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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ann Lower, Robert C. Eckhardt Campaign and Legislative Issue Files, 1976-1990s



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lower, Ann
Title: Lower, Ann, Robert C. Eckhardt Campaign and Legislative Issues Files
Dates: 1976-1990s
Abstract: Classified files and printed materials, ca. 1976-1990s, comprise the Ann Lower, Robert C. Eckhardt Campaign and Legislative Issues Files, which document Lower’s activities as Eckhardt’s campaign manager and her work for the Consumer Federation of America (CFA).
Accession No.: 2002-239
Extent: 9 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Ann Lower was Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt’s administrative staff director as well as his campaign manager from 1976 to 1980. Furthermore, she managed campaigns for Ron Wattes, Craig Washington, Debra Danberg, and Fred Hoffheinz. Following Eckhardt’s defeat in 1980, Ann Lower worked at the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), 1980-1983, 1985-1999. Robert Eckhardt also eventually worked as a lobbyist for the CFA.

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Scope and Contents

Classified files and printed materials, ca. 1976-1990s, comprise the Ann Lower Robert C. Eckhardt Campaign and Legislative Issues Files, which document Lower’s activities as Eckhardt’s campaign manager and her work for the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). The collection relates to issues and activities of various Robert Eckhardt political campaigns and legislative initiatives as managed by Ann Lower. The papers document her time at the CFA and her involvement with fighting Reagan’s decontrol of natural gas. Furthermore, the collection documents Robert Eckhardt’s promotion of coal slurry as an environmental issue of national debate.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lower, Ann--Archives.
Eckhardt, Robert C., 1913-2001
Subjects (Organizations)
Consumer Federation of America
U.S. House of Representatives
Subjects
Campaign management--United States.
Natural gas--United States--History.
Coal slurry pipelines--Law and legislation.
Places
Texas.

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Related Material

See also the Robert C. Eckhardt Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ann Lower, Robert C. Eckhardt Campaign and Legislative Issue Files, 1976-1990s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

This collection is unprocessed

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4T420 - 4T28 unprocessed papers [2002-239]
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2.116/OD1177 unprocessed oversize [2002-239]

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