The Special Collections Research Library and Archive, known as SCRLA, houses two congressional collections: the Papers of Robert Winthrop Kean and the Papers of Florence Dwyer. Each collection contains documents and records of public service; correspondences with peers, constituents, and lobbyists; memorabilia; and other printed material throughout their careers.
Robert Winthrop Kean was a New Jersey–Republican who served in Congress from January 3, 1939, through January 3, 1959. Florence Price Dwyer was a New Jersey–Republican who served in Congress from January 3, 1957, through January 3, 1973.
These two collections show what the mid-twentieth century was like during the tumultuous period that comprised World War II and the Vietnam War. At the time, social change and cultural issues such as civil rights, reproductive rights, and environmental conservation and protection were a precursor to ongoing issues in contemporary times.
Due to the size of the collections, highlights from both collections are available on Kean Digital Commons. Visit the Special Collections Research Library and Archive to see the entire collection.