Thomas M. Cooley Papers: 1850-1898
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Special files [series]

Within the Special Files, on Rolls 43-73, are nine subjects. These are James A. Emery, Robert J. Foster, IABSIW, Iron League of New Jersey, S.P. Mitchell, Pennsylvania Railroad case, personal material relating to Drew, Remington Rand Corporation, and U.S. v. Ryan.

The most interesting historical material is found within the IABSIW files. As part of his effort to obtain evidence against the union, Foster gained admission to the union's international headquarters and removed large quantities of correspondence. Photographic copies of many, if not all, of the letters were retained by Drew, and make up this file.

Much of the material seized by Foster appeared as evidence in U.S. v. Ryan. Drew's file on the subject included a number of pre-trial statements solicited to supplement the written record and also a virtually complete daily transcript of the trial itself. Drew personally gave testimony on October 25, 1912 (found on Roll 64).

Robert J. Foster's critical role in Drew's investigations is documented in his section of the special files. Foster's file consists of a lengthy typescript autobiography, which is particularly interesting because of its frankness.

Drew was strongly attracted to the labor policies of the Remington Rand Company. He followed the 1936 strike against the company very closely. He collected several detailed scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, arranged chronologically, giving an excellent day-by-day account of events. He also obtained a number of company documents, including information regarding labor relations subsequent to the strike.

In general, Drew's personal material is of limited value. His financial materials were not microfilmed: student account books, ca. 1892, and account books and ledgers, 1906-1917 (these are located in Box 1). His scrapbooks, however, are an exception to this generalization. Drew inserted a great deal of primary material into the scrapbooks, including some correspondence, the text of several speeches he made, and copies of works published by him.

As a close friend of James A. Emery, a leading NAM spokesman, Drew collected a small body of material about him. Most interesting is a group of speeches and other public papers issued by Emery. Drew also obtained the files of Emery's final project, a history of NAM. Apparently Emery died before he could complete the necessary research.

Material relating to the Iron League of New Jersey documents membership in the League and the League's relationship with the local unions. Materials relating to the Pennsylvania Railroad case are apparently the files Drew created in his fruitless attempt to obtain numerous indictments. The S.P. Mitchell material consists of an isolated letterbook.

 
James A. Emery (NAM spokesman) [subseries]
 
Speeches and other public papers
Roll   43  
Undated
Roll   43  
1908-1934
Roll   44  
1935-1946
 
Proposed History of National Association of Manufacturers circa 1949
Roll   44  
Accident prevention
Roll   44  
Child labor amendment
Roll   44  
Conventions
Roll   44  
Coonley, Howard
Roll   44  
Emery, James "Early Professional Experience"
Roll   44  
Federal licensing
Roll   44  
Founding and early years
Roll   44  
Investigation
Roll   45  
Jordan, Virgil
Roll   45  
Labor relations
Roll   45  
Miscellaneous
Roll   45  
Mulhall inquiry
Roll   45  
National Labor Relations Act
Roll   45  
Post, C.W.
Roll   45  
Railway disputes
Roll   45  
Tariff policy
 
Personal correspondence
Roll   45  
1910-1963
 
Foster, Robert J. [subseries]
Roll   45  
Autobiography, Volumes 1-4
 
International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers (IABSIW) [subseries]
 
Correspondence
Roll   46  
February 1905-August 1908
Roll   47  
September 1908-May 1910
Roll   48  
June 1910-October 1911
Roll   48  
Miscellaneous
 
Iron League of New Jersey [subseries]
Roll   49  
Brandle, T.M.
Roll   49  
Charter, by-laws, etc.
Roll   49  
Clippings
Roll   49  
Department of Justice (U.S. Government)
Roll   49  
Interviews, statements, etc.
Roll   49  
Membership information
 
Miscellaneous
Roll   49  
1926-1933
 
Mitchell, S.P. [subseries]
Roll   49  
Letterbook 1903-1906
 
Pennsylvania Railroad Case [subseries]
 
Information file
Roll   50  
Booklets
Roll   50  
Bowen, B.B.
Roll   50  
Bulletins of various railway unions
Roll   50  
Burger, A.J.
Roll   50  
Ford, Charles P.
Roll   50  
Franklin, J.A.
Roll   50  
Gompers, Samuel
Roll   50  
Good, N.P.
Roll   50  
Government (correspondence with attorney general and FBI director)
Roll   50  
Green, William
Roll   50  
Idar, C.N.
Roll   50  
Jeffery, H.S.
Roll   50  
Jewell, Bert M.
Roll   50  
Johnston, William H.
Roll   50  
King, B.W.
Roll   50  
Knight, F.H.
Roll   50  
McGrath, J.F.
Roll   50  
Miscellaneous correspondence
Roll   50  
Pan-American Federation of Labor
 
Railway Brotherhoods
Roll   50  
Background
Roll   50  
Financial
Roll   51  
Minutes
Roll   51  
Miscellaneous
Roll   51  
Richberg, Donald R.
Roll   51  
Ryan, Joseph
Roll   51  
Ryan, Martin
Roll   51  
Scott, John
Roll   51  
Spelts, John H.
Roll   51  
Thorpe, John T.
 
