Latham Castle Papers (Sandwich), 1952-1976
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Brief Description:

The Latham Castle collection primarily documents the career of Latham Castle as Attorney General for the State of Illinois, 1953-1959.  Supplementary but sparse material concerns his subsequent appointment as Federal Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  An oral history interview dated February 23, 1976, spans his lifetime and career.

The materials are arranged both topically and chronologically whenever possible.  Box 1 contains file folders of printed material,  programs, and newspaper clippings of Castle’s social, political, and judicial activities, 1957-1970.  Two standard sized scrapbooks of memorabilia and newspaper clippings cover Castle’s 1952 campaign for Attorney General.  Boxes 2 and 3 and three oversize scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings devoted exclusively to the Orville Hodge  scandal .  Eleven additional scrapbooks of newspaper clippings pertain to Castle’s other duties and career, 1953-1969.  Of those, two are topically arranged, 1953-1959; two include Chicago newspapers only, 1953-1959; six incorporate Illinois newspapers, excluding Chicago, 1953-1959; one traces Castle’s career, 1956-1969.  Box 4 houses the oral history tapes, and accompanying text, photographs, and speeches, 1953-1959.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/073
Volume: 9.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/30/1979.
Arrangement: The materials are arranged both topically and chronologically whenever possible.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Castle, Latham B.
Castle Family
Hodge, Orville
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Sandwich (Ill.)
United States--Politics and government
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held Latham Castle; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Latham Castle  Latham Castle deposited the Latham Castle Collection with the Northern Illinois Regional history Center on July 30, 1979.
Related Materials: For related materials the researcher may wish to consult the Sandwich State Bank collection.