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COLLECTION Identifier: A-109

Papers of Alexander Lincoln, 1919-1940


Correspondence, speeches, minutes, etc., of Alexander Lincoln, lawyer.


  • 1919-1940

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Anyone wishing to read any part of these papers must read a statement of the purposes of the Sentinels of the Republic and sign a form stating that (s)he has read the statement.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Alexander Lincoln is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


4.3 linear feet (7 file boxes, 2 half file boxes, 1 folio box)

These papers contain records of meetings and correspondence covering the work of the Sentinels in the fields of maternity care, education, old age assistance, and social security. By far the largest part of the collection pertains to the activities of the Sentinels in opposition to the Child Labor Amendments, 1924 thru 1939.


Alexander Lincoln, lawyer of Boston, Massachusetts, was President, 1927-1936, of the Sentinels of the Republic, a nation-wide organization opposing federal encroachment on the rights of the States and of the individual.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 308, 74-58

Gift of Mrs. Alexander Lincoln 59 Codman St. Brookline, Mass. and Mr. Alexander Lincoln, Jr., Meredith, New Hampshire. Received June 1961 March 1974.


The following items have been removed from the collection:

  1. United States Congress Senate. Proposal and ratification of amendments to the constitution of the United States. Hearing before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary., United States Senate, 67th Congress.. on S.J.Res.40.... January 16, 1923.
  2. United States Congress House. Child welfare extension service. Hearing before the Committee on interstate and foreign commerce. House of Representatives, 71st Congress... on S.255 and H.R. 12995. For the promotion of the health and welfare of mothers and infants.... January 20, 21 & 22, 1931.
  3. United States Children's Bureau. Child labor, facts and figures. Bureau publication number 197. 1933
  4. Coleman, Beverly. Digest of Child Labor Laws of the States.
  5. The Woman Patriot. miscellaneous nos. 1923-1928. 9 nos.


  1. Box 1: 1-8
  2. Box 2: 9-15
  3. Box 3: 16-21
  4. Box 4: 22-26
  5. Box 5: 27-34
  6. Box 6: 35-42, vol. 6
  7. Box 7: 43-47
  8. Box 8: Vols. 1-2, 6
  9. Box 9: Vols. 5, 7
  10. Box 10 (folio): Vols. 3-4
Lincoln, Alexander, 1873-1954. Papers of Alexander Lincoln, 1919-1940: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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