Collection ID: LMC 1945
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
O'Connor, John Joseph, 1885-1960
Abstract:
The O'Connor mss., 1911-1941, consist of the legal and political papers of New York lawyer John Joseph O'Connor, 1885-1960.
Extent:
136.25 linear feet (109 boxes)
Language:
Materials are in English.
Preferred citation:

[Item], O'Connor mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

Consists of the papers of John Joseph O'Connor, including his political papers, those pertaining to his law practice, as well as some personal papers. The political papers include notes, printed items, etc. on bills before Congress, correspondence with constituents and others, speeches, and veterans' claims. Papers concerning his law practice include correspondence, contracts, and clippings. Miscellaneous items include personal correspondence, tax papers, bills and receipts, certificates, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical:

John Joseph O'Connor, 1885-1960, congressman from New York. O'Connor graduated from Harvard College Law School and was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1910 and the New York bar in 1912. In New York City he was senior partner in the law firm of O'Connor and Bain. In 1923 he was elected as a Democrat to the 68th Congress and represented the 16th New York district until 1939. O'Connor served as chairman of the Committee on Rules for the 74th and 75th Congresses, his last in office. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1938, but received the Republican nomination instead, though he was not re-elected. He practiced law in New York City and Washington, D.C. until his death in 1960.

Acquisition information:
Gift. 1960.
Arrangement:

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Political; II. Law practice; III. Miscellaneous.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library; however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], O'Connor mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu