Finding Aid of the William Martin Jeffers Papers

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Finding Aid of the William Martin Jeffers Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Martin Jeffers Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1935-1950
Collection number: 1091
Creator: Jeffers, William Martin, b. 1876
Extent: 54 boxes (27 linear ft.) 6 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William Martin Jeffers (b.1876) left school at age 14 to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked his way up the organizational ladder from call boy to vice-chairman of the board of directors (1946-1953). In 1942, Jeffers agreed to serve for one year in the War Production Board as Rubber Director, where he organized the manufacture of rayon to boost the synthetic rubber industry. He also ordered gasoline rationing before resigning in 1943. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, copies of speeches, manuscript materials, reports, magazines, books, newspapers, and memorabilia relating to William Jeffers' service as U.S. Rubber Director, 1942-43 and his work as a former president of the Union Pacific Railroad.
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Martin Jeffers Papers (Collection 1091). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720751 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judge Thomas C. Yager, 1970.

Biography

Jeffers was born on January 2, 1876 in North Platte, Nebraska; he left school at age 14 to work for the Union Pacific Railroad; worked his way up the organizational ladder as call boy, clerk, telegrapher, train dispatcher, chief dispatcher, trainmaster of the Green River, Wyoming division, assistant superintendent, then superintendent of the division in 1909; became superintendent of the Nebraska district (1915), general superintendent (1915), and vice-president and general manager (1917); in 1928 he became vice-president in charge of operations, served as president of the railroad from 1937-46, and then vice-chairman of the board of directors until 1953; in 1942 Jeffers agreed to serve for one year in the War Production Board as Rubber Director, where he organized the manufacture of rayon to boost the synthetic rubber industry; he also ordered gasoline rationing before resigning in 1943; he died on March 6, 1953 in Pasadena, California.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, clippings, copies of speeches, manuscript materials, reports, magazines, books, newspapers, and memorabilia relating to William Jeffers' service as U.S. Rubber Director, 1942-43 and his work as a former president of the Union Pacific Railroad. Also includes original drawings for political cartoons on Jeffers' activities as Rubber Director by Herbert Block, John M. Baer, Hugh M. Hutton and others.

Expanded Scope and Content Note

William Martin Jeffers served as Executive Vice-President and President of the Union Pacific Railroad during the 1930's and very early 1940's. He was appointed Rubber Director in the Franklin Roosevelt administration during the early years of World War II. It is with this period of his life that this collection of papers is primarily concerned.
The collection contains voluminous correspondence, copies of speeches, manuscript materials, clippings, and scattered memorabilia relating to the Union Pacific as well as to the Office of Rubber Director. In addition, there are over 40 original drawings for political cartoons on Jeffers' activities as Rubber Director.
The collection was presented to the Library by Judge Thomas C. Yager of Los Angeles.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Correspondence (Boxes 1-24).
  • Speeches (Boxes 15-24).
  • Clippings (Boxes 15-45).
  • Reports (Box 46).
  • Publications (Boxes 47-51,55).
  • Certificates, petitions, resolutions, etc. (Boxes 52,59).
  • Memorabilia (Boxes 53,58).
  • Books and bound newspapers (Boxes 54,60).
  • Scrapbooks (Boxes 56-59).
  • Political cartoons (Box 59).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Jeffers, William Martin, b. 1876--Archives.
United States. Office of the Rubber Director.
Union Pacific Railroad Company--Management--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Correspondence - Outgoing

Box 1

September 21-October 31, 1942.

Physical Description: (39 folders)
Box 2

November 2-December 3, 1942.

Physical Description: (28 folders)
Box 3

December 4-December 31, 1942.

Physical Description: (23 folders)
Box 4

January 1-January 30, 1943.

Physical Description: (27 folders)
Box 5

February 1-February 26, 1943.

Physical Description: (23 folders)
Box 6

March 1-April 30, 1943.

Physical Description: (45 folders)
Box 7

May 1-June 30, 1943.

Physical Description: (49 folders)
Box 8

July 1-September 14, 1943.

Physical Description: (59 folders)
 

Correspondence - Incoming

Boxes 9-10

Appointment of William M. Jeffers as Rubber Director

Scope and Content Note

Congratulatory letters and Jeffers' replies.
Box 9, Folder 1

Miscellaneous and Foreign - Arkansas.

Box 9, Folder 2

California.

Box 9, Folder 3

Colorado - Illinois.

Box 9, Folder 4

Indiana - Michigan.

Box 9, Folder 5

Minnesota - Montana.

Box 9, Folder 6

Nebraska.

Box 9, Folder 7

Nebraska.

Box 10, Folder 1

Nevada - New York.

Box 10, Folder 2

North Dakota - Utah.

Box 10, Folder 3

Vermont - Washington, D.C.

Boxes 10-12

Council of State Governments' Round Table Discussion

Box 10, Folder 4

Alabama - Colorado.

Box 10, Folder 5

Connecticut - Georgia.

Box 11, Folder 1

Idaho - Iowa.

Box 11, Folder 2

Kansas - Minnesota.

Box 11, Folder 3

Mississippi - New Mexico.

Box 11, Folder 4

New York.

Box 11, Folder 5

North Carolina - South Carolina.

Box 12, Folder 1

South Dakota - Virginia.

