University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hamilton, John J. (John Judson), b. 1854
Title: Hamilton, John Judson, papers
Dates: 1938
Abstract: The John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938, consist of a biographical sketch of Hamilton and his handwritten paper, "Geneva Forever!," concerning the preservation of the Geneva, Switzerland, building which housed the League of Nations.
Extent: 2 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Judson Hamilton (b. 1854) was a librarian, journalist, editor, and publisher. In the 1870s, he attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a master’s degree, and served as the University’s assistant librarian. Hamilton owned, published, and edited the Des Moines, Iowa, Daily News and edited several other newspapers and magazines. In 1911, he moved to California, serving on numerous civic organizations in Los Angeles and Pasadena. Hamilton also authored The Dethronement of the City Boss (1910).


Scope and Contents

The John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938, consist of a biographical sketch of Hamilton his handwritten paper, "Geneva Forever!," concerning the preservation of the Geneva, Switzerland, building which housed the League of Nations as well as Pioneer History of Davis County, Iowa and The Dethronement of the City Boss.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hamilton, John J. (John Judson), b. 1854 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
League of Nations -- Buildings.
Places
Geneva (Switzerland) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Davis County (Iowa) -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2J113 Biographical sketch
Autographed copy of "Geneva Forever!"
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2E293 Biographical information
Pioneer History of Davis County, Iowa
The Dethronement of the City Boss