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Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb)

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79th General Assembly, 1975-1976

80th General Assembly, 1977-1978

81st General Assembly, 1979-1980

82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982

Miscellaneous

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Collection Overview

Title: Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb), 1975-1984

ID: RHC/RC/168

Extent: 10.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The materials are divided five series: the 79th G.A. (1975-1976); the 80th G.A. (1977-1978); the 81st G.A. (1979-1980); the 82nd G.A. (1981-1982); and a miscellaneous collection of papers (1975-1982). The bills are organized by number;.

Date Acquired: 03/13/1981. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government, Ebbesen, Joseph B., Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Medical care, Northern Illinois University, Optometry, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Shabbona Lake

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ebbesen Papers span the years 1975 to 1984 and primarily document his role as a legislator in the Illinois General Assembly.  The materials are divided five series: the 79th G.A. (1975-1976); the 80th G.A. (1977-1978); the 81st G.A. (1979-1980); the 82nd G.A. (1981-1982); and a miscellaneous collection of papers (1975-1982).  Within each series are subseries containing house and senate bills, subject files, constituent correspondence, publications, and press releases.  The bills are organized by number; a short subject heading describes, in general, bill topics.  Subject files document such topics as firemen and policemen pensions, optometric policies, education, and the equal rights amendment.  Although there are separate files of constituent correspondence, some correspondence can be found in the bills and subject files as well.  Publications and press releases include newspaper clippings that highlight portions of Ebbesen's career, reports on vocational education, school decentralization, criminal sentencing, and some legislative reports.

Collection Historical Note

Joseph B. Ebbesen was born in DeKalb, Illinois on January 12, 1925. Ebbesen completed his undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1951. During World War II, Ebbesen served three years in the United States Marine Corps. He is also a member of numerous business, professional, social, and fraternal organizations including: Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry, American and Illinois Optometric Association, and the Northern Illinois Optometric Society.

Ebbesen's interest and participation in community and political affairs began in the 1950's and has spanned thirty years. He has served six years on local Boards of Education; was a DeKalb City Councilman from 1961-1965; and served as Mayor of DeKalb, 1965-1969. Ebbesen was also Vice-President of the Illinois Municipal League and President of the Northern Illinois Mayors Association. He was first elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1972 and served six consecutive terms in the Illinois House of Representative. Included among Ebbesen's major legislative interests are: pension reform, higher education, fiscal responsibility and public health issues. In 1977, the Illinois Political Action Committee and the Illinois Conservative Union gave Ebbesen their highest rating for a state legislator. Among Ebbesen's major accomplishments was the sponsorship of a bill, passed in 1978, to allow the use of marijuana in the treatment of glaucoma and to alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb (Ill.), Politics and government
Ebbesen, Joseph B.
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
Medical care
Northern Illinois University
Optometry
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Shabbona Lake

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: An addendum was added at a later date.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Joseph B. Ebbesen

Acquisition Method: Joseph B. Ebbesen, DeKalb, donated his legislative papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on March 13, 1981. <


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[Series I.: 79th General Assembly, 1975-1976],
[Series II.: 80th General Assembly, 1977-1978],
[Series III.: 81st General Assembly, 1979-1980],
[Series IV.: 82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982],
[Series V.: Miscellaneous],
[Addendum 1],
[All]

Series I.: 79th General Assembly, 1975-1976
Sub-Series A.: House Senate Bills
Box 1
Folder 1: HB 3 - Finance Act and School Code
Folder 2: HB 23, 33, 34, 35 - Illinois Governmental Ethics
Folder 3: HB 27 - Hairdressers
Folder 4: HB 110 - Inter-city rail
Folder 5: HB 270 - Amends Revenue Act
Folder 6: HB 1333 - Amends Revenue Act
Folder 7: HB 1590 - Optometric Act
Folder 8: HB 1847 - Real Estate Tax Sales
Folder 9: HB 1930 - Workmen's Compensation
Folder 10: HB 2028 - Tax Deed Sales
Folder 11: HB 2815 - General Assembly Pay
Folder 12: HB 3116 - Real Estate
Folder 13: HB 3482 - Flood Plain Management
Folder 14: HB 3550 - Redevelopment, Municipalities
Folder 15: HB 3908 - Flood Plain Management
Folder 16: HB 3937 - Amends Revenue Act of 1939
Folder 17: HB 3957, 3958 - Uniform Arbitration
Folder 18: HB 3959 - Health Care Licensing
Folder 19: SB 818 - Optometric Practice Act
Sub-Series B.: Subject Files
Box 1
Folder 20: House Resolution on "Deals"
Folder 21: House Resolution to John E. Grotberg
Folder 22: Private Colleges Appropriations
Folder 23: Real Estate Taxes
Sub-Series C.: Committee Files
Box 1
Folder 24: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 49
Folder 25: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 769
Folder 26: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 770
Folder 27: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 800
Folder 28: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 873
Folder 29: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1268
Folder 30: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1390
Folder 31: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1417
Folder 32: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1488
Folder 33: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1491
Folder 34: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1731
Folder 35: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 1786
Folder 36: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 2068, 2069, 2070
Folder 37: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 2247
Folder 38: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 2478
Folder 39: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: HB 2860
Folder 40: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: SB 157
Folder 41: Committee on Counties and Townships--Annexation, Land Use, Water Permits and Zoning: SB 887
Sub-Series D.: Press Releases
Box 1
Folder 42: Press Releases, 1975-1976

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: 79th General Assembly, 1975-1976],
[Series II.: 80th General Assembly, 1977-1978],
[Series III.: 81st General Assembly, 1979-1980],
[Series IV.: 82nd General Assembly, 1981-1982],
[Series V.: Miscellaneous],
[Addendum 1],
[All]


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