THE BRIEN MCMAHON PAPERS: FOLDER LIST I

SERIES: SUBJECT CORRESPONDENCE



Box 1 Folder 1
Clubs and Memberships, A-Bar Associations
Date span: 4 Feb 1937 - 2 Dec 1949
Description: Correspondence with clubs and associations of which Brien McMahon was a member, including the Ancient Order of Hibernians, several Bar Associations, the American Judicature Society, the Algonquin Club, and the Order of Ahepa.


Box 1 Folder 2
Clubs and Memberships, Burning Tree Club
Date span: 23 Jun 1937 - 31 Dec 1949
Description: Correspondence regarding membership, fees, dues, yearly reports, etc. at the Burning Tree Club in Bethesda, MD.


Box 1 Folder 3
Clubs and Memberships, C-D
Date span: 1 Mar 1936 - 21 Jun 1948
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs to which Brien McMahon belonged, including the Congressional Country Club, the Chevy Chase Club, the Catholic Club, etc. Also contains material regarding a controversial denial of membership to Brien McMahon at the Chevy Chase Club.
Includes the following items:
Acheson, Dean [Secretary of State] -TLS
29 Jan 1948
Symington, W. Stuart [Secretary of the Air Force] -TLS
30 Jan 1948


Box 1 Folder 4
Clubs and Memberships, E-I
Date span: 11 Apr 1935 - 9 May 1949
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs and associations of which Brien McMahon was a member, including the fund raising project for the Georgetown University Hospital building, the Elks Club, the Fordham Alumni Association, and the Hungarian-American Club.


Box 1 Folder 5
Clubs and Memberships, J-L
Date span: 22 Jul 1935 - 11 Jan 1945
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs and associations to which Brien McMahon belonged, including the Jefferson Islands Club and the Knights of Columbus.


Box 1 Folder 6
Clubs and Memberships, M-N
Date span: 17 Jun 1934 - 31 Jan 1945
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs and associations to which Brien McMahon belonged, including the Motion Picture Educational Society, the Manor Country Club, the Metropolitan Club, Modern Woodmen of America, the Loyal Order of Moose, and the National Lawyers Guild.


Box 1 Folder 7
Clubs and Memberships, P-Westchester
Date span: 4 Feb 1935 - 14 Apr 1948
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs and associations to which Brien McMahon belonged, including the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Shorehaven Golf Club, and the Westchester Country Club.


Box 1 Folder 8
Clubs and Memberships, Westport-Y
Date span: 4 Dec 1933 - 13 Nov 1948
Description: Correspondence regarding various clubs and associations to which Brien McMahon belonged, including the Yale Alumni Association, the Westport Country Club, and the Young Democrats.


Box 1 Folder 9
Congratulatory Letters re: Piquett Case 1935
Date span: 4 Apr 1935 - 8 Jul 1935
Description: Letters and telegrams regarding Brien McMahon's successful prosecution of Louis Piquett, John Dillinger's lawyer, for harboring a criminal.


Box 1 Folder 10
Congratulatory Letters re: 1935 Promotion
Date span: 5 Oct 1935 - 31 Dec 1935
Description: Letters and telegrams congratulating Brien McMahon on his promotion to Assistant to the Attorney General.


Box 1 Folder 11
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Promotion, B-D
Date span: 7 Jan 1936 - 7 Mar 1936
Description: Congratulatory letters from Justice Department attorneys and various other individuals regarding Brien McMahon's promotion to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division.


Box 1 Folder 12
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Promotion, E-I
Date span: 7 Jan 1936 - 4 Feb 1936
Description: Letters from various friends and Justice Department attorneys regarding Brien McMahon's promotion to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division. Includes 1 TLS from James A. Farley, Postmaster General and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Box 1 Folder 13
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Promotion, J-M
Date span: 3 Jan 1936 - 20 Feb 1936
Description: Correspondence congratulating Brien McMahon on his promotion to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division.
Includes the following items:
McLaughlin, Charles F. [Congressman] -TLS
10 Jan 1936
McNeil, Archibald [Democratic National Committee, Connecticut Representative] -TLS
6 Jan 1935


