Robert H. Hinckley papers, 1891-1997

Overview of the Collection

Hinckley, Robert Henry, 1891-1988
Robert H. Hinckley papers
1891-1997 (inclusive)
90.25 linear feet, (157 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
MS 0102
The Robert H. Hinckley papers (1891-1997) reflect the academic, humanitarian, and political career of Hinckley (1891-1988). Included are correspondence, invitations, speeches, meeting minutes, personal materials, and papers resulting from his service with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Civil Works Administration, Works Progress Admininstration, the Civil Aeronautics Authority, and other organizations and companies.
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Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Robert H. Hinckley was born in Fillmore, Utah, June 8, 1891, the son of Edwin S. and Addie Henry Hinckley. His father was professor of geology and chemistry at Brigham Young University from 1895-1915 and served in other positions at that institution during his lifetime. It was in this college atmosphere that Robert H. Hinckley grew up and was educated, receiving his early education at the Brigham Young Training School. Upon graduating from Brigham Young High School in 1910, he served as a missionary in Germany for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1916 Hinckley graduated with a BA degree from Brigham Young University.

On June 23, 1915, Robert Hinckley married Abrelia Clarissa Seely, daughter of John H. and Margaret Peel Seely. Together, they had four children. After Hinckley graduated from Brigham Young University, the couple moved to Mount Pleasant, Utah, where Hinckley became a member of the North Sanpete High School faculty. In the same year he established the Seely-Hinckley Automobile Company in Mount Pleasant.

Hinckley entered politics in 1918, Hinckley was elected to the Utah State Legislature from Sanpete County, serving from 1918 to 1920. In 1923 he was elected as the first Democratic mayor of Mount Pleasant, serving from 1924 to 1925. Hinckley moved to Ogden, Utah, in 1927 and established another automobile business, Robert H. Hinckley Dodge, Inc. In 1928 he moved the dealership to Ogden and, in 1955, opened a second dealership in Salt Lake City, Hinckley Dodge, on State Street.

In addition to his automobile businesses, Hinckley had an enthusiasm for flight that had developed early. He attended his first International Air Meet at Belmont Park, New York, in 1910. Three years later at Templehofer Field, Berlin, Germany, he made his first flight with Melli Beese, the champion woman flier of the world at that time and wife of the French airman Charles Boutard. In 1927, he was one of the first revenue passengers to fly between Salt Lake City and Reno on a Boeing Air Transport plane. In 1928, Hinckley helped organize, and became an officer of, the Utah-Pacific Airways, Inc. This company survived the pioneering stages of aviation with a perfect safety record. It was the first flying service to furnish airplanes to the government for the purpose of taking a game census in Yellowstone National Park. This became a common practice, as did the technique of dropping supplies to forest fire fighters by small parachutes, also developed by Utah-Pacific Airways. Hinckley was one of the most frequent users of commercial airplanes while serving as regional director of the Western Region for the Works Progress Administration and played an important role in the development of airports under the WPA program.

Robert H. Hinckley had served on Governor George H. Dern's Voluntary Relief Committee from 1931 and had been appointed in 1933 by Governor Henry H. Blood as director of the state emergency relief program enacted by a special session of the legislature of that year. The responsibility of supervising the expenditure of relief funds from their respective states, as well as large sums of money provided by the federal government, fell on the state directors. Within a few months after Hinckley took the job of distributing federal funds, the success of his administration attracted attention in Washington, D. C., and in September 1934 he was appointed by Harry L. Hopkins to serve as assistant administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and continued as field representative of eleven western states, and Hawaii and Alaska, a position in which he served until 1938.

Hinckley's role in economic relief programs during the Great Depression and his contributions to the development of the airline industry in the American West led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to nominate him to the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) in 1938. Hinckley was sworn into the role on August 8, 1938; several months later, in November 1938, construction began on the Washington National Airport, which was completed in June 1940. In April 1939, Hinckley became chairman of the CAA and a year later, in 1941, he was appointed assistant secretary of commerce. In this position, Hinckley was responsible for the direction of the CAA, the United States Weather Bureau, and the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was involved in the development of the Civilian Pilot Training Program. This program, originally conceived by Hinckley as a peacetime project to give flight training to college-aged youth, proved to be one of the greatest contributions to the nation's war effort. The program was planned in 1938 and launched in 1939 with the passage by the Seventy-sixth Congress of the Civilian Pilot Training Act. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, pilots were trained and airplanes were available for the United States military. In 1983, the Federal Aviation Administration gave Hinckley the Award for Extraordinary Service for his role in developing and administering the Civilian Pilot Training Program.

Hinckley resigned as assistant secretary of commerce in 1942 to join the Sperry Corporation (Sperry Rand), an American equipment and electronics company. During World War II, the Sperry Corporation was ranked 19th among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts.

Though Hinckley had intended to remain in private business for the remainder of his career, in 1944, President Roosevelt nominated him for Senate approval to be director of Contract Settlement for a term of two years. The settlement of government contracts was a challenge to the United States' transition from wartime back into peace. In this position, Hinckley was responsible for preventing unemployment, waste, and other economic problems during the transition. The organization was set up and functioning successfully when Mr. Hinckley resigned eighteen months later, February 1, 1946, to return to private life.

In 1945, Hinckley founded KALL Radio. After leaving the Contract Settlement directorship, Hinckley co-founded the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) with Edward J. Noble, long a close friend and colleague. Shortly after, he was elected vice president and director of the company. In 1951, ABC merged with Paramount Theatres to become one of the largest television networks in the United States. He remained in this role until his retirement in 1959 at the age of sixty-eight.

Several years after the founding of ABC, President Harry S. Truman asked Hinckley, as a member of the Economic Cooperation Administration Public Advisory Board, to do a special inspection tour of European countries to determine the success of the Marshall Plan. Mr. Hinckley took a leave of absence in August 1949, from ABC to complete the inspection. He continued to serve on the advisory board when the Economic Cooperation Administration was succeeded by the Mutual Security Agency.

In addition to his work in government and business, Hinckley served on numerous boards and contributing to many philanthropic causes. He served four terms on the University of Utah Board of Regents, serving until 1973. On May 10, 1965 Hinckley established the Robert H. Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah with a gift from himself and the Edward John Noble Foundation. In 1954, Hinckley and three of his brothers established the Hinckley scholarship at Brigham Young University in honor of their father. He also established the Abrelia Seely Hinckley scholarship at Weber State College and the John H. Seely and Robert H. Hinckley scholarships at Utah State University.

In 1977, Hinckley published an autobiography, co-authored with JoAnn Jacobsen Wells, I'd Rather be Lucky Than Rich. In 1998 the Hinckley Institute published Bae B. Gardner's biography of Hinckley, Robert Henry Hinckley: Getting to Know Him. Hinckley received many award and honors throughout his lifetime, including the B'nai B'rith Citizen Achievement Award (1967); the Brotherhood Award of the Utah Chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (1977); and inductions into the Beehive Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Utah Auto Dealers Hall of Fame in 1987. He also received honorary degrees from both Brigham Young University (1964) and the University of Utah (1973).

Robert H. Hinckley died on April 30, 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Robert H. Hinckley papers (1891-1997) reflect Hinckley's dedicated service to his community, his state, his country, and his fellowman. A major portion of the collection is correspondence. In an attempt to keep the file as originally set up, some of the correspondence is in chronological order, some arranged alphabetically, and some is left within subject categories--Civil Aeronautics Authority, Works Progress Administration, state and national politics, radio, etc. Correspondence with prominent men and women of the period appear in these files. Hinckley's long years of service on the University of Utah Board of Regents are represented in the collection, beginning with his first appointment by Governor George H. Dern in 1929 and continuing to 1941. His later terms are not included.

The section on the Federal Emergency Relief, Civil Works Administration, and Works Progress Administration includes the papers of Hinckley's involvement in Utah's program of relief from 1930 and in the regional program (eleven western states and Alaska and Hawaii) as field representative beginning in 1934 and continuing to 1938. A portion of this section covers the controversy in the Mormon church concerning church relief as opposed to the federal WPA program.

Robert H. Hinckley was appointed a member of the Civil Aeronautics Authority in August 1938, in April 1939 he was made chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, and in June 1940 he became assistant secretary of commerce. The papers which cover this period include, besides correspondence, the reorganization of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, Hinckley's Civilian Pilot Training Program, and extend into World War II and national defense.

A limited amount of material is available under Hinckley's short period with Sperry Corporation (Sperry Rand) before returning to government service as director of Office of Contract Settlement. These papers are represented in the collection along with papers on the American Broadcasting Company, Economic Cooperation Administration, Mutual Security Agency, and the Welsh Pony Society of America.

Boxes 92-96 of the collection are subject files and contain a variety of subjects arranged in alphabetical order.

The collection of Hinckley's speeches and articles, which span more than forty years, cover a broad range of subjects and interests. Speeches and articles of many other notable people associated with, and working in the same interests with Hinckley, have been preserved and are in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert H. Hinckley (boxes 1-102) in 1974.

Donated by Robert H. Hinckley (boxes 103-137) in 1990.

Donated by Bryson Morgan of the Hinckley Institute of Politics (boxes 138-156) in 2007.

Purchased from Jim McGarry (box 157) in 2012.

Processing Note

Processed by Della L. Dye and Julia Huddleston in 1977 and the 1990s.

Addendum processed by Julia Huddleston in 2009.

Box 157 processed by Betsey Welland in 2019.