Box 12, Folder 2

Washington - Washington, D.C.

Box 12, Folder 3

Anonymous.

Box 12, Folders 4-7

Invitations.

Box 13, Folders 1-3

Invitations.

Box 13

Octane vs. Rubber

Box 13, Folder 4

Alabama - Iowa.

Box 13, Folder 5

Kansas - North Carolina.

Box 13, Folder 6

North Dakota - Washington, D.C.

Box 13, Folder 7

Unfavorable.

Boxes 14-15

Rayon - Congratulatory Letters

Box 14, Folder 1

Alabama - Delaware.

Box 14, Folder 2

Florida - Iowa.

Box 14, Folder 3

Kansas - Montana.

Box 14, Folder 4

Nebraska - New Mexico.

Box 14, Folder 5

New York - North Dakota.

Box 15, Folder 1

Ohio - Tennessee.

Box 15, Folder 2

Texas - Washington, D.C.

 

Correspondence, Speeches, Clippings, etc.

Box 15

Requests for Mr. Jeffers to Remain in Office

Box 15, Folder 3

Alabama - New Hampshire.

Box 15, Folder 3

New Jersey - Wyoming and anonymous.

Box 15, Folder 5

A - correspondence.

Box 15, Folder 6

American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers. New York, New York, February 16, 1943.

Box 15, Folder 7

Anonymous.

Box 16, Folder 1

Anonymous.

Box 16, Folders 2-4

Appointments.

Box 16, Folder 5

Association of National Advertisers. Hotel Pennsylvania, New York.

Box 16, Folder 6

Association of National Advertisers. Hotel Pennsylvania, New York.

Box 16, Folder 7

Automotive Safety Foundation.

Box 17, Folder 1

B - correspondence.

Box 17, Folder 2

Babcock and Wilcox. Failure of superheated units.

Box 17, Folder 3

Butler, Hugh. Editorials for insertion in Congressional Record.

Box 17, Folder 4

C - correspondence.

Box 17, Folder 5

Checker Cab Company (Omaha, Nebraska). Frivilous use of cabs.

Box 17

Clippings

Box 17, Folder 6

Burger, Ken (Publicity man - WPB).

Box 17, Folder 7

Expansion of Tire Plants and Speeding-up Production with Existing Facilities.

Box 17, Folder 8

Fourth Project Report (Untrue story on tire production).

Box 17, Folder 9

Jeffers on Fuel Czar.

Box 17, Folder 10

Midwest tour to speed moving of dealers' stocks.

Box 17, Folder 11

Miscellaneous.

Box 17, Folder 12

Pearson, Drew.

Box 17, Folder 13

Special Report of August 1st to Byrnes.

Box 18, Folder 1

D - correspondence.

Box 18, Folder 2

E - correspondence.

Box 18, Folder 3

Economic Club, December 17, 1942.

Box 18, Folder 4

Elastic Tape.

Box 18, Folder 5

Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania, February 8, 1943.

Box 18, Folder 6

F - correspondence.

Box 18, Folder 7

G - correspondence.

Box 18, Folder 8

Grocery Manufacturers of America.

Box 19, Folders 1-2

H - correspondence.

Box 19, Folder 3

I - correspondence.

Box 19, Folder 4

Illinois. Highway Users Conference in Chicago, December 28, 1942.

Box 19

Invitations

Box 19, Folder 5

General, A - G.

Box 19, Folder 6

General, H - Z.

Box 19, Folder 7

White House.

Box 19, Folder 8

J - correspondence.

Box 19, Folder 9

Joint Field Inspection Trip. Itinerary. War Agencies, June 1943.

Box 19, Folder 10

K - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 1

L - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 2

Lewis, Fulton, Jr.

Box 20, Folder 3

Mc - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 4

M - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 5

Mallon, Paul.

Box 20, Folder 6

Maverick, Maury. Speech before the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public School Business Officials. Cleveland, Ohio, November 5, 1942.

Box 20, Folder 7

Monroe, John.

Box 20, Folder 8

N - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 9

Nebraska Society Party, December 15, 1942.

Box 20, Folder 10

Newspaper photo mats.

Box 20, Folder 11

O - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 12

Over-all Czar.

Box 20, Folder 13

P - correspondence.

Box 20, Folder 14

Phillips, Frank. Speech of Mr. Frank Phillips before the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, September 25, 1942.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 20, Folder 15

President (Wm. M. Jeffers).

Box 20, Folder 16

Publications - miscellaneous.

Box 20, Folder 17

Q - correspondence.

Box 21, Folder 1

R - correspondence.

Box 21

Radio Broadcasts

Box 21, Folder 2

March of Time, November 26, 1942.

Box 21, Folder 3

National Radio Forum, December 2, 1942.

Box 21, Folder 4

N.B.C. Broadcast, October 6, 1942.

Box 21, Folder 5

Reports on Rationing, June 13, 1943.

Box 21, Folder 6

Radio Reports

Box 21, Folder 6

“Are Department Heads Free to Speak the Truth?”

Box 21, Folder 6

“A Daily Report on Mileage Rationing.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Indications Point to Jeffers Getting Priorities for Most of His Plants.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Jeffers Attack on Army Hasn't Helped, Clapper Says.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Jeffers May Be Building Up Ammunition to Give to Somebody in 1944 Elections.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Jeffers Optimism Won't Be Fulfilled, Says Pearson.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Jeffers, Says Godwin, Is Nothing if Forthright.”