Box 1 Folder 14
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Promotion, O-S
Date span: 2 Jan 1936 - 6 Feb 1936
Description: Correspondence from various friends and attorneys congratulating Brien McMahon on his promotion to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division.
Includes the following items:
Shanley, James A. [Congressman] -ACS
ca. 6 Feb 1936
Shanley, James A. [Congressman] -TLS
3 Jan 1936
Sirica, John J. [Judge] -TLS
2 Jan 1936


Box 1 Folder 15
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Promotion, V-W
Date span: 1 Jan 1936 - 4 Feb 1936
Description: Correspondence from various friends and attorneys congratulating Brien McMahon on his promotion to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division. Includes 1 TLS (1/1/1936) from Senator David I. Walsh.


Box 1 Folder 16
Congratulatory Letters re: 1936 Election
Date span: 3 Nov 1936 - 12 Nov 1936
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon from successful Democrats in Connecticut elections thanking him for his congratulations. Also includes carbons of the congratulatory letters sent out by Brien McMahon regarding the 1936 elections.
Includes the following items:
Brown, Prentiss M. [Congressman] -TLS
12 Nov 1936
Citron, William M. [Congressman] -TLS
10 Nov 1936
Cross, Wilbur L. [Governor of Connecticut] -TLS
19 Nov 1936
Fitzgerald, William J. [Congressman] -TLS
14 Nov 1936
Shanley, James A. [Congressman] -TLS to Walter Gallagher
11 Nov 1936
Shanley, James A. [Congressman] -TLS
11 Nov 1936
Smith, J. Joseph [Congressman] -TLS
9 Nov 1936


Box 1 Folder 17
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, A-B
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 14 Sep 1939
Description: Letters to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private practice in Washington and his retirement from the Justice Department. Includes a copy of the announcement sent out by Brien McMahon.


Box 1 Folder 18
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, C
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 30 Aug 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of Brien McMahon's responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.
Includes the following items:
Celler, Emanuel [Congressman] -TLS
24 Aug 1939
Cochran, John J. [Congressman] -TLS
25 Aug 1939
Cummings, Homer S. [U.S. Attorney General] -TLS
2 Jun 1939


Box 1 Folder 19
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, D-E
Date span: 17 May 1939 - 21 Aug 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department. Includes 1 TLS from Congressman Samuel Dickstein (8/21/1939).


Box 1 Folder 20
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, F
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 9 Oct 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department. Includes 1 TLS from James A. Farley (5/18/1939), Postmaster General and Chairman of the National Democratic Committee.


Box 1 Folder 21
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, G-H
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 14 Sep 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.
Includes the following items:
Guffey, Joseph F. [Senator] -TLS
30 Aug 1939
Hart, Edw.J. [Congressman] -TLS
6 Sep 1939


Box 1 Folder 22
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, I-K
Date span: 17 May 1939 - 21 Sep 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.
Includes the following items:
Jones, Marvin [Congressman] -TLS
21 Aug 1939
Kelly, Edward J. [Mayor of Chicago] -TLS
5 Jun 1939
Kramer, Charles [Congressman] -TLS
12 Sep 1939


Box 1 Folder 23
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, L
Date span: 17 May 1939 - 7 Sep 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department. Includes 1 TLS from Senator Josh Lee (9/1/1939).

Box 1 Folder 24
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, M
Date span: 20 May 1939 - 29 Jun 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.
Includes the following items:
Moore, Harry [Governor of New Jersry] -TLS
15 Jun 1939
Murphree, Dennis [Governor of Mississippi] -TLS
19 Jun 1939


Box 1 Folder 25
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, N-R
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 30 Jun 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.


Box 1 Folder 26
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, S
Date span: 18 May 1939 - 30 Aug 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department.
Includes the following items:
Sirica, John J. [Judge] -ACS
ca. 20 May 1939
Sirovich, William I. [Congressman] -TLS
21 Aug 1939
Sumners, Hatton W. [Congressman] -TLS
28 Aug 1939


Box 1 Folder 27
Congratulatory Letters re: Private Law Firm, T-Z and Anonymous
Date span: 17 May 1939 - 24 Aug 1939
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon, and carbons of his responses, regarding the opening of his private law firm and his resignation from the Justice Department. Includes 1 TLS from Senator David I. Walsh (8/24/1939).


