Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

MCNUTT MSS.

The McNutt mss., 1899-1955, are papers of Paul Vories McNutt, 1891-1955, lawyer, governor of Indiana and federal official.

Career: born, July 19, 1891, at Franklin, Indiana; A.B., Indiana University, 1913; LLB., Harvard, 1916; admitted to the Indiana bar, 1914; served as an officer in the Field artillery reserve during World War I; commanding officer, 326 Field artillery, 1924-1937; member, 5th corps area advisory board, 1927-1934; appointed to the faculty of the Indiana University School of law, 1917; dean, 1925-1933; national commander, American Legion, 1928-1929; governor of Indiana, 1933-1937; U.S. high commissioner to the Philippines, 1937-1939 and 1945-1946; ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Philippines, 1946-1947; Federal security administrator, 1939-1942; chairman, War manpower commission, 1942-1945; partner, McNutt & Nash, New York, and McNutt, Dudley & Easterwood, Washington.

The collection contains: 1) McNutt's files from his entrance to Martinsville (Indiana) High School in 1905 to the time when he became governor of Indiana in 1933, including his World War I papers; papers as professor and dean of the Indiana University School of law, including manuscripts of his law lectures; papers relative to his other Indiana University activities, 1913-1932, to the 326 Field artillery, 1924-1933, and the 5th corps area advisory board, 1927-1933 (mostly mimeographed); to the American Legion; to the Cantol wax company of Bloomington, Indiana, of which he was an officer; and to his campaign for governor of Indiana in 1932; 2) Selected papers from his post-gubernatorial career. These relate particularly to his service in the Philippine Islands; his activities as Federal security administrator; his work as Chairman of the War manpower commission; and to the 1940 democratic nomination for president of the U.S; 3) An extensive collection of McNutt's speeches. Included are speeches made during his term as governor of Indiana, 1933-1937, these being almost the only papers in the collection for this period.

In addition to manuscripts, the collection contains printed and mimeographed material relating particularly to the American Legion, 1926-1933, the reserve artillery units with which McNutt was connected, and politics, 1909-1953. There are newspaper clippings for 1921-1947 inclusive.

Pictures in the collection include an oil painting of McNutt; numerous photographs, and other pictures of McNutt, his family, and others, including a photograph of Harry S Truman, autographed to McNutt; and original and printed cartoons of McNutt by R. O. Bera, James Thomas Berryman, Clifford Kennedy Berryman, Gene Elderman, Reginald West Manning, John Tinney McCutcheon, Eric Peters, Arthur Best Poinier, S. T. Ray, and others.

The first box in the collection contains biographical and genealogical material on the McNutt family.

