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[Papers]

Label
[Papers], 1851-1931
Title
[Papers]
Inclusive dates
1851-1931
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists primarily of Swift's correspondence from the period 1885 - 1908 relating to his work with federal civil service reform, including correspondence relating to the work of the National Civil Service Reform League; Swift's publication of the Civil Service Chronicle; federal appointments in Indiana and elsewhere, and the work of the U.S. Civil Service Commission; and the role of reformers in state and national elections. Also included is correspondence regarding Swift's involvement with progressive Republicans, particularly Theodore Roosevelt and Albert J. Beveridge; correspondence regarding his work in the campaign to prepare the United States for war with Germany (1914-1918), and reactions to his pamphlets Germans in America (1915) and America's Debt to England (1917); correspondence regarding tariff reform (1908-1912); papers regarding Citizens Gas Company and the Indianapolis Sanitary Commission (1920s); papers regarding his lecturing and writing on historical reform topics (1910s-1920s); his letters to his wife (1885-1916), primarily written from the east while he was attending reform and political meetings, including meetings with Theodore Roosevelt; his diaries written during a meeting of the National Civil Service Reform League (1889), during a meeting to discuss the creation of a reform political party (1892); on a trip to Massachusetts (1897); his journal (1875-1888), including notes on LaPorte, starting a law practice in Indianapolis, politics, and reminiscences of his Civil War experiences; and drafts of his letters and essays on reform and politics. Albert J. Beveridge, Eliza A. Blaker, Charles J. Bonaparte, James H. Breasted, William Lowe Bryan, Edward Cary, French Ensor Chadwick, Edward P. Clark, George William Curtis, Richard Henry Dana, Dorman B. Eaton, Charles W. Fairbanks, William Farnum, William Fortune, John Watson Foster, William Dudley Foulke, James P. Goodrich, John K. Gowdy, Albert Bushnell Hart, William Dean Howells, Louis Howland, Charles Evans Hughes, Jules Jusserand, George Kennan, Henry S. Lea, Francis E. Leupp, Henry Cabot Lodge, Arthur O. Lovejoy, George W. McAneny, Franklin MacVeagh, W.H.H. Miller, Oliver T. Morton, Henry Raymond Mussey, Meredith Nicholson, Walter H. Page, William Potts, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, John C. Rose, Carl Schurz, Francis Lynde Stetson, Moorfield Storey, Mark Sullivan, Charles P. Taft, William Howard Taft, Frank William Taussig, Oswald Garrison Villard, James W. Wadsworth, William English Walling, Everett Wheeler, Charles R. Williams, Horace White, Wong Kai Kah, James A. Woodburn
Biographical or historical data
Reformer. Lucius B. Swift was a soldier in a New York regiment during the Civil War; graduate of the University of Michigan (1870); principal and superintendent of schools, LaPorte, LaPorte Co. (1872-1879); Indianapolis lawyer (1879-1929); leader in civil service reform movement; editor and publisher, Civil Service Chronicle (1889-1896); member of board and officer, National Civil Service Reform League (1880s to 1929); trustee, Citizens Gas Company, Indianapolis (1905-1929); member, 1st Sanitary Commission, Indianapolis (1917-1923); author, Germans in America (1915); How We Got Our Liberties (1928).
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1844-1929
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Lucius B.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1862-1927
  • 1854-1926
  • 1851-1921
  • 1865-1935
  • 1860-1955
  • 1840-1917
  • 1844-1919
  • 1824-1892
  • 1851-1931
  • 1823-1899
  • 1852-1918
  • 1863-1942
  • 1836-1917
  • 1848-1935
  • 1864-1940
  • 1854-1943
  • 1837-1920
  • 1857-1934
  • 1862-1948
  • 1855-1932
  • 1845-1924
  • 1849-1918
  • 1850-1924
  • 1873-1962
  • 1869-1953
  • 1837-1934
  • 1840-1917
  • 1860-1898
  • 1875-1940
  • 1866-1947
  • 1861-1948
  • 1922-
  • 1858-1919
  • 1829-1906
  • 1845-1929
  • 1897-1983
  • 1857-1930
  • 1859-1940
  • 1872-1949
  • 1846-1926
  • 1877-1936
  • 1840-1925
  • 1856-1943
  • 1844-1929
  • 1844-1929
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beveridge, Albert J.
  • Blaker, Eliza A.
  • Bonaparte, Charles J.
  • Breasted, James Henry
  • Bryan, William Lowe
  • Cary, Edward
  • Chadwick, French Ensor
  • Clark, Edward P
  • Curtis, George William
  • Dana, Richard Henry
  • Eaton, Dorman B.
  • Fairbanks, Charles W.
  • Fortune, William
  • Foster, John W.
  • Foulke, William Dudley
  • Goodrich, James P.
  • Gowdy, John K
  • Hart, Albert Bushnell
  • Howells, William Dean
  • Howland, Louis
  • Hughes, Charles Evans
  • Jusserand, J. J.
  • Kennan, George
  • Lea, Henry S
  • Leupp, Francis E.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot
  • Lovejoy, Arthur O.
  • McAneny, George
  • MacVeagh, Franklin
  • Miller, William H. H.
  • Morton, Oliver T.
  • Mussey, Henry Raymond
  • Nicholson, Meredith
  • Page, Walter H
  • Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow
  • Rose, John C.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Schurz, Carl
  • Stetson, Francis Lynde
  • Storey, Moorfield
  • Taft, Charles P.
  • Taft, William H.
  • Taussig, F. W.
  • Villard, Oswald Garrison
  • Wadsworth, James Wolcott
  • Walling, William English
  • Wheeler, Everett Pepperrell
  • Woodburn, James Albert
  • Swift, Lucius B.
  • Swift, Lucius B.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Lucius B.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Beveridge, Albert J.
  • National Civil Service Reform League (U.S.)
  • United States Civil Service Commission
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Citizens Gas Company (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Indianapolis Sanitary Commission
  • Civil service reform
  • Lawyers
  • LaPorte (Ind.)
  • United States
Label
[Papers]
Instantiates
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19931222
Extent
4 manuscripts boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs. Lucius Burrie (Ella Lyon) Swift
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826868997
  • (OCoLC)826868997
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Label
[Papers]
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19931222
Extent
4 manuscripts boxes
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs. Lucius Burrie (Ella Lyon) Swift
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826868997
  • (OCoLC)826868997
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.

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