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RG4932.AM:  John James Exon, 1921-2005



Papers:  1971-1996; mostly 1979-1996

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Governor; U.S. Senator

Size:  42 cu.ft.; 33 boxes & 55 oversized scrapbooks



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Born in Geddes, South Dakota, on August 9, 1921, John James Exon attended the University of Omaha. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In 1953 he started the Exon Office Supplies company in Lincoln, serving as president until 1971. He served as Governor of Nebraska from 1971 to 1979. Exon then served as U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1979 to January of 1997. John James Exon died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 10, 2005.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the senatorial papers of John James Exon. The collection includes legislative bill files, voting records, press releases, speeches, position papers, campaign materials, scrapbooks, etc. The collection also includes some personal correspondence. The collection is unprocessed, but an inventory is available.



Note:  See the public records collection [RG1, SG40] for Exon’s official gubernatorial papers. See also the Exon Family collection [RG3127] for additional materials relating to the Exon family. See the NSHS Library catalog and the Nebraska History index for published materials by and about J. James Exon.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Index and synopsis of bills sponsored by Sen. Exon

  2. Legislative Bills, 96th-99th Congresses

  3. Legislative Bills, 100th-101st Congresses

  4. Exon-sponsored legislative bills, 102nd-104th Congresses

  5. Voting records, 96th Congress, 1-308

  6. Voting records, 96th Congress, 309-509

  7. Voting records, 96th Congress, 2nd Session, 1-274

  8. Voting records, 96th Congress, 2nd Session, 275-546



Box 2

Folder




  1. Voting records, 97th Congress, 1st Session, 1-251

  2. Voting records, 97th Congress, 1st Session, 252-497

  3. Voting records, 97th Congress, 2nd Session, 1-231

  4. Voting records, 97th Congress, 2nd Session, 232-468

  5. Voting records, 98th Congress, 1st Session, 1-243

  6. Voting records, 98th Congress, 1st Session, 244-381

  7. Voting records, 98th Congress, 2nd Session

  8. Senate votes, 99th Congress, 1st Session, 1-381



Box 3

Folder




  1. Senate votes, 99th Congress, 2nd Session, 1-359

  2. Senate votes, 100th Congress, 1st Session, 1-420

  3. Senate votes, 100th Congress, 2nd Session, 1-379

  4. Senate votes, 101st Congress, 1st Session, 1-312

  5. Senate votes, 101st Congress, 2nd Session, 1-326

  6. Senate votes, 102nd Congress, 1st Session, 1-280



Box 4

Folder




  1. Senate votes, 102nd Congress, 2nd Session, 1-270

  2. Senate votes, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, 1-395

  3. Senate votes, 103rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1-329

  4. Senate votes, 104th Congress, 1st Session, 1-613

  5. Senate votes, 104th Congress, 2nd Session, 1-278

  6. Press releases, 1979-1980



Box 5

Folder




