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                 Jouett Shouse papers, 1899-1967, undated
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             Jouett Shouse papers 
             59m61 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 68.87 Cubic feet 
                 18 boxes, 283 scrapbooks 
             
             1899-1967, undated 
             The Jouett Shouse papers (dated 1899-1967; 68.87 cubic feet; 18 boxes, 283 scrapbooks) comprise scrapbooks; brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets; correspondence; speech scripts; and newspaper clippings, documenting Shouse’s political career as a national leader in the United States Democratic Party, as well as his political philosophy critiquing federal government intervention and expansion during Prohibition, the Depression and the New Deal eras. 
             
                 Shouse, Jouett, 1879-1968 
             
         
         
             Biographical Note 
             Jouett Shouse was born in Midway, Ky., on December 10, 1879, the son of the Reverend Samuel Shouse. He grew up in Mexico, Missouri, and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia. After college, Shouse returned to Kentucky and from 1898-1904 worked as a reporter for the Democratic Lexington, Ky., newspapers the 
                 Morning Herald , and its successor, the 
                 Lexington Herald . 
             In 1911, he married his first wife and moved to Kansas where he was elected to Congress from the 7th Kansas District in 1915. Shouse served in the 64th and 65th Congresses. President Woodrow Wilson named Shouse Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in 1919, resigning the post one year later in 1920. In addition, 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. 
             Shouse split with the mainstream Democratic Party following Franklin Roosevelt’s 1932 election and subsequent enactment of New Deal programs. The former DNC leader criticized the size of federal government and sought to limit its reach through his involvement in the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) and the American Liberty League (ALL). As president of the AAPA in 1932, Shouse oversaw the organization’s mobilization drive to repeal the 18th Amendment, which occurred in 1933. Through his involvement with the AAPA, Shouse became acquainted with a number of business leaders, notably the Dupont family. The Dupont’s involvement in the repeal of prohibition and the ALL is documented in the ALL scrapbooks. Shouse drew on the financial support of the Duponts and other business leaders to co-found the ALL with John Jacob Raskob. 
             In 1932 Shouse divorced his first wife and married Catherine Filene Dodd; they adopted a child, William Filene Shouse. Shouse and his wife owned Wolf Trap Farm in Virginia where he retired in 1965. He died in 1968 and is buried in the Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, Kentucky. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Arranged into seven series by format or subject: Correspondence; Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA); Democratic National Committee (DNC); American Liberty League (ALL); Miscellaneous Speeches, Reports, and Autobiographical Materials; Photographs; and Personal Scrapbooks. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Jouett Shouse papers (dated 1899-1967; 68.87 cubic feet; 18 boxes, 283 scrapbooks) comprise scrapbooks; brochures, pamphlets, and leaflets; correspondence; speech scripts; and newspaper clippings, documenting Shouse’s political career as a national leader in the United States Democratic Party, as well as his political philosophy critiquing federal government intervention and expansion during Prohibition, the Depression and the New Deal eras. The collection also includes 17 personal scrapbooks of articles about Shouse and one personal scrapbook of editorials he penned for the Democratic Lexington, Ky., newspaper the the 
                 Morning Herald  relating to the 1900 assassination of Kentucky Governor William Goebel and subsequent political civil war for the governor’s seat. 
             Organizations documented include the Democratic National Committee (DNC), 1923-1936; Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA), 1923-1933; and the American Liberty League (ALL), 1934-1940. Materials associated with these organizations cover topics related to national party politics, political movements, successes and challenges of campaigning, the inner-workings of national elections, and political mobilization. Letters from William McAdoo document his failed Democratic presidential nomination bid at the Democratic National Convention in 1924.The two DNC scrapbooks from 1928 chronicle the presidential campaign of Alfred Smith who lost to Herbert Hoover. Records for AAPA and ALL document these groups’ arguments for a weaker central government and support for big business. Specifically, ALL publications and scrapbooks demonstrate the organization’s opposition from within the Democratic Party to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs, in particular its concerns about government intrusion into personal liberty and private property. The collection includes a full set of ALL publications (1934-1936) and letters from William McAdoo (1921-1927), Alfred Smith (1928), and John Jacob Raskob (1930-1936). 
             Although a small number of family photographs are included in the collection, there is very little information on Shouse’s personal life. The personal scrapbooks do include newspaper articles about his political successes. Overall, the materials are focused on Democratic Party politics and political movements during the 1920s-1930s and not on the lived human experience of these two decades. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             59m61: [identification of item], Jouett Shouse papers, 1899-1967, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Immediate Source of Acquisition note 
             Gift, 1968 
         
