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Frank Augustus Scott Papers

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Scott, Frank Augustus, 1873-1949

Frank Augustus Scott held the positions of chairman of the General Munitions Board during World War I, co-founder and chairman of the War Industries Board (1917), chief of the Cleveland Ordnance District (1924-1928), and adviser to the Army Industrial College (1925).

Consists of papers of Scott relating, for the most part, to his positions as chairman of the General Munitions Board during World War I, co-founder and chairman of the War Industries Board (1917), chief of the Cleveland Ordnance District (1924-1928), and adviser to the Army Industrial College (1925). Included are speeches by Scott and others, correspondence (1912-1954) including letters from Newton D. Baker, Palmer E. Pierce, and Bernard M. Baruch, reports, minutes of meetings, journal notes, printed matter, clippings, and photographs of army officers and friends.

Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Scott in 1967. Available information indicates subsequent additions to the collection from Mrs. Scott in 1968 and 1971.

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Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2007
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Correspondence and Related Materials includes correspondence to and from Scott as well as reports and meeting minutes of organizations where Scott was a member of the Board or otherwise involved.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged into two chronological groups: 1912-1919 and 1920-1940. Within each group materials are arranged alphabetically by correspondent last name or name of organization or committee.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

Baker, Newton D, 1916-1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Baruch, Bernard M, 1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Council of National Defense, 1917-1919. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Frank A. Scott appointed "Expert" in the Council of Nation Defense, August 1, 1917; September 16, 1917

Physical Description

1 box

Re Distinguished Service Medal presented to Frank A. Scott, 1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Drain, James A, 1913. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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Hillman, Leroy T, 1916. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Invitations, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous, 1912. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Munitions Board (General), 1917-1921. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Frank A. Scott, Chairman, 1917

Includes Minutes of Meetings, April 3-August 9, 1917

Physical Description

1 box

Re Munitions Standard Board, 1917. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Frank A. Scott, Chairman, 1917

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1 box

Naval Consulting Board, 1916. 1 box.
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1 box

Re Navy League of the United States, 1914. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pierce, Palmer E, 1917-1919. 1 box.
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1 box

Requests for Jobs; Speeches, Publicity, etc, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Rifle Contract with England, 1917-1918. 1 box.
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1 box

Rogers, Arthur C, 1918. 1 box.
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1 box

Scott, Frank A.: Schedule of Daily Appointments, 1917 January 4-October 26. 1 box.
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1 box

Re Standard Steel Car Case and Standard Steel Company Award, 1919. 1 box.
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1 box

Tetley, E.H., 1914-1915. 1 box.
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1 box

Thompson, John T, 1913-1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Vauclain, Samuel M, 1918-1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re War Department, 1918-1919. 1 box.
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1 box

Re War Finance Corporation, 1919. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

Appointment of Frank A. Scott as Chairman, 1917 July 28. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

History of War Industries Board, 1917-1919. 1 box.
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1 box

Minutes of Meetings, 1917 August 1-December 27. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Resignation of Frank A. Scott, 1917 October 27. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Wilson, Woodrow, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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2 boxes

Re American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1921-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Army Ordnance Association, 1920-1935. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Baker, Newton D, 1921-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Baruch, Bernard M, 1920-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"B" (Miscellaneous), 1923. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Clarkson, Grosvenor B, 1920. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Cleveland Ordinance District, 1923-1931. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes letter on the resignation in 1928 of Frank A. Scott as Cleveland District Chief.

Physical Description

1 box

Crozier, William, 1920-1928. 1 box.
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1 box

Donovan, William J, 1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Drain, James A, 1920-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Frothingham, Thomas G, 1926-1927. 1 box.
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1 box

Gayevsky, Alexander T, 1928-1929. 1 box.
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1 box

Godfrey, Hollis, 1921-1924. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gorgas, J, 1923. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous Files, 1920-1930. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"M" (Miscellaneous), 1920. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

National Amateur Athletic Association, 1922-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"N" (Miscellaneous), 1921-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Ordnance Department, 1923-1931. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Palmer, Frederick, 1930-1932. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Palmer, Pierce E, 1920-1930. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Post-War Investigations, 1922-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"P" (Miscellaneous), 1921. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Roosevelt, Franklin D, 1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"R" (Miscellaneous), 1921-1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scott, Frank A. - Re Commission as Colonel, Ordnance Reserve Corps, 1924-1925. 1 box.
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1 box

Stettinius, Edward R, 1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"S" (Miscellaneous), 1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Tetley, E.H., 1920. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Thompson, John G, 1920-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Toulmin, H.A.A, Jr, 1922-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"T" (Miscellaneous), 1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Universal Military Training, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Vauclain, Samuel M, 1920-1922. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Walsh, James L, 1924-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Army Industrial College, 1924-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Army War College, 1926-1929. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

General, 1920-1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Industrial Mobilization, 1923-1924. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Ordnance Department, 1926-1931. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re Preparedness Program, 1921-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Re War Industries Board - Reunion, 1920. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Honorary Degree conferred upon Frank A. Scott, 1926. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"W" (Miscellaneous), 1921. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

"X-Y" (Miscellaneous), 1921. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series 2: Speeches by Frank A. Scott consists of speeches on topics such as military policy and industrial preparednes in times of war given by Frank A. Scott from 1914-1927.

Arrangement

The speeches in this series are arranged in chronological order in two groups: 1914-1927 and 1928-1940.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Series 2: Speeches By Frank A. Scott, 1914-1927. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Series 2: Speeches By Frank A. Scott, 1928-1940. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series 3: Speeches by Persons other than Frank A. Scott consists of a collection of speeches and addresses on topics related to Scott's war work and industrial preparedness as well as speeches given before the Army Industrial and War Colleges.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged in chronological order.

Physical Description

1 box

Series 3: Speeches by Persons other than Frank A. Scott, 1921. 1 box.
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1 box

Series 3: Speeches by Persons other than Frank A. Scott, 1924-1932. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Series 3: Speeches by Persons other than Frank A. Scott, 1939. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series 4: Printed Clippings includes newspaper clippings collected from 1914-1928 related to Scott's professional interests in military policy and industrial preparedness.

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged in chronological order, some in files and some in a scrapbook.

Physical Description

1 box

Series 4: Printed Clippings, 1914-1928. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Series 5: Photographs (Autographed) includes photographs of Scott's colleagues.

Arrangement

The photographs in this series are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the person in the photograph.

Physical Description

1 box

Babbitt, Edwin B, 1916. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Baker, Newton D, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Crowell, Benedict, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Crozier, William, 1917 June 25. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Davis, Dwight, 1926 February 18. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Drain, James A, 1920 December 13. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Gifford, Walter S, 1925 May. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Herbord, J.G., 1918. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Hutcheson, Grote, 1927 January. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Lovett, R.S., undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Munitions Board (General) Clearance Committee, 1917. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Pierce, Palmer E, 1917 December. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Ruggles, Colden L'H, undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Williams, C.C., undated. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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