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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1934-1944
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie,
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1944
    Collection number: 1164
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) was the president of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation (1933), a utility company operating in 11 states. He became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal and was the Republican presidential nominee for the campaign of 1940. The collection consists of ephemera, chiefly Willkie's speeches, arranged chronologically.
    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 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie (Collection 1164). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Willkie was born on February 18, 1892 in Elwood, Indiana; became president in 1933 of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, a utility company operating in 11 states; became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal; became the Republican nominee in its unsuccessful presidential campaign of 1940; wrote One world (1943), urging international cooperation after World War II; died on October 8, 1944 in New York City, after withdrawing from the 1944 presidential campaign.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of ephemera, chiefly speeches, of Wendell Willkie, arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Willkie, William L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
    Presidential candidates--United States--Archival resources.
    Addresses.