THE BRIEN MCMAHON PAPERS: FOLDER LIST III

SERIES: SPEECHES


Box 4 Folder 5
Speaking Engagements 1934
Date span: 6 Sep 1934 - 20 Dec 1934
Description: Correspondence mainly with E.J. MacMillan, Director of the Democratic Joint Speakers Bureau, and E.R. Gebhardt, of the Connecticut Democratic Speakers Bureau, regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 6
Speaking Engagements 1935
Date span: 16 Jan 1935 - 18 Oct 1935
Description: Correspondence concerning making arrangements for speakers at various affairs and regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 7
Speaking Engagements 1936
Date span: 28 Dec 1935 - 30 Dec 1936
Description: Correspondence concerning making arrangements for speakers at various affairs and regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 8
Speaking Engagements 1937
Date span: 20 Jan 1937 - 8 Dec 1937
Description: Correspondence concerning making arrangements for speakers at various affairs and regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 9
Speaking Engagements 1938
Date span: 3 Jan 1938 - 29 Dec 1938
Description: Correspondence concerning making arrangements for speakers at various affairs and regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 10
Speaking Engagements 1939
Date span: 30 Dec 1938 - 26 Apr 1939
Description: Correspondence concerning making arrangements for speakers at various affairs and regarding Brien McMahon's speaking schedule.


Box 4 Folder 11
1936 Speaking Campaign
Date span: 19 Sep 1936 - 29 Oct 1936, undated
Description: Correspondence regarding the speaking itineraries for Homer Cummings and Brien McMahon during the 1936 Presidential Campaign.
Includes the following items:
Rayburn, Sam [Congressman] -TLS to Homer Cummings
9 Oct 1936
Farley, James A. [Democratic National Committee Chairman; Postmaster General] -TLS to Homer Cummings
9 Oct 1936
Maloney, Francis T. [Senator] -TLS to Homer Cummings
13 Oct 1936


Box 4 Folder 12
1936 Speaking Campaign Itineraries
Date span: ca. Oct 1936 - ca. Nov 1936
Description: Campaign speaking itineraries for Brien McMahon, President Roosevelt (in Connecticut), and Homer Cummings.


Box 4 Folder 13
1938 Campaign Speaking Engagements
Date span: 1 Oct 1938 - 5 Nov 1938
Description: Miscellaneous correspondence regarding speaking engagements for Brien McMahon during the 1938 political campaigns.


Box 4 Folder 14
1938 Campaign Speeches - Catholic Women
Date span: Oct 1938 - Nov 1938
Description: Incomplete draft of a speech by Brien McMahon made before a "large gathering of Catholic women" in regard to juvenile delinquency. From Brien McMahon's file marked "Campaign Speeches."

Box 4 Folder 15
1938 Campaign Speeches - New England Democrats
Date span: Oct 1938 - Nov 1938
Description: 3 copies of a speech made by Brien McMahon before the New England Democrats regarding the 1938 political campaigns and promoting the Democratic party through the accomplishments of President Roosevelt.


Box 4 Folder 16
1938 Campaign Speeches - WJSV Broadcast
Date span: 2 Oct 1938
Description: Speech given by Brien McMahon over the radio regarding the prevention of crime.


Box 4 Folder 17
1938 Campaign Speeches - Connecticut Democrats
Date span: Oct 1938 - Nov 1938
Description: 4 copies (2 annotated) of an address given by Brien McMahon before Connecticut Democrats regarding the Democratic Party under the leadership of President Roosevelt. Very similar to his speech before New England Democrats (see box 4, folder 15).


Box 4 Folder 18
1938 Campaign Speeches - Indiana Democrats
Date span: Oct 1938 - Nov 1938
Description: Address given by Brien McMahon before Indiana Democrats regarding the Democratic Party under the leadership of President Roosevelt. Used as the basis for the speech to the Connecticut Democrats (see box 4, folder 17).


Box 4 Folder 19
1938 Campaign Speeches - Miscellaneous Fragments
Date span: Oct 1938 - Nov 1938
Description: Typed fragments of 2 speeches by Brien McMahon, one before a group in Chicago and the other entitled "America Must Not Retreat." Also includes a handwritten outline for another speech.


Box 4 Folder 20
"The Department of Justice Today"
Date span: 23 Aug 1934
Description: Address given by Brien McMahon at the annual dinner of the Federal Court Clerks Association regarding Attorney General Homer Cummings and his influence on the Justice Department.


Box 4 Folder 21
Address before the Knights of Columbus
Date span: 1934
Description: Annotated address by Brien McMahon given before the Knights of Columbus regarding the prevention of crime.


Box 4 Folder 22
Address before the Young Democratic Clubs of Connecticut
Date span: 18 Apr 1936
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon to the Young Democratic Clubs of Connecticut at their convention regarding the achievements of the Democrats following the election of President Roosevelt in 1932.


Box 4 Folder 23
"Crime -- A Twelve Billion Dollar Business"
Date span: 29 May 1936, 24 Sep 1937
Description: 4 copies (2 annotated) of an address given by Brien McMahon before the National Federation of Sales Executives regarding the cost of crime and crime prevention. According to Brien McMahon's original filing this speech was also given before the Interstate Commission on Crime Convention in Kansas City, MO, on 9/24/37.


Box 4 Folder 24
WFIL Radio Address
Date span: 20 Aug 1936
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon over radio station WFIL in Philadelphia regarding the prevention of organized crime and the functions of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.


Box 4 Folder 25
"Crime Prevention"
Date span: 11 Mar 1937
Description: Speech delivered by Brien McMahon before the Delinquency Prevention Conference regarding crime prevention.


Box 4 Folder 26
Saint Patrick's Day 1937
Date span: 17 Mar 1937
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon on St. Patrick's Day before the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick regarding the need today for men with the characteristics and spiritualism of St. Patrick. Also a typed fragment in praise of the Irish spirit.


Box 4 Folder 27
"Should the President's Court Proposal Be Adopted"
Date span: 27 Apr 1937
Description: 5 copies (2 annotated) of an address delivered by Brien McMahon to the Brotherhood Temple Ohabei Shalom and over station WOR on 4/25/1937, promoting President Roosevelt's proposal for the retirement of federal judges over 70 or the appointment of younger co-judges.


Box 4 Folder 28
"Progress in Parole"
Date span: 4 May 1937
Description: 4 copies of an address by Brien McMahon before the Parole Conference of Southeastern States regarding the problems of prison release procedures and parole.


Box 4 Folder 29
"Recent Federal Criminal Legislation"
Date span: 1 Jul 1937
Description: 3 copies of an address delivered by Brien McMahon before the Texas State Bar Association regarding new criminal legislation.


Box 4 Folder 30
"Rehabilitation of Criminals and Prevention of Crime"
Date span: 31 Aug 1937
Description: Full title reads "The Role of Social Workers in the Rehabilitation of Criminals and the Prevention of Crime." 2 copies of the address delivered by Brien McMahon before the National Conference of Catholic Charities.


Box 4 Folder 31
"Can We Control Crime"
Date span: 2 Dec 1937
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon at the College of New Rochelle, NY, regarding methods of preventing and deterring crime.


Box 4 Folder 32
College of New Rochelle Alumni Association
Date span: 3 Dec 1937
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon to the Alumni Association of the College of New Rochelle in Norwalk, Connecticut, regarding crime prevention.


Box 4 Folder 33
Jackson Day Banquet 1938
Date span: 8 Jan 1938
Description: Address, delivered by Brien McMahon before the Democrats attending the fund raising Jackson Day Banquet, regarding Andrew Jackson and a limited comparison of his presidency with Roosevelt's presidency. 4 copies (1 annotated).


Box 4 Folder 34
Address to Boy Scouts
Date span: 15 Jan 1938
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon before the Boy Scouts in Bridgeport, Connecticut, regarding the prevention of juvenile crime.


Box 4 Folder 35
"Obedience to Law"
Date span: 26 Jan 1938
Description: Address, titled "Obedience to Law as a Safeguard for an Enduring America," delivered by Brien McMahon before the Women's Conference on National Defense for an Enduring America. The speech concerns the role of laws and their origins in citizen's demands.


Box 4 Folder 36
"The Role of the Prosecutor"
Date span: 26 Feb 1938
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon before the District Attorneys of Wisconsin regarding new laws, public attitudes against crime, and the affects of both on the role of prosecuting attorneys.


