Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. Papers (Crystal Lake), 1963-2000
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Brief Description:

The papers of Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. cover the years 1963 to 2000 and are separated into seven series:  Regional Transportation Authority, Income Tax, Politicians, Subject Files, Legislative Bills, Title X, and Correspondence.

The first series, the Regional Transportation Authority, is located in boxes 1-27 and contains the bulk of the collection.  This series includes House and Senate bills and analyses, correspondence, and notes.  It is concerned with the formation of and the opposition to the RTA.  While there are a few files supporting the RTA, most of the series is dedicated to the disap- proval of the RTA as Skinner was at the head of the opposition.  Of special interest are the photographs and a cassette tape of a report by S.H. Skolnick in box 27.

Series II, Income tax, is housed in boxes 28 and 29, and is comprised of reports dealing mainly with the proposed temporary tax hike of 1983.

The third series, Politicians, contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and campaign material of public figures.  The series begins in box 29 and continues through box 40.  There are a few files on citizens that are not politicians, but the majority is devoted to legislators and would-be legislators.

Series IV, Subject Files, includes correspondence, House and Senate bills, newspaper articles, and reports.

The fifth series, Legislative Bills, contains House and Senate bills, House Joint Resolutions, information about HIV/AIDS as well as Appropriations on Education and Public Safety.

Series VI, Title X, contains various information and articles surrounding the debate over Title X in McHenry County. The seventh series, Correspondence, is arranged chronologically from 1993-2000 and then alphabetically by subject or author.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/196
Volume: 41.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/16/1990. Addenda were added at later dates.
Arrangement:

The papers of Calvin L. Skinner, Jr.  are separated into seven series: Regional Transportation Authority, Income Tax, Politicians, Subject Files, Legislative Bills, Title X, and Correspondence.

The seventh series, Correspondence, is arranged chronologically from 1993-2000 and then alphabetically by subject or author.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
AIDS
Chicago Transit Authority
Crystal Lake (Ill.)
Education.
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
McHenry County (Ill)
Ogilvie, Richard B. - Governor
Regional Transportation Authority
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Skinner Jr., Calvin L.
Taxation.
Title X Family Planning Program (U.S.)
Transportation
United States--Politics and government
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Calvin L. Skinner Jr  Calvin L. Skinner Jr., former McHenry County representative to the Illinois General Assembly, donated his personal and legislative papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 10, 1989 and January 16, 1990.
Related Materials: Other related collections include The Star Reporter Collection (RC 131), with Skinner's father's as the publisher of the newspaper and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Records (RC 159). Governmental collections include the papers of Dennis J. Collins, Joseph Ebbesen, and David Shapiro (RC 5, RC 168, RC 174) and Jack Schaffer (VFM 19.31).