WORKS, John Downey, 1847-1928



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Stanford University Libraries
Special Collections
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1906-1928. 2 linear feet. Correspondence; typescript copies of memoirs, articles and speeches; and scrapbook of newsclippings. Topics include election to Senate, publication of books, and relationship with the Church of Christ Scientist. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Correspondence in Walter Bordwell papers, 1835-1929 (bulk 1890-1912); George A. Clark fur seal controversy papers, 1897-1918; Francis V. Keesling papers, 1906-1957; Horace Davis papers, 1865-1915; and Edgar Eugene Robinson papers, 1880-1986.


University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Ca. 1910-1917. 11 boxes. Correspondence, speeches, reports, clippings, biographical sketch, and dictated notes relating mainly to his Senate career and his views on such issues as intervention in Mexico, neutrality, preparedness, U.S. entry into World War I, Hetch Hetchy Valley legislation, irrigation in California, and to the political situation in California, particularly during the 1916 presidential campaign. Finding aid. Also letters and photographs in various collections.


University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: 1911-1917. 162 items. Letters from Works to T. Percival Gerson and from various politicians to him concerning legislation, politics, and personal matters. Finding aid.