Manuscript Collections - Margaret Hoover Brigham Papers


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1 linear foot, 9 linear inches (2 manuscript boxes, 1 small manuscript box,
1 oversize box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library


Margaret Hoover Brigham was a granddaughter of Herbert Hoover. Gertrude Bowman was an unofficial secretary of Lou Henry Hoover and co-executor of Lou’s property at 2300 S Street in Washington D.C.


The collection contains correspondence, reminiscences, photographs, birthday cards, press statements, articles, ephemera, a speech, and a scrapbook. The main topic of the papers is the Hoover family, especially the grandchildren. There is also information on the 2300 S Street home and schools named after Herbert Hoover. Folders are arranged alphabetically by creator, there under alphabetically by name or subject.


Box Contents


Bowman, Gertrude

Biographical Clipping, undated
Camp Rapidan, 1949
Correspondence, 1940-1945, 1949, 1955 and undated
Girl Scouts, 1937-1939, 1944, 1955
Hoover, Allan – Correspondence, 1941-1942, 1951
Hoover, Allan, Jr. – Granddaddy, 1951 (reminiscences on HH)
Hoover, Lou Henry – Correspondence, 1925, 1933, 1936-1944
Hoover, Lou Henry – Estate 2300 S Street, 1938-1945 (2 folders)
Hoover, Lou Henry – Estate Inventories, 1941, 1945
MacNeil, Neil – Herbert Hoover anecdotes, 1957

Brigham, Margaret Ann Hoover

American Relief Administration Photographs, 1968 and undated (photocopies)
Birthday Cards, 1929-1931 (3 folders)


Birthdays, 1928-1931
Goodwin, Adeline – Scrapbook, 1929-1933
Goodwin, Adeline – Scrapbook letters, 1934
Herbert Hoover Birthplace Rededication Speech, 1992
Herbert Hoover Schools – Elementary School Dedication – Bucks County, Pennsylvannia, 1962
Herbert Hoover Schools – Junior High School Dedication – Rockville, Maryland, 1966
Herbert Hoover Schools – Middle School Anniversary Clipping, 1992
Herbert Hoover Postage Stamps, 1965
Hoover Family Correspondence, 1930-1933, 1937, 1941, 1948-1962 and undated
Hoover Family Photographs, 1928, 1940, 1963 and undated (HH, grandchildren, LHH)
Hoover Grandchildren Clippings, 1931 and undated
Hoover, Herbert – Correspondence, 1925, 1941-1963
Hoover, Herbert Death – Telegram from Porter, US Army, 1964
Hoover, Herbert, Jr. – Correspondence, 1954-1966
Hoover, Herbert, Jr. – Family Ephemera, 1931-1933, 1957 (White House invitations, tickets, passes, DDE inauguration)
Hoover, Herbert, Jr. – Home, 1994-1995 and undated
Hoover, Herbert, Jr. – Obituaries, 1969
Letter to Boris Thank You for Christmas Card, circa 1931
Mount Vernon Ladies Association Speech, 1992


Report Card, 1938 (7th grade) 
Shore, Kitty – Letter with clippings on the Hoover Grandchildren, May 28, 1992
Wedding Announcement, June 30, 1949
Wethern, Bob – Letters Regarding Fishing, Aug 1997

Brigham, Richard – Exploring Hoover’s China: A Sketchbook by William J. Wagner, 1987 (HHPLA)
Hoover, Lou Henry – No Words Strong Enough, Two Letters by Lou Hoover, 1932 (1970 reprint, 4 copies)
Mabie, Janet

Lunch at 1:15 with Mr. and Mrs. Hoover, Feb 1932? (partial article)
Most Bears Say, ‘Woof, Woof,” But Not These Hoover Bears, Mar 11, 1931 (Christian Science Monitor article on the Hoover grandchildren)
Waiting for Grandfather, 1931 (Pictorial Review article)

Sullivan, Mark – Press Statement on the Farm Bill, May 18, 1939
Sullivan, Mark – Press Statement on the New Deal, May 25, 1939


Oversize Material

Herbert Hoover Photographs, 1920s-1940s
Herbert Hoover, Jr.

Department of State Cornerstone Laying [Program], 1957
Pacific Union Club Dinner [Photograph], 1956
Photographs, 1950s [4 items]
Scrapbook of Far East Trip, 1956