Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1934-1944

Processed by K. Lopaty; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1934-1944

Collection number: 1164

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
K. Lopaty, October 1975
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003 and Amy Shung-Gee Wong, January 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.


Container List

 

Chiefly Speeches Spanning the Years 1934-1944

Box 1, Folders 1-2

1934.

Box 1, Folder 3

1935.

Box 1, Folder 4

1936.

Box 1, Folder 5

1937.

Box 1, Folder 6

1938.

Box 1, Folder 7

1939.

Box 1, Folder 8

1940.

Box 1, Folder 9

1941.

Box 1, Folder 10

1942.

Box 1, Folder 11

1943.

Box 1, Folder 12

1944.