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Millard E. Tydings papers

Abstract

Title:
Millard E. Tydings papers
Author/Creator:
Tydings, Millard E.
Collection number:
61-1
Size:
30.25 linear feet, 53 reels microfilm, 103 items
Bulk dates:
1918-1956
Inclusive dates:
1881-1962
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:

Millard E. Tydings (1890-1961), a graduate of the Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland Law School, and subsequently a member of the University's Board of Regents, rose through the ranks of Maryland politics to serve with distinction in both the U.S. House and Senate. The majority of documents in the collection are contemporaneous with Tydings' 24 years in the U.S. Senate (1927-1951) and, although there are some personal and business papers, political campaigns and issues are the primary focus of the collection. Significant issues documented include the Philippine Islands; the Committee on Un-American Activities; disarmament; and the need for a balanced budget. Correspondence, committee reports, memoranda, and publications, by Tydings and others, represent the majority of document types.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Millard E. Tydings papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1304
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.

Alternate formats:

Series VII: News Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1911-1961, is only available on microfilm.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Millard Evelyn Tydings was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, on April 6, 1890, the son of Millard F. and Mary B. (O'Neill) Tydings. He graduated early from high school and went on to the Maryland Agricultural College (later the University of Maryland) where he was well known for his debating skills. He earned his B. S. in Engineering in 1910, and then received his law degree from the University of Maryland law school in 1913. He was again affiliated with the university years later, as a member of the Board of Regents from 1946 to 1951.

Tydings was admitted to the Maryland bar immediately after receiving his law degree in 1913 and practiced for two years before his election to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1915. In 1916, Tydings enlisted as a private in the Army and served overseas in the 29th Division, later commanding the 111th Machine Gun Battalion. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and a 29th Division Citation for Gallantry. Tydings returned from the war with the rank of lieutenant colonel and was named Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. He served in that capacity from 1919 to 1921. He then served in the Maryland Senate until 1923, when he was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. Four years later Tydings was elected to the U. S. Senate, where he served continuously until 1951.

During these twenty-four years, he became a so-called "Titan" in the Senate. As a conservative Democrat, Tydings achieved prominence through his willingness to engage major figures on the national scene, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Joseph McCarthy, in debate and controversy.

Tydings' years in the Senate were also marked by strong opinions, controversy, and confrontations with several powerful figures. In the wake of war he sponsored a bill calling for world disarmament. In 1930, he published Before and After Prohibition, an account of the failure of prohibition and his recommendations for liquor control. Counter-Attack, in which Tydings enumerated his views on the Depression, its international causes and curses, was published three years later. In strong opposition to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's economic strategy and deficit spending, Tydings proposed a constitutional amendment mandating a balanced budget. He also opposed Roosevelt's attempts at court-packing (reorganization of the federal judiciary) in 1937 and 1938. Tydings' most valuable and remembered contributions, however, came out of his participation on and chairmanship of various committees, including the committees on Foreign Affairs and Relations, Armed Services, and Territorial and Insular Possessions. As a member of the latter committee, Tydings was intimately involved in Philippine affairs and co-authored the 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act that called for Philippine independence. And when Senator Joseph McCarthy's charges of Communist infiltration of the State Department became the responsibility of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Tydings chaired the investigating subcommittee. His behavior and position as a member of this committee both proved Tydings' worth as a leader and conscientious politician and cost him his Senate seat in the 1950 election.

Even before McCarthy arrived on the scene, Maryland had a long history of anti-Communism and had the strongest loyalty oath in the nation on its law books. Tydings' moderate approach to the McCarthy hearings and his refusal to give in to popular hysteria alienated him from many of his Maryland constituents. The 1950 Senatorial election in Maryland involved a smear campaign against Tydings. A post-election investigation revealed that McCarthy had played a role in funding opposition to Tydings and had helped to lead to his defeat.

After his retirement from the Senate, Tydings returned to membership and practice in a law firm. He ran once more for political office in 1956 but was forced to withdraw from the race due to ill health. On February 9, 1961, he died at his home, "Oakington," near Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was survived by his wife, Eleanor Davies Cheesborough Tydings, whom he married in 1935, and his adopted son, the future Senator Joseph D. Tydings.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Millard E. Tydings span the years 1881 to 1962. The bulk of materials cover his years of political service and involvement, from 1918 to 1956, and there is a particularly strong emphasis on his years in the United States Senate from 1927 to 1951.

The variety of documents and issues covered is as broad as the time period involved in the collection. Letters, telegrams, Senate reports, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, transcripts from radio broadcasts, speeches, and literary manuscripts concern topics as varied as Senatorial campaigns, the Philippine Islands, the economy, McCarthyism, and disarmament.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Eleanor Davies Cheesborough Tydings donated the original collection of the papers of Millard E. Tydings to the University of Maryland Libraries shortly after his death in 1961. Tydings' son, Joseph D. Tydings, donated additional papers in 1982. Two boxes of Tydings papers from the original donation were discovered in the collections in 2000 and incorporated into the larger collection in 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed: November 1972. Addendum processed by Mary Colin Hyde, February 1985. Guide revised by Nancy Bowman, November 1991; Anne Turkos, March 1992. Addendum processed by Jennie A. Levine, April 2003.

Processing note:

In processing the papers of Millard Tydings, the same measures were followed in 1961, upon receipt of the original papers, and in1982, in the incorporation of addenda. All duplicate items and metal fasteners were removed. Materials were then placed in acid-free folders and the folders were placed in acid-free boxes. The news clippings and scrapbooks in Series VII were microfilmed. In 2003, staff transferred some items from the former "Publications" series (Series VI) to more appropriate locations within the collection. Items added as "addenda" in 1982 were interfiled with the rest of the collection. In June 2011, photographs that had been removed to the Biographical Print Files were returned to the collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup complete by Jennie A. Levine, February 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Biographical and Non-Political, 1881-1962 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series covers the non-political aspects of Millard E. Tydings' life and gives some insight into the personal lives of other members of his family. The documents in this series include papers concerning the O'Neill estate (in Tydings' mother's family) dating from 1881 to 1928. Personal correspondence, post cards, a yearbook, speeches and writings of his wife, Eleanor Davies Cheesborough Tydings, and memorials and eulogies on the occasion of the Senator's death are also located here.

