Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

LUDLOW MSS.

The Ludlow mss., 1898-1948, are the papers of Louis Leon Ludlow, 1873-1950, journalist and congressman from Indiana.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Printed; III. Scrapbooks; and, IV. Writings. An inventory of the collection is available.

In the collection are letters introducing Ludlow as Washington representative of the Indianapolis Sentinel, 1901; letters congratulating him on his transfer to Washington correspondent of the George F. McCulloch's chain of papers, the Indianapolis Star, the Muncie Star, and the Terre Haute Star, 1903; a tribute to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, 1927; letters and articles on Indian mounds in Indiana and Ohio, 1928; letters in the 1930's on Townsend's old age pension plan; letters and petitions on the Peace Amendment which proposed to amend the Constitution of the United States to provide for a referendum vote on war and to take the profit out of war, 1935-1940. Presidents of universities and colleges, ministers, religious organizations, railroad brotherhoods, other labor organizations, American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters, American War Mothers, National Grange, Women's Christian Temperance Union, business and professional women's clubs, peace organizations, prominent men and women in all professions, and the common people all supported the amendment. In spite of numerous letters from congressmen and senators to vote for the bill, it was defeated. Letters of regret from the rank and file followed the announcement of the vote. Included are also letters congratulating Ludlow on receiving an honorary LLD from Butler University in 1940; letters regretting his decision not to stand for re-election to Congress in 1948; and copies of two letters September 14 and November 10, 1839, from Charles Mayer, founder of Charles Mayer & Co. of Indianapolis, to friends in Germany giving an account of his voyage from Germany to Baltimore, his trip from Baltimore to Cincinnati, and his first jobs in Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Correspondents represented in the collection include George Ade, Arthur William Aleshire, Truman Hudson Alexander, Devere Allen, Robert Gray Allen, Thomas Ryum Amlie, Charles Arthur Anderson, August Herman Andresen, William Sumner Appleton, William Albert Ashbrook, Henry Avery Atkinson, John Miller Baer, Henry Horneman Bagger, Newton Diehl Baker, Frank Washington Ballou, William Brockman Bankhead, Alben William Barkeley, Hugh Arthur Barnhart, Edward P. Barry, William Bernard Barry, Bruce Barton, Arthur R. Baxter, Charles Jasper Bell, Ira Elbert Bennett, Allan Louis Benson, William Markle Berlin, Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, Frederick Elliott Biermann, Herbert Seely Bigelow, William Frederick Bigelow, Charles Gustav Binderup, Edgar Blake, Schuyler Otis Bland, Thomas Lindsay Blanton, Gerald John Boileau, Stephen Bolles, Chester Castle Bolton, Sirus Orestes Bond, Homer Truett Bone, William Judson Boone, Lyle H. Boren, Claude Gernade Bowers, Paul Haynes Bowman, Lewis Leonard Boyer, John Joseph Boylan, Arthur Braden, Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Ralph Owen Brewster, Abraham Lincoln Brick, Joseph Broadman, Erica May Brooks, Joshua Twing Brooks, Robert Clarkson Brooks, Hilton Ultimus Brown, William Frank Brunner, William Lowe Bryan, John Jenkins Buchanan, Paul Henry Buchholz, Richard Thompson Buckler, Charles Anthony Buckley, Raymond Leslie Buell, Robert Johns Bulkley, Usher Lloyd Burdick, George Burnham, Nicholas Murray Butler, Smedley Darlington Butler, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Samuel Parkes Cadman, Clarence Cannon, Arthur