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Guide to the Jerry Voorhis Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Biography of Jerry Voorhis
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jerry Voorhis Papers
    creator: Voorhis, Jerry, 1901-1984.
    Dates: 1901-1984
    Abstract: Summary Books and papers related to his political campaigns and years in Congress, including his voting record. Research material for his books, files related to his political, economic, and social interests, material about the Voorhis School for Boys, and Voorhis family history. Includes information on co-operatives and personal and business correspondence with prominent figures. Also includes supporting books and periodicals, phonograph records used in radio broadcasts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles and speeches by Voorhis, newspaper clippings, and other artifacts.
    Extent: 132 feet 132 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Collection Number: H1976.2
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerry Voorhis Papers. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from a gift by the Voorhis family in 1976.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff

    Accruals

    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of Jerry Voorhis

    Jerry Voorhis, 1901-1984, was founder of the Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, Calif.; U.S. congressman from California's 12th district, 1936-1946, until his defeat by Richard Nixon; member of the Dies Committee on Un-American Activities; president and later executive director of the Co-operative League of the U.S.A

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    Summary Books and papers related to his political campaigns and years in Congress, including his voting record. Research material for his books, files related to his political, economic, and social interests, material about the Voorhis School for Boys, and Voorhis family history. Includes information on co-operatives and personal and business correspondence with prominent figures. Also includes supporting books and periodicals, phonograph records used in radio broadcasts, scrapbooks, photographs, articles and speeches by Voorhis, newspaper clippings, and other artifacts.

