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MS Am 3078

Progressive Party records (MS Am 3078): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 3078
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Progressive Party (U.S. : 1912)
Title: Progressive Party records,
Date(s): 1908-1920.
Quantity: 1 collection (26 boxes) 15 linear feet
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Records relating to the nomination of Theodore Roosevelt as Progressive Party presidential candidate.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Preserved by Elon Huntington Hooker, party treasurer. Houghton Library source unknown.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Michael W. Austin

Conditions Governing Access:

Items 1-162 are restricted due to fragility. Consult curator. There are no restrictions on physical access to the remainder of the collection, although use of gloves is recommended.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Progressive Party Records (MS Am 3078). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party was formed in 1912 by Republican backers of the unsuccessful presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt. It survived until 1916, when it failed to field another presidential candidate.


Arranged in the following series:

Scope and Contents

Consists of records of the Progressive National Committee: minutes; convention proceedings; correspondence; speech and platform drafts; financial records; lists of local party leaders; election results; correspondence of the 1916 Roosevelt Republican League and an assessment of delegates to the 1916 Republican National Convention, with Theodore Roosevelt's presidential candidacy in view. Progressive leaders represented include the following: Charles Henry Davis; Oscar King Davis; Elon Huntington Hooker; Frances Kellor; Victor Murdock; George Walbridge Perkins; George French Porter; Theodore Roosevelt; Henry Luther Stoddard; and, in 1916, George von Lengerke Meyer.

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