SHERLEY, Joseph Swagar, 1871-1941


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Henry Watterson papers, ca. 1863-1920, 8.4 linear feet.
Correspondents include Swager Sherley.


University of Louisville
University Archives and Records Center
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1880-1969, 66.75 linear feet.
The Swagar Sherley papers consist of forty-eight boxes of material dating from 1880 to 1969, documenting Sherley’s career as a lawyer in Louisville (1880-1903) and in Washington, DC as part of the firm Sherley, Faust, and Wilson (1920-1941) as well as his service in the House of Representatives (1902-1918) and his family life. Materials relating to his legal career include briefs filed in Louisville, as well as correspondence and subject files. His Congressional career is documented through records relating to elections, constituent correspondence, subject and research files, as well as speeches and published materials. Materials including correspondence, financial records, photographs, and memorabilia document his personal, political, and legal life.