Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963 (bulk 1909-1920)

Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie), 1862-1935


14,000 items.
41 containers plus 6 oversize.
18.8. linear feet.
Arranged in 9 series. Series 1: General Correspondence, 1889-1935; Series 2: Letterbooks, 1896-1923; Series 3: Secretary's Private Files, 1911-1913; Series 4: Subject File, 1871-1936; Series 5: Speech and Article File, 1880-circa 1932; Series 6: Miscellany, 1883-1963; Series 7: Photograph Album and Scrapbooks, 1879-1911; Series 8: Clippings, 1888-1935; and Series 9: Printed Matter, 1883-circa 1930.
Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, minutes, speeches, articles, notes, subject files, Fisher family genealogical material, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Fisher's service as U.S. secretary of the interior in the William H. Taft administration and to his interest in the municipal affairs of Chicago, Ill. Also documents his work as a member of the U.S. Railroad Securities Commission. Subjects include the American National Live Stock Association; conservation; the Indians of Oklahoma; Sigma Chi fraternity; the League to Enforce Peace (U.S.); the traction ordinances dispute, Chicago, Ill.; Fisher's travels to Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho; and personal matters. Correspondents include Richard Achilles Ballinger, Kate Barnard, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, James Rudolph Garfield, William Kent, Robert M. La Follette, Franklin K. Lane, Franklin MacVeagh, Frank B. Noyes, Gifford Pinchot, Julius Rosenwald, Harry Slattery, William H. Taft, Ida M. Tarbell, Henry Cantwell Wallace, George W. Wickersham, and Clinton Rogers Woodruff.
Lawyer, municipal reformer, and U.S. secretary of the interior.
Open to research.
Collection material in English.
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