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Peg Breslin Papers (Ottawa)

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Collection Overview

Title: Peg Breslin Papers (Ottawa), 1976-1992

ID: RHC/RC/292

Extent: 8.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is organized into eleven series: (I) Speech Files; (II) Press; (III) Campaign; (IV) Breslin Lawsuit, 1977; (V) Child Care, (VI) Legislative Records, 1976-1990; (VII) State Treasurer Campaign, 1990; (VIII) Swift Judges Files, 1992; (IX) Appellate Judge Campaign, 1992; (X) State Central Committee Files; and (XII) Media. Each series is arranged in chronological order, with the Media series containing material from various aspects of her career.

Date Acquired: 07/01/2008

Subjects: Breslin, Peg, Child care, Courts., Democratic Party, Elections--United States, Illinois. General Assembly, Judges, Legislators

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Peg Breslin Papers include information from 1976 to 1992+.  The records include speech notes, legislation records, court documents, materials on child care, correspondence, campaign records, materials on the Democratic Party’s State Central Committee, Photographs, and videos.  The campaign records include Breslin’s run for State Treasurer in 1990 and her election to Appellate Judge in 1992.

Collection Historical Note

Peg Breslin was born in 1946 and raised on a farm near Ottawa. She earned her B.S. degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago and a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1970. She served as legal counsel to the State Board of Education for several years and was in private practice doing civil litigation. She served in the Illinois General Assembly from 1977 to 1990, including four terms as a member of Democratic House Leadership, first as Majority Whip and later as Assistant Majority Leader. After an unsuccessful bid for her party’s nomination for State Treasurer, she retired from the House in 1990 to practice law in Ottawa. In 1992, she was elected to fill a vacancy on the Third District Appellate Court. Judge Breslin is the first woman elected to the Appellate Court outside Cook County in the history of the state. She and her husband, John, have two children.

Subject/Index Terms

Breslin, Peg
Child care
Courts.
Democratic Party
Elections--United States
Illinois. General Assembly
Judges
Legislators

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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: Peg Breslin

Acquisition Method: Former IL-75 State Representative Peg Breslin, (D-Ottawa) and former 3rd District Appellate Court Judge, donated the records for the Peg Breslin Papers to the Regional History Center on July 1, 2008.


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Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Speech Files],
[Series II.: Press],
[Series III: Campaign],
[Series IV: Breslin Lawsuit, 1977],
[Series V: Child Care],
[Series VI.: Legislative Records, 1976-1990],
[Series VII.: State Treasurer Campaign, 1990],
[Series VIII: Swift Judges Files, 1992],
[Series IX.: Appellate Judge Campaign, 1992],
[Series X.: State Central Committee Files],
[Series XI.: Media],
[All]