  1. Press releases, 1981-1982

  2. Press releases, 1983-1984

  3. Press releases, 1985

  4. Press releases, 1986-1987

  5. Press releases, 1988-1989

  6. Press releases, 1990-1991



Box 6

Folder




  1. Press releases, 1992

  2. Press releases, 1993

  3. Press releases, 1994

  4. Press releases, 1995

  5. Press releases, 1996

  6. Issues and Position Papers, 1979-1980

  7. Issues and Position Papers, 1981-1982

  8. Issues and Position Papers, 1985-1986

  9. Issues and Position Papers, 1987-1988



Box 7

Folder




  1. Issues and Position Papers, 1989-1990

  2. Issues and Position Papers, 1991-1992

  3. Issues and Position Papers, 1993-1994

  4. Issues and Position Papers, 1995-1996

  5. Important Papers, 1979-1988

  6. Important Papers, 1989-1996



Box 8

Folder




  1. Congressional Record, 1979

  2. Congressional Record, 1980

  3. Congressional Record, 1981

  4. Congressional Record, 1982

  5. Congressional Record, 1983

  6. Congressional Record, 1984

  7. Congressional Record, 1985

  8. Congressional Record, 1986



Box 9

Folder




  1. Congressional Record, 1987

  2. Congressional Record, 1988

  3. Congressional Record, 1989

  4. Congressional Record, 1990

  5. Congressional Record, 1991

  6. Congressional Record, 1992



Box 10

Folder




  1. Congressional Record, 1993

  2. Congressional Record, 1994

  3. Congressional Record, 1995

  4. Congressional Record, 1996

  5. Exon accomplishments; biography; retirement speech; USS Platte/USS Nebraska



Box 11

Folder




  1. Exon speeches, 1979-1985

  2. Exon speeches, 1986-1988

  3. Exon speeches, 1989

  4. Exon speeches, 1990-1992

  5. Exon speeches, 1993-1996



Box 12

Folder




  1. Personal Correspondence, A-J, 1979

  2. Personal Correspondence, K-Z, 1979

  3. Personal Correspondence, A-L, 1980

  4. Personal Correspondence, M-Z, 1980

  5. Personal Correspondence, A-H, 1981

  6. Personal Correspondence, I-Z, 1981



Box 13

Folder




  1. Personal Correspondence, A-O, 1982

  2. Personal Correspondence, P-Z, 1982

  3. Personal Correspondence, A-M, 1983

  4. Personal Correspondence, N-Z, 1983

  5. Personal Correspondence, 1984

  6. Personal Correspondence, 1985

  7. Personal Correspondence, 1986



Box 14

Folder




  1. Personal Correspondence, 1987

  2. Personal Correspondence, 1988

  3. Personal Correspondence, 1989

  4. Personal Correspondence, 1990



Box 15

Folder




  1. Personal Correspondence, 1991

  2. Personal Correspondence, 1992

  3. Personal Correspondence, 1993

  4. Personal Correspondence, 1994

  5. Personal Correspondence, 1995

  6. Personal Correspondence, 1996



Box 16

Folder




  1. Personal, 1995-1996

  2. Personal, 1995-1996

  3. Personal, 1996

  4. Personal, 1996

  5. Important Papers, 1979-1988

  6. Important Papers, 1989-1996



Box 17

Folder




  1. Issue papers, 96th Congress, 79-80

  2. Issue papers, 97th Congress, 80-81 [Note: Lacks Issue papers for the 98th Congress]

  3. Issue papers, 99th Congress, 85-86

  4. Issue papers, 100th Congress, 87-88

  5. Issue papers, 101st Congress, 89-90

  6. Issue papers, 102nd Congress, 91-92



Box 18

Folder




