Charles Linza McNary papers, 1921-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944
Title
Charles Linza McNary papers
Dates
1921-1941 (inclusive)
Quantity
7.5 linear feet, (13 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 049
Summary
Charles Linza McNary (1874-1944) was a Republican Senator from Oregon and served as an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice. The collection contains records from McNary's years as Senator that deal with Oregon concerns including correspondence, bills, briefs, and research material about internal improvements, such as rivers and harbors, bridges, state parks railroads, roads, and airports, as well as agriculture, trade, veteran hospitals and a few personal materials and photographs.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Linza McNary was born on a farm near Salem, Oregon on June 12, 1874 and attended Oregon public schools and Leland Stanford Junior University. He graduated from Stanford University and returned to Salem to begin a law career. McNary served as a deputy district attorney from 1906 to 1913, as dean of the Willamette University Law School from 1908 to 1913, and as an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice from 1913 to 1915.

Following the death of Harry Lane in 1917, McNary was appointed as a Republican to the U.S. Senate. McNary advocated for farm and reclamation legislation including the McNary-Haugen farm bill of 1927. He served as minority leader from 1933 to 1944 and supported a much of the New Deal legislation, although he opposed the reciprocal trade agreements and President Roosevelt's proposals for Supreme Court reform. McNary served on the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid Lands and the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. In 1933, McNary was the original and principal sponsor of the Bonneville Dam. He ran unsuccessfully for vice president with Wendell Wilkie in 1940 against the Roosevelt ticket.

McNary died in office in 1944. He was later honored when McNary Dam on the Columbia River and McNary High School in Keizer were named for him.

Source: Oregon Blue Book website: http://bluebook.state.or.us/notable/notmcnary.htm

Source: Online Biographical Directory of the US Congress: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m000583

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains records from McNary's years as Senator that deal with Oregon concerns including correspondence, bills, briefs, and research material about internal improvements, such as rivers and harbors, bridges, state parks railroads, roads, and airports, as well as agriculture, trade, veteran hospitals and a few personal papers and photographs.

Of McNary's senatorial records, Oregon related material came to the University of Oregon while the bulk of his papers are housed in the Library of Congress.

Oregon material is alphabetically organized by subject title. Folders include correspondence, reports, bills, briefs, and other research documents concerning a certain topic. The largest section of materials concerns Oregon's rivers and harbors.

McNary's personal papers include correspondence (1922-1929; 1937-1943), correspondence regarding McNary's estate, McNary genealogy, and mementos.

Photographs contain personal and family prints, as well as photographs from McNary's work and travel as a congressional representative.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Linza McNary papers, Ax 049, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles Linza McNary papers, Ax 049, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Photographs (PH 102)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Prints
2
Album (red)
3
Album "Grandpa's Farm" (black)
4
Oversize Prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Harbors--Law and legislation--Oregon
  • Legislators--United States
  • Politicians--Oregon
  • Public works--Law and legislation--United States
  • Rivers--Law and legislation--Oregon
  • Personal Names :
  • McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944
  • McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. Senate.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon--Politics and government--1859-1950
  • United States--Politics and government--1919-1933
  • United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Legislative records
  • Photographs