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Louise Leonard Collection
Ms2013-029


Descriptive Summary

Title:Louise Leonard Collection
Span Dates: 1952-1988
Bulk Dates: 1970-1974
ID No: Ms2013-029
Creator: Louise Leonard
Extent: 2 boxes (Ms2013-029); 1 box photographs (Ph2013-029)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Political papers of Louise Leonard of Harpers Ferry, who served as a State Senator from 1970-1974, and ran for the United States Senate in 1972.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Bill McVey
Transfers: Museums
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Louise Leonard Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Contents List:



Box 1

1:1 Biographical Information, Louise Leonard
1:2 Obituary, Louise Leonard
1:3 Certificates, Louise Leonard
1:4 “Fireside Chatterbox,” by Louise Leonard, 1952
1:5 “Here’s How, Harry,” manuscript by Louise Leonard, 1952
1:6 1952 Campaign, articles by Louise Leonard
1:7 Senator Leonard Reports
1:8 Speeches
1:9 Speeches, 1973
1:10 Speeches, 1974
1:11 Correspondence
1:12 Campaign Materials
1:13 Campaign, 1968 (House of Delegates)
1:14 Campaign, 1970 (State Senate)
1:15 Ballots/Large Advertisements, 1970
1:16 Louise Leonard Motorcade, September 9-10, 1970
1:17 Campaign Ads, 1970-72
1:18 Campaign, 1972 (United States Senate)
1:19 Campaign, 1974 (State Senate)
1:20 Campaign, 1976 (delegate to Republican National Convention)
1:21 Program, Louise Leonard Dinner, Buckhannon, October 11, 1972
1:22 Testimonial Dinner in Honor of Louise Leonard, Martinsburg, April 20, 1974
1:23 Prisoners of War
1:24 Prisoners of War, Trip to Paris, 1971
1:25 Prisoners of War, Clippings


Box 2

2:1 Congressional Record, March 23, 1971 (mention of Louise Leonard on House floor)
2:2 Senate Bill 421, Historic Landmarks Commission, 1973
2:3 Presidential Inauguration, Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 20, 1953
2:4 Presidential Inauguration, Richard M. Nixon, January 20, 1969
2:5 Presidential Inauguration, Richard M. Nixon, January 20, 1973
2:6 Invitations/Cards/Correspondence, Arch Moore
2:7 Invitations/Cards/Correspondence, Richard Nixon
2:8 Invitations/Cards/Correspondence, Ronald Reagan
2:9 Invitations/Cards/Correspondence, Jay and Sharon Rockefeller
2:10 Invitations/Programs
2:11 Christmas Cards, White House, 1981-1984
2:12 Correspondence, Citizens for Reagan, 1976 (includes Ronald Reagan letter)
2:13 Ronald Reagan Republican Center
2:14 1972 Republican National Convention
2:15 1976 Republican National Convention
2:16 Advisory Board, Federal Reformatory for Women, Alderson, 1969-1973
2:17 Country Day School of Jefferson County, 1984-85
2:18 First Day Issue, Harpers Ferry (July 1, 1971) and Silver Wedding (November 20, 1972)
2:19 House and Garden Tours, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, 1977/1982
2:20 Name Card, signed by individuals from different states
2:21 National Association of Commissions for Women
2:22 IWY (International Women’s Year)/IWD Convention, 1976
2:23 West Virginia Federation of Republican Women
2:24 Program, West Virginia Federation of Republican Women, Sixteenth Biennial Convention, Charleston, October 8-9, 1965
2:25 Program, West Virginia Federation of Republican Women, Spring Conference, Huntington, May 24-25, 1974
2:26 Program, 13th Annual Republican Women’s Conference, Washington, 1965
2:27 Program, 14th Annual Republican Women’s Conference, Washington, 1966
2:28 Program, 15th Annual Republican Women’s Conference, 1967
2:29 Registration Form, 16th Annual Republican Women’s Conference, 1968
2:30 Program, 17th Annual Republican Women’s Conference, 1969
2:31 West Virginia State Republican Convention, Charleston, August 13-14, 1968
2:32 14th Biennial Convention, National Federation of Republican Women, Washington, May 5-6, 1967
2:33 Program, National Federation of Republican Women, Board of Directors Meeting, Washington, April 21-22, 1968
2:34 National Federation of Republican Women, 15th Biennial Convention, Washington, September 25-27, 1969
2:35 National Federation of Republican Women, Board of Directors Meeting, Palm Springs, January 22-24, 1970
2:36 National Federation of Republican Women, Board of Directors Meeting, Dallas, October 1-3, 1970
2:37 Republican Women’s Goodwill Tour around the World, 1969
2:38 National Women’s Conference, 1977
2:39 1975
2:40 1976
2:41 1983 (includes Barbara Bush letter)
2:42 International Platform Association
2:43 The Reporter of the Republican Party in West Virginia, March 1971
2:44 Green Lands, West Virginia Surface Mining and Reclamation Association, Summer 1972
2:45 Clarence Nelson
2:46 Robert Prescott Leonard
2:47 Program, Dedication, West Virginia Information Center, Harpers Ferry, May 30, 1970
2:48 In Memoriam, Gladys Berry O’Donnell, President, National Federation of Republican Women
2:49 Clippings
2:50 Clippings, Charleston, 1970-71
2:51 Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1970-72
2:52 Clippings, 1972
Oversized:

  • Bumper Sticker, Louise Leonard For State Senate (2)
  • Bumper Sticker, Louise Leonard, State Senate
  • Sign, Louise Leonard For State Senate Committee Office
  • Special Supplement, Welcome POW’s and Vietnam Vets, Lewis County For You 100%, Weston Independent, March 15, 1973


    Photographs:

    Portrait
    Louise Leonard with Richard Nixon
    Louise Leonard with Arch Moore, others
    1972 Campaign
    1974 Campaign
    Louise Leonard with Senator John Carrigan, the day Leonard was sworn into State Senate, January 1971
    Louise Leonard with Congressman Harley Staggers, unidentified group, May 20, 1971
    1972 Republican National Convention
    Louise Leonard with Congresswoman Martha Griffiths, Congresswoman Margaret Heckler, Gladys O’Donnell, Judge Elizabeth Athanasakos, Equal Rights Amendment Rally, Washington, September 1972


    Transferred to Audio-Visual:

    Audiotape, Radio Discussion of Campaign Issues, Louise Leonard vs. Clarence Martin, WEPM Radio, Martinsburg, October 26, 1970


    Transferred to Museums:

    Campaign Button, Ladies for Louise
    Campaign Button, Louise Leonard For U. S. Senate
    Banner, Louise Leonard, State Senate
    Automobile Display Card, Louise Leonard, State Senate


    Manuscript Collections

    West Virginia Archives and History