Martha Wright Griffiths papers: 1956-1976
Summary Information
Title: Martha Wright Griffiths papers
Creator: Griffiths, Martha Wright, 1912-2003
Inclusive dates: 1956-1976
Extent: 59 linear feet
Extent: 8 oversize volumes
Extent: 33 film reels
Extent: 74.52 GB (online)
Location: Offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Detroit, Michigan, attorney, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1955-1974, and member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Congressional papers, arranged by term, include legislative files, bills files, topical files, schedules, sound recordings, photographs, motion pictures, and scrapbooks. The collection details relationship with colleagues and constituents and pertains to committee activities, legislation sponsored, and issues of the day. Topics of interest include civil rights, the war in Vietnam, Sleeping Bear Dunes, the humane slaughtering of animals, the economy and the fiscal policy of the federal government, women's rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, economic problems of women, and the need for national health insurance legislation.
Call number: 851378 Aa 2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Bentley Historical Library staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was received in several accessions between 1962 and 1975 from Martha W. Griffiths (donor 3871).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

The 16mm films and two-inch videotapes in the collection were digitized in 2009 as part of a library video preservation project. Preservation master beta tapes for all titles and high resolution digital files of some titles were created along with DVD and streaming files for all titles. The DVDs are available for use in the library. A selection of the streaming files may be available online at a given time, others can be mounted on request.

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Martha Wright Griffiths Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Martha W. Griffiths was born in Pierce City, Missouri in 1912. She received her A.B. from the University of Missouri in 1934 and her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1940. She began practicing law in 1941 but soon turned her attention to Michigan politics (where she had moved) and began seeking public office. She was a member of the Michigan State Legislature from 1948 to 1952, a judge of Detroit's Recorder's Court, 1953 to 1954, and from 1955 to 1974, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Following her retirement from the House, Griffiths continued in her advocacy of women's issues, particularly the Equal Rights Amendment. In 1982, she was elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Michigan where she served with Governor James Blanchard. She was re-elected in 1986, but was not renominated in 1990. As the Martha Griffiths papers consists solely of files created when serving within the Congress, this biographical note will emphasize Griffiths' service and contributions within that body.

Griffiths represented the people of the seventeenth congressional district of Michigan for ten terms, the 84th through the 93rd Congress. Her first assignments were on the Banking and Currency Committee and the Government Operations Committee. In 1961, she was appointed a member of the Joint Economic Committee of the House and the Senate, which was an advisory group to the Congress similar to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Within this group, Griffiths was named chair of the Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy. In 1962, Griffiths was elected a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, then under the chairmanship of Wilbur Mills. The Ways and Means Committee was responsible for financial bills, including those relating to federal tax policy.

In Congress, Griffiths was an ardent Democrat and supporter of legislation aimed at improving education, health, conservation, and social security benefits. Griffiths also championed women's issues. She sought through legislation to remove inequities in the payment of social security benefits and other government programs. And from 1959 until her retirement from office, she sponsored a resolution in the House proposing an equal rights amendment to the Constitution.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Griffiths collection consists primarily of correspondence exchanged with constituents and lobbying groups on matters of pending or proposed legislation and on topics of current interest. The collection's great value is its documentation of the workings of this one congressional office and its perspective on the issues confronting the nation in the period of 1955 to 1974. With the Democrats in control of the Congress, these years witnessed legislative efforts to use the power of the Federal Government to rectify the ills of society on matters of civil rights, assistance to the poor, health care for the aged, environmental protection, and so forth. It was also a time of strife in society resulting from the war in Vietnam, tension among the races, and the Watergate crisis. The Griffiths collection documents these issues with letters from constituents and her response to the concerns of the people.

Beyond general issues, the Griffiths papers have importance for their documentation of the specific contribution of this one woman member of Congress, who served for twenty years, and who was rewarded by her colleagues with increasingly responsible committee positions. Especially significant was her appointment to the powerful Ways and Means Committee under the chairmanship of Wilbur Mills. Griffiths' files from her work on W and Means Committee detail the major pieces of tax reform legislation of the 1960s, notably Griffiths' efforts to legislate some equity into the benefits accorded to American women.

The Martha W. Griffiths papers, with few exceptions, have been maintained in the arrangement scheme used by the Griffiths office.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Animal industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Busing for school integration -- Michigan.
  • Civil rights -- United States.
  • Equal Rights Amendments -- United States.
  • Fiscal policy -- United States.
  • Legislators -- United States.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1951-
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1961-1970.
  • Michigan -- Politics and government -- 1971-1980.
  • National health insurance -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Mich.)
  • Social security -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • United States -- Economic policy.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion -- Michigan.
  • Women legislators -- United States.
  • Women's rights -- United States.
  • Women.
  • Equal Rights Amendments -- United States.
  • Insurance, Health -- United States.
  • Sex discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Women's rights -- United States.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Democratic Party (Mich.)
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency.
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations.
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means.
  • Griffiths, Martha W. (Martha Wright), 1912-2003.
  • Tufty, Esther Van Wagoner, -1986.
  • United States. Congress. House.
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Death and burial.
  • Curtis, Carl T. (Carl Thomas), 1905-2000.
  • DuPont, Pierre Samuel, 1935-
  • Hayward, Charles F.
  • Mink, Patsy T., 1927-2002.
  • George, Emily.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/Background Information [series]

The collection begins with a small series of Biographical/Background Information that including some of the newsletters put out by Griffiths while a member of Congress.

Box   1  
Miscellaneous, including scattering of newsletters (3 folders)
 
Congressional Papers 1955-1974 [series]

Congressional Papers make up the great bulk of the collection. This series is divided into subseries for each two-year congressional term (84th Congress, etc.) and then subdivided into the following sub-subseries: Legislative Files, Bills Files, and Topical Files. For Griffiths' first two terms in Congress, however, because of the relative paucity of materials, these three sequences of material have been combined into one.

