Guide to the Catherine May Congressional Papers 1959-1970
Cage 304

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Bedell, Catherine May, 1914-2004.
Title
Catherine May Congressional Papers
ID
Cage 304
Date [inclusive]
1959-1970
Extent
558.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
275 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Catherine May was the United States Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Washington, between 1959 and 1970. The collection consists of those papers generated and received by the office of Representative May during her six terms in the United States Congress. The content of the collection amply documents the wide arrange of legislative matters confronting the Congress during the 1960’s.

Preferred Citation note

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

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

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

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

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

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

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

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Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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Arrangement note

The original arrangement of this collection was simplified but altered very slightly. A sizable bulk of published material was removed and transferred to other divisions of the library. Tearsheets of the Congressional Record were discarded unless germane to other material at hand. Duplicate items were removed. Files of redundant material, requests for the Agricultural Yearbook, for example, were sampled and only 10-15% retained. An exception to this practice was made in the case of constituent letter-writing campaigns. These materials were retained intact.

The collection is arranged into nine series, retaining the original office arrangement. Two series, Invitations and National Commission o Food Marketing, were established by removal or separation from earlier filing in the main "subject" series. Within the series, the arrangement is chronological, based on the periodic closing of the files, and each sub-series is alphabetical.

Correspondence will generally be found in the front of a folder, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with extended exchanges filed together. Original and copies of items relevant to two or more subjects are often filed under each pertinent entry.

INDEX

The index that follows provides a comprehensive finding aid that locates all materials pertaining to a given subject even though these may be scattered by the arrangement of the collection. It is an index of the folder inventory, uniting in one alphabet all series and sub-series, a method and procedure that appears to be superior in improving the efficiency of searching in a collection of this magnitude and diversity. While the entries are based on folder headings, these entries have been generalized or made comprehensive to provide a single indexing term that embraces homogeneous and related information. The arrangement is word by word, disregarding initial articles. The numbers accompanying the entries are citations to numbered containers where the information may be found.

Using the index is uncomplicated. A searcher interested in Congressional concern of food and drug legislation is directed to the entry

Drug legislation 184, 274, 427

see also Meat inspection

If the searcher then refers to the Series Description (page 9), he/she will see that container 184 is in the 1966 sub-series and that information regarding food and drug legislation continues in additional folders in 1968 (container 274) and 1970 (container 427). Examination of container 184 produces a folder labeled Bills - H. Con. res. 1046 - Sense of Congress-regulation of food and drug labeling, diet foods. Examination of the cross reference Meat inspection produces a quantity of items in container 221 regarding regulation of state meat inspection systems, in a folder labeled Agriculture - Meat Inspection, 1967.

Finally, if this searcher is knowledgeable regarding government agencies, he/she will pursue further information in those citations following Food and Drug Administration.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Catherine May Bedell, Member of Congress, were acquired by the Washington State University Library in February 1971. A gift of Mrs. May, the collection was transferred to the Library from her office and the National Archives and Records Service facility at Washington, D.C.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Selected images and documents from this collection have been digitized and can be found online in the Catherine May Congressional Papers Digital Collection.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Papers that document Catherine May's post-Congressional assignments (MS77-51, MS8051, MS81-13, MS82-03) are also available in Manuscripts Archives and Special Collections.

Separated Materials note

A sizable bulk of published material originally including in this collection was removed and transferred to other divisions of the Washington State Universities Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Congress. House.
  • United States. National Commission on Food Marketing.

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Sources.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 -- Sources.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bedell, Catherine May, 1914-2004 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Legislators -- United States -- Correspondence.
  • Politics and Politicians
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

Mrs. May’s career in the United States House of Representatives is the subject of scholarly inquiry by Elizabeth Anne Hagne in her A Congresswoman and Her Constituents: Catherine May and the Fourth Congressional District of Washington (unpublished M.A. Thesis: Washington State University, 1968).

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Index

Name(s)