  1. Issue papers, 103rd Congress, 93-94

  2. Issue papers, 104th Congress, 95-96

  3. Legislative Accomplishments

  4. Agriculture, 1996

  5. Armed Services, 1996

  6. Budget, 1995-1996



Box 19

Folder




  1. Budget, 1996

  2. Commerce, 1996

  3. Internet, 1996

  4. Nebraska Schedule

  5. 1987 Joke File

  6. Clive Short

  7. Inaugural Ball, 1971

  8. 1984 – Exon Campaign

  9. Mexico Loan Guarantee

  10. Report on Pacific Trip



Box 20

Folder




  1. Issuegram – 100th Congress, Dec. 1988, Accomplishments

  2. Procurement Conference Brochure, 1987, July

  3. Clippings file

  4. Bio List, 2nd term

  5. FRA Press Conference, 07-13-1994, PHOTOS taken by DOT

  6. Service Academies, 1992

  7. Exon Awards/Dignitaries

  8. Awards & Accomplishments

  9. Media Christmas Card list

  10. Deficit

  11. Room reservations

  12. 1990 Exon fact sheet

  13. Trade Warrior booklet, 1989, Jan.

  14. Money returned on office account

  15. Revenue foregone

  16. Exon accomplishments, 1979-1983

  17. Exon’s favorites

  18. Fact sheets

  19. Paid ads

  20. Armed Services Testimony, 1991

  21. Nebraska visits, 1991-1995

  22. Issue ratings/Voting records, 1996

  23. Debt Ceiling

  24. Direct mail

  25. Endorsements

  26. EXON – Environment

  27. EXON – Honoraria

  28. EXON – Mailings

  29. EXON – Mass mailings

  30. EXON – Presidential Vetoes

  31. EXON – Puff Pieces

  32. EXON – Voting Record

  33. Favorable Cases

  34. Press Releases – re. FEC reports

  35. Federal Funds to Nebraska

  36. Finance Committee

  37. Foreign travel

  38. Hearing Overlaps

  39. Honoraria

  40. Jewish Community

  41. Kerry-Karnes PAC Givers

  42. National Committee to Preserve Social Security

  43. National Council of Senior Citizens

  44. National Rifle Association

  45. Nebraska County Comparisons

  46. Office leases

  47. Paul Hastings, PAC

  48. Presidential visits

  49. Quayle, Dan



Box 21

Folder




  1. Republicans for Exon, 1990

  2. Republicans for Exon, 1984

  3. Soft Money

  4. Telemarketing

  5. Unions

  6. VFW

  7. Voter Targeting

  8. Water Project Funding

  9. Barrett, Bill

  10. Barrett, Bill, 1996

  11. Bereuter, Doug, 1993-1994

  12. Bereuter, Doug, 1995-1996

  13. Bereuter, Doug, 1996

  14. Bereuter, Doug

  15. First District, “Bereuter”

  16. First District, “Bereuter” (2 of 2)



Box 22

Folder




  1. Christensen, John, 1995-1996

  2. Christensen, John, 1996

  3. DeCamp, John W.

  4. Hagel, Chuck

  5. Hoagland, Peter

  6. Hoch, Nancy

  7. Hoch, Nancy

  8. Hoch, Nancy

  9. Karnes, David

  10. Polls, 1982



Box 23

Folder




  1. Polls, 1983

  2. Polls, 1984

  3. Polls, 1986

  4. Polls, 1989

  5. Polls, 1990

  6. Daub – FEC Reports, 1987-1988

  7. Tributes From Other Senators [3 ring binder]



Box 24

Folder




  1. Exon Financial Disclosure Statements (1978-1996)

  2. Loose contribution ledger sheets, 1978

  3. Info on Candidates in 1978 Elections

  4. 1978 Campaign, 1977-1978, Mar.

  5. Exon for Senate, 1978, Apr.-July

  6. 1978 Senate Campaign, Aug.-Sept

  7. 1978 Senate Campaign, Sept.-Oct.,

  8. 1978 Campaign, Nov.



