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Jeanne Hurley Simon Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Personal Papers

Professional Activities

Chair, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

Paul Simon Campaigns

Codename Scarlett, Correspondence and Drafts

Print and Near Print

Memorabilia

Photos

Audio/Visual


Jeanne Hurley Simon Papers, 1938-1999 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

By Walter D. Ray and Monica L. Rongere

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Collection Overview

Title: Jeanne Hurley Simon Papers, 1938-1999Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1956-1999

ID: 4/1/PP01

Primary Creator: Simon, Jeanne.

Extent: 10.3 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The papers are arranged in nine series: 1) Personal Papers, 2) Professional Activities, 3) Chair, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 4) Paul Simon Campaigns,5) Codename Scarlett, 6) Print and Near-Print, 7) Photographs, 8) Memorabilia, 9) Audio/Visual.

Date Acquired: 03/01/2000

Subjects: Elections., Political campaigns, Women legislators

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Diaries., Joyce, James, 1882-1941. - Manuscripts, Photographs, Simon, Paul, 1928-2003. - Interviews, Speeches, addresses, etc.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jeanne Hurley Simon papers include correspondence and campaign literature from her successful 1956 and 1958 campaigns for Illinois State Legislature, a schedule book from Paul Simon's 1982 congressional campaign, and Jeanne Simon's notebooks and schedules from Paul Simon's 1984 senate campaign.  From Paul Simon's 1987-1988 campaign for the Democratic nomination for president the papers include the files of Jeanne Simon's chief of staff and scheduler and Jeanne Simon's campaign notebooks from which she wrote "Codename Scarlett."  Also related to this book are manuscripts of chapters and correspondence with the publisher. There is a smattering of personal correspondence, including engagement, bridal shower and wedding congratulations.  Otherwise it appears she did not systematically preserve her personal correspondence.  There are Jeanne Simon's appointment calendars for 1956 and 1978-1996, with the exceptions of 1982, 1989 and 1992, and phone logs covering August 1985-June 1987, August 1991-December 1992, and December 1993-January 1995.  The Phone Log for September 1986-June 1987 contains notes related to Paul Simon's presidential campaign.  A few files cover Jeanne Simon's activities during the period Paul Simon served in the U.S. Congress and Senate, including a notebook recording attendance at the Congressional Spouses' Book Club, files related to her consulting activities with the Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs and the American Association of Retired Persons, and a file documenting preparations for the Ladies of the Senate luncheon with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in 1993.  From the same period come a notebook and two files from a 1982 trip to Somalia with the Interchurch Response for the Horn of Africa.  A large part of the material relates to the period after Paul Simon left the senate in 1997.  There are files of correspondence and mailings from the various organizations on whose boards Jeanne Simon sat, and two linear feet of material related to her service as Chair of the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, including correspondence (bulk, post-1996), meeting packets and project files.  Not represented in the papers are Jeanne Simon's service as Washington governmental affairs representative of Illinois Attorney General Neil Hardigan and as director of the Emeritus Attorneys Program of the Emeritus Foundation.  There are files of speeches Jeanne Simon gave from 1956 to 1999.  Some of the speech files include research notes, clippings and correspondence related to the speeches.  Included in the papers are letters of condolence received by Paul Simon after Jeanne's death in 2000 and correspondence related to the Jeanne Hurley Simon memorial fund of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Audio/visual material includes a VHS recording of a speech Jeanne Simon prepared for a Rural Libraries conference and cassette tape recordings of various shows Jeanne Simon appeared on publicizing "Codename Scarlett."

Biographical Note

Jeanne Hurley Simon (1922-2000), wife of U. S. Senator Paul Simon, was a lawyer, Illinois State Representative, author, and a significant public figure in Illinois and the nation.  She played an active role in each of her husband's campaigns.  A life-long advocate for public libraries, she was twice appointed chairperson of the U. S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). 

