Papers of Charles P. Taft, 1816-1983 (bulk 1937-1979).

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Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983. Papers of Charles P. Taft, 1816-1983 (bulk 1937-1979).

Papers of Charles P. Taft, 1816-1983 (bulk 1937-1979).

Part I consists of family and general correspondence, diaries, memoranda, reports, subject files, drafts of speeches and writings, financial papers, newspaper clippings, printed material, scrapbooks, and other papers relating chiefly to Taft's role in Cincinnati politics, municipal reform, law practice, and business interests, church activities, and state and national Republican Party politics. Main topics include his service with the War Relief Control Board and the Dept. of State, the promotion of international trade, and activities with the World Council of Churches, Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and the Episcopal Church. Other topics include the Committee for Economic Development, Committee for a National Trade Policy, elections of 1936, 1940, and 1952, Fair Campaign Practices Committee, reciprocal trade agreements of 1934, tariffs, and U.S. Federal Security Agency. Taft, Herron, and Chase family papers include correspondence with such family members as Helen Herron Taft, Robert A. Taft, and William Howard Taft. Other correspondents include Dean Acheson, Jacob Billikopf, Ray C. Bliss, John W. Bricker, Joseph E. Davies, Sherwood Eddy, John Chipman Farrar, John B. Hollister, Catherine H. Jones, Lawrence S. Kubie, Alfred M. Landon, Frank J. Lausche, Henry R. Luce, Robert Moses, Reinhold Niebuhr, Francis B. Sayre, and William Allen White. Part II (chiefly dating from 1955 to 1979) consists of correspondence, political diary, reports, speeches, statements, and other papers relating to Taft's service on the Cincinnati City Council, the Charterite movement, and family and business interests. Includes letters of Taft's daughter, Eleanor Kellogg Taft Hall, and son and daughter-in-law, Seth Chase Taft and Frances Bradley Prindle Taft.

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