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Jo-Ann Orlinsky papers

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Abstract

Title:
Jo-Ann Orlinsky papers
Author/Creator:
Orlinsky, Jo-Ann
Collection number:
93-73
Size:
11.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1964-1971
Inclusive dates:
1953-1976
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Jo Ann Orlinsky (born 1939) was deeply involved in Maryland Democratic politics, serving variously as campaign headquarters director, administrative aide, and campaign scheduling chairman for U. S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings. The collection largely documents her work for Senator Tydings and for the Young Democratic Clubs of Maryland. It contains correspondence, press releases, memoranda, schedules, speeches, hearing transcripts, and newspaper clippings. Topics covered include Orlinsky's tenure on the staff of a Democratic National Committee task force on women's issues, the drafting of a new Maryland Constitution, and Senator Tyding's positions on such issues as civil rights, the environment, world population, and arms reduction negotiations.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Jo-Ann Orlinsky papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Born November 20, 1939, and raised in New York, Jo-Ann Orlinsky is the daughter of Henry J. and Celia (Schifrin) Mayer. Ms. Orlinsky attended high school in Suffern, NY, and obtained an A.B. degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1961. She became involved in politics while at college in Massachusetts, working on the 1958 congressional campaigns of John F. Kennedy and James MacGregor Burns.

She married Walter S. Orlinsky on June 18, 1961, and relocated to Baltimore, Maryland. Between 1961 and 1964, Jo-Ann Orlinsky was employed as secretary for the Nuclear Physics Research team at Johns Hopkins University, campaign secretary for U.S. House of Representatives candidate Carlton R. Sickles, and research assistant for the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Study Commission. She joined the U.S. Senate campaign of Joseph D. Tydings in 1964 as campaign headquarters director. Upon his election, she served as his special assistant until May 1970. Her primary responsibilities were keeping the senator abreast of Maryland political matters and informed on state, county, and local legislation in which he had a particular interest. In May 1970, Orlinsky became administrative assistant and scheduling chairman for Tydings' unsuccessful 1970 U.S. Senate reelection campaign.

Jo-Ann Orlinsky continued her involvement in politics as campaign manager and headquarters director for her husband's 1971 campaign for Baltimore City Council President. The following two years, she chaired the Worker Training Program for the Associated Jewish Charities. Then between March and August 1973, she served on the staff of the Democratic National Committee's Commission on Delegate Selection and Party Structure, known as the "Mikulski Commission." This commission was charged with providing technical assistance, recommendations, and requirements for opening the doors of party affairs to minorities, women, youth, and people of all economic classes; however, its primary objective was to elect a Democrat president in 1976. Since 1973, she has held various positions with Women Together, a coalition of thirty-three metropolitan Baltimore women's organizations, the Maryland Commission of Labor and Industry, and the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Advisory Board.

Among Jo-Ann Orlinsky's significant awards and honors are nomination to Who's Who of American Women (1977-1979) and to International Who's Who in Community Service in 1979. In 1980, she was named Woman of the Year by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Baltimore. Ms. Orlinsky also served as a volunteer for numerous local, state, and national women and children's advocacy groups, political organizations, and Jewish Charities and associations (see Appendix A for list.) She and her former husband, Walter S. Orlinksy, were married for twenty-five years and have two children, Eric and Judith.