Separated Materials

Photographs (P0102) were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-18
Family, Personal, and Christmas Correspondence
2 1
Assistant Administrator Federal Works Progress
Administration and Regional Administrator of Eleven Western States and Hawaii and Alaska
2 2-3
Member Civil Aeronautics Authority
2 4-5
Chairman Civil Aeronautics Authority
2 6
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
2 7
Officer of Sperry Corporation
2 8-9
Director of Office of Contract Settlement
An unusual and extensive collection of invitations which run from the 1930s to the 1970s and include invitations to the New York World's Fair, 1939; the Golden Gate International Exposition; opening of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge; dedications of airports; and a great variety of social, diplomatic, and business invitations. Box 3, Folder 1 contains a sampling of some of the more interesting invitations which include presidential invitations and invitations to special historical events of the period.
Box Folder
7 1
Government Appointments and Resignations
  • 1935--Assistant Administrator Federal Works Progress Administration. Also Regional Administrator of Eleven Western States Region.
  • 1936--Letter from Harry L. Hopkins announcing Hinckley's return to Works Progress Administration Field Service in the Western Region.
  • 1938--Resignation from Works Progress Administration.
  • 1938--Oath of Office, member Civil Aeronautics Authority. Includes telegram in which Hinckley gives statement of his belief that the development of civilization is dependent on transportation.
  • 1939--Administrator of Civil Aeronautics Authority
  • 1940--Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Nomination signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt (original in safe).
  • 1942--Resignation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce.
  • 1942-1944--Officer of Sperry Corporation (Sperry Rand).
  • 1944--Director of Contract Settlement. Nomination signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt (original in safe).
  • 1947--Offer to act as Vice President, Air Youth Division to the National Aeronautics Association. Hinckley declined the offer.
7 2
Appointment of Hinckley as Member of the Civil Aeronautics Authority
Signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Cordell Hull (original in safe).
7 3
Resignation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce
7 4
Business Records
7 5
Business Records
7 6
Business Records (Stock Market Listings)
7 7
7 8
Clubs and Memberships
7 9
Robert H. Hinckley Appreciation Dinner held at the Garden of Eden
1975 June 14
7 10
Georgius Y. Cannon's Story of Hinckley and Why He was Glad to be a Mormon Missionary
7 11
Edwin Smith Hinckley
Memorial to Edwin Smith Hinckley. A bound volume which includes biographical sketch, professional accomplishments, tributes from students and friends, genealogical charts, and correspondence.
8 1
Micellaneous Notes and Daily Logs
8 2-9
Appointment Calendars and Daily Logs
University of Utah Board of Regents
Box Folder
9 1
Letter of Appointment of Hinckley to the Board of Regents
Signed by Governor George H. Dern with related correspondence.
9 2-4
Minutes, Financial Statements, Laws and Regulations of the University of Utah
9 5-9
Minutes, Budget and Financial Reports, Student Comparison Charts (U.S.), Correspondence, Annual Statement of President George Thomas
9 10-16
Minutes, Correspondence, Budget and Financial Statement, University of Utah Archaeological Department, University of Utah Engineers Week, Junior Colleges of Utah Survey (folder 14 excluded)
9 14
Correspondence and Reports Relating to Treatment of Coal to Reduce Coal Pollution and to Establish the Utah Research Foundation at the University of Utah Correspondence of Lewis C. Karrick (see also folder 8).
9 17-23
Minutes, Budget and Financial Reports, Salaries, Statistics, Laws and Regulations of the University of Utah
9 24-27
Minutes, Finances, Salary Cuts, Correspondence and a Report ( Cost of Higher Education in Utah )
10 1-7
Minutes, Budget and Financial Statements, Book Store, Address of Honorable George H. Dern, University of Utah Press, Publications
10 8-12
Minutes, Legislative Appropriations, Carlson Estate (Will, Securites, Etc.), University of Utah Athletic Budget
10 13-20
Minutes, Faculty Annuities, Elective Offices for Faculty, Budget 1935-37, Financial Reports, Frederick William Reynolds Memorial, Correspondence
10 21-28
Reappointment by Governor Henry H. Blood of Hinckley to Board of Regents, Minutes, Utah Engineering Experiment Station, Budget and Financial Reports, University of Utah Securities and Trust Funds, Physical Education Plant, Correspondence
11 1-5
Minutes, University of Utah Securites, Alumni Association, Art Department, Correspondence
11 6-10
Minutes, Budget and Financial Reports, Founders' Day Address, Student Union Building, Correspondence
11 11-14
Minutes, Budget and Financial Reports, Student and Faculty Organizations, Correspondence
11 15-16
Minutes, Correspondence Relating to Selection of a New University President, 1941 List of Candidates
Speeches of Robert H. Hinckley
Bx 12, folder 1 contains an index of Hinckley's speeches arranged by year, giving the title of the speech and place of delivery. The very early speeches, beginning in 1910 to 1924, include his first political speech (1914) on President Woodrow Wilson; a speech on his home town, Mount Pleasant; one on the flag of the United States; and others. From 1934 to 1956 the speeches are a chronology of the many interests and stages of Hinckley's varied, exciting, and successful career. Bx 12, folder 15 contains a collection of speeches without name or date, but of Hinckley's period of service in the Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1938-1940, and are presumed to be his.

II:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1-6
Limited Correspondence Dealing with Matters while Serving as Mayor of Mount Pleasant, Utah, and as Distributor for Dodge and Plymouth Automobiles in Ogden, Utah.
A collection of miscellaneous correspondence relating to the positions held by Hinckley during this span of years.
Correspondence--Politics, Utah and National
Box Folder
19 1
Letters of Recommendation for Thomas H. Humphreys for the Position of Utah State Engineer
19 2
"Memorandum to Governor Henry H. Blood Concerning Candidates for the Office of State Engineer," by George D. Clye; Democratic Party Politics in Utah; Requests for Favors and Appointments; Politics in the Reforestation Plan of the Civilian Conservation Corps Program
1933 January-July
19 3
Requests for Appointments and State Politics
1933 August-December
19 4-5
State and County Politics and Relief Problems
19 6
Sponsorship of Governor Henry H. Blood, Support of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Other State and National Politics
19 7-9
National Politics, Congressional Elections
19 10
Miscellaneous National, State, and Local Elections Includes the reelection of Senator Elbert D. Thomas and the controversy over the Jackson Hole National Monument.
19 11
Answer to Queries about Reconversion through Office of Contract Settlement
19 12
Utah's Postwar Airport Development Program
19 13
19 14
State and National Election
19 15
Judge Willis Ritter's Appointment and National Politics
19 16-17
State Politics
Mainly concerning Senator Elbert D. Thomas and Governor Herbert C. Maw.
19 18
19 19
Democratic National Committee and Convention
19 20
19 21
"America's Town Mutiny of the Air" and Congressional Elections
19 22
Miscellaneous Radio and Politics
19 23
Miscellaneous Radio and Politics
Box Folder
20 1-3
Amussen, Lorna
Letters of condolence and help after the death of her husband Theodore S. Amussen, 1931.
20 4
Amussen, Theodore S.
Letters between Amussen and Hinckley, good friends of long standing.
1927; 1931
20 5
Amussen, Theodore S., Jr.
20 6
Anderson, Clinton P.
Exchange of information during Anderson's service in Works Progress Administration in New Mexico; as a member of the House of Representatives; United States Secretary of Agriculture; and United States Senator serving on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
20 12
Armstrong, Major Clare H.
West Point appointments for the sons of Hinckley and Armstrong.
20 13-14
Arnold, General Henry (Hap) Harley
Limited correspondence, biographical sketch, speeches, and articles.
21 1
Backman, Gus P.
  • December 18, 1926--Congratulations to Backman for his advancement to manager of ZCMI and his reply.
  • September 6, 1938--Invitation to Hinckley to speak in Salt Lake City for "National Air Travel Week."
  • November 8, 1940--Report and recommendations to Hinckley after a conference with army officers inspecting Wendover for the establishment of a bombing depot.
  • June 13, 1941--A communication from the Board of Governors of the Chamber of Commerce of Salt Lake City expressing thanks for Hinckley's efforts in obtaining the Small Arms Plant in Utah.
  • November 13, 1941--Inquiry about Utah's qualifications for flight strip program.
  • August 13, 1947--Hinckley to Backman commending him for his role as director of the Centennial Commission and the outstanding results of the Utah Centennial Celebration.
21 6
Baruch, Bernard M.
August 8, 1944--Letter of congratulation to Hinckley in his new position as director of Contract Settlement.
21 7
Barkley, Alben W.
Birthday greetings to Barkley and letters of commendation to and from Barkley and Hinckley in their respective roles in government.
21 8
Bassett, Preston
December 8, 1949 and March 14, 1950--Discussion of color television in its beginning.
21 10
Beck, Thomas H.
Editorial director of Crowell-Collier Publishing Company writing of his intention to convince the public of the need for national defense. Related correspondence and publication of two articles on aviation by Hinckley.
21 13
Bergman, Alfred
A series of articles and letters in which Bergman warns of the dangers of Nazism to the United States and the world if the U.S. does not commit itself not only militarily, but also through labor, industry, and capital.
21 16-19
Biffle, Leslie L.
Address in honor of Biffle and his fifty years of service in Washington, D. C. Regular correspondence covering many years of mutual respect and admiration.
21 20
Bishop, William Avery
Magazine article on the famous World War I ace, biographical notes on his position as air marshal and director of recruiting as the air training plan took shape in Canada in 1940. Correspondence relating to the honor paid Air Marshal Bishop with the Legion of Merit.
21 21-23
Blood, Henry H.
Biographical materials:
  • March 27, 1933--Reappointment of Hinckley to University of Utah Board of Regents.
  • June 8-10, 1933--Exchange of letters between Blood and Pierce Williams in defense of the Emergency Relief Program in Utah and Hinckley as chairman, State Relief Commission.
  • August 1, 1933--Orson John Hyde explains Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company's expenditures calculated to aid the unemployment problem in Utah.
  • October 30, 1933--Frederick P. Champ discusses the state building program relating to the Agriculture College at Logan.
  • November 16, 1933--Frederick P. Champ would welcome a special session of the legislature to provide legislation for effective state control and distribution of liquor.
  • April 25, 1939--Blood to Hinckley in which he states: "I want you to take the very best care of your health . . . you are needed at the seat of government because of your wide and varied experience and your native talent."
  • August 29, 1940--Response by Blood to Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the interior, in regard to the proposed Escalante National Recreational area.
21 24
Boettiger, Anna Roosevelt
February 9-March 2, 1944-- Hinckley writes Boettiger of an employment office set up in Harlem by Sperry Corporation, and the results.
21 25
Branch, Harllee (Vice Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Authority)
April 8, 1939-April 1940--Copies of applications from airlines to the Civil Aeronautics Authority sent to the president; list of women employed in the Civil Aeronautics Authority requested by Mrs. F. D. Roosevelt; and friendly letters to Hinckley.
21 28
Byrnes, James F.
22 1-27
Brimhall, Dean R.
Biographical materials and friendly correspondence, some apprising Hinckley of possible opening for a Dodge dealership in Ogden.
  • January 27-December 13, 1927--Personal and business letters with Hinckley dealing mainly with the Dodge dealership in Ogden while Brimhall is in New York.
  • August 23, 1933--Hinckley to Senator William H. King giving Brimhall's qualifications to discuss aviation problems as affected by the general overhauling of that branch of the Department of Commerce.
  • February 23, 1935--Brimhall describes the seriousness of the Utah relief situation and says "Senators like King and Thomas have no more conception of conditions than a man living in the jungles of South America." He discusses the banking situation and is "thrilled" that Marriner S. Eccles is "still out in front of the battle and still looked to as a general . . . because he knows the underlying causes of our social sickness."
  • July 18, 1935--Brimhall persuades Senator William H. King of the need to have Darrell Greenwell confirmed for the position of director of the State Department of Public Welfare. He writes King's opinions of Marriner Eccles's bank bill and feels that Hinckley should "get back into business life."
  • July 23, 1935--Hinckley writes Brimhall of frustrations in federal funding.
  • September 1, 1935--Brimhall as advisor on Labor Relations of the Works Progress Administration expresses some of his philosophies on labor, taxation, etc., and introduces his ideas about medical examinations for pilots for consideration.
  • November 30, 1935--Brimhall comments on the eastern newspaper attacks on Roosevelt's "brain trust" and the New Deal.
  • March 3, 1936--Marriner Eccles is looked on as Roosevelt's chief financial advisor, and feels the time has come to put into practice his famous tax plan.
  • April 12, 1936--Brimhall urges Hinckley to get back to Washington; he is needed there.
  • June 28, 1936--Brimhall sends Hinckley a statement of his accounts and stocks, some held jointly with Hinckley.
  • August 7, 1936--To Harold B. Lee verifying Brimhall's understanding of the L.D.S. church security program as given in an interview with Lee.
  • August 15, 1936-- quoted statement from Heber J. Grant, president of the L.D.S. church, that he hoped Alf Landon would be elected, and made other references to church relief.
  • September 6, 1936--Brimhall writes of the handbook for workers on Works Progress Administration and comments ". . .we have somewhat committed the government to a work program in preference to the dole."
  • April 5, 1938--To Sylvester Q. Cannon, Brimhall explains the basis of two surveys conducted by different interests showing the high ratio of federal work relief in Utah.
  • September 12, 1938--Hinckley resigns his position with Pacific Airways, Inc., Ogden, Utah, after receiving his appointment as a member of the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
  • March 13, 1939--Letter to from Brimhall clarifying misstatements published about the pilot training schools set up in colleges by the federal government.
  • June 19, 1939--To President Heber J. Grant of the L.D.S. church, a request by Brimhall to be able to publish in the or replies to Grant's violent attacks on the welfare program in Utah.
  • September 22, 1939--Memorandum on participation of in the Civilian Pilot Training Program.
  • September 27, 1939--Similar memorandum concerning Blacks. Interoffice memoranda regarding the training of pilots, Civilian Pilot Training Program.
  • May 19, 1941-- magazine accepts Hinckley's article "We Must Air-Condition America."
  • March 31, 1942--Hinckley to J. Edgar Hoover acknowledging receipt of a report of investigation conducted concerning Brimhall, director of research, Civil Aeronautics Administration. "Inasmuch as the report shows that Mr. Brimhall is a loyal, patriotic American citizen, ... no action is being taken by this department."
  • July 18, 1942--Brimhall to Hinckley regarding an article he proposed writing with Ernie Pyle on "Whose War is This?" and other articles that would dramatize the concept of everyone becoming involved in an effort to win the war.
  • July 23, 1942--A letter from C. W. Mayo, M.D., of Mayo Clinic to Brimhall with his recommendations for determining physical defects which would disqualify pilots during their medical examinations.
  • August 17, 1942--Brimhall to Hinckley that three studies with reports researched and written by Raymond Franzen and Brimhall on inadequate medical examinations in the Civil Aeronautics Administration are finally getting some response.
  • October 22, 1942--Letter and an article describing Brimhall and Kelly's Pilot Training Program and its success.
  • October 28, 1942--Brimhall to Hinckley claiming Hinckley was the father of the Civilian Pilot Training Program and relating the navy report of the value of CPT. Includes a confidential report on the CPT Program.
  • December 21, 1942--Hinckley to Harry Hopkins thanking him for his praise of Brimhall, praises his contribution to government service, and would like to see Brimhall on the Civil Aeronautics Board.
  • February 25, 1944--Correspondence relating to Julian W. Cummings, Utahn who won the Distinguished Service Cross.
  • February 29, 1944--Speech of J. Reuben Clark, Jr., "Production Increase in Church Welfare Advised."
  • November 18, 1944--Brimhall to C. S. Wilkinson, editor of , commending him for his editorial titled "The Air Cobra and the Battle Cruiser Tangle," in which Brimhall states: "One of the most basic elements of our democracy is that of free criticism, generally spoken of as freedom of speech and freedom of press." This is in reference to an attitude in the Mormon church to avoid any form of criticism of its leaders.
  • March 11, 1945--Lila Brimhall to Hinckley giving him the bits of information which they had received on the death of their son McKeen Brimhall, killed in action in France September 20, 1944.
  • March 21, 1949--Darrell Greenwell writes legislative news, local and state, giving the position on issues of Governor J. Bracken Lee.
  • May 16, 1950--Views of Utah and national politics by Darrell Greenwell.
  • February 28, 1952--Brimhall to Arthur Gaeth, who is living in Honolulu, Hawaii, inquiring about files he loaned Gaeth on the Mormon relief program and how he could get them back for a thesis study.
  • June 20, 1952--Brimhall to Hinckley referring to an article about John Dewey in the and mentions how often their parents (Edwin S. Hinckley and George H. Brimhall) brought John Dewey to BYU during their student days there. He remarks about the hopeful and creative atmosphere prevailing at BYU at that time.
  • June 20, 1952--Note to Lowry Nelson thanking him for his letter to entitled "Mormons and the Negro."
  • 1952-1957--Friendly notes between Hinckley in Washington, D. C., and Brimhall at Manana Farm in Torrey, Utah.
23 1-5
Miscellaneous C
23 11-20
Celery Lists and "Thank You" Letters
Hinckley had prize Utah celery mailed to friends and co-workers for Thanksgiving.
24 1-9
Champ, Frederick P. (Chairman of Advisory Committee on Public Welfare and Emergency Relief in Utah)
  • February 13, 1925--Hinckley, field representative, FERA, in a telegram to Champ, chairman, State Advisory Committee on Welfare and Emergency Relief, urging "broad permissive powers enabling state [Utah] to participate to fullest extent in federal program and any possible grants in aid."
  • May 24, 1934--Champ writes of his concern over personnel and the method of appointments of personnel for handling the Civilian Conservation Corps in Logan Canyon.
  • February 17, 1935--Letter and report from Champ to Hinckley on legislative matters which have been running wild so far as legislation respecting credit is concerned.
  • February 23, 1935--Hinckley as field representative reports to Champ from Washington, D. C., the uncertainty of the "works" bill. States Utah Senators King and Thomas backed the president in spite of pressure from labor groups from home.
  • March 30, 1935--Biographical sketch of George H. Dern mailed to Champ at the time of Dern's appointment as secretary of war.
  • May 1, 1935--Letter regarding B. Alden Lillywhite for a possible position in the state welfare setup.
  • November 9, 1935-December 27, 1935--Six letters of note to people in high governmental positions urging the appointment of William T. Foster to serve on the new Federal Reserve Board with Marriner S. Eccles.
  • January 28, 1936--Dr. William T. Foster in a letter to Champ expresses gratitude for the many who supported him in an attempt to get his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board (Foster lost appointment).
  • February 1, 1936--Champ writes his appreciation to Senator William H. King for his recommendation of Champ for commissioner of reclamation.
  • June 5, 1936--Telegram to Hinckley from Champ congratulating him on his appointment as assistant to Harry Hopkins.
  • February 18, 1939--Champ to Hinckley writes of his and Darrell Greenwell's attempts to keep the Utah Music and Art Projects going. States: "I feel that the Utah Sinfonietta is at least the nucleus for a state symphony orchestra."
  • May 24, 1939--Champ cites as Hinckley's accomplishments the air base at Ogden and looks forward to the civil aviation program soon to start at Utah State Agriculture College.
  • September 7, 1939--Airport improvements are underway and the training program at the college still awaits approval.
  • March 12, 1940--Champ to Hinckley detailing development of the possible installation of a Civilian Pilot Training Program unit at Cedar City under the direction of the center at Logan.
  • May 20, 1940--Champ writes: "As the destiny of the world moves rapidly in the present crisis, we are thinking of you men who are formulating the all-important program for our defense and are grateful that your foresight has already made a beginning possible."
  • December 14, 1940--Champ to Hinckley about mutual mortgage insurance to farm mortgages and asks Hinckley for assistance in getting representation for his group.
  • June 9, 1941--Governor Herbert B. Maw writes Champ of his decision not to reappoint any of the board members of the University of Utah and the Utah State Agriculture College, based on the highly competitive attitude between the two schools which was costing the state thousands of unnecessary dollars. Champ was among the board members released and then reappointed.
  • June 25, 1941--David O. McKay to Champ, grateful for his association with the board members with whom he had worked at Utah State Agriculture College and questioning Governor Maw's motives in releasing all the board members.
  • June 30, 1941--Champ to Hinckley expressing his regrets that Hinckley probably would not be reappointed to the University of Utah Board of Regents.
  • July 2, 1941--Champ's reply to President David O. McKay's letter states, "Agreeing with all that you say in your most thoughtful letter . . ., I chiefly regret the incident as a possible indication that the unseemly hand of politics, prejudice, and personality may be entering into the administration of governmental and educational affairs . . . ."
  • January 25, 1943--Champ to Hinckley asking for an appointment with Harry Hopkins to present a "Memorandum on Proposed Plan for Coordination of Federal Governmental Activities."
  • March 15, 1943--Enclosure with a letter presenting Champ for nomination as director of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States from the Ninth Election District.
  • April 28, 1943--Hinckley writes congratulations on Champ's election to the United States Chamber of Commerce.
  • 1945-1955--Personal Correspondence between Champ and Hinckley.
24 10-11
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • August 9, 1937--Hugh B. Brown writes from London, England, where he is serving as mission president. He enjoys the work and "hopes I shall have the good sense, upon returning home, to keep away from politics and politicians as my experiences there, to put it mildly, left rather a bad taste in my mouth."
  • September 24, 1941-October 11, 1941--Correspondence (four letters) between the Defense Bond Section of the United States Treasury Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asking them to support the war bond program.
  • August 10, 1944; July 26, 1945; November 2, 1950--Letters of praise and condolence to Hinckley from Richard P. Lyman at the time of the death of his father and mother.
24 12-13
Clay, General Lucius
Correspondence during General Clay's position as assistant to the administrator, Department of Commerce; as United States deputy military governor in postwar Germany; and as retired general, United States Army and his continued activities.
24 14-15
Clayton, Lawrence W.