The bulk of the series, however, is devoted to Tydings' business dealings and his law practice, as detailed in contracts and legal files. Arrangement is alphabetical by topic and/or document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biography and Who's Who, 1947-1952 series 1box 1folder 1
Bloomsbury Park (A. Nelson Lewis and Millard E. Tydings), 1919-1936 series 1box 1folder 2
Death of Millard E. Tydings--Maryland Senate Resolution 18, 1961 series 1box 1folder 3
Dedication of Millard E. Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, Md., 1962 series 1box 1folder 4
[European Trip] Postcards--Going Over, [1923?] series 1box 1folder 5
Gold River Mining Co., Inc.--Legal, 1934-1939 series 1box 1folder 6
Indemnity Agreement from Sauerwein, Benson, and Boyd, Protecting Tydings and Rosenberg, 1958 series 1box 1folder 7
Legal Files -- Brown, Ellen, 1935-1936 series 1box 1folder 8
Legal Files -- Hergenrother, Joseph A., Estate, 1917, 1922 series 1box 1folder 9
Legal Files -- Poplar, Annie C., Estate, 1923 series 1box 1folder 10
Legal Files -- Roberts, Richard, Estate, 1922-1923 series 1box 1folder 11
Legal Files -- Thoene, William T., Estate, 1922-1923 series 1box 1folder 12
Legal Files -- Wareham Case (Mead v. Callose), 1920-1933 series 1box 1folder 13
Marriage to Eleanor Davies Cheesborough, 1935 series 1box 1folder 14
Memorial Meeting for Deceased Members of the Bar, 1961 series 1box 1folder 15
Miscellaneous, 1926, 1934-1935, 1955 series 1box 1folder 16
O'Neill, H. F.--Estate, 1881, 1883, 1895, 1912-1928 series 1box 1folder 17
Passports, 1933-1953 series 1box 1folder 18
Personal Correspondence and Questionnaires, 1929, 1937-1948, 1955, and [n.d.] series 1box 1folder 19
Papers of Eleanor Davies Tydings -- Miscellaneous, 1945-1948 series 1box 1folder 20
Papers of Eleanor Davies Tydings -- Speeches and Personal Writings, 1940, 1943, 1946, and [n.d.] series 1box 1folder 21
"Millard Tydings -The Honor and Dignity of the Senate" (Typescript by Joseph D. Tydings), [n.d.] series 1box 1folder 22
Yearbook, Havre de Grace High School, 1905 series 1box 1folder 23

Series 2: Speeches and Personal Writings, 1920-1950 and undated (4.50 linear feet)

This series includes notes for and transcripts of various public addresses, political and otherwise, as well as notes and drafts of some of Tydings' submissions for publication, again both political and non-political. The series has been divided into two subseries.

Subseries 2.1: Speeches, 1920-1950 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries covers a wide range of topics, from a 1920 eulogy that Tydings delivered to pronouncements on the economy and the Korean War. Some of his topics, like the economy, neutrality, and disarmament, were returned to many times and so the series has been arranged alphabetically rather than chronologically. This arrangement provides only a rough topical division, however, since speeches are sometimes listed by audience (DAR) or medium (Weekly Radio Broadcasts) rather than by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Aircraft, 1949series 2.1box 1folder 1
American Iron and Steel Institute, 1939 series 2.1box 1folder 2
American Legion, 1936-1947 series 2.1box 1folder 3
Americanism Speech, 1938-1939 series 2.1box 1folder 4
Americanism Speech--Reports and Pamphletsseries 2.1box 1folder 5
Armed Services, 1950 series 2.1box 1folder 6
Armistice Day, 1928-1947 series 2.1box 1folder 7
Atomic Energy, 1946 series 2.1box 1folder 8
Warren R. Austin, 1947 series 2.1box 1folder 9
Baltimore Ad Club, 1946-1948 series 2.1box 1folder 10
Baltimore Mayoral Campaign, 1943series 2.1box 1folder 11
Murray Benson, 1950 series 2.1box 1folder 12
Budget, 1939-1949series 2.1box 1folder 13
Joseph Byrnes, 1950 series 2.1box 1folder 14
CBS, 1934 series 2.1box 1folder 15
Chicago Civic Federation Speech, 1943 series 2.1box 1folder 16
Commencements, 1929-1942 series 2.1box 1folder 17
Congress, 1933 series 2.1box 1folder 18
The Constitution, [n.d.]series 2.1box 1folder 19
Constitutional Democracy, 1935-1939 series 2.1box 1folder 20
Cumberland Chamber of Commerce, 1937 series 2.1box 1folder 21
DAR, 1945 series 2.1box 1folder 22
Joseph E. Davies, 1939 series 2.1box 1folder 23
Joseph L. Davis Eulogy, circa 1920series 2.1box 1folder 24
Delmarva Press Association, 1938 series 2.1box 1folder 25
Democratic Forum, 1940 series 2.1box 1folder 26
Democratic and Republican Record, 1939 series 2.1box 2folder 1
Disarmament, 1950 series 2.1box 2folder 2
Economic Recovery, 1933-1940 series 2.1box 2folder 3
Economy, 1933-1943 series 2.1box 2folder 4
Elks Speech, Hagerstown, 1936-1944series 2.1box 2folder 5
Executive Club of Chicago, 1945 series 2.1box 2folder 6
Fair Trade, 1938 series 2.1box 2folder 7
Farm, 1942-1943 series 2.1box 2folder 8
Finland, 1940 series 2.1box 2folder 9
Four Horsemen, 1935 series 2.1box 2folder 10
Charles Friedenberg, 1950 series 2.1box 2folder 11
Gold Star Mothers, 1941 series 2.1box 2folder 12
Government, 1938-1942 series 2.1box 2folder 13
Government Control of Business, Housing, 1939series 2.1box 2folder 14
Government Spending, 1944series 2.1box 2folder 15
I Am An American, 1947-1949 series 2.1box 2folder 16
Independent Retail Food Distributors, 1938series 2.1box 2folder 17
Indiana State Bar Association, Insurance, 1939-1940series 2.1box 2folder 18
Mayor Jackson, 1934-1935 series 2.1box 2folder 19
Jackson Day, [n.d.]series 2.1box 2folder 20
Jefferson Day Banquet, 1947 series 2.1box 2folder 21
Jewish Speeches, 1934-1949 series 2.1box 2folder 22
Thomas Kenney, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 1
Korea, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 2
Labor, 1938 series 2.1box 3folder 3
Lend Lease, 1943 series 2.1box 3folder 4
Life Insurance, 1940 and [n.d.]series 2.1box 3folder 5
Lithuania, 1945-1949 series 2.1box 3folder 6
Frank Marino, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 7
Maryland Farm Bureau, 1913series 2.1box 3folder 8
Material for Speeches, [n.d.]series 2.1box 3folder 9
Memorial Day, 1930-1950 series 2.1box 3folder 10
Clarence Miles, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 11
Miscellaneous, 1932-1949 series 2.1box 3folder 12
Elizabeth Morrissy, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 13
National Canners Association, [n.d.] series 2.1box 3folder 14
Neighborhood Druggists, 1935-1941 series 2.1box 3folder 15
Neutrality, 1938-1950 series 2.1box 3folder 16
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, 1943 series 2.1box 3folder 17
New York Chamber of Commerce, 1943 series 2.1box 3folder 18
Herbert O'Connor, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 19
Reuben Oppenheimer, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 20
Pearl Harbor, 1941 series 2.1box 3folder 21
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, 1940 series 2.1box 3folder 22
Philippine Islands, 1934-1945 series 2.1box 3folder 23
Polish Speeches, 1946-1950 series 2.1box 3folder 24
Pressure Groups in a Democracy, 1939 series 2.1box 3folder 25
Public Economy, 1943 series 2.1box 3folder 26
George L. Radcliffe, 1940-1945 series 2.1box 3folder 27
Radio Speeches, 1938 series 2.1box 3folder 28
Railroads, [n.d.]series 2.1box 3folder 29
Milton Reckord, 1950 series 2.1box 3folder 30
Relief, [n.d.]series 2.1box 3folder 31
Religious Education, 1949 series 2.1box 3folder 32
Albert Ritchie, 1942 series 2.1box 3folder 33
Marshall Rommel, 1942 series 2.1box 3folder 34
Roosevelt Administration, 1937-1942 series 2.1box 3folder 35
Roosevelt-Garner Lawyers League (Radio Speech), 1936series 2.1box 3folder 36
St. Patrick's Day, [n.d.]series 2.1box 3folder 37
San Juan Rotary Club, 1933 series 2.1box 4folder 1
Shipping, 1937-1940 series 2.1box 4folder 2
Southern Society of New York, 1935 series 2.1box 4folder 3
J. Millard Tawes, 1946 series 2.1box 4folder 4
Town Hall Meeting of the Air, 1949 series 2.1box 4folder 5
Two Party Record in Congress, 1939-1948 series 2.1box 4folder 6
United Nations Group, 1949 series 2.1box 4folder 7
Universal Disarmament Down to Rifles (Excerpts), 1950series 2.1box 4folder 8
University of Maryland, 1932-1940 series 2.1box 4folder 9
University of Pennsylvania, 1935 series 2.1box 4folder 10
VE Day, 1945 series 2.1box 4folder 11
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1937 series 2.1box 4folder 12
War Speeches, 1935-1949 series 2.1box 4folder 13
George Washington, [n.d.]series 2.1box 4folder 14
Frederic W. Wile, 1939 series 2.1box 4folder 15
Young Democrats, 1936 series 2.1box 4folder 16
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942 series 2.1box 4folder 17
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 18
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 19
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 20
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 21
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 22
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, August 1941-February 1942series 2.1box 4folder 23
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 1
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 2
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 3
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 4
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 5
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 6
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 7
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 8
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 9
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 10
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 11
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 12
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 13
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 14
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 15
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, March 1942-June 1943series 2.1box 5folder 16
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 1
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 2
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 3
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 4
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 5
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 6
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 7
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 8
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 9
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 10
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 11
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 12
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 13
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 14
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 15
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, July 1943-March 1944, March 1945-July 1945, September 1945-October 1945series 2.1box 6folder 16
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 1
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 2
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 3
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 4
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 5
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 6
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 7
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 8
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 9
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 10
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 11
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 12
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 13
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 14
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 15
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, November 1945-September 1946, January 1947-July 1947, November 1947series 2.1box 7folder 16
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 1
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 2
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 3
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 4
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 5
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 6
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 7
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 8
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 9
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 10
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 11
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 12
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 13
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 14
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 15
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 16
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 17
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 18
Weekly Radio Broadcasts, December 1947-March 1948, May 1948-September 1949, January 1950-August 1950series 2.1box 8folder 19

Subseries 2.2: Personal Writings, 1929-1950 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains Millard Tydings' more personal, literary attempts at writing for the public. The documents include notes and scenarios for stories, the manuscript of a play, the manuscript of his World War I experiences (which he published as Machine Gunners of the Blue and Gray Division in 1923), various stories, poems, and papers. Correspondence concerning the publication of some his work is also located here. Correspondents include Howard S. Cullman and Walter Huston.

Numerous political pieces were published during his years in the Senate. Some of the articles are included in Series VII. He addressed the failure of Prohibition and the causes of the Depression in two book-length works, Before and After Prohibition (1930) and Counter-Attack (1933). Arrangement is alphabetical by title and/or document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
A Great Opportunity for Havre de Grace, [n.d.]series 2.2box 1folder 1
Barren Victory (Play), [1949] series 2.2box 1folder 2
Correspondence, 1949-1950 series 2.2box 1folder 3
Correspondence on Publishing, 1929-1931 series 2.2box 1folder 4
Friends, 1930 series 2.2box 1folder 5
Her Excellency's Day, [n.d.]series 2.2box 1folder 6
Loose Papers , [circa 1923-1931]series 2.2box 1folder 7
Loose Papers, [circa 1923-1931]series 2.2box 1folder 8
Loose Papers, [circa 1923-1931]series 2.2box 1folder 9
The Machine Guns Will... , [n.d.]series 2.2box 1folder 10
The Machine Guns Will... , [n.d.]series 2.2box 1folder 11
Scenarios, [1930] series 2.2box 1folder 12

Series 3: Political Issues and Elections, 1933-1959 and undated (7.75 linear feet)

The bulk of this series is correspondence, in-coming and out-going, the earliest of which dates from 1933; clippings, speeches, pamphlets, and sundry official reports are also included. The series has been split into two subseries, the first spanning the seventeen years between 1933 and 1950, and the second focusing on Tydings' 1950 election campaign and the years immediately following his defeat in that election. Within each subseries, arrangement is alphabetical by topic or audience.

Subseries 3.1: Pre-1950, 1933-1952 and undated (1.75 linear feet)

This subseries encompasses both political issues and campaigns. Speeches, pamphlets, news clippings, Senate memoranda, and reports deal with everything from labor issues to Tydings' political excursions to Europe after World War II. Campaign materials, and particularly correspondence, shed light on the Democratic organization in Maryland.

Prominent correspondents include Louis Johnson, Glenn L. Martin, Stuart Symington, Omar Bradley, A. M. Pride, Edward F. Hutton, James Bruce, and Harry S. Truman. There is also extensive correspondence from Tydings' constituents variously berating and encouraging him in his runs for the U. S. Senate and his 1947-48 campaign for the vice presidency.