Volunteer Activities

  • Advisory Board, YWCA of Central Maryland, 1988-
  • Advisory Board, Maryland New Directions, 1988-
  • Advisory Board, Baltimore Birth Center, 1981-
  • Secretary-Treasurer, St. James Condominium Council, 1994-
  • Board Member, Baltimore Jewish Community Relations Council, 1981-
  • National Board Member, American Jewish Congress, 1982-
  • Chairwoman, Governor's Advisory Board on Rape and Sexual Offenses, 1982-1984
  • Maryland Commission for Women, 1974-1981, Chairwoman, 1979-1981
  • National Board Member, Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), 1981-1988
  • Board Member, Sinai Hospital, 1967-1989
  • Founding Member, Executive Women's Council, Greater Baltimore, 1978-1988
  • Board Member, Maryland Committee for Children, 1981-1987
  • President, Maryland Chapter, American Jewish Congress, 1985-1987
  • Member, Task Force on the Jewish Family, Associated Jewish Charities, 1986-1988
  • Chair, Jewish Women's Caucus, 1983-1988, Member 1979-
  • Advisory Board, Ad Hoc Women's Housing Coalition, 1980-1983
  • Advisory Board, Child Study Association of Maryland, 1978-1981
  • Board Member, Comprehensive Housing for the Aged, Inc. (CHAI), 1978-1983
  • Member, Committee on Services to the Aging, Associated Jewish Charities, 1980-1985
  • First Chairperson of Women Together, 1973-1975, (a coalition of thirty-three Baltimore metropolitan area women's organizations representing 20,000 women)
  • Advisory Council, New Directions for Women, 1976-1981
  • Member, Mayor's Council for the Coordination of Child Care Services, 1976-1978
  • Finance Advisory Committee, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 1978-1979
  • Leadership Council, YWCA, 1977-1979
  • Legislative Chairman, Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, 1974-1976, 1978-1979
  • Board Member, Metro Centre Unit, American Cancer Society, 1978-1980
  • Member, Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins University, Fellowship in Organizational and Community Systems, 1975-1977
  • Chair, Committee to Revise the Rules and Regulations of the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association, Maryland State Department of Education, 1975
  • Public Representative, Committee to Implement Title IX, Maryland State Department of Education, 1974, 1977; Community Representative, Committee to Implement Title IX, Baltimore City School System, 1975-1976
  • Board Member, former Vice President for Education, Women's Division, Associated Jewish Charities , 1973-1977
  • Conference Arrangements Chairperson, International Women's Year Coordinating Committee, 1976
  • Board Member, National Council of Jewish Women, 1972-1974
  • President, Mt. Holyoke Alumnae Association of Maryland, 1973-1976
  • Board Member, Maryland Ballet Company, 1965-1976
  • Executive Secretary, Maryland Young Democratic Clubs, 1962-1967

Honors

  • Woman of the Year, 1980, Business and Professional Women's Club of Baltimore
  • International Who's Who in Community Service, 1979
  • Who's Who of American Women, 1977-1978, 1978-1979
  • Elected Maryland Delegate to National Women's Conference, Houston Texas, November, 1977
  • American Jewish Congress Woman of the Year, 1975
  • Mt. Holyoke College First Alumnae Volunteer Achievement Award, 1975

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Jo-Ann Orlinsky cover the years 1953 to 1976, though the bulk of the materials date from 1964 to 1971, when she worked for Senator Joseph D. Tydings. The Tydings materials relate to her efforts during his 1964 and 1970 campaigns for the U.S. Senate and as special assistant during his Senate term from 1965 to 1971. Some of the topics discussed are the senator's position on civil rights, the environment, world population, and arms negotiations. The materials include correspondence, press releases, memoranda, schedules, speeches, hearing transcripts, and newspaper clippings.

Other portions of the collection deal with her other work. One series contains Orlinsky's records as executive secretary of the Young Democratic Clubs of Maryland, a position she held from 1962 to 1967. These include correspondence with clubs in other states, copies of The Burro newsletter, and several drafts of a new Maryland Constitution. Another series includes the records of her tenure on the professional staff of the Commission on Delegate Selection and Party Structure for the Democratic National Committee, such as reports, election results, correspondence, delegate questionnaires, and meeting and seminar summaries. Barbara A. Mikulski is among the correspondents.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Jo-Ann Orlinsky donated her papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in April and June 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Kathryn M. Willis, August 1998

Processing note:

As the papers were sorted and filed into eight series, two accessions were merged into a single collection. All paper clips, rubber bands, and staples were removed; plastic clips over strips of acid-free bond paper were substituted. Items were removed from envelopes and binders and placed into acid-free folders. Duplicate materials were discarded, and newspaper clippings and items in poor condition were copied onto acid-free bond paper. Folders were labeled (with headings added where necessary) and placed into acid-free boxes. Oversized materials were placed in an appropriate box or mapcase.

