Democrats For Willkie Papers

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Democrats-For-Willkie Papers
Creator: Democrats-for-Willkie
Call Number: BE.D38
Dates: July-November 1940
Physical Description: 42 boxes, 9 Volumes, 9 package
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: Subject file
Box 1
Box 2
Box 3
Box 4
Box 5
Box 6: INDIVIDUALS
Box 7: PRESS RELEASES, DRAFTS OF RELEASES
Box 8: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Box 9: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Box 10: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Box 11: NO THIRD TERM DAY
Box 12: NO THIRD TERM DAY
Box 13: POST-ELECTION CORRESPONDENCE
Box 14: REQUESTS FOR CAMPAIGN MATERIAL
Box 17:
MRS. WARWICK'S FILE
MR. FERGUSON'S FILE
MR. WILLIAM T. PHEIFFER'S FILE
Series II: Geographic file
Box 17
Box 18
Box 19
Box 20
Box 21
Box 22
Box 23
Box 24
Box 25
Box 26
Box 27
Box 28
Box 29
Box 30
Box 31
Box 32
Box 33
Box 34
Box 35
Box 36
Series III: Alphabetical file
Box 37: A-D
Box 38: E-J
Box 39: K-O
Box 40: P-Z
Series IV: Treasurer's Office file
Topical File:
Box 41:
Box 42:
Ledgers:
Box 42:
Series V: Packages and memorabilia
Collection Overview
Title: Democrats-For-Willkie Papers
Creator: Democrats-for-Willkie
Call Number: BE.D38
Dates: July-November 1940
Physical Description: 42 boxes, 9 Volumes, 9 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
These papers come from the files of the Democrats-For-Willkie, a splinter group of the Democratic Party which was organized to back Wendell L. Willkie in his campaign for the presidency in 1940. The group was opposed to the re-election of Franklin D. Roosevelt for a third term, believing that a third term went against American tradition, and feeling that a third and fourth term could eventually lead to dictatorship.

In July of 1940 Lewis W. Douglas, John W. Hanes, Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson and Alan Valentine organized the National Committee of Democrats-For-Willkie. Alan Valentine was chosen the Executive Director and their headquarters were located in the Chanin Building in New York City. The Democrats-For-Willkie functioned at the state level through the appointment of State Advisory Chairmen as well as through direct communication with local Democratic organizations which sympathized with Willike. The National Committee was dissolved after Willkie's defeat on November 5, 1940.

Scope and Content
Index:

Subject File: The Subject File consists of sixteen boxes of correspondence and miscellaneous material which have been arranged topically. The first five boxes contain individual topic s arranged from A to Z and the remaining eleven boxes contain larger units, such as Press Releases and News Clippings, which have also been arranged alphabetically.

Geographic File: The Geographic File consists of twenty boxes of correspondence arranged by state. Within this geographic classification the material is divided into several categories listed below. The number of categories and the amount of material in each category varies greatly between the different states. In this inventory the individual s for each state are not listed; however, easy reference can be made to the boxes to determine how each state fits into the general pattern.

Alphabetical File: The Alphabetical File consists of four boxes. It is primarily a file of carbon copies of letters sent out from various members of the Democrats-for-Willkie. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the name of the addressee.

Treasurer's Office File: The Treasurer's Office File consists of two boxes of financial reports, correspondence and memoranda which have been arranged topically. There are also eight ledgers concerning the financial functions of the organization of Democrats-for-Willkie. The official financial reports have been wrapped in a separate package.