  • February 14, 1927--An invitation for Hinckley to become a customer of First National Bank in Ogden when he takes over the Dodge dealership.
  • December 12, 1934--Clayton states his pleasure to be working for his old boss (Marriner S. Eccles) on the Federal Reserve Board.
24 21
Conolly, Donald H.
Correspondence relating to Works Progress Administration and World War II.
25 5-7
Coy, Wayne
  • Correspondence exchanged when Coy was Indiana State administrator for Works Progress Administration; in the Office of High Commissioner, Manila, in 1938; in the Federal Security Agency; on the Federal Communications Commission; and in radio.
  • March 1, 1945--Coy writes praise of what Dr. Charles Mayo is accomplishing in the army.
25 8
Creel, George
  • September 26, 1935--Creel asks Honorable Angelo J. Rossi, mayor of San Francisco, to sponsor a dinner in honor of Hinckley, regional director, and Frank Mc-Laughlin for their support of the Works Progress Administration projects.
  • July 8, 1940--Creel sends Hinckley an invitation to the Golden Gate International Exposition.
25 9-18
Cutler, Leland W.
  • Twenty years of regular and frequent correspondence between two good friends beginning during the days of Works Progress Administration; with Hinckley as designated special advisor of the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939; on the Treasure Island Airport Committee of San Francisco dealing with the controversy; and numerous other interests shared.
26 1-3
Miscellaneous D
26 4-5
Davis, Elmer
  • Speeches and news analyses given over CBS and ABC, 1942-1948.
  • May 16, 1950--Hinckley writes Davis: "If you were speaking to an alumni group at B.Y.U. at Provo, Utah, what would you say regarding the present Washington scene?" And goes on to say "but never during the dark days of the war nor the uncertain pre-war days was I as depressed as I am now."
26 7-8
Dern, Governor George H.
  • February 26, 1926--Dern writes to Hinckley in Mount Pleasant, Utah, for his opinion in establishing a unit of the National Guard at Mount Pleasant, Richfield, and Cedar City. Does not indicate who is urging him to establish these units.
  • March 8, 1926--Hinckley answers affirmatively for the people of that region.
  • June 22, 1929--Hinckley offers Dern a ride in Dean Brimhall and Hinckley's new six-passenger cabin plane to attend the Western States Air Conference in Boise, Idaho.
  • February 24, 1933--Letter of praise and good wishes from Hinckley to Dern, secretary of war, Washington, D. C, at the time of his appointment.
26 9
Doolittle, General James H.
  • Collection of friendly notes between Hinckley and Doolittle.
26 10
Early, Stephen (secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Miscellaneous notes, announcements, memoranda, etc., from the office of Early.
26 11-23
Eccles, George S. (President of First Security Corporation, Ogden, Utah)
  • Correspondence consists of business, banking, politics, and personal information.
26 24-28
Eccles, Marriner S.
  • September 5, 1933--Statement to the Utah State Relief Committee with enclosed letter to Hinckley. Eccles describes the unsoundness of depending upon local municipal financing to meet unemployment relief.
  • November 1, 1933--To Harry L. Hopkins introducing Eccles as "the outstanding business executive of the intermountain territory."
  • January 13, 1934--Harry Hopkins writes Eccles of the undesirable practice of staggering employees under Civil Works (the practice of letting one man work six weeks and laying him off to employ another).
  • January 30, 1934--Eccles writes on the second day at his new job with the Treasury Department.
  • February 8, 1934--Hinckley writes Eccles in defense of the federal Civil Works Administration and uses the Utah State and County boards as examples of the dedicated kind of work that is being promoted in this program.
  • March 24, 1934--Hinckley writes his views on the subjects of sugar, silver, and the water shortage.
  • December 6, 1934--Eccles receives felicitations on his appointment to the Federal Reserve Board.
  • February 28, 1940--Eccles sends Hinckley a note advising him that a volume published by Harpers and Brothers, assembling the principal public papers of Eccles during 1935-1940, is being sent to him.
  • April 27, 1942-July 29, 1942--Series of letters concerning the Amalgamated Sugar Company and the Office of Price Administration and sugar rationing.
26 32
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • December 1, 1953--Acceptance of Hinckley's resignation from the Public Advisory Board of Mutual Security.
27 5
Forrestal, James V.
  • Speech presented before the Bond Club, New York City, April 3, 1944, and related correspondence; congratulatory note for his appointment as secretary of the navy; and a letter of appreciation to Hinckley for his work as director of Contract Settlement.
  • May 22, 1949--Telegram announcing the death of Forrestal.
27 11
Glade, Earl J.
  • Correspondence relating to radio and television in Utah, Glade in his position as mayor of Salt Lake City, and as a candidate for governor of Utah, 1952.
27 12-18
Glasmann, Abraham
  • October 2, 1937--Hinckley responds to an inquiry from Glasmann about a commercial airport for Ogden--available sites and possible financial aid. Hinckley suggests a Works Progress Administration project.
  • September 10, 1941-October 30, 1941--Correspondence between Glasmann and Hinckley regarding radio development in Utah.
  • September 22, 1945--Telegram from Glasmann to Hinckley stating he has deposited $50,000 in the name of Pacific Frontier Broadcasting Company of Hawaii.
  • January 31, 1946--Tentative plan of consolidation of the Interstate Broadcasting Company, Ogden, Utah; Salt Lake City Broadcasting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah; and KOVO Broadcasting Company, Provo, Utah, in connection with the Salt Lake Tribune-Telegram Company, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • January 31, 1956--Letter of congratulations to Hinckley on his appointment as vice president of the American Broadcasting Corporation.
  • September 5, 1946-1950--Radio station in Honolulu includes correspondence with Glasmann, Hinckley, and George Hatch.
28 1-14
Greenwell, Darrell J.
The correspondence of Greenwell to Hinckley and Dean R. Brimhall in Washington, D. C., provides a good source of information from the Utah scene. Greenwell's early letters dealt with the WPA program and relief as well as politics. The later correspondence included radio, World War II, and other aspects of Utah news. Greenwell's letters were complete and significant and always welcomed by Hinckley and Brimhall who shared them. Other correspondence of Greenwell can be found in the Works Progress Administration files.
  • January 23, 1936--Greenwell reports to Hinckley on the political scene in Utah. Reminds Hinckley of the split in the Republican party in 1922 due largely to Abraham Glasmann's influence. Now he informs Hinckley of the political power play in the control of radio stations in Utah, mainly Ogden and Salt Lake City.
  • May 15, 1939--Dean Brimhall became administrative assistant to Hinckley in the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
  • June 30, 1939--Greenwell reports that there are 15,000 persons in Utah eligible to work on Works Progress Administration projects. Wants to use more of these people on the arsenal in Weber County.
  • November 23, 1939--Greenwell tells of the election of Ab Jenkins over Herbert Snow and gives and analysis.
  • December 21, 1939--To Major B. M. Harloe, chief engineer, Works Progress Administration, Washington, D. C., from Greenwell asking advice as to whether the plan to use 500 to 1,500 Works Progress Administration men on the air depot at Ogden would be carried out or if other arrangements would have to be made for these men.
  • February 16, 1940--To Dean Brimhall and Hinckley describing in detail the L.D.S. church and Works Progress Administration relief controversy, the success of WPA programs in some cities of Utah, and progress at the Ogden Air Depot.
  • May 15, 1940--Hinckley to Greenwell describing the Civil Aeronautics Authority as one of the New Deal agencies set up as an independent organization with its trials, challenges, complexities, and successes in which Hinckley and Dean Brimhall are involved--Hinckley as chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
  • May 19, 1940--Greenwell writes of Utah's response to the war news, politics, and Works Progress Administration.
  • June 21, 1940--Greenwell to Hinckley telling of "jubilation and good will toward you in Ogden and Salt Lake City for your appointment to Assistant Secretary of Commerce." Tells of Gail Martin's work in the music and art projects of Works Progress Administration, and his influence in promoting a symphony orchestra.
  • October 17, 1940--Report to Hinckley on work stoppage at Hill Field, J. Reuben Clark's remarks on church and Works Progress Administration relief, reelection of F. D. Roosevelt, and employment stimulated by defense program.
  • April 22, 1941--Greenwell writes Dean Brimhall and Hinckley on politics, Works Progress Administration, airports in Utah built or being built by WPA, and Governor Maw's political appointments.
  • July 15, 17, August 6, 8, 1941--Information regarding completion of the Logan City Airport.
  • December 14, 1941--Greenwell writes the reaction of Utahns to Pearl Harbor and the possible role of the Works Progress Administration organization in the war effort. Hopes the organization will merely shift to war work. Writes of Nazi interest in Mormons and Mormon missionaries in Germany as possible propagandists.
  • January 19, 1942--Greenwell reports on reorganization in the regional office, location of Provo steel plant at Geneva, hiring at Remington and Ordnance Depot.
  • March 16, 1942--To Hinckley on almost every subject concerning Utah, labor, and the war. He quotes Arthur Gaeth "that Utah businessmen [he probably meant church men too] were taking the wrong track in resisting the industrialization of the state because such industrialization was acquainting the workers of Utah with what real wages are."
  • March 30, 1942--From Hinckley enclosing a report that outlines what is being done to relieve the critical housing shortage in Ogden. This letter is in response to Greenwell's letter of March 7 describing the lack of housing facilities in Ogden.
  • April 12, 1942--Greenwell writes that vital war work is being held up because of housing shortages in Ogden. Makes recommendations that the army could use until defense houses are built. Suggests that if the army can not get the accommodations, the job should be done by Works Progress Administration. Mentions that the Japanese are coming to Utah and Idaho to work for the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company and to do other farm work.
  • May 10, 1942--Greenwell writes: "After visiting all the Japanese centers in California and having talked to Works Progress Administration personnel managing the centers and many of the Japanese, I now feel that I know more about the human problems of the situation than probably any other one person." He wonders if WPA will be playing a part in the relocation and feels the organization could do a good job.
  • July 21, 1942--Greenwell is being considered for the Office of Price Administration director in Utah. Writes to Hinckley about the lack of organization, high rental practices, and has serious misgivings about his future.
  • August 2, 1942--Greenwell writes that he was not appointed director of the Office of Price Administration and also of the difficulties in state agencies, social work, Social Security Board, and old age pensions. He becomes secretary to a Vital Area Board for Utah to sift War Public Works which will include army, navy, Maritime Commission, Works Production Board, Social Security, and the State of Utah.
  • August 16, 1942--This letter gives a complete picture of wartime Utah especially Ogden, Provo, Tooele, and Salt Lake City where housing and labor conditions have become acute. A lack of coordination of agencies and strong leadership in the state has created frustration and animosity among various factions.
  • August 22, 1942--Dean Brimhall comments to Greenwell on the appointment of Grant Ivins as the administrator of Office of Price Administration.
  • December 9, 1942--Greenwell's job with Works Progress Administration was liquidated. He is writing editorials for the and other publications.
  • January 18-February 16, 1943--Correspondence between Hinckley and Greenwell regarding a suitable position for Greenwell after Works Progress Administration was phased out in Utah, February 1, 1943. Greenwell completed a 20,000 word report on the WPA after beginning with Federal Emergency Relief Administration and remaining with the program nine years.
  • July 7, 1943--Greenwell uses a letterhead from the where he has gone to work.
  • August 16, 1943--Greenwell writes an editorial in praise of, and in defense of, Bernard DeVoto in relation to the publication of his book .
  • January 18-March 20, 1944--Correspondence between Greenwell, Hinckley, and Brimhall on local and state politics.
  • March 25, 1944--Greenwell writes of the Bramwell case (Kent S. Bramwell, mayor of Ogden) involving a slot machine racket.
  • May 1, 1944--Arthur Gaeth lost the sponsorship of Wasatch Oil Company because of his outspoken discussion of the Bramwell case in Ogden, urging Salt Lake City to examine its own situation before pointing a finger at Ogden. Greenwell writes of the hatred of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Utah and predicts "an unhappy period" until election.
  • May 8, 1944--Hinckley writes of Greenwell, "You have a great gift of being forthright without being offensive. So many when they disagree start calling names. This childishness you have never indulged in and I know that as long as you live, you will never deviate from your intellectual integrity."
  • May 10, 1944--Abe L. Glasmann induced Wasatch Oil Company not to cancel its contract with Arthur Gaeth while the situation was "on fire." Greenwell and others agreed that the Democratic party should do what it can to get rid of Governor Herbert B. Maw.
  • June 24, 1944--J. Bracken Lee wants the nomination for governor to run against Maw.
  • July 1, 1944--Hinckley writes that he is to be the director of Contract Settlement and chairman of the Contract Settlement Board.
  • July 5, 1944--Greenwell writing to Hinckley and Brimhall reports the indictment of two ex-mayors of Ogden, Harman W. Perry and Kent S. Bramwell, and a score of others. He tells of the Mormon church discouraging members to accept Social Security, Old Age and Survivors Insurance benefits, and of a debate over providing hospitalization and medical care features to the Social Security Act.
  • July 28, 1944--Greenwell on the subject of Senator Elbert D. Thomas and other political matters.
  • August 18-December 21, 1944--Correspondence concerned with Utah and national politics, and the war.
  • February 13, 1945--Hinckley comments on editorials by Greenwell--"Liquor Control Policy Wanted," and others including those on consolidation of city and county government.
  • October 2, 1946--Comments relating to remarks of J. Reuben Clark, George Albert Smith, and David O. McKay about the influence of outsiders connected with Geneva Steel Plant.
  • November 5, 1947--Harman W. Perry wins the election for Ogden mayor and the airport bond election is defeated.
  • January 29, 1949--Greenwell's report to Hinckley on the Utah legislative session includes J. Bracken Lee's "unrealistic budget" and a note on Weber College becoming a four-year institution.
  • April 2, 1949--From Holger Cahill to Hinckley requesting the names of artists and people who directed and participated in the Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project in Utah. He remarked on the technical excellence of works done in Utah and listed the following people whom he wished to contact: Darrell Greenwell, Gail Martin, Lynn Fausett, Judy Lund, Elzy Bird, and Frank Mace.
  • March 22, 1950--Greenwell tells of a dinner for union men and wives held at Ogden for Senator Elbert D. Thomas. Thomas had strong support from the unions. Marriner S. Eccles has been mentioned as a possible candidate for senator. The first of the 1,800 officers and enlisted men have started arriving at Hill Field.
  • December 11, 1950--Greenwell writes Hinckley regarding a position for ex-governor Maw outside of the state.
  • December 29, 1950--Greenwell discusses some of the issues in J. Bracken Lee's message to the legislature, mainly the educators' demands for more money.
  • October 6, 1951--Report to Hinckley by Greenwell on speeches by Marriner S. Eccles.
29 1
Habein, Dr. Harold C. (Mayo Clinic)
  • Friendly letters between doctor and patient.
29 4-5
Hance, Eva (regional social worker, Western Region, Federal Emergency Relief Administration)
  • Correspondence with Hinckley.
29 8
Harriman, W. Averell
  • Hinckley praises Harriman for his speech before the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 1947; in 1954 urges him to run for governor of New York.
29 11-20
Hatch, George C. (See also Bxs 85-87)
  • September 5, 1944-October 31, 1946--Correspondence between Hinckley and Hatch regarding radio stations in the Intermountain Network.
  • October 4, 1946--To Hinckley, American Broadcasting Company, from Hatch telling of the political campaign for Granger and Murdock.
  • February 4-April 26, 1947--Correspondence relating to American Broadcasting Company affiliation with other radio stations.
  • March 17, 1947--Hinckley to Abe Glasmann stating firmly his position in regard to the radio station in Honolulu.
  • May-July 1947--Business correspondence with American Broadcasting Company, Intermountain Network, Inc., Salt Lake Broadcasting Company, and Pacific Frontier Broadcasting Company, Ltd.
  • September 17, 23, 1948--President Harry S. Truman's visit to Salt Lake City covered in two letters to Hinckley. The president was enthusiastically received in Heber, Price, Provo, and Salt Lake City.
  • November 4, 1948--Hatch reports the "election victory as perfect as anyone could have hoped for."
  • January 10, 1949--Letters to Hinckley and Senator Elbert D. Thomas from Hatch recommending Willis Ritter to the federal judgeship.
  • August 2, 1949--Hinckley is "touching all bases on Ritter" in Washington including the Justice Department investigation.
  • October 15, 1949--Hatch writes Hinckley of the progress on J. Willis Ritter for federal judge. He is supported by the Utah State Democratic Committee, all three Democratic Members Congressional Delegation, majority of the Executive Committee of the Utah State Bar Association, and the Salt Lake and Weber counties Bar Associations. He reports Republicans are shocked at Arthur V. Watkins's "mud slinging."
  • October 18, 1949--Hinckley to Hatch states that Senator Elbert D. "Thomas does not believe that the Church is back of this drive against Ritter." Hinckley feels that Arthur V. Watkins and Grant Ivins's opposition to Ritter will make the appointment very difficult.
