Scope and Content Note
The Sentinels of the Republic collection includes records pertaining to the management of the corporation and the organization of its events, as well as a selection of the group's publications and transcripts of speeches it sponsored. The Records are divided into two series, I. Administrative Records, and II. Political Statements. The volumes of each series are arranged chronologically by the earliest document in each volume. Within most volumes, items are also organized chronologically.
Series I. Administrative Records, 1922-1944, comprises four bound volumes that contain meeting minutes, and transcripts of addresses made during those meetings by J. Cresham Machen, Henry St. George Tucker, Maurice S. Sherman, and vice-president of the Sentinels of the Republic, Frank L. Peckham. Also included in Volume I is a membership list, an agreement of association, by-laws, official correspondence, treasurer reports and records of the process of disbandment. Most of the records in this volume were signed by Mrs. Katherine Balch, who was both the group's secretary and its assistant treasurer.
Series II. Political Statements, 1922-1944, is made up of six bound volumes that provide a variety of documents such as official and mass correspondence, programs, invitations, published pamphlets, newspaper and magazine articles, transcripts of addresses, and radio scripts. Of special interest are the radio scripts of Volume 9 which document the two successive series of weekly talks that were broadcast on the National Broadcast Company, 1931-1934. Volume 10 includes transcripts of addresses made by Lewis W. Douglas, William D. Guthrie, and James W. Wadsworth.