Scope and Content Note:

The papers and affects of Joseph W. Martin, Jr., longtime Congressman and Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, were deposited as Speaker Martin had bequeathed in the College's Cushing-Martin Library in 1969 and 1975 by his brother, Edward E. Martin. The Collection of approximately 18,000 items in now preserved in and accessible to scholars and the general public through the archives of the Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Institute for Law and Society. There are no restrictions on the use of the papers.

Container List:

Box 001-052      Correspondence 1920-1968
Box 053-071      Speeches and Press Releases (Public Papers) 1916-1967
Box 072-073      Diaries and Appointment Books
Box 074-075      Trips Abroad/Around the World
Box 078-079      Republican National Committee Publications 1940-1958
Box 080-082      Congressional Records (Saved by JWM) 1916-1936
Box 083              Congressional Hearing Reports 1918-1934 
Box 084-091       Photographs
Box 092-093       Guest Books
Box 094              Congressional Tributes at Time of Defeat
Box 095              Congressional Tributes at Time of Death
Box 096-101       Articles by or About JWM 1927-1971
Box 102              Miscellaneous
Box 103              Newsclippings 1920s-1994
Box 104-131       Scrapbooks 1911-1966

Martin Photograph Finding Aid

Requests for information can be submitted via email to the College Archivist, Nicole Casper at or 508.565.1396.