Burton K. Wheeler Videotapes from the UCLA Film and Television Archives, 1925-1941  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Burton K. Wheeler Videotapes from the UCLA Film and Television Archives
Dates
1925-1941
Quantity
4 videocassettes (VHS) (5 hr.) : sd., bandw ; 1/2 in.
Collection Number
Collection 2260, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Burton K. Wheeler Videotapes from the UCLA Film and Television Archives consists of clips from Wheeler's varied newsreel productions of the day that were found in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. Subject references that were used for collecting the material include Wheeler, the America First Committee, and the Supreme Court debate of 1937.
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
https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/contact-form/
Access Restrictions

These videocassettes will be made available to interested researchers for on-site viewing only within our reading room. We will not reproduce the videos nor allow them to be checked out of the room, and persons interested in obtaining their own copies are referred to the UCLA Film and Television Archives as the exclusive owner of all reproduction rights to the films.

Additional Reference Guides

An alternative form of this finding aid can be found at http://www.lib.montana.edu/collect/spcoll/findaid/2260.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

Burton Kendall Wheeler was a U.S. Senator from Montana from 1922-1947. In 1924 he ran unsuccessfully for vice-president on the Progressive Party presidential ticket. During his time in the Senate Wheeler served as chairman of the Interstate Commerce Committee and of the Indian Affairs Committee. In 1937, he successfully led the opposition to President Roosevelt's attempt to pack the Supreme Court with justices of his own political persuasion. Throughout his years in the senate Wheeler consistently opposed war and so supported neutrality legislation in the 1930s, spoke out against peacetime conscription in 1940, and fought against the Lend-Lease aid to Britain in 1941. After the United States decided to enter World War II, however, Wheeler gave his full support to the effort. He was defeated for reelection in 1946 and practiced law in Washington D.C. until his death in 1975.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

As a public figure Wheeler appeared on many newsreel productions of the day, including those done by the Hearst company. The images on these tapes represent gleanings from those films that were found by the UCLA Film and Television Archives by searching through their subject reference catalog for Wheeler, the America First Committee, and the Supreme Court debate of 1937. The films have been dubbed in random order, and there is duplication between the images found on cassettes 1, 2, and 3. Most of the clips on these cassettes are unedited and much extraneous material is included. Cassette 4 has been edited to include only the relevant Wheeler images. The following inventory has been provided by UCLA to assist researchers who are interested in citing the material or who wish to order copies for broadcast purposes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

These videocassettes will be made available to interested researchers for on-site viewing only within our reading room. We will not reproduce the videos nor allow them to be checked out of the room, and persons interested in obtaining their own copies are referred to the UCLA Film and Television Archives as the exclusive owner of all reproduction rights to the films.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Legislators-United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975
  • Corporate Names :
  • America First Committee
  • United States-Supreme Court
  • United States-Congress-Senate
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States-Politics and government-1901-1953
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Hearst Metrotone News, Inc (creator)
    • UCLA Film and Television Archive (creator)