Guide to the Sheridan Downey Papers, 1929-1961

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Guide to the Sheridan Downey Papers, 1929-1961

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 834

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Sheridan Downey Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1961
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 834
Creator: Downey, Sheridan, 1884-1961
Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes, 6 cartons, and 9 volumes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Letters, Mss. of his writings and speeches; subject files; scrapbooks; and clippings, relating primarily to his political career as U.S. Senator from California, 1939-1950, with information on his investigation of the Central Valley Project.

Included also are a few papers relating to his father, Stephen Wheeler Downey, and other members of the Downey and Owen families.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sheridan Downey Papers, BANC MSS C-B 834, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Biographical Sketch

Sheridan Downey was born in Laramie, Wyoming in 1884, the son of Evangeline Victoria (Owen) and Stephen Wheeler Downey. He was educated in the public schools there and was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1907. In the same year he was admitted to the bar and returned to Laramie to practice law. In 1913 he moved to Sacramento where he continued his law career. He made several unsuccessful attempts to win election to public office including a campaign for lieutenant governor in 1934. In 1938 he was elected to the United States Senate and served until his resignation, November 30, 1950. He then practiced law in Washington, D.C. until his death in 1961.

Scope and Content

Senator Downey's papers were given to The Bancroft Library by his son Sheridan Downey, Jr., in 1962, with additions from several other children. They relate mainly to his career in the Senate. Photographs have been removed to the Library's Pictorial Collections.
A key to arrangement and partial list of correspondents follow.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Downey, 1929-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Typed copies arranged chronologically, relating mainly to his career in the United States Senate and to his book They Would Rule the Valley. A few were written for him by members of his staff.
Boxes 1-5

Letters written to Downey.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement. Unlisted letters are arranged alphabetically as "Miscellaneous Letters" at the beginning of the file.
Ctn. 1

Manuscripts of his writings.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript (some carbons), arranged alphabetically.
 

America Enters a New Era

 

The American City on Trial

 

An Engineer on the Stand

 

California

 

A Day to Remember

 

Post War Collapse

 

Post War Plan

 

Report on the Senate

 

Roads Will Win the War

 

Shadow and Substance

 

Some California Firsts

 

The Story of a Treaty

 

Miscellaneous

carton Ctns. 1 & 2

Copies of the Congressional Record containing Downey's speeches and remarks, 1939-1950

Ctn. 2

Speeches, 1939-1949 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Mainly typed copies of radio speeches arranged chronologically
 

Subject files

 

Bullitt & Kennedy

Scope and Content Note

Memos and clippings re speeches of ambassadors Bullitt and Kennedy before a secret military affairs committee
carton Ctns. 2 & 3

Central Valley Project Investigation

Scope and Content Note

Photostatic copies of employment records and other information re several Bureau of Reclamation employees, statistical data compiled by the Bureau of Reclamation and other agencies, copies of correspondence, memos and misc. notes.
Ctn. 3

Mexico

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondence and other items re Downey's visit in 1940 as guest of the Mexican government.
 

Mexican Water Treaty

Scope and Content Note

Statistical data compiled by various federal agencies, copies of correspondence, etc. re reclamation, irrigation and other water problems; memos and notes by Downey and others
 

Neutrality

Scope and Content Note

Draft of letter from Downey to Pres. Roosevelt and clippings re his support of the Neutrality Bill.
 

Reber Plan

Scope and Content Note

Reprints and clippings
 

Salt Water Conversion

Scope and Content Note

Statistical data, copies of correspondence, reports by various agencies, reprints re possible methods of de-salting sea water.
 

Senate Bills, Resolutions and Reports

 

Tidelands - Oil

Scope and Content Note

Copies of correspondence, clippings, press releases re development of offshore oil.
 

Townsend Plan

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, convention programs, clippings
 

Water

Scope and Content Note

Typed copy of proceedings of the Senate Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs to investigate and report on water conditions and needs in Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Downey was chairman. Incomplete.
 

Personalia

Scope and Content Note

Certificate of honorary membership, Sacramento Chamber of Commerce; identification card for U.S. Senate; certificate of election to Senate, etc.
 

Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Various Members of the Downey Family

Scope and Content Note

Include data re Civil War record of Stephen Wheeler Downey (Downey's father); biographical data re Evangeline Victoria (Owen) Downey (Downey's mother) and June Etta Downey (Downey's sister) and typed copy of Reminiscences of William O. Owen (Downey' s uncle).
Ctn. 4

Miscellany

Scope and Content Note

Directory of the 1907 law class, University of Michigan; list of persons sent copies of They Would Rule the Valley; copies of form letters used while senator, invitations, calling cards, etc.
 

