Scope and Content

The George Magoffin Humphrey Papers, 1912-1970 and undated (1953-1957), consist of correspondence, speeches, transcripts, annual reports, appointment books, invitations, programs, honorary degrees, cartoons, articles, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks. The majority of the collection dates from the period 1953-1957, when Humphrey was the United States Secretary of the Treasury. Material on Humphrey's career before or after his tenure as Treasury Secretary is less abundant but includes the following: correspondence from 1922-1929 congratulating Humphrey on his promotions within the M. A. Hanna Company; papers in the subject file including the Economic Co-operation Administration materials, 1948-1949; an autobiographical account written in 1953; and scattered newspaper clippings.

Major correspondents in this collection indicative of Humphrey's close ties with these individuals, include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, John Foster Dulles, Henry Cabot Lodge, Herbert Hoover, John L. Lewis, Ezra T. Benson, Bernard Baruch, Richard E. Byrd, and Oveta Culp Hobby.