Box 21, Folder 6

“Simpson Anxious to Have Jeffers Succeed.”

Box 21, Folder 7

Report on Estimated Reserves of Natural Gas in the Storms Area. White County, Illinois, April 9, 1940.

Box 21, Folder 8

S - correspondence.

Box 21, Folder 9

S - correspondence.

Boxes 21-23

Speeches

Box 21, Folder 10

Atlanta Freight Bureau. Atlanta, Georgia, March 26, 1943.

Scope and Content Note

(Including correspondence and clippings re the speech)
Box 21, Folder 11

Institute. Radio broadcast made from Charleston, West Virginia, June 11, 1943.

Box 21, Folder 12

Instructions to Handle.

Box 22, Folder 1

Men and Management in America at Herald Tribune. New York, November 16, 1942.

Box 22, Folder 2

National Police Academy Graduation Exercises, July 17, 1943.

Box 22, Folder 3

National Safety Council, July 19, 1943.

Box 22, Folder 4

Notre Dame (address), December 20, 1942.

Box 22, Folder 5

Radio (Niagara, Ontario).

Box 22, Folder 6

Radio. Tire Dealers; Repairers and Recappers, March 4, 1943.

Box 22, Folder 7

St. Patrick's Day, New York. Hotel Astor, March 17, 1943.

Box 23, Folder 1

Society of Automotive Engineers. Detroit, Michigan, March 15, 1943.

Box 23, Folder 2

Text of statement by W. Jeffers re Spare tires. Omaha, Nebraska, December 24, 1942.

Box 23, Folder 3

Miscellaneous, unidentified (3).

Box 23, Folder 4

T - correspondence.

Box 23, Folder 5

Telephone Appointments, W.M.J.

Box 23, Folder 6

Telephone Calls, W.M.J., 1942.

Box 23, Folder 7

Telephone Calls, 1943.

Box 23, Folder 8

Transportation. Railroads.

Box 23, Folder 9

Truman Committee, November 27, 1942.

Box 24, Folder 1

Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Box 24, Folders 2-4

Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Scope and Content Note

Map (in folder 4) showing location and status of oil wells in Los Angeles Harbor District as of:
  • 1) September 30, 1942.
  • 2) December 30, 1942.
Box 24, Folder 5

V - correspondence.

Box 24, Folder 6

W - correspondence.

Box 24, Folder 7

Weiner, Joseph L.

Box 24, Folder 8

XYZ - correspondence.

 

Clippings

Box 25, Folder 1

Baruch Committee.

Box 25

Cartoons

Box 25, Folder 2

California - Pennsylvania.

Box 25, Folder 3

Texas - Miscellaneous.

Boxes 25-28

Council of State Governments

Box 25, Folder 4

Alaska - Arkansas.

Box 25, Folders 5-6

California.

Box 26, Folder 1

Colorado - Illinois.

Box 26, Folder 2

Indiana - Kansas.

Box 26, Folder 3

Kentucky - Mississippi.

Box 26, Folder 4

Missouri - Montana.

Box 26, Folder 5

Nebraska.

Box 26, Folder 6

New York - Oklahoma.

Box 27, Folder 1

Oregon - Texas.

Box 27, Folder 2

Utah - Washington.

Box 27, Folder 3

West Virginia - Wyoming.

Box 27, Folder 4

Washington, D.C.

Box 27, Folder 5

Miscellaneous.

Box 27, Folders 6-7

Extra copies, vol.1.

Box 28, Folder 1

Extra copies, vol.1.

Box 28, Folders 2-3

Extra copies, vol.2.

Box 28-29

Elmer Davis

Box 28, Folder 4

Alabama - California.

Box 28, Folder 5

California.

Box 28, Folder 6

Colorado - Mississippi.

Box 29, Folder 1

Missouri - New York.

Box 29, Folder 2

North Carolina - Wyoming.

Box 29, Folder 3

Washington, D.C.

Box 29, Folder 4

Washington, D.C. - Miscellaneous.

Boxes 29-33

General

Box 29, Folder 5

Akron, Ohio.

Box 30, Folders 1-3

Los Angeles, vol.1.

Box 30, Folders 4-5

Los Angeles, vol.2.

Box 31, Folder 1

Los Angeles, vol.2.

Box 31, Folder 2

Washington, D.C. Miscellaneous.

Box 31, Folder 3

Washington, D.C. Washington Daily News.

Box 31, Folders 4-5

Washington, D.C. Washington Evening Star.

Box 31, Folder 6

Washington, D.C. Washington Post.

Box 32, Folders 1-3

Washington, D.C. Washington Post.

Box 32, Folders 4-6

Washington, D.C. Washington Times Herald.

Box 33, Folders 1-3

Washington, D.C. Washington Times Herald.

Box 33, Folders 4-5

Ikes, Harold.

Box 33, Folders 6-7

Monroe, John.

Box 34, Folders 1-2

Miscellaneous.

Boxes 34-35

Priorities

Box 34, Folder 3

Miscellaneous - Washington, D.C.

Box 34, Folder 4

Alabama - California.

Box 34, Folder 5

Colorado - Massachusetts.

Box 35, Folder 1

Michigan - New York.

