The papers of William V. Roth, Jr., were transferred to the Delaware Historical Society when he retired from the United States Senate following the 2000 election. The papers span the dates from 1901 to 2003, with the bulk of the collection covering his congressional career, 1967-2000. Roth served two terms in the United States House of Representatives, 1967-1970, and five terms in the United States Senate, 1971-2000.
The collection contains the following record groups:
These record groups are more fully described in Collection Arrangement and Description. The full finding aid is not available online, but may contact email@example.com for more information.
The arrangement of the collection represents the original order of each record group. Each record group is further subdivided into subgroups and series. Within each series, the organization is usually chronological or alphabetical. Some materials in the collection are closed to researchers due to government and donor restrictions.
Information on many topics can be found in several parts of the collection, reflecting the organization of Senator Roth’s office. For example, materials on the same topic might be found in photographs, bills of legislation, legislative subject files, speeches and statements, press releases, and press resource files.
When the collection arrived at the Delaware Historical Society, it contained 1,027 boxes, or about 950 linear feet, of material. After processing, it was reduced to approximately 498 linear feet. The files contained many items that could be discarded in accordance with basic archival appraisal standards, such as duplicates and mailing envelopes. Some parts of the collection were weeded and sampled.
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