Box 4 Folder 37
Radio Address on Town Hall Program
Date span: 26 Mar 1938 - 31 Mar 1938
Description: Address by Brien McMahon regarding the "traffic in firearms" as it relates to the problem of crime. Also includes correspondence regarding the topic of the address and an article on homicides as reference material.


Box 4 Folder 38
U.S. Courtroom Dedication
Date span: 11 Mar 1939
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon at the dedication of a U.S. Courtroom at Peoria, IL. The speech concerns the progressive change in the types of cases brought before U.S. courts.


Box 4 Folder 39
Saint Patrick's Day 1939
Date span: 17 Mar 1939
Description: Address given by Brien McMahon before the Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick. Basically the same speech given before a different gathering of the Society in 1937 (see box 4, folder 26).


Box 4 Folder 40
"The Political Black Market"
Date span: 20 Apr 1944
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon before the Fairfield County Democratic Organization concerning the "cheap criticism" of the Republican Party against the Democrats.


Box 4 Folder 41
"The Responsibility of a Lasting Peace"
Date span: 27 Sep 1944
Description: Photocopy of a printed Senate campaign address by Brien McMahon. Delivered before the International Relations Club of Wesleyan University, Connecticut, the speech criticizes the isolationist foreign policy supported by Republicans in favor of President Roosevelt's policy of international cooperation.


Box 4 Folder 42
Jefferson Day Dinner 1945
Date span: 25 Aug 1945
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon concerning the need to prepare for upcoming elections in 1946 in the state of Connecticut.


Box 4 Folder 43
"Publicity Concerning Certain Phases of Atomic Energy"
Date span: 3 Feb 1949
Description: Printed pamphlet of the extension of remarks made by Brien McMahon in the Senate regarding atomic energy.


Box 4 Folder 44
"An Answer to Character Assassination"
Date span: 22 Sep 1950
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon in the Senate in response to slanderous articles published by the Hearst's in the Journal-American.


Box 4 Folder 45
Debate Broadcast over "American Forum of the Air"
Date span: 28 Oct 1951
Description: Printed text of debate between Brien McMahon and Senator Robert A. Taft (Republican) broadcast over the radio program "American Forum of the Air."


Box 4 Folder 46
Lincoln Day Dinner
Date span: undated
Description: Address delivered by Brien McMahon at the Lincoln Day Dinner of the Catholic Club regarding Lincoln and the legacy he left to the people of the U.S.


Box 4 Folder 47
Political Speech Material 1932
Date span: 1932
Description: Typed excerpts from news stories throughout the year 1932 to be used as reference material for speeches.


Box 4 Folder 48
Political Speech Material 1933
Date span: 1933
Description: Typed excerpts of newspaper stories throughout the year 1933 to be used as reference material for speeches.


Box 4 Folder 49
Political Speech Material 1934-38
Date span: 1934 - 1938
Description: Typed excerpts of newspaper stories to be used as reference material for speeches.


Box 4 Folder 50
Speech Material - Tom Smith
Date span: 18 Sep 1935 - 27 Apr 1936
Description: Correspondence between Tom Smith, an IRS Collector in Hartford, Connecticut, and Brien McMahon regarding "unfair" criticism of U.S. government offices in Washington. Mr. Smith was sending clippings of the criticisms for Brien McMahon to denounce par exempla in speeches.


Box 4 Folder 51
Speech Material - Bibliography of Justice Dept Speeches
Date span: 4 Mar 1933 - 1 Sep 1938
Description: Bibliography of addresses given by officials of the Justice Department. Includes addresses by Homer Cummings, J. Edgar Hoover, Brien McMahon, et alia.

Box 4 Folder 52
Speech Material - Articles
Date span: Jun 1938 - Jul 1938
Description: 2 journals containing articles Brien McMahon designated for his file "Speech Material." The first is a journal of U.S. crime reports and the second contains an article re: Homer S. Cummings.


Box 4 Folder 53
Speech Material - "Preventing Crime"
Date span: undated
Description: Typed synopsis of an article or book by Glueck called "Preventing Crime."


Box 5 Folder 1
Arnold, Thurman
Date span: 15 Jun 1938
Description: Address titled "What is a Monopoly?" by Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold regarding monopoly and anti-trust laws.


Box 5 Folder 2
Butler, Nicholas Murray
Date span: 14 Jul 1938
Description: Address titled "The United States Must Lead" delivered by Butler before the American Club of Paris. The speech concerns the need for the U.S. to adopt an internationalist, as opposed isolationist, foreign policy.


