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Collection Inventory

Series I. Administrative Files, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains all administrative and managerial files generated by and for the Congressman's offices in Washington D.C. and in the PA-04 district. The series contains official House of Representatives administrative files, copies of the Congressman's daily schedule while in office, weekly reports for the Congressman's offices, staff lists and procedural guides, and a visitor log book for the year 2008. The files are arranged by subject alphabetically.

File 1 Daily Schedule, 2007-2012
File 2 DC Weekly Reports, 2007-2012
File 3 District Weekly Reports, 2009-2012
File 4 Policies and Procedures for House of Representatives, 2006-2011
File 5 Staff Administrative Files, 2012
File 6 Visitor Log Book, 2008

Series II. Congressional Correspondence, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains correspondence received by the Congressman during his tenure. Unlike his constituent communications, this correspondence is primarily a record of communication between the Congressman and non-constituents, including members of government at the local, state, and federal level, as well as foreign, diplomats, corporations, non-profit organizations, and supporters of the Congressman's elections campaigns. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 7 Campaign Correspondence, 2007-2009
File 8 From Members of Congress, 2007-2012
File 9 Haiti Rescue Correspondence, 2010
File 10 Health Care Reform, 2009-2010
File 11 Letters of Congratulations, 2006-2010
File 12 Response Letters, 2007-2012
File 13 Various Correspondence, 2006-2012

Series III. Congressional Delegation Files, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains files and records of congressman Altmire's four overseas trips as a member of an official COngressional DELegation (CODEL). These files document travel and trips to Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar, Afghanistan, China, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Georgia, Djibouti, and Yemen. The series includes itineraries, briefing reports produced by the Congressional Research Service, maps, trip reports written by the Congressman, brochures, and American embassy documents. The series is organized by date and official destination. Please see Series XIV. Photographic Files for pictures taken during these trips.

File 14 CODEL to Iraq, August 2007
File 15 CODEL to Pakistan/Afghanistan, February 2008
File 16 CODEL to China/South Korea, July 2012
File 17 CODEL to Georgia/Slovakia, July 2012

Series IV. Constituent Communications, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the district correspondence created or received by Congressman Altmire. It includes mailers, e-newsletters, copies of response letters to constitutent issues, and a sampling of letters received by his district and D.C. offices. This series also contains PDF copies of the Congressman's Facebook and Twitter pages. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 18 Constituent Services Cards, 2007-2012
File 19 E-Newsletters, 2007-2012
File 20 Flyers, 2008-2011
File 21 Form Responses, 2007-2012
File 22 Mailers, 2007-2012
File 23 Sample Received Constituent Letters, 2007-2012
File 24 Social Media Accounts, 2011
File 25 Thank You Cards, 2007-2012

Series V. Thank You Cards and Letters, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains thank you cards received by the Congressman during his tenure. Unlike his constituent communications and Congressional correspondence, these cards and letters represent broader communication between the Congressman and local, regional, national, and international figures. These include fellow legislators, government officials, journalists, corporations, non-profit organizations, business leaders, and foreign diplomats. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 26 Corporations, 2007-2012
File 27 Elected Officials, 2007-2012
File 28 Government Offices and Personnel, 2007-2012
File 29 Individuals, 2007-2008, 2010
File 30 Non-Profit Organizations, 2007-2012

Series VI. Invitations, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains invitations received by the Congressman to attend events or serve in positions within his district, as well as the District of Columbia and elsewhere. There are no materials to indicate which of the invitations were actually accepted. Due to the large volume of these invitations, the series is split into two subseries: district invitations and D.C. and out of district invitations, and arranged chronologically.

Subseries 1. District Invitations, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains invitations to events within the PA-04 Congressional District received by the Congressman between 2007-2012. These invitations include meeting requests, awards ceremonies, parade invitations, community celebrations, and annuals meetings and galas for community organizations. The files are arranged chronologically by date of the event.

File 31 2007
File 32 2008
File 33 2009
File 34 2010
File 35 2011
File 36 2012

Subseries 2. District of Columbia and Out-of-District Invitations, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains invitations to events within the District of Columbia and elsewhere, received by the Congressman between 2007-2012. These invitations include meeting requests, Congressional "meet and greets," official White House invitations, awards ceremonies, invitations to serve on non-profit boards, and others. The files are arranged chronologically by date of the event.

