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John W. Warner item books (-e), 1979 - 1995

Identifier: MSS #10191_e

Scope and Content Information

The collection consists of master copies of form letters used by Warner's office staff to respond to incoming correspondence. The books are to be used in conjunction with the microfilm as no paper copies of outgoing correspondence were kept.

A coding system based on the committees was used on each of the "items." When the senator established a position on an issue, two new "items" were prepared, each with the same text, but with different codes. No copy of the outgoing letter was kept, but the incoming letter and the worksheet were assigned a number that allowed retrieval from the index built by the computer as it prepared a response. The worksheet and letter were eventually microfilmed and the originals were destroyed.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1995


Language of Materials

The material is in English.

Access Restrictions

This series is open for use.


4 Cubic Feet (16 volumes)

Source of Acquisition

Gift, Senator Warner through director of correspondence Martha L. Spenger, 29 September 1983 to April 1985.

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States