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic or individual.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Atomic Energy, 1949series 3.1box 1folder 1
Baltimore City Ward Executives, [n.d.]series 3.1box 1folder 2
Biography, [n.d.]series 3.1box 1folder 3
Bond, 1944-1945series 3.1box 1folder 4
Campaign Committee, 1938series 3.1box 1folder 5
Campaign Committee, 1938series 3.1box 1folder 6
Campaign Committee, 1944-1945series 3.1box 1folder 7
Campaign Committee, 1944-1945series 3.1box 1folder 8
Campaign Contributions, 1944series 3.1box 1folder 9
Campaign Literature, 1944-1950series 3.1box 1folder 10
Campaign Material, 1938, 1944 and [n.d.]series 3.1box 1folder 11
European Economies, 1949series 3.1box 1folder 12
Campaign Questionnaire, 1946series 3.1box 1folder 13
Committees, 1943series 3.1box 1folder 14
Correspondence, 1933-1949series 3.1box 1folder 15
Correspondence, 1933-1949series 3.1box 1folder 16
Debt Reduction, 1947series 3.1box 2folder 1
Disbursements, 1944-1945series 3.1box 2folder 2
Election Returns, 1938-1948series 3.1box 2folder 3
Election Returns, 1938-1948series 3.1box 2folder 4
Election Returns, 1938-1948series 3.1box 2folder 5
European Trip, 1947, 1949series 3.1box 2folder 6
European Trip, 1947, 1949series 3.1box 2folder 7
European Trip, 1947, 1949series 3.1box 2folder 8
Foreign Relations Committee Matters, 1948-1950series 3.1box 2folder 9
Government Reorganization Plans, 1949-1952series 3.1box 2folder 10
Hawaiian Trip, 1937series 3.1box 2folder 11
Labor, 1940-1950series 3.1box 2folder 12
Labor -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1940-1950series 3.1box 2folder 13
Labor Speech, 1945-1946series 3.1box 3folder 1
Labor Speech, 1945-1946series 3.1box 3folder 2
Lend Lease, 1943series 3.1box 3folder 3
Martin, Glenn L.--Correspondence, 1949series 3.1box 3folder 4
Military and Economic Aid to China, 1937-50, [1950]series 3.1box 3folder 5
Military Assistance to Foreign Countries, 1949series 3.1box 3folder 6
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1939-1941, 1947-1950series 3.1box 3folder 7
Pearson, Drew (Virgin Islands Investigation), 1933-1942series 3.1box 3folder 8
Pictorial History of the War Congress, 1944series 3.1box 3folder 9
Presidential Campaign, 1945-1949series 3.1box 3folder 10
Sam Solomon, 1944-1945series 3.1box 3folder 11
Senate Armed Services Committee, 1949series 3.1box 3folder 12
Special Account, 1945series 3.1box 3folder 13
Supreme Court, 1937series 3.1box 3folder 14
Tidelands, 1945series 3.1box 3folder 15
Truman, Harry S.-- Correspondence, 1945-1949series 3.1box 3folder 16
University of Maryland, 1946series 3.1box 3folder 17
U.S.S.R. Radio Comment on Possible Negotiations with U. S., 1950series 3.1box 3folder 18
Vice Presidential Campaign, 1947-1948series 3.1box 3folder 19
Voting Records, 1939-1949series 3.1box 4folder 1
Voting Records, 1939-1949series 3.1box 4folder 2

Subseries 3.2: 1950 and Later, , 1939-1959 and undated (6.00 linear feet)

Subseries 2 deals largely with Tydings' 1950 failed bid for re-election to the U. S. Senate. Campaign records and correspondence show Tydings trying to round up support from such diverse groups as doctors, Catholic War Veterans, and labor among others. Files from the Gillette Committee investigating the 1950 Senate election in Maryland as well as those that Tydings and his staff assembled on the subject are also included here.

The remainder of the subseries reveals Tydings' continuing interest in both state and federal politics. Documents include files kept on the Maryland State Legislature, his participation at Democratic rallies, and correspondence with prominent figures. Correspondents include Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson, W. Grason Winterbottom, Guy Gillette, William Benton, Estes Kefauver, Stuart Symington, and J. Millard Tawes.

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic or individual.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
John M. Butler, July-November 1950series 3.2box 1folder 1
Campaign Assistance, August 1945-October 1950series 3.2box 1folder 2
Campaign Committee, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 3
Campaign Expenses, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 4
Campaign Luncheon, September 1950series 3.2box 1folder 5
Campaign Questionnaire, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 6
Campaign Questionnaire, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 7
Campaign Questionnaire, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 8
Campaign Questionnaire--Correspondence, 1950series 3.2box 1folder 9
Campaign Tour, September-November 1950series 3.2box 1folder 10
Catholic War Veterans, August 23, 1950-November 4, 1954series 3.2box 2folder 1
Clippings, 1946-1950series 3.2box 2folder 2
Colored, 1945-1949series 3.2box 2folder 3
Conferences, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 4
Congressional Rosters, 1951series 3.2box 2folder 5
Contributions, 1946-1950series 3.2box 2folder 6
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 7
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 8
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 9
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 10
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 11
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 12
Correspondence, 1945-September 10, 1950series 3.2box 2folder 13
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 1
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 2
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 3
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 4
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 5
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 6
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 7
Correspondence, September 11-November 7, 1950series 3.2box 3folder 8
Correspondence, November 8, 1950-1951series 3.2box 4folder 1
Correspondence, November 8, 1950-1951series 3.2box 4folder 2
Correspondence, November 8, 1950-1951series 3.2box 4folder 3
Correspondence, November 8, 1950-1951series 3.2box 4folder 4
Doctors, 1949-1959series 3.2box 4folder 5
Election Returns, 1950 primaries, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 6
Endorsements, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 7
Extracts, 1945-1950series 3.2box 4folder 8
Farmer District Cooperative Agreement, December 31, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 9
Foreign Policy, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 10
Harry Haller, 1948-1950series 3.2box 4folder 11
Harford County, January 3-March 23, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 12
Korea, July 21-September 21, 1950series 3.2box 4folder 13
Lawyers [letters concerning Maryland Democratic organization, lists of supporters, etc.], 1944-1950series 3.2box 4folder 14
D. John Markey, [n.d.]series 3.2box 4folder 15
Maryland Election Returns, 1950series 3.2box 5folder 1
Clarence Miles, October 2-November 11, 1950series 3.2box 5folder 2
Pamphlets, November 11, 1948-November 1950series 3.2box 5folder 3
Pearson, Drew--Correspondence, 1955series 3.2box 5folder 4
Pharmacists, August-September 1950series 3.2box 5folder 5
Political File, 1952-1953series 3.2box 5folder 6
Political File, 1952-1953series 3.2box 5folder 7
Political File, 1952-1953series 3.2box 5folder 8
Political File, 1952-1953series 3.2box 5folder 9
Political File--Democratic Rally Dinner, 1953-1954series 3.2box 5folder 10
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 1
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 2
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 3
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 4
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 5
Political File, 1954-1955series 3.2box 6folder 6
Political File--Maryland State Legislature, 1955series 3.2box 7folder 1
Political File, 1956-1958series 3.2box 7folder 2
Political File, 1956-1958series 3.2box 7folder 3
Press, [n.d.]series 3.2box 7folder 4
Press Releases, June 1948, 1950series 3.2box 7folder 5
Press Releases--Correspondence, August-November 1950series 3.2box 7folder 6
Prosperity, June 26, 1950series 3.2box 7folder 7
Publicity, February 10, 1944, 1950series 3.2box 7folder 8
Radio Talks, September 3, 1945-September 11, 1950series 3.2box 7folder 9
Radio Talks--Questions and Answers, August-October 1950series 3.2box 7folder 10
Republican Preparedness, August 23-0ctober 7, 1950series 3.2box 7folder 11
Senate Campaign of 1950--Facsimile of newspaper ((OVERSIZE)), 1950series 3.2box 8folder 1
Senate Campaign of 1950--Facsimile of newspaper -- County Chapters (by county), 1950series 3.2box 8folder 2
Senate Campaign of 1950--Facsimile of newspaper -- Joseph D. Tydings Letters, 1950series 3.2box 8folder 3
Senate Election of 1950, 1950-1952series 3.2box 8folder 4
Senate Election of 1950, 1950-1952series 3.2box 8folder 5
Senate Election of 1950, 1950-1952series 3.2box 8folder 6
Senate Election of 1950, 1950-1952series 3.2box 8folder 7
Senate Election of 1950, 1950-1952series 3.2box 8folder 8
Senate Election of 1950 -- Investigation, 1951-1952series 3.2box 9folder 1
Senate Election of 1950 -- Investigation--Gillette Committee, 1950-1952series 3.2box 9folder 2
Senate Election of 1950 -- Investigation--Gillette Committee, 1950-1952series 3.2box 9folder 3
Senate Election of 1950 -- Registration and Election Laws of Maryland, 1950series 3.2box 9folder 4
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 9folder 5
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 9folder 6
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 9folder 7
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 9folder 8
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 9folder 9
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 1
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 2
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 3
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 4
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 5
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 6
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 7
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 10folder 8
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 1
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 2
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 3
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 4
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 5
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 6
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 7
Senate Election of 1950 -- Report of the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Committee on Rules and Administration, Maryland Senatorial Election of 1950, 1951series 3.2box 11folder 8
Speakers Committee, October 11-16, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 1
Speakers Handbook, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 2
Speeches, [n.d.]series 3.2box 12folder 3
Speeches -- Correspondence, August 13-0ctober 27, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 4
Speeches -- Correspondence, August 13-0ctober 27, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 5
Stevenson, Adlai -- Correspondence, 1953-1955series 3.2box 12folder 6
Suggestions, 1941-1950series 3.2box 12folder 7
Telegrams, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 8
Tobacco List, [n.d.]series 3.2box 12folder 9
Truman, Harry S. -- Correspondence, 1950-1952series 3.2box 12folder 10
Veterans, September-October 1950series 3.2box 12folder 11
Voting Records, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 12
Voting Records, 1950series 3.2box 12folder 13

Series 4: Philippine Islands, 1928-1953 (2.25 linear feet)

This series includes reports, awards, pamphlets, plans for Philippine rehabilitation and development, and correspondence generated by Tydings in his years of service on the Commission on Territories and Insular Affairs. It also includes records and news clippings from his three trips to the Philippines (1934, 1945, 1946), the last of which was on the occasion of Philippine Independence Day.

The series includes correspondence with Cordell Hull, John McDuffie, Albino Noble, E. Brooke Lee, J. M. Elizdale, E. Quirino, Hugh Butler, Frank Waring, Vernon Moore, E. Francis Riggs, Stuart Symington, Manuel Quezon, and Cecil Snyder.

Arrangement is by topic, and chronological within each topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Clippings, 1934 series 4box 1folder 1
Clippings, 1934 series 4box 1folder 2
Clippings, 1934 series 4box 1folder 3
Clippings [missing as of 8/17/2011], 1934 series 4box 1folder 4
Commission on Territories and Insular Affairs, 1933-1943 series 4box 1folder 5
Commission on Territories and Insular Affairs, 1933-1943 series 4box 1folder 6
Commission on Territories and Insular Affairs, 1933-1943 series 4box 1folder 7
Commission on Territories and Insular Affairs--Possessions--Calendars, 1928-1946 series 4box 1folder 8
Distinguished Service Star Award from Philippines (typed copy), 1946 series 4box 2folder 1
Industrial Rehabilitation and Development Plan, 1947 series 4box 2folder 2
Invitations, 1934-1935 series 4box 2folder 3
Philippine Independent Day, 1946 series 4box 2folder 4
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission, 1944-1946 series 4box 2folder 5
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission, 1944-1946 series 4box 2folder 6
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission, 1944-1946 series 4box 2folder 7
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1945 series 4box 2folder 8
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1945 series 4box 2folder 9
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1945 series 4box 2folder 10
Philippine Rehabilitation Commission -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1945 series 4box 2folder 11
Philippine Trip, 1934 series 4box 3folder 1
Philippine Trip, 1934 series 4box 3folder 2
Philippine Trip, 1945 series 4box 3folder 3
Philippine Trip, 1945 series 4box 3folder 4
Philippine Trip--Reports and Pamphlets, 1945 series 4box 3folder 5
Philippine Trip, 1946 series 4box 3folder 6
Philippine Trip--Itinerary, 1946 series 4box 3folder 7
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 1
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 2
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 3
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 4
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 5
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 6
Territories Commission, Philippine Islands, 1947-1948, 1951-1955 series 4box 4folder 7
Territories Committee [Commission], Philippine Islands -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1955 series 4box 4folder 8
Territories Committee [Commission], Philippine Islands -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1955 series 4box 5folder 1
Territories Committee [Commission], Philippine Islands -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1955 series 4box 5folder 2
Territories Committee [Commission], Philippine Islands -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1944-1955 series 4box 5folder 3

Series 5: Un-American Activities, 1938-1955 and undated (6 linear feet)

The materials found in this series range from newspaper clippings to government memoranda to notes on plans for cross-examination in investigatory hearings. A large part of the series consists of correspondence. The bulk of these materials document Tydings' investigations into Senator Joseph McCarthy's 1950 charges of Communist infiltration of the State Department. The series also contains files on the Amerasia case that began in 1945 and records Tydings accumulated after his retirement from the U. S. Senate. Notable correspondents include Claire Boothe Luce; Henry L. Stimson; E. K. Stettinius; Payton Ford; Joseph McCarthy; Emmanuel Cellar; Harry Truman; Roscoe Pound; Abe Fortas; Cordell Hull; B. B. Hickenlooper; J. Edgar Hoover; Olin D. Johnston; Thurston B. Morton; Estes Kefauver; William Benton; and Owen Lattimore.

