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Joyce Holmberg Papers


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Issue Research and News


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WNIU Radio Commentary

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Joyce Holmberg Papers, 1983-2002 | Northern Illinois University

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Collection Overview

Title: Joyce Holmberg Papers, 1983-2002

ID: RHC/RC/294

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Joyce Holmberg Papers  includes four series: Issue Research and News, Legislation, Legislative Synopsis and Digest Publication, WNIU Radio Commentary.

Date Acquired: 03/20/2009

Subjects: Democratic Party, Early childhood education., Education, Higher., Education., Holmberg, Joyce, Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, Rockford (Ill.), WNIU

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Joyce Holmberg Papers date from 1982 to 2002. The records include documents, news articles, copies of Senate bills, and photographs.  Of special interest are the information on the legislation sponsored by Holmberg  and her radio commentaries for WNIU, a radio station at Northern Illinois University.

Collection Historical Note

Joyce Holmberg retired in January of 1993 from the Illinois Senate after ten years of representing the Rockford area.  As chairman of the Senate Higher education Committee and Local Government Committee, she was regarded as one of the General Assembly’s authorities on education.  With a master’s degree in counseling psychology, she also served as a teacher, parent educator, and administrator in the Rockford Public Schools.

Subject/Index Terms

Democratic Party
Early childhood education.
Education, Higher.
Holmberg, Joyce
Illinois. General Assembly
Rockford (Ill.)

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: Joyce Holmberg

Acquisition Method: Former IL-34 State Senator Joyce Holmberg, (D-Rockford) donated the Joyce Holmberg Papers to the Regional History Center on March 20, 2009.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Issue Research and News],
[Series II.: Legislation],
[Series III.: Legislative Synopsis and Digest Publication],
[Series IV.: WNIU Radio Commentary],

Series I.: Issue Research and News
Box 1
Folder 1: Senate Office, 1982-1983
Folder 2: Senate, 1982-1986
Folder 3: Senate Schedule, 1982, 1992
Folder 4: Rockford Legislation, 1982-1984, 1987-1988
Folder 5: Springfield Report, 1983
Folder 6: Pensions, 1978-1979, 1981-1983, 1987
Folder 7: Nuclear Energy and Utilities, 1982-1983
Folder 8: Prairie State, 1983, 2000
Folder 9: Public Aid, 1982-1984, 1988
Folder 10: Winnebago County, 1982-1984, 1987-1988
Folder 11: Small Business; Environment, no date; 1980, 1983-1984, 1987
Folder 12: Illinois Taxes, 1981-1985
Folder 13: Illinois Taxes, 1986-1989
Folder 14: Scholarship; Public Aid; Recycling, 1984; 1984; 1988
Folder 15: Rockford Public Schools, 1983, 1985, 1987-1992, 2001
Folder 16: Transportation, 1983-1984
Folder 17: Tools; Local Government, 1983; 1983-1984, 1988
Folder 18: Legislative Research Unit First Reading, 1987-1988
Folder 19-20: Seniors, 1981-1988, 1990
Folder 21: History Projects, 1986-1987, 1989, 1992
Folder 22: Rockford State Office Building, 1989
Folder 23: Statistics; Office, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2003; no date
Folder 24: Rock Valley Community College; Phil Rock, 1983,-1984, 1987; 1989, 1992
Folder 25: 34th District Maps; Job Retraining, 1991; 1983, 1987-1988
Folder 26: Pictures, 1990, no date
Folder 27: Press Clippings, 1983, 1988
Folder 28: Press Clippings, 1983, 1988, 1989
Folder 29: Press on Education, 1984-1985, 1987-1989, 1991
Folder 30: Rockford History News Clippings, 1989, 1991-1994, 1999
Box 2
Folder 1-5: News Releases, 1983-1992

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[Series II.: Legislation],
[Series III.: Legislative Synopsis and Digest Publication],
[Series IV.: WNIU Radio Commentary],

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