Packages and Memorabilia

Subject(s):
Presidents--Election
Political campaigns
Correspondence
Press releases
Account books
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944
Valentine, Alan Chester, 1901-
Democrats-for-Willkie
Politicians
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were placed on deposit in the University Library through the efforts of President Alan Valentine. Their use was restricted for ten years (until January 1, 1951) to members of the Committee, or persons authorized by them; thereafter they became available to the public. As their return was not demanded by the Committee before January 1, 1961, they became the outright property of the University Library on that date.Access
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Administrative Information
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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: Subject file
Box 1
Folder 1. Advertising, Mailing
Folder 2. Advisory State Chairmen, general
Folder 3. Applications
Folder 4. Ballot
Folder 5. Billboards
Folder 6. Billboards, contract
Folder 7. Bulletin Board, Chanin Building
Folder 8. Bulletins, miscellaneous propaganda
Folder 9. Buttons
Box 2
Folder:
Folder 1. Campaign Booklets, drafts
Folder 2. Campaign Booklets, drafts continued
Folder 3. Clipping Bureaus
Folder 4. Form Letters, dated
Folder 5. Form Letters, undated
Folder 6. Ideas, private citizens
Folder 7. Inventory
Folder 8. Lists; general
Folder 9. Lists; polling places, New York City
Folder 10. Lists; state contacts
Folder 11. McCann-Erickson
Folder 12. Mailing Lists
Folder 13. Manhattan Campaign committee for Willkie and McNary
Box 3
Folder:
Folder 1. Memorandums: Leo Casey to Staff
Folder 2. Memorandums: Staff to Leo Casey
Folder 3. Memorandums: Staff, general
Folder 4. Miscellany
Folder 5. Music
Folder 6. Newspapers, general
Folder 7. Newspapers, friendly
Folder 8. "No Third Term" Mats
Folder 9. Paid advertising
Folder 10. Photographs
Folder 11. Polls
Folder 12. Racial Groups
Folder 13. Racial Groups: Jewish Division, Circulars
Folder 14. Racial Groups: Jewish Division; Joseph Jacobs, Jewish Market
Folder 15. Racial Groups: Jewish Division; Rabbis
Folder 16. Radio
Folder 17. Reception Desk; Notes, Aug. 21-Oct. 5, 1940
Folder 18. Reception Desk; Notes, Oct. 6-Nov. 2, 1940
Folder 19. Recordings
Folder 20. Releases; Associated Willkie Clubs of America
Folder 21. Releases; Republican State Committee
Box 4
Folder:
Folder 1. Republican National Committee; A-J
Folder 2. Republican National Committee; K-Z
Folder 3. Republican National Committee; Releases
Folder 4. Republican State Central Committees
Folder 5. Returned Mail
Folder 6. Southern Conference
Folder 7. Southern Editorials
Folder 8. Speeches; unidentified
Folder 9. Statements from Democrats
Folder 10. Tammany
Folder 11. Teletype messages
Folder 12. Unanswered mail; insufficient addresses
Folder 13. Unions
Folder 14. Veterans
Box 5
Folder:
Folder 1. Volunteers: A-B
Folder 2. Volunteers: C-E
Folder 3. Volunteers: F-G
Folder 4. Volunteers: H-K
Folder 5. Volunteers: L-N
Folder 6. Volunteers: O-R
Folder 7. Volunteers: S-Z
Folder 8. Washington contacts
Folder 9. Wendell L. Willkie, general material
Folder 10. Willkie; Biographical material
Folder 11. Willkie; Clippings of speeches
Folder 12. Willkie; Personal headquarters
Folder 13. Willkie Clubs, lists
Folder 14. Willkie Clubs, news releases
Folder 15. Woman';s File; A-G
Folder 16. Woman';s File; H-M
Folder 17. Woman';s File; N-Z
Box 6: INDIVIDUALS
Folder:
Folder 1. Irvin S. Cobb
Folder 2. Lewis W. Douglas
Folder 3. G. L. Edmunds
Folder 4. Speed Elliott
