Frank Knox collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of various materials relating to Frank Knox's career. These include a clipping from the Alma Record (1898) describing Knox's recruiting activities on the Alma campus; an address by Knox to the War Congress of American Industry (1942), stressing the challenges brought by World War II; an editorial written by Knox of the death of John Muehling (1944); press releases and programs relating to Knox's military funeral in Washington, D.C. (1944); and biographical materials on Knox.
- 1898 - 1944
- Knox, Frank, 1874-1944 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
William Franklin "Frank" Knox was born in Boston in 1874. As a young man he worked for several years and then entered Alma College in Alma, Michigan. He graduated in 1898 and quickly joined Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish-American War. When the war ended, Knox became a journalist, eventually becoming editor and publisher of the Chicago Daily News. He later served in World War I. Through his newspaper work Knox became active in politics. He was the Republican vice-presidential candidate in 1936, and Franklin Roosevelt appointed him Secretary of the Navy in 1940. Knox died in 1944.
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Language of Materials
Gift of Mrs. William Martin, 1964-04-15. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
- Journalism -- United States
- Press releases
- Programs (Publications)
- Spanish-American War, 1898
- United States -- Politics and government
- United States. Navy
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
- Frank Knox Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- April 1964
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.