John Mandt Nelson Papers, circa 1890-1977

Summary Information

Title: John Mandt Nelson Papers
Inclusive Dates: circa 1890-1977

  • Nelson, John Mandt, 1870-1955
Call Number: Wis Mss WK; PH 2814; PH 6047; PH 5-1558

Quantity: 4.8 cubic feet (12 archives boxes), 0.3 cubic feet of photographs (1 archives box and 1 folder), and 1 poster (1 oversize folder)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of John Mandt Nelson, a Progressive Republican congressman (1906-1919/1921-1933), consisting of constituent and personal correspondence (mainly 1928-1932); speeches and writings concerning religion, the Philippines, and political topics; minutes, notes, and material gathered on the House Rules Committee as part of the Insurgent revolt of 1908-1910; a lengthy biography by his daughter Grace Nelson; other biographical material; and photographs. Prominent correspondents include Louis Brandeis, Champ Clark, L.W. Claude, Thomas Alva Edison, William T. Evjue, James Frear, Zona Gale, Samuel Gompers, Ada James, Belle Case La Follette, Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert M. La Follette Jr., Louis P. Lochner, Nicholas Longworth, Michael V. O'Shea, R.T. Rawleigh, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward A. Ross, and Edwin Witte.

Language: English

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