Folder 5. Edward J. Flynn
Folder 6. John Hanes
Folder 7. E. H. Hoover
Folder 8. Mrs. Roberta Campbell Lawson
Folder 9. Judge Proskauen
Folder 10. Alfred E. Smith
Folder 11. Alfred E. Smith; Letters unanswered, insufficient addresses
Folder 12. Alan Valentine
Folder 13. Langbourne M. Williams, Jr.
Folder 14. Mr. Wisner
Box 7: PRESS RELEASES, DRAFTS OF RELEASES
Folder:
Folder 1. List
Folder 2. Numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Folder 3. Numbers 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25
Folder 4. Numbers 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
Folder 5. Dated but without number
Folder 6. N.d.
Folder 7. Drafts; Sept. 1-Oct. 5, 1940
Folder 8. Drafts; Oct. 6-15, 1940
Folder 9. Drafts; Oct. 16-24, 1940
Folder 10. Drafts; Oct. 25-29, 1940
Folder 11. Drafts; Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 1940
Folder 12. Drafts; n.d.
Folder 13. Drafts; n.d., continued
Box 8: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Folder:
Folder 1. New York papers, Aug. 1940
Folder 2. New York papers, Sept. 1-3, 1940
Folder 3. New York papers, Sept. 4-5, 1940
Folder 4. New York papers, Sept. 6-8, 1940
Folder 5. New York papers, Sept. 9-10, 1940
Folder 6. New York papers, Sept. 11, 1940
Folder 7. New York papers, Sept. 12, 1940
Folder 8. New York papers, Sept. 13-14, 1940
Folder 9. New York papers, Sept. 15-16, 1940
Folder 10. New York papers, Sept. 17, 1940
Folder 11. New York papers, Sept. 18, 1940
Folder 12. New York papers, Sept. 19, 1940
Folder 13. New York papers, Sept. 20, 1940
Folder 14. New York papers, Sept. 21, 1940
Folder 15. New York papers, Sept. 22, 1940
Folder 16. New York papers, Sept. 23, 1940
Folder 17. New York papers, Sept. 24, 1940
Box 9: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Folder:
Folder 1. New York papers, Sept. 25, 1940
Folder 2. New York papers, Sept. 26, 1940
Folder 3. New York papers, Sept. 27-28, 1940
Folder 4. New York papers, Sept. 29-30, 1940
Folder 5. New York papers, Oct. 1, 1940
Folder 6. New York papers, Oct. 2, 1940
Folder 7. New York papers, Oct. 3, 1940
Folder 8. New York papers, Oct. 4, 1940
Folder 9. New York papers, Oct. 5, 1940
Folder 10. New York papers, Oct. 6-7, 1940
Folder 11. New York papers, Oct. 8, 1940
Folder 12. New York papers, Oct. 9, 1940
Folder 13. New York papers, Oct. 10, 1940
Folder 14. New York papers, Oct. 11, 1940
Folder 15. New York papers, Oct. 12, 1940
Folder 16. New York papers, Oct. 13-14, 1940
Folder 17. New York papers, Oct. 15, 1940
Folder 18. New York papers, Oct. 16, 1940
Folder 19. New York papers, Oct. 17, 1940
Box 10: NEWS CLIPPINGS
Folder:
Folder 1. New York papers, Oct. 18, 1940
Folder 2. New York papers, Oct. 19, 1940
Folder 3. New York papers, Oct. 20, 1940
Folder 4. New York papers, Oct. 21, 1940
Folder 5. New York papers, Oct. 22, 1940
Folder 6. New York papers, Oct. 23, 1940
Folder 7. New York papers, Oct. 24, 1940
Folder 8. New York papers, Oct. 25, 1940
Folder 9. New York papers, Oct. 26-27, 1940
Folder 10. New York papers, Oct. 28, 1940
Folder 11. Out-of-town papers, July-Sept. 17, 1940
Folder 12. Out-of-town papers, Sept. 18-22, 1940
Folder 13. Out-of-town papers, Sept. 23-30, 1940
Folder 14. Out-of-town papers, Oct. 1940 and n.d.
Box 11: NO THIRD TERM DAY
Folder:
Folder 1. General material
Folder 2. Platform, Manhattan Center
Folder 3. Senator Burke, No Third Term Day Committee
Folder 4. Statements from outstanding women
Folder 5. Speakers
Folder 6. Teletype messages
Folder 7. State lists, from Mrs. Lord';s file
Folder 8. Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California
Folder 9. Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho
Folder 10. Illinois, Indiana, Kansas
Folder 11. Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan
Box 12: NO THIRD TERM DAY
Folder:
Folder 1. Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey
Folder 2. New Mexico, New York
Folder 3. North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania
Folder 4. Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
Folder 5. Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Folder 6. Daily Reports, Mrs. Cross and Miss Andress
Folder 7. Rally Reports, Mrs. Cross and Miss Andress
Box 13: POST-ELECTION CORRESPONDENCE
Folder:
Folder 1. A-E
Folder 2. F-L
Folder 3. N-Z
Folder REQUESTS FOR CAMPAIGN MATERIAL
Folder:
Folder 1. August and September, 1940
Folder 2. Oct. 1-15, 1940
Folder 3. Alabama
Folder 4. Arizona
Folder 5. Arkansas
Folder 6. California
Folder 7. Colorado
Folder 8. Connecticut
Folder 9. Delaware
Folder 10. District of Columbia
Folder 11. Florida
Folder 12. Georgia
Folder 13. Illinois
Folder 14. Indiana
Folder 15. Iowa
Folder 16. Kentucky
Folder 17. Louisiana
Folder 18. Maine
Folder 19. Maryland
Folder 20. Massachusetts
Folder 21. Michigan
Folder 22. Minnesota
Folder 23. Mississippi
Folder 24. Missouri
Folder 25. Montana
Folder 26. Nebraska
Folder 27. New Hampshire
Box 14: REQUESTS FOR CAMPAIGN MATERIAL
Folder:
Folder 1. New Jersey
Folder 2. New Mexico
Folder 3. New York City and Brooklyn
Folder 4. New York City and Brooklyn
Folder 5. New York City and Brooklyn
Folder 6. New York State
Folder 7. North Carolina
Folder 8. Oklahoma
Folder 9. Ohio
Folder 10. Oregon
Folder 11. Pennsylvania
Folder 12. Rhode Island
Folder 13. South Carolina
Folder 14. Tennessee
Folder 15. Texas
Folder 16. Vermont
Folder 17. Virginia
Folder 18. Washington
Folder 19. West Virginia
Folder 20. Wisconsin
Folder 21. Wyoming
Box 15Box 15: TELEGRAMS
Folder:
Box 15, Folder 1A-B
Box 15, Folder 2C-D
Box 15, Folder 3E-G
Other c level: Collection with otherlevel:
Box 15, Folder 5M
Box 15, Folder 6N-R
Box 15, Folder 7S-T
Box 15, Folder 8U-Z
Box 15, Folder 9Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California
Box 15, Folder 10Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia
Box 15, Folder 11Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana
Box 15, Folder 12Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland
Box 15, Folder 13Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri
Box 15, Folder 14Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey
Box 15, Folder 15New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota
Box 15, Folder 16Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina
Box 15, Folder 17South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont
Box 15, Folder 18Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Box 17:
MRS. WARWICK'S FILE
Folder:
Folder 1. Budget and statements
Folder 2. Form Letters
Folder 3. Minutes
Folder 4. Personnel, applications
Folder 5. Personnel, correspondence
Folder 6. Personnel, overtime
Folder 7. Personnel, payroll
Folder 8. Petty cash
Folder 9. Receipted bills
Folder 10. Staff notices
Folder 11. Telephones
Folder 12. Alan Valentine
Folder 13. Wendell Willkie
Folder 14. Lists of pledged and suggested Democrats for Willkie
MR. FERGUSON'S FILE
Folder:
Folder 15. Clippings
Folder 16. Correspondence, arranged geographically
Folder 17. Lists and memos
MR. WILLIAM T. PHEIFFER'S FILE
Folder:
Folder 18. Associated Willkie Clubs of America; Arkansas
Folder 19. Associated Willkie Clubs of America; Louisiana, A-G
Folder 20. Associated Willkie Clubs of America; Louisiana, H-Z
Folder 21. Associated Willkie Clubs of America; Mississippi