Downey's Published Writings

 

The Chain Store Menace

 

The Coming Crisis.

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Courage America.

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Onward America

 

Pensions or Penury.

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

They Would Rule the Valley.

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Truth About the Tidelands.

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

Why I Believe in the Townsend Plan.

Physical Description: 2 copies
carton Ctns. 4 & 5

Scrapbooks

Scope and Content Note

Contain clippings relating mainly to his career in politics. A few volumes also contain correspondence (see Partial List of Correspondents), photographs, invitations and programs.

See also Clippings in Carton 6
volume v. 1

1932-1935

volume v. 2 (on shelf)

1933-1934

volume v. 3

1935-1936

volume v. 4

ca. 1938

volume v. 5

ca. 1938

Ctn. 5, volume v. 6

ca. 1939

volume v. 7

1939

volume v. 8

1939

volume v. 9 (on shelf)

1939-1942

volume v. 10 (on shelf)

1941.

Scope and Content Note

The Launching of the Liberty Ship John C. Fremont, christened by Mrs. Sheridan Downey
volume v. 11 (on shelf)

1942-1944

volume v. 12 (on shelf)

1942-1943

volume v. 13 (on shelf)

1943

volume v. 14 (on shelf)

1944

volume v. 15

1945-1946

volume v. 16 (on shelf)

1947

volume v. 17

1947-1948

volume v. 18

1946-1949

volume v. 19 (on shelf)

1947-1949

volume v. 20

1950

volume v. 21

1950

Ctn. 6

Clippings. See also Scrapbooks, Cartons 4 & 5.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by subject.
 

Downey

Physical Description: (5 folders)
 

Downey & family

Physical Description: (4 folders)
 

Drew Pearson

Physical Description: (1 folder)
 

Epic & Upton Sinclair

Physical Description: (1 folder)
 

They Would Rule the Valley

Physical Description: (1 folder)
 

Miscellaneous

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abrams, Duff Andrew, 1880-

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

Acheson, Dean Gooderham, 1893-

 

Letter, Feb. 3, 1949

 

Adams, Elbert G.

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1947

 

Aiken, George David, 1892-

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1950

 

Allen, James H.

See National Water Conservation Conference

 

Allen, Lawrence W.

See Payroll Guarantee Association

 

Allen, Robert Sharon, 1900-

See Pearson, Drew

 

Amigos Mexicanos del Pueblo de Norteamerica

 

Letter, Jan. 6, 1941

 

Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-

 

3 letters, 1947-1956.

Additional Note

Letters, 1956, written to Bert L. Smith
 

Anderson, John Zuinglius, 1904-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Arnold, Henry H., 1886-

 

Letter, Jan. 21, 1948

 

Austin, De Graff

 

Letter, Jan. 29, 1948

 

Baker, Claude F.

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Baldwin, Raymond Earl, 1893-

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1947

 

Ball, Joseph Hurst, 1905-

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Ban The Japs Committee

 

Postcard, Oct. 23, 1944.

Additional Note

Written by George L. Kelley, Chairman
 

Bancroft, Philip, 1881-1975

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Banta, Parke Monroe, 1891-

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Barbe, Muriel Culp

 

Letter, Apr. 3, 1950.

Additional Note

Concerning rumor that Downey's decision not to run for re-election is a sellout to Nixon.
 

Barkley, Alben William, 1877-

 

3 letters, 1941-1948.

See also letter, Mar. 26, 1947, in v. 14.

 

Bartlett, Edward Lewis, 1904-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Baruch, Bernard Mannes, 1870-

 

3 letters, 1941-1942.

Additional Note

Letter, Sept. 23, 1941, includes draft of reply.
 

Bauer, Harry John, 1883-

 

Letter, Dec. 26, 1947

 

Beck, Dave

 

Letter, Nov. 23, 1942

 

Beek, Joseph Allan, 1888-

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Beery, Wallace, 1886-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Bennett, James Van Benschofen, 1894-

 

Letter, July 29, 1942

 

Benton, William, 1900-

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1950

 

Biddle, Francis, 1886-

 

4 letters, 1941-1942.

See also U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.

 

Biffle, Leslie L., 1889-

 

2 letters, 1941-1947.

See also letter, Mar. 10, 1948, in v. 14.

 

Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, 1877-1947

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1947, in v. 14

 

Bixby, Fred Hathaway, 1875-

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1948

 

Bjorn, Russell

 

Letter, Feb. 13, 1948

 

Bland, Schuyler Otis, 1872-1950

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Blatnik, John Anton, 1911-

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Boddy, Elias Manchester, 1891-

 

Telegram, Mar. 29, 1950.

