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Thomas E. Martin Papers

Identifier: GTM-610101

Scope and Contents

Papers of Thomas Martin, concerning congressional debate on the Panama Canal. The papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, bills, transcripts of testimony, records of committee hearings, and miscellaneous published material. Martin served dn the House of Representatives from 1947-1955 and in the Senate from 1955-1961. His committee work included serving on the House Ways and Means Committee from 1947-1955.

Boxes 1-2: Correspondence (1948-1960)

Boxes 3-4: General Files (1944-1958)

Box 5: Printed materials


  • 1944 - 1960


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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Thomas Ellsworth Martin (January 18, 1893 – June 27, 1971) was an American politician who served as a United States representative and Senator from Iowa. Martin, a Republican, served in Congress for 22 consecutive years, from January 1939 to January 1961.

[Source: Wikipedia]


2.25 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown. The collection was received sometime prior to 1985.

Related Materials

The State Historical Society of Iowa holds the bulk of the papers of Thomas E. Martin.

Thomas E. Martin Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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