OHIO Daniel Rhodes Hanna Papers
H ~ S T O R Y 3 cubic feet ( 9 volumes)
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Daniel
Rhodes Hanna papers through the auspices of Don Grogan,
president of the T. W. Grogan Realty Company, as a gift of the
Hanna Building Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, in April 1960.
Sherrill Dryden- Baird processed the collection in December
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rights to this collection.
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of the Ohio Historical Society.
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collection number and the Ohio Historical Society in all foot-note
and bibliographic references.
Transfer: Documents enclosed in the journals and ledgers were
transferred to VFM 2929,~ anuscripts Department, in December,
Biographical sketch: Daniel Rhodes Hanna ( 1866- 1921), son of
Marcus Alonso and C. Augustus Hanna, was born and raised in
Cleveland, Ohio. Hanna assumed control of the family business
concerns, including M. A. Hanna and Company, after his father's
death in 1904.
Hanna purchased the Cleveland Leader in 1910 from Medill
McCormick, his brother- in- law and editor and publisher of the
Chicago Tribune. In 1912 he purchased the Cleveland News when
the owner refused to support Theodore Roosevelt. Although not
as politically active as his father, Hanna was one of Roosevelt's
principal financial backers in Ohio during the 1912 presidential
campaign. The editorial policies of the Leader and the N- ews
reflect Hanna's progressive politics.
Sources: Wm. G. Rose, Cleveland, The Making of a City ( Cleve-land.
H. L. Warner, Progressivism in Ohio, 1897- 1917
( Columbus, 1964)
Scope and Content: The Daniel R. Hanna papers date from 1904
to 1926 and occupy three cubic feet. The papers consist of
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