File 37 2007
File 38 2008
File 39 2009
File 40 2010
File 41 2011
File 42 2012

Series VII. Issue Files, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains records of the specific legislative issues and bills that the Congressman was involved in or sponsored during his Congressional tenure. These records include letters circulated by the Congressman to his colleagues, talking points for specific issues and events, policy and research materials utilized to support issues, and letters of support for specifc acts or bills from endorsing organizations. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 43 "Dear Colleague" Letters, 2007-2012
File 44 Economic Recovery, 2009-2010
File 45 Health Care Reform, 2009-2010
File 46 Higher Education Act, 2007-2008
File 47 Quality FIRST Act, 2008-2009
File 48 Reading First Program, 2007-2008
File 49 Sabo Post Office Renaming, 2012
File 50 Small Business Investment Act, 2007-2009
File 51 Small Reactors, 2010
File 52 Surface Transportation Bill, 2011
File 53 Talking Points, 2007-2012
File 54 Veterans and Reservists Small Business Act, 2007-2008
File 55 Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act, 2007-2008
File 56 Yellow Ribbon Amendment, 2012

Series VIII. Legislative Files, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the record of the Congressman's legislative activities and voting record during his tenure. The series includes memos, official tesimony, copies of legislation he introduced and co-sponsored, a listing of legislative accomplishments, Congressional letters he authored and/or signed on to, and his offical voting record prepared by the Clerk of the House of Representatives. The series is divided into subseries chronologically by Congressional session.

Subseries 1. 110th Congress, 2007-2008

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the Congressman's legislative activities and voting record for the 110th Congress.

File 57 Briefing Memos
File 58 Committee on Education and Labor- Statements for the Record
File 59 Committee on Small Business- Statements for the Record
File 60 Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure- Statements for the Record
File 61 Co-Sponsored and Introduced Legislation
File 62 Legislative Accomplishments
File 63 Signed Letters
File 64 Voting Record

Subseries 2. 111th Congress, 2009-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the Congressman's legislative activities and voting record for the 111th Congress.

File 65 Briefing Memos
File 66 Committee on Education and Labor- Statements for the Record
File 67 Committee on Small Business- Statements for the Record
File 68 Co-Sponsored and Introduced Legislation
File 69 Legislative Accomplishments
File 70 Signed Letters
File 71 Voting Record

Subseries 3. 112th Congress, 2012-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the Congressman's legislative activities and voting record for the 112th Congress.

File 72 Authored Provisions Signed into Law- All Congresses, 2007-2012
File 73 Briefing Memos
File 74 Co-Sponsored and Introduced Legislation
File 75 Legislative Accomplishments
File 76 Signed Letters
File 77 Voting Record

Series IX. Personal Files, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains personal memorabilia and correspondence belonging to the Congressman. It includes birthday cards, holiday cards, Presidential speeches, programs for events in PA-04 and the District of Columbia, ticket stubs, and other scanned ephemera. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 78 Birthday Cards, 2007-2012
File 79 Birthday Cards, undated
File 80 Copies of Presidential Remarks, 2009-2011
File 81 D.C. Event Programs, 2008-2011
File 82 District Programs, 2009-2011
File 83 Holiday Cards, 2007-2012
File 84 Holiday Cards, undated
File 85 September 11 Observance Events, 2008-2011
File 86 Ticket Stubs, 2007-2012
File 87 Various Ephemera, 2008-2012

Series X. Press Files 2002-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains a record of the Congressman's press coverage both before and during his tenure in Congress. The series includes press clippings, monthly logs of his press coverage, op-eds authored by the Congressman, and official press releases from the Congressman's office. The series is arranged in subseries by subject.

Subseries 1. Monthly Press, Radio, and Television Logs 2008-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains monthly logs kept by the Congressman's office of all of his press mentions, including print, radio interviews, television mentions, and appearances. The logs record the date and time, news service/station, and subject of each broadcast/article. The actual press clippings are found in Subseries 3 of this series, while the radio and television clips are found in Series XV and XVI, respectively. These records are incomplete, as it appears the staff did not record this information for every month and year of the Congressman's tenure. The logs are arranged by year.

File 88 2008
File 89 2009
File 90 2010
File 91 2011

Subseries 2. Op-Eds 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains op-eds authored by the Congressman during his tenure in Congress. The files are arranged alphabetically by issue/legislative subject.