Arrangement is by topic, correspondent, or audience.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Amerasia Case, 1945-1950 series 5box 1folder 1
Amerasia Case -- Reports and Pamphlets, October 1946 series 5box 1folder 2
Amerasia Case -- Clippings, 1950 series 5box 1folder 3
Amerasia Case -- Clippings, 1950 series 5box 1folder 4
Amerasia Case -- Clippings, 1950 series 5box 1folder 5
Amerasia Case -- Clippings, 1950 series 5box 1folder 6
America's Shame, 1950-1954 series 5box 2folder 1
America's Shame, 1950-1954 series 5box 2folder 2
America's Shame, 1950-1954 series 5box 2folder 3
Appropriation Bill of 1949, 1949 series 5box 2folder 4
Frederick Ayer, 1950 series 5box 2folder 5
William Benton -- Correspondence, 1950-1954 series 5box 2folder 6
William Benton -- Depositions of Millard E. Tydings and Edward O. Morgan, 1952 series 5box 2folder 7
William Benton -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1951-1954 series 5box 3folder 1
William Benton -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1951-1954 series 5box 3folder 2
William Benton -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1951-1954 series 5box 3folder 3
Louis Budenz, 1948-1950 series 5box 3folder 4
Earl Browder, April-May 1950 series 5box 3folder 5
Correspondence, 1950-1951 series 5box 3folder 6
Correspondence, 1950-1951 series 5box 3folder 7
Correspondence, 1950-1951 series 5box 3folder 8
Correspondence, 1950-1951 series 5box 3folder 9
Clippings, 1950 series 5box 4folder 1
Gustavo Duran, [n.d.] series 5box 4folder 2
Employee Loyalty Files, 1950 series 5box 4folder 3
FBI, 1950 series 5box 4folder 4
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, 1942 series 5box 4folder 5
Haldore Hanson, 1952-1954 series 5box 4folder 6
HOACS (McCarthy Statements--His Own Assertions Classified and Systematized), June-August 1950 series 5box 4folder 7
Patrick Hurley, 1950 series 5box 4folder 8
Institute of Pacific Relations, 1950 series 5box 4folder 9
Institute of Pacific Relations -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1951-1953 series 5box 4folder 10
Philip Jessup, 1950 series 5box 4folder 11
Johnson, Olin D., 1954-1955 series 5box 4folder 12
Owen Lattimore, 1950 series 5box 4folder 13
Owen Lattimore -- Reports and Pamphlets, April-May 1950, February 16, 1953-July 6, 1954 series 5box 4folder 14
Owen Lattimore -- Reports and Pamphlets, April-May 1950, February 16, 1953-July 6, 1954 series 5box 4folder 15
Robert E. Lee, 1953 series 5box 5folder 1
David Lewis -- Clippings, June 2-September 11, 1938 series 5box 5folder 2
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts, 1950 series 5box 5folder 3
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Correspondence, October 12- November 1950 series 5box 5folder 4
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Correspondence, October 12- November 1950 series 5box 5folder 5
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Correspondence, October 12- November 1950 series 5box 5folder 6
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Station Correspondence, 1950-1957 series 5box 5folder 7
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Replies, 1950 series 5box 5folder 8
Fulton Lewis Radio Broadcasts -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1950 series 5box 5folder 9
Loyalty and Security Programs, 1945-1950 series 5box 6folder 1
Loyalty and Security Programs, 1945-1950 series 5box 6folder 2
Loyalty and Security Programs, 1945-1950 series 5box 6folder 3
Malmedy Massacre, 1949-1954 series 5box 6folder 4
Joseph McCarthy, 1950-1953 series 5box 7folder 1
Joseph McCarthy, 1950-1953 series 5box 7folder 2
Joseph McCarthy, 1950-1953 series 5box 7folder 3
Joseph McCarthy -- Articles, 1950-1953 series 5box 7folder 4
Joseph McCarthy -- Articles, 1950-1953 series 5box 7folder 5
Joseph McCarthy -- Speeches, 1950 series 5box 7folder 6
Joseph McCarthy -- Joseph McCarthy vs. William Benton, 1952 series 5box 7folder 7
Joseph McCarthy -- Joseph McCarthy vs. William Benton, 1952 series 5box 7folder 8
Joseph McCarthy -- Joseph McCarthy vs. William Benton -- Investigations, 1952 series 5box 7folder 9
Joseph McCarthy -- McCarthy's List of 81, [1954-1955] series 5box 8folder 1
Joseph McCarthy -- McCarthy's List of 108, [1947-1950] series 5box 8folder 2
Memoranda, 1947-1950 series 5box 8folder 3
Memoranda, 1947-1950 series 5box 8folder 4
Military Situation in the Far East, 1951 series 5box 8folder 5
Edward Morgan, 1950, 1954 series 5box 8folder 6
Pamphlets, 1950 series 5box 8folder 7
Reporter Magazine, 1952 series 5box 8folder 8
Salt Lake City Speech, 1950 series 5box 8folder 9
John Service, 1950 series 5box 8folder 10
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations -- Reports, 1950 series 5box 9folder 1
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Against, 1950 series 5box 9folder 2
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- In-Between, 1950 series 5box 9folder 3
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- In-Favor, 1950 series 5box 9folder 4
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 9folder 5
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 9folder 6
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 9folder 7
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 9folder 8
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 10folder 1
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 10folder 2
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Clippings -- Correspondence, 1950 series 5box 10folder 3
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Radio Commentators, 1950 series 5box 10folder 4
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, March 21-May 26, 1950 series 5box 10folder 5
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, March 21-May 26, 1950 series 5box 10folder 6
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, March 21-May 26, 1950 series 5box 10folder 7
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, March 21-May 26, 1950 series 5box 10folder 8
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, March 21-May 26, 1950 series 5box 10folder 9
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 1
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 2
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 3
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 4
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 5
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 6
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 7
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 8
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 9
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 10
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 11
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - Subcommittee -- Reports, May 31-July 7, 1950 series 5box 11folder 12
Senate Committee on Un-American Activities, Report, 1950 series 5box 11folder 13
State Department, 1950 series 5box 12folder 1
State Department -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1950 series 5box 12folder 2
State of Wisconsin vs. Joseph McCarthy, 1948 series 5box 12folder 3
Survey of Departmental Personnel Security Investigations, 1946-1950 series 5box 12folder 4
Tydings' Statements, 1950-1951 series 5box 12folder 5
Freda Utley, 1950 series 5box 12folder 6
Wheeling, West Virginia, Speech, 1950 series 5box 12folder 7

