DAWES, Charles Gates, 1865-1951



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Northwestern University Library
Special Collections Department
Evanston, IL
Papers: 1884-1951, approximately 200 cubic feet.
The papers of Charles Gates Dawes include diaries, personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, invitations, copies of articles and speeches, and financial records. Includes substantial amounts of material related to the World War I Military Board of Allied Supply; to rules reform in the U.S. Senate; to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation; and to Charles Gates Dawes’s service as Ambassador to Great Britain (1929-1932). The papers also include manuscripts of Charles Dawes’s writings. A container list for the papers is available in the repository.


Brown University
John Hay Library
Providence, RI
Papers: 1927, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Gates Dawes to Frederick S. Peck written on December 22, 1927. In the letter, Charles Gates Dawes thanks Frederick S. Peck for the receipt of a photograph.


Evanston Historical Society
Evanston, Illinois
Papers: 1832-1976, 16 cubic feet.
The papers include correspondence of Charles Gates Dawes’s relatives, together with correspondence to William McKinley, scrapbooks, memorial information about Charles Gates Dawes, general and personal items, writings, speeches, family papers, inventories, invitations, schedulebooks, family history and genealogy, probate will, and a petition. Topics covered in the papers include Charles Gates Dawes’s work in politics, business law and banking, foreign policy during World War I and the Hoover years, World War I reparations, philanthropy, and music scores. A finding aid for the papers is available in the repository.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1925, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Gates Dawes to Fred Dickenson Letts written on May 15, 1925. In the letter, Charles Gates Dawes regretfully declines to speak at the Daughters of the American Revolution dedication of the old home of Antoine Le Claire.

Papers: 1929, 1 item.
A letter from Charles Gates Dawes to Harry P. Harrison written on February 21, 1929. In the letter, Charles Gates Dawes expresses confidence in Harry P. Harrison.