Overview of the Wendell L. Willkie Campaign Speeches

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Overview of the Wendell L. Willkie Campaign Speeches

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Hoover Institution Archives Staff
Date Completed:
2009
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Wendell L. Willkie campaign speeches
Dates: 1940
Collection Number: XX647
Creator: Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Collection Size: 13 phonorecords
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Relates to American foreign and domestic policy. Includes speeches delivered at Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a few radio announcements.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wendell L. Willkie campaign speeches, Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives

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Biographical Note

Republican candidate for president of the United States, 1940.

Scope and Content of Collection

Relates to American foreign and domestic policy. Includes speeches delivered at Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a few radio announcements.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Presidents--United States--Election 1940.
Phonorecords.
Statesmen--United States.


Partial Collection Contents

Discs 1-8

Sound recording of Willkie speech in San Francisco 1940 September 21

Access Information

Use copy reference number: xx647_a_0002847

Scope and Content Note

Willkie is introduced as a progressive Republican. Speaking about foreign policy, he criticizes Wallace for stoking fear of Nazis on the campaign trail, saying many aspects of foreign policy should not be politicized. He further criticizes the New Deal on monetary concerns. First, he says Roosevelt has made international trade hard due to uncertainty in the value of the dollar. Furthermore, he says the rejection of the London summit caused the currencies of gold-block nations (i.e. France) to crash. Willkie reads a 1937 Churchill speech advocating actions FDR has since not taken; Willkie uses this to help charge that Roosevelt's policies have lead to the downfall of Europe and the current climate. Willkie believes the New Deal has been a failure on the domestic front as well, leading America to bankruptcy and unconstitutional government. He further criticizes Roosevelt for packing the Supreme Court while other, more important issues needed to be dealt with. He concludes by warning of the perils of bankruptcy and saying he is a friend of the laboring class. KPO broadcast. In English.
Discs 9-12

Sound recording of Willkie speech in Los Angeles 1940 September 19

Access Information

Use copy reference number: xx647_a_0005956

Scope and Content Note

In this stump speech Willkie criticizes the economic policies of the New Deal. He argues philosophical points but also describes various individual effects, such as how tax-free government bonds dissuade investors from allocating funds to jobs-producing, risky business investment. In English. (4 discs)
 

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