Box 35, Folder 2

North Carolina - Wyoming.

Boxes 35-36

Race Tracks

Box 35, Folder 3

Arizona - California.

Box 35, Folders 4-5

California.

Box 36, Folders 1-2

California.

Box 36, Folder 3

Connecticut - Washington, D.C.

Boxes 36-37

Rayon

Box 36, Folder 4

Alabama - Maryland.

Box 36, Folder 5

Massachusetts - Ohio.

Box 36, Folder 6

Oklahoma - Vermont.

Box 37, Folder 1

Virginia - Miscellaneous.

Box 37, Folder 2-4

Resignation of William M. Jeffers.

Box 37, Folders 5-6

Trip, 1943.

Boxes 38-44

Untitled

Box 38, Folder 1

Alabama - Arkansas.

Box 38, Folders 2-4

California.

Box 39, Folder 1

California.

Box 39, Folder 2

Colorado - Delaware.

Box 39, Folder 3

Florida - Idaho.

Box 39, Folders 4-5

Illinois.

Box 40, Folder 1

Illinois.

Box 40, Folders 2-3

Illinois.

Box 40, Folder 4

Indiana - Kansas.

Box 40, Folder 5

Kansas.

Box 41, Folder 1

Kentucky - Massachusetts.

Box 41, Folder 2

Michigan - Mississippi.

Box 41, Folder 3

Missouri.

Box 41, Folder 4

Missouri - Montana.

Box 41, Folder 5

Nebraska.

Box 42, Folders 1-3

Nebraska.

Box 42, Folder 4

Nevada - New York.

Box 42, Folder 5

New York.

Box 43, Folder 1

North Carolina - Ohio.

Box 43, Folder 2

Ohio.

Box 43, Folder 3

Oklahoma - Oregon.

Box 43, Folder 4

Oregon.

Box 43, Folder 5

Rhode Island - Tennessee.

Box 44, Folder 1

Texas - Utah.

Box 44, Folder 2

Utah.

Box 44, Folder 3

Vermont - Washington.

Box 44, Folder 4

Washington - West Virginia.

Box 44, Folder 5

Wisconsin - Wyoming.

Box 45

Unsorted clippings.

 

Reports

Box 46, Folder 1

American Bakers Association.

Box 46, Folder 1

“A Report On the Distribution of Bread in Terms of Rubber, Gasoline and Manpower.” January 2, 1943.

Box 46, Folder 2

Government Publications

Box 46, Folder 2

“Annual Report of the Board of Investigation and Research.” September 22, 1942.

Box 46, Folder 2

“The Rubber Situation.” September 10, 1942.

Box 46, Folder 3

Kentucky Petroleum Marketers Association

Box 46, Folder 3

“Convention By Mail.” Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting and Convention, February 1943.

Box 46, Folder 4

National Association of Independent Tire Dealers.

Box 46, Folder 4

Proceedings. Annual Meeting & Rubber Conservation Conference, October 26-28, 1942.

Box 46, Folder 5

Phillips Petroleum Company.

Box 46, Folder 5

“Phillips and Synthetic Rubber.” 1943.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 46, Folder 6

Rubber Survey Committee.

Box 46, Folder 6

“Report of the Rubber Survey Committee.” September 10, 1942.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 46, Folder 7

“A Survey of the Compensation Paid to Outside Directors.” 1942.

Box 46

War Production Board

Box 46, Folder 8

“War Production in 1942.”

Box 46, Folder 9

Office of the Rubber Director.

Box 46, Folder 9

Progress Report no.1, November 30, 1942.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 46, Folder 9

Progress Report no.2, February 18, 1943.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 46, Folder 9

Progress Report no.3, May 17, 1943.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 46, Folder 10

“Wartime Highway Traffic Program.” 1942.

Physical Description: (2 copies)
 

Publications

Box 47, Folder 1

Business Week

Box 47, Folder 1

June 5, 1943 (no.718).

Box 47, Folder 1

June 3, 1944 (no.770).

Box 47, Folder 2

Collier's

Box 47, Folder 2

November 21, 1942 (vol.110, no.21).

Box 47, Folder 2

December 12, 1942 (vol.110, no.24).

Box 47, Folder 2

June 5, 1943 (vol.111, no.23).

Box 47, Folder 3

The Detroiter

Box 47, Folder 3

December 21, 1942 (vol.34, no.10).

Box 47, Folder 3

December 28, 1942 (vol.34, no.11).

Box 47, Folder 3

March 8, 1943 (vol.34, no.21).

Box 47, Folder 3

April 5, 1942 (vol.34, no.25).

Box 47, Folder 4

India Rubber World

Box 47, Folder 4

January 1943 (vol.107, no.4).

Box 47, Folder 4

February 1943 (vol.107, no.5).

Box 47, Folder 4

March 1943 (vol.107, no.6).

Box 47, Folder 4

April 1943 (vol.108, no.1).

Box 47, Folder 4

May 1943 (vol.108, no.2).

Box 47, Folder 4

June 1943 (vol.108, no.3).

Box 47, Folder 4

July 1943 (vol.108, no.4).

Box 47, Folder 5

Keystone Motorist

Box 47, Folder 5

December 1942 (vol.34, no.12).

Physical Description: (2 copies)
Box 47, Folder 5

May 1943 (vol.35, no.5).

