COLLECTION GUIDES

1930-1996; bulk: 1930-1979

Guide to the Collection

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Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of letters written to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall throughout his political career and into retirement from politicians, politicians' wives, journalists, and television personalities, discussing political opinions, friendship, pending legislation, and campaign support.

Collection Description

The Leverett Saltonstall autograph collection consists 3 boxes of letters written to Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall throughout his political career and into retirement from politicians, politicians' wives, journalists, and television personalities, discussing political opinions, friendship, pending legislation, and campaign support. The collection includes letters from Presidents George Bush, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt; politicians Edward Brooke, James Michael Curley, Michael Dukakis, Edward and Robert F. Kennedy, Tip O'Neill, Endicott Peabody, Francis Sargent, and Paul Tsongas among many others; political wives Barbara Bush, Kitty Dukakis, Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis), and Eleanor Roosevelt; journalist Peter Jennings; media personalities Bob Hope and Lawrence Welk; and many other figures from the 20th-century political scene. Included in the collection are similar letters addressed to Leverett's son William Saltonstall, dating from 1979 to 1996.

The collection also contains a guest book kept at the Massachusetts State House while Saltonstall was governor and signed by visitors between 1939 and 1944, including George and Gracie Burns, the Von Trapp family, and Mae West, among other celebrities; and a bound volume of testimonial letters written to Saltonstall from political colleagues when he retired from the Senate in 1966.

Acquisition Information

Most of the letters were removed from the Leverett Saltonstall papers in 1992; some were added by William Saltonstall, 1992-2001.

Restrictions on Access

Users must sign an agreement regarding procedures of use for access to this collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership to the literary rights (copyright) to letters and manuscripts written by individuals other than Leverett Saltonstall. The Massachusetts Historical Society cannot give permission to publish or cite documents or other materials by individuals for whom it does not hold copyright. Use of the collection does not imply permission to publish or cite materials in the collection. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to obtain formal permission from owners of the literary rights (copyright) to publish or quote from documents in this collection.