Among the correspondents represented in the collection are Dean Gooderham Acheson, George Ade, Oscar Alexander Ahlgren, James T. Alexander, William Albert Alexander, Frank G. Allen, George Edward Allen, Henry Justin Allen, James V. Allred, Julius Houseman Amberg, Clinton Presba Anderson, Abram Piatt Andrew, Paul Shipman Andrews, Philip Andrews, Louis Kaufman Anspacher, Benjamin Appel, Lawrence Asa Appley, Paul Galloway Armstrong, Dwight Edward Aultman, Herman Thomas Austern, Harry Mell Ayers, Frederic Murray Ayers, Carl Edward Bailey, Arthur Mulford Baker, Chauncey Brooke Baker, Newton Diehl Baker, George Alexander Ball, Henry Winthrop Ballantine, William Brockman Bankhead, Edgar James Banks, Alben William Barkley, James Barnes, Hugh A. Barnhart, Carter Tate Barron, James F. Barton, Richard T. Barton, Jr., William Loren Batt, George Gordon Battle, W. C. Bechtold, Frank N. Belgrano, Charles Jasper Bell, Laurence Vincent Benét, James O'Donnell Bennett, James Van Benshoten Bennett, William Benton, Lillian Gay Berry, Edwin Sumner Bettelheim, Ernest Percy Bicknell, Ward Gray Biddle, Leslie L. Biffle, Robert Worth Bingham, Maurice Bisgyer, Walton Simon Bittner, Floyd Gilbert Blair, Sol Bloom, Osee Lee Bodenhamer, John William Boehne, John Boettiger, Robert Earl Bondy, William Frederick Book, Arthur Elmore Bostwick, John Clyde Bowen, Whitefield Bowers, Omar Nelson Bradley, John Saeger Bradway, William Everett Britton, William Emerson Brock, Robert Preston Brooks, Clarence J. Brown, George William Brown, Mark A. Brown, Paul Van Dyke Brown, Thaddeus Harold Brown, Wilber Marion Brucker, William Lowe Bryan, Harold Edmund Bullis, Omar Bundy, Edgar Albert Burnett, Harold Hitz Burton, Charles Severin Bushmann, Paul Mulholland Butler, James Francis Byrnes, Benjamin F. Caffey, Arthur Deerin Call, Morton Carlisle Campbell, Harry Clifford Canfield, Robert Bostwick Carney, John Franklin Bruch Carruthers, Ivan Douglas Carson, James S. Carson, Everett Needham Case, Thomas Campbell Clark, James Harlan Cleveland, Ewing Cockrell, Walter Corydon Cole, Frederick Preston Cone, William H. Conklin, Matthew J. Connelly, Donald Hilary Connolly, Robert Edward Coontz, Albert Lyman Cox, Forrest Dale Cox, Albert Wayne Coy, Frank Crane, Thomas Tingey Craven, John William Cravens, Albert Stevens Crockett, Franklin Smith Crockett, Wilbur Lucius Cross, Eugene Burgess Crowe, Homer Stillé Cummings, James Michael Curley, Robert Frost Daggett, Francis Leon Daily, Robert Melville Danford, Elmer Harland Daniels, Joseph J. Daniels, Josephus Daniels, Carlton Spencer Dargusch, John Willis Darr, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Dwight Filley Davis, John William Davis, Merrill Stamper Davis, Monnett Bain Davis, Nathaniel Penistone Davis, Robert Courtney Davis, Frederick Trubee Davison, Charles Gates Dawes, Joseph Paul Day, John Ross Delafield, George E. Denny, Arthur Ulderic Desjardins, Frank Murray Dixon, Louis Domeratzky, Alvin Victor Donahey, Hugh Aloysius Drum, Henry A. Dudley, Francis Ryan Duffy, Murray Dyer, Rolla Eugene Dyer, John Macaulay Eager, Stephen Early, Franklin Spencer Edmonds, Peter Edson, Milton Stover Eisenhower, John Aten Elden, Bowman Elder, Joaquin M. Elizalde, Lewis Glendale Ellingham, Edward Charles Elliott, Clyde Taylor Ellis, James Ozro Engleman, John Jacob Esch, William Graham Everson, John Dunbrack Ewing, Oscar Ross Ewing, Paul I. Fagan, James Aloysius Farley, Roy Felton Farrand, James Davison Fellers, Merton Leroy Ferson, James William Fesler, James Lewis Fieser, Hamilton Fish, Ben S. Fisher, Sterling Wesley Fisher, Paul Early Fitzpatrick, Horace Edgar Flack, Charles Wesley Flint, Milton J. Foreman, William Fortuen, Henry Hubbard Foster, Arthur Bevins Foye, Mansfield Freeman, Elbert Kirtley Fretwell, Amos Alfred Fries, Jesse James Galloway, Everett L. Gardner, Oliver