Box 47, Folder 6

Life

Box 47, Folder 6

February 22, 1943 (vol.14, no.8).

Scope and Content Note

(One copy of complete magazine, one copy of article only)
Box 47, Folder 6

May 24, 1943 (vol.14, no.21).

Box 48, Folder 1

National Independent

Box 48, Folder 1

January 1943 (vol.2, no.9).

Box 48, Folder 1

April 1943 (vol.2, no.12).

Box 48, Folder 1

May 1943 (vol.3, no.1).

Box 48, Folder 1

June 1943 (vol.3, no.2).

Box 48, Folder 2

National Petroleum News

Box 48, Folder 2

October 21, 1942 (vol.34, no.42).

Box 48, Folder 2

October 28, 1942 (vol.34, no.43).

Box 48, Folder 2

November 11, 1942 (vol.34, no.45).

Box 48, Folder 2

November 25, 1942 (vol.34, no.47).

Box 48, Folder 2

December 2, 1942 (vol.34, no.48).

Box 48, Folder 2

December 9, 1942 (vol.34, no.49).

Box 48, Folder 3

Newsweek

Box 48, Folder 3

October 5, 1942 (vol.20, no.14).

Box 48, Folder 3

November 23, 1942 (vol.20, no.21).

Box 48, Folder 3

April 5, 1943 (vol.21, no.14).

Box 48, Folder 4

May 3, 1943 (vol.21, no.18).

Box 48, Folder 4

September 13, 1943 (vol.22, no.11).

Box 48, Folder 5

Norwalk Tire and Battery Topics

Box 48, Folder 5

May 1943 (vol.3, no.9).

Box 48, Folder 5

June 1943 (vol.3, no.10).

Box 48, Folder 6

The Notre Dame Alumnus

Box 48, Folder 6

February 1943 (vol.21, no.3).

Box 48, Folder 6

April 1943 (vol.21, no.4).

Box 48, Folder 7

Ohio Public Works

Box 48, Folder 7

December 1942 (vol.15, no.12).

Box 48, Folder 7

February 1943 (vol.16, no.2).

Box 48, Folder 8

Omaha Chamber of Commerce News Bulletin

Box 48, Folder 8

December 23, 1942 (vol.2, no.5).

Box 48, Folder 8

January 15, 1943 (vol.2, no.8).

Box 48, Folder 8

January 29, 1943 (vol.2, no.10).

Box 48, Folder 8

February 12, 1943 (vol.2, no.12).

Box 48, Folder 8

May 21, 1943 (vol.2, no.25).

Box 48, Folder 8

May 28, 1943 (vol.2, no.26).

Box 48, Folder 8

June 11, 1943 (vol.2, no.28).

Box 48, Folder 8

July 1943 (vol.2, no.29).

Box 48, Folder 8

August 1943 (vol.2, no.30).

Box 48, Folder 9

Public Opinion

Box 48, Folder 9

September-October 1942 (vol.12, no.1-2).

Box 48, Folder 9

November-December 1942 (vol.12, no.2-3).

Box 48, Folder 10

Railway Age

Box 48, Folder 10

May 22, 1943 (vol.114, no.21).

Box 48, Folder 10

July 24, 1943 (vol.115, no.4).

Box 48, Folder 5

The Rubber Age

Box 48, Folder 11

December 1942 (vol.52, no.3).

Box 48, Folder 11

March 1943 (vol.52, no.6).

Box 48, Folder 11

April 1943 (vol.53, no.1).

Box 49, Folder 1

May 1943 (vol.53, no.2).

Box 49, Folder 1

June 1943 (vol.53, no.3).

Box 49, Folder 1

July 1943 (vol.54[sic], no.4).

Box 49, Folder 2

Saturday Evening Post

Box 49, Folder 2

December 12, 1942 (vol.215, no.24).

Box 49, Folder 2

June 26, 1943 (vol.215, no.52).

Box 49, Folder 3

August 28, 1943 (vol.216, no.9).

Box 49, Folder 4

Time

Box 49, Folder 4

April 12, 1943 (vol.41, no.15).

Box 49, Folder 4

May 3, 1943 (vol.41, no.18).

Box 49, Folder 4

June 28, 1943 (vol.41, no.26).

Box 49, Folder 5

Tire Rebuilders News

Box 49, Folder 5

November 1942 (vol.5, no.7).

Box 49, Folder 5

December 1942 (vol.5, no.8).

Box 49, Folder 5

February 1943 (vol.5, no.10).

Box 49, Folder 5

March 1943 (vol.5, no.11).

Box 49, Folder 5

April 1943 (vol.5, no.12).

Box 49, Folder 5

May 1943 (vol.6, no.1).

Box 50, Folder 1

Tire Review

Box 50, Folder 1

November 1942 (vol.42, no.11).

Box 50, Folder 1

December 1942 (vol.42, no.12).

Box 50, Folder 1

February 1943 (vol.43, no.2).

Box 50, Folder 1

March 1943 (vol.43, no.3).

Box 50, Folder 2

April 1943 (vol.43, no.4).

Box 50, Folder 2

June 1943 (vol.43, no.6).

Box 50, Folder 2

July 1943 (vol.43, no.7).

Box 50, Folder 2

August 1943 (vol.43, no.8).

