Gates, Ralph F. (Ralph Fesler), 1893-1978
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder: S493
Scope and Contents This collection includes election documents and maps, correspondence, and a badge from various sources, including from Will H. Hays (Republican National Committee and with the Motion Pictures Association) ranging from 1912 to 1944 regarding elections.
Collection — Folder: SP107
Scope and Contents This collection contains black-and-white photographs taken by Foster Photos of the Monon Railroad centennial on July 30, 1947, which included a parade and ride on the Monon railroad to New Albany, Indiana.
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, speeches, reports, and legislation from Ralph F. Gates'life and term as governor, ranging from 1917 to 1978, including papers relating to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission, the Indiana State Highway Commission, the Tax Study Commission, flood control, veterans' affairs, and labor and the Standard Oil Strike in Whiting in 1945. Also included are papers relating to the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party in Indiana; papers relating to...
Collection — Folder: S0506
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a message sent to the Educational Conference at Indiana University by the Governor of Indiana, Ralph Gates. In the message, Governor Gates addresses the end of World War II and the implementation of the Educational Conference being held to study and discuss the world in the aftermath of the war.
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...
Scope and Contents The collection includes Will H. Hays' correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, notebooks and photographs, principally from the period of 1914-1954. His political papers include correspondence and other papers regarding his work as Indiana and National Republican Party Chairman; his work with the State Council of Defense during World War I; his efforts to unite the liberal and conservative wings of the Republican Party for the 1920 election, including his correspondence with Theodore Roosevelt on...