Series 6: World War I Publications, 1913-1925 and undated (6.25 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of army field service pamphlets by which Tydings would have had to abide during his years in the army. The bulk of the pamphlets deal with artillery concerns, such as machine guns and rifles; Tydings commanded the 111th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I. Also included in the series are War Department Training Regulations for the army issued in the early 1920s.

Arrangement is by type of publication.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Army Center for Military Studies Courses, 1918-1919 series 6box 1folder 1
Coast Artillery Corps, documents, 1924 and [n.d.] series 6box 1folder 2
Machine Gun Notes, [n.d.] series 6box 1folder 3
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 1folder 4
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 1folder 5
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 2folder 1
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 2folder 2
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 2folder 3
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 2folder 4
World War I War Department Pamphlets (bound), 1917-1918 series 6box 2folder 5
World War I War Department Pamphlets (loose), 1913-1918 series 6box 3folder 1
World War I War Publications - Machine Guns and Other Artillery, 1917-1918 series 6box 4folder 1
Training Regulations - War Department, 1922-1925 series 6box 5folder 1

Series 7: News Clippings and Scrapbooks, 1911-1961 (53 reels microfilm)

This series consists of microfilm copies of loose news clippings and news clippings arranged by Tydings or his staff into scrapbooks. The clippings span fifty years and document Tydings' life and career. Additional clippings may be found within each of the other series headings throughout the collection.

Subseries 7.1: News Clippings, 1916-1921 (2 reels microfilm)

This subseries consists of news clippings documenting, Tydings' personal and public life. Among the topics covered are the "Purge" Campaign and court-packing debate of 1937 and 1938 and election campaigns. These materials have been arranged chronologically and microfilmed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Miscellaneous, 1916, 1918, 1937-1939, 1956, 1959, n.d.series 7.1reel 1frame 1
"Purge" Campaign, 1937-1938series 7.1reel 1frame 32
Tydings, Eleanor Davies, 1938, 1942-1943series 7.1reel 1frame 391
Political, 1950-1951series 7.1reel 1frame 410
Political, 1950-1952series 7.1reel 2frame 515
Political, 1951series 7.1reel 2frame 680
Political, 1954-1955series 7.1reel 2frame 753
Senate Campaign, 1956series 7.1reel 2frame 761
Personal, 1957series 7.1reel 2frame 823
Death of Millard E. Tydings, 1961series 7.1reel 2frame 831

Subseries 7.2: Scrapbooks, 1911-1957 (51 reels microfilm)

This subseries consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings documenting Tydings' personal, public, and political affairs and interests. McCarthyism, election campaigns, state and local politics, and Tydings' community activities are all encompassed in this subseries. Also included are some of Tydings' personal and political writings not found in Series II, Subseries 2.

Tydings or his staff designated the scrapbooks either "personal" or "political" and arranged the articles in roughly chronological, rather than topical, order. These scrapbooks have been microfilmed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Political, 1911-1926series 7.2reel 2frame 852
Political, January 1926-June 1928series 7.2reel 2frame 988
New York Headquarters, Alfred E. Smith Presidential Campaign, 1928series 7.2reel 2frame 1180
Political, July 1928-December 1932series 7.2reel 3frame 1376
Election Returns, 1932series 7.2reel 4frame 2711
Clippings about book, Counter-Attack, 1933series 7.2reel 4frame 2743
Personal, January 1933-January 1934series 7.2reel 4frame 2789
Puerto Rican newspaper clippings, 1933series 7.2reel 4frame 3276
Personal, January 1934-January 1936series 7.2reel 5frame 3360
Political, April 1934-December 1935series 7.2reel 6frame 4797
Political, April 1934-December 1935series 7.2reel 7frame 5896
Philippine news clippings, February 1934-June 1935series 7.2reel 8frame 6191
Philippine news clippings, December 1934series 7.2reel 8frame 6444
Personal, 1936-1937series 7.2reel 9frame 6670
Campaign (1936 election), July 1936-January 1937series 7.2reel 10frame 7811
Political, 1937series 7.2reel 11frame 8870
Personal, 1937series 7.2reel 12frame 10272
Personal, 1937series 7.2reel 13frame 11473
Political, 1938series 7.2reel 14frame 12518
Excerpts (Brief favorable quotations about Millard E. Tydings), June 1932-January 1938series 7.2reel 15frame 13045
Personal, June1938-August 1938series 7.2reel 16frame 14113
Personal, August 1938series 7.2reel 17frame 15111
Personal, August 1938-September 1938series 7.2reel 18frame 15934
Personal, September 1938series 7.2reel 19frame 16925
Personal, September-November 1938series 7.2reel 20frame 17586
Personal, November 1938-December 1939series 7.2reel 21frame 18543
Personal, November 1938-December 1939series 7.2reel 22frame 19558
"Maryland Merry-Go-Round," "Washington Merry-Go-Round," by Drew Pearson, clipped from various newspapers, September 1939-March 1945series 7.2reel 22frame 19788
Political, 1939series 7.2reel 23frame 20252
Personal, December 1939-May 1940series 7.2reel 24frame 21094
Personal, May 1940-December 1940series 7.2reel 25frame 21757
Political, January 1940-March 1940series 7.2reel 26frame 22585
Political, March 1940-October 1940series 7.2reel 27frame 23090
Political, 1941series 7.2reel 28frame 24061
Political, 1941series 7.2reel 29frame 24986
Personal, 1941series 7.2reel 30frame 25498
Political, 1942series 7.2reel 31frame 26661
Personal, January 1942-May 1942series 7.2reel 32frame 27564
Personal, May 1942-December 1942series 7.2reel 33frame 28204
Personal, 1943series 7.2reel 34frame 29053
Political, 1943series 7.2reel 35frame 30192
Political, 1944series 7.2reel 35frame 30609
Personal, 1944series 7.2reel 36frame 31198
Personal, 1945series 7.2reel 37frame 31915
Political, 1945series 7.2reel 37frame 32582
Personal, 1946series 7.2reel 38frame 33238
Political, January 1946-August 1946series 7.2reel 39frame 34029
Political, August 1946-December 1946series 7.2reel 40frame 35116
Special Numbers of Newspapers and Magazine Commemorating the Inauguration of the Philippine Republic (Bound Volume), 1946series 7.2reel 41frame 35000
Political, January 1947-June 1947series 7.2reel 42frame 35899
Personal, 1947series 7.2reel 43frame 36698
Political, June 1947-December 1947series 7.2reel 44frame 37721
Personal, 1948series 7.2reel 45frame 38226
Political (includes 1948 election returns), April 1948-December 1948series 7.2reel 46frame 39394
Personal, 1949series 7.2reel 47frame 40732
Political, 1949series 7.2reel 48frame 41688
Personal, 1950series 7.2reel 49frame 42888
McCarthy Issue, March 1950-June 1950series 7.2reel 50frame 44244
Personal, September 1950-October 1950series 7.2reel 51frame 45543
Political, January 1950-June 1950series 7.2reel 51frame 45716
Photograph book of U.S. Forces in Austria, 1947series 7.2reel 52frame 47519
Presentation of Army and Navy "E" Award to Edgewood Arsenal - Souvenir Photograph Book, November 23, 194?series 7.2reel 53frame 47544
United States Philippine War Damage Commission photograph book ("before and after" photographs, with summary of facts), 1946-1949series 7.2reel 53frame 47579
Political, 1956-1957series 7.2reel 53frame 47651