  • :  see also Wheat research
  • :  see also Economic Development Administration
  • :  see also Academies
  • :  see also Military installations
  • :  see also Prisoners of war
  • :  see also SelectiveService System
  • :  see also Atomic Energy Commission
  • :  see also Hanford Atomic Works
  • :  see also Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
  • :  see also Plowshare Project
  • :  see also Meat inspection
  • :  see also Special Reports
  • :  see also Seattle Chamber of Commerce
  • :  see also United States Chamber of Commerce
  • :  see also Committee of One Million
  • :  see also names of cities and towns
  • :  see also Academies
  • :  see also Employment applications
  • :  see also Lower Granite Dam
  • :  see also Un-American activities
  • :  see also names of countries - federal programs
  • :  see also House of Representatives
  • :  see also names of committees
  • :  see also Publications
  • :  see also Environmentalaffairs legislation
  • :  see also Immigration and naturalization
  • :  see also Office of C. May
  • :  see also Passports
  • :  see also Private legislation
  • :  see also Publications
  • :  see also Railroad Retirement Board
  • :  see also Social security
  • :  Veterans’ claims
  • :  see also names of projects
  • :  see also Sugar
  • :  see also Tariff Commission
  • :  see also Washington Public Power Supply System
  • :  see also names of dams
  • :  see also Arms Control Agency
  • :  see also Meat inspection
  • :  see also Narcotics Bureau
  • :  see also Area Redevelopment Administration
  • :  see also names of countries - federal programs
  • :  see also Higher education
  • :  see also Schools
  • :  see also Atomic energy
  • :  see also Conservation legislation
  • :  see also Farmers’Home Administration
  • :  see also Revenue sharing
  • :  see also Taxation
  • :  see also Hunger
  • :  see also China
  • :  see also Cuba
  • :  see also Foreign Trade
  • :  see also Interparliamentary Union
  • :  see also Radio of Free Asia
  • :  see also United Nations
  • :  see also Vietnam
  • :  see also Yakima County - federal programs
  • :  see also names of commodities
  • :  see also Feed grains
  • :  see also Wheat
  • :  see also names of subordinate agencies
  • :  see also Academies
  • :  see also College Apprenticeship Program
  • :  see also Commission on Campus Unrest
  • :  see also names of institutions
  • :  see also Whitman NationalMonument
  • :  see also Congressional committees and subcommittees
  • :  see also 86th Club
  • :  see also Whip notices
  • :  see also Food stamp program
  • :  see also school lunch programs
  • :  see also White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health
  • :  see also Private legislation
  • :  see also subordinate agencies
  • :  see also names of projects
  • :  see also Yakima County - federal programs
  • :  see also subordinate agencies
  • :  see also Job training
  • :  see also subordinate agencies
  • :  see also Public Land Law Review Commission
  • :  see also Citizen’s Committeeon Crime
  • :  see also Juvenile delinquency
  • :  see also Voting record
  • :  see also Bryan Lake
  • :  see also names of projects
  • :  see also photographs
  • :  see also biography
  • :  see also Catherine May Newsletter
  • :  see also legislation sponsored by C. May
  • :  see also Office of C. May
  • :  see also Recommendations
  • :  see also Reservations and appointments
  • :  see also Special Reports
  • :  see also Speeches
  • :  see also Sympathy letters
  • :  see also Thank you cards
  • :  see also Voting record
  • :  see also Interagency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs
  • :  see also names of bases
  • :  see also Armed services
  • :  see also Coal
  • :  see also Drug use
  • :  see also Farm marketing
  • :  see also Farm labor
  • :  see also Olympia Newsletter
  • :  see also Special Reports
  • :  see also Catherine May Newsletter
  • :  see also Congratulatory messages
  • :  see also Employment applications
  • :  see also Newspaper subscriptions
  • :  see also Press releases
  • :  see also Publications
  • :  see also Questionnaire;Reservations and appointments
  • :  see also Special Reports
  • :  see also Television
  • :  see also Bees
  • :  see also postal service - obscene material
  • :  see also General Services Administration
  • :  see also names of post offices
  • :  see also Executive Branch reorganization
  • :  see also Vice-President
  • :  see also White House
  • :  see also Television
  • :  see also Taxation
  • :  see also Washington Public Power Supply System
  • :  see also Federal Railroad Administration
  • :  see also Interstate Commerce Commission
  • :  see also White House
  • :  see also Taxation
  • :  see also Higher education
  • :  see also name of school districts
  • :  see also Office of C. May
  • :  see also Kennewick
  • :  see also Pasco
  • :  see also Richland
  • :  see also Commission on Campus Unrest
  • :  see also National Commission on Civil Disorders
  • :  see also National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence
  • :  see also names of countries- federal programs
  • :  see also names of counties - federal programs
  • , Grandview:  19, 119, 188, 437
  • 86th Club:  5, 21, 40, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 384
  • Absentee voting:  208
  • Academies:  520
  • Academies, cadets:  521-525
  • Academies, civil service exam requirements:  519
  • Academies, nominees:  511-517
  • Academies, non-resident and out-of-district applicants:  519
  • Adams County:  444
  • Adams County, federal programs:  294, 406
  • Administration assistants:  see Office of C. May
  • Agency for International Development:  41, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 219, 256, 324, 375
  • Agricultural Committee of the House of Representatives:  450-463
  • Agricultural Extension Service:  81, 175, 219, 256, 316, 368
  • Agricultural laborers:  see Farm labor
  • Agricultural Producers Council of Washington:  54
  • Agricultural research:  33, 54, 83, 109, 145, 178, 222, 261, 322, 360, 451, 453, 461, 462
  • Agricultural research, bees:  457
  • Agricultural research, dodder:  83
  • Agricultural research, dried peas and lentils:  83, 109, 179, 222, 261
  • Agricultural research, mint:  109, 179, 222, 261
  • Agricultural research, onion white rot:  261
  • Agricultural research, pesticides:  142, 322, 373, 374
  • Agricultural research, rice:  461
  • Agricultural research, sugar beets:  83, 109, 179, 222, 322
  • Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service:  145, 179, 222, 261, 323
  • Agriculture:  1, 14, 32, 53, 82, 108, 143, 177, 221, 319, 371
  • Agriculture Stabilization Committees:  2, 14, 34, 55, 89, 110, 145, 180, 223, 323
  • Agriculture yearbook:  2, 15, 35, 56, 85, 111, 180, 223, 263, 324, 375
  • Alaska:  2, 15
  • Alaska, centennial:  148, 181
  • Alaska, earthquake relief:  112
  • Albion:  118, 187, 435
  • Albion, post office:  296, 442
  • Alderdale, post office:  296
  • American Farm Bureau Federation:  107, 142, 219, 256
  • American Revolution Bicentennial Commission:  376
  • Americans for Congressional Action to Free Baltic States:  232
  • AMTRAK:  see National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Anatone, post office:  296, 442
  • Anatone, post office, school district:  499
  • Animals:  186, 435
  • Apples:  1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 220, 259, 318, 368
  • Appleton, post office:  296
  • Appointments:  see Reservations and appointments
  • Appropriations:  143, 175, 255, 503
  • Area Redevelopment Administration:  39, 61, 88, 123, 151
  • Armed services:  3, 16, 35, 36, 57, 86, 113, 149, 182, 224, 264, 325, 376, 377
  • Armed services, personal:  3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 113, 114, 149, 150, 182, 183, 225, 264, 265, 326, 327, 377, 378
  • Armed services, Reserved Officers Training Corps:  87
  • Armed services, reserves:  3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 114, 150, 183, 225, 265, 327, 378
  • Arms Control Agency:  38, 58, 87, 113, 150, 183, 225, 265, 328, 379
  • Army:  see Armed services
  • Army-Navy football tickets:  52, 101, 135, 167, 204, 240, 302, 356, 408
  • Asotin:  118, 187, 435
  • Asotin, post office:  296, 442
  • Asotin, school district:  498, 499
  • Asotin County:  444
  • Asotin County, federal programs:  294, 352, 406
  • Asotin Dam:  252, 286, 339, 396
  • Athenaeum Irrigation District:  44, 92, 128, 214
  • Atlantic Congress:  16, 36, 58, 226, 265, 558
  • Atomic energy:  505
  • Atomic energy, environmental effects:  503, 505, 509