The Legislative Files sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by committee name. The most voluminous files are for those committees on which Griffiths served, especially Ways and Means. The files are further divided by topic, usually a specific piece of legislation then under discussion within that committee's responsibility. These subdivisions have not been listed within this finding aid. The files consist of correspondence between Griffiths and her constituents or other parties interested in the legislation. Some of the larger files have been sampled because of the sameness of the letters received and of Griffiths' response.

The Bills Files sub-subseries consists of files for those pieces of legislation either introduced by Griffiths or of which she was a co-sponsor. Although there is also much constituent correspondence here, the files are more substantive than the Legislative files in that they show the development of the legislation. The files usually include a copy of the bill and related background information. The Bills file for the 92nd Congress has not been received by the library.

The Topical Files sub-subseries is an alphabetically arranged sequence of materials relating to issues, government departments, or individuals. The sub-subseries does not pertain to specific legislation but is a more general file for constituent expressions of complaint or concern. Some of the larger files pertain to issues of race relations, busing, the war in Vietnam, the contemplated impeachment of President Nixon, women's issues, such as the Equal Rights Amendment, and Griffiths' interest in a national health insurance plan.

 
84th Congress 1955-1956 [subseries]
Box   1  
Agriculture
Box   1  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   1  
Awards
Box   1  
Bureau of the Census
Box   1  
Coast Guard
Box   1  
Comments-Newsletter
Box   1  
Comments-Radio
Box   1  
Comments-Television
Box   1  
Congressional Record (Extension of remarks)
Box   1  
Democratic National Committee
Box   1  
Democratic Party, Michigan
Box   1  
Education
Box   1  
Food and Drug Administration
 
Foreign Affairs
Box   1  
General
Box   1  
Israel
Box   1  
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Box   1  
General (7 folders)
Box   1  
Highlights of 1956
Box   1  
Hoover Commission
Box   1  
Hospitals (Hill-Burton)
Box   1  
Housing
Box   1  
Humane slaughter legislation
Box   1  
Labor
Box   1  
Libraries
Box   1  
Polio
Box   1  
Publicity (correspondence) from radio, television, press
Box   1  
Radio scripts (4 folders)
Box   2  
Retarded children
Box   2  
Small business
Box   2  
Small Business Administration
Box   2  
Tacan (military short-range navigation system)
Box   2  
Taxes
Box   2  
Television
Box   2  
Trade survey
Box   2  
Un-American Activities Committee
Box   2  
United Nations
Box   2  
Veterans affairs
Box   2  
Williams, G. Mennen
 
85th Congress 1957-1958 [subseries]
Box   2  
Congressional Record (Extension of remarks)
Box   2  
Highlights of 1957
Box   2  
Highlights of 1958
Box   2  
Humane slaughter legislation
Box   2  
Justice Dept
Box   2  
Radio scripts (2 folders)
Box   2  
Speeches
Box   2  
Stevens, Christine
Box   2  
Williams, G. Mennen
 
86th Congress 1959-1960 [subseries]
 
Legislative files (mainly arranged by committee)
Box   2  
Agriculture (food stamps)
 
Banking and Currency
Box   2  
Emergency Community Facilities Act
Box   2  
Housing Act of 1960
Box   2  
Mortgage discounts)
 
Education and Labor
Box   2  
Library Service bill
Box   2  
Nursing
Box   2  
Interior and Insular Affairs (proposed Huron Mountain National Park)
Box   2  
Judiciary (anti-bombing legislation)
Box   2  
Rivers and Harbors (Trenton Channel Improvement Project)
Box   2  
Rules (authorizing the Banking and Currency Committee to investigate the rising cost of living)
 
Topical files
Box   2  
Agriculture Dept
Box   2  
Airlines
Box   2  
Civil Aeronautics Board
Box   2  
Colleagues (communications with)
Box   2  
Congratulations (1960 campaign)
Box   3  
Congressional Record statements
Box   3  
Defense contracts
Box   3  
Democratic Study Group
Box   3  
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Box   3  
Government contracts
Box   3  
Health, Education, and Welfare Dept
Box   3  
Highlights of 1959 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Highlights of 1960 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Humane slaughter legislation
Box   3  
Justice Dept
Box   3  
Legislative record (2 folders)
Box   3  
Michigan politics
Box   3  
Olympics (Detroit as proposed site in 1964)
Box   3  
Questionnaires
Box   3  
Radio scripts
Box   3  
River Rouge Flood Project
Box   3  
States rights
Box   3  
Surplus food
Box   3  
Treasury Dept. (Coast Guard)
Box   3  
Williams, G. Mennen
 
87th Congress 1961-1962 [subseries]
 
Legislative files (mainly arranged by committee)
Box   3  
General
Box   3  
Agriculture
Box   3  
Appropriations
Box   4  
Armed Services
Box   4  
Atomic Energy (Joint Committee)
Box   4  
Banking and Currency
Box   4  
District of Columbia
Box   4  
Education and Labor
Box   4  
Foreign Affairs
Box   5  
Government Operations
Box   5  
House (organization of)
Box   5  
House Administration Committee
Box   5  
Interior and Insular Affairs (include Sleeping Bear Dunes legislation)
Box   5  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   5  
Judiciary
Box   5  
Merchant Marines and Fisheries
Box   6  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   6  
Public Works
Box   6  
Rules
Box   6  
Science and Astronautics
Box   6  
Un-American Activities
Box   6  
Veterans Affairs
Box   6  
Ways and Means
Box   7  
Ways and Means
Box   8  
Ways and Means

(continued)

Box   9  
Ways and Means
Box   9  
Joint Economic Committee
Box   10  
Bills introduced by MWG

(arranged by bill or resolution number)

 
Topical files
Box   10  
Accomplishments
Box   10  
Agriculture Dept. (2 folders)
Box   10  
Central Intelligence Agency
Box   10  
Civil Aeronautics Board
Box   10  
Civil Rights
Box   10  
Club memberships
Box   10  
Colleagues (communications with) (2 folders)
Box   11  
Commerce Dept. (2 folders)
Box   11  
Committee on Committees
Box   11  
Council of Economic Advisors
 
Defense Dept.
Box   11  
General
Box   11  
Army reorganization (move of army installation out of Michigan)
Box   11  
Civil Defense (2 folders)
Box   11  
Government contracts
Box   11  
Reserve call-up
Box   11  
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Box   11  
Democratic National Committee
Box   11  
Detroit
Box   11  
District of Columbia
Box   11  
Executive Branch
Box   11  
Federal Aviation Agency
Box   11  
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Box   11  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   11  
Federal Housing Administration
Box   11  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   11  
Food and Drug Administration (2 folders)
Box   11  
Foreign Affairs
Box   11  
Foreign Policy
Box   11  
General Services Administration
Box   11  
Government Contracts (3 folders)
Box   11  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   11  
Highlights
Box   11  
House, Organization of (2 folders)
Box   11  
Housing and Home Finance Agency
Box   11  
Interior Dept
Box   11  
Interstate Commerce Dept
Box   12  
Justice Dept
Box   12  
Labor Dept. (2 folders)
Box   12  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   12  
National Guard
Box   12  
National Rivers and Harbors Congress
Box   12  
Navy Dept
Box   12  
Newsletters (comments about)
Box   12  
Peace Corps
Box   12  
Politics
Box   12  
Post Office
Box   12  
President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency
Box   12  
Radio scripts
Box   12  
Resolutions (3 folders)
Box   12  
Securities and Exchange Commission
Box   12  
Small Business Administration
Box   12  
State Dept. (2 folders)
Box   12  
State (Michigan) matters
 
Topical Files
Box   12  
Statements
Box   12  
Treasury Dept
Box   12  
Unemployment
Box   12  
U. S. Tariff Commission
Box   12  
White House
 
88th Congress 1963-1964 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   12  
Agriculture
Box   12  
Appropriations
Box   13  
Armed Services
Box   13  
Atomic Energy
Box   13  
Banking and Currency
Box   13  
District of Columbia
Box   13  
Education and Labor
Box   13  
Foreign Affairs
Box   13  
Government Operations
Box   13  
House (Organization of)
Box   13  
Interior and Insular Affairs (include Sleeping Bear Dunes legislation)
Box   14  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   14  
Judiciary
Box   14  
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Box   14  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   14  
Public Works
Box   14  
Rules
Box   14  
Science and Astronautics
Box   14  
Small Business
Box   14  
Veterans Affairs
Box   15  
Ways and Means
Box   16  
Ways and Means
Box   16  
Joint Economic Committee

(include Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy, and Subcommittee on Inter-American Economic Relationships)

Box   17  
Bills introduced by MWG
 
Topical files
Box   17  
Agriculture Dept
Box   17  
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Box   17  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   17  
Civil Aeronautics Board
Box   17  
Civil Rights (include Civil Rights Bill) (2 folders)
Box   18  
Civil Service Commission
Box   18  
Coast Guard
Box   18  
Colleagues (communications with) (2 folders)
Box   18  
Comments and views of MWG
Box   18  
Comments and views of constituents (2 folders)
Box   18  
Commerce Dept. (2 folders)
Box   18  
Committee on Committees
 
Defense Dept.
Box   18  
General
Box   18  
Civil Defense (2 folders)
Box   18  
Government contracts
Box   18  
Democratic National Committee
Box   18  
Democratic Study Group
 
Detroit
Box   18  
General
Box   18  
Mayor
Box   18  
Special Youth Employment Project
Box   18  
District of Columbia
Box   18  
Executive Branch
Box   18  
Federal Aviation Agency
Box   18  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   18  
Federal Housing Administration
Box   18  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   18  
Fitzgerald, Earl
Box   18  
Food and Drug Administration (2 folders)
Box   18  
Foreign Aid
Box   18  
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Box   18  
Foreign Policy
Box   18  
General Services Administration
Box   18  
Governor (Michigan)
Box   18  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   18  
Interior Dept
Box   18  
Interstate Commerce Dept
Box   18  
Justice Dept
Box   18  
Labor Dept
Box   18  
Legislative Branch
Box   19  
Local (Michigan) matters
Box   19  
Michigan Legislature
Box   19  
Michigan politics
Box   19  
Michigan state offices
Box   19  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   19  
National Labor Relations Board
Box   19  
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Box   19  
Newsletters (comments about)
Box   19  
Peace Corps
Box   19  
President's Death
Box   19  
Public Housing Administration
Box   19  
Re-apportionment
Box   19  
Resolutions
Box   19  
Securities and Exchange Commission
Box   19  
Small Business Administration
Box   19  
State Dept
Box   19  
Supreme Court
Box   19  
Treasury Dept
Box   19  
Unemployment
Box   19  
United Nations
Box   19  
White House
 
89th Congress 1965-1966 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   19  
Agriculture
Box   20  
Appropriations
Box   20  
Armed Services
Box   20  
Banking and Currency
Box   20  
District of Columbia
Box   20  
Education and Labor
Box   20  
Foreign Affairs
Box   20  
Government Operations
Box   20  
House Administration
Box   20  
Interior and Insular Affairs (include Sleeping Bear Dunes legislation)
Box   20  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   21  
Judiciary (include Civil Rights Bill)
Box   21  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   21  
Public Works
Box   21  
Rules
Box   21  
Science and Astronautics
Box   21  
Un-American Activities
Box   21  
Veterans Affairs
Box   21  
Ways and Means
Box   22  
Ways and Means
Box   23  
Ways and Means
Box   24  
Joint Economic Committee
Box   24  
General
Box   24  
Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy
Box   24  
Bills introduced by MWG
 
