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Preliminary Guide to the James Cannon Papers, 1869-1989

Collection Overview

Collection contains diaries, correspondence, reports, minutes, journals, articles, legal papers, pamphlets, obituaries, and other papers. Main interests center on the material reflecting Cannon's part in the presidential campaign of 1928; his activities in various state, national, world, and religious temperance associations, the General Conference and the Virginia quarterly conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Methodist missionary enterprises. Other papers pertain to his leadership in the effort to unify the northern and southern branches of the Methodist Church. Correspondents include Harry F. Byrd, Carter Glass, Josephus Daniels, Cordell Hull, Herbert Hoover, Frank Knox, William G. McAdoo, H.L. Mencken, Collins Denny, Gerald P. Nye, Warren A. Candler, Charles Evans Hughes, John R. Mott, Edwin D. Mouzon, Claude A. Swanson, Woodrow Wilson, Charles C. Carlin, Charles Curtis, Walter F. George, Andrew Mellon, Robert F. Wagner, William Hodges Mann, and G.W. Ochs-Oakes.

Addition (2011-0101) (103 items, 0.2 lin. ft.; dated 1902-1945 and undated) contains publications and printed materials written by Cannon and others. Topics include prohibition, Methodism, Catholicism, politics, and the international peace movement.

Incomplete index to the collection included.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Cannon papers 1869-1989
Creator
Cannon, James, 1864-1944
Extent
16.27 Linear Feet, 12,159 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

1869-1912
Box 1
1913-1920
Box 2
1921-1922
Box 3
1923-1924
Box 4
1925
Box 5
1926
Box 6
1927-1928, Aug.
Box 7
1928, Sept.-Dec.
Box 8
1929, Jan.-Aug.
Box 9
1929, Sept.-Dec.
Box 10
1930
Box 11
1931, Jan.-May
Box 12
1931, June-Oct.
Box 13
1931, Nov.-1933
Box 14
1934
Box 15
1935-1936
Box 16
1937-1941
Box 17
1942-1955, undated
Box 18
1888-1922
Box 19
1923-1927
Box 20
1928-1944, undated
Box 21
Autobiography (early drafts--Chapters I-III)
Box 22
Autobiography (early drafts--Chapters IV-VI, Misc.)
Box 23
Autobiography (typed copy--Chapters I-VI)
Box 24
Autobiography (typed copy--Chapter VII; carbon copy--Chapters I-V)
Box 25
Autobiography (carbon copy--Chapters VI-VII)
Box 26
Addresses, statements, biographical sketches, and press releases
Box 27
Sermons
Box 28
undated
Box 29
undated
Box 30
1887-1924
Box 31
1925-1928
Box 32
1929
Box 33
1930
Box 34
1931
Box 35
1931-1932
Box 36
1933-1936
Box 37
1937-1949
Box 38
undated
Box 39
James Cannon, Jr., et. al.
Box 40
Miscellaneous
Box 41
undated
Box 42
Pictures, undated
Oversize Cabinet OC:I:5
Certificate of Ordination to Episcopal Church
Oversize Cabinet OC:I:8
Christian Herald Distinguished Religious Service Award

Addition (2011-0101) (103 items, 0.2 lin. ft.; dated 1902-1945 and undated) contains publications and printed materials written by Cannon and others. Topics include prohibition, Methodism, Catholicism, politics, and the international peace movement.

1902-1945 and undated
Box 43

Historical Note

Methodist clergyman from Virginia, journalist, and leader in the prohibition movement. Also known as James Cannon, Jr.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Cannon Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Acquired

Processing Information

Processed by Staff

Encoded by Lisa Stark

Finding aid updated to include Acc. 2011-0101 by Alice Poffinberger, June 2011

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.