Burton K. Wheeler Collection, 1924-1973  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Scott, Marion Wheeler, 1925-
Title
Burton K. Wheeler Collection
Dates
1924-1973
Quantity
1.8 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2214, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Burton K. Wheeler Collection consists of speeches, miscellaneous papers, articles, and correspondence pertaining to the career of Burton K. Wheeler. Also in the collection are scrapbooks, memorabilia, and photographs.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marion Wheeler Scott is the youngest daughter of U.S. Senator Burton K. Wheeler. She was born on April 24, 1925 and grew up in the family home in Washington, D.C. She collected material on her father's career for much of her life and responded favorably to a 1990 request from family members to deposit her material at Montana State University to help build a body of research materials pertaining to the Senator.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of speeches, miscellaneous papers, articles, and correspondence pertaining to the career of Burton K. Wheeler. The material has been organized into four separate series. Series 1 consists of printed and manuscript speeches delivered by Wheeler and others. Series 2 consists of subject files which contain a variety of letters, papers, and memorabilia. Series 3, scrapbooks, holds material about Burton K. Wheeler which were created or collected by Marion Wheeler Scott. Series 4 contains 6 photographs and 1 pencil illustration of Senator Wheeler.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Burton K. Wheeler Speeches, 1939-1945Return to Top

Printed and manuscript speeches that were delivered by Burton K. Wheeler between October 31, 1939 and August 8, 1945. Also included are Speeches by Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming (1939-1941), Adolph A. Berle, Jr. (January 31, 1940), Senator Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. (September 11, 1940), and Archbishop Francis J.L. Beckman (June 21, 1941). For notes and other materials used in preparation of speeches see appropriate files in series 2.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Speeches Delivered by Burton K. Wheeler
Box/Folder
1/1
United Grocery Manufacturers Convention
October 31, 1939
1/2
National Association of Manufacturers
December 8, 1939
1/3
Farmers Union Co-op Convention
December 14, 1939
1/4
Meeting to Aid Finland
December 20, 1939
1/5
Christmas Day Message - Montana radio stations
December 25, 1939
1/6
Jackson Day Dinner, Denver
January 8, 1940
1/7
United Mine Workers
January 26, 1940
1/8
Virginia Editorial Association
January 27, 1940
1/9
Lincoln Association of Jersey City, New Jersey
February 12, 1940
1/10
New England Traffic Club
February 19, 1940
1/11
1940 Liberalism
April 23, 1940
1/12
"Youth -Jobs and War"
May 2, 1940
1/13
Anti-War Mobilization Meeting
June 7, 1940
1/14
"Keep America Out of War"
June 12, 1940
1/15
Floyd B. Olson Memorial
June 17, 1940
1/16
Keep America Out of War
June 30, 1940
1/17
Peace Action Committee of Missouri
July 2, 1940
1/18
National Democratic Convention
July 14, 1940
1/19
Opposing Conscription in Peacetime
August 1, 1940
1/20
"Dangers of Peacetime Conscription"
August 13, 1940
1/21
"Keep Out of War Congress"
August 15, 1940
1/22
"Conscription and National Defense"
August 28, 1940
1/23
"Our Foreign Policy"
October 14, 1940
1/24
"War or Peace"
December 30, 1940
1/25
"Lend-Lease-Give Bill Means War"
January 12, 1941
1/26
"Lend-Lease Bill"
January 27, 1941
1/27
American Coalition Meeting
January 27, 1941
1/28
"American Enabling Act of 1941"
February 1941
1/29
"America You Will Love War"
February 22, 1941
1/30
"Bill 1776 - The Road to War"
March 4, 1941
1/31
"House Resolution 1776"
March 20, 1941
1/32
America First Committee rally, New York
May 23, 1941
1/33
"Prevent War by Fighting for Peace"
May 28, 1941
1/34
Townsend National Convention, Buffalo, New York
July 4, 1941
1/35
"So Long as This Country Remains At Peace..."
[excerpts]
July 28, 1941
1/36
America First Committee rally in Oklahoma
August 30, 1941
1/37
"House Joint Resolution 237"
November 5, 1941
1/38
"Rebuttal to Sen. Murray's Accusations"
July 19, 1942
1/39
"A People's Peace"
September 26, 1944
1/40
"Our Liberal Heritage"
December 14, 1944
1/41
"The Greek Situation"
1944
1/42
"Samuel F.B. Morse"
[draft with notations]
1944
1/43
"What is American Foreign Policy?"
[draft with notations]
1944
1/44
"Power Politics in Europe"
January 15, 1945
1/45
"What's Wrong with Radio"
February 1, 1945
1/46
"American Participation in Wars"
August 8, 1945
1/47
Other speeches and speech fragments
Box
1
OTHER SPEAKERS
Box/Folder
1/48
Adolph A. Berle, Jr. (Assistant Secretary of State)
January 31, 1940
1/49
Senator Robert LaFollette, Jr.: Opposing aid to Britain
September 11, 1940
1/50
Archbishop Francis Beckman
June 21, 1941
1/51
Joseph C. O'Mahoney
1939-1941
1/52
Robert M. Hutchins
January 23, 1941

