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The Resource Donald C. Bruce collection

Donald C. Bruce collection

Label
Donald C. Bruce collection, 1950-1969
Title
Donald C. Bruce collection
Inclusive dates
1950-1969
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, notes, scrapbooks, and photographs, reel-to-reel audio, and 16mm film from Donald C. Bruce in Washington D.C. ranging from 1950 to 1969 regarding his time in Congress
Biographical or historical data
Donald Cogley Bruce was born in Trouteville, Pennsylvania on April 27, 1921 to William and Maybelle Cogley. After graduating high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he attended Muskingum College In New Concord, Ohio. Bruce was married to Hope Mitchell and they had two children, Donald and Patricia. In 1948, Donald Bruce became a news commentator for WIRE radio station in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was later promoted to program director and eventually rose to the position of business manager at WIRE. In 1960, Bruce was elected to the United States Congress as a Republican representing the 11th district of Indianapolis. After two terms in Congress, Donald Bruce served as Chairman of the Speakers Bureau for the Republican National Committee during the 1964 Presidential Campaign. After the elections, Bruce was appointed National Chairman of the American Conservative Union. He resigned in 1965 to accept the chairmanship of Newscope, Inc. While in Congress, Bruce served four years on the House Education and Labor Committee, and was a member of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. This committee was devoted to gaining first-hand information on the strategy and tactics of Communist and other militant groups. This information was later used in the production of Newscope's first major film, "While Brave Men Die..."Donald Bruce was a member of many Indianapolis organizations including: Downtown Optimist Club, Downtown Lions Club, Indianapolis Press Club, Honorary Member of National Exchange Club, Board of Director for the Salvation Army, Board of Management for the Central Branch of the YMCA, and Indiana Multiple Sclerosis Society Board. He and his family were also members of the Trinity Lutheran Church.Bruce was the recipient of the following awards: American Legion, Department of Indiana -- American Citation; Indianapolis Junior Chamber of Commerce -- Outstanding Young Man of the Year, Distinguished Service Award; DAR -- Americanism Citation; VFW, Department of Indiana -- Public Service Award; Broad Ripple American Legion Post -- Public Service Citation; American Legion Auxiliary -- Americanism Citation; Lions Club -- Man of the Year; Hi-Twelve Club -- Man on the Month; Sertoma Club -- Public Citizenship Citation; and the National Exchange Club's Book of Golden Deeds. Donald Cogley Bruce died on August 31, 1969 at the age of 48 in Round Hill, Virginia. He was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluemont, Virginia.Sources:Items in the collection.Congress.gov. "Bruce, Donald C." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present. Accessed July 10, 2015. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000969.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-1969
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bruce, Donald C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Márquez Sterling, Carlos
  • Oswald, Lee Harvey
  • Spreti, Karl
  • Tshombe, Moïse
  • Wilkins, Roy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Assassination
  • Civil rights
  • Cold War
  • Communism
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Indiana
  • Political campaigns
  • Campaign literature
  • Cuba
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Katanga (Congo)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Donald C. Bruce collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/751
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/03/06 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/06 by Alexandria Jones
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:Series 1: Correspondence, 1961-1964Subseries 1.1: Subject files, 1961-1970Subseries 1.2: Constituents correspondence, 1961-1964Subseries 1.3: Legislative correspondence, bills and resolutions, undatedSubseries 1.4: Congressional papers, 1961-1964Series 2: Public relations documents, 1950-1964Subseries 2.1: Press releases, 1961-1964Subseries 2.2: Campaign materials, 1962-1969Subseries 2.3: Speeches and biographies, 1950-1964Subseries 2.4: Subject files, 1960-1964, undatedSeries 3: International documents, 1961-1964, undatedSeries 4: Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, 1958-1964Series 5: Reel-to-reel audio tapes, circa 1950-1969 Series 6: Film, circa 1950-1969
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21087377
Extent
18.7 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hope Bruce in 1979.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990345916
  • (OCoLC)990345916
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
31 manuscript boxes; 1 half-size manuscript box; 7 cubic foot boxes; 6 medium oversize boxes; 1 large oversize box
Label
Donald C. Bruce collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/751
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/03/06 by Alexandria Jones. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/06 by Alexandria Jones
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:Series 1: Correspondence, 1961-1964Subseries 1.1: Subject files, 1961-1970Subseries 1.2: Constituents correspondence, 1961-1964Subseries 1.3: Legislative correspondence, bills and resolutions, undatedSubseries 1.4: Congressional papers, 1961-1964Series 2: Public relations documents, 1950-1964Subseries 2.1: Press releases, 1961-1964Subseries 2.2: Campaign materials, 1962-1969Subseries 2.3: Speeches and biographies, 1950-1964Subseries 2.4: Subject files, 1960-1964, undatedSeries 3: International documents, 1961-1964, undatedSeries 4: Newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, 1958-1964Series 5: Reel-to-reel audio tapes, circa 1950-1969 Series 6: Film, circa 1950-1969
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21087377
Extent
18.7 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hope Bruce in 1979.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990345916
  • (OCoLC)990345916
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
31 manuscript boxes; 1 half-size manuscript box; 7 cubic foot boxes; 6 medium oversize boxes; 1 large oversize box

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