Box 50, Folder 3

United States News

Box 50, Folder 3

December 25, 1942 (vol.13, no.26).

Box 50, Folder 3

January 22, 1943 (vol.14, no.4).

Box 50, Folder 3

February 5, 1943 (vol.14, no.6).

Box 50, Folder 3

February 12, 1943 (vol.14, no.7).

Box 50, Folder 3

February 26, 1943 (vol.14, no.9).

Box 50, Folder 4

April 16, 1943 (vol.14, no.16).

Box 50, Folder 4

April 23, 1943 (vol.14, no.17).

Box 50, Folder 4

April 30, 1943 (vol.14, no.18).

Box 50, Folder 4

May 7, 1943 (vol.14, no.19).

Box 50, Folder 4

May 14, 1943 (vol.14, no.20).

Box 50, Folder 5

May 21, 1943 (vol.14, no.21).

Box 50, Folder 5

June 11, 1943 (vol.14, no.24).

Box 50, Folder 5

July 9, 1943 (vol.15, no.2).

Box 50, Folder 5

August 20, 1943 (vol.15, no.8).

Box 50, Folder 6

The Westerner

Box 50, Folder 6

April 1943 (vol.6, no.3).

Box 50, Folder 6

May 1943 (vol.6, no.4).

Box 50, Folder 6

June 1943 (vol.6, no.5).

Box 50, Folder 6

July 1943 (vol.6, no.6).

Box 50, Folder 6

August 1943 (vol.6, no.7).

Box 50, Folder 6

September 1943 (vol.6, no.8).

Box 50, Folder 7

The American, February 1943 (vol.135, no.2).

Box 50, Folder 7

The American Mercury, August 1943 (vol.62, no.236).

Box 50, Folder 7

The American Press, February 1943 (vol.61, no.4).

Box 50, Folder 8

The American War Dad, January 1944 (vol.2, no.1

Box 50, Folder 8

The Annals of Agriculture, July 15, 1943.

Box 50, Folder 8

Arbitration in Action, January 1943 (vol.1, no.1)

Box 51, Folder 1

The Architectural Forum, May 1943 (vol.78, no.5).

Box 51, Folder 2

Army Day Review, April 6, 1943.

Box 51, Folder 2

The Automotive News, February 1, 1943 (vol.18, no.2756).

Box 51, Folder 3

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineer's Magazine, December 1942 (vol.113, no.6).

Box 51, Folder 3

The Bulletin Index, February 18, 1943 (vol.122, no.7).

Box 51, Folder 3

Current Biography, November 1943 (vol.3, no.11).

Box 51, Folder 3

Dun's Review, June 1943 (vol.51, no.2182).

Box 51, Folder 3

East Texas Oil, February 1943 (vol.9, no.10).

Box 51, Folder 4

The Goodyear News, June 1943 (vol.32, no.6).

Box 51, Folder 4

G U I A, June 1943 (vol.40, no.6).

Box 51, Folder 4

Headlines Today and Tomorrow in National Real Estate News, July l0,1943 (vol.10, no.28).

Box 51, Folder 4

Lee-dership, December 1942.

Box 51, Folder 4

Maryland Motorist, March 1943 (vol.23, no.3).

Box 51, Folder 4

The Mines Magazine, June 1943 (vol.33, no.6).

Box 51, Folder 4

Motorland, September 1943 (vol.51, no.3).

Box 51, Folder 4

The Nebraska Taxpayer, May-June 1943 (vol.4, no.3).

Box 51, Folder 5

Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association, February 1943.

Box 51, Folder 5

Printers' Ink, March 26, 1943 (vol.202, no.13).

Box 51, Folder 5

Public Policy Digest, January-February 1943. (Nos. 31-32).

Box 51, Folder 5

Railroad Data, February 26, 1943 (vol.22, no.5).

Box 51, Folder 5

The Railroad Trainman, November 1942 (vol.59, no.11).

Box 51, Folder 5

Railroader, October 1942 (vol.4, no.5).

Box 51, Folder 6

Reader's Digest, July 1943 (vol.43, no.255).

Box 51, Folder 6

Report For the Business Executive, February 4, 1943 (no.207).

Box 51, Folder 6

A Report to Goodyear Employees for 1942 ... A Year of War.

Physical Description: (Only the cover and 1p.)
Box 51, Folder 6

Scouting, January 1943 (vol.31, no.1)

Box 51, Folder 6

Tires Service Station, September 1942 (vol.24, no.2).

Box 51, Folder 6

Traffic Topics, January 1943 (vol.17, no.1).

Box 51, Folder 6

Traffic World, May 8, 1943 (vol.71, no.19).

Box 51, Folder 6

Transport Topics, August 2, 1943 (vol.17, no.45).

Box 51, Folder 7

U.S.August 1943 (vol.2, no.8).

Box 51, Folder 7

U.S. Detroiter, May 1943.

Box 51, Folder 7

W A C O, November 1942 (vol.20, no.133).

Box 51, Folder 7

War Plant Employee Transportation (Booklet no.3). “Automobile Maintenance,” 1943.

Box 51, Folder 7

Yearbook (National Association of Independent Tire Dealers, Incorporated), 1942.

Note

(Publications - see also packages)
 

Newspapers to Certificates, Petitions, Resolutions, etc.

