Description:

 

Personal and professional papers of Joseph Jefferson Mansfield (1861-1947), who served as county judge of Colorado County (1896-1916) and United States Congressman (1916-1947). In the House of Representatives, he served on the Merchant Marine Committee and the Rivers and Harbors Committee, chairing the latter for many years. Mansfield Dam on the Colorado River was named for him. The papers also contain a few items collected by his descendants. The collection was donated to the library by his granddaughters.

 

Contents:

 

Drawing by Roeder regarding proposed road to Alleyton with a depiction of an accident, c. 1900 (1-4)

 

Program for unveiling of tombstone of Kate Wilson Oakes at Columbus Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, 1903 (1-5)

 

Notes on Congressional Rivers and Harbors Committee, 1921? (1-6)

 

Trinity Canal Association Dinner, Fort Worth, program for, 1933 (1-7)

 

Wharton Chamber of Commerce Dinner in honor of Joseph J. Mansfield, program for, 1939 (1-8)

 

South Texas County Judge’s Convention, Galveston, materials regarding, 1946 (1-9)

 

Campaign flyer, 1934? (1-10)

 

Campaign press release, 1946 (1-11)

 

American Dredging Company of Texas, material regarding their dispute with Mexico, 1947 (1-17 through 1-19)

 

Mexican Canal Proposal (see also Professional Correspondence):

  1. Hearings on Additional Canal Facilities, U. S. government publication, 1939 (1-12)

  2. Report on 1871 U. S. Navy survey (1-13)

  3. Statement by Joseph J. Mansfield (1-14)

  4. House resolutions, 1937 (1-14)

  5. Transportation of Boats Accross [sic] the Isthmus of Tehuantepec by M. C. Rolland, published in Mexico, 1946 (1-15)

  6. Map, published by National Geographic Magazine in 1939, with proposed route of Mexican canal drawn in (1-16)

Personal correspondence:

  1. W. C. Kinsolving to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding family history, December 20, 1912 (1-1)

  2. W. C. Kinsolving to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding family history, December 30, 1912 (1-1)

  3. Harry Truman to Bruce Mansfield regarding death of Joseph J. Mansfield, July 12, 1947 (1-2)

  4. Bruce Mansfield to Harry Truman, July 24, 1947 (1-2)

  5. Resolution of respect for Joseph J. Mansfield by Columbus Study Club, July 21, 1947 (1-2)

  6. Love Kunze to Milby Guynn regarding portraits of the Mansfields, September 23, 1947 (1-3)

Professional Correspondence:

  1. Joseph J. Mansfield to Cordell Hull regarding Mexican canal, March 17, 1938 (1-20)

  2. Cordell Hull to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding Mexican canal, March 23, 1938 (1-20)

  3. I. H. Kempner to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding Mexican canal, August 27, 1940 (1-21)

  4. James A. Ryan to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding Mexican canal, September 6, 1940 (1-21)

  5. Thomas M. Robins to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding removal of debris from Lavaca River, August 17, 1942 (1-21)

  6. George Sealy to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding public transportation terminals located next to waterways, August 17, 1944 (1-22)

  7. Clerk in office of Joseph J. Mansfield to George Sealy, August 21, 1944 (1-22)

  8. H. O. Fisher to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding floods on Mill Creek in Austin County, Texas, May 29, 1945 (1-23)

  9. Karl A. Crowley to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding Congress of Industrial Organizations, November 30, 1945 (1-23)

  10. Joseph J. Mansfield to Karl A. Crowley regarding labor organizations, December 5, 1945 (1-23)

  11. George W. Fraser to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding military use of Peggy Lake, December 1, 1945 (1-23)

  12. Joseph J. Mansfield to George W. Fraser regarding military use of Peggy Lake, December 5, 1945 (1-23)

  13. R. A. Wheeler to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding government subsidies of transportation, December 6, 1945 (1-23)

  14. I. H. Kempner to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding government projects in Galveston, December 14, 1945 (1-23)

  15. Joseph J. Mansfield to I. H. Kempner regarding government projects in Galveston, December 22, 1945 (1-23)

  16. P. A. Feringa to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding government projects, July 1, 1946 (1-24)

  17. Joseph H. McGann to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding business of the Committee on Rivers and Harbors, July 2, 1946 (1-24)

  18. Joseph J. Mansfield to Monte Fox regarding government projects at Galveston and Texas City, July 13, 1946 (1-24)

  19. James A. Farley to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding Mansfield’s health, May 13, 1947 (1-25)

  20. Sarah McClendon to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding newspaper item, January 1947 (1-26)

  21. Sarah McClendon to Joseph J. Mansfield regarding newspaper item, May 7, 1947 (1-26)

Speeches:

  1. Address to Daughters of the American Revolution in Columbus, October 30, 1946, typescript (1-27)

  2. Address to Intracoastal Canal Association at Corpus Christi, November 18, 1946, typescript (1-28)

  3. Address on “Mexico and the Intracoastal Canal” in Congress, May 24, 1945, printed (1-29)

  4. Address on “Our National Waterways” on the National Broadcasting Company radio network, May 2, 1935, printed (1-29)

  5. Address on “Neutrality” in Congress, October 23, 1939, printed (1-29)

  6. Address on “The Rivers and Harbors Act of 1935” in Congress, April 27, 1936, printed (1-29)

  7. Address on “Recent Channel Improvements for the Ports of Galveston and Texas City, Texas” in Congress, September 24, 1945, printed (1-29)

Remarks by colleagues on Joseph J. Mansfield’s 80th birthday, February 10, 1941 (1-29)

 

Remarks by colleagues on Joseph J. Mansfield’s 85th birthday, February 8, 1946 (1-29)

 

Newspaper clippings (1-30)

 

Envelopes (1-31)

 

Program for dedication of historical marker to Joseph J. Mansfield, 1975 (1-32)