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Finding Aid for the John J. O'Connor Scrapbooks, 1931-2008 2010.31.r
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Conditions Governing Use note

  • Title: John J. O'Connor Scrapbooks
    Identifier/Call Number: 2010.31.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA, 92866
    (714) 532 - 7711
    Language of Material: The majority of the collection is in English
    Physical Description: 2.54 Linear feet (1 box)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1931-1951
    Date (inclusive): 1931-2008
    Abstract: This collection consist of five scrapbooks chronicling the career of Congressman John J. O’Connor (D) of New York. Also included is biographic information on Basil O’Connor, who worked with President Roosevelt in the fight against polio.
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], John J. O'Connor Scrapbooks (2010.31.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection contains five scrapbooks dating from 1931 to 1951. Within these scrapbooks are newspaper clippings, congressional memoranda, political commentary and misc. ephemera pertaining to Congressman John J. O’Connor (1885-1960) (D) of New York. Of particular interest are two different Inaugural Programs for the inaugural ceremony for President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) and his Vice President, John Garner (1868-1967), dated January 20, 1937.
    Also included are materials on Basil O’Connor (1892-1972), who worked with President Roosevelt in the fight against polio.

    Arrangement note

    This collecton is largely organized as it was received from the donor except that some loose material was separately foldered.

    Biographical/Historical note

    John J. O’Connor (1885-1960) was a Congressman and Representative from New York, from 1923-1939. He graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1908, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1911. John J. O’Connor was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1910, moved to New York City in 1911 and, admitted to the New York bar in 1912. His list of political appointments are numerous, including serving as the secretary to the Democratic members of the New York State constitutional convention in 1915, acting as a member of the legislative secretary for the Child Welfare Commission in 1921 and 1922, appointed as vice chairman of the legislative committee on the exploitation of immigrants in 1922 and 1923 and serving as delegate at large to the Democratic National Convention at Philadelphia in 1936. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress, reelected to the Sixty-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from November 6, 1923, to January 3, 1939. After his unsuccessful reelection to the Seventy-sixth Congress, John J. O’Connor practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C., until his death in Washington, D.C., January 26, 1960.
    (Retrieved from http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=O000030)
    Basil O'Connor (1892-1972) was born January 8, 1892 in Taunton, Massachusetts. He was an American lawyer, who worked in co-operation with US-President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) in the fight against polio. He started foundations for the rehabilitation of polio patients, research on polio and prevention and treatment of the disease. Also, from 1944 to 1949 he was Chairman and President of the American Red Cross and from 1945 to 1950 he was Chairman of the League of Red Cross Societies.
    (Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_O%27Connor)

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of Patrick O'Connor

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    O' Connor, John J., Representative, (Joseph), 1885 - 1960
    Newspaper clippings
    Poliomyelitis -- United States -- History.
    United States. President.
    World War, 1939-1945