Capper, Charles Alexander Capron, Frank Carlson, Lawrence Edward Carlson, Francis Higbee Case, Williams Richards Castle, Samuel McCrea Cavert, Emanuel Celler, Walter Clift Chandler, Theodore Christianson, William Michael Citron, Raymond Clapper, Bennett Champ Clark, David Worth Clark, John Hessin Clarke, Jefferson Helm Claypool, John Joseph Cochran, Harry Buffington Coffee, Charles Emmet Coffin, Charles L. Coffin, Hymen Ezra Cohen, Charles J. Colden, William Purrington Cole, George William Coleman, William Meyers Colmer, Edgar Thomas Conley, William Patrick Connery, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Edward Coughlin, William Ben Cravens, Fred Lewis Crawford, Luigi Criscuolo, George Washington Cromer, Charles Noel Crosby, Robert Crosser, André Crotti, Eugene Burgess Crowe, Fred Nelson Cummings, Jesse Lee Cuninggim, George Albert Cunningham, Michael Joseph Curley, Max Cohen Currick, John Burrwood Daly, Josephus Daniels, Colgate Whitehead Darden, Elmer Homes Davis, James John Davis, William Prentice Dearing, Washington Strother Dearmont, Peter Joseph DeMuth, William Cullen Dennis, Henry J. Derthick, Dorothy Detzer, Charles Elmer Dietrich, Everett McKinley Dirksen, John William Ditter, Alvin Victor Donahey, Arthur Jerome Drossaerts, Warren Joseph Duffey, James Patrick Bernard Duffy, Matthew Anthony Dunn, William Crapo Durant, Winfield Taylor Durbin, John Napier Dyer, Charles Aubrey Eaton, Kerr Eby, Chalres Richard Eckert, David Morton Edwards, John Rogers Edwards, Clark Mell Eichelberger, Henry Ellenbogen, Edward Charles Elliott, Wade Hampton Ellis, Robert Erskine Ely, James Ozro Engleman, Luther Harris, Marcellus Hugh Evan, Frank Diehl Fackenthal, Charles I. Faddis, Charles Warren Fairbanks, James Indus Farley, William Burton Farmer, Harlan Luther Feeman, Phillip Colgan Gerguson, Simeon Davison Fess, Morris Marcus Feuerlicht, Orien Wesley Fifer, George W. Finnup, William Joseph Fitzgerald, Frank Bates Flanner, Thomas Brooks Fletcher, Benjamin Kurtz Focht, Oscar G. Foellinger, Michael E. Foley, Aime Joseph Forand, Leland Merritt Ford, William Fortune, James Archibald Frear, James Edward Freeman, Ludwig Ernest Fuerbrigner, Hampton Pitts Fulmer, Joseph Hall Fussell, John Clinton Futrall, Harry Morehouse Gage, Linn Abel Easton Gale, Zona Gale, Frank Ernest Gannett, Bernard John Gehrmann, Newton Whiting Gilbert, James Hilary Gildea, Guy Mark Gillette, George W. Gillie, Thomas Alan Goldsborough, Israel Goldstein, Irby J. Good, James Putnam Goodrich, Frank Porter Graham, James Richard Grant, W. Edward J. Gratz, Cary Travers Grayson, Robert Alexis Green, William Green, Arthur Herbert Greenwood, W. J. Greenwood, Otto Gresham, James Aloysius Griffin, Glenn Griswold, William Anderson Guthrie, John William Gwynne, Delbert James Haff, Maurice Stewart Hague, Charles Abraham Halleck, William Andrew Hanley, James Franklin Hanly, Ole Hanson, Mrs. Florence (Kling) Harding, Samuel Ralph Harlow, Vincent Francis Harrington, Julian LaRose Harris, Russell Benjamin Harrison, Franck Roberts Havenner, Luther Newton Hayes, William Harrison Hays, Walter Dutton Head, Arthur Daniel Healey, Thomas Henry Healy, William Randolph Hearst, Robert D. Heinl, James Alexander Hemenway, Frank Earl Hering, William Emil Hess, William Lincoln Higgins, Fred Herman Hildebrandt, Charles Lewis Hill, Knute Hill, James Noah Hillman, Richmond Pearson Hobson, John Henry Hoeppel, Clare Eugene Hoffman, Harold Giles Hoffman, Harry Vance Holloway, John Haynes Holmes, Hamilton Holt, Rush Dew Holt, John Walbon Holtzman, Herbert Hoover, John Edgar Hoover, Clifford Ragsdale Hope, Alanson Bigelow Houghton, John Mills Houston, Roy Wilson Howard, Timothy Edward Howard, Louis McHenry How, Cordell Hull, Merlin Hull, Walter