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Guide to the Furnifold M. Simmons Papers, 1890-1946

Abstract

Furnifold McLendel Simmons (1854-1940) was a U.S. Senator and political leader from North Carolina.

Collection contains correspondence (most nearly complete for the 1920s) of Simmons during a large part of his public life. The bulk of the collection deals with such routine political matters as recommendations for appointments, requests for political literature, suggestions for procedure in political campaigns, and special legislation for World War I veterans. Other items relate to reform politics and the orthodox Southern position during Theodore Roosevelt's administration, the Underwood-Simmons tariff, Wilsonian reforms, the financing of World War I, the Southern defection from Alfred E. Smith (1928), and the technique of machine politics. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Simmons, Furnifold M. (Furnifold McLendel), 1854-1940.
Title
Furnifold M. Simmons papers, 1890-1946
Language of Material
English
Extent
33.4 Linear Feet, 75,000 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence (most nearly complete for the 1920s) of Simmons during a large part of his public life. The bulk of the collection deals with such routine political matters as recommendations for appointments, requests for political literature, suggestions for procedure in political campaigns, and special legislation for World War I veterans. Other items relate to reform politics and the orthodox Southern position during Theodore Roosevelt's administration, the Underwood-Simmons tariff, Wilsonian reforms, the financing of World War I, the Southern defection from Alfred E. Smith (1928), and the technique of machine politics. Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.

Addition contains primarily correspondence and clippings relating to the senatorial career of Simmons, especially his opposition to Al Smith in 1928 and his electoral defeat in 1930. Two of the letters are in regard to suffrage in North Carolina. Also includes a large number of obituaries (1940).