Some daily and weekly appointment schedules for Senator Tydings were moved to Series VI of the Papers of Joseph Tydings to fill obvious holes in that collection. Photographs were removed and placed in the Photograph Collection, and seperation sheets were placed in the folders to note their removal. Oversized materials were flattened and placed in an appropriate container with separation sheets inserted in their place. Memorabilia items were removed to the Memorabilia Collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Steven Bookman, February 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Young Democratic Clubs of Maryland, 1953-1970 (1 linear foot)

This series documents Jo-Ann Orlinsky's association with and service to the Maryland Young Democratic Clubs, especially her term as executive secretary from 1962 to 1967. The club members were particularly concerned with electoral reform, uniform voter registration, and reapportionment of the General Assembly. They supported the Civil Rights Act of 1966, lowering the voting age to eighteen, and the truth-in-lending bill. Their Issues and Legislative Committee produced a revised constitution for the Young Democratic Clubs of Maryland and a proposed working draft of a new constitution for the state of Maryland. Included are newsletters, campaign brochures, programs and handbooks from numerous conventions, political and election commentaries, voting records, and correspondence with similar organizations in other states. Arranged alphabetically by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[The Burro Newsletter], [1963-1966] series 1box 1folder 1
[Campaign Brochures], [1968-1970] series 1box 1folder 2
[Constitution and Conventions], [1958-1962] series 1box 1folder 3
Constitution Correspondence, [1963-1965] series 1box 1folder 4
Convention Packet, 1966 series 1box 1folder 5
[Convention and Souvenir Programs], [1955-1963] series 1box 1folder 6
[Correspondence], [1963-1964] series 1box 1folder 7
[Correspondence of Various States' Clubs, [1964-1966] series 1box 1folder 8
[Correspondence of Various States' Clubs, [1964-1966] series 1box 1folder 9
[Democratic Clubs-Programs and Handbooks, [1961-1964] series 1box 1folder 10
[Fact Booklets and Souvenir Programs, [1962-1966] series 1box 2folder 1
Issues and Legislation-[Walter Orlinsky], [1962-1963] series 1box 2folder 2
[Maling Lists #1-4], [undated] series 1box 2folder 3
National Committee, [1964-1966] series 1box 2folder 4
National Committeeman, [1964-1965] series 1box 2folder 5
Northeastern Conference, 1963 series 1 box 2 folder 6
Ohio Young Democratic Digest, [1961] series 1box 2folder 7
[Political and Election Commentaries, New England Handbook, and Voting Record], [1953-1960] series 1box 2folder 8
[Program for State Convention], [1962] series 1box 2folder 9
[State Convention], [1963] series 1box 2folder 10
[State Convention], [1965] series 1box 2folder 11
[Statewide Officers and Campaign Material], [1964] series 1box 2folder 12
[Young Democratic Clubs of America], [1961] series 1box 2folder 13
[Young Democratic Clubs of Florida], [1961-1962] series 1box 2folder 14

Series 2: Senate Campaigns-Joseph D. Tydings, 1961-1970 (2 linear feet)

Series II is comprised of two subseries of files documenting the 1964 and 1970 campaigns of Joseph D. Tydings for the U.S. Senate. The records contain campaign brochures and other publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, schedules, statements, and Tydings' campaign manual and campaign kit. Background information on other Maryland campaigns and political organizations is also included.

Tydings strongly supported federal aid to education, a federal tax cut, health care for senior citizens, establishment of a Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, and President Lyndon B. Johnson's Civil Rights program and War on Poverty. He opposed immigration quotas and right-to-work legislation designed principally as a union-busting tactic. Tydings' positions on these issues are reflected in this series. "Teas for Tydings" were used to promote his candidacy.

