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Ulysses S. Grant III Papers

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

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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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Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: American Planning and Civic Annual, 1957Add to your cart.
Washington: American Planning and Civil Association, 1957, 8 volumes, paper, 220 pages - Contains address by USG III, also signed by USG III.
Item 2: Annual Report of the Public Building Commission, 1932Add to your cart.
WashingtonL U.S. Government Printing Office, 1933, 8 volumes, paper, 90 pages.
Item 3: Articles and Speeches, 1925-1932Add to your cart.
Various publishers and places, 1925-1932.  10 pamphlets bound, cloth. Articles and speeches presented to various clubs and associations, some pertain to his job as Director of Parks and Buildings.
Item 4: Atlantic Naturalist.  Vol. 9, 1954 March-AprilAdd to your cart.
No. 4.  “Shall We Be the Destroyers?”
Item 5: City Planning.  Vol. VI, 1930 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
No. 1. “Symposium on Airports.”
Item 6: Civil War History.  Vol. II, 1956 JuneAdd to your cart.
No. II. (4 copies)
Item 7: Congress of the U.S. Joint Committee on ArrangementsAdd to your cart.
Commemoration Ceremony: The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Inaugural of Abraham Lincoln.  No publication data, pamphlet, 30 pages.
Item 8: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Illinois Dept, 1964Add to your cart.
Heroines, A Hero,  A Peace Maker.  No publication data, 1964, pamphlet, no page numbers. Short biographical piece on Julia D. Grant.
Folder 9: Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capitol, Annual Reports, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925-1927, 6 pamphlets, cloth bound, USG III, Director.  Binding stamped “U.S. Grant III”
Item 10: Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capitol, Annual Reports, 1928-1929Add to your cart.
8 volumes, cloth, 9 bound pamphlets. USG III, Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks.  Binding stamped “U.S. Grant III”
Item 11: Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capitol, Annual Report, 1932Add to your cart.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932, 8 volumes, paper, 54 pages.
Item 12: Fairmount Park Association, Sixty-Third Annual Report, 1935Add to your cart.
Philadelphia: 1935, paper, 48 pages.
Item 13: Federal Bar Association Journal.  Vol. 1, 1932 MarchAdd to your cart.
No. 2. “Automobile Parking Problem in Washington D.C.”
Item 14: Federalist.  Vol. IV,, 1961 FallAdd to your cart.
No. 1. Foreword to an article on page 2.
Item 15: George Washington Bicentennial CommissionAdd to your cart.
Honor to George Washington.  Bound pamphlets (16) complete series. Contains article by USG III.  Binding is stamped “U.S. Grant III”
Item 16: George Washington University Hospital.  The Golden Book, 1949Add to your cart.
Washington: n.p., 1949, paper, 66 pages. Reproduction of “Golden Book” designed and written by USG III.
Item 17: General Court of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, 1935 May 18Add to your cart.
o publication data, pamphlet, 64 pages, 2 copies. Proceedings at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, May 18, 1935.  USG III was an officer of the Order.
Item 18: Grant, III, U.S.  The L’Enfant Plan and Its Evolution.  Reprinted from Columbia Historical Society, Vol. 33-34, pamphlet, 23 pages., 1932Add to your cart.
Item 19: Grant, III, U.S.  Planning the National Capitol: Objectives and Problems of Attainment.  Reprinted from Transactions, Vol. 117, p. 119.  Pamphlet, 12 pages., 1952Add to your cart.
Item 20: Grant, III, U.S.  The Story of City Planning in the United States.  Reprinted from Planning and Civic Comment, Pamphlet, 25 pages, 3 copies., 1952 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Grant, III, U.S.  Territorial Government of Washington, D.C.  Washington: Women’s City Club, pamphlet, 23 pages., 1929Add to your cart.
Item 22: Grant, III, U.S.  Washington: A Planned City in Revolution.  No publication data, pamphlet, 20 pages., 1944Add to your cart.
Item 23: Lanbela Signa Fraternity.  The Blue and White.  Golden Jubilee Issue. Contains letter from USG III on page 107., 1942 MayAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Lincoln Herald.  Volume 55  No. 3.  Article by USG III on page 30, 2 copies., 1953 FallAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Military Affairs Vol. XVII, 1953 SummerAdd to your cart.
No. 2. Article by USG III on page 59
Item 26: Military Affairs Vol. XXII, 1958 SpringAdd to your cart.
No. 1.  Article by USG III on Military Strategy, 2 copies
Item 27: Military Affairs Vol. XXVI, 1962 FallAdd to your cart.
No. 3.
Item 28: Military Affairs Vol. XXXVII, 1963 SummerAdd to your cart.
No. 2.
Item 29: Miscellaneous professional reports, 1925-1928Add to your cart.
Various publishers, places, 1925-1928, 8 pamphlets, bound, cloth. Contains reports of the Washington D.C. Women’s Club, Society of the Army of the Potomac, Society of Civil Engineers, etc.  USG III gives addresses in a number of these pamphlets.
Item 30: National Capitol Park Planning Commission Annual Report, 1932Add to your cart.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932, 8 Volumes, paper, 58 pages.
Item 31: National Council for Historic Sites and Buildings.  Preserving America’s HeritageAdd to your cart.
No publication data, pamphlet, 24 pages.  USG III is president of council and has an article on page 1.
Item 32: National Geographic.  Volume 119, 1961 AprilAdd to your cart.
No. 4.  Article by USG III on the Civil War, 2 copies
Item 33: National Geographic.  Volume 124, 1963 JulyAdd to your cart.
No. 1.
Item 34: National Geographic.  Volume 127, 1965 AprilAdd to your cart.
No. 4.  Articles by USG III, 2 copies
Item 35: New York Civil War Centennial Commission.  New York Stateand the Civil War., 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Albany, NY: NY Civil War Centennial Commission, 1961-1963. 20 pamplets, 12 bound, cloth, 20 monthly pamphlets from July 1961 to March 1963, excluding August 1962.  Article by USG III in October 1961 issue.
Item 36: New York History.  Volume XLII, 1961 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
No. 1. “The Centennial of the Civil War.”
Item 37: New York StateJournal of Medicine.  Volume 56, 1956 November 1Add to your cart.
No. 21. “The American Museum of Immigration,” also includes a note from [?] to USG III.
Item 38: The Ninth Women’s Patriotic Conference in National Defense. Summary of ProceedingsAdd to your cart.
No publication data, pamphlet, 60 pages.  Copy of USG III’s address to the conference on pages 4-7
Item 39: Office of the Chief of Military History, U.S. Army.  A Concise History of the Civil War, 1961Add to your cart.
Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Co., 1961, pamphlet, 32 pages.
Item 40: Planning and Civic Comment.  Volume 18, 1952 DecemberAdd to your cart.
No. 4.  Article by USG III, page 11.
Item 41: Planning and Civic Comment.  Volume 26, 1960 MarchAdd to your cart.
No. 1.  Article by USG III, page 13.
Item 42: Planning and Civic Comment.  Volume 19, 1953 MarchAdd to your cart.
No. 1. Article by USG III, page 16.
Item 43: Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, 1952 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 77, April 1951.  Article by USG III
Item 44: Proceedings of the Sixty-Second Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects., 1929Add to your cart.
No location: American Institute of Architects, 1929.  8 volumes, paper, 172 pages.
Item 45: Proceedings of the Fifty-Ninth Annual Convention of the American Institute of Architects, 1926Add to your cart.
No location: American Institute of Architects, 1926. 8 Volumes, paper, 171 pages, 2 copies (address by USG III on page 11)

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