William Jennings Bryan papers, 1877-1940 (bulk 1896-1925).


Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. William Jennings Bryan papers, 1877-1940 (bulk 1896-1925).

William Jennings Bryan papers, 1877-1940 (bulk 1896-1925).

Correspondence (1879-1931), military papers and other documents, editorials, speeches, articles, reports, scrapbooks, photograph album, and other material chiefly relating to the presidential campaign of 1896 and to Bryan's efforts to preserve world peace, his career as a lecturer for the Chautauqua Institution and its affiliates, and his interest in prohibition, political and monetary reform, and religious issues. Includes an unpublished biography prepared by his daughter, Grace Bryan Hargreaves. Correspondents include Newton Diehl Baker, Bernard M. Baruch, Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff, Edward William Bok, Evangeline Cory Booth, William Edgar Borah, Charles Walter Bryan, Albert Sidney Burleson, Andrew Carnegie, Calvin Coolidge, Josephus Daniels, Paul Fuller, Martin Henry Glynn, Gilbert M. Hitchcock, Cordell Hull, Ollie M. Jones, David Starr Jordan, Frank B. Kellogg, George W. Kirchwey, Claude Kitchin, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., Robert Lansing, John Lind, David Lloyd George, Boaz Walton Long, William Gibbs McAdoo, Vance Criswell McCormick, Aimee Semple McPherson, John Raleigh Mott, George William Norris, Lee S. Overman, George Foster Peabody, Raymond Robins, James Brown Scott, Charles Monroe Sheldon, Morris Sheppard, Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, Billy Sunday, Huston Thompson, William Allen White, and Woodrow Wilson.

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