William E. Borah Papers, 1902-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940
William E. Borah Papers
1902-1941 (inclusive)
1.0 linear feet
Collection Number
MSS 345
The William E. Borah Papers consist primarily of his published speeches. There is a letter to Franklin Roosevelt and correspondence with Walter White. Also included are photographs, campaign notebooks, and other items related to his Senatorial career.
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
Telephone: 208-426-3958
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Collection is available for research.


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The William E. Borah Papers consist primarily of his published speeches. There is a letter to Franklin Roosevelt and correspondence with Walter White. Also included are photographs, campaign notebooks, and other items related to his Senatorial career.

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William Edgar Borah was born on June 29, 1865 in Illinois. After several years as a lawyer, he served as a Republican Senator for 33 years (1907-1940). Known as the "Lion of Idaho" because of his progressive viewpoints, he chaired the Senate Foreigh Relations Committee, was against the US joinging the League of Nations in 1918, distrusted government centralization, and supported many New Deal initiatives. Borah died in 1940.

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Preferred Citation

[item description], William E. Borah Papers, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-2 Campaign Notebooks 1902-1908
1 3 Correspondence 1930-1940
1 4 Press Statements 1939
1 5 Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress 1941
1 6 The Adverse Report of the Committee on the Judiciary 1937
1 7 Borah-Butler Debate, The Roosevelt Club 1927
1 8 The Gavel of Delta Sigma Rho 1940
1 9 Neutrality Act of 1939, H.J. Res. 306 1939
1 10 Funeral Program 1940
1 11 Photographs
1 Photographs
1 Articles
Box Folder
1 12 Excerpts of Speeches 1918, 1937-1939
Admission of New Mexico and Arizona - Recall of Judges 1911
The Alternative 1914
An American Fireside - with Norman Hapgood and Sherman Mittell 1935
American Foreign Policy in a Nationalistic World 1934
Americanism 1939
Andrew Hamilton 1934
The Antilynching Bill 1938
Arbitration with Mexico 1927
Armaments - Taxation 1929
Armed Merchant Ships 1916
Balancing the Budget 1933
The Beer Bill 1933
Boise Exchange Club 1938
The Bonus Bill 1921
The Bonus Bill 1922
Borah on the Constitution
The Brownsville Affair 1908
Conscription 1917
Conservation of Natural Resources 1910
The Consumer and Small Business 1934
The Constitution of the United States of America and the United States Supreme Court 1936
[Constitutional Government] 1936
Constitutional Government 1937
Control of Monopoly 1937
Currency Expansion 1932
Delay in Legislation 1924
Delegation of Power 1934
The Denby Resolution - Impeachment 1924
The Depression - Debts 1933
The Direct Primary 1922
During the Debate on Woman Suffrage, The Question of the 15th Amendment Interfering with the Securing of Suffrage for Women Came into the Debate 1919
The Economic Situation 1932
The Eighteenth Amendment 1926
Election of Senators by Direct Vote 1911
Election of Senators by the People 1911
Farm Bill 1937
The Farm Problem 1929
Farm Relief 1926
Farm Relief 1928
The Farmer and Free Ships 1914
The Farmer and the Tariff 1928
The Farmer's Enemy 1936
Fascism 1937
Federal Relief - The Depression 1932
Food - Intoxicating Liquors 1917
Food Speculators 1917
Foreign Affairs 1938
Foreign Affairs 1939
Forestry and Public Lands 1912
Forget Not America 1925
The German Treaty 1921
Gold Standard Bill 1933
How to Meet the Issue 1935
Immigration 1912
Immigration - After the War 1918
Income Tax 1909
Income Tax 1910
Inheritance Tax 1926
The Integrity of the Constitution 1926
Integrity of the States 1909
Integrity of the States 1938
The Lawyer and the Public 1916
The League Court 1926
League of Nations 1918
League of Nations 1919
Liberty's Crucial Hour 1918
Lincoln the Orator 1911
The Lowering of the Draft Age 1918
M. Clemenceau 1922
Modern Militarism 1916
The Money Question 1934
Monopoly 1913
Munition Manufacturers Should be Curbed 1934
National Defense 1916
National Republican League and the League of Republican State Clubs 1915
Neutral 1917
Neutrality 1939
The Newberry Case 1922
The Nicaraguan Situation 1927
No Entangling Alliances 1917
Obedience to Law 1911
Obedience to Law 1929
Open Diplomacy 1918
Our Foreign Policy 1935
Philippine Independence 1933
The Pioneer and Democracy
Political and Economic Conditions 1936
Political Prisoners 1923
The Power of the Executive to Withdraw Public Lands 1910
The President's Indianapolis Speech 1915
Profiteers 1918
Progressive Conference 1931
Protection of Citizens in Foreign Countries 1928
Public Land Laws 1912
Public Opinion Outlaws War 1924
Public Ownership of Water Power 1918
Purchasing Power 1935
Reciprocal Tariff Agreements 1934
Recovery Retarded 1938
Reorganization Bill - Forest Service 1938
Repeal 1933
Repeal of Inheritance Tax 1928
Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment 1932
Republican Get-Together Meeting 1914
Resolution Declaring State of War 1917
Restore the Antitrust Laws 1935
Russia 1931
Sales Tax 1932
Secret Treaties - Shantung 1919
Senator from Wisconsin [Isaac Stephenson] 1912
Settlement of International Debts 1927
Shall the World be Governed by Military Force? 1919
Ship Subsidy - Bonus Taxes 1922
Ship Subsidy - Farm Credits - Freight Rates 1922
The Smith-Vare Cases 1927
The Spy Bill 1917
The Steel Industry Under the Code 1934
Strong Navy 1916
The Supreme Court 1937
Supreme Court's NRA Decision 1935
The Tariff 1913
The Tariff 1929
The Tariff 1930
The Tariff - Income Tax 1913
The Tariff on Sugar 1930
Tax Burden - Waste of Public Funds 1924
Tax Reduction 1924
The Time to Do Justice to the Agriculture Interests Is Right Now in this Session 1929
Trade Commission - Monopoly 1914
The Traffic Club of New York 1918
Treaty with Columbia 1921
Ulysses S. Grant 1910
The United States Policy Toward Haiti 1922
The United States Supreme Court 1936
The Versailles Treaty 1921
Veto Message Relating to the Agriculture Surplus Control Act 1928
Vote on the Tariff Bill - Debenture 1930
War Debts 1932
War Expenditures - The War Situation 1917
War Revenue - War Profits 1917
War Tax - Extravagance 1914
The Warren Appointment 1925
Washington 1918
Washington's Foreign Policy 1936
Waste of Public Funds 1921
We are not Going Back 1936
The Young Republican Clubs of New York 1934
Borah Assails Government Trends 1934
Article by Senator Borah - Outlawry of War by Walter E. Edge 1928
Congress Must Remain in Session by John Thomas 1940
Let the American Sugar Industry Live by John Thomas 1940
Why I Am for Senator Borah by Hamilton Fish Jr. 1936
Wm. E. Borah: Destructionist or Constructionist? by Ray McKaig

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Idaho--Politics and government--20th century
  • Legislators--Idaho
  • Political campaigns--Idaho
  • Republican Party (Idaho)