Charles Linza McNary Papers, 1874-1954  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McNary, Charles Linza
Title
Charles Linza McNary Papers
Dates
1874-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 cubic feet, (3 document cases and 6 flat boxes)
Collection Number
Mss 2749
Summary
Professional documents, family papers, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to the public service and personal life of Senator Charles Linza McNary.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Linza McNary (1874-1944) served on the Oregon Supreme Court from 1913-1915, later as the U.S. Senator from Oregon (1917-1944), as well as a Senate Minority Leader (1933-1944). In 1940 he ran for President of the United States, and later that year was the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, although he was unsuccessful. He was married to Jessie Breyman (1876 -1918) until her death. He was married for a second time to Cornelia W. Morton (d. 1966). In 1935 Charles and Cornelia adopted a daughter, Charlotte. During his political career, McNary assisted in passing legislation that facilitated construction of the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River and also served on the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains professional and family papers, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Evidence of McNary's work as a member of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry in addition to his support for construction of the Bonneville Dam can be found among the scrapbooks and professional documents, which include reports from the Federal Farm Board and the Farmers National Grain Corporation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Scrapbooks are also available on microfilm (1 reel).

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Charles Linza McNary Papers, Mss 2749, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Professional papers, 1896-1947Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Draft: Agricultural Export Commission Act
1923 November 21
1/2
Farm Board Report: Examination of the Financial Transactions of the Federal Farm Board
1932
1/3
Farm Board Report: Exhibit A-1 & A-2 (Grain, Cotton, Livestock, Dairy Markets)
1932
1/4
Farm Board Report: Exhibit C-1 (Loans provided by the Federal Farm Board)
1932
1/5
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-1 (National Cooperative Marketing Agency for Grain)
1932
1/6
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-2 (National Cooperative Marketing Agency for Cotton)
1932
1/7
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-3 (National Livestock Marketing Agency)
1932
1/8
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-4 (Wool Marketing Stabilization)
1932
2/1
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-5 (National Cooperative Marketing Agency for Pecans)
1932
2/2
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-6 (National Cooperative Marketing Agency for the Handling of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables)
1932
2/3
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-7 (Grain Marketing Stabilization)
1932
2/4
Farm Board Report: Exhibit D-8 (Cotton Marketing Stabilization)
1932
2/5
Farm Board Report: Exhibits F-1 & F-2 (Wheat, Cotton, and Wool & Mohair Markets)
1932
2/6
Farm Board Report: Exhibit G-1 (Court Decision of Redescrimination against Livestock Coop.)
1932
2/7
Organization, Policies, & Operations of the Farmer's National Grain Corporation (Folder 1 of 4)
1932
2/8
Organization, Policies, & Operations of the Farmer's National Grain Corporation (Folder 2 of 4)
1932
2/9
Organization, Policies, & Operations of the Farmer's National Grain Corporation (Folder 3 of 4)
1932
2/10
Organization, Policies, & Operations of the Farmer's National Grain Corporation (Folder 4 of 4)
1932
3/1
Speech of Hon. James T. McCleary on Free Coinage of Silver
1896 February 12
3/2
Professional Correspondence
1922-1933
3/3
Professional Correspondence: Development Association
1947
3/4
Resolution: Republican County and City Central Committee
undated
3/5
Clippings
1940-1941
7/1
Sheet Music and professional ephemera
undated; 1940; 1943
8/1
Campaign Poster: McNary for Justice of the Supreme Court Harper's Weekly Supplement, "Battle-ground of the Presidential Election"
circa 1914; 1888
8/2
Senate Resolution re: McNary's passing
1944 March
8/3
Envelope: Post War Economic Committee
circa 1944

Series B:  Family papers, 1922-1954Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/6
Family Correspondence (originals)
Letters from Charles McNary to his wife Cornelia. Includes one letter to his daughter Charlotte.
1935-1940
3/7
Family Correspondence (photocopies)
1935-1940
3/8
Family Correspondence (originals)
1940-1944
3/9
Family Correspondence (photocopies)
1941-1944
3/10
Library of Congress Quarterly Journal & Letter re: Charles McNary Papers
1954
3/11
Certificate: Linfield College, Doctor of Laws
1935 June 7

Series C:  Scrapbooks, 1874-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
Box 4
Scrapbook 1 (original)
1874-1910
9/1
Scrapbook 1 (photocopy)
Labeled "No. 6" on spine
1874-1910
Box 5
Scrapbook 2
1910-1943
Box 6
Scrapbook 3
Handle with care (pages brittle)
1917-1944
Box 7
Scrapbook 4
1923-1944
8/4
Scrapbook 5
Cover removed and discarded due to mold.
1932-1944
Box 4
Scrapbook 6 (original)
1940
9/2
Scrapbook 6 (photocopy)
1940
8/5
Scrapbook 7
1940-1942
3/12
Photocopies of scrapbook images, annotated by donor
1988 September 16
Mss 2749 microfilm
McNary Scrapbooks
1918-1944

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators -- Oregon
  • Vice-presidential candidates -- United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Limerick, Charlotte McNary
  • McNary, Charles Linza, 1874-1944--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Congress. Senate
  • United States. Federal farm board
  • Family Names :
  • McNary Family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bonneville Dam (Or. and Wash.)
  • Oregon -- Politics and government -- 1859-1950
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks