Alben William Barkley Papers,1916-1952

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alben William Barkley Papers,1916-1952
Creator
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956
Extent
8 items
Subjects
Campaign speeches-- United States-- History-- Sources.
Presidents-- Term of office-- United States.
Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1936.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Vice President of the United States under Harry Truman. Barkley's correspondence, 1916-1962, discusses routine political matters; liberalization of loans; and the constitutional amendment limiting the presidency to two terms. Papers also include handwritten and typewritten copies of Barkley's June 1936 speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt to run for his second term as president