  • Atomic energy, fuels:  505
  • Atomic energy, history:  507
  • Atomic energy, international affairs:  65, 97, 507
  • Atomic energy, labor disputes:  40
  • Atomic energy, licensing:  507
  • Atomic energy, reactors:  5, 21, 40, 41, 63, 64, 90, 332, 506, 507
  • Atomic energy, safeguards:  509
  • Atomic energy, testing:  65, 97, 509
  • Atomic Energy Commission:  3, 16, 36, 58, 87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 265, 328, 507, 508, 509
  • Atomic Industrial Forum:  507
  • Ayer, post office:  296
  • Banks Lake:  67, 160, 339
  • Beans:  1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 220, 259, 318
  • Beauty Shop Committee:  see House of Representative
  • Beef:  see Livestock
  • Bees:  219, 256, 272, 273, 316, 368, 429, 457
  • Belmont, post office:  297
  • Benton City:  118, 187, 435
  • Benton City, post office:  297, 442
  • Benton City, school district:  498, 499
  • Benton County:  295, 352, 406
  • Benton County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Beverly, post office:  297, 442
  • Bickleton, post office:  297, 442
  • Bickleton, post office, school district:  498, 499
  • Big Bend Community College:  87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 328, 379
  • Bills:  see Legislation sponsored by C. May
  • Bingen:  118
  • Bingen, post office:  297
  • Bingen, school district:  498, 499
  • Bonneville Power Administration:  7, 23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 216, 250, 284, 336, 393
  • Bracero program:  see Farm labor
  • Bridges and highways:  11, 29, 49, 104, 130, 138, 159, 169, 208, 217, 244, 308, 360, 414
  • Broadcasting:  see Federal Communications Commission
  • Brookings Institute:  19, 87, 118, 150, 187, 226, 276, 328, 379
  • Brownston, post office:  297
  • Bryan Lake:  38, 186, 272, 432
  • Bryan Lake, Little Goose Dam:  
  • Buena, post office:  297, 442
  • Burbank:  118, 435
  • Burbank, post office:  297, 442
  • Burbank, school district:  498, 499
  • Bureau of Employment Security:  see Employment Security Bureau
  • Cabinet members:  4, 38, 135, 354
  • Cable television:  194
  • Catalog of Federal Assistance:  274, 426
  • Catherine May Newsletter:  10, 26, 47, 48, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 292, 348, 403
  • Catherine May Newsletter, correspondence:  47, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 348, 403
  • Census Bureau:  4, 20, 39, 61, 88, 123, 151, 191, 227, 277, 330, 380
  • Census legislation:  426
  • Centerville, post office:  297
  • Centerville, post office, school district:  498, 499
  • Central Intelligence Agency:  276
  • Central Washington State College:  4, 19, 38, 60, 87, 118, 151, 187, 226, 276, 329, 379
  • Century 21 (Seattle World’s Fair):  12, 17, 50, 78
  • Chamber of Commerce:  4, 19
  • Cherries:  1, 13, 31, 142, 175, 220, 259
  • Chief Joseph Dam:  7, 23, 68, 129, 159, 216
  • Child Development Office:  90, 126, 155, 282, 335, 386
  • Children’s Bureau:  see Child Development Office
  • China (Peoples Republic):  37
  • Cities and towns:  379
  • Citizen’s Committee on Crime:  359, 413
  • Civil Aeronautics Board:  5, 20, 38, 60, 87, 122, 151, 191, 226, 276, 329, 379
  • Civil defense:  4, 20, 38, 60, 87, 122, 151, 191, 224, 263, 325, 376, 413
  • Civil Rights:  16, 17, 58, 76, 114, 184, 185, 187, 266, 423, 424, 432, 434
  • Civil Rights Division, Justice Department:  289, 345, 398
  • Civil service:  4, 20, 38, 61, 88, 122, 151, 191, 227, 277, 329, 380
  • Civil Service Commission:  see Civil service
  • Clarkston:  118, 187, 435
  • Clarkston, post office:  297, 442
  • Clarkston, school district:  498, 499
  • Clarkston Port Authority:  see Asotin Dam
  • Cle Elum:  118, 187, 436
  • Cle Elum, post office:  297, 442
  • Cle Elum, school district:  498, 499
  • Coal:  4, 20, 39, 61, 88, 122, 151, 191
  • Coal Research Office:  251, 286, 338, 395
  • Coast and Geodetic Survey:  88, 123, 152, 192, 277
  • Coast Guard:  106, 141, 173, 212, 247, 312, 364, 418
  • Colfax:  118, 188, 436
  • Colfax, flood control project:  7, 68, 94, 96, 129, 159, 218, 255, 342, 398
  • Colfax, post office:  297, 442
  • Colfax, school district:  499
  • College Apprenticeship Program:  20, 61, 88, 123, 151, 191, 227, 277, 329, 380
  • College Place:  118, 188, 436
  • College Place, post office:  297, 442
  • College Place, school district:  498, 499
  • Colton:  118, 188, 436
  • Colton, post office:  297, 442
  • Columbia Basin College:  88, 122, 151, 191, 227, 277, 330, 380
  • Columbia Basin Project:  7, 16, 17, 23, 24, 37, 43, 44, 68, 94, 95, 129, 159, 160, 186, 216, 252, 254, 274, 286, 287, 339, 340, 390, 396, 425
  • Columbia County:  444
  • Columbia County, federal programs:  295, 406
  • Columbia River diversion:  160, 217, 253, 288, 341, 396
  • Commerce Department:  4, 21, 39, 61, 88, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 330, 380
  • Commission on Campus Unrest:  407
  • Commission on Civil Rights:  61, 151, 227, 329, 380
  • Commission on Food and Fiber:  175, 219, 256
  • Commission on Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke:  155
  • Commission on Product Safety:  346, 402
  • Committee on Economic Development:  457, 458
  • Committee on One Million:  65, 96
  • Committee on the Monroe Doctrine:  65, 96
  • Commodity Credit Corporation:  175, 219, 256, 316, 368
  • Common Case:  380
  • Common Market:  89, 124, 153, 193
  • Communism:  61, 74, 89, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 330
  • Community Action Programs:  238, 294, 350, 406, 446, 447, 448, 449
  • Community Facilities Office:  92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388
  • Community Relations Service:  123, 152, 199
  • Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge:  128, 215, 251
  • Conference on Natural Beauty:  166
  • Congratulatory messages:  4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 329, 381
  • Congratulatory messages, 100th birthdays:  330, 381
  • Congratulatory messages, American Legion:  278
  • Congratulatory messages, members of Congress:  123
  • Congressional committees and sub-committees:  193, 207, 228, 243, 450, 452, 458, 504
  • Congressional Directory:  4, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 381
  • Congressional Record:  4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193, 228, 278, 331, 381
  • Connell:  118, 188, 436
  • Connell, post office:  297, 444
  • Connell, school district:  498, 499
  • Conservation legislation:  18, 77, 272
  • Conservation subcommittee, Agriculture Committee:  450, 461
  • Constituent services:  see Armed services personal;Flags
  • Consular Service:  243, 307, 413
  • Consumer affairs:  21, 115, 124, 142, 152, 184, 193, 221, 228, 272, 274, 278, 292, 316, 321, 372, 373, 381, 427, 434
  • Consumer and Marketing Service:  142, 316, 368
  • Consumer’s Advisory Council:  124, 152, 193, 228, 278
  • Corps of Engineers:  379
  • Cotton:  186, 450, 452, 458, 461
  • Coulee City:  118, 188, 436
  • Coulee City, post office:  297, 442
  • Coulee City, school district:  498, 499
  • Council on Environmental Quality:  382, 383, 434
  • Courtesy cards:  4, 21, 39, 62, 89, 124, 152, 193
  • Cowich:  19
  • Cowich, post office:  297, 442
  • Cranberries:  21
  • Crank mail:  see Miscellany
  • Credit cards:  434
  • Crime and criminals:  see Law enforcement
  • Cuba:  39, 41, 65, 96
  • Cuban Refugee Program:  see Refugees, Cuban
  • Cunningham, post office:  297
  • Customs administration:  30, 51, 106, 141, 173, 212, 248, 313, 365, 420
  • Cyclamates:  434
  • Dairy products:  256, 316, 368, 428, 455, 458, 461
  • Dairy products, commerce:  271
  • Dairy subcommittee, Agriculture Committee:  450, 458
  • Dams:  see Inland Empire Waterways Association
  • Dayton:  118, 188, 436
  • Dayton, post office:  297, 442
  • Dayton, school district:  498, 499
  • Dayton Irrigation Project:  8, 24, 44, 68, 130
  • Defense:  see Armed services
  • Department of Justice:  see Justice Department
  • Disarmament:  38, 116
  • District of Columbia:  430, 432
  • Dixie:  436
  • Dixie, post office:  297
  • Draft:  see Selective Service System
  • Drug legislation:  184, 274, 427
  • Drug use:  348, 403, 404
  • Easton:  188
  • Easton, post office:  297, 442
  • Easton, school district:  489, 499
  • Eccentric mail:  see Miscellany
  • Economic Development Administration:  222, 277, 330, 380
  • Economic Opportunity Office:  237, 294, 351, 406
  • Economic Opportunity Office, in Washington (State):  138, 170, 209, 416
  • Economic Opportunity Office, requests and reports:  446-449
  • Education:  see Exchange students
  • Education Office:  64, 91, 126, 155, 196, 230, 280, 334, 387
  • Elberton:  118
  • Electric City:  118, 436
  • Electric City, post office:  297, 442
  • Electric power legislation:  185
  • Ellensburg:  4, 19, 118, 188, 436
  • Ellensburg, post office:  297, 442
  • Ellensburg, school district:  498, 499
  • Eltopia:  188, 437
  • Eltopia, post office:  297, 442
  • Eltopia, school district:  498
  • Employee’s Compensation Bureau:  8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 162, 235, 345, 399
  • Employment applications:  2, 15, 35, 56, 85, 112, 113, 148, 181, 224, 263, 324, 376
  • Employment Security Bureau:  8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 345, 399
  • Endicott:  118
  • Endicott, post office:  297, 442
  • Endicott, school district:  499
  • Environmental affairs legislation:  81, 264, 423, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 540
  • Environmental Protection Agency:  383
  • Ephrata:  19, 119, 188, 437
  • Ephrata, post office:  297, 442
  • Ephrata, school district:  498-499
  • Equal Employment Opportunities Commission:  162, 193, 228, 278, 331, 383
  • Equal-time provision:  153
  • Esquatzel Canyon:  8, 44, 68
  • Evans, Daniel, press conferences:  171, 211, 246, 309, 362, 416
  • Ewan, post office:  297
  • Exchange students:  11, 29, 49, 77, 103, 137, 169, 208, 243, 307, 359, 413
  • Executive Branch reorganization:  331, 383, 410
  • Export - Import Bank:  331
  • Exports:  see Foreign trade
  • Extension Service:  see Agricultural Extension Service
  • Family farms:  77, 451, 452, 454, 459, 461
  • Family planning:  see Population and family planning
  • Farm bulletins:  1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 144, 175, 219, 258, 316, 369
  • Farm credit:  175, 219, 256, 316, 369
  • Farmers’ Home Administration:  1, 13, 31, 52, 59, 81, 108, 142, 175, 176, 219, 258, 317, 369
  • Farmington:  119
  • Farmington, post office:  297, 442
  • Farm labor:  1, 13, 31, 52, 81, 107, 142, 175, 219, 257, 316, 369, 455
  • Farm labor, Bracero program:  107, 464
  • Farm labor, Unionization:  257, 317, 369
  • Farm marketing:  256, 269, 316, 368, 428
  • Farm produce:  see specific commodities
  • Federal Aviation Administration:  5, 21, 40, 62, 89, 124, 153, 193, 247, 312, 364, 418
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation:  97, 131, 161, 199, 234, 289, 345, 398
  • Federal Communications Commission:  5, 21, 40, 62, 124, 153, 193, 194, 228, 279, 331, 384
  • Federal Crop Insurance Corporation:  176, 220, 258, 369
  • Federal Home Loan Bank Board:  6, 124, 153, 194, 228, 279, 331, 384
  • Federal Housing Administration:  6, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 247, 282, 312, 336, 365, 388, 418
  • Federal Maritime Commission:  331, 384
  • Federal Power Commission:  5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 124, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384
  • Federal Railroad Administration:  365, 418
  • Federal Register:  5, 125, 194
  • Federal Reserve Board:  5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384
  • Federal Trade Commission:  5, 62, 90, 125, 153, 194, 229, 279, 331, 384
  • Federal Water Control Administration:  286, 337
  • Federal Water Quality Administration:  251, 286, 337, 394
  • Feed grains:  53, 59, 116, 271, 451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 462
  • Finance:  see Farm credit
  • Firearms:  366, 420, 426, 428
  • Fish and Wildlife Service:  6, 22, 43, 66, 93, 128, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 395
  • Fisheries:  104, 138, 171, 210, 244, 307, 359, 414
  • Flags:  21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384
  • Flood control:  23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 171, 216, 255, 287, 342, 398
  • Flood control, Colfax:  7, 68, 94, 96, 129, 159, 218, 255, 342, 398
  • Flood control, Pullman:  130, 342
  • Flood control, Walla Walla:  69, 96, 130, 161
  • Flood control, Zintel Canyon:  45, 130, 161, 218, 255
  • Food and Drug Administration:  5, 22, 41, 64, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385
  • Food and drug legislation:  see Drug legislation
  • Food for Peace:  116, 451, 452, 455, 457, 461, 462
  • Food marketing:  see National Commission on Food Marketing
  • Food stamp program:  220, 258, 274, 317, 370, 424, 430, 431, 449, 450, 462
  • Foreign affairs:  7, 22, 41, 65, 96, 97, 127, 156, 199, 232, 284, 344, 391
  • Foreign affairs, Biafra:  342, 423
  • Foreign affairs, Brazil:  96, 340
  • Foreign affairs, Cambodia:  389, 390
  • Foreign affairs, Congo:  65, 106
  • Foreign affairs, Cyprus:  127
  • Foreign affairs, Czechoslovakia:  423
  • Foreign affairs, Korea:  282, 343, 390, 427, 430
  • Foreign affairs, Laos:  391
  • Foreign affairs, Middle East:  232, 267, 344, 391
  • Foreign affairs, Okinawa:  325, 377
  • Foreign affairs, Panama:  127, 266
  • Foreign affairs, Rhodesia:  233
  • Foreign Claims Settlement Commission:  5, 21, 40, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384
  • Foreign trade:  105, 233, 266, 273, 318
  • Forest legislation:  18, 59, 60, 276, 425, 429, 430, 431, 540
  • Forest Service:  1, 14, 31, 53, 81, 82, 108, 143, 176, 220, 258, 318, 370, 450, 452, 456, 460, 462
  • Forest subcommittee, Agriculture Committee:  456, 457, 460
  • Fort Simcoe:  21
  • Franklin County:  444
  • Franklin County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Fruits and vegetables:  1, 14, 32, 53, 82, 108, 143, 176, 220, 259, 318, 319, 371, 375
  • Garfield:  119
  • Garfield, post office:  297, 442
  • Garfield County:  444
  • General Accounting Office:  154, 194, 279, 332, 384
  • General Service Administration:  5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 332, 384, 385
  • Geological Survey:  251, 285, 338, 395
  • George:  119, 188, 437
  • George, post office:  298, 442
  • Glenwood, post office:  298, 442
  • Glenwood, school district:  498, 499
  • Goldendale:  19, 119, 188, 437
  • Goldendale, post office:  298, 442
  • Goldendale, school district:  498, 499
  • Government Printing Office:  5, 21, 40, 62, 90, 125, 154, 194, 279, 332, 385
  • Governor’s Council on Aging Conference:  415
  • Grain:  1, 14, 32, 54, 82, 108, 144, 177, 220, 260, 320
  • Grain standards:  109, 144
  • Grain storage:  32, 54
  • Grand Coulee:  19, 119, 188, 437
  • Grand Coulee, post office:  298, 442
  • Grand Coulee, school district:  498, 499
  • Grand Coulee Dam:  8, 17, 24, 44, 68, 95, 130, 160, 185, 217, 253, 254, 288, 341, 397
  • Grandview, post office:  298, 442
  • Grandview, school district:  498, 500
  • Grange:  see Patrons of Husbandry
  • Granger:  119, 188, 437
  • Granger, post office:  298, 442
  • Granger, school district:  498, 500
  • Grant County:  444
  • Grant County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Grazing fees:  320, 371
  • Hanford Atomic Works:  5, 21, 40, 41, 63, 64, 90, 125, 154, 159, 194, 195, 229, 230, 280, 332, 505, 506, 507
  • Harrah:  19, 119
  • Harrah, post office:  298, 442
  • Harrah, school district:  498, 500
  • Hartline:  119
  • Hartline, post office:  298, 442
  • Hartline, school district:  500
  • Hatton:  119
  • Hawaii:  2, 15
  • Hay, post office:  298
  • Health:  see Public health
  • Health, Education and Welfare Department:  5, 22, 41, 64, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385
  • Health foods:  184, 272, 427
  • Hells Canyon:  8
  • Higher education:  115, 186, 187, 245, 269, 272, 310, 333, 363, 387, 415, 417, 424
  • High Mountain Sheep Dam:  288, 341, 398
  • Historic sites:  361, 433, 442
  • Honey commerce:  272
  • Hooper, post office:  298, 442
  • Hooper, school district:  500
  • Hops:  2, 14, 17, 32, 54, 82, 109, 144, 177, 221, 260, 320, 371
  • House of Representatives:  91, 92, 127, 156, 197, 231, 282, 335, 388, 423
  • House of Representatives, Beauty Shop:  282, 335, 388
  • House of Representatives, ethics:  114, 185, 226
  • House of Representatives, gymnasium incident:  236
  • House of Representatives, Select Committee on Standards:  207, 243, 266
  • Housing and Home Finance Agency:  see Housing and Urban Development Department
  • Housing and Urban Development Department:  6, 22, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388
  • Housing legislation:  115, 276, 434
  • Hunger:  183, 260, 267, 270, 274, 320, 372
  • Huntsville, post office:  298
  • Husam, post office:  298
  • Hyak, post office:  298, 442
  • Ice Harbor Dam:  8, 24, 44, 68, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288, 398
  • Immigration and naturalization:  8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 199, 200, 234, 289, 290, 345, 399
  • Indian Affairs Bureau:  6, 22, 23, 42, 43, 66, 92, 128, 157, 214, 250, 285, 337, 394
