Lincoln, Alexander, 1873- . Papers, 1919-1940: A Finding Aid Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© 2006 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: A-109
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Alexander Lincoln
Title: Papers, 1919-1940
Quantity: 7 file boxes, 2 half file boxes, 1 folio box
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, minutes, etc., of Alexander Lincoln, lawyer.
Accession numbers: 308, 74-58
Gift of Mrs. Alexander Lincoln 59 Codman St. Brookline, Mass. and Mr. Alexander Lincoln, Jr., Meredith, N.H. Received June 1961 March 1974.
Access. Anyone wishing to read any part of these papers must read a statement of
the purposes of the Sentinels of the Republic and sign the statement that (s)he has
read the above.
Alexander Lincoln Papers, 1919-1940; item description, dates. A-109, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Alexander Lincoln, lawyer of Boston, Mass., was President, 1927-1936, of the Sentinels
of the Republic, a nation-wide organization opposing federal encroachment on the rights
of the States and of the individual.
These papers contain records of meetings and correspondence covering the work of the
Sentinels in the fields of maternity care, education, old age assistance, and social
security. By far the largest part of the collection pertains to the activities of
the Sentinels in opposition to the Child Labor Amendments, 1924 thru 1939.
- Box 1: 1-8
- Box 2: 9-15
- Box 3: 16-21
- Box 4: 22-26
- Box 5: 27-34
- Box 6: 35-42, vol. 6
- Box 7: 43-47
- Box 8: Vols. 1-2, 6
- Box 9: Vols. 5, 7
- Box 10 (folio): Vols. 3-4
- 1. Sentinels of the Republic - Meetings, minutes, etc. 1923-1936.
- 2. Sentinels of the Republic - Papers, 1923-1928
- 3. Sentinels of the Republic - Papers, 1929-1940
- 4. Sentinels of the Republic - Legislative policy
- 5. Sentinels of the Republic - History
- 6. Sentinels of the Republic - Literature (publications)
- 7. Sentinels of the Republic - Bulletins
- 8. Sentinels of the Republic - Education bills, 1919-1929 Bills, correspondence, articles,
- 9. Sentinels of the Republic - Maternity Act, 1926 Bills, hearings, correspondence, etc.
- 10. Sentinels of the Republic - Maternity Act, 1927-1931
- 11. Sentinels of the Republic - Old Age Assistance Bills, 1930-1931
- 12. Sentinels of the Republic - Social Security Bills, etc, 1935-1936
- 13. Sentinels: WOMAN PATRIOT CORPORATION, 1939-1940 By-laws and correspondence. Mrs
Randolph Frothingham, Pres
- 14. CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT - Important papers, 1924-1925
- 15. CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT - 1924
- 16. CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT - Letters since campaign, 1924-1925
- 17. CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT - Speeches, mainly by A. Lincoln, 1924-1927
- 18. CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT - Mass literature, 1920's
- 19-42: CHILD LABOR AMENDMENT REVIVAL, 1933 -
- 20. C.L.A. General correspondence, 1933-1934.
- 21. C.L.A. Correspondence, Special, 1933-1934
- 22. C.L.A. Correspondence, William D. Guthrie, 1933-1934
- 23. C.L.A. Correspondence, Sterling E. Edmunds, 1933-1934
- 24. C.L.A. Correspondence, Mary G. Kilbreth, 1933-1934
- 25. C.L.A. Correspondence, Mrs. John Balch, H.G. Torbert, Thomas F. Cadwalader, 1933-1934
- 26. C.L.A. Correspondence, Edmund F. Trabue & Clarence E. Martin, 1933-1934
- 27. C.L.A. Proceedings, 1934 re Hearing, Feb. 7.
- 28. C.L.A. Correspondence, Oct, 1934 -
- 29. C.L.A. Proceedings, 1935
- 30. C.L.A. Correspondence, 1935
- 31. C.L.A. Proceedings, 1936
- 32. C.L.A. Correspondence, 1936
- 33. C.L.A. Proceedings, 1937-1939
- 34. C.L.A. Correspondence, 1937
- 35. C.L.A. Correspondence on Legal Question, 1935
- 36. C.L.A. Suits raising Legal Question, 1937
- 37. C.L.A. Suits raising Legal Question, 1938-1939
- 38. C.L.A. Speeches, 1930's
- 39. C.L.A. American Bar Assoc. Report of Special Committee appointed to oppose ratification
of proposed child labor amendment. 1935.
- 40. C.L.A. New York State Economic Council, correspondence, etc. 1936-1937
- 41. C.L.A. Mass literature, 1930's
- 43. Correspondence with Raymond Pitcairn, National Chairman, Sentinels of the Republic,
January-June 1936, re Sentinels business
- 45. Correspondence re "Jewish Question," 1939-1941: mainly letters from Jews declaring
AL to be free of anti-Semitism. Correspondents include Jacob J. Kaplan, Harold Seidenberg,
Gabriel M. Stern, Alexander Whiteside, Max E. Wyzanski, et al.
- 46. "Jewish Question." Correspondence of Alexander Lincoln, Jr. with Arthur Schlesinger,
Jr., David Sibley, et al., 1960-1961, re Schlesinger's quoting of AL's remark.
- 47. Correspondence, newsclipping, 1939, re speech by Major General George Van Horn Moseley
to Sentinels of the Republic, Boston, March 4. Correspondents include Katharine T.
Balch, Thomas F. Cadwalader, Sterling E. Edmunds, Joseph R. Hamlen.
- Oversize Volumes: Scrapbooks of newsclippings.
- 1v. Prohibition, 1920-1921
- 2v. Prohibition and Public Welfare, 1921-1926
- 3v. Prohibition and Public Welfare, 1926-1936
- 4v. Attorney General Campaign, 1926
- 6v. Child Labor Amendment, 1934-1935
Sentinels of the Republic
Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960
Frothingham, Harriet A.
Balch, Katharine T.
Child Labor Amendment
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, jr., 1917-
Jews in the United States
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- U.S. Congress Senate. Proposal and ratification of amendments to the constitution
of the United States. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary.,
U.S. Senate, 67th Congress.. on S.J.Res.40.... January 16, 1923.
- U.S. Congress House. Child welfare extension service. Hearing before the Committee
on interstate and foreign commerce. House of Representatives, 71st Congress... on
S.255 and H.R. 12995. For the promotion of the health and welfare of mothers and infants....
January 20, 21 & 22, 1931.
- U.S. Children's Bureau. Child labor, facts and figures. Bureau pub. no. 197. 1933
- Coleman, Beverly. Digest of Child Labor Laws of the States.
- The Woman Patriot. miscellaneous nos. 1923-1928. 9 nos.