File 92 Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act (CHAMP), August 14, 2007
File 93 Congressional Swearing-In Ceremony, January 9, 2007
File 94 Declaration of Independence, July 3, 2011
File 95 Hydraulic Fracturing in Marcellus Shale Region, undated
File 96 Light Bulb "Ban" Controversy, undated
File 97 Medical Device Equipment Tax, June 6, 2012
File 98 Voting No on Health Care Reform November 20, 2009

Subseries 3. Press Clippings, Bulk, 2007-2012 2002-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains clippings of press coverage the Congressman received, both locally and nationally, before and during his Congressional tenure. The bulk of the clippings cover his Congressional career, starting with the announcement of his candidacy in 2005 and running through the end of his Congressional term in 2012. These files compliment the legislative and correspondence series in the collection and cover the public perception of and reaction to the Congressman's activities in the House. The files are arranged by year.

File 99 2002
File 100 2003
File 101 2004
File 102 2005
File 103 2006
File 104 2007
File 105 2008
File 106 2009
File 107 2010
File 108 2011
File 109 2012

Subseries 4. Press Releases, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains press releases and public advisories produced by the Congressman's office. The files are arranged by the year.

File 110 2007
File 111 2008
File 112 2009
File 113 2010
File 114 Advisories, 2011
File 115 2011
File 116 2012

Series XI. Speech Files 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the Congressman's personal copies of speeches he delivered on the House floor during his tenure in Congress. These documents display slight to significant differences from the Congressman's speeches as they are recorded in the official Congressional Record. The series is arranged by Congressional session, and includes speeches the Congressman wrote but are not recorded in the Congressional Record.

File 117 110th Congress, 2007-2008
File 118 111th Congress, 2009-2010
File 119 112th Congress, 2011-2012
File 120 Additional Speeches, undated

Series XII. State and District Files, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains records of the Congressman's activities in service to his constituents in the PA-04 district. Primarily, the series contains letters sent by the Congressman to various state and federal agencies to support funding requests from various businesses, municpalities, and organizations. The series also contains supporting materials, such as Congressional Research Service guides, district statistics, and agendas from workshops he held to support constituents. The series is arranged alphabetically.

File 121 4th Congressional District Statistics, 2008-2012
File 122 Congressional Research Service Guides, 2011-2012
File 123 Federal Funding Resources, 2011-2012
File 124 Fire Department Grant Support Letters, 2008-2011
File 125 Health Care Grant Support Letters, 2008-2012
File 126 Law Enforcement Grant Support Letters, 2008-2011
File 127 Municipal and County Grant Support Letters, 2008-2012
File 128 Non-Profit and Faith-Based Organization Grant Support Letters, 2007-2012
File 129 Parks & Recreation Grant Support Letters, 2010-2012
File 130 School Program Grant Support Letters, 2008-2012
File 131 Small Business Grant Support Letters, 2008-2012
File 132 Workshop Agendas, 2010-2011

Series XIII. Moving Image Files, 2007-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains the complete record of the Congressman's television and recorded appareances during his Congressional tenure. The videos in this series include official House C-SPAN coverage, recorded committee hearings, speeches given at public events, public service announcements, commercials and consituent support videos for the PA-04 district, media appearances, and longer recorded interviews. The series is divided into subseries separating official video, media appearances, and other recordings.

Subseries 1. C-SPAN Coverage, 2007-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains all appearances of the Congressman on the House's official C-SPAN channel during his tenure. These videos include normal legislative proceedings of the full chamber, committee hearings, and video of the Congressman serving as the Speaker Pro Tempore in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's absence. The files are arranged chronologically.

File 133 2007
File 134 2008
File 135 2009
File 136 2010
File 137 2011
File 138 2012
File 139 2013
File 140 Altmire in Speaker's Chair Appearances, 2007-2008
File 141 Committee Hearings, 2007-2012

Subseries 2. Media Appearances, 2007-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains all appearances of the Congressman on local and national news programs during his tenure. These videos include interviews, television spots, and press mentions. The files highlight several of his career highs: his role as a Democratic Superdelegate during the 2008 presidential election, his involvement in the Haiti airlift in January 2010, and his role in the 2010 Affordable Care Act debate. The files are arranged chronologically. See Series X, Subseries 1 for the corresponding monthly logs of these interviews.

