Frederick Landis collection
Scope and Contents
The majority of the radio scripts are undated but were made during the late 1920s and early 1930s and have been left in the order in which they were found. Topics include the military conflicts of the time, economics, politics, agriculture and other subjects. Many are in poor condition and lack some of the pages for each script. There are also three small notebooks with correspondence sent to Landis about his radio programs.
The clippings are sorted roughly by topic and remain in the order in which they were found. Many are undated and do not have the newspapers from which they came noted.
There are some manuscripts for materials written by Landis, including "The Angel on Lonesome Hill," as well as a manuscript for a book by John Howard Landis titled, "Doctor Biglow."
There are an additional 26 scrapbooks, most of which document Landis' political campaigns and service, his newspaper columns, his radio broadcasts, his books, and his death in 1934. In addition to newspaper clippings, there are albums with letters from politicians and editors, telegrams from supporters, invitations to White House events, photographs, and political memorabilia. Three of the scrapbooks contain clippings of the column "Corn on the Cob," written by Landis's son, Kenesaw Mountain Landis II. Correspondents in the scrapbooks, include George Ade, Albert J. Beveridge, Arthur Brisbane, Charles W. Fairbanks, Will H. Hays, Hiram W. Johnson, John M. Johnson, Charles B. Landis, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and James E. Watson.
- Landis, Frederick (Compiler, Person)
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Frederick Landis switched to the Progressive Party in 1912, serving as one of the party organizers in Indiana. Landis eventually returned to the Republican Party, nearly winning the Republican nomination for Governor in 1928. In the fall of 1934, Landis won the election for Congressman from the 2nd Indiana District. Frederick Landis died on November 15, 1934, at the age 62 from pneumonia and a heart attack.
4.3 Cubic Feet (4 manuscript boxes, 4 oversize boxes)
Series 1: Personal papers, 1855-1950, undated Series 2: Radio scripts, 1928-1932, undated Series 3: Political material, 1902-1928, undated Series 4: Clippings files, 1898-1949
- Frederick Landis collection
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