Kathleen F. Lawler Papers
00134

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Lawler, Kathleen F., (Kathleen Frances), 1870-1938
Title
Kathleen F. Lawler papers
ID
00134
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1895-1938
Date [inclusive]
1888-1938
Extent
1.33 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Kathleen Frances Lawler served various people, offices and organizations as a stenographer/secretary. In 1895 she steno-reported the Utah statehood campaign; in 1896 she steno-reported both the McKinley and Bryan campaigns in the Midwest. In 1907 she was the steno secretary to Ormsby McHarg who had been appointed to investigate a land fraud case in Santa Fe, New Mexico, involving notable political people in the nascent state. She was a secretary to Senator Platt of Connecticut until his death; secretary to the Republican Speakers Bureau, 1917; and personal secretary to Warren G. Harding during his campaign for the Presidency. In 1920 she served as a special clerk on the Senate Committee of Privilege and Elections which investigated the 1916 Newberry-Ford senatorial election in Michigan.

The collection deals with the 1907 land fraud case, the Republican Speakers Bureau and the Newberry-Ford dispute. This dispute arose from challenges by Henry Ford that his election loss to Truman H. Newberry, a commissioned naval officer, in 1916 was the result of financial improprieties on the part of the Newberry campaign. Following lengthy litigation and investigation these charges were both judicially and subsequently legislatively found groundless.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains materials from the 1907 land fraud case, the Republican Speaker's Bureau and the Newberry-Ford dispute. This includes correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, newspapers, a scrapbook and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1979

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  February 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Madison Kuhn, 1978-11-16

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Republican National Convention.
  • Republican Party. (U.S. : 1854-)
  • Republican Speakers Bureau.
  • United States. Congress. Senate. Committee of Privileges.

Genre(s)

  • Diaries
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Manuscripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Ford, H. J., (Henry Justice), 1860-1941
  • Harding, Warren G., (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923
  • Kuhn, Madison
  • McHarg, Ormsby, 1871-
  • Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence 

Box Folder

American Book Mart -- 1938 

1 1

Archaeology -- 1908 - 1909 

1 2

Baldwin, Faith -- 1934 - 1935 

1 3

Barber, Mrs. C.L. (Martha S.) -- 1929 - 1931 

1 4

Barnes, Ray -- 1938 

1 5

Bauer, Mrs. Jacob -- 1928 

1 6

Bean, George W. -- 1920 

1 7

Bingay, Malcom W. -- 1937 

1 8

Blodgett, John W. -- 1921 - 1935 

1 9

Bolt, Orin T. -- 1924 

1 10

Brancheau, Reverend L. I. -- 1915 

1 11

Brennan, Vincent M. -- 1922 - 1923 

1 12

Brigham, William E. -- 1923 - 1933 

1 13

Brinsmade, John C. -- 1929 - 1930 

1 14

Buckley, Gerald E. -- 1921 

1 15

Burke, John C. -- 1929 - 1930 

1 16

Bush, John M. -- 1918, 1928, 1931 - 1932 

1 17

Cady, Burt D. -- 1930 

1 18

Cameron, Ralph H. -- 1932 

1 19

Campbell, Ira A. -- 1921 

1 20

Capper, Arthur -- 1926 

1 21

Carmelita, Sister M. -- 1924, 1928 

1 22

Cartwright, John K. -- 1929, 1934 

1 23

Case, Ralph Hoyt -- 1928 - 1937 

1 24

Chilson, Elbert V. -- 1921 - 1922 

1 25

Cochrane, Ethel F. -- 1920 

1 26

Cohen, William N. -- 1918 

1 27

Cole, Ralph Davis -- 1916 - 1918, 1929 - 1930 

1 28

Cole, Jr., Ralph Davis -- 1922 

1 29

Colwell, Eugene -- 1920 

1 30

Coolidge, Calvin -- 1926 

1 31

Coolidge & Dawes Club -- 1924 

1 32

Corbin, Mrs. Henry C. (Edythe Patten) -- 1919 - 1924 

1 33

Crissey, Forrest -- 1932 

1 34

Curtis, Charles -- 1920 - 1936 

1 35

Daugherty, H.M. -- 1921, 1924 

1 36

Davis, Earl J. -- 1925 - 1926 

1 37

Deneen, Charles S. -- 1927 

1 38

Dery, L.S. -- 1925 

1 39

Dillingham, William P. -- 1909 - 1920 

1 40

Dodson, Louise M. -- 1928 

1 41

Dover, Elmer -- 1921 

1 42

Dwight, John W. -- 1916 

1 43

Edmunds, George -- 1919 - 1923 

1 44

Farley, Edward P. -- 1923 

1 45

Ferrine, Danna H. -- 1935 

1 46

Fletcher, Huey P. -- 1921 

1 47

Fort, Franklin W. -- 1928 

1 48

Ford-Newberry Case 

1
Box Folder

 1920 

1 49

 1921 

1 50

 1922 

1 51

Fowler, Elbert H. -- 1930 

1 52

Gallinger, Jacob H. 

2
Box Folder

 1909 - 1915 

2 1

 1916 - 1918 

2 2

Grant 3rd, U.S. -- 1929 

2 3

Groesbeck, Alexander J. -- 1928 

2 4

Gutterson, H.L. -- 1928 

2 5

Hague, Robert L. -- 1919 

2 6

Hanna, Richard H. -- 1910 

2 7

Harding, Warren G. -- 1921 - 1922, 1932 

2 8

Hart, George L. -- 1924 

2 9

Harvey, George -- 1924 

2 10

Hays, William H. -- 1918 - 1919 

2 11

Hert, Sallie A. -- 1928 

2 12

Hibbs, William B. -- 1926 - 1934 

2 13

Horne, Frank A. -- 1923 - 1924 

2 14

Hurnery, Francis J. -- 1932 

2 15

King, Paul A. -- 1921 - 1922 

2 16

Lawler, T.A. -- 1922 

2 17

Legg Jr., Edgar K. -- 1925 - 1935 

2 18

Lockwood, George A. -- 1928 

2 19

Longworth, Nicholas -- 1928 

2 20

Lord, Frank B. -- 1934 - 1937 

2 21

Luddy, Michael G. -- 1928 

2 22

McFie, John R. -- 1909 - 1910 

2 23

McHarg, Ormsby -- 1910 - 1913 

2 24

Madigan, Thomas F. -- 1934 

2 25

Marshall, Mrs. -- 1921 

2 26

Mason, Bertha H. -- 1929 

2 27

Moore, Charles -- 1926 

2 28

Murfin, James O. -- 1921 - 1922 

2 29

Nan -- 1931 

2 30

Newberry, Truman H. -- 1921 - 1927 

2 31

Noble, Herbert -- 1925 

2 32

Osborn, Chase S. -- 1912- 1920 

2 33

Page, William Tyler -- 1928 

2 34

Palus, Edg. H. -- 1916 

2 35

Prues, J.O.A. -- 1923 

2 36

Pulver, Gussie Jesspu -- 1928 

2 37

Republican Party -- 1932 

2 38

Robinson, Arthur A. -- 1926 

2 39

Root, Elihu -- 1916 

2 40

Sawyer, Carl W. -- 1924 

3 1

Slemp, C. Bascon -- 1924 

3 2

Smith, Clifford W. -- 1911 - 1928 

3 3

Smith, Henry C. -- 1906 - 1907 

3 4

Spaid, W.W. -- 1934 

3 5

Spaulding, Fred C. -- 1924 

3 6

Sparkes, Boyden -- 1934 

3 7

Speel, Mrs. -- 1928 

3 8

Spencer, Selden P. -- 1920 

3 9

Staub, Christine B. -- 1928 

3 10

Sutherland, George -- 1917 - 1922 

3 11

Tobey, Waldo -- 1927 

3 12

Townsend, Charles E. -- 19106, 1920, 1922 

3 13

Vandenberg, Arthur H. -- 1928 

3 14

Van Fleet, Grant H. -- 1924 

3 15

Virginia Sandstone Corp. -- 1923 

3 16

Watson, James E. -- 1920 - 1927 

3 17

Webb, Charles A. -- 1920 - 1921 

3 18

Welliver, Jud -- 1934 

3 19

West, Bina M. -- 1924 

3 20

White, George -- 1932 

3 21

Wiest, Howard -- 1921 

3 22

Wood, James B. -- 1914 - 1917 

3 23

Correspondence, Notes -- 1921, 1924, n.d. 

3 24

Speeches -- 1928, 1929 

3 25

Biographical Papers -- 1888, 1895 - 1928 

3 26

Journal of Visitors to Hardings "Front Porch" -- 1920 

3 27

Diaries 

Box Folder

 June 13, 1895 - August 19, 1895 

4 1

 August 22, 1895 - September 10, 1895 

4 2

 November 23, 1895 - January 31, 1896 

4 3

 February 2, 1896 - February 15, 1896 

4 4

Newberry Case Material 

Box Folder

Supreme Court Opinions -- 1921 

4 5

U.S. Senate Briefs -- (n.d.) 

4 6

Manuscripts 

Box Folder

Excerpts from Writings of Woodrow Wilson -- 1916 

4 7

Japan Material -- 1913 

4 8

Pamphlets 

Box Folder

"Remarkable Career of a Farmer's Boy" -- 1914 

4 9

"Republican Party"-- 1924 

4 10

"Why John R. McFie Should Not Be Appointed" -- 1909 

4 11

"The Woman, The Child and the Republican Party" -- 1924 

4 12

Program: Republican National Convention -- 1924 

4 13

Program: Inauguration -- 1929 

4 14

Invitations 

Box Folder

 1909, 1913 

4 15

 1916 - 1929 

4 16

Convention Tickets -- 1924, 1928 

4 17

Song Sheet -- 1928 

4 18

Newspapers 

Box Folder

Cleveland Plain Dealer-- 1924 

4 19

Pipp's Weekly-- 1920 

4 20

Clippings -- 1920 - 1922 

4 21

Story Map of Ireland -- 1935 

4 22

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Scrapbook 

Volume

No. 203: News clippings on Republican Political Party 1916-1931 

SB 203

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Photographs 

Drawer
Collection Photos

People. Bryan, William Jennings 

People. Lawler, Tim A. 

World War I. Soldiers 

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Postcards 

Drawer
Postcards

Canada. Quebec. Laval. Chateau Frontenac 

Canada. Quebec. Montreal. St. James Cathedral 

England. London. Restaurant 

Martinique. Fort-de-France 

New Jersey. Atlantic City. Holmhurst 

Ships. Steamships 

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