Subseries 2.1: 1964 Campaign, 1962-1965 (0.5 linear feet)

This subseries consists of handbooks from the 1964 Democratic National Convention, press releases, position statements and a Tydings' volunteer publicity kit. The correspondence deals with staff matters at Tydings' Baltimore headquarters and fund raising. Arranged alphabetically by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Campaign Handbook], [1964]series 2.1box 1folder 1
[Campaign-Related Correspondence, Press Releases, and Forms], [1964-1965]series 2.1box 1folder 2
Democratic Convention, 1964series 2.1box 1folder 3
Democratic National Convention Manual, 1964series 2.1box 1folder 4
[Legislative Record of J. Glenn Beall; Campaign Manual], [1962-1964]series 2.1box 1folder 5
[Press Releases], [1964]series 2.1box 1folder 6
Statements-Primary, 1964series 2.1box 1folder 7
Statements-Primary, 1964series 2.1box 1folder 8
Statements-Primary, 1964series 2.1box 1folder 9
Tydings Volunteer Kit, [1964]series 2.1box 1folder 10

Subseries 2.2: 1970 Campaign, 1961-1970 (1.5 linear feet)

This subseries consists largely of promotional literature describing Tydings' accomplishments. It contains press releases, schedules, position statements, clippings and Tydings' canvassers' records. Arranged alphabetically by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Baltimore County Computer List], [1970]series 2.2box 1folder 1
Campaign Materials, 1970series 2.2box 1folder 2
Campaign Memorabilia, 1970series 2.2box 1folder 3
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Allegany County, [1968-1969]series 2.2box 1folder 4
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Anne Arundel, [1968-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 5
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Baltimore City, [1967-1969]series 2.2box 1folder 6
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Baltimore County, [1967-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 7
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Carroll County, [1968-1969]series 2.2box 1folder 8
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clilppings] -- Cecil County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 9
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Charles County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 10
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Denton, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 11
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Dorchester, [1968-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 12
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Frederick County, [1969]series 2.2box 1folder 13
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Harford County, [1966-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 14
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Howard County, [1968-1969]series 2.2box 1folder 15
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Kent County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 16
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Maryland General, [1967-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 17
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Montgomery County, [1966-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 18
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Prince George's County, [1967-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 19
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Queen Anne's County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 20
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Somerset County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 21
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- St. Mary's County, [1968-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 22
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Talbot County, [1968-1969]series 2.2box 1folder 23
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Washington County, [1969-1970]series 2.2box 1folder 24
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Wicomico County, [1961-1968]series 2.2box 1folder 25
[Campaign-Related Intelligence Materials and Clippings] -- Worcester County, [1968]series 2.2box 1folder 26
[Campaign Schedules and Clippings], [1970]series 2.2box 1folder 27
[Campaign Schedules and Clippings], [1970]series 2.2box 2folder 1
City Precinct Volunteers; Adele Johnson, 1970series 2.2box 2folder 2
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings]-Appointment Book for Telephone Bank, 1970series 2.2box 2folder 3
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings] Campaign, 1970series 2.2box 2folder 4
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings]; Volunteers who took precinct kits for canvass, 1970series 2.2box 2folder 5
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings]; Volunteers who took precinct kits for canvass, 1970series 2.2box 2folder 6
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings]; Volunteers who took precinct kits for canvass, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 1
JDT [Joseph D. Tydings]; Volunteers who took precinct kits for canvass, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 2
Lawyers, [1970]series 2.2box 3folder 3
Political, 1969-1970series 2.2box 3folder 4
[Position Statements and Clippings], [1970]series 2.2box 3folder 5
Schedules [Orlinsky copies], July-November 1970series 2.2box 3folder 6
Scheduling Material -- General Information, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 7
Scheduling Material -- AA [Anne Arundel], 1970series 2.2box 3folder 8
Scheduling Material -- Baltimore County, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 9
Scheduling Material -- Harford, South, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 10
Scheduling Material -- Prince George's-Montgomery, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 11
Scheduling Material -- Shore, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 12
Scheduling Material -- West, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 13
Teas for Tydings, 1964-1970series 2.2box 3folder 14
Tydings Capaign Manual, [1970]series 2.2box 3folder 15
Tydings for Senate in '70 Campaign Kit, 1970series 2.2box 3folder 16

Series 3: Senate Staff-Joseph D. Tydings, 1956-1970 (5 linear feet)

