Cassie Connor collection, 1934-1969.

ArchivalResource

Connor, Cassie, 1899-1969. Cassie Connor collection, 1934-1969.

Cassie Connor collection, 1934-1969.

The papers include correspondence, photographs, postcards, shorthand notes, travel documents, and bound material. The correspondence in this collection is divided into two subsets. The first includes items received by James F. Byrnes between the years 1934-1958. Among these items are letters from political figures such as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. In addition, there is a series of letters from notable Hollywood figures such as Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. The second set of correspondence contains material that Cassie Connor either sent or received. These include received items from relatives stationed overseas during World War II and letters from Bernard Baruch. There are 127 photographs which depict Byrnes, Connor, and members of various U.S. delegations and political figures that accompanied them on diplomatic missions such as Potsdam in 1945 and the Paris Peace Conference in 1946. Of note are six postcards addressed to Hermann Göring, concerning the birth of his daughter Edda in 1938. These were found in the book "Hermann Göring Redun und Aufsätze" from this collection. It is unknown how Connor came into possession of these particular materials. Included in this collection are three pages of shorthand notes by Byrnes that were taken on July 4, 1946 [it should be noted that Byrnes used Pittman shorthand]. Connor's travel documents include a certificate of vaccination (1966), a diary (years 1959, 1961, and 1966), three passports, and an undated travel itinerary. There are three bound items within this collection. The first is a March 1947 edition of "South Carolina Magazine" which features an article entitled "Mister Justice: James F. Byrnes of South Carolina." The second and third items are related to the formation of the United Nations. One contains interim arrangements agreed upon in 1945 while the other is a bound copy of the charter itself.

3 boxes .65 cubic ft.

Related Constellations

There are 12 Constellations related to this resource.

Potsdam Conference (1945 : Potsdam, Germany)

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hj19x6 (corporateBody)

Connor, Cassie, 1899-1969

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69p6f96 (person)

Cassie Connor, born in Franklin, North Carolina on August 13, 1899, was the longtime personal secretary to James F. Byrnes throughout his career in public service. After attending Palmer Business College, she first joined Byrnes as a secretary when he was elected to the United States Senate in 1931. During the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration, she followed Byrnes as he served on both the Supreme Court and as Director of War Mobilization. When Byrnes became Secretary of State for the Truman A...

Gable, Clark, 1901-1960

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6nh5dkc (person)

Clark Gable (b. Feb. 1, 1901, Cadiz, OH–d. Nov. 16, 1960, Hollywood, CA) was an American film actor and military officer, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood". He began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1931. The next year, he landed his first leading Hollywood role and over the next three decades he became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures....

United Nations

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6t76681 (corporateBody)

In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

Paris Peace Conference (1946).

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60c9h5g (corporateBody)

The Paris Peace Conference met from July 29 - October 15, 1946 to discuss peace treaties with Bulgaria, Italy, Finland, Hungary, and Rumania. Treaties had been drafted by the Council of Foreign Ministers, and agreed upon in major part by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France. From the description of Records, 1945-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155486317 ...

Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gm8t8x (person)

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w61s7dgz (person)

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...

Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c53hvh (person)

Reichsmarschall of Germany, 1940-1945. From the description of Hermann Göring interrogation transcript, 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866992 Göring was born in Prussia in 1893. Attended School of Cadets and in 1912 served with 4. Baden Infantry Regiment and the Prince Wilhelm no. 112 Regiment (1913-14). Became a flight observer with Reconnaissance Flight Detachment 25 (1914-15). Was trained as a pilot, wounded in battle of Somme (1916) and reassigned to a Pursuit...

Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62v2fwv (person)

Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After ...

Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g26q0t (person)

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, on 30 November 1874. He was educated at Harrow and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before joining the Army in 1895 and serving in India and Sudan. After leaving the Army in 1899, he worked as a war correspondent for the Morning Post and the following year was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Oldham. In 1904, Churchill decided to join the Liberal Party, and in 1906, was elected Liberal MP f...

Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j67g26 (person)

James F. Byrnes was born on May 2, 1882, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Elizabeth McSweeney and James Byrnes. On May 2, 1906, he married Maude Busch, who was born in Aiken, SC, on October 22, 1883. Byrnes was elected Court Solicitor of the Second District in 1908; U.S. Congressman from 1911-1925; U.S. Senator from 1931-1941. He was appointed to serve as a Justice of U.S. Supreme Court 1941-1942. He also served as Director of the Office of Economic Stabilization, 1942; Director of the Office o...

Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q9235p (person)

Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 - November 7, 1962), wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was an especially active and visible First Lady who, it was claimed, did more to popularize the Roosevelt administration than any other person or factor. Her innumerable trips across the country and visits to workers and their families did much to promote her as one of the people, a democrat with a small "d." She was the first president's wife to hold White House press conferences, and millions of p...