Box 5 Folder 3
Conkling, Roscoe
Date span: 16 Apr 1860
Description: Typed copy of speech titled "The Supreme Court of the United States" delivered in Congress in 1860.


Box 5 Folder 4
Cummings, Homer S.
Date span: 25 Aug 1936 - 2 Aug 1938
Description: 5 speeches by Attorney General Homer S. Cummings.
Includes the following items:
"The Attorney General's Survey of Release Procedures"
25 Aug 1936
Fourth of July Address
4 Jul 1938
"Modernizing Federal Procedure" - Extracts
25 Jul 1938
"Federal Law and the Juvenile Delinquent"
29 Jul 1938
"Address in Honor of the Right Honorable Lord Macmillan"
2 Aug 1938


Box 5 Folder 5
Farley, James A. [1932-33]
Date span: 6 Nov 1932 - 15 Jul 1933
Description: 2 addresses by Farley as Postmaster General and as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Includes the following items:
"The Case for Franklin D. Roosevelt"
6 Nov 1932
"A Covenant with the People"
15 Jul 1933


Box 5 Folder 6
Farley, James A. [1934]
Date span: 14 Jun 1934 - 18 Nov 1934
Description: 10 speeches by Farley as Postmaster General of the U.S. and as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Includes the following items:
"The New Era"
14 Jun 1934
"John Marshall"
20 Jun 1934
"Building Citizens"
27 Jun 1934
"A Challenge to America"
21 Jul 1934
"Postal Affairs and the National Economy"
21 Aug 1934
"The Problem of Agriculture"
23 Aug 1934
"The Spirit of the New Deal"
28 Sep 1934
"Dictatorship -- A Myth"
19 Oct 1934
"The New Deal and 'Old Hickory'"
29 Oct 1934
"Party Responsibility"
18 Nov 1934


Box 5 Folder 7
Farley, James A. [1935]
Date span: 26 Jan 1935 - 26 Jun 1935
Description: 6 speeches by Farley as the Postmaster General of the U.S. and as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Includes the following items:
"Ireland, the Nationless Nation Maker"
26 Jan 1935
"Problems of the Presidency"
23 Feb 1935
"The Irish Influence in American History"
16 Mar 1935
"Haverstraw -- My Home Town"
22 Apr 1935
"Education and Its Responsibility"
11 Jun 1935
"The Opportunity of Education"
26 Jun 1935


Box 5 Folder 8
Farley, James A. [1936-37]
Date span: 2 Nov 1936 - 21 Oct 1937
Description: 21 speeches by Farley as Postmaster General of the U.S. and as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Includes the following items:
"Closing Address of the 1936 Presidential Campaign"
2 Nov 1936
Farley Testimonial Dinner Proceedings
15 Feb 1937
"St. Patrick's Day Address"
17 Mar 1937
Jefferson Day Dinner
13 Apr 1937
Address before the Alumni of Boston University Law School
22 Apr 1937
Address before the American Legion Post at Galesburg, IL
27 Apr 1937
Address before the Democratic State Committee of Illinois
28 Apr 1937
Address at a Civic Dinner in Cincinnati, OH
29 Apr 1937
Louisiana State University Commencement
31 May 1937
Address before the Women's Division of the NY Democratic Committee
8 Jun 1937
"Party Achievements"
24 Jul 1937
"Democratic Day" Address
28 Jul 1937
"Business and Politics"
4 Aug 1937
"The Postmaster's Opportunity for Service"
19 Aug 1937
Address before the Young Democratic Clubs of America Convention
20 Aug 1937
"Postal Progress"
25 Aug 1937
"Agriculture and Politics"
9 Sep 1937
Address before the Jefferson Club of Lansing, MI
30 Sep 1937
"The Postal Service and the Nation's Business"
19 Oct 1937
Address before the Democrats of California
21 Oct 1937


Box 5 Folder 9
Farley, James A. [1938]
Date span: 13 Apr 1938 - 22 Sep 1938
Description: Printed speeches by Farley as the Postmaster General and as the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Includes the following items:
"Jefferson and Roosevelt"
13 Apr 1938
"Spendthrift and Thrift Spending"
26 Apr 1938
Address before the Commonwealth Club in Chicago
23 May 1938
Address before a Young Democrats of America Rally
25 Jun 1938
Address at the Sesqui-Centennial of the Western Reserve
28 Jun 1938
"Economic Stability and Government Investment"
6 Jul 1938
Address before the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee
11 Aug 1938
Address before the Ohio Democratic State Convention
22 Sep 1938


Box 5 Folder 10
Fleharty, Harry B.
Date span: 24 Oct 1935
Description: Address by Harry Fleharty delivered before the Young Democratic Club in Alexandria, VA. Speech concerns the role of the federal courts, particularly the Supreme Court, and their responsibility to the citizens of the U.S.


