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Guide to the Roger Kent Papers, [ca. 1947-1974]
BANC MSS 74/160 c  
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Description
Letters addressed to Kent; copies of his replies and subject files which include clippings, notes, speeches, press releases and ephemeral printed material. $b Documenting Kent's role in Democratic Party politics - his campaigns for Congress, his leadership as head of the California Democratic State Central Committee and as chairman and co-chairman of various local and state political campaigns.
Background
Roger Kent was born on June 8, 1906, in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of seven children of William and Elizabeth (Thacher) Kent. William Kent (1864-1928) was a prominent Progressive Republican who served as independent Congressman from the California First Congressional District from 1911 to 1917 and later was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to a four year term on the U.S. Tariff Commission. Elizabeth (Thacher) Kent (1868-1952) was a leader in the women's suffrage movement.
Extent
Number of containers: 31 boxes and 3 cartons
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.