Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Newsom, H.D. mss., ca. 1950-1970, consist of the papers of National Grange Master and U.S. Tariff Commissioner Herschel Davis Newsom, 1905-1970. The files include correspondence relating to Indiana state and national Grange affairs; the National Grange Master's office files, 1950-1968, concerning grange activities and programs; copies of grange newsletters, legislative positions and annual session reports. Though somewhat intermixed, the latter part of the collection is primarily U.S. Tariff Commission materials, including correspondence and research data relating to matters coming before the Commission, 1968-1970. Included also are some files of Newsom's personal correspondence as well as copies of speeches, statements and legislative testimony given by him over the years. Materials of Blanche H. Newsom, who carried on many of her husband's activities following his death, complete the collection.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Subjects; II. Speeches and statements; III. Correspondence; and IV. Printed. A box/folder list is available.

Gift. Mrs. Blanche H. Newsom, Columbus, Indiana. 1976

Collection size: 50,000 items

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