Max Gardner, Ralph Fesler Gates, Frank E. Gavin, Bernard Campbell Gavit, Leigh Robinson Gignilliat, Herbert Funk Goodrich, Robert A. Gray, William Green, Arthur Herbert Greenwood, Otto Gresham, Joseph Clark Grew, Clark Calvin Griffith, John L. Griffith, Harry Frank Guggenheim, M. Robert Guggenheim, Herbert Spencer Hadley, William Earl Hall, Charles Abraham Halleck, John Washington Hansel, Maple Talbot Harl, Albert James Harno, Fowler Vincent Harper, William Averell Harriman, Frederick Brown Harris, Peter Charles Harris, Byron Patton Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Harvey Barton Hartsock, John Simpson Hastings, Oscar William Haussermann, Harry Bartow Hawes, Ralph Hayes, Norman Riley Hays, William Harrison Hays, Walter William Head, Totton Peavey Heffelfinger, Henry John Heinz, Raymond Z. Henle, Charles McGuffey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Mark Leslie Hersey, Stanley Hoflund High, Linnaeus Neal Hines, Charles Hodges, Paul Gray Hoffman, Wallace Trevor Holliday, Jonathan Lane Holman, Herbert Hoover, John Edgar Hoover, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Henry Hallam Hornbrook, Walter Hoving, Roy Wilson Howard, Will David Howe, Robert Lee Howze, William Kistler Huff, Patrick Jay Hurley, Harold Le Clair Ickes, Ralph Maxwell Immell, Royal Rodney Ingersoll, Arthur Horace James, George Francis James, Marquis James, Robert Huddle Jamison, G. T. January, Richard M. Jeffries, Jed Joseph Johnson, John Monroe Johnston, Albert Monmouth Jones, Ernest Lester Jones, Jesse Holman Jones, John Price Jones, Lloyd E. Jones, Virgil Dustin Jordan, William T. Joyner, Thomas Franklin Kane, Charles Adam Karch, Richmond B. Keech, Roy Dee Keehn, W. John Kenney, Robert Samuel Kerr, Charles Kettleborough, John H. Klinger, Bernhard Knollenbert, Franklin Frederick Korell, Robert H. Kreuter, William Albert Kunkel, Harry Rushworth Kurrie, Frank Howard Lahey, Howe Stone Landers, Frederick Landis, Esther Everett Lape, William Henry Larrabee, Edwin Ferdinand Lee, Wallace Orison Lee, Herbert Henry Lehman, Ulysses Samuel Lesh, Edward McElhiney Lewis, William Draper Lewis, Richard Lieber, Ernest Hiram Lindley, Ernest Kidder Lindley, Julian Robert Lindsey, Frank Leslie Littleton, George Browning Lockwood, Omera Floyd Long, Scott Wike Lucas, Louis Leon Ludlow, Fred E. Lukens, Daniel Benjamin Luten, Douglas MacArthur, Frank Jeremiah McCarthy, Charles Walter McCarty, Mark Alexander McCloskey, R. F. McConnell, Carleton Buel McCulloch, George Thomas McDermott, James Grover McDonald, George McGill, Frank Martin McHale, Kathryn McHale, Marvin Hunter McIntyre, Douglas I. McKay, Kenneth Douglas McKellar, William McMahon, Joseph Ralph McMicking, Uz McMurtrie, Lesley James McNair, Frank L. McNamee, Hanford MacNider, Frank Le Rond McVey, Felix Marcus McWhirter, John Benjamin Magee, George Wilson Malone, Clarence E. Manion, Edward Martin, Hugh Krepps Martin, Fred Richard Marvin, Guy Mason, John Volney Masters, Maury Maverick, George Wilhelm Merck, George Julian Meyers, Charles Gibson Middleton, Frederick A. Miller, Waston Bahan Miller, Sherman Minton, Joseph A. Minturn, Robert Hiester Montgomery, Merrill Moores, Robert Lowry Moorhead, Ernest Melvin Morris, Henry Crittenden Morris, William Carloss Morris, Hary S. Moskowitz, John Raleigh Mott, Burton Dorr Myers, James P. Newell, Vida Newsom, Clarence Lucian Newton, Meredith Nicholson, Charles Mahlon Niezer, Dennis Edward Nolan, Val Fancis Nolan, Stephen Croan Noland, Cornelius O'Brien, Ralph Thomas O'Neil, Edward Orton, Merrill E. Otis, Allison Owen, Kirby Page, Archie MacInnes Palmer, Frederick Palmer, Alton Brooks Parker, Thomas Parran, Robert Paterson, Wright Patman, Ernest Minor Patterson, Robert Porter Patterson, William James Patterson, Willard Walter Patty, John Barton Payne, Roy Victor Peel, George