  • Indian affairs legislation:  19, 59, 60, 115, 116, 186, 270, 433
  • Indian Claims Commission:  197, 232, 282, 336, 386, 388
  • Inland Empire Waterways Association:  42, 66, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 389
  • Interagency Committee on Mexican-American Affairs:  385
  • Interior Department:  6, 22, 43, 67, 93, 129, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 395
  • Internal Revenue Service:  12, 30, 51, 79, 80, 106, 141, 173, 213, 248, 313, 365, 366, 420
  • International Commerce Bureau:  151, 191, 227, 330, 380
  • International Farm Youth Exchange Program:  177, 222, 321
  • International Museum:  65, 96, 127, 156
  • Interparliamentary Union:  157, 192, 234, 284, 344, 558
  • Interstate Commerce Commission:  7, 23, 42, 70, 96, 131, 157, 199, 248, 312, 313, 365, 419
  • Irrigation:  see Reclamation Bureau
  • Jay Dee Trailer City, post office:  298
  • Job Corps:  138, 209, 238, 294, 352
  • Job training:  126, 186, 230, 274, 282, 289, 311, 363, 417
  • John Birch Society:  45, 70
  • John Day Dam:  8, 24, 44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288, 341, 398
  • Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training:  289
  • Joint Committee on Atomic Energy:  503-505
  • Judges:  8, 272
  • Justice Department:  8, 25, 45, 70, 131, 161, 199, 234, 289, 344, 399
  • Juvenile delinquency:  17
  • Kahlotus:  119
  • Kahlotus, post office:  298, 442
  • Kahlotus, school district:  498, 500
  • Kennewick:  20, 119, 188, 437
  • Kennewick, post office:  298, 442
  • Kennewick, school district:  498, 500
  • Kennewick Irrigation District:  24, 44, 69, 130, 161, 217, 254
  • Kiona, post office:  298, 442
  • Kittitas:  119, 437
  • Kittitas, post office:  298, 442
  • Kittitas, school district:  498, 500
  • Kittitas County:  444
  • Kittitas County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Kittitas Irrigation Project:  24, 44, 130, 217, 254, 288
  • Klickitat:  119, 188
  • Klickitat, post office:  298, 442
  • Klickitat, school district:  500
  • Klickitat County:  445
  • Klickitat County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Klickitat Irrigation Project:  24, 44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 217, 254, 288
  • Labor:  see Farm labor
  • Labor Department:  8, 25, 45, 70, 97, 131, 162, 200, 234, 290, 345, 399
  • Lacrosse:  119, 437
  • Lacrosse, post office:  298, 442
  • Lacrosse, school district:  500
  • Lamont:  119
  • Lamont, post office:  298, 442
  • Land Management Bureau:  6, 23, 43, 66, 92, 93, 128, 157, 214, 250, 285, 320, 337, 371, 393
  • Larson Air Force Base:  9, 25, 46, 70, 98, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 298
  • Laurel, post office:  298
  • Law enforcement:  345, 399
  • Legislation sponsored by C. May:  3, 16-19, 37, 38, 58, 59, 60, 114-118, 183-187, 266-275, 422-435
  • Library legislation:  19, 427, 429, 435
  • Library of Congress:  9, 25, 46, 71, 98, 131, 163, 201, 235, 290, 346, 400
  • Lind:  119, 437
  • Lind, post office:  298, 442
  • Little Goose Dam:  44, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342
  • Livestock:  1, 13, 33, 54, 82, 109, 144, 178, 221, 222, 261, 321, 372, 455
  • Livestock, commerce:  116, 117, 271, 455
  • Livestock and feed grains subcommittee, Agricultural Committee:  451, 453, 455, 457, 459, 462
  • Locks (Navigation):  see Inland Empire Waterways Association
  • Lowden, post office:  298, 442
  • Lowden, school district:  500
  • Lower Crab Creek:  see Smyrna
  • Lower Granite Dam:  45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342, 398
  • Lower Monumental Dam:  7, 24, 45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 254, 288, 342, 398
  • Lumber trade:  12, 29, 50, 60, 78, 104, 105, 114, 115, 138, 172, 211, 275, 308, 361, 414, 460
  • Lyle:  437
  • Lyle, post office:  298
  • Lyle, school district:  498, 500
  • Mabton:  119, 437
  • Mabton, post office:  298, 442
  • Mabton, school district:  498, 500
  • Malden:  119
  • Malden, post office:  298
  • Manpower Administration:  200, 290, 345, 399
  • Manpower Retraining and Development Program:  126, 186, 274
  • Marengo, post office:  298
  • Maritime Administration:  4, 39, 61, 152, 192, 227, 330, 380
  • Marlin:  119
  • Marlin, post office:  298, 442
  • Marmes Rockshelter:  361, 421
  • Maryhill, post office:  298
  • Mattawa:  119, 437
  • Mattawa, school district:  498, 500
  • May, Catherine, articles:  133, 292, 349
  • May, Catherine, biography:  3, 16, 36, 58, 87, 114, 150, 183, 226, 266, 328, 379
  • May, Catherine, invitations:  542-558
  • May, Catherine, sponsored organizations:  354, 407
  • Mayview, post office:  298
  • McNary Game Refuge:  96
  • Meat inspection:  221, 270, 315, 321, 372, 373
  • Medicare:  see Social security
  • Mental retardation:  5, 42, 65, 91, 126, 155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385
  • Mesa:  20, 119, 437
  • Mesa, school district:  498
  • Mexican-Americans:  see Farm labor
  • Migrant health services:  385
  • Migrant labor:  see Farm labor
  • Military installations:  3, 16, 36, 57, 86, 114, 149, 182, 225, 265, 327, 377
  • Military personnel:  see Academies
  • Mines Bureau:  6, 23, 43, 66, 93, 128, 157, 214, 251, 285, 337, 393
  • Mink:  271, 427
  • Minority Personnel Office:  181, 224, 263, 324, 376
  • Mint (crop):  109, 179, 222, 261, 321, 373
  • Mint Bureau:  212, 248, 313, 365, 420
  • Miscellany:  9, 26, 40, 46, 62, 71, 89, 98, 131, 152, 163, 201, 235, 290, 345, 346, 400
  • Moses Lake:  20, 119, 188, 437
  • Moses Lake, post office:  299, 442
  • Moses Lake, school district:  498, 500
  • Moxee City:  120, 188, 438
  • Moxee City, post office:  299, 442
  • Moxee City, school district:  498, 500
  • Naches:  120, 188, 438
  • Naches, post office:  299, 442
  • Naches, school district:  498, 500
  • Narcotics Bureau:  106, 141, 213, 248, 344, 399
  • National Academy of Sciences:  201
  • National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty:  222
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration:  9, 26, 46, 71, 98, 131, 163, 201, 235, 291, 346, 401
  • National Archives:  125, 154, 194, 229, 279, 346, 401
  • National Association of Broadcasters:  153
  • National Commission on Civil Disorders:  291, 346, 401
  • National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes:  465-469
  • National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, meetings and hearings:  463, 464, 466, 470-477
  • National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, personnel:  464, 465, 467
  • National Commission on Food Marketing correspondence and notes, reports:  465, 469, 478-97
  • National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence:  291, 346, 401
  • National Dividend Plan:  291, 402
  • National Farmer’s Organization:  33, 54, 371
  • National Federation of Independent Business:  26, 46, 71, 132, 163, 201, 235, 291, 347, 401
  • National Forest Reservation Commission:  143
  • National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities:  201, 235, 291, 347, 401
  • National Guard:  see Armed services
  • National Institutes of Health:  155, 195, 230, 280, 333, 385
  • National Labor Relations Board:  163, 173, 201, 212, 236, 291, 347, 402
  • National Park Service:  6, 23, 43, 67, 94, 129, 159, 215, 252, 286, 338, 395
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation:  401
  • National Reclamation Association:  46, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 347
  • National Rivers and Harbors Congress:  9, 26, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 291
  • National Science Foundation:  9, 72, 98, 132, 163, 201, 236, 291, 347, 401
  • National Traffic Safety Bureau:  248, 313, 365, 420
  • National Transportation Safety Board:  247, 313, 365, 420
  • Naturalization:  see Immigration and naturalization
  • NcNary Dam:  7, 24, 45, 69, 95, 130, 161, 218, 255, 288, 342, 398
  • New management:  98, 132, 202
  • Newsletters:  see Catherine May Newsletter
  • Newspaper legislation:  427
  • Newspaper subscriptions:  9, 26, 48, 72, 100, 133, 164, 202, 236, 292, 348, 402
  • News releases:  see Press releases
  • Northwest River Basin Commission:  286, 339, 395
  • Oakesdale:  120, 438
  • Oakesdale, post office:  299, 442
  • Oakesdale, school district:  498, 500
  • Office of Catherine May:  11, 12, 29, 30, 49, 50, 73, 75, 100, 133, 134, 165, 166, 203, 204, 239, 240, 293, 294, 349, 350, 404
  • Office of Catherine May, mailing list:  4, 9, 19, 25, 46, 71, 87, 98, 132, 163, 201, 237, 291, 347, 402
  • Office of Education:  see Education Office
  • Olympia Newsletter:  105, 138, 172, 211, 246, 310, 363, 416
  • Othello:  20, 120, 188, 438