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence: 1990-1908. Feb.15
Box 1
Correspondence: 1908, Feb. 15 - 1909, March 10
Box 2
Correspondence: 1909, March 11 - 1909, June 30
Box 3
Correspondence: 1909, July 1 - 1910, Jan. 31
Box 4
Correspondence: 1910, Feb. 1 - 1910, March 24
Box 5
Correspondence: 1910, March 25 - 1910, June 10
Box 6
Correspondence: 1910, June 2 - 1915, December
Box 7
Correspondence: 1916 - 1918, July 27
Box 8
Correspondence: 1918, July 28 - 1918, Oct. 21
Box 9
Correspondence: 1918, Oct. 22 - 1918, Dec. 20
Box 10
Correspondence: 1918, Dec. 21 - 1919, Feb. 10
Box 11
Correspondence: 1919, Feb. 11 - 1919, March 20
Box 12
Correspondence: 1919, March 21 - 1919, May 10
Box 13
Correspondence: 1919, May 11 - 1919, June 30
Box 14
Correspondence: 1919, July 1 - 1919, July 31
Box 15
Correspondence: 1919, Aug. 1 - 1919, Sept. 22
Box 16
Correspondence: 1919, Sept. 23 - 1919, Nov. 5
Box 17
Correspondence: 1919, Nov. 6 - 1920, Jan. 5
Box 18
Correspondence: 1920, Jan. 6 - 1920, Feb. 14
Box 19
Correspondence: 1920, Feb. 15 - 1920, March 28
Box 20
Correspondence: 1920, March 29 - 1920, May 12
Box 21
Correspondence: 1920, May 13 - 1920, June 30
Box 22
Correspondence: 1920, July 1 - 1920, Aug. 31
Box 23
Correspondence: 1920, Sept. 1 - 1920, Oct. 30
Box 24
Correspondence: 1920, Nov. 1 - 1920, Dec. 31
Box 25
Correspondence: 1921, Jan. 1 - 1921, Feb. 13
Box 26
Correspondence: 1921, Feb. 14 - 1921, April 5
Box 27
Correspondence: 1921, April 6 - 1921, May 15
Box 28
Correspondence: 1921, May 15 - 1921, June 30
Box 29
Correspondence: 1921, July 1 - 1921, Aug. 12
Box 30
Correspondence: 1921, Aug. 13 - 1921, Sept. 19
Box 31
Correspondence: 1921, Sept. 20 - 1920, Oct. 18
Box 32
Correspondence: 1921, Oct. 19 - 1921, Nov. 27
Box 33
Correspondence: 1921, Nov. 28 - 1921, Dec. 31
Box 34
Correspondence: 1922, Jan. 1 - 1922, March 13
Box 35
Correspondence: 1922, March 14 - 1922, May 31
Box 36
Correspondence: 1922, June 1 - 1922, Aug. 17
Box 37
Correspondence: 1922, Aug. 18 - 1922, Oct. 31
Box 38
Correspondence: 1922, Nov. 1 - 1923, Feb. 10
Box 39
Correspondence: 1923, Feb. 11 - 1923, April 31
Box 40
Correspondence: 1923, May 1 - 1923, July 16
Box 41
Correspondence: 1923, July 17 - 1923, Oct. 16
Box 42
Correspondence: 1923, Oct. 17 - 1923, Dec. 31
Box 43
Correspondence: 1924, Jan. 1 - 1924, Feb. 15
Box 44
Correspondence: 1924, Feb. 16 - 1924, March 31
Box 45
Correspondence: 1924, April 1 - 1924, May 15
Box 46
Correspondence: 1924, May 16 - 1924, July 23
Box 47
Correspondence: 1924, July 24 - 1924, Oct. 15
Box 48
Correspondence: 1924, Oct. 16 - 1924, Dec. 13
Box 49
Correspondence: 1924, Dec. 14 - 1925, Feb. 12
Box 50
Correspondence: 1925, Feb. 13 - 1925, April 30
Box 51
Correspondence: 1925, May 1 - 1925, Aug. 31
Box 52
Correspondence: 1925, Sept. 1 - 1925, Dec. 18
Box 53
Correspondence: 1925, Dec. 19 - 1926, Jan. 31
Box 54
Correspondence: 1926, Feb. 1 - 1926, March 15
Box 55
Correspondence: 1926, March 16 - 1926, April 30
Box 56
Correspondence: 1926, May 1 - 1926, June 31
Box 57
Correspondence: 1926, July 1 - 1926, Sept. 30
Box 58
Correspondence: 1926, Oct. 1 - 1926, Dec. 17
Box 59
Correspondence: 1926, Dec. 18 - 1927, Feb 9
Box 60
Correspondence: 1927, Feb 10 - 1927, April 15
Box 61
Correspondence: 1927, April 16 - 1927, Sept. 30
Box 62
Correspondence: 1927, Oct. 1 - 1928, Jan. 31
Box 63
Correspondence: 1928, Feb 1 - 1928, May 31
Box 64
Correspondence: 1928, June 1 - 1928, Aug. 31
Box 65
Correspondence: 1928, Sept. 1 - 1928, Dec 31
Box 66
Correspondence: 1929, Jan. 1 - 1929, April 30
Box 67
Correspondence: 1929, May 1 - 1929, Aug. 31
Box 68
Correspondence: 1929 Sept. 1 - 1929, Nov. 30
Box 69
Correspondence: 1929 Dec. 1 - 1930, Feb. 14
Box 70
Correspondence: 1930, Feb. 15 - 1930, April 6
Box 71
Correspondence: 1930, April 7 - 1930, May 31
Box 72
Correspondence: 1930, June 1 - 1930, Dec. 31
Box 73
Correspondence: 1931 - 1939, Jan. and n.d.
Box 74
Press Release; Legal Papers, Financial Papers, Invitations and Cards, Photographs; Broadsides; New Bern Resort Papers; Memorial Exercise
Box 74
General Files: Agriculture Services
Box 75
General Files: Tariffs - Veterans - Politics
Box 76
Annotated volumes of the Congressional Record
Box 77
Annotated volumes of the Congressional Record
Box 78

Historical Note

Furnifold McLendel Simmons (1854-1940) was a U.S. Senator and political leader from North Carolina.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Furnifold M. Simmons Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1934.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff,

Encoded by Noah Huffman, February 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1934

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.