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Edwin Patrick Kilroe papers, 1776-1959

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 4078986 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kilroe, Edwin P ; McCutcheon, John T (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Title Edwin Patrick Kilroe papers, 1776-1959
Physical Description 15000 items (41 boxes)
Language(s) English .

Arranged material is located off-site and requires advance notice of intent to use.



This collection is arranged into 13 series: SeriesI: Cataloged Correspondence and Manuscripts; Series II: Arranged Correspondence; Series III: Manuscripts; Series IV: Reproductions; Series V: Printed Material; Series VI: Woodrow Wilson; Series VII: Photostats; Series VIII: Illustrations and Cartoons; Series IX: Cartoons; Series X: Miscellaneous; Series XI: "Tamaniana" Card Files; Series XII: Scrapbooks; Series XIII: Index of Volumes I-XVIII



Correspondence, manuscripts, original political cartoons, printed and photostatic materials relating to the political and social activities of the Society of Tammany, or Columbian order. Most of the correspondence is concerned with the formation of the Kilroe Tammaniana Collection, Kilroe's collection of books, documents, manuscripts, posters, cartoons, etc. relating to Tammany Hall. Also, letters from various members of the Tammany organization. The manuscripts include typescripts of Kilroe's works such as A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SAINT TAMMANY and TAMMANY HALL AND THE TAMMANY SOCIETIES IN THE UNITED STATES. In addition there are manuscript and typescript records of various Tammany Societies with particular emphasis on the New York City Society and the New York County Democratic Party organization. Among the cartoons are 22 by John Tinney McCutcheon (1870-1949), over half of which deals with Tammany and New York politics while the remainder concerns national politics with an emphasis on presidential campaigns.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Arranged material is located off-site and requires advance notice of intent to use.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edwin Patrick Kilroe Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: Additional books, manuscripts, and printed ephemera such as newspaper clippings, political memorabilia and campaign literature are in the Kilroe Collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christian Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Diary & 24 related items Cataloged HR 05/08/92.

Revision Description

2010-02-15 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Democratic Party (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Democratic Party (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York City Society Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States -- Election Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tammany Hall Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tammany Society, or Columbian Order (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Patrick Kilroe (1880-1953) was Assistant District Attorney of New York County and an authority on copyright law.