Carl Swift Hallauer Papers

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Carl Swift Hallauer papers
Creator: Hallauer, Carl Swift, 1894-1971
Call Number: D.105
Dates: 1911-1971
Physical Description: 12 boxes, 9 scrapbooks
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)
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Biographical information and memorabilia
Series III: Photographs
Series IV: Audio reels
Series V: Film reels
Series VI: Record albums
Series VII: Scrapbooks
Collection Overview
Title: Carl Swift Hallauer papers
Creator: Hallauer, Carl Swift, 1894-1971
Call Number: D.105
Dates: 1911-1971
Physical Description: 12 boxes, 9 scrapbooks
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Carl Swift Hallauer was born in Rochester, New York, on January 5, 1894, the son of Frank and Hattie Hallauer. Orphaned at the age of nine, Hallauer became a newspaper boy to support himself. His formal education was necessarily brief; he attended West High School for one year before he was forced to quit school to go to work. At sixteen, he started working at Kodak Park as a freight handler, and thereafter, he took night classes at Rochester Institute of Technology from 1912 to 1916 and at Rochester business Institute during the year of 1916.

While Hallauer worked at Kodak Park, he developed one of the first industrial recreational programs in the United States and became part of their Industrial Relations Department. In 1919, he left Kodak and went to work at Bausch & Lomb Inc., as manager of their Industrial Relations Department. In 1929, he was transferred to the Sales Department and moved steadily up the corporate ladder. He became Vice President in 1935, Executive Vice President in 1951, President in 1954, Chairman of the Board in 1959, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors in 1969, as well as serving as a director of Bausch & Lomb subsidiary companies of Brazil, Canada, and England. He was also director of Canadian Thoroughbred Racing Associations, Community Savings Bank, Lincoln Rochester Trust Company, and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation.

Hallauer's political activities were as extensive as his business interests. While still a teenager, he became active ward worker for the Republican Party and advanced rapidly within the organization. Although his friends urged him to play a direct role in the policy-making process, he refused to run for political office, preferring to remain on the sidelines as a private citizen. Nevertheless, he was still very active in his party and numbered many well-known politicians as friends. From 1919 to the time of his death, he was a delegate to the New York State Republican Conventions, and from 1932 to 1964, he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions. He also served as a member of the Electoral College in the 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1948 presidential elections.

Hallauer was known for his zest for living and the keen interest that he took in people. Accordingly, he was active in numerous philanthropic, cultural, educational, and religious organizations. He was a director of the Rochester Community Chest and the Salvation Army, an honorary trustee of St. John's Home for the Aging, Chairman of the Police Benevolent Fund, a trustee of Rochester Institute of Technology, and a founder and trustee of Monroe Community College, to name just a few.

He was the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including an honorary Sc.D. from Clarkson College of Technology in 1947, and honorary L.L.D. from Alfred University in 1955, the Horatio Alger Award from the Committee of American Schools and Colleges in 1960, and the S.A.M.A. Award from the Scientific Apparatus Makers Association as Scientific Industries' Man of the Year in 1961.

On June 22, 1918, Hallauer married Florence Bausch. The couple had one child, Nancy (Bausch-Hallauer) Johnson in 1923. Mr. Hallauer died on November 6, 1971, at the age of 77.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, tapes, phonographic records, films, phonographs, and other memorabilia of Mr. Hallauer's career.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Albums (Books)
Photographs
Motion pictures
Correspondence
Hallauer, Carl Swift, 1894-1971
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Bausch & Lomb, inc.
Businessmen
Philanthropists
Access
The Carl Swift Hallauer 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
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[Item title, item date], Carl Swift Hallauer papers, D.105, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
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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:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1Notable correspondence, Thomas E. Dewey to CSH, February 3, 1947-April 1, 1970
9 letters

Box 1, Folder 2Notable correspondence, John Edgar Hoover to CSH, May 2, 1960-July 12, 1971
19 letters

Box 1, Folder 3Notable correspondence, Richard M. Nixon to CSH, February 8, 1958-July 24, 1971
23 letters

Box 1, Folder 4Notable correspondence, A - K, to CSH
Spiro T. Agnew, December 26, 1968
1 letter

Bernard M. Baruch, undated
1 letter

Harry F. Byrd, Jr., October 26, 1966-December 22, 1970
3 letters

Bishop of Paterson, Rev. Lawrence Bernard Casey, May 12, 1966-March 4, 1971
2 letters

Albert K. Chapman, Eastman Kodak Company, November 23, 1966
1 letter

James A. Farley, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, June 3, 1966-June 11, 1971
4 letters

Barry Goldwater, June 9, 1963
1 letter

Herbert Hoover, August 12, 1961-August, 1964
3 letters

Frank Horton, January 6, 1969-July 5, 1970
2 letters

Amory Houghton, July 19, 1971
1 letter

Bishop of Rochester, Rev. James E. Kearney, June 21, 1960-1971
9 letters

Kenneth B. Keating, January 30, 1969-April 23, 1969
2 letters

Box 1, Folder 5Notable correspondence, L - Z, to CSH
John F. Malone, FBI, August 3, 1971
1 letter

Paul Miller, President of The Gannett Newspapers, December 28, 1968-December 22, 1969
3 letters

Frank C. Moore, April 29, 1960
1 letter

Norman Vincent Peale, March 21, 1960-March 3, 1970
3 letters

Nelson A. Rockefeller, January 6, 1969-July 9, 1971
6 letters

William P. Rogers, January 13, 1969
1 letter

Carlos P. Romulo, Brig. Gen., Filipino diplomat, January 27, 1966-January 15, 1970
Also includes CSH to Romulo, June 26, 1970, 1 letter
2 letters

Spyros P. Skouras, President of 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, July 10, 1962-January 13, 1969
4 letters

Robert A. Taft, September 6, 1952
1 letter

E.P. Taylor, October 7, 1966
1 letter

Judy Weis, Representative, May 17, 1961
Telegram
1 letter

Joseph C. Wilson, University of Rochester, March 17, 1966
1 letter

Rose Mary Woods, Personal Secretary to President Richard M. Nixon, December 5, 1968-December 17, 1969
Includes newsclipping
5 letters

Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence concerning possible military service and letters of recommendation from Eastman Kodak Company, 1917-1918
Box 1, Folder 7Miscellaneous correspondence, A - Z
Series II: Biographical information and memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 8Testimonials and awards
Box 1, Folder 9Biographical information about Carl S. Hallauer
includes correspondence, printed articles, curriculum vitae, and other miscellaneous documents

Box 1, Folder 10Society of the Cincinnati
includes correspondence to Henry Clune, typescript of address given by Hallauer (August 9, 1946), Society publications, and history of the Swifts

Box 1, Folder 11Rochester centennial, 1834-1934
Bound copy

Box 1, Folder 12Hallauer Day, Corning, NY, August 29, 1963
Box 1, Folder 13Rochester Newspaper Guild, Page One dinner programs, 1966 - 1968, 1971
Box 2, Folder 10Newspaper clippings, 1931-1971
Box 12Political cartoon of CSH by Elmer Messner, "One pollster who didn't get to first base", 1952
With note from Paul Miller, June 13, 1952
Also see: Elmer Messner Papers, D.332

Series III: Photographs
Box 2, Folder 1Photographs of Carl S. Hallauer
38 photographs

Box 2, Folder 2Photographs of CSH with Richard M. Nixon
20 photographs

Box 2, Folder 3Photographs of CSH with John F. Kennedy
2 photographs

Box 2, Folder 4Photographs of CSH with Thomas E. Dewey
5 photographs

Box 2, Folder 5Photographs of CSH with Nelson A. Rockefeller
8 photographs

Box 2, Folder 6Photographs of CSH with notable political figures
16 photographs

Senator James Buckley, New York
Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister
James A. Farley, NYS and National Democratic Chairman/Postmaster General under F.D. Roosevelt
John Edgar Hoover, Director of FBI
Carlos P. Romulo, Filipino diplomat
Earl Warren, Gov. of California, VP candidate with Thomas E. Dewey
Wendell Wilkie, 1940 Presidential candidate
Judy (Jessica) Weis, Rochester's first Congresswoman, 1959-1963
Kenneth B. Keating, U.S. Representative Senator, New York
Box 2, Folder 7Photographs of CSH with other well-known figures
18 photographs

