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James Thomas Heflin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0659

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, speeches, press releases, biographical notes, campaign literature, photographs, scrapbooks and memorabilia. Material for the early period of Heflin's career (1893-1900), when he was engaged in local and state politics, is scarce. The scrapbooks, consisting mostly of newspaper clippings, illustrate all phases of his activities from 1895-1938. The speeches reflect his attitude on domestic and foreign issues such as segregation, immigration, tariff, rural free delivery, women's suffrage, the League of Nations, the presidential campaign of 1928, and Roman Catholicism. The correspondence is arranged in four groups: political; general; personal affairs; and outgoing letters. Letters within each group are organized by date. Heflin's correspondents included John H. Bankhead, Alben Barkley, William Jennings Bryan, John Nance Garner, Bibb Graves, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Carl Vinson and Woodrow Wilson.

Dates

  • 1895-1951

Creator

Biographical/Historical note

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator from Alabama.

Extent

46 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, speeches, press releases, biographical notes, campaign literature, photographs, scrapbooks and memorabilia of this member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator from Alabama.
Status
Needs Work
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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