  • October 18, November 19, 1951--Letters to Hatch from George S. Eccles extolling the United Business Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers as the best possible opportunity of exposing and halting Socialism in America, and one letter asking for contributions for the National Association of Manufacturers to meet the challenge.
  • November 15, 1951--Democratic party politics in Utah, Hatch describing to Hinckley what is being done in the state.
  • March 18, 1952-July 14, 1953--Correspondence on Utah politics and radio.
29 21
Henderson, Leon H.
  • Two reports, one on copper (Anaconda Copper Mining Company) and one on tungsten by E. H. Burdick sent to Henderson in Office of Price Administration.
30 3-5
Hoover, J. Edgar
  • June 27, 1938--Federal Bureau of Investigation report on investigation of sabotage on Pan American Airways.
  • March 31, 1939-January 4, 1950--Correspondence and memoranda between Hoover, Hinckley, and E. G. Bennett concerning possible suspects acting as spies during World War II.
30 6-11
Hopkins, Harry L.
  • June 26, 1935--To Hinckley, field representative, Emergency Relief Administration, Salt Lake City, from J. Otis Garber describing territories of regional examiners.
  • July 5, 8, 1935--Hinckley to Hopkins making recommendations for reorganization of local, state, and regional programs.
  • June 26-July 2, 1936--Hinckley receives letters of congratulation and praise when he is appointed as regional director in charge of eleven western states.
  • June 26, 1938--Hinckley to Hopkins in which he contemplates his future and states: "The question then is, if I am going to remain in government service, should I not get into something along the lines of my previous experience, namely, transportation?" He discards the idea of going home to run his own business (automobile agency) or become a "country squire," likewise, refuses to run for a political office. He asks Hopkins for his advice.
  • December 23, 1938--Hinckley was sworn in as a member of the Civil Aeronautics Authority August 8, and telegrams Hopkins for Christmas: "More power. Not even the sky is the limit. It is a very Merry Christmas. I am afraid everything is going to be all right."
  • December 13, 1940--To Hopkins from Hinckley praising Governor Henry H. Blood.
  • February 14, 1944--Telegram of condolence to Hopkins at the death of his son on active duty.
  • October 6, 1944--Hinckley in a memorandum to Hopkins states that the issue in the campaign is not the fourth term for President Franklin D. Roosevelt but "the winning of the war at the earliest possible date and returning the maximum number of boys to their homes."
  • December 18, 1944--Note referring to a successor for Harry S. Truman.
  • July 6, 1945--Hinckley writes of Hopkins, "As a citizen and friend, I appreciate more than I can tell you the great service you have given the country and its stockholders."
  • November 5, 1945--From Hopkins commenting on the "great record" of Hinckley in his position as director of Contract Settlement.
  • January 30, 1946--Death of Hopkins, a biographical sketch dated June 1, 1938, and news clippings of Mrs. Hopkins death.
30 14-15
Howe, Maurice (on the administrative staff of Darrell Greenwell as state director of the Writers' Project and Historical Records Project)
  • Howe began work with Works Progress Administration October 14, 1935, in Salt Lake City. He was directed to California in December 1935 and in January 1936 to Washington, D. C.
  • Correspondence between Howe and Hinckley regarding the and other publications produced under Howe as senior administrative assistant, director of national program of the Writers' Project and the Historical Records Project from Washington, D. C., 1938-1942.
  • Correspondence from Denver where Howe has a position with the Social Security Board until the time of his death June 6, 1945.
30 16
Hughes, Howard
  • No date--Letter to the president of the United States apologizing for the disturbance over the White House due to confusion at the Washington airport which caused him (Hughes) to fly in a restricted area. Expressed admiration to the president for having created the Civil Aeronautics Authority as an independent agency and comments favorably on the accomplishments of the agency in the advancement of aviation in this country (no signature).
  • August 11, 1939--Two letters to Hinckley from John Stuart and William J. Madden trying to determine how the application on behalf of Howard Hughes for permission to fly a Boeing 307 from New York to Paris was leaked to the press.
  • No date--One page describing the new type of transport airplane developed secretly by Hughes and Jack Frye.
30 17
Hull, Cordell
  • May 18-June 8, 1942--Correspondence between Hinckley and the office of Secretary of State Hull, establishing the Joint Weather Central, a system of world-wide weather observation and transmission.
31 1
Inglehart, William T.
  • May 23-June 7, 1935--As coordinator, Utah Emergency Relief Administration, Inglehart reports Utah news to Hinckley.
  • February 14, 1936--Inglehart to Hinckley mails a radio address he gave outlining the activities and accomplishments of the WPA program in Utah.
31 6-12
Johnston, Felton M. (secretary of the United States Senate)
  • Friendly correspondence between Hinckley and Johnston until 1965.
  • Correspondence continues to the time of Johnston's death in May of 1973. News clipping of death and tribute included.
32 8
Kennedy, Rt. Rev. Patrick F.
  • Friendly correspondence between Hinckley and his friend Kennedy.
32 9
King, William H. (Senator)
  • January 10, 1930--Hinckley addresses King regarding appropriations to Ogden and Salt Lake City and points out inadequacies in the distribution of such funds between the two cities.
  • February 13, 1930--King replies to the letter and explains the appropriations and possible courses of action by citizens of Ogden.
  • March 3, 1933--King writes Governor Henry H. Blood asking for information on the state organization for handling federal funds for relief and recommends that some person of ability and courage be charged with the responsibility or if a committee were established that it be headed by the same type of person. King recommends Hinckley for the position.
1930-1933; 1942
32 11
intner, Robert E. (See also Bxs 85-87)
  • Correspondence between Hinckley and Kintner on matters of the American Broadcasting Company.
32 17
Knox, Frank (United States secretary of navy)
  • Correspondence relating to national defense.
33 2
Lindberg, Charles A.
  • March 25, 1940--Lindberg to Hinckley commenting on an airline safety record for the year and says, "the airlines have passed their period of infancy and youth" and that the development of instruments and radio "will soon make scheduled operations possible under all but the most extraordinary conditions of weather."
33 3
Lovelace, Dr. Randolph (Mayo Clinic)
  • Letters regarding the involvement of the Mayo Clinic in the experiments in aviation medicine and the Civilian Pilot Training Program.
  • November 18, 1940--Lovelace writes about receiving the Collier Trophy Award for their (Mayo Clinic) research in aviation medicine.
33 11-20
McKinney, Frank E.
  • Correspondence related to radio stations and broadcasting systems in Utah, Hawaii, Indiana, and Idaho and the interest held by Hinckley, McKinney, Abe Glasmann, George C. Hatch, et al.
  • Also includes some correspondence after Hinckley became vice president of the American Broadcasting Company. (Other information on Hinckley and the American Broadcasting Company can be found in Bxs 83-86.)
33 21-26
McLaughlin, Frank Y.
  • April 12-December 27, 1935--Telephone conversations and correspondence between Hinckley as field representative for the State of California and McLaughlin, administrator of Works Progress Administration, San Francisco, discussing finances and jobs.
  • May 18, 1836--Hinckley congratulates McLaughlin for the quality in his Works Progress Administration organization in San Francisco.
  • April 20, 1937--Hinckley appointed special advisor of the Golden Gate International Exposition.
  • 1938-1944--Ensuing correspondence to the time of McLaughlin's death in 1944 related to his work and his friendly association with Hinckley.
33 27
McNutt, Paul V.
  • Miscellaneous correspondence.
1933; 1937; 1940-1942
34 1-23
Mayo Family and Clinic (Drs. William Worrall Mayo, William James Mayo, and Charles William Mayo)
  • When United States participation in the war became an unpleasant reality, the government sent out an appeal to all the country's leading medical centers to help with the war effort. Two units from Mayo Clinic served in New Guinea and the Philippines. Dr. Charles W. Mayo was a lieutenant colonel with one of the units. Much of the correspondence is between Hinckley and Dr. Charles W. Mayo.
35 1-2
Meal, William (Billy) H.
  • A series of letters to Hinckley until Meal's death in November 1943. Referred to as the "Sage of 902 Twenty-Fourth Street" (Ogden, Utah), Meal's letters express his philosophy, his knowledge, his observations, and his deep concern for the world in which he lived. He was a great favorite of Hinckley's.
35 15
Murdock, Abe
  • Correspondence concerning Utah politics (not significant).
36 1
Neilson, Soren N. (president of Mount Pleasant Commercial and Savings Bank)
  • Hinckley is mayor of Mount Pleasant and in the automobile business at this time.
36 2
Nelson, Lowry
  • April 25, 1934--Speech given to the Utah Federation of Women's Clubs, Salt Lake City.
  • January 31, 1936--Nelson writes from Utah State Agriculture College of his new position there.
  • October 14, 1937--Nelson has accepted a teaching and research position at the University of Minnesota.
  • May 19, 1941--Nelson comments on a letter sent by Dr. George Thomas, president of the University of Utah, requesting information in assembling a list of potential candidates to be considered for president of the University of Utah.
  • February 24, 1942--More on the University of Utah controversy in selecting a new president.
  • June 20, 1947--Heber Meeks, mission president, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Atlanta, Georgia, writes Nelson for an opinion "as to the advisability of doing missionary work particularly in the rural sections of Cuba, knowing, of course, our concept of the Negro and his position as to the priesthood."
  • June 26, 1947--Nelson's reply to Heber Meeks.
  • June 26, 1947--Nelson writes George Albert Smith, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, concerning church doctrine on Blacks and the priesthood and missionary work in Cuba. He states "... but it would be far better that we not go in at all, than to go in and promote racial distinction."
  • July 17, 1947--Letter from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stating church positions regarding Blacks and the priesthood (copy).
  • October 8, 1947--Nelson writes the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stating his views of church doctrine and Blacks from his point-of-view as a professor of sociology.
  • November 12, 1947--Final statement from the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stating: "You have too much of a potentiality for doing good and we therefore prayerfully hope that you can reorient your thinking and bring it in line with the revealed word of God."
36 5-15
Noble, Edward J.
  • Letters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from Noble in his position as chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, 1938-1939.
  • Friendly and business correspondence between Noble and Hinckley covering a number of years of association in the Civil Aeronautics Authority; construction of the Washington, D. C., airport; radio and television; Civil Pilot Training Program of World War II; and other personal and business projects.
36 16
Nyswander, Dorothy B.
  • Correspondence written during her work with the Works Progress Administration as regional director of women's work, and later as director of the School Health Study Committee in New York.
1933-1937; 1941
37 2-6
Oakley, Bert T.
  • Correspondence between Oakley and Hinckley. Oakley served as secretary and assistant to Hinckley at Sperry Corporation.
37 12
Olpin, A. Ray
  • Includes Program of Events for the Inauguration of Albert Ray Olpin as president of the University of Utah, October 15, 16, 1946, and friendly letters.
1945-1946; 1950; 1955
37 16-19
Pogue, L. Welch
  • August 29, 1940--Letter of tribute to Hinckley from Pogue who held the position of general counsel to the Civil Aeronautics Board.
  • Later correspondence shows a continuing interest in aviation even though both men (Pogue and Hinckley) left government service.
38 7-9
Rawlings, Calvin W.
  • Rawlings, on the Utah State Democratic Party Committee, keeps Hinckley posted on Utah politics and is called upon to help get Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a third term.
  • August 14, 1940--Rawlings sends a series of Brigham Young's comments on politics that will be used to re-inforce the argument for a third term for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • October 2, 1940--Rawlings writes Hinckley of the political battle raging in Utah between Henry Moyle and Herbert Maw.
38 13
Rayburn, Samuel
  • January 15, 1955--Thank you letter to Hinckley.
38 15
Rickenbacker, Edward (Eddie) V.
  • Letters of friendship and admiration.
1939-1942; 1944
38 16
Ritter, J. Willis
  • March 16, 1950--From Calvin W. Rawlings to Hinckley regarding the appointment of Ritter to the federal bench.
  • Other correspondence between Hinckley and Ritter.
38 17
Rockefeller, Nelson A.
  • Two letters dated 1941 and 1955 from Rockefeller thanking Hinckley for his thoughtful letters of congratulation.
1941; 1955
38 18
Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • February 25, 1941--Eleanor Roosevelt writes "I think it is fine that Civilian Pilot Training courses are being conducted for Negro men."
  • December 5, 1941--Typed copy of a telephone conversation with Mrs. Roosevelt discussing the subject of women pilots.
38 19-20
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • July 7, 1939--To Hinckley, chairman, Civil Aeronautics Authority, stating that he had designated Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd to serve as commanding officer of the expedition to the Antarctic to make an investigation and survey of the natural resources of the land and sea of the Antarctic regions and assigning secretaries of state, treasury, navy, interior, and aeronautical authority to form a committee for the purpose of organizing, directing, and coordinating the conduct of the survey.
  • March 21, 1940--Letter addressed "Dear Bob" commenting on the good news of an entire year of flying without a single fatal accident.
  • June 20, 1940--Nomination of Hinckley to be assistant secretary of commerce and signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • May 8, 1944--Letter to "Bob" thanking him for a copy of in which a photograph appeared of the epochal flight of the NC-4 across the Atlantic in 1919.
  • 1939-1941--Hinckley correspondence (carbon copies) to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his (Hinckley's) capacity as chairman of Civil Aeronautics Authority and as director of the Office of Contract Settlement.
39 1-9
Salt Lake City
  • Correspondence between Hinckley and friends and associates in Salt Lake City--arranged alphabetically.
39 17-18
Stout, William B.
  • June 16, 1942--An enthusiastic letter to Hinckley describing helicopters and the experiments being conducted at Stout Engineering Laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan.
Box Folder
40 7-8
Thomas, Elbert D.
  • June 18, 1942--Address by Thomas to the American Institute of Architects published in the
  • March 25, 1944--From the "Friends of Senator Thomas" to Hinckley asking for financial assistance in the reelection of Thomas. Included is a legislative record of the senator.
  • July 27, 1949--Copy of a letter from Thomas to O. N. Malmquist of the in response to Malmquist's request for first chance at the story on the announcement of Thomas's candidacy for reelection in 1950. Thomas states his personal and political philosophy.
  • August 16, 1949--Thomas to Hinckley writes of instances during his political campaigns and his terms as Senator when bad luck consistently plagued him in getting publicity. John Fitzpatrick wrote in a note concerning this letter: "Its the same old story. A martyr to his country. The Unknown Statesman."
1929; 1933; 1935-1937; 1942-1949
40 9-10
Thomas, George (president, University of Utah, 1921-1941)
  • February 19, 1941--Thomas writes about letters inviting applicants for the position of president of the University of Utah. He tells of Governor Maws's re-organization bill and the state survey on education. He encloses the letter and form for applicants seeking the presidency of the University of Utah.
  • March 15, 1941--Thomas discusses the reorganization of state government and the critical financial state of institutions of higher learning.
  • August 8, 1941--Thomas encloses a letter from Governor Herbert B. Maw addressed to the members of the Board of Regents of Utah State Agriculture College and the University of Utah stating that he will not reappoint any of the members up for confirmation on either board this term. He feels the majority of the board members are too busy to devote enough time to a careful study of internal affairs in the two schools and that competition between Utah Agriculture College and the University of Utah is costing "the state hundreds of thousands of dollars."
  • October 14, 1941--Further discussion of the selection of a new president for the University of Utah with Adam S. Bennion and Lowry Nelson tied.
  • October 22, 1942--Thomas, president emeritus, University of Utah, writes of budget and enrollment problems at the University of Utah and state politics.
  • October 22, 1942--Thomas mentions the suggestion he had heard to send Hinckley to the Senate. He encloses a copy of Governor Maw's ideas as to the responsibilities of the Investigating Committee on Higher Education.
40 14-17
Tichenor, Frank
  • Correspondence between two men of mutual admiration and interest: Tichenor, publisher of aviation periodicals, and Hinckley, assistant secretary of commerce, who had a continuing interest in the advancement of aviation.
40 19-21
Truman, Harry S. (and other White House correspondence)
  • December 20, 1945--Hinckley recommends Colonel Clarence M. Young to President Truman to fill the vacancy on the Civil Aeronautics Board.
  • January 21, 1946--To President Truman recommending H. Chapman Rose as director of the Office of Contract Settlement.
  • January 7, 1954--Kansas City, Missouri, Truman thanks Hinckley for his contribution to the Truman Library.
  • April 25, 1955--Kansas City, Missouri, notes from Mr. and Mrs. Truman thanking Hinckley for the use of his car while in Washington, D. C.
  • January 1935-April 1945--A topical record of addresses and statements of Trumann
41 16
Williams, Aubrey
  • Telephone conversations and correspondence between Hinckley and Williams relating to the Works Progress Administration--Williams in Washington, D. C., and Hinckley, regional director of Works Progress Administration in Salt Lake.

