McNamara, Francis J. (1896-1979)
The Francis J. McNamara collection consists of correspondence, professional material, printed material, and personal documents. Most of it regards his work as a lawyer, a member of the Supreme Courts of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, and membership in the Alien Property Bureau. 

Correspondence is arranged chronologically and dates from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Professional material includes itineraries and schedules, mainly for travel; an appointment calendar from 1960; certificates of appointment from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Attorney General of the United States for positions in government on the state and national level; and many government documents including Supreme Court documents. Also included are legal documents such as agreements, contracts, dispositions, leases, a memorandum of law, a power of attorney form, a certificate confirming admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States (1936), legal agreements, a supplemental license agreement, and other items, all dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Printed material includes announcements and news releases from the Department of Justice of the United States, the Office of Alien Property Custodian, the Federal Trade Commission, and retirement statements; ballots for candidates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; a biographical file of McNamara; booklets and pamphlets of international travel; annual reports for the town of Watertown, the Office of Alien Property Custodian, and the Attorney General of the United States (1930s-1940s); brochures for various banks hotels, museums, and more; admission cards to The American Club of London (1938); the Bohemian Club of San Francisco (1942); the House of Representatives 77th Congress (1941) and others; maps; memorandums; menus; meeting minutes; periodical articles; and other material.

Personal documents include passports, an ID card issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, and an ID card issued by the U.S. Office of Alien Property Custodian; a high school diploma; a law degree from Boston University (1921); invitations to various government events and dinners; photographs of various government events and dinners; airline tickets, and other material, mostly dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. 
Notable Figures
1. McNamara, Francis J. (Francis Joseph), 1896-1979
Associated Subjects
1. Public Affairs Subject Guide
2. Criminals, Cops, and Judges Subject Guide
3. Schedules
4. Practice of law -- Massachusetts -- Boston
5. Watertown (Mass.)
6. United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
7. Massachusetts -- Politics and government -- 1951-
8. Lawyers – United States
9. Agendas (administrative records)
10. Photographs
11. Biography