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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Papers

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jim Chapman Papers, 1976-1996



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chapman, Jim
Title: Chapman, Jim Papers
Dates: 1976-1996
Abstract: The Jim Chapman papers (1976-1996), which include scrapbooks, news clippings, still and motion picture images, video and audio recordings, artifacts, art, correspondence, and campaign materials, document Chapman’s career as a public figure, specifically his time as a U. S. Representative, 1985-1996.
Accession No.: 96-355; 96-382; 2004-108
Extent: 196 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Jim Chapman, United States Representative from Texas, was born in Washington D. C. on March 8, 1945. He obtained a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968 and graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1970. Following the completion of his education, Chapman practiced law privately until he became a district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District (1976-1985). By special election he was elected as a Democrat to the 99th Congress, to fill United States Representative Sam B. Hall, Jr.’s vacated seat. Chapman served in the Congress from 1985 until 1996, when he failed to be nominated as a candidate to the United States Senate.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present, "Chapman, Jim, (1945-)," http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000312 (accessed May 24, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Jim Chapman papers (1976-1996), which include scrapbooks, news clippings, still and motion picture images, video and audio recordings, artifacts, art, correspondence, and campaign materials, document Chapman’s career as a public figure, specifically his time as a U. S. Representative, 1985-1996. The papers are divided into two parts, unrestricted and restricted. The portions that are unrestricted include memorabilia, press and publicity files, and campaign materials of a public nature. Memorabilia consists of objects and artifacts related to the life and career of Jim Chapman. The press and publicity files contain materials, such as scrapbooks and audiovisual material, which were used to promote and publicize the career of Chapman and to inform the public about his official activities. Campaign materials of a public nature consist of artifacts, travel schedules, audiovisual material, and scrapbooks. Those files that are restricted include constituent correspondence and casework files.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Memorabilia, press and publicity files, and campaign materials of a public nature are open. All other materials are closed.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Chapman, Jim--Archives
Hall, Sam B. (Sam Blakeley), 1924-1994
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. Senate.
Subjects
Political campaigns--United States--21st century.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Washington (D.C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jim Chapman Papers, 1976-1996, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Contact repository for inventory

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