Hullihen, R. C. Hutchinson, Edward L. Israel, Edouard Victor Michel Izac, Bernhard Martin Jacobsen, William Darius Jamieson, Benjamin Jarrett, Mrs. Virginia (Ellis) Jenckes, Arthur Byron Jenks, Albert Johnson, Dewey William Johnson, Fred Bates Johnson, George William Johnson, Oscar John Johnson, Carl A. Jones, Frederick A. Joss, William Alexander Julian, Edmund George Kaufman, Leroy J. Keach, Edward Keating, Helen Adams Keller, James Albert Keller, Frank Billings Kellogg, Edward Austin Kelly, George Bradshaw Kelly, John Bailey Kelly, Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Edward Aloysius Kenney, Raymond Asa Kent, Paul Bentley Kern, John Hosea Kerr, Frederick Doyle Kershner, Mrs. Isabella (Selmes) King, Willard Monroe Kiplinger, John C. Kirch, Frank Le Blond Kloeb, Harold Knutson, Herman Paul Kopplemann, Otto Edward Kriege, Barend Herman Kroeze, Philip Fox LaFollette, William Purnell Lambertson, William Langer, William Henry Larrabee, Benjamin Frnaklin Lawrence, Emmanuel B. Ledvina, Joshua Bryan Lee, Wallace Orison Lee, Rudolph Gaar Leeds, William Lemke, Frederick Lent, Adna Wright Leonard, Salmon Oliver Levinson, John Llewellyn Lewis, Lawrence Lewis, Frederick Joseph Libby, Albert Lieber, Richard Lieber, Eli Lilly, Arthur West Little, Frank Leslie Littleton, Wesley Lloyd, George Browning Lockwood, Marvel Mills Logan, Augustine Lonergan, Irwin Jacob Lubbers, Robert Luce, Henry Carl Luckey, John Frederick Luecke, Ernest Lundeen, Charles Jackson Lynn, William Gibbs McAdoo, James McAndrews, Douglas MacArthur, John Little McClellan, John William McCormack, Roy McCuskey, John S. McFaddin, John Steven McGroarty, Raymond Stephen McKeough, E. Kirk McKinney, Charles Francis McLaughlin, Floyd Ivan McMurray, John Gilbert McNutt, Chester Amos McPheeters, John Jackson McSwain, Mrs. Luella Frances (Smith) McWhirter, Warren Grant Magnuson, Verner Wright Main, Clarence E. Manion, Vito Marcantonio, George Joseph Marott, Daniel Lash Marsh, Edison Marshall, Mrs. Lois I. (Kimsey) Marshall, Thomas Riley Marshall, Earle Martin, John Andrew Martin, Samuel Chapman Massingale, Willfred Otto Mauck, Maury Maverick, George Willard Maxwell, Augustus Kiefer Mayer, Charles Mayer, James Michael Mead, Henry Louis Mencken, Matthew Joseph Merritt, Earl Cory Michener, Frederick A. Miller, Raphael Harwood Miller, Sherman Minton, John Fowler Mitchell, John Ridley Mitchell, Benjamin Baker Boeur, Joseph Patrick Monaghan, Andrew Jackson Montague, Fred Atkins Moore, Robert Walton Moore, Arthur Ernest Morgan, Joy Elmer Morgan, John Mary Morin, Theodore Leo Moritz, Frank Morrison, Samuel E. Morss, James Wheaton Mott, Orrice Abram Murdock, Marvin Murphy, Thomas William Nadal, George Williston Nash, Harry Turner Newcomb, Harry Whinna Nice, Meredith Nicholson, James William Noel, Stephen Croan Noland, Gerald Prentice Nye, George Donoghue O'Brien, Robert Lincoln O'Brien, Jerry J. O'Connell, Caleb W. O'Connor, James Francis O'Connor, John Joseph O'Connor, Mrs. Caroline Love (Goodwin) O'Day, John Callan O'Laughlin, James Aloysius O'Leary, James Churchill Oliver, Edward Asbury O'Neal, Emmet O'Neal, Edward Leo O'Neil, John Francis O`Ryan, Frank Ostman, Jesse Overstreet, Garfield Bromley Oxnam, Albert George Parker, Fletcher Douglas Parker, Wright Patman, Edward White Patterson, George Campbell Peery, Claude Denson Pepper, John Joseph Pershing, Ralph L. Peters, James Hardin Peterson, Samuel Barrett Pettengill, Alfred Noroton Phillips, Walter Marcus Pierce, Atlee Pomerene, Daniel Alfred Poling, James Gould Polk, Talcott Williams Powell, Harry Otis Pritchard, Harold Scott Quigley, Homer Price Rainey, Julian Carven Ralston, Samuel Moffett Ralston, Jennings Randolph, Jeannette Rankin, Harry Clay Ransley, Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, Ben