 1973
Rodino results of 2/14 meeting 1973
Rodino memorandum news release 1973
Rodino re: White House 1973
Rodino re: Judge Sirica's decision 1974 2 folders
Rodino: overview of impeachment inquiry 1974
Rodino to Wayne Hays: request for funds 1974
Rodino news release 1973
Special Prosecutor: Bills, reports, etc. n.d. 3 folders
Special Prosecutor: Published Hearings 1973
Watergate Special Prosecution Force 1975
Special Prosecutor and Watergate legislation n.d.
"Stenographic Minutes, Executive session" 1974 13 folders
"Stenographic Minutes, Committee Business" 1974 2 folders
"Access to Documents, Tapes and Grand Jury Testimony" 1974
Enforcement of Congressional Subpoenas 1974 2 folders
"Executive Privilege, Owen J. Roberts Lecture" 1974
Memo on the Right of the Committee 1974 2 folders
Official Subpoena Power, draft and final 1974
Right of the House to all Presidential Documents 1974
Testimonies of Witnesses in Hearings 1974
Charles Colson 1974
Henry Peterson 1974
Testimonies of Witnesses in Hearings 1974
Descriptions of Recorded Presidential Conversations n.d.
Sept. 15th White House Conversation n.d.
June 1972 Executive Office Tape 1974
Report by Home Services, Inc. n.d.
Tapes: A Technical Monograph for the Layman 1973
Transcripts 1971-73 2 folders
Transcripts 1971-73 2 folders
Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations 1974 7 folders
Submission of Recorded Presidential Conversations 1974 3 folders
Analysis of Presidential Transcripts 1974
Comparison of transcript passages 1974
Published Transcripts of 8 Recorded Conversations 1974
Comparison of White House and Judiciary Transcripts 1974
Wiretapping and electronic surveillance 1974
Brief on behalf of the President 1974 2 folders
Published Impeachment hearings 1974
Investigation of IRS use for Political Purposes 1974
Watergate: Chronology of a Crisis 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 1 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 2 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 3 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 4 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 5 1974
Published Watergate Hearings Book 6 1974 2 folders
Examination of Nixon's Tax Returns 1969-1972 1974
Impeachment inquiry publications list 1974
Impeachment Inquiry Statements of Information, 1974, 17 boxes.
Statements of Information 1-2 n.d.
Statement of Information 3 n.d.
Statement of Information 4-5 n.d.
Statement of Information 6-7 n.d.
Statement of Information 8-9 n.d.
Statements of Information re: Milk Industry n.d.
Events Prior to Watergate Break-In n.d.
Events Following the Watergate Break-In n.d. 3 folders
Anti-trust case glossary n.d.
Milk Price Supports n.d.
Domestic Surveillance Activities n.d. 2 folders
White House Use of the IRS n.d.
Events Prior to Watergate Break-In Book I Vol. 1 12/2/71 to 6/17/72 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book II, Vol. 1" 6/17/72 to 2/9/73 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book II, Vol. 2" 6/17/72 to 2/9/73 4 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book II, Vol. 3" 6/17/72 to 2/9/73 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book III, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book III, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book III, Vol. 3" n.d. 2 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book III, Vol. 4" n.d. 2 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book III, Vol. 5" n.d. 2 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In, Book IV, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In, Book IV, Vol. 3" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In, Book IV, Vol. 4" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In, Book IV, Vol. 5" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In, Book IV, Vol. 6" n.d. 2 folders
"ITT Anti-trust Case Book V, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"ITT Anti-trust Case Book V, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"ITT Anti-trust Case Book V, Vol. 3" n.d. 3 folders
"Milk Producers Campaign Contributions and Price Supports Book VI,Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"Milk Producers Campaign Contributions and Price Supports Book VI, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"Milk Producers Campaign Contributions and Price Supports Book VI, Vol. 3" n.d. 3 folders
""Milk Producers Campaign Contributions and Price Supports Book VI, Vol. 4" n.d. 2 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 3" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 4" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 5" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 6" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 7" n.d. 3 folders
"Domestic Surveillance Activities Book VII, Vol. 8" n.d. 2 folders
"White House Use of the external Revenue Service Book VIII, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
"White House Use of the external Revenue Service Book VIII, Vol. 2" n.d. 2 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book IX, Vol. 1" n.d. 3 folders
Additional Material n.d.
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book IX, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book IX, Vol. 2" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book IX, Vol. 3" n.d. 3 folders
"Events Following Watergate Break-In Book IX, Vol. 4" n.d. 2 folders
Tax Deduction for Gift of Papers Book X n.d. 3 folders
Statement of Information re: Cambodia Bombing Book XI n.d. 2 folders
Statement of Information re: Cambodia Bombing Book XI n.d. 2 folders
Cambodia Bombing Reports n.d.
Analysis re: Cambodia Bombing n.d.
Gov't Expenditures at Nixon's Private Estates Book XII n.d.
Report on Impoundment of Funds Book XII n.d.
Events Following Watergate Break-In Book I n.d. 3 folders
ITT Litigation Book II n.d. 2 folders
Political Contributions by Milk Producers Book III n.d. 2 folders
White House Surveillance Activities Book IV n.d. 2 folders
Summary of Information n.d. 4 folders
Summary of Information July 19, 1974 n.d.
Index to Investigative Files n.d.
Index to Investigative Files n.d. 3 folders
Assessment of Minority Members' Statements n.d. 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book I 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book II 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book III 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book IV 1974 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book IV 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book V 1974 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book VI 1974 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book VII 1974 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book VII 1974 3 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book VIII 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book IX 1974 2 folders
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book X 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book I 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book II 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book III 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book IV 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book XI 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Book XII 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Appendix 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Appendix I 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Appendix II 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Appendix III 1974
Published Hearings of Sufficient Grounds for Nixon Impeachment Appendix IV 1974
MS 106.2.3.3.4 Nelson A. Rockefeller Vice Presidential Confirmation Records 1974 4 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. On December 19, 1974, Rockefeller was sworn in as vice president of the United States, succeeding Gerald R. Ford, who assumed the presidency upon Nixon's resignation. Records include transcripts of proceedings, newsclippings, and background information on the House Judiciary Committee investigation and confirmation of the nomination of Nelson A. Rockefeller to be Vice President.
Index of Rockefeller Nomination Hearings, 1974, 2 folders.
Rodino re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Transcript of Rockefeller nomination, 1974, 4 folders.
Ada Ryan re: Rockefeller, 1974.
American Conservative Union re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Arthur Eve re: Rockefeller, 1974, 2 folders.
Bella Abzug re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Council re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Curtis Dall re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Dr. Maurice Dawkins re: Gerald Ford, 1974.
G. Domhoff and Charles Schwartz re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Howard Robison re: Rockefeller, 1974.
J. Dilworthe re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Jeanne Mirer re: Rockefeller, 1974.
John Anderson re: Rockefeller, 1974.
John Rhodes re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Joseph Rauh re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Lyn Marcus re: Rockefeller, 1974.
National Association for Justice re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Probing the Rockefeller Fortune, 1974.
Questions about Room 5600, 1974.
Rev. Kenneth Lee re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Rockefeller Questions and Answers, 1974, 9 folders.
Shirley Chisolm re: Rockefeller, 1974.
Statement by Laurence Rockefeller, 1974, 2 folders.
Statement by Nelson Rockefeller, 1974, 3 folders.
Status Report of Rockefeller, 1974.
Summary and Index of Hearing, 1974, 3 folders.
Summary of Proposed Trust of Rockefeller, 1974.
William Ronan re: Rockefeller, 1974.
CBS Report:"The Rockefellers", 1974.
Rockefeller, WSC notes, 1974, 3 folders.
A Study in the Power of Money, 1974.
Analysis of Public Record of Rockefeller, 1974, 2 folders.
Clippings on Rockefeller, 1974.
Cohen's Statements during Rockefeller Proceedings, 1974.
Hearings on Rockefeller Nomination, 1974.
IBEC Write-Up, 1974.
Information re: Rockefeller hearing, 1974, 4 folders.
Information relating to L. Judson Morhouse, 1974, 4 folders.
Memoranda on the Attica Prison Disturbance, 1974, 2 folders.
Memoranda re: New York conflict of interest, 1974.
Memoranda re: Rockefeller Financial Affairs and Investments, 1974.
Questions for Laurence Rockefeller, 1974.
Rockefeller Financial Group, 1974.
Statements re: Rockefeller, 1974, 3 folders.
A Baker's Nickel Manuscript, 1974.
Analysis of Public Record of Rockefeller, 1974.
Debate on Rockefeller Nomination, 1974.
Exam of Rockefeller's Tax Returns and Financial Record, 1974.
Hearings on Rockefeller Nomination, 1974, 2 folders.
Positions of Rockefeller, 1974.
MS 106.2.3.3.5 News Source and Information Protection Act (Newsman's Privilege) 1973 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. These records deal with legislation pertaining to newsman's privilege, a statutory privilege giving reporters the right to refuse to disclose their sources of news information. Cohen introduced H.R. 5928 concerning this issue on March 21, 1973. This was his first major piece of legislation. Records include an analysis of the bill by Cohen, amendments, and reports by news agencies about the bill.
Folder Titles
Background Materials, 1973-74, 4 folders.
Committee Information, 1973-74, 2 folders.
H.R. 5928, 1973-74, 2 folders.
Legislation, 1973-74.
Notebook, 1973-74.
MS 106.2.3.3.6 Speedy Trial 1974 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. The Speedy Trial Act (H.R. 17409) requires prosecutors, courts, and defense counsel to avoid delaying tactics during trials. Records include background information files about this bill, Cohen's statement of endorsement, and correspondence from Cohen's colleagues asking him to either support or reject the bill.
Folder Titles
"Speedy Trial, Admin. Office Proposal", 1974.
"Speedy Trial, Amendments w/Explanations", 1974.
"Speedy Trial, Bill is amended", 1974.
"Speedy Trial, Maine Dockets", 1974, 3 folders.
"Speedy Trial, Proposed Amendments", 1974.
"Speedy Trial, section analysis", 1974.
Speedy Trial Act, 1974, 3 folders.
Speedy Trial Statements, 1974.
MS 106.2.3.3.7 Women's Issues 1977-1980 1 box
Arranged alphabetically by subject. Contains information about a number of "women's" issues, which were referred to the House Judiciary Committee, including abortion, domestic violence, and the protection of the privacy of rape victims. Reports, newsclippings, correspondence, newsletters from various groups concerned with abortion, and material documenting Cohen's 1978 endorsement of the extension of the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment are found in this subseries. Files were maintained by Jean Streeter, who worked with Cohen from 1976-1982. There are some related files on women's issues in the Senate legislative files, under the Judiciary category.
Folder Titles
Abortion; Legislative Background, 1977, 2 folders.
Domestic Violence, 1978.
Employment Discrimination Against Women, 1974-76, 2 folders.
Equal Rights Amendment, 1980.
Equal Rights Amendment, 1979.
Equal Rights Amendment Extension, 1978.
Equal Rights Amendment Form Letters, 1978.
Equal Rights Amendment Republicans, 1980.
Equal Rights Amendment Supporters, 1978.
Equal Rights Amendment Thank You’s, 1978.
Equal Rights Opportunity Clippings, 1978, 2 folders.
General Information, 1977-78.
House Judiciary Committee, 1977-78.
Miscellaneous, 1979.
Women's Issues, 1977-78.
MS 106.2.4 Press/Media Relations Activity Records 1973-1978 23 boxes
This series documents the efforts of Cohen's press secretaries to communicate effectively with constituents about Cohen via television, radio, newspapers, and mailings. Cohen's press secretaries were Mark Haroff, 1973; Richard Fallon, 1974-1975; and Thomas Bright, 1975-1979. Records include newsletters, press releases, special mailings, speeches, and radio scripts. Some bound copies of articles by and about Cohen which span his service in both the House and the Senate have been filed with Cohen's U.S. Senate press records. Photographs and audiovisual materials were also used to communicate information about Cohen and are arranged in a separate series.
Records in this series are divided into four subseries: a) news clippings, b) press releases, c) speech files, and d) files that had been maintained and saved by Thomas Bright, added to the collection in 2009.
MS 106.2.4.1 Newsclippings 1973-1978 12 boxes
Arranged alphabetically and chronologically. The first section, Maine news clippings, mention Cohen and other Maine politicians plus issues of importance to Maine citizens. Clippings are from newspapers such as the Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald, and the St. John Valley Times. The second section, News magazines, includes copies of magazines saved in their entirety, dating primarily from the Watergate era.
Folder Titles
State Issues 1973
Oct-Nov 1974
Nov 11-18 1974
Nov 24-30 1974
Dec 1-4 1974
Dec 8-14 1974
Dec 15-20 1974
Dec 22-26 1974
Dec 29-Jan 4 1974
Jan 1-19 1975
Jan 1-26 1975
Jan 5-11 1975
Jan 12-17 1975
Feb 12-15 1975
Feb 16-22 1975
Feb 23-Mar 1 1975
Mar 2–Apr 5 1975
Mar 16-22 1975
Mar 23-29 1975
Apr 6-May 3 1975
May 4-10 1975
May 11-17 1975
May 18-24 1975
May 25- June 1 1975
June 1-14 1975
June 8-15 1975
June 15-29 1975
Jun 9- Jul 6 1975
Jul 6-27 1975
Jul 13-30 1975
Jul 27- Aug 30 1975
Jul 27- Aug 10 1975
Aug 10-17 1975
Aug 17-24 1975
Aug 20-26 1975
Aug 24-31 1975
Sept 1-8 1975
Sept 9-16 1975
Sept 20-24 1975
Sept 25-30 1975
Oct. 1-8 1975
October 1975
November 1975
Dec-January 1975-76
January 1976
Jan-February 1976
February 1976
Feb-March 1976
Mar 3-17 1976
Mar 18-31 1976
Apr 2-17 1976
Apr 18-May 1 1976
May 2-20 1976
May 21-Jun 4 1976
Jun 5-30 1976
Jul 1-21 1976
Jul 22-31 1976
Aug 1-8 1976
Aug 9-17 1976
Aug 19- Aug 31 1976
Sep 1- 17 1976
Sep 18-30 1976
Oct 1- 21 1976
Oct. 6-16 1976
Oct 22-31 1976
Nov 1-15 1976
Nov 16-30 1976
Dec 1-11 1976
Dec 12-31 1976
Jan 1-15 1977
Jan 16-25 1977
Jan20-Feb 24 1977
Feb 23-Mar 14 1977
Mar 15-31 1977
Apr 1-21 1977
Apr.22-May 14 1977
May 15-31 1977
Jun 1-Jun14 1977
Jun 15-Jun 30 1977
July 1-Jul 20 1977
Jul 22-Aug 11 1977
Aug 12-Aug 31 1977
Sept 1-Sept 8 1977
Sept 9-14 1977
Sept 8-21 1977
Sept. 22-Sept. 30 1977
Oct. 1-Oct. 14 1977
Oct. 15-Oct. 31 1977
Oct.22-Nov. 14 1977
Nov. 15-Nov. 30 1977
Nov. 30- Dec. 18 1977
Dec. 9- 18 1977
Dec. 19-27 1977
Jan. 7-31 1978
Jan 10- 19 1978
Jan 20-31 1978
Jan. 31-Feb. 25 1978
Feb. 1- Feb. 21 1978
Feb. 22- Mar. 1 1978
Mar. 2- Mar. 6 1978
Feb. 23- Mar. 22 1978
Mar. 23- May 12 1978
Jun 5- Jun 14 1978
Jun 15- Jun 26 1978
Jun 27- Jul 8 1978
Jul 9- Jul 31 1978
Aug 1- Aug 8 1978
Aug. 9- Aug 31 1978
Sept. 1- 21 1978
Sept. 22- Oct. 11 1978
Oct. 12- 19 1978
Bostonia, Spring 1977
Bowdoin Alumnus, Spring 1977
Bowdoin Alumnus, Late Winter 1977
New Yorker, Oct 14 1974
New Yorker, Oct 21 1974
New Yorker, Oct 28 1974
Newsweek, Oct 22 1973
Newsweek, Jan 14 1974
Newsweek, Jan 28 1974
Newsweek, Mar 11 1974
Newsweek, Mar 18 1974
Newsweek, May 6 1974
Newsweek, May 13 1974
Newsweek, May 20 1974
Newsweek, Jun 17 1974
Newsweek, Jun 24 1974
Newsweek, Jul 15 1974
Newsweek, Jul 22 1974
Newsweek, Jul 29 1974
Newsweek, Aug 5 1974
Newsweek, Aug 19 1974
Newsweek, Sep 16 1974
Newsweek, Nov 4 1974
Newsweek, Nov 11 1974
Newsweek, Dec 9 1974
People Weekly, Sep 2 1974
Time, Aug 25 1952
Time, Oct 22 1973
Time, Oct 29 1973
Time, Dec 10 1973
Time, Jan 28 1974
Time, Feb 4 1974
Time, Mar 11 1974
Time, Mar 25 1974
Time, Jun 3 1974
Time, Jun 10 1974
Time, Jul 1 1974
Time, Jul 8 1974
Time, Jul 15 1974
Time, Jul 22 1974
Time, Jul 29 1974
Time, Aug 5 1974
Time, Aug 26 1974
Time, Sep 2 1974
Time, Sep 23 1974
Time, Dec 16 1974
Time, Feb 10 1975
Time, Aug 4 1975
U.S. News and World Report, Jul 29 1974
U.S. News and World Report, Nov 11 1974
U.S. News and World Report, Aug 4 1975
MS 106.2.4.2 Press Releases 1973-1978 3 boxes
Arranged chronologically. These releases, issued by Cohen's press secretary, announce actions and votes Cohen took on issues involving the elderly, crime, agriculture, etc. Also included are indexes which give one-line summaries of issues mentioned in the releases.
Folder Titles
Index of Press Releases 1973-74
Index of Press Releases 1973
January 1973
February 1973
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
June 1973
July 1973
August 1973
September 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 1973
January 1974
February 1974
March 1974
April 1974
May 1974
June 1974
July 1974
August 1974
September 1974
October 1974
November 1974
December 1974
Press Releases 1974
Index of Press Releases 1975
January 1975
February 1975
March 1975
April 1975
May 1975
June 1975
July 1975
August 1975
September 1975
October 1975
November 1975
December 1975
Press Releases 1975 2 folders
Index of Press Releases 1976
January 1976
February 1976
March 1976
April 1976
May 1976
June 1976
July 1976
August 1976
September 1976
October 1976
November 1976
December 1976
Press Releases 1976 2 folders
Index of Press Releases 1977
January 1977
February 1977
March 1977
April 1977
May 1977
June 1977
July 1977
August 1977
September 1977
October 1977
November 1977
December 1977
Index of Press Releases 1978
January 1978
February 1978
March 1978
April 1978
May 1978
June 1978
July 1978
August 1978
September 1978
October 1978
November 1978
December 1978
Aging 1977
Agriculture 1977
Aroostook Agriculture 1978
Aroostook Newsletter 1977
Clothespin 1978
Computer mailings 1977
Consumer Index 1978
Dickey-Lincoln 1977
Energy 1977-78
Farm and Power Equipment 1977
Farmer Letter 1977
Fish mailings 1977
Fish newsletters to Washington and Hancock counties 1976
Fish newsletter 1976
Fish letter 1977
Fish 1978
Fish tour 1978
Fisherman 1978
Franked mailings 1975-78
Franking Commission Approvals 1976-78
Fuel Oil/Energy mailer 1977
Health Care 1977
Indian Claim 1977
Indian Land Claim reprint 1978
Indian statement 1978
Indian districtwide 1978
Loring 1977
Mobile Home Dealers 1977
Newsletters 1973-75
Nursing 1977
OSHA 1977
Second District Farmer 1978
Small Business 1977
Small Business Tax 1977
Small Business 1978
S/MED Business Conference 1977
S/MED Newsletter 1976
S/MED Newsletter 1978
Taxpayer 1978
Telegram piece from Panama 1977
Textile 1977
Veteran's Brochure 1977
MS 106.2.4.3 Speech Files 1973-1978 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by subject. Includes drafts of speeches given by Cohen on a variety of subjects, such as the environment, foreign affairs, government, and defense. Speeches were given at events such as conferences, dedications of buildings, community gatherings, award ceremonies, and committee hearings. Files also include newsclippings, magazine articles, and other kinds of background material.
Folder Titles
Agriculture 1975-1977
Anti-trust 1976-1977
Bangor 1970
Budget 1974
Presidential Compliance With Subpeona 1974
Commencements 1973-1978
Commencements 1973-1978
Commerce 1975-1978
Congress 1975-1979
Draft of Speech to 93rd congress n.d.
Crime 1973-1978
Defense n.d.
Dickey-Lincoln 1973
Economy 1973-1977
Education 1973-1978
Elderly 1975-1978
Elderly 1975-1978
Energy 1974-1978
Energy 1974-1978
Senate Announcement Speech 1977
Environment 1973-1978
fisheries 1973-1978
Foriegn Affairs 1973-1978
Government 1973-1978
Government 1973-1978
Government 1973-1978
Health 1973-1978
Holiday/Special Days 1973-1978
House of Representatives 1973-1978
Indian Affairs 1973-1978
Labor 1973-1978
Law 1973-1978
Maine Press Association 1973-1978
Minorities 1973-1978
Nixon Vote 1973-1978
Postal Service 1973-1978
Poverty 1973-1978
Press 1973-1978
Republicans 1973-1978
Republicans 1973-1978
Republicans(Lincoln Day) 1973-1978
Small Business 1973-1978
Speeches to 1978 1973-1978
Veteran's Affairs 1973-1978
Women 1973-1978
YMCA 1973-1978
Youth 1973-1978
MS 106.2.4.4 Thomas Bright 1973-1978 5 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. This sub-series includes a number of documents related to Loring Air Force Base, the Dickey-Lincoln hydroelectric project, the declining shoe and textile industry in Maine, and Cohen's opposition to a United Nations anti-Zionist resolution.
Folder Titles
Campaign 1976
Campaign, Carter research 1976
Campaign, Muskie research 1976
Campaign, advertisements 1978
Campaign, correspondence 1978
Campaign, early stages 1978
Campaign, financial statements 1978
Campaign, interregnum 1978
Campaign, memoranda and notes 1978
Campaign, news clippings 1978
Campaign, publications 1978
Campaign, radio recordings 1978
Campaign, sample packet 1978
Connally, John 1973-1976
Correspondence, Bright 1975-1978
Correspondence, Cohen 1975-1978
Correspondence with editors 1975-1978
Interview transcripts
Invitations
Issue briefs
Memoranda 1972
Memoranda 1975-1978
Miscellaneous office 1975-1976
News articles 1975-1978
News clippings 1975-1976
News clippings 1977-1978
News releases 1975
News releases 1976
News releases 1977
News releases 1978
News releases, Weekly Column 1975-1976
News releases, Weekly Column 1977
News releases, Weekly Column 1978
Office mailings 1975-1976
Office mailings 1977
Office mailings 1978
Office mailings, book of franked mailings 1975-1978
Problem stories
Radio actualities 1978
Radio scripts 1975-1978
Speeches, n.d.
Speeches 1975
Speeches 1976
Speeches 1977
Speeches 1978
Statements 1974-1976
Statements 1977-1978
Telegrams
MS 106.2.5 Office Administration Records 1973-1978 8 boxes
The administrative function of a congressional office includes the management of the office budget, the staff payroll, and the formulation of office policies. Records in this series fall into two general subcategories, which are: a) general administrative records, and b) general correspondence.
MS 106.2.5.1 General Administrative Records 1975-1978 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. This sub-series consists of administrative memos and internship applications. The internship applications contain correspondence which describe the responsibilities interns had in the Cohen office and how they were expected to interact with the public and other staff members.
Access to records in this series is restricted until January 2039. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.2.5.2 General Correspondence 1973-1978 6 boxes
Arranged chronologically. The Cohen office received mail from constituents that fell into four general categories: legislative issues, personal difficulties constituents were having in dealing with the Federal government, scheduling issues, and general mail. The legislative mail went to the legislative assistants to answer, the mail dealing with personal difficulties went to the office caseworker, mail dealing with Cohen's schedule went to his personal secretary, and the general mail was parceled out by the administrative assistant to various members of the Cohen staff to answer. This subseries consists of general mail, and it contains copies of letters sent to constituents expressing congratulations, sympathy, and thanks. Responses to requests for information about issues, copies of bills, Cohen's biographical information, and other general requests are also included.
Folder Titles
Congratulations to others, anniversaries, etc. 1973-1974 2 folders
Congratulations 1975
Constituent relations 1975 6 folders
Miscellaneous requests 1975 5 folders
Congratulations 1976
Constituent relations 1976 6 folders
Sympathy 1976
Thank you letters 1975-1976 2 folders
Congratulations 1977
Constituent relations 1977 14 folders
Requests 1977 2 folders
Sympathy 1977
Thank you letters 1977 6 folders
Congratulations 1978
Constituent relations, arms sales 1978
Constituent relations, congratulations to Cohen 1978
Constituent relations, congratulations to others 1978
Constituent relations, equal rights, energy, gun control 1978
Constituent relations, foreign policy 1978
Constituent relations, form responses 1978
Constituent relations, human rights 1978
Constituent relations, Indian land claims, internal security 1978
Constituent relations, Middle East 1978
Constituent relations, Miscellanous topics 1978 8 folders
Constituent relations, Panama 1978 3 folders
Constituent relations, requests 1978 2 folders
Constituent relations, thank you letters 1978 2 folders
Constituent relations, trade 1978
Constituent relations, Trilaterial Commission, voting record 1978
Constituent relations, visits 1978
Constituent relations, world food reserve 1978
Constituent relations, world peace tax 1978
Daffron correspondence 1978
Republicans, state correspondence 1976-1978
Staffing 1978
Thank you letters 1978
Yellow carbon paper copies of correspondence 1978

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MS 106.3 U.S. Senate 1973-1996 773 .5 cu. ft boxes and 388 1.5 cu. ft. boxes

After serving three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Cohen was elected to the U.S. Senate in November of 1978, unseating incumbent Senator William D. Hathaway with 57 percent of the vote. He was re-elected in 1984 and again in 1990, and was a member of the Senate until he became the nation's twentieth Secretary of Defense in January, 1997. Senator Cohen's office in Washington, D.C. was in the Dirksen Building from 1979-1984, and the Hart Building from 1984-1997. Cohen had a large Senatorial staff, which included press secretaries, administrative assistants, legislative assistants, office managers and a personal secretary. Cohen also had six Senate offices in Maine in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Portland, and Biddeford.
The records in this group are organized into five series which reflect the four basic areas of activity in the Cohen office (administration, legislation, constituent services and press/media), as well as Cohen's personal and political activities. The series are Personal/Political/Official Records (68 boxes), Constituent Services Records (not completely processed), Legislative Records (558), Press Relations/Media Activities Records (114 boxes), and Office Administration Records (5 boxes). The largest series is the legislative one, which includes files related to Cohen's activities on the Governmental Affairs, Armed Services, Aging, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Indian Affairs Committees, as well as his 1987 appointment to the special committee investigating the Iran-contra affair. Other files in the legislative series document Cohen's attention to a broad range of issues, most of which deal with the concerns of his Maine constituents.
Access to records in the U.S. Senate record group is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1 Personal/Political/Official 1963-1996 72 boxes
Files in this series reflect activities in the Cohen Senate office that do not directly relate to the legislative process or providing constituent service. Rather, they document routine tasks such as maintaining Cohen's daily, weekly, and monthly schedules; coordinating his travel arrangements; maintaining campaign files, biographical information, and correspondence; and generating financial disclosure and other required reports. Activities Cohen undertook in an official or political capacity are also documented here, and they include conferences he participated in, as well as his service on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission from 1986-1993. The bulk of the papers in this category were created by Cynthia Waters, who was Cohen's personal secretary from 1978-1996.
The files are organized into seven subseries: a) general files, b) campaign records, c) personal correspondence, d) accepted invitations, e) schedules, f) travel records, and g) Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission records.
Access to some of the records in the Personal/Political/Official series is restricted. See information in sub-series description level. Contact the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1.1 General Files 1978-1996 5 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Biographical information, award letters, financial disclosure forms, and Cohen's endorsements of political candidates are some of the records found in this subseries. Also included are manuscripts of books sent to Cohen by his colleagues and constituents and a copy of the 1978 Senators Orientation Committee Handbook.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1.2 Campaign Records 1975-1996 8 boxes
Arranged chronologically according to the two campaigns Cohen waged while he was in the Senate, and then alphabetically within each campaign. In 1984, Cohen was re-elected to the Senate with 74 percent of the vote in a victory over Elizabeth Mitchell, the majority leader of the Maine House of Representatives. In 1990, Cohen won a third term in the Senate with 62 percent of the vote in a decisive victory over Neil Rolde, an eight-term legislator in the Maine House of Representatives.
Files from Cohen's 1984 and 1990 campaigns consist of memos, newsletters, position papers, special interest group profiles, reports on voter attitudes, and speeches. Information about his 1984 opponent Elizabeth Mitchell is also included here in the form of reports from the Mitchell Senate campaign, newsclips, and roll calls. A small group of files compiled for use in Cohen's anticipated 1996 campaign is also in this subseries, and it includes letters written to Cohen by his constituents expressing appreciation for his assistance.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted. Details will be included in the sub-series level descriptions when they are added to this inventory. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1.3 Personal Correspondence 1979-1996 18 boxes
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically according to the last name of each correspondent within each year. Original letters from Cohen's friends and colleagues are filed with copies of Cohen's responses to them. The correspondence consists of letters of sympathy and thanks, congratulations to Cohen on his re-elections in 1984 and 1990, and Cohen's exchanges with friends concerning his poetry and other literary works. Letters of sympathy to him upon the death of his father, Ruby Cohen, in 1995, requests from constituents seeking audiences with the President and other White House officials, and job recommendations Cohen wrote for friends and colleagues are also found in this series.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1.4 Accepted Invitations 1979-1996 23 boxes
Arranged chronologically by year and then by month. Cohen's day-to-day schedule was shaped by the many invitations he received. This subseries consists of invitations accepted by Cohen to attend functions such as fund raising events, commencement ceremonies, and seminars. Individual meetings with constituents, special interest groups, colleagues, and visiting dignitaries are also recorded here. From 1995-1996, Cohen's daily schedules were interfiled with his invitations, so daily schedules from that time period are included here.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2014 with the exception of records for 1995-1996 which are restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.1.5 Schedules 1979-1995 8 boxes
Arranged chronologically. This subseries consists of Cohen's daily, weekly, committee, long range, and projected schedules. Some of the events noted are press conferences, interviews, sessions in recording studios, receptions, trips to Maine, commencement exercises, and his meetings with the Armed Forces, Intelligence, and Aging Committees. Some of Cohen's schedules from 1995-1996 were filed with invitations he received, so schedules from that period may be found in the Invitations subseries.
Folder Titles
Appointment book 1979
Daily, weekly, and long range schedules 1979 3 folders
Appointment book 1980
Daily, weekly, and long range schedules 1980 3 folders
Miscellaneous scheduling items 1979-1980
Daily, weekly, and long range schedules 1981 7 folders
Daily, weekly, and long range schedules 1982 5 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1983 3 folders
Daily schedules 1984 3 folders
Committee schedules: Armed Forces, Government Affairs, Intelligence 1984 3 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1985 4 folders
Committee schedules: Armed Forces, Government Affairs, Intelligence 1986 3 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1986 3 folders
Committee schedules: Armed Services, Governmental Affairs, Intelligence 1986 3 folders
Daily schedules 1987 2 folders
Committee schedules: Aging, Armed Forces, Governmental Affairs, Intelligence, Special Panel (Iran), Transportation 1987 6 folders
Projected schedules 1987
Daily and weekly schedules 1988 4 folders
Committee schedules: Aging, Armed Forces, Governmental Affairs, Intelligence 1988 4 folders
Daily schedules 1989 3 folders
Committee schedules, Aging 1989
Committee schedules, Armed Forces 1989
Committee schedules, Commerce, Science and Transportation 1989
Committee schedules, Governmental Affairs 1989
Committee schedules, Intelligence 1989
Long range schedules 1989
Daily schedules 1990 4 folders
Committee schedules: Aging, Armed Services, Governmental Affairs, Intelligence 1990 4 folders
Long range schedules 1990
Daily and weekly schedules 1991 3 folders
Committee schedules: Armed Services, Governmental Affairs 2 folders
Long range schedules 1991
Daily and weekly schedules 1992 3 folders
Committee schedules 1992
Daily and weekly schedules 1993 2 folders
Committee schedules: Aging, Armed Services, Governmental Affairs, Judiciary 1993 4 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1994 2 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1995 2 folders
Daily and weekly schedules 1996 2 folders
MS 106.3.1.6 Travel Records 1979-1990 5 boxes
Arranged chronologically. Files in this subseries document some of the trips Cohen embarked on as an official representative of the United States. He participated in several trips taken by Congressional delegations which were referred to as CODELs. In 1985, Senator Robert Dole led a CODEL to the Far East, and this was known as the CODEL Dole. Cohen was a delegate on this trip, as were Senators Moynihan, Domenici, Wilson, and Evans. The delegates visited Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and spoke with officials on issues affecting US relations with those countries.
Cohen also participated in several of the Wehrkunde Conferences sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). The Wehrkunde Conferences, usually held annually in Munich, Germany, provide a forum for examining NATO security problems. They are attended by senior foreign policy, defense officials, and non-government experts from NATO member nations. Cohen led the American delegation for several Wehrkunde Conferences in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 1984, Cohen visited the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow and spoke to officials there about his concept of nuclear build-down. Cohen also met poets Yevtushenkov and Voznesiensky on this trip, and correspondence with Yevtushenkov is included here. Records in this subseries consist of itineraries, invitations, correspondence, brochures, speeches, newsclips, briefing memos, and Cohen's personal notes and poetry.
Administrative travel records, such as receipts, travel forms, etc. are also included.
Folder Titles
Trips taken 1978-1980
Codel Nunn Asian Visit January 1979
Israel trip 1979 2 folders
Bundestag trip, Munich February 7-15, 1980
Christian Democratic Union Trip, Bonn January 9-13, 1980 2 folders
Codel-Baker, Europe August 7-16, 1980 2 folders
England trip December 2-6, 1980
Geneva trip December 8-10, 1983
Soviet Union trip February 16-20, 1984 3 folders
Foreign travel 1980-1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, schedules August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Beijing August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, China August 1985 2 folders
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Shanghai August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background material, Tokyo August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, background materials August 1985 8 folders
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, China August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing book, China August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Hong Kong August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Japan August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, briefing materials, Korea August 1985
Codel-Dole Far East trip, letters August 1985
Wehrkunde Conference 1985 3 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1986 3 folders
Asian conferences (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul) November 1986 10 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1987 2 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1988 2 folders
Wehrkunde Conference 1990 2 folders
MS 106.3.1.7 Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission 1963-1993 5 boxes
Arranged chronologically. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was dedicated in 1964 as a unique memorial to United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The park is located at the southeastern end of the Canadian Island of Campobello, and was created as a tribute to the cooperation and lasting friendship between Canada and the United States. Funded by the federal government of each country, it is the only international park in the world located in one country and administered jointly by an International Park Commission with equal representation from both countries.