Photocopies are for personal use only. Personal use photocopies may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Organization of the Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Acheson, Dean, 1945-1950
Box 1
Aiken, George D. (George David), 1976
Box 1
Anderson, John Bayard, 1979
Box 1
Arends, Leslie C., 1976
Box 1
Bok, Derek C., 1977
Box 1
Bracken, Brendan, 1947
Box 1
Bricker, John W. (John William), 1958
Box 1
Bridges, Styles, 1958-1959
Box 1
British Prime Minister (blank stationary), n.d.
Box 1
Brownell, Herbert, 1954
Box 1
Brooke, Edward William, 1977
Box 1
Buchanan, Patrick J., 1966
Box 1
Bundy, McGeorge, 1966
Box 1
Bulger, Warren E., 1954
Box 1
Bush, Barbara, 1984-1990
Box 1
Bush, George, 1965-1990
Box 1
Byrd, Harry Flood, 1963
Box 1
Caldwell, Sarah, 1958
Box 1
Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1962
Box 1
Card, Andrew, 1989
Box 1
Chiang Kai-shek, (Madame), 1965
Box 1
Chavez, Imelda E., 1963
Box 1
Clark, Thomas Campbell, 1948
Box 1
Colson, Charles W., 1977, 1996
Box 1
Conant, [James], 1953
Box 1
Connally, Thomas Terry, 1946
Box 1
Cotton, Norris, 1976
Box 1
Curley, James Michael, 1944-1955
Box 1
Coolidge, Calvin, 1930-1932
Box 1
Cousins, Norman, 1957
Box 1
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1944-1949
Box 1
Dillon, Clarence Douglas, 1965
Box 1
Dirksen, Everett McKinley, 1957-1967
Box 1
Dole, Robert J., 1977-1979
Box 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1947
Box 1
Dukakis, Kitty, 1983
Box 1
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1951-1977
Box 1
Dulles, Allen Welsh, 1959-1962
Box 1
Dulles, John Foster, 1953-1956
Box 1
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1949-1966
Box 1
Fiedler, Arthur, 1965
Box 1
Ford, Gerald R., 1966-1976
Box 1
Ford, Henry, 1941
Box 1
Forrestal, James, 1945-1947
Box 1
Frankfurter, Felix, 1944-1963
Box 1
Frederick, Robert Tyron, 1945
Box 1
Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1957
Box 1
Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1956-1966
Box 1
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1944
Box 1
Graham, Billy, 1953-1957
Box 1
Gruenther, Homer, 1955-1960
Box 1
Halifax, Dorothy, 1941
Box 1
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1963
Box 1
Harris, John, 1955-1959
Box 1
Hersey, Lewis B., 1947
Box 1
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1961
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert, 1950-1960
Box 1
Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1945-1966
Box 1
Hope, Bob, 1944
Box 1
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1950-1977
Box 1
Issarescu, Ileana, 1953
Box 1
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1962
Box 1
Jennings, Peter, 1975
Box 2
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1951-1972
Box 2
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1963-1979
Box 2
Kennedy, Jacqueline, 1964-1965
Box 2
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1947-1963
Box 2
Kennedy, Robert F., 1958-1964
Box 2
Kissinger, Henry, 1979
Box 2
Knock, Arthur, 1966
Box 2
Kuchel, Thomas H., 1962-1968
Box 2
Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1962
Box 2
Leinsdorf, Erich, 1964
Box 2
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1939-1976
Box 2
Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1951
Box 2
MacArthur, Douglas, 1961
Box 2
McCarthy, Joseph, 1953-1954
Box 2
McCord, David, 1958-1961
Box 2
McCormack, John William, 1947-1979
Box 2
McElroy, Neil H. (Neil Hosler), 1959
Box 2
MacLeish, Archibald, 1965
Box 2
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1965-1966
Box 2
McNamara, Robert S., 1961-1965
Box 2
Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1950-1951
Box 2
Martin, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1962
Box 2
Martin, William, 1969
Box 2
Meany, George, 1959
Box 2
Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1951
Box 2
Morse, F. Bradford (Frank Bradford), 1965-1972
Box 2
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1947-1958
Box 2
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1951-1973
Box 2
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signers, 1963
Box 2
O'Brien, Lawrence Francis, 1965
Box 2
O'Neill, Thomas P. (Tip), 1959-1977
Box 2
Peabody, Endicott, 1953-1963
Box 2
Persons, Wilton, B. (Wilton Burton), 1954
Box 2
Radford, Arthur William, 1957
Box 2
Ranier, Prince of Monaco, 1965
Box 2
Rayburn, Sam, 1957
Box 2
Reagan, Ronald, 1977
Box 2
Reed, John H. (John Hathaway), 1962
Box 3
Richardson, Eliot L., 1955-1956
Box 3
Richardson, Anne, [1954]
Box 3
Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1958
Box 3
Rickover, Hyman George, 1959-1961
Box 3
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1954-1978
Box 3
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1949
Box 3
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1941
Box 3
Rusk, Dean, 1961-1963
Box 3
Sargent, Francis, 1957-1958
Box 3
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1950
Box 3
Shepard, Lemuel C., 1957
Box 3
Sherman, Forrest, 1950
Box 3
Shriver, Sargent, 1961-1966
Box 3
Smith, C. R., 1959
Box 3
Smith, Margaret Chase, 1966-1967
Box 3
Spellman, H. J., 1945
Box 3
Stennis, John, 1973-1977
Box 3
Stephens, Thomas E., 1954
Box 3
Stettinius, Edward R., 1944
Box 3
Stevenson, Adlai E., 1962
Box 3
Strauss, Lewis L., 1959
Box 3
Studds, Gerry E., 1975
Box 3
Sullivan, Ed, 1957
Box 3
Taylor, Maxwell D., 1954
Box 3
Thomas, Lowell, 1954-1963
Box 3
Thurmond, Strom, 1957
Box 3
Truman, Harry S., 1945-1962
Box 3
Tsongas, Paul, 1975-1979
Box 3
Vance, Cyrus, 1961
Box 3
Vandenberg, Arthur H., 1946
Box 3
Vinson, Fred M., 1951
Box 3
Volpe, John A., 1966
Box 3
Weeks, Sinclair, 1954-1960
Box 3
Weld, William F., 1978
Box 3
Welk, Lawrence, 1972
Box 3
White, Paul Dudley, 1951
Box 3
Westmoreland, W. C., 1971
Box 3
Willkie, Wendell L., 1942-1944
Box 3
Williams, Ben Ames, 1939
Box 3
Warren, Earl, 1946-1971
Box 3
Wyckoff, William, 1951
Box 3
Miscellaneous notes and pamphlets, ca. 1950

Preferred Citation

Leverett Saltonstall autograph collection, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Allen, Gracie, 1902-1964
Brooke, Edward William, 1919-
Burns, George, 1896-
Bush, Barbara, 1925-
Bush, George, 1924-
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
Curley, James Michael, 1874-1958.
Dukakis, Kitty.
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hope, Bob, 1903-
Jennings, Peter, 1938-
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-
O'Neill, Tip.
Peabody, Endicott, 1920-1997.
Reagan, Ronald.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Saltonstall, William.
Sargent, Francis W., 1915-
Tsongas, Paul.
Welk, Lawrence, 1903-
West, Mae.

Organizations:

Massachusetts. Governor (1939-1945 : Saltonstall).

Subjects:

Autographs--Collections.
Politicians--Autographs.
Politicians--Massachusetts--Boston.
Politicians' spouses.
Presidents--Autographs.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Massachusetts--Politics and government--1951-
United States--Politics and government--20th century.