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Herbert H. Bateman Congressional Records

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2000.74

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Scope and Contents

Congressional records of Herbert Bateman, William & Mary Class of 1949, House of Representatives, 1982-2000, First Virginia District.  Includes records relating to congressional sessions such as budget, appropriations; local subjects including NASA, King William Reservoir, wetlands; weekly columns; speeches; schedule books, press releases, briefing books; campaign papers and other papers relating to his work in the House of Representatives.  Herbert Bateman served on the Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.


  • Creation: 1956-2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1982-2000


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Herbert Harvell Bateman was born in 1928 at Perquimans County, North Carolina. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and received his law degree from Georgetown University. He served in the Virginia Senate from 1968 until 1983 when he was elected to Congress. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: Harvell Bateman.


230 Linear Feet (230 Boxes)

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession 2003.18 is Series 88, Herbert H. Bateman Trips, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1980, 1983, January – March 1985.

Physical Location

Stored off-site. Please allow at least 72 hours for retrieval. Boxes mistakenly labeled as 2001.03.

Boxes 1-107: start at 19 A; Boxes 108-207 start at 241 A; Boxes 208-230 start at 137 A.

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Related Materials:

Mss. 83 B31 Herbert H. Bateman Papers (Office files, 1968-1982, of Herbert H. Bateman, Virginia Republican State Senator from Newport News).

Information about related materials is available at

Guide to the Herbert H. Bateman Congressional Records
Melissa Riley and Anne Johnson.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository