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Robert Hale Papers M080

Title:
Robert Hale papers
Creator:
Hale , Robert, 1889-
ID:
M080
Date [inclusive]:
1876 - 1976, undated
Extent:
8.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence, speeches; legal case records and briefs; voting records for the sessions when Hale was a member of Congress; and photographs, mostly from visits with constituents.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Robert Hale Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Robert Hale (Bowdoin 1910) was born in Portland, Maine, on November 29, 1889. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his law degree from Oxford University in 1912. Hale was an attorney in Boston (1914-1916), Portland (1917-1942), and Washington, D.C. (1959-1975). He served in the Maine state legislature (1923-1930) and was a U.S. Representative from Maine (1943-1958). Hale was among the first to perceive socialistic and totalitarian implications in the New Deal. He expounded his views in a series of articles in Harper's Magazine during the winter of 1934: "Myself When Old," "Leftward Ho," and "A City of Habitation." He considered himself a reactionary and was a strong defender of civil rights. Hale married Agnes Burke of Morristown, N.J.; they had a daughter, Patricia (b. 1926). Hale was related to five other congressmen: his cousin, Frederick Hale, was U. S. Senator (1917-1941); his uncle, Eugene, was a U.S. Representative (1869-1879) and U.S. Senator (1881-1911); Eugene's father-in-law, Zachariah Chandler, and Zachariah's two uncles, John and Thomas Chandler, also served in the U.S. Congress. Robert Hale served as Bowdoin Overseer from 1969-1976. He died on November 30, 1976, in Washington, D.C.

The collection contains letters, including many to and from Bowdoin College during Hale's tenure as an Overseer; speeches, beginning with Hale's high school salutatory address, but mostly dated from the 1940s, and including campaign speeches; legal case records and briefs; voting records for the sessions when Hale was a member of Congress; and photographs, mostly from visits with constituents. Prominent correspondents include John L. Baxter, Philp Beam, James Stacy Coles, Archibald Cox, Roger Howell, Jr., Walter Lippman, Kenneth Roberts, Marvin Sadik, Booth Tarkington, and Harry S. Truman.

Organized in eight series.Correspondence (1938-1976, n.d.); Speeches (1917-1951); Case Records and Briefs (1903-1938); Voting and Attendance Records (1943-1958); Diaries; Biographical and Miscellaneous Materials; Clippings and Scrapbooks; and Images (1945-1961, n.d.)

Corporate Name(s):
  • Bowdoin College -- History.
  • Bowdoin College. -- Board of Overseers.
Geographic Name(s):
  • Maine -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
  • Maine -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Personal Name(s):
  • Baxter, John Lincoln, -- 1896- -- Correspondence.
  • Baxter, John Lincoln, -- 1896-
  • Beam, Philip C. -- Correspondence.
  • Coles, James Stacy, -- 1913- -- Correspondence.
  • Coles, James Stacy, 1913
  • Cox, Archibald, -- 1912- -- Correspondence.
  • Cox, Archibald, -- 1912-
  • Hale, Robert, -- 1889- -- Archives.
  • Howell, Roger -- Correspondence.
  • Howell, Roger
  • Lippmann, Walter, -- 1889-1974 -- Correspondence.
  • Lippmann, Walter, -- 1889-1974.
  • Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, -- 1885-1957 -- Correspondence.
  • Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, -- 1885-1957.
  • Sadik, Marvin S. -- Correspondence.
  • Sadik, Marvin S.
  • Tarkington, Booth, -- 1869-1946 -- Correspondence.
  • Tarkington, Booth, -- 1869-1946.
  • Truman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972 -- Correspondence.
  • Truman, Harry S., -- 1884-1972.
Subject(s):
  • Campaign speeches -- Maine.
  • Education
  • Government, Politics, Law
  • Law offices -- Records and correspondence.
  • Legislators -- Maine.
  • Legislators -- United States.
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Unpublished chronological and alphabetical list of correspondents available in library.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains professional and personal correspondence from throughout Hale's life. Many of the letters are between Hale and administration officials at Bowdoin College, principally during Hale's time as Overseer. Of interest also are typescripts of letters written during Hale's trips to Africa, South America, and the Polar regions. Frequent correspondents include John L. Baxter, Philip C. Beam, James Stacy Coles, and Roger Howell, Jr.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1938 Sep 2 - 1957 Mar 23