III:  Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), Civil Works Administration (CWA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA)Return to Top

Boxes 42-43 contain correspondence of a general nature dealing with these three agencies--the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Civil Works Administration, and Works Progress Administration. Hinckley's position in relief work began in 1930 in the city of Ogden. Later he became a member of Governor George H. Dern's State Relief Committee, directed Utah enrollment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and in 1933 directed the activities of the Civil Works Administration in Utah. In 1934 Hinckley was appointed assistant administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and field representative for the western states under the Federal Emergency Relief Program. This region covered eleven western states and Hawaii and Alaska. The correspondence covers training of personnel, salaries, policies, allocations of funds, and a variety of other subjects related to the western region. On August 8, 1938, Hinckley left Works Progress Administration and was sworn in as a member of the Civil Aeronauties Authority. Correspondence in this file, from 1938 to 1942, relates to the continuance of the Works Progress Administration on a limited scale.

Boxes 44-46 contain materials of a general nature relating to Works Progress Administration on a national and regional level from 1933-1942.

Boxes 47-52 contain a variety of materials organized by states in Region V. In California and Utah these materials cover the periods of the Federal Emergency Relief, Civil Works Administration, Public Works Administration, and Works Progress Administration, 1933-1938, and in both states there is a considerable amount of material. The materials in the remaining states of Region V--Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming--and the Territory of Hawaii are limited to the Works Progress Administration, 1935-1938, and not much material is available. Alaska is mentioned briefly in correspondence and reports.

Correspondence between Hinckley, regional administrator of Region V, and administrators of each of these states makes up a large portion of the material and presents with clarity a variety of the problems existing in each state. Charts, work projects, and reports are included in these papers.

