Ray LaHood Collection

The Ray LaHood Collection is closed to research under the terms of the donor’s deed of gift until (1) five years after Mr. LaHood leaves public office (July 3, 2018), and (2) the collection is processed. The donor may give written permission for research during the period of closure.

The collection, which is currently being processed, is organized into six major series:

1. Audiovisual Series

  • Photographs 0.5 shelf feet [sf]
  • Videotapes and Other Formats 1.0 sf

2. Campaign Series

  • Candidate Questionnaires 1.5 sf
  • Clippings 1.0 sf
  • Deposits, 2001-2006 6.0 sf
  • Disbursements 5.0 sf
  • Donors 9.0 sf
  • Events 3.0 sf
  • Federal Election Commission 14.0 sf
  • Ray LaHood for Illinois 2.5 sf
  • Subject Files 6.0 sf [detailed guide available]

3. Congressional Series

  • District Offices [Springfield and Jacksonville]
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum 1.5 sf
  • Administrative Files 3.5 sf
  • Base Alignment and Relocation 0.5 sf
  • Letters, 2003-2007 2.0 sf
  • Political Subject Files 2.5 sf
  • Schoenberg Columns 0.5 sf
  • Peoria Office
  • Butler (Tim) Files 9.0 sf [detailed guide available]
  • Community Case Files 4.0 sf
  • Erickson (M.E.) Files 11.5 sf
  • Federal Executive Association 1.0 sf
  • McMillan (Brad) Files 4.0 sf [detailed guide available]
  • Merna (Carol) Case Files [sample] 3.0 sf
  • Merna (Carol) Project Files [sample] 3.0 sf
  • Office Operations 1.0 sf
  • “Ray’s Letters,” 1995-1999 1.0 sf
  • Schedules, 2006-2008, 0.5 sf
  • Subject Files 2.0 sf
  • Washington DC Office [DC]
  • Chronological Files, 1995-2008 7.0 sf [detailed guide available]
  • CODELs 3.0 sf
  • Form Letters 1.0 sf [detailed guide available]
  • Subject Files 34.0 sf [detailed guide available]
  • Schedules, 1995-2008 2.0 sf

4. Memoir Series 3.0 sf

5. Personal Series 2.5 sf [detailed guide available]

6. U.S. Department of Transportation Series 2.0 sf [detailed guide available]

As the collection is processed, staff will prepare detailed guides to the series.