Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed material of the Republican national committeeman, state political leader, and president of the Plymouth Oil Company. Subjects include Republican national conventions, 1928-1960; state and local politics, 1919-1961; National Petroleum Council; Plymouth and related oil companies; Republican rejection of the League of Nations; and Hallanan's role as temporary chairman of the 1952 Republican National Convention. Correspondents include Michael L. Benedum, John W. Bricker, John J. Cornwell, John W. Davis, Thomas E. Dewey, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Leonard W. Hall, Warren G. Harding, Henry D. Hatfield, Will H. Hays, Herbert Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Jr., Arthur Krock, Alfred M. Landon, Louis Johnson, William E. Jenner, Henry R. Luce, Theodore R. McKeldin, William C. Marland, Richard Nixon, Chapman Revercomb, Harold E. Stassen, Harold E. Talbot, Earl Warren, and Sinclair Weeks. Subjects include the controversy over the review policies and contents of the West Virginia GUIDE; dispute with the Surplus Commodities Corporation over the distribution of food to striking miners in the southern coalfields, 1939; the H.G. Kump - M.M. Neely primary contest, 1942; support for Rush D. Holt's isolationist policies; the gubernatorial race, 1940; the contest between the Steel Workers' Organizing Committee and the Weirton Steel Employees' Security League, 1937; Holt's opposition to the "Little Hatch Bill"; the establishment of a merit council in the Department of Public Assistance, 1939-1940; and Holt's presidential address before the West Virginia Bar Association, 1944. Correspondents include John J. Cornwell, John W. Davis, Rush D. Holt, George W. Johnson, Paul V. McNutt, Matthew M. Neely, Milo Perkins, Lee Pressman, Jennings Randolph, Chapman Revercomb, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William H. Vanderbilt.
2.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 ft. 6 in. (5 doc cases, 5 in.); (5 in. of loose papers))