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Guide to the Robert E. Hosack Papers 1947-1982

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Robert E. Hosack
Dates: 1947-1982
Quantity: 3 l.f.
Abstract:Correspondence and other papers relating to the Moscow, Idaho chapter of the United World Federalists (1947-1970) and clippings, reports, and other papers relating to service in the Idaho Legislature (1975-1978).
Identification: MG119
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

Items in the Idaho Legislature series are divided by type of material, i.e., directories, minutes, publications. The special interest area material is arranged alphabetically by subject, and the United World Federalist material is arranged by type of material.

Scope and Content

The material is contained in three archival file boxes and consists of material dealing with the Idaho Legislature, special interest areas, and the United World Federalists.

Material relating to the legislature includes committee minutes, directories, and miscellaneous publications. The special interest area series consists of file folders of newspaper clippings and articles. Items in the United World Federalists series include correspondence, several different newsletters, and a variety of publications.

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Ewing Hosack was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on May 15, 1911. In 1943 he joined the faculty of the University of Idaho where he taught for thirty-one years, retiring in 1974. He served as 5th district representative in the 43rd and 44th Idaho Legislatures (1975/1976 & 1977/1978).


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Government and Politics

Hosack, Robert Ewing, 1911- --Archives.

United World Federalists (U.S.). Moscow, Idaho, Chapter

Idaho -- Politics and government -- Sources

Legislators -- Idaho -- Correspondence

Idaho State Representative from Idaho, 1975-1978.

Administrative Information


The material in this archival group was donated to the University of Idaho Library by Robert Hosack in March 1983.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Idaho Legislature
Robert Ewing Hosack served as 5th district representative in the 43rd and 44th Idaho Legislatures (1975/1976 & 1977/1978). The following materials relate to this aspect of his career.
Directory of Idaho Information Sources June 1975
State of Idaho Telephone Directory 1976
Legislative Directory 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Minutes of Meetings
House Printing & Legislative Expense Committee, 44th Legislature 1st Session 1977
House Printing & Legislative Expense Committee. 44th Legislature, 2nd Session 1978
Judiciary, Rules & Administration Committee. 44th Legislature, 2nd Session 1978
State Affairs Committee. 44th Legislature, 2nd Session 1978
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Improving Urban America: a Challenge to Federalism. Washington, D.C. 1976
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. In Respect to Realities: a Report on Federalism in 1975. Washington, D.C. 1976
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Pragmatic Federalism: The Reassignment of Functional Responsibility. Washington, D.C. 1979
Arthur Andersen & Co. Sound Fiscal Judgment in the Public Sector 1976
Duncombe, Sydney and Michael S. Vollmer. The Use of Revenue Sharing Funds by Local. Government in Idaho. Moscow, University of Idaho Bureau of Public Affairs Research 1974
Legislative Data - 43rd Legislature
Standing Committees of the House and Senate
Pamphlet: "A brief introduction to your legislature"
Map of state legislative members
Voting records compiled by the Idaho Conservation League
Voting records compiled by the Idaho Employees Association
Legislative Data - 44th Legislature
Map of State Legislative members
Voting records of members contained in Idaho Challenge May 1977
Final disposition of bills in the House and Senate
Legislative programs of several organizations
Legislative Expenses
Telephone bills 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
Travel expenses 1976
Legislative Process
Chart: "Passage of a Bill"
Seating charts for the House and Senate
Articles "Legislative bill drafting.," by Albert R. Menard
Newspaper clippings
85 pages of mounted clippings
Series II. Special Interest Areas
This series consists of file folders containing newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and other publications. The folders, which are in alphabetical order by topic, contain some material which deals with legislative committees, some which concerns bills in the legislature, and also material which is not connected with politics at all. Although only the folder headings are listed below, the file cards for this series list the materials found in each folder.
Administrative Rules and Regulation
Agriculture Association for the Humanities in Idaho
Association of Idaho Cities
Bad Checks
Business Committee
Carter (Jimmy)
Common Cause
Criminal Justice Planning Agency
Death Penalty
Death with Dignity
Democratic Caucus
Economy Education
Election Procedure
Election - Presidential Primary
Health & Welfare Committee
Heyburn State Park
Human Rights Commission
Idaho Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Indian Affairs
Judiciary & Rules Committee
Land use Planning
Lien Laws Committee
Litter Law
Loyalty Oath Case
Nursing Homes
Older Citizens & Welfare
Personnel System
Public Employees
Public Utilities Commission
Resources & Conservation
Retirement System
Right to Life
Right to Work
State Affairs Committee
State Governments, Council of
State Legislatures, National Conference of
Sunshine Law
Trading Stamps
University of Idaho
Series III. Local Planning & Zoning
As in the previous series, this series consists of file folders of newspaper clippings. The clippings in this series relate to city planning and zoning ordinances in the city of Moscow and Latah County. Listed below are the folder headings and the inclusive dates of the clippings.
Latah County 1971-1980 Moscow - Publications, 1970-1978 Moscow - newspaper clippings, 1958-1982 Moscow - Landfill, 1965-1972 Moscow - Student housing, 1965-1973
Series IV. United World Federalists
The United World Federalists was formed at Asheville, North Carolina, in Feb. 1947. Robert Hosack was involved with the organization almost from its beginning and served as president of the Moscow, Idaho, chapter.
Political Action Letter (13 issues) 1949-1950
Branch and Chapter Letters (5 issues) 1948-1950
FYI (For Your Information) (4 issues, 1951; 3 issues, 1970)
Local Chapter Material
Three membership lists
Minutes from meetings (1 in 1948; 2 in 1950)
Three newspaper clippings
Undated financial statement
Three month budget February - April 1948
Correspondence 1947-1950 19 items
Correspondence 1969-1971 7 items
Correspondence 1979 2 items
Circular Letters, etc.
"Chapter Organization and Activity"
"Political Action for United World Federalists"
"A Guide for Federalist Activity"
Balance Sheets December 1969 - March 1970
Circular letters 1969-1970
Publications (Partial list)
Eichelberger, Clark M. "Time has come for action." New York, Commission to Study the Organization of Peace August 1944
Einstein, Albert. "Atomic war or peace." Reprinted from The Atlantic onthly undated
Holliday, W.T. "Our final choice." Reprinted from Reader's Digest January 1948
Kornhauser, Samuel J. "World government under law: American experience with federal union." Reprinted from American bar Association Journal June 1947
Levering, Samuel R. "World government the path to peace." Reprinted from University of North Carolina Extension Bulletin October 1946
"Preliminary draft of a world constitution as proposed and signed by Robert M. Hutchins, ...." Common Cause March 1948
Taylor, Glen H. "Creation of a world republic." Speech to the US Senate October 24, 1945
Reprinted from Congressional Record.
Taylor, Glen H. "Need for Strengthening United Nations." Speech to the US Senate July 9. 1947
Warburg, James P. "Let's take the tough ones." Address to the second national assembly of the United World Federalists, Minneapolis, Minnesota November 13, 1948
Wofford, Harris L. "The Case for the campaign." Published for the Foundation for World Government undated
"World Government Highlights." Abridged edition. New York, United World Federalists 1949
World Government News October 1949, February 1950
Series V. Photograph
A119-l Photograph of Robert E. Hosack with Norma Dobler and Frank Church taken in 1978 1978
Series VI. League of Women Voters of Idaho
In January 1984 Nancy Hosack added to this archival group some material from the Moscow branch of the League of Women Voters. The material is dated between 1955 and 1974 and is mainly comprised of copies of correspondence from league presidents to state legislators. Much of the material is related to the proposed revision of the state constitution.

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