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Wallace McCamant papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 155

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson. There are five Coolidge letters, 1920 and 1923, and a collection of McCamant’s speeches. Also included are the diaries of Lt. Thomas McCamant, Co. G, 125th Regt., Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1862-1863, and a memoir by him written in 1903, Personal Recollections of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.

Dates

  • 1867-1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Wallace McCamant was born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, educated at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, read law with a Lancaster firm, and was admitted to the bar in 1890. He came to Oregon in 1890, commenced law practice, was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson.

Extent

1 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Wallace McCamant came to Oregon in 1890 and practiced law. Later, he was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court in 1916, but resigned in 1918, and resumed private law practice. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1920, and nominated Calvin Coolidge for the vice-presidency. In 1925, Coolidge nominated him to the Circuit Court of Appeals, a nomination that failed confirmation because of opposition by Senator Hiram Johnson. The collection includes correspondence relating to McCamant’s support of Coolidge and opposition to Johnson, as well as papers regarding his service in the Civil War.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Wallace McCamant Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by Vida Germano
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA