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Jerry Livingston Voorhis collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0923

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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.

Dates

  • 1938

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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

Biography of Jerry Voorhis

Jerry Livingston Voorhis, the son of Horace Jeremiah "Jerry" Voorhis, was born July 2, 1938 in Pasadena, California and attended Grinnell College where he received a B.A. in History in 1960. He later attended Northwestern University where he received a M.A. (1962) and a Ph.D. in History (1968). Mr. Voorhis taught European and World History Chicago Teachers College North (1962-1964) and Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire (1965-1967). He spent a year in Germany under a German government scholarship grant studying the University of Bonn and doing research on his doctoral dissertation. From 1968 until 1981 he taught European, World, and U.S. History at Cal Poly Pomona. From 1977 - 1984 he worked as a Library systems specialist at the Honnold Library of The Claremont Colleges. He has been active in the civil rights, peace, environmental and social gospel movements. Mr. Voorhis is an active member of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Claremont, California, where he sings in the choir and tutors at the St. Ambrose Youth Wellness Center.

Extent

3 boxes

Language of Materials

English

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.

Arrangement

Series 1 Cooperatives

Subseries 1.1 Cooperatives

Subseries 1.2 Cooperatives in the U.S.A

Subseries 1.3 Labor Legislation

Subseries 1.4 International Cooperative Association, I.C.A.

Subseries 1.5 Unemployment Conference

Subseries 1.6 Cooperative League of the United States of America (CLUSA)

Subseries 1.7 The Cooperative Foundation

Subseries 1.8 Consumer Movement

Subseries 1.9 Illinois Federation of Consumers

Subseries 1.10 Cooperatives

Subseries 1.11 Cooperatives

Subseries 1.12 California Commission of Aging; Cooperative housing

Subseries 1.13 Cooperative Housing; Paul Bullock; Italian commendation

Subseries 1.14 Coop Housing Directory; Coop Foundation; Coop League

Subseries 1.15 Cooperative; Oil Independence; Peace and Disarmament

Subseries 1.16 Boys Club; Cooperative; Bound letters

Subseries 1.17 Cooperatives

Subseries 1.18 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 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

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 Oil Papers

Suberies 4.11 Pacific Homes and Claremont Manor

Suberies 4.12 Higher Education in California

Suberies 4.13 India

Suberies 4.14 Voorhis Awards

Suberies 4.15 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 1946 Campaign Materials: Voorhis vs. Nixon

Subseries 8.11 Epic Campaign; Epic News; Italian commendation

Subseries 8.12 Political Papers; Congressional Joint Economic Committee; Cooperative League USA

Subseries 8.13 Political Campaign and activities; family and school

Subseries 8.14 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 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 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 Miscellaneous Voorhis Publications

Subseries 9.21 Miscellaneous Voorhis Publications

Subseries 9.22 Obituaries and Memorial Items, Biographical Materials

Series 10 Voorhis School for Boys

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

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from a gift by the Voorhis family in 1976.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

3 feet

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff
Title
Guide to the Jerry Livingston Voorhis Papers
Author
Finding aid created by Russell Michalak, 2010
Date
2010
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

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