See also Houser, Frederick Francis

 

Bowles, Chester, 1901-

 

Letter, June 14, 1946

 

Bramblett, Ernest King, 1901-

 

3 letters, 1947-1950

 

Bricker, John William, 1893-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Brooks, Charles Wayland, 1897-1957

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

 

Letter, May 15, 1947, in v. 14.

Additional Note

Written by A. F. Whitney, President
 

Brown, Prentiss Marsh, 1889-

 

Letter, Nov. 11, 1942

 

Busbey, Fred Ernst, 1895-

 

Letter, Jan. 16, 1948

 

Bushfield, Harlan John, 1882-1948

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Butler, John Marshall, 1897-

 

Letter, Nov. 9, 1950

 

Byrnes, James Francis, 1879-

 

2 letters, 1940-1941

 

California. Dept. of Motor Vehicles

See McCarthy, Robert

 

California. Division of Mines

 

2 letters, 1956

 

California. Governor

See Warren, Earl

 

California. University. President

See Sproul, Robert Gordon

 

California Canning Peach Association

 

Letter, Oct. 26, 1942.

Additional Note

Written by W. J. Edinger, Manager
 

California Farm Bureau Federation

 

Letter, June 12, 1948.

See also Wiser, Ray Beyer

 

California Historical Society

See Parratt, Edna Martin

 

California Prune and Apricot Growers Association

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1943.

Additional Note

Written by F. M. Shay, President
 

California Shipbuilding Corporation

 

Letter, Sept. 20, 1941.

Additional Note

Written to Mrs. Downey
 

California State Federation of Labor

 

Letter, June 27, 1942.

Additional Note

Written by C. J. Haggerty, President
 

California Wool Growers Association

 

Letter, Apr. 11, 1950.

Additional Note

Written by W. P. Wing, Secretary
 

Capehart, Homer Earl, 1897-

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Carrington, Richard Adams, 1906-

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1947

 

Carter, James Marshall, 1904-

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950

 

Carter, Jesse Washington, 1888-1959

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1948

 

Chadwick, Wallace Lacy, 1897-

 

Letter, Jan. 11, 1948

 

Chandler, A. E.

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Chandler, Albert Benjamin, 1898-

 

Letter, Nov. 9, 1942

 

Chase, Stuart, 1888-

 

Letter, Jan. 13, 1944

 

Chavez, Dennis, 1888-

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Christopher, George

 

2 letters, 1948-1957.

Additional Note

Letter, June 10, 1957, written while Mayor of San Francisco.
 

Church, Marguerite Stitt, 1892-

 

Letter, May 23, 1950

 

Clark, Thomas Campbell, 1899-

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1948, in v. 14.

 

Clemens, Cyril, 1902-

See International Mark Twain Society

 

Clements, Earle C., 1896-

 

Letter, Nov. 15, 1950

 

Coghlan, John P., 1876-

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Commercial Telegraphers' Union

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1950.

Additional Note

Written by John E. Meaney
 

Connally, Thomas Terry (Tom), 1877-

 

Letter, Dec. 20, 1947

 

Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

Crawford, Roscoe Campbell, 1887-

 

Letter, Dec. 10, 1947

 

Currie, Lauchlin, 1902-

 

Letter, Oct. 30, 1940

 

Dana, Marshall Newport, 1885-

 

Letter, Nov. 30, 1948

 

Daniels, Josephus, 1862-

 

2 letters, 1940-1941

 

Darby, Harry, 1895-

 

Letter, Sept. 5, 1950

 

Davies, Joseph Edward, 1876-

 

2 letters, 1942-1943.

Additional Note

Concern his book Mission to Moscow.
 

Democratic Party. California. Humboldt County Central Committee

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Democratic Party. National Committee

 

2 letters, 1940-1941.

See also

Farley, James Aloysius

Flynn, Edward Joseph

Hannegan, Robert E.

 

D'Ewart, Wesley Abner, 1889-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

De Witt, John Lesesne, 1880-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1941.

Additional Note

Concerns reports of blackouts on the Pacific Coast
 

Dies, Martin, 1900-

See U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

 

Di Giorgio, P., 1906-

 

Letter, Nov. 26, 1956

 

Dirksen, Everett McKinley, 1896-

 

Letter, Nov. 7, 1950

 

Donaldson, Jesse Monroe, 1885-

 

Letter, Aug. 23, 1948, in v. 14.

 

Donnell, Forrest C., 1884-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-

 

5 letters, 1941-1950

 

Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892-

 

2 letters, 1949-1950

 

Downey, Stephen Wheeler, 1886-1959

 

11 letters, 1939-1954 & n.d.

 

Draper, Claude Llewellyn

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1947

 

Duff, James Henderson, 1883-

 

Letter, Nov. 11, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of Pennsylvania
 

Dutton, Harry

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Dworshak, Henry Clarence, 1894-

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1950

 

Early, Stephen, 1889-

See Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

 

Edinger, W. J.

