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Thomas Riley Marshall Papers, 1863-1934, bulk 1868-1925

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L100 (Text) 920422-1001 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB3 (Text) 8789-9988 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC73 (Text) 8999-7777 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBD9 (Text) 7989-9787 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V95 (Text) 7874-9598 Cage Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 6 manuscript boxes, 16 volumes, 4 oversized folders

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/12 by Christina Baich. Finding aid created 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection includes materials dating from 1863 to 1934, although the bulk of the materials date from 1868 to 1925. Materials include Marshall's speeches on Democratic politics and state and national affairs (1880s-1925); speeches to Masons and other fraternal organizations; speeches on law, schools, and history; and a manuscript draft of his Recollections. The correspondence covers his political affairs (1908-1925); letters of condolence written at his death (1925); and family correspondence from Lewis County, Missouri (1860s). Also included are addresses and messages as Governor to the state legislature (1909-1913); invitations, programs, menus, inauguration materials, and other memorabilia as vice-president (1913-1921); Marshall's school compositions and notebook from Wabash College (1868-1872); and various political books. The scrapbooks contain clippings of family news (1890s); newspaper stories on his gubernatorial campaign (1908); newspaper stories on the presidential campaign of Woodrow Wilson (1912) and his terms as vice-president (1913-1921); his newspaper columns on foreign affairs and current events (1921-1922, 1925); his obituaries (1925); and Marshall's collection of political cartoons. Clippings within each scrapbook are not necessarily in chronological order. The oversized folders primarily contain certificates received by Marshall as a Mason and throughout his political career. Correspondents include Evangeline Booth, William E. Borah, William Jennings Bryan, Baron de Cartier, Calvin Coolidge, Stephen A. Douglas, Sir Auckland Geddes, Solomon B. Griffin, Warren G. Harding, Thomas A. Hendricks, Jules Jusserand, Helen Keller, Robert Lansing, Meredith Nicholson, John J. Pershing, Albert C. Ritchie, Elihu Root, William Howard Taft, Henry Van Dyke, Edith Bolling Wilson, and Woodrow Wilson. The materials are arranged by document type, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Thomas Riley Marshall Papers, Rare Books and Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials cannot be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Biographical or Historical Data: Thomas Riley Marshall was born on March 14, 1854, in North Manchester, Indiana, to Daniel M. and Martha A. Patterson Marshall. He received an A.B. degree (1873) and an A.M. degree (1876) from Wabash College. In 1875, he was admitted to the Indiana bar and began practicing law in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. He was a partner in the firm Marshall, McNagny, and Clugston. In 1878, Marshall was engaged to Catherine Hooper, but she died the day before their wedding. Marshall remained a bachelor until 1895 when he married Lois Kimsey. They were a happy and devoted couple despite the nearly twenty-year age difference. Lois accompanied him throughout his campaigns for governor and vice-president. Although active in local Democratic politics, Marshall was still a Columbia City lawyer when elected Governor of Indiana in 1908. In 1912, Marshall received the Democratic nomination for vice-president, sharing the ticket with Woodrow Wilson. They won the election and were reelected in 1916. Marshall served as vice-president until 1921, taking a more hands-on role following Wilson’s illness in 1919. Marshall continued to be a popular public speaker after leaving office and was extremely active in the Masons throughout his life. His autobiography, Recollections of Thomas R. Marshall, was published posthumously. He died on June 1, 1925, in Washington, D.C.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Booth, Evangeline, 1865-1950 > Correspondence.
Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940 > Correspondence.
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 > Correspondence.
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 > Correspondence.
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 > Correspondence.
Griffin, Solomon Bulkley, 1852-1925 > Correspondence.
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 > Correspondence.
Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885 > Correspondence.
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932 > Correspondence.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 > Correspondence.
Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 > Correspondence.
Nicholson, Meredith, 1866-1947 > Correspondence.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 > Correspondence.
Ritchie, Albert C. (Albert Cabell), 1876-1936 > Correspondence.
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 > Correspondence.
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 > Correspondence.
Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933 > Correspondence.
Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961 > Correspondence.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 > Correspondence.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Democratic Party (Ind.)
Wabash College
Governors > Indiana.
Political campaigns > United States.
Campaign paraphernalia > United States.
Politics, Practical.
Vice-Presidents > United States.
Indiana > Politics and government.
United States > Politics and government.
Genre: Scrapbooks.

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