William Cohen was appointed as an alternate on the International Park Commission in 1985, and became a Commission member on May 12, 1986. Records in this subseries include minutes, memos, and correspondence produced by the Commission, plus a 25-year history of the Park written in 1989.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2014. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.2 Constituent Service Records 1979-1996
Congress devotes substantial time and resources to the provision of constituent services. These services include answering requests for information, responding to inquiries regarding legislative issues, assisting groups in the home state with their efforts to secure federal grants, and helping individuals who are having specific difficulties involving the Federal government (casework).
Constituent service was a high priority in the Cohen office in Washington D.C. and in the six Maine offices in Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Presque Isle, and Portland. The bulk of the records in this series consist of correspondence that was handled by a Correspondence Management System (CMS). This system, used in Cohen's Washington D.C. office, was used to produce responses to constituents' individual letters. Records from the Biddeford and Presque Isle state offices are also found in this series, and they document various projects, such as a study on the erosion of Camp Ellis, a dredging project in Wells Harbor, and the closing of the Loring Air Force base in Limestone, Maine. Due to their confidential nature, casework files, which are individual requests for assistance, are not included in this series.
MS 106.3.2.1 State Offices 1976-1996 45 boxes
By 1983, six U.S. Senate field offices were established in the state of Maine. They are located in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Biddeford, and Presque Isle. Each office serves the residents of one or more of Maine's sixteen counties. The purpose of each state office is to establish a means of communication between the Senator's office in Washington and his constituents in the home state. The state office staff members are responsible for articulating the Senator's position on various issues to his constituents, and for communicating the concerns of the constituents to the Senator. They are also responsible for tracking the development of local issues and events, and communicating about these events with the Washington office. Each state office also employs one or more caseworker who is responsible for assisting constituents with difficulties they might be having with the Federal government, such as securing Social Security benefits and pensions.
Access to records in the State Offices series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.2.1.1 Bangor Office 1989-1990 5 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the consituent. A selection of letters written to the Bangor office were saved in this series on a wide variety of legislative issues.
MS 106.3.2.1.2 Biddeford Office 1979-1996 17 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The Biddeford office was established in 1983 to serve the people of York county. Linda Leeman was the representative for that office from 1983-1996, and her assistants during that time were Anne Demers, Debbie Willis, and Diane Deering. Records consist of project files on a number of issues pertinent to the people served by this office. Some of the major topics mentioned are reports on beach erosion at Camp Ellis in Saco; the creation of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wells; a study done by the US Army Corps of Engineers on Perkins Cove in Ogunquit; and the proposed closing of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. Records include studies and reports, (many of them done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), environmental assessments of projects by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, correspondence, memos, and newsclippings.
MS 106.3.2.1.3 Lewiston Office 1991 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the consituent. A small selection of letters written to the Lewiston office were saved in this series on a wide variety of legislative issues.
Presque Isle Office 1976-1996 21 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The Presque Isle office was established in 1979 to serve the people of Aroostook County. From 1979-1984, the representative for Presque Isle was Kathryn Swanson, with assistants Ted Johnston and Dayle Ashby. From 1984-1996, the representative was Dayle Ashby, with assistants Carol Jacobs, Lori Ireland, and Florence McKay. In 1993, Congress voted to close 130 military bases throughout the country, including Loring Air Force base in Limestone, Maine. The bulk of the records in this category are about Loring, and records include petitions from constituents seeking to keep Loring open; agendas and minutes of the Loring Development Authority of Maine; reports and statements concerning the environmental impact of the closing; and files that document suggestions for the potential reuse of the base. Other records included in this category are itineraries and correspondence documenting Cohen's yearly walks through Aroostook County, newsclippings and memos about the Allagash flood of 1991, and files concerning the closing of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Eastport, Maine.
MS 106.3.2.2 Correspondence: Correspondence Management System 1979-1996 70 boxes
Most of the correspondence in the Cohen Senate office was handled by a large computer system known as a Correspondence Management System. Most Senate offices use a system like this one to respond to high volume issue mail. It provides a method for creating many similar, but individualized letters by using approved paragraphs or letters of text merged with correspondent names and addresses.
The correspondence in this category is arranged chronologically, according to a document numbering system. It contains routine requests for flags, biographical information about Senator Cohen, and information about the U.S. Senate, as well as correspondence about legislative issues. The correspondence is from government officials, as well as Cohen's constituents and colleagues. Most of this correspondence is also available on microfilm.
MS 106.3.2.3 Correspondence: Issues, Messages and Requests 1979-1996 500 boxes
This is the general collection of correspondence containing letters that were written by consitituents to Senator Cohen.
The correspondence in this category is arranged chronologically, according to a document numbering system. Many letters address concerns related to legislative issues, but routine requests are also found in this series. Some correspondence is from government officials as well as Cohen's constituents and colleagues. Most of this correspondence is also available on microfilm.
MS 106.3.3 Legislative Records 1961-1996 548 boxes
The legislative function of Congress includes the formulation and passage of bills that become law, the "executive" function of providing advice and consent on nominations and treaties, the "judicial" function of impeachment, and the oversight, investigative, and budgetary functions. The Senate has a complex organizational structure, relying on committees and subcommittees to process most of the legislation that flows through it. While in the Senate, Cohen was a member of a number of committees, some of which focused on the formulation of legislation, and others that focused on the judicial, oversight and investigative functions.
Cohen had a large staff of legislative assistants who worked on committee related as well as general issues. Cohen's legislative directors were Thomas Heyerdahl (1979-1988), Robert Savitt (1989-1993), and John Veroneau (1994-1996). The directors, assistants, and aides held very important roles: they would draft bills, advise Cohen on possible legislative strategies, do research on pending legislation, represent him at meetings, and keep him abreast of current issues.
The records in this series consist of files created by Cohen and his many legislative assistants and aides. The files are organized according to subject, and then according to the staff members who created them. Each staff member was assigned to several subject areas and usually acquired the files of those who had previously covered those subjects. Therefore there is overlap among the files as to who created them and the subjects they cover. Some of the subjects represented are defense, government affairs, energy, aging, the environment, trade, transportation, and education. It should also be noted that some of Cohen's U.S. House legislative files have been filed in this series.
Records include briefing memos written to Cohen by his aides, which provide concise summaries of many important issues. Correspondence from constituents and special interest groups, reports from Congressional Research Service on a wide variety of subjects, copies of letters Cohen wrote to Federal departments in support of various legislative concerns, newsclippings, bills, amendments, and Cohen's floor statements and requests from his colleagues seeking his support on legislation ("Dear Colleague" letters) are also found in this series.
MS 106.3.3.1 General Records 1978-1996 10 boxes
The general legislative files in this category fall into four subdivisions, which are:
Access to records in the General Records sub-series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.1.1 General Files 1978-1996 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this category consist of legislative memos, newsclippings, analyses of Cohen's voting records by various special interest groups, and correspondence concerning his committee assignments.
MS 106.3.3.1.2 Legislative Activities 1981-1995 2 boxes
Arranged chronologically. These reports were prepared by the Senate Computer Center and the Committee on Rules and Administration. They document measures and amendments that Cohen sponsored and co-sponsored. A subject index. to these measures is also included.
MS 106.3.3.1.3 Legislative Agendas Goals and Accomplishments 1988-1994 2 boxes
Arranged chronologically. Prepared by Cohen's legislative assistants, these records contain agendas, goals, and accomplishments for the 100th to the 104th Congresses (1988-1994). They outline what each assistant would like to see achieved in his or her subject area for a particular Congress, and they also contain evaluations of previous Congresses, which highlight some of Cohen's major legislative accomplishments.
MS 106.3.3.1.4 Senate Record Vote Analysis 1988-1996 4 boxes
Arranged chronologically. These records, compiled and written by the staff of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, provide an index to the Senate voting record. Arranged by subject (abortion, agriculture, environment, foreign affairs, welfare, etc.), they provide a synopsis of each vote, and a record of how each Republican and Democrat in the U.S. Congress voted on it.
General Files, 1978-1996, Boxes 1-2.
Legislative Activities, 1981-1995, Boxes 3-4.
Senate Record Vote, 1988-1996, Boxes 5-8.
Legislative Accomplishments, 1988-1994, Boxes 9-10.
MS 106.3.3.2 Aging, Health, and Social Services 1974-1996 32 boxes
Cohen was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging from 1975-1979, and a member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging from 1979-1997. The records in this series reflect Cohen's service on both of these committees. The Senate Committee on Aging serves as a focal point for the study and review of the problems of older Americans pertaining to health, income, employment, housing, etc. It also conducts oversight of programs and investigates reports of fraud and waste. The Committee does not have legislative authority, but it often submits its findings and recommendations for legislation to Congress. While on the Aging Committee, Cohen worked for more stringent health and safety standards in nursing homes, spoke out on the long-term care crisis, worked to lower the cost of prescription drugs, and led a number of investigations into health care fraud and abuse issues.
The records in this series are not only directly related to Cohen's service on the House and Senate Aging Committees, but to related health and social issues as well. Files are arranged into five broad subdivisions which reflect the work of the staff members (both members of Cohen's personal staff and the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Aging) who created them. The subdivisions are a) Cynthia Hilton, 1974-1983, b) Mary Gerwin and Priscilla Hanley, 1982-1996, c) Helen Albert and Victoria Blatter, 1990-1996, d) Winthrop Cashdollar, 1982-1996, and e) Michael Townsend, 1988-1996.
Access to some of the records in the Aging, Health and Social Services series is restricted. See information at the subseries level. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.2.1 Cynthia Hilton 1974-1983 11 boxes
Cynthia Hilton was a member of Cohen's staff from 1973-1997, and worked mostly on health and aging issues. James Dykstra, who worked with Senator Cohen from 1979-1991, handled health and aging issues circa 1980, and some of his files are also found here. Records in this subseries fall into two broad categories:
Legislation Cohen either introduced or co-sponsored, 1974-1983, 5 boxes.
Arranged alphabetically by subject. Files deal with adolescent pregnancy, continuing care contracts, home health standards, and the rights of nursing home patients. Records consist of memos, copies of bills, Cohen's statements, and correspondence.
Folder Titles
Adolescent pregnancy, H.R. 2314 1977-1978
Adolescent pregnancy 1977-1982
Age discrimination 1977-1978
Aging 1979-1982
Aging, demographics 1978-1980
Aging, general information 1978-1982
Aging, retirement 1977
Byssinosis, H.R. 3480 1976-1977
Career education, H.R. 710 1977
Compensated involuntary retirement, H.R. 5573 1977
Continuing care contracts, H.R. 807 1976-1977 4 folders
Continuing care contracts, H.R. 807 1978 2 folders
Crime victim compensation 1976-1982
Data on elderly, H. Con. Res. 343 1977-1978
Disability 1983
Education of elderly, H.R. 2398 1975-1979
Elderly, attorney fees, H.R. 2026 1976
Elderly property tax, H.R. 9636 1973-1977
Energy and the elderly 1980-1982 2 folders
Health Care Financing Administration: hopital liability 1983-1984
Health education, H.R. 3205 1974-1975 2 folders
Home Health Agency 1982
Home health standards 1977 3 folders
Housing 1979
Independent living centers, H.R. 6577 1977
Life Safety Code 1974-1980
Maine Turnpike independent living centers, H.R. 11733 1978
Nursing home patient ombudsman program, H.R. 11594 1978 2 folders
Nursing homes 1982
Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) report by Joel M. Greenberg 1978
Older Americans Act, H.R. 10482 1978
Patients Bill of Rights Amendment, H.R. 7407 1974-1980
Periodic Physical Exam Act, H.R. 5845 1977
Railroad Crossing Safety Act 1973
Resources for the elderly 1978-1982 2 folders
Rural elderly 1978-1982
Social Security, actuarial increase in benefits, H.R. 8006 1977-1979
Social Security, aliens, prisoners 1980-1983
Social Security, amendments 1983
Social Security, cost of living adjustment 1982
Social Security, disability legislation, H.R. 3236 1979-1980
Social Security, future: background info 1981
Social Security, general 1982
Social Security, general 1983
Social Security, guide books 1982
Social Security, international 1981
Social Security, refinancing bill 1977
Social Security, unified budget 1982
Social Security, women 1982
Staff list, Select Committee on Aging 1977
State Social Security Deposit Act 1979
Statistics 1980
Student benefits 1981-1982
Supplemental security income 1982
Surviving Spouse Civil Service Retirement Annuities, S. 628 1974
Taxation 1982
Transportation, reduced fares, H.R. 2401 1977
Trustees report 1982
Universal coverage 1980
Aging Committee hearings, 1977-1981, 6 boxes.
Arranged chronologically. These files record Aging Committee hearings, and they consist of briefing memos, statements of witnesses, newsclippings, and newsletters from special interest groups. Subjects covered include education, counseling, Medicaid, home health care, and energy assistance.
Folder Titles
Elderly Crime Victims Compensation, New York February 16, 1977
Education and training in aging March 4, 1977
Counseling of the elderly, Dallas, Texas March 7, 1977
Retirement age policies March 16-17, 1977
Fragmentation of services for elderly April 7, 1977
Medicaid cutbacks, Subcommittee on Health April 22, 1977 2 folders
Alternatives to retirement, Subcommittee on Retirement Income May 10-11, 1977
Active Americans over 65 May 25, 1977
Adult care homes June 8, 1977 2 folders
Weather disasters and the elderly June 29, 1977 2 folders
Adult care homes June 29, 1977
Full committee business meeting July 13, 1977
White House meeting by Select Committee on Aging with President Carter July 15, 1977
Hypertension July 21, 1977
Older American programs oversight August 3, 1977
Older Americans Act and minority elderly, Los Angeles August 23, 1977
Impact of Older Americans Act on minority elderly August 23, 1977
Age stereotyping and the media September 8, 1977
Older Americans programs oversight September 15, 1977
Medicare gaps, Health Subcommittee October 18, 1977 2 folders
Age stereotyping and commercials January 26, 1978
Crime and elderly, joint full committee and science and technology February 1, 1978
Aging Committee business meeting February 2, 1978
House Select Committee on Aging February 6, 1978
Home care for the elderly February 22, 1978
Home care and income problems of the elderly February 23, 1978
Hearing on President's budget March 2, 1978
Senate Aging Committee, standards in home health care April 17, 1978
Health management organizations and the elderly May 2, 1978
Future of health care and the elderly May 17, 1978 2 folders
Demographics of the aging May 24, 1978
Alternatives to institutionalization, Washington State June 16, 1978
Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, Omnibus Medicare June 19, 1978
Poverty among America's aged August 9, 1978
Home health agencies August 10, 1978
Medicare amendments report August 31, 1978
Fraud and racketeering in Medicare and Medicaid Octover 4, 1978
Sale of health insurance to the elderly November 28, 1978
Nursing home standards December 8, 1978
Medicare supplemental insurance, S. 395 February 8, 1979
Medicare home health amendments February 26, 1979
Geriatric Medicine, S. 711 March 21, 1979
Executive session, Aging Committee March 28, 1979
Food Stamp cutbacks April 11, 1979
Fires in homes for aging May 4, 1979
Home care services May 7 and 21, 1979
Home health care May 21, 1979 2 folders
Fire safety code, S. 1267 June 4, 1979
Medicare card reduced rate transportation, S. 1269 June 4, 1979
Mental equity, S. 1289 June 6, 1979
Meals on Wheels Week, S.J. Res. 85 June 6, 1979
Medigap (Pepper), S. 1295 June 7, 1979
Fire safety code update, S. 1387 June 21, 1979
Executive Session, Aging Committee July 25, 1979
Energy assistance August 30, 1979
Regulations to implement the Comprehensive Older Americans Act October 18, 1979 2 folders
Adapting Social Security to a changing workforce November 28, 1979 2 folders
Rural elderly housing January 9, 1980 2 folders
Organizational meeting, Aging Committee February 25, 1980
Older American regulations March 24, 1980
Work after age 65 April 24, 1980
Family Care Demonstration Project, S. 2603 April 24, 1980
Work after 65: Options for the '80s April 24, 1980
How old is old? April 28 and 30, 1980 2 folders
Work after 65: Options for the '80s May 13, 1980
Work after age 65 May 13, 1980
Elder abuse May 28, 1980
Energy assistance for the elderly, impact, briefing book 1980
Social Security, What Changes? September 16, 1980
Energy and the elderly October 24, 1980 2 folders
Social Security financing November 21, 1980
Social Security December 3, 1980 3 folders
Older women and estate tax policies February 4, 1981
Executive Meeting, Aging Committee February 26, 1981
Impact of budget on elderly March 20, 1981
Budget cuts and elderly March 27, 1981
Energy and the elderly April 9, 1981
MS 106.3.3.2.2 Mary Gerwin and Priscilla Hanley 1990-1996 4 boxes
Mary Gerwin was the staff director for the Aging Committee from 1991-1997. She was also Counsel to the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management for the Governmental Affairs Committee from 1981-1986, and minority staff director of this Subcommittee from 1987-1991. Priscilla Hanley handled health and aging issues in 1990 as a legislative assistant, and was the staff member for health on the Aging Committee from 1995-1997.
Records in this subseries consist of the records of the Aging Committee, and they include hearing record books (1 box, 1993-1996), administrative records (1 box, 1991-1996), and selected documents from the Aging and Governmental Affairs Committees which deal with Social Security Disability and Medicare fraud and abuse (2 boxes, 1982-1992).
Access to records in this series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.2.3 Helen Albert and Victoria Blatter 1990-1996 5 boxes
Helen Albert was the Chief Investigator for the Senate Aging Committee from 1992-1997. Victoria Blatter was on the Aging Comittee staff from 1992-1997, and handled issues such as prescription drugs and nursing homes.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they consist of the many investigative hearings and reports Albert and Blatter compiled on issues of fraud, abuse, and related health and aging topics. A report issued by Cohen in 1994 entitled Gaming the Health Care System is also included.
Access to some of the records in this series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.2.4 Winthrop Cashdollar 1982-1996 8 boxes
Winthrop Cashdollar worked with Cohen circa 1983-1990 on education, aging, health and welfare issues. This subseries also contains some contributions from Elizabeth Liess and John Veroneau.
Files are arranged alphabetically, according to broad subject areas. Materials consist of one box of general records on aging, two boxes on health issues, three boxes on Social Security issues, and two boxes on welfare. Records deal with issues such as income, age discrimination, social security disability, welfare reform, child-care issues, and health care reform.
Access to some of the records in this series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.2.5 Michael Townsend 1988-1995 4 boxes
This subseries consists of U.S. Senate Aging Committee press materials. Michael Townsend was the assistant press secretary for Senator Cohen from June 1993 until January 1995. He was the press secretary for the Aging Committee from 1993-1995, and he compiled many of the files found in this subseries.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they include an information guide for senior citizens, newsclippings, press releases, Cohen's statements, and memos and correspondence. Many of the memos are directed to various media representatives to inform them about Aging Committee hearings and investigations. There are also files on health care fraud and health care reform, Medicare, mental illness, and Social Security.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.3 Agriculture 1979-1996 17 boxes
The files in this subseries chronicle some of the issues and concerns involving Maine agricultural industries, which include the potato, blueberry, dairy, poultry, and cranberry industries. As Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Cohen conducted several investigations into agricultural issues important in Maine. During the 1980s, he initiated a meat and poultry inspection program and conducted an investigation into U.S. government trading policies in response to the subsidized Canadian potatoes which flooded the Maine market. Records related to agricultural issues can also be found in the Commerce, Trade, Government, and Environment subseries.
This group has two subdivisions, which reflect the work of the staff members who created them: a) Robert Umphrey and Robert Porter, 1979-1987, and b) Eben Adams and John Veroneau, 1989-1996.
Access to some of the records in the Agriculture series is restricted. See information at the subseries level. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.3.1 Robert Umphrey and Robert Porter 1979-1987 9 boxes
Robert Umphrey worked with Cohen from 1979-1984 on agricultural, forestry, trade, and fisheries issues. These issues were turned over to Robert Porter in 1984, who handled them until 1989. Porter was also a staff member on the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management for the Governmental Affairs Committee from 1986-1987.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they touch on problems in the potato industry, such as potato blight and the effects of the introduction of low-priced Canadian potatoes into the eastern U.S. market in the mid-1980s. A few files refer to the poultry industry, which declined rapidly in the mid-1980s due to high labor and feed grain-shipping costs. Cohen's efforts on behalf of the blueberry industry in Maine are also documented here. Due to a surplus in the Maine wild blueberry crop in 1983-1984, he initiated a pilot program that incorporated blueberries into the Federal school lunch program. Files on the dairy industry are also in this group, and they deal with the development of the dairy price support system and the decline of dairy farming in Maine.
Records include briefing memos, applications for economic assistance from Maine businesses to Federal agencies, studies and reports, "Dear Colleague" letters seeking Cohen's support on legislation, Maine Congressional Delegation correspondence, newsletters from the National Milk Producers Federation, and reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Folder Titles
Agribusiness-European Economic Community Restrictions.
Agriculture, 1983.
Agriculture appropriation, Fiscal year 1985, 1986, 2 folders.
Agriculture clips, 1984.
Agriculture coop services (USDA) closing, 1983.
Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS), 1983.
Agricultural export, 1982-1984.
Agricultural Fast Track Amendment, 1984.
Agricultural Weather Program, 1979-1981.
Agway, Inc., 1981-1983.
Aroostook County Trip, July 1984.
Aroostook County Trip, October-November 1984.
Aroostook flood, 1981.
Blueberries, 1984.
Blueberries, general info., background, 1984.
Blueberries, news clips, 1985.
Blueberries, pesticides, 1980-1982.
Blueberry surplus, acknowledgments, August 1984.
Broccoli, 1982-1983.
Canadian briefings, potato dump case.
Canadian briefings, potatoes, 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Colby Cooperative Starch Company, assistance applications, 1984.
Colby Cooperative Starch Company, production, inventory, profit and loss, 1983-1984.
Commodity futures: background info, November 1980.
Council of Farmer Cooperatives, April-June 1983.
Dairy export, international trade, 1981.
Dairy in Maine, 1985-1986.
Dairy legislation and general info, 1983.
Dairy, news and articles, 1984, 2 folders.
Diary price supports and general info, March 1981-June 1982, 2 folders.
Eastport, port development, 1979.
Economic Development Administration, 1983-1984.
Eggs, poultry: imports, 1983.
EnerGroup, Inc., 1981.
Enterprise zones, 1981.
Export trading companies, 1980-1981.
Export trading companies, 1982.
Family farms, 1979-1980.
Farm Bill, export, 1981.
Farm credit system reform, 1985.
Federal crop insurance, background, May-November 1982.
Fertilizer Institute, 1984-1985.
Food inspection, 1985-1987.
Food inspection, prior legislation, 1987.
Food inspection, memos and letters, 1987.
Food inspection, news articles and reports, 1987.
Food inspection, reports and hearings, 1987.
Food inspection, research and reports, 1987.
Food Safety Audit, 1986.
Fungicide: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 1986.
Industrial Outlook, 1985.
International Trade Commission, 1982.
Johnson Products, Fuel Alcohol Production from Potato Processing, 1980-1983.
L and S Sales, Inc., financial statement, September 1984.
L and S Sales, Inc., general info, 1984.
L and S Sales, Inc., performance, 1985-1987, 3 folders.
Laurel Plastics, c. 1980.
Maine grain terminal, 1982.
Maine Guarantee Authority, Umbrella Bond Program, 1981.
Market value appraisal: Potato processing plant, Caribou, Maine, 1982.
McCurdy Herring Petition, 1981.
Mearl Corporation, 1981.
Meat and poultry inspection reports, 1981-1986.
Meat inspection program, 1987.
Milliken Medical Center, Katahdin Valley Health Center, 1978-1981, 2 folders.
New England Council, 1982.
Organic farming, 1983-1984.
Paul, Dr. Allen B., 1979.
Pesticides: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 1982-1983.
Potato Blossom Festival, 1984.
Potato diversion, 1980.
Potato Dump Case, 1982.
Potato futures study, 1979, 4 folders.
Potato futures, background, New York Mercantile Exchange, 1979-1980.
Potato futures, general info, 1979-1980, 3 folders.
Potato futures, trading in Maine, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
Potoato, government procurement, 1983.
Potato import problems, pre-1981.
Potato market order, background, 1980.
Potato research, pre-1981.
Potato research and information, 1982-1983.
Potato Service, Inc., 1982.
Potato trade, 1981-1982.
Potatoes, 1980.
Potatoes, 1982, 2 folders.
Potatoes, Canada, general, 1982.
Potatoes, current issues, foreign import, 1984.
Potatoes, general info, pre-1979, 2 folders.
Potatoes: Maine Potato Council, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Potatoes: Maine Seed Potato Board, 1980.
Potatoes: New York Mercantile Exchange, 1980.
Potatoes, newsclips, 1984.
Potatoes, newsclips, 1985.
Potatoes: seed potato import legislation, 1980.
Potatoes: seed potato imports, 97th Congress, 1980-1982.
Poultry, egg, avian flu, 1983.
Poulty embargo, 1980.
Poultry export, 1981.
Poultry industry in Maine, 1979-1982.
Poultry processing, 1985.
Press release, emergency loans for farmers, 1984.
Rural Electrification Administration revolving fund, S. 1300, 1983-1984.
St. John's irrigation funding, 1984, 2 folders.
Small Business Administration, 1981.
Smoked herring, 1982.
Soil conservation: American Soil Conservation Service, 1982.
Soil conservation: issues, 1984.
South Paris Utilities District, 1979, 2 folders.
Southern and Central Maine trip, August 1984.
Staley Manufacturing Company, general info, 1982-1984.
Sugar supports, legislation, 1981-1984, 2 folders.
Superior Mining Project, Aroostook County, 1982, 2 folders.
Tobacco price support, 1981.
United Fresh Fruit, 1980-1982.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service, 1984.
MS 106.3.3.3.2 John Veroneau and Eben Adams 1989-1996 8 boxes
John Veroneau handled agricultural and fisheries issues from 1989 to January, 1994, at which time he became legislative director for the Cohen office. These issues were then turned over to Eben Adams, who worked with Senator Cohen from 1992-1996.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they deal with the potato, blueberry, and dairy industries. They also chronicle the development of the cranberry industry in the early 1990s in southern Maine. Significant legislation includes the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact, which was introduced as S. 2069 and co-sponsored by Senator Cohen in 1994. This law helped to assure the viability of dairy farming in the Northeast.
Materials consist of newsclippings, briefing memos, floor statements, Cohen's correspondence with the USDA, and his requests to the Committee on Appropriations for research funding. Reports from the General Accounting Office on crop insurance and pesticides, as well as reports on a number of issues from the Congressional Research Service and the Maine Dept. of Agriculture are also found in these files.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4 Commerce and Transportation 1979-1996 73 boxes
Records in this subseries deal with commerce and transportation issues, and therefore cover subjects such as communications, highway safety, inland waterways, marine fisheries, maritime issues, and the regulation of interstate common carriers (including railroads, buses, trucks, vessels, pipelines, and civil aviation).
Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, issues concerning aviation, highways, maritime issues, and railroads were handled by Dale Gerry and Paulina Collins. David Wilby handled these issues during the latter part of the1990s. Fishery issues are very important in the state of Maine, and records about them were created by Michael Hastings, Timothy Woodcock, Jeffrey Kaelin, Katherine DeCoster, Eben Adams, and John Veroneau. Communications records were created by Jeff Minsky, Kelly Metcalf, Dale Gerry and Paulina Collins.
The files are organized into seven major groups, which are: a) General Records, b) Aviation, c) Communications, d) Fisheries, e) Highways, f) Maritime, and g) Railroads.
Access to some of the records in the Commerce and Transportation series is restricted. See information at sub-series level. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.1 General Records 1979-1993 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Records related to appropriations for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), as well as to the DOT budget and MDOT grants, are included here. These records document some of the issues related to state and federal government monies allocated for the upkeep and expansion of the transportation infrastructure, particularly in the state of Maine. Records consist of correspondence, press releases, reports, and legislative notices from the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.2 Aviation 1979-1996 8 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. As a result of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1976 (passed by Congress in 1978), carriers nationwide started to abandon air service at smaller communities in favor of new routes in more lucrative markets. This resulted in a loss of service throughout New England. The New England Regional Commission held hearings throughout New England in order to determine essential air service for smaller communities. Records related to the determination of essential air service are included here. Other files in this category deal with reuse plans for the Charleston Air Force Base and several issues concerning the Bangor International Airport. One of these is a 1990s controversy concerning restrictions against international airline carriers enroute to Cuba to stop in Bangor for refueling and maintenance. These restrictions were due to the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba.
Other records document legislative initiatives co-sponsored by Senator Cohen, such as: · S. 764, the Air Travelers Security Act, a 1984 bill designed to assure the continued protection of the traveling public in the marketing of air transportation. · S. 2177, a 1988 bill designed to amend the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to provide for use of the nation's airports on a cost-recovery basis.
Records include legislative memos, Cohen's statements, and correspondence from the U.S. and Maine Departments of Transportation, the Air Transport Association, the Regional Airline Association, and the Maine Congressional Delegation.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.3 Communications 1981-1995 9 boxes
Records in this subseries document a number of legislative initiatives supported by Senator Cohen in the telecommunications field. An anti-trust suit brought against ATT (settled in 1982 and effective in 1984) resulted in that company's divestiture of its 23 Bell Operating Companies. This divestiture brought about enormous changes in the telecommunications industry. With the impending ATT breakup, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a charge for access to the long distance network that would apply to all customers. In 1983, Cohen cosponsored the Universal Telephone Service Preservation Act (S. 1660), which was designed to place a two-year moratorium on this charge. Cohen also supported S. 66, the1983 Cable Telecommunications Act, which sought to eliminate unnecessary government regulation over cable telecommunications. This bill became law in 1984. After the deregulation of the cable television industry, however, the price of cable services increased about sixty percent, and in 1992 Cohen supported S. 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act, designed to combat rising cable rates and poor service. Cohen later supported an override of the President's veto on this act, and the bill became law in October 1992. Cohen also supported the Telecommunications and Deregulation Act of 1995 (S. 652), aimed at making the communications industry more competitive.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they were created by Jeff Minsky, Dale Gerry, Paulina Collins, and Kelly Metcalf. Records include correspondence with the National Association of Broadcasters, the Federal Communications Commission, ATT, and the National Telephone Cooperative Assocation. Reports and surveys on cable television rates and services, copies of bills, letters from Cohen's colleagues seeking his support, and memos from Cohen's aides providing incisive summaries of many issues related to the telecommunications industry are also found in this subseries.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.4 Fisheries 1974-1996 28 boxes
In 1976, the Magnuson Fishery and Conservation Management Act, the nation's premier fisheries law, was passed in order to control fishing by foreign vessels within 200 miles of U.S. shores, and to establish a regional program to manage interstate fisheries. This act was introduced as H.R. 200 and co-sponsored by Senator Cohen. The establishment of this 200-mile limit created boundary disputes with Canada concerning the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, and documentation concerning the settlement of these boundaries is included in these files. Other topics covered are the effects of low-priced fish imports on Maine seafood producers, the United Nations Conferences on the Law of the Sea, the decline in groundfish, fishing regulations and management, U.S.-Canadian trade policies, and the development of aquaculture. Files related to the fishing industry may also be found in the Trade and Environment subseries.
Files are arranged into four general subdivisions, which reflect the work of the staff members who created them: a) Michael Hastings and Timothy Woodcock, 1974-1981, b) Jeffrey Kaelin, 1981-1984, c) Katherine DeCoster, 1983-1991, d) Eben Adams and John Veroneau, 1987-1996.
MS 106.3.3.4.4.1 Michael Hastings and Timothy Woodcock, 1974-1981, 5 boxes.
Michael Hastings worked with Cohen from 1973-1980 on fisheries issues, as well as defense and foreign relations. Timothy Woodcock worked on fisheries issues circa 1980. (He also worked with Cohen on the Maine Indian land claims case and the Iran-Contra Committee). There are also some files in this category created by William Stelle.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they deal with bluefin tuna legislation, the East Coast Fisheries and Boundary Treaties with Canada, and the Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management Fund Act of 1974 (introduced by Cohen as H.R. 15163). Files on the establishment of the New England Fishery Management Council, off-shore drilling on Georges Bank, and foreign fishing off the U.S. Coast are also found in this category .
Records consist of Cohen's correspondence with the Department of Commerce on behalf of the fishing industry, newsletters and correspondence from the Maine Fisherman's Cooperative Association and the Maine Lobsterman's Association, newsclippings, press releases, and briefing memos.
Folder Titles
American Fisheries Promotion Act 1980-1981
Bluefin tuna legislation: testimony, reports 1981 3 folders
Canadian fishery resources, general 1977-1982
Cohen statements on fisheries 1977-1978 2 folders
East Coast boundary dispute 1979-1982 5 folders
East Coast boundary dispute, species chart 1979
East Coast Fishery Agreement 1980 2 folders
East Coast Fishery Agreement 1980-1982 5 folders
Fisheries 1974-1977 3 folders
Fisheries 1977-1979
Fisheries and logbooks 1977-1979 3 folders
Fisheries communications 1972-1978 3 folders
Fisheries development, S.1656 1979
Fishermen and the IRS 1974-1976 2 folders
Fishery funds 1979
Fishery issues 1977-1979
Fishery legislation, "An Overview of Legislation...U.S. Marine Fisheries Policy" 1980
Fishery legislation passed, 97th Congress 1981-1982
Foreign fishing and 200 Mile Zone Law 1975-1979
Fundy Pride Vessel Project 1976-1982
George's Bank, offshore drilling 2 folders
Groundfish Management Plan for New England 1981-1982
Groundfish regulations 1978-1979 2 folders
Gulf of Maine Boundary Dispute, background 1979-1981 2 folders
Lobster management and draft plan 1977-1978 2 folders
Longshoremen and Harbor Workers Compensation Act 1981
Longshoremen's Compensation Act, H.R. 25 1981
Loran radionavigation system 1978
Maine Marine Law Institute 1980
Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management Act Fund 1974-1975
Miller Swordfish Case 1980-1981
New England fish marketing 1980
New England fisheries development 1981
New England Fishery Management Council 1978-1981
New England fishing economics, prices 1980-1981
Northwest Fisherman's Association-Canadian trade 1979
Red tide and the crab industry 1974-1983
State Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act 1981
Tariff schedules 1980-1981
Testimonies: impact on border state industry, U.S.-Canada trade policies 1981
Trade agreements, North America 1981
Trade hearing, opening statement 1981
U.S.-Canadian relations, general 1981
U.S.-Canadian trade issues, fishing 1978-1981 2 folders
U.S.-Canadian trade policies, correspondence 1981
Washington County Vocational Technical Institute 1981
Whiting Development 1979
MS 106.3.3.4.4.2 Jeffrey Kaelin, 1981-1984, 12 boxes.
Jeffrey Kaelin worked on fisheries issues from 1981-1984. Robert Porter and Robert Umphrey also contributed to the files in this category. The files are arranged alphabetically, and they document the formulation of the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act, (S. 3123, introduced by Senator Cohen in 1982), and amendments to the Magnuson Fishery and Conservation Management Act. Other topics covered include the 1984 International Court of Justice settlement of the Georges Bank boundary dispute, the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, and efforts to improve the New England Fishery Management Council. Files on the lobster, scallop, dogfish, and sardine fishing industries are also found in this category.
