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John H. Rousselot papers

Identifier: 0224


This collection reflects the work of John H. Rousselot during his latter terms in office--spanning 1970 to 1983--in the U.S. House of Representatives.


  • 1970 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

John Harbin Rousselot (1927-2003) was a Republican congressional representative from southern California who represented parts of the San Gabriel Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Rousselot was first elected to the Eighty-seventh Congress (1961-1963) by California's 25th congressional district. Following his unsuccessful reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress, Rousselot worked as a management consultant and Western regional director for the conservative advocacy group, the John Birch Society. Rousselot returned to Congress in 1970, elected by California's 24th congressional district to serve the Ninety-first Congress and the six succeeding Congresses (1970-1983). While in Congress, Rousselot served on various banking and budgetary committees, including the Committee on Banking and Currency and the Committee on Ways and Means, generally adopting stances against public spending and tax increases. After leaving Congress, Rousselot worked as special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, as president of the National Council of Savings Institutions, and as the final chairman and chief executive of Lincoln Savings and Loan.


357.31 Linear Feet (318 boxes)

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Processing Information

The John H. Rousselot papers have been partially processed at various times, but the collection remains largely inaccessible due to inaccuracies in the outdated description of the collection. Description for the first three series in this finding aid (housed in Box nos. 1-14) are up to date. However, the material described in these initial series comprise a small fraction of the collection as a whole. Container records for the collection's unprocessed boxes are listed under the record titled "[Unprocessed material]."

Researchers can view an outdated finding aid for the collection as a PDF document (see the digital object record linked to this finding aid under "Digital Material"). Note that the box numbers listed in this legacy finding aid do not accurately reflect how the boxes in the collection are currently numbered. Consequently, the connections between the outdated finding aid's box-level descriptions and their corresponding box number(s) may be misleading in many cases.

Special Collections will continue to add to the updated description for this collection as time and resources allow.

Finding aid for the John H. Rousselot papers
Bo Doub
2019 October
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States