Papers of Hugh Scott, 1681-1987 (bulk 1917-1987) [manuscript].

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Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott, 1681-1987 (bulk 1917-1987) [manuscript].

Papers of Hugh Scott, 1681-1987 (bulk 1917-1987) [manuscript].

The collection contains personal, business, financial and political correspondence and papers; manuscripts of papers and books by Scott; oral history interviews; photographs; newsclippings; bound volumes; and other material concerning Scott's political career and private endeavors as a collector of Chinese art. There is also a large bust of him sculpted by William Thompson and a portrait by Chris Owen. Topics include Senatorial campaigns; Chinese art; Senate leadership meetings; Balliol College, Oxford; the Republican National Committee;a few Senate committees and subcommittees; the Smithsonian regents; trips abroad particularly to Interparliamentary Union meetings; Korea; the U.S.S. Philadelphia; and the University of Virginia. The collection also contains acceptances; appointment books; guest books; invitations; notebooks; schedules; photographs and slides of his naval career and trips abroad especially China; and drafts of three of his books "Come to the party," "The golden age of China," and "The joy of collecting." Scott's VIP files contain correspondence with and/or portraits of Howard Baker, George and Barbara Bush, Jimmy Carter, Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald and Betty Ford, Mark Hatfield, Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson, Edward M. Kennedy, Charles McC. Mathias, Richard M. and Patricia Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, Arlen Specter, Ted Stevens, and Richard Thornburgh. Of interest are a quit-claim, 1681-85, signed by William Penn; letters, 1861-1864, to Thomas R. Ware, C.S.N. paymaster; lectures, 1950, by Thomas E. Dewey; a scrapbook of clippings re the Japanese surrender in 1945; a notebook containing his impressions in Korea, 1950, including an interview with Douglas MacArthur; and county election statistics of the Pennsylvania State Planning Board.

11,000 items (ca. 17 linear feet)

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