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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


Addendum 1

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Joseph B. Ebbesen Papers (DeKalb), 1975-1984 | Northern Illinois University

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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
Medical care
Northern Illinois University
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. <

Box and Folder Listing

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],

Series III.: 81st General Assembly, 1979-1980
Sub-Series A.: House and Senate Bills
Box 4
Folder 6: HB 4 - Ophthalmic Materials Act
Folder 7: HB 2 - Licensed Accountants
Folder 8: HB 3 - Bureaucracy Bill
Folder 9: HB 6 - Pension Moratorium
Folder 10: HB 7 - Freedom of Choice Bill
Folder 11: HB 2636
Folder 12: HB 689
Folder 13: HB 1167 - Amendment
Folder 15: HB 1299 - Banking
Folder 16: HB 3 - FTC Bill
Folder 17: HB 4 - Truth in Advertising
Folder 18: HB 21, SB 2
Folder 19: SB 1360
Folder 20: HB 6 - Municipal League
Folder 21: HB 166 Midwifery
Folder 22: HB 197 - Tax Indexing
Folder 23: HB 410 - Freedom of Choice
Folder 24: HB 509 - Illinois Optometric Association
Folder 25: HB 700 - Tax Sheltering Employee's Contributions
Folder 26: HB 790, 791
Folder 27: HB 800, 808, 826
Folder 28: HB 988 - University Police
Folder 29: HB 1602, 1603
Folder 30: HB 2625 - Marijuana - Glaucoma
Folder 31: HB 2636
Folder 32: SB 107 - Chymopapain
Folder 33: SB 147
Folder 34: SB 375
Folder 35: SB 659
Folder 36: SB 689 - Freedom of Choice
Folder 37: SB 760
Folder 38: SB 937
Folder 39: SB 1331
Folder 14: HB 1360
Sub-Series B.: Subject Files
Box 4
Folder 40: Administrative Services, Surplus Property
Folder 41: Aging - Department of
Folder 42: Airports
Folder 43: Animals - Cruel Experiments in Schools
Folder 44: Appropriations
Folder 45: Assessment
Folder 46: Attorney, States
Folder 47: Auditor General
Folder 48: Balanced Budget Resolutions
Folder 49: Banking
Folder 50: Barricade Bill
Folder 51: Bird, Gordon, Dr.
Folder 52: Board of Elections
Folder 53: Bottle Bill
Folder 54: Branching Banking
Folder 55: Business Climate
Folder 56: Campaign Ethics
Folder 57: CETA
Folder 58: Child Abuse (HB 186)
Folder 59: Chiropractics
Folder 60: Circuit Breaker (Revenue)
Folder 61: Cities and Villages
Folder 62: Collective Bargaining
Folder 63: Commerce Commission
Folder 64: Conservation, Department of
Folder 65: Constitutional Amendment
Folder 66: Construction Industry
Folder 67: Consumer Information
Box 5
Folder 1: Constituent Problems, Pending
Folder 2-4: Constituent Problems
Folder 5: Constituent Problems
Folder 6: Contingency Expenses
Folder 7: Corporate Loan Guarantee Act
Folder 8-9: Corporate Personal Property Tax
Folder 10: Congressman Letters
Folder 11: Courts
Folder 12: Credit Industry
Folder 13: Day Care Programs
Folder 14: Death
Folder 15: Dentistry
Folder 16: Department of Mental Health
Folder 17: DMSO
Folder 18: Dot Projects
Folder 19: Education
Folder 20: Educational Service Regions
Folder 21-22: Election
Folder 23: Environment
Folder 24: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), II
Folder 25: Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Correspondence
Folder 26: Family
Folder 27: Farming
Folder 28: Fire Protection
Folder 29: Flooding
Folder 30: Florida Homestead Exemption
Folder 31: Fluoridate and Chlorinate
Folder 32: Gambling
Folder 33: Genealogical
Folder 34: General Assembly Retirement System
Folder 35: Graduate Assistants Scholarships: Cancelled
Folder 36: Graduate Assistants Scholarships
