Willard L. (AC 1920) and Clarice Brows Thorp Papers 1857-1994 1920-1967
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Roger Nash Baldwin (January 21, 1884 – August 26, 1981) was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as executive director of the ACLU until 1950. Many of the ACLU's original landmark cases took place under his direction, including the Scopes Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, and its challenge to the ban on James Joyce's Ulysses. Baldwin was a well-known pacifist and author. Baldwin was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the son of Lucy Cushing (...
Morris Ernst (August 23, 1888 – May 21, 1976) was an American lawyer and prominent attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In public life, he defended and asserted the rights of Americans to privacy and freedom from censorship, playing a significant role in challenging and overcoming the banning of certain works of literature (including James Joyce's Ulysses and Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness) and in asserting the right of media employees to organise labor unions. He als...
Founded in 1821, Amherst College developed out of the secondary school Amherst Academy. The college was originally suggested as an alternative to Williams College, which was struggling to stay open. Although Williams survived, Amherst was formed and diverged into its own institution....
The Women's Division conducted its affairs independently of the National Committee; the Division was headed by Miss Mary Dewson, 1932-1934, Mrs. James H. Wolfe, 1935-1936, Mrs. Thomas F. McAllister, 1937-1940, and Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, 1940-1946. From the description of Papers, 1932-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522524 ...
Biographical Note 1915, Aug. 8 Born, New York, N.Y. 1936 B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis. 1938 Publicist, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1939 Founded Coordinating Commi...
Chris-Craft Industries, founded by Christopher Columbus Smith, was a leader in producing powered pleasure boats. From the description of Records : of Chris-Craft Industries, 1922-1980. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 30470639 ...
Paul Rand was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1914. He was a professor of graphic design at Yale University from 1956 until his retirement in 1985. He achieved the title of professor emeritus in 1993. Rand is known for his work in the field of trademark design. He was the art director for numerous publications and consultant to many corporations and advertising agencies. Rand died on November 26, 1996, in Norwalk, Connecticut. From the description of Paul Rand papers, 1942-1998 (inclu...
The Associated Gas and Electric Company (AGEC) was a utility holding company which went bankrupt in the 1930s. It was reorganized under the supervision of the courts and was broken down into smaller companies by government order. The company originated as the Ithaca Gas Light Company of Ithaca, N.Y. in 1852. Soon after 1900, its owners began securing control of surrounding properties and the company was incorporated in 1906. There were fourteen subsidiary companies, all but two of which were loc...
U.S. secretary of state; b. Dean Gooderham Acheson. From the description of Papers, 1931-1971. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70939613 Dean Acheson was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 11, 1893. After being educated at Yale University (1912-1915) and Harvard Law School (1915-18) he became private secretary to the Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis from 1919 to 1921. A supporter of the Democratic Party, Acheson worked for a law firm in Washington, D...
George Kennan (1845-1924), American journalist and author, was best-known for his writings on Russia. In 1865 he was sent to Siberia as part of a surveying party to find a route for a telegraph line to connect Europe and America. Kennan traveled across Russia and wrote about his experiences in Tent Life in Siberia (1870). He worked as assistant manager of the Associated Press and wrote about the Russian prison and exile system for Century Magazine. In addition to his wor...
Born at Katonah, N.Y., on June 26, 1882, Joseph Bartlett Eastman was the son of a Presbyterian minister, Rev. John Huse Eastman, and Lucy (King) Eastman. He received a B.A. from Amherst College in 1904 and was then accepted as a fellow at the South End House in Boston, position that would launch him on a lifelong career as a public servant. In 1905, Eastman was appointed by later U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis the secretary of the Public Franchise League. While in that...
Diplomat. From the description of Reminiscences of J. Robert Schaetzel : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122569476 ...
Biographical Note 1907, Jan. 26 Born, Amherst, Mass. 1928 B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 1928 1929 Accountant, Container Corp. of America, Bridgeport, Conn. ...
WILLARD L. THORP Willard Thorp was born in Oswego, New York in 1899. He was the son of Charles Nicholas Thorp (a Congregational minister) and Susan Long Thorp. Thorp spent his early life in Oswego, Chelsea, Massachusetts, and Duluth, Minnesota. He entered Amherst College in 1916. After an interruption to serve as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1918 (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), he graduated from Amherst in 1920. Thorp then taught economics at the University of Mi...
Dean Rusk (1909-1994), U.S. Secretary of State, born in Cherokee County, Georgia. From the description of University of Georgia faculty papers, 1952, 1971-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477809 Dean Rusk was born in Cherokee County, Ga., on February 9, 1909. He attended Davidson College, graduating in 1931 as a Rhodes Scholar. He then attended St. John's College, Oxford. In 1946 he became assistant chief of the Division of International Security Affairs of the U.S. De...
Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Eustace Seligman : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724818 Lawyer. Columbia University LL.B. 1914. Eustace Seligman's father was Edwin R.A. Seligman. From the description of Correspondence on U.S. foreign policy, 1969-1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343391 ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
American author; editor and correspondent, New Masses, 1926-1937; editor, Partisan Review, 1934-1936. From the description of Joseph Freeman papers, 1904-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871700 Poet, editor, and critic. Freeman graduated from Columbia University in 1919 with an A.B. He was an editor of "New Masses" from 1926 until 1937; an editor of "The Liberator" and of "Partisan Review;" a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune," th...
The National Emergency Council was established by Executive Order 6433A on November 17, 1933 to coordinate the work of various field agencies established under New Deal legislation. It was abolished on September 16, 1937. From the description of Proceedings, 1933-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83641732 The Economic Adviser prepared reports and special economic studies. From the description of Economic Adviser's Records, (a series). 1933-1935. (National Arch...