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Joseph Irwin France papers

Abstract

Title:
Joseph Irwin France papers
Author/Creator:
France, Joseph Irwin
Collection number:
74-3
Size:
35.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1884-1935
Inclusive dates:
1884-1935
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Joseph Irwin France (1873-1939) was a physician, state and U.S. senator, and a Maryland politician. His papers consist of scrapbooks, correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, and financial records. They relate to such subjects as Maryland and national politics; Republican party politics; suffrage; child welfare; trade; Russia; World War I; conscription; food control; farm relief; prohibition; labor strikes; disarmament; election campaigns; and Washington, D.C. society.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Joseph Irwin France papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1237
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Joseph Irwin France (1873-1939) was born in Missouri and raised in Michigan and New York. Graduating from Hamilton College, he obtained a fellowship in anatomy and physiology at Cornell. He attended the University of Leipzig, held the chair in Natural Science at the Jacob Tome Institute and attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, graduating as an M.D. From 1905-09 France was State Senator from Cecil County. In 1917 he was elected U.S. Senator and served until 1922. Member of the Republican State Central Committee and active in politics until 1932, France retired to his farm near Port Deposit.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Joseph Irwin France consist of scrapbooks, correspondence, pamphlets, speeches, financial records and miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Subjects covered include: Maryland and national politics, Republican Party politics, suffrage, treaties, child welfare, trade, Russia, World War I, conscription, food control, farm relief, prohibition, labor, strikes, disarmament, campaigns and elections, and Washington society. The materials date from 1884 to 1935.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The papers of Joseph Irwin France were accessioned by the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972. Additional material was donated by Dr. and Mrs. Merrill in 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Unknown, November 1973. Revised by Patricia A. McCracken, September 1988.

Processing note:

Two series have been created from the papers of Joseph Irwin France. Paper clips were replaced with plastic clips over acid-free paper. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as 2 (two) series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1884-1932 (34.75 linear feet)

Series I consists of scrapbooks belonging to various France family members. The scrapbooks are composed almost entirely of newspaper clippings on various economic, political, and social issues as well as poems, book reviews, and other miscellaneous subjects. Arrangement is chronological by date.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
France Family Scrapbook, 1873-1884 series 1box 1folder 1
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 2
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 5
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 6
Newspaper Clippings, 1882-1931 series 1box 1folder 7
Mrs. France's Scrapbooks, 1904-1923 series 1box 2folder 1
Mrs. France's Scrapbooks, 1904-1923 series 1box 2folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1905-1916 series 1box 3folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1905-1916 series 1box 3folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1905-1916 series 1box 3folder 3
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1916-1918 series 1box 4folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1916-1918 series 1box 4folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1916-1918 series 1box 4folder 3
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1916-1919 series 1box 5folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1916-1919 series 1box 5folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1919 series 1box 6folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1919 series 1box 6folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1919-1920 series 1box 7folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1919-1920 series 1box 7folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1919-1920 series 1box 7folder 3
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1920 series 1box 8folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1920-1921 series 1box 9folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1921 series 1box 10folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1921 series 1box 11folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1921 series 1box 11folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1921 series 1box 12folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1921-1922 series 1box 13folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 14folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 15folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 16folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 17folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 18folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 18folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 19folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 20folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 20folder 2
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1922 series 1box 21folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1931 series 1box 22folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1931 series 1box 23folder 1
Joseph Irwin France's Scrapbooks, 1931-32 series 1box 24folder 1

Series 2: Miscellaneous, 1899-1935 (.5 linear feet.)

Series II contains correspondence, resolutions, pamphlets, speeches, newspaper clippings, and financial records related to subjects addressed by France during his career in Maryland and national politics.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Trial Balance, 1899-1905 series 2box 24folder 2
Correspondence, 1894-1935 series 2box 25folder 1
Jacob Tome Resolution, undated series 2box 25folder 2
Pamphlets, 1915-1932 series 2box 25folder 3
Speeches, 1918-1935 series 2box 25folder 4
Newspaper Clippings, 1919-1925 series 2box 25folder 5

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