This series documents Jo-Ann Orlinsky's duties as a member of Senator Tydings' staff, especially her efforts to keep him apprised of political developments in Maryland. Included are briefing and working files, copies of Tydings' speeches published in the Congressional Record, correspondence, newsletters, press releases, schedules, statements, memoranda, and reports on incoming mail. The folder heading "Robos" was used by Orlinsky and is retained here. It refers to standardized response letters to constituent requests which are produced in quantity on robot machines. Arranged alphabetically by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Briefing File], [1955-1966] series 3box 1folder 1
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 2
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 3
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 4
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 5
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 6
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 7
[Congressional Record, [1965-1966] series 3box 1folder 8
[Congressional Record, [1965-1967] series 3box 2folder 1
[Constituent Issues] -- Allegany County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 2
[Constituent Issues] -- Anne Arundel, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 3
[Constituent Issues] -- Baltimore City, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 4
[Constituent Issues] -- Baltimore County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 5
[Constituent Issues] -- Calvert County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 6
[Constituent Issues] -- Caroline County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 7
[Constituent Issues] -- Carroll County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 8
[Constituent Issues] -- Cecil County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 9
[Constituent Issues] -- Charles County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 10
[Constituent Issues] -- Dorchester County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 11
[Constituent Issues] -- Frederick County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 12
[Constituent Issues] -- Garrett County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 13
[Constituent Issues] -- Harford County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 14
[Constituent Issues] -- Howard County, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 15
[Constituent Issues] -- Kent County, [1966-1968] series 3box 2folder 16
[Constituent Issues] -- Maryland General, [1966-1968] series 3box 2folder 17
[Constituent Issues] -- Maryland-Regional, [1965-1968] series 3box 2folder 18
[Constituent Issues] -- Montgomery County, [1964-1968] series 3box 2folder 19
[Constituent Issues] -- Prince George's County, [1964-1968] series 3box 3folder 1
[Constituent Issues] -- Queen Anne's County, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 2
[Constituent Issues] -- Somerset County, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 3
[Constituent Issues] -- St. Mary's County, [1965-1967] series 3box 3folder 4
[Constituent Issues] -- Talbot County, [1967-1968] series 3box 3folder 5
[Constituent Issues] -- Washington County, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 6
[Constituent Issues] -- Wicomico County, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 7
[Constituent Issues] -- Worcester County, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 8
Co-Sponsored Legislation, [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 9
[Democratic Central Committee], [1965-1970] series 3box 3folder 10
Form Letters, [1964-1970] series 3box 3folder 11
Legislative Memos, [1967-1969] series 3box 3folder 12
Mail Reports, 1969 series 3box 3folder 13
Mail Wrap Up, [1965-1970] series 3box 3folder 14
Mail Wrap Up, [1965-1970] series 3box 3folder 15
Memos-JDT [Joseph D. Tydings], [1965-1968] series 3box 3folder 16
Newsletters, [1965-1970] series 3box 4folder 1
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 2
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 3
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 4
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 5
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 6
Press Releases, 1965, 1967 series 3box 4folder 7
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 1
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 2
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 3
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 4
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 5
Press Releases, 1967-1970 series 3box 5folder 6
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 1
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 2
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 3
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 4
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 5
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 6
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 7
Robos, 1965-1967 series 3box 6folder 8
Robos, 1968-1970 series 3box 7folder 1
Robos, 1968-1970 series 3box 7folder 2
Robos, 1968-1970 series 3box 7folder 3
Robos, 1968-1970 series 3box 7folder 4
Robos, 1968-1970 series 3box 7folder 5
Schedules, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 6
Schedules, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 7
Schedules, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 8
Schedules, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 9
Schedules, 1965-1967 series 3box 7folder 10
Schedules, May-July 1970 series 3box 8folder 1
Senator's Notes, [1965-1967] series 3box 8folder 2
Speeches [Orlinsky copies], [1964-1965] series 3box 8folder 3
Speeches and Speech Outlines, 1964-1965 series 3box 8folder 4
Staff Information, [1966-1969] series 3box 8folder 5
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1965 series 3box 8folder 6
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1965 series 3box 8folder 7
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1965 series 3box 8folder 8
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1966 series 3box 9folder 1
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1966 series 3box 9folder 2
Statements [Orlinsky Copies], 1966 series 3box 9folder 3
Statements since November 4, 1964, 1964-1966 series 3box 9folder 4
Tydings, [1964-1972] series 3box 9folder 5
Tydings, [1964-1972] series 3box 9folder 6
Tydings, 89th Congress, 1st Series, 1965 series 3box 10folder 1
Tydings, 89th Congress, 1st Series, 1965 series 3box 10folder 2
Tydings, 89th Congress, 1st Series, 1965 series 3box 10folder 3
[Tydings Christmas Cards and Invitation], [undated] series 3box 10folder 4
Washington Mail Count, 1967-1968 series 3box 10folder 5
Washington Mail Count, 1967-1968 series 3box 10folder 6
[Working File], [1964-1970] series 3box 10folder 7