         
             American Liberty League. 
             Association Against the Prohibition Amendment.. 
             Democratic National Committee. (U.S.) 
             Goebel, William, 1856-1900 
             McAdoo, W.G.,  (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 
             Morning herald (Lexington, Ky.). 
             Raskob, John J.,  (John Jacob), 1879-1950 
             Shouse, Jouett, 1879-1968 
             Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 
             black-and-white photographs 
             Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 
             Democratic Party (U.S.)--History--20th century 
             Editorials--United States--History--20th century 
             Journalists--Kentucky 
             Letters. 
             New Deal, 1933-1939. 
             Political campaigns--United States 
             Politicians--Correspondence. 
             Politicians. 
             Prohibition--Societies, etc. 
             Prohibition--United States--History--20th century 
             Scrapbooks--United States. 
             United States--Politics and government--1919-1933. 
             United States--Politics and government--1933-1945. 
         
         
             
                 
                     Correspondence 
                     Series I. 
                     1911-1967 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Comprises incoming letters to Jouett Shouse and typed copies of his outgoing letters and replies, primarily consisting of telegrams and memos setting meeting dates and discussing general concerns over the Democratic Party. Other subject areas and correspondents include letters between Shouse and William McAdoo, (failed 1924 Democratic presidential nominee); letters to President Woodrow Wilson concerning World War I and mobilization on the home front; correspondence regarding Shouse's political role in the Democratic National Committee (DNC); constituent letters to Shouse during his tenure as Representative for the 7th Kansas District from 1915-1919; correspondence related to Shouse’s brief tenure and eventual resignation in 1920 as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; and Shouse's congratulatory letters to Presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Arranged chronologically and then by subject or correspondent. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Angus Breeders 
                         1 
                         1 
                         1911 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         1 
                         2 
                         1915-1916 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Woodrow Wilson 
                         1 
                         3-8 
                         1916-1920 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Herbert Hoover 
                         1 
                         9-10 
                         1917-1918 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Constituent letters 
                         1 
                         11-12 
                         1917-1918 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Assistant Secretary of Treasury 
                         1 
                         13 
                         1919-1920 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         William McAdoo 
                         1 
                         14 
                         1921-1927 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         1 
                         15 
                         1928 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
                         1 
                         16-18 
                         1929-1932 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         1 
                         19 
                         1934 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Death of mother 
                         2 
                         1-2 
                         1932 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         2 
                         3 
                         1937 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         2 
                         4-5 
                         1943 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Presidential term limits 
                         2 
                         6 
                         1944-1945 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Harry Truman 
                         2 
                         7-10 
                         1946-1949 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cold War 
                         3 
                         1-3 
                         1950-1952 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         3 
                         4-6 
                         1953-1954 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Kentucky politics 
                         3 
                         7 
                         1955 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         3 
                         8 
                         1956 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1956 election 
                         3 
                         9 
                         1956 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         3 
                         10 
                         1957 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         4 
                         1-2 
                         1958-1959 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         1960 presidential election 
                         4 
                         3 
                         1960 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General 
                         4 
                         4-7 
                         1961-1964 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         National parks 
                         4 
                         8 
                         1966-1967 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) 
                     Series II. 
                     1923-1934 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Comprises primarily scrapbooks kept by Shouse, press releases, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, annual reports, and a bound journal related to Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) activities in criticism of prohibition. The AAPA was organized in 1918 and unsuccessfully fought against the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Jouett Shouse became president of the AAPA in 1932 and oversaw the activities of the organization until the repeal of prohibition in 1933. The series includes press releases from the years 1923-1933, when the AAPA launched a large publicity campaign for the repeal of the 18th Amendment. The releases were sent to local newspapers and focused on the failure of prohibition in the United States. A bound copy of the volume two of 
                         The Minute Man  (1923 to early 1924), a monthly journal published by the New Jersey division of the AAPA, also is in the series. The volume contains letters and criticisms of prohibition as it relates to the violation of civil liberties. Pamphlets from 1930-1932 detail the repeal process for prohibition. Other pamphlets include published speeches on why the ban on alcohol should end, as well as the by-laws of the AAPA. The AAPA disbanded when prohibition ended in 1933. Arranged in two subseries, press releases and publications, which include four scrapbook volumes (1932-1934), and then chronologically within each subseries. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Publications 
                         Subseries A. 
                         1923-1933 
                     
                     
                         