Born Jeanne C. Hurley in Chicago, Simon was a graduate of Barat College and Northwestern University Law School.  From 1952 she served as assistant State's attorney in Cook County, Illinois.  In 1956 and 1958 she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives where she met her husband, Paul Simon.  They were married in 1960, the first and thus far only wedding of two sitting Illinois state legislators.  They had two children, Sheila and Martin.  Though she left the legislature in 1961, Simon remained active in politics and public life.  She participated actively in her husband's campaigns, both successful--for lieutenant governor of Illinois (1968), U. S. Congressman (1974-1982), and U. S. Senator (1984 and 1990)--and unsuccessful, for Illinois governor (1972), and for the Democratic nomination for president (1988).  She wrote a book, Codename Scarlett, chronicling her activity in this last campaign.  She was active in the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, of which she was president in 1959-1960, the Congressional Spouses' Book Club, the Ladies of the Senate, the League of Women Voters, and the American Association of University Women.  Among her many trips abroad, she traveled to Somalia with the Interchurch Response for the Horn of Africa in 1982, to Cali, Columbia with the Christian Children's Fund in 1994, and with the Carter Center observation team monitoring the elections in Liberia in 1997.  She was a frequent public speaker throughout her career.  She served on the board of directors of numerous service and advocacy organizations, including the American Foundation for the Blind, the Illinois Humane Society, NARAL, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism, the Library Media Project, the WSIU (Carbondale, Ill.) Friends Board, and the Board of Visitors of Morris Library (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale), where she was an adjunct professor from 1997 until her death.  In 1993 and again in 1997, she was appointed chair of NCLIS by President Bill Clinton.

Subject/Index Terms

Elections.
Political campaigns
Women legislators

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Alternate Extent Statement: 13 boxes

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Paul Simon

Acquisition Method: The papers were sent to SCRC by Paul Simon via the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute following Jeanne Hurley Simon's death in 2000.  In September 2006 Sheila Simon completed a Deed of Gift for the papers.

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Related Materials: Paul Simon Senatorial papers.

Preferred Citation: Jeanne Hurley Simon papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processed in the fall of 2006.


