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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

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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 3: Chair, U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1993-2000Add to your cart.
This series contains material documenting Jeanne Hurley Simon's work as chair of the U. S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS).  It includes correspondence, files from NCLIS meetings and hearings, files related to various NCLIS projects, and documents she received from NCLIS.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence and BusinessAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Appointment, Correspondence and News Clippings, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Appointment, Personnel Information, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Reappointment, Request Letters, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Corrsepondence re Carlinville (Ill.) Public Library, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, Letter with National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Report on History and Effectiveness (from 1988), January 22, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, February-March 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, June 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Corrsepondence, July 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, September 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Corrsepondence, October 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, November 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Corrsepondence, includes letter from LeVar Burton, December 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, January - February 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Correspondence, March 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Correspondence, April 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Correspondence, May-June 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Corrsepondence, July 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Correspondence, August 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Correspondence, September 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence, October-November 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Correspondence, Decemebr 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Correspondence, January 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence, February 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Correspondence, March 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Correspondence, April 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Correspondence, May 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Correspondence, September 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Correspondence, October 1999Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, June 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, July 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bucharest Central University Library, Letter and Printed Material, July 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, August 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, November 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, February 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Travel Reports, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Appointment to NCLIS Chair, including Nominee statements, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Congratulations on Appointment to NCLIS Chair, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: NCLIS Chair Orientation appointment schedule, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nominee Statement to Congress, NCLIS Chair appoinment, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: White House forms for NCLIS Chair appointment, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Guidelines for NCLIS Commissioner travel, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: NCLIS Chair reports on activities, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NCLIS Personnel matter, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Tom Sloan, NCLIS Executive Director candidate, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NCLIS Commissioner Gary Suddoth death, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 19: NCLIS Commissioner Appointments, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Meetings and HearingsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Meeting with Sabre Foundation, June 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: National Forum Annual Meeting Report, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 25th Anniversary Recption Program, December 14, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Orientation Packet, October 21, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Meeting, September 27-28, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Meeting and Hearing, Kids and Internet (1 of 2), November 9-10, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Meeting and Hearing, Kids and the Internet (2 of 2), November 9-10, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Meeting, April 7-8, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Meeting and Hearing, Individuals with Disabilities, Testimony, July 8, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Meeting and Hearing, Individuals with Disabilities, July 8, 1999Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NCLIS Meeting Packet, Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI, 1999 April 7-8Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Subject and Project FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Copyright Law: Background Information, Congressional Resarch Service Reports, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Libraries and their Role in the Information Infrastructure, testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Education, April 19, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Women, Information and the Developing World, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 21: United Nations Development Fund for Women, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1991 White House Conference on Library and Information Services (WHCLIS), 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Testimony on Copyright Information, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 24: House Sub-Committee on Courts and Intellectual Property: Copyright Protection Act Testimony, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 25: School and Community Libraries, 1992-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 26: White House Views on Early Childhood Development, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Library Statistics and Surveys, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Older Americans (Aging): and the Internet; and Libraries: Senate Testimony; Reference and User Services Association Committee; UN Year of Older Persons, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Senate Committee Testimony: Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century, July 19, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Global Libraries, 1993-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 31: International Conferences with Sister Libraries, Reports by Joan Challinor, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Parents, Kids and the Internet Project, articles and news clippings, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Parents, Kids and the Internet Project, Correspondence, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Kids and the Internet, November 1998- February 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Joan R. Chalinoir, Commissioner, National and International Reports, 1986-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Report on the Assessment of Electronic Government Information Products, March 30, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Jeanne Hurley Simon Testimony on 2000 Budget, March 25, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Sister Libraries: A White House Millennium Council Project, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 39: UNESCO Info-Ethics Meeting, October 20, 1998Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The World Library Partnership, Correspondence, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library Research and Technology, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Libraries and the Future, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Congressional Quarterly, Information on Subcommittee for NCLIS Appropriation, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Strategic Plan and Guidelines for National Leadership Grant, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: National Forum on Information Literacy, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, April 1999Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 20: NCLIS Study on Public Access to Government Printing Office, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Title 44, Public Printing Access Reform Legislations, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Clippings on Internets and Libraries, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Press Releases, Information and Commission Documents, Annual ReportsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 8: News Releases, November 1998-April 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Information Documents, Executive Director Reports, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Information Documents, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Information Documents, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Information Documents, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Commission Documents, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NCLIS Annual Report 1993-1994, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: NCLIS Annual Report 1994-1995, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NCLIS Annual Report 1995-1996, 1997Add to your cart.
25th Anniversary Edition
Folder 15: NCLIS Annual Report 1996-1997, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NCLIS Annual Report 1997-1998, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: NCLIS Annual Report 1999-2000, 2001Add 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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