Series XI.: Media
Box 6
Folder 1: Campaign Stickers, no date
Folder 2: Handbook of Illinois Legislature, 1987
Folder 3: Negative strips: portraits and events (84), no date
Folder 4: Press related items: photographs and correspondence (26 photos, 5 slides), no date, 1989
Folder 5: Photographs: B. Dugan, schools, congressional house, N. Hartigan, portraits (33 photos, 26 negative strips, 1 negative), no date
Folder 6: Photographs: R. Brown, M Madigan, N. Hartigan, P. Wlsh, social events, congressional house (74 photos, 1 negative), no date
Folder 7: Photographs: N. Hartigan, P. Welsh, R. Mautino, construction site, congressional house, events (45 photos, 2 negatives), no date
Folder 8: Social Events: Illinois Environmental Council; Dinner event (27 photos, 2 negatives), 1981-1982, no date
Folder 9: Campaign Materials: photographs (4 photos), 1984, 1989, no date
Folder 10: Campaign Materials: photographs (17 photos, 9 negatives), no date
Box 7
Folder 1: Photographs: social events, congressional house; B. Woods, N. Hartigan, M. Madigan, A. Dixon, P. Simon, G. Mitchell Democrats; personal photos (115 photos, 1 negative), no date
Folder 2: Photographs: congressional house; G. Holmberg; social events Meeting constituents (74 photos, 5 slides, 15 negative strips, 1 negative), no date, 1987-1988
Folder 3: Photographs: Events, bridge dedication, various photographs (64 photos, 4 negatives, 9 negative strips), no date, 1988
Box 8
Folder 1: Election Certificates, 1976-1990
Folder 2: Picnic Posters- rough drafts (2), no date
Box 9
Folder 1 VID: City Talk, Joe Hogan Interviews Mayor Donald Baker, Steve Stout on the Westclox Factory in Peru, October 1988
Folder 2: City Talk, Joe Reagan Interviews Peg Breslin, March, 31, 1989
Folder 3: City Talk, Interviews with Gerald Studzinski; Jim Dornbush; Mayor Gerald Scott, Mayor; Bev Sons; Gary Carey; and Steve Stout on Oglesby, February 1989
Folder 4: City Talk Jay Burt interview with Spring Valley Business Association, Fund-raising Event for MS, History of Spring Valley with Steve Stout, June 1989
Folder 5: Breslin for Treasurer Press Conference in Sangemon  County, no date
Folder 6: Breslin on the House Floor, Discussion on Senate Bill 141 on Superfund Clean UpCONT CONT  CONT
Folder 7: Breslin on House Floor [no audio], no date
Folder 8: Breslin Speaking on Her Accomplishments for the GTE PAC, no date
Folder 9: Channel 10 NBC Quincy News Program, Interviews with Judge Candidates, June 1992
Cassette Tape 1: To Peg Breslin from Paul Simon on His Presidential Campaign; Elvis Presley "Blue Suede Shoes", 1987
Cassette Tape 2: Breslin Letter Dictation and Instructions to Staff, May 18, 1987
Cassette Tape 3: John Cullerton’s 39th Birthday, Live at Second City, October 1987
Cassette Tape 4: Paul Kinney Political Demo Reel, Samples of Radio Spots, 1989
Cassette Tape 5a-5b: Campaign and Elections, 6th Annual Three-Day Workshop on Winning Your Next Campaign, no date
Cassette Tape 6: John Cullerton’s 41st Birthday, Live at Second City, November 5, 1989
Cassette Tape 7: WGCI’s Cliff Kelley Interviews Peg Breslin for Treasurer, [Side B Beginning Section Blank], January 31, 1990
Box 10
Cassette Tape 8: Interview with Treasurer Candidates Pat Quinn and Peg Breslin, with Caller Questions on WBEZ Radio Program, January 31, 1990
Cassette Tape 9: Radio News WBBM AM, Smear Ad by Quinn by Taxpayers for Quinn, March 6, 1990
Cassette Tape 10: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Communities", 1990
Cassette Tape 11: Radio Listener Call in Interview, 1990
Cassette Tape 12: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Ethics", 1990
Cassette Tape 13: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Remember", 1990
Cassette Tape 14: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Trust", 1990
Cassette Tape 15: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Manage", 1990
Cassette Tape 16: Breslin for Treasurer, First Tuesday, Incorporated, 60 Second Radio Spot, Dick Durbin, "Endorsement", 1990
Cassette Tape 17: Jack O'Malley for State's Attorney, 60 Second Radio Spot, "Common Sense", October 7, 1990
Cassette Tape 18: Emphasis Radio Program, Macomb, Interview with Judge Candidate Peg Breslin, May 1992
Cassette Tape 19: Geof Benson Music, Supreme Court Candidate Michael J. Howlett Radio Spot, 1992
Cassette Tape 20: Breslin Letter Dictation and Instructions to Staff, no date
Cassette Tape 21: Johnson and Associates, Sample Reel, September 1991
Cassette Tape 22: Breslin Letter Dictation About Court Cases, Friday July 23, 1993; Long Pause Then CAWP Forum for Women State  Legislators Campaign Fundraising for Women, July 23, 1993; no date
Cassette Tape 23: Breslin Memo Dictation About Court Cases; Letter Dictation About Court Cases, Thursday, March 10, 1994
Cassette Tape 24: Breslin Letter Dictation, March 15, 1994
Cassette Tape 25-26: Breslin Letter Dictation and Instructions to Staff (Judy), 1994
Cassette Tape 27: Letter Dictation to Staff about Cases [Taped Over a Few Times], Tuesday, March 15th, Election Day, 1994

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Speech Files],
[Series II.: Press],
[Series III: Campaign],
[Series IV: Breslin Lawsuit, 1977],
[Series V: Child Care],
[Series VI.: Legislative Records, 1976-1990],
[Series VII.: State Treasurer Campaign, 1990],
[Series VIII: Swift Judges Files, 1992],
[Series IX.: Appellate Judge Campaign, 1992],
[Series X.: State Central Committee Files],
[Series XI.: Media],
[All]


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