U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce European Trip of Communications Inspection by Subcommittee on International Communications Scrapbook, 1945 May-1945 June  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Craney, Edmund B., 1905-1991
Title
U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce European Trip of Communications Inspection by Subcommittee on International Communications Scrapbook
Dates
1945 May-1945 June
Quantity
2 volumes and 1 box
Collection Number
Collection 2212, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce European Trip of Communications Inspection by Subcommittee on International Communications Scrapbook consists of a two volume diary/scrapbook created as he accompanied Senator Burton K. Wheeler with the U.S. Senate Interstate Commerce Committee on a 32 day European communications inspection tour. Included are photographs, memorabilia, and souvenirs along with detailed notes on activities and sites visited.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edmund B. Craney (1905-1991) was a longtime resident of Butte and a pioneer in radio and television broadcasting in Washington and Montana. As an active broadcaster, he was honored with a Peabody award in 1947 for his coverage of a translator network enabling television signals to reach remote areas. Craney established the Greater Montana Foundation, dedicated to the betterment of broadcasting in the state and in 1979; he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service from Montana State University.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In 1945, Craney accompanied Senator Burton K. Wheeler with the U.S. Senate Interstate Commerce Committee on a 32 day European communications inspection tour and kept a two volume diary/scrapbook of his experience. Included are photographs, memorabilia, and souvenirs along with detailed notes on activities and sites visited. Laid-in material has been removed to numbered folders for separate housing.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Volume
1 Photographs of Senator Wheeler touring Anzio cemetery, inspecting ruins in Anzio and Pompeii
1 Photo of Senator Wheeler and General Alexander
1 Notes on trip to Rome with pictures of formal dinner given by General Brown
1 Photographs and notes of Senator Wheeler's audience with the Pope
1 Photographs of Malta and Athens
1 Photographs of the Pyramids
1 Photographs of Jerusalem
1 Photographs of Tripoli
1 Photographs of Azores and Bermuda
1 Currency samples from England, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Greece and Egypt
2 Photograph of Interstate Commerce Commission party before boarding flight to Europe
2 Restricted U.S. Army Signal Dispatch Service Traffic Diagrams: Teletype, Radio, Telephone. Burton K. Wheeler
2 Itinerary of European trip
2 Letter from James Forrestal to Senator Wheeler
2 Edward Craney's passport and passport information
2 Photographs - London airport
2 Food rationing letter and list of foods
2 Photographs at Officer's mess in London
2 Military communications and message center photographs
2 Photographs of London
2 Photograph: Prime Minister Churchill meets Ambassador Winnant and Senators
2 House of Commons Proceedings: Summary of Congressional Proceedings. USA
(v.1:4 pp. 395-396, 408-424) Debate In The Senate: "Americas War and Foreign Policy" Burton K. Wheeler
January 1945-March 1945
2 Photographs of airfield at Stratford-on-Avon
2 Restricted U.S. Army Signal Dispatch Service Traffic Diagrams: Teletype, Radio, Telephone Edward B. Craney
2 Secret map of Allied Armies in Europe and England
2 Senators inspect WACS (photographs)
2 Photographs of Paris
2 Photographs and postcards - Rheims
2 Photographs of General Eisenhower and Senators
2 Photographs of General Eisenhower talking with ex-POW's
2 Photographs of Frankfort and Heidelberg
2 Photographs of German prisoners and displaced persons
2 Map of Itinerary for Senate Interstate Commerce Commission
2 Description of trip to Dachau Concentration Camp May 25, 1945
2 Photographs of Dachau
2 Photographs of Munich
2 Photograph of General Fredericks (once stationed in Helena, Montana)
2 Maps and mementos
2 Photographs of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's limousine, home and portrait; Goering's train, home and art museum
Box/Folder
1/1 Confidential Telecommunications - U.S. Army - Mediterranean Theater
1/2 Confidential Major telephone and teletype installations - Africa and Middle East
1/3 Secret Navigational Aid Equipment information
1/4 Secret Signal Corps Radio Stations information - Africa-Middle East Theater
1/5 Itinerary for Senate Interstate Commerce Committee; Paris, Naples, Rome, Verona
1/6 Souvenir Program, menu, tickets. Montana Standard clipping 1945, November 10, 1970
1/7 Souvenir postcards and booklet of Montecassino Abbey; Leaf from trees of the Garden of Gethsemane; Booklets: Gethsemane and Holy Sepulcher
1/8 Restricted U.S. Forces Paris Telephone Directory
1/9 Confidential Synopsis of U.S. Naval Forces: Northwest African Waters
1/10 History of the Ninth United States Infantry
1/11 Rifle target taken from drying room at Dachau Concentration Camp (next to gas chamber) May 25, 1945

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Americans-Europe-Diaries
  • Communication policy-United States
  • Communication, International
  • Personal Names :
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States-Congress-Senate-Committee on Interstate Commerce
  • Geographical Names :
  • Europe-Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Travelers' writings, American-Europe