Papers of Sinclair Weeks, 1897 - 1985Manuscript ML-2

Series List

Go to: Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8 | Series 9 | Series 10 | Series 11 | Series 12

Series 1, Mt. Prospect Company, 1919-1940

Contains records, including tax documents of the Mt. Prospect Company of which Weeks was one of the original incorporaters. The company was organized to develop mainly agricultural and rural areas of New Hampshire and Maine.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 1 - 1

Series 2, Newton, Massachusetts, 1919-1940

Contains mayoral papers including speeches, departmental budget requests and correspondence documenting Weeks' time as the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts (1923-1930). Other material includes speeches and correspondence chronicling his unsuccessful bid for the US Senate in 1936.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 2 - 4

Series 3, Correspondence, 1926-1952

Contains professional correspondence related to the Harvard Board of Overseers, the Wendell Willkie campaign, and other political matters of that time period. Subject files on Peal Harbor, Weeks' 1947 trip to Germany to investigate the economic situation, and universal military training are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 5 - 13

Series 4, U.S. Senate, 1944

Contains personal, political and professional correspondence and other material related to Weeks' position as US Senator.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 14 - 15

Series 5, Republican Party, 1940-1952

Contains correspondence, meeting minutes, political surveys, financial and fundraising information related to Republican party matters in Massachusetts and on the national level. Material related to Eisenhower's Presidential Campaign of 1952, is also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 16 - 18

Series 6, Correspondence, 1941-1953

Contains general correspondents, including congratulatory letters on Weeks' appointment as Secretary of Commerce.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 19 - 20

Series 7, Department of Commerce, 1935-1960

Contains correspondence, speeches, diaries and subject files with reports, clippings, flyers, newsletters, memoranda and brochures, documenting Weeks' position as Secretary of Commerce in the Eisenhower administration.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 21 - 30 | 31 - 40 | 41 - 50 | 51 - 56

Series 8, Correspondence, 1917-1971

Contains correspondence, clippings and annual reports, speeches and subject files related to Weeks' return to the life of a semiretired businessman living in Lancaster, New Hampshire, during which he was involved with the United-Carr Fastener Corporation and maintained regular contact with former Washington colleagues, albeit at a reduced pace.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 57 - 69

Series 9, Personal, 1897-1985

Contains personal correspondence, writings and financial information, as well as diaries, diplomas for honorary degrees and other achievements and certificates. The diaries cover the years 1929 to 1972.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 70 - 77

Series 10, Scrapbooks, 1936-1967

Contains bound and unbound scrapbook pages with clippings and memorabilia, documenting Weeks' political and business life.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 78 - 84

Series 11, Photographs, circa 1893-1970

Contains photograph albums and loose photographs, some dry mounted chronicling Weeks' personal and professional life. Of note are hundreds of official photographs taken while Weeks was Secretary of Commerce in the 1950s.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 85 - 92

Series 12, Addendum, 1916-1976

Contains correspondence, writings, galley proofs, subject files, printed material including pamphlets, booklets, clippings, brochures, magazines, programs and memorabilia related to Weeks' professional and business life, including the presidential campaign of 1960, and the Boston Herald and Traveler Controversy. Memorabilia of Jane T. Weeks, including her correspondence with Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower, are also included.

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Unrestricted.

Go to boxes: 93 - 95

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