Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers, 1937-1955  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Flynn, John T. (John Thoomas), 1882-1964
Title
Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers
Dates
1937-1955
Quantity
.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2353, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, and other materials either exchanged between the two men or letters sent to Wheeler by citizens interested in his activities in the United States Senate. The bulk of these citizen letters pertain to Senator Wheeler's investigation of the book "Under Cover" written by John Ray Carlson (Avedis Arthur Derounian) which attempted to link the members of the America First Committee with the Nazi Party. Other letters exchanged between Wheeler and Flynn pertain to routine greetings, Wheeler's failed campaign for reelection in 1946, and other political matters.
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

These documents are made available for research use only through the courtesy of the University of Oregon Library's Special Collections department. No photocopies are allowed, and permission to quote from these materials must be obtained directly from the appropriate authorities at the University of Oregon Library.

Additional Reference Guides

An alternative form of this finding aid can be found at http://www.lib.montana.edu/collect/spcoll/findaid/2353.html

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

John T. Flynn (1882-1964) was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and author of books on current affairs. He wrote for a wide variety of periodicals ranging from Harpers to the National Review. From 1940 he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics and communications. Among the many correspondents Flynn cultivated during his career was Burton K. Wheeler, senator from Montana from 1923-1947. The two men exchanged letters pertaining to a wide variety of mutual interests during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Burton K. Wheeler documents from the John T. Flynn papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, and other materials either exchanged between the two men or letters sent to Wheeler by citizens interested in his activities in the United States Senate. Wheeler apparently forwarded these citizen letters, along with his carbon replies, to Flynn for the latter's use in his research. The bulk of these citizen letters pertain to Senator Wheeler's investigation of the book "Under Cover" written by John Ray Carlson (Avedis Arthur Derounian) which attempted to link the members of the America First Committee with the Nazi Party. Other letters exchanged between Wheeler and Flynn pertain to routine greetings, Wheeler's failed campaign for reelection in 1946, and other political matters. The materials have been placed in topically labeled folders, along with a copy of the finding aid for the University of Oregon Library's Collection 116, the John T. Flynn Papers, from which this material has been copied.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

These documents are made available for research use only through the courtesy of the University of Oregon Library's Special Collections department. No photocopies are allowed, and permission to quote from these materials must be obtained directly from the appropriate authorities at the University of Oregon Library.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 University of Oregon finding aid for collection 116
1/2 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/3 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/4 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/5 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/6 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/7 "Under Cover" letters circa 1943-1944
1/8 Wheeler-Flynn letters 1937-1939
1/9 Wheeler-Flynn letters 1941-1947
1/10 Wheeler-Flynn letters 1951-1955

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Carlson, John Roy, 1909--Under cover
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975-Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • American First Committee
  • United States-Congress-Senate-Elections, 1946
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana-Politics and government-20th century
  • United States-Politics and government-20th century