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Legislative files, 1963-2012

Identifier: MANUSCRIPT HCPC00011
The Legislative files series consists of all records on or relating to the Senator's legislative activities while in the Senate. Records include bill drafts and related material on public bills that he introduced in the 88th through 112th Congresses and private bills that he introduced, 88th through 109th Congress, organized by Congress, then by bill number; correspondence with constituents on legislative issues, organized alphabetically by subject and dating mostly from the 1960s and 1970s; voting records from a variety of sources; and legislative accomplishments for the 94th through 103rd Congresses. Also included are records on a variety of other legislative issues, including agriculture and sugar legislation, Hawaii pre-paid health care, immigration reform, and laws that treat Hawaii differently than the continental United States.

Note that legislative files from the Senator's time in the House of Representatives can be found in the series "House records, 1959-1962." Also note that legislative correspondence, by subject, bulk 1981-1984, can be found in the series "Microfilmed records, 1961-2000, bulk 1980-1992."


  • 1963-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Access restrictions apply to certain records in the papers that have been determined to contain sensitive personal or government information. Series assessed to contain sensitive information will remain closed until 2028 with the exception of Constituent Services Case Work, which contains high levels of personal identifiable information. Constituent Services Case Work will be available to requesting individuals upon review and approval of the archivist or librarian managing the Property. Individual files or records assessed to contain sensitive information may also carry restrictions. Series assessed with medium risk may be made available to the researcher after the files are reviewed for sensitive information or formats. Series assessed to be of low risk of disclosing sensitive information may be open and available to researchers.

Low risk: The following series pose little risk of revealing sensitive information and could be made available to the public with little harm: Administrative Files, Campaign Files, Constituent Services(Correspondence and Projects), House Records, Kaho’olawe, Native Hawaiian Issues, Japanese Latin American Internment, Personal, Political Affairs, Speeches, Scheduling Files, Medal of Honor, Legislative Files, Photographs, Public Relations, Books, and Subject Files.

Medium risk: ABSCAM, Staff Files, Born-Digital (format-based), Microfilm.

Series with sensitive information: Constituent Services (Case Work), Watergate, Iran-Contra, and subseries containing records related to military and defense appropriations.

The Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers Collection is accessible in the University Archives and Manuscripts Department's John Troup Moir, Jr., and Gertrude M.F. Moir Archives Reading Room. For more information, please contact the Congressional Papers Archivist by email:, or phone: 808-956-6047.


166.42 Linear Feet (394 archival document boxes, 2 archival records boxes, 1 archival flat box)

Physical Location

HL A553c, 19-2-1 through 19-11-3 (Boxes LF1-LF382, LF384-395)

HL A553c, 19-11-6 (Box LF383)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries Repository