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Collection Description & Creator Information
The Collection on William F. McCombs contains materials on and by William F. McCombs. It consists of typescripts of correspondence and notes by William F. McCombs regarding Woodrow Wilson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, provided to Arthur S. Link, editor of The Papers of Woodrow Wilson by Maurice F. Lyons (correspondence between Lyons and Link concerning the transcripts is also included). Additionally, the collection is comprised of volumes of newspaper clippings also relating to Woodrow Wilson's gubernatorial and presidential campaigns and administrations. The volumes were created by McComb's sister, Corinne Hardy.
The collection includes Maurice F. Lyons' typed notes on William F. McCombs, campaign contributors, and remembrances of others such as William G. McAdoo, Colonel Edward M. House, and Joseph P. Tumulty. Transcripts of correspondence include letters from McCombs to Wilson and McAdoo relating to the presidential campaign and administration of Wilson, 1911-1917, letters relating to Lyons and President Charles Seymour of Yale University regarding a review of Arthur S. Link's book on Wilson and the relationships of McCombs, McAdoo, House, and others (published in the Virginia Quarterly October 29, 1947), and correspondence to and from Josephus Daniels and Lyons relating to a the controversy over McCombs advising Wilson to withdraw from the presidential race at Baltimore. Lyons's original correspondence to Link is interspersed throughout the collection. Also included is a typed copy of Governor Wilson's address at the Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1912 by Lyons (who was the only reporter present at the time) and a preliminary report of Rolla Wells, Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee dated October 24, 1912, Additionally, the collection includes cartoons relating to Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic Party, as well as photographs and negatives of the Democratic National Convention, Woodrow Wilson, William F. McCombs, William J. Bryan, William R. Hearst, James R. Nugent, James Smith, Jr., Colonel E. M. House and Champ Clark.
Volumes of newspaper clippings from 1912-1921 regarding the Wilson campaigns and administrations are also included in the collection.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from Series 2.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
1912; Collection on William F. McCombs, MC090, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 2