Box 52, Folder 1

“Texas to be World's Greatest Rubber Production Center.” The Daily Times Herald (Dallas, Texas), Sunday, June 27, 1943.

Physical Description: (Part 3 only)
Box 52, Folder 2

“Salute to Synthetic Rubber.” The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), Sunday, June 27, 1943.

Physical Description: (Section 4 only)
Box 52, Folder 3

The Gasoline Retailer. Eastern States Edition.

Box 52, Folder 3

April 17, 1943 (vol.25, no.8).

Box 52, Folder 3

May 1, 1943 (vol.25, no.9).

Box 52, Folder 3

May 15, 1943 (vol.25, no.10).

Box 52, Folder 3

May 29, 1943 (vol.25, no.11).

Box 52, Folder 4

June 12, 1943 (vol.25, no.12).

Box 52, Folder 4

June 26, 1943 (vol.25, no.13).

Box 52, Folder 4

July 24, 1943 (vol.25, no.15).

Box 52, Folder 4

August 7, 1943 (vol.25, no.16).

Box 52, Folder 5

The College of Idaho.

Box 52, Folder 5

The Council of the City of Los Angeles.

Box 52, Folder 5

Franklin and Marshall College.

Box 52, Folder 5

International Association of Machinists.

Box 52, Folder 5

Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Box 52, Folder 6

Union Pacific Retired Employes Association.

Box 52, Folder 6

Universitas Creightoniana.

Box 52, Folder 6

University of Nebraska Alumni Association of Southern California.

Box 52, Folder 6

University of Wyoming.

Box 52, Folder 6

Papal Petition.

Scope and Content Note

Certificates, etc.

Note

(See also packages)
 

Memorabilia

Box 53, Folder 1

The Association of Master Knights of the Sovereign Military

Box 53, Folder 1

Order of Malta in the United States of America.

Box 53, Folder 1

Booklet, March 1, 1950.

Physical Description: (61pp. Leather bound)

Scope and Content Note

Including list of officers and members, history, and constitution.
Box 53, Folder 1

Dinner menu and program, January 19, 1950.

Box 53, Folder 2

Autograph Album.

Box 53, Folder 2

Union Pacific associates of William M. Jeffers. Presented to him, January 31, 1946.

Box 53, Folder 3

Photographs.

Box 53, Folder 3

Tour of Inspection. Lake Charles, Louisiana, June 1, 1943.

Box 53, Folder 3

Visit to Seiberling Rubber Company. Akron, Ohio, October 16, 1942.

Box 53, Folder 4

Plaque - To William M. Jeffers, 1945.

Box 53, Folder 5

Programs.

Box 53, Folder 5

Banquet in honor of Edgar Eugene Calvin of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, October 16, 1928.

Box 53, Folder 5

President's Birthday Ball, January 13, 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Also, Supplement to Official Program.
Box 53, Folder 5

Seating list for President's Birthday Reception and Dinner, January 29, 1943.

Physical Description: (3 copies)
Box 48, Folder 5

Miscellaneous.

Box 53, Folder 6

Funeral Mass and Burial Service (Booklet). William Martin Jeffers, March 10, 1953.

Box 53, Folder 6

A Golden Tribute to a Master Builder (booklet) from the Ladies Auxiliary, Union Pacific Old Timers' Club, no.3..

Box 53, Folder 6

Large bandana-type momento (2) from Salt Lake City congratulation Jeffers, October 1, 1937.

Box 53, Folder 6

Poem by C. Paul Harrington.

Scope and Content Note

Sung at the celebration honoring Wm Martin Jeffers on his ascendancy to the Presidency of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Box 53, Folder 6

Sketch of a Rubber Tree.

 

Books

Box 54

The Book of Knowledge Annual. E.V. McLoughlin, ed., 1943.

Box 54

Forty Years After - An Appreciation of the Genius of Edward Henry Harriman by Robert A. Lovett, 1949.

Box 54

The House of Goodyear - A Story of Rubber and of Modern Business by Hugh Allen, 1943.

Box 54

Repairmen Will Get You - If You Don't Watch Out by Roger William Riis and John Patric, 1942.

Box 54

The Telegrapher. Published by the National Telegraphic Union, September 1, 1867-August 22, 1868 (vol.4).

Box 54

Trees and Test Tubes by Charles Morrow Wilson, 1943.

 

Publications

Box 55

Albriendo Senderos. Morrison-Knudsen Company, Incorporated, 1943.

Scope and Content Note

For presentation to Latin American countries.
Box 55

The Army and Navy Journal (special issue), “The United States at War” (vol.80, no.15).

Physical Description: (Bound volume)
Box 48, Folder 5

Fortune, May 1943 (vol.27, no.5).

Box 55

The Oil and Gas Journal, November 26, 1942 (vol.41, no.29).

 

Report

Box 55

Window Display. American Association of Advertising Agencies, 1937.

Scope and Content Note

A national window display research made for the Advertising Research Foundation of Association of National Advertisers, Incorporated.
Box 55

“Presenting the Resources and Natural Advantages of Carmi, Illinois and White County as a location for a Synthetic Rubber Factory.” December 1942.

Physical Description: (Bound)
 

Scrapbook

Box 56

Presidency of Union Pacific Railroad, 1937.

