Thomas Riley Marshall papers
Scope and Contents
The scrapbooks contain clippings of family news (1890s); newspaper stories on his gubernatorial campaign (1908); newspaper stories on the presidential campaign of Woodrow Wilson (1912) and his terms as vice-president (1913-1921); his newspaper columns on foreign affairs and current events (1921-1922, 1925); his obituaries (1925); and Marshall's collection of political cartoons. Clippings within each scrapbook are not necessarily in chronological order.
The oversized materials are primarily certificates received by Marshall as a Mason and throughout his political career.
Correspondents include Evangeline Booth, William E. Borah, William Jennings Bryan, Baron de Cartier, Calvin Coolidge, Stephen A. Douglas, Sir Auckland Geddes, Solomon B. Griffin, Warren G. Harding, Thomas A. Hendricks, Jules Jusserand, Helen Keller, Robert Lansing, Meredith Nicholson, John J. Pershing, Albert C. Ritchie, Elihu Root, William Howard Taft, Henry Van Dyke, Edith Bolling Wilson, and Woodrow Wilson.
- Marshall, Thomas Riley, 1854-1925 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
Although active in local Democratic politics, Marshall was still a Columbia City lawyer when elected Governor of Indiana in 1908. In 1912, he received the Democratic nomination for vice-president, sharing the ticket with Woodrow Wilson. They won the election and were re-elected in 1916. Marshall served as vice-president until 1921, taking a more hands-on role following Wilson's illness in 1919. He continued to be a popular public speaker after leaving office and was extremely active in the Masons throughout his life. His autobiography, Recollections of Thomas Riley Marshall, was published posthumously. Marshall died on June 1, 1925 in Washington, D.C.
"Indiana Governor Thomas Riley Marshall". Indiana Historical Bureau. Accessed December 20, 2005. https://www.in.gov/history.
Post, Margaret Moore. First Ladies of Indiana and the Governors, 1816-1984. Indianapolis: Pierson Publishing Company, 1984.
"Thomas Riley Marshall." Encylopedia Americana. Accessed December 20, 2005.
5 Cubic Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 large oversize box, 19 volumes)
Language of Materials
- Democratic Party (Ind.)
- Democratic Party (U.S.)
- Education -- Indiana
- Freemasons -- Indiana
- Governors -- Indiana
- Indiana -- Politics and government
- Law practice
- Lawyers -- Indiana
- Personal memoirs
- Political campaigns -- 20th century
- Political cartoons
- Politicians -- Indiana
- Politicians -- United States -- 20th century
- Politics and government
- Speeches, addresses, etc.
- Vice-Presidents -- United States
- Wabash College
- Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
- Thomas Riley Marshall papers
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