    Arrangement

    Series 1 Cooperatives
    Subseries 1.1 Cooperatives in the U.S.A
    Subseries 1.2 Labor Legislation
    Subseries 1.3 International Cooperative Association, I.C.A.
    Subseries 1.4 Unemployment Conference
    Subseries 1.5 Cooperative League of the United States of America (CLUSA)
    Subseries 1.6 The Cooperative Foundation
    Subseries 1.7 Consumer Movement
    Subseries 1.8 Illinois Federation of Consumers
    Subseries 1.9 Cooperatives
    Subseries 1.10 Materials Concerning Cooperatives Both in the U.S.A. and Abroad
    Subseries 1.11 California Commission of Aging; Cooperative housing
    Subseries 1.12 Cooperative Housing; Paul Bullock; Italian commendation
    Subseries 1.13 Coop Housing Directory; Coop Foundation; Coop League
    Subseries 1.14 Cooperative; Oil Independence; Peace and Disarmament
    Subseries 1.15 Boys Club; Cooperative; Bound letters
    Subseries 1.16 Cooperatives
    Subseries 1.17 California Commission of Aging; Cooperative housing
    Series 2 Correspondence
    Subseries 2.1 Personal Correspondence
    Subseries 2.2 General Correspondence
    Subseries 2.3 Correspondence with Politicians
    Subseries 2.4 Correspondence; Service Organization; Awards and Degrees; Cooperatives
    Subseries 2.5 Correspondence
    Subseries 2.6 Speeches; Congressional Correspondence
    Subseries 2.7 Dad's Letters
    Subseries 2.8 Correspondence with U.S. Presidents; Tax Reform; Employment of Inner City Youth
    Subseries 2.9 Correspondence; Articles on Miscellaneous Topics
    Subseries 2.10 Correspondence; Group Health Association of America
    Subseries 2.11 Correspondence with Emily McCormick, 1969 - 1977
    Series 3 Economics
    Subseries 3.1 Cartels and Monopolies
    Subseries 3.2 War on Poverty
    Subseries 3.3 The United States Monetary System
    Series 4 Miscellaneous
    Suberies 4.1 Latin America Cooperatives
    Suberies 4.2 Atomic Bomb and Energy
    Suberies 4.3 Agriculture
    Suberies 4.4 Flood Control
    Suberies 4.5 Public Power
    Suberies 4.6 Miscellany
    Suberies 4.7 National Council of Churches
    Suberies 4.8 National Association of Housing Cooperatives
    Suberies 4.9 Voorhis' Activities in Retirement
    Suberies 4.10 The Functioning of the U.S. Congress
    Suberies 4.11 Various Topics
    Suberies 4.12 Oil Papers
    Suberies 4.13 Pacific Homes and Claremont Manor
    Suberies 4.14 Higher Education in California
    Suberies 4.15 All About India
    Suberies 4.16 Voorhis Awards
    Suberies 4.17 Miscellaneous
    Series 5 Newspaper Clippings
    Subersies 5.1 Newspaper clippings, 1937 - February 1940
    Series 6 Oral History
    Subseries 6.1 Claremont Graduate School Oral History interview; autobiography
    Series 7 Photographs
    Subseries 7.1 Photographs
    Subseries 7.2 Oversized items -- Awards and Diplomas, Photographs
    Series 8 Politics
    Subseries 8.1 Dies Committee
    Subseries 8.2 Dies Committee Government Documents
    Subseries 8.3 Congressional Records
    Subseries 8.4 Veterans Affairs
    Subseries 8.5 Political, religious, and Congressional Materials
    Subseries 8.6 Campaign Records, Materials, and Results (except 1946)
    Subseries 8.7 Peace Movement
    Subseries 8.8 Military problems
    Subseries 8.9 Townsend Plan and Social Security
    Subseries 8.10 Political Activities and Correspondence
    Subseries 8.11 1946 Campaign Materials: Voorhis vs. Nixon
    Subseries 8.12 Epic Campaign; Epic News; Italian commendation
    Subseries 8.13 Political Papers; Congressional Joint Economic Committee; Cooperative League USA
    Subseries 8.14 Political Campaign and activities; family and school
    Subseries 8.15 Yale; Politics; Early Congressional Years
    Series 9 Publications
    Subseries 9.1 The People's Business; and radio and other speeches
    Subseries 9.2 Material for Voorhis' Books: Confessions of a Congressman, American Cooperatives, and Cooperative Enterprise
    Subseries 9.3 Materials for The Book the Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon
    Subseries 9.4 Memorial Societies Movement
    Subseries 9.5 Voorhis' Letters, Speeches and Testimony before Congressional Committees
    Subseries 9.6 U.S. history course, "Development of Social Classes in the U.S., taught by Jerry Voorhis at Pomona College
    Subseries 9.7 Speeches, Articles and Other Material by Jerry Voorhis
    Subseries 9.8 Materials for Voorhis's book: Out of Debt, Out of Danger
    Subseries 9.9 Manuscript: The Strange Case of Richard Milhous Nixon
    Subseries 9.10 Speeches, Articles, Debates, and Correspondence; Democratic Clubs
    Subseries 9.11 Writings; Essays; Book Reviews
    Subseries 9.12 World Peace Biographies
    Subseries 9.13 Publishing Correspondence
    Subseries 9.14 Miscellaneous Writings, Pamphlets and Speeches
    Subseries 9.15 Correspondence; Articles and Other Writings
    Subseries 9.16 Letters and articles; Book Reviews
    Subseries 9.17 Political Speeches and Writings
    Subseries 9.18 Genealogy; "A Soldier's Journal" (Civil War Diary) by A.L. Voorhis)
    Subseries 9.19 Miscellaneous Voorhis Publications
    Subseries 9.20 Obituaries and Memorial Items, Biographical Materials
    Series 10 Voorhis School for Boys, 1927 - 1938
    Subseries 10.1 Voorhis School for Boys; General Correspondence
    Subseries 10.2 Voorhis School for Boys
    Subseries 10.3 Cal Poly Pomona; Voorhis School for Boys

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Voorhis, Jerry, 1901-1984
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    Cooperation -- United States -- History -- Sources
    Co-operative League of the U.S.A. -- History -- Sources
    Southern California History -- 1900 -1950
    United States. Congress. House -- History -- Sources
    United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
    United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953
    Voorhis School for Boys -- History -- Sources
    Western Americana -- 1850-1980
    Claremont, California.