  • Othello, post office:  298, 442
  • Othello, school district:  498, 500
  • Outdoor Recreation Bureau:  93, 128, 158, 214, 251, 285, 337, 394
  • Outlook, post office:  442
  • Palouse:  20, 120, 438
  • Palouse, post office:  298, 442
  • Palouse, school district:  498, 500
  • Parker, post office:  298, 442
  • Parks and recreation:  211, 246, 310, 363, 415
  • Parks and recreation, legislation:  160, 273, 276, 425
  • Pasco:  20, 120, 189, 438
  • Pasco, post office:  299, 442
  • Pasco, school district:  500
  • Pasco Engineer Depot:  10, 74
  • Passports:  11, 29, 49, 78, 103, 137, 169, 208, 244, 307, 359, 413
  • Patent Office:  4, 21, 39, 61, 88, 123, 152, 192, 227, 277, 380
  • Patrons of Husbandry. United States Grange:  5, 21, 40, 63, 90, 125, 154, 194, 221, 260
  • Patterson, post office:  299
  • Patterson, school district:  498, 500
  • Peace Corps:  48, 73, 100, 134, 166, 204, 240, 296, 354, 407
  • Peanuts and oilseeds:  453, 460, 462
  • Pears:  33, 54, 83, 109, 144, 145, 178, 221, 259, 318, 373
  • Peas:  83, 145, 178, 221, 259, 318, 373
  • Pension plans:  17, 58, 60, 173, 187, 268, 433
  • Pesticides:  see Agricultural research
  • Pinchot National Forest:  388
  • Pine City, post office:  299, 442
  • Plowshare Project:  507
  • Plymouth, post office:  299
  • Police:  see Law enforcement
  • Pomeroy:  120, 189, 438
  • Pomeroy, post office:  299, 442
  • Pomeroy, school district:  498, 500
  • Population and family planning:  435
  • Pornography:  see Postal service - legislation
  • Postal service:  10, 27, 48, 74, 101, 134, 166, 204, 240, 296, 354, 441
  • Postal service, commemorative stamps:  134, 354, 441
  • Postal service, legislation:  428, 430
  • Postal service, obscene material:  354, 441
  • Potatoes:  2, 54, 83, 109, 145, 178, 221, 259, 273, 319, 374, 426, 456
  • Potholes Reservoir:  see Banks Lake
  • Poultry:  17, 109, 145, 178, 222, 321, 450, 455, 460, 462
  • Prescott:  120
  • Prescott, post office:  299, 442
  • Prescott, school district:  498, 501
  • Preservation of historic sites:  see Historic sites
  • President of the United States:  131, 166, 204
  • President of the United States, assassination:  101
  • President of the United States, Cabinet:  4, 38, 135, 354
  • President of the United States, inauguration:  166, 354, 355
  • President of the United States, messages:  27, 48, 74, 101, 134, 135, 166, 204, 240, 302, 355, 408
  • Press conferences of Daniel Evans:  171, 211, 246, 309, 362, 416
  • Press releases:  9, 27, 47, 72, 99, 133, 165, 203, 236, 292, 349, 402
  • Press releases, correspondence:  9, 47, 72, 99, 133, 164, 202, 236, 292, 349, 403
  • Priest Rapids Dam:  7, 24, 69, 96, 161, 218, 255, 289
  • Prisoners of war:  184, 390, 422, 423
  • Private legislation:  3, 37, 59, 185, 186, 226, 267, 425, 434
  • Prosser:  120, 189, 438
  • Prosser, post office:  299, 442
  • Prosser, school district:  498, 501
  • Public assistance:  105, 138, 155, 172, 196, 211, 231, 245, 282, 308, 335, 361, 388, 415
  • Public assistance, legislation:  430, 433, 435
  • Publications, received:  10, 27, 48, 74
  • Publications, requested:  10, 28, 48, 74, 101, 167
  • Publications, sent:  3, 9, 10, 16, 26, 36, 46, 58, 71, 101, 135, 167, 204, 205, 240, 241, 302, 303, 355, 356, 408, 409
  • Public Buildings Service:  see General Services Administration
  • Public finance:  see Revenue sharing
  • Public health legislation:  19, 59, 434
  • Public Health Service:  5, 22, 42, 64, 91, 126, 155, 196, 230, 281, 334
  • Public Housing Administration:  6, 22, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388
  • Public Land Law Review Commission:  252, 286, 339, 395
  • Public utility districts:  10, 267
  • Pullman:  20, 120, 189, 438
  • Pullman, flood control:  130, 342
  • Pullman, post office:  299, 443
  • Pullman, school district:  501
  • Quality control:  60, 115
  • Questionnaire:  10, 28, 48, 74, 102, 135, 167, 205, 241, 303, 304, 356, 409
  • Quincy:  20, 120, 189, 438
  • Quincy, post office:  299, 443
  • Quincy, school district:  501
  • Quincy Irrigation District:  68
  • Radio:  see Television
  • Radio of Free Asia:  233
  • Railroad Retirement Board:  10, 28, 48, 75, 102, 136, 205, 241, 304, 356, 410
  • Railroads, boxcars:  419
  • Railroads, mergers:  313
  • Railroads, rates:  313
  • Ralston, post office:  299, 443
  • Re-apportionment:  see Re-districting
  • Reclamation Bureau:  6, 23, 66, 93, 128, 158, 215, 251, 285, 338, 409
  • Recreation:  see Parks and recreation
  • Re-districting:  138, 170, 184, 209
  • Refugees, Chinese:  65
  • Refugees, Cuban:  90, 126, 155, 195, 231, 282
  • Republican Party:  see Whip notices
  • Reservations and appointments:  11, 29, 49, 75, 102, 136, 168, 206, 241, 242, 305, 306, 356, 357, 358, 410, 411
  • Reserve Officers Training Corps:  see Armed services
  • Revenue sharing:  269, 432
  • Rice:  461
  • Richland:  20, 120, 189, 438
  • Richland, post office:  299, 443
  • Richland, school district:  501
  • Riparia, post office:  300
  • Ritzville:  120, 189, 439
  • Ritzville, post office:  300, 443
  • Ritzville, school district:  498, 501
  • Riverview, school district:  498
  • Ronald:  120, 189, 439
  • Ronald, post office:  300, 443
  • Roosevelt:  439
  • Roosevelt, post office:  300
  • Roosevelt, school district:  498, 501
  • Rosalia:  120, 189, 439
  • Rosalia, post office:  300, 443
  • Rosalia, school district:  501
  • Roslyn:  121, 189, 439
  • Roslyn, post office:  300, 443
  • Roslyn, school district:  498, 501
  • Royal City:  121, 189, 439
  • Royal City, post office:  300, 443
  • Royal City, school district:  498, 501
  • Roza Irrigation District:  7, 24, 45, 69, 96, 130, 161, 218
  • Rural Affairs Council:  374
  • Rural Electrification Administration:  2, 14, 33, 83, 109, 145, 179, 222, 261, 322, 374, 455
  • School lunch program:  322, 323, 374, 375
  • Schools:  11, 29, 76, 102, 137, 168, 207, 243, 358, 443
  • Seattle Chamber of Commerce:  11, 29, 49, 76, 102, 137, 169, 207, 226, 276, 329, 379
  • Seattle Federal Directory:  11, 29
  • Seattle World’s Fair:  see Century 21
  • Secretaries:  see Employment applications
  • Securities and Exchange Commission:  11, 29, 76, 102, 169, 207, 243, 306, 358, 412
  • Segregation:  386
  • Selah:  121, 189, 439
  • Selah, post office:  300, 443
  • Selah, school district:  498, 501
  • Select Committee on Standards:  207, 243, 266
  • Selective Service System:  11, 16, 35, 49, 57, 76, 86, 103, 113, 137, 148, 169, 182, 207, 224, 243, 264, 275, 306, 325, 358, 376, 412, 422
  • Sex education:  334, 386
  • Sheep:  14, 19, 430
  • Small Business Administration:  11, 29, 49, 76, 103, 137, 169, 207, 243, 306, 358, 412
  • Smithsonian Institution:  207, 243, 306, 359, 412
  • Smyrna, school district:  498
  • Snake River:  7, 24, 45, 69, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 289, 342, 398
  • Snake River, post office:  300
  • Soap Lake:  20, 121, 189, 439
  • Soap Lake, post office:  300, 443
  • Soap Lake, school district:  498, 501
  • Social security:  5, 22, 42, 65, 91, 126, 155, 196, 197, 231, 281, 335, 387
  • Social security, legislation:  60, 173, 187, 268, 433
  • Social security, Medicare:  230, 282, 334, 387
  • Soil bank:  2, 14, 33, 55, 110, 145, 179
  • Soil conservation:  2, 14, 33, 55, 84, 110, 145, 179, 222, 261, 262, 323, 374
  • Soil conservation districts:  11, 29, 76, 323
  • South Cle Elum, post office:  300, 443
  • Space program:  see National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Special Reports:  47, 72, 73, 99, 133, 164, 202, 237, 292, 348, 403
  • Speeches:  76, 77, 103, 137, 169, 208, 243, 306, 307, 359, 412
  • St. John:  121, 189
  • St. John, post office:  300, 443
  • St. John, school district:  501
  • Stamps:  see Postal service
  • Standards Bureau:  61, 152, 192, 227, 277, 300, 380
  • Starbuck:  121, 189, 439
  • Starbuck, post office:  300, 443
  • Starbuck, school district:  501
  • State Department:  11, 29, 49, 77, 104, 137, 169, 208, 244, 307, 359, 413
  • Steptoe, post office:  300
  • Stratford:  189
  • Stratford, post office:  300
  • SUBJECT:  BOX
  • Sugar:  15, 34, 55, 146
  • Sugar, commerce:  2, 15, 17, 18, 19, 34, 38, 55, 59, 84, 110, 117, 146, 147, 180, 184, 223, 262, 323, 374
  • Sugar, legislation:  17, 19, 38, 59, 117, 184
  • Sugar, letters:  179, 223, 262, 323, 375
  • Sugar beets:  2, 15, 34, 55, 84, 110, 146, 147, 180, 223, 262, 323, 375
  • Sunnyside:  20, 121, 189, 439
  • Sunnyside, post office:  300, 443
  • Sunnyside, school district:  498, 501
  • Supreme Court:  79, 105, 139, 140, 173, 212, 247, 311, 417
  • Sympathy letters:  12, 30, 50, 79, 105, 139, 173, 212, 247, 311, 364, 418
