Ollie Murray James papers

Abstract

The Ollie Murray James papers (dated 1906-1918, undated; 0.24 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, printed materials, a poster, and newspaper clippings pertaining to James' career in Congress during the administration of Woodrow Wilson.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ollie Murray James papers
Date
1906-1918 (inclusive)
Creator
James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918
Extent
0.24 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Legislators -- Correspondence.
Politicians -- Correspondence.
United States -- Politics and government.
Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Sandy Baird
Preferred Citation
66m9: [identification of item], Ollie Murray James papers, 1906-1918, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
U.S. Senator. James, a native of Crittenden County, Ky, became a lawyer in 1891, following in his father's footsteps. He involved himself in Kentucky Democratic politics at an early age. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1903-1911. He won election to the U.S. Senate in 1912, and served as permanent chairman of the 1912 and 1916 Democratic National Conventions. He died in 1918, while campaigning for a second term.
Scope and Content
The Ollie Murray James papers (dated 1906-1918, undated; 0.24 cubic feet; 1 box, 1 folder) consist of correspondence, printed materials, a poster, and newspaper clippings pertaining to James' career in Congress during the administration of Woodrow Wilson. The printed materials relate primarily to Wilson's administration and various congressional issues of the time period, including the Tariff Act of 1913 and the Steel Investigation. Correspondence includes letters from Joseph Tulmulty, Champ Clark, Lucius Pinkham, Henry Watterson, and Woodrow Wilson. The letter from Wilson explicitly seeks James' "counsel and guidance." Additionally, the collection includes a pair of eyeglasses, identified as belonging to Edmonds of Washington, possibly Richard Hathaway Edmonds.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1906-1918

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Invitations and musicale program, 1918

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Newspaper clippings, circa 1910s

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Eyeglasses, Edmonds of Washington, undated

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Democratic Party printed materials, 1913-1914

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Democratic Party printed materials, 1915, undated

  • Box 1, folder 6
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"Think This Over Mr. Voter" poster, circa 1913

  • Folder 1
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