Topical Files
Box   24  
Agriculture Dept
Box   24  
Architect of the Capitol
Box   24  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   24  
Car Pricing
Box   24  
Civil Rights (2 folders)
Box   25  
Colleagues (communications with)
Box   25  
Commerce Dept
Box   25  
Committee on Committees (3 folders)
Box   25  
Defense Dept.
Box   25  
Democratic National Committee
Box   25  
Democratic Study Group
Box   25  
Detroit
Box   25  
Economic questions
Box   25  
Executive Branch
Box   25  
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Box   25  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   25  
Federal Power Commission
Box   25  
Federal Reserve Board
Box   25  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   25  
Food and Drug Administration
Box   25  
Foreign Aid
Box   25  
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Box   25  
Foreign Policy-Vietnam (2 folders)
Box   25  
Griffiths, Hicks
Box   25  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   25  
Housing and Home Finance Agency
Box   25  
Housing and Urban Development Dept
Box   25  
Indian Claims Commission
Box   25  
Inflation
Box   26  
Interior Dept
Box   26  
Justice Dept
 
Labor Dept
Box   26  
General
Box   26  
Manpower Training
Box   26  
Liuzzo, Viola
Box   26  
Michigan Legislature
Box   26  
Michigan Unemployment Commission
Box   26  
Office of Economic Opportunity
Box   26  
President's Poverty Program
Box   26  
Social Security (inequities in benefits for women) (2 folders)
Box   26  
State Dept
Box   26  
Statements issued by MWG
Box   26  
Supreme Court
Box   26  
United Nations
Box   26  
Women (discrimination of)
 
90th Congress 1967-1968 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   26  
Agriculture
Box   26  
Appropriations
Box   26  
Armed Services
Box   26  
Banking and Currency
Box   27  
District of Columbia
Box   27  
Education and Labor
Box   27  
Foreign Affairs
Box   27  
Government Operations
Box   27  
Interior and Insular Affairs
Box   27  
Judiciary
Box   27  
Merchant Marines and Fisheries
Box   27  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   27  
Public Works
Box   27  
Rules
Box   27  
Science and Astronautics
Box   27  
Small Business
Box   27  
Un-American Activities
Box   28  
Veterans Affairs
Box   28  
Ways and Means
Box   29  
Ways and Means
Box   29  
Bills introduced by MWG
 
Topical Files
Box   29  
Aid to Dependent Children
Box   29  
Agriculture Dept. (2 folders)
Box   29  
Anderson, Dr. Norma
Box   29  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   29  
Campaign 1968 (2 folders)
Box   29  
Carmichael, Stokely
Box   29  
Census and surveys (various)
Box   29  
Census (protesting questions to be asked in 1970)
 
Civil Rights
Box   29  
General
Box   29  
Opening housing
Box   30  
Colleagues (communications with)
Box   30  
Commerce Dept
Box   30  
Committee on Committees
Box   30  
Crime
Box   30  
Cuba
Box   30  
Defense Dept.
Box   30  
Democratic Convention
Box   30  
Democratic National Committee
Box   30  
Democratic (17th District Democratic Party
 
Detroit
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Detroit Riot
Box   30  
Education
Box   30  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Box   30  
Executive Branch
Box   30  
Extremist groups
Box   30  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   30  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   30  
Food and Drug Administration
Box   30  
Foreign Aid
Box   30  
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
 
Foreign Policy
Box   30  
General
Box   30  
Biafra
Box   30  
Middle East
Box   30  
Vietnam (2 folders)
Box   30  
Government Operations
Box   30  
Government spending
Box   30  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   31  
Housing and Urban Development
Box   31  
Interior Dept
Box   31  
Justice Dept
Box   31  
King, Martin Luther
Box   31  
Labor Dept
Box   31  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   31  
National Organization for Women
Box   31  
Newspaper strikes
Box   31  
Poverty Program
Box   31  
Powell, Adam Clayton
Box   31  
Public debt
Box   31  
Questionnaire
Box   31  
Statements of MWG
Box   31  
Subversive Activities Control Board
Box   31  
Supreme Court
Box   31  
Teachers' strike
Box   31  
Tennessee Valley Authority
Box   31  
Transportation Dept
 
Treasury Dept
Box   31  
General
Box   31  
Bureau of Customs
Box   31  
Wage-price controls
Box   31  
Women-Discrimination
 
91st Congress 1969-1970 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   31  
Agriculture
Box   31  
Appropriations
Box   32  
Armed Services
Box   32  
Banking and Currency
Box   32  
District of Columbia
Box   32  
Education and Labor
Box   32  
Foreign Affairs
Box   32  
Government Operations
Box   32  
House Administration
Box   32  
Interior and Insular Affairs
Box   32  
Internal Security
Box   32  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   32  
Judiciary
Box   32  
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Box   32  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   33  
Public Works
Box   33  
Rules
Box   33  
Science and Astronautics
Box   33  
Veterans Affairs
Box   33  
Ways and Means
Box   34  
Ways and Means
 
Joint Economic Committee
Box   34  
General
Box   34  
Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy
Box   34  
Subcommittee on Economy in Government
Box   35  
Bills introduced by MWG
Box   36  
Bills introduced by MWG

(continued)

 
Topical Files
Box   36  
Abortion
Box   36  
Agency for International Development
Box   36  
Agnew, Spiro
Box   36  
Agriculture Dept
Box   36  
Aid to Dependent Children
Box   36  
Air and water pollution
Box   36  
Armaments
Box   36  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   36  
Automobile companies
Box   36  
Automobile safety
Box   36  
Blacks
Box   36  
Cabinet appointments
Box   36  
Census reform and surveys
Box   36  
Chalmers, Gladys
Box   36  
Chemical and poison gas
Box   36  
Civil Rights
Box   36  
Civil Service
Box   36  
Colleagues (communications with)
 
Commerce Dept
Box   36  
General
Box   36  
Smith, Gerald L.K
Box   36  
Committee on Committees
Box   36  
Congressional (declaration of war)
Box   36  
Congressional Record inserts
Box   36  
Consumer legislation
Box   36  
Corps of Engineers
Box   36  
Crime
Box   37  
Crockett, Judge George
Box   37  
Day-Care Centers
Box   37  
Daylight saving time
Box   37  
Defense Dept.
Box   37  
Democratic National Committee
 