Box 5 Folder 11
Garrison, Floyd K.
Date span: 19 Feb 1938
Description: Address by Garrison titled "The Legal Profession and the Public," delivered before the National Lawyers Guild.


Box 5 Folder 12
Hartshorne, Richard
Date span: undated
Description: Fragment of an address or article by Richard Hartshorne, Chairman of the Interstate Commission on Crime, regarding the prevention of crime.


Box 5 Folder 13
Jackson, Robert H.
Date span: 20 Feb 1938
Description: Address by Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Attorney General, titled "The Call for a Liberal Bar." The speech concerns the need for lawyers as lawmakers to be open to accept and institute changes for the sake of the progress of the U.S.


Box 5 Folder 14
Kavanaugh, Francis B.
Date span: 7 Apr 1930 - 20 Apr 1939
Description: Speech by Kavanaugh, a U.S. Attorney, titled "Crime Prevention and Modern Science." Speech concerns the need to recognize the social, psychological, and economic pressures that cause crime and to treat each crime according to its cause.


Box 5 Folder 15
Lonergan, Augustine
Date span: 5 Sep []
Description: Address by Senator Augustine Lonergan delivered before the Connecticut Democratic State Convention regarding the New Deal and the need to continue to support the Democratic Party at the election polls.


Box 5 Folder 16
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Date span: 16 Jan 1939, undated
Description: 2 speeches by President Roosevelt: "Social Security, A Message to Congress" and a typed carbon of an untitled address concerning crime prevention and the work of the Justice Department [probably by FDR].


Box 5 Folder 17
Sawyer, Charles
Date span: 31 Mar 1950
Description: Address by the Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer titled "American Business is the Business of All of Us."


Box 5 Folder 18
Montague, Sidney R.
Date span: 1 Apr 1938
Description: Speech by Montague, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, titled "How Can We Stop the March of Crime" given over the radio program "Town Meeting of the Air." Also includes an article addressed to Montague from Franklin Church "Syphillis as a Cause of Crime."


Box 5 Folder 19
Walsh, David I.
Date span: 7 Jan 1939
Description: Jackson Day Address delivered by Senator David I. Walsh in praise of President Franklin Roosevelt.


Box 5 Folder 20
Walsh, John
Date span: 17 Mar 1937
Description: Speech by Walsh in honor of J.S. Cullinan at the annual meeting of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Houston, TX.


Box 5 Folder 21
"A Bill of Particulars" - Anonymous
Date span: undated
Description: Speech by an unknown orator [BM?] regarding the state of the U.S., the progress made, and the problems that still lie ahead.


Box 5 Folder 22
"The elective and unelective branches . . ."
Date span: undated
Description: 3 typed carbon copies of a speech by an unknown orator [BM?] regarding judicial matters, particularly in the Supreme Court.


Box 5 Folder 23
"Radio Address on Civil Liberties"
Date span: undated
Description: Address regarding civil liberties and crime.


Box 5 Folder 24
"A recent utterance of the President . . ."
Date span: undated
Description: Anonymous speech regarding crime in the U.S.


Box 5 Folder 25
"While going through the throes of reconversion . . ."
Date span: undated
Description: Anonymous speech [BM?] regarding the state of the U.S. after World War II and the road to maintaining a strong economy.


Box 5 Folder 26
"The world knows where Mr. Roosevelt stands . . ."
Date span: undated
Description: Anonymous [BM?] campaign speech for Franklin Roosevelt emphasizing his image as a peace maker.


Box 5 Folder 27
Speech Fragments
Date span: undated
Description: Fragments of 2 speeches possibly by Brien McMahon regarding the work of the Justice Department in apprehending major criminal figures and "mobs."


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