Finding aid for the Peter Witt Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Witt, Peter
Title: Peter Witt Papers
Dates: 1888-1948
Extent: 4.00 linear feet (6 containers and 4 oversize packages)
Abstract: Peter Witt (1869-1948) was the Cleveland, Ohio traction commissioner (1912-1915) under Mayor Newton D. Baker and city councilman (1924-1927) who served as a transit consultant for several major United States cities. He was a close friend and ally of Cleveland mayor Tom L. Johnson. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, campaign literature, interview notes made by Louis Plost, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings, relating chiefly to Witt's political activities and especially to his association with Tom L. Johnson, mayor of Cleveland. Some of the papers relate to Witt's work as a transit consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Newark, New Jersey, in the 1920s. Correspondents include Eugene V. Debs, Elizabeth J. Hauser, Tom L. Johnson, P.J. Mitten, and Brand Whitlock.
MS Number MS 3281
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English