BORAH, William Edgar, 1865-1940



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Albertson College of Idaho
Caldwell, ID
Papers: 30 cartoons.


Boise State University Library
Boise, ID
Papers: Correspondence in the Thomas C. Stanford papers, 1889-1945.


Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: Discussed in interviews with James A. Farley and Burton K. Wheeler.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Book and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in the Frank Ernest Gannett papers, [ca. 1859]-1958.


Harvard University
Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1856-1949.


Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Papers: 1921-1928. 1 folder.


Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Papers: 1890-1907. 24 feet. Correspondence, legal papers, drafts of addresses, and notes relating mainly to Borah’s legal practice. Also 1 cubic foot of bound speeches (1899-1940), photographs, and 2 feet of Borah political cartoons (1922-1942). Finding aid.

Additional Papers: 56 letters to James R. Stotts, 1930-1949 (bulk 1934-1939), concerning legislation and foreign affairs; published interview (1932) by S. J. Woolf; correspondence in Idaho, governor’s records (1923-1927); Margaret Cobb Ailshie papers, 1872-1959; Robert Raymond McKaig papers, 1917-1957; John M. Haines papers, 1912-1915; C.H. Lingenfelter papers, 1902-1949; Ernest George Eagleson papers, 1902-1955; Charles P. McCarty papers, 1902-1911; E.G. Davis papers, 1910-1920.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1905-1940 (bulk 1912-1940). 360 linear feet. Senate and office files, correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches, statements, patronage files, and photographs. Topics include antitrust legislation, constitutional interpretation, foreign policy, World Court, League of Nations, military affairs, New Deal, National Recovery Administration, China’s war with Japan, the Lausanne Settlement, and neutrality legislation. Also 11 microfilm reels of scrapbooks (ca. 1904-1939) located at University of Idaho. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Florence Becker papers, 1891-1969; and Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1780-1962. Finding aid.


Massachusetts State Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 60 letters from Borah and notes for a book about Borah in Robert Morris Washburn papers, 1925-1939.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1937; and Reeve Schley papers, 1670-1969.


Oregon Historical Society
Portland, OR
Papers: Correspondence in Joseph Nathan Teal papers, 1879-1955. Finding aid.


Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Mary Ware Dennett papers, 1894-1948; Margaret Stephenson Roberts papers, 1896-1952; Justine Wise Polier papers, 1892-1990; and Pauline Newman papers, 1903-1982. Finding aid.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Papers: In the Alexander Gumberg papers, 1904-1939; Raymond Robbins papers, 1878-1954; Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1885-1918; and Foreign Policy Association records, 1918-1986.


University of Idaho Library
Moscow, ID
Papers: 1903-1947. 14 linear feet. Scrapbooks of news clippings covering his political career, cartoons, correspondence, photographs, and recordings of four speeches.

Additional Papers: In Ruth Kirkpatrick Stone letters, 1928-1946; 4 letters (1921-1922) to Doremus Scudder; 21 letters (1922-1939) between Borah and other congressmen; and correspondence in State Bank of Commerce records, 1901-1911.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in the Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974; Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949; and Horace LaFayette Wilgus papers, 1879-1935. Finding aid.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Undetermined quantity (1880-1961) in various collections including the William Gordon McCabe papers, 1757-1920.


Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Papers: In the Claudius Johnson papers, 1901-1958. 7 feet. Chiefly correspondence with William Borah and others regarding Johnson’s book, Borah of Idaho.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Correspondence in the William Kent family papers, 1768-1961; Harry Weinberger papers, 1915-1942; National American Woman Suffrage Association records, 1839-1961 (bulk 1890-1930); Edwin Montefiore Borchard papers, 1910-1950; Henry Lewis Stimson papers, 1846-1966; Charles Robinson Smith papers, 1890-1930; and James Elisha Babb memorial collection, 1860-1942.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Irish Historical Society, New York, NY; Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, WA; Hagley Museum and Library, Greenville, DE; Latah County Historical Society, Moscow, ID; Manhattan College, Cardinal Hayes Library, Bronx, NY; Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ; Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; and University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.