Guide to the Rev. Walton E. Cole Collection

Finding created by Russell Michalak
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium 2008
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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


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1 Miscellaneous Papers, 1934 - 1950

box 1, folder 1

Photographs, 1940

box 1, folder 2

Labor Papers: Social Justice Magazine, 1940

box 1, folder 3

"Propaganda Analysis"; I.P.A. Papers; Correspondence with Clyde Miller 1939

box 1, folder 4

"The Fine Art of Rabble Rousing," 1939

box 1, folder 5

"Temper of the Times", 1939

box 1, folder 6

"Temper of the Times", 1939

box 1, folder 7

Plans for Broadcasts, 1938-1939

box 1, folder 8

Coughlin Speech: National Union for Social Justice, 1934

box 1, folder 9

Correspondence: Walton E. Cole and Edward Meeks, 1939

box 1, folder 10

Accounts of the two visits of Walton E. Cole and Father Coughlin, 1939

box 1, folder 11

Interview with Archbishop Mooney,

box 1, folder 12

The Christian Front, 1939-1941

box 1, folder 13

Publicity Materials for Cole Broadcasts, 1939-1940

box 1, folder 14

WJR Controversy; WJAS Cancellation, 1939

box 2, folder 15

Speaking Engagements, 1939-1940

box 2, folder 16

Letters to Walton E. Cole, 1939

box 2, folder 17

Reaction to Broadcasts; Letters to Walton E. Cole, 1936-1940

box 2, folder 18

La Vielle France, 1940

box 2, folder 19

Neutrality Act, 1939-1941

box 2, folder 20

Lincoln and Rothchilds, Social Justice Magazine, 1940-1942

box 2, folder 21-22

Ford Hall Forum, 1940-1942

box 2, folder 23

Negative of Letters from Ford Hall Forum, Propaganda Analysis, 1939

box 2, folder 24

Ford Hall Responses and Letters, 1939

box 2, folder 25

End of Coughlin Broadcasts, 1940-1943

box 2, folder 26-28

Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1940

box 2, folder 29

Kernan Address, 1940

box 2, folder 30

P.M. Address, 1940

box 2, folder 31

Digest of Social Justice, 1940-1948

box 2, folder 31

Coughlin Self-Condemned,

box 2, folder 31

Miscellaneous papers, 1938-1940

box 3, folder 1

Social Justice Magazine, 1936-1942

box 4, folder 1

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings, 1939

 

Series 2 Books and Radio Broadcasts, 1939-1940

box 5, folder 1

"An Answer to Father Coughlin's Critics", 1940

box 5, folder 2

Binderup, Hon. Chas G., "Government Monetary Control", 1938

box 5, folder 3

Cole, Walton, E. "The American Way of Life", Toledo, OH: Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice, 1939

box 5, folder 4

Cole, Walton, E. "The Choice Before Us.", Toledo, OH: Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice, 1940

box 5, folder 5

Coughlin, Charles E. "Eight Lectures on Labor Capital and Justice", Royal Oak, MI: The Radio League of the Little Flower, 1934

box 5, folder 6

Father Coughlin, His "Facts" and Arguments, New York, General Jewish Council, 1939

box 5, folder 7

"The Fine Art of Propaganda", New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939

box 5, folder 8

Radio Broadcasts, 1939

 

July 20, 1939, 1939

 

Hitler Over America, 1939

 

The American Way, 1939

 

Social Justice: The American Plan, 1939

 

Peril of Propaganda, 1939

 

Should the Neutrality Pact be Revised?, 1939

 

Defend America, Now, 1939

 

America's Greatest Need, 1939

 

Facts versus Fancies, 1939

 

Is Father Coughlin a Menace to Americanism, 1939

 

There Must be a Way Out, 1939

 

There Must be No Backbone Here, 1939

 

Hope of America, 1939

 

Building Real Americanism, 1939

 

The Use and Buse of Freedom Speech, 1939

 

America's Struggle for Social Justice, 1939

 

First--Balance the Human Budget, 1939

 

Hope for 1940, 1939

 

America's Answer to "Isms", 1939

 

Is the Dies Committee American?, 1940

 

The Facts about Father Coughlin and the Christian Front, 1940

 

The Facts about Father Coughlin and the Christian Front II, 1940

 

Further Facts about Father Coughlin and the Christian Front, 1940

 

It Must Not Happen Here!, 1940

 

Propagandists Discover Lincoln, 1940

 

Wanted: Brotherhood!, 1940

 

Consider the Source!, 1940

 

Mr. Markham Poet of the People, 1940

 

Contemporary Calvary, 1940

 

The Choice Before Us, 1940

 

The Facts about Father Coughlin and the Christian Front,

 

An Appeal to Friends of Freedom,

 

Membership Card of "the Friends of Freedom",

 

Add for Walton E. Cole's Broadcasts,