Box 1 Folder 28
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Candidate Nomination
Date span: 7 Aug 1944 - 16 Sep 1944
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence congratulating Brien McMahon on winning the nomination as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate election in Connecticut. Includes a letter (TLS) from Senator Claude Pepper (8/14/1944).

Box 1 Folder 29
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, A
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 24 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.


Box 1 Folder 30
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, B
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut. Includes 1 TLS from U.S. Attorney General Francis Biddle (11/8/1944).


Box 1 Folder 31
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, C-Cla
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.
Includes the following items:
Chandler, Albert (Happy) B. [Senator] -TLS
9 Nov 1944
Chapman, Oscar L. [Secretary of Interior] -TLS
9 Nov 1944
Clark, Tom C. [Attorney General] -Telegram
8 Nov 1944


Box 1 Folder 32
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, Cle-Cu
Date span: 6 Nov 1944 - 24 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut. Includes 1 ALS from the Governor of Connecticut, Wilbur Cross (11/8/1944).


Box 1 Folder 33
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, D
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 30 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.


Box 1 Folder 34
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, E
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.


Box 1 Folder 35
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, F
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut. Includes 1 TLS (11/8/1944) from James A. Farley, Postmaster General and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Box 1 Folder 36
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, Mc
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.
Includes the following items:
McCormack, John W. [Congressman] -ALS
10 Nov 1944
McKellar, Kenneth [Senator] -Telegram
9 Nov 1944


Box 1 Folder 37
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, M
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 1 Dec 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.
Includes the following items:
Mead, James A. [Senator] -TLS
8 Nov 1944
Murphy, Frank [U.S. Attorney General; Supreme Court Justice] -ACS
8 Nov 1944


Box 1 Folder 38
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, N-O
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 24 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.


Box 1 Folder 39
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, P-Q
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 28 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.
Includes the following items:
Pepper, Claude [Senator] -Telegram
9 Nov 1944
Perkins, Frances [Secretary of Labor] -TLS
22 Nov 1944


Box 1 Folder 40
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, R
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 25 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut. Includes 1 ACS (11/8/1944) from Stanley Reed, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.


Box 1 Folder 41
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, S
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 27 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.
Includes the following items:
Shanley, James A. [Congressman] -TLS
8 Nov 1944
Sirica, John J. [Judge] -TLS
8 Nov 1944


Box 1 Folder 42
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, T-V
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 29 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut.


Box 1 Folder 43
Congratulatory Letters re: Senate Election, W-Z
Date span: 8 Nov 1944 - 27 Nov 1944
Description: Letters from friends and well-wishers congratulating Brien McMahon on his election to the U.S. Senate as a representative of Connecticut. Includes 1 TLS (11/10/1944) from Senator Arthur Walker.


Box 2 Folder 1
Connecticut - General
Date span: 28 Mar 1934 - 18 Mar 1936, undated
Description: Miscellaneous papers and correspondence regarding Deomcratic political polls in Connecticut and civil service openings.


Box 2 Folder 2
Connecticut - Norwalk
Date span: 7 Mar 1935 - 5 Nov 1935
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the Deomcratic Party in Norwalk, Connecticut, Brien McMahon's home town.


Box 2 Folder 3
Connecticut - Norwalk High School
Date span: 18 May 1935 - 12 Jan 1939
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding building a new high school in Norwalk and the Norwalk High School Football team.


Box 2 Folder 4
Connecticut Post Offices - Greenwich
Date span: 25 Apr 1934 - 26 May 1936
Description: Correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's position in Greenwich. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the level of involvement of national political figures in local party politics.


Box 2 Folder 5
Connecticut Post Offices - Mystic
Date span: 12 Apr 1936 - 24 Apr 1936
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics. Includes 1 TLS (4/24/1936) from Senator Francis Maloney.


Box 2 Folder 6
Connecticut Post Offices - New Britain
Date span: 4 Feb 1937 - 5 Feb 1937
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics.


Box 2 Folder 7
Connecticut Post Offices - New Canaan
Date span: 11 Feb 1936 - 30 Jan 1939
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics.


Box 2 Folder 8
Connecticut Post Offices - New Haven
Date span: 24 May 1934
Description: Newspaper article regarding the political influences involved in the appointment of the post master of the New Haven post office.