See California Canning Peach Association

 

Edmonston, Arthur Donald

 

Telegram, n.d.

 

Ellender, Allen Joseph, 1891-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Elliott, John B., 1878-

 

9 letters, 1942-1945

 

Ely, Northcutt, 1903-

 

Letter, Apr. 28, 1950

 

Engle, Clair, 1911-1964

 

6 letters, 1952-1959

 

Erskine, Herbert W.

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1950

 

Ewing, Oscar Ross, 1889-

 

Letter, Aug. 29, 1947, in v. 14

 

Fairchild, Henry Pratt, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1951-1952

 

Falk, Adrien J., 1884-

 

Letter, Jan. 5, 1948

 

Fanning, Michael D.

 

9 letters, 1944-1950.

See also letter, July 5, 1945, in v. 14

 

Farley, James Aloysius, 1888-

 

2 letters, 1940-1950.

Additional Note

Letter, July 8, 1940, written while Chairman, Democratic National Committee
 

Ferguson, Homer, 1889-

 

Letter, Dec. 13, 1947

 

Flanders, Ralph Edward, 1880-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Flemming, Arthur Sherwood, 1905-

See U.S. Civil Service Commission

 

Fletcher, Charles Kimball, 1902-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Flynn, Edward Joseph, 1892-

 

2 letters, 1940-1942.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Democratic National Committee
 

Fontaine, Joan, 1917-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Frank, Jerome N., 1889-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1941

 

Frear, Joseph Allen, 1903-

 

Letter, Feb. 22, 1949

 

Fulbright, James William, 1905-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Garrod, R. V.

 

Letter, June 7, 1948

 

Gary, Julian Vaughan, 1892-

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Gearhart, Bertrand Wesley, 1890-1955

 

Letter, Aug. 9, 1944

 

Geddes, Ernest Roderick, 1893-

 

Letter, June 14, 1948

 

George, Walter Franklin, 1878-1957

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Giannini, Lawrence Mario, 1894-

 

3 letters, 1950-1951

 

Gibson, Phil Sheridan

 

Letter, May 15, 1942

 

Gillette, Guy Mark, 1879-

 

Letter, Feb. 4, 1949

 

Goethe, Charles Matthias, 1875-1966

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1950

 

Goodman, Louis Earl, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 18, 1941

 

Granger, Christopher Mabley, 1885-

 

Letter, Oct. 9, 1942

 

Green, Theodore Francis, 1867-

 

3 letters, 1942-1947

 

Grew, Joseph Clark, 1880-

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1945.

Additional Note

Informs Downey that San Francisco has been selected as the site of the United Nations Conference in April
 

Gurney, Chan (John Chandler), 1896-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

Gwinn, Ralph Waldo, 1884-

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Hagen, Harold Christian, 1901-1957

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Haggerty, Cornelius J., 1894-

See California State Federation of Labor

 

Hall, Peirson Mitchell, 1894-

 

Letter, Sept. 12, 1942

 

Hamilton, Robert Rolla, 1894-

 

Letter, Jan. 12, 1948

 

Hannegan, Robert E., 1903-

 

Letter, May 21, 1945.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Democratic National Committee, thanking Downey for voting to confirm him as Postmaster General
 

Harris, George Bernard, 1901-

 

2 letters, 1946-1950.

Additional Note

Letter, July 18, 1946, transmits transcript of proceedings on his induction into office of U.S. District Judge.
 

Harrison, Maurice Edward, 1888-

 

Letter, May 16, 1947

 

Hatch, Carl Atwood, 1889-

 

2 letters, 1942-1943

 

Hawkes, Albert Wahl, 1878-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Hays, Robert

 

Letter, Jan. 1, 1948

 

Hedgpeth, Joel Walker, 1911-

 

2 letters, 1948

 

Heller, Edward Bellman, 1900-1961

 

Letter, Mar. 13, 1941

 

Helm, Edith

 

2 letters, 1950-1952.

Additional Note

Written to Mrs. Downey while Secretary to Mrs. Truman
 

Hershey, Lewis Blaine, 1893-

 

Letter, July 15, 1941.

Additional Note

Written while Deputy Director, Selective Service System, requesting Downey's attendance at the Second National Lottery
 

Hickenlooper, Bourke Blakemore, 1896-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Hill, Lister, 1894-

 

Letter, Nov. 20, 1950

 

Hill, William Silas, 1886-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Hinckley, Robert H.

 

Letter, Sept. 13, 1940

 

Hinds, Julian, 1881-

 

2 letters, 1948

 

Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877-1954

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Holland, Spessard Lindsey, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Holley, Harry H.

