Papers, mainly 1954-1958, of a Republican congressman (1941-1958) from Racine, Wisconsin, and his wife Eleanor J. Smith (1896-1976) who managed his congressional office. Included is correspondence with constituents and district leaders concerning local issues and problems such as the establishment of the Richard I. Bong Air Base and efforts to improve local employment conditions and district harbors; speeches; legislative files; press material and clippings; and biographical information. Personal files of Mrs. Smith concern her presidency of the Congressional Club.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.