Edwin Jaeckle Papers

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Edwin F. Jaeckle papers
Creator: Jaeckle, Edwin F. (Edwin Frederick), 1894-1992
Call Number: A.J22
Dates: circa 1930-1980
Physical Description: 21 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6
Box 6a - Erie County Republican Committee
Box 7
Box 8
Box 9
Box 10 - Speeches
Box 11 - Speeches
Box 12 - Speeches
Box 13 - Radio speeches
Box 13a - Speeches of Edwin Jaeckle
Box 14
Box 14a - Dewey for President Campaign 1948-correspondence from different states
Box 15
Box 16-Edwin Jaeckle Awards
Box 17
Oversize Box
Collection Overview
Title: Edwin F. Jaeckle papers
Creator: Jaeckle, Edwin F. (Edwin Frederick), 1894-1992
Call Number: A.J22
Dates: circa 1930-1980
Physical Description: 21 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edwin Frederick Jaeckle, (1894–1992) was a Republican politician and party chairman in New York State. He was born in Buffalo, New York. During his Chairmanship of the state Republican party in the 1930s, he advanced party discipline to a previously unachieved level, resulting in a dramatic change of the GOP statewide.

He was responsible for selecting a New York City District Attorney, Thomas E. Dewey, as the party's candidate for the New York governorship. Dewey won and went on to two unsuccessful runs for the White House in the 1940s. Jaeckle was the campaign chairman of the first run.

"Without Mr. Jaeckle's early support," the New York Times noted in 1992, "Dewey might never have served three terms as Governor of New York or made two runs for President." (NYT May 16, 1992) "I was not Dewey's man," Jaeckle recalled in an interview. "Nor was he mine. Events brought us together. We were a very strong combination. There was a mutual respect. I was like a trainer with a good horse." (NYT May 16, 1992)

Jaeckle began his political career at the end of World War I and was elected Erie County Republican Chairman in 1935, a post he held until 1948. At that time he resigned to help Dewey run his presidential campaign. In 1940, he was elected Republican state chairman.

He graduated in 1915 from the University of Buffalo Law School. He was a successful lawyer and was a partner of the Jaeckle, Fleischman, & Mugel law firm in Buffalo, NY.

Mr. Jaeckle died May 14, 1992 in Florida.

Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence and printed material on Jaeckle's political career locally in the Buffalo area; then statewide as NY State Chairman of the Republican Party and then on a national level; running Governor Dewey's campaign for the presidency.

Box 15 is comprised of photographs of Mr. Jaeckle at social functions with other political leaders including Rockefeller and Dewey. There are many newspaper clippings and speeches from the years 1935-1948 that help define the political scene at the time.

Box 17 houses interviews with Edwin Jaeckle (1981) by Professor Emeritus William E. Diez of the University of Rochester. It has also has notes and outlines Professor Diez kept.

Subject(s):
New York (State)
Politics and government
Correspondence
Speeches
Photographs
Awards
Jaeckle, Edwin F. (Edwin Frederick), 1894-1992
Republican Party (N.Y.)
Politicians
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Edwin F. Jaeckle, June 12, 1957.Access
The Edwin F. Jaeckle papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edwin F. Jaeckle papers, A.J22, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
See also: Edwin Jaeckle Interview Collection .

