Deborah D. Pryce Papers

John H. Glenn

The Deborah Pryce Papers consist of eighty cubic feet and approximately 100 gigabytes of materials dating from 1985 to 2008, though the bulk of the collection dates from 1993 to 2008.  The collection documents the 16-year public service career of Deborah Pryce (R-Upper Arlington) as a congresswoman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 15th District of Ohio. The majority of materials in the collection were compiled by the Washington, D.C. and district offices of Congresswoman Pryce. Campaign materials within the collection were compiled by her campaign committees. In addition, the collection contains records of the House Republican Conference, dating from 1998 to 2006, compiled during Congresswoman Pryce's tenure as secretary, vice-chair, then chair of the conference.


Provenance

Congresswoman Pryce donated the Deborah Pryce Papers to The Ohio State University in December 2008.

Access

The Deborah Pryce Papers are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University.  Exceptions are Box 24 and 24.1 of the Committee Series containing documents on the House Banking Committee’s hearings on the Whitewater Investigation in 1994.  Per Congressional statute, these boxes are closed for 50 years.  Also restricted is Box 34 in the Leadership Series containing documents pertaining to the House Republican Conference.  Per the request of Congresswoman Pryce, these materials are closed to researchers for 30 years from the date of the documents.

Copyrights

Congresswoman Pryce has dedicated such copyrights as she possesses in the Deborah Pryce Papers to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and the publisher.

Arrangement

The records within the Deborah Pryce Papers are arranged within the following eleven series.

1. 
Legislative

5.
Media Relations
  9. Campaigns
2.
Committees

6.
District Affairs
  10. Audiovisual Materials
3.
Leadership

7.
Organizations
  11. Artifacts
4.
Schedules

8.
Office Administration
     

Processing Note

Jeffrey W. Thomas processed and arranged the Deborah Pryce Papers in 2009-2010.  A careful effort was made during the processing of the collection to preserve whenever possible the original order and filing systems found within each series.  Many files, especially within series containing legislative and committee records, were maintained by staff in large file folders.  These large files were divided into smaller folders for preservation and descriptive purposes.