Records consist of reports from the GAO, correspondence with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), copies of bills, and research reports from the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Folder Titles
Agricultural Export Equity and Market Expansion Act 1983
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act 1980
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act 1982
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act 1982-1983 2 folders
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act, background 1982
Anadromous Fish Conservation Act, bill drafts 1982
Anadromous Fish Law Memo 1979-1983
Aquaculture 1979-1983
Associated Fisheries of Maine 1983
Atlantic Salmon Convention Act 1982
Atlantic salmon, St. John River 1983-1984
Bankruptcy and fishermen 1983
Belon oysters in Maine 1984
Bigelow Lab 1983
Canadian Fisheries Agreement, briefing 1980
Canadian-U.S. boundary disputes 1980
Canadian fish subsidies 1980-1982
Canadian fishing assistance 1982
Canadian-U.S. Treaty, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing 1980 2 folders
Capital construction fund for fishery processing facilities 1982-1984
Casco Bay Rescue Association 1984-1985
Clams, management 1983-1984
Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Act 1979-1982
Commodity Credit Corporation, Food for Peace Program, fish 1980-1984
"Conditions of Competition..." hearing September 1984
Countervailing Duties Petitions 1982
Deep seabed mining 1979-1985
Dogfish market 1982-1983
Eastern boundary, geographical maps and reports 1983
Energy and tax credits 1981-1982
Energy conservation tax credits 1980-1983
Exclusive Economic Zones Bill 1982-1985 3 folders
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) 1983-1984
Fish net tariffs 1981-1984
Fish related press releases 1984
Fish Restoration and Managment Projects Act 1981
Fish restoration in Maine 1983
Fish trade, background info 1981-1985 2 folders
Fish waste processing 1984
Fisheries associations 1983
Fisheries Loan Fund 1983
Fisheries Obligation Guarantee Program 1982-1984
Fisheries products inspections 1983
Fisheries Technology Service, Maine 1983-1984
Fisheries Trade Investigation 1982-1983 2 folders
Fisherman Economics Survey 1982
Fisherman's Contingency Fund 1983
Fishermen's Protective Act 1981
Fishery Conservation and Management Act 1981
Fishery legislation, 98th Congress 1983-1984
Fishing development, marketing, and distribution 1983
Fishing industry, miscellaneous issues and papers 1981-1984
Fishing industry organizations 1977-1979
Fishing Vessel and Gear Damage Compensation Fund 1981-1982
Friends of Animals, fishing restrictions 1984
Fuel tax exemption for fishermen 1983
Gear conflicts 1983
George's Bank 1984-1986
George's Bank, International Court of Justice 1984-1985 3 folders
Green Lake hatchery-hydroelectric project 1984
Groundfish landing reports, interim rules 1982-1983
Groundfish, scallop investigation: conditions of competition 1984
Gulf of Maine Boundary Dispute 1984
Gulf of Maine Boundary Dispute, Woodcock memos 1981-1983 2 folders
Gulf of Maine, George's Bank Dispute 1982
Habitat conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service 1983-1984
Health and benefits issues for seafarers 1981-1983
Herring-Food and Drug Administration 1984
Herring management plans 1983-1984
Illegal fish trade 1979-1981
International joint ventures 1983-1984 2 folders
International Marine Scientific Research Act 1983
Jellyfish Control Act-Slime 1982
Kirby Report, articles 1983 3 folders
Labeling imported fish products 1984
Law of the Sea 1979-1983 4 folders
Law of the Sea 1982-1984 4 folders
Lobster management 1982-1984 3 folders
Lobster measurement 1983-1985
Lobstermen associations 1983
Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), amendments 1981
Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), amendments 1982-1983
Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA), hearings, testimonies 1982 3 folders
Maine Fishermen's Forum 1984
Maine Groundfish Association 1984
Maine Marine Sanctuaries 1982-1983 3 folders
Marine Mammal Protection Act waivers 1984
National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere (NACOA), reports 1983-1984
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), budget 1982-1983
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), proposed rules 1982-1983
National Ocean Policy Study (NOPS) 1981
National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Admininstration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), budget 1984 2 folders
National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Admininstration (NOAA), A-76 Circular, Contracting Out 1983
National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Organization (NOAO), reorganization 1983 3 folders
National Oceans Policy Commission 1983
National Sea Products Limited (NatSea) 1984
New England Fisheries Development Foundation 1983-1984
New England Fisheries Management Council 1982-1984 2 folders
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) 1981-1985 3 folders
Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Organization 1983
Oceanic charts 1984
Optimum yield, fisheries 1982
Pigeon Hill Bay, Army Corps of Engineers 1984
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) fish contamination 1983
Port of Eastport 1982
Portland Fish Pier 1981-1984 2 folders
Recreational fisheries, boating and fishing opportunities 1983-1985
Reciprocal oyster standards, U.S.-France 1981-1983
Red tide 1981-1984
Remote sensing capabilities 1981-1982
Salmon genetics and responses 1982-1983
Salt cod 1984-1985
Saltonstall Kennedy funds 1979-1984
Sardine processors, correspondence and materials 1982
Sardine processors, guidelines, background 1980-1981
Sardine processors, press clips 1982
Sardines 1983 2 folders
Scallops 1982-1984
Scallops, U.S. 1979-1982 2 folders
Scallop draggers and lobstermen 1981-1984
Sea Grant 1983
Seafood market 1982
Seafood processing, environmental effects and issues 1979-1982 2 folders
Shrimp 1982-1984
Special Trade Representative letters to the International Trade Commission 1982-1983 2 folders
Squid market 1983-1984
Station WOU, New England Telephone 1981-1983
Stinson Canning Company-immigration 1983
Stonington Fish Pier 1983-1984
Striped bass
Striped bass, airlift by Air National Guard 1982
Surimi minced fish products 1984
Surplus Commodity Program, Department of Agriculture 1984
Taxes, fishermen-Maine Boat Tax 1983-1985
Trade issues, fish 1984 5 folders
Tuna tariffs 1983-1984
Unemployment compensation tax exemption for fishermen 1981-1984 4 folders
U.S.-Canada Salmon Treaty 1983
U.S. Fishery Development Corporation, Marine Resources Development Bank 1984
U.S. Fishery Development Corporation, House hearing 1983
U.S. Fishing Zone, Governing International Fishery Agreement (GIFA) 1982-1983
U.S. imports of fishery products, hearing 1984
U.S. Ocean Policy 1981
U.S.-Soviet fishing venture 1985
U.S. trade and Canadian fish
U.S. trade and Canadian policy
Winterport and Searsport 1982-1983
MS 106.3.3.4.4.3 Katherine DeCoster, 1983-1991, 2 boxes.
Katherine DeCoster worked with Cohen from 1983-1991 on fisheries issues, as well as environment, energy, and housing issues. Files are arranged alphabetically, and cover topics such as aquaculture, the Atlantic salmon, fishing boat insurance, lobster and tuna management, and U.S. Canadian trade relations. Records include correspondence, reports, and newsclippings.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2012. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.4.4 Eben Adams and John Veroneau, 1987-1996, 9 boxes.
John Veroneau handled agriculture, trade, fisheries, and fiscal issues from 1989 to January, 1994, at which time he became legislative director for the Cohen office. Many of these issues were then turned over to Eben Adams, who worked with Senator Cohen from 1992-1996.
Files are arranged alphabetically, and they cover topics such as groundfish restoration, seafood inspection, and fisheries management. The Consumer Seafood Safety Act of 1992 (S. 2538); the Groundfish Restoration Act of 1992 (H.R. 2919); and the Gulf of Maine Act of 1994 (S. 2241) are some of the significant legislative initiatives mentioned in this category. The Gulf of Maine Act, introduced by Senator George Mitchell, sought to establish a Gulf of Maine Council that would promote the environmental and economic health of the Gulf of Maine.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.5 Highways 1980-1995 7 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this category deal with highway issues particularly as they relate to Maine. Safety issues documented here concern drinking and driving, driver fatigue ("tired truckers"), air bags, motorcycle helmet laws, seat belts, and the dangers posed by oversized trucks and trailers. Legislative actions recorded in this subseries include: · The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), Public Law 102-240), which was a bill designed to develop a national intermodal surface transportation system, to authorize funds for the construction of highways, and for highway safety and mass transit programs. · The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1987 (H.R. 2, Public Law 100-17), which was a bill to authorize funds for the construction of highways, highway safety programs, and a mass transportation program. Senator Cohen voted to sustain a veto of this bill by President Reagan, but the veto was overridden and this act became public law in April 1987. · The Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (S. 1204), which was the first major overhaul of the federal transportation system since the establishment of the interstate highway system in the mid-1950s.
Records include correspondence with organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), as well as memos from legislative assistants, press releases, copies of Cohen's statements, and "Dear Colleague" letters.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.6 Maritime Records 1980-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the records in this subseries concern a proposed dry cargo terminal project on Sears Island in Searsport, Maine. First discussed in the 1970s, the terminal was never built due to legal actions initiated against the project by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. Other issues documented here include: · "Cunard" legislation, which refers to S. 1197 (1983), a private bill designed to allow two foreign passenger vessels, the Cunard Countess and the Cunard Princess, to be re-flagged as American vessels. · The National Maritime Heritage Act of 1993 (S. 1727), introduced by Senator Cohen for the purpose of preserving America's endangered maritime heritage.
Records include chronologies of events related to the Sears Island project; correspondence from the Maine Congressional Delegation, the Sierra Club, and the EPA; copies of bills; and reports.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.4.7 Railroads 1979-1994 13 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Records in this group document a number of issues concerning railway systems, particularly as they relate to Maine. Maine ranks high in the nation's pulp and paper production, and rail transportation is critically important for the delivery of these products. Rail passenger transportation, though it has decreased, has also been very important throughout the state. Some of the issues documented in these papers are: Amtrak expansion, the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, Bethel Ski Train, Boston's Central Artery Tunnel, and the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Company. Records include the 1986 Maine Central Railroad labor dispute. Employees at Maine Central, owned by Guilford Transportation Industries (GTI), began a strike on March 3, 1986, and it quickly encompassed other railroads owned by Guilford. When the strike spread to the Conrail system in May, President Reagan established an Emergency Board to investigate the sources of the dispute. Records documenting this case and other issues and legal actions related to Guilford, (described in the Journal of Commerce (1/7/93) as a "contentious, litigious collection of small Northeastern carriers") are also included here. · The controversy during the 1990s concerning the abandonment of the Skinner-Vanceboro line of the Canadian Pacific Limited (CP). CP was losing $7 million a year on this line, and, as in every case of railway abandonment, the harm of abandonment to shippers and the community is weighed against the financial burden of continued operations. Cohen and the other members of the Maine Congressional Delegation strongly opposed this abandonment, and records concerning a hearing convened by the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in Bangor about this case are included here. · The 1986 sale of the Federally owned Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) - the preeminent freight-railroad system in the Northeast - to Norfolk Southern Corporation. A request for the authorization of this sale was expressed in S. 638, the first bill taken up by the Senate in 1986.
Records consist of correspondence, statements from members of the Maine Congressional Delegation, news articles, legal notices, petitions, briefs, and summaries.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2015. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5 Defense 1977-1996 129 boxes
Cohen was a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee during each of his three terms in the Senate. He served as the Chair of the Sea Power and Force Projection Subcommittee from 1981 to 1986 and again from 1995 to 1996. He was Chair of the Strategic and Theater Nuclear Forces Subcommittee from 1981 to 1983. The roll of the Senate Armed Services Committee in defining the defense program grew during Cohen's years under the leadership of John Tower, Barry Goldwater, Sam Nunn, and Strom Thurmond. This period was also marked by extremes in the global political environment leading to dramatic changes in the nation's military requirements. Defense spending peaked in the mid 1980s and the committee took the roll of overseeing defense reorganization within a broad view of national security. A primary function of the Committee is authorization for the entire defense appropriations budget, an annual effort requiring research reports, hearings, and debates.
As was the practice of Maine Senators before him, Cohen actively pursued defense policy which would support economic development in Maine and participated in all aspects of the oversight role of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He and his staff focused extensively on foreign relations and intelligence as related to national defense; veterans as well as active duty personnel or manpower in the military; defense contractors worldwide; base closure review and defense conversion; defense reorganization and the changing nature of warfare; and other topics including many specifically corresponding to the different branches of the military.
The records in this subseries are arranged by subject area under a) Foreign Relations, b) Intelligence, c) Loring Air Force Base, and d) Veterans and by staff members names under e) James Bodner and Chris Mellon, f) James Dykstra, and g) Dale Gerry depending on the manner in which the issues were handled in the office.
MS 106.3.3.5.1 Bodner and Mellon 1983-1992 4 boxes
The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), under the chairmanship of Senator John Tower, held hearings in 1983 to review the organization of the Department of Defense. By 1985, Senator Barry Goldwater, then chair of the SASC, and ranking minority leader, Senator Sam Nunn, were taking the Committee's conclusions to the Senate floor in a series of speeches arguing for reorganization of the DoD which was eventually achieved through the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986. Senator Bill Cohen, again with the support of Senator Sam Nunn, proposed legislation in 1986 to reform the U.S. military response to low intensity conflicts and unconventional warfare such as terrorism, insurgency, and guerrilla activities. Their amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill unified the special operations forces and established the office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. As a member of the subcommittee on Seapower and Force Projection, which he chaired from 1983 until 1987 and later the Projection Forces and Regional Defense subcommittee, Cohen continued to monitor the DoD restructuring, particularly with regard to preparations for unconventional warfare.
Jim Bodner and Chris Mellon were Cohen's legislative assistants handling terrorism and defense reorganization issues for this period. Arranged chronologically, the materials in this subseries include testimony by Joint Chiefs of Staff with perspectives on reorganization from the different branches of the military, staff memos, talking points for Cohen's interviews and meetings, Dear Colleague letters seeking support for proposals, government publications on DoD reorganization, transcripts of hearings held to approve appointment of the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity conflict, and briefing books.
Access to records in this subseries is restricted until 2013. Contact the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.2 James Dykstra 1979-1990 5 boxes
Jim Dykstra worked on Cohen's staff dealing with defense-related issues, foreign affairs, and intelligence. With the defense materials in this subseries Dykstra assisted with matters related to the SASC subcommittees on Manpower and Personnel (1979-1987) and Sea Power and Force Projection (Cohen was chair 1981-1987) along with DoD reorganization and armed services spending oversight in the Government Affairs Committee. In 1982, the Manpower subcommittee held hearings on the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, cosponsored by Cohen, to authorize payment from military pensions to the former spouses of members of the armed services. The measure passed as part of the Department of Defense Authorization Act.
The Senate Armed Services Committee conducts hearings to review presidential nominations for defense-related positions in the government. In 1989, President Bush nominated John Tower to be Secretary of Defense. The hearings included harsh investigations into Tower's personal life which resulted in allegations of abusive public drinking and womanizing. Many of the allegations were unsubstantiated, and Cohen was an outspoken supporter of his Senate colleague. Cohen questioned the processes by which the Senate approves presidental nominees.
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include transcripts of hearings conducted by Senate committees, staff memos, correspondence from constituents, Dear Colleague letters, talking points, news clippings, reports, and briefing books. Some of this material may have been created by Cohen staff members Mike Hastings and Jeff Minsky.
Folder Titles
Anti ballistic missile, 1982.
Articles and features, 1989-1990.
Budget questions to Department of Defense, fiscal, 1984-1985.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), conventional force study, 1984-1985.
Chemical weapons, 1983-1989.
Civil Aeronautics Board, Ray Bell case, 1979, 2 folders.
Civil defense, 1982-1983.
Cohen: honors, thanks, etc., 1980-1983.
Correspondence, defense, 1982-1986.
Cruise missile, 1982-1984.
Defense, general, 1983-1985.
Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA), 1979.
Defense organization, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1983-1985, 2 folders.
Defense organization, Senate Armed Service Committee, 1983-1986, 2 folders.
Defense questions asked of Senator Cohen, 1981-1982.
Defense reorganization, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1983-1984.
Defense spending, 1981-1983.
Defense spending and procurement, 1983-1985, 2 folders.
Drug abuse in the military, 1983-1985.
Extremely low frequency (ELF) communication system, 1980-1981.
General Electric engines, alternate fighter engine, 1984.
Government Affairs hearing, procurement, 1981.
KC-135 tanker aircraft, 1979-1984.
Manpower Subcommittee questions, 1979-1983, 2 folders.
Medical issues, military, 1980.
Miscellaneous military issues, 1982.
Military and the media, 1984.
Military personnel issues, 1980-1985, 2 folders.
Military preparedness, 1980-1984.
Military reform, 1982-1984.
Strategic weapons, MX missile, 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Naval Security Group, Winter Harbor, Maine, 1979-1980.
NAVSTAR global positioning system, 1981.
Rapid Deployment Force (RDF), 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Reserves, Maine National Guard, 1980-1985.
Reserves, National Guard Technicians, 1982.
ROLAND all-weather short-range air defense system, 1979.
Sea power, AEGIS cruisers, 1981-1984.
Sea power, air power, 1981-1983.
Sea power, anti-submarine warfare, P-3 aircraft, 1984.
Sea power, AV-8B aircraft program, 1979-1980.
Sea power, battleships, 1981-1982.
Sea power, C-5 and C-17 aircraft, 1981-1984, 2 folders.
Sea power, general, 3 folders.
Sea power, Sealift program, 1982-1984.
Sea power, shipyard security, 1982.
Sea power, submarines, 1981-1984.
Senate Armed Services Committee-general, staff members, 1979-1984.
Shipbuilding, 1980.
Spare parts, defense, 1983.
Strategic Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I).
Strategic weapons, general, 1980-1981.
Strategic weapons, Midgetman Missile, 1987.
Strategic weapons, Over the Horizon, Backscatter (OTH-B) Radar System, 1983-1990.
Survivor benefit pensions, 1979-1984.
Tactical aircraft, F-20 fighter, 1984-1985.
Tactical weapon systems, 1982.
Tower, John, nomination, Secretary of Defense, 1989.
Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, 1981-1984.
MS 106.3.3.5.3 Foreign Relations 1977-1990 17 boxes
Cohen designated staff members to handle foreign relations aspects of defense issues arising in the Senate. The files are divided into four categories reflecting this specialization within his Senate office.
MS 106.3.3.5.3.1 James Dykstra, 1977-1982, 2 boxes.
Cohen's yes vote on the sale of Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to Saudi Arabia was controversial on Capitol Hill and at home in Maine within the Jewish community. He initially opposed the sale, agreeing that sophisticated weapons in the hands of an unstable government in the Middle East posed a threat to Israel. Two hours before the Senate vote in November 1981 he changed his mind, reasoning that if the arms sale had been blocked and the Middle East peace process failed, Israel would be blamed. Jim Dykstra's files reflect the development and media coverage of this issue.
The Senate Armed Services Committee takes an active interest arms control negotiations and agreements as they relate to the national defense. Cohen traveled to Europe with Senator Howard Baker and others in 1980 to visit NATO headquarters in Brussels and other NATO countries in order to understand issues facing the alliance including disagreements among members. Background materials related to SALT II reflect attention to this issue in Cohen's office beginning in 1977 on the House side. (For more Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty materials, see subseries SALT II.)
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include news clippings, statements, trip summaries, reports, articles, letters, government documents related to MX missiles, and briefing books for NATO, SALT II, and strategic weapons survivability.
Folder Titles
Arms control publications, reports 1981-1982
Arms control, publications, reports, MX Missile 1979-1981 2 folders
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), briefing book 1980
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Europe 1980-1981 2 folders
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Status report c. 1980 2 folders
Research, legislation, Reserve call-ups to active duty 1981 3 folders
Royal Navy spending cuts 1980-1982
Saudi Arabia AWACS, arms sales: articles 1981
Saudi Arabia AWACS, arms sales: Cohen's decision 1981
Saudi Arabia AWACS, arms sales: Senate action and debate 1981
Saudi Arabia defense sales, background 1981 2 folders
Steiger, William, press releases 1970-1972
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) II 1977-1981 5 folders
Strategic nuclear weapons survivability 1878-1979 2 folders
MS 106.3.3.5.3.2 SALT II, 1978-1982, 4 boxes.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the Soviet Union and the U.S. negotiated to limit various components of nuclear warfare such as delivery mechanisms (ICBMs) and actual warheads. The process was initiated with the first Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) resulting in the Anti Ballistic Missile treaty in May 1972. Almost immediately, discussions known as SALT II began, concluding with a signed agreement in 1979, but President Carter postponed ratification in 1980 due to lengthy Senate debate and the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union. Cohen, a freshman member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, took part in hearings throughout the debates in Congress. His staff covering Foreign Relations, Michael Hastings, developed extensive background files beginning in the House years and those files are included here. The files provide context for Cohen's proposals for legislation and policy related to nuclear build down and technology transfer in the early to mid 1980s.
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include research articles and clippings, reports and statements from the Carter Administration's Department of State and Department of Defense, research prepared by the Republican National Committee, briefing memos and hearing books, procedures for Treaty ratification, staff memos, and Cohen's handwritten notes.
Folder Titles
Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) II, general files 1979-1982 4 folders
Administrative materials 1979 3 folders
Americans for Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty 1979
Arms Control Association 1979
Articles, research 1978-1979 3 folders
Background, journal articles 2 folders
Clippings 1979 3 folders
Congressional delegation to Europe 1980
Conservative groups 1979 2 folders
Documents, reports, abstracts 1979 3 folders
Heritage Foundation 1979
Impact of SALT 1979-1980 2 folders
Individual statements, Senate 1979 3 folders
Issues paper, SALT 1 c. 1979
Maine lobbying 1979
Masters, hearings 1979
Memos and analysis 1978-1979 5 folders
Miscellaneous 1979-1980 3 folders
Miscellaneous, anti-treaty 1979
Miscellaneous, pro-treaty 1979
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) - SALT 1977-1979
Republican National Committee 1979 2 folders
MS 106.3.3.5.3.3 Technology Transfer, 1979-1988, 2 boxes.
Cohen cosponsored bills to establish an Office of Strategic Trade in 1980 and 1982 in response to reports of the legal and illegal transfer of weapons technology from the U.S. to the Soviet Union. Some of the concern was focused on the academic exchange between the two countries. These efforts, along with the Export Administration Act of 1979 and amendments in 1983, improved the coordination of export control in the Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense. The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Governmental Affairs (of which Cohen was a member) reviewed the proposals. Staff member Peggy Weeks created the files for 1979 to 1983 with additions from Michael Hastings in 1979 and James Dykstra after 1983.
Arranged alphabetically. The files include briefing books, clippings and research articles, testimony, background files, staff memos, and Dear Colleague letters.
Folder Titles
Kama River Truck Case-factory export verus national security 1979
Nuclear non-proliferation 1985
S. 2606, Creation of Office of Strategic Trade, background 1980 2 folders
S. 2606, Office of Strategic Trade Act 1982-1986
S. 2606, Office of Strategic Trade, background 1980
S. 2606, Office of Strategic Trade, correspondence, Government Affairs hearing 1980
S. 2606, proposal to establish an Office of Strategic Trade
S. 2606, permanent subcommittee on investigations, hearing 1980
S. 2606, testimony, Committee on Government Affairs 1980 2 folders
Student exchange programs 1980-1983
Technology Transfer, Office of Strategic Trade 1980-1984 2 folders
Technology Transfer, permanent subcommittee on investigations 1982
Technology Transfer and Trade, East-West 1979-1988 2 folders
MS 106.3.3.5.3.4 Robert Savitt and James Bodner, 1982-1990, 9 boxes.
Cold War defense build-up in the U.S. peaked under the Reagan administration, and the de-escalating of the arms race began. In 1983, Cohen cosponsored a nuclear build down resolution in support of annual arms reduction in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. based on the principal that modernization of forces comes with the price of reduction of forces--each new warhead built would require destruction of two old warheads. The files in this subseries extensively document the debates surrounding other proposals for slowing the arms race including the Midgetmen, Minutemen, and MX missiles. Cohen's files also reflect Congress's oversight role in reviewing the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty of 1975.
In 1986, Cohen supported a compromise which would have made the $100,000 package for aid to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance contingent on reducing human rights violations and link it to progress on negotiations for democratic reforms. The measure passed without these changes. (See also subseries Bodner and Mellon in Foreign Relations for more on Nicaragua.)
Arranged alphabetically. Files include, reports, transcripts of hearings, staff memos, news clippings, briefing books, and Cohen's statements.
Folder Titles
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty reinterpretation 1986-1987 4 folders
Anti-Satellite/Ballistic Missile defense, Office of Technology Assessment 1984
Anti-Satellite capability, congressional action 1983-1985
Anti-Satellite, Cohen 1984
Arms control, Cohen, Los Angeles Times 1985
Arms control, director and disarmament agency nomination 1983
Arms control talks 1984-1985
ASAT-U.S. miniature homing vehicle 1984-1985
Ban on weapons in space and attacks in space 1983
Briefing book, defense issues 1984
Build down 1983-1985
Build down, administration comments 1983-1985
Build down, analyses 1983-1984 3 folders
Build down, briefing book 1983 2 folders
Build down, miscellaneous 1983 3 folders
Friendship quilt 1984
Genocide treaty 1985
Greece, relations 1986
Hearings, Strategic and Theatre Nuclear Forces Subcommittee 1983
India 1985
Institute for East-West Security Studies 1986-1988
Institute for East-West Security Studies, arms control 1986
Institute for East-West Security Studies, strategic stability 1987
Institute for International Sport-Sport Corps 1989-1990
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), notes on situation 1985-1988
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), rail garrison 1988-1989
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), reports on modernization 1983-1986 7 folders
Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), Senator Wilson points 1985
Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty, interpretation 1988
Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF), negotiations 1983 2 folders
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 1985-1986
Ireland
Japan, issues on trade 1982
Maine Peace Mission 1984-1987 3 folders
Man at Sea, search 1984
Maneuvering re-entry vehicles 1984
Midgetman Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile 1983-1985
Midgetman (mobile missile) versus MX (silo) debate 1986
Midgetmen, cost-effectiveness, Wilson Amendment 1986-1987
Midgetmen, research funds transfer, Levin-Nunn Amendment 1987
Midgetmen, small ICBMs 5 folders
Military balance 1983
Military strategy and doctrine 1983
Moscow Book Fair, U.S. exhibits 1984-1985 2 folders
Mutual and balanced force reduction 1986-1987
MX debate 1983 3 folders
MX hearings, questions and answers 1983 2 folders
MX history, record 1983
MX, letter to the President 1983
MX missile in Congress 1984
MX missile plan 1985
MX missiles 1983-1984 2 folders
MX nuclear missile debate 1985-1989 2 folders
New Zealand 1984-1985
New Zealand and Cohen 1985
New Zealand, port call denial 1984-1987
Nicaragua 1984-1987
Nicaragua, articles 1986-1987
Nicaragua, Contra aid debate 1986
Nicaragua, Contra aid debate, articles, analyses 1986
Nicaragua, Contra aid debate, press clips 1986
Nicaragua, Contra aid debate, speeches, proposals
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) 1982-1986 3 folders
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), conventional forces 1983-1984
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), intermediate-range nuclear forces 1983-1984
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), no first use 1982-1984
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), tactical nuclear forces 1983
Nuclear freeze 1983-1984 2 folders
Nuclear weapons build-down, clippings 1983 2 folders
Nuclear weapons non-proliferation 1983-1984 3 folders
Philippine bases hearing preparation 1984-1986
Potsdam Conference, Institute for East-West Security Studies (IEWSS) 1988
Proliferation, People's Republic of China 1984-1985 2 folders
Strategic Forces modernization 1983-1984 2 folders
U.S.-China nuclear cooperation agreement 1985
U.S.-Soviet flight test, pause on new multiple warhead missiles 1983
U.S.-Soviet cultural exchange 1984-1986
U.S.-Soviet relations, arms control, NATO, nuclear non-proliferation 1984
Vandenberg Group-congressional bi-partisan group on foreign policy 1984
Winter, Paul: Soviet project, Reserves travel 1981-1984
MS 106.3.3.5.4 Dale Gerry 1976-1996 81 boxes
Dale Gerry worked for Senator Cohen in his Bangor district office in the mid 1970s and then in the Senate office as Legislative Assistant handling issues related to defense. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Legislative Director for Cohen. Because of the longevity of his career, the scope of this subseries is broad. The overarching theme for armed services during this time period was defense reorganization, which encompassed changes in the strategic forces to respond to more diverse threats, expansion of the role of women in the military, and an increased reliance on special forces. Arranged alphabetically by subject, most of the files are in the Armed Services subseries including categories such as Base Closures, Bath Iron Works, Military Construction, and Women in the Military. Two related subjects, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, were maintained in separate subseries. Dale Gerry's files can also be found in Defense: Veterans, Defense: Loring Air Force Base, Project Files (1976-1985, also defense-related), and Commerce and Transportation.
MS 106.3.3.5.4.1 Armed Services, 1976-1996, 75 boxes.
Dale Gerry's files parallel the activities of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), of which Cohen was a member throughout his Senate career. This subseries details every aspect of Cohen's work with SASC and the subcommittees for projection forces, strategic forces, nuclear deterrence, and military personnel. Gerry also helped Cohen respond to constituent issues related to these topics. Highlights of the material include:
Base closure-The Base Realignment and Closure Commission met throughout 1991 and 1992 and concluded with recommendations to close six bases in the U.S. Cohen was not a member of the Commission, but he and his staff paid close attention to the process because of Loring Air Force Base in Maine. Gerry's files (5 linear ft.) cover the period 1988 to 1995 and include all the meeting minutes, hearing transcripts, reports and recommendations from the Secretary of Defense, fact sheets and assessments for the individual bases.
Confirmation hearings-The SASC conducts hearings to review presidential nominations for defense-related positions in the government. In 1989, President Bush nominated John Tower to be Secretary of Defense. (See James Dykstra subseries for more on the controversial Tower nomination.) In 1992, Les Aspin was confirmed and after he resigned in late 1993, William Perry was nominated and confirmed.
DOD Authorization-The SASC annually engages in a rigorous review of the Department of Defense Authorization bill prior to appropriations. Dale Gerry's files directly related to DOD Authorization span 1981 to 1993 (6 linear ft.). However, much of the material in the other Armed Services files resulted from the process of studying evidence for or against appropriations for specific technologies, projects, or contracts for the military.
Homosexuals in the military-In connection with his legislative responsibilities for military manpower and personnel issues, Gerry documented the deliberations over unit cohesion and the ban on gays in the military. Changes were made in July 1993 when Secretary of Defense Aspin implemented the so-called "don't ask don't tell" policy. The files include extensive research and legal history, clippings, letters to constituents, and a 500-page report, Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment, prepared by the National Defense Research Institute.
Loring Air Force Base-Gerry's Loring files focus mainly on the legal challenge to the Commission's recommendation to close Loring in 1992. Cohen and the other members of the Maine delegation to Congress filed a lawsuit-along with several municipalities in Aroostook County and the Save Loring Committee-against officials of the Department of Defense and the Commission. The lawsuit specifically challenged the methods by which the Air Force reviewed Loring AFB. Gerry's files also include information on potential uses for the base after closure, such as the Junior Leadership Corp. (See more of Dale Gerry's files on Loring Air Force Base closure and reuse in the Loring Air Force Base subseries.)
Maine-Cohen and his staff frequently heard from Maine firms bidding on government contracts for defense or in negotiation with the defense department. At least twice, Cohen's office became involved in resolving disputes between government bureaucracy and private industry. The Maine companies include Bath Iron Works, Crowe Rope, Dumont Refrigeration, Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, Gowen Marine, Fiber Materials Incorporated, Keyes Fiber, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group, Saco Defense Inc., Tom Sawyer Inc., Tracor Marine, and Wallace Marine. Another Maine issue was Air National Guard low-level air training in military operations areas proposed for western and northern Maine in the early 1990s.
Projection forces-The U.S. military focus in the late 1980s through the 1990s emphasized expanding and modernizing conventional units such as fighter jets, aircraft carriers, helicopters, and air/sea lift craft. Cohen was chair of the Sea Power and Force Protection subcommittee monitoring this effort.
Women in the military-In 1987, Senators Cohen and Proxmire (D-WI) cosponsored a bill "to increase the combat support assignments open to women in the Armed Forces." Though the bill did not pass, the debate had a significant impact on Pentagon policies including increasing the number of billets open to women and improving sexual harassment training. Gerry's files on women in the military include two boxes of material he received from Senator Proxmire's staff when Proxmire retired from the Senate.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.4.2 Coast Guard, 1979-1996, 3 boxes.
The United States Coast Guard, controlled within the Department of Transportation from 1967 to 2003 when it was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security, is concerned primarily with regulating commerce in the ports, enforcing fisheries laws, policing the coast, and facilitating safety at sea. Like the Merchant Marine, however, the Coast Guard is viewed as a supplement to the military. While this capacity may be the reason for the files being maintained by staff member Dale Gerry, many aspects of the Coast Guard's work in Maine were relevant to Cohen as a Senator. Maine has 3500 miles of coastline where commercial fishermen and recreational boaters rely on the Coast Guard for marine safety and where the Coast Guard has a prominent role in drug interdiction.
Materials in this subseries relate to: light houses in Maine; Maine businesses with Coast Guard contracts; consolidation of vessel documentation offices in Boston in early 1980s; constituent correspondence related to reductions in funding for Coast Guard; proposed reductions in navigational aids in 1982; and the reopening of the Eastport search and rescue station in1989 after a one year closure. Cohen and his staff followed Coast Guard funding and authorization measures closely and frequently provided testimony at hearings of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Senate Appropriations Committee in favor of maintaining and expanding Coast Guard funding and programs.
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, memos, statements, hearing transcripts, and press releases.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.4.3 Merchant Marine, 1980-1996, 3 boxes.
The merchant marine serves as a national resource for sea lift in times of war or emergency. As a senator from a state with a major shipbuilding company, a maritime academy, and three shipping ports, Cohen and his staff became actively involved in any related legislation and oversight. Some of the specific issues that arose during this period were: cargo preference requiring that the government reserve certain percentages of cargoes to American flag vessels; the effect of defense spending cuts on Maine people; the government-maintained training ship at Maine Maritime Academy and the Ready Reserve Force; the National Maritime Heritage Act sponsored by Senator Cohen in 1994; diversification at Bath Iron Works through improved technology and reaching out to international markets; foreign shipbuilding subsidies; and passenger vessel safety. Other staff members contributing to these files include Michael Hastings and Melanie DeMayo.
Arranged alphabetically, files include letters from industry trade organizations, reports, correspondence, news clippings, and staff memos.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.5 Intelligence 1980-1989 2 boxes
Cohen served on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee from 1983 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1997. He was the ranking member during the 100th and 101st Congresses, 1987-1991. While the National Archives holds the official records of the Committee, these two boxes primarily reflect the intelligence-related work of Cohen's personal staff: application of the Freedom of Information Act with regard to classified documents; authorization to offer and pay a reward for information concerning terrorist activities; Congressional oversight of government intelligence operations; U.S. counterintelligence policy including legislation related to equity with Soviet intelligence cosponsored with Senator Leahy; military and economic events in Nicaragua; confirmation of CIA Director William Webster in 1987; and disputes over intelligence information allegedly leaked from the committee.
Jim Dykstra worked on Cohen's personal staff from 1979 to 1983 and worked on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee staff from 1983 to 1991, serving as staff director when Cohen was the ranking member. Mike Hastings also contributed to this sub-series. See related materials in the Senate: Legislative: Foreign Relations subseries and the Senate: Legislative: Iran-Contra Committee sub-series.
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include transcripts of hearings conducted by Senate committees, staff memos, correspondence, editorials, press releases, news clippings, and briefing books.
Folder Titles
American-Soviet Diplomatic Equivalence to United Nations, 1985-1986, 2 folders.
Boland Amendment and Nicaragua, 1986-1988.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Deputy Director confirmation, 1987-1989, 2 folders.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Deputy Director nomination, 1989.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Director confirmation, 1986-1987, 2 folders.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Information Act, 1982-1985.
Cohen-Nunn Honduras Mission letter, 1984.
Cohen, Soviet travel identification, 1985.
General Richard Collins, embezzlement trial.
Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, hearing, Soviet espionage, 1985.
Freedom of Information Act, 1985.
Intelligence Committee, general issues, 1985-1988, 2 folders.
Intelligence Identities Protection Act, 1981-1984.
Intelligence, press articles and statements, 1987-1988.
National Intelligence strategy, 1985-1987.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Greece and Turkey, 1983-1989.
Oversight legislation, post Iran-Contra, 1987.
Select Committee on Intelligence, Helms dispute, 1987-1988.
Subcommittee on Intelligence, changing world environment, 1990-1991.
Wehrkunde Conference, 1985.
Yamal Pipeline, Soviet threat to the West, 1980-1981.
MS 106.3.3.5.6 Loring Air Force Base 1976-1995 12 boxes
The military installation at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Aroostook County, Maine, became a high priority constituent issue for Cohen's office during the House and Senate years. Loring was closed in 1994 after the second round of base closures, but not without a tremendous fight from opposition in the state and the U.S. congressional delegation from Maine. The fight to keep Loring open and the efforts to convert the base to private sector uses are good examples of cooperation and coordination among members of Maine delegation to Washington including Cohen, Olympia Snowe, Edmund Muskie, and George Mitchell. Throughout its history as an active base and as a result of the transition to civilian uses, Loring and related issues were handled by various staff members in Cohen's office. The files in this series are divided into three categories reflecting the functional focus of the materials: Humphrey and Hastings were staff members working on Cases and Projects related to Loring; Closure and Reuse covers the activities for physically closing the base and readjusting to other economic uses; and Defense Conversion is the effort to switch companies from solely relying on defense contracts to more private contracts as the defense budget shrank at the end of the Cold War.
MS 106.3.3.5.6.1 Hastings and Umphrey, 1976-1981, 2 boxes.
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this subseries created by Michael Hastings and Robert Umphrey, constitute an extension of Bob Umphrey's files in Senate: Legislative: Cases and projects which document Loring AFB activities from 1973 to 1978. In 1979, efforts by Senators Cohen and Ed Muskie and others on behalf of Loring over a period of several years resulted in rejection of the Department of Defense plan to reduce the force at the Limestone, Maine, installation. Instead, in October 1979, the DOD announced a plan to strengthen the base for strategic reasons. Material includes staff memos, reports, clippings, Save Loring Committee reports and minutes, and correspondence.
Folder Titles
Air Force Base Closures and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 1976-1979 2 folders
Cohen-Muskie letter to Chairman of Armed Forces Committee 1979
Economic Adjustment Committee 1978-1979
Economic readjustment, information and correspondence 1978-1980
Loring Air Force Base, economic adjustment planning assistance 1978-1979
Loring Air Force Base trip 1980
Loring clips 1979
Loring economic impacts 1978-1979
Loring, final Department of Defense decision 1978-1979
Loring, Maine Delegation meeting 1978-1979
Loring, meeting with Secretary of the Army 1977
Loring, memos
Loring, Military Construction Amendment 1979-1980
Loring, miscellaneous 3 folders
Loring Readjustment Committee, meeting and notes 1979-1980 2 folders
Loring-related publications 1976-1980 2 folders
Loring, section 612 compliance, reduction costs 1976-1979
Loring, strategic aspects 1979
Military Construction Authorization Amendment 1976
Military Construction Authorization Act 1981
Official correspondence, Environmental Impact Statement, Air Force 1976-1977
Save Loring meetings 1979
MS 106.3.3.5.6.2 Closure and reuse, 1985-1995, 6 boxes.
Arranged alphabetically. Files created by Congressional staff members John Veroneau, Kathy Decoster and Dale Gerry. Loring Air Force Base survived the first attempt to close it in 1976 but was slated for closing in 1991, along with five other bases, after the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearings. Cohen reacted by participating in a lawsuit-along with the other members of the Maine delegation to Congress, several municipalities in Aroostook County, and the Save Loring Committee-against officials of the Department of Defense and the Commission in an attempt to reverse the decision. The lawsuit specifically challenged the process used by the Air Force to review Loring AFB. (See files related to the base closure hearings and ensuing legal battles in the Dale Gerry sub-series of Senate: Legislative: Defense.) This effort failed, and the process of planning for readjustment, accomplishing an environmental cleanup, and finding new social and economic uses for the base began. Materials include hearing transcripts, testimony, policies regarding base closing procedures and costs, staff memos, joint letters and press releases from Maine's Washington, D.C. delegation, and defense reauthorization budgets for 1994.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.6.3 Defense Conversion, 1987-1994, 4 boxes.
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this category were created by Kathy Decoster, John Veroneau, Dale Gerry, Cathy Mitani, Jim Bodner, and Kate Lambrew. In an effort parallel to the base closures, the government--in this case the Senate Armed Services Committee--worked to support conversion of defense contractors and former military bases to private sector commercial industry and community use. Cohen was on the SASC subcommittee for Defense Technology, Acquisition, and Industrial Base. He took a strong interest in defense conversion because so many Maine firms relied on defense contracts for survival. Conversion involved not only redirecting research and development to find alternative uses for bases and manufacturing companies, but facilitating the change with job training and community assistance. Records in this sub-series include hearing transcripts, staff memos, and Cohen's statements, as well as industry letters and brochures.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2015. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.5.7 Veterans 1977-1996 8 boxes
Veteran's affairs is a high priority constituent service issue for all Senators. With his parallel interests in defense, healthcare, and government oversight, Cohen followed veteran's issues closely. He was an advocate for veteran's services in Maine and worked, along with Senator George Mitchell, to correct problems with the treatment of PTSD patients at the Togus VA hospital in Maine in the mid 1980s. He supported legislation to expand veteran's education assistance, co-sponsored bills to enhance healthcare services provided by the Veteran's Administration, and fought on behalf of MIA/POW's and their families.
Staff members working on veteran's issues for Senator Cohen included Jim Dykstra, Jeff Kaelin, Jim Bodner, Dale Gerry, Melanie DeMayo, Sheila Gall, and Kathy DeCoster throughout the Senate years. The work was shared because veteran's issues touched on other issues such as health care and because of the complexity of the cases arising in veteran's affairs. Papers created by each of these staff members can also be found throughout the other subseries related to Defense.
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include transcripts of hearings conducted by Senate committees, staff memos, correspondence, speeches, news clippings, reports, Dear Colleague letters, lists of MIAs and POWs (1987), briefing books, and Cohen's handwritten notes.
Access to the records in this subseries is restricted until 2017. Contact the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.6 Education 1983-1995 21 boxes
Records in this subseries focus on education issues, particularly as they relate to Cohen's Maine constituents. Subjects covered include vocational education, financial aid for students, literacy issues, and education for various disadvantaged groups. Some files on labor-related issues are also included here. The files are arranged into three subdivisions based on the work of the legislative assistants who created them: a) Winthrop Cashdollar and Libby Woodcock,1983-1990, b) Wendy Cramer, 1991-1992, and c) Kelly Metcalf, 1992-1995.
MS 106.3.3.6.1 Winthrop Cashdollar and Libby Woodcock 1983-1990 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Winthrop Cashdollar worked with Senator Cohen circa 1983-1990 on education, aging, health, and welfare issues. Libby Woodcock worked with Cohen on education during the same period. Some of the issues represented here concern vocational education and education for the handicapped, migrants, and the disadvantaged (as outlined in Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act). Issues concerning Maine Indian Schools and IMPACT Aid (financial aid for federally-connected students) are also documented here.
Legislative initiatives include the 1990 reauthorization of the Perkins Act (S. 1109 and H.R. 7) and the 1987 Senate Resolution 157, which was introduced by Cohen to endorse continued funding for vocational education. Records include briefing memos, research reports, and correspondence with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and vocational education associations such as NASDVE (National Association of State Directors of Vocational Education).
Folder Titles
Agenda for 101st Congress, 2nd session, 1990.
Appropriations, fiscal year 1988.
Appropriations, fiscal year 1989, Labor, Heath and Human Services, Education.
Articles, educational, 1989.
Asbestos in schools, 1983-1989.
Background info, data and news, education, 1983-1989, 2 folders.
Budget, fiscal year 1989.
Bush, George, visit to Pease Air Force Base, children's letters, 1989.
Bush education plan, 1989.
Chapter One issues, 1988.
Child care and education, 1985.
Children's issues, 1987.
College costs, 1988-1989.
Congressional Research Service, 1989-1990.
Cooperative Association of States for Scholarships (CASS) Program, 1988-1989.
Correspondence letters, 1983-1985.
Dear Colleague letters regarding education, 1990.
Department of Education Act, 1979-1981.
Developmental Disabilities, 1984-1986.
Developmental Disabilities, 1987-1989.
Draft registration and student aid, 1983.
Dropouts and "At Risk" students, 1985.
Earth Day contest certificates, 1990.
Educational Excellence Act, 1989.
Financial Aid information, 1990.
The G.I. Bill, 1986.
Gifted and talented, 1989.
Governmental information on education, hearing, 1989.
Government student loans, 1988-1990.
Handicapped education, 1982-1984.
Handicapped education, legal fees, 1985-1986.
Handicapped higher education, 1985-1986.
Higher education, 1984-1986.
Higher education legislation, 1986.
House resolutions, 1987-1988.
Impact aid, Indian schools, 1986, 2 folders.
Indian schools, 1986.
Labor, Health and Human Services, H.R. 2990, Education appropriations, 1989.
Language and literacy hearings, 1989.
Loan defaults, 1987-1990.
Loan default hearing, 1990.
Loans: Maine Educational Loan Marketing Corporation (MELMAC), student loans, 1983-1985.
Maine facilities, 1982-1985.
Maine guaranteed student loan reconciliation, 1988.
Margaret Chase Smith Library, 1987-1988.
Math and science, background and hearings, 1990.
Merit pay for teachers, 1983.
Migrant education, 1983-1989.
National Diffusion Network, education, 1982-1987.
National Forum on Excellence in Education, 1983.
News clippings, education, 1988-1989.
Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc. (NEREX), 1983-1986, 2 folders.
Perkins Vocational Education Act, 1985-1990, 2 folders.
Miscellaneous programs, 1987-1988.
Reform, general education, 1988.
Reports and articles, 1988-1989, 2 folders.
River Valley Alternative School, 1989.
School discipline, 1984.
Statements, education, 1986-1990.
Tax code and education, 1985.
Teaching and teachers, 1983-1985, 2 folders.
Trio programs, 1984-1989.
Tuition tax credits, 1986, 2 folders.
University of Maine Farmington, Health Fitness Center, 1989.
Validity Generalization-General Aptitute Test Battery (VG-GATB), 1990.
Vocational education, S. Res. 157, 1987.
Voice of America, possibility of training center, University of Maine, 1988.
Voucher program, 1983-1986.
MS 106.3.3.6.2 Wendy Cramer 1991-1992 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Wendy Cramer worked on education issues from 1991-1992. Kim Corthell and Priscilla Hanley also contributed to the files in this category. Some of the issues represented here focus on alcohol and drug education, student financial aid, school health education programs, and programs aimed at raising the aspirations of Maine students. Legislative initiatives include the America 2000 Excellence in Education Act of 1991, which was co-sponsored by Senator Cohen. This act was described by President George Bush as a national strategy designed to attain specific educational goals by the year 2000. Other legislative initiatives include the Elementary and Secondary Education bill (S. 2) and the1992 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (S. 1150). Files include copies of bills, articles and memos, research reports, correspondence, and copies of Cohen's statements.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2013. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.6.3 Kelly Metcalf 1992-1995 9 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Kelly Metcalf worked on education, labor, and communications issues from 1992-1995. Files in this category focus on vocational education and various educational programs and legislative initiatives. Senator Cohen strongly supported "tech prep" education, which is a planned sequence of study in a technical field. One important legislative initiative he was involved with was the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, which was signed into law in 1994. Two provisions from Cohen's "tech prep" legislation were included in this bill. One allowed tech prep programs to begin in the ninth grade, and the other encouraged the involvement of colleges in the development of tech prep programs. Other legislative initiatives documented here include the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1994, and the National and Community Service Trust Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1993. Other subjects covered include the high cost of college education, the reauthorization of Head Start in 1994, literacy, financial aid, and TRIO (Special Programs for Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds). Records consist of memos, correspondence, copies of bills, and research reports. Memos related to constituent meetings on labor and education issues are also included here.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.7 Energy 1961-1996 45 boxes
Records in this subseries document attempts made by Senator Cohen and other members of the U.S. Congress to decrease New England's dependency on foreign oil by promoting the use of other sources of energy and by encouraging energy conservation and efficiency. Related issues concern the proposed reorganization of the Department of Energy in the early 1980s, problems posed by nuclear waste, energy assistance programs, and a long-standing controversy over the proposed Dickey-Lincoln power plant in northern Maine. The records are divided into four subdivisions based on the work of the legislative assistants who created them: a) Thomas Heyerdahl, 1961-1985, b) Carol Woodcock, 1979-1983, c) Katherine DeCoster, 1984-1991, and d) Wendy Cramer and David Wilby, 1991-1995.
MS 106.3.3.7.1 Thomas Heyerdahl, Dickey-Lincoln Hydro-electric Project 1961-1985 12 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Thomas Heyerdahl worked with Senator Cohen from 1974-1988, and was his legislative director from 1979-1988. The papers in this group are concerned solely with the Dickey-Lincoln power plant, a proposed hydroelectric power project on the St. John River in northern Maine. Consisting of two dams, it was designed to be a low-cost source of power for the state of Maine and New England. The Dickey-Lincoln project was debated for over fifteen years, and was opposed by Maine residents due to the prohibitive costs involved in its construction and operation, and its projected impact on the environment. The project was finally defeated in 1985.
Records in this group consist of a number of studies, design memorandums, environmental impact statements, and other reports about the Dickey-Lincoln project that were done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations. Memos, news-clippings, correspondence, and records of public meetings are also included.
Folder Titles
Atlantic Center for the Environment, 1979.
Background files, 1965-1979, 3 folders.
Bangor Hydro-Electric Company, peak energy forecast 1980 to 1995, 1980.
Cohen statements and speeches, 1973-1978.
Cohen statements and speeches, 1979.
Congressional Record, copies of related material, 1974-1982.
Congressional speeches and action, 1981-1985, 2 folders.
Debate, 1980-1985, 3 folders.
Decision report prepared for President Carter by Governor Longley, 1978.
Energy potential of northern Maine, 1980, 2 folders.
General files, 8 folders.
Issue, briefing book, 1980-1985, 4 folders.
Letters, 1973-1981.
Letters, 1974-1981.
Memos to Cohen or staff, 1973-1980.
National Audubon Society, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
New England load and capacity report 1981-1996, 1981.
News clippings, 1963-1980.
News clippings, 1977-1982.
News clippings, 1977-1980, 3 folders.
Oil, gas reduction, 1980.
Other.
Public meeting, Augusta, October 1977, 2 folders.
Public meeting, Fort Kent, October 1977, 2 folders.
Public meeting, St. Johnsbury, November 1977.
Related government publications, appropriations for water development, 1980-1981.
Related government publications, Canadian environmental and resource concerns, 1978.
Related government publications, Cobscook Bay, 1978-1980, 2 folders.
Related government publications, Design Memoranda, 1967-1977, 5 folders.
Related government publications, economic feasibility studies, 1982-1983, 3 folders.
Related government publications, Environmental Impact Statements, 1977-1981, 34 folders.
Related government publications, Environmental Impact Statements, Federal Water Polution Control Act section 404 evaluation, 1978-1980.
Related government publications, fish and wildlife mitigation, 1980, 5 folders.
Related government publications, flood control, energy, environmental conservation, 1979-1980.
Related government publications, hydro-power evaluation, 1979-1981, 2 folders.
Related government publications, Milan Power Development, c. 1977.
Related government publications, Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project, 1961-1977, 2 folders.
Related government publications, transmission corridors, 1976.
Report preparted for L.L. Bean, attitudes toward project, 1977.
Reports, 1973-1980.
Reports, 1974-1980.
River Conservation Fund, 1977-1980.
Testimony, statements by others, 1961-1981, 2 folders.
MS 106.3.3.7.2 Carol Woodcock 1979-1983 14 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Carol Woodcock worked on housing and energy issues from 1979-1983. Timothy Woodcock also contributed to the files in this category. Some of the issues chronicled here are · A proposal to abolish the Department of Energy (DOE). After the fuel crisis of the mid-1970s, the continued utility of the DOE came into question. In 1981, President Reagan introduced a proposal to abolish the four year old department, in order to improve government efficiency and reduce costs. In line with this proposal, Senator Roth of Delaware introduced the Federal Energy Reorganization Act of 1982 (S. 2562), which was a bill to transfer the functions of the DOE to other agencies, and to establish the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as an independent agency. A hearing was held on this bill by the Governmental Affairs Committee in September 1982. Concerned that the bill placed too much emphasis on developing nuclear power at the expense of other energy resources, Senator Cohen introduced an amendment to S.2562 which called for a balanced energy policy and a strong commitment to energy research and development. · A plan submitted by International Generation and Transmission of New Hampshire in 1979 to import Canadian electrical power. This was an attempt to relieve New England of its dependence on imported oil through the use of hydro and nuclear generated electricity from Canada. · Problems related to nuclear power, and the disposal of nuclear waste. The 1979 nuclear accident on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania prompted Maine citizens to be concerned about the possible dangers of living near the Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, Maine. Records about this are included here, as are legislative initiatives such as the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, which became public law in 1983. This law confirmed the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Energy to manage high-level radioactive waste. · Energy assistance funding and weatherization programs.
Records include legislative memos which provide summaries of a number of energy issues, hearing materials, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Cohen's colleagues and energy organizations.
Folder Titles
Appropriations, continuting resolution, 1982.
Appropriations, energy, 1981, 2 folders.
Appropriations, energy and water, 1982.
Appropriations, second round, 1981.
Bangor Dam, 1979.
Biddeford: waste-to-energy incinerator, 1984.
Budget, alternative energy, environmental groups, 1982.
Budget, President's energy programs, 1982, 2 folders.
Budget request, energy, 1983, 2 folders.
Budget, second resolution, Senate.
Canadian electricity imports, 1978-1979, 2 folders.
Canadian energy policy, 1982.
Central Maine Power, Sears Island proposal, 1978-1980, 3 folders.
Coal information, 1980.
Coal leasing, 1983, 4 folders.
Coal leasing moratorium, 1983.
Coal leasing, watt giveaway and environmental consequences, 1983-1984.
Coal sale, Powder River, 1982-83.
Coal slurry pipeline, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Continuing resolutions, energy, 1982-1983.
Conservation caucus, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Conservation of energy, 1981-1982.
Conservation Service Reform Act, 1984.
Conservation subcommittee hearing, weatherization grants, 1981.
Conservation tax credits, 1981.
Conservation, weatherization and furnace retro-fitting, 1979-1981, 2 folders.
Construction work in progress, 1983.
Construction work in progress, 1984.
Daylight savings time extension, 1983.
Department of Agriculture, energy grants program, 1980-1982.
Department of Energy, abolition of agency, subcommittee hearing, 1982.
Department of Energy authorization, 1981.
Department of Energy budget resolution, 1981.
Department of Energy, elimination, energy future, 1985.
Department of Energy, extended burn-up, appropriations, 1982.
Department of Energy, functions and oversight hearing, 1983.
Department of Energy, hearing, environmental and safety issues, 1987.
Department of Energy, proposed energy cuts, 1981.
Department of Energy, reductions in force, 1982.
Department of Energy, Reagan's attempt to abolish, 1981.
Department of Energy, reorganization, 1981.
Department of Energy, reorganization, 1982.
Department of Energy, Reorganization Bill, hearing, 1982, 2 folders.
Department of Energy, reorganization, general information, 1982, 4 folders.
Department of Energy, reorganization hearing, witnesses and testimony, 1982.
Department of Energy, reorganization plan, 1982, 2 folders.
Department of Energy, research and development facilities hearing, 1982.
Department of Energy, S. 2562, transfer of functions to other agencies, 1982, 2 folders.
Economic Regulatory Administration, escrow settlement account, 1983.
Energy Assistance Bill, Danforth.
Energy assistance funding, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, HEAP program abuse, 1981.
Energy assistance, Home Energy Assistance Program, 1983-1985.
Energy assistance, Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, 1981.
Energy assistance, Maine correspondence, 1979-1980, 3 folders.
Energy assistance, optimal weatherization, national conference proceedings, 1980.
Energy assistance, President's budget, 1982.
Energy Assistance Program, 1982-1983.
Energy assistance, stop-gap funds, government shut-down, 1981.
Energy assistance, supplemental appropriations, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, 1980-1981.
Energy assistance, weatherization, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, winter, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Assistance Program, annual report, 1981-1982.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Assistance Program, background, 1980-1983.
Energy assistance, Weatherization Bill S. 590, Cohen, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization initiative, 3 folders.
Energy assistance, weatherization, jobs bills, 1983.
Energy assistance, weatherization, National Community Action Foundation, 1984.
Energy assistance, weatherization, pending legislation, 1981.
Energy assistance, weatherization, proposed rules, 1982.
Energy assistance, weatherization, reconciliation, spending cuts, 1981.
Energy Emergency Preparedness Act, S. 2332, 2 folders.
Energy, general policy statements, 1979-1981.
Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Energy Information Administration, info gathering, 1984.
Energy research and development, 1981-1983.
Energy resiliency, 1982.
Energy systems, physical security, 1983.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project, 1982.
Federal Energy Reorganization Act, Percy-Cohen Amendment, 1982.
Gorham International, 1981-1982.
Hague International, 1980.
Hague International, 1982.
Hague International and Department of Energy.
Hypothermia and the aged, 1981.
Interior appropriations, 1982.
International Generation and Transmission, 1979, 3 folders.
New England Energy Park Project, E.G. and G., Inc., 1979-1980.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project, 1979, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project, 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, briefing book, 1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, funding, 1982.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, funding plan, 1983.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, Nuclear Regulatory Commission process exemption, 1982.
Nuclear, Clinch River Breeder Reactor, plutonium requirements, 1982-1983.
Nuclear, correspondence, 1980.
Nuclear, costs versus coal.
Nuclear, criteria for preparation, 1980.
Nuclear, decommissioning plants, 1981-1982.
Nuclear evacutation plan, 1980-1981.
Nuclear, imported fuel, 1981.
Nuclear, light water reactor improvement program, efficiency, 1981-1982.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee, 1980-1983, 3 folders.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee, anti-nuclear sector, 1979.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Referendum, 1980.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Referrendum, 1982.
Nuclear, Maine Yankee Shutdown, 1979, 3 folders.
Nuclear Nonproliferation Act, 1981.
Nuclear, planning basis, 1978.
Nuclear power plant risks, 1980-1983.
Nuclear, Reagan's policy, 1981.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Authorization, 2 folders.
Nuclear Regulatory Committee, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, spent fuel reprocessing plant, Barnwell, South Carolina, 1981-1982.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island, 1979.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island assistance legislation, 1980-1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear, Three Mile Island clean up, 1982.
Nuclear waste, armed forces, 1982.
Nuclear waste disposal, Department of Energy Crystalline Rock Project, 1983.
Nuclear waste management, 1979-1980.
Nuclear waste policy, 1982, 2 folders.
Nuclear waste site, Maine, 1980.
Nuclear waste transport, 1980.
Petroleum, alcohol fuels, appropriations, 1981.
Petroleum, Amoco (Standard Oil Company) consent agreement, 1980, 2 folders.
Petroleum, Amoco (Standard Oil Company) leaves Maine, 1978-1982.
Petroleum, divorcement, 1982.
Petroleum, Economic Regulatory Administration, oil over-charges, 1982-1983.
Petroleum, ethanol plant in Maine, D.W. Small and Sons, Inc., 1980-1981.
Petroleum, ethanol plant at Washburn, Maine, Johnson Products, Inc., 1980.
Petroleum, fuel allocation cut-backs, 1979.
Petroleum, fuel grade ethanol plant, Auburn, Maine, 1982.
Petroleum, fuel overcharge bill, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, gas, oil from Canada, 1980.
Petroleum, gasohol, 1982.
Petroleum, gasoline and distillate supply, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Petroleum, gasoline retailers, 1980.
Petroleum, Gulf Oil correspondence, 1980-1984.
Petroleum, lead emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, 1982.
Petroleum, McClure's Bill, Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act, 1981.
Petroleum, Mobile-Marathon merger, 1981.
Petroleum, Natural Gas Policy Act, 1980.
Petroleum, natural gas use, Maine, 1982-1983.
Petroleum, New England oil supply, 1979-1980, 4 folders.
Petroleum, oil de-control, 1982.
Petroleum, oil, Excess Profits Tax Act, S. 340, 1991.
Petroleum, oil import fee, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, oil shortage, Maine, 1979.
Petroleum, oil supply and price, winter, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other producers, 1979-1980.
Petroleum, Post Emergency Petroleum Act (EPAA), conference report, 1982.
Petroleum, Regional Strategic Petroleum Reserve, 1982.
Petroleum, Residential Conservation Service, 1982.
Petroleum, Residual Entitlements Program, 1980.
Petroleum, Residual Entitlements clean up lists, 1981.
Petroleum retailers, Case for Legislative Relief, 1980, 2 folders.
Petroleum, service station reports, letters, 1980.
Petroleum, standby oil controls, 1981, 2 folders.
Petroleum, strategic reserve, 1981-1982.
Petroleum, summit on middle distillates, 1979.
Petroleum, Texaco, 1979.
Petroleum, Texaco credit restrictions, home heating oil, 1980.
Petroleum, waste oil, 1979-1980.
Petroleum, Webber Fuel Company, 1979.
Residential energy credit, Enertrol, 1979.
Renewable energy, conservation, 1983.
Renewable energy debate, 1982, 2 folders.
Renewable energy, Matsunaga "At Risk" Amendment, 1981.
Savitz, Dr. Maxine, 1982.
Solar Bank, 1982.
Solar Bank funds to Maine, 1983.
Solar Energy National Security Employment (SENSE) Act, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Solar, renewable energy sources, 1982.
Solar tax credits, 1981.
Tax credits, 1981.
United Timber, biomass project, 1983.
Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS) debate, 1983.
Williams, Bill, energy assistance, 1979.
Windfall profit tax, 1980-1981.
World supplies of energy, 1982-1983.
MS 106.3.3.7.3 Katherine DeCoster 1984-1991 12 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Katherine DeCoster worked on energy, environment, and housing issues from 1984 to 1991. Records in this group document issues such as · The residential energy tax credit. The first proposal Cohen sponsored while he was in the U.S. House of Representatives called for giving income tax credits to homeowners who invested in energy-saving measures for their homes. In 1984, the energy credits were imperiled when the Senate Finance Committee voted to repeal them. Cohen introduced a bill that managed to save them, therefore sending out a strong message about the importance of practicing energy conservation. · The difficulties involved with the storage and disposal of nuclear waste. In 1986, the DOE released a draft Area Recommendation Report proposing 12 sites as potentially acceptable high-level nuclear waste repositories. Two of these sites were in the state of Maine. Correspondence from individual citizens and groups protesting these sites are included here. Cohen co-sponsored the Nuclear Protections and Safety Act of 1987 (S. 1085), designed to establish an independent oversight board to ensure the safety of nuclear facilities. · The rise in home heating oil prices. The Governmental Affairs Committee conducted a hearing on home heating oil prices in January 1990. The price of oil escalated even further after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in August of that year. · Government energy efficiency. In 1991, Cohen co-sponsored the Government Energy Efficiency Act (S. 1040), which was a bill to provide a Government-wide comprehensive energy management plan for Federal agencies. · Fuel efficiency, fuel price increases, and the use of synthetic fuels.
Records include legislative memos, newspaper clippings, Cohen's statements made at several Governmental Affairs hearings, and "Dear Colleague" letters.
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MS 106.3.3.7.4 Wendy Cramer and David Wilby 1991-1996 7 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Wendy Cramer worked on energy issues from 1991-1993, and David Wilby worked on them from 1993-1996. Records in this group document issues such as · Energy conservation, efficiency, and assistance. Cohen was a strong advocate for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In 1993, he protested proposals by the Department of Health and Human Services to significantly reduce this funding, and in 1994 he urged the Department of Health and Human Services to release emergency fuel funds to provide needed assistance to Maine citizens who were affected by the unusually cold winter. · Controversy over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Due to a federal Wilderness designation, nearly half of this refuge (8 million acres) was closed to development. In 1987, the Department of the Interior concluded that the Coastal Plain area of the Refuge was the nation's "best single opportunity to increase domestic oil production." Records here document the controversy over this proposal, and efforts made by environmental groups to block drilling on the Coastal Plain. · The National Energy Security Act of 1991 (S. 1220). This act was designed to strike a balanced approach to energy problems by striving to reduce energy consumption and raise domestic energy production. Title XV of this act included much-debated provisions concerning the reform of a 56 year old law entitled the Public Utility Holding Company Act. This reform was designed to bring competition to the generation of wholesale electric power, and protests concerning this came from several quarters.
Records consist of correspondence from organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation, the League of Conservation Voters, and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, as well as memos, news-clippings, and reports.
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MS 106.3.3.8 Environment 1976-1996 57 boxes
Katherine DeCoster, who worked on environment issues from 1983-1991, created the bulk of the files in this subseries. She also worked on energy and housing issues. Other staff members who contributed to the records in this subseries are Jean Streeter, who worked on environment issues from 1979-1982, and Carol (Hicks) Woodcock, who handled environment, energy, forestry, and housing issues from 1977-1983. David Wilby, Wendy (Rice) Cramer, and Kate Lambrew, in addition to working on energy and education issues, also contributed to these files. Files related to environmental issues may also be found in the Energy and Commerce subseries.
Records in this subseries are arranged into seven subdivisions: a) General Records, b) Air Pollution, c) Animal Welfare and Wildlife, d) Land and Resource Management, e) Ocean and Coastal Resources, f) Waste Management and Clean-up, and g) Water Pollution.
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MS 106.3.3.8.1 General Records 1979-1996 11 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Files in this subseries document subjects such as Cohen's environmental record, the efforts made in the early 1990s to elevate the Environmental Protection Agency to Cabinet status, and the UN Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) which took place in Brazil in 1992. There are also hearing records on the use of organotin-bearing paint on boats, requests to the Senate Appropriations Committee for funding for various environmental projects, and files on Maine weather service stations.
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MS 106.3.3.8.2 Air Pollution 1979-1996 4 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. This subseries covers subjects such as acid rain (particularly in regard to its effects on forests), global warming, hydrocarbon emissions, and the Clean Air Act (which Cohen consistently supported). Records include copies of bills; reports from the Sierra Club, the National Clean Air Coalition, and the EPA; newsclippings; and press releases and statements.
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MS 106.3.3.8.3 Animal Welfare and Wildlife 1979-1996 4 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. This subseries deals with various legislative efforts made to protect endangered species, ensure the proper treatment of laboratory animals, and develop wildlife sanctuaries. A bill to designate certain lands in Alaska as wilderness (H.R. 4922, 1986), and a bill to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act (S. 725, 1985) are two legislative initiatives mentioned here. Records include copies of bills, newsletters and correspondence from advocacy groups such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and reports from the Congressional Research Service.
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MS 106.3.3.8.4 Land and Resource Management 1979-1996 23 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. This subseries deals with a variety of issues concerning the use and development of land and cultural resources in Maine. Records include several topics related to Acadia National Park, including the park boundary, funding and improvements to park infrastructure, Isle au Haut, environmental concerns, and economic impacts of the park. Records also include the 1988 Northern Forest Lands Study, which was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service to assess the impact of potential land ownership changes in the northern regions of New England and New York. Other issues covered are wetlands protection, and the timber industry.
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MS 106.3.3.8.5 Ocean and Coastal Resources 1979-1996 3 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Records in this subseries document Congress' struggle over the leasing of offshore tracts for oil and gas drilling, and a national debate on the funding of coastal zone management programs. Some files on Georges Bank, a highly productive fishing area off the coast of Maine, are found in this subseries. Other files related to Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine may be found in the Commerce subseries, under the Fisheries category.
Records include reports from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior on undeveloped coastal barriers, regulation reports from the General Accounting Office concerning the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and background material on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (S. 1018, 1982). This act, designed to protect and conserve fish and wildlife resources, was co-sponsored by Senator Cohen and signed into law in October, 1982.
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MS 106.3.3.8.6 Waste Management and Clean-up 1979-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, (otherwise known as Superfund), was the first Federal law designed to address the potential environmental health hazards associated with waste sites. Cohen co-sponsored this act, and the bulk of the material in this subseries deals with Superfund initiatives that took place throughout Maine. Files related to how and where trash is transported, processed, recycled and disposed (flow-control legislation) are also found in this series. Cohen supported the Flow Control Act of 1995 (S. 3998), as well as 1995 amendments to the Solid Waste Disposal Act (S. 534).
Records include reports and correspondence from the EPA, the Maine Municipal Association, and the Eastern Maine Development Corporation, as well as copies of bills, briefing memos, newsclippings, CRS reports, and "Dear Colleague" letters.
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MS 106.3.3.8.7 Water Pollution 1979-1996 6 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. These files record some of the difficulties encountered by Maine paper companies to re-license their hydroelectric dams, due largely to the stringent water quality standards required by the Clean Water Act. Indian land claims issues surrounding the licensing of the Bowater Dam in Maine are also documented here. Legislative efforts made to ensure safe drinking and ground water, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1995 (S. 1316), the Ground Water Safety Act of 1987, and the Clean Water Act amendments of 1981 and 1987, are also documented in this subseries.
Records include copies of bills, Maine Congressional Delegation correspondence with the EPA and the Department of the Interior, newsclippings, and research reports.
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MS 106.3.3.9 Foreign Relations 1977-1996 15 boxes
In Cohen's Senate office, a range of topics qualified as foreign relations in addition to foreign policy issues, and these were managed separately from the Defense: Foreign Relations issues. Staff members Jim Dykstra, Chris Mellon, Bob Savitt, Sheila Gall, Matthew Ballard, and Ben Neaderland maintained the files. The following groups of materials are organized in chronological order, though there is some overlap both in time and subject. The files within each subseries are arranged alphabetically.
Record types include correspondence, staff memos, press releases, trip itineraries, reports, Congressional Research Service reports, Dear Colleague letters, clippings, hearing transcripts, and handwritten notes.