Detroit
Box   37  
General
Box   37  
School redistricting
Box   37  
Schools (burning of flags, separatist flags)
Box   37  
Dow Chemical
Box   37  
Draft deferments (podiatry)
Box   37  
Drugs
Box   37  
Education
Box   37  
Election reforms
Box   37  
Environmental pollution
Box   37  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Box   37  
Executive Branch
Box   37  
Federal Aviation Administration
 
Federal Communications Commission
Box   37  
General
Box   37  
Pay-TV
Box   37  
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Box   37  
Federal Housing Administration
Box   37  
Federal pay raises
Box   37  
Federal Reserve System
Box   37  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   37  
Food and Drug Administration
Box   37  
Foreign Aid
 
Foreign Policy
Box   37  
General
Box   37  
Biafra
Box   37  
Cambodia (2 folders)
Box   37  
Laos
Box   37  
Middle East
Box   37  
Pueblo seizure
Box   37  
Vietnam (2 folders)
Box   37  
Governor (Michigan)
Box   37  
Gun control
Box   37  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   37  
Hoffa, James
Box   37  
Housing and Urban Development
Box   37  
Hunger
Box   38  
Immigration Service
Box   38  
Indians
Box   38  
Inflation
Box   38  
Interest rates
Box   38  
Interior Dept
Box   38  
Interstate Commerce Commission
 
Internal Revenue Service
Box   38  
General
Box   38  
Data Processing Center in Detroit
Box   38  
Job Corps
Box   38  
Justice Dept
Box   38  
Labor Dept
Box   38  
Lowering voting age
Box   38  
Michigan government
Box   38  
Migrant workers
Box   38  
Missile base (Oakland County)
Box   38  
Municipal taxes
Box   38  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   38  
National Health Insurance (9 folders)
Box   38  
National Institutes of Health
Box   38  
Nike site (Detroit)
Box   38  
Open Housing
Box   38  
Office of Economic Opportunity
Box   38  
Parochiaid
Box   38  
Patent Office
Box   38  
Peace Corps
Box   38  
Penn Central
Box   38  
Pollution
Box   38  
Powell, Adam Clayton
Box   38  
Public Health Service
Box   38  
Purdue (MWG as possible nominee for president of Purdue)
Box   38  
Questionnaires
Box   39  
Railroad Retirement Board
Box   39  
Resolutions
Box   39  
Securities and Exchange Commission
Box   39  
Sex education
Box   39  
Selective Service reform (2 folders)
Box   39  
Small Business Administration
Box   39  
Social Security Administration
Box   39  
Space
Box   39  
State Dept
Box   39  
Statements
Box   39  
Status of women
Box   39  
Student unrest
Box   39  
Sweepstakes investigation
Box   39  
Supreme Court (possible MWG appointment) (2 folders)
Box   39  
Taxes
Box   39  
Teamsters strike
Box   39  
Transportation Dept
Box   39  
Treasury Dept.; include Bureau of Customs (2 folders)
Box   39  
United Nations
Box   39  
United States Information Agency
Box   39  
University of Michigan (disruption of speech by hecklers)
Box   39  
Vietnam massacre
Box   39  
Vocational rehabilitation
Box   39  
Wayne State University
Box   39  
Welfare
Box   39  
Whip position
Box   39  
White House Conference on Children and Youth
Box   39  
Women-Discrimination
 
92nd Congress 1971-1972 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   40  
Agriculture
Box   40  
Appropriations
Box   40  
Armed Services
Box   40  
Banking and Currency
Box   40  
District of Columbia
Box   40  
Education and Labor
Box   40  
Foreign Affairs
Box   40  
Government Operations
Box   40  
House Administration
Box   40  
Interior and Insular Affairs
Box   40  
Internal Security
Box   40  
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Box   41  
Judiciary
Box   41  
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Box   41  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   41  
Public Works
Box   41  
Rules
Box   41  
Science and Astronautics
Box   41  
Veterans Affairs
Box   41  
Ways and Means
Box   42  
Ways and Means
Box   42  
[Bills introduced by MWG (files not received)]
 
Topical Files
Box   42  
Abortion
Box   42  
Aid to Dependent Children
Box   42  
Agriculture Dept
Box   42  
Air and water pollution
Box   42  
Apter, Dr. Julia
Box   42  
Army (Col. Herbert charges of war crimes)
Box   42  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   42  
Automobile companies
Box   42  
Busing (13 folders)
Box   43  
Calley, Lt. William
Box   43  
Campaign (2 folders)
Box   43  
Civil Aeronautics Board
Box   43  
Civil Service
Box   43  
Colleagues (communications with)
Box   43  
Comments and views of MWG
Box   43  
Commerce Dept
Box   43  
Committee on Committees
Box   43  
Conference Committee
Box   43  
Congressional Record inserts
Box   43  
Crime
Box   43  
Defense Dept.
Box   43  
Democratic National Committee
Box   43  
Detroit Public Health Hospital
Box   43  
Detroit schools
Box   43  
Douglas (William O.) impeachment
Box   43  
Drugs
Box   43  
Education
Box   43  
Electoral College Reform
Box   43  
Environmental pollution
Box   43  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Box   43  
Extremist groups
Box   43  
Family Circle article
Box   43  
Federal Aviation Agency
Box   43  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   43  
Federal Housing Administration
Box   43  
Flag desecration
Box   43  
Flouridation
Box   43  
Food and Drug Administration
Box   43  
Food stamp program
 
