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Syracuse University—Special Collections Research Center

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Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

http://scrs.syr.edu

Description:

Located on the 6th floor of Syracuse University's Bird Library, the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) advances scholarship and learning by collecting and preserving rare books, manuscripts, and other primary source materials.  SCRC's collections span time and format, from cuneiform tables to born digital electronic files.  Collecting areas include activism and social reform, architecture and design, popular culture (cartoons, science fiction, and pulp literature), photography, and the history of recorded sound.  SCRC is dedicated to connecting students, scholars, and the general public to its collections through exhibitions, lectures, and mini-seminars.

 

Description from: http://library.syr.edu/find/scrc/

Categories: James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, Ulysses S. Grant, James A. Garfield,

Collections:
George F. Johnson Papers, 1882-1956
Bertie Charles Forbes Papers 1892-1964
J. Warren Keifer Papers, 1858-1929
Martin Van Buren Collection
Horace White Papers, 1903-1914
James Monroe Correspondence
William Brown McKinley Papers, 1906-1920
Ulysses S. Grant Collection 1869-1892
William Howard Taft Letters, 1891-1929
James A. Garfield Letters, 1880
Nathan Lewis Miller Papers 1902-1958

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


George F. Johnson Papers, 1882-1956

Papers of the American industrialist, business executive. President of Endicott-Johnson Corporation. Finding aid includes a personal recollection from his daughter, Lillian Johnson Sweet. Correspondence, incoming and outgoing (1900-1945); financial records (1892-1938); articles and speeches (1920-1967); pamphlets, broadsides and posters (1910-1953); blueprints, scrapbooks, photographs, and other material relating to Endicott-Johnson Corporation and Johnson's philosophy of industrial democracy and labor-management relations.

Correspondents include Bruce Barton, Calvin Coolidge, Charles E. Coughlin, James A. Farley, Edward A. Filene, Bertie C. Forbes, Herbert Hoover, Robert M. La Follette, Kenesaw M. Landis, Alfred M. Landon, Herbert H. Lehman, Connie Mack, Nathan L. Miller, James C. Penney, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Alfred P. Sloan, Alfred E. Smith, Billy Sunday, Ida M. Tarbell, Robert F. Wagner, Woodrow Wilson, and many others.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/title/george-f-johnson-papers-1882-1956/oclc/903582986

Size
25 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Woodrow Wilson

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Bertie Charles Forbes Papers 1892-1964

Papers of the American journalist, founder and editor of Forbes. Collection includes business and family correspondence (1897-1964); manuscript and/or published articles, biographical sketches, books and pamphlets, magazine and newspaper columns, novels, stories, speeches; and memorabilia, including clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. Notable correspondents include Bruce Barton, Calvin Coolidge, Robert Dollar, George Eastman, Thomas Edison, Benjamin F. Fairless, James A. Farley, William Randolph Hearst, Herbert Hoover, Eddie Rickenbacker, John D. Rockefeller, Charles M. Schwab, Wendell Willkie, Owen D. Young, and others.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/title/bertie-charles-forbes-papers-1892-1964/oclc/903583930

Size
9 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Herbert Hoover

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J. Warren Keifer Papers, 1858-1929

Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932. U.S. Army officer (U.S. Civil War, Spanish-American War) and legislator (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio, 1877-1885, 1905-1911). Collection contains correspondence, primarily from 1881-1883, when Keifer was Speaker of the House of Representatives, and two items of miscellany. Incoming letters, mostly from military and political figures, of Susan B. Anthony, James G. Blaine, William Jennings Bryan, Carrie Chapman Catt, James A. Garfield, Marcus A. Hanna, Warren G. Harding, Rutherford B. Hayes, Nicholas Longworth, Whitelaw Reid, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, William Howard Taft, Leonard Wood, and others.

 

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/k/keifer_jw.htm

Size
.5 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- Warren G. Harding

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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Martin Van Buren Collection

The Martin Van Buren Collection consists of three items in his hand and/or bearing his signature. The two land grants award a total of 264.32 acres to Rittenhouse Nutt of Jefferson County, Mississippi. The letter, written from Owasco, New York on 26 Sep 1832, is to T. W. Olcott of Albany, New York.

 

Description from: http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/v/vanburen_m.htm

Size
.1 linear foot (1 folder)

Presidential content includes:

- Martin Van Buren

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Horace White Papers, 1903-1914

Horace White (1865-1943) was an American lawyer, state legislator, and Republican governor of New York. He lived and practiced law in the city of Syracuse for more than thirty years. Papers of the American lawyer, legislator, politician. New York State Senator representing Onondaga County, and Lieutenant Governor, later Governor, upon the resignation of Charles Evans Hughes. Correspondence (1900-1912), includes 4400 incoming letters and 4000 outgoing carbons; personal financial records (1903-1914); speeches; and photographs. Correspondents include Nicholas Murray Butler, George Fisk Comfort, Chauncey M. Depew, Alan C. Fobes, Frank W. Higgins, Charles Evans Hughes, Seth Low, Frank A. Munsey, Benjamin B. Odell, Thomas C. Platt, Elihu Root, Jacob G. Schurman, William H. Taft, James W. Wadsworth, Andrew Dickson White, and other White family members, and Timothy L. Woodruff.

