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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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Scrapbooks 3-4

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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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Item 1: Review of Reviews and World’s Work.  Volume LXXVI, 1932 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Rose Hill Seminar.  The Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania in the 1860’s.  n.p.: Rose Hill Seminar, 1963Add to your cart.
pamphlet, 72 pages, USG III article on p.16.
Item 3: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1953 August 23-27Add to your cart.

Proceedings, 72d Annual Encampment Commander-In-Chief.  Buffalo, NY, August 23-27, 1953, paper, 96 pages. USG III, National officer.  USG III report on p.14.

    Proceedings, 73rd Annual Encampment, paper, 104.

Item 4: State of California.  Annual Reports., 1921-1925Add to your cart.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1921-1925.  10 pamphlets, bound, cloth.  Contains Annual Reports of the Chief of Engineers.  USG III, Major, Corps of Engineers, in charge; also contains a copy of an act to create a mining commission.
Item 5: State of California, General Assembly, H.R. 68th Congress, 1st Session.  Project ReportsAdd to your cart.
No publication data, 8 vol., cloth.  Binding stamped in gilt “US Grant III”  Contains copy of Bill H.R. 117 for 70th Congress, 1st Session.
Item 6: State of California.  Miscellaneous pamphlets, 1924-1927Add to your cart.
Various publishers and places, 1924-1927.  5 pamphlets bound. Contains mining reports, river problems, flood control and power, with related maps.  Also various reports presented by USG III.
Item 7: State of California.  Report of Sacramento Valley Irrigation Conference, 1921 June 11Add to your cart.
Chico, CA: H.A. Carson, n.d., pamphlets, 59 pages. Contains address by USG III on page 28.
Item 8: State of California. Water Resources and Flood Control., 1924-1928Add to your cart.
Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1924-1929, 8 pamphlets, bound, cloth. Contains reports and plans between 1924-1929.  USG III has a report in the 1924 Water Supervisor’s Report, also contains 7 related maps in back.
Item 9: State of California.  Water Resources and Flood Control.  Miscellaneous Special Report, 1921-1927Add to your cart.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921-1927, 5 pamphlets, bound, cloth.  USG III on the Board of Engineers.  Contains letter from C.F. Curry to USG III.
Item 10: State of Iowa, General Assembly, Senate: 59th General Assembly.  Journal of the Senate.  Des Moines: State of Iowa, 1961Add to your cart.
8 Volumes, cloth, 1390 pages. Contains address of Major General USG III before a joint session of the House and Senate on March 30, 1961 on page 1210.  Inscribed by J. Flatt to USG III, also contains carbon copy of letter to J. Flatt from USG III.
Item 11: Talks.  Volume 2, 1937 AprilAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Traffic Quarterly.  Volume V, 1951 OctoberAdd to your cart.
No 4.  USG III, “Municipal Revenue Bonds.”
Item 13: U.S. Congress, H.R. 72nd Congress, 2nd Session, 1934Add to your cart.
House Document No. 528, Improvement of the Washington Monument Grounds.  Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934, 8 volumes, paper.  54 pages.
Item 14: U.S. Congress, Senate.  68th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document no. 95, Report of the Arlington Memorial Bridge Commission., 1924Add to your cart.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924, 8 volumes, cloth, 52 pages.
Item 15: U.S. Congress, Senate.  82nd Congress, 1st Session, Senate Document no. 12, Utah State Memorial Stone, 1951Add to your cart.
Proceedings held in the Washington Monument.  Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951.  8 Vol., paper, 25 pp. Contains address by USG III on page 19.
Item 16: The Wilderness Society.  The Dinosaur Dam Case.  Reprint from “The Living Wilderness, 1950 AutumnAdd to your cart.
Pamphlet, 16 pages. Contains article by USG III.
Item 17: World Affairs.  Vol. 107, 1944 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
No. 3.  Article by USG III on page 151
Item 18: World Affairs.  Vol. 102, 1939 DecemberAdd to your cart.
No. 4.

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