Ralph S. Regula Papers
The Ralph S. Regula Papers consist of one hundred twenty-two cubic feet of materials dating from 1972 to 2008, though the bulk of the collection dates from 1981 to 2008. The collection documents the 36-year public service career of Ralph Regula (R-Navarre) as a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 16th District of Ohio. All materials in the collection were compiled by the office of Congressman Regula, with the exception of the items pertaining to his various election campaigns. These materials were compiled by his campaign committees. Over the course of his long career in the House of Representatives, Congressman Regula moved his office location numerous times. Unfortunately, many of the records produced by his office, especially records dating from the 1970s, were discarded during these office moves. The majority of the records documenting Congressman Regula's committee work in the 1970s, for example, are not found within the collection. However, the collection does document Regula's committee work from the 1980s to his retirement in January 2009, especially his work as chairman of two subcommittees of the House Committee on Appropriations.
Congressman Regula donated the Ralph S. Regula Papers to The Ohio State University in September 2008.
The Ralph S. Regula Papers are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University.
Congressman Regula has dedicated such copyrights as he possesses in the Ralph S. Regula Papers to the public. Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and the publisher.
Jeffrey W. Thomas processed and arranged the Ralph S. Regula Papers in 2008. 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 committee records, were maintained by staff in large expanding file folders. These large files were divided into smaller folders for preservation and descriptive purposes.