Patrick J. Lucey papers, 1935-2003

Lucey, Patrick J., 1918-2014

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms
  • Physical Details
    • 6.0 cubic feet (16 archives boxes and 1 flat box)
    • 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 6 tape recordings, and
    • 1 film; plus
    • additions of 1.7 cubic feet
    • 1 tape recording
    • 0.8 cubic feet of photographs
    • 20 negatives
    • 10 transparencies
    • 1 drawing
    • 3 films (16 mm), and
    • 11 videorecordings (2 inch)
  • OCLC ocn173699530
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  • Papers of Patrick Lucey, a Democratic governor of Wisconsin (1971-1977), ambassador to Mexico (1977-1979), and independent vice-presidential candidate (1980), primarily documenting his involvement in electoral politics in Wisconsin. Less complete records relate to his independent vice-presidential candidacy and his support of Edward Kennedy in 1980. Copies of oral history interview transcripts document his support of John Kennedy in 1960 and Robert Kennedy in 1968. Also included are brief personal papers, information on his work as an economic consultant, and papers from his ambassadorial years.
  • Included are correspondence, memoranda, clippings, press releases, speeches (some in recorded form), personal and business papers, and campaign materials from candidacies for the Wisconsin Assembly (1948), the Wisconsin governorship (1970), and other offices. Prominent correspondents include George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Lee Dreyfus, Edward Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Paul Kirk, Thomas Loftus, Gaylord Nelson, Jose Lopez Portillo, William Proxmire, Cyrus Vance, and Jim Wright.


  • Some of the films and videorecordings in this collection are cataloged individually.
  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Extensive separately cataloged holdings of the State Archives document Lucey's tenure as governor of Wisconsin (Series 2419).
  • Presented by Patrick J. Lucey, Madison, Wisconsin, 1970-1990. Portions transferred from Lucey gubernatorial papers in 1998.
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