Louis Wiley Papers

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Louis Wiley papers
Creator: Wiley, Louis, 1869-1935
Call Number: A.W67
Dates: 1858-1954
Physical Description: 17 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
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Subject file
Series III: Articles and speeches
Series IV: Photographs
Series V: Diaries and journals
Packages
Letter album
Pastel portrait
Collection Overview
Title: Louis Wiley papers
Creator: Wiley, Louis, 1869-1935
Call Number: A.W67
Dates: 1858-1954
Physical Description: 17 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Louis Wiley was a newspaperman in Rochester, N.Y. and New York City. He was the business manager of the New York Times for 29 years.

Scope and Content
This collection includes the correspondence and other papers of Louis Wiley. The bulk of the correspondence has been indexed and includes letters written to Wiley by persons prominent in government and newspapers, and in the business, social and entertainment worlds from the early 1900s until Wiley's death in 1935. Correspondents include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Walter Duranty, David Belasco, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, William Allen White, Sir Thomas Lipton, Nicholas Murray Butler, Alfred E. Smith, Edna Ferber, Andrew Mellon, William S. Hart, Carrie Chapman Catt, William E. Werner, Cardinal Hayes, Admiral Byrd, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Bourke-White, James Farley, Adolph S. Ochs, and Lord Beaverbrook. A great portion of the letters are concerned with Society of the Genesee meetings or are birthday and congratulatory letters to Wiley. The collection also includes biographical material about Wiley and his family, articles and speeches written by Wiley, and by others about Wiley, newspaper clippings and articles about various dinners honoring Wiley, and about the New York Times and its publisher Adolph S. Ochs. There is a large collection of photographs of Wiley and his friends and family at home and abroad. Also, a group of his decorations from foreign countries, honorary college degrees and various testimonials given him on birthdays and business anniversaries.

Subject(s):
Newspaper publishing
Correspondence
Speeches
Photographs
Wiley, Louis, 1869-1935
Society of the Genesee
Journalists
New York times
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Presented to the University of Rochester by Mr. Wiley's brothers and sisters: Julian and Max Wiley, the Misses Wiley and Mrs. Abraham Benedict, April 17, 1953, April 24, 1953 and April 27, 1959.Access
The Louis Wiley 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], Louis Wiley papers, A.W67, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1-21Indexed correspondence, 1858-1909
Box 2, Folder 1-11Indexed correspondence, 1910-1920
Box 3, Folder 1-14Indexed correspondence, 1921-1923
Box 4, Folder 1-13Indexed correspondence, 1924-1927
Box 5, Folder 1-14Indexed correspondence, 1928-1930
Box 6, Folder 1-12Indexed correspondence, 1931-1932
Box 7, Folder 1-17Indexed correspondence, 1933-1934
Box 8, Folder 1-15Indexed correspondence, 1935-1954 and undated
Box 9, Folder 1-12Unindexed correspondence, 1873-1929
Box 10, Folder 1-13Unindexed correspondence, 1930-1953, undated, and unidentified
Series II: Subject file
Box 11, Folder 1Biographical material
Box 11, Folder 2Commencement programs
Box 11, Folder 3-4Dinner programs
Box 11, Folder 5-6Death, funeral, will papers
Box 11, Folder 7Family deaths
Box 11, Folder 8-10Greeting and calling cards
Box 11, Folder 11Guest lists
Box 12, Folder 1Index to scrapbooks
Box 12, Folder 2Membership cards, etc.
Box 12, Folder 3Houghton (Alanson B.) dinner
Box 12, Folder 4New York Times
Box 12, Folder 5Memorabilia
Box 12, Folder 6Rochester Press Club honors Wiley
Box 12, Folder 7Ochs, Adolph Simon
Box 12, Folder 8President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1944
Box 12, Folder 9Society of Genesee honors Wiley
Box 12, Folder 10Steuben County Society honors Wiley
Box 12, Folder 11William Howard Taft
Box 12, Folder 12Woodrow Wilson
Series III: Articles and speeches
Box 13, Folder 1-8Articles & speeches by Wiley, 1891-1935, undated
Box 13, Folder 9"Rochester recollections"
Box 14, Folder 1-12Articles & speeches about Wiley, 1902-1956, undated
Series IV: Photographs
Box 15, Folder 1-2Photographs of Louis Wiley
Box 15, Folder 3Photographs of Wiley in Hollywood
Box 15, Folder 4Photographs of hunting/fishing trip in Yugoslavia
Box 15, Folder 5Photographs of Rochester Press Club
Box 15, Folder 6-8Photographs of Louis Wiley and various persons
Box 16, Folder 1-2Wiley and others in London, Yugoslavia, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, and Nassau
Box 16, Folder 3-4Wiley family photographs
Box 16, Folder 5-6New York Times staff, 1921-1959
Box 16, Folder 7-8Travels abroad various ships
Box 17, Folder 8Photograph album: Astor Estate, Thames River, Jung Frau, Baisingen, Amsterdam-Rotterdam
Box 17, Folder 9Photograph album
Series V: Diaries and journals
Box 17, Folder 1Autograph book, 1883
Box 17, Folder 2Father's memorandum book, undated
Box 17, Folder 3Tiffany & Co. memorandum, 1927
Box 17, Folder 4Carrie Wiley diary, 1934
Box 17, Folder 5"My trip abroad" journal, 1921
Box 17, Folder 6"My trip abroad" journal, 1923
Box 17, Folder 7Places visited journal, 1924
Packages
1. Honorary College Degrees
University of Rochester
Wabash College
Hobart College
University of Kentucky
Alfred University
Lafayette College
2. Testimonials
3. Foreign Decorations and Honors
Officier de L'Instruction Publique France
Chevalier of the Royal Batallion Greece
Member of Legion of Honor France
Chevalier of Order of Crown of Italy Italy
Officer of Order of Leopold II Belgium
Officer of the Crown of Roumamia Roumania
Commander's Cross of Order of St. Sgva Yugoslavia
Officer of Legion of Honor France Gold Medal France
Commander of Order of the Redeemer Greece Officer's Cross Poland
Commendatore of Order of Crown of Italy Italy
Commandeur de l?Etoile Noire de Benin France
St. Sava First Degree Yugoslavia
Commander of Legion of Honor France
4. Wiley Photographs ‑ Engraving Plates
5. Sketches of Wiley (2 by Enrico Caruso)
6. Photographs of Wiley Friends
7. Photographs of Wiley With Others
8. Photographs of Wiley
9. Decorations and Medals (Serbia, Yugoslavia)
10. Decorations and Medals (France, Italy, Greece, Roumania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Belgium)
Letter album
Presented to Louis Wiley, guest of honor, at the 36th annual dinner of the Society of the Genesee, February 4, 1935. Album contains 197 letters (indexed).
Pastel portrait
Louis Wiley by Nikol Schattenstein (1877-1954, Russian American artist).


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