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Dante B. Fascell congressional papers

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Congresses (arranged chronologically)

Legislative Files (arranged alphabetically)

Sponsored Bills and Voting Record (arranged alphabetically)

Committees (arranged alphabetically)

Florida Projects (arranged alphabetically)

Campaign Files (arranged chronologically)

Photographs (arranged chronologically)

Audiovisual Materials (arranged alphabetically)- Microfilms (arranged chronologically)

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Dante B. Fascell congressional papers, 1955-1993 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Susie Seiler, Terri Robar, Craig Likness, and Beatrice Colastin Skokan

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Collection Overview

Title: Dante B. Fascell congressional papers, 1955-1993Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0361

Creator: Fascell, Dante B. (1917-1998)

Extent: 1200.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Government records, Letters, Memorabilia, Photographs, Press releases, Videocassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Dante B. Fascell Congressional Papers document 38 years of one man's involvement in United States politics. The collection also represents a unique resource for study and research relating to the history of South Florida from 1955-1993. Topics of research include American legislative history, Dante B. Fascell committee assignments, Florida projects, the growth and development of South Florida, the impact of foreign affairs and international relations on the United States, and United States relations with Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. The Dante B. Fascell congressional papers contain over 1200 boxes of correspondence, photographs, film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia.

Biographical Note

Florida representative Dante Bruno Fascell was born in Bridgehampton, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York, on March 9, 1917. He moved with his parents to Miami, Florida, in 1925 at the age of eight. After graduating from high school in Coral Gables during the Great Depression, he attended the University of Miami on a full scholarship. He earned a degree from the School of Law in 1938 and began practicing law in Miami.

A year later he joined the Florida National Guard and served during World War II in the African Italian campaigns. He earned three bronze battle stars and was honorably discharged from active duty in 1946 with the rank of captain. His military experience led him to seek a career in public service because, as he later explained, "If Americans are going to be sent to war, I want to know why and be part of the process that decides whether they should go."

Fascell served in the Florida Legislature from 1951 to 1954, when he was elected to the 84th U.S. Congress, representing Dade and Monroe Counties. He served an extraordinary 19 consecutive terms spanning the administrations of eight U.S. presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower through George Bush, until his retirement in January of 1993.

Fascell's career was distinguished by an unwavering commitment to bipartisanship in foreign policy, civil rights, environmental protection, and openness in government.

He served on the Foreign Affairs Committee for 36 years—and as its chairman from 1984 to 1993. In that powerful position, he helped ensure Americans' national security and leadership in the global economy. He led the effort to continue aid toward Israel. He played a key role in placing and maintaining the trade embargo on Cuba. He was instrumental in designing the anti-boycott bill that prohibited discrimination in foreign commerce. He wrote legislation to establish the Inter-American Foundation, which enabled foreign aid to be redesigned to benefit the poorest of people in developing countries. He wrote anti-terrorism legislation and led the effort to change U.S. policy on biological and chemical weaponry. He supported a nuclear freeze and the reduction of nuclear proliferation. He authored the War Powers Act, which requires the president to consult with Congress on actions leading to war. He led the effort to reorganize and maintain Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty. He became the first chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which monitors compliance with the Helsinki Accords.

In other landmark legislation, Fascell introduced the "Government in the Sunshine Act," which required that government agency meetings be open to the public. He also created legislation to establish the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fascell was a lifelong friend to the University of Miami in many important ways, serving on its Board of Trustees, the Visiting Committee of the School of Law, and the Law School's Building Committee. He was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree from the University in 1988. In 1993, he donated his congressional papers to the Otto G. Richter Library.

Fascell was instrumental in obtaining federal support for vital community assets, including Everglades National Park, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Biscayne National park, Fort Jefferson National Park, and the Florida Keys' bridges. During his last year in office, Fascell secured federal funding for recovery efforts following Hurricane Andrew. Among the many places bearing his name in tribute to his contributions is the port of Miami-Dade, the visitor center at Biscayne National Park, one of the bridges linking the Florida Keys, and a Miami elementary school.

Upon his retirement from Congress, Fascell entered the private practice of law and continued to serve the public through his many community affiliations.

In October of 1998, he became one of only 360 Americans to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor that can be bestowed. The citation noted that he was a "man of reason and conscience" who was "courageous in war and public service."

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Related Materials:

Congressional Timeline: 73rd Congress (March 9, 1933) - 111th Congress (March 10, 2009)

For each Congress beginning with the 73rd (1933-35), this timeline features session dates, partisan composition, the presidential administration, a list of congressional leaders, and notable legislation passed. This first version only addresses legislative output, not non-legislative events such as the impeachment of President Clinton or internal congressional processes or congressional politics.