Foreign Policy
Box   43  
General
Box   43  
Cambodia
Box   43  
Treaties
Box   43  
Prisoner of war
Box   43  
Vietnam
Box   43  
Fort, Edward B
Box   43  
General Services Administration
Box   43  
Governor (Michigan)
Box   43  
Gridiron dinner
Box   44  
Griffiths (comments on television, radio, speeches, etc.)
Box   44  
Griffiths as possible vice presidential nominee
Box   44  
Gun control
Box   44  
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   44  
Housing and Urban Development Dept
Box   44  
Indians
Box   44  
Insurance
Box   44  
Interest rates
Box   44  
Interior Dept
Box   44  
Internal Revenue Service
Box   44  
Labor Dept
Box   44  
Michigan matters
Box   44  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   44  
National Commission on Consumer Finance
Box   44  
National Health Insurance (8 folders)
Box   44  
National Observance Week
Box   44  
New Economic Policy
Box   44  
Office of Economic Opportunity
Box   45  
Pension problems
Box   45  
Political-district
Box   45  
Population
Box   45  
Pornography
Box   45  
Post Office
Box   45  
Postal service
Box   45  
Price Commission
Box   45  
Railroads
Box   45  
Resolutions
Box   45  
Sandler, Dr. Bernice
Box   45  
Sex education
Box   45  
Small Business Administration
Box   45  
Social Security Administration
Box   45  
SST
Box   45  
State Dept
Box   45  
State of the Union address assessment
Box   45  
Statements
Box   45  
Status of Women Committee
Box   45  
Subversive organizations
Box   45  
Supreme Court (possibility of MWG appointment)
Box   45  
Tariff Commission
Box   45  
Taxes
Box   45  
Transportation Dept
Box   45  
Treasury Dept
Box   45  
United Nations
 
Veterans Administration
Box   45  
General
Box   45  
Hospitals
Box   45  
Vicary, Tice
Box   45  
Wage and Price controls (2 folders)
 
Women
Box   45  
Civil service
Box   45  
Equal Rights Amendment (2 folders)
Box   45  
Organizations
Box   45  
State legislators
 
93rd Congress 1973-1974 [subseries]
 
Legislative files

(mainly arranged by committee)

Box   46  
Agriculture
Box   46  
Appropriations
Box   46  
Armed Services
Box   46  
Banking and Currency
Box   46  
District of Columbia
Box   46  
Education and Labor
Box   46  
Foreign Affairs
Box   47  
Government Operations
Box   47  
House Administration
Box   47  
Interior and Insular Affairs
Box   47  
International and Foreign Commerce
Box   47  
Judiciary
Box   47  
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Box   47  
Post Office and Civil Service
Box   47  
Public Works
Box   48  
Public Works
Box   48  
Rules
Box   48  
Science and Astronautics
Box   48  
Select Committee on Committees
Box   48  
Standards of Official Conduct
Box   48  
Veterans Affairs
Box   48  
Ways and Means
Box   49  
Ways and Means
Box   50  
Ways and Means
 
Joint Economic Committee
Box   50  
General
Box   50  
Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy

(include files concerning hearings on economic problems of women)

Box   51  
Bills introduced by MWG
Box   52  
Bills introduced by MWG

(continued)

Box   53  
Bills introduced by MWG

(continued)

 
Topical Files
Box   53  
Abortion (2 folders)
Box   53  
Agnew, Spiro T
Box   53  
Agriculture Dept. (2 folders)
Box   53  
Air and Water Pollution
Box   53  
Air Force Beagles
Box   53  
Amnesty
Box   53  
Atomic Energy Commission
Box   53  
Automobile companies
Box   53  
Automobile safety
Box   53  
Bicentennial
Box   53  
Budget
Box   53  
Busing (7 folders)
Box   54  
Campaign issues
Box   54  
Capital punishment
Box   54  
Civil Rights
Box   54  
Civil Service Commission
Box   54  
Colleagues (communications with)
Box   54  
Comments and Views of MWG
Box   54  
Commerce Dept
Box   54  
Committee on Committees
Box   54  
Committee memberships
Box   54  
Congressional Record inserts
Box   54  
Consumer legislation
Box   54  
Contests (include Woman of Conscience)
Box   54  
Cox, Arlene
Box   54  
Crime
Box   54  
Day Care
Box   54  
Defense Dept.
Box   54  
Democratic Advisory Council of Elected Officials
Box   54  
Democratic National Committee
 
Detroit
Box   54  
General
Box   54  
Detroit Schools (3 folders)
Box   54  
Detroit teachers' strike
Box   54  
Donnelly, Elaine
Box   54  
Drugs
Box   54  
Education
Box   54  
Electoral College reform
 
Energy
Box   54  
Air pollution
Box   54  
Oil companies
Box   54  
Rationing
Box   54  
Energy crisis
Box   54  
Environmental pollution
Box   54  
Environmental Protection Agency
Box   54  
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Box   54  
Federal Communications Commission
Box   54  
Federal Deposit Insurance Commission
Box   54  
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Box   54  
Federal pay raise
Box   54  
Federal Power Commission
Box   54  
Federal Trade Commission
Box   54  
Flags
 
Food and Drug Administration
Box   54  
General
Box   54  
Vitamins
Box   54  
Food Stamp program
Box   54  
Ford, Gerald R
Box   54  
Foreign Aid
 
Foreign Policy
Box   54  
General
Box   54  
Cambodia
Box   55  
Cyprus
Box   55  
Middle East (4 folders)
Box   55  
Treaties
Box   55  
U.S.S.R
Box   55  
Vietnam
Box   55  
Vietnam prisoners of war
Box   55  
Government spending
 
Griffiths, Martha
Box   55  
Endorsements
Box   55  
Mike Douglas Show
Box   55  
Retirement
Box   55  
Television and radio speeches
Box   55  
Today Show appearance regarding the ERA
Box   55  
Woman of the Year
Box   55  
Gun control
 
Health, Education and Welfare Dept
Box   55  
General
Box   55  
Nursing home standards
Box   55  
Hijacking
Box   55  
Homestead tax exemption
 
