Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)

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Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers, 1926-2001 (MS100)

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The Congressman John Joseph Moakley Papers document Joe Moakley’s early life, his World War II service, his terms served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate, and his service in the United States Congress. The majority of the collection covers Moakley’s congressional career from 1973 until 2001. A finding aid is available which describes and inventories this collection: http://www.suffolk.edu/documents/MoakleyArchive/ms100_findingaid.pdf

Collection Items

Correspondence between John Joseph Moakley and a Dedham constituent regarding Judge Garrity's decision about busing for school desegregation, December 1975
Correspondence between Joe Moakley and constituent regarding displeasure with Judge Garrity's decision about forced busing. Also included is news clippings from the New York Times "White Pupils' Roll Drop A Third in Boston" from 15 December, 1975.…

Telegram from a South Boston constituent to John Joseph Moakley stating, "I protest the indignities that have been heaped upon Doctor William J Reid", December 1975
Correspondence regarding Judge Garrity's order to have Headmaster Bill Reid transferred. Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

Telegram from a South Boston constituent to John Joseph Moakley stating, "I am appalled at Garrity's decision", 9 December 1975
Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

Correspondence between John Joseph Moakley and a Westwood constituent regarding concerns about busing, October-November 1975
Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

Correspondence between John Joseph Moakley and a Westwood constituent regarding concerns about busing, November 1975
Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

Correspondence between John Joseph Moakley and a Boston constituent requesting State and National Guard protection for students being bused, August 1975
Includes handwritten letter to Moakley from constituent, carbon copy of Moakley's response, and attached news clipping from The Banner. Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this…

Correspondence between John Joseph Moakley and a Roslindale constituent regarding concerns about busing, March 1975
Correspondence from resident in Roslindale regarding busing. Moakley's response describes his 1974 work on the constitutional amendment and his introduction of related bills in 1975. Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information…

Original telegram from constituent asking Joe Moakley to make his anti-busing stand public. Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.

Original telegram from constituent and carbon copy of Joe Moakley's response regarding recent police activity in South Boston. Moakley mentions his communication with Commissioner DiGrazia about the issue. Please note that the Archives has redacted…

Original telegram from constituent and carbon copy of Joe Moakley's response regarding recent police activity in South Boston. Moakley mentions his communication with Commissioner DiGrazia about the issue. Please note that the Archives has redacted…

Telegram from constituent to Joe Moakley telling Moakley to come back to Boston. Please note that the Archives has redacted personal information such as names and street addresses from this document.
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