Guide to Research CollectionsYale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: ca. 1900-1983, 14.5 linear feet.
The papers consist of correspondence, political memoranda, campaign literature, and printed matter documenting Kenneth Simpsons career as chairman of the Republican County Committee in New York (1935-1940). The papers also include case and client files from Simpsons legal practice. The papers highlight Kenneth Simpsons support for Fiorello La Guardia in the 1936 New York mayoral campaign, his opposition to Thomas E. Deweys candidacy for presidential nomination in 1940, and his own successful campaign for election to the United States House of Representatives from the Seventeenth Congressional District of New York in 1940. Scrapbooks are available on microfilm.