  • Tariff Commission:  12, 30, 50, 140, 173, 212, 247, 311, 364, 418
  • Taxation:  12, 19, 29, 59, 116, 186, 187, 269, 272, 427, 432, 435
  • Tekoa:  121, 189
  • Tekoa, post office:  300, 443
  • Television, correspondence:  132, 163, 202, 236, 292, 348, 402
  • Television, ideas:  98, 133, 163, 202, 347
  • Television, programs:  10, 15, 26, 47, 72, 73, 99, 132, 163, 202, 236, 292, 347, 402
  • Thank you cards:  12, 30, 50, 79, 105, 140, 173, 212, 247, 312, 364, 418
  • The Dallas, post office:  297, 442
  • The Dallas Dam:  8, 24, 45, 69, 218, 255
  • Thorp, post office:  300, 443
  • Thorp, school district:  501
  • Thorton, post office:  300, 443
  • Tieton:  20, 121
  • Tieton, post office:  300, 443
  • Toppenish:  20, 121, 189, 439
  • Toppenish, post office:  301, 443
  • Toppenish, school district:  498, 501
  • Touchet:  439
  • Touchet, post office:  301, 443
  • Touchet, school district:  501
  • Trade:  see Foreign trade
  • Transportation Department:  312, 360, 418
  • Transportation legislation:  116, 185, 271, 272
  • Treasury Department:  12, 30, 51, 79, 106, 141, 173, 213, 248, 313, 365, 420
  • Tri-Cities:  439
  • Tri-Cities Industrial Council:  125, 154, 194, 195, 230, 280, 333, 506
  • Trinidad, post office:  301
  • Trout Lake, post office:  301
  • Trout Lake, school district:  498, 501
  • Un-American activities:  12, 30, 51, 80, 106, 141, 174, 213, 249
  • Unemployment legislation:  434
  • Union Gap:  121, 189, 439
  • Union Gap, school district:  498, 501
  • Uniontown:  121, 439
  • Uniontown, post office:  301, 443
  • United Nations:  80, 106, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 313, 366, 420
  • United Nations Association of the United States:  141
  • United States Chamber of Commerce:  19, 87, 226, 276, 329, 379
  • United States Government:  see names of subordinate agencies, branches, bureaus and departments
  • United States Information Agency:  6, 41, 65, 92, 127, 156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 389
  • United States Steel Corporation:  79
  • University of Washington:  138, 172, 211, 249, 314, 366, 428
  • Urban Renewal Administration:  156, 197, 232, 282, 336, 388
  • USIA:  see United States Information Agency
  • Vantage:  189, 439
  • Vantage, post office:  301
  • Vernita Bridge:  130, 159, 217
  • Veterans Administration:  80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421
  • Veterans’ claim:  526-530
  • Vice President:  421
  • Vietnam:  149, 184, 198, 233, 234, 266, 283, 327, 343, 392, 422, 423
  • Violence:  267
  • Visas:  see Passports
  • VISTA:  239, 296, 351, 406
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Administration:  230, 282
  • Volunteers in Service to America:  see VISTA
  • Voting record:  532-540
  • Wahkiacus, post office:  301
  • Wahluke Slope Irrigation Project:  8, 24, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 289, 342, 398
  • Waitsburg, post office:  301, 443
  • Waitsburg, school district:  499, 501
  • Walla Walla:  20, 121, 190, 439
  • Walla Walla, post office:  301, 443
  • Walla Walla, school district:  498, 502
  • Walla Walla College:  107, 141, 147, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421
  • Walla Walla Community College:  249, 314, 366, 421
  • Walla Walla County:  445
  • Walla Walla County, federal programs:  295, 352, 406
  • Walla Walla River Project, Touchet Division:  69, 96, 130, 161
  • Walulla:  190, 440
  • Walulla, post office:  301, 443
  • Wapato:  121, 190, 440
  • Wapato, post office:  301, 443
  • Wapato, school district:  498, 501
  • Wapato Irrigation Project:  8, 25, 45, 70, 96, 130, 218
  • Warden:  20, 121, 190, 440
  • Warden, post office:  301, 443
  • Warden, school district:  499, 501
  • War on Poverty:  see Economic Opportunity Office
  • Washington, D.C.:  see District of Columbia
  • Washington (State):  12, 29, 50, 78, 138, 171, 210, 245, 309, 362, 415
  • Washington (State) Department of Agriculture:  244, 307, 359, 413
  • Washington (State) Department of Commerce and Economic Development:  244, 307, 360, 413
  • Washington (State) Department of Ecology:  413
  • Washington (State) Department of Employment Security:  244, 307, 359, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Game:  307, 360, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Health:  210, 244, 307, 360, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Institutions:  245, 308, 360, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Labor and Industries:  245, 308, 360, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Motor Vehicles:  414
  • Washington (State) Department of Natural Resources:  245, 308, 360, 361, 414
  • Washington (State) Department of Public Assistance:  415
  • Washington (State) Department of Water Resources:  245, 309, 361, 414
  • Washington (State) Division of Vocational Education:  311, 363, 417
  • Washington (State) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:  311, 363, 417
  • Washington (State) Higher Education Facilities Commission:  245, 363, 415
  • Washington (State) Legislature:  12, 29, 50, 78, 104, 138, 172, 211, 245, 310, 361, 416
  • Washington (State) Oceanographic Commission:  310, 363, 415
  • Washington (State) Office of Attorney General:  415
  • Washington (State) Officials:  see Washington (State)Personnel
  • Washington (State) Personnel:  310, 363, 416
  • Washington (State) Pollution Control Commission:  417
  • Washington (State) Secretary of State:  416
  • Washington (State) Superintendent of Public Instruction:  310, 311, 346, 363, 417
  • Washington (State) Tax Commission:  246, 311, 363, 417
  • Washington (State) University, Seattle:  see University of Washington
  • Washington (State) Utilities and Transportation Commission:  417
  • Washington Public Power Supply System:  172, 210, 246, 310, 363, 416
  • Washington State and Alaska Society:  12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 249, 314, 366, 421
  • Washington State University, Pullman:  11, 50, 78, 105, 138, 172, 212, 249, 314, 361, 366, 421
  • Washtucna, school district:  502
  • Water:  see Environmental affairs
  • Water Resources Research Office:  159, 215, 252, 286, 339
  • Wawawai, post office:  301
  • Weather Bureau:  4, 21, 61, 88, 123, 151, 192, 227, 277, 330, 380
  • Welfare administration:  see Public assistance
  • West Lake:  440
  • West Richland, post office:  301
  • Wheat:  2, 15, 35, 55, 56, 85, 111, 180, 223, 262, 263, 323, 453, 457, 461, 463
  • Wheat, correspondence:  111, 112, 147, 181, 223, 262, 323, 375
  • Wheat, Japan:  323
  • Wheat, legislation:  17, 18, 59, 116, 184, 267, 271, 275, 424, 425
  • Wheat, research:  2, 35, 55, 83, 109, 179, 222, 322
  • Wheat, Russia:  84, 110, 148, 181
  • Wheat, Terminal loan rate:  223
  • Whip notices:  12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 367, 422
  • White House:  367, 422
  • White House Conference on Aging:  42
  • White House Conference on Children and Youth:  5, 22, 383
  • White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health:  367, 422
  • White Salmon:  121, 190, 440
  • White Salmon, post office:  301
  • White Salmon, school district:  499, 502
  • White Swan:  121, 190, 440
  • White Swan, post office:  302
  • White Swan, school district:  499, 502
  • Whitman College:  12, 30, 51, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422
  • Whitman National Monument:  51, 59, 80, 107, 141, 174, 213, 250
  • Wilderness areas:  159, 215, 252, 286, 339, 396
  • Wildlife legislation:  430
  • Wilson Creek:  121
  • Wilson Creek, post office:  301, 443
  • Wilson Creek, school district:  499, 502
  • WINB (Radio Station):  89
  • Winona, post office:  301
  • Wishram:  121, 440
  • Wishram, post office:  301, 443
  • Wishram, school district:  499, 502
  • Womens’ Bureau:  8, 25, 45, 70, 98, 131, 162, 200, 235, 290, 346, 399, 400
  • Women’s clubs:  12
  • Womens’ rights:  see Civil rights
  • Womens’ Suffrage Commemoration:  37
  • Wool:  37, 185
  • World Food Congress:  372
  • World’s Fair:  see Century 21
  • Yakima:  20, 122, 190, 191, 440, 441
  • Yakima, post office:  302, 443
  • Yakima, school district:  499, 502
  • Yakima County:  446
  • Yakima County, federal programs:  295, 296, 353, 407
  • Yakima Eagle:  see Miscellany
  • Yakima Firing Range:  141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422
  • Yakima River:  8, 25, 45, 70, 96, 130, 161, 218, 255, 259, 342, 398
  • Yakima Valley College:  107, 141, 174, 213, 250, 314, 367, 422
  • Youth Conservation Corps:  433
  • Zillah:  122
  • Zillah, post office:  302, 443
  • Zillah, school district:  499, 502
  • Zintel Canyon:  45, 130, 161, 218, 255