MS 106.3.3.9.1 James Dykstra 1977-1990, inclusive1979-1985, bulk 5 boxes
Legislative Assistant James Dykstra worked on Foreign Relations primarily from 1979 to 1985 for Cohen's office. His files reflect the Senator's interest in the growing global interdependence of nations and economies-travel abroad, co-sponsorship of legislation related to foreign policy, international conferences, and human rights advocacy around the world. Cohen paid particular attention to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, Central American politics, Middle East peace negotiations throughout the 1980s, and the views of his pro-Israeli constituency and the Maine Jewish community in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1980, he served on the Commission on United States Policy Toward the Soviet Union sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1981, he authored a report entitled, "Global Interdependence of the U.S. and Western Europe: A Case Study of the Persian Gulf and the Iran-Iraq War."
Folder Titles
American Council on Germany, 1979-1981.
Asia: Glomar Java Sea Resolution, 1984-1985.
Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Central America: Contradora, peace by negotiation, 1983-1985.
Central America: foreign relations proposal to the President, 1987.
Central America: Grenada, 1983.
Central America: Kissinger communications, 1983-1984.
Central America: Nicaragua, 1984-1988.
Central America: State Department Publications, 1982-1985.
Chinese-Japanese reports and treaties, 1979-1983.
Cohen, co-sponsors and votes, 1980-1985, 7 folders.
Council of Europe, 1981.
Council on Foreign Relations, 1980-1981, 3 folders.
Council on Foreign Relations, annual reports, 1979-1982, 2 folders.
El Salvador, 1982-1983.
European trip-Israel, 1983.
European trip-London, England, 1983.
European trip-Rome, Italy.
European trip-Stockholm, Sweden, 1983.
European role in Africa and U.S. interests, 1981.
Folts, David: memos, reports, clips, 1980-1981, 2 folders.
Foreign relations, affairs-correspondence, 1982-1985, 2 folders.
Foreign relations series, 1990.
France: panel on U.S. Western Europe relations, 1981.
Germany, 1980-1982.
Global interdependence, U.S. and Western Europe, 1981, 2 folders.
Great Britain, 1980-1981, 3 folders.
Honduras, 1983.
Human rights covenants, 1984-1986, 3 folders.
Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc., 1982.
Israel: industry, 1982-1986, 2 folders.
Israel: pro-Israel constituency, 1977-1982, 2 folders.
Israel: U.S.-Israeli strategic cooperation, 1984.
Jews in the Soviet Union, 1984.
Middle East: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 1983.
Middle East Foreing Aid, correspondence, 1981-1985.
Middle East-Israel, 1980-1988, 4 folders.
Miscellaneous reports and memos, 1979-1983.
Nicaragua, 1983.
Oslow, Norway, 1980.
Panama Canal, 1977-1979.
Philippines, advancement of human rights, Ministry of National Defense, January 1979.
Philippines, the case against Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., Ministry of National Defense, January 1979.
MS 106.3.3.9.2 James Bodner and Chris Mellon 1985-1991 5 boxes
Chris Mellon and Jim Bodner's files for this period are dominated by four topics: Nicaragua, the Persian Gulf, apartheid in South Africa, and terrorism.
In 1985, President Reagan, proposed and Congress approved, over $100 million in aid to the democratic resistance movement in Nicaragua in their effort to defeat a leftist Sandinista regime supported by the Soviet Union. Accusations of misuse of the funds prompted controversy that threatened the dispersal of the remaining $40 million in aid in 1986. At the same time, investigations had begun into the possible illegal solicitation by the Reagan administration of foreign aid for the "Contras." Cohen was to have a significant role in the hearings which began in May 1997 in the Senate Armed Services Committee (see Iran Contra subseries). Background information and some of Cohen's statements are included here.
The Persian Gulf "troubles" covered in these files began with Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in the summer of 1990. Operation Desert Shield brought together a multi-national force to prevent Saddam Hussein's troops from continuing on to invade Saudi Arabia. In December 1990, hearings were being held in the Armed Services Committee to debate the next step. The transcripts in include statements by Gen. Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and Henry Kissinger. The files include Cohen's extensive handwritten notes from these hearings.
The United States Congress, overriding a veto from President Reagan, opposed the South African policy of apartheid in 1986 with economic sanctions. In 1989, the House passed a measure to strengthen sanctions, including the immediate ban on American firms doing business in South Africa, but the bill failed to reach the Senate floor for a vote. Chris Mellon's comprehensive research files and memos document the many proposals, statements and debates on U.S. policy toward South Africa.
Cohen sponsored legislation "to combat terrorism and other forms of unconventional warfare" (S. 2453) in 1986 with 27 co-sponsors. The Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Sea Power and Force Projection, chaired by Cohen, held hearings.
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MS 106.3.3.9.3 Sheila Gall and Matthew Ballard 1986-1994 4 boxes
Sheila Gall followed Chris Mellon in working with Jim Bodner on foreign relations. She handled issues related to several countries as well as the United Nations, world hunger, human rights and terrorism. Matthew Ballard inherited her files and continued on the same topics in the mid 1990s. The files cover: Robert Gates confirmation as Director of Central Intelligence in 1991; Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1992-1994; Cohen's membership in the Strategic Study Group at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy following the Gulf War; State Department reorganization in 1993; spending for counter-terrorism; the Israeli Enterprise Fund and loan guarantees; and the embargo on Haiti in 1993. Each file relates to the 1990s with the exception of files on Nicaragua and South Africa from the late 1980s.
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MS 106.3.3.9.4 Ben Neaderland 1994-1996 1 box
Ben Neaderland worked with Jim Bodner on foreign relations during Cohen's final two years in the Senate. His files consist of memos and research providing country-specific background information for meetings, interviews, or votes-some were addressed to Jim Bodner as summaries of issues for Bodner to discuss with Cohen. In several cases, the memos advise Cohen to participate in Dear Colleague letters such as one about an amendment which would lift an embargo restricting needed humanitarian aid for Azerbaijan.
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MS 106.3.3.10 Fiscal Affairs 1977-1996 23 boxes
The files in this category are arranged into three groups: a) Banking, 1977-1996, b) Budget, 1981-1996, and c) Taxes, 1981-1995. There is overlap in subject matter among these categories. Records in this subseries include memos, news releases, Cohen's statements, copies of bills, resolutions, and "Dear Colleague" letters.
Banking, 1977-1996, 3 boxes Arranged alphabetically. Files in this category were created by Susan Collins, Eben Adams, Matt Ballard, and Kate Lambrew. The recession of 1991 put banks in New England under considerable stress, and these files record efforts made by the U.S. Congress to assist them. At the same time there were a number of failures of savings and loan institutions, many of which were due to speculative and fraudulent activity. These failures resulted in higher taxes for many, and Cohen introduced S. 955, the State Thrift Deposit Insurance Act of 1991, which was an effort to require those states with a history of excessive S and L losses to pay an added premium in order to continue receiving Federal deposit insurance protection.
Budget, 1981-1996, 9 boxes Arranged chronologically. These files, created by John Veroneau, document efforts made by Cohen and other members of the U.S. Congress to eliminate the federal budget deficit. Attempts to establish a constitutional amendment to balance the budget were made in 1982 and 1986, but Cohen did not support these efforts because he felt that Congress could address the deficit without the aid of a constitutional amendment. In 1992, he supported a balanced budget amendment for the first time, and it was defeated in June of that year. In 1993, he joined three other Senators in a bipartisan effort to reduce the budget deficit through significant spending cuts and fewer tax increases. In 1995, he praised the Budget Reconciliation Act (S. 1357), but was the lone Republican to vote against this bill because he did not feel that the tax cuts it called for should be mixed with efforts to balance the budget. In 1996, he was a member of another bipartisan effort, made up of 22 Senators, to craft a seven-year balanced budget agreement. General files about Maine's economy, including an economic history of Maine written in 1989, are also found here.
Taxes, 1981-1995, 11 boxes Arranged alphabetically. Mary Gerwin handled tax issues from 1981-1984, and John Veroneau handled them until he became legislative director in 1994. Records in this category cover a variety of tax-related subjects, such as President Reagan's 1985 tax reform proposal. The goal of this proposal was to achieve tax simplicity and fairness for all taxpayers, and its effects on different groups, such as small businesses, are discussed. This proposal resulted in the Tax Reform Act (H.R.3838), which was signed into public law in October 1986. Other topics include a 1985 debate on an oil import fee, Cohen's support of a 1989 tax credit for the construction and rehabilitation of low-income housing, and files on luxury, kerosene, gas and corporate taxes.
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MS 106.3.3.11 Government 1979-1996
During his service in the U.S. Congress, Cohen perceived a high level of cynicism and disillusionment on the part of the American public towards the bureaucratic nature of the Federal government and the integrity of public officials. His career is marked by a number of efforts aimed at making Congress, and the Federal government in general, a stronger and more effective institution. This subseries consists of Cohen's records from his service in three areas: a) the Committee on Governmental Affairs, b) the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, and c) other congressional reform efforts, including campaign finance reform.
MS 106.3.3.11.1 Committee on Governmental Affairs 1979-1996 51 boxes
William S. Cohen was a member of the Committee on Governmental Affairs from 1979-1997. During this time, he served on the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management as either Chair or ranking member. While serving on the Oversight Subcommittee, he was responsible for many legislative initiatives geared towards reforming the government's procurement process and combating Federal fraud and dishonesty. Cohen introduced many of these initiatives with Senator Carl Levin from Michigan.
The bulk of the files in this subseries were created by Kim Corthell, who worked with Cohen on the Oversight Subcommittee from 1978-1996. Mary Gerwin, (counsel to the Oversight Subcommittee from 1981-1986 and minority staff director from 1987-1991), Jeffrey Minsky, Paulina Collins, and Margaret Weeks also contributed. The files are arranged into two general chronological categories and then alphabetized within each of these categories: a) 1979-1986 and b) 1987-1997. There is overlap on some of the dates in each category.
MS 106.3.3.11.1.1 Governmental Affairs 1979-1989 19 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. These files document a number of legislative initiatives introduced by Cohen which were aimed at reforming Federal purchasing practices. They are: · The Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act of 1986 (S. 2250). This act was designed to strengthen federal law prohibiting subcontractor kickbacks in government procurement. · The Civilian Agency Multiyear Contracting Act of 1984 (S. 2300). This authorized civilian procuring agencies to enter into multi-year contracts. · The Competition in Contracting Act. This act was introduced by Cohen in 1982 as S. 2127 and again in 1983 as S.338. It produced major reform in procurement practices by promoting an increase in competition in government contracting. · The Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (S. 1134). This act was introduced by Cohen to combat fraud in federal programs. · Cohen also supported the 1983 reauthorization of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, which fostered improvements in federal procurement practices.
Other files in this category deal with the constitutionality of the special prosecutor provisions of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and the 1982 amendments to this act, introduced by Cohen as S. 2059. These amendments changed the name "special prosecutor" to "independent counsel" (to remove the Watergate connotation of an investigation), and outlined the responsibilities of the Attorney General in conducting investigations. Social security disability amendments, the reauthorization of the Office of Government Ethics, and the formulation of legislation dealing with computer security and computer matching are some of the other issues documented in these files.
Records include briefing material for hearings, GAO and CRS reports on procurement practices, responses to Cohen's requests for comments on his legislation from individuals in the Federal government and in the contracting industry; Cohen's statements and speeches; copies of bills; and various reports from the Oversight Committee on pending legislation.
Folder Titles
Airport transfer, Washington, D.C., S. 1017, 1986.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, S. 2250, 1986.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, briefing memos, 1986.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, correspondence, 1986, 2 folders.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, minority staff memo to Governmental Affairs members, 1986.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, press releases, 1986.
Anti-Kickback Enforcement Act, subpoenas served, 1986.
Board of Contract Appeals Independence Enhancement Act, S. 2223, 1986.
Certificates of Competency, small business contracting, 1981.
Civil penalties for finanacial disclosure provision violations, hearing, 1986.
Civilian Agency Multiyear Contracting Bill, S. 2300, 1983-1984, 2 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, S. 338, 1981-1983, 4 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, S. 2127, 1981-1984, 3 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, 1982-1983, 6 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, 1983-1985.
Competition in Contracting Act, constitutionality, 4 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, implementation, 1984.
Competition in Contracting Act, letters and articles, 1982-1983, 3 folders.
Competition in Contracting Act, press reports, 1983-1986.
Computer crime, 1983.
Computer crime bills and memos, 1984.
Computer crime, clippings, articles, 1983, 3 folders.
Computer crime, continuing resolution, 1985, 2 folders.
Computer crime, Health and Human Services, Inspector General Report, 1983.
Computer crime, hearing preparation, 2 folders.
Computer crime, statements and Dear Colleague letters, 1984-1987.
Computer crime, surveys, 1984.
Computer matching, 1974-1982.
Computer matching, 1982.
Computer matching, 1982-1989, 4 folders.
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, S. 2756, 1986, 3 folders.
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act, S. 2756 hearing.
Computer matching correspondence, 1982-1985, 2 folders.
Computer matching inventory, 1982.
Computer security, 1983.
Congressional Reports Elimination Act, S. 992, 1985, 2 folders.
Consultants Reform Act, 1980-1981.
Contract Disputes Act, amendments, 1986.
Countervailing duty and its waiver, trade and fishery issues, 1979.
Debarment and suspension procedures, 1981.
Defense Acquisition Reorganization and Improvements Act, 1986, 4 folders.
Defense subcontractor kickbacks, 1985-1986, 6 folders.
Defense subcontractor kickbacks, correspondence, 1986.
Defense subcontractor kickbacks, memos, 1986.
Defense subcontractor kickbacks, news clippings, 1986.
Department of Education Organization Act, 1979.
Department of Labor's Enforcement of Employee Retirement Income Security Act, 1985.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, background, 1985.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, correspondence and witness letters, 1985-1986, 2 folders.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act, memos and reports, 1985-1986.
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, 1981-1986.
Fedeal Procurement Reform, 1982-1984.
Foreign Assistance Reorganization, 1979, 2 folders.
Foreign Missions Act, 1982.
Former Presidents' Benefits, 1981-1987.
General Service Administration (GSA) contracts, 1981.
Government Affairs Committee hearing: Consolidated Banking Regulations Act, 1979.
Government Affairs, miscellaneous, 1979-1989.
Government competition, 1980.
Government contracting, legislation, 1983, 4 folders.
Government contracting, letters and articles, 1982-1983.
Government Management and Year-end Procurement Control Act, 1980, 2 folders.
Government Procurment Code, 1979, 4 folders.
Grace Commission, 1985.
Grace Commission, procurement, 1984-1985, 2 folders.
Grace Commission, procurement recommendations, briefing memos, 1985.
Grace Commission, procurement recommendations, correspondence, 1985.
Grace Commission, procurement recommendations, press release, 1985.
Hamilton Jordan Private Relief Bill, S. 1475, 1985.
Hughes Aircraft Company communications to employers, 1984-1985.
Hughes Aircraft Company communications to suppliers, 1984-1985.
Hurry-up spending practices, David Stockman nomination as director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 1981.
Independent Counsel (Special Prosecutor), cases, 1976-1986, 2 folders.
Independent Counsel (Special Prosecutor), cases, 1980-1985, 2 folders.
Independent Counsel (Special Prosecutor), cases, Carter/Reagan briefing book investigation, 1983-1984.
Independent Counsel, cases, legislative history, 1980-1986.
Independent Counsel, Constitutionality, 1978-1982.
Independent Counsel, Constitutionality, cases, 1976-1981, 2 folders.
Independent Counsel, correspondence, 1981-1982, 3 folders.
Independent Counsel, Donovan case, 1981-1984.
Independent Counsel (Special Prosecutor), Ethics in Government Act, Amendments, 1982.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, 1979-1982.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, 1980-1983, 4 folders.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, background, 1981.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, Cohen testimony, 1982.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, Department of Congress, 1981.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, information, 1979-1981, 2 folders.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, information for the Record, 1981.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, hearings, newsclippings, 1981-1987.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, news releases, 1981-1982.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, reports and record, 1981.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, thank-you letters.
Independent Counsel, Ethics in Government Act, witnesses, correspondence, 1981.
Inspectors General, legislation, 1981.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Taxpayer Assistance, briefing memo, 1982.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Taxpayer Assistance, info for the Record, 1982, 3 folders.
International Application of Antitrust, 1980.
Mark-up, agenda, 1986.
Mark-up, miscellaneous, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
Meese, reimbursement filing, 1985.
Miscellaneous memos, 1981-1989, 4 folders.
National Archives legislation, 1982-1986.
National Rifle Association (NRA), Firearms Owners Protection Act, 1985.
Nuclear exports to India, 1980, 4 folders.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 1980, 2 folders.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), 1983.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), administrator nomination, 1981.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, administration proposal, 1985.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, debarment hearings, 1981, 2 folders.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, debarment final report, 1981.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy, reauthorization, 9 folders.
Office of Government Ethics, appearances, 1983-1986, 2 folders.
Office of Government Ethics, authorization extension, 1983.
Office of Government Ethics hearing, correspondence and witness letters, 1982-1983.
Office of Government Ethics hearing, memo, March 28, 1985.
Office of Government Ethics hearing, miscellaneous / back-up, 1983.
Office of Government Ethics, press release and for the Record, 1983.
Office of Government Ethics, reauthorization hearing, memo, 1983.
Office of Management and Budget, nomination of director, 1985.
Pay equity, 1984-1987.
Postal Service, Cohen memos, 1985-1986.
Postal Supervisors Arbitration Rights, 1979.
Procurement, miscellaneous, 1982-1985.
Program fraud, 1981.
Program fraud, 1982-1986, 7 folders.
Program fraud, American Bar Association, 1982-1985, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act, S. 1566, 1981-1985, 10 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act, S. 1566, contractors' concerns, 1981-1982.
Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act, S. 1566, general background, 1985, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act, S. 1566, hearing, 1985.
Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act, S. 1566, press releases and clippings, 1985-1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, 1985-1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, analysis and copies.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, beneficiary program issues, 1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, briefing memo, 1985.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, Cohen remarks, 1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, constitutionality, 1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, defense contractors' points, 1985.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, draft report, 1985, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, knowledge standard, 1985-1986, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, materials for the record, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, press releases, 1985.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, as reported, 1985-1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, staff briefing memo, 1985.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, statements and rebuttals, 1986.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, testimonial subpoena authority, 1984-1989, 2 folders.
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act, S. 1134, witness letters, correspondence, 1985-1986.
Prompt Payment Act of 1982, 1983-1987.
Prompt Payment Act of 1982, implementation problems, 1985.
Prompt Payment Amenedments, 1986-1987.
Revenue sharing, general info, 1975-1979, 2 folders.
Revenue sharing, government operations, 1976, 2 folders.
Revolving Door Post Employment Act, 1985-1986.
Revolving Door retirement policy, 1985.
Secret Service hearing, president protection, 1981.
Shippers' export declarations, confidentiality, 1979.
Social Security Administration, briefing and memos, 1982.
Social Security Administration, disability benefits hearing, correspondence.
Social Security Administration, disability benefits hearing, correspondence, thank you letters, 1982, 2 folders.
Social Security Administration, for the record, 1979, 3 folders.
Social Security Administration, hearing, press release, 1982.
Social Security Administration, reports, studies, releases, 1982-1983, 3 folders.
Social Security, Administrative Law Judges, correspondence, 1983-1985.
Social Security, Cohen/Levin Bill, 1982.
Social Security, disability, 1982-1983, 2 folders.
Social Security, disability, 1983-1984.
Social Security, disability legislation, 1982-1984, 2 folders.
Sole-sourch contracting, 1981-1982.
Soviet bloc technology, hearing, 1980.
Sunset Act, 1979-1980.
Synthetic Fuels Corporation, 1983, 2 folders.
Sythetic Fuels Corporation, memos, 1983.
Taxpayer assistance, 1981-1982.
Taxpayer assistance, 1982.
Trade, 1983-1984.
Trade, U.S.-Canadian.
MS 106.3.3.11.1.2 Governmental Affairs 1987-1997 32 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Records in this category document efforts Cohen made to improve aviation safety, reauthorize the office of independent counsel, review the process by which Federal courthouses were constructed, and streamline Federal acquisition laws. The effect of political influence on the procurement process was also examined in an investigation of government contracts with the Wedtech Corporation.
In response to reports issued by the National Transportation Safety Board suggesting that poor FAA surveillance was a contributing factor in several airplane crashes, Cohen conducted a 1995 investigation of the Federal Aviation Administration's inspection system. As a result of this investigation, he called a hearing to investigate reports of inspection lapses. Reports, questionnaires, hearing material, and other kinds of data related to this investigation and other airline safety investigations are included in this category.
In 1993, Cohen conducted a review of government contracting practices pertaining to computer-related purchases. As part of this review, he sent questionnaires to a number of Federal agencies in order to survey how they purchased computers. In October, 1994 he published the results of this survey in a report entitled Computer Chaos. In 1995, Cohen introduced S. 946, the Information Technology Management Reform Act, which implemented the findings and recommendations as reported in Computer Chaos. This Act became effective in August 1996 and it reformed the way the Federal government buys computers. It was also Cohen's last legislative victory before his retirement from the Senate. Records related to the formulation of the Information Technology Management Reform Act include questionnaires and responses, a copy of Computer Chaos, bills, memos, and other kinds of background material.
Other legislative initiatives mentioned in this category are: · The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1993 (S. 1587). This was designed to simplify the Federal procurement process. · The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1993 (S. 349). This act required that lobbying activities of "special interests" be disclosed to the public. · S. 928, which was a bill designed to improve the cost-effectiveness of Federal property management. It especially addressed the expensive process of building Federal courthouses.
The reauthorization of the Office of the Independent Counsel was a recurring issue. Files related to the 1987 Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act (S. 1293), and the 1993 Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act (S. 24), both introduced by Senators Cohen and Levin, are included here.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.11.2 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress 1991-1993 7 boxes
In 1992, Congress passed the Boren-Domenici resolution (co-sponsored by Senator Cohen) which called for the creation of a Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. Some of the factors that made 1992 a prime time for Congressional reform were the more than 100 change-oriented new members of Congress, public criticism of the institution following many scandals, and a viable third party candidate, Ross Perot, whose popular support challenged the institution.
The Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress was made up of six Republicans and six Democrats each from the Senate and the House as well as the Republican and Democratic leader of each chamber. Cohen was one of the six Senate Republicans named by Minority Leader Robert Dole to serve on the committee. The committee was charged with making a "full and complete" study of the operation and organization of Congress with a view toward strengthening its effectiveness, simplifying its operations, improving its relationships with and oversight of other branches of government, and improving the orderly consideration of legislation. Some of the issues the committee examined were the committee structure, staff and scheduling, ethics rules, and the budget process. The committee was in session from November 1992 until December 1993, at which time a final report was issued. The Legislative Reorganization Act of 1994 was introduced in February as a result of the committee's deliberations.
Records in this category were created by David Wilby, who worked with Senator Cohen from 1991-1997 on this committee and on a number of other issues, such as the environment, energy, congressional reform, election law, and Indian affairs. The files in this category consist largely of hearing materials, which are arranged chronologically. They include testimonies given by individuals on several aspects of Congressional reform, hearing summaries, briefing memos, and correspondence. Background materials, which include reports prepared for this committee on topics such as the jurisdictional evolution of House and Senate Committees, committee reorganization, and budget reform, are also included.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2014. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.11.3 Congressional Reform 1979-1996 6 boxes
Records in this category deal with several aspects of congressional reform, especially campaign finance reform. Files fall into two general subdivisions, and are arranged alphabetically in each subdivision. The material in the first group (two boxes), dates from 1979-1988, and was created by Tom Heyerdahl, Bob Savitt, and Christian Zur. Subjects covered include campaign finance, ethics, franking, and the Keating Five, a term which refers to the involvement of five U.S. Senators in a scandal involving a savings and loan association. The material in the second group (the last four boxes), dates from 1989-1996, and it was created by David Wilby. Some of the subjects covered are campaign finance, ethics, salaries, perks, gifts, and term limits. Several files concerning U.S. Senator Robert Packwood, who resigned his seat in 1995 after the Select Committee on Ethics recommended his expulsion for sexual misconduct, are also in this group.
Records consist of correspondence, memos, newsclippings, and newsletters from Common Cause, a citizen's lobbying organization promoting accountable government.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.12 Housing 1978-1996 19 boxes
Files in this series reflect housing issues as they relate to Maine citizens, particularly in regard to the aged, the homeless, and Native Americans. The records are arranged into two subdivisions, based on the work of the legislative assistants who created them: a) Carol Woodcock, 1978-1983, and b) Katherine DeCoster, 1983-1996.
Access to records in the Housing sub-series is restricted. See information in sub-series level description. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.12.1 Carol Woodcock 1978-1983 7 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Carol (Hicks) Woodcock worked with Senator Cohen from 1977-1983 on housing, energy, environment, and forestry issues. Jean Streeter also contributed to some of the files in this category.
During the 1980s, the Department of Housing and Urban Development funded many housing and community development projects throughout the country. Many of the files in this series concern HUD funded projects in the state of Maine, as well as housing projects funded by the Farmers Home Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs from 1981-1983, Cohen conducted several hearings on Indian housing issues. He convened a hearing on the Indian Housing Act of 1982 (S. 2847), in order to scrutinize this legislation with reference to both Indian affairs and an emerging national policy on housing. Cohen co-sponsored the Indian Housing Act of 1983 (S. 856), which called for an Indian Housing Program. Cohen was also the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and many of the files in this series reflect his concerns about housing for the elderly, such as the Elderly Home Equity Bill, which he introduced in 1983.
Materials consist of briefing memos, reports, newsclippings, and applications for Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG), which were administered by HUD. Correspondence and reports from the Maine State Housing Authority, the National Association of Home Builders, and letters of support from Cohen to HUD concerning applications for grants are also found in this subseries.
Folder Titles
Aging Committee Hearing on Housing, 1982-83.
Auburn Housing Authority, 1978-80.
Bath Iron Works, 1982.
Biddeford Housing, 1981-82.
Brewer Housing Projects, 1982.
Brooke-Cranston Emergency Home Purchase Act, 1980.
Brunswick Congregate Housing, 1982.
Housing Budget Cuts, 1981-82.
Budget (General), 1984.
Census of Population and Housing, 1984.
Centreville Commons, Housing Project- Lewiston, 1981-82.
Concurrent Budget Resolution, 1982-83.
Congegrate Housing, 1982.
Correspondence Housing, 1981-83.
Downeast Housing Associates, Eastport Project, 1981.
Due on sale clippings, 1982.
General Economic Statements, 1982, 2 folders.
Elderly Home Equity, 1982-83.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act Amendments, 1981.
Equity Sharing- Elderly Housing, 1982.
Extension- Housing Authorization, 1983.
Farmer's Home Administration Allocation Formula, 1983, 2 folders.
Farmer's Home Administration- Manchester Housing project, 1981-82.
Farmer's Home Administration- Allagash Housing Project, 1982.
Farmer's Home Administration- Allagash Housing Project, 1982.
Farmer's Home Administration- Rental Assistance, 1983, 2 folders.
Federal Housing Administration Revitalization Act, 1981.
Federal Housing Association Guarantee Programs, 1981-82.
Financing Adjustment Factor, 1981.
Fiscal Year Budget (General Information), 1983.
Garn Proposal: Reorganize Financial Institutions, 1982.
Section 202, Heinz Bill, 1982.
Home Equity Conversion Spector Bill, 1982-83.
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and Redlining, 1980.
Housing Bail-Out Proposals, 1982.
Housing Budget Request, 1983, 2 folders.
Housing and Community Development Act, 1980.
Housing and Community Development Act, S. 1338, 1983, 3 folders.
Housing Legislation, 1979, 2 folders.
Housing Legislation- 2nd Session, 1982.
Housing Market, 1982.
Housing Organizations, 1983.
Housing Outlook, 1983.
Housing Representatives, meetings, 1977-81.
Housing and Urban Development 235 Program, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Appropriations, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development-Centreville, 1980-81.
Housing and Urban Development-Deregulation of Rents for Federally Insured Project, 1982.
Housing and Urban Development-Rental Increases, 1982.
Housing and Urban Development-New Initiatives, 1982.
Housing and Urban Development-Occupancy Rules for Section 8 of HUD Program, 1983.
Housing and Urban Development-Occupancy Rules for Section 8 of HUD Program, 1983.
Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, 1983.
Housing and Urban Development- Census: Minority Requirements, 1983.
Housing and Urban Development- Census: Mortgage Sale- Section 202, 1983.
Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Fiscal Year 1983, 1983.
Indian Housing Act, 1982, 10 folders.
Indian Housing Act, 1983.
Lugar Housing Proposal, 1982, 2 folders.
Madawaska Housing, 1981-82.
Maine State Housing Authority Bond Issue, 1982.
Mathias Mortgage Reduction Bill, 1983.
Mitchell Housing Bill (S.2277), 1982.
Mortgage Foreclose Legislation, 1983.
Mortgage Interest Deductions, 1981.
Mortgage Subsidy Bond Tax Act, 1979.
New Community Development Block Grant Reductions, 1982.
New England Non-Profit Housing Development Corporation, n.d..
National Apartment Association, 1984.
National Association of Homebuilders, 1981.
National Housing Act Amendment, 1982.
National Housing Week, 1982-83.
New Federalism, 1983.
No-cost, no-subsidy housing bill, 1982.
Older Americans' Housing Demonstration Act, 1982.
100 State Street Housing- Portland, Maine, 1981.
Park-Danforth Housing project, 1981-82.
Pejepscot Housing Inc., 1981.
Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Housing Authority., 1978-82, 4 folders.
Presidental Commission on Housing., 1981.
President's Fiscal Year Budget Housing Programs, 1983.
Presque Isle- Housing State of the Art, 1982.
Housing Proposed Budget Cuts, 1981-82, 2 folders.
Public Housing, 1981-82.
Public Housing Authorities, 1981.
Reagan's New Federalism, 1982.
Reconciliation Bill- Housing, 1981.
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, 1981.
Realtors, 1980-82.
Realtors, 1983.
Residental Mortgage Investment Act, 1982.
Riegle Bill (S. 2483), 1982.
Section 8 Housing Legislation, 1980.
Section 202 Direct Loan Program for Housing for Elderly and Handicapped- Extensions, 1982.
Senator Dodd's Multifamily Housing Development Bill, 1982.
Small Cities Community Development Program, 1981-82.
State of Maine Home Equity Development Project, 1980-83.
Tax Cut, 1981.
Housing- Tax Incentives for Saving, 1981.
Thank-You Letters, 1983-84.
Bangor Urban Development Action Grant, 1982.
City of Bath-Urban Development Action Grant, 1979-81.
Lewiston-Urban Development Action Grant- Poultry, 1982.
Munjoy Hill Housing Project,Urban Development Action Grant Application, city of Portland, Maine, July 29, 1982.
Congress Square, Urban Development Action Grant, Portland, 1980-81 .
Urban Development Action Grant, Portland, 1981 .
Urban Development Action Grant, Saco Industrial Park, 1982-83 .
Winterhaven Apartments- Augusta, 1982.
Wyandotte Industries, OSHA Inquiry, 1980-81.
MS 106.3.3.12.2 Katherine DeCoster 1983-1996 12 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Katherine DeCoster worked with Cohen from 1983-1991 on housing, energy, and environment issues. Jennifer Goldthwait, Kate Lambrew, and Paulina Collins also contributed to the files in this subseries.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the rising cost of housing prevented many Maine citizens from affording conventional home loans. As a result, housing in Maine was financed largely by federal funds. The files in this subseries contain applications for Housing Development Action Grants (HODAG) and Urban Development Action Grants (UDAG) (both administered by HUD), and requests for housing loans from the Farmers Home Administration (FmHa) (administered by the Dept. of Agriculture). There are also files related to the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), designed to offer heating assistance to qualified residents. Other files deal with mobile home standards, rental assistance for the elderly, and homeless shelters in Maine.
Significant legislative initiatives include the Rural Homelessness Assistance Act (S. 2181), co-sponsored by Senator Cohen and designed to establish a $30 million grant program to assist rural communities in providing shelter, health, and social services to the homeless. Cohen also co-sponsored the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (S. 566), intended to authorize a new corporation to support efforts for achieving more affordable housing. Records in this subseries include Cohen's correspondence with HUD on behalf of his constituents, briefing memos, reports, copies of bills, and applications.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.13 Indian Affairs Committee 1973-1983 18 boxes
The items in this subseries extend from Cohen's participation on the Select Committee on Indian Affairs Committee from 1979-1983. Topics include program appropriations, proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, economic development on reservations, the fishery, housing, and energy industries as related to Indian Affairs. The Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 (S. 2829) was sponsored by Senator Cohen, and it resolved the large claims to land that were raised by the Penobscot and Passamoquoddy tribes in the early 1970s. The Aroostook Band of Micmacs were omitted from this action until 1991, when Sen. Cohen introduced S. 374, a settlement act which rectified the omission. Further legal issues that arose during the 1990s concerning the land claims settlement act and the Passamoquoddy and Penobscot tribes are also documented in this subseries.
MS 106.3.3.13.1 General Indian Affairs 1979-1996 9 boxes
These files in this subseries are arranged alphabetically.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017 with the exception of two boxes on the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement which are open. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.13.2 Timothy Woodcock 1973-1983 9 boxes
Files in this subseries were created by Timothy Woodcock who worked with Cohen from 1979-1983, and was staff director for the Select Committee on Indian Affairs from 1981-1983. Arranged alphabetically, the bulk of the records in this subseries are related to the Maine Indian Land Claims settlement.
There are no restrictions on use of the records in this sub series; they may be accessed by consulting the Special Collections Department.
Budget, Indian Affairs, 1984.
Budget, Indian Affairs Committee, 1983.
Bureau of Indian Affairs reorganization, 1982.
Economic development, 1982.
Federal cylinder project, 1983.
Fishing industry, 1982.
General information, 1973-1977.
Housing, 1982.
Legislative calendar, 1981.
NIHB Health Reporter, 1981.
Oil production, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: index.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: correspondence, Gang of 14.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: James Russell Wiggins.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: transcripts, Justice Dept., 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Court of claims referral.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Muskie comments.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: Ehlke.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: other members with claims.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: union information.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background binder.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: court decisions, ancient bill.
Maine Indian Land Claims, background: court decisions (6 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, briefing, hearing books(6 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, chronology of Maine Indian Land Claims 1604-1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Cohen statements.
Maine Indian Land Claims, course syllabus and notes, Federal Indian Law, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Court of Claims legislation.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims (4 folders).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims, letters.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian claims, Wichita (H.R. 3377).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Indian proposal, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Litigation report, U.S. v. Maine.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memo of understanding, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memoranda and correspondence, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Memoranda on Maine negotiations, 1977-1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Miscellaneous materials, pre-1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Notes, Hastings.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Analysis of American Indian Policy, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Analysis of Laws Governing Access, 1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Daedalus - American Indians, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Energy Development in New Mexico, 1982.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Federal Indian Taxation, 1954-1977.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Land Claims Under the Nonintercourse Act, 1978.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Treaties, American Nightmare, 1976.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Indian Tribes: a Continuing Quest for Survival, 1981.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Management of Fuel and Nonfuel Minerals, 1979.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Nations, 1:1(July 1981) to 1:3 (Oct 1981).
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, Oversight of Health and Evironmental Decisionmaking, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Related publications, What Indian Water Means to the West, 1982.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Statute of limitations.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse Acts 1790-1873.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse cases.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse legislation to settle claims, Nonintercourse Act, 1980.
