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titleHanna-McCormick family papers, 1792-1985 (bulk 1902-1944).
repositoryLibrary of Congress
descriptionCorrespondence, diary and notebook fragments, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers focusing chiefly on the political activities of Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms. Includes material concerning her congressional campaigns, activities on behalf of the Republican National Committee, and her work as presidential campaign manager for Thomas E. Dewey in 1944. Marcus Hanna's correspondence relates mainly to Ohio and national politics and also to his personal and business affairs. Includes copies of interviews (1905-1906) about him conducted by James B. Morrow with Joseph Benson Foraker, Theodore Roosevelt, and members of Hanna's family. Medill McCormick's papers relate to Illinois and national politics.

Also included are papers relating to the Chicago Tribune and its publishers, Joseph Medill and Robert Rutherford McCormick, grandfather and brother of Medill McCormick. Family papers include much correspondence between Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms and her daughter, Ruth McCormick Tankersley, known as Bazy.
Hanna's correspondents include his wife, Augusta Rhodes Hanna, and their daughter, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, and Benjamin Butterworth, J. C. Donaldson, Joseph Benson Foraker, Charles Foster, William McKinley, John Sherman, and John Wanamaker. McCormick's correspondents include Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, Edward Jackson Brundage, Calvin Coolidge, Joseph M. Dixon, Warren G. Harding, Charles Evans Hughes, Henry Cabot Lodge, Frank O. Lowden, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Richard Walker.

Biographical/Historical Data:
Family members represented include Marcus Alonzo Hanna (1837-1904), capitalist, political and presidential advisor, and U.S. senator from Ohio, also known as Mark Hanna; his daughter, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms (1880-1944), U.S. representative from Illinois and political activist; and her first husband, Medill McCormick (1877-1925), publisher of the Chicago Tribune and U.S. representative and senator from Illinois, whose full name was Joseph Medill McCormick.
extent66.4 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Notebooks Writings Financial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record source
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
acquisition informationGift, Ruth McCormick Tankersley, 1968-1976. Gift, Kristie Miller, 1994.
updated03/16/2023 10:29:59