Zach Wamp Papers

Zach Wamp

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Title: Zach Wamp Papers

Dates: circa 1994-2010

Creator: Zach Wamp

Summary/Abstract: The Zach Wamp Papers in the Albert Gore Research Center consist of Wamp's Intranet Quorum (IQ) constituent database maintained by his office during his tenure as United States Representative from Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District. Researchers should consult the main body of Congressman Wamp's papers at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. The Albert Gore Research Center is the only archive to own Congressman Wamp's IQ data.

Quantity/Physical Description: 1 set of data on DVD

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: The information in the IQ database is restricted by the donor's deed of gift for 75 years from the date of gift. However, correspondence within the database may be made public within seven years of the date of gift. Access may also be limited due to technical reasons in accessing the data. Contact the archivist for full details.

Copyright: Congressman Wamp conveyed and assigned all right and interest in the donated materials to Middle Tennessee State University. It is presumed that any corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials in the donation to which the donor may not have had full copyright, have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Item identifier), Zach Wamp Papers, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Acquisition: Zach Wamp, 2012, through purchase from Lockheed Martin

Processed By: These records are as yet unprocessed. The center is working on constructing a software interface that will allow access to the IQ database according to provisions in the deed of gift.

Arrangement: The documents are in their original storage state, i.e. as converted digital data files from Lockheed Martin, the IQ vendor.

Biographical Note: Zach Wamp is an East Tennessee businessman and former member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. Wamp graduated from high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, then attended college at the University of North Carolina and the University of Tennessee. He worked for a number of years in the real estate business. He narrowly lost a bid for Congress in 1992, but won in 1994. He served from 1995 through 2010, when he chose not to seek reelection. He ran for governor of Tennessee in 2010 but was defeated. After leaving political office, he started a consulting firm in Chattanooga.

Scope and Content: At this time, the papers consist only of a single database used to coordinate email and physical correspondence with constituents. It is presumed that these records were recorded for the majority of Congressman Wamp's tenure of office, although that cannot yet be verified. The database is in its original storage state and access will be designed to access the records in their original state. Because of personally identifiable information in the correspondence, the database will be closed until such time as it is both ethical and legal for it to be opened for research. Contact the archivist with questions.

Associated Materials: There are no known associated materials at this time.

Related Collections: The main body of Congressman Wamp's congressional papers exist in completely digital form. He donated full copies of these papers (not including the IQ database) to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Subject Terms

Zach Wamp

Subjects (General)
United States House of Representatives
Congressional records

Chattanooga Tennessee
East Tennessee
Washington, D.C.

Material Types
Digital Database

Collection Inventory: Not appropriate for this collection. A searchable interface for the database is being developed.


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