Wallace McCamant papers, 1867-1944  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
McCamant, Wallace, 1867-1944
Title
Wallace McCamant papers
Dates
1867-1944 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 155
Summary
Wallace McCamant came to Oregon in 1890 and practiced law. Later, he was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, but resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson. The collection includes correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson, as well as papers regarding his service in the Civil War.
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
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Wallace McCamant was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, educated at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, read law with a Lancaster firm, and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He came to Oregon in 1890, commenced law practice, was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers include correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson. There are five Coolidge letters, 1920 and 1923, and a collection of McCamant’s speeches. Also included are the diaries of Lt. Thomas McCamant, Co. G, 125th Regt., Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1862-1863, and a memoir by him written in 1903, Personal Recollections of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wallace McCamant Papers, Ax 155, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Correspondence 1896-1926
1 Correspondence 1920
1 Correspondence 1923
1 Correspondence 1924
1 Correspondence 1922-1925
1 Correspondence 1920-1924
1 Correspondence; government documents 1923
1 Correspondence; Republican Party documents 1920
1 Documents related to appointment to the Ninth Circuit Court
1 Correspondence (letter to McCamant) 1886
1 Diary. Thomas McCamant's service in the army 1862
1 Diary. Thomas McCamant's service in the army 1863
1 Personal recollections of the Maryland campaign of 1862, by Thomas McCamant 1862
1 Packet of military service records
2 Autobiography and addresses by Wallace McCamant [typed]
2 Autobiography and addresses by Wallace McCamant [typed]
2 Autobiography and addresses by Wallace McCamant [typed]

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Lawyers--Oregon
  • Maryland Campaign, 1862--Personal narratives
  • Solidiers--Pennsylvania--Diaries
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 125th (1862-1863)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
  • Personal Names :
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
  • Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945
  • McCamant, Thomas
  • McCamant, Wallace, 1867-1944--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Addresses
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts for publication