Housing and Urban Development Dept
Box   55  
General
Box   55  
Detroit problem
Box   55  
Impeachment of President Nixon (6 folders)
Box   56  
Impoundment
Box   56  
Indians
Box   56  
Indritz, Phineas
Box   56  
Inflation
Box   56  
Insurance
Box   56  
Interior Dept
Box   56  
Internal Revenue Service
Box   56  
Interstate Commerce Dept
Box   56  
Justice Dept
Box   56  
Labor Dept
Box   56  
Leadership
Box   56  
Lowering the voting age
Box   56  
Michigan Legislature
Box   56  
Michigan (State)
Box   56  
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Box   56  
National Commission on Consumer Finance
Box   56  
National Health Insurance (12 folders)
Box   56  
Nixon pardon
Box   56  
Nixon resignation
Box   56  
Open housing
Box   56  
Pensions-Women
Box   56  
Population
Box   56  
Post Office (obscene mail and pornography)
Box   56  
Poverty
Box   56  
Presidential immunity
Box   56  
Probate Court reform
Box   56  
Property tax
Box   57  
Quello, James
Box   57  
Questionnaires
Box   57  
Railroad Retirement Board
Box   57  
Railroads
Box   57  
Rawalt, Marguerite
Box   57  
Resolutions
Box   57  
School Lunch Program
Box   57  
Selective Service-draft reform
Box   57  
Senior citizens
 
Seventeenth Congressional District
Box   57  
Democratic Party
Box   57  
Election
Box   57  
Sex education
Box   57  
Small Business Administration
Box   57  
Social Security Administration
Box   57  
Space
Box   57  
Special Prosecutor
Box   57  
SST
Box   57  
State Dept
Box   57  
State taxation
Box   57  
Statements
Box   57  
Strikes
Box   57  
Student unrest
Box   57  
Supreme Court
Box   57  
Taxes
Box   57  
Transition request (expenses for President Nixon)
Box   57  
Transportation Dept
 
Treasury Dept
Box   57  
General
Box   57  
Revenue sharing
Box   57  
United Nations
Box   57  
United Service Organizations
Box   57  
Veterans Administration
Box   57  
Veterans (Private Edward Slovik)
Box   57  
Vicary, Tice
Box   57  
Vice President (choice of Nelson Rockefeller)
Box   57  
Wage-price controls
Box   57  
Watergate
Box   57  
Welfare
Box   57  
Women
 
Schedules [series]
Box   58  
1960-1974

(some gaps)

 
Sound recordings [series]
 
Reel-to-reel and cassettes [subseries] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   59  
"Report on Congress" (weekly report of Martha Wright Griffiths) [Between 1955-1956] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-28-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Discussing the Korean Crisis, the Housing Crisis, banking, crimes committed by youths, and other topics. At approximately 10:00 content switches to a recording of a religious program and church music.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of Martha W. Griffiths [1957] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-29-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Discussing the Federal National Mortgage Association, family food budgets, consent decrees in antitrust suits, the Statistical Abstract of the United States, and population growth and new states.) [access item]
Box   59  
Radio report of Martha W. Griffiths 1957 October, 1957 November [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-30-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 1; Discussing the achievements of the 85th Congress.) [access item]
Box   59  
Radio report of Martha W. Griffiths 1957 October, 1957 November [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-31-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 2; Discussing the achievements of the 85th Congress.) [access item]
Box   59  
Radio report of Martha W. Griffiths 1957 October, 1957 November [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-32-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 3; Discussing the achievements of the 85th Congress.) [access item]
Box   59  
Radio report of Martha W. Griffiths 1957 October, 1957 November [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-33-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Tape 5; Discussing the achievements of the 85th Congress.) [access item]
Box   59  
"Report from Washington" on the topic of civil defense system 1957 October 20 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-34-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Martha W. Griffiths discussing the limitations of the Civil Defense System. Includes a recording with Joseph McCarthy.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of "Congress in Action" featuring Martha Wright Griffiths 1958 February 20 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-35-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Discussing the extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act with guest Henry Kerns.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of interview of Martha Wright Griffiths 1958 May 15 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-36-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Rajni Kaul of the Voice of America on Griffith's entry into politics, issues before the Congress, and life as member of Congress.) [access item]
Box   59  
General Accounting Office [Undated] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-37-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Martha W. Griffiths discussing function of the General Accounting Office.) [access item]
Box   59  
Interview with Martha Wright Griffiths 1962 March 15 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-38-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Discussing the trade expansion act recorded for the Voice of America.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of interview with Martha W. Griffiths [1963?] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-39-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Interview conducted by Ray Courage on tax cut bill in Congress of the 1960s.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of Congressman Peter Dupont of Delaware with guest Martha W. Griffiths [1970?] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-40-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Speakers discussing economic discrimination of women.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recordings of statement made for program "Capitol Hill Today" 1969 October 21 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-41-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Recording is only 0:43, brief comments by Martha Wright Griffiths on sex discrimination.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recordings of statement made for program "Capitol Hill Today" 1970 August 10 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-42-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Recording is only 0:50, brief comments by Martha Wright Griffiths on sex discrimination.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recordings of statement made for program "Capitol Hill Today" 1970 February 10 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-43-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Brief 0:37 comments on health services by Martha Wright Griffiths.) [access item]
Box   59  
Radio recording of "What's the Issue?" 1973 April 12 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([851378-SR-44-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Presented by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. On the subject of welfare with guest Representative Martha Griffiths. Host: Arch N. Booth; Reporter is Craig Palmer. Griffiths discussing the effects of welfare on women.) [access item]
Box   59  
Recording of panel discussion at the Associated Credit Bureaus Conference on the topic, "Sex discrimination in credit granting." Panelists include: MWG, Milton Shovert?, Charles F. Hayward. May 10, 1973 (1 audiocassettes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   59  
Recording of "Foundation Forum," information service of the National Foundation of Health, Welfare and Pension Plans, Inc., featuring in part MWG discussing her national health care bill. May 1973 (1 audiocassettes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   59  
Recording of interview with MWG conducted by Robert Barrie of the United Mine Workers on the subject of National Health Insurance. May 9, 1974 (1 audiocassettes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

(poor sound quality)