 

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/w/white_h.htm

Size
10 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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James Monroe Correspondence

The James Monroe Correspondence consists of two letters written by Monroe. The first letter was sent by Monroe on 14 February 1814 while he was Secretary of State. It is addressed to the Governor of the Mississippi Territory (David Holmes) and warns him about the activities of Dr. John Hamilton Robinson. A few years earlier, Robinson had been an official American envoy in Mexico, and he had developed sympathies for the revolutionaries fighting the Spanish colonial government there. Monroe's letter alludes to Robinson's illegal attempts to recruit American volunteers for the Mexican War of Independence, and he asks the governor to take the "necessary and proper steps" to stop him.

The second letter was written by Monroe on 1 July 1820 to William Wilkins, possibly the Pennsylvania politician who was then a member of the state house of representatives. In this letter of recommendation, Monroe asks Wilkins to give his nephew Charles W. Ernest a commission of second lieutenant in the army.

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/m/monroe_j.htm

Size
2 items

Presidential content includes:

- James Monroe

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William Brown McKinley Papers, 1906-1920

McKinley, William Brown, 1856-1926. Papers of the American legislator. McKinley was the Republican U.S. Representative(1905-1913; 1915-1920) and Senator (1920-1926) from Illinois. Collection includes correspondence, financial records, pamphlets, petitions, photographs, press releases, scrapbooks, and speeches, mostly relating to McKinley's roll as director of William H. Taft's renomination campaign prior to the Presidential election of 1912.

 

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/m/mckinley_wb.htm

Size
30 linear ft

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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Ulysses S. Grant Collection 1869-1892

1 folder (SC)
There are no access restrictions on this material.
Correspondence and memorabilia related to the Civil War General and President.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States.
English.
Finding aid available.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/902866364

Size
1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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William Howard Taft Letters, 1891-1929

Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Papers of the U. S. President. Outgoing correspondence concerning recommendations for appointments; the raising of a native militia and the use of American engineers in the Philippines; and devising a plan for a government in Manila. The William Howard Taft Letters consist of six outgoing items of Correspondence written between 1891 and 1929. The three items to John Proctor Clarke concern recommendations for appointments. There are also two letters to Lyman Kennon relating to issues concerning the Philippines, including the raising of a native militia and the use of American engineers for construction purposes. In addition is a letter to Henry MacFarland discussing a plan for the government of Manila.

 

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/t/taft_wh.htm

Size
6 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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James A. Garfield Letters, 1880

The James A. Garfield Letters are a set of two handwritten letters sent by Garfield to Albert Hinsdale of Wadsworth, Ohio. The first letter is dated 22 Nov 1880 and thanks Hinsdale for a message he sent Garfield. The second letter is dated 18 Dec 1880 and again thanks Hinsdale for his correspondence and his advice. Two letters written by the American President, Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.

 

http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/g/garfield_ja.htm

Size
1 folder

Presidential content includes:

- James A. Garfield

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Nathan Lewis Miller Papers 1902-1958

Papers of the New York Governor (1921 to 1922), attorney, General Counsel of U.S. Steel Corporation. Collection contains correspondence, both incoming and outgoing (1902-1958); legal briefs; writings (1922-1953); and memorabilia including family photographs and scrapbooks of political cartoons and clippings (1921-1922). Correspondents include Roger Blough, Calvin Coolidge, Richard Coughlin, Charles Crandall, Frederick Crane, Thomas E. Dewey, John Foster Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Benjamin Fairless, James A. Farley, Livingstone Farrand, James W. Fawcett, Haley Fiske, Edgar Allen Forbes, George A. Glynn, Will H. Hays, Christian Herter, Richmond Hobson, Herbert Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, Cordell Hull, Alfred Landon, Herbert Lehman, Irving Lehman, Clayton Lusk, Albert Mann, J.P. Morgan, Irving Olds, Joseph Proskauer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Flem Sampson, Alfred E. Smith, Edward R. Stettinius, Henry Stoddard, William H. Taft, Myron Taylor, Arthur Vandenberg, Paul Vernon, Enders Voorhees, Carl Vrooman, William Wadhams, Wilbur Wakeman, John Weeks, Everett Wheeler, Horace White, and Wendell Willkie.

 

http://www.worldcat.org/title/nathan-lewis-miller-papers-1902-1958/oclc/903543279

Size
15 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Herbert Hoover

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

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