Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper, journal articles and photographs of Senator Birch Bayh, Governor Roger Branigan, surgeon Michael DeBakey, President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Barry M. Goldwater, Will Hays, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, First Lady Claudia Alla "Lady Bird" Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, actress Carole Lombard, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, Vice President and Mrs. Richard M. Nixon, Gov. Henry F. Schricker, Robert A. Taft,...
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials assembled by John Rugenstein regarding the presidential campaign of Wendell Willkie. Included in this collection is campaign memorabilia such as buttons, literature, poetry, postcards, music, stickers and phonograph records. Also included is the correspondence of the various state and local Willkie Clubs, founded in 1940 to promote and support Willkie in his campaign. These items are divided geographically. There is information on the national (Associated of...
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters; utility and business receipts; and tax filings from Pauline Shull, Amanda, the Kiel family and others in Indianapolis, Indiana; businesses and churches in Indianapolis; ranging from 1918 to 1943 regarding the World War II, fundraising, rationing, work, friend and family in the military, church activities, leisure activities, financial matters, and Wendell Willkie's visit to Indiana.
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection consists of Maude Vestal’s diaries (1920, 1925-1932) and papers regarding the Wendell Willkie Notification Committee (1940). The Willkie papers principally pertain to the planning of the official notification ceremony in Elwood, Indiana, on August 17, 1940. The collection also contains family and business correspondence; papers regarding her guardianship of Ann Catherine Shaffer; reports on clothing production by Red Cross Volunteers in Anderson; and social work...
Scope and Contents The collection contains two copies of a transcript and a reel-to-reel audiotape of an interview with Ralph F. Gates conducted by Randall Jehs for the Indiana State Library Oral History Project on February 3, 1971. There are also clippings from 1976 to 1978.Gates discusses his family and childhood; his political views; Indiana Republican politics and his involvement; practicing law; the Ku Klux Klan; the American Legion; and running for Governor and his term in office. He also talks...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes four letters written by Wendell Willkie (1936-1943); an early draft of a biography by Will Hays titled “Wendell L. Willkie: A Great Liberal” (May 1940); a typewritten copy of “Gentleman From Indiana,” an essay by Janet Flanner that was published in Harper’s Bazaar (September 15, 1940); other documents related to his 1940 presidential campaign; rough drafts of editorials following Willkie’s death (October 1944); carbon copies of letters...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes black-and-white photographs of Wendell Willkie in Indiana and the United States, ranging from 1940 to 1950 and undated, relating to his 1940 presidential campaign, his accomplishments, and his life, as well as his birthplace, Elwood, Indiana, and after his death, his gravesite and the dedication of a bronze tablet in Willkie's honor in the Indiana Statehouse on February 18, 1950.
Dates: 1940-1950, undated
Collection — Folder: B086
Scope and Contents This collection contains a political cartoon entitled "Courageous public service without reward". It is signed by the illustrator and was created sometime in the 1940s. It shows Wendell Willkie atop a globe with a throng of people looking up at him. Around him, pages are scattered that include phrases such as "Wendell Willkie's One World fellowship", "World peace", "Liberty", and "Justice".
Dates: circa 1940s