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Collection Inventory

SERIES 1. GENERAL, 1959-1970 Containers 1-449 

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

86th Congress, 1st Session 1959 

1-12

86th Congress, 2nd Session 1960 

13-30

87th Congress, 1st Session 1961 

31-51

87th Congress, 2nd Session 1962 

52-80

88th Congress, 1st Session 1963 

81-107

88th Congress, 2nd Session 1964 

107-141

89th Congress, 1st Session 1965 

142-174

89th Congress, 2nd Session 1966 

175-218

90th Congress, 1st Session 1967 

219-255

90th Congress, 2nd Session 1968 

256-315

91st Congress, 1st Session 1969 

316-367

91st Congress, 2nd Session 1970 

368-449

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

86th Congress, 1st and 2nd Session 1959-1960 

450-451

87th Congress, 1st Session 1961 

452-453

87th Congress, 2nd Session 1962 

454-457

88th Congress, 1st Session 1963 

458-461

88th Congress, 2nd Session 1964 

461-463

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

Correspondence, notes and working papers 1964-1967 

463-469

Hearings 1964-1967 

470-477

Pre-print drafts of final reports 1964-1967 

478-497

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

Correspondence and documents 1959-1964 

498-499

Correspondence and documents 1965-1970 

499-502

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

86th Congress 1959-1960 

532

87th Congress 1961-1962 

532-533

88th Congress 1963-1964 

533

89th Congress 1965-1966 

534-536

90th Congress 1967-1968 

535-536

91st Congress 1969-1970 

537-538

Cumulative and Miscellaneous 

538-540

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1959 

542-543

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1960 

543

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1961 

543-544

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1962 

544-545

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1963 

545

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1964 

546

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1965 

547-548

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1966 

548-550

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1967 

550-552

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1968 

552-553

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1969 

553-555

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips 1970 

555-557

Invitations, speaking schedules, and special trips Miscellaneous 

558

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