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Collection Number: 03335

Collection Title: Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12 items)
Abstract Angus Wilton McLean of Lumberton, N.C., was a lawyer, banker, and active Democrat. He served as a director of the United States War Finance Corporation, 1918-1920; assistant United States secretary of the treasury, 1920- 1921; and as governor of North Carolina, 1925-1929. "Letters from Prominent Men" (microfilm); nine scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to McLean's career; and a record, 1926, of appointments to office made by McLean as governor. "Letters from Prominent Men" consists of letters received by McLean between 1912 and 1933, selected from his correspondence and mounted in alphabetical order by name of writer in two volumes. A few of these letters discuss policies of the War Finance Corporation or Democratic Party politics; most of the letters express good wishes upon McLean's entering or leaving office, thanks for letters from McLean, or thanks for signed photographs of him. Writers of the letters include Josiah W. Bailey, Bernard Baruch, Calvin Coolidge, Josephus Daniels, William E. Dodd, Herbert Hoover, Claude Kitchin, Cameron Morrison, William G. McAdoo, Lee S. Overman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, F. M. Simmons, Alfred E. Smith, Joseph P. Tumulty, and Woodrow Wilson.
Creator McLean, Angus Wilton, 1870-1935.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Angus Wilton McLean Papers, #3335, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Angus Wilton McLean of Lumberton, N.C., was a lawyer, banker, and active Democrat. He served as a director of the United States War Finance Corporation, 1918-1920; assistant United States secretary of the treasury, 1920- 1921; and as governor of North Carolina, 1925-1929.

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"Letters from Prominent Men" (microfilm); nine scrapbooks of clippings pertaining to McLean's career; and a record, 1926, of appointments to office made by McLean as governor. "Letters from Prominent Men" consists of letters received by McLean between 1912 and 1933, selected from his correspondence and mounted in alphabetical order by name of writer in two volumes. A few of these letters discuss policies of the War Finance Corporation or Democratic Party politics; most of the letters express good wishes upon McLean's entering or leaving office, thanks for letters from McLean, or thanks for signed photographs of him. Writers of the letters include Josiah W. Bailey, Bernard Baruch, Calvin Coolidge, Josephus Daniels, William E. Dodd, Herbert Hoover, Claude Kitchin, Cameron Morrison, William G. McAdoo, Lee S. Overman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, F. M. Simmons, Alfred E. Smith, Joseph P. Tumulty, and Woodrow Wilson.

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12 items.
Oversize Volume SV-3335/1

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1910-1912 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/1

Contains clippings related to the death of Neill Archibald McLean, the death of P. R. Law, and miscellaneous local items.

Oversize Volume SV-3335/2

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1918-1919 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/2

Contains clippings relating to War Finance Corporation, and A. W. McLean in North Carolina politics.

Oversize Volume SV-3335/3

Volume 3: Scrapbook, 1818-1819 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/3

Includes clippings from eastern newspapers relating to War Finance Corporation, related financial news, and public utilities.

Folder 4

Volume 4: Scrapbook, 1919 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: War Finance Corporation daily digest, 13 May-August 1921 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: Scrapbook, 1922 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." Folder 6

Clippings related to McLean's activities while director of War Finance Corporation. Only ten pages filled.

Oversize Volume SV-3335/7

Volume 7: Scrapbook, 1924-1928 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/7

Contains clippings relating to prison reform, budget, tax laws, freight rates, roads, and other topics relating to North Carolina.

Folder 8

Volume 8: 13 September 1926 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." Folder 8

Appointments made by Governor McLean, by county, showeing names and to what board each person was appointed.

Oversize Volume SV-3335/9

Volume 9: Scrapbook, 1927-1928 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/9

Contains clippings from North Carolina newspapers relating to prisons, schools, state government malfeasance, and other North Carolina topics.

Oversize Volume SV-3335/10

Volume 10: Scrapbook, 1927-1928 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." SV-3335/10

Contains clippings from North Carolina newspapers, relating to McLean's speeches, addresses, opinnions, and activities, and to current political issues and the national Democratic campaign.

Reel M-3335/1

"Letters From Prominent Men," 1912-1933 #03335, Series: "Angus Wilton McLean Papers, 1910-1933." Reel M-3335/1

Two volumes of letters received by McLean from various politicians and dignitaries. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent name.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, May 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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