Guide to the Alice B. Hamilton Collection 1936-1940 MG 1528


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Letters, Certificates, Pamphlets, Photographs, and Ephemera

Guide to the Alice B. Hamilton Collection
MG 1528
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. May 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hamilton, Alice B.
Title: Alice B. Hamilton Collection
Dates 1936-1940
Abstract: Consists of letters, certificates, pamphlets, ephemera and photographs from Alice B. Hamilton, an alternate delegate from Jersey City, N.J. to the 1936 and 1940 Republican National Conventions.
Quantity: 0.66 linear feet (6 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1528

Biographical Note

Alice B. Hamilton was a Jersey City, New Jersey based Republican politcal activist who served as an alternate delegate in the 1936, 1940 (and possibly the 1944) Republican National Conventions. She was interested in elevating the role of women in the Republican Party and encouraged women to be more politically active within the Party. She was married to J. Burt Hamilton.

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Scope and Content Note

Included in the collection are newspaper sections, pamphlets and documents pertaining to the 1936 Republican National Convention, held in Cleveland, Ohio; correspondence with New Jersey governors Harold Hoffman (Republican) and A. Harry Moore (Democrat); generic political and governmental pamphlets; typed speech transcripts; pamphlets from the 1940 Republican National Convection held in Philadelphia, Pa.; and unidentified photographs relating to Alice B. Hamilton.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Hamilton, Alice B.
Hamilton, J. Burt.
Hoffman, Harold Giles, 1896-1954.
Moore, Arthur Harry, 1879-1952.
Subject Organizations:
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Subject Topics:
Governors–New Jersey.
Political activists–New Jersey–Jersey City.
Political conventions–Ohio–Cleveland.
Political conventions–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Women’s rights.
Women political activists–New Jersey–Jersey City.
Subject Places:
Cleveland (Ohio)
Jersey City (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Document Types:
Admission tickets.
Letters (Correspondence).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1528, Alice B. Hamilton Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Flesh Public Library and Museum in 2000.

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Container List

Letters, Certificates, Pamphlets, Photographs, and Ephemera

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Newspaper sections and clippings: pertaining to the 1936 Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio. 1936
1 2 1936 Republican National Convention documents: State of NJ certificate of election for Alice B. Hamilton; RNC delegate admission ticket; Personnel of NJ Republican Delegation list; State of NJ Republican Party Delegates (signed by Secretary of State Thomas A.Mathis); State of NJ Results of the Primary Election; Permanent Roll of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to RNC, and “Republican Key to Prosperity” button. 1936
1 3 Miscellaneous documents: Typed transcripts of speeches mentioning women’s issues; pamphlets about the U.S. political system; a single page from “The Newark Churchman” mentioning Alice. B. Hamilton; Prudential Insurance Company advertisement for the “Prudential Family Hour with Gladys Swarthout.” ca. 1930s
1 4 Correspondence from New Jersey governors to Alice B. Hamilton: Two signed letters from Governor Harold Hoffman (1937); one letter (with envelope) from Governor A. Harry Moore (1938) and one letter (with envelope) from the Personal Secretary to the Governor, Adeline F. Hoos (1938). 1937-1938
1 5 1940 Republican National Convention documents: Guidebook and Directory for the RNC, June 24, 1940; Temporary Roll of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the RNC; pamphlet titled “Old Philadelphia and Historic Germantown”; Pamphlet containing the Constitution of the United States with tree planting instructions to mark the Sesquicentennial 1787-1937. 1940
1 6 Photographs : portrait of a woman with a dog; portrait of a woman in fancy dress; and three portraits of a single young man at different ages. ca. 1930s-1940s

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