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Alben William Barkley Papers,1916-1952

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Alben William Barkley Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Alben William Barkley Papers, 1916-1952, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


8 items

Scope and Content

U.S. Senator from Kentucky and Vice President of the United States under Harry Truman. Barkley's correspondence, 1916-1962, discusses routine political matters; liberalization of loans; and the constitutional amendment limiting the presidency to two terms. Papers also include handwritten and typewritten copies of Barkley's June 1936 speech to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia nominating Franklin D. Roosevelt to run for his second term as president


  • Campaign speeches-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Presidents-- Term of office-- United States.
  • Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1936.

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