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William Kent family papers, 1768-1961 (inclusive).

Author: William Kent
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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The papers consist of correspondence, writings, topical files, biographical files, scrapbooks, and other material relating to William Kent's businesses, political activities, and family. The papers document his activities as a municipal reformer in Chicago and Northern California; his interests in conservation, recreation, and public control of water power; his campaigns for election to Congress; his service in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Scrapbooks
Named Person: Jane Addams; George Stanleigh Arnold; Ray Stannard Baker; William Edgar Borah; William C Boyden; Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Edward Lathrop Burke; Walter Camp; William Denman; Finley Peter Dunne; Max Eastman; Wallace Rider Farrington; Walter L Fisher; Garland Gilson; Norman Hapgood; Warren G Harding; Francis Joseph Heney; Franklin Hichborn; Herbert Hoover; Edward Mandell House; Frederic C Howe; Harold L Ickes; Hiram Johnson; Jenkin Lloyd Jones; David Starr Jordan; Albert Emmet Kent; Elizabeth Thacher Kent; Roger Kent; Sherman Kent; William Kent; Judson King; Robert M La Follette; Franklin Knight Lane; Julia Clifford Lathrop; Irvine Luther Lenroot; Henry Demarest Lloyd; W G McAdoo; Charles Kenny McClatchy; Elwood Mead; John Muir; George W Norris; Fremont Older; James D Phelan; John Sanburn Phillips; Amos Pinchot; Gifford Pinchot; Louis F Post; James Gamble Rogers; John Rogers; Theodore Roosevelt; Chester H Rowell; Roger Sherman; Lincoln Steffens; Henry L Stimson; William H Taft; Ida M Tarbell; F W Taussig; Graham Taylor; Thomas Anthony Thacher; Rolfe L Thompson; Milton T U'Ren; Lillian D Wald; William Drew Washburn; George P West; Stewart Edward White; Woodrow Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Kent
OCLC Number: 702153485
Notes: Additional Kent family papers are included in the Sherman Kent Papers (MS 854) and the Roger Kent Papers (MS 1401).
Description: 35 linear ft. (85 boxes)
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The papers consist of correspondence, writings, topical files, biographical files, scrapbooks, and other material relating to William Kent's businesses, political activities, and family. The papers document his activities as a municipal reformer in Chicago and Northern California; his interests in conservation, recreation, and public control of water power; his campaigns for election to Congress; his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the U.S. Tariff Commission; and his business interests in cattle ranches in Nebraska and Nevada. The papers also include materials relating to the activities of Kent's wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent, Mrs. Kent's family, and the Kent children and grandchildren. Papers of Elizabeth Thacher Kent document her interests in women's suffrage, the Equal Rights Amendment, and international peace and her participation in the National Woman's Party and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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