Series 4: Maryland Party Politics, 1962-1970 (1 linear foot)

This series includes a wide variety of items, gathered to provide information on the Maryland political scene, including the Democratic State Central Committee, intelligence on other candidates, and extensive records on voter registration. These papers include maps, canvassers' data sheets and weekly reports, budgets for registration drives, and programs for first-time voters. The series also documents the 1967 rewriting of the constitution of the Democratic Party of the State of Maryland and includes drafts and copies of other state party constitutions. The records consist primarily of handbooks, correspondence, drafts, and reports. Arranged alphabetically by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore County-4th District, [1967-1970] series 4box 1folder 1
Byron, [Goodloe E.], [1964-1968] series 4box 1folder 2
[Campaign Handbooks], [1966-1968] series 4box 1folder 3
[Campaign Handbooks], [1966-1968] series 4box 1folder 4
[Campaign Handbooks], [1966-1968] series 4box 1folder 5
[Congressional Record, [1965] series 4box 1folder 6
Convention; Political Biography, 1968 series 4box 1folder 7
County Assistant, [1965-1969] series 4box 1folder 8
Democratic Party, [1962-1966] series 4box 1folder 9
Drafts of Democratic Party Constitution for JDT [Joseph D. Tydings], 1964, 1967 series 4box 1folder 10
[Factual Campaign Information, U.S. Senate and National Party Platform Excerpts, [1968] series 4box 1folder 11
First [Time] Voters, [1964] series 4box 1folder 12
Maryland Democratic Party and Final Constitution, [1967] series 4box 2folder 1
Maryland Party Constitution, [1960-1967] series 4box 2folder 2
Maryland Party Constitution, [1960-1967] series 4box 2folder 3
[Romadka, Robert J.-Democratic State Central Committee of Baltimore County], [February 15, 1968] series 4box 2folder 4
S[tate] C[entral] C[ommittee] and Convention Information and National, 1966, 1968 series 4box 2folder 5
S[tate] C[entral] C[ommittee] and State Convention, 1966 series 4box 2folder 6
[Voter Registration], [1960-1964] series 4box 2folder 7
[Voter Registration], [1960-1964] series 4box 2folder 8
[Voter Registration], [1960-1964] series 4box 2folder 9
[Voter Registration-Final Report], [1964] series 4box 2folder 10

Series 5: Democratic National Committee, Commission on Delegate Selection and Party Structure (Mikulski Commission), 1964-1976 (0.5 linear feet)

