The Disney Collection consists of 8 linear feet with the majority of the materials covering his tenure in office, 1931-1944. Most of the documents were originally housed in scrapbooks, including newspaper clippings. Of particular note is Disney’s column, “Washington Letter,” that he wrote for local newspapers. There are also lists that contain extensive data about his constituents. The materials cover a variety of topics including prohibition, the Grand River Dam, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the oil industry, labor politics, the Bonus Army, and the New Deal. While in Congress, Disney served on the Banking and Currency and Ways and Means Committees, but the bulk of his legislative records have not survived. The George Schwabe Collection (Schwabe was Disney's successor) contains ten folders of Disney material from 1920-1939 pertaining to Indian Affairs, specifically the Osage Civilization Fund Bill and Pawnee land claims. Presumably, these files were left for Schwabe as background material.
- Majority of material found in 1931-1944
Language of Materials
From the Collection: 13.25 Linear Feet (11 containers)