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948

 

Hoover, John Edgar, 1895-

 

2 letters, 1944-1949.

See also Salinas, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

Houser, Frederick Francis, 1904-

 

Letter, July 27, 1944.

Additional Note

Written to Manchester Boddy
 

Howard, James H.

 

Letter, Apr. 3, 1950

 

Hughes, Howard Robard, 1905-1976

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1946

 

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

 

Letter, Sept. 12, 1942.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of State
 

Humphrey, Hubert Horatio, 1911-

 

Letter, Sept. 23, 1950

 

Hunt, Lester Callaway, 1892-1954

 

Letter, Sept. 6, 1950

 

Hyatt, Edward

 

2 letters, 1948-1950

 

Ingersoll, Ralph McAllister, 1900-

 

Letter, Nov. 17, 1941

 

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Inc.

 

2 letters, 1941

 

International Mark Twain Society

 

Letter, Nov. 24, 1948.

Additional Note

Written by Cyril Clemens. Contains notification of election to honorary membership
 

Irrigation Districts Association of California. Water Economics Committee

See Smith, Bert L.

 

Isham, Arthur Earl, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1948

 

Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

Izac, Edouard Victor Michel, 1891-

 

Letter, Sept. 10, 1942

 

Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.

See Voight, William

 

Jackson, Donald Lester, 1910-

 

2 letters, 1947-1954

 

Jackson, Robert Houghwout, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 23, 1940.

Additional Note

Written while U.S. Attorney General
 

James, Marquis, 1891-

 

Letter, Dec. 5, 1941

 

Jeffers, William Martin, 1876-

 

Letter, Oct. 6, 1942

 

Jenner, William Ezra, 1908-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Johnson, Edwin Carl, 1884-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

Johnson, Justin Leroy, 1888-1961

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950

 

Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-

 

Letter, May 8, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of Defense
 

Johnston, Carl W.

 

2 letters, 1948

 

Johnston, Olin De Witt Talmadge, 1896-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Joint Council of Teamsters. Public Relations Division

See Leheney, Raymond F.

 

Jones, Robert E.

 

Letter, May 12, 1948

 

Jones, Walter Parker, 1894-

 

Letter, Dec. 10, 1947

 

Jordan, Frank M.

 

Telegram, June 1, 1944

 

Kelly, George L.

See Ban the Japs Committee

 

Kem, James Preston, 1890-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Kenin, Harry M.

 

Letter, Nov. 12, 1940

 

Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901-1976

 

2 letters, 1941-1944

 

Kerr, Robert Samuel, 1896-

 

Letter, Feb. 7, 1949

 

Knowland, William Fife, 1908-

 

Letter, Oct. 24, 1953.

Additional Note

Written for him by his Executive Secretary
 

Knox, Harley E.

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Mayor of San Diego
 

Kramer, Charles, 1879-1943

 

Letter, Sept. 1, 1942

 

Krick, Irving Parkhurst, 1906-

 

Letter, July 1, 1954.

Additional Note

Transmits copy of his paper concerning weather modification
 

La Follette, Robert Marion, 1895-

 

2 letters, 1941-1943

 

La Guardia, Fiorello H., 1882-

 

Letter, Feb. 21, 1942.

Additional Note

Written while Mayor of New York City
 

Langer, William, 1886-1959

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Lea, Clarence Frederick, 1874-1964

 

2 letters, 1942-1948

 

Le Baron, Louis, 1897-

 

Letter, Aug. 18, 1942

 

Leheney, Raymond F.

 

Letter, Apr. 3, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Director, Public Relations Division, Joint Council of Teamsters
 

Lehman, Herbert Henry, 1878-

 

Letter, Nov. 16, 1950

 

Lemmon, Dal Millington, 1887-

 

2 letters, 1948-1950

 

Lewis, Fulton, 1903-

 

Letter, Jan. 31, 1941

 

Lindley, Francis Haynes, 1899-

 

3 letters, 1948

 

Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

Long, Russell Billiu, 1918-

 

Letter, Nov. 15, 1950

 

Lucas, Scott Wike, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

McCargar, Fred S.

See Salinas, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

McCarran, Patrick Anthony (Pat), 1876-1954

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

McCarthy, Joseph Raymond, 1908-1957

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

McCarthy, Robert

 

Letter, Dec 30, 1960.

Additional Note

Written while Director, Calif. Dept. of Motor Vehicles
 

McClatchy, H. J.