From March to August 1973, Orlinsky worked on the staff of a committee charged with the re-evaluation of the Democratic National Committee's delegate selection process. Chaired by the Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, a member then of the Baltimore City Council, its mission was to improve the opportunity for every Democrat to participate in the delegate selection and nominating processes. Following the 1968 nominating convention, many felt that meaningful participation of Democratic voters in the choice of their presidential nominee was often difficult or costly, sometimes completely illusory, and, in not a few instances, impossible. The Commission further favored the adoption of rules reaffirming the party's long-standing commitment to equal rights, opportunities, and popular control. The committee's mandate was to recommend changes which would rectify these inequities, and their report was adopted unanimously on October 27, 1973. This series contains correspondence from Barbara A. Mikulski and others, guidelines, election results, and Orlinsky's personal notebook. Arrangement is alphabetical by document type and subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Agendas, Guidelines, Resolutions, Reports, and Meeting Summaries], [1970-1973] series 5box 1folder 1
[Democratic Party Brochures and Bumper Stickers], [1972] series 5box 1folder 2
[Correspondence, Seminar Summaries, and State Delegate Selection Process], [1973] series 5box 1folder 3
Delegates '68, [1968-1973] series 5box 1folder 4
Delgates '72, [1968-1972] series 5box 1folder 5
["Democrats to Convene," Washington Post, [July 11, 1976] series 5box 1folder 6
Election Results, [1964-1972] series 5box 1folder 7
[Reports], [1973-1974] series 5box 1folder 8
[Staff Memos, Delegate Questionnaires, and Commission Members], [1968-1973] series 5box 1folder 9
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Carol's Memo, [1973] series 5box 1folder 10
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Members and Guidelines, [1972] series 5box 1folder 11
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Miscellaneous, [1973] series 5box 1folder 12
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Newsletters, [1973] series 5box 1folder 13
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Party Reformed, [1972] series 5box 1folder 14
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Perspective of 1972 Primary Elections, [1972] series 5box 1folder 15
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- Required Reading and Background, [1968-1973] series 5box 1folder 16
[Orlinsky Personal File] -- State By State, 1972 series 5box 1folder 17

Series 6: Posters, 1962-1976 (31 Items)

This series consists of numerous posters from the campaigns of Joseph D. Tydings and Carlton R. Sickles. Also represented are the campaigns of Robert F. Kennedy, J. Glenn Beall, and Maryland House of Delegates members and Circuit Court Judges. These materials have been inventoried at the item level and are stored flat in a map drawer. They are arranged alphabetically by candidate and theme.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Posters, 1962-1976 series 6box 1folder 1
"Agnew [Spiro T.] For Governor", [1966] series 6box 1folder 1item 1
"Baltimore County Notice of Special Election", [1968] series 6box 1folder 1item 2
Congressional Record enlargement, September 5, 1970 series 6box 1folder 1item 3
"Elect the Sickles [Carlton R.] Action Team", [1966] series 6box 1folder 1item 4
"Everybody Likes J. Glenn Beall, Maryland's Senior Senator", [1976] series 6box 1folder 1item 5
"For President Anderson [John B.]-Lucey [Patrick J.]", [1980] series 6box 1folder 1item 6
"Give HIM a better chance. Register and Vote", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 7
"Goldwater" [Barry F.], [1964] series 6box 1folder 1item 8
"He never ducks the tough ones. Re-elect Tydings [Joseph D.] U.S. Senator, Democrat", [1970] series 6box 1folder 1item 9
"Humphrey [Hubert H.]-Muskie [Edmund S.], [1968] series 6box 1folder 1item 10
"Johnson [Lyndon B.]/Humphrey [Hubert H.] For the USA", [1964] series 6box 1folder 1item 11
"Keep Our Circuit Court Judges: Ellen L. Hollander, Richard T. Rombro, John C. Themelis", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 12
"Kennedy [Robert F.] For President", [1968] series 6box 1folder 1item 13
"Let's Put Joe [Joseph D.] Tydings Back In The Senate", [1976] series 6box 1folder 1item 14
"Mondale [Walter F.]/Ferraro [Geraldine A.] for America", [1984] series 6box 1folder 1item 15
"Muskie [Edmund S.] Walk In", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 16
[Poster with clippings from various newspapers], [1970] series 6box 1folder 1item 17
"President John F. Kennedy", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 18
"Re-Elect Carlton R. Sickles, Congressman-at-Large" (2 copies), [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 19
"Re-Elect House of Delegates: Curt Anderson, Ken Montague, Anne Perkins; State Senate-Julian Lapides", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 20
"See and Hear R. Sargent and Eunice Shriver", [1970] series 6box 1folder 1item 21
"Sickles [Carlton R.] for Governor" (2 copies), [1966] series 6box 1folder 1item 22
"Support Frank J. McCourt, State Senate", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 23
"Support the Unity Ticket," [Young Democratic Clubs of Maryland], [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 24
"Teas For Tydings [Joseph D.]", [1964-1970] series 6box 1folder 1item 25
"Venetoulis for Governor for a new Maryland", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 26
"We're For You", [undated] series 6box 1folder 1item 27
"Working For Maryland NOT The Machine. Tydings [Joseph D.] Democrat for U. S. Senate" (2 copies), [1964] series 6box 1folder 1item 28

