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Jouett Shouse papers, 1911-1967
1915-1967 (bulk dates)
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Organized: Correspondence; Photo; Democratic National Committee; Association Against Prohibition Amendment; American Liberty League; Miscellaneous publications. Chronologically arranged within each organizational unit.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Jouett Shouse papers, 1911-1967, 1915-1967 (bulk dates), 1M59M61, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
2500 pieces, 270 volumes.
Politician. Shouse was born in Midway, Ky. December 10, 1879, the son of the Reverend Samuel Shouse. He was on the staff of the Lexington HERALD from 1898-1904. In 1911, he went to Kansas, where he was married. Elected to Congress from the 7th Kansas District in 1915, Shouse served in the 64th and 65th Congresses. President Wilson named Shouse Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1919. Shouse served as Chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee, 1929-1932; President of the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 1932-1933; and President of the American Liberty League, 1934-1938.
These are the papers of Jouett Shouse. The bulk of the correspondence reflects Mr. Shouse's interests from 1915. There are folders devoted to correspondence with Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Roosevelt. Other correspondents include the following politicans: Bernard Baruch, Omar Bradley, Harry Byrd, Champ Clark, James Cox, Charles Curtis, Josephus Daniels, Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Farley, John N. Garner, Carter Glass, Barry Goldwater, Herbert Hoover, Cordell Hull, Lyndon Johnson, Williams Gibbs McAdoo, Sam Rayburn, Fred Vinson, and Wendell Wilkie. Correspondence with John W. Davis comments on the Presidential elections of 1936 and 1943. A letter from Alf Landon refers to a meeting with Justice Brandeis.
The collection includes the following scrapbooks: Personal, 13 volumes, 1912-1928; Democratic National Committee, 131 Volumes 1929-1932; Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, 5 volumes, 1933-1935; American Liberty League, 121 volumes, 1934-1941. Numerous folders contain Shouse speeches. One folder contains photographs.