University of Arizona

A Life of Service

Selections from the James Kolbe Papers

Jim Kolbe Posing with Wilbur the Wildcat

This exhibition celebrates the opening of our James Kolbe Papers, a collection containing the political papers of the Republican Congressman. It documents his 22 year career as a member of the United States House of Representatives in Arizona’s 5th congressional district (1985-2003), which was later renumbered to the 8th District (2003-2007). The exhibit highlights significant contributions Kolbe made during his tenure in the House of Representatives, with a special emphasis on NAFTA and other trade accomplishments.