Maine Indian Land Claims, Trade and Intercourse notebook, Federal Bar Association conference, 1980.
MS 106.3.3.14 Iran-contra Committee 1984-1992 13 boxes
The Iran-contra affair refers to certain related events that began in early 1985 when Robert McFarlane, head of the National Security Council (NSC), became involved in the sale of arms to Iran. He believed that such a sale would secure the release of Americans who were being held captive in Lebanon by Iranian terrorist groups. A portion of the money that Iran paid for the arms was diverted by the NSC to the Contras, rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government. The sale of weapons to Iran directly contradicted the U.S. government's forcefully stated policy to refuse to bargain with terrorists or sell arms to Iran, while the diversion of funds to Nicaragua, handled by NSC staff member Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, directly violated the Boland Amendment, a law passed in 1984 that banned U.S. military aid to the Contras. These illegal activities came to light in November 1986 and immediately caused a public uproar.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (of which Cohen was the ranking member) was one of several standing committees conducting preliminary investigations and issuing reports on these events. In January 1987, Congress established two new Select Committees charged with undertaking a comprehensive investigation of the Iran-contra affair. These were the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, and the House Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. Cohen was one of eleven Senators appointed to the Senate Select Committee. The Senate and House Select Committees conducted a joint investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair and held joint public hearings, which extended from May 5 to August 3, 1987. During this time, the Committees heard testimony from 32 witnesses. Cohen was involved with questioning a number of these witnesses.
The records in this subseries consist of Cohen's files related to this investigation. The first five boxes are arranged according to the last names of the witnesses in these hearings, as well as others involved in the investigation. The witness files consist of short biographies, summaries of interviews, memos, statements given to the press, excerpts from previous testimonies given before other committees, and possible questions to be used in the hearings (many of which were suggested by L. Britt Snider, Cohen's staff liaison to the Iran-contra committee.) The published transcripts of these joint hearings and the final report of the committees are also included. Cohen, together with Senator George Mitchell, wrote a book about his experience on this committee: Men of Zeal (Viking Penguin Inc., 1988). Some of Cohen's book material and committee papers are intermingled both in this subseries, and in his book material in the Private Papers series.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2013. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.15 Judiciary Committee 1979-1996 19 boxes
William Cohen was a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1993-1995, and served on its subcommittees on Juvenile Justice and Courts & Administrative Practice. Records in this subseries reflect not only his work on the Judiciary Committee, but his involvement with other issues related to the Federal judicial process as well. The bulk of the files in this group were created by Kim Corthell, who also worked with Cohen on the Committee on Governmental Affairs. Other staff members who contributed to the files in this group are James Dykstra, David Schanzer, Patricia Bassey, Tracey Carnes, Marshall Kofler, and Steven Higgins.
Files are arranged alphabetically. Subjects under the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee which are represented here include anti-trust issues, bankruptcy, court secrecy, qui tam suits (suits initiated by private citizens), civil rights, class action lawsuits, crime, drugs, immigration reform, the North American Free Trade Agreement, religious expression in schools, stalking, terrorism, gun control, and violence (as related to gangs, video games, song lyrics, and against women). The Judiciary Committee also conducts confirmation hearings for Presidential nominations for Supreme Court justices, court of appeals judges, and district court judges, and material related to several confirmation hearings may be found here.
Significant legislation represented in these files includes · A bill sponsored by Cohen in 1992 designed to protect victims of stalking (S. 2922). This legislation became law in the 1993 Commerce, Judiciary, State and Justice Appropriations bill. · The Violence Against Women Acts of 1991 (S. 15) and 1993 (S. 11). Both co-sponsored by Senator Cohen, these bills were designed to combat violent crimes against women on the streets and in the homes. · The Protecting Class Action Plaintiffs Act of 1995 (S. 1501). This was a bill introduced by Cohen to address the growing trend of settlements in class action lawsuits that promote the interests of the plaintiffs' attorneys to a greater extent than the plaintiffs themselves. · The Judiciary Committee also debated aspects of legislation on immigration reform (S. 269, the Immigration Control Act of 1995) and court secrecy (S. 1404, 1994).
Records consist of hearing material (briefing memos to Cohen from his aides, questions Cohen asked witnesses, and statements of Cohen and witnesses), reports on a variety of subjects from Congressional Research Service and other sources, and Cohen's correspondence with colleagues, constituents, and the Department of Justice. There is also a small group of files on women's issues, not all of which were handled by the Judiciary Committee.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.16 Labor 1986-1995 7 boxes
A number of labor-related issues are documented in this series, and they include unemployment (particularly in Maine), extension of unemployment benefits, striker replacement, and attempts to amend and repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. Kelly Metcalf created most of these files, with some contributions from Paulina Collins.
Files are arranged alphabetically. Significant legislation represented here includes: · The 1993 Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension (EUC) (S. 382), designed to extend unemployment benefits by 20 to 26 weeks. H.R. 920 was passed in lieu of this bill, providing for this extension. · The Striker Replacement bill (S. 55), also introduced in 1993, aimed at prohibiting employers from hiring permanent replacements for striking workers. · The Family and Medical Leave Act, enacted into law in August, 1993, entitled employees to take a certain amount of unpaid time off from their jobs for family and medical reasons. · An unsuccessful attempt to repeal the Davis-Bacon Act was made in 1995 (S. 141). The Davis-Bacon Act, created in the 1930s, requires contractors on federally funded projects over $2,000 to pay locally prevailing wages to workers. · Material related to the controversial nomination of William Gould to the National Labor Relations Board in 1994 may also be found here.
Records consist of memos from Kelly Metcalf and other assistants on a number of labor-related issues, "Dear Colleague" letters, and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Labor, labor organizations, and Maine constituents. Labor-related memos may also be found in the Education subseries.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted until 2016. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.17 Project Files 1973-1995 29 boxes
In addition to assisting Senator Cohen with the formulation of legislation, a number of Cohen staff members were also involved with studies of various legislative, political, economic, or foreign policy issues. These studies were referred to as projects. As projects sometimes lead to legislative action, the distinction between project and legislative work is not always clear. Also, in addition to studies of issues, project files may also include requests from cities, towns, or states for information and assistance in obtaining federal funds or grants. Several case files, which consist of requests from constituents for personal assistance in dealing with federal agencies, are also found in this category. The cases included here are those that have significance beyond the personal circumstances of the individuals involved.
Tom Daffron was Cohen's chief administrative assistant from 1979-1989. In 1979, he organized a Maine Projects Room in Cohen's Washington, D.C. headquarters where a group of staff members familiar with Maine issues worked on projects. The Maine Projects Room lasted about 1 1/2 years. This subseries is comprised of project files created by the group who worked in the Maine Projects Room, as well as by others who worked on later projects. Dale Gerry, Thomas Heyerdahl, Carol Hicks, Kate Lambrew, Sally Lounsbury, Robert Umphrey, and Timothy Woodcock are the creators of the files. The files themselves consist of correspondence between Cohen and various Federal agencies and Maine constituents, Cohen's statements before Senate committees, copies of bills, press releases, newsclippings, reports, and correspondence with attorneys. Each group of files is arranged alphabetically. Project files may also be found in the Housing subseries, and in the Constituent Service series.
Access to some of the records in this sub series is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.3.17.1 Dale Gerry 1976-1986 10 boxes
The bulk of these records deal with defense-related issues pertaining to Maine. Files on the Loring Air Force base, Maine Maritime Academy, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Brunswick Naval Air Station, and Bath Iron Works may be found here, and they outline specific issues and problems, such as the presence of asbestos at Loring and radiation at Portsmouth.
Folder Titles
Active Reserve, Force Mix Report, 1984.
Air New England, termination of service, 1981-1984.
Airport certification, Maine Department of Transportation, six small municipal airports, 1983.
Analysis of the Effects of Varying Male and Female Force Levels, Annex One, March, 1985.
Analysis of the Effects of Varying Male and Female Force Levels, Annex Two, March, 1985.
Analysis of the Effects of Varying Male and Female Force Levels, Annex Three, March, 1985.
Analysis of the Effects of Varying Male and Female Force Levels, Annex Four, March, 1985.
Analysis of the Effects of Varying Male and Female Force Levels, Appendices, March, 1985.
Bangor Housing Authority, Air Force, 1985.
Bar Harbor Airlines, slot allocation , landing fees, 1982-1985.
Bath Iron Works, 1976-1985, 3 folders.
Bath Iron Works, clippings, 1984-1985.
Bath Iron Works, Portland, Bath berthing, 1983-1985.
Bath Iron Works, Portland expansion, 1982-1984.
Beauregard, Mark R., Lt. Air Force, 1984.
Beirut Hostage Crisis, 1985.
Boggs Shipping Act, 1983.
Brunswick Naval Air Station Clear Zone, 1977-1981.
Brunswick Naval Air Station Clear Zone, commercial properties, 1981.
Burns, Deborah-Rachel Carson Wildlife Center, 1981.
Canadian bonded labor, 1977-1980.
Cape Porpoise Pier, Kennebunkport, Maine, 1980-1981.
Casco Bay Transit Service, 1981-1983.
Chapman, Douglas, lawyer to Joseph LaFrance, Navy, 1985.
Coast Guard Cutter DUANE, 1985.
Cookies to Beirut, 1983.
Cornwall Industries, Inc., wood products, South Paris, Maine, 1981.
Corvus Systems Case, Air Force, high frequency antenna, 1983, 5 folders.
Costs of the National Service Act (H.R. 2206), a Technical Analysis, 1980.
Data General, United States Coast Guard, 1981.
Defense projects in Maine, 1979-1982, 2 folders.
Delta Steamship, termination of government subsidy, 1984.
Department of Defense, program to ship service vehicles at government expense, 1983-1984.
DiMillo's Restaurant, Army Corps, 1980-1984.
Dow Pines, Air Force, 1981.
Eastport, tranfer of facilities, 1983-1984.
Eaton W. Tarbell and Associates, 1981-1985.
Exempting piggyback trailers from the Federal Excise Tax, 1983.
Fiber Materials, Inc., Maine, 1980-1983, 3 folders.
Frigates, 1976-1983, 3 folders.
Fuhrmann, F.Y. 87 Auth., 1986.
Gas Tax File, 1983-1984.
Gas Tax File, 1984.
Gax Tax File, against Gas Tax, 1982.
Gas Tax File, amendments, 1982.
Gas Tax File, mass transit, 1982.
Gas Tax File, press clippings, info, articles, 1982-1983.
Gas Tax File, pro Gas Tax.
Gas Tax File, summary, 1982.
Heavy truck tax, 1982-1984, 2 folders.
Hydrosources and Associates, James Michaud, 1983, 2 folders.
Keyes Fiber #2, meeting with Gerald Carmen, GSA, 1981-1983.
Keyes Fiber, #3, 1981-1983.
Keyes Fiber, #4, 1981, 2 folders.
Klein Trauma Unit, 1975-1981.
Klein Trauma Unit, 1982.
Lewiston Auburn Air Show, 1983.
Loring Air Force Base, 1980-1982.
Loring Air Force Base, asbestos, 1983, 4 folders.
Loring Air Force Base, asbestos, 1983-1988, 3 folders.
Loring Air Force Base, correspondence and general information, 1979-1981, 8 folders.
Loring Air Force Base: Keep Loring Committee, correspondence, 1980-1982.
Loring Air Force Base, salary and economic impact statement, October, 1980.
Loring operation and management, 1980-1981.
Maine Maritime Academy, Madeira incident, 1986.
Maine Maritime Academy, 98th Congress, 1983-1984, 3 folders.
Maine Maritime Academy, 98th Congress, 2nd session, 1984, 2 folders.
Manpower files, women in the military, 1985, 2 folders.
Maremont Corporation, Saco, 1979-1985.
Marines: Lebanon and Grenada, 1983.
Merrill Industries, Inc., Army Corps, 1981-1983.
Mexico, transfer of gold disks, 1980-1983.
Mikulec Industries, April, 1985.
Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1981.
Minesweepers, Navy, Portland, Maine, 1981.
Navy Communications Unit, Cutler, 1979-1983.
Penobscot River, rafters vs. Great Northern, 1980.
Portland Celebration 350, 1981-1982.
Portland City Terminal Facility, 1983-1986.
Portland Valve Company, Navy, 1981-1983.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, 1980-1984.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, asbestos hearing, 1983.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, prison asbestos, Dick Johnson, 1984.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, radiation files, 1980-1986, 2 folders.
Portsmouth, U.S.S. Albacore, 1984-1985.
Poulin, Paul J., SSGT, 1984-1986.
Pratt and Whitney, Maine, 1979-1985, 3 folders.
Procurement Assistance Center, proposal, Maine, 1985.
Raytheon's Maine subcontractors, 1979-1980.
Ridgeway Electronics, Inc., Augusta, Maine, 1983-1984, 2 folders.
Searsport, Military Sealift Command, tankers versus barges, 1982.
Shipping Act of 1984, 1982-1984, 3 folders.
Soviet attack on Korean jetliner, September, 1983.
Stinson, Ralph P., Army, 1982.
Transportation, ICC/USDA, contract to haul, 1981-1982.
U.S.S. Ranger, 1983-1984.
Volunteer Army and the draft, newsclippings, statements, etc., 1981-1985, 4 folders.
Vulcan Engineering Company, Navy, 1985.
Watt, Thomas-recreational boating, 1983.
Wright-Pierce, architects, 1981.
White House, painting, 1980-1982.
MS 106.3.3.17.2 Thomas Heyerdahl 1979-1980 1 box
These files concern energy related projects in Maine, such as the Big A Hydro project, the New England Ethanol project, and the establishment of the Pittston Oil Refinery in Eastport.
Folder Titles
Allen, Russell, 1978-1980.
Big A Hydro Project, 1985-1986, 2 folders.
Energy projects, miscellaneous, 1981-1987.
MacArthur, Charles, 1981-1984.
New England Ethanol Project (NEEP), 1984-1986, 2 folders.
Pittson Oil Refinery, Eastport, 1973-1985, 2 folders.
Pittson Oil Refinery, Eastport, 1980-1981.
Ward, Bob, 1980-1981.
Wood Stove Tax Credit, 1979-1982.
MS 106.3.3.17.3 Carol (Hicks) Woodcock 1979-1980 6 boxes
Issues important to Maine, such as the spruce budworm epidemic, the poultry industry, petroleum reserves, the State Energy Assistance Plan, and housing projects are documented in this subseries. Files concerning the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Department of Transportation are also included.
Folder Titles
Agriculture Department, Food Stamps for Indians, 1979.
Agriculture Department, Fort Halifax, 1979.
Agriculture Department, Lippman Brothers, 1979.
Agriculture Department, Maplewood, 1979.
Agriculture Department, poultry industry, 1980.
Agriculture Department, root knot nematode in potatoes, 1977-1979.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, 1975-1978.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, 1978-1979.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, 1979-1980, 4 folders.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, correspondence, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, environmental impact statement (amended), 1979.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, environmental impact statement (final), 1979.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, five year management program, 1980.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, general information, 1979-1980.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, information portfolio, 1980.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, opposition to budworm spraying, 1979-1980.
Agriculture Department, Spruce Budworm Project, spraying controversies.
Civil Aeronautics Board on Delta Airlines, 1979-1980.
Civil Aeronautics Board, Gatwick-Logan, 1979.
Civil Aeronautics Board, umbrella radar, 1979.
Community Services Administration, crisis intervention, 1979.
Community Services Administration, Personal Energy Program, Joyce Harmon, 1979.
Community Services Administration, Winter Emergency Assistance Program (WEAP), 1978-1979.
Community Services Administration, York County Community Action Corporation response to annual grantee assessment, 1979.
Energy Department, Aging Committee hearing, 1979.
Energy Department, energy assistance, pricing policies, elderly, disabled, 1979.
Energy Department, Iranian Oil Cutoff, 1979.
Energy Department, SSI Energy Assistance Payments, 1979-1980.
Energy Department, State Energy Assistance Plan, 1979.
Energy Department, strategic petroleum reserves in Maine, July, 1977.
Environmental Protection Agency, New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), 1979.
Farmers Home Administration (FMHA) housing cuts, 1979-1980.
Farmers Home Administration (FMHA) housing programs, 1979-1980.
Farmers Home Administration, Maine Housing Rehabilitation Project, Phase II final report, 1978-1979.
Federal Aviation Administration, DC-10s, 1979.
Federal Aviation Administration, written test examiner, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Action Grant, Biddeford, Bangor, 1979.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Capehart housing, Charleston Air Force Base, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, fair market rents, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Fair View Acres, 1979.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Lewiston, 1978.
Housing and Urban Development Department, loans, HUD 235 program.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Lockwood Apartments, Waterville, Maine, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Madawaska, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, modernization funds, 1979.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Old Town, 1979-1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Portland, 1979-1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, press releases, 1978-1979.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Section 8, observations.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Sinclair, 1980.
Housing and Urban Development Department, Tall Pines, 1979-1980.
Transportation Department, poultry, 2 folders.
Trip to Maine, 1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), Biddeford, Maine, 1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), correspondence, memos, news clippings, 1978-1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), funds, Fort Kent, Maine, 1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), general information, 1978-1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), Portland, Maine, 1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), rehabilitation project, 1979.
Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG), South Portland, Maine, 1979.
MS 106.3.3.17.4 Kate Lambrew 1976-1995 2 boxes
Kate Lambrew worked with Cohen from 1995-1996. These records are concerned solely with a group of Maine residents known as the Round Pond Landowners, and their proposal to have their property deleted from the Acadia National Park boundary established by Public Law 99-420.
MS 106.3.3.17.5 Sally Lounsbury 1973-1995 6 boxes
Files in this category deal with labor issues such as problems with apple growers and foreign labor, the logging industry, and the rights of home workers. In 1981, President Reagan proposed the closure or transfer to local control of the U.S. Public Health Services hospitals and clinics. Martin's Point Clinic in Portland, Maine was transferred, and files concerning this clinic are found here. Files on Nasson College, train service in Maine, and Social Security issues are also included.
MS 106.3.3.17.6 Robert Umphrey 1973-1979 3 boxes
The closing of the Loring Air Force Base in Presque Isle, Maine is the focus of the records in this category, which consist of correspondence, studies of the closing's impact on the economy and environment, and general information. A 1978 letter from President Jimmy Carter to Senator Cohen concerning military base realignments is also in these files.
Folder Titles
Analysis of the draft Environmental Impact Statement for Loring, 1977.
Answers to questions and comments concerning the draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1976.
Candidate basing actions, reduction of Loring Air Force Base, 1977.
Cohen, Bill, number one strategic air command base, 1978.
Description of proposed action and alternatives affecting Loring.
Economic impact of reductions at Loring Air Force Base, net costs in federal funds, 1977.
Economic and social costs, Loring Air Force Base impact study, May, 1976.
Economic and social costs, Loring Air Force Base impact study, final report, August, 1976.
Environmental impact analysis of proposed realignment of forces, August, 1976.
Environmental impact statement, draft, September, 1976.
Environmental impact statement, draft, revised, 1977.
Environmental impact statement, final, appendix B, 1976, 2 folders.
Environmental impact statement, final, 1977.
Environmental impact statement, final, appendix A, 1977, 2 folders.
Environmental narrative, economic situation, northern Maine, 1974-1975.
General information, Loring Air Force Base, 1975-1978, 19 folders.
Hearings on Loring, May, 1976.
Martindale, Ward W., advantages, disadvantages of closing Kincheloe compared with Blytheville, 1976.
Operational and resources evaluation, Base realignment proposal, February, 1977.
Report: Government, Transportation, Civilian Community Utilities and Land Use, 1976.
Report: Institutional Characteristics, Transportation, Community Utilities, Land Use, 1976.
Report of the President's Economic Adjustment Committee, April 17, 1973.
Resources evaluation base realignment proposal, Loring, August, 1976.
Save Loring information, 1977.
Section 612 of Public Law 94-431 to Loring Air Force Base, 1976-1977.
Socioeconomic assessment of potential impacts, May, 1976.
Socioeconomic assessment of potential impacts, January, 1977.
Summary of completed military base economic adjustment projects, 1961-1977.
MS 106.3.3.17.7 Timothy Woodcock 1979 1 box
Export controls on cattle hides, World Trade services, and several individual cases are the topics covered in these files.
Folder Titles
Export controls on cattle hides, 1979, 3 folders.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), American Stabilis, 1979.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), double taxation on retirement income, 1979.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Renard A. Koehnemann case, 1979.
Nicaraguan economy, 1979.
Ohio's corporation laws, 1979.
Winkin, John, sports clinics for training the mainland Chinese in American sports, 1979.
World trade services, 1979.
MS 106.3.3.18 Trade 1977-1996 25 boxes
Records in this subseries deal with trade issues particularly as they relate to the Maine footwear, wool, potato, and fishing industries. General small business issues are also documented in this category, as are issues concerning the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the U.S. Canada Free-Trade Agreement, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The files are organized into two subdivisions, based on the work of the legislative assistants who created them: a) Robert Umphrey and Robert Porter, 1977-1989, and b) Eben Adams and John Veroneau, 1988-1996.
MS 106.3.3.18.1 Robert Umphrey and Robert Porter 1977-1989 15 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Robert Umphrey worked with Cohen from 1979-1984 on agriculture, forestry, trade, and fisheries issues. These subject areas were turned over to Robert Porter in 1984, who handled them until 1989.
Records in this group reflect some of the struggles Maine industries have had in competing with subsidized imported goods from Canada and other countries.
In November 1981, Cohen chaired a hearing conducted by the Senate Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee on the impact of U.S.-Canadian trade policies on small American businesses located in border states. Witnesses representing the potato, fishing, wood products, and maple syrup producers presented testimony to this subcommittee, and records related to this hearing are included here.
The footwear industry has long been important in Maine, and records related to a 1984-1985 U.S. International Trade Commission investigation of difficulties experienced by this industry are also present in this category.
For many years, Maine was the leading manufacturer of clothespins in the nation, and problems presented by imported clothespins to this Maine industry are documented here.
Significant legislative initiatives mentioned in these papers are:
The Small Business and Agricultural Trade Remedies Act of 1983 (S. 50). This bill was introduced by Senator Cohen to provide improved access to trade remedies, particularly for small businesses.
The American Footwear Act of 1984 (S. 2731). This bill was introduced by Cohen to impose a global quota on non-rubber footwear imports into the United States.
The Omnibus Trade Act of 1987 (S. 490). Co-sponsored by Cohen, this bill was intended to authorize negotiations of reciprocal trade agreements and to strengthen United States trade laws.
Records include hearing briefs, Cohen's statements, briefing memos, and correspondence from organizations representing the footwear, wool, potato, and other industries.
Folder Titles
Acorn, Inc., Lewiston, Maine, 1982.
Agricultural trade, 1981-1982.
American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), 1984-1985.
Anti-dumping laws, administration views, 1987.
Anti-dumping laws, foreign views, 1987.
Atkins, Small Business Administration, 1984.
Automobile imports, 1980.
Bates Fabric, 1981.
Bi-lateral relations with Japan, 1982-1984.
Bi-lateral trade with Canada, fishing, 1986.
Bills, 97th Congress, 1981-1982.
Bills, miscellaneous trade, H.R. 3398, 1984.
Canada trade hearing, general background, 1978-1982, 4 folders.
Canada trade hearings, border broadcasting dispute, 1981.
Canada free trade, agriculture, 1988-1989.
Canada free trade, miscellaneous and news clippings, 1984-1985.
Canadian trade, briefing book, 1981-1982.
Canadian trade hearing, memos, statements, 1981, 4 folders.
Canadian trade, lumber, 1984.
Canadian trade relations: trip to Maine, January, 1982.
Caribbean Basin Initiative, 1981-1983, 2 folders.
Clothespins, 1977-1979, 2 folders.
Clothespins, 1979-1982.
Clothespins, correspondence, 1978.
Clothespins, quota, 1978-1979, 2 folders.
Cohen amendments, 1983-1984.
Competitiveness and trade, hearing, March 25, 1987.
Competitiveness and trade, hearing, March 31, 1987.
Cornwall Industries and Economic Development Administration (EDA), 1984.
Cornwall Industries and International Trade Administration, 1982.
Co-sponsor letters, 1986.
Co-sponsorship, 98th Congress, 1984.
Domestic content, 1984.
Domestic content for autos, 1982-1984, 2 folders.
Duchess Footware Corporation, South Berwick, Maine, 1981-1982.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) re-authorization, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Economic Development Administration (EDA), cuts in program, 1981-1982, 2 folders.
Economic Development Administration (EDA) loan, Searsport, 1981.
Export administration, renewal, 1983, 4 folders.
Export of hazardous substances, 1981.
Export promotion, 1981-1982.
Far East trade briefings, August, 1985.
Farm Bill, 1985, 2 folders.
Farmers Home Administration loan request, L and S Sales, 1983.
Farmers Housing Administration, 1985-1986.
Footwear, 1984, 4 folders.
Footwear: American Footwear Industry Recovery Act (non-rubber), 1985.
Footwear 201, background, caucus, 1982-1984.
Footwear caucus, 1984-1985.
Footwear caucus, news clippings and articles, 1983-1984.
Footwear caucus, opposition, 1984.
Footwear caucus, support, 1982.
Footwear, Cohen floor statements, 1984-1985.
Footwear, Cohen statements, 1984.
Footwear, Cohen testimony before finance committee, 1984, 2 folders.
Footwear facts, records, 1985.
Footwear, hide prices, 1979, 2 folders.
Footwear, imported leather uppers dispute, 1982-1984, 3 folders.
Footwear, footwear imports, finance committee hearing, 1984.
Footwear Industries of America (FIA), facts, background, 1984-1985.
Footwear industry, 1979-1982.
Footwear, International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing briefs, 1985, 2 folders.
Footwear, International Trade Commission (ITC) post-hearing briefs, 1984-1985.
Footwear, International Trade Commission (ITC) section 201 amendment HP 3398.
Footwear, International Trade Commission (ITC) section 201 escape clause, 1984-1985, 2 folders.
Footwear, Koss Shoe Company, Honduras, 1982.
Footwear, letters, 1985.
Footwear, meeting with Vice President Bush, 1985.
Footwear, mill closures, 1984.
Footwear, news clippings, 1984-1985, 2 folders.
Footwear, Nike, 1979-1980.
Footwear, Nike, trade restrictions, 1983-195, 2 folders.
Footwear, non-rubber footware studies, 1984.
Footwear, Odlo cross-country ski wear, 1983.
Footwear Petition, section 301 Trade Act, 1982-1983.
Footwear, post ITC decision, 1984.
Footwear Reform Bill, S. 2845, 1984.
Footwear restrictions, opposition briefs, 1985, 6 folders.
Footwear study, General Accounting Office, 1986.
Footwear, Tanner's Council, general, 1980-1985, 3 folders.
Footwear, Textile-footwear briefing book, 1985.
Footwear, textile legislation, 1985.
Footwear, textiles, 1989.
Footwear, trade, 1977-1979, 2 folders.
Footwear, trade legislation, imports, 1984.
Forestry, Canadian imports, 1983-1984, 2 folders.
Fort Fairfield, Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., 1983.
General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Ministerial, 1982.
Generalized system of preferences, 1982-1984.
Gibbons Trade Reform Bill, 1983-1984.
Government procurement, 1983.
Hearings, Trade Subcommittee, July 1985, 2 folders.
Hillcrest Foods, Inc., Lewiston, Maine, 1979-1981.
Imported steam, September-November, 1982.
Industrial innovation, 1979.
International monetary exchange rate, 1984.
International monetary fund, 1982-1983.
International Monetary Fund, Argentina loan, 1984.
International Trade Commission (ITC) Amendment, Agricultural Producer, 1984.
International Trade Commission (ITC) legislation, 1984.
Israel and U.S. free trade, 1983-1984.
Japan: economic friction, 1985-1986.
Japan: free trade and surplus, April 1986.
Japan: Toyota Motor Corporation, April 1986.
Japenese trade information pack, 1982-1984.
Loan liquidations, 1982.
Maine trade, briefing book, January, 1982.
Machine Tool Builders' petition, 1983.
McCain Foods, Inc., purchase, international trade, 1982-1984.
Meat and poultry inspection, hearing, May, 1987.
Mitchell-International Joint Economic Council (IJEC) proposal, 1984.
Multifiber Agreement (renewal in 1981), world textile trade, 1983.
Multilaterial trade negotiations, background, 1979.
New England Council trade speech, March 11, 1987.
Norrwock Shoes, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Maine, 1981.
Omnibus Trade Act, corporation and trade association views, 1987, 2 folders.
Omnibus Trade Bill, amendments, 1987.
Portland Fish Pier, 1980-1983, 2 folders.
Potato Council case, International Trade Commission (ITC) determination, 1983.
Potatoes: Department of Agriculture, Economic Development Administration, 1981-1983.
Potato reports, 1982-1983.
Press releases on trade, 1982-1983.
Reciprocal Trade and Investment Act, 1983.
Regulations, country of origin, 1984-1985.
Rockland Fish Pier, 1983-1984.
Small business, 1980.
Small business, 1984-1986, 2 folders.
Small Business Administration, 1985.
Small Business Committee hearing: plutonium, F.B.I., Silkwood case, 1976.
Small business, general information and troubles, 1978-1980, 3 folders.
Small business, material injury standards and special provisions, 1984.
Small business, technical corrections amendments, 1984.
Small business trade assistance, 1982-1983.
Small business, trade, background, 1981-1984, 2 folders.
Small Business Trade Bill, 1982-1984.
Small business, trade, briefing, 1984.
Small Business Trade Remedies Act, 1982-1983.
Small Business Trade Remedies Act, finance hearings, 1983-1984, 2 folders.
Small business conference, White House, 1979-1980, 2 folders.
Specialty steel and trade, 1984.
Steel subsidies, 1984, 3 folders.
Strategic trade office, 1982.
Tariff measures, H.R. 3398, 1984.
Tariffs and trade, general agreements, 1981-1982.
Tariffs Bill, legislation and sections, 1984.
Textile and Apparel Trade Enforcement Act, 1985.
Textile, Apparel and Footwear Trade Act, 1988.
Textile industry, 1875-1979, 2 folders.
Textile Quota Bill, 1985-1986, 2 folders.
Textiles, Fiber and Wool Identification Act, 1984.
Textiles, general, 1981-1984.
Textiles, Northern Textile Association Dinner, 1983.
Textiles, Northern Textile Association, woolen imports, rope.
Tomato War, 1979.
Trade Act of 1974, Amendements to section 201, 1984.
Trade Act of 1974, background, 1982.
Trade adjustment assistance, 1979-1980.
Trade Bill, 1985-1986.
Trade Bills, summaries, news clippings, reports, 1987.
Trade: free trade zones, 1984.
Trade issues, articles, 1981-1987.
Trade issues, articles and reports, 1986, 2 folders.
Trade Department, Strauss hearing, 1983.
Trade Law Reform Act, 1983.
Trade policy, issues, information pack, 1982-1984, 2 folders.
Trade reciprocity, 1982-1984, 2 folders.
Trade reciprocity legislation, 1982-1983.
Trade Reorganization Act, S. 121, reported by Government Affairs Committee, 1983, 2 folders.
Trade Reorganization Act, mark-up, 1983.
Trade, textiles, 1984.
United States Customs Service, 1982-1984.
United States Department of Agriculture, information, 1983.
University of Maine, New Enterprise Institute, 1983.
Ware Knitters, Inc., stitching facility, 1982.
Wine Equity Act, 1983-1984.
Wool Committee Meeting (ATMI), 1984.
Wool industry, 1981-1984, 2 folders.
Woolens, Eastland Woolen Mill, Corinna, Maine, 1981-1985.
Woolens, trade, textiles, 1979-1981.
MS 106.3.3.18.2 John Veroneau and Eben Adams 1988-1996 11 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. John Veroneau handled trade-related issues from 1989 to January, 1994, at which time he became legislative director for the Cohen office. These issues were then turned over to Eben Adams, who worked with Senator Cohen from 1992-1996.
Some of the issues documented in this category are:
The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). GATT provides an agreed upon set of rules which govern world trade. Since 1947, it has conducted seven negotiating rounds, which reduced the average tariff level worldwide. The Uruguay round, conducted in 1993, required member nations to phase out import tariffs on a wide range of items.
The U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement of 1989. This agreement was designed to resolve many outstanding bilateral trade issues, and to eliminate tariffs on goods traded within ten years of implementation.
The North American Free Trade Agreement of 1993 (NAFTA). The purpose of this agreement was to allow goods and services to be exchanged unimpeded by tariff and non-tariff barriers. It was not supported by Senator Cohen, primarily because it was built on the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement which he felt was being openly violated, especially by a New Brunswick sales tax that was being collected at the Maine border, and Canada's continued practice of subsidizing its industries that compete with Maine industries.
The "Made in USA" policy of the Federal Trade Commission. Senator Cohen felt that, due to changes in the global market, "Made in USA" claims should not be limited to companies whose goods are virtually 100 percent American-made.
Issues related to the import of wool coats into the USA from Eastern Europe. These imports threatened Maine companies such as the Carleton, Cascade, and Eastland Woolen mills.
Anti-dumping issues. This term relates to problems created when foreign companies sell their goods in the United States at prices below the market price, or even below the cost of production.
The Textile, Apparel, and Footwear Trade Act of 1990 (S. 2411). This bill was co-sponsored by Senator Cohen and designed to provide for orderly imports of textiles, apparel, and footwear.
The Department of International Trade and Industry Act of 1987 (S. 330), sponsored by Senators Roth and Cohen. This act was introduced to create a Department of Trade that would combine the U.S. Trade Representative with trade-related functions of the Department of Commerce.
Records include reports, correspondence from Maine organizations and industries, briefing memos, Cohen's statements, and fact sheets on trade issues distributed by the White House press secretary and members of the U.S. Senate.
Access to records in this sub series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.3.4 Press Relations/Media Activity Records 1973-1996 113 boxes
Cohen's press secretaries and their assistants communicated with Cohen's constituents through newsletters, press releases, weekly columns, specialized mailings, and radio and television broadcasts. Cohen was featured on a weekly radio program for several years, and from 1989-1991 he and Senator George Mitchell had their own monthly television program entitled Washington Perspective. This program provided a timely way for the Senators to talk about their positions on a number of issues, and to receive feedback from their constituents. The press staff was also responsible for maintaining speech files, newspaper clippings, and information on important issues. Audiovisual materials, such as videos of Cohen's appearances on television talk shows and tapes made of his speeches were also maintained by Cohen's press staff are filed under the Audiovisual and Photographs series. The press secretaries in the Cohen Senate office were Thomas Bright (1979), Alan Brewer (1980), Bob Tyrer (1982-1986, with assistants Michele Carpentier, Mary Beth Carozza, Kim Corthell, Donna Saucier, and Debi Griffith), and Kathyrn Gest (1987-1996, with assistants John Siafsky, Douglas Jones, Laura Head, Michael Townsend, and Andy Antrobus). Records in this series are divided into five subseries: a) Administrative press files, b) Columns, releases, radio beepers, d) Issue files, e) Newspaper clippings, and f) Speeches.
MS 106.3.4.1 Administrative Files 1979-1995 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Contains memos and correspondence about Cohen's radio and television programs, samples of special mailings to different interest groups, and booklets produced for senior citizens and visitors to Washington. Congressional Record inserts, "Dear Colleague" letters, mass-mail registrations, and transcripts of six interviews Cohen did from 1987-1994 with "Meet the Press" are also included.
