A Democrat, Jamie Whitten won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1941. He continued to represent Mississippi until his retirement in 1995. Whitten chaired the powerful House Committee on Appropriations from 1979 to 1992.
Digital Collection Information
The recordings available in the digital collection represent only a fraction of a much larger physical collection which is not yet open to researchers. Although anyone on the internet may view the recordings' descriptions, copyright limits access to some of the material. Researchers may view restricted recordings via onsite computers in the J.D. Williams Library.
The Jamie L. Whitten Collection finding aid provides further information about the senator and his extensive collection. For other politically-related holdings at the Archives & Special Collections, see the Politics & Government Subject Guide.
The digitization and preservation of recordings in this collection are the result of a project supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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