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Latham Castle Papers (Sandwich), 1952-1976

Collection Overview

Title: Latham Castle Papers (Sandwich), 1952-1976

ID: RHC/RC/073

Extent: 9.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The materials are arranged both topically and chronologically whenever possible.

Date Acquired: 07/30/1979

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held Latham Castle; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Latham Castle

Acquisition Method: Latham Castle deposited the Latham Castle Collection with the Northern Illinois Regional history Center on July 30, 1979.

Separated Materials: Copies of the Sandwich Argus, 1878-1913, published by the Castle family, are available in the Sandwich Public Library.

Related Materials: For related materials the researcher may wish to consult the Sandwich State Bank collection.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Attorney General, 1956-1958
Folder 2: President's Dinner, 1957
Folder 3: Society Page, 1957-1961
Folder 4: Wedding, 1958-1959
Folder 5: Lincoln Celebrations, 1958-1959
Folder 6: National Association of Attorneys General, 1958-1959
Folder 7: Judge, 1959
Folder 8: Judicial Clippings, 1959
Folder 9: Queen Elizabeth's visi, 1959
Folder 10: Statement of Sears, 1960
Folder 11: Receptions and Inaugurals, 1961, 1966
Folder 12: Doctor Rufus B. Von Klein Imid, 1963
Folder 13: Sandwich State Bank, 1956, 1968
Folder 14: Republican Party Receptions, 1958-1970
Folder 15: New Orleans
Volume 1-2: Scrapbooks of photos, newspaper clippings, printed material on 1952 campaign (2 volumes), 1952
Volume 3-13: Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (11 volumes), 1953-1969
Box 2-3
Volume  1-8: Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, Hodge scandal (8 volumes), circa 1956
Volume 14-16: Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, Hodge scandal (3 volumes), circa 1956
Box 4
Folder 1: Oral history tape and transcription, 1976
Envelope 1: Photographs, Inauguration (6), 1957
Volume 1-5: Photos, speeches (5 volumes), 1953-1959