Folder Titles
Administrative correspondence and clippings 1989-1995 4 folders
Booklets 1980
Bright, Tom, Washington Post article as printed in the Maine Sunday Telegram 1979
Congressional Record synopsis May, 1987
Dear Colleague letters 1979-1981
Committee statements 1979
Congressional Record reprints 1977-1981
Franked mailings 1979
Mass mail registrations 1984-1987 4 folders
Mailings, Canada-U.S. fish treaty 1979
Mailings, Citizens' Hour announcements 1980
Mailings, energy letter with speech 1979
Mailings, environment 1980
Mailings, farmer letter 1979
Mailings, fisherman's letters 1979 3 folders
Mailings, fisherman's letter, U.S.-Canadian fisheries boundary agreement 1980
Mailings, foreign competition 1979
Mailings, Guide for Maine Veterans 1979
Mailings, health care industry
Mailings, Maine taxpayers (Roth Amendment) 1980
Mailings, Report to Aroostook County 1980
Mailings, Reports to Maine 1979 4 folders
Mailings, Report on Small Business 1980
Mailings, Report to Senior Citizens 1980
Mailings, Report to Veterans 1980
Mailings, Senior Citizens' Book 1980
Mailings, specialized 1979-1983
Mailings, Veterans 1979
Meet the Press appearances, six transcripts 1987-1994
Newsletter registration 1983
"Senator Bill Cohen Welcomes You to Washington," guide for visitors from Maine 1993
Senior citizens information guidebook 1993
Today Show interview transcript, Whitewater 1994
Work orders: letters, reports, announcements, etc. 1979-1981
MS 106.3.4.2 Columns, Releases, Radio 1979-1996 10 boxes
This subseries contains weekly columns, press releases, and radio beepers which are interfiled and arranged chronologically by year, and then by month. These communications were faxed or mailed to Maine newspapers, TV stations, and radio stations, and to national news outlets when the news covered was of national interest. They provide information about Cohen's legislative initiatives, his commentaries on world events, announcements of his committee hearings, and other kinds of news of interest to Maine residents. Indexes to the news items for some months are also included.
MS 106.3.4.3 Issue Files 1979-1996 27 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. This subseries consists of information files kept by Cohen's press secretaries on a variety of subjects. Some of the subjects covered are aging, the Campobello Commission, Central America, contra aid, defense, Cohen's accomplishments, blueberries, computers, the environment, violence, gun control, the independent counsel, Indian affairs, trade, and Social Security. Records include press releases, newsclippings, Cohen's floor statements, correspondence, Congressional Research Service reports, opinion/editorial pieces by Cohen which were offered to various newspapers, memos concerning Cohen's television appearances, issue briefs from various federal agencies, and news releases from various Senate committees.
Folder Titles
Academy Seminars 1988-1991
Acadia 1988-1989
Acadia 1988-1989
Acadia 1988-1989
Acadia 1988-1989
Acadian Culture Legislation 1989
Acid Rain 1981-1991
Administrative Dispute 1995
Affirmative Action 1995
Aging 1981-1989
Aging 1986-1987
Agriculture 1990-1994
Air Transportation 1987-1993
Jack Anderson 1989
Aroostook county 1988
Army Corps of Engineers 1988-1991
Asia Trips 1994
AWACS Vote 1981
Berlin Wall 1986
Balanced Budget 1992-1995
Bangor Airport 1986-1988
Baseball Anti-trust 1993-1994
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Bath Iron Works 1982-1995
Betaseron 1993
Blueberries 1984-1993
Bogus Airparts 1995
Boat Luxury Tax 1993
Bosnia 1992-1995
Boston Artery Project 1994
Brody Judgeship 1990
Brody Judgeship 1991
Brunswick Naval Air Station 1994
Breye Nomination 1994
Budget/Bipartisan Plan 1993
Federal Budget 1988
Maine Budget 1991
Reconciliation Budget 1993
Budget-Stimulus Package 1993
Byrd's History of Line-Item Veto 1993
Speckled Caribou 1987-1990
Clothespins 1982
David Cheever 1984-1985
Challenger 1986
Cable TV Town Meeting 1986
Campaign Spending 1987-1994
Campobello Commission 1986-1989
Casework by State Offices 1994
Campaign of 1990 1990
Campaign of 1990 1990
Campaign of 1990 1990
Neil Rode 1990
Neil Rode 1990
Campaign 1990 Clippings 1990
Campaign 1990 Clippings 1990
Campaign 1990 Clippings 1990
Campaign 1990 Clippings 1990
Canadian Border Issues 1994
Caribou Weather Station 1990-1994
Carleton Bridge Openings 1989
Central America 1983-1990
Central Artery 1995
Child Care 1989-1991
China 1989
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act 1993
Clinton Promises 1993
Coast Guard 1982-1989
Cohen Miscellaneous 1974-1991
Cohen Miscellaneous 1974-1991
Cohen Miscellaneous 1974-1991
Civil Fraud Bill 1985-1986
Civil Fraud Bill 1985-1986
Cohen Newsclips 1990-1992
Competition in Contracting Act 1985-1986
Competition in Contracting 1982-1991
Competition in Contracting 1982-1991
Competition in Contracting 1982-1991
Computer Marketing 1982-1990
Computer Marketing 1982-1990
Computer Marketing 1982-1990
Computer Marketing 1982-1990
Computers 1995
Computers 1995
Company Closings 1994
Concessions 1994
Congress and Presidency 1989
Congress-Term Limits 1979-1991
Congressional Reform 1993
Consumer 1992-1994
Constitutional Bicentennial 1986-1987
Contra Aid 1984-1987
Contra Aid 1984-1987
Contra Aid 1984-1987
Contra Aid 1984-1987
Contract With America 1994
Counterintelligence 1990
Counterintelligence 1990
Courts 1990
Criminal Aliens 1993
Cutler Naval Computer 1992
Tom Daffron 1994-1995
Peter Dawkins 1988
Peter Dawkins 1983
Defense Appropriations 1987-1994
Defense-Arms Control 1983-1984
Defense-Arms Control 1986-1988
Defense-USS Augusta 1985
Bangor DFAS Center 1993
Base Closings 1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1993
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
Defense 1988-1995
William Dickinson 1987
Disability 1983-1992
Disability 1983-1992
Disability 1983-1992
Disinformation 1986
District of Columbia 1992-1995
D'Oench Dhume 1995
D'Oench Dhume 1995
Drugs 1989-1991
Duck Stamp Program 1988
EDA 1994
Education 1994
Education 1986-1991
Education-Pell Grant Fund 1993
Dept. of Energy 1993-1994
Elections in Maine 1997
Energy 1991-1993
Energy 1991-1993
Energy 1991-1993
Environment 1990
Environment 1991
Environment 1987-1991
Environment 1988-1991
Environment 1988-1990
Environment 1987-1990
Environment 1987-1991
Equal Rights Amendment 1988-1989
Expedited Recession 1993
Family Violence 1994
Farmers Home Administration 1989-1991
Federal Buildings 1994-1995
FDIC Mismanagement 1993
FDIC Mismanagement 1993
Federal Property Management 1993
Federal Property Management 1993
Federal Service Commission 1990
Fiber Materials 1990
Filibusters 1994
Fishing 1981-1993
Fishing 1990-1994
Fishing 1982-1986
Fishing 1988-1990
Fishing 1989-1990
Flag burning 1986-1990
Foreign Affairs 1990
Forest Products 1991
Fort Fairfield Flooding 1994
Fort Fairfield Review 1988
France 1994
Franking Privileges 1990
Gates Nomination 1987-1991
Gay Issues n.d.
Germany 1993
G.I. Bill 1985-1987
Gignoux Courthouse 1981-1990
Government Ethics 1982-1988
Government Reform 1995
Grant Announcements 1981
Ida May Green thank you letter 1987
Ground Transportation 1989-1991
Gun Control 1989-1991
Haiti 1994
Hatch Act 1990-1993
Health 1987-1988
Health 1987-1988
Health 1987-1988
Highway Bill 1987-1991
Hill Brothers Shoes 1991-1992
Homosexual Rights 1993
Honoraria 1988-1990
Housing 1986
Housing and Urban Dev. 1994
Hurry-Up Spending 1980-1983
Illiteracy 1989-1991
Independent Counsel 1993-1994
Independent Counsel 1993-1994
Independent Counsel 1993-1994
Indian Affairs 1994
Information Technology Management Reform Act 1995
Iran Contra n.d.
Iran Contra n.d.
Iran Contra n.d.
Iran Contra n.d.
Iran Contra n.d.
Iran Contra II n.d.
Iran Contra III n.d.
Iran Contra III n.d.
Iran Contra Intelligence 1987-1991
Iran Contra Intelligence 1987-1991
Iran Contra Intelligence 1987-1991
Iran Contra Intelligence 1987-1991
Iran Contra Intelligence 1987-1991
Iran Contra, Maine 1987
Iran Contra, Maine 1987
Iran Contra news clippings 1987
Iran Contra news clippings 1987
Iran Contra, recent 1994
Iran Contra Senate Intelligence Report 1986-1987
Iran Contra Tower Report 1986-1987
Iran Contra Webster Nomination 1987
Iran-Iraq War 1987-1988
Iraqi War 1990-1991
Iraqi War 1990-1991
Iraqi War 1990-1991
Israel 1989-1991
Defections 1987
FBI and CISPES 1988
Marines 1987
Oversight Bill 1987-1988
Oversight Bill 1987-1988
Oversight Bill 1987-1988
Soviet-UN 1985-1987
Soviet-UN 1985-1987
U.S. Embassy in Moscow 1987
Yurchenko 1985
Jackson Lab 1989-1990
Job Corps 1994
Judiciary 1994
Juvenile Justice n.d.
Juvenile Justice n.d.
Rap Music 1994
Crime Bill 1994
Judiciary Committee 1994
Video Games 1994
Memos and Hearings 1994
Kuwait Work 1991
Kickbacks 1985-1986
Kennebunk Reimbursement 1989-1990
International Paper Strike 1988
General Labor 1989-1993
Letters to the Editor re: Cohen 1988-1989
Libya Chemical Plant 1989
Arthur Liman 1989
Lincoln Dam School 1983-1986
Low Income Energy Assistance 1992-1993
Plant Closing 1988
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Loring Air Force Base 1991
Lobbying Disclosure 1993
Loring Reuse 1993-1994
Lighthouses 1988-1990
Machias Seal Island 1984
Maine Background 1986-1988
Maine Budget Shortfall 1987
Maine Flooding 1987-1991
Maine Judges 1989
Henry Mert 1988
Maritime Heritage Act 1993-1994
Medical Research 1995
Miscellaneous 1993-1995
Maine Ku Klux Klan 1987
Maine Growth 1989-1991
Maine People 1990-1991
Members of Congress 1989
Minimum Wage 1989
Mount Blue Band 1988
New Zealand 1985
Northern Forest Lands 1991
Nuclear Waste High Level 1986
Nuclear Waste High Level 1986
Nuclear, Maine Yankee 1987-1991
NAFTA 1993
National Performance Review 1993
National Service 1993
NATO 1994
Northeast Dairy Compact 1994
North Korea 1994
Ted O'Meara 1990
Packwood Diaries 1993
Panama 1989
Paper Industry 1993-1994
Pease Air Force Base 1990-1991
Pork Projects 1993
Portsmouth Dredging 1989-1991
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 1986-1995
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 1986-1995
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 1986-1995
Potatoes 1990-1991
Preview of 104th Congress 1994
Provential Sales Tax 1993-1994
Persian Gulf 1981-1991
Prompt Payments 1987-1990
POW-MIA 1982-1987
Potatoes 1986-1991
Potatoes 1986-1991
Postal Service 1989
Philippine Bases 1986-1987
Philippine Bases 1986-1987
Pension Reform 1986
Presidential Election 1988
Dan Qualye n.d.
Radiation Experiments 1986
Radon 1985-1991
Railroads 1986-1990
Random to Save 1995
Reagan 1980
Recoll Management Corporation 1991-1992
Regulatory Reform 1995
Regulatory Reform 1992
Regulatory Reform 1992
Elimination Reports 1985
Republican Majority Commission 1992
Republican Moderates 1992
Republican Party 1992
Rufuseniks 1989-1990
Saco Defense 1988-1991
St. John Valley Walk 1991
Samantha Smith Foundation 1983-1986
Sears Island Cargo 1989-1993
Small Business in Maine 1994
Margaret Chase-Smith 1986-1994
Adlai Stevenson 1952-1954
Social Security 1994
Social Security 1994
Social Security 1994
Social Security Background 1994
Space Station 1994
Spies 1985-1995
Stalking Bill 1992
Stalking Bill 1992
Stalking Bill 1992
Stalking Bill 1992
Stalking Bill 1992
Anthony Stout 1992-1994
Striker Replacement 1994
Supreme Court Nomination 1989
Bush and Reagan State of the Union 1987-1991
South Africa 1986-1987
South Africa 1986-1987
Synfuels Oversight 1983-1984
Cohen Sports 1984-1992
Savings and Loan Fraud Bill 1990
Secrecy Leaks 1987-1988
Samantha Smith 1987-1991
Soviet Film Festival 1986
Trade Adjustment Assistance 1986
Trade Zone 1991
Trade Bill 1988
Trade, eggs 1986-1987
Lumber Trade 1985-1986
Protection Trade 1987
Textile Trade 1985-1988
John Tower 1989-1991
John Tower 1989-1991
Trilateral Commission 1977-1978
Cohen T.V. Guide Article 1987
Terrorism 1984-1989
Terrorism 1984-1989
Taxes 1986-1993
Tributyltin 1985-1988
Tributyltin 1985-1988
Technology Reinvestment 1994
Telecommunications 1995
Television Violence 1993
Term Limits 1994
Terrorism 1995
Clarence Thomas 1991
Canada Trade 1989
Trade Conference 1992-1994
Travel Filing 1989
U.S.-Russian Trade Center 1993
U.S.-Soviet Relations 1984-1991
Veterans 1983-1994
Veterans 1983-1987
Veterans 1985-1989
Veterans 1985-1986
Violence Against Women 1990-1992
Violence Against Women 1993-1994
Violence Against Women 1993
"The Washington Perspective" 1989-1991
"The Washington Perspective" 1989-1991
"The Washington Perspective" 1989-1991
Watergate 1994
Welfare Reform 1987-1994
Wells Beach 1989
Wetlands 1993
Weather Service Office 1983-1989
Wedtech 1987-1988
Welfare 1987
Whistle-Blowers 1986-1989
Whistle-Blowers 1993-1994
Whitewater 1994
Winter Harbor 1995
Women 1988-1993
Writers 1985-1986
WSC events and visits 1987-1989
MS 106.3.4.4 Mailings 1989-1993 8 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by topic. This series contains copies of mailings addressed to specific constituent groups, mailing lists, copies of speeches reproduced and included in mailings, and documents related to plans and strategies for direct mail campaigns.
Folder Titles
Access to Capital, mailing list 1990
Additions for mailing list 1992
Adolescent health mailing list, Maine colleges and universities 1994
Aging, consumer fraud 1992
Aging newsletter 1993
Aging newsletter (Stacy's) 1992
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), letter and rebuttal 1992
American business list, tape conversation 1992
Andrews, John 1992
Arms control 1989
Bath Iron Works 1991-1993 2 folders
Bids on government contracts 1983
Bill's newsletters 1992
Blueberries 1989
Boat tax repeal 1993
Brunswick Naval Air Station, follow-up 1993 2 folders
Brunswick Naval Shipyard, squadron announcement 1991
Bumper stickers
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages, liquor licenses 1991
Business, lumber, mailing list and topics 1991
Business, manufacturers mailing list, background, mailings 1992
Canadian tax, New Brunswick 1993
Census information on Maine 1989-1990
Citizens' Hours 1992-1992 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Alfred 1993
Citizens' Hours, Bath 1992
Citizens' Hours, Bethel 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Bingham 1992
Citizens' Hours, Boothbay Harbor 1992
Citizens' Hours, Brunswick 1992
Citizens' Hours, Calais 1992
Citizens' Hours, Camden 1992
Citizens' Hours, Damariscotta 1992
Citizens' Hours, Dover-Foxcroft 1992
Citizens' Hours, Eastport 1992
Citizens' Hours, Eliot 1991
Citizens' Hours, Farmington 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Fort Kent 1992
Citizens' Hours, Fryeburg 1991, 1993
Citizens' Hours, Gorham 1992
Citizens' Hours, Houlton, including "Meet with Senator Bill Cohen," 1992 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Islesboro 1992
Citizens' Hours, Jackman 1992
Citizens' Hours, Kennebunk 1993
Citizens' Hours, Kezar Falls 1993
Citizens' Hours, Kingfield 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Kittery 1991-1993 3 folders
Citizens' Hours, Lee 1992
Citizens' Hours, Lincoln 1992
Citizens' Hours, Lisbon 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Livermore 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Lubec 1992
Citizens' Hours, Machias 1992
Citizens' Hours, Madawaska 1992
Citizens' Hours, Madison 1992
Citizens' Hours, Mattawamkeag 1991
Citizens' Hours, Millinocket 1992
Citizens' Hours, Milo 1992
Citizens' Hours, Norway 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, not sorted responses 1991
Citizens' Hours, Parsonfield 1992
Citizens' Hours, Patten/Sherman 1992
Citizens' Hours, Pittsfield 1992
Citizens' Hours, Rangeley 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Rockland 1992
Citizens' Hours, Rumford 1991, 1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Sanford 1992-1993 2 folders
Citizens' Hours, Skowhegan 1992
Citizens' Hours, Union 1992
Citizens' Hours, Unity 1992
Citizens' Hours, Van Buren 1992
Citizens' Hours, Waterville 1992
Citizens' Hours, Westbrook 1992
Citizens' Hours, Wiscasset 1992
Citizens' Hours, York 1993
Complaint mail, Corbett letter 1992
Contra aid 1997
Correspondence management system (CMS), description of operations 1990-1991
Cutler, defense 1993
Defense Authorization Bill (pro-WSC with comments), postcards 1992
Defense Authorization Bill, postcards 1992
Defense, con B-2 1992
Defense, response to con Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Defense contractors mailing list 1991-1992 2 folders
Defense conversion 1992-1993
Defense, pro Bath Iron Works 1992
Defense, response to pro Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 1992
Deficit, bipartisan reduction plan
Department of Inland Fisheries, sportsman and hunting licensees 1991
Dickey-Lincoln 1979
Direct mail 1992-1993
Doctors mailing list 1993
Dover-Foxcroft meeting with Bill Cohen 1992
Eastern Maine podiatry 1991
Economic seminar, access to capital in the 1990s 1992
Education reform 1992
Energy and environment response examples 1991
Energy and water development 1980-1992
Environmental regulations, brochure 1993
Environmentalism 1988-1989
Express list, Cohen's profile 1991
Farmers list 1991
Fishermen 1992
Footwear 1984
Foreign trade zone conference attendees 1991
Franked accounts 1991-1992
Freedom of choice 1992
Freedom of choice, abortion 1992
Geographic mailings, Loring 1991
Goodies list, Cohen profile 1991
Government reform 1995
Government waste 1993
Health 1991
Health care 1994
Health care conference attendants, leaders 1991
Health care follow up
Health care fraud 1993 2 folders
Health care leaders 1991
Health care reform
Health care respondents 1991
Health care system 1991-1992 2 folders
Healthy ME, Healthy Maine program 1992
"Help" leaders list project 1991-1992 2 folders
Hospital antitrust 1993
Housing 1989
Israel, loan guarantees 1993
Jackson-Tower Amendment, MX missiles 1982
Jewish, pro-Israel 1988
Leaders, town managers, selectmen, envionmental mandates 1992
Letter head, master copies 1993
List aquisition, piece-meal projects 1989-1990 2 folders
Long term care conference 1993 2 folders
Long term care conference, attendants 1993
Loring 1992
Loring civilian employees 1993
Low flying military aircraft 1992
Low level flight 1992 2 folders
Lumber, timber 1992
Mail memo, comments 1991-1992
Mail plan 1994 2 folders
Mail plans and strategies (including John Heinz's plan) 1989-1991
Mail save 1991
Mailing lists 1989
Mailing lists 1993
Maine Indian Land Claims 1993
Medicare, physician overcharges, seniors, Caribou 1992
Medicare, physician overcharges, seniors, Penobscot, Waldo, Hancock 1992
Medicare, physician overcharges, seniors, follow-up 1992
Merchant Marine list 1991
Metro Mail, info and ME voter tape contract 1991
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) 1989
Municipal town mailing, populations under 1,000 1989
National Taxpayers' Union release on franked mailings 1992
New Brunswick Free Trade Agreement 1993
Pesticides 1992
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Memphis Award 1992
Portsmouth Saved! 1993
Postal problems 1992
Potato farmers 1989-1992
Prescription drugs 1992-1993 4 folders
Prescription drugs, Cumberland and York counties 1993
Prescription drugs, enclosure 1993
Prescription drugs, hearing in Bangor 1993
Prescription drugs, hearing invitation, seniors 1992
Pro Israel, loan guarantee letter 1991
Profession code statistics, professionals list 1991-1992 3 folders
Prospectus 1992 4 folders
Railroad retirees and employees 1991
Recoll mailing list
Reducing the deficit 1992
Republican state committee 1993-1994 2 folders
Sears Island mailer 1993
Security of Senate 1992
Senior housing list for Cumberland County 1992
Small business assistance
Soccer letters, Olympic soccer for women 1992
Social Security, cost of living adjustments 1992
Stalking tabulations 1993 2 folders
Stationery
Taxpayers Bills of Rights II 1992
Veterans 1986-1989
Veterans lists 1991
Veterans, VA funding 1992
Veterans, VA medical facilities 2 folders
Veterans, VA tape
Violence Against Women Act 1993-1994
Violence against women, anti-stalking 1992 2 folders
Violence against women, hearing 1993
Violence against women, letter 1991
Volunteer conference 1993
Volunteer conference invitations 1992
Women 1988-1989
Womens' conferences 1991-1992
MS 106.3.4.5 Newsclippings 1973-1996 53 boxes
Arranged chronologically by year, and then by month. From 1979-1985, articles about Cohen that appeared in Maine newspapers and some national publications were collected and systematically maintained by Cohen's press secretaries and their assistants. During 1979 and from 1983-1985, daily summaries of these news items were also compiled and filed with the clippings. Some of the newspapers represented are Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Brunswick Times-Record, Lewiston Daily Sun, and Kennebec Journal. Some of the national publications included are the New York Times, Business Week, and the Wall St. Journal. Most of the clippings mention either Cohen, his colleagues, his campaign opponents, or Maine state representatives. After 1985, news items were collected less consistently due to their availability in electronic formats. Some clippings about Cohen from 1985-1996 are included in this series, as are magazine articles and bound copies of news articles about him and editorials written by him from 1973-1996.
MS 106.3.4.6 Speech Files 1979-1996 12 boxes
Arranged alphabetically by subject. This subseries contains speeches, many of them handwritten or annotated, given by Cohen at events such as commencements, dedications of buildings, Senate hearings, and testimonial dinners. Some of the subjects covered are defense, health, education, and the economy, and there are also files on individuals such as Margaret Chase Smith, Robert Dole, and John Tower (nominated as Secretary of Defense in 1989). Some files span ten to fifteen years. For example, a file on Margaret Chase Smith contains drafts of speeches Cohen gave at events such as the dedication of the Margaret Chase Smith building in Bangor in 1984, Smith's ninetieth birthday celebration in 1987, and her memorial service in 1995. Speeches given by others, apparently used by Cohen for reference purposes, are also included in these files.
It should be noted that these speech files are not comprehensive; many of Cohen's statements and speeches may be found throughout his papers.
Folder Titles
Drafts of Speeches n.d.
Senate Acceptance Speech 1984
Aerospace Industry 1980
AFL-CIO 1984
Aging 1991-1995
Agriculture 1995
American Legion 1995
American Logistics Institution 1981
American Paper Industry n.d.
American Paper Institute 1981
Anti-Defamation 1979-1986
Anti-Defamation 1979-1986
Arms Control 1983-1989
Astronautics 1980
Athletics 1981-1990
Arts and Humanities 1979-1983
WSC Awards 1995
Babson College n.d.
Howard Baker 1987
Howard Baker 1979
Bangor Historical 1991
Red Barry n.d.
Bawks S and L's 1990-1991
BIW 1979-1995
BIW 1979-1995
BIW 1979-1995
BIW 1979-1995
Blessing of the Fleet 1982-1987
Blue Knights 1994
Books and Poetry 1991
Bowdoin Award 1989-1995
Ron Brown 1996
Budget 1990
Intro to V.P. Bush 1986
Bush-Quayle n.d.
Campaign 1996
Susan Curtis n.d.
Gene Carter n.d.
Child Immunization n.d.
China 1989-90
Choate n.d.
CIA 1995
Commencements n.d.
Commencements 1979-1996
City Commissioners n.d.
Civil Rights 1979-1995
Civility in the Senate 1995
Coast Gaurd 1989
Rueben Cohen 1995
Communications 1981-1985
Comprehensive Health Care Act of 1990 1990
Congress vs. President n.d.
Consumer Protection 1992
GE Contractors 1985-1987
County Commisioners 1984
Covert Bill 1993
Credit Union League 1988
Defense n.d.
Defense n.d.
Defense 1979-1982
Defense 1983-1989
Defense 1990-1991
Defense 1991-1992
Defense 1993-1996
Deficits 1985
Handicapped 1986
Drugs 1985-1993
Peter Dawkins 1978-1984
Dedications 1983-1993
D'Oench 1995
Bob Dole 1995-1996
Paul Duke n.d.
Eagle Scouts n.d.
Economy 1980-1993
Economy 1980-1993
Education 1979-1990
Eisenhower Essay 1996
Elderly 1982-1992
Elderly 1978-1991
Energy 1979-1992
Energy 1979-1992
Environment 1980-1990
Environment 1980-1990
FAA Air Safety 1992-1996
Fisheries 1981-1992
International Trade Commision 1984
Franco-American Festival 1989
Bob Gates 1987
General Notes 1981-1991
General Notes 1985
General Notes 1985
General Notes 1984
Germany n.d.
Ruth Baden 1993
Barry Goldwater 1985-1988
GOP Radio Address 1994
Government 1981-1994
Government 1981-1994
Government 1981-1994
Government Oversight 1993
Grace Commission 1985
Haiti n.d.
Hart 1979-1987
Health 1984-1995
Health 1984-1995
Health 1984-1995
Health 1984-1995
Health 1984-1995
Holidays and Special Days 1990
Holilngs Story n.d.
Housing 1981-1985
Husson College 1984
Indian Affairs 1980-1981
Introductions 1977-1991
I.R.S. 1993
Iran-Contra 1987
Iran-Contra 1987
Israel 1979-1995
Japan 1989
JFK Files n.d.
Henry Kissinger 1979-1991
Labor 1988-1992
Law 1968-1982
Law Enforcement 1987-1992
Sugar Ray Leonard 1981
Legal Reform 1995
Lincoln Day Republicans 1978-1994
Line-Item Veto n.d.
Lobby Reform 1994
Loring AFB 1980-1991
University of Maine Hockey 1993
University of Maine Law Albums 1990-1994
Lippman n.d.
Maine 1993-1994
Maine Press Association 1987
Marriot in Portland 1988
Maine Republicans 1984-1994
Maine Republicans 1984-1994
Maine Republicans 1984-1994
Maine Republicans 1984-1994
Maine Republicans 1984-1994
John McCain 1988
Maine Bar Association n.d.
Medical Testing n.d.
Memorial Day Background 1973-1981
Miscellaneous Addresses 1993-1995
G.J. Mitchell 1995
Moderate Republicans 1987-1991
Muscular Dystrophy 1987
Muskie 1994-1996
Military procurement for CBS interview n.d.
Muskie 1980
Muskie 1979
MX 1985
NATO n.d.
NATO 1980-1991
Naval Power n.d.
New Zealand 1985
Nicaragua 1983-1985
Nominations 1990
Ambassador Norris 1988
Nuclear 1984-1992
Nuclear Arms n.d.
Nuclear Winter 1984
Notes for various speeches n.d.
Packwood 1985
Pac-man and Picasso 1983
Payson Museum 1983
Pensions 1985
Phillipines 1986
Portsmouth Shipyard 1995
Possible Topics 1988-1989
Public Relations Journal 1980
Product Liability 1994
Public Broadcasting 1996
Random Scrawls 1995
Dan Rather 1981-1989
Ronald Reagan 1984-1987
Redskin MVP 1981
Registered Reform 1995
Republicans 1980-1994
Retirement From Senate 1996
Retirement From Senate 1996
Roasts 1979-1987
Roasts and Jokes n.d.
University of Rochester 1988
Rockhurst Collection 1988
Rudman 1986
Rural Housing 1985
Salt II 1979-1985
Ship Commission 1984
Shoes 1984-1990
S and L Scandal 1993
Cohen Statements 1992
Small Business 1988
Small Business 1985
Margaret Chase Smith 1984-1985
Social Security 1984-1991
Special Operations 1986
Speeches by others 1950-1996
Speeches by others 1950-1996
Speeches by others 1950-1996
Speeches by others 1950-1996
Speeches by others 1950-1996
Stonecutter n.d.
Taiwan n.d.
Terrorism 1986
Torch of Liberty Award 1980
John Tower 1982-1995
John Tower 1982-1995
John Tower nomination n.d.
Trade 1985-1995
Trade 1985-1995
Transportation 1982-1991
Tree of Life n.d.
TV Coverage 1984
Unfunded Mandates 1994-1995
Unemployment 1983-1993
Umaine DPC Dedication 1993
USA n.d.
US-USSR Relations 1979-1995
US-USSR Relations 1979-1995
University of Maine 1996
Veterans 1979-1994
Veterans 1979-1994
Veterans 1979-1994
Veterans 1979-1994
Volunteerism 1989-1993
Waldo County Hospital n.d.
Waste Dump 1986-1991
Waterville Centennial 1988
West Palm 1984
William Carlos Williams 100th Birthyear 1983
Women 1981-1991
Writer's Conference n.d.
Olga Zhondetskaya 1993-1994
MS 106.3.4.7 Thomas Bright 1979 1 box
Arranged alphabetically. Records in this subseries had been maintained and save by Thomas Bright, Cohen's Press Secretary from 1975-1979. These records were added to the collection in 2009.
Folder Titles
Asia Trip 1979
Carter Administration 1979
Constituent Services 1979
Dickey-Lincoln hydro-electric project 1979
Dickey-Lincoln hydro-electric project 1979
Dickey-Lincoln hydro-electric project 1979
Legislative topics 1979
Loring Air Force Base 1979
Military Selective Service Act 1979
News clippings 1979
News clippings 1979-1980
Office mailings 1979
Office mailings, book of franked mailings 1979
Office memos 1979
Photo negatives, Pope visit to the White House 1979
Press and Public Relations 1979
Press and Public Relations 1979
Statements 1979
MS 106.3.4.8 Website 1996
Extant version of Senator Cohen website 1996 1 3.5 disk
Web page: Senator William S. Cohen, Career Highlights, 02 Jan 1997, 1 page.
Includes the following sections: Watergate, Iran-Contra & Ethics, A Force for Moderation, Expertise on Defense, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs, Service to Seniors, Making Government Work Better, Promoting Maine Abroad, Working for Maine People, Author, Poet
Website: Senator William S. Cohen 1996 home page, 02 Jan 1997, 1 page.
Web page: Biography of Senator William S. Cohen, 02 Jan 1997, 1 page.
Includes the following sections: Background, Public Life, Senate Assignments, Awards, and Interests.
Web page: How to Reach Senator Cohen, 02 Jan 1997, 1 page.
Offers ways to reach Sen. Cohen in Maine and Washington D.C. In Maine, Senator Cohen could be reached at offices in: Augusta, Bangor, Biddeford, Lewiston, Portland, and Presque Isle. In Washington D.C. at: Hart Senate Office Building.
Web page: Statement of Senator William S. Cohen, 02 Jan 1997, 1 page.
Statement made on January 16, 1996 in City Council Chambers- Bangor, Maine saying that he would not be running for re-election. Senator Cohen thanked the people of Maine and his family for all of their support.
MS 106.3.5 Office Administration Records 1979-1996 5 boxes
Arranged alphabetically. Thomas Daffron was the chief administrative officer in the Cohen Senate office from 1979-1989, and Robert Tyrer held this position from 1989-1996. They were responsible for overseeing all the activities in the office, including all personnel decisions and the formulation of office policies. Records in this series contain administrative memos and correspondence, intern manuals and applications, office expense account statements, staff biographies, a William S. Cohen State Office Guidebook (1995) and background information files (which consist primarily of newsclippings), on well-known politicians and political figures. Drafts of some of Cohen's speeches may also be found in this series.
Access to the records in the Office Administration Records series is restricted until 2022. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.

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MS 106.4 Audiovisual Materials 1972-2001 73 boxes and 63 reels

Records in this group encompass Cohen's career in the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the Department of Defense. Included here are 755 videocassette recordings of Cohen's speeches, television interviews, his own radio and television broadcasts, and his statements from the floor of the House and the Senate. Also included are 16 mm. film reels, audiocassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes and early videotape formats, created to communicate information about Cohen and the issues and events with which he was involved. Original film, video and audio elements used to create election campaign advertisements form the core of the collections, while the majority of the VHS tapes are reference copies documenting his activities in other broadcast venues.
The audiovisual materials are divided into three series by format and arranged within each series by function. Film reels comprise approximately 65,000 ft. from 1972 to 1984 of silent and sound 16 mm. film as original shots for ads and completed television spots. Audio recordings on 12 cassettes and 63 reels from 1972 to 1992 reflect similar campaign material as well as some of Cohen's own radio broadcasts for constituents in Maine. Videotapes are grouped by format: 2-inch wide tapes are 21 reels of campaign ads from 1972 and 1978 with reference copies on DVD and VHS; 1-inch wide tapes (41) from 1983 to 1991, 3/4 in. wide Umatic (46) from 1974 to 2001, and Betacam tapes (57) from 1989 to 1999 are a combination of original campaign footage, news clips and duplication masters for campaign materials in film; and VHS tapes (755) are reference/viewing copies organized into categories such as campaign, speeches, hearings, interviews, news clips, floor statements and Department of Defense.
Videotape 1974-2001 21 reels
2-inch videotape 1974 and 1978 21 reels
2 inch videotape: Congressman Cohen (part 1) 23 Jan 1974 1 item
Film transfer of announcement for campaign for second term in House of Representatives; col., 2:15. Clip on announcement in last 1 min.
2 inch videotape: Congressman Cohen (part 2) 23 Jan 1974 1 item
Film transfer of announcement for campaign for second term in House of Representatives; col., 2:15. Clip on announcement in last 1 min.
2 inch videotape: Cohen for Senate 26 Sep 1978 1 item
Campaign spots. Clip is bakery.
2 inch videotape: Testimonial 60 and Bio 06 Jul 1978 to 05 Aug 1978 5:30
Testimonial 60 is 60 second campaign commercial with Maine people talking about Cohen; Bio is background on Cohen and his campaign including the walk, testimonials, office in Washington, background, Watergate, etc. Clip is walk section of ad.