Box 57

Golden Spike Days. Omaha, Nebraska, April 26-29, 1939.

Box 58

Naugatuck Synthetic and Reclaimed Rubber Plants, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

[Photographs of synthetic rubber and reclaimed rubber plants.] Presented to Wm Jeffers by the United States Rubber Company.
 

Certificates, Petitions, Resolutions, etc.

Box 59

Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to boyhood, March 7, 1949.

Box 59

State of Michigan - Michigan Legislature.

Box 59

Senate Resolution no.32.

Box 59

Sufficient metals allocated to factories for production of syntheitc rubber, March 25, 1943.

Box 59

Senate Resolution no.33, March 25, 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Extending speed regulations on commercial vehicles.
Box 59

University of Notre Dame. Academic citation for degree.

Box 59

Universitas Dominae Nostrae a Lacu. Legum Doctor conferred upon Wm Jeffers, December 20, 1942.

Box 59

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. MA degree in English & Philosophy. Awarded to Eileen Julia Keliher, June 5, 1929.

Box 59

Franklin and Marshall College. Legum Doctoris conferred upon Wm Jeffers, October 1, 1937.

Scope and Content Note

[Also], 1 unable to identify.
 

Political Cartoons

Box 59

“Marching As to War!” Walter La Hue.

Box 59

“Dark and Bloody Ground.” Carl Rose.

Box 59

“Giving Him the Highball.” Web Brown. Akron Beacon Journal, September 17, 1942.

Box 59

“With His Orders In His Hand.” Walter La Hue.

Box 59

“Oh, Boy!” Alexander.

Box 59

“This Is America!” John Ranck.

Box 59

“Who's Going to Back Up?”

Box 59

“The Zero Hour” (Editorial cartoon). Herald-American.

Box 59

“The Man at the Throttle is 'Casey' Jeffers!” Roy Braxton Justus (b.1901).

Box 59

“And That's Where You Come In!” Web Brown. Akron Beacon Journal, October 15, 1942.

Box 59

“Going Our Way, Brother?” Newton Pratt. The McClatchy Newspapers of California, October 16, 1942.

Box 59

“Flash - Man Bites Dog!” Newton Pratt. The McClatchy Newspapers of California, October 14, 1942.

Box 59

______. Web Brown. Akron Beacon Journal, November 24, 1942.

Box 59

“The New Champ.” McGaw.

Box 59

______. James Thomas Berryman (1902- ).

Box 59

[Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, September 28, 1942.

Box 59

______. Clifford Kennedy Berryman (1869-1949).

Box 59

[Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, June 1943.

Box 59

______. C.K. Berryman, [Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, January 1943.

Box 59

“Blowing The Lid Off.” C.K. Berryman, [Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, January 27, 1943.

Box 59

______. C.K. Berryman, [Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, December 1, 1943.

Box 59

______. C.K. Berryman, [Washington, D.C.]. Evening Star, June 1943.

Box 59

“Clear The Way!” Howard Fisher, Oregon Journal.

Box 59

“Timely Reminder.” Howard Fisher, Oregon Journal.

Box 59

______. Silvey Jackson Ray (b.1891).

Box 59

“Persistence Wins.” S.J. Ray.

Box 59

“It's Tough Being a King--There's Always An Ace In the Pack-- and a Joker!” Jim Berryman.

Box 59

“Expedite the Expediters!” Hal Coffman.

Box 59

“How Things Do Change!” Hal Coffman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1942.

Box 59

______. Norman, The Boston Post.

Box 59

“In the Nick of Time.” Herbert Lawrence Block (b.1909).

Box 59

“Running His Own Interference!” Charles George Werner (b.1909).

Box 59

“Now We're Railroadin' ” Ralph Lee, The Oregonian, September 17, 1942.

Box 59

“One Man Who's Not Afraid!” Claude Shafer, Cincinnati Times-Star, October 14, 1942.

Box 59

______. Cloyd J. Sweigert. May 20, 1943.

Box 59

______. Fred Little Packer (1886-1956).

Box 59

“Something About to Happen.” Vaughn Richard Shoemaker (b.1902).

Box 59

“Three Men On a Raft.” Tom Carlisle.

Box 59

“How He Keeps It Going Is a Mystery.” Shafer.

Box 59

“Wm. M. Jeffers, Outstanding American.” Bob Satterfield.

Box 59

“All's Peaceful On the Potomac!” John Miller Baer (b.1886).

Box 59

“A Gulliver In Lilliput.” Hugh McMillen Hutton (b.1897). Philadelphia Inquirer.

Box 59

“More Bureaucracy.” Gregg.

 

Miscellaneous

Box 58

Posters (2).

Box 58

World War II fighting airplanes.

Physical Description: (20 prints)
Box 58

Painting of the Yermo, California train depot.

Box 58

2 copies of the Victory Creed.

Scope and Content Note

Including photograph of airborne fighting airplanes.
Box 58

2 large photographs of train engines.

 

Books

Box 60

Views in Liberia. Firestone Plantations Company, [1942].

Box 60

The Dallas Southwest. Industrial Department, Dallas Chamber of Commerce, 1942.

 

Bound Newspapers

Box 60

April 13-May 31, 1945.

 

Scrapbook: World Premiera “Union Pacific”

Box 59

Omaha, April 28, 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs and bound newspapers of golden spike days.