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Identifier: CAC_CC_005_1_0000_0000_0000
The Biemiller Collection contains 6.8 cubic feet of documents from Biemiller's congressional office. Almost all cover his second term (1949-1950), but a few date from 1946-1948. Over 90 percent of the collection is legislative correspondence. Correspondents are primarily constituents but also include labor officials, business leaders, congressional colleagues, and Wisconsin government officials. The most prominent topics represented are housing, physical disabilities, and taxation. Information can be found on public housing and the Housing Act of 1949, the postwar housing shortage, rent control, and government disposal of the Greenbelt towns (including Greendale just outside of Milwaukee). There are also materials on legislation concerning epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, a large amount of materials can be found on the repeal of World War II excise taxes, pay and benefits of federal employees (particularly postal workers), and the Hoover Commission on Government Reorganization. Also found in the collection are materials on the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation Act as well as an attempted repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act. Discussion of anti-communism appears under the title "subversives" and includes materials on the Wood-McCarran and Mundt-Nixon bills, as well as correspondence about a speech in which Biemiller exposed the Committee for Constitutional Government as communistic. The collection also has a series of bills from the 81st Congress (including national health insurance legislation), Biemiller's newsletters to constituents, and his remarks, speeches, and statements. The University of Oklahoma acquired the collection from Biemiller in December 1950.


  • 1946-1950
  • Majority of material found in 1949-1950

Language of Materials



From the Collection: 11.16 Linear Feet (20 containers)

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States