University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Frank Orren Lowden (1861-1943) was a lawyer, Republican politician, scientific farmer and Governor of Illinois. The collection contains personal correspondence, as well as correspondence related to Lowden’s business, political and agricultural activities. It also includes many early twentieth-century Republican brochures, pamphlets, and other political materials, drafts and texts of Lowden’s speeches and public statements, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. There are also several family photographs and several portraits of Lowden in the collection, as well as other memorabilia.
University of Georgia - Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
The Iris F. Blitch Papers document her two terms representing Georgia's Eighth District in the United States Congress from 1955 to 1963, and, to a lesser extent her campaigns and personal life. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, legislative bills, research and campaign materials, scrapbooks and photographs. Well-documented throughout the entire collection, particularly in the Legislative and Subject Series, are the issues that were important to Blitch and to the twenty counties that composed the Eighth District, including agriculture and environmental issues. Bills sponsored or supported by Blitch include: Okefenokee Conservation Bill (secured funding for water conservation and fire protection in and around the swamp); Small-Watershed Bill (allowed the building of small watershed projects with government grants and loans to conserve water for farmers, municipalities, industry, recreation and the conservation of fish and wildlife); Water ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
National Lawyers Guild Records, 1936-1999, contains the organizations founding documents and annual convention records; national, regional and chapter publications, amicus briefs, and executive, legal and committee documents and correspondence. Also, eighteen NLG attorney's correspondence, legal case and office files. Reports and publications of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the American Association of Jurists, 1971-1998.
Western Washington University - Heritage Resources
The collection documents the interests and activities of Belllingham Bay Improvement Company and its predecessor, subsidiary and successor companies, including the Bellingham Bay Coal Company, Bellingham Bay Water Company, Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad Company, Bellingham Bay Lumber Company, and the Bellingham Securities Syndicate Incorporated. Records span the period 1855-1986 (1883-1930), and document the companies' involvement in extractive industries, real estate and railroad speculation in Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA. The collection includes administrative and corporate, financial, property and survey records, correspondence and maps.
The papers of historian Henry P. Whitehead measure 156.91 linear feet and date from 1843 to 2010 (bulk 1945-1986). The collection documents Whitehead's careers, as well as his family and personal life. The collection also includes the personal papers of Tomlinson D. Todd, Elizabeth B. Delaney and the Howard Theatre Foundation. The combined collection is comprised of black theatrical memorabilia; materials relating to civil rights activities in the District of Columbia; and the African American experience in general. Included are playbills, sheet music, admission tickets, newspapers, magazines, books, photographs, clippings, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, sound recordings, research files, and other material.