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Guide to the Rev. Walton E. Cole Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Reverend Walton E. Cole Collection
    creator: Cole, Walton E.
    Dates: 1934-1950
    Abstract:
    Extent: 5 feet (5 boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Honnold/Mudd Library.
    800 N. Dartmouth Avenue
    Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
    Claremont University Consortium
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: The Reverend Walton E. Cole Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and publications on the radio battle fought in the late 1930s between Cole and Father Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest who was among the first to exploit the possibilities of preaching on the air. Coughlin, became highly controversial when his broadcasts took a political turn toward Nazism and anti-Semitism. Walton Cole, a Unitarian minister in Toledo, Ohio, tried to prevail upon the Catholic hierarchy to have his inflammatory broadcasts stopped. Walton Cole’s widow, who donated the papers, has provided personal notes and reminiscences about this tense episode.
    Collection Number: h1985.10
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Researchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Reverend Walton E. Cole Collection. Special Collections, Honnold Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Marina Cole, March 20, 1985.

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff

    Accruals

    No additions to the collection is anticipated.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    The Reverend Walton E. Cole Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and publications on the radio battle fought in the late 1930s between Cole and Father Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest who was among the first to exploit the possibilities of preaching on the air. Coughlin, became highly controversial when his broadcasts took a political turn toward Nazism and anti-Semitism. Walton Cole, a Unitarian minister in Toledo, Ohio, tried to prevail upon the Catholic hierarchy to have his inflammatory broadcasts stopped. Walton Cole’s widow, who donated the papers, has provided personal notes and reminiscences about this tense episode.

    Series Arrangement

    Series 1 Miscellaneous Papers
    Series 2 Books and Radio Broadcasts

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
    Cole, Rev. Walton E.
    Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979. .
    aeronautics
    United States--Politics and Government--1933-1945
    radio broadcasts