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Henry C. Wallace Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Oct 2010

Biographical History

Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was an American farmer, college professor, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-1924. His son Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) was also Secretary of Agriculture (1933-1940) and served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president (1941-1945).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Henry C. Wallace Collection consists of incoming correspondence, mostly letters of thanks from various dignitaries who attended the Washington Disarmament Conference in 1921. There are also three photographs of his son, Henry Agard Wallace, as vice president and as Progressive Party candidate for president (1948).

Arrangement of the Collection

Correspondence is chronological, followed by undated photographs.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Additional Henry C. Wallace correspondence may be found in the Charles Evans Hughes Letters.

Subject Headings


Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965.
Wallace, Henry Cantwell, 1866-1924.

Corporate Bodies

United States. -- Department of Agriculture. -- Office of the Secretary.
United States. -- Department of Agriculture. -- Officials and employees.

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Henry C. Wallace Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Internal transfer, 1967.

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