Series II: Geographic file
Categories within the geographic classification for each state:
Lists
State Advisory Chairman
Organizations, arranged geographically by cities
Correspondence with Dick Tullis, A-Z
Correspondence with individuals, A-Z
Box 17
Folder Alabama
Folder Arizona
Folder Arkansas
Box 18
Folder California
Box 19
Folder California
Folder Colorado
Folder Connecticut
Folder Delaware
Box 20
Folder District of Columbia
Folder Florida
Box 21
Folder Georgia
Folder Idaho
Folder Illinois
Box 22
Folder Illinois
Folder Indiana
Box 23
Folder Iowa
Folder Kansas
Folder Kentucky
Folder Louisiana
Box 24
Folder Maine
Folder Maryland
Folder Massachusetts
Box 25
Folder Michigan
Folder Minnesota
Folder Mississippi
Folder Missouri
Box 26
Folder Missouri
Folder Montana
Folder Nebraska
Folder Nevada
Folder New Hampshire
Box 27
Folder New Jersey
Folder New Mexico
Folder New York City and Brooklyn
Box 28
Folder New York City and Brooklyn
Box 29
Folder New York City and Brooklyn
Box 30
Folder New York City and Brooklyn
Folder New York State
Box 31
Folder New York State
Box 32
Folder North Carolina
Folder North Dakota
Folder Ohio
Box 33
Folder Oklahoma
Folder Oregon
Folder Pennsylvania
Box 34
Folder Pennsylvania
Folder Rhode Island
Folder South Carolina
Box 35
Folder South Carolina
Folder Tennessee
Folder Texas
Folder Utah
Folder Vermont
Box 36
Folder Virginia
Folder Washington
Folder West Virginia
Folder Wisconsin
Folder Wyoming
Folder Canada
Folder Foreign
Folder U.S. Possessions
Series III: Alphabetical file
Box 37: A-D
Box 38: E-J
Box 39: K-O
Box 40: P-Z
Series IV: Treasurer's Office file
Topical File:
Box 41:
Folder:
Folder 1. Advertising Invoices
Folder 2. Authorization for changes in budget
Folder 3. Bank letters
Folder 4. Bank statements
Folder 5. Bond and lease
Folder 6. Bookkeeping prior to Aug. 24, 1940; entered in Book of Account
Folder 7. Budget details
Folder 8. Budget details
Folder 9. Cash reports
Folder 10. Contribution acknowledgments
Folder 11. Correspondence re Congressional reports, etc.
Folder 12. Form letters
Box 42:
Folder:
Folder 1. Payroll information and memoranda
Folder 2. Record of telegrams, etc.
Folder 3. Reimbursements for personal calls, toll calls
Folder 4. Sale of literature and buttons
Folder 5. Social Security
Folder 6. Special financial statements
Folder 7. Statements; radio and newspaper costs
Folder 8. Subscription booklets; correspondence and inter-office letters
Folder 9. Subscription stubs and booklets; samples
Folder 10. Sundry
Folder 11. System and control
Folder 12. Washington correspondence
Ledgers:
Box 42:
Folder:
Folder 1. Cash Disbursements
Folder 2. Cash Receipts and Disbursements, Summary Book, Bank Reconciliations
Folder 3. Check Book and Deposit Book, Bankers Trust Company, New York
Folder 4. Contributions, individual daily record
Folder 5. General Ledger
Folder 6. Payroll information
Folder 7. Sales Journal
Folder 8. Solicitors records
Series V: Packages and memorabilia
Packages:
Budget reports and memoranda
Financial reconciliations between records
Financial reports (2 copies of each) to the close of business:
Sept. 9, 1940
Oct. 21, 1940
Oct. 30, 1940
Calendar year 1940
March 31, 1941
Buttons and Literature Record
Prospective volunteers, Speakers and writers, Campaigning volunteers; card file
Republican County Chairmen, card file; Box 1
Republican County Chairmen, card file; Box 2
Republican County Chairmen, card file; Box 3
Republican County Chairmen, card file; Box 4
Willkie propaganda
Memorabilia:
Guest book, visitors to the Democrats-For-Willkie headquarters


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