Scope and arrangement
The James Schoolcraft Sherman papers are arranged in five series:
Spans Sherman's political career especially during the 1906-1912 time period. By bulk, the general correspondence is 80% of the papers. It contains official, semi-official, business and private correspondence.
Subjects covered are the campaign election for vice-presidency, Sherman's candidacy for Speaker of the House of Representatives (1899), his control of patronage and party machinery, his defeat by Roosevelt for chairmanship of the New York Republican Convention in 1910, the Progressive Party, legislation enacted during the Roosevelt and Taft administration, especially the Payne-Aldrich Tariff of 1909, the Republican Party, reports of the Utica Trust and Depository Company of which he was President, veteran claims, request for support to pass or defeat bills and endorsements for appointments.
Correspondents are members of Congress, Department heads in Washington, members of the Roosevelt and Taft cabinet, constitutes, business and personal correspondents. Correspondents noted are Elhiu Root, John Sharp Williams, P. C. Knox, Theodore Roosevelt and Williah H. Taft. Copies of Sherman's replies are scattered throughout series one.
Contains letters, petitions and legal documents.
Includes printed material.
Sherman political career and politics.