University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Lewis L. Gould Collection of American Political History, 1870-1920



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gould, Lewis L.
Title: Lewis L. Gould collection of American political history
Dates: 1870-1920
Abstract: Collected by historian Lewis L. Gould, letters, ephemera, legal documents and other papers comprise the Lewis L. Gould Collection of American Political History, 1870-1920, documenting American Gilded Age and Progressive Era politics.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02521
Extent: 9.25 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in New York City in 1939, Lewis Ludlow Gould earned a bachelors degree from Brown University and a masters from Yale. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale in 1966, Gould taught history at Yale and then moved to the University of Texas at Austin in 1967. He served as chair of the UT History Department from 1980 to 1984 and retired in 1998. Gould has written and edited numerous articles and books on politics and the American presidency, including The Black Experience in America (1968) and American First Ladies (2001).


Scope and Contents

Collected by historian Lewis L. Gould, letters, ephemera, legal documents and other papers comprise the Lewis L. Gould Collection of American Political History, 1870-1920, documenting American Gilded Age and Progressive Era politics. The collection includes the papers of New York Democratic politician Smith Weed, primarily concerning to the 1888 presidential campaign and his friendship with Grover Cleveland; documents related to Congressman William Sulzer and the House Foreign Relations Committee of the 1910s; papers about Washington State reformer Lincoln Davis; letters from members of Congress relating to pension issues after World War I; and letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. The collection also contains individual letters from and to such politicians as George B. Cortelyou, Mark Hanna, John Hay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Samuel J. Randall, Elihu Root, and numerous others. Pamphlets discuss the protective tariff and the silver issue, while an 1898 stereogram depicts President William McKinley at his White House desk. Additional documents concern Edwin Aldrich, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William H. Taft.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Aldrich, Edwin, 1836-1905
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940
Davis, Lincoln
Gould, Lewis L.
Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904
Hay, John, 1838-1905
Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985
McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890
Roosevelt, Théodore, 1858-1919
Sulzer, William, 1863-1941
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Weed, Smith M. (Smith Mead), 1833-1920
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Corporate Names
United States. Congress
Subjects
Military pensions
Politics and government
Presidents
Progressivism (United States politics)
Silver question
Tariff
World War (1914-1918)
Places
United States

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lewis L. Gould Collection of American Political History, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1993-389; 1993-479; 1993-485; 1994-025; 1994-184; 1998-052; 1999-095

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2.325/F261 [SRH1230001020] Papers
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2.325/F262 [SRH1230001021] Papers
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2.325/F263 [SRH1230001022] Papers
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2.325/A10 [SRH1230010000] Correspondence
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3S110.1 [SRH1230029293] Stereograph
President McKinley at his desk in the White House, 1898