Box 2 Folder 9
Connecticut Post Offices - Norwalk
Date span: 6 Jun 1934 - 22 Jan 1937
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics. Includes 1 TLS (1/20/1937) from Congressman Alfred N. Phillips.


Box 2 Folder 10
Connecticut Post Offices - Old Greenwich
Date span: 2 Apr 1936 - 15 Apr 1936
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's position. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics. Includes 1 TLS (4/15/1936) from Senator Francis Maloney.


Box 2 Folder 11
Connecticut Post Offices - Riverside
Date span: 12 Dec 1935 - 23 May 1936
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics.
Includes the following items:
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
20 Dec 1935
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
8 Apr 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
15 Apr 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
15 Apr 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
15 Apr 1936


Box 2 Folder 12
Connecticut Post Offices - Springdale
Date span: 23 May 1934 - 23 Oct 1935
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics. Includes 1 TLS from Archibald McNeil, the Connecticut Representative to the Democratic National Committee.


Box 2 Folder 13
Connecticut Post Offices - Stamford
Date span: 4 Nov 1935 - 23 May 1936
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding filling the vacant post master's postion. The correspondence is interesting in that it shows the involvement of national political figures in local politics. Includes 1 TLS (12/11/1935) from Senator Francis Maloney.


Box 2 Folder 14
Connecticut - U.S. Attorney's Office
Date span: 4 Jan 1936
Description: Memorandum for Homer Cummings from Brien McMahon regarding a vacancy in the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut.


Box 2 Folder 15
Connecticut - U.S. Marshall's Office
Date span: 7 Dec 1935 - 22 Feb 1939
Description: Correspondence regarding appointments to vacant positions in the U.S. Marshall's office for the state of Connecticut. Similar to the Post Office vacancies, a very partisan Democratic political machine is clearly evident in civil service appointments.
Includes the following items:
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
6 Jan 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
7 Jan 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
5 Mar 1936
Maloney, Francis [Senator] -TLS
18 Jan 1937
Citron, William M. [Congressman] -TLS
25 Jan 1937
Fitzgerald, David E. [Democratic National Committee, Connecticut Representaive] -TLS
20 Mar 1937
Fitzgerald, David E. [Democratic National Committee, Connecticut Representative] -TLS
11 May 1937
Fitzgerald, David E. [Democratic National Committee, Connecticut Representative] -TLS
22 Feb 1939


Box 2 Folder 16
"Crank Letter"
Date span: 4 Dec 1935
Description: Letter from an irate citizen threatening to gain power and oust millionaires from government.


Box 2 Folder 17
Crime Prevention
Date span: 3 Aug 1935 - 12 Nov 1937
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, and articles about crime prevention and a crime prevention conference. Includes 1 TLS (memo 8/16/1935) from J. Edgar Hoover.


Box 2 Folder 18
Crime Survey
Date span: 10 Dec 1935 - 9 Jan 1936
Description: Correspondence and memoranda regarding the organization of a crime survey to be conducted by the Attorney General's office called the "Survey of Release Procedures."


Box 2 Folder 19
Crime Survey - Personnel Search
Date span: 10 Dec 1935 - 27 Dec 1935
Description: Correspondence (mostly carbons) regarding possible members for the Advisory Committee on the Federal Survey of Probation and Parole, later called the Survey of Release Procedures.


Box 2 Folder 20
Crime Survey - Literature
Date span: Jan 1934 - 9 Jan 1936
Description: Literature, memoranda, and a press release regarding the Survey of Release Procedures.


Box 2 Folder 21
Democratic Books
Date span: 2 Aug 1937 - 29 Aug 1938
Description: Correspondence regarding a newspaper article accusing the Democratic Party of wrongdoing in selling books at the Democratic Convention at extraordinary prices as a form of campaign contribution.


Box 2 Folder 22
Democratic National Committee 1934-40
Date span: 7 May 1934 - 17 Oct 1940
Description: Correspondence regarding fund raising by the Democratic National Committee and Brien McMahon's role in the fund raising.
Includes the following items:
McNeil, Archibald [Democratic National Committee, Connecticut Representative] -TLS
3 Jun 1936
Farley, James A. [Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Postmaster General] -TLS
3 Aug 1936
Farley, James A. [Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Postmaster General] -2 TLS
10 Nov 1936
Rayburn, Sam [Congressman] -TLS
undated


Box 2 Folder 23
Democratic National Committee 1941-43
Date span: 1941 - 23 Dec 1943, undated
Description: Correspondence regarding fund raising for the Democratic Party, particularly through dinners and luncheons held by the Jackson Day and George Washington committees.


Box 2 Folder 24
Democratic National Convention 1936
Date span: 15 May 1936 - 18 Jun 1936
Description: Material regarding the 1936 Democratic National Convention to which Brien McMahon was a delegate. Includes printed speeches by James A. Farley and Homer Cummings and 2 TLS from Archibald McNeil.


Box 2 Folder 25
Democratic National Convention 1940
Date span: 13 Jun 1939 - 27 Feb 1941
Description: Correspondence regarding fund raising and the Democratic National Convention for 1940. Includes 1 TLS (5/1/1940) from David E. Fitzgerald, Connecticut Representative and Vice-Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Box 2 Folder 26
Democratic State Central Committee
Date span: 11 Oct 1934 - 19 Sep 1938
Description: Correspondence regarding fund raising events sponsored by the Connecticut Democratic Committee. Includes several letters from J. Francis Smith, Chairman of the State Central Committee, and Archibald McNeil, Connecticut Representative to the Democratic National Committee.


Box 2 Folder 27
Democratic Town Committee
Date span: 11 Oct 1934 - 23 Mar 1936
Description: Correspondence regarding the state of the Democratic Party on the local level in Connecticut.


Box 2 Folder 28
Devine, William J.
Date span: 20 Aug 1934 - 26 Apr 1937
Description: Correspondence regarding the disputed appointment of William Devine as the post master of Norwalk and correspondence with Devine. Includes 1 TLS (6/15/1936) from Senator Francis Maloney.


Box 2 Folder 29
Fordham Alumni Magazine
Date span: 12 Oct 1934 - 8 Apr 1939
Description: 2 copies of the Fordham Alumni Magazine and correspondence regarding an article that Brien McMahon wrote for the Magazine about the Harlan County case. Includes a draft of the article by Brien McMahon.


Box 2 Folder 30
Fordham University 1935-39
Date span: 16 Apr 1935 - 10 Feb 1939
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence between Brien McMahon and officials from Fordham University, where Brien McMahon received his BA. Includes correspondence with the President of the University, Robert I. Gannon, SJ, as well as football tickets, President's Report for 1937-38, etc.


Box 2 Folder 31
Fordham University 1940-49
Date span: 5 Mar 1940 - 6 Jun 1949
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence with officials of Fordham University, including President Robert I. Gannon, SJ.


Box 2 Folder 32
Fordham University - Justice Department Recruiting
Date span: 7 May 1934 - 11 Jun 1934
Description: Correspondence regarding positions available in the Justice Department following a Fordham recruitment campaign by Brien McMahon. Includes 1 TLS from the President of Fordham University, Aloysius J. Hogan, SJ.


Box 2 Folder 33
Hagan, Horace - I
Date span: 15 Oct 1934 - 11 Jul 1936
Description: Correspondence and papers of Horace Hagan, Special Assistant to the Attorney General. Papers include travel vouchers and claims for reimbursement of expenditures for government travel.


Box 2 Folder 34
Hagan, Horace - II
Date span: 10 Aug 1936 - 30 Sep 1936
Description: Correspondence and papers of Horace Hagan, Special Assistant to the Attorney General.


Box 2 Folder 35
Hagan, Horace - III
Date span: 1 Oct 1936 - 27 Oct 1936
Description: Correspondence and papers of Horace Hagan, Special Assistant to the Attorney General.


Box 2 Folder 36
Hagan, Horace - IV
Date span: 1 Nov 1936 - 14 May 1937, undated
Description: Correspondence and papers of Horace Hagan up to his death, 11/3/1936, as well as correspondence from his family regarding his estate and outstanding government expense vouchers.