Container(s) Description Dates
Works Progress Administration--State, National, and General
Box Folder
44 1
Evaluation Statements of Government Costs by States (not complete)
44 2
Rules and Regulations Governing Expenditures of Federal Emergency Relief Funds
44 3
Handbook and Organizational Chart
44 4
"White Collar" Projects Under Works Progress Administration
44 5
Conference of State Directors, Division of Women's and Professional Projects
44 6
"The Problem and Policy of Works Progress Administration Interpretation," Address by Aubrey Williams
44 7
Regional Organization (Chart and Other Information)
44 8
Education--Adult, Youth and Vocational to
44 9
Estimated Percentage of Workers on the Works Program Including National Youth Administration Student Aid, Charts
44 10
Changes Recommended in Works Progress Administration Policies
44 11
Works Progress Administration Aviation and Airport Construction
44 12
United States Community Appraisal--A Report on the Works Program of Works Progress Administration
44 13
National and Utah Conference of Social Work
44 14
United States Judicial Reform--Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Supreme Court Measure
44 15
Report of the President's Committee on Administrative Management
Works Progress Administration--Region V--General
Box Folder
45 1
Organizational Charts and Directives for State and Region
45 2
"Recommendations for Permanent Work Program," compiled by Staff Members of Region V and Several State Administrators and Other Employees of Works Progress Administration
45 3
Organization of State and District Offices of the Works Progress Administration
45 4
Transcripts of Telephone Conversations of Hinckley, Administrator of Region V
45 5
Travel Accounts of Hinckley
45 6-7
Harry L. Hopkins Visit to Region V
Correspondence and itinerary.
45 8
Region V--Salaries and Other Expenses
45 9
Regional Staff and Addresses
45 10
Transcripts of Telephone Conversations of Hinckley
45 11
Travel Accounts for Region V
45 12
Letters of Commendation from Hinckley to the Secretary of War Regarding Members of the Corps of Engineers Who Participated in the Works Progress Administration Program of Region V
46 1
"Federal Policy in Connection with Unemployment after June 30, 1937," by Major B. M. Harloe, Corps of Engineers, Chief Regional Engineer, Region V
Two Memoranda of Hinckley Requested by Harry L. Hopkins Giving Recommendations for Improvements in the Works Progress Administration Program, 1937
1937 June 30
46 2
Seventy-fifth Congressional Members of Region V, With Voting Records Included
46 3
Transcripts of Telephone Conversations of Hinckley, et al.
46 4
Travel Accounts
46 5
Evaluations of States by Divisions
46 6
Financial Statements, Budgets, and Quotas
46 7
Staff Organization
46 8
Workbook and File of Region V (complete record)
Regional Materials Relating to All States, Except Utah
Utah--State Relief
Box Folder
50 1
Governor's State Relief Committee
Appointment of Hinckley to Committee on Direct Relief of the Central Committee on Emergency Relief. Minutes of meeting September 14, 1932.
50 2
Aliens and Immigrants, Carbon County
50 3
Applications for Loans by County
50 4
Civilian Conservation Corps
50 5
Coal Mines in Carbon County
Overdue taxes.
50 6
Correspondence between Hinckley and Governor Henry H. Blood
50 7
Make-Work Projects
50 8
Memorandum Relative to Organization for Relief, State of Utah
50 9
Executive Committee Meetings
1933 October-November
50 10
Minutes of Conference on Civil Works Administration in the State of Utah
1933 November 22
50 11
National Industrial Recovery Act, National and State
50 12
National and State Re-employment Service
50 13
Natural Development Association
50 14
Public Works
50 15
Public Works Administration, Correspondence
50 16
Public Works Comprehensive Program
50 17
Report to Governor Henry H. Blood on Irrigation Needs
50 18
Report to Governor Henry H. Blood on Requests from State Institutions
50 19
Reports from County Field Representatives
50 20
Salt Lake City and County Organizational Charts
50 21
Schools, Student Work Projects for Utah Colleges and Universities
50 22
State Forest Camps
50 23
State Conference of Utah Counties' Central Relief Committee
1933 October 30
50 24
Telephone Conversation between Hinckley and Pierce Williams on Application for Funds for January, February, and March, 1933
1933 January-March
50 25
Transient Relief Service
50 26
Women's Crusade, National
Utah Federal Emergency Relief Administration (UFERA), and Works Progress Administration (WPA)
Box Folder
51 1
Two Addresses by Hinckley, "The Federal Government and the Unemployed," 1934, and an address over KSL, March 21, 1934 speaking about "Civil Works versus Relief"
1934; 1934 March 21
51 2
Administrative Offices and Appointments, FERA and CWA
51 3
Correspondence, Memorandas, Etc.
51 4
Expenditures of State and Federal Relief Funds by Counties
51 5
Mattress and Comforter Project, Memoranda and Report
51 6
Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Central Advisory Committee, State Emergency Administration of Public Works, State Emergency Relief Committee, and State Industrial Recovery Committee
1934 October 05
51 7
Utah Emergency Relief Administration Report
1934 January-October
51 8
chool Relief Programs, Districts, College Students, and Teachers
51 9
Telephone Conversations, Hinckley et al.
51 10
Lynndyl Airport Project--Memorandum Concerning Damage to S. L. Hinckley and Others Resulting from the Establishment and Maintenance of the Intermediate Flying Field.
51 11
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Memorandas, Etc.
51 12
National Youth Administration, Francis W. Kirkham Controversy
51 13
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Memoranda, Etc.
51 14
Utah and Regional "Recommendations for Permanent Work Program"
51 15
Miscellaneous Correspondence, Memoranda, Etc.
51 16
Population and Farm Data--Per Capita Federal Aid in Utah
51 17
John W. Arrington Welfare Case
51 18
Miscellaneous Correspondence
51 19
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Regarding construction of the Ogden Arsenal and Airbase.
51 20
Letter from Darrell J. Greenwell to Frank Dryden, Acting Commissioner, Work Projects Administration
General overall description of the evacuation by the army of thousands of Japanese from strategic war areas on the Pacific Coast.
1942 April 28
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Program
Box Folder
52 1
L.D.S. Church Relief Organizational Charts
52 2
"Church Leadership in Honesty of the Press"
52 3
Financial Report of Mormon Church Including Church Relief
52 4
"The New Dealers of 1870-1890"
Compilation of news items related to Mormon church attitudes regarding Supreme Court decisions of 1890 and comparing these with attitudes of 1935. Included is a copy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's address delivered on the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, September 17, 1935.
52 5
Published Articles and News Items Regarding the Mormon Church Relief Program and Works Progress Administration
52 6
Relating to the controversy between the Mormon church and officials of the state and national relief programs, mainly Works Progress Administration (WPA). Includes correspondence from Hinckley, Dean R. Brimhall, Lowry Nelson, Darrell J. Greenwell, James H. Moyle, Heber J. Grant, John M. Whitaker, and Governor Henry H. Blood.
52 7
Uintah Basin Dam Project (WPA Project)
Newsclippings covering the following subjects: Drouth, Education, Emergency Conservation Work, Housing, Leisure, Re-employment Service, Roads, Rural Rehabilitation, Transients, and Miscellaneous Subjects.
54 1
Works Progress Administration Newsclippings Reporting Activities of Hinckley, Region V
54 2-14
Works Progress Administration Newsclippings by Individual States in Region V
54 15
Los Angeles Times Magazine
Article by A. C. Rees, "Germany Through an American's Eyes," extolling Germany under the Hitler regime.
1938 anuary 16
American Public Welfare Association
Box Folder
55 1-5
Materials Relating to the Association
Conventions, projects, and studies of relief and welfare problems such as Social Security, unemployment compensation, medical care, and welfare administration. Publications of the Association are included.
Box Folder
56 1
American Guide Series Catalog , Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration
56 2
Congressional Record , Seventy-fifth Congress, First Session, Vol. 81, No. 99
Excerpts related to Emergency Relief Appropriation Bill.
1937 May 25; 1937 May 27
56 3
The New Deal , Vol. 9, No. 22, The New Deal Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feature article on Hinckley, director of the State Advisory Committee on Public Welfare and Emergency Relief.
1933 September 22
56 4
The Social Service Review , Vol. VIII, No. 3
1934 September
56 5
Regulations 91 Relating to the Employees' Tax and the Employers' Tax Under Title VIII of the Social Security Act , United States Treasury Department, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C.
56 6
"Taxes for Which We Get No Receipts," by Dean R. Brimhall, Utah Education Association Bulletin , No. 27
56 7
Publications Relating to the Works Progress Administration