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1950

 

McClellan, John Little, 1896-

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1947

 

McColloch, Claude, 1888-

 

2 letters, 1948

 

McGregor, J. Harry, 1896-1958

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Mack, Ted, d. 1976

 

Letter, May 10, 1950

 

MacKay, Henry Squarebriggs, 1891-

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950

 

McKellar, Kenneth Douglas, 1869-1957

 

2 letters, 1945-1947

 

McKinnon, Clinton Dotson, 1906-

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1950.

See also letter, Apr. 16, 1947, in v. 14

 

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-

 

Letter, Mar. 3, 1942

 

McMahon, James O'Brien, 1903-1952

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

McWilliams, Carey

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

Magnin, Cyril

 

2 letters, 1948-1950

 

Magnuson, Warren Grant, 1905-

 

2 letters, 1950

 

Malone, George Wilson, 1890-1961

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

Malone, William M.

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1950

 

Maloney, Francis Thomas, 1894-1945

 

Letter, Nov. 14, 1940

 

Martin, Edward, 1879-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Maybank, Burnet Rhett, 1899-1954

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Meaney, John E.

See Commercial Telegrammers' Union

 

Merriam, Frank Finley, 1865-1955

 

Letter, Apr. 15, 1948

 

Messersmith, George S., 1883-

 

2 letters, 1941-1942

 

Miller, Bert Henry, 1879-1949

 

Letter, Feb. 9, 1949

 

Millikin, Eugene Donald, 1891-1958

 

Letter, Nov. 11, 1950

 

Minton, Sherman, 1890-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Mitchell, Harry B.

See U.S. Civil Service Commission

 

Mitty, John Joseph, 1884-

 

Letter, July 23, 1947

 

Moir, Stuart, 1892-

 

Letter, June 11, 1948

 

Monroney, Abner Stillwell Mike, 1902-

 

Letter, Nov. 20, 1950

 

Moody, A. Blair

 

Letter, Mar. 12, 1942

 

Moore, C. B.

See Western Growers Association

 

Moore, Edward Hall, 1871-1950

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-

 

2 letters, 1943.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of the Treasury
 

Moritz, E. A.

 

Letter, Feb. 25, 1948

 

Morrow, Charles H.

 

Letter, Apr. 15, 1953

 

Morse, Wayne Lyman, 1900-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Murphy, Edward P.

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Murray, James Edward, 1876-1961

 

Letter, Nov. 28, 1942

 

Myers, Francis John, 1901-1956

 

Letter, Dec. 18, 1947

 

Nájera, Francisco Castillo

 

Letter, Apr. 13, 1942

 

Nathan, Robert Roy, 1908-

 

Letter, Jan. 3, 1952

 

National Employees and Tenants Union, Inc.

 

Letter, Oct. 17, 1942.

Additional Note

Written by Andrew D. Wicketts, president and liaison officer for Negro civilian employees
 

National Reclamation Association

 

Letter, Feb. 17, 1948

 

National Water Conservation Conference

 

2 letters, 1948.

Additional Note

Written by James H. Allen, Secretary-Treasurer
 

Neblett, Colin, 1875-

 

3 letters, 1948

 

Needham, Frank E.

 

Letter, Feb. 9, 1948

 

Neely, Matthew Mansfield, 1874-1958

 

Letter, Feb. 15, 1949

 

New York. Mayor

See La Guardia, Fiorello H.

 

Nixon, Richard Milhous, 1913-

 

2 letters, 1948-1952

 

Norcop, Maurice

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950

 

Northern California Committee to Defend America By Aiding the Allies

See Rowell, Chester Harvey

 

O'Conor, Herbert Romulus, 1896-1960

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

O'Daniel, Wilbert Lee, 1890-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

O'Day, Edward F.

 

Letter, Jan. 23, 1948

 

O'Dwyer, Thomas J.

 

Letter, Mar. 31, 1950

 

Ohnimus, Arthur A.

 

2 letters, 1947-1948

 

O'Mahoney, Joseph Christopher, 1884-

 

Letter, May 6, 1950

 

Parratt, Edna Martin

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948.

Additional Note

Written while Managing Director, California Historical Society
 

Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-

 

Letter, Oct. 8, 1945.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of War
 

Pauley, Edwin Wendell, 1903-

 

3 letters, 1942-1950

 

Payroll Guarantee Association

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1941.

Additional Note

Written by Lawrence W. Allen, State Director of Radio and Speakers Bureau
 

Pearson, Drew, 1897-

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1942.

Additional Note

Signed also by Robert S. Allen
 

Pennsylvania. Governor

See Duff, James Henderson

 

Pepper, Claude Denson, 1900-

 

3 letters, 1943-1948

 

Phair, Walter T.

 

8 letters, 1949-1956

 

Phillips, John, 1887-

 

Letter, Dec. 22, 1947

 

Pickett, John Erasmus, 1885-

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Pickford, Mary, 1893-

 

2 letters, 1942-1943

 

Pinsky, Paul G.

