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Mainly papers that document Scandrett's tenure (1934-36) as Treasurer of the Republican Committee of Orange County, New York; his unsuccessful 1938 campaign as Republican candidate for New York Congressman-at-large; his 1940 and 1948 pre-convention efforts on behalf of Robert A. Taft in the latter's bid for the Presidential nomination; his term as member of the American delegation to the Allied Reparations Commission (1945) and his work as Chief of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration Mission to Byelorussia (1946). Also, papers concerning his law practice with the firm of Scandrett, Tuttle & Chalaire of New York, including those relating to lobbying done for the American-Russian Chamber of Commerce and the Amtorg Trading Corporation; his activities as president (1935-48) of Survey Associates, publishers of SURVEY GRAPHIC and SURVEY MIDMONTHLY; his numerous speeches and magazine articles and the book, DIVIDED THEY FALL (1941); his Amherst College alumni activities, including correspondence on the Alexander Meiklejohn controversy of 1923; his involvement with groups opposing Fascism, favoring world government, and espousing other causes, as well as personal correspondence with his uncle, Dwight W. Morrow, and other members of his family.

There is major correspondence from Bruce Barton, Clarence J. Brown, Arthur Capper, Hamilton Fish, Jr., Robert M. LaFollette, Jr., Herbert H. Lehman, John Marshall, James E. Murray, Harold Nicolson, Bertrand Snell, Harlan F. Stone, Robert A. Taft, Arthur T. Vanderbilt, Hendrik Willem van Loon, and William Allen White; also, letters from George D. Aiken, Warren R. Austin, Newton D. Baker, Joseph H. Ball, W. Sterling Cole, Calvin Coolidge, Charles G. Dawes, Thomas E. Dewey, Mary H. Donlon, Allen W. Dulles, Edward J. Flynn, Felix Frankfurter, Frank E. Gannett, Guy D. Goff, Joseph F. Guffey, Alex Gumberg, Irving M. Ives, Robert H. Jackson, Lewis Johnson, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Anne Morrow Lindberg, Walter Lippmann, John J. McCloy, Charles L. McNary, Joseph W. Martin, James M. Mead, Eugene D. Millikin, William S. Murray, John D. Rockefeller III, Robert Gordon Sproul, Lawrence A. Steinhardt, Henry L. Stimson, John Taber, James W. Wadsworth, Jr., Robert F. Wagner, Henry A. Wallace, Charles W. Waterman, Wendell L. Willkie, Americans United for World Organization, Associated League for a Declared War (Westport, Connecticut), The Citizens Committee, Citizens Council for the United Nations, Citizens for Victory, Council for Democracy, Fight for Freedom, National Republican Club, New York Independent Republican Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Republican Party (Orange County), Republican Post-War Association (Chicago), and Vote for Freedom, Inc.

Also, two postcards from Kornei Ivanovich Chukovsky (Moscow, 1962, 1963), in which the writer expresses his deep admiration for Robert Frost. Also included are four tape recordings with transcripts (307 pp. typescript, 1966) of two interviews, conducted by Walter LaFeber and Richard Polenberg of the Department of History at Cornell University, in which Scandrett's involvement in foreign affairs and his reminiscences of Calvin Coolidge are discussed.

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