Series 8: Political Cartoons, 1930-1950 and undated (67 items)

This series consists of political cartoons that document Tydings' long career in the Senate. In most cases, cartoonists, including Gib Crockett, Richard Yardley, Herblock, Jim Berryman, and C. K. Berryman, gave these to Tydings as souvenirs, and they are often signed with personal notes from the artists. These cartoons appeared in a wide range of newspapers, such as the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, and the Evening Star. Topics covered include the New Deal, McCarthyism, and World War II.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Editorial cartoons, 1930-1950 and [n.d.] series 8box 1folder 1

Series 9: Certificates, 1916-1951 and undated (16 items)

This series contains certificates, awards, and other documents obtained by Tydings throughout his lifetime. Included are Tydings enlistment papers, a paper appointing Tydings a Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry in 1918, Tydings' appointment to the U. S. Congress in 1924, a certificate for crossing the Equator in 1934, and Tydings' 1934 award of the Distinguished Service Cross for "Extraordinary Heroism in Military Operations Against an Armed Enemy of the United States north of Verdun, France, in October 1918."

Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Certificates, 1916-1951 and [n.d.] series 9box 1folder 1

Series 10: Sound Recordings, 1946-1950 (13 items)

This series consists of record albums in 78 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm format of various radio statements and interviews given by Tydings, on issues such as Philippine Independence Day and Senator Joseph McCarthy. Also included are interviews from Meet the Press with Senator Joseph McCarthy.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Statement by Senator Millard E. Tydings, in commemoration of Philippine Independence Day, July 4, 1946 -- One 12-inch disc, 1 side, 78 rpm -- Related letter in Series IV, Box 6, under Philippine Independence Day (1946)., Recorded June 21, 1946 series 10box 1folder 1
Meet the Press, interviewing Senator Tydings -- Two 16-inch discs, 1 side each 33 1/3 rpm, February 3, 1950 series 10box 1folder 2
Salt Lake City Interview of Senators Joseph R. McCarthy and George W. Malone by Dan Valentine, KALL Radio, February 10, 1950 -- One 12-inch disc, 1 side, 33 1/3 rpm (4 copies) -- Transcript in Series V, Box 2, under William Benton heading, February 10, 1950 series 10box 1folder 3
Meet the Press, interviewing Senator McCarthy -- Two 16-inch discs, 1 side each, 33 1/3 rpm (2 copies); One 12-inch disc, 2 sides, 78 rpm (1 copy); One 16-inch disc, 1 side, 33 1/3 rpm (part 1 of 2 only). -- Transcript in Series V, Box 8, McCarthy - Speeches., April 21, 1950 series 10box 1folder 4
Presenting Upton Close, interviewing Senator McCarthy -- One 16-inch disc, 1 side, 33 1/3 rpm., April 30, 1950 series 10box 1folder 5

Series 11: Photographs, 1918-1949 (3.00 linear feet)

This series includes black and white photographs of Tydings, his estate at Havre de Grace, and his inspection of Triste, France. Also included are many graphic photographs of the Philippine Islands during World War II, including a prisoner of war camp. In addition, there are several group photographs, including one of President Truman signing National Security Act Amendments in his office at the White House, while members of the Armed Services Committee watch, and another of Tydings and his fellow soldiers during World War I.

These materials have been transferred to the photographic collection. Photographs that had been previously removed to the Biographical Print Files were reintegrated into the collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 12: Memorabilia, undated (7 items)

This series consists of a Tydings campaign button and three other buttons used in political campaigns, including one urging people to "Buy American." Also included are three pens used by President Truman to sign various bills during Tydings' time as senator. These materials are located in the Memorabilia collection (#44, #45, #46, #47, and #1545 a-c).

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

Additional primary and secondary sources relating to the life and career of Millard Tydings are available. Caroline Keith's biography of Tydings, For Hell and a Brown Mule, is a 1991 offering (Lanham, MD: Madison Books) covering Tydings' entire life but with emphasis on his political career. Tydings own publications, Counter-Attack: A Battle Plan to Defeat the Depression (Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company [c.1933]), Before and After Prohibition (New York, The Macmillan company, 1930), and The Machine Gunners of the Blue and Gray Division (twenty-ninth) ([Aberdeen, Md.: Harford printing and publishing co., 1920]) are all available in the Maryland Room at the University of Maryland Libraries. In addition, Tydings' political record is documented in a seventeen volume set of "Congressional record, proceedings and debates of the Congress. 70th-81st Congress" that pertains only to Tydings or his interests. This is also available in the Maryland Room (Call Number: Maryland Folio J11 .R53).

The Archives and Manuscripts Department holds many collections that also relate to Senator Tydings. The papers of Naomi Smith Duff may also be consulted, as Tydings was one of the author's correspondents. Tydings' son, Senator Joseph D. Tydings gave his personal papers to the University of Maryland in 1976. The Gordon W. Prange Collection contains materials relating to the U. S. occupation of the Philippines.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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