2 inch videotape: Testimonial 60 and Bio 06 Jul 1978 to 05 Aug 1978 5:30
Copy 2: Testimonial 60 is 60 second campaign commercial with Maine people talking about Cohen; Bio is background on Cohen and his campaign including the walk, testimonials, office in Washington, background, Watergate, etc. Clip is Watergate section of ad.
2 inch videotape: Indian, Indian, Walk, Pay Raise, Testimonial 01 Jan 1978 3 min.
Campaign ads for Cohen in his run for the Senate including his position on the Indian Land Claims issue (compared to Hathaway), his campaign walk, the Congressional pay raise issue, and personal tesitmonials. Clip is Indian Land Claims issue.
VHS 1974-2001 755 cassettes
Campaign 1984-1991 16 cassettes
Cohen Retires 1996 13 cassettes
Crime, Violence, Drugs 1990-1996 9 cassettes
Defense 1988-2000 60 cassettes
Dept. of Defense 1997-2000 101 cassettes
Floor Statements, etc. 1987-2000 99 cassettes
Foreign Policy 1987-1995 9 cassettes
Health Care/Aging 1990-1996 48 cassettes
Interviews 1987-2000 53 cassettes
Maine 1993-1995 14 cassettes
Misc. 1989-2000 27 cassettes
Newsclips 1987-2000 200 cassettes
Other Politicians 1990-2000 25 cassettes
Prerecorded 1987-1992 22 cassettes
Public Appearances 1991-1998 10 cassettes
Senate Hearings etc. 1974-2000 31 cassettes

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MS 106.5 Photographs and Memorabilia 1955-2001 120 linear ft

This record group consists of photographs of Cohen with family members, VIPs, constituents and colleagues. Several hundred negatives produced by the Senate Photo Studio are also included. Memorabilia consists of plaques, trophies, honorary degrees, and other tokens of esteem which were given to Cohen from constituents, universities, corporations, and other institutions and associations.
MS 106.5.1 Prints 1955-1996 9 boxes
Photos 1 1972
Photos 2 1972
Photos 3 1972
Photos 3.2 01 Jan 1972 to 31 Dec 1972 1 item
Cohen walking with an unidentified man at the University of Maine. Scanned
Photos 4 1972
Photos 1973
Photos 1 1974
Photos 2 1974
Photos 7.3 01 Jan 1974 to 23 Dec 1974 1 item
Cohen working in a potato field. Scanned
Photos 1975
Photos 01 Jan 1975 to 23 Dec 1975 1 item
Cohen sitting in the oval office with President Ford and others. Scanned.
Photos 1 1976
Photos 2 1976
Photos 2.2 01 Jan 1976 to 23 Dec 1976 1 item
Cohen standing alone. Shot is from his waist up. Scanned.
Photos 2.3 01 Jan 1976 to 23 Dec 1976 1 item
Cohen with his wife, Diane, and children, Kevin and Chris, on election nightin Bangor, 1976. Scanned.
Photos 2.4 01 Jan 1976 to 23 Dec 1976 2 items
Cohen speaking with a farmer? Scanned.
Photos 3 1976
Photos 3.3 01 Jan 1976 to 23 Dec 1976 1 item
Cohen standing with farmer with his arms crossed. Scanned.
Photos 4 1976
Photos 4.5 01 Jan 1976 to 23 Dec 1976 1 item
Cohen playing basketball on a farm.Scanned.
Photos 1977
Photos 31 Dec 1977 1 item
Cohen on the mall at the University of Maine for homecoming. Scanned.
Photos 1 1978
Photos 1.14 01 Jan 1978 1 item
Ship in the Kennebec River, USS Oliver Hazard Perry, scanned
Photos 2 1978
Photos 2.1 31 Dec 1978 1 item
Cohen with wife and son at his acceptance for the senate. Scanned
Photos Aroostook n.d., 1975-1976
Photos USS Augusta n.d.
Photos Awards/Degrees 1 n.d., 1975-1981
Photos Awards/Degrees 2 n.d., 1975-1981
Photos Awards/Degrees 1988-1990
Photos Bangor Office Opening 16 July 1984
Photos Bath Iron Works 1978-87
Photos Bath Iron Works 1987-1990
Photos: Bath Iron Works 1987-1990 1.24 08 Jun 1989 1 item
Cohen and BIW Attendees at Press Conference. Scanned
Photos Bath Iron Works 1992
Photos Blue Album 1 1975-1985
Photos: Blue Album 1975-1985 1.5 01 Jan 1975 to 01 Jan 1985 1 item
Portrait of Congressman Cohen leaning against a pillar with capitol dome in background.
Photos Blue Album 2 1975-1985
Photos: Blue Album 1975-1985. 27.12 01 Jan 1975 to 01 Jan 1985 1 item
Cohen shaking hands with a demolition derby car driver, the driver is wearing a helmet, the two men are in front of a car that says Cookie Monster on the side. Scanned
Photos Book Signing n.d.
Photos Campaign Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos Campaigns 1990
Photos Canada Trade Conference n.d.
Photos Ceremonies 1993 1993
Photos Ceremonies n.d. n.d., 1984-1990
Photos Elected Officials 1 n.d.
Photos Elected Officials 2 n.d., 1988-1994
Photos Exec. Branch Officials 1 n.d., 1983-1996
Photos Exec. Branch Officials 2 n.d., 1983-1996
Photos: Exec. Branch Officials 4.15 1 item
Cohen and man behind microphones. Scanned
Photos: Exec. Branch Officials 4.16 20 Mar 1992 1 item
Cohen with Colin Powell and two other people. Scanned
Photos: Exec. Branch Officials 4.17 27 Dec 1983 1 item
Cohen and FBI Director William H. Webster. Scanned
Photos: Exec. Branch Officials 4.18 07 May 1996 2 items
Cohen, Snowe, Baldacci and others seated around table. Scanned
Photos: Exec. Branch Officials 4.19 n.d. 1 item
Cohen with CIA Director Bob Gates, the photo is signed. Scanned
Photos Factory Visits 1 n.d.
Photos Factory Visits 2 n.d., 1989
Photos Fishing n.d., 1978
Photos Foreign Leaders 1 n.d., 1991-1993
Photos: Foreign Leaders 8.13 n.d. 1 item
Cohen and Yeltsin smiling and looking at book. Yeltsin is pointing. Scanned
Photos Foreign Leaders 2 n.d., 1979-1996
Photos Groups (identified) 1 1976
Photos Groups (identified) 2 1977-1980
Photos: Groups (identified)11.12 1977-1980 1 item
Cohen and Jed Lyons shaking hands over Bowdoin bike-a-thon sign. Scanned
Photos Groups (identified) 3 1977-1980
Photos Groups (identified) 4 1979-1984
Photos Groups (unidentified) 197?-1980
Photos Groups (On Capitol Steps) n.d.
Photos Headshots 1972-1978
Photos: Headshots 1972-1978 1 item
Headshot of Cohen. Scanned.
Photos Home Grown 1 n.d.
Photos Home Grown 2 n.d.
Photos Home Grown 3 n.d.
Photos Home Grown Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos Impeachment Hearing 1 1972-1974
Photos Impeachment Hearing 2 1972-1974
Photos Impeachment Hearing Contact Sheets 1972-1974
Photos In Meetings n.d.
Photos In Meetings Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos In the Office n.d.
Photos Interns 1 1970-1994
Photos Interns 2 1970-1994
Photos Interns 3 1970-1994
Photos Iran Contra n.d.
Photos Israel Trip n.d.
Photos JFK School 1972
Photos Lunches, etc.(Bowdoin Reunion) 1 1990
Photos Lunches, etc. 2 1978-1986
Photos Military Trips n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous 1 n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous 2 n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous 3 n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous Maine 1 n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous Maine 2 n.d.
Photos Miscellaneous Maine Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos Portsmouth Naval Shipyard n.d.
Photos Presidents: Bush 1 1981-1992
Photos Presidents: Bush 2 1981-1992
Photos Presidents: Carter 1979
Photos Presidents: Clinton 1993-1996
Photos Presidents: Ford 1975
Photos Presidents: Reagan 1 1984-1990
Photos Presidents: Reagan 2 1984-1990
Photos President Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos Refuseniks 1989
Photos Saco Defense 1989
Photos 1988 Soviet Trip 1988
Photos Speaking of Sports-Baseball 1 n.d.
Photos Speaking of Sports-Baseball 2 n.d.
Photos Speaking of Sports-Basketball n.d.
Photos Speaking of Sports-Misc. n.d.
Photos Speaking of Sports-Running n.d.
Photos Speeches, Events 1 n.d.
Photos Speeches, Events 2 n.d.
Photos Usable Headshots 1 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 2 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 3 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 4 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 5 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 6 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots 7 1980-1996
Photos Usable Headshots Contact Sheets 1980-1996
Photos Veterans 1 1985
Photos Veterans 2 1983-1990
Photos Veterans 3 1983-1990
Photos Veterans 4 1983-1990
Photos VFW Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos Visit to Fort Campbell, KY 1980
Photos Scenic Washington 1978
Photos WSC Contact Sheets n.d.
Photos WSC and Bi-Coastal Celebs 1 n.d.
Photos WSC and Bi-Coastal Celebs 2 n.d.
Photos WSC and Bi-Coastal Celebs 3 n.d.
Photos With Individuals n.d.
Photos WSC 1 n.d.
Photos WSC 2 n.d.
Photos WSC w/Senators 1 n.d.
Photos WSC w/Senators 2 n.d.
Photos WSC w/Senators 3 n.d.
Photos WSC w/Senators 4 n.d.
Photos WSC and seniors 1 n.d.
Photos WSC and seniors 2 n.d.
Photos WSC and seniors 3 n.d.
Photos WSC and seniors 4 n.d.
Photos WSC and seniors 5 n.d.
Photos Albert, Carl 1973
Photos Ashe, Arthur 1975
Photos Baker, Sen. Howard 1979
Photos Bisson, Arthur 1976
Photos Bridges, Lloyd n.d.
Photos Brock, Bill 1977
Photos Burke, Yvonne 1972
Photos Caron, Lillian 1973-1977
Photos Carter, Rosalyn n.d.
Photos Clark, Dick n.d.
Photos Cleveland, James 1976
Photos Conte, Silvio n.d.
Photos Curtis, Kenneth 1973
Photos Cohen, Wm. age 3 approx. 1943?
Photos Downs, Hugh 1978
Photos Emery, David n.d.
Photos Ervin, Sam n.d.
Photos Frankland, "Buddy" 1977
Photos Friedman, Jerry 1984-?
Photos Goodman, Julius 1975
Photos Goldwater, Barry n.d.
Photos Geer, Will n.d.
Photos Haig, Alexander n.d.
Photos Hathaway, William D. n.d.
Photos Horton, Frank 1975
Photos Jackson, Henry 1975
Photos Jenner, Albert n.d.
Photos Jones, Harold 1974
Photos James, Longley 1975
Photos Marks, Marc Lincoln n.d.
Photos McCain, John n.d.
Photos McKelvey, William 1977
Photos Mondale, Walter 1979
Photos Monks, Robert A.G. 1972
Photos Muskie, Edmund 1976
Photos Nunn, Sam n.d.
Photos O'Neill, Thomas P. n.d.
Photos O'Neil, Tip 1984
Photos Percy, Charles H. n.d.
Photos Peterson, Russell 1979
Photos Presidents: Nixon -1991
Photos Rhodes, John n.d.
Photos Richardson, Elliot 1979
Photos Richardson, Harry 1974
Photos Rockefeller, Nelson n.d.
Photos Rogers, William 1977
Photos Russo, Martin 1978
Photos Sanders, Col. Harlan 1977
Photos Smith, Margaret Chase n.d.
Photos Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr n.d.
Photos Studds, Gerry n.d.
Photos Towe, Peter n.d.
Photos TV News Shows 1990-1992
Photos Udall, Morris n.d.
Photos Violette, Elmer n.d.
Photos Washington, Walter 1976
Photos White, Theodore 1978
Photos Wilson, Tim 1975
Photos WSC and Agnes Yarnell 1983
Photos WSC and Lew Vafiades 1983-1988
Photos WSC and Paul Zimmerman, Colin Powell 1986-1992

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MS 106.6 Department of Defense 1997-2001 6 series, 5 GB (16 CD-ROM disks)

These Unclassified Documents are digital copies made from reference files kept by the DOD staff and stored on CD-ROM disks using Acrobat Reader when Secretary Cohen was leaving office. The official records of the Office of Secretary of Defense are held by the National Archives and Records Administration. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen's collection of papers including correspondence with Congress and heads of state, reports, memos, press releases, and travel itineraries, trip books, public statements, talking points, briefings, news clips, photographs, conferences, hearings and special events are accessed through the Correspondence Retrieval System using Acrobat Reader. The records in this group are divided into five series: Official Correspondence, Trips, Public Statements, Conferences/Hearings/Special Events, Photographs, and News. The photographs are JPEG images of official events including award ceremonies, meetings with dignitaries, and travel. The news files are primarily the research gathered on behalf of DoD staff for daily information on world events.
Access to some of the records in the Department of Defense record group is restricted. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.6.1 Collection of Official Correspondence 1997-2001 1.9 GB (4 CD-ROM disks)
Correspondence includes 1997-2001 external memos, detailed briefings on department activities and expenditures, letters to and from Congressmen and Congressional committees, reports to the Congress, letters to and from foreign heads of state, letters to and from President Clinton, letters of appointment, thank you letters for support on Defense issues, and copies of related reference materials such as President Clinton's speeches.
Secretary of Defense 1997 522 MB (361 folders and 2,703 files on 1 CD-ROM Disk)
This sub-series for the year of 1997 includes 317 categories (folders) including country names and topics related to national defense.
Secretary of Defense 1998 518 MB (351 folders with 2,291 files on one CD-ROM disk)
This sub-series for the year of 1998 includes 351 categories (folders) including country names and topics related to national defense.
Secretary of Defense 1999 495 MB (325 folders with 1,910 files on one CD-ROM disk)
This sub-series for the year of 1999 includes 325 categories (folders) including country names and topics related to national defense.
MS 106.6.2 Trips 1997-2001 1 binder and 1 CD
Divided into chronological sub-series 1997-1999 and 2000 that are subdivided by long trips and short trips and then by geographic location. The main menu for each sub-series is a list of international place names with dates and a list of three Short Trip Binders. Each place name links to a table of contents with the Overall Trip Material, Country/Area Specific documents, Press Clips/Wire Pulls, and Classified Annex (this link leads to a statement that the classified materials are not included).
Overall Trip Materials are itineraries, points of contact, and passenger manifests and the links lead to the specific documents that were scanned from notebooks. Country/Area Specific contents include the countries or areas and links to a further content lists which link to the actual speeches, statement alternatives, background papers, talking points, and reference materials for the specific visits and meetings. Press Clips/Wire Pulls includes transcripts of interviews with Secretary of Defense Cohen, press availability, question and answer scripts, news clips, news summaries, and articles. These are copes paper originals kept in a notebook at the Pentagon.
Includes "List of Trips and Meetings" for January 1997-January 2001 and "List of Stateside Meetings with Foreign Dignitaries" January 1997-Janaury 2001 (include dates, locations, and participants, 27 pages).
Germany (Wehrkunde Conference) 03 Feb 2000 to 06 Feb 2000 30 objects
Overall trip materials, documents specific to 36th Munich Conference on Security Policy, meetings with Ukrainian officials, signing ceremony for Declaration of Principles for Defense Equipment and Industrial Cooperation with United Kingdom, press clips and wire pulls covering events.
Morocco and South Africa 10 Feb 2000 to 17 Feb 2000 27 objects
Description of Secretary of Defense trip to Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Overall trip materials, no specific information for Morocco, trip to Nigeria was canceled enroute, meetings in South Africa with President, MOD, MPW,MOE, The Standing Committee on Defense, and with Nelson Mandela. Press clips and wire pulls are also included.
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan and Korea Volume 1 08 Mar 2000 to 18 Mar 2000 48
Includes Trip announcement, overall trip material, trip schedule, specific information on Asia (Vietnam, Japan, and Korea). Mainly deals with press in Asia and with CNN, and the Today Show.
Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan and Korea Volume 2 08 Mar 2000 to 18 Mar 2000 64
Includes overall trip material, Itinerary, delegation roster, points of contact, Frace press article, key themes summary sheet Hong Kong, biography of Michael Klosson, and various talking points. In Vietnam: Scope paper, bi-lateral issues, talking points, meeting, site visit, case narrative, central Identification lab, pictures, Secretary of Defense speech to National Defense Academy. In Japan: News article, speech outline, answers. In Korea: News articles, itinerary and talking points, SOFA meeting, Seoul press conference, press clips/ wire pulls, news summary, TV coverage, Atsugi Health Hazard. In Hong Kong: Biographies. In Vietnam: Bios. In Japan: scope paper, bios, lunch with foreign minister Kono, meeting and dinner with defense minister, office call, meetings. In Korea: Key themes, main points, watch out items, scope paper, meeting with minister and president, bio of MOD, talking points, and pre-departure policy briefing.
Nigeria and The Gulf 31 Mar 2000 to 12 Apr 2000 53 objects
Includes overall trip material, area specific unclassified material. In Nigeria meeting with President, no information povided on Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Oman. Press clips and wire pulls included. Last topic is Classified Annex.
Belgium, Lithuania, Sweden & Russia 06 Jun 2000 to 13 Jun 2000 51 objects
Includes overall trip materials, country specific unclassified material-In Belgium F-16 ceremonies, meetings with Secretary of Defense and Russian MOD. In Lithuania meetings about multilateral cooperation with PM, Speaker, and MOD. In Sweden dealing with ship Vasa's revival. In Russia meeting with Secretary of Defense, MOD, and signing ceremony. Also inlcuded press clips and wire pulls, the last topic is Classified Annex.
China and Australia 10 Jul 2000 to 17 Jul 2000 66 objects
Includes overall trip material and press clips/wire pulls. In China, lunch with mayor of Shaghai, various press conferences, lunch with mayor of Beijing, and meeting with PRC leaders. In Australia, remarks made at working luncheon.
China and Australia Volume II 10 Jul 2000 to 17 Jul 2000 102 objects
Includes overall trip material, in China- Secretary of Defense visits many sites in China including stock exchange. In Australia- meetings and luncheons with MOD. Also included are press clips/wire pulls and Classified Annex.
Asia 13 Sep 2000 to 22 Sep 2000 100 objects
Includes overall trip material, in The Philippines--meetings with SND, General, and President. In Singapore-meetings with Prime Minister, President, visit to the USS Germantown (meet with Admiral, Captain, and Commander). In Indonesia-meet with President, Vice President, LTG, MOD, and TNI. In Thailand-dinner with Prime Minister/MOD. In Korea- one meeting. In Japan- attended a hosted breakfast. Also includes press clips/ wire pulls and Classified Annex.
Tunisia, Greece and UK 06 Oct 2000 to 11 Oct 2000 39 objects
Includes overall trip material. In Tunisia- trip themes. In Greece- meetings and signing ceremony. In the U.K.- meetings and speaking about NATO. Also includes press clips/ wire pulls and classifed annex.
Brazil, Argentina, Chile 16 Oct 2000 to 17 Oct 2000 21 objects
Includes overall trip material. In Brazil- meeting with MOD. In Argentina- meeting with MOD. In Chile- cancelled face to face meeting with MOD. Also includes press clips/ wire pulls and classifeid annex.
Persian Gulf 15 Nov 2000 to 22 Nov 2000 33 objects
Includes overall trip material. No information provided for Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, or Israel. In Kuwait- Arcent-OA mission. Also includes press clips/ wire pulls and classified annex.
Brussells (NATO), Belgium 03 Dec 2000 to 06 Dec 2000 27 objects
Includes overall trip material. In Belgium- SYG letter, letter to German MOD apologizing for accident at the Pentagon, and presentation by Secretary of Defense and MOD of Ukraine.
Short Trip Binder (Volume 1) 06 Jan 2000 to 28 May 2000 76 objects
Includes information on Secretary of Defense's trips to: California(2), New York City (2), San Antonio & Ft. Hood Texas, Bangor, Maine, Kosovo, Germany, and Belgium, Louisville, Kentucky, New Jersey & New York, and Indianapolis.
Short Trip Binder (Volume 2) 05 Jun 2000 to 07 Sep 2000 57 objects
Includes information on Secretary of Defense's trips to : New Orleans, Beaver Creek Colorado, Tampa Florida, Annapolis Maryland, Atlanta Georgia, Vail Colorado, Milwaukee & Cleveland Ohio, Norfolk Virginia,and Bangor & Brunswick Maine.
Short Trip Binder (Volume 3) 08 Sep 2000 to 20 Dec 2000 73 objects
Includes information on Secretary of Defense's trips to: Miami Florida, New York City, Chicago Illinois, Boston Massachusetts, Norfolk Virginia, Boca Raton & Tampa Florida. Also includes the script for the 2000 USO/DoD Secretary of Defense Holiday show. Many artist, politicians, and celebrities are in attendence.
MS 106.6.3 Public Statements 1996-1999 11 volumes; 470 MB (86 folders with 1,086 files)on 2 CD-ROM disks
Series include transcripts of speeches, interviews, press conferences, and congressional testimony; text of reports, announcements, and news articles; press advisories and correspondent memoranda; and copies of related correspondence. The material on both disks is duplicated from seven bound volumes entitled Public Statements of William S. Cohen Secretary of Defense and provided by the Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense. The four volumes for 1999 are not included in electronic format.
Main Menu Volume I 5 December 1996-26 April 1997 1 volume
Main Menu Volume II 28 April 1997-14 July 1997 1 volume
Main Menu Volume III 9 July 1997-29 December 1997 1 volume
MS 106.6.4 Conferences/Hearings/Special Events 1997-2000 86.5 MB (22 folders with 335 files)
This series encompasses several subseries maintained separately from the chronological correspondence files in Secretary Cohen's office. Each subseries is centered around a significant event outside the daily functions of the office. Files generated by Cohen's congressional confirmation hearings for the Secretary's position, the 1997 Kassebaum Report on Gender Integrated Training and Related Issues in the military, preparation for hearings in the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees in Congress, and Y2K readiness are included.
Confirmation Preparation and Hearing 22 January 1997
Transcript: Confirmation Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee 22 January 1997 67 pages
Confirmation of former Senator William Cohen to be Secretary of Defense, Chaired by Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC)
Statement before Committee on Armed Services 22 Jan 1997 9 pages
Statement of William S. Cohen Secretary--Designate Department of Defense before the committee on armed services in the United States Senate. Included is a short biography and then a copy of his speech for the committee.
Biography: William S. Cohen 01 Jan 1997 2 pages
Biography of Secretary of Defense nominee William S. Cohen.
Cohen: Defense Related Issues 01 Jan 1997 4 pages
Synopsis on Secretary of Defense nominee William S. Cohen's position on defense related issues while serving as a member of Senate. Topics included DoD Reorganization, Military Personnel, International Security, and Counterintelligence Programs.
Hearing: William S. Cohen statement 16 Jul 1996 2 pages
Cohen's statement at the hearing on the implementation of the information technology management reform act of 1996. U.S. Senate, subcommittee on oversight of government management, and the District of Columbia, committee on governmental affairs.
News Clips and Wire Pulls various dates 40 pages
Collection of clippings from various newspapers including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the Portland Press Herald.
Interviews with news media January 23-27, 1997 35 pages
Various interviews from the media. Included is Larry King, newshour with Jim Lehrer, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings. Also contains DoD newsbriefings and news releases concerning Cohen.
Memo: Confirmation Book 06 Jan 1997 4 pages
Includes answers to SASC pre-hearing questions for secretary-designate Cohen. Also includes advanced policy questions from the SASC.
Letter: Strom Thurmond 24 Dec 1996 27 pages
Letter congratulating Cohen on his nomination and also includes advanced policy questions.
Statement: William J. Perry 1994 8 pages
Statement of William J. Perry, deputy secretary of defense nominee to be secretary of defense.
Statement : John G. Tower January 25, 1989 10 pages
Statement of John G. Tower before the committee on Armed Services. He was nominated by Reagan but not confirmed by the Senate
Hearing questions 1989, 1993, 1995 12 pages
Copies of the confirmation hearings for John White, William Perry, Les Aspin, and Richard Cheney.
Prepared Questions for the Record for William Perry, Les Aspin, Richard Cheney 22 Jan 1997 18 pages
Contains a list of prepared questions that were asked at the confirmation hearings of three previous Secretary of Defense nominees.
Selected questions and answers 22 Jan 1997 20 pages
A list of questions and answers form various members of the house and senate.
House Int’l Relations Committee Hearing Prep Book March 1997
Senate Armed Service Committee Prep Book April 1997
Interview with Stephen Rosenfeld on SecDef Views on Strategic Nuclear Policy
Kassebaum Report on Gender-Integrated Training December 1997 18 objects
Includes remarks on Kassebaum report, memo tasking services for their assessment, information paper on Kassembaum report, condensed report, complete report, members of the Kassebaum panel, public affairs strategy, legislative affairs strategy, questions and answers, and related information.
Service Chiefs’ Testimony SASC Readiness September 1998
Defense Reform Binder February 1999
Senate Budget Committee Prep Book March 1999
House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Prep Book March 1999
Y2K Prep Book 01 Jul 1999 20 objects
Includes agenda, seating chart, attendance, Y2K DoD overview brief, joint staff, USD (Policy), STRATCOM, DoD director of audits comments, service briefings, and functional briefings.
FY 2001 Budget Issues February 2000
Miscellaneous Briefings and Events (Volume 1) 2000
Cabinet Meeting, Wednesday January 14, 10:00 a.m. The Cabinet Room January 14, 2000
TALKING POINTS:The President's Upcoming State Of The Union Address, January 14, 2000.
MS 106.6.5 Photographs 1996-2000 3 CD-ROM disks
Travel and publicity stills organized by year and then by month. Images of Sec. Cohen hosting heads of state visiting this country, images of Sec. and Mrs. Cohen with dignitaries in foreign countries, images of Sec. Cohen during foreign visits (i.e. at ceremonies or reviewing troops), images of Sec. Cohen with important public figures in this country. The files open as thumbnail images in the navigation window and will open fully in Microsoft Photo Editor version 3.01
1996-1997 and USO Photos 1996-1997 362 MB (725 jpeg files)
1996-1997 photos 1997
Photograph: Secretary of Defense luncheon with Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White 001, 21 Jan 1997, 1 photo.
White (on left) and Cohen in conversation at dining table set up in office.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense luncheon with Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White 002, 24 Jan 1997, 1 photo.
(From left) White, Cohen, Robert Tyrer, James Bodner, and unidentified man in conversation at dining table set up in office.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense luncheon with Deputy Secretary of Defense John P. White 003, 24 Jan 1997, 1 photo.
(From left) Cohen, Robert Tyrer, James Bodner, White, and unidentified man in conversation at dining table set up in office.
Photograph: President William Clinton, Vice President Albert Gore, and the unified commanders at the Pentagon 001-005, 29 Jan 1997, 5 photos.
First image is (from left) posing at entrance to Pentagon: ?uniform, VP Gore, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Pres. Clinton, ?uniform, DepSecretary of Defense John P. White. Four additional images of same group, some with flags hanging in interior background
Photograph: Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Perry host dinner in honor of Senator and Mrs. Cohen 001-003, 05 Jan 1997, 3 photos.
Two views of guests standing and talking including Secretary of Defense William Perry and his wife, Senator William Cohen and his wife Janet Langhart Cohen, Secretary of State Madeline Albright, and three others. One view of same group seated at dining table with salad served.
Photograph: William S. Cohen's first Defense meeting w/Service Secretaries and Service Chiefs 001-004, 24 Jan 1997, 4 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen meeting with DoD chiefs and secretaries
Photograph: William S. Cohen's first entrance in the Pentagon as Secretary of Defense 001-002, 24 Jan 1997, 2 photo.
Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen ascending the steps of the Pentagon. They are flanked by military personnel that are saluting.
Photograph: SecDef Cohen meets Mr. David Cooke, Director of Administration and Management 001-002, 24 Jan 1997, 2 photo.
Mr. Cooke and Secretary of Defense Cohen looking at a folder together.
Photograph: Senator Cohen's swearing in ceremony as Secretary of Defense 001-004, 24 Jan 1997, 4 photo.
President Bill Clinton, Senator William Cohen, Janet Langhart Cohen, and Vice President Albert Gore. VP is swearing in the Senator as Secretary of Defense.
Photos-Invitation: Secretary of Defense hosted Black History Month Ceremony 001-005, 19 Feb 1997, 1 page, 4 photos.
An invitation to the African-American History Month Ceremony at the Pentagon. Discussion and reception information is included. Images include Secretary of Defense Cohen, Janet Langhart cohen and Admiral J. Paul Reason at celebration.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted honor/cordon for His Excellency Turhan Tayan Minister of Defense of the Republic of Turkey 001-006, 20 Feb 1997, 1 photo.
MOD Tayan ascending Pentagon steps with Secretary of Defense Cohen, they are flanked by military personnel; Cohen and Tayan seated at meeting table.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted dinner in honor of the Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre, 15 Sep 1997, 1 photo.
Janet Langhart Cohen sitting at a table looking away from camera.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense meeting with National Security Advisor of the Republic of Korea 001-002, 11 Feb 1997, 2 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen shaking the hand of NSA of Korea in front of large word map, and then seated at meeting table.
Photograph: Visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 001, 13 Feb 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen standing next to PM Netanyahu in front of large world map.
Photograph: Visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 002, 13 Feb 1997, 1 photo.
PM Netanyahu and Secretary of Defense Cohen standing on a stage at a ceremony on the grounds of the Pentagon.
Photograph: Secretary and Mrs. Janet Cohen 001, 17 Sep 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen descending the steps of the Pentagon flanked by military personnel.
Photograph: Visit of Prince Sultan Minister of Defense and Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 001, 26 Feb 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Prince Sultan walking the grounds of the Pentagon followed by members of their staff. They are all flanked by military personnel.
Photograph: Visit of Prince Sultan Minister of Defense and Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 002, 26 Feb 1997, 1 photo.
Prince Sultan and Secretary of Defense Cohen standing on stage during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Members of their staff are to their left.
Photograph: Welcome ceremony in honor of William S. Cohen Secretary of Defense 001-022, 14 Feb 1997, 22 photos.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Janet Langhart Cohen with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Senator Strom Thurmond, unidentified people at welcoming ceremony; includes standing during National Anthem and Secretary of Defense Cohen at the podium.
Photograph: Deputy Secretary of Defense/CJCS hosted Armed Forces Welcoming Ceremony in honor of William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense 001-002, 14 Feb 1997, 2 photos.
Secretary of Defense Cohen speaking to unidentified man whose back is to the camera and Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen standing together.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted the Big 8 Luncheon 001, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen on right side in the middle of the table with the "Big 8". No date is given for the photo.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted the Big 8 Luncheon 002, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Secretary of Defense Cohen and unidentified man standing behind their chairs talking.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted the Big 8 Luncheon 003, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Unidentified man and Secretary of Defense Cohen with their arms around each other.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted Honor/Cordon in honor of His Excellency Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar, Minister of Defense of Malaysia 001, 20 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
MOD of Malaysia and Secretary of Defense Cohen ascending the stairs of the Pentagon flanked by military personnel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted Honor/Cordon in honor of His Excellency Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar, Minister of Defense of Malaysia 002, 20 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and MOD Albar standing in front of large world map.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosted Honor/Cordon in honor of His Excellency Syed Hamid bin Syed Jaafar Albar, Minister of Defense of Malaysia 003, 20 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense and his staff meeting/eating with MOD and his staff.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosts Women's History Month Ceremony; Mrs. Tipper Gore, Keynote Speaker 001, 05 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Mrs. Tipper Gore, Secretary of Defense Cohen, two unidentified women, and one unidentified man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense hosts Women's History Month Ceremony; Mrs. Tipper Gore, Keynote Speaker 002, 05 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Mrs. Tipper Gore and Secretary of Defense Cohen standing together.
Photograph: No caption 001, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From left) Unidentified woman, unidentified military man, and Mrs. Cohen standing together.
Photograph: No caption 002, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen in front of large painting of the Great Wall of China.
Photograph: No caption 003, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From left) Unidentified woman, Secretary of Defense Cohen, Mrs. Cohen, unidentified man.
Photograph: No caption 004, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen meeting unidentified Asian man and his staff/family.
Photograph: No caption 005, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From left) Unidentified man, Secretary of Defense Cohen, and Mrs. Cohen at a dinner/ceremony.
Photograph: No caption 006, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen at large round table with unidentified men.
Photograph: No caption 007, 01 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Cohen toasting with unidentified couple.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 001, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen sitting in a boardroom, unidentified military man is giving a lecture in front of a screen. The photo was taken over Secretary of Defense's right shoulder.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 002, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen in conversation with three unidentified men.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 003, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen is sitting down with a group of military personnel at a small table.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 004, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen sitting in between two unidentified men on a panel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 005, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen in an office with an unidentified foreign military man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 006, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen on left with unidentified man in hallway.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 007, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen in a military bunker with military personnel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 008, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen shaking hands with American military in a barrack.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 009, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen getting off of a plane and are greeted by an unidentified dignitary.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 010, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
(From Left) Secretary of Defense Cohen, Mrs. Cohen, unidentified woman, unidentified man in front of an airplane.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 011, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen getting off airplane. Mrs. Cohen is being greeted by unidentified military man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 012, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen in the cockpit of a plane with unidentified military personnel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 013, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Mrs. Cohen and two unidentified women on a military plane.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 014, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen in an informal meeting with unidentified military personnel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 015, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen speaking at a podium in front of a group of military troops.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 016, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen is on a military plane standing with the flight crew.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 017, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen walking from a plane with unidentified military personnel. The photo was taken at night.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 018, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen flanked by two unidentified men during a national anthem.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 019, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen shaking hands with military personnel.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 020, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen eating lunch with members of the United States military.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 021, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen standing at podium on a military base speaking to U.S. Military force "Blue Spaders".
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 022, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen walking with troops through military camp.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 023, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense walking away from helicopter with military personnel and staffers.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 024, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen speaking with U.S. military personnel about "Minestrike".
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 025, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen meeting with two U.S. military personnel. They are in front of a large map.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 026, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Makeshift gravesite entitled " Garden of Peace" the poem reads: "Don't fade my dear rose, you are my only hope, not to cry anymore, and be back home in Bosnia to plant thousands roses more."
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 027, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen walking away from U.S. Plane flanked by soldiers.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 028, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen sitting down in an office with unidentified man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 029, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen posing for picture with U.S. Marines.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 030, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen standing on left shaking hands with an unidentified man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 031, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen standing with unidentified man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 032, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense sitting at a press conference with unidentified men.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 033, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and Mrs. Cohen walking off a plane. Secretary of Defense is shaking hands with unidentified man.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 034, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen and unidentified officer saluting at a military base.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 035, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen sitting alone in an office reading.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense travels to Germany, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, and Belgium 036, 03 Mar 1997 to 07 Mar 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen at large press conference with two unidentified men.
Photograph: Secretary of Defense 001, 03 Apr 1997 to 03 Apr 1997, 1 photo.
Secretary of Defense Cohen hosts full honors/press/breakfast in honor of Minister of Defense of Israel His Excellency Yitzhak Mordechai.

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