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1948

 

Pittman, Walter V.

 

Letter, Feb. 6, 1948.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Riverside Co.
 

Politzer, Jerome

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Poulson, Norris, 1895-

 

Letter, Jan. 2, 1948

 

Quayle, Oliver A., 1894-

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1941

 

Radin, Max, 1880-

 

Telegram, Sept. 15

 

Reber, John, 1887-1960

 

Letter, Mar. 10, 1959

 

Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949

 

2 letters, 1947-1948

 

Rees, Edward Herbert, 1886-

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1948

 

Reynolds, Robert Rice, 1884-

 

Letter, Dec. 22, 1941

 

Rice, Stephen Ewing, 1905-

 

Letter, Sept. 15, 1950

 

Riverside Co., Calif. Bd. of Supervisors

See Pittman, Walter V.

 

Roach, Leonard J.

 

Letter, Jan. 30, 1948

 

Robertson, A. Willis, 1887-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Rogers, Frank

 

2 letters, 1950

 

Rogers, Will, 1912-

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1950

 

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

 

11 letters, 1940-1944.

Additional Note

Several letters written for him by Stephen Early & others
 

Rosenman, Samuel Irving, 1896-

 

Letter, Sept. 27, 1945

 

Ross, Robert Tripp, 1903-

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1948

 

Rowell, Chester Harvey, 1867-1948

 

Telegram, Mar. 6, 1941.

Additional Note

Written while Chairman, Northern California Committee To Defend America By Aiding the Allies
 

Russell, Richard Brevard, 1897-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Sadlak, Antoni Nicholas, 1908-

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Salinas, Calif. Chamber of Commerce

 

Letter, Oct. 7, 1942.

Additional Note

Written by Fred S. McCargar, Secretary. Transmits copy of newspaper article & letter to J. Edgar Hoover re the possible use, as propaganda, of experiments with guayule rubber being conducted by several Japanese at Manzanar
 

Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-

 

Letter, Dec. 12, 1947

 

San Diego, Calif. Mayor

See Knox, Harley E.

 

San Francisco. Mayor

See Christopher, George

 

Scoblick, James Paul, 1909-

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Scudder, Hubert Baxter, 1888-1968

 

Letter, Dec. 7, 1950

 

Shay, Frank Maurice, 1879-

See California Prune and Apricot Growers Association

 

Sheppard, Harry Richard, 1885-

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Shields, Peter J., 1862-

 

Letter, May 15, 1942

 

Sibbett, Laing Witherspoon, 1916-

 

Letter, Feb. 4, 1948

 

Sinclair, Mary Craig (Kimbrough)

 

3 letters, 1934 & n.d.

Additional Note

Written to Mrs. Downey
 

Sinclair, Upton Beall, 1878-1968

 

4 letters, 1934-1939.

Additional Note

Letter, Dec. 28, 1934, written to Mrs. Downey
 

Smathers, George Armistead, 1913-

 

Letter, Nov. 27, 1950

 

Smith, Bert L.

 

9 letters, 1948-1953.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary, Water Economics Committee, Irrigation Districts Association of California
 

Smith, Howard Alexander, 1880-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950

 

Smith, Robert L.

 

Letter, Apr. 30, 1942

 

Smith, Willis, 1887-1953

 

Letter, Nov. 13, 1950

 

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1976

 

Telegram, Oct. 11, 1948.

Additional Note

Written while President, University of California
 

Stanton, Charles Ingram, 1893-

 

Letter, Sept. 9, 1942

 

Steelman, John Roy, 1900-

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1950.

See also letter, Mar. 10, 1948, in v. 14

 

Stennis, John Cornelius, 1901-

 

Letter, Aug. 5, 1949

 

Stewart, John

See Vallejo, Calif. Mayor

 

Stimson, Henry Lewis, 1867-

 

7 letters, 1941-1942.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of War
 

Stoner, David S.

 

Letter, Oct. 25, 1948

 

Storke, Thomas More, 1876-

 

Telegram, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Stratton, William Grant, 1914-

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1948

 

Straus, Michael Wolfe, 1897-

 

2 letters, 1947-1949

 

Stripling, Robert E.

 

Letter, May 5, 1948.

Additional Note

Written while Chief Investigator, Committee on Un-American Activities
 

Taft, Robert Alphonso, 1889-1953

 

Letter, Nov. 27, 1950

 

Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953

 

Letter, Dec. 19, 1947

 

Thomas, John William Elmer, 1876-

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Thye, Edward John, 1896-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Tobey, Charles William, 1880-1953

 

Letter, Dec. 11, 1947

 

Townsend, Francis Everett, 1867-

 

5 letters, 1940-1953

 

Townsend, Robert C.

