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Albert R. Wynn papers

 Collection 0336-MDHC

Albert R. Wynn represented Maryland's Fourth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2008. Prior to that service Wynn served as director of the Prince George's County Consumer Protection Commission and in the Maryland General Assembly. After his defeat in the 2008 Democratic primary by Donna Edwards, Wynn resigned in order to take a position with the lobbying firm Dickstein Shapiro. Edwards won a special election to serve the remainder of his term. During his time in Congress Wynn was active in the Congressional Black Caucus, serving on the group's Political Action Committee and its Minority Business Task Force. Wynn was a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, serving on the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality as well as chairing the Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials. This collection pertains entirely to Wynn's service in the House of Representatives. A large portion of the collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, and committee files, as well as extensive collections of video and audio tape and photographs documenting Wynn's activities. Issues mentioned in the files include the war in Iraq, the environment, minority-owned and small business, energy policy, television ratings, affirmative action, and employment discrimination. Correspondents include many national politicians active during the period 1993 to 2008, especially other members of Maryland's Congressional Delegation, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The collection is unprocessed but a preliminary inventory is available.


  • 1983-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1993-2008

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

This collection contains restricted material, please check the series and folder listings for additional information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


37.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Albert R. Wynn papers cover the period from 1983-2008; the bulk of the materials date from 1993-2008. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, commmittee files, video and audio tapes, photographs documenting Wynn's service in the U.S. House of Representatives. An additional accession from 2009 includes printed copies of 16 House of Representatives bills introduced by Mr. Wynn (sometimes with other Representatives) during the 110th Congress.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Albert Wynn in 2008. An additional folder of printed copies of 16 House of Representatives bills introduced by Wynn was donated in 2009.

Guide to the Albert R. Wynn papers
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742