Series 2:  Subject Files, 1937-1946Return to Top

Letters and telegrams of Burton K. Wheeler, newspaper and magazine articles, legislation introduced by Burton K. Wheeler, speech preparation materials, and political campaign material. Newspaper clippings in folders 12-14 were laid in the scrapbooks in series 3. The files are topically labeled.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1940-1945
2/2
Civil Liberties Correspondence
1940-1941
2/3
America First Committee Correspondence
1940-1941
2/4
Jews/Anti-Semitism
1941
2/5
Committee on Interstate Commerce Defense Resolution
1940
2/6
Congressional Record on Agriculture
1926-1930
2/7
Congressional Record on Agriculture
1932-1939
2/8
Congressional Record on Foreign Policy
1927-1935
2/9
Congressional Record on Labor
1926-1939
3/1
Article for United Features Syndicate
October 1940
3/2
Click magazine article on "Columnists"
October 23, 1940
3/3
Nassau Lit article "Propaganda and War"
June 1941
3/4
Other articles
3/5
America First Committee printed materials
3/6
Magazine articles
1939-1942
3/7
Election printed material
3/8
Financial notes
3/9
Speech preparation materials, manuscript
3/10-11
Speech preparation materials, printed
3/12
Newspaper clippings
1920s-1930s
3/13-14
Newspaper clippings
1940s
3/15
Newspaper clippings
1950s-1970s

Series 3:  Scrapbooks, 1924-1943Return to Top

Large scrapbooks which hold newspaper clippings about the life of Senator Burton K. Wheeler, 1924-1946. Inclusive dates are approximate.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Scrapbook #1
Scrapbook of Wheeler clippings
1924
4
Scrapbook #2
Scrapbook of Wheeler clippings
1924
4
Scrapbook #3
Scrapbook of Wheeler clippings
1931-1943
5
Scrapbook #4
Scrapbook of Wheeler clippings
1937
5
Scrapbook #5
Scrapbook of Wheeler clippings
1941-1943

Series 4:  Photographs and Illustrations, 1937-1945Return to Top

Photographs and one original pencil sketch portrait of Burton K. Wheeler done by C.E. Thielke, 1937.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/16
Photographs #1-7
#1. Pencil Portrait by C.E. Thielke
#2. Photo of Wheeler and Vandenberg (R-Michigan)
5X8"
August 1940
#3. Wheeler and unknown senator
5X8"
#4. Wheeler, Johnson (California), and Austin (Vermont)
5X8"
1940
#5. Buildings
3X5"
#6. Small Parade Scene
#7. Color of older Wheeler, 3 other men
3x5"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators-United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana-Politics and government-20th century
  • United States-Politics and government-1901-1953