Series 7: Photographs, 1962-1970 (39 items)

This series contains campaign photographs of various politicians, negatives of a party held at campaign headquarters, and other campaign-related pictures. These materials have been transferred to the photograph collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 8: Memorabilia, 1962-1970 (41 items)

This series includes three-dimensional objects, such as campaign buttons, pencils, matchbooks, printing plates, two name badges, a napkin, a potholder, and an apron from the campaigns of Joseph D. Tydings, Carlton R. Sickles, and others, including Louis Goldstein, long-time comptroller of Maryland. Bumper stickers, campaign brochures, and other paper objects were retained in their original locations. These materials have been transferred to the memorabilia collection (memorabilia #1125 to #1148).

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 8box 1folder 1
1 item. 1" red and white "Tydings" campaign button., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1125
1 item. 1 1/4" red, white and, and blue "Re-Elect Tawes" campaign button., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1126
2 items. Blue and silver "Louis L. Goldstein Comptroller of Maryland" campaign matchbooks. Memo Numbers: 1127a-b., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1127
1 item. Small, orange plastic donkey., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1128
1 item. Red and white string from "Tea for Tydings" teabag., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1129
7 items. Photoengravers' plates of unidentified individuals; on wooden blocks. Memo Numbers: 1130a-g., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1130
3 items. Photoengravers' plates not on wooden blocks; individuals not identified. Memo Numbers: 1131a-c., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1131
3 items. Photoengravers' plates of unidentified buildings; not on wooden blocks. Memo Numbers: 1132a-c., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1132
1 item. 4"x5" photoengravers' plate Millard Tawes; on wooden block., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1133
1 item. 5"x6 3/8" photoengravers' plate of President John F. Kennedy; on wooden block., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1134
2 items. 1 inch red, white, and blue "Vote Democratic [19]66" campaign buttons. Memo Numbers: 1135a-b., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1135
1 item. 1 inch orange "Byron for Congress" campaign button., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1136
2 items. 2 1/16" round red and white "Elect Charlie Moylan" campaign buttons. Memo Numbers: 1137a-b., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1137
1 item. "Re-Elect Tawes Governor" emery board., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1138
1 item. Gold "Compliments of Charles E. Moylan, Jr." pencil., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1139
2 items. "Thomas B. Finan Attorney General of Maryland" gold pencils. Memo Numbers: 1140a-b., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1140
2 items. Blue "J. Millard Tawes Governor of Maryland" pencils. Memo Numbers: 1141a-b., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1141
1 item. Blue and white "Re-Elect Glenn Beall U.S. Senator" potholder., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1142
1 item. "Resnick Congress" sleeveless cover-up/apron., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1143
1 item. Red, white, and blue paper napkin from "Young Dems Convention - 1963"., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1144
1 item. "Jo-Ann Orlinsky, Tea for Tydings Hostess" name badge., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1145
1 item. Black and white 1962 "PRES Goodloe Byron" name badge., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1146
1 item. 1 inch red, white, and blue "Tydings" campaign button., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1147
1 item. 1 inch red, white, and blue "Humphrey-Muskie" campaign button., 1958-1976 series 8box 1folder 1item 1148

Related Material

Interested researchers may wish to consult the papers of Joseph D. Tydings in the Archives and Manuscripts Department of the University of Maryland Libraries.

Other papers of Jo-Ann Orlinsky, dating from 1966 to 1990, are available in the Julia Rogers Library of Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. This collection contains approximately forty linear feet. Only a small portion dealing with her service on the Maryland Commission of Women has been processed. Access is by appointment only; please contact the College Archivist to use this collection.

The Archives of the University of Baltimore has a small, unprocessed collection of Orlinsky materials related to the campaigns of Joseph D. Tydings including bumper stickers and newspaper clippings

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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