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James Ray Files papers, 1860-1953.
BANC MSS 2002/228 c oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2002/228 c oversize volume 1; BANC MSS 2002/228 c box 1; BANC MSS 2002/228 c box 2; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

James Ray Files papers, 1860-1953

Creator/Contributor:

Files, James Ray., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

Creator/Contributor:

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Creator/Contributor:

McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941

Creator/Contributor:

Files, Sanford A., d. 1944

Abstract:

Contains general correspondence, bound and in chronological order. Also includes information concerning the 1940 Democratic National Convention, the Fight for Freedom and the Committee to Defend America, and some family papers, mostly correspondence, 1860-1893, but including some papers of his son, Sanford A. Files.

Date:

1911 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Files, James Ray -- Archives
Files, James Ray -- Correspondence
Fight for Freedom (Organization)
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies.
Democratic National Convention (1940 : Chicago, Ill.)

Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
James Ray Files papers, BANC MSS 2002/228 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of James Ray Files ; 20010611.
In English.
Two photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2001.210--G)
James Ray Files was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on Dec. 6, 1884. He completed his degree in liberal arts and law at Iowa University. He taught and served as a member of the board of education in Iowa. He joined the bar in 1910. Files moved to Los Angeles in 1927, where he became a member of the law firm Freston and Files. Files was involved in the Democratic Party in Iowa and California and ran for several offices in Iowa. Files served as police commissioner of Los Angeles from 1940 to 1945.
Gift; of James Ray Files ; 20010611.

Type:

Articles.
Invitations.
Programs.
Clippings.
Family papers.

Physical Description:

print
2 cartons, 3 boxes, 1 oversize volume, 1 oversize folder (circa 3.5 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2002/228 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2002/228 c oversize volume 1
BANC MSS 2002/228 c box 1
BANC MSS 2002/228 c box 2
BANC MSS 2002/228 c box 3
BANC MSS 2002/228 c carton 1
BANC MSS 2002/228 c carton 2
BANC MSS 2002/228 c
BANC MSS 2002/228 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.