Register of the William Henry Irwin Papers, 1890-1942.

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Register of the William Henry Irwin Papers, 1890-1942.

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
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© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Henry Irwin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1942.
Collection number: 48011
Creator: Irwin, Will, 1873-1948.
Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (5.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, and printed matter, relating to Herbert Hoover, and to political and social conditions in the U.S. Includes drafts of fictional and other writings by W. H. Irwin, and correspondence with Herbert Hoover.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Henry Irwin Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1948.

Accruals

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Access Points

Journalism--United States.
United States--Politics and government.
Journalists.

Biographical Note.

1873, Sept. 14 Born, Oneida, New York
1899 A.B., Stanford University
1940 Dr. Humane Letters, Knox College
1896 Editor-in-chief, Daily Palo Alto
1900 Editor, San Francisco Wave
1902-1904 Sunday editor, San Francisco Chronicle
1906-1907 Editor, McClure's Magazine
1914-1915 War correspondent, London Daily Mail
1914-1915 Member of executive committee, Commission for Relief in Belgium
1916-1918 War correspondent, Saturday Evening Post
1918 Chief Foreign Department, Committee on Public Information
1914 Author, BEATING BACK (With Al Jennings)
1925 Author, YOUTH RIDES WEST
1927 Author, HOW RED IS AMERICA?
1927 Author, HIGHLIGHTS OF MANHATTAN
1929 Author, HERBERT HOOVER --A REMINISCENT BIOGRAPHY
1936 Author, PROPAGANDA AND THE NEWS
1940 Author, SPY AND COUNTERSPY (With E. V. Voska)
1942 Author, THE MAKING OF A REPORTER

Series Description

Box No. 1.

Letters Received, 1927-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Letters recieved from Herbert Hoover, arranged chronologically.
Box No. 1-6.

Manuscripts and Related Material, 1890-1942.

Scope and Content Note

Typed and holograph manuscripts of published and unpublished titles by Will Irwin, arranged in two groups (articles/essays and books/serializatons) and thereunder chronologically. Related material, such as correspondence and source data, follows the pertinent manuscript.
Box No. 6.

Miscellaneous, 1916-1926.

Scope and Content Note

Two folders of clippings and memorabilia.
On shelf following collection.

Printed Matter, 1896-1900.

Scope and Content Note

Two bound volumes of newspapers, portions of which apparently are marked for Irwin authorship.

Container List

 

LETTERS RECEIVED, 1927-1940

Box 1.

Twenty-eight and a half letters received from Herbert Hoover, 1927-1940

 

MANUSCRIPTS AND RELATED MATERIAL, 1890-1942

Box 1.

Articles and essays

 

High school essays, ca. 1890

 

My Religion

 

The Passing of the Hick

 

How to Talk to Politicians

 

Stop Tinkering with the Movies

 

County Jail - Alias School for Crime

 

Five Coast Guard Articles - synopsis

 

The Royal Giver

 

Kingfish over the White House

 

The Rise of the C.I.O.

 

If Washington had Said "Yes"

 

Crime-crazy

 

Exit the Bank Robber

 

Men See without Eyes

 

Landon of Kansas

 

All Primed for Prohibition

 

Dubinsky Goes on Strike

 

Ten Years of Movie Control

 

Our Adolescent Joiners

 

A Set-back for C.I.O.

 

Catching Up with China

 

We Are Advertised by Our Loving Friends

 

Can They Stand the Gaff

 

Child Health Article

 

Savage America

 

Savage America - (2nd article, "They Lynched the Wrong Man")

 

Is Edgar Hoover on the Spot?

 

Will You Loose Your Birthday?

 

Lewis for President?

 

A Hundred Billions for Pensions?

 

Interview with Herbert Hoover

 

Where Character Education Shows Results

 

Let's Not Be Suckers Again

 

Letters received, January 11, 1940, Brandt Publishers to Will Irwin concerning manuscripts of published articles

 

Books and serializations

 

Beating Back, 1914. With Al J. Jennings

Box 2.

Source material for Beating Back

 

Colonel Charles R. Forbes, 1924

 

Youth Rides West, 1925

 

How Red Is America, 1927

 

Highlights of Manhattan, 1927

 

Holograph draft, incomplete; typed draft, incomplete

Box 3.

Herbert Hoover - A Reminiscent Biography, 1929

 

First working draft

 

First draft, before Hoover revision, chapters 1-11

Box 4.

First draft, before Hoover revision, chapters 12-23

 

First draft rewritten, chapters 6-11

 

Final draft, chapters 8-22

 

Final draft rewritten, chapters 9-21

 

Two telegrams concerning manuscript

 

Honors and degrees of Herbert Hoover

 

Published and unpublished reports on U.S. Department of Commerce studies, 1928-1932

 

Letter from Will Irwin to Ruth E. Gosnell, Sept. 2, 1933

Box 5.

Propaganda and the News, 1936

 

Chapters 1-24, complete

 

Chapters 20-24, copy

 

Spy and Counterspy, 1940. With E. V. Voska

 

Complete Draft

 

Correction and inserts

 

Statement about Dr. Albert's portfolio

 

Making of a Reporter, 1942

 

Synopsis, chapters III to 1933

 

Chapters 1-8

Box 6.

Chapters 9-30

 

MISCELLANEOUS, 1916-1926

Box 6.

Clippings, 1916-1926

 

Memorabilia

 

PRINTED MATTER, 1896-1900

Box On shelf.

"Daily Palo Alto" (Stanford, California), Vols. 8-12 (1896-1900) in one bound volume. Marked portions between September 4, 1896 and December 16, 1896 indicate Irwin authorship

 

"The Wave" (San Francisco, California), Vols. 20-21 (1899-1900) in one bound volume. Marked portions indicate Irwin authorship.