Ollie Murray James Papers,1903-1976

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ollie Murray James Papers,1903-1976
Creator
James, Ollie Murray, 1871-1918
Extent
1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949.
Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918.
Democratic Party (U.S.)-- History-- Sources.
Goebel, William, 1856-1900.
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
Kentucky-- Politics and government-- 1865-1950-- Sources.
Paynter, Thomas Hanson, 1851-1921.
Powers, Caleb, 1869-1932.
Presidents-- Elections-- United States-- 1908-- Sources.
Presidents-- Election-- United States-- 1912-- Sources.
Presidents-- Election-- United States-- 1916-- Sources.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1045.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American-- Kentucky.
Stanley, Augustus Owsley, 1867-1958.
Tariff-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Taylor, William Sylvester, 1853-1928.
Temperance-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Trusts, Industrial-- United States-- History-- Sources.
United States-- Foreign relations-- Europe-- Sources.
United States-- Foreign relations-- 1913-1921-- Sources.
United States-- History-- 1913-1921-- Sources.
Willson, Augustus Everett, 1846-1931.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
U.S. senator from Ky. and Democratic Party leader. This collection of James' papers are primarily composed of handwritten and typed speeches and notes focusing on Ky. politics and Woodrow Wilson's record. James recites the accomplishments of the Wilson administration regarding the 1916 presidential campaign, especially noting the peace and tariff issues. Later speeches call for preparedness and war. Other material includes correspondence; newspaper clippings; five scrapbooks of clippings, one with handwritten comments and speeches; three theses on James' life and political career; and miscellaneous clippings, resolutions, and programs