Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The McClure mss. V, 1890-1929, are the papers of Samuel Sidney McClure, 1857-1949, editor. The correspondence is concerned chiefly with McClure's financial affairs and the sale of The McClure Press in February 1925. Included are letters exchanged with Edward Aloysius Rumely, June 8, 1911 to February 10, 1914 (11 letters); McClure's naturalization certificate, July 10, 1916; a letter from Mother Rhoda Alice, Jewish Christian mystic, with brochures and pictures, Nov. 16, 1917; and an undated letter from John Sanburn Phillips. As a result of McClure's tour as a roving correspondent in China in 1917, he received a letter from William Stuart Howe, dated August 22, 1917, concerning the relationship of China and Japan and the "diffusion of the Anglo-Saxon spirit."

A group of typed and printed materials originally from the files of Benjamin W. Huebsch of Viking Press contains items about Henry Ford's Peace Expedition on the Oscar II.

A large number of photographs includes those taken on the Chinese tour, 1917, Egyptian tour, 1901-1902, French tour, 1899-1901, those of Samuel Sidney McClure, his associates among whom was John Sanburn Phillips, and the McClure and Hurd families. Some of these are in oversized folders including those used to illustrate Success Story by Peter Lyon.

A biographical folder of printed pieces filed with the correspondence, and a typed copy of The High Cost of Impatience by Curtis P. Brady complete the collection.

A partial inventory is located in the Public Services Department. The collection is not indexed.

Collection size: 296 items

Related manuscripts: McClure mss., McClure mss. II, McClure mss. III, McClure mss. IV, McClure mss. VI

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.