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Howard H. Baker Jr. Papers Second Addendum

Identifier: MPA-0101-002

  • Staff Only

The materials in this addendum were among those removed in 2014 from Howard Baker's home and offices in Huntsville, Tennessee. They are arranged as found in the following seven series:

U.S. Senate Papers (1972-1984): Correspondence, memoranda, campaign and administrative materials from Howard Baker's tenure in the Senate.

Alphabetical (1962-2005): Personal and business correspondence and related materials in loose alphabetical order. All but a few of the materials are from the 1990s.

2001 A-Z (1995 - 2001): Personal, business and some ambassadorial materials.

2004 Files (2004): Mostly personal files from 2004.

2005 A-Z (1946-2010): Alphabetically arranged correspondence and related materials, all but a few from 2005.

2010 N-Z (1984-2010): Alphabetically arranged correspondence and related materials mostly from 2010, starting with materials filed under the letter N.

Campaign Files (1949 - 1966): Correspondence,speeches, financial and administrative papers mostly from Baker's unsuccessful run for Senate during the special 1964 election to fill the seat left vacant by Estes Kefauver's death in office. Baker won the 1966 election for the same seat.

Schedules and Events (1966-2012): Event files, clippings, schedules, correspondence related to events Howard Baker was involved with or attended.


  • 1960-2001

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives.


100 Linear Feet (83 boxes)


This addendum to the papers of former Senator Howard H. Baker contains correspondence, schedules, speeches and other material related to the Senator's career and personal life. While most of the papers in the addendum cover the years after the Senator's political career, there are also some papers related to his earliest political campaigns.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard H. Baker, Jr. served three terms as a United States Senator from Tennessee (1967-1985) and was Tennessee's first popularly elected Republican senator. He rose to national prominence during the Watergate Hearings of 1973-74 as vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Committee, the highest ranking Republican on the committee. He served as minority leader of the Senate from 1977-1981 and as majority leader from 1981 until he retired from the senate at the end of his third term in January 1985. He was a candidate for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination and served as President Reagan's chief of staff in 1987-88. He served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 2001 to 2005. He died in 2014.

For a more complete biography, see the finding aid for MPA.101.

Related Archival Materials Note

This collection is the second addendum to the Howard Baker Papers, 1964 - 1987 (MPA.0101).

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA