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Carl A. Hatch Collection

Identifier: CAC-CC-027
The Hatch Collection consists of three volumes that contain a history of all legislation introduced by the senator. Volume I covers the Seventy-third (1933-1935) through the Seventy-sixth Congress (1939-1941); volume II covers the Seventy-seventh (1941-1943) through the Seventy-ninth Congress (1945-1947); and volume III is devoted entirely to the Eightieth Congress (1947-1949).


  • 1936-1944

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.42 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical Information:

From 1933-1949, Carl Atwood Hatch (1889-1963) served as a United States Senator from New Mexico. A forceful advocate for a federal minimum wage law, anti-racketeering controls, expansion of the national parks, and reciprocal lowering of trade barriers, Hatch also insisted upon cleansing the election process. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections for the Seventy-seventh Congress (1941-1943), Hatch authored and managed the successful adoption of the so-called "Hatch Act." That law curbed the worst abuses of the old patronage system of politics by severely restricting the permissible political activities of employees of the federal government.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into a single series. The Legislative series is arranged chronologically by congress.
Guide to the Carl A. Hatch Collection
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States