See also: Adolph Stuber Interview Collection .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1
Folder 1. Republican State Committee, 1936-1939
Folder 2. State Chairman 1940s
Folder 3. Republican State Committee, 1940-1944
Folder 4. Letters of Congratulations, 1940 as State Chairman
Folder 5. Young Republicans - NYS
Folder 6. Young Republicans' Club, 1930s-1940s
Folder 7. Republican Organization of NY, 1937-1947
Box 2
Folder 1. National Republican Convention 1936
Folder 2. Illegal Registration and Voting Correspondence, 1935
Folder 3. Illegal Registration and Voting Correspondence, 1935 - Newspaper Clippings
Folder 4. State Republican Dinner, January 4, 1939
Folder 5. State Republican Dinner
Folder 6. William S. Murray Hilles, 1935-1937
Folder 7. Chief Judge Court of Appeals
Folder 8. Kenneth Simpson, 1937-1940
Box 3
Folder 1. Letters of Congratulations - Thomas Dewey Elections, 1942
Folder 2. Joseph Mruk, 1942
Folder 3. Reappointment Program, 1942-1943
Folder 4. City of Buffalo - Transportation Committee, 1930-1940s
Box 4
Folder 1. City of Buffalo-Transportation Committee, 1939-1945
Folder 2. Thomas Holling, 1936-1937
Folder 3. German American Bund of Buffalo
Folder 4. German American Bund of Buffalo-Newspaper Clippings
Folder 5. John C. Butler, 1941, 1942
Folder 6. William P. Fisher, 1941
Folder 7. O'Connell Inquiry
Folder 8. Buffalo and Erie County Development Corporation, 1936-1941
Folder 9. St Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
Folder 10. St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project
Folder 11. St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project-Newspaper Clippings
Box 5
Folder 1. Printed Campaign material (Jaeckle for Mayor)
Folder 2. Correspondence and reports of Jaeckle's campaign for Mayor
Folder 3. Abuses of Local Government and Possible Solutions
Folder 4. Public Record: "Let's Clean House." The Star, November 4, 1939
Folder 5. Payroll Padding, 1937
Folder 6. Class Titles Salary Ranges and Jurisdictional Classification of Positions in Erie County Service
Folder 7. Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals
Folder 8. Unemployment Insurance
Folder 9. Public Welafare, 1937
Folder 10. Welfare Bill, 1937
Folder 11. Civil Service Investigation
Folder 12. Communism
Folder 13. Water Front Bill, 1940s
Folder 14. Water Front Improvements
Folder 15. Fire Department - Three Platoon System
Folder 16. Law School UB and UR, 1978-1980
Folder 17. Map of Buffalo
Box 6
Folder 1. Address-"Plan your City or Lose it," by Walter Blucher, 1944
Folder 2. Annual Report-Buffalo Sewer Authority, 1943-1944
Folder 3. County Government Law
Folder 4. County Government Law
Folder 5. Certificate of Elections of Delegates Alternates, 1936
Folder 6. County Comptroller, 1938-1942
Folder 7. County Reorganization
Folder 8. Chase Bank 1941
Folder 9. United Republic Finance Division, 1938-1941
Box 6a - Erie County Republican Committee
Folder 1. Rules Regulations, List of Committeemen
Folder 2. Finance
Folder 3. Ward's Club, 1937-1953
Folder 4. Ward Book
Folder 5. Ed Jaeckle Booster Club
Box 7
Folder 1. Campaign material for Governor from Kansas, 1936
Folder 2. Election Assembly, 1935
Folder 3. Constitutional Convention-State Convention 1938, Saratoga Springs, NY
Folder 4. Voting Polls-Survey
Folder 5. Citizens Bureau of Government Research
Folder 6. Harrison Spangler - Republican Convention, 1942, 1944
Folder 7. Harrison Spangler-Newspaper Clippings, 1943
Folder 8. Herbert Brownell- National Convention, 1938
Folder 9. Mayor Joseph Kelley of Buffalo-Newspaper Clippings, 1942
Folder 10. Joseph W. Martin - Chairman of National Republican party, 1941-1943
Folder 11. State War Ballots-1942
Folder 12. Health Department Revisions, 1936, 1941, 1942
Folder 13. State Comptroller, 1941-1945
Box 8
Folder 1. Printed Political Campaign Materials, 1930-1940s
Folder 2. Political Campaign Materials- Correspondence and Printed Material, 1930-1940s
Folder 3. Campaign Spending Bill, 1939
Folder 4. Direct Presidential Elections-newspaper article
Folder 5. Party Correspondence, 1937-1944
Folder 6. National Republican Committee-Convention, 1935-1939
Folder 7. National Republican Convention, 1940 1948
Box 9
Folder 1. Edwin Jaeckle Resolutions-National Chairmanship 1946
Folder 2. Republican National Convention Directory- 1936, 1944, 1948, "Is this Fair"- 1948
Folder 3. Committee on Rules of New York State Assembly -1970
Folder 4. Common Cause Report-1979-1980
