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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Biographical Note
Publication Rights
Access
Scope and Content Note
Container List
A -- Legislation
B -- General File
C -- Executive Departments
D -- Personal File
E -- Copy File

Winston L. Prouty Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator -
Prouty, Winston Lewis, 1906-1971
Title
Winston L. Prouty Papers
ID
mss.083
Date [inclusive]
1906-1971
Extent
272.0 Linear feet
Location
Library Research Annex
Language
Abstract
A Representative and a Senator from Vermont, born in Newport, Vermont in 1906. Collection includes correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to Prouty's service on House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Veterans Affairs, and Senate Committees on Labor and Public Welfare, Commerce, and Special COmmittee on Aging.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Winston L. Prouty Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

A Representative and a Senator from Vermont, born in Newport, Vermont in 1906. Prouty served as Mayor of Newport 1938-1941, member of the State House of Representatives 1941, 1945, 1947, serving as speaker in 1947, and chairman of Vermont State Water Conservation Board 1948-1950. Prouty was an officer and director of a family-owned lumber and building material enterprises. He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress and served from 1951 to 1959. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1958, serving until his death in 1971.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection includes correspondence, reports, and other papers relating to Prouty's service on House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Veterans Affairs, and Senate Committees on Labor and Public Welfare, Commerce, and Special Committee on Aging. Topics include Lake Champalin Waterway, flood control, Suez Canal, Fair Labor Standards Act, Northeast Water Compact, Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, civil rights, Youth Conservation Corps, War on Poverty, Taft-Hartley Law, right to work law, Cuba, Poverty Survey (Washington, D. C., 1968), antiballistic missle, Harold Carswell's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Cmabodia, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Vermont Republican Party. Persons represented include George D. Aiken, Frederick J. Fayette, Thomas L. Hayes, Philip H. Hoff John F. Kennedy, William H. Meyer, Robert T. Safford, and Elmer Towne.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  • Republican Party (Vt.).
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce.
  • Youth Conservation Corps.
  • Northeast Water Compact.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.
  • United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Lake Champlain Waterway
  • Cambodia
  • Suez Canal (Egypt)
  • Cuba

Personal Name(s)

  • Hoff, Phillip Henderson
  • Aiken, George D., (George David), 1892-1984
  • Stafford, Robert T.
  • Hayes, Thomas L.
  • Fayette, Frederick J.
  • Carswell, George Harrold, 1919-
  • Meyer, William H.
  • Towne, Elmer
  • Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

Subject(s)

  • Poverty
  • Politics, practical
  • Trade unions--United States
  • Child labor--Laws and legislation
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Flood control
  • Civil rights
  • Economic assistance, Domestic--United States
  • Industrial relations
  • Minimum wage
  • Antimissle missles
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Water-supply
  • Wages--Laws and legislation
  • Public opinion--United States
  • Hours of labor

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