DANIELS (JOSEPHUS) LETTERS

Mss. 2389

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2012

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

4 items

Geographic locations.

Washington, D.C.; Boston, Ma.; Raleigh, N.C.; Versailles, France

Inclusive dates.

1917-1936

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Letters relate to naval construction during World War I, the Versailles Peace Conference (1919), womens suffrage, and progress of the post-WWI period. Includes an excerpt from an address by Daniels to graduates of Georgetown Visitation Convent, Class of 1919.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Josephus Daniels Letters, Mss. 2389, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

Misc.:D

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) was a United States Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, and editor of the Raleigh, North Carolina, newspaper News and Observer.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Letters by Josephus Daniels relate to construction at the Boston Navy Yard and the American economy during World War I (1917); to Woodrow Wilson's role at the Versailles Peace Conference (1925); and to Roosevelt's Agricultural Adjustment Act and its effects on farm prices and the rural economy (1936).

An excerpt of a speech by Josephus Daniels (1919) addressed to the graduating class of Georgetown Visitation Convent praises the school's program for the education of women, advocates the passage of the women's suffrage amendment, and discusses the service of women during World War I.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States.

Feb. 3, 1936

Letter relating improved farm conditions resulting from Roosevelt’s Agricultural Adjustment Act and expressing fear that annulment of the act would cause prostration of farmers.

Georgetown Visitation Convent.

June 2, 1919

Speech to graduating class praising the school’s program for the training of young women.

Tinkerham, George Holden.

Feb. 27, 1917

Letter from Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, negating U.S. Congressman Tinkham’s proposal to expand facilities at Boston Naval Yard to enable capital ship construction.

Women--Suffrage--United States.

June 2, 1919

Speech advocating passage of woman suffrage amendment.

World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects--United States.

Dec. 30, 1925

Letter crediting Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Shipping Board for success of World War I.

World War, 1914-1918--Participation, Female.

June 2, 1919

Speech advocating heroic service of women during World War I.

World War, 1914-1918--Peace.

Dec. 30, 1925

Letter crediting Woodrow Wilson with achieving world peace at Versailles Conference.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Contents

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4 letters (1917-1936)