Mary Jo Kilroy Papers

Mary Jo Kilroy

The Mary Jo Kilroy Papers consist of 5.25 cubic feet of textual materials, 468 megabytes of documents in electronic format, and 23.1 gigabytes of digital audiovisual files.  Dating from 2009 to 2010, the collection documents the activities and accomplishments of Mary Jo Kilroy  (D - Columbus) as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 15th Ohio Congressional District.  Congresswoman Kilroy served a single two-year term in office during the 111th Congress.



Mary Jo Kilroy donated the collection to The Ohio State University in June 2011.  


The Mary Jo Kilroy Papers are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University Libraries.  Researchers requesting to use records within the District Affairs Series must first sign a confidentiality agreement.


Mary Jo Kilroy has dedicated such copyrights as she possesses in the Mary Jo Kilroy Papers to the public.  Consideration of all other copyrights is the responsibility of the author and the publisher.


The records within the Mary Jo Kilroy Papers are arranged within the following four series. 

  1. Legislative
  2. Media Relations
  3. District Affairs
  4. Audiovisual Materials 

Processing Note

Jeffrey W. Thomas processed and arranged the Mary Jo Kilroy Papers in 2014-2015.  A careful effort was made during the processing of the collection to preserve whenever possible the original order and filing systems found within each series.  Many files, especially within series containing correspondence and legislative records, were maintained originally in oversized file folders.  These large files were divided into smaller folders for preservation and descriptive purposes.  Documents obtained in electronic format were sorted into appropriate folders by topic or type, reformatted into PDF files, and arranged into PDF portfolios for preservation and access purposes.  Links providing online access to these portfolios are located in the box and folder inventory of the collection finding aid.

Note to Researchers: Access to the online portfolios of electronic records located in the collection requires Adobe Reader - Version 9 or higher.

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