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Finding Aid for the Edwin Wendell Pauley Papers, 1907-2001
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edwin Wendell Pauley Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1907-2001
    Collection number: 435
    Creator: Pauley, Edwin Wendell, 1903-1981
    Extent: 93 boxes (46.5 linear ft.) 6 shoe boxes 51 oversize boxes
    Abstract: Edwin Wendell Pauley was born in 1903. In 1940 Pauley served as a member of the University of California, Board of Regents, a position he kept for 30 years. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, photo albums, and news clippings of Edwin Pauley with his family, friends, and numerous political figures of the twentieth century. Personal and political correspondence, correspondence and memorabilia from the 1960 Democratic National Convention, awards for public services, biographical information on Edwin Pauley, and books regarding political history are also included.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Stephen M. Pauley, Susan P. French, and Robert V. Pauley.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edwin Wendell Pauley Papers (Collection Number 435). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Piyapong Kong Phongpatanakhun, 2005.

    Biography

    Edwin Wendell Pauley was born in 1903 to Elbert L. Pauley and Ellen Van Petten. He received his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1923 and soon thereafter began a successful career as an oilman. In 1940 Pauley served as a member of the University of California, Board of Regents, a position he kept for 30 years. He also served as a delegate from California at the 1944 Democratic National Convention and by 1960 he was the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. After the war from 1945 to 1947, Pauley was the United States representative to the Allied Reparations Committee, serving and advising Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson. Pauley was first married to Norma Barrett. They had a son, Edwin Wendell Pauley, Jr. He later married Bobette J. McHenry (Bobbe) and had a daughter and two sons: Susan Jean, Stephen M., and Robert V. (Buzz). In 1947, Pauley and four other wealthy oilmen bought an island off the eastern coast of Oahu in Kaneohe Bay. Eventually, Pauley bought the other four shares and became the sole owner calling it Coconut Island where he and his family and friends spent many vacations together. After his death in 1981, the island was put up for sale by his wife and children, and eventually became the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

    Scope and Content

    The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, photo albums, and news clippings of Edwin Pauley with his family, friends, and numerous political figures of the twentieth century. The rest of the collection includes personal and political correspondence, correspondence and memorabilia from the 1960 Democratic National Convention, awards for public services, biographical information on Edwin Pauley, and books regarding political history.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Awards
    2. Biography of EWP (O.W. Van Petten)
    3. Books
    4. Business
    5. EWP biography files
    6. Herb Childs - Interviews - History - Information for Edwin W. Pauley Book - Bekins Files
    7. Memorabilia
    8. News clippings
    9. News clippings albums
    10. Personal
    11. Photo albums
    12. Photographs
    13. Political files
    14. Postcards
    15. Scrapbooks
    16. U.S. politics
    17. University of California and U.S. Politics.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Pauley, Edwin W. (Edwin Wendell), 1903- --Archives.
    Businessmen --California --Archival resources.
    Politicians --United States --Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Edwin W. Pauley Papers, 1928-1996  . Available at the Harold S. Truman Library and Museum.