See Townsend Plan for National Insurance

 

Townsend National Recovery Plan

 

Letter, Mar. 26, 1947, in v. 14

 

Townsend Plan for National Insurance

 

Letter, Mar. 8, 1954.

Additional Note

Written by Robert C. Townsend, Treasurer
 

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

 

9 letters, 1944-1949.

Additional Note

Letter, Apr. 11, 1947, written for him by his secretary. See also 2 letters, 1948, in v. 14
 

Tudor, Ralph Arnold, 1902-

See U.S. Dept. of the Interior

 

Tydings, Millard Evelyn, 1890-1961

 

Letter, Dec. 26, 1947

 

Umstead, William Bradley, 1895-

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

U.S. Attorney General

See Jackson, Robert Houghwout

 

U.S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics

 

5 letters, 1947-1949.

Additional Note

Written mainly by O. V. Wells, Chief
 

U.S. Civil Service Commission

 

7 letters, 1948-1949.

Additional Note

Written by A. S. Flemming & H. B. Mitchell. Several letters are written to other persons
 

U.S. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

 

Letter, May 5, 1948.

Additional Note

Written by Robert E. Stripling, Chief Investigator, transmitting letter (copy), Aug. 4, 1944, from Martin Dies to Francis Biddle
 

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

 

2 letters, 1953-1954.

Additional Note

Written by Ralph A. Tudor, Under Secretary.

See also Warne, William Elmo
 

U.S. Forest Service

 

Letter, May 14, 1947

 

U.S. Maritime Commission

 

3 letters, 1941

 

U.S. National Park Service

 

Letter, Apr. 22, 1947

 

U.S. Secretary of Commerce

See Wallace, Henry Agard

 

U.S. Secretary of Defense

See Johnson, Louis Arthur

 

U.S. Secretary of State

See Hull, Cordell

 

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

See Morgenthau, Henry

 

U.S. Secretary of War

See Patterson, Robert Porter and Stimson, Henry Lewis

 

U.S. Selective Service System

See Hershey, Lewis Blaine

 

U.S. War Manpower Commission

 

Letter, Aug. 24, 1942

 

Vallejo, Calif. Mayor

See Stewart, John

 

Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1884-1951

 

Letter, Dec. 16, 1947

 

Van Sooy, Neal Edgar, 1907-

 

Postcard, Jan. 2, 1948

 

Vaughan, Harry Hawkins, 1893-

 

Letter, Dec. 30, 1947

 

Vinson, Frederick Moore, 1890-

 

2 letters, 1945

 

Voight, William

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1948.

Additional Note

Written while western representative, Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
 

Voorhis, Horace Jerry, 1901-

 

Letter, Nov. 16, 1942

 

Wagler, S. Victor, 1906-

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1950

 

Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965

 

Letter, July 23, 1945.

Additional Note

Written while Secretary of Commerce
 

Wanger, Walter, 1894-

 

2 letters, 1941-1944

 

Warne, William Elmo, 1905-

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Assistant Secretary of the Interior
 

Warren, Earl, 1891-1974

 

Letter, Nov. 30, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while Governor of California, accepting Downey's resignation from the U.S. Senate
 

Weiss, Lewis Allen, 1893-

 

Letter, Jan. 5, 1948

 

Wells, Oris Vernon

See U.S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics

 

Wells, Sumner, 1892-

 

4 letters, 1940-1942

 

Western Growers Association

 

2 letters, 1947-1950.

Additional Note

Written by C. B. Moore, Managing Director
 

Wheeler, Raymond Albert, 1885-

 

2 letters, 1947

 

White, Wallace Humphrey, 1877-1952

 

Letter, Dec. 20, 1947

 

Whitney, Alexander Fell, 1873-

See Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen

 

Wickersham, Victor Eugene, 1906-

 

Letter, Dec. 2, 1950

 

Wicketts, Andrew D

See National Employees and Tenants Union, Inc.

 

Wiley, Alexander, 1884-

 

Letter, Nov. 9, 1950.

See also letter, Mar. 11, 1948, in v. 14

 

Williams, John James, 1904-

 

Letter, Dec. 18, 1947

 

Wilson, George Allison, 1884-1953

 

Letter, Dec. 15, 1947

 

Wilson, Joseph Franklin, 1901-

 

Letter, Jan. 16, 1948

 

Wing, Winchester Paddock, 1893-

See California Wool Growers Association

 

Wiser, Ray Beyer, 1901-

 

Letter, Apr. 4, 1950.

Additional Note

Written while President, California Farm Bureau Federation
 

Young, Milton Ruben, 1897-

 

2 letters, 1947-1950