For more information please see http://www.congressionaltimeline.org/.

Preferred Citation: Dante B. Fascell Congressional Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Accessioning and preliminary inventories by Bill Brown (Head of Special Collections), Craig Likness (Head of Special Collections), Susi Seiler (Project Archivist), Terri Robar (Government Documents Librarian), and Marcia Evanson (Library Assistant).

Finding Aid Revision History: Arrangement and Description by Beatrice C. Skokan (Special Collections Librarian, 2009-2011), Jessica Prosper, Sadia Chaudhry, and David Young (Student Assistants).

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0361CL.pdf


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[Series 1: Congresses (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 2: Legislative Files (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 3: Sponsored Bills and Voting Record (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 4: Committees (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 5: Florida Projects (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 6: Campaign Files (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 7: Photographs (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 8: Audiovisual Materials (arranged alphabetically)- Microfilms (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 9: Honors and Awards],
[Series 10: Subject Files],
[All]

Series 5: Florida Projects (arranged alphabetically)Add to your cart.
Box 2080: Florida Projects, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rivers and Harbors projects in Florida, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Okeechobee and the Drought- Problems and Resolutions, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Conservation and Preservation of the Everglades, 1971Add to your cart.
An NBC script by Craig Fisher and John Martin called "The Everglades" presented to Congressman Dante B. Fascell
Folder 4: Correspondence, Criticism, and Information regarding the Florida Waters, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press Releases by and pertaining to Dante B. Fascell, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Press Releases pertaining to government issues, grants and Florida Projects, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 840 "We the People" Calendars and Résumé of John A. Giles, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Press Releases and Letters addressed to Dante B. Fascell, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Press Releases and Letters from Dante B. Fascell, 1970Add to your cart.
Box 2516: Florida Projects, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 2544: Florida Projects, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 2546: Florida Projects, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 2566: Florida Projects, 1978-1987Add to your cart.
Box 2603: Florida Projects, 1979-1991Add to your cart.
Box 2603 C contains Folders 1-10, 2603 B contains Folders 11-27, Box 2603 D contains Folders 28-44
Folder 1: Original Radio Statements (Hand Edited), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Dante B. Fascell's Responses to Press, February-October 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Dante B. Fascell's Responses to Issues of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, February-November 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Office of Congressman Dante B. Fascell Press Releases, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dante B. Fascell Press Releases on Florida Projects and Federal Issues, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dante B. Fascell Press Releases and Responses, 1990Add to your cart.
Transcript of Interview of Dante B. Fascell and Richard Perle on CNN by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak
Folder 7: Monroe County Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), 1979-1984, 1991Add to your cart.
Petition to Dante B. Fascell on Monroe County Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge (10/79), signed by many, associated with a map (6 copies total) of Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge (Monroe County, Florida in March 1979 and 2 original copies)
Folder 8: Dante B. Fascell Press Releases on Crocodile Lake NWR, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dante B. Fascell Press Releases on Crocodile Lake NWR, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Monroe County Crocodile Lake NWR, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Florida Tomato and Agriculture, 1988Add to your cart.
Proposed Agricultural Land Use Plan for Metropolitan Dade County, Florida (1984)
Folder 12: Turkey Point Nuclear Station, Homestead, Florida, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Petitions against Turkey Point Nuclear Station to Dante B. Fascell, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Nuclear Energy Accountability Project, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Nuclear Energy Accountability Project, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Florida Power and Light Company (FPL), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1987: H.R. 1845, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1987: H.R. 1845, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Nevada-Florida Land Exchange Authorization Act of 1988: H.R. 1845, S. 854, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Committee on Appropriations: H.R. 2696, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 23: South Florida Water Management District, 1989Add to your cart.
Contains 3 Maps: 2 copies of Central and Southern Florida (Flood Control and other Purposes) dated 9-30-83, & NAS Key West P-550, 1982 Milcon Acquisition
Folder 24: Navy Homeport Program, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence with the Press and Media, 1989Add to your cart.
Enclosed with "Breakthrough on Hunger" TV Series, Revised Description 1988 to Dante B. Fascell from World Development Product Ions, Incorporated
Folder 26: Correspondence with the Press and Media, 1989Add to your cart.
Enclosed with "National Association of Arab Americans VOICE" (Mar./Apr. 1989) to Dante B. Fascell from Ms. Rebecca Nahas of National Association of Arab Americans
Folder 27: Committees on Foreign Affairs Press Releases, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Central and South Florida Flood Control Project (O and M), July 1990Add to your cart.