IV:  Civil Aeronautics AuthorityReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Robert H. Hinckley Airport
Box Folder
57 1
Ogden's Airport Jubilee Program
circa 1928
57 2
Robert H. Hinckley Airport, Ogden, Utah
Dedication Program, October 3, 1943. Speech of Hinckley. Dedication by Dean R. Brimhall. Resolution to Name Airport after Hinckley. List of guests invited.
57 3
Map of Robert H. Hinckley Airport
57 4
Application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Under Civil Aeronautics Act for Air Service at the Hinckley Airport, Submitted by the Chamber of Commerce of Ogden, Utah
57 5-10
Relating to the building and use of the Ogden Municipal Airport and arrangements for the dedication and naming of the Robert H. Hinckley Airport.
57 11
Box Folder
58 1
General Correspondence
1934; 1936; 1938
58 2-4
Between Elmer G. Peterson, president, Utah State Agriculture College; H. A. Dixon, president, Weber College; George Thomas, president, University of Utah; Frederick P. Champ, Cache Valley Banking Corporation; and Hinckley proposing flight training school programs be set up in Utah colleges and universities.
58 5-13
Notes recognizing Hinckley's appointment as assistant secretary of commerce and further communications regarding establishment of Civilian Pilot Training Programs in Utah and other states. Later correspondence to 1956 covers other phases of Hinckley's interests in aviation after he resigned his position as assistant secretary of commerce in 1942.
Office Records
Box Folder
59 1
Telephone Conversations
59 2
Hinckley's Records of a Trip to the British Isles as Assistant Secretary of Commerce
The purpose of the trip was to study, for the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the civil, commercial, and military aviation and defense in the British Isles. Included is the initial request to the secretary of commerce from Hinckley for the study, Hinckley's itinerary from May 22-June 16, 1941, while on the trip, and his final report and conclusions to the secretary of commerce.
59 1-2
Daily Office Summaries
Recorded transcripts of important telephone conversations, schedules of appointments and engagements, lists of telephone calls to and from Hinckley, and other daily office business.
1939 October 03-1941 July 16
Civil Aeronautics Authority Reorganization--Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
In an article published in August 1940, Hinckley, then assistant secretary of commerce, discussed the relationship between civil aviation and the federal government as it existed before the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938. There was no coordination between the federal services and the civil aviation industry. For instance, Hinckley states: "The Post Office Department let mail contracts; the Interstate Commerce Commission had power to fix mail rates; the Department of Agriculture provided weather reports; and the Department of Commerce inspected flyers and air craft, constructed airways, and had safety jurisdiction over airlines." Under the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 these functions--airmail, weather, airways, etc.--were brought together under a single independent body of five men to judge and prescribe the rules for the whole field of civil aviation. The board was bipartisan and the terms of members were staggered to assure continuity of policy. Hinckley was one of the charter members of this board. During the two years the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 functioned as the central agency of control, many problems were solved but rapid growth of civil aviation and the need for extended policies resulted in executive action to bring about the reorganization of the Civil Aeronautics Authority. Background materials dealing with this reorganization including graphs, charts, statistics, forms, letters, etc., and suggested organizational plans are found in this portion of the collection, as well as the minutes and work files of the Advisory Council of the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The papers in this portion of the collection cover the story of the Civilian Pilot Training Program from the first agendum in 1938 to 1944. Contained therein are school programs for pilot training, lists of schools and institutions involved in the programs, materials from the Division of Research in aviation psychology and medicine, and other related items. The Civilian Pilot Training Program was planned in 1938 and launched in 1939 with the passage by the Seventy-sixth Congress of the Civilian Pilot Training Act. It authorized the Civil Aeronautics Authority, within the limits of appropriations made by Congress, to train civilian pilots through programs using existing facilities at universities and colleges and nearby flying fields. Leaders in education and in the aviation industry were consulted and worked with the Civil Aeronautics Authority to set up the program. As a test for the feasibility of the program, $100,000 of National Youth Administration funds were allocated for the training of 330 students in 13 universities and colleges throughout the country. These 13 schools were chosen on the basis of pioneer work they had done in aeronautical engineering and actual flight training of students. The first school to begin flight training was Purdue University on a demonstration phase beginning February 16, 1939. Twelve other schools then joined this initial program as a test for the larger program which would eventually have 900 training facilities all over the United States and would train 20,000 pilots a year. Preparing fields and training facilities were part of the program. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had recommended to Congress an appropriation for 1939-1940 if the initial program was a success. It was. The program was endorsed by the president as well as the military services because of the national defense value of the reservoir of trained pilots the Civil Aeronautics Authority was creating. The program had been in operation only a year when the world crisis increased the urgency for greater strength in the air. Congress increased the pilot training appropriation in line with the president's request and a full-scale program for training pilots was on its way. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, within less than three years of the initial program, the number of licensed civilian pilots had jumped from 25,000 to more than 100,000 and the number of planes had more than doubled from 12,000 to 25,000. The record of air power during the war years is well known. Of the man who determinedly pursued his Civilian Pilot Training Program, the , July 3, 1942, had this to say: "Due to his foresight and promotion of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, the nation built up a reservoir of skilled pilots to fly American warplanes long before this country was plunged into war . . . ." This man was Robert H. Hinckley.
Civil Aeronautics Authority Reorganization
Civil Aeronautics Authority Reorganization
Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
Civil Aeronautics Authority--Civilian Pilot Training Program
Essay Content--"The Cultural Value of Flying"
At the annual meeting of the National Inter-Collegiate Flying Club, 1939, Hinckley, then chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, offered prizes of $300, $150, and $50 to be awarded for the three best essays on the subject of "The Cultural Value of Flying." Contestants were limited to persons holding student pilot certificates or any of the higher ratings issued by the Civil Aeronautics Authority. Contained in this box are the essays submitted for the contest with the top ten winning essays bound in one volume.
National Defense
Box Folder
68 1
General Materials--House Appropriations Bill for National Defense, Seventy-seventh Congress
Excerpt from Testimony of Hinckley During Hearings on Department of Commerce Appropriation Bill for 1942
68 2
General Materials-- Civil Aeronautics Administration for Defense
A booklet issued by the Civil Aeronautics Administration in 1941 describing the major role of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in national defense. Correspondence from prominent men in government responding to the booklet is included.
68 3
General Materials--The Civil Air Patrol League, Inc.
A program to interest young people (fifteen years and older) in aviation by providing elementary training in that field. Included are letters of praise from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Henry (Hap) Harley Arnold, and others.
68 4
General Materials--Speech Given By Thomas B. Doe, President of Eastern Air Transport in 1932, Promoting Aviation and National Defense
68 5
General Materials--Memorandum for Members of the Advisory Committee for the Transportation Study, Regarding Railroad Transportation
68 6
National Defense (Alaska)--Correspondence
Mainly between Hinckley and Ernest Gruening, governor of Alaska regarding air and water defense of Alaska.
68 7
National Defense (Alaska)--Hinckley's Travel Notes of His Tour of Inspection in Alaska
Other notes include a trip to Houston, Texas; Canada; and the West Coast.
July 23-29, 1941
68 8
National Defense (Alaska)--Articles and Publications on Alaskan Defense and Development During 1940-1941
68 9
National Defense (Hawaii)--Correspondence, Reports, and Surveys
68 10
National Defense (Hawaii)--Personal Account of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, by Roy Vitousek
1941 December 07
68 11
National Defense (Hawaii)--Eyewitness Account of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, by Harold T. Kay
68 12
National Defense (Hawaii)-- Attack Upon Pearl Harbor by Japanese Armed Forces: Report of the Commission Appointed by the President of the United States to Investigate and Report the Facts Relating to the Attack Made by Japanese Armed Forces upon Pearl Harbor in the Territory of Hawaii on December 7, 1941
1941 December 07
68 13
National Defense (Hawaii)--Memoranda, Correspondence, Reports on a Trip to Hawaii
68 14
National Defense (Hawaii)--Log of Trip to Hawaii
68 15
National Defense (Hawaii)--Maps of Hawaii
68 16
National Defense (Hawaii)--Reports on Airports in Hawaii, Employees Stationed in Hawaii, and Related Correspondence
68 17
National Defense (Utah)--A Listing of Defense Plant Corporation Commitments for National Defense.
68 18
National Defense (Utah)--Correspondence
Seeking establishment of a munitions plant in Utah, a small arms plant at Salt Lake City, an United Service Organization in Ogden, a medical hospital at Mount Pleasant and/or Brigham City, a steel plant to produce pig iron at Provp, defense housing projects at Salt Lake City and Ogden, and a request to have United Air Lines service Ogden with two daily stops.
Airlines and Airports
This material includes information on specific airlines, domestic and foreign, and on the Airport Development Program. The early programs of Civil Aeronautics Administration included not only the training of pilots, but improvement of established airports and building of many new ones. Included is a narrative report on the Pocatello, Idaho, airport; the correspondence requesting the expansion and improvement of the Price, Utah, airport; and correspondence from prominent people in government and other fields acknowledging the receipt of the commemorative publication of the opening of the Washington National Airport.
Air Transportation
Miscellaneous materials on air cargo, air traffic control, air transport command, air transport operations, and air safety and accidents, 1941-1942.
71 1-4
Books I, II, III, and IV of the Office of Production Management, Aircraft Branch for 1941-1943, give detailed reports on aircraft production
71 1-2
Additional information on aircraft production for 1934-1940
Aeronautical Organizations
This box contains miscellaneous materials on aeronautical organizations including the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, 1939-1945; National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1939-1949; National Aeronautic Association 1943-1947; and the National Aviation Training Association, 1943-1944.
73 1
Chronology of Aviation
73 2
The Bureau of Private Flying
Established within the structure of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, the Bureau was charged with the control of all private flying activities. An administrative survey of 1939 and postwar regulations and information on private airplanes can be found in this folder.
73 3
Aviation Education
73 4
"High Flight," a poem about flying by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee written just before his death on active service
1941 December 11
73 5
Aviation Prophecies
Beginning with the story of (1876) and giving projected possibilities for aircraft from the vantage point of 1942.
73 6
Commemorative Safety Award Dinner
For all airlines of the United States having completed an entire year without a fatality or serious injury to passenger or crew. Program and printed award.
73 7
A Diary, by Merrill C. Meigs
The first trans-Atlantic flight to England by bomber, July 1941.
World War II-- General
Box Folder
74 1
Congressional Materials
Seventy-seventh Congress, First Session--Senate Document 148 , Vol. 87, No. 219, December 8, 1941, Seventy-seventh Congress, First Session--House Document 458 December 15, 1941. Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session--Senate Document 157 December 31, 1941. Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session--House Document 501 Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session--House Document 716 , April 27, 1942. , Monday, December 8, 1941
74 2
"A New Idea to Help Win the War," by Howard Osterhout
74 3
American War Dads
"A non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit organization of American fathers...."
74 4
Nazis and Germany
by Samuel Grafton, 1944 Hitler and Nazi Germany, by Wallace R. Deuel, 1941
74 5
War Production Board
Financial report on Utah and other western states indicating the totals in war supply and facility contracts, June 30, 1943.
General Materials
Kitty Hawk Anniversary
An anniversary celebration honoring Orville Wright on the fortieth anniversary of the first flights of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903, held at the Hotel Statler, Washington, D. C., December 17, 1943. This file contains correspondence and press releases.
Newspaper Clippings--Civil Aeronautics Authority
Newspaper Clippings--World War II and National Defense
Unpublished and Published Materials
  • Five chapters of a typed manuscript titled "Adventure in Democracy: The Story of the Civilian Pilot Training Program," by Robert H. Hinckley appears in this file. A Table of Contents indicates a tentative plan for twelve chapters and 50,000 words. There is no indication the manuscript was finished.
  • The published materials include articles written by and about Hinckley, among them his article published by in 1942, "Air-Conditioning American Youth," and his pamphlet , Civil Aeronautics Administration, United States Department of Commerce, and the United States Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, Washington, D. C., 1942.
American Aviation Daily

V:  Sperry Corporation (Sperry Rand)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
General Materials
Materials are limited in this portion of the collection, during the time Hinckley was assistant to the president of Sperry Corporation. A file of miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to aeronautics; minutes of the meetings of Editorial Board, 1943 and 1944; and a printed copy of the Sperry Corporation annual report, 1944, are included.

VI:  VI. Office of Contract SettlementReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
General Materials
  • When Hinckley joined Sperry Corporation in 1942 as assistant to the president, he had given up government service and intended to remain in private business until he retired. In 1944 President Franklin D. Roosevelt persuaded him that his services were again needed in government to serve as director of Contract Settlement.
  • In 1943 and 1944 contract termination loomed as one of the largest of the problems of the transition from war to peace. Contract settlement required the utmost cooperation from the various branches of government, from contractors and contracting agencies, from prime contractors and their subcontractors, and from all those engaged in the various aspects of an exacting task performed under the pressures and tensions of the war and postwar period. The wholehearted response to the needs of the situation on the part of Congress, the executive branch, and contractors met the difficulties so completely that by the end of 1945 contract termination had vanished from the category of reconversion problems.
  • Hinckley, a former assistant secretary of commerce for air, was appointed the first director of Contract Settlement on July 28, 1944. From the beginning, the director followed the policy of leaving the actual settlement of terminations in the hands of the contracting agencies which had made the original contracts. Qualified personnel was recruited and the Office of Contract Settlement was organized as a policy-making office, following the direction of the act to use "the personnel and facilities of the contracting agencies and other established Government agencies" to the maximum extent feasible. Extensive use was made of special consultants chosen from persons prominent in the accounting, engineering, and other fields, as a means of obtaining highly competent assistance on particular problems without building a large permanent staff. The staff of the office at no time exceeded seventy-eight.
  • In accordance with the act, the director submitted quarterly reports to Congress on the progress of the settlement program. These reports provide a concise record of important actions taken and of settlement statistics.
  • The organizations developed and the experience gained in settling 157,000 terminations with canceled commitments of $23.7 billion prior to VJ-day prepared government and industry for the mass terminations which followed victory over Japan. More than 132,000 terminations, involving approximately $26.6 billion in canceled commitments, were effected during the third quarter of 1945. The bulk of the termination load (96 percent of the total number and 83 percent of the total canceled commitments) had been settled by June 30, 1946. Only 1,804 terminations, with canceled commitments of $2.2 billion remained by March 31, 1947. This was less than 1 percent of the total number of more than 321,000 contracts canceled, and approximately 3 percent of the total of $65.7 billion of canceled commitments.
  • From the beginning of war production to March 31, 1947, canceled commitments of $63.5 billion were settled for gross allowances of $6.5 billion or slightly more than 10 percent. (Information on the Office of Contract Settlement was taken from , Office of Contract Settlement, July 1947, p. 3.)
  • The items covering the Office of Contract Settlement include, besides the complete history, correspondence; reports to Congress, 1944-1947; miscellaneous reports; news releases; published articles; Hinckley's trip to England, 1945; and other related materials.

VII:  American Broadcasting CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
84 1-10
Board of Directors Meetings
84 11
Interdepartment Correspondence
84 12
American Broadcasting Company and Paramount Theatres, Inc.
Merger, 1953
84 13
American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc.
Financial statements and minutes.
85 1
American Broadcasting Company
Financial statements and stocks.
85 2-10
American Broadcasting Company Television
Personnel, policies, and establishment of television stations in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
85 12
Radio Station KLO Ogden, Utah
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D. C., Examiner's Report--The applicant Abe L. Glasmann seeks authority to move KLO to a new location. Includes a brief history of KLO.
85 13
Pacific Frontier Broadcasting Company, Honolulu, Hawaii, Station KULA
Correspondence involving George C. Hatch, Jack A. Burnett, Abe L. Glasmann, Hinckley, and others relative to their interests in Station KULA in Honolulu.
85 14
Pacific Frontier Broadcasting Company, Honolulu, Hawaii, Station KULA
Financial statements, stockholders and shares, expense accounts, and other business records.
85 15-16
Radio Stations KQV, Pittsburgh, and KSL, Salt Lake City
Evaluation reports to Hinckley from Ralph W. Beaudin.
85 17
Capitol Broadcasting Corporation
Assets and liabilities.
85 18
North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement
86 1-10
American Broadcasting Company Television Information
Speeches, press releases, programs, and materials on a 1954 Senate Subcommittee Hearing on "Television Violence and Juvenile Delinquency."
87 1-12

VIII:  