Folder 37: Graduate Assistants Scholarships: Awarded
Folder 38: Government Regulations, Service Act
Folder 39: Handicapped Persons
Folder 40: Health, Public and Mental
Folder 41: Hearing Loss (Noise Standards)
Folder 42: Higher Education
Folder 43: Higher Education Committee
Folder 44: Highway Fund
Folder 45: Holidays
Folder 46: Hospices
Folder 47: Human Rights
Folder 48: Illinois House Reduction
Folder 49: Illinois Joint Municipal Electric Power Act
Folder 50: Illinois Legislative Staff Interns
Folder 51: Insurance
Folder 52: Interest (rate)
Folder 53: Juvenile Offenders
Folder 54: Kishwaukee College
Folder 55: Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Folder 56: Law Enforcement
Folder 57: Legislative Commissions
Folder 58: Legislation, Possible
Folder 59: Legislation Status
Folder 60: Legislators
Folder 61: Libraries
Folder 62: Licenses
Folder 63: Mainstreaming
Folder 64: Marijuana
Folder 65: Medical
Folder 66: National Health Insurance
Folder 67: Natural Resources
Folder 68: Non-Revenue Game
Box 6
Folder 1: Northern Illinois University
Folder 2: Northern Illinois University Constituents
Folder 3: Northern Illinois University Law School
Folder 4: NOW, Project
Folder 5: Nuclear (plants waste)
Folder 6: Nursing Home Care Reform Act
Folder 7: Nursing Homes
Folder 8: Optometric
Folder 9: Optometric - Advertising
Folder 10: Optometry - Illinois College
Folder 11: Optometry - American Optometric Association
Folder 12: Optometry - Continuing Education
Folder 13: Optometry
Folder 14: Optometry, Illinois College of
Folder 15: Pay Raises
Folder 16: Pension
Folder 17: Pension Laws Commission
Folder 18: Pensions
Folder 19: Pensions Committee
Folder 20: Pensions Impact Statements
Folder 21: Personal Property Tax Replacements
Folder 22: Political Appointments and/or Recommendations
Folder 23: Prayer, in school
Folder 24: Precinct Committeemen
Folder 25: Proposition 13
Folder 26: Public Aid
Folder 27: Public Opinion Poll
Folder 28: Radar
Folder 29: Regional Superintendents
Folder 30: Retirement Board
Folder 31: Roll Call Votes
Folder 32: RSS (Research Surgical Systems Corporation)
Folder 33: Religion
Folder 34: Revenue Sharing
Folder 35: St. Francis School
Folder 36: Sanitation
Folder 37: Small Business Administration
Folder 38: Society Security
Folder 39: Solicitations (charitable)
Folder 40: Student Transportation
Folder 41: Tax Correspondence
Folder 42: Tax Limitation
Folder 43: Taxes
Folder 44: Taxpayers Rights Amendment
Folder 45: Teachers
Folder 46: Townships and Townships Assessors
Folder 47: Transportation, Department of
Folder 48: Unclaimed Property
Folder 49: Unemployment Insurance
Folder 50: Unemployment Offices
Folder 51: University
Folder 52: University of Illinois
Folder 53: Usury Law
Folder 54: Utilities
Folder 55: Vehicles
Folder 56: Voting Rating
Folder 57: Wages
Folder 58: Workmen's Compensation
Folder 59: Young Adult Conservation Program
Folder 60: Press Releases
Folder 61: Pension Correspondence
Folder 62: Miscellaneous Letters of Bills
Sub-Series C.: Correspondence
Box 6
Folder 63: Dixon, Secretary of State
Folder 64: Heckencamp, Bud, Secretary of State
Folder 65: Redmond, Rep. William, Speaker of the House
Folder 66: Ryan, Rep. George, House Minority Leader
Folder 67: Thompson, Governor, James
Folder 68: Stearns, Bob
Box 7
Folder 1: Bureau County
Folder 2: Henry County
Folder 3: Lee County
Folder 4: Whiteside County
Folder 5: Miscellaneous
Folder 6: OOD
Folder 7: Retirement
Folder 8: DeKalb County

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],

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