                             List of press releases 
                             4 
                             9 
                             1928-1932 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             5 
                             1 
                             1928 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             5 
                             2-3 
                             1929 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             5 
                             4 
                             1930 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             5 
                             5 
                             1931 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             5 
                             6-8 
                             1932 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Press releases 
                             6 
                             1-4 
                             5 
                             9 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             
                                 The Minute Man  journal, volume 2 
                             6 
                             5 
                             1923-1924 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Pamphlets and speeches 
                             6 
                             6 
                             1930-1933 
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     The Status of Prohibition Repeal 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 1 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     425 Men You Know who are Directing the Fight for Repeal of the National Prohibition Amendment 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 2-3 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     Is the Power of Congress to Enforce the Eighteenth Amendment Discretionary? 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 4 
                                 undated 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     The Passing of the Constitution 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 5 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     Methods of Ratification: Mr. Ralph M. Shaw Analyzes the Contentions of The Hon. A Mitchell Palmer and the Hon. James M. Beck 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     Prohibition Repeal Progress 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 7-8 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     Congress and State Ratifying Conventions: A reply to the supplemental brief of the Honorable A. Mitchell Palmer 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 9 
                                 1933 
                             
                         
                         
                             
                                 
                                     32 Reasons for Repeal 
                                 6 
                                 6 
                                 10 
                                 1932 
                             
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Newspaper clippings 
                             6 
                             7 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Annual reports 
                             6 
                             8 
                             1932-1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Annual meeting 
                             6 
                             9 
                             1932 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             U.S. Tariff Commission reports 
                             6 
                             10 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             State liquor laws 
                             7 
                             1 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Amendment draft 
                             7 
                             2 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Bills ratifying 21st Amendment 
                             7 
                             3 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Scrapbooks 
                         Subseries B. 
                         1932-1934 
                     
                     
                         Scope and Contents note 
                         The Association Against the Prohibition Amendment (AAPA) scrapbooks contain four volumes arranged by date of press materials related to the organizations fight for the repeal of the 18th Amendment. Jouett Shouse served as president of the AAPA from 1932 until the end of Prohibition in 1933. 
                     
                     
                         
                             AAPA, volume 1 
                             AAPA 1 
                             1932 August 18-1934 January 22 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             AAPA, volume 2 
                             AAPA 2 
                             1933 May 5-June 30 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             AAPA, volume 3 
                             AAPA 3 
                             1933 September 29-November 8 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             AAPA, volume 4 
                             AAPA 4 
                             1932 November 26-1934 August 22 
                         
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Democratic National Committee (DNC) 
                     Series III. 
                     1923-1933 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Primarily comprises scrapbooks kept by Shouse, correspondence, press releases, published speeches and a transcript of the proceedings of the Committee on Arrangements for the 1932 DNC National Convention that document the local and national activities of the Democratic National Committee from 1924-1936. Jouett Shouse was a leading member of the Democratic Party and took on national predominance as chairman of the DNC Executive Committee from 1929-1932. The general correspondence comprises incoming letters to Shouse and copies of his replies discussing concerns related to the political atmosphere of the United States, as well as party organizing at the state and local levels. Other correspondence and topics include the 1924 DNC Convention, detailing the contentious nomination battle between William McAdoo, John W. Davis, and Alfred E. Smith; the Smoot-Hawley Tariff (1930); and congratulation letters to Shouse from various party members after the Democrat’s 1930 sweep of Congressional House seats. The DNC press releases (1929-1932) focus on political victories and criticisms of the Hoover administration as well as on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. The speeches include those given in 1929 by Shouse to various political organizations and in 1932 at that year's Democratic National Convention. The scrapbooks (1929-1932, 135 volumes) contain newspaper clippings related to Shouse's role as a leading member of the Democratic Party and as chairman of the Executive Committee. Two scrapbooks are related to the 1928 presidential campaign and Shouse's support of Alfred Smith, who lost the election to Herbert Hoover. Arranged in three subseries, correspondence, publications, scrapbooks and speeches and proceedings, and then chronologically within subseries. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence 
                         Subseries A. 
                         1923-1933 
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             7 
                             4 
                             1923-1925 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             7 
                             5 
                             1924 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             7 
                             6 
                             1924-1925 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Democratic National Convention 
                             7 
                             7 
                             1924-1925 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Smoot-Hawley Tariff 
                             7 
                             8 
                             1929 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Congressional election 
                             7 
                             9-11 
                             8 
                             1-2 
                             1930 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             8 
                             3 
                             1931 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             8 
                             4-7 
                             1932 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             General 
                             8 
                             8 
                             1933 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Press releases 
                         Subseries B. 
                         1929-1932 
                     
                     
                         
                             
                             9 
                             1