Box 1 Folder 1

1959 Jan 15 - 1960 May 30

Box 1 Folder 2

1960 Jun 6 - 1961 Dec 20

Box 1 Folder 3

1962 Jan 5 - 1963 Feb 26

Box 1 Folder 4

1963 Mar 8 - Dec 25

Box 1 Folder 5

1964 Jan 2 - Dec 22

Box 1 Folder 6

1965 Jan 7 - Oct 19

Box 1 Folder 7

1965 Nov 1 - 1966 Oct 24

Box 1 Folder 8

1966 Nov 2 - 1967 Apr 28

Box 1 Folder 9

1967 May 2 - Dec 27

Box 1 Folder 10

1968 Jan 2 - 1969 Oct 7

Box 1 Folder 11

Bowdoin Overseer:

Box 1 Folder

1969 Oct 10 - 1970 May 14

Box 1 Folder 12

1970 May 15 - Dec 28

Box 1 Folder 13

1971 Jan 20 - 1972 Nov 20

Box 1 Folder 14

1972 Nov 21 - 1973 Apr 23

Box 1 Folder 15

1973 May 2 - 1976 Nov 29

Box 1 Folder 16

n.d.

Box 1 Folder 17

Letters from trips to Africa, the Poles, and South America

Box 1 Folder 18

Walter Lippman

Box 1 Folder 19

Kenneth Roberts

Box 1 Folder 20

Booth Tarkington

Box 1 Folder 21

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains speeches given by Hale. Most date from his time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives; some of these are clipped from the Congressional Record. Others date from his time as a member of the Maine state legislature. Also included is his high school salutatory address.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

1906 high school salutatory address

Box 1 Folder 22

1917 - 1939

Box 1 Folder 23

1940 Jan - Jun

Box 1 Folder 24

1940 Sep - Dec

Box 1 Folder 25

1940 (radio)

Box 1 Folder 26

1940 May 1, Bartlett Radio Co. LP album

Box 1 Mss. LP

1941

Box 1 Folder 27

1942

Box 1 Folder 28

1942 (campaign)

Box 1 Folder 29

1943 - 1944 (clipped from Congressional Record)

Box 1 Folder 30

1944

Box 1 Folder 31

1947 - 1950 (copied or clipped from Congressional Record)

Box 1 Folder 32

1951 (clipped from Congressional Record)

Box 1 Folder 33

n.d. (arranged by title)

Box 1 Folder 34

n.d. untitled

Box 1 Folder 35

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains case records and legal briefs from several court cases including Gasoline Products Co. vs. Champlin Refining Co. and Tally vs. Fox Film Corporation.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Briefs, 1916-1933

Volume 1

Briefs, 1924-1938

Volume 2

Briefs, 1930-1933

Volume 3

Briefs in federal courts, 1936-1938

Volume 4

Briefs in state courts, 1915-1933

Box 5

Briefs, Tally v. Fox Film Corp.

Volume 6

College v. Paper Co., hearing before Judge Aldrich, May 1903

Volume 7

Gasoline Products Co. v. Chaplin Refining Co., No. 1134, Briefs on Second Appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals and on Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court

Volume 8

Gasoline Products Co. v. Chaplin Refining Co., No. 1134, Briefs on Second Appeal to Circuit Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Volume 9

Gasoline Products Co. v. Chaplin Refining Co., Nos. 1180-1186, Record and Briefs in District Court

Volume 10 Folder 10

Gasoline Products Co. v. Chaplin Refining Co., Record and Briefs on First Appeal

Volume 11 Folder 11

Sinclair v. Jenkins, Record, 1938

Volume 12-14 Folder 12-14

State of Maine Supreme Jud. Court, James W. Johnston v. Columbia Life Insurance Co., Record and Briefs

