English, Published edition: James J. Davis papers, Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947.

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Physical Description
  • 13,000 items.
  • 56 containers plus 3 oversize.
  • 22.4 linear feet.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • James J. Davis papers, 1895-1946
Creator
  • Davis, James J. (James John), 1873-1947.
Physical Description
  • 13,000 items.
  • 56 containers plus 3 oversize.
  • 22.4 linear feet.
Subjects
Summary
  • Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, investigation files, financial records, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating to Davis's service as U.S. secretary of labor in the Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover presidential administrations; his tenure as U.S. senator from Pennsylvania; and as organizer and leader of the Loyal Order of Moose. Subjects include labor relations, political campaigns including Davis's senatorial campaign in 1931, unemployment, and social security. Also documents the 1931 investigation of Davis by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Senatorial Campaign Expenditures headed by Gerald P. Nye and the 1932 Loyal Order of Moose lottery trial, United States v. Davis. Includes a draft of Davis's unpublished manuscript titled, The History of Strikes. Correspondents include Rhys J. Davies, Homer L. Ferguson, Herbert Hoover, and Andrew W. Mellon.
Biography
  • U.S. secretary of labor and senator from Pennsylvania.
Notes
  • Gift James J. Davis, Jr., Jane Schoeller, Jean A. Davis, Joan E. Hurt, and Jewel D. McGuire 1955.
  • Collection material in English.
Access Conditions
  • Open to research.
Language
  • English
Standard Number
  • MSS17913
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