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Richard Hooker papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 697
Scope and Contents
The Richard Hooker Papers consist of slightly less than a hundred letters exchanged with various men of greater and lesser importance in twentieth-century American politics. The major historical interest of this correspondence is that it documents Hooker's relationship with several presidents as adviser and friend. Among the subjects are these: Harding's position on the League of Nations (Winthrop Murray Crane, 19 July 1920), Hoover's candidacy for the presidency (Hooker to Hoover, 24 July 1928), Wilson's aspirations for the U.S. Navy (Hooker to Wilson, 5 February 1916), the political activities of Frank B. Brandegee (Hooker to Taft, 21 October 1919), the Electoral College (George W. Norris, 6 June 1944; Hooker and Mark Sullivan, 14 June-12 July 1944), second-class postal rates (Hooker and Wilson, 1 May-1 June 1918, undated), and the Cambridge subway bill (Calvin Coolidge, 16 December 1919 and 31 December 1924).
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Originally given by Richard Hooker with the Samuel Bowles Papers as the Bowles-Hooker Collection, in 1963-1964; separated into the Hooker Papers and the Bowles Papers in 1979.
Arrangement
the papers are arrnged alphabetically by correspondent.
Dates
1907-1964
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Hooker, Richard, 1878-
Language of Materials
English