Trial exhibits
Roll   52  
1
Roll   52  
3
Roll   52  
5
Roll   52  
8
Roll   52  
17-53
Roll   52  
55-58
Roll   52  
60-75
Roll   52  
77-80
Roll   52  
82-138
Roll   52  
143-145
Roll   52  
148
Roll   52  
170-173
Roll   52  
202-204
Roll   52  
206-217
Roll   52  
B, 1B, 2B
 
Personal material relating to Drew [subseries]
Roll   52  
Senior Law Thesis 1896
 
Correspondence with family and friends
Roll   52  
1907-1949
 
Speeches and publications
Roll   52  
Articles
Roll   52  
Legal briefs
Roll   52  
Letters to the editor
Roll   52  
Newspaper clippings
Roll   52  
Pamphlets
Roll   52  
Speeches
Roll   52  
Testimony
Box   36  
Sound recording of Walter speaking 1950s-1960s

(reel-to reel tape compiled in 1962, cassette use copy also available)

 
Personal financial material
Box   29  
Student account books circa 1892

(not filmed)

Box   29  
Account books 1906-1917

(not filmed)

Box   29  
Ledgers 1906-1917

(not filmed)

Roll   53  
Scrapbooks
Roll   53  
High school and college (oversize scrapbook)
Roll   53  
1905-1913

(oversize scrapbook)

Roll   53  
1907-1918
Roll   54  
1919-1936
 
Remington Rand Corporation [subseries]
 
Strikes
Roll   54  
Chronology of 1936strike
Roll   54  
"Truth Will Out", company publication 1937
Roll   54  
Radio broadcast by Earl Harding July 5, 1936
Roll   54  
Radio publicity on 1947strike
Roll   54  
Documents
Roll   55  
Clippings
Roll   55  
1936-1940
Roll   55  
1955
Roll   55  
Scrapbooks 1936 strike (oversize)
 
Labor relations
Roll   55  
Mohawk plan
Roll   55  
Labor legislation (primarily Taft-Hartley Act)
Roll   55  
Earl Harding (personal views)
 
Correspondence
Roll   55  
Harding, Earl
Roll   56  
Rand, James H., Jr.
Roll   56  
Syracuse, N.Y.
 
U.S. v. Ryan [subseries]
 
Statements and depositions
Roll   56  
Baity, Orville E.
Roll   56  
Barry, James
Roll   56  
Burns, Raymond J.
Roll   56  
Burns, William J.
Roll   56  
Butler, George
Roll   56  
Caldwell, George
Roll   56  
Cooke, John B.
Roll   56  
Crook, Herbert A.
Roll   56  
Davis, George E.
Roll   56  
Detch, Albert G. and George C.
Roll   56  
Dondono, Joseph A.
Roll   56  
Dugan, Patrick
Roll   56  
Emmons, Edna
Roll   56  
Emmons, O.J.
Roll   56  
Harrington, John R.
Roll   56  
Lucas, Hugo and W.W. Rhodes and R.R. Johnson
 
McManigal, Ortie E.
Roll   56  
Published biography
Roll   56  
Original confession transcript April 14, 1911
 
Extended statement and collaborating evidence
Roll   56  
1st copy
Roll   57  
2nd copy
 
Statements
Roll   57  
May 3, 1911, May 11, 1911
Roll   57  
May 12, 1911, May 20, 1911
Roll   57  
June 20, 1911
Roll   57  
Statement with Mrs. D.H. Ingersoll
Roll   57  
Marshall, Wallace
Roll   57  
Miscellaneous
Roll   57  
Pyle, George W.
Roll   57  
Smith, Jesse
Roll   57  
Von Spreckelsen, Albert
Roll   57  
Wise, William
 
Related cases
Roll   57  
Massachusetts v. George O'Donnell (1908)
Roll   58  
California v. Clarence Darrow (1913)
Roll   58  
City of Cleveland v. Roscoe Tombs (ca. 1911)
Roll   58  
French Lick (1911)
 
Los Angeles (1911)
Roll   58  
Index of testimony
Roll   58  
Index of evidence
Roll   58  
Miscellaneous
Roll   58  
Peoria (1910)
Roll   58  
Columbus, Indiana and Omaha, Nebraska (1911)
Roll   58  
Von Spreckelsen Case, Indianapolis (1907)
Roll   58  
Reports on IABSIW
Roll   59  
Indictments
Roll   60  
Defendants by geographic location
Roll   60  
Brief on proof of official positions held by defendants
Roll   60  
Local union rosters
Roll   60  
Index of defendants' character witnesses
Roll   60  
Memos re. defendants, A-Z
Roll   60  
List of depredations
Roll   60  
Chronology for transportation of explosives
Roll   60  
List of exhibits
Roll   60  
Index of testimony
Roll   60  
Foster testimony
Roll   60  
Judge's remarks at sentencing
Roll   60  
Dynamitings since U.S. v. Ryan
 
Daily Trial Transcripts October 3, 1912-December 26, 1912
Roll   61  
October 3-9, 1912
Roll   62  
October 10-15, 1912
Roll   63  
October 16-22, 1912
Roll   64  
October 23-26, 1912
Roll   65  
October 28-November 8, 1912
Roll   66  
November 9-15, 1912
Roll   67  
November 16-20, 1912
Roll   68  
November 21-25, 1912
Roll   69  
November 26-29, 1912
Roll   70  
November 30-December 4, 1912
Roll   71  
December 5-9, 1912
Roll   72  
December 10-13, 1912
Roll   73  
December 14-26, 1912