The Resource Papers

Papers

Label
Papers, 1876-1976
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1876-1976
Title variation
Robert Hale papers,
Title variation date
1876-1976
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biographical or historical data
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
Cataloging source
BBH
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1889-1976
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Hale, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1984
  • 1885-1957
  • 1869-1946
  • 1884-1972
  • 1889-1974
  • 1912-2004
  • 1913-1996
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  • Baxter, John L.
  • Beam, Philip C
  • Howell, Roger
  • Roberts, Kenneth Lewis
  • Sadik, Marvin S
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • Truman, Harry S.
  • Lippmann, Walter
  • Cox, Archibald
  • Coles, James Stacy
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  • Baxter, John L.
  • Beam, Philip C
  • Coles, James Stacy
  • Hale, Robert
  • Howell, Roger
  • Roberts, Kenneth Lewis
  • Tarkington, Booth
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Cox, Archibald
  • Lippmann, Walter
  • Sadik, Marvin S
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Law offices
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • Campaign speeches
  • Maine
  • Maine
Label
Papers
Instantiates
Arrangement
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.)
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
8.5
Governing access note
No restrictions
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
Organization method
Organized in eight series.
Type of unit
linear feet
Label
Papers
Arrangement
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.)
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
  • zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
8.5
Governing access note
No restrictions
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • z
Organization method
Organized in eight series.
Type of unit
linear feet

Library Locations

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      43.907093 -69.963997
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