A Guide to the John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938
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).
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.
This collection is open for research use.
John Judson Hamilton Papers, 1938, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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