Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 13 Sep 2010
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Cable, John L. (John Levi), 1884-1971.|
|Title:||John L. Cable Papers|
|Quantity:||3 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||United States attorney and congressman from Ohio, particularly interested in questions of citizenship. Collection includes correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, photographs, published material, speeches and memorabilia.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
John L. Cable (1884-1971) was an American attorney and a United States Congressman from Ohio. He graduated from Kenyon College (1906) and from George Washington University law school (1909). He served four terms as a United States Representative from Ohio (1921-1925 and 1929-1933), and was assistant to the Ohio Attorney General (1933-1937). Cable was also the author of several works on law and citizenship. The Cable Act of 1922, which revised citizenship laws relating to American women who married foreign nationals, was largely his work.
The John L. Cable Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, photographs, published material, speeches and memorabilia.
Apart from two items (letters to Eisenhower and to George Romney), Correspondence is entirely incoming. Correspondents of interest include Admiraly Byrd, the American Lafayette Society, George Romney and J. Edgar Hoover.
Subject files include material on the Cable Act of 1922, articles about Cable, various certificates of membership and achievement, an official electoral college ballot from the presidential election of 1932, and miscellaneous items such as invitations, clippings, a congressional pass book, and others.
Manuscripts contains manuscripts authored by Cable on women's citizenship and notable citizenship court cases. The latter, a typescript in a large three-ring binder, may be an early draft of Cable's book Decisive Decisions of United States Citizenship.
Photographs consists of two items, one of Cable and one of a relative, Mary Hernley Cable.
Published material contains copies of books, pamphlets and articles by Cable and others. Included here are copies of three of Cable's books, as well as a memorial volume published on the death of his father, Davis J. Cable.
Speeches contains one given by Cable on the citizenship of George Washington and a bound collection of the text of speeches given by Cable before Congress.
Memorabilia consists of seven scrapbooks spanning some thirty years, One includes photostats of documents dated much earlier, perhaps accumulated as research notes for Cable's work on citizenship. There is also a George Washington Bicentennial commemorative pin.
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A copy of Cable's "American citizenship rights of women. Hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on immigration, United States Senate, Seventy-second Congress, second session, on S. 992..." has been transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.
Cable, John L. (John Levi), 1884-1971.
Cable, John L. (John Levi), 1884-1971. -- Loss of citizenship, denaturalization, the alien in wartime.
Cable, John L. (John Levi), 1884-1971. -- Rights and responsibilities at railway grade crossings
Hazard, Henry B. -- Administrative naturalization abroad of members of the armed forces of the United States
Holliday, W.T. -- World Law or World Anarchy: The Case for a World Federal Government
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate. -- Committee on Immigration.
Citizenship -- United States.
Legislators -- Ohio.
Married women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Married women -- Nationality.
Naturalization -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
John L. Cable Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of John L. Cable, 1965, 1967, 1973.
|Box 1||Adams, Sherman 1954-1955|
|Box 1||American Friends of Lafayette, State Department 1919, 1944-1962|
|Box 1||Byrd, R. E. 1930|
|Box 1||Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1954, undated - printed card, signed|
|Box 1||Hatfield, Mark O. 1964|
|Box 1||Hoover, J. Edgar 1958|
|Box 1||McCulloch, William M. 1953, 1955, 1961|
|Box 1||Romney, George 1962|
|Box 1||Wiley, Anna K. 1930|
|Box 1||Acts of Congress by John L. Cable|
|Box 1||Articles about Cable|
|Box 1||Cable Act 1929-1931 - on citizenship for women|
|Box 1||Campaign material 1924, undated|
|Box 1||Allen County Bar, membership 1913|
|Box 1||General Accounting Office 1925|
|Box 1||Interstate Commerce Commission 1933|
|Box 1||Ohio State Bar, membership 1908|
|Box 1||Ohio State Bar, 50 years circa 1960|
|Box 1||Selective Service Board, Appeals Agent appointment 1948, undated - 2 items|
|Box 1||Selective Service Board, 10 years 1958|
|Box 1||Selective Service Board, 15 years 1963|
|Oversize 1||United States Supreme Court, "attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court" 1931|
|Box 1||Congressional Record - clipping|
|Box 1||Electoral College 1933 - official final ballot|
|Box 1||Official invitations|
|Box 1||Miscellaneous - clippings, pass book, Congressional parking pass, more|
|Box 3||"Famous Citizenship Cases by John L. Cable" 1963 - typescript, in three-ring binder|
|Box 1||"When is a woman an American?"|
|Box 1||"Women's battle for citizenship"|
|Box 1||Of Cable - 1 item|
|Box 1||Of others circa 1885 - Mary Hernley Cable|
|Box 1||Cable, John L. and others / Davis J. Cable 1859-1924 1924 - Cable's father; consists of tributes to him and a short biography by John Cable|
|Box 1||Cable, John L. / Decisive Decisions of United States Citizenship and Loss of Citizenship — Denaturalization — The Alien in Wartime 1943 (2 volumes)|
|Box 1||Cable , John L. / Rights and Responsibilities at Railway Grade Crossings 1929|
|Box 1||Hazard, Henry B. / Administrative Naturalization Abroad of Members of the Armed Forces of the United States 1952 - reprint from The American Journal of International Law, vol. 46 no. 2|
|Box 1||Holliday, W.T. / World Law or World Anarchy: The Case for a World Federal Government Aug 1949 - article, American Bar Association Journal, vol. 35|
|Box 1||U.S. Department of Labor / Historical Sketch of Naturalization in the United States 1927|
|Box 1||"The citizenship of George Washington" 1931|
|Box 2||Miscellaneous speeches before Congress 1921-1924 - 1 bound volume|
|Box 3||George Washington Bicentennial medal 1932 - on pin/ribbon, with Cable's name engraved|
|Box 2||untitled, long narrow volume circa 1915-1921 - clippings relating to campaign, citizenship, various legal cases of interest|
|Box 2||"Scrap Book" on front in ornate white letters, photograph glued to front 1921-1922 - clippings|
|Box 2||"SCRAP BOOK NUMBER THREE" 1922-1923 - clippings; inside back cover is full page campaign ad for Cable|
|Box 3||untitled 1923-1924 - clippings|
|Oversize 1||"The Ideal Scrapbook" printed on front, large brown volume 1928-1933 - clippings relating to campaign, a few letters from constituents; much material detached from pages or never affixed|
|Oversize 1||"SCRAP BOOK" on front, large green volume 1930-1931, 1912, 1947 - clippings, telegrams, letters, includes photograph of daughter Mary from Washington DC Sunday Star|
|Oversize 1||untitled, picture of three-masted schooner printed on front - negative photostats of statutes and other material relating to citizenship, originals are dated as early as 1770s|