Washington Pepper, Albert Thompson Perkins, Frances Perkins, John Joseph Pershing, R. Earl Peters, Howard Charles Petersen, Edwin Peterson, John Dwight Peterson, Samuel Barrett Pettengill, Charles Clyde Pettijohn, Julius I Peyser, Leon C. Phillips, Lewis Eugene Pierson, Charles Burrall Pike, Walter Boughton Pitkin, Lemuel Arthur Pittenger, Ewart Gladstone Plank, Roscoe Pound, James Hubert Price, Fred Sampson Purnell, Oliver A. Quayle, Manuel Luis Quezon, Elpidio Quirino, William A. Rawles, Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn, Henry Frazier Reams, John S. Reid, Frank J. Rembusch, Bruce Reynolds, Stuart Arthur Rice, Thurman Brooks Rice, Lawrence Richey, A. Willis Robertson, Arthur Raymond Robinson, Howard P. Robinson, James Jacquess Robinson, Samuel Shelburn Robison, Carlos Pena Romulo, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William Clayton Rose, Samuel Lionel Rothafel, Manuel Roxas y Acuña, Donald Stuart Russell, Stanley Addison Russell, Frederic Mosley Sackett, Flemon Davis Sampson, Everett Sanders, Charles Goodwin Sauers, Howard Paul Savage, Royd Ray Sayers, Francis Bowes Sayre, Paul Lombard Sayre, Ernest Schein, Frederick Edward Schortemeier, Harold Smith Schnutt, Lewis Baxter Schwellenbach, James Brown Scott, Murray Marvin Shoemaker, Jouett Shouse, Mendel B. Silberberg, Barry Cougar Smith, Don C. Smith, Edward White Smith, Fred Burton Smith, Harold-Dewey Smith, Henry Lester Smith, Thomas Vernor Smith, Ulysses Howe Smith, William Ruthven Smith, Chalres Wilbert Snow, John Wesley Snyder, Edward Elwell Spafford, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Dale Fisher Stansbury, Guido Hermann Stempel, Joseph Maxwell Stephenson, Edward Reilly Stettinius, Henry Leonidas Stevens, Robert Sproule Stevens, Henry Lewis Stimson, Collis Stocking, Gilchrist Baker Stockton, Elmer William Stout, William Northcott Strack, Silas Hardy Strawn, Frank Hatch Streightoff, James Arthur Stuart, Milo H. Stuart, Edgar Howard Sturtevant, John Lawrence Sullivan, Edward Alleyne Sumner, Thomas Swann, Claude Augustus Swanson, Charles Phelps Taft, Thomas Taggart, John Newton Taylor, John Thomas Taylor, Maurice Hudson Thatcher, Ezra Ripley Thayer, Archibald Hall Throckmorton, Harry S Truman, Koonig Kai Tse, Rees Edgar Tulloss, James Miller Tunnell, Robert H. Tyndall, Lewis Joseph Valentine, Arthur William Vanaman, Harold Sines Vance, Waldemar Quayle Van Cott, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Thurman William Van Metre, Frederick Van Nuys, James Kimble Vardaman, E. M. Viquesney, Edgar Campbell Von Tress, Lutz Wahl, Henry Babcock Walker, James John Walker, Ralph Ansel Ward, Milo Joseph Warner, Ferre C. Watkins, James Eli Watson, Augustus Weeks, John Wingate Weeks, Agnes Ermina Wells, Herman B Wells, Burton Kendall Wheeler, Dudley Allen White, Frank A. White, Percival White, Reuel Clyde White, Claude Raymond Wickard, John Jordan Wicker, George Woodward Wickersham, Ora Leonard Wildermuth, Frederic William Wile, Alexander Wiley, Raymond Sanger Wilkins, Cranston Williams, Kenneth Powers Williams, Lewis Kemper Williams, Wendell Lewis Willkie, Henry Hines Woodring, Robert Archer Woods, Evans Woollen, 1864-1942, Evans Woollen, 1897-1959, Wendell William Wright, Edward S. Wunsch, Howard LaVerne Wynegar, Harry Ervin Yarnell, Bert Edward Young, Oscar Ferdinand Youngdahl, William Sterling Youngman, Henry Joseph Ziegemeier, and Harold Zink.

Accompanying the collection is a dissertation of 199 pages based in part on the papers of Paul Vories McNutt entitled Paul V. McNutt: His role in the birth of Philippine independence by Patricio R. Mamot, submitted for his degree work at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, in April, 1974.

An inventory is available.

Collection size: 31,923 items

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