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[Series 1: Personal Papers, 1956-2000],
[Series 2: Professional Activities, 1956-2000],
[Series 3: Chair, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1993-2000],
[Series 4: Paul Simon Campaigns, 1968-1988],
[Series 5: Codename Scarlett, Correspondence and Drafts, 1988-1989],
[Series 6: Print and Near Print, 1938-2000],
[Series 7: Memorabilia, 1960-2000],
[Series 8: Photos, 1956-1999],
[Series 9: Audio/Visual, 1989-1999],
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Series 2: Professional Activities, 1956-2000Add to your cart.
This series contains material related to Jeanne Hurley Simon's professional activities, including her campaigns and tenure as Illinois state representative, her membership in various professional associations, her consulting work, her work as adjunct professor at Morris Library of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the various boards and committees on which she served.
Sub-Series 1: State Representative Campaigns, 1956 - 1960Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Illinois State Representative Election Candidate Issues, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Campaign Biography, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 3: State Representative Candidate, Campaign Advertisement, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Campaign Speech [possibly to Women's Bar Association of Illinois], 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Release as States Attorney, circa 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Campaign Event Invitations, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, Pre-Primary, February - April 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, Congratulations on Primary Win, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, Post-Primary, April-May1956Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, June-July 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, August, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, September 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, October-November 5, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, Congratulations, November 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Campaign Mailings and Literature, New Trier Township Democratic Organization, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Sacred heart Alumnae and Enrollment Lists, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 17: List of Norweigans in North Shore, Illinois Names for Campaign Letter, circa 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 18: New Trier Democratic Organization, Member List, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 19: League of Women Voters State and County, Primary Candidate's Fair Program, March 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: List of Names and Voter Instructions, Petitions Accepted and Certifications of Primary Win, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Official Vote of the State of Illinois Cast at the Primary Election, April 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Campaign Financial Correspondence, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Campaign Schedule from the Final Weeks, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Campaign MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Election Voter's Lists, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Russell Packard Campaign Literature, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Vote Tallies, Hurley v. Packard, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 29: 71st Illinois General Assembly Summary and Notes, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "Goals for the Next Legislative Session", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 31: State Representative Vote Talleys, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 32: State Representative Campaign Correspondence, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 33: State Legislature Note Cards for Jeanne Hurley Simon, circa 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Illinois Independent Voters, Best Legislator Award Program, 1960Add to your cart.
Accompanying award can be found in Box 11 Folder 1
Folder 35: New Trier Democratic Women's Luncheon Invitation to Honor Jeanne Hurley Simon, February 10, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 36: State Representative Correspondence, 1957-1960Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Project FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Europe and Israel trip Itinerary, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Japan, Indonesia and South Korea Congressional Trip, Memorabilia and Notes, Agust 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Congressional Wives Task Force, 1977-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Democratic Congressional Wives Forum, By-Laws, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Congressional Wives CLub, Membership List, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Letters of Recommendation for District of Columbia Bar, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 43: League of Women Voters Membership List, Carbondale, Illinois, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Consultant, Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Advisory Couincil on Women's Educational Programs, Clippings, Memos, Notes and Mailings, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Interchurch Response Delegation to Ali Matan Refugee Camp, Somalia, February 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Interchurch Response Deleagation to Ali Matan Refugee Camp, Somalia; Journal, January - February 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Interchurch Response Delegation to Ali Matan Refugee Camp, Somalia; Jean Gartland Notes, March 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 49: American Association of Retired Persons, Women's Intiative Consultant, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 50: American Association of Retired Persons Consultant,  Continuing Care: Retirment Communities an Assesment of State Regualtions, May 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Parents' Music Resource Center, Reaction Letter, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Woman's Coalition for Southern Illinois, Conference on Access to Political System, May 2, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Peace Links, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 54: First Lady Luncheon Committee, March-May, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Congressional Spouses Book Club, Membership Lists, Minutes, Correspondence and Clippings, 1985-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Christian Children's Fund Trip to Cali, Columbia, June 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 57: National Seminary Conference Respondent, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: University of Illinois Commencement, Doctorate of Human Letters, Honary Degree, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Southern Illinois University Morris Library, Employment Applications, Newsletters, Correspondence, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Southern Illinois University Correspondence from Morris Library, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Irish Studies Conference at Southern Illinois University, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Morris Library Symposium on Copyright in an Educational Environment (1 of 3), April 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Morris Library Symposium on Copyright in an Educational Environment (2 of 3), April 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Morris Library Symposium on Copyright in an Educational Environment  (3 of 3), April 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: SIUC - Morris Library Symposium on Government Information Issues, Committee Minutes, Background Information, Clippings and Correspondence (1 of 2), 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: SIUC - Morris Library Symposium on Government Information Issues, Committee Minutes, Background Information, Clippings and Correspondence (2 of 2), 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Carter Center Observation Team, Liberian Elections, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Carter Center Report on Liberian Elections and Letter, 1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Boards and CommitteesAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Southern Illinois Foundation for the Arts, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Visiting Nurses Association, Volunteer Committee, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture Series, Steering Committee, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Southern Illinois Regional Social Services, Inc. Community Support Program Advisory Committee, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Illinois Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Honorary Co-Chair, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Law School Board of Visitors, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Illinois Humane Society Board Member, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Illinois Humane Society, Franklin Neighborhood Community Association, Coordinator for Grant Funded Project, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Southern Illinois University, Morris Library, Board of Visitors, Development Committee Chair (1 of 2), 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Southern Illinois University, Morris Library, Board of Visitors, Development Committee Chair (2 of 2), 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Library Media Project Board Member, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: American Foundation for the Blind, Board Member, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: American Foundation for the Blind Correspondence and Publication, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 25: American Foundation for the Blind Strategic Plan, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chicago-Kent School of Law Esther R. Rothstein Endowment Committee Member, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, WSIU*WSUI Friends Board Member, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, WSIU*WSUI Friends Board Correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, Board of Directors Meeting and Budget Plan, April 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The NARAL Pro-Choice Foundation, Board of Directors Meeting, September 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The NARAL Pro-Choice Foundation, Publication and Printed Material, 1994-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The NARAL Pro-Choice Foundation, Organizational Information, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The NARAL Pro-Choice Foundation, Correspondence and News Paper Articles, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Board Member, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications and Press Releases, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Correspondence and Financial Reports, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications,News Letters and Correspondence, 1994-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Site Visit Team Manual, 1999Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Personal Papers, 1956-2000],
[Series 2: Professional Activities, 1956-2000],
[Series 3: Chair, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1993-2000],
[Series 4: Paul Simon Campaigns, 1968-1988],
[Series 5: Codename Scarlett, Correspondence and Drafts, 1988-1989],
[Series 6: Print and Near Print, 1938-2000],
[Series 7: Memorabilia, 1960-2000],
[Series 8: Photos, 1956-1999],
[Series 9: Audio/Visual, 1989-1999],
[All]

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