Box   59  
Recording of speech of MWG before the National Convention of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs on the subject of the Equal Rights Amendment. July 22, 1974 (1 audiocassettes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
Box   59  
Recordings of interviews with MWG conducted by Sister Emily George as part of her research for a biography of Congresswoman Griffiths. 1977-1978 (23 audiocassettes)  [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
 
Phonograph Records [subseries]
Sound Disc   2  
"First Ladies of Congress" A public service program of the Office of Women's Activities, Democratic National Committee (1 phonograph record (33 1/3 rpm))
Sound Disc   2  
"The Leading Question" CBS Radio Network. Discussion with Rep. Curtis on the subject of medical care for the aged March 1962 (1 phonograph record)
 
Visual Materials [series]
 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   59  
Portraits
 
Films [subseries]

The films are part of a "Report from Washington" series, in which Griffiths reported to her constituents on issues before Congress or matters of special concern to her district. The films are all 16 mm., black & white with sound, ca. 5 minutes in duration. The films are listed in chronological order and have numbered for identification, missing numbers were duplicates that have been removed from the collection.) The films were digitized in 2008 and DVD use copies and streaming files wee created. Some streaming files are currently online, others can be mounted online by request to the library reference staff.

 
With Peter T. Jones, deputy assistant secretary for trade policy, Dept. of Commerce April 1, 1962 ([851378-1])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-1 (flash-flv)
 
Money and credit; Backdoor spending and foreign aid August 27, 1961 ([851378-2])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-2 (flash-flv)
 
Civil defense August 6, 1961 ([851378-3])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-3 (flash-flv)
 
Suggestions for getting the Senate into the twentieth century undated ([851378-6])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-6 (flash-flv)
 
Aid to Latin America (Eisenhower administration) undated ([851378-7])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-7 (flash-flv)
 
With Hale Boggs May 5, 1963 ([851378-8])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-8 (flash-flv)
 
With Esther Van Wagoner Tufty undated ([851378-9])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-9 (flash-flv)
 
With Florence Hoff on televising Congress undated ([851378-10])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-10 (flash-flv)
 
With Adlai Stevenson, ambassador to the United Nations undated ([851378-11])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-11 (flash-flv)
 
Trade bill (incomplete) undated ([851378-12])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-12 (flash-flv)
 
State of the economy, letters from constituents on subject undated ([851378-13])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-13 (flash-flv)
 
Time-Life interview on tax bill February 1962 ([851378-14])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-14 (flash-flv)
 
With Ralph Bellamy on the effects of the tax reform bill 1963 on actors, 1963 1963 ([851378-16])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-16 (flash-flv)
 
With Edward R. Murrow on U.S. Information Agency March 1962 ([851378-17])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 4:50)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-17 (flash-flv)
 
With W. Averill Harriman April 24, 1962 ([851378-18])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-18 (flash-flv)
 
With Rand Dixon, Federal Trade Commission 0603 ([851378-19.1])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 4:30)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-19.1 (flash-flv)
 
With Rand Dixon, Federal Trade Commission 0603 ([851378-19.2])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-19.2 (flash-flv)
 
Possible tax reduction January 20, 1963 ([851378-20])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-20 (flash-flv)
 
How the tax cut will help Michigan July 28, 1963 ([851378-22])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-22 (flash-flv)
 
Latin American aid (20 nations) April 30, 1961 ([851378-23])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-23 (flash-flv)
 
Foreign aid, with administrative assistant Ann Penning July 16, 1961 ([851378-24])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-24 (flash-flv)
 
Housing October 25, 1961 ([851378-25])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-25 (flash-flv)
 
With Dr. Ralph Smith on FDA announcement on sale of antibiotics August 25, 1963 ([851378-26])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-26 (flash-flv)
 
International coffee agreement November 3, 1963 ([851378-27])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 4:35)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-27 (flash-flv)
 
Threats of nuclear war, especially to Flint and Detroit undated ([851378-28])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-28 (flash-flv)
 
Introduction to WWJ's "Rails and roads" undated ([851378-29])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-29 (flash-flv)
 
Medicare bill (King-Anderson bill) undated ([851378-30])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-30 (flash-flv)
 
Fear of war; fear of unemployment; reciprocal trade with foreign nations undated ([851378-31])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-31 (flash-flv)
 
Congressional pay raises; jet runways at Selfridge Air Base undated ([851378-33])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-33 (flash-flv)
 
High cost of living; unemployment benefits; railroads; letters from youngsters undated ([851378-34])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-34 (flash-flv)
 
Presidential program for the mentally retarded undated ([851378-35])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, pos, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-35 (flash-flv)
 
Medical care for the elderly and social security; excise taxes; Fiscal Policy Subcommittee of the Joint Economic Committee undated ([851378-36])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-36 (flash-flv)
 
Television bill (to televise congressional hearings, committees, and floor debate) undated ([851378-37])
 
Original: [Restricted] (16mm film, b/w, neg, optical, 5:00)
DVD Box   2  
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Streaming File: 851378-37 (flash-flv)
 
Scrapbooks [series]
Oversize Volume   1  
1961-1963

(1)

Oversize Volume   2  
1970-1971

(2)

Oversize Volume   3  
1971-1973

(3)

Oversize Volume   4  
1973-1974

(4)

Oversize Volume   5  
August-December 1974

(5)

Oversize Volume   6  
1974-1975

(6)

Oversize Volume   7  
1975-1976

(7)

Box   60  
Citations, awards, resolutions
Additional Descriptive Data
Related Material

The Griffiths collection is unlike other congressional collections within the library in that certain kinds of materials were not received by the library and presumably were retained by the congresswoman. These include staff files, political or campaign files, speeches, and press files. Although Griffiths and her staff created a series of scrapbooks detailing her activities in Congress and for the two years following (1961-1963 and 1970-1976), her collection does not include a run of newsletters or press releases. According to Griffiths' biographer, Emily George, the congresswoman has retained "family memorabilia and political mementos," files of speeches, scrapbooks, newsletters, and her voting record in the Congress.