Rebhuhn, Edward Herbert Rees, Charles Frederick Remy, Robert Rice Reynolds, Robert Fleming Rich, William Emanuel Richardson, Oscar Wetherhold Riegel, Leonard Riggleman, Albert Cabell Ritchie, Joseph Elmer Ritter, William Cannon Rivers, David Brown Robertson, James McClellan Robinson, John Marshall Robsion, Mrs. Edith (Nourse) Rogers, Will Rogers, Frederick William Roman, Mrs. Nellie (Tayloe) Ross, John Augustine Ryan, Oswald Ryan, Adolph Joseph Sabath, Albert Sahm, Morgan Gurley Sanders, Joseph Schrembs, Henry Frederick Schricker, William Theodore Schulte, Byron Nicholson Scott, George Nicholas Seger, Adolph Seidensticker, Frank Maryl Setzler, James Andrew Shanley, Thomas Hall Shastid, Avery Albert Shaw, Henry Clyde Shetrone, Thomas Roerty Shipp, Joel Buell Shomaker, Kenneth Charles Morton Sills, William Irving Sirovich, Frederick James Sisson, Joseph Richard Sizoo, William Adams Slade, Henry Lester Smith, Martin Fernard Smith, John Buell Snyder, Mordecai Soltes, Edmund Davison Soper, Mary Ellis South, Charles Robert Sowder, William Gear Spencer, Mrs. Flora (Langerman) Spiegelberg, George Washington Steele, Karl Stefan, James Rauch Stein, Mrs. Estelle (Miller) Sternberger, Edward Reilly Stettinius, James Stacy Stevens, John B. Stoll, John Edgar Stoner, James Arthur Stuart, Henry Elbert Stubbs, Reginald H. Sullivan, John William Summers, Hatton William Sumners, Philip Allen Swartz, Martin Leonard Sweeney, Zachary Taylor Sweeney, Elias C. Swihart, John J. Swint, Guy Jacob Swope, Louis John Taber, Charles Phelps Taft, Booth Tarkington, Mrs. Susanah (Robinson) Tarkington, Henry George Teigan, Elbert Duncan Thomas, Norman Mattoon Thomas, Chester Charles Thompson, Paul Lamont Thompson, William Hale Thompson, Lloyd Thurston, Charles William Tobey, Edward Howard Todd, Clyde Anderson Tolson, John Gillis Townsend, Park Trammell, Charles Joseph Turck, Mell Gilbert Underwood, Hubert Utterback, Walter William Van Kirk, Frederick Van Nuys, James Edward Van Zandt, Oswald Garrison Villard, Horace Jerry Voorhis, Robert Ferdinand Wagner, David Ignatius Walsh, Francis Eugene Walter, Otha Donner Wearin, Zebulon Weaver, Vincent Wehrle, Richard Joseph Welch, Burton Kendall Wheeler, Compton Ignatius White, Frank Allan White, Walter Francis White, William Allen White, Alfred Fell Whitney, Ray Lyman Wilbur, Clyde Everett Wildman, Alexander Wiley, Mrs. Anna (Kelton) Wiley, Charl Ormond Williams, Henry Augustus Williams, Mary Wilhelmine Williams, Frank Bartlett Willis, John R. Wilson, William Henry Wilson, Otho Winger, Stephen Samuel Wise, Gardner Robert Withrow, Harry Preston Wolfe, James Wolfenden, Charles Anderson Wolverton, Evans Woollen, Hubert Work, Whitney S. K. Yeaple, and Archibald Alexander Young.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of articles and speeches by Ludlow, articles about him, and articles of interest to him; pictures; pamphlets; leaflets; and press releases. They are in three series as follows: numbered scrapbooks, 31 volumes and two volumes of index, 1863-1948; scrapbooks of material relating to Ludlow's efforts for a constitutional amendment giving the electorate the right to vote on U.S. participation in foreign wars, eight numbered volumes and one index volume, 1923-1948; four unnumbered scrapbooks of clippings, Nov. 1901-Mar. 1903, Jan.-July, 1913 and 1927-1928. The first three unnumbered scrapbooks contain clippings of newspaper articles by Ludlow.

In addition to the indexes for the first two series of scrapbooks, there are three scrapbook indexes on cards as follows: a subject index, a title index, and an index by names of newspapers.

Gift. 1954, 1963, 1964

Collection size: 8,355 items

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