Volume 15

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Frank W. Garvin v. Equitable Trust Co. of NY, Record and Briefs

Volume 16

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Gasoline Products Co. v. Chaplin Refining Co., transcript of record

Volume 17

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Paispearl Products v. Joseph H. Meyer Bros., et al., Record and Briefs

Volume 18

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Penley Bros. Co. v. Louise A. Hall, Executrix, Record and Briefs

Volume 19

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Royal Indemnity Co. v. American Bond and Mortgage Co., Record and Briefs

Volume 20

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, James L. Brynne v. Daniel J. Green, transcript of Record and Briefs

Volume 21

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, L.C. Page and Co., et al., v. Fox Film Co., et al., Record and Briefs

Volume 22

U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania Co. v. United Railways, Briefs, 1938

Volume 23 Folder 23

U.S. Supreme Court, Royal Indemnity Co. v. American Bond and Mortgage Co., Petition for Writ of Certiorari and Briefs

Volume 24

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains individual voting records by Roll Call for the years that Hale was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Individual Voting Records by roll call in the United States House of Representatives, 1943 - 1944 through 1957 - 1958

Volume 1-8

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

This series contains diaries, many of which were kept by Louisa Amanda Whitcomb, a close family friend who lived with the Hales from 1886-1920. Also included are three diaries kept by Robert Hale, one of which documents a 1964 European trip.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

L.A. Whitcomb:

Box 2

1874 - 1877

Box 2 Folder 1

1878 - 1881

Box 2 Folder 2

1882 - 1885

Box 2 Folder 3

1886 - 1889

Box 2 Folder 4

1890 - 1893

Box 2 Folder 5

1894 - 1897

Box 2 Folder 6

1898 - 1901

Box 2 Folder 7

1902 - 1905

Box 2 Folder 8

1906 - 1909

Box 2 Folder 9

1910 - 1913

Box 2 Folder 10

1914 - 1917

Box 2 Folder 11

1918 - 1920

Box 2 Folder 12

Robert Hale:

Box 2

1922, 1923

Box 2 Folder 13

1964 Mar 25 - Apr 14

Box 2 Folder 14

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series contains biographical materials and personal and professional records and ephemera primarily from Hale's time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Also included are travel materials featuring pamphlets and country data sheets.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Biographical material

Box 2 Folder 15

Campaign material, 1958

Box 2 Folder 16

Joint Liberian-United States Commission for Economic Development trip, 1954

Box 2 Folder 17

Labor Management Regulations Act of 1947: changes, analysis of criticism, recommendations

Box 2 Folder 18

Legislative Reference Service "An International Outer Space Agency for Peaceful Purposes" 1958 Mar 20

Box 2 Folder 19

Maine miscellaneous

Box 2 Folder 20

Patricia Hale: wedding expenses for, short stories by

Box 2 Folder 21

Printed ephemera 1951-1960

Box 2 Folder 22

Programs from the Opera Society of Washington, 1961-1962, 1966-1967

Box 2 Folder 23

"Round Table" articles by Hale, 1927-1934

Box 2 Folder 24

Selassie, Haile, Emperor of Ethiopia visit to U.S.

Box 2 Folder 25

Short story by Mrs. Agnes Hale

Box 2 Folder 26

Travel:

Box 3

Argentina pamphlets, 1951

Box 3 Folder 1

Egypt pamphlets, 1951 - 1952, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2

Misc. pamphlets, maps, 1951, 1955

Box 3 Folder 3

South Africa trip memos, 1954

Box 3 Folder 4

Gabon, Belgian Congo pamphlets, 1953 - 1954

Box 3 Folder 5

South Africa pamphlets, 1954, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6-7

Panama pamphlets, 1956

Box 3 Folder 8

Australia pamphlets, 1957, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 9-10

Japan pamphlets, 1957

Box 3 Folder 11

Philippines pamphlets, 1957

Box 3 Folder 12

Antarctica, International Geophysical Year 1957-1958

Box 3 Folder 13

Antarctica, 1957-1958, re: article on Antarctica

Box 3 Folder 14

Swans Hellenic Cruise pamphlets, 1961-1962, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 15-17

Egypt, Swans Hellenic Travel Club pamphlets, 1962

Box 3 Folder 18

Egypt pamphlets, 1962

Box 3 Folder 19

Egypt pamphlets, 1962

Box 3 Folder 20

Yucatan pamphlets, 1964-1965

Box 4 Folder 1

Portugal pamphlets, 1964, 1966, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 2

Around the world: memos and invoices, 1967

Box 4 Folder 3

Around the world pamphlets, 1967

Box 4 Folder 4-5

U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce:

Box 4 Folder

Country data

Box 4 Folder 6-7

Trip to Gabon, Belgian Congo, 1954

Box 4 Folder 8

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Series Description:

The clippings document details from Hale's personal and professional life, including articles covering the 1958 election and articles concerning the Bowdoin College Senior Center. One of the scrapbooks details Hale's early life; the others document his time as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Newsclippings:

Box 4

1920 death of L.A. Whitcomb; 1922 RH/Agnes Burke marriage

Box 4 Folder 9

1949 re James Forrestal

Box 4 Folder 10

1950 Sep 15 San Salvador Defense Ministry newspaper

Box 4 Folder 11

1955-58

Box 4 Folder 12

re 1958 election

Box 4 Folder 13-15

re Bowdoin Senior Center, 1960

Box 4 Folder 16

undated and misc.

Box 4 Folder 17

Ephemera from scrapbook 1940 - 1950

Box 4 Folder 18

Scrapbooks:

Box 4

1940 - 1950

Ovsz-Box A3

Margaret Hale: newsclippings, photographs, and ephemera re RH, 1910

Volume 1

1943-1944

Volume 2

1945-1947

Volume 3

1948-1950

Volume 4

1951-1953

Volume 5

1953-1955

Volume 6

1956-1958

Volume 7

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Series Description:

This series includes photographs of the Japanese surrender in World War II, Hale's government trips to Havana and San Salvador, personal travels, and Hale with constituents at BIW, Fort Devins, Fort Preble, and at various Maine businesses. Also included are photographs of Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Margaret Chase Smith, and Harry Truman.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Small

Box 5

Bath Iron Works launching, 1944 Sep 17

Box 5 Folder 1-6

Campaign, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 7-8

RH

Box 5 Folder 9-12

RH, neg.

Box 5 Folder 13

RH on elephant

Box 5 Folder 14-17

RH on elephant, neg.

Box 5 Folder 18

Japanese Surrender Signatories, 1945

Box 5 Folder 19-30

Sailboat

Box 5 Folder 31

Ship Reine Marie Stewart

Box 5 Folder 32

Trinidad - Hale with unidentified group

Box 5 Folder 33-37

Trinidad - unidentified group

Box 5 Folder 38

Unidentified group

Box 5 Folder 39

Medium

Box 5

RH

Box 5 Folder 40-47

RH w/ Dorothy Young, 1957 Jul 21

Box 5 Folder 48

Portrait postcards

Box 5 Folder 49

Portrait stamps

Box 5 Folder 50

Unidentified group w/ Eleanor Roosevelt, Mr. and Mrs. Hale

Box 5 Folder 51

Visit to Saco - Lowell shops

Box 5 Folder 52-62

Large

Box 5

4H delegation w/ Maine Congressional Delegation, c. 1-4

Box 5 Folder 63-66

Aboard ship, 1954 Jun 26

Box 5 Folder 67-75

Agnes Burke Hale

Box 5 Folder 76

Antarctica

Box 5 Folder 77-78

Bath Iron Works launchings

Box 5 Folder 79-82

Biddeford - Saco group, 1958

Box 5 Folder 83

Campaign photo

Box 5 Folder 84

Congressional Committee Session in Las Vegas

Box 5 Folder 85

Delegation inviting President Hoover to summer in Maine

Box 5 Folder 86

Eisenhower

Box 5 Folder 87-90

Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

Box 5 Folder 91

Fort Devens, 1955 Sep 15

Box 5 Folder 92-100

Fort Preble Transfer, 1952 Aug

Box 5 Folder 101-05

Havana trip w/ Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, 1951

Box 5 Folder 106-26

Lobster bake w/ V.P. Nixon, 1955

Box 5 Folder 127-29

McIntyre, Clifford

Box 5 Folder 139

Maj. Gen. Prentiss, Sen. Payne

Box 5 Folder 140

Maine Delegation

Box 5 Folder 141

Margaret Chase Smith w/ unidentified women, c.1-4

Box 5 Folder 133-36

RH

Box 5 Folder 138-56

RH taking oath of office, c.1-2

Box 5 Folder 157-58

RH w/ Barnes, Wendell

Box 5 Folder 159

RH w/ boy scouts

Box 5 Folder 160-64

RH w/ Admiral Burke

Box 5 Folder 165

RH w/ Adm. and Mrs. Burke

Box 5 Folder 166

RH w/ Capt. William Dickey and Maine flag for Antarctica, 1958 Mar 8

Box 5 Folder 167

RH w/ M/M John Doughty, 1957 Feb 22

Box 5 Folder 168

RH w/ Leon French, John Ward, John Hale

Box 5 Folder 169

RH w/ Sec. Thomas Gates, 1957 Apr

Box 5 Folder 170-72

RH w/ group

Box 5 Folder 173-80

RH w/ Mrs. Hale

Box 5 Folder 181

RH w/ Edw. Hough, et. al., c.1-3

Box 5 Folder 182-84

RH w/ Miss Harlean Jones, et. al., 1957 Feb 20

Box 5 Folder 185

RH w/ Capt. Ernest Joy

Box 5 Folder 186

RH w/ Dick MacLennan et. al., 1957

Box 5 Folder 187-90

RH w/ Clifford McIntire, et. al.

Box 5 Folder 191-95

RH w/ Republican women, 1958 Mar 17

Box 5 Folder 196

RH w/ officers

Box 5 Folder 197

RH w/ Sen. Fredrick Payne at 1033rd Army Reserve School, 1955 Mar 19

Box 5 Folder 198

RH w/ Janice Rand, Mary Louise Dicker, 1957 Feb 21

Box 5 Folder 199

RH w/ Margaret Chase Smith, et. al.

Box 5 Folder 200-02

RH w/ "Tiger" Conroy

Box 5 Folder 203

RH w/ WACs in Bangor

Box 5 Folder 204

RH w/ James Wentworth, 1957 Mar 14

Box 5 Folder 205-07

RH w/ Lt. Col. Philip Wilder, et. al.

Box 5 Folder 208

RH w/ women (ident. on photo), 1957 Feb

Box 5 Folder 209

RH w/ unidentified group

Box 5 Folder 210-27

RH w/ unidentified man

Box 5 Folder 228-40

RH w/ unidentified men (two)

Box 5 Folder 241

RH w/ unidentified woman

Box 5 Folder 242-50

RH w/ unidentified women (two), c.1-2

Box 5 Folder 251-52

RH w/ Capt. Yavorsky

Box 5 Folder 253

RH w/ York High School students, c.1-2

Box 5 Folder 254-55

RH w/ Dorothy Young, 1957 Jul 29

Box 5 Folder 256

Panama trip, 1956

Box 5 Folder 257

San Salvador trip - U.S. delegation to the inauguration of President Osorio, 1950 Oct

Box 5 Folder 258-65

Swans Hellenic Cruise, 1961

Box 5 Folder 266-72

Truman accepting salmon from RH, et. al.

Box 5 Folder 273

Truman addressing Congress, 1950 Jan 6

Box 5 Folder 274

Unidentified woman

Box 5 Folder 275

Unidentified women

Box 5 Folder 276

Jumbo

Ovsz-Box Z

RH

Ovsz-Box Z

J. Blaine Morrison, autographed

Ovsz-Box Z

Scrapbook of photographs

Volume 1
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