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Ulysses S. Grant III Papers

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Commissions

Illustrations and photographs for Ulysses S. Grant: Warrior and Statesman

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Scrapbooks 7-8

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Scrapbook 11

Books

Free-Standing Volumes


Ulysses S. Grant III Papers, 1898-1967 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Ulysses S. Grant III Papers, 1898-1967Add to your cart.

ID: 1/7/MSS 138

Primary Creator: Grant, U.S. (Ulysses S.) (1881-1968)

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by document type.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1970

Subjects: Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968, Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Ledgers (account books), Manuscripts for publication., Photographs, Records (documents), Scrapbooks, Speeches, addresses, etc.

Languages: English

Abstract

Papers of Ulysses S. Grant III (1881-1868), grandson of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection spans Grant's long military career and his numerous civic leadership positions and includes monthly personal reports, correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, Supreme War Council records, journals and pamphlets, awards and certificates, free-standing volumes, books, and scrapbooks.

Biographical Note

Ulysses S. Grant III was the son of Frederick Dent Grant and Ida Honoré and the grandson of  President  Ulysses S. Grant. He was born in Chicago and educated in Vienna, where his father was the United States Minister to Austria-Hungary.  He attended Columbia University until 1898 when he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating sixtth in the Class of 1903 (Douglas MacArthur ranked first). Grant served in the Philippines (1903-04); Cuba (1906); and on the Mexican Border (1913-17), including the Veracruz Expedition (1914) and the Pancho Villa Expedition (1916).  Promoted to major during World War I Grant served on the staff of the Supreme War Council at Versailles during peace negotiations.  Grant held various army engineer commands between the wars and oversaw the park system in the national capital.  During World War II he headed national civil defense and was promoted to major general in 1943.  Retiring after the war, Grant served as vice president of The George Washington University, president of the American Planning and Civic Association, trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and chairman of the Civil War Centennial Commission from 1957 to 1961.

In 1907 Grant married Edith Root, daughter of Elihu Root, who served as secretary of state under Presidents McKinley and Roosevelt.

Subject/Index Terms

Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in party in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote form this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Donation.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ulysses S. Grant III papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinios University Carbondale.


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Folder 1: Inauguration of President Hoover, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Civic Funds, Community Chest, Government Unit, 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reports as Associate Director, Bicentennial, George Washington Bicentennial, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 4: VFW-GAR-MSWW, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence related to the controversy over opening military affairs for the period, 1934-1938.
Folder 5: USG III, Speeches, 1937Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence, speeches, 50 typescripts; 4 manuscripts; broadcasts, 9 typescripts; articles, 9 typescripts.
Folder 6: USG III, Speeches, 1941-1963Add to your cart.
19 typescripts; broadcasts, 2 typescripts; reports, 2 typescripts; articles, 8 typescripts; forewords, 2 typescripts; 11 periodicals.
Folder 7: Civil War Centennial, Comm., Vets., Civil War Shrine, Gov. Services, etc., 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: USG III Biography: Taken from various “Who’s Who” publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: USG Clippings: letter to Mrs. Turtle, Syracuse University; correspondence, newspaper and journal clippings concerning USG and USG III, and various historical society materials.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Fort Du PontAdd to your cart.
Several blueprints for projects at Fort Du Pont and related correspondence and plans.  Also a copy of the “Post’s Standing Orders and Regulations.”
Folder 11: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Layout and copies of articles submitted to the National Geographic, also material concerning the Saturday Evening Post article and related correspondence.

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