Box 2 Folder 37
Helm, Edith
Date span: 5 Dec 1940 - 13 Jan 1941, undated
Description: Correspondence between Edith Helm, White House Social Secretary, and various other individuals regarding the arrangements for the 1941 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.


Box 2 Folder 38
Interstate Commission on Crime
Date span: 23 Dec 1935 - 11 Jan 1937
Description: Correspondence mainly between Justin Miller of the Justice Department and Richard Hartshorne, Chairman of the Commission. The subjects include meetings, legislation, conferences, etc.


Box 2 Folder 39
Letters of Authorization
Date span: 27 Jan 1934 - 15 Feb 1935
Description: Correspondence to Brien McMahon from acting Attorney General J. Crawford Riggs (TLS, 1/27/1934) and from Attorney General Homer S. Cummings (TLS, 1/4/1935) authorizing him to act for the Attorney General's office in legal matters outside of Washington, DC.


Box 2 Folder 40
Little Cabinet
Date span: 17 May 1936 - 18 Jun 1938, undated
Description: Correspondence regarding meetings of the "Little Cabinet," i.e., the group of men serving directly under the members of the President's cabinet.


Box 2 Folder 41
Philadelphia Company Case - Correspondence
Date span: 24 Nov 1936 - 16 Aug 1937
Description: Correspondence regarding a case against the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages for their involvement in "schemes" to illegally use investors' funds.


Box 2 Folder 42
Philadelphia Company Case - FBI Reports
Date span: 19 Sep 1936 - 2 Apr 1937
Description: FBI reports regarding the illegal actions of the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages.


Box 2 Folder 43
Philadelphia Company Case - Court Documents
Date span: ca. Dec 1933 - ca. Sep 1936
Description: Documents stating a complaint against the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages and 2 indictments against the Company.


Box 2 Folder 44
Philadelphia Company Case - Court Exhibits
Date span: undated
Description: Photocopies of financial records from the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages labelled as court exhibits.


Box 2 Folder 45
Philadelphia Company Case - Justice Department File I
Date span: 4 Feb 1937 - 28 Jul 1937, undated
Description: The Justice Department file regarding the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages case.


Box 2 Folder 46
Philadelphia Company Case - Justice Department File II
Date span: ca. Jun 1936 - 23 Feb 1937
Description: Second part of Justice Department file regarding the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages case.


Box 2 Folder 47
Philadelphia Company Case - Grand Jury Testimony A-L
Date span: ca. Jun 1936 - ca. Sep 1936
Description: Digest of testimony taken before the Grand Jury regarding the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages.


Box 2 Folder 48
Philadelphia Company Case - Grand Jury Testimony M-Z
Date span: ca. Jun 1936 - ca. Nov 1936
Description: Digest of testimony taken before the Grand Jury regarding the Philadelphia Company for Guaranteeing Mortgages case.


Box 3 Folder 1
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Date span: 17 May 1939, 26 Aug 1944
Description: 2 photocopies of letters from President Roosevelt to Brien McMahon, one regarding his resignation from the Justice Department and one regarding his campaign for the U.S. Senate. (Originals in "Presidential Autographs" collection).


Box 3 Folder 2
Speeches 1934-37
Date span: 22 Nov 1934 - 16 Dec 1937
Description: Correspondence regarding speeches made by Brien McMahon et alia. Includes 1 TLS (1/7/1937) from Attorney General Homer Cummings.


Box 3 Folder 3
Speeches - WOR Radio Broadcast 4/25/1937
Date span: 25 Apr 1937 - 17 Jun 1937
Description: Cards and letters in response to a radio debate between Brien McMahon and Paul Windell [sp?] regarding President Roosevelt's plan to pack the Supreme Court. Brien McMahon was in favor of the plan but the majority of this correspondence is from people who were against it.


Box 3 Folder 4
Speeches 1938-39
Date span: 10 Jan 1938 - 18 Mar 1939
Description: Correspondence regarding speeches made by Brien McMahon et alia. Includes 1 TLS (12/30/1938) from J. Edgar Hoover and 1 TLS (1/24/1939) from James A. Farley, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.


Box 3 Folder 5
U.S. Attorneys
Date span: 22 Oct 1934 - 31 Mar 1936
Description: Form letter correspondence from Brien McMahon to several U.S. Attorneys regarding the need to keep the Justice Department informed of their actions.