1954 Academy Awards ceremony for Bausch Lomb's contribution to the motion picture industry
Douglas "Wrongway" Corrigan, aviator
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, baseball player
Fulton Lewis, conservative American radio broadcaster
Charles Lindberg, aviator
Paul Miller, president of Gannett newspapers
Wiley Post, aviator
Gloria Swanson, actress
John Cameron Swayze, news commentator and game show panelist
James Joseph "Gene" / "The Fighting Marine" Tunney
Box 2, Folder 8Photographs of CSH at Bausch & Lomb activities
18 photographs

Box 2, Folder 9Miscellaneous photographs, 1911-1971
32 photographs

Series IV: Audio reels
Box 3, Reel 170: Congratulations to C.S.H., Bausch & Lomb Early Settlers program, January 4, 1964
45 minutes

Box 3, Reel 2"Sts. & sinners," final edit, February 3, 1961
53 minutes

Box 3, Reel 3Vice President Richard Nixon's campaign speech, Rochester War Memorial, November 1, 1960
Box 3, Reel 4NYS Governor Norman A. Rockefeller's speech, with introduction by Mr. Carl S. Hallauer, Friday, September, 25, 1959
Box 3, Reel 5A.M.B., 50th anniversary, CSH, 1968
Box 6, Reel 4J.F. Taylor introduces Carl S. Hallauer at Sheraton Hotel dinner, sponsored by Lincoln Republican League, March 27, 1954
Reel also contains: Hilda D. Taylor, Rochester Savings Bank Citizen of the Day, March 19, 1952

Box 6, Object 1Audiocassette surrogate of reel of J.F. Taylor and Hilda Taylor (Box 6, Reel 4)
Series V: Film reels
Box 4, Reel 1Rochester reports, for WHEC-TV: Bausch & Lomb Training Department, January 27, 1964
Box 5, Reel 1Early Settlers banquet honoring Carl S. Hallauer's 70th birthday, January 4, 1964
Box 6, Reel 1Title for Early Settlers; Carl Hallauer's 70th birthday
Box 6, Reel 2Captain Lomb Memorial dedication, May 30, 1932
Box 6, Reel 3Unknown content, undated
Series VI: Record albums
Box 7"I can hear it now..." 1934-1945, a chronicle of the war and the years of crisis... narrated by Edward R. Murrow
Box 8Lincoln Republican League, Carl S. Hallauer dinner, March 27, 1954
Box 9Horatio Alger Award, Carl S. Hallauer, The Waldorf Astoria, New York, May 12, 1960
Box 10Community testimonial birthday party in Honor of Carl S. Hallauer, Hotel Seneca, January 5, 1956
Box 11SAR Award to CSH, 1945
Box 11Fulton B. Lewis, January 5, 1956
Box 11"Great day" and "Open the gates for all," Bausch & Lomb Chorus
Box 11McCurdy's, Citizen of the Day, March 28, 1945
Box 11CSH's 50th anniversary
Box 11Arthur Godfrey Show, Raybans, April 1, 1953
Box 11Invitation: "Prepared ESPECIALLY for Mr. & Mrs. Carl Hallauer" / "Listen to this important INVITATION immediately"
Box 11Thomas E. Dewey Headquarters, Philadelphia, Nancy introduces CSH, Judy Weis
Series VII: Scrapbooks
Volume 11922-1932
Volume 21933
Volume 31934
Volume 41935-1937
Volume 51938-1940
Volume 61941-1945
Volume 71945-1952
Volume 81952-1958
Volume 91958-1971


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