Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
McCARTHY, Carolyn (1944-)

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN, a Representative from New York; born Carolyn Cook in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 5, 1944; graduated from Mineola High School, Garden City Park, N.Y., 1962; graduated from Glen Cove Nursing School, Glen Cove, N.Y., 1964; licensed practical nurse in ICU section, Glen Cove Hospital, Glen Cove, N.Y.; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2015), was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress in 2014.

Adelphi University
University Archives and Special Collections
Garden City, NY
Papers: 1982-2015, 104 linear feet.
The Carolyn McCarthy papers represent the life and work of Carolyn McCarthy throughout her 18 years in congress. The papers include but are not limited to photographs, congressional correspondences, press clippings, office files, press releases, campaign material, research booklets, video recordings, plaques, 2 trophies, and books. These materials span the Congresswomen?s entire career. Particularly noteworthy items include 150 awards given to McCarthy and 200 video recordings that feature her. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

  • "Carolyn McCarthy" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.