Maps: 1) Central and South Florida (Flood Control and other Purposes)-Facilities Re-Classified to Inactive Status, 9-30-83.

2) September 1985, South Florida Water Management District. 3) U.S. Army Index Map: Flood Control Projects (6-30-75)

Folder 29: South Florida Water- Everglades Swim Plan, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Water Policy: Florida, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Energy and Water Development, 1975-1985, 1991Add to your cart.
Draft Water Policy Implementation Work Plans, October 1978
Folder 32: Shark River Slough General Design Memorandum, 1979-1980, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Shark River Slough Water Delivery Program, 1977-1978, 1980-1984, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committees, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Dante B. Fascell Position on Issues of Controversy, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Democrats for the '80s and '90s, 1981, 1984, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 37: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1987-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Florida High Speed Rail Transportation Commission, 1983-1986, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Issues Delegated by Dante B. Fascell, 1987Add to your cart.
University of South Florida SEMATECH Program; University of Miami Latin American Date Base Project; Sea Grant Program/International Program at U of M; Florida Southern University.
Folder 40: Drug Law, 1979-1984, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Drug Trafficking, 1978-1980, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Florida's International Maritime Festival and Shipwreck Convention of the Americas, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Christopher Columbus Quincentenary and the National Center for Shipwreck Research, Ltd., 1987 and 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Press Releases and Memorandums, 1978-1980, 1984Add to your cart.
Letter from Dante B. Fascell to Mr. Gary Garretson in regards to Narcotics Traffic in S. Florida.
Box 2778: Florida ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Box 2780: Monroe and Dade County ProjectsAdd to your cart.
Includes Florida Keys, Turkey Point, Everglades Park, Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve
Folder 1: M.C.P.- Army Engineers, Beach Erosion Study- Smathers BeachAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: M.C.P.- Beach Erosion StudyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: M.C.P.- Beach Erosion StudyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: M.C.P.- Durn't. of North Key Largo, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Trash SolutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Joint Use of Boca ChicaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: M.C.P.- Other than CaseAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: D.C.P.- Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: D.C.P.- Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, Work File, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: D.C.P.- Turkey Point Nuclear Plant, 1989Add to your cart.
Box 2789: Florida Projects: General Management Reports and Plans + Environmental Impact StatementsAdd to your cart.
Box 2790: Florida Projects: General Management Reports and Plans + Environmental Impact StatementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: A Preliminary Assessment of the Miami River Ecosystem, December 11, 1973Add to your cart.
Aquatic Technology Class, Environmental Technology Systems, School of Technology, Florida International University
Folder 2: Final Environmental Impact Statement, March 20, 1973Add to your cart.
WPC-FLA-309 North Broward County, Florida Prepared by Environmental Protection Agency Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia
Folder 3: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Central Dade County, Florida, 1973Add to your cart.
Environmental Protection Agency with a letter from Jack E. Ravan
Folder 4: Environmental Impact Statement DraftAdd to your cart.
Ocean Outfalls and other Methods of Treated Wastewater Disposal in Southeast Florida
Folder 5: Biscayne National Monument in Florida, April 1976Add to your cart.
Environmental Assessment General Management Plan
Folder 6: Environmental Impact Statement Draft, April 13, 1973Add to your cart.
C120377 South Dade County, Florida Prepared by Environmental Protection Agency Region IV, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Folder 7: Reuse Plan: Surplus Naval Properties, June 1975Add to your cart.
Key West, Florida. Attached with two copies of the same letter to Dante B. Fascell from Wilmer D. Mizell and a press release.
Folder 8: The Environment of South Florida, A Summary Report, 1976Add to your cart.
Geological Survey Professional Paper 1011
Folder 9: Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1973Add to your cart.
North Dade County, Florida. C120375
Folder 10: Public Hearing of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, January 1973Add to your cart.
Entitled Ocean Outfalls and other Methods of Treated Wastewater Disposal in Southeast, Florida. Transcript of Proceedings.
Folder 11: Final Environmental Impact Statement, March 19, 1973Add to your cart.
Ocean Outfalls and other Methods of Treated Wastewater Disposal in Southeast, Florida
Box 2791: Florida Projects: General Management Reports and Plans + Environmental Impact StatementsAdd to your cart.
Box 2792: Florida Projects: General Management Reports and Plans + Environmental Impact Statements, 1981-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1, November 1981Add to your cart.
Replacement Airport for the Everglades Jetport