Folder 5. Editorials
Folder 6. New York Times Front Page - reproduction November 1, and 2, 1942
Folder 7. Miscellaneous Publications, Woman Republican, National Voters, Newspaper Articles, Correspondence
Box 10 - Speeches
Folder 1. Speeches, Statements, 1935-April 1936
Folder 2. Speeches, Statements, May 1936-Dec. 1936
Folder 3. Speeches, Statements, January 1937-October 1937
Folder 4. Speeches, Statements, October, 1937-December 1937
Folder 5. Speeches, Statements 1938
Box 11 - Speeches
Folder 1. Speeches, Statements, 1939
Folder 2. Speeches, Statements, 1939
Folder 3. Speeches, Statements, January-August 1940
Folder 4. Speeches, Statements, September-December 1940
Box 12 - Speeches
Folder 1. Speeches, Addresses, 1941-1946
Folder 2. Speeches, Statements, 1943-1944
Folder 3. Miscellaneous statements, speeches and Campaign Broadcast ,1944
Folder 4. Speeches, 1947
Folder 5. Speeches, Statements, 1946-1948
Box 13 - Radio speeches
Folder 1. Radio Speeches, 1937-1938
Folder 2. Radio Speeches, 1943-1946
Folder 3. Radio Speeches - Ward Town Club, 1937-1939
Folder 4. Radio Speeches - Ward Town Club, 1940-1942
Folder 5. Radio Scripts - October and November 1940-Wilkie Reporter
Folder 6. WGR Radio speeches October and November 1942
Folder 7. WBEN "The Party's Program, 1942
Folder 8. Radio Announcements and Schedules, 1942
Folder 9. Radio-Spot Announcements and Correspondence, 1947
Box 13a - Speeches of Edwin Jaeckle
Folders:
Folder 1. 1937-1940
Folder 2. 1941-1946
Box 14
Folder 1. Governor Thomas Dewey Administration 1943-1945, Newspaper Clippings
Folder 2. Governor Thomas Dewey Administration 1943-1945, Newspaper Clippings
Folder 3. Correspondence - Supreme Court Judge (1947)
Folder 4. Correspondence - Official Referees (1947)
Folder 5. Correspondence - Miscellaneous (1948)
Folder 6. New York State Legislative Record and Index (January 7 to March 21, 1953)
Box 14a - Dewey for President Campaign 1948-correspondence from different states
Folder 1. California
Folder 2. Connecticut
Folder 3. Colorado
Folder 4. Georgia
Folder 5. Illinois
Folder 6. Kansas
Folder 7. Louisiana
Folder 8. Maine
Folder 9. Maryland
Folder 10. Michigan
Folder 11. North Dakota
Folder 12. Ohio
Folder 13. Oregon
Folder 14. Texas
Folder 15. West Virginia
Folder 16. Wisconsin
Box 15
Folder 1. Scrapbook - Commemorating Visit of Governor Thomas Dewey to the Buffalo Plants Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division August 23, 1943
Folder 2. Scrapbook - Christmas 1959-newspaper clippings of Edwin Jaeckle
Folder 3. Photograph - Graduating class of Masten Park High School, Class of 1911
Folder 4. Photographs,1927, 1935
Folder 5. Photographs, 1937
Folder 6. Photographs, 1938
Folder 7. Photographs, 1939
Folder 8. Photographs, 1940
Folder 9. Photographs, 1944, 1946
Folder 10. Photographs, 1947
Folder 11. Photographs, 1948
Folder 12. Photographs, 1951
Folder 13. Photographs, 1955
Folder 14. Photographs, 1956
Folder 15. Photographs, 1958
Folder 16. Photographs, 1959
Folder 17. Photographs, 1960
Folder 18. Photographs, 1961
Folder 19. Photographs, 1962
Folder 20. Photographs, 1963
Folder 21. Photographs, 1965
Folder 22. Photographs, 1966
Folder 23. Photographs, 1967
Folder 24. Photographs, 1968
Folder 25. Photographs, 1969
Folder 26. Photographs, Capitol Hill Dinner 1971
Folder 27. Photographs, 1974
Folder 28. Photographs, 1977
Folder 29. Photographs, 1979
Folder 30. Photographs, 1980
Folder 31. Photographs, 1983
Folder 32. Photograph - Dewey, Jaeckle, Ryan - n.d.
Folder 33. Photographs, n.d.
Folder 34. Portraits of Edwin Jaeckle
Folder 35. Menus
Box 16-Edwin Jaeckle Awards
Folder 1. Scrapbook-The Canisius College Board of Regents Distinguished Citizen's Award 1976
Folder 2. Scrap - UB - Chancellor's Medal February 12, 1966
Folder 3. UB-Chancellor's Medal - February 12, 1966
Folder 4. "Mr. Republican"
Folder 5. Courier Express-March 25, 1971 "Jaeckle Talks about Dewey"
Folder 6. 50th Birthday Anniversary, October 27, 1944
Folder 7. Newspaper Clippings
Box 17
Folder 1. Interview of Edwin Jaeckle by Professor William Diez at the University of Rochester on May 11, 1981
Folder 2. Oral History - First Session
Folder 3. Oral History - Second Session
Folder 4. Miscellaneous notes and outlines
Folder 5. 3 audio cassette tapes of interviews
Oversize Box
Oversize photographs
Awards in honor of Edwin Jaeckle
Publications of Edwin Jaeckle


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