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MS Am 2434

Sulzer, William, 1863-1941. William Sulzer scrapbook, 1912-1923: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 2434
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sulzer, William, 1863-1941.
Title: William Sulzer scrapbook,
Date(s): 1912-1923.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.2 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook of correspondence and printed material by and about New York politician William Sulzer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number; Gift of Emile Carbonnel, of New York; received: 1923 July 27. Recataloged from US 15689.55.4*.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Sulzer Scrapbook, 1912-1923 (MS Am 2434). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

There are many, many similar scrapbooks relating to William Sulzer found in a variety of libraries and archives both in the United States, the United Kingdom, and in Europe. Many were donated and/or compiled by Emile Carbonnel. From the descriptions in "Worldcat", it appears that many of these scrapbooks are also titled Scraps, and that they contain some of the same material, obviously copies, found in Houghton's scrapbook. See Worldcat for further information on these other volumes.

Biographical / Historical

William Sulzer (1863-1941) was a member of the New York State Assembly 1889-1894 and a United States Representative from New York 1895-1912. During 1912 Sulzer chaired the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In January of 1913 Sulzer was elected governor of New York State. Shortly after his inauguration, he was impeached by the New York State Assembly on charges of having diverted campaign funds to his own use. Sulzer asserted that false charges had been brought against him because he refused to follow the wishes of Charles F. Murphy, leader of the corrupt New York City political organization Tammany Hall. In October 1913, Sulzer was removed from office. He was elected as an Independent to the New York State Assembly on 4 November 1913 and made a second, unsuccessful run for the governor's office in 1914. He declined the nomination for President in 1916 by the American Party. Sulzer died in New York City in 1941.


Arranged as bound.

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook includes: mounted manuscript and typescript letters and telegrams written by Sulzer or various correspondents; printed material, including his campaign literature and biographical booklets; and a carte-de-visite of Sulzer.
Spine title: Scraps. Volume is bound in black cloth, compiler unknown but possibly was Emile Carbonnel. Inscribed inside front cover by donor Emile Carbonnel: "Presented to the Harvard University Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Emile Carbonnel, of New York City."

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