John H. Finley papers, 1892-1940, bulk (1913-1935)
John H. Finley, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby Allenby, Brooks Atkinson, Edgar A. Bancroft, Poultney Bigelow, Robert Bridges, Gilbert Colgate, Calvin Coolidge, Gelasio Caetani, Richard T. Ely, Hamlin Garland, Cass Gilbert, Herbert Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, James H. Hyde, Robert Underwood Johnson, J. J. Jusserand, Arthur Krock, Franklin K. Lane, Adolph Lewisohn, George Foster Peabody, John Sanburn Phillips, Jacob A. Riis, Nicholas Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Elihu Root, Edward Morse Shepard, Frederick Starr, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ronald Storrs, Ida M. Tarbell, Henry Van Dyke, William Allen White, American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Geographical Society of New York, American Red Cross, American University Union in Europe, Charles Scribner's Sons, Commission for Relief in Belgium, Institute for International Education, Knox College (Galesburg, Ill), Macmillan Company, Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill). Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities, Phi Beta Kappa, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Collection contains correspondence, addresses and speeches, writings, diaries, miscellaneous papers, photographs, and printed matter that document Finley's varied career. Correspondence, 1892-ca. 1939 reflects his professional activities, organizational memberships, biography of Grover Cleveland, and recreational interests. Addresses and speeches, ca. 1902-1940, consist of autograph manuscript and typescript texts of Finley's presentations to groups, such as schools, learned societies, chambers of commerce, and at commencements and patriotic celebrations. Many of the speeches are accompanied by correspondence, clippings, programs, menus, and photographs. Writings include manuscript and typescript drafts of his books, miscellaneous prose writings, poems, and scrapbooks of clippings of editorials by Finley published in the New York Times for the period 1921 to 1940. Diaries consist of personal diaries, 1910-1919, and desk calendars, 1922-1940. Miscellaneous papers include correspondence, letters of introduction, personal notes, travel documents, clippings, and other memorabilia relating to his European trips from 1921 to 1929. There are also postcards, genealogical papers, receipts, menus, programs, and papers relating to railroad arbitration, 1913-1914; New York State Contitutional Convention, 1915; and New York State Agricultural Advisory Board, 1915
Archival Material, English, 1892
105 linear ft. (168 boxes)