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576-CA-404, 1932 - 1940

 File — Box: CA 4, Folder: 1 - 34

Scope and Contents note

From the Series:

The Campaign Files deal primarily with Wagner's Senate career, although one box contains a few speeches from as early as 1915. Included in this series are materials covering Al Smith's presidential campaign of 1928, the presidential campaigns of 1932, 1936, 1940 and 1944, and various New York state campaigns. Documentation of the 1938 New York state constitutional convention is to be found in this along with material on such issues as housing, banking, lynching, public utilities and TVA, price control, veterans, and civil rights. Campaign materials may also be found in the General Files; the researcher should also look to the Legislative Files for more material on matters covered here as campaign issues.

Early material; presidential campaign, 1928; senatorial campaigns, 1926 and 1932. 1915-1933 Speeches, press releases, correspondence, clippings; campaign literature from Al Smith's presidential campaign of 1928; Wagner's senatorial campaign of 1927. Arranged chronologically by year, and then by subject and record type.


  • 1932 - 1940

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From the Series: 21.25 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Container Summary

Mainly speeches, press releases, and biographical sketches, as well as correspondence, clippings and campaign literature, covering the campaigns of Wagner, Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover, and dealing with such issues as peace, security, housing, labor, health insurance, HOLC (Home Owners' Loan Corporation), and safelty at sea.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057