Box 25

Folder




  1. Sept. Recp. Thank yous done

  2. Sept. 30, 1983, Appreciation Salute

  3. Poll

  4. Poll Questions, 1978

  5. Potential Volunteers

  6. Press Releases

  7. Right to Work Committee Mailing, 1978

  8. Scheduling

  9. Lancaster Co. Info, Beattie Brasch (Mrs. John)

  10. Lancaster Co., Get out the Vote, 1978

  11. Letterhead ideas, Shirley Arthur, 1978

  12. Letters from Loren, 1978

  13. Letters sent out by Loren, 1978

  14. Henry Ley, 1st District Finance North Office, 1980

  15. Lincoln Telephone Co.

  16. Otto Kotouc, 1st District Finance South Office, 1980

  17. Contributions Received, Headquarters, 1978

  18. Contribution Thank yous, A-B

  19. Contributions, C

  20. Contributions, D-G

  21. Contribution Thank yous, H-K

  22. Contributions, L-N

  23. Contributions, O-R

  24. Contribution Thank yous, S-Z

  25. Returned Checks

  26. Misc.



Box 26

Folder




  1. Charles Palleson

  2. Solicitation P P

  3. Campaign Contributions, Governor Race, 1978

  4. Newspaper Radio & TV advertising, 1978

  5. Omaha Office

  6. Omaha Parking Lots bumpersticker, Crew 1978, J.J. Dinner

  7. Newsletter

  8. Campaign Materials, Checked out, 1978

  9. Campaign Materials, Costs, 1978

  10. Campaign Materials, mailed, 1978

  11. Campaign Materials, received, 1978

  12. Jack Cole

  13. Contribution laws

  14. Employee Applications, 1978

  15. Environmental statement

  16. 1974 General Election & Primary Expenditures

  17. In Kind Contribution

  18. Advertising Co. Sampler, 1978

  19. Budget

  20. Biographical Information, J. J. Exon

  21. Campaign Activities, 1978

  22. Frank Barrett, Finance

  23. State Democratic Headquarters

  24. State Fair Booth

  25. Supporters

  26. Tee shirts

  27. Volunteers, 1978

  28. Yard sign help

  29. Burnham Yates

  30. Triad Limited, Washington D.C.

  31. Ag Dinner

  32. Finance – Counties

  33. Adams County

  34. Antelope County

  35. Arthur County

  36. Banner County

  37. Blaine County

  38. Boone County

  39. Box Butte County

  40. Boyd County

  41. Brown County

  42. Buffalo County

  43. Burt County

  44. Butler County

  45. Cass County

  46. Cedar County

  47. Chase County

  48. Cherry County

  49. Cheyenne County

  50. Clay County

  51. Colfax County

  52. Cuming County

  53. Custer County

  54. Dakota County

  55. Dawes County

  56. Dawson County

  57. Deuel County

  58. Dixon County

  59. Dodge County

  60. Douglas County

  61. Dundy County

  62. Fillmore County

  63. Franklin County

  64. Frontier County

  65. Furnas County

  66. Gage County

  67. Garden County

  68. Garfield County

  69. Gosper County

  70. Grant County

  71. Greeley County

  72. Hall County

  73. Hamilton County

  74. Harlan County

  75. Hayes County

  76. Hitchcock County

  77. Holt County

  78. Hooker County

  79. Howard County

  80. Jefferson County

  81. Johnson County

  82. Kearney County

  83. Keith County

  84. Keya Paha County

  85. Kimball County

  86. Knox County

  87. Lancaster County

  88. Lincoln County

  89. Logan County

  90. Loup County

  91. Madison County

  92. Merrick County

  93. McPherson County

  94. Morrill County

  95. Nance County

  96. Nemaha County

  97. Nuckolls County

  98. Otoe County

  99. Pawnee County

  100. Perkins County

  101. Phelps County

  102. Pierce County

  103. Platte County

  104. Polk County

  105. Red Willow County

  106. Richardson County

  107. Rock County

  108. Saline County

  109. Sarpy County

  110. Saunders County

  111. Scottsbluff County

  112. Seward County

  113. Sheridan County

  114. Sherman County

  115. Sioux County

  116. Stanton County

  117. Thayer County

  118. Thomas County

  119. Thurston County

  120. Valley County

  121. Washington County

  122. Wayne County

  123. Webster County

  124. Wheeler County

  125. York County

  126. Misc. loose materials

  127. Calendars, 1984-1990



Box 27

Folder




  1. Events, 1978

  2. Omaha – Finance Committee

  3. Miscellaneous loose papers and documents, various dates

  4. Gov list

  5. Fund Raising list

  6. Victory Party

  7. Democrats – Co Chairman, 1974, Exon – Whelan Chairman

  8. Guest book



Box 28 – Loose newspaper clippings, various dates



Box 29 (2005.0381)



Christening of the U.S.S. Nebraska

Certificate (see OB019)



Box 30 (2007.0105)

