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Series 7. Records pertaining to constituent services and legislative matters, Senate, 1913-1922.

Records pertaining to the Senate activities of JTR from the beginning of his service until just before he became minority leader. Records reflect his major concerns in the Senate as well as everyday constituent concerns. Printed materials are placed at the end of the file with the appropriate date, alphabetical letter, or subject heading, unless otherwise noted.  Six subseries in 7 ½ boxes (54-61).

Subseries 1. Legislative bills, 1913 ... 1925. 2 boxes
Subseries 2. General correspondence, 1913-1922. 3 ½ boxes
Subseries 3. Records pertaining to labor issues, 1920-1922. 3 folders
Subseries 4. Records pertaining to foreign affairs, 1912, 1915-1922. 5 folders
Subseries 5. Records pertaining to agriculture, 1913-1922. 1½ boxes
Subseries 6. Records pertaining to the Railroads and to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1913-1922. 5 folders.


1. Legislative bills, 1913 ... 1925. 2 boxes.

Records pertaining to legislation introduced by JTR to the Senate. Related correspondence is filed with the bill. Also includes correspondence regarding other legislation with which he was involved. Bills introduced by JTR are arranged in numerical order and other papers are arranged topically.


2. General correspondence, 1913-1922. 3 ½ boxes.

Records, primarily constituent correspondence,  pertaining chiefly to topics which were not of major concern to JTR. Arranged chronologically, alphabetically, and topically.


3. Records pertaining to labor issues, 1920-1922. 3 folders.

Records pertaining to labor issues and particularly to strikes, salary increases, labor unions, and employment. Arranged chronologically and topically.


4. Records pertaining to foreign affairs, 1912, 1915-1922. 5 folders.

Records pertaining to JTR's involvement in foreign affairs. Subjects discussed include participation in World War I, debts, and treaties, especially the 4-Power treaty. Arranged topically and chronologically.


5. Records pertaining to agriculture, 1913-1922. 1½ boxes.

Records pertaining to agricultural matters in the U.S. and in Arkansas. Also included are records pertaining to roads and rivers, since the Federal Bureau of Public Roads was a bureau of the Department of Agriculture. Arranged chronologically and topically.


6. Records pertaining to the Railroads and to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1913-1922. 5 folders.

Records pertaining to railway loans, transportation legislation, appointments to the Interstate Commerce Commission, railway legal problems, railway mail service, and railway stocks. Correspondents include many railway companies, such as the Pine Bluff and Northern Railway Company and the Missouri and North Arkansas Railway Company. Arranged topically and chronologically.



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