The Taft Court

 

Historical Materials: The U.S. Supreme Court from 1921-1930

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Justices serving during Taft’s tenure as Chief Justice; birth/death dates appear when mousing over names of Justices. (all data from Oyez).

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Joseph McKenna see also McDevitt book
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Microfilm set from Harvard’s collection (72 reels);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
William Rufus Day Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (16 ft., finding aid; includes correspondence);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
Willis Van Devanter Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (17,000 items, finding aid)
Mahlon Pitney Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections (1 v. + 1 folder; John O.H. Pitney collection)
James McReynolds see John Knox’ memoir, “The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox” (1936-37 term clerk);

more information on Knox book here
Louis Dembitz Brandeis University of Louisville (140 ft, finding aid);

Harvard collection (50 ft);

Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (4 items);

American Jewish Archives (Cincinnati, OH) (160 items + 32 reels microfilm)

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
John Hessin Clarke Case Western Reserve University Library, Special Collections (300 items; access restricted)


William Howard Taft Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (902.5 ft., finding aid);

American Jewish Historical Society Library (43 p. of correspondence with);

Cincinnati Historical Society (multiple collections);

Microfilm collection (658 reels) (filmed from LC’s set??);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
George Sutherland Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (4,500 items, finding aid);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
Pierce Butler Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Library and Archives (1 box);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
Edward Terry Sanford Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville (75 items, 1879-1930, restricted)

see finding aid
Harlan Fiske Stone Library of Congress, Manuscript Division (36.6 ft + 87 containers);

Columbia University, Butler Library (12 ft., mostly related to when Dean);

see also biographies and other works in MORRIS
   

see ArchivesUSA to search for additional materials

   
Clerks of the Court: (from Oxford Guide to the Supreme Court)
James D. Maher

(1913-1921)
see notes on Shipp trial (1907)
William R. Stansbury

(1921-1927)
see obit
C. Elmore Cropley

(1927-1952)
mentioned here (Sup. Ct. Historical Society)
   
Solicitors General: (doj site)
William Frierson

(1920-1921)
 
James M. Beck

(1921-1925)
Princeton University, Mudd Manuscript Library/Archives (4 cartons);

see also book: Beck, James M. / May it please the court (1930)

see also book: Beck, James M. / The old and the new Supreme court (1923)
William D. Mitchell

(1925-1929)
see here (Sup. Ct. Historical Society)
Charles Evans Hughes, Jr.

(1929-1930)
see here (Sup. Ct. Historical Society);

Columbia University, 1914-1930 (32,000 items);

Library of Congress, 1836-1950 (61,000 items, 150 microfilm reels)
Thomas D. Thatcher

(1930-1933)
 
   
Attorneys General: (doj site)
A. Mitchell Palmer

(1919-1921)
 
Harry M. Daugherty

(1921-1924)
Ohio Historical Society, Archives-Library Division (500 items);

see also book: Daugherty, H.M. / The inside story of the Harding tragedy (1932)
Harlan Fiske Stone

(1924-1925)
see above
John T. Sargent

(1925-1929)
 
William D. Mitchell

(1929-1933)
see above
   
note: a search of the historical indexes on Congressional Universe will yield toc/abstracts for testimony in Congress.

 

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