ROOT, Elihu, 1845-1937



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

American Academy of Arts and Letters
New York, NY
Papers: 1913-1935. 100 items. Correspondence chiefly relating to the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: Discussed in Carnegie Corporation project, 1966-1970, and in two interviews.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: Correspondence in William McMurtrie Speer papers, 1880-1936; Carnegie Corporation of New York records, 1911-1977; Edward Morse Shephard papers, 1837-1914; Jay family papers, 1828-1943; Charles Evans Hughes papers, 1914-1930; and 150 letters from Root in Willard Bartlett papers, 1855-1924.


Cornell University Libraries
Rare Books and Manuscript Collections
Ithaca, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Albert T. Wilkinson collection, 1854-1908; Commission to the Philippine Islands, State Department records, 1899-1900, on 1 microfilm reel; Civil Service Reform Association records, 1880-1947; Jacob Gould Schurman papers, 1878-1986; Lena Lillian Hill Severence papers, 1903-1916; Dorothy Whitney Straight Elmhirst papers, 1887-1978 (bulk 1887-1926); and Bristow Adams papers, 1853-1970 (bulk 1862-1957).


Georgetown University
Special Collections
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in Edythe Patten Corbin papers, 1898-1960.


Hamilton and Kirkland Colleges
Burke Library
Clinton, NY
Papers: Business and personal correspondence in Elihu Root family papers, 1755-1910. 7 cubic feet.


Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: Correspondence in Charles W. Fairbanks papers, 1819-1939.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1915). 87 linear feet. Chiefly official correspondence, together with reports, memoranda, notes, speeches, subject files, financial papers, calendar and appointment books, invitations, and printed matter documenting all aspects of his public career. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in the Melvin W. Fuller papers, 1794-1949; Francis Bowler Keene papers, 1867-1975; Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1780-1962; and Stanley Washburn papers, 1912-1945. Also 600 items including transcripts of conversations (1930-1936) between Root and members of his family concerning his ancestry, biography, and such topics as the League of Nations, New Deal, prohibition, U.S. Department of State, Washington Disarmament Conference, and World Court; speeches (1894-1925); articles (1929-1936); and clippings in the Emily Stewart collection of Elihu Root material, 1885-1959.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: Ca. 20 letters (1887-1928) in various collections.


New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1937.


New York Public Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1899. 3 volumes. Telegrams and letters relating to his appointment as secretary of war. Also in Charles Ranlett Flint papers, 1869-1930 (bulk 1885-1915).


New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: 1912-1913. 3 letters.


Pierpont Morgan Library
New York, NY
Papers: 1900-1932. 3 items.


Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Hyde Park, NY
Papers: Correspondence in Roosevelt’s papers as governor of New York, 1929-1932; and John Henry Livingston papers, 1910-1937.


Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: In John W. Shenk papers, 1900-1935; Elmer E. Robinson collection, 1765-1950; Francis B. Loomis papers, 1897-1939; Stephen Mallory White papers, 1871-1901; William Rufus Shafter papers, 1862-1945 (bulk 1862-1904), on 7 microfilm reels; and David Starr Jordan papers, 1861-1964.


Syracuse University
George Arents Research Library
Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1874-1935. 127 letters. Include discussions of national and state Republican party politics.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Levi P. Morton papers, 1860-1912; and Paul Richards collection, 1898-1913 (bulk 1910-1913).


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Jesse Siddall Reeves papers, 1853-1942; Ephraim Shay papers, 1861-1914; Harry Burns Hutchins papers, 1879-1930; Henry Bourne Joy papers, 1883-1937; Edwin Denby papers, 1845-1846 and 1880-1929; Junius Emery Beal papers, 1882-1946; Frank Haycock Burton papers, 1890-1927; and Charles Ruggles papers, 1912-1925.


Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Papers: Miscellaneous items. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Divinity School Library
New Haven, CT
Papers: Correspondence in John R. Mott papers, 1813-1978. Finding aid.


Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Whitelaw Reid papers, 1865-1923, available on microfilm; Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (bulk 1892-1958); Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930; Thomas Collier Platt papers, 1851-1915; Charles Seymour papers, 1912-1963; Wetmore family papers, 1695-1919; Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1885-1955; Paul Moritz Warburg papers, 1904-1932; Frederic Collin Walcott papers, 1850-1948; James Rockwell Sheffield papers, 1768-1969; Frost family papers, 1710-1923; and Henry Lewis Stimson papers, 1846-1966.

Research Libraries Information Network In addition to the institutions listed above, items are also cataloged in collections at: American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, PA; Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, NY; Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Harvard Business School, Baker Library, Boston, MA; Historical Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, WI; New York University Archives, New York, NY; Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA; Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, NJ; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art, Washington, DC; State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, IA; Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, VA; and Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.