Chalmers Wylie Papers

The Chalmers P. Wylie Papers consist of 252 cubic feet of materials dating from 1953 to 1992, though the bulk of the collection dates from 1967 to 1992.  The collection documents the public service career of Chalmers P. Wylie (R-Worthington) as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 15th Ohio Congressional District.  First elected in November 1966, Wylie served 26 years in Congress until his retirement in January 1993.  Although a few items date from Wylie’s terms in the Ohio General Assembly, the vast majority of the collection consists of the records compiled by the Washington, D.C. and district offices of Congressman Wylie.

Provenance:  The Ohio Congressional Archives obtained the Chalmers P. Wylie Papers in November 2016 as part of a transfer agreement with the Ohio History Connection.

Access:  The Chalmers P. Wylie Papers are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University Libraries.  Researchers requesting to use records within the District Affairs Series must first sign a confidentiality agreement.

Copyrights:  Congressman Wylie dedicated such copyrights as he possessed in the Chalmers P. Wylie Papers to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and the publisher.

Arrangement:  Arrangement of the records within the Chalmers P. Wylie Papers consist of the following six series.

  1. Personal/Political Papers
  2. Legislative
  3. Media Relations
  4. District Affairs
  5. Campaigns                                               
  6. Audiovisual Materials                              

Processing Note:  Staff members of the Ohio History Connection processed and arranged the bulk of the collection prior to the collection’s transfer to the Ohio Congressional Archives in 2016.  Jeffrey W. Thomas completed the processing work in 2017.  Staff working on the collection made a careful effort during processing to preserve whenever possible the original order and filing systems found within each series.  Many files, especially within series containing correspondence and legislative records, originally arrived in oversized file folders.  Staff divided these large files into smaller folders for preservation and descriptive purposes.