Folder 2: The Monroe County Environmental Story, 1991Add to your cart.
Editor-in-Chief: Jeannette Gato; Executive Editor: Dan Gallagher, Ph.D.; Editorial Board: Bill D. Causey, Amy Grimm, Deborah Holle, Irene Hooper, Lauri MacLaughlin, John Viele
Folder 3: Big Cypress- National Preserve, Florida, September 1991Add to your cart.
General Management Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1
Folder 4: Big Cypress- National Preserve, Florida, September 1991Add to your cart.
General Management Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2: Comments and Responses on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Folder 5: United States Navy Gulf Coast Strategic Home Porting Draft Environmental Impact Statement, August 1986Add to your cart.
Department of the Navy: Appendix VIII, Key West, Florida
Folder 6: United States Navy Gulf Coast Strategic Home Porting Draft Environmental Impact Statement, August 1986Add to your cart.
Department of the Navy: Appendix IV, Pensacola, Florida
Folder 7: United States Navy Gulf Coast Strategic Home Porting Final Environmental Impact Statement, January 1987Add to your cart.
Department of the Navy: Volume II
Folder 8: United States Navy Gulf Coast Strategic Home Porting Final Environmental Impact Statement, January 1987Add to your cart.
Department of the Navy: Volume I
Folder 9: Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, September 1991Add to your cart.
Environmental Restoration Kissimmee River, Florida attached with a letter from the Department of the Army's A.J. Salem to "The Addressees on the Attached List"
Folder 10: Appendices to the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, September 1991Add to your cart.
Environmental Restoration Kissimmee River, Florida
Folder 11: Coupon Bight: Aquatic Preserve Management Plan, 1990Add to your cart.
Department of Natural Resources
Folder 12: Lignum Vitae Key: Aquatic Preserve Management Plan, 1990Add to your cart.
Department of Natural Resources attached with a letter from Ellen L. Stere to "Interested Parties" (July 9th, 1991)
Folder 13: Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume II, November 1981Add to your cart.
Replacement Airport for the Everglades Jetport
Box 2793: Florida Projects: General Management Reports and Plans + Environmental Impact StatementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Environmental Restoration Kissimmee River, Florida, December 1991Add to your cart.
Appendices to the Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement
Folder 2: Biscayne National Monument in Florida, September 1978Add to your cart.
Final Environmental Statement: General Management Plan
Folder 3: Everglades National Park, April 23, 1991Add to your cart.
Draft: Fire Management Plan
Folder 4: Environmental Restoration Kissimmee River, Florida, December 1991Add to your cart.
Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement
Folder 5: Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1990Add to your cart.
For Miami, Florida Metropolitan Detention Center, with a letter to the Honorable Dante B. Fascell from J. Michael Quinlan
Folder 6: Environmental Assessment of Underwater Explosion Testing Near Key West, Florida, and Amendment 1, Short-Term, Limited Testing at Test Areas D and H, August 1990Add to your cart.
Prepared for: Contract No. N62467-88-D-0628. Attached with a letter to the Honorable Dante B. Fascell from Hugh D. Putnam, Ph.D.
Folder 7: Environmental Assessment of Underwater Explosion Testing Near Key West, Florida, and Amendment 1, Short-Term, Limited Testing at Test Areas D and H, August 1990Add to your cart.
Prepared for: Contract No. N62467-88-D-0628.
Folder 8: Central and Southern Florida Project for Flood Control and other Purposes, July 1990Add to your cart.
Part I, Agricultural and Conservation Areas Supplement 54-Draft General Design Memorandum Appendices---Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Florida
Folder 9: Central and Southern Florida Project for Flood Control and other Purposes, July 1990Add to your cart.
Part I, Agricultural and Conservation Areas Supplement 54-Draft General Design Memorandum Appendices---Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park, Florida
Folder 10: Planning Division Environmental Resources Branch, August 1st, 1990Add to your cart.
Letter from A.J. Salem "To The Addresses on the Enclosed List"
Folder 11: Transportation Study: Biscayne National Monument, FloridaAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Transportation Study: Biscayne National Monument, FloridaAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Four Outlines of "Inboard Profiles" of a Ship, June 1978Add to your cart.
Associated with the Transportation Study of Biscayne National Monument. Naval Architecture.
Box 2842: Florida Projects: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 2843: Florida Projects: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 2844: Florida Projects: Key Deer RefugeAdd to your cart.
Box XXXX: Florida Projects: Everglades National Park- FloodingAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Congresses (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 2: Legislative Files (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 3: Sponsored Bills and Voting Record (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 4: Committees (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 5: Florida Projects (arranged alphabetically)],
[Series 6: Campaign Files (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 7: Photographs (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 8: Audiovisual Materials (arranged alphabetically)- Microfilms (arranged chronologically)],
[Series 9: Honors and Awards],
[Series 10: Subject Files],
[All]



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