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Title

  • Gifford Pinchot papers,

Summary

  • Primarily correspondence and subject files, together with memoranda, diaries, speeches, articles, reports, financial records, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Pinchot's activities in conservation and forestry especially as chief of the U.S. Forest Service and to his terms as governor of Pennsylvania. Documents Pinchot's support of the presidential campaigns of Theodore Roosevelt and Robert M. La Follette, Progressive Party activities in Pennsylvania, and Pinchot's dispute with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Achilles Ballinger that led to Pinchot's dismissal as chief forester in 1909. Also documents his travels to Russia (1902) and to the South Seas (1935); service on the Commission for Relief in Belgium (1914-1915); and affiliation with the Tomlinson Church of God. Other subjects include the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Federation of Labor, American Legion, American Liberty League, flood control, prohibition, and public utilities. Family papers include correspondence of his parents, James W. Pinchot and Mary Eno Pinchot with William T. Sherman; financial papers of his grandfather, Amos R. Eno; and Civil War correspondence of John S. Phelps and Mary Whitney Phelps.
  • Includes subject files compiled by Pinchot on such public figures as William Edgar Borah, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, William Jennings Bryan, Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, John Charles Frémont, and William Randolph Hearst. Also includes correspondence and other papers of Pinchot's associates, Eugene S. Bruce, Herbert A. Smith, and Philip P. Wells; and Morris E. Gregg, Pinchot's secretary.

Names

  • Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946
  • Bruce, Eugene S. (Eugene Sewell), 1860-1920
  • Eno, Amos R. (Amos Richard), 1810-1898
  • Gregg, Morris E.
  • Phelps, John S. (John Smith), 1814-1886
  • Phelps, Mary Whitney
  • Pinchot, James W., 1831-1908
  • Pinchot, Mary Eno
  • Smith, Herbert A. (Herbert Augustine), 1866-1944
  • Wells, Philip P. (Philip Patterson), 1868-1929

Headings

  • -  Ballinger, Richard A.,--1858-1922
  • -  Borah, William Edgar,--1865-1940
  • -  Brandeis, Louis Dembitz,--1856-1941
  • -  Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925
  • -  Edison, Thomas A.--(Thomas Alva),--1847-1931
  • -  Ford, Henry,--1863-1947
  • -  Frémont, John Charles,--1813-1890
  • -  Hearst, William Randolph,--1863-1951
  • -  La Follette, Robert M.--(Robert Marion),--1855-1925
  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Sherman, William T.--(William Tecumseh),--1820-1891--Correspondence
  • -  Pinchot family
  • -  United States.--Department of Agriculture
  • -  United States.--Department of the Interior
  • -  United States.--Forest Service
  • -  American Farm Bureau Federation
  • -  American Federation of Labor
  • -  American Legion
  • -  American Liberty League
  • -  Church of God (Tomlinson)
  • -  Commission for Relief in Belgium
  • -  Progressive Party (U.S. : 1912)
  • -  Yale University.--Faculty
  • -  Conservation of natural resources
  • -  Flood control
  • -  Forestry schools and education
  • -  Forests and forestry
  • -  Presidents--United States--Election--1912
  • -  Presidents--United States--Election--1924
  • -  Prohibition
  • -  Public utilities
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Civilian relief--Belgium
  • -  Oceania--Description and travel
  • -  Pennsylvania--Politics and government
  • -  Russia--Description and travel
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Notes

  • -  Arranged in twelve series. Series 1: Diaries, Engagement and Appointment Books, Notebooks, and Journals, 1872-1946; Series 2: Family Papers, 1770-1937; Series 3: General Correspondence, 1872-1946; Series 4: Subject File, 1787-1943; Series 5: Speech File, 1899-1942; Series 6: Article File; Series 7: Books and Miscellaneous Writings File, 1886-1942; Series 8: Political Campaign File, 1912-1944; Series 9: Governorship: First Administration, 1917-1935; Series 10: Governorship: Second Administration, 1931-1935; Series 11: Special Collections, 1900-1943; Series 12: Miscellany, 1886-1940; Series 13: Addition I, 1883-1941; and Series 14: Addition II, 1799-1972.
  • -  Microfilm edition of diaries, 1872-1946 (containers 1-8), available, no. 16,158.
  • -  Microfilm edition only available for scrapbooks (containers 3048-3139), no. 19,294.
  • -  Microfilm edition of letterbooks, 1892-1899 (17 volumes), available, no. 20,142.
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals in or formerly in the Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1975, 1986, & 1990.
  • -  Gift, Pinchot family, 1951-1990.
  • -  Other gifts and transfer, 1955-1989.
  • -  Architectural drawings, blueprints, and photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Maps transferred to Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
  • -  Selected financial documents, legal records, printed matter, memorabilia, and photographs transferred to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • -  Conservationist, chief forester for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, professor of forestry at Yale University, and governor of Pennsylvania.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms011106

Medium

  • 2,000,000 items.
  • 3,023 containers plus 33 oversize.
  • 37 microfilm reels.
  • 1,220 linear feet.

Repository

  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mss.home

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm78036277

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  • Open to research.

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Chicago citation style:

Pinchot, Gifford, Eugene S Bruce, Amos R Eno, Morris E Gregg, John S Phelps, Mary Whitney Phelps, James W Pinchot, Mary Eno Pinchot, Herbert A Smith, and Philip P Wells. Gifford Pinchot papers.

APA citation style:

Pinchot, G., Bruce, E. S., Eno, A. R., Gregg, M. E., Phelps, J. S., Phelps, M. W. [...] Wells, P. P. Gifford Pinchot papers.

MLA citation style:

Pinchot, Gifford, et al. Gifford Pinchot papers.