Box 3 Folder 6
U.S. Attorney's Conference - Agenda
Date span: 9 Apr 1935, undated
Description: Several copies of an undated agenda for the U.S. Attorney's Conference and a list of U.S. Attorneys (with addresses) appointed between 3/4/1933 and 2/2/1935.


Box 3 Folder 7
U.S. Attorney's Conference 1939
Date span: ca. 11 Apr 1939 - ca. 18 Apr 1939
Description: A list of names, by state, of U.S. Attorneys and responses from guests invited to a cocktail party being held for the U.S. Attorney's Conference. Includes 1 TLS (4/18/1939) from James A. Farley and 1 TLS (4/15/1939) from J. Edgar Hoover.


Box 3 Folder 8
U.S. Attorney's Conference 1941 - I
Date span: ca. 9 Mar 1941 - ca. 26 Mar 1941
Description: Responses to an invitation from Brien McMahon to a cocktail party for the U.S. Attorney's Conference, including many senators and congressmen.
Includes the following items:
Bailey, Josiah W. [Senator] -TLS
11 Mar 1941
Barkley, Alben W. [Senator] -TLS
14 Mar 1941
Bloom, Sol [Congressman] -TLS
12 Mar 1941
Byrnes, James F. [Senator] -TLS
9 Mar 1941
Camp, A. Sidney [Congressman] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
Chandler, Albert (Happy) B. [Senator] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
Cochran, John J. [Congressman] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
George, Walter F. [Senator] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
Harrison, Pat [Senator] -TLS
12 Mar 1941
Hart, Edw. J. [Congressman] -TLS
14 Mar 1941
Herring, Clyde L. [Senator] -TLS
11 Mar 1941
Jackson, Robert [Attorney General] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
McGhee, Dan R. [Congressman] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
McKellar, Kenneth [Senator] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
McLaughlin, Charles F. [Congressman] -TLS
13 Mar 1941
Murray, James E. [Senator] -TLS
11 Mar 1941
Pepper, Claude [Senator] -TLS
12 Mar 1941
Sasscer, Lansdale G. [Congressman] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
Vinson, Carl [Congressman] -TLS
10 Mar 1941
Walsh, David I. [Senator] -TLS
10 Mar 1941


Box 3 Folder 9
U.S. Attorney's Conference 1941 - II
Date span: ca. 6 Mar 1941 - ca. 8 Mar 1941
Description: Carbons of Brien McMahon's letters of invitation to his cocktail party for the U.S. Attorney's Conference.


Box 3 Folder 10
Wedding A-L
Date span: 10 Jan 1940 - 9 Mar 1940
Description: Letters congratulating Brien McMahon and Rosemary Turner on their marriage.
Includes the following items:
Cummings, Homer S. [Attorney General] -TLS
23 Jan 1940
Danaher, John A. [Senator] -TLS
17 Feb 1940
Jackson, Robert [Attorney General] -TLS
6 Feb 1940


Box 3 Folder 11
Wedding M-Z
Date span: 11 Jan 1940 - 21 Mar 1940
Description: Correspondence congratulating Brien McMahon and Rosemary Turner on their marriage.
Includes the following items:
Randolph, Jennings [Congressman] -TLS
12 Feb 1940
Walsh, David I. [Senator] -TLS
9 Feb 1940


Box 3 Folder 12
Wedding - Carbons
Date span: 25 Jan 1940 - 23 Feb 1940
Description: Carbons of miscellaneous thank you letters sent out by Brien McMahon regarding his wedding.


Box 3 Folder 13
Wedding - Cards
Date span: ca. Jan 1940 - ca. Feb 1940
Description: Wedding congratulations cards for Brien McMahon and Rosemary Turner.


Box 3 Folder 14
Wedding - Telegrams
Date span: 8 Jan 1940 - 1 Mar 1940, undated
Description: Telegrams sent to Mr. and Mrs. Brien McMahon to congratulate them upon their marriage.


Box 3 Folder 15
Wedding - Miscellaneous Papers
Date span: ca. Feb 1940
Description: Guest lists, bills, lists of wedding gifts, press announcements, etc. regarding the wedding of Brien McMahon and Rosemary Turner.




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