File 142 2007
File 143 2008
File 144 2009
File 145 2010
File 146 2011
File 147 2012
File 148 2013
File 149 Interview Transcripts, 2010

Subseries 3. Various Recordings and Appearances, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains recorded appearances of the Congressman at various events in his district and around the country, as well as official and unofficial messages addressing local and national issues. The files are arranged alphabetically.

File 150 Commercials, 2008, 2011
File 151 Constituent Issues Support Videos, 2006-2008, 2011
File 152 D.C. and Out of District Event Videos, 2009-2012
File 153 District Event Videos, 2007-2011
File 154 Keynote Addresses, 2009-2011
File 155 Patriocracy Segment, 2011
File 156 Protest Videos, 2010
File 157 Public Service Announcements, 2007, 2011

Series XIV. Photographic Files, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains photographs of the Congressman's campaign, legislative activities, district events, D.C. events, international travel, administrative photographs, and photographs with VIPs. The series is arranged into subseries alphabetically by subject.

Subseries 1. Administrative and Congressional Photographs, 2006-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs of the Congressman's offices, staff, and speeches on the House floor. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 158 Aliquippa Office, 2012
File 159 D.C. Office, 2012
File 160 Floor Speech Stills, 2007, 2010-2012
File 161 Natrona Heights Office, 2012
File 162 Official Headshots, 2006-2009
File 163 Staff and Interns, 2008-2013

Subseries 2. Campaign Photographs, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs taken during the Congressman's three election campaigns. These include photographs of campaign events, rallies, canvassing by the Congressman and his volunteers, speaking events, and official Citizens for Altmire photo opportunities. The files are arranged chronologically.

File 164 2006
File 165 2007
File 166 2008
File 167 2009
File 168 2010
File 169 2011
File 170 2012

Subseries 3. Congressional Delegation Photographs, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs taken by the Congressman or members of his delegation on each of his overseas trips. The photographs are arranged chronologically.

File 171 CODEL to Iraq, August 2007
File 172 CODEL to China/South Korea, July 2012
File 173 CODEL to Georgia/Slovakia July 2012

Subseries 4. D.C. and Out of District Events, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs taken of the Congressman at various events in the District of Columbia and around the country during his tenure. These include official House events, rallies, dinners, balls, and roundtable discussions. The files are arranged chronologically.

File 174 2007
File 175 2008
File 176 2009
File 177 2010
File 178 2011
File 179 2012

Subseries 5. District Events, 2007-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs taken of the Congressman at various events within the PA-04 district tenure. These include rallies, speaking engagements, small business visits, senior citizen outreach, roundtables, town halls, and community events. The files are arranged chronologically.

File 180 2007
File 181 2008
File 182 2009
File 183 2010
File 184 2011
File 185 2012

Subseries 6. VIP Photographs, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photographs of the Congressman with various celebrities, business magnates, politicians, and presidents. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

File 186 Business Leaders, 2010-2012
File 187 Foreign Leaders, 2007, 2011-2012
File 188 Movie and Television Celebrities, 2007-2012
File 189 Musicians, 2007-2012
File 190 Politicians, 2006-2012
File 191 Presidents, 2007-2012
File 192 Sports Figures, 2009-2012

Series XV. Recorded Audio and Sound Files, 2006-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains audio recordings of the Congressman speaking. These primarily consist of radio interviews, telephone town halls, and various other recordings.

Subseries 1. Radio Interviews, 2006-2013

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains recordings of interviews the Congressman gave to various radio stations within his district and D.C. The files are arranged chronologically. See Series X, Subseries 1 for the monthly logs of these interviews.

File 193 2006
File 194 2007
File 195 2008
File 196 2009
File 197 2010
File 198 2011
File 199 2012

Subseries 2. Various Recordings, 2008-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains recorded meetings the Congressman held with his constituents and other parties during his tenure. These recordings consist of telephone town halls, roundtable discussions, press conferences, and saved voicemail messages.

File 200 2008
File 201 2009
File 202 2011
File 203 2012

Series XVI. "Citizens for Altmire" Campaign Files, 2006-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains polling data related to Congressman Altmire's four election campaigns. The files include baseline surveys, constituent demographic tables, third-party analyses of the data, and copies of verbatim polling responses. The series is arranged chronologically. Please see Series XIV, Subseries 2 for photographs related to campaign events.

File 204 2006
File 205 2008
File 206 2009
File 207 2010
File 208 2012