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Paul E. Tsongas Congressional Papers

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Paul E. Tsongas Congressional Papers


Paul E. Tsongas served two terms as the U.S. Representative of the Massachusetts 5th Congressional District (1975 - 1979). He was then elected to the U.S. Senate where he served one term (1979 - 1985) before ill health forced his early retirement.

This digital collection contains a selection of the most important documents from Tsongas's House and Senate Congressional Papers. Special areas of interest include environmental and economic legislation, in particular the 1980 Alaska Lands Act. Tsongas was also instrumental in the 1978 establishment of the Lowell National Historical Park and the 1980 Lowell Plan.

Once complete, the collection will contain over 11,000 PDF documents amounting to over 30,000 full-text-searchable pages in addition to over 500 images.

Digitization of the Tsongas Collection was made possible by a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant, "Digitizing Historical Resources," awarded to UMass Lowell Libraries from the MBLC (Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners) in 2010 and completed in September, 2011.

For more information about Paul Tsongas, the collection, grant, and digitization project, please visit the Paul E. Tsongas Digitization Project web site.

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