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Woodrow Wilson papers, 1908-1936

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1360
Bib ID 4079485 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 ; Hayter, Joseph
Title Woodrow Wilson papers, 1908-1936
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 manuscript boxes, 4 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Language(s) English .

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A collection of about 250 uncatalogued items consisting of correspondence with various Governors of the State of New Jersey, 1908-1936. Governors represented in the collection are Woodrow Wilson, John Franklin Fort, and Morgan F. Larson. The subject of the correspondence is extremely varied and is typical of the material crossing the desk of the average governor. Typical items are a letter from a local Woman's Christian Temperance Union chapter complaining about conditions at a local militia camp; a diplomat outraged at the treatment afforded a countryman at a local amusement park; a memorial erected to a Mexican aviator killed in the state; official transmittal of the Supreme Court decision in the Delaware River Basin Case involving New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; campaign contributions; and intra-party correspondence during the Wilson Gubernatorial administration. There is also a collection of three scrapbooks consisting of correspondence from contributors to the Wilson campaign chest, arranged by state and town of the correspondent. The collection offers insight into the grass roots appeal that Woodrow Wilson had for the poor and lower middle class American of the early 20th century. Also, a binder of newspaper clippings concerning Woodrow Wilson and his career, 1910-1912, that was compiled and presented to Wilson by Joseph Hayter of New Brunswick, N.J. on June 3, 1912.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Woodrow Wilson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Mott, Howard S. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--01/19/53. Accession number--M-53-01-19.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-03-09 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Delaware River (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Diplomats Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elections -- New Jersey -- Finance Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fort, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1852-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Governors -- New Jersey Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Larson, Morgan F Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Jersey -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Jersey -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New Jersey. Militia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Presidents -- United States -- Election Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Temperance -- Societies, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women -- Societies and clubs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID