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William James papers

 Collection 0033-MDHC

William S. James was a prominent Maryland politician, holding seats in the Maryland House of Delegates and the State Senate, and serving as State Treasurer from 1975 to 1987. The bulk of his papers dates from the the 1960's and 1970's, when James was president of the Maryland State Senate. Important subjects include the 1971 inauguration of the governor of Maryland, government ethics, and the revival and expansion of states' responsibilities on the federal level.


  • 1857-1975

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


3.75 Linear Feet

Guide to the William James Papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742