Folder




  1. Codel Nunn Moscow, May 28-31, 1994, Briefing Book pt. 1

  2. Codel Nunn Moscow, May 28-31, 1994, Briefing Book pt. 2

  3. Information on trip to Russia

  4. Briefing Book for Codel, Exon Jan. 5-18, 1988, Jeff Subko – Philippines pt. 1

  5. Briefing Book for Codel, Exon Jan. 5-18, 1988, Jeff Subko – Philippines pt. 2



Box 31 (2011.0311)

Folder




  1. Daily schedules, 1979

  2. Daily schedules, 1980

  3. Daily schedules, 1981

  4. Daily schedules, 1982

  5. Daily schedules, 1983 (skips to 1985)

  6. Daily schedules, 1985

  7. Daily schedules, 1986

  8. Daily schedules, 1987

  9. Daily schedules, 1988

  10. Daily schedules, 1989

  11. Daily schedules, 1990

  12. Daily schedules, 1991

  13. Daily schedules, 1992

  14. Daily schedules, 1993

  15. Daily schedules, 1994

  16. Daily schedules, 1995

  17. Daily schedules, 1996



Box 32 (2011.0311)

Folder




  1. Appointment book, 1980

  2. Appointment book, 1981

  3. Appointment book, 1982

  4. Appointment book, 1983

  5. Appointment book, 1983

  6. Appointment book, 1984

  7. Appointment book, 1984

  8. Appointment book, 1985

  9. Appointment book, 1986

  10. Appointment book, 1987

  11. Appointment book, 1988

  12. Appointment book, 1989



Box 33 (2011.0311)

Folder




  1. Appointment book, 1990

  2. Appointment book, 1991

  3. Appointment book, 1992

  4. Appointment book, 1993

  5. Appointment book, 1994

  6. Appointment book, 1995

  7. Appointment book, 1996



Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings

Volume




  1. 1979

  2. 1980

  3. 1981

  4. 1982, Jan.-June

  5. 1982, July-Dec.

  6. 1983, Jan.-Apr.

  7. 1983, May-Aug.

  8. 1983, Sept.-Dec.

  9. 1984, Jan.-Apr.

  10. 1984, May-Aug.

  11. 1984, Sept.-Oct.

  12. 1984, Nov.-Dec.

  13. 1985, Jan.

  14. 1985, Feb.

  15. 1985, Mar.-June

  16. 1985, July-Sept.

  17. 1985, Oct.-Dec.

  18. 1986, Jan.-Apr.

  19. 1986, May-Aug.

  20. 1986, Sept.-Dec.

  21. 1987, Jan.-Mar.

  22. 1987, Apr.-June

  23. 1987, July-Sept.

  24. 1987, Oct.-Dec.

  25. 1988, Jan.-Mar.

  26. 1988, Apr.-June

  27. 1988, July-Sept.

  28. 1988, Oct.-Dec.

  29. 1989, Jan.-Feb.

  30. 1989, Mar.-May

  31. 1989, June-Aug.

  32. 1989, Sept.-Dec.

  33. 1990, Jan.-Mar.

  34. 1990, Apr.-June

  35. 1990, July-Sept.

  36. 1990, Oct.

  37. 1990, Nov.-Dec.

  38. 1991, Jan.-Mar.

  39. 1991, Apr.-June

  40. 1991, July-Dec.

  41. 1992, Jan.-June

  42. 1992, July-Dec.

  43. 1993, Jan.-June

  44. 1993, July-Dec.

  45. 1994, Jan.-Aug.

  46. 1994, Aug.-Dec.

  47. 1995, Jan.-Mar.

  48. 1995, Apr.-May

  49. 1995, June-July

  50. 1995, July-Sept.

  51. 1995, Sept.-Nov.

  52. 1995, Nov. – 1996, Feb.

  53. 1996, Feb.-Apr.

  54. 1996, Apr.-Aug.

  55. 1996, Aug.-Oct.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Democratic Party — Nebraska

Elections — Nebraska

Exon, John James, 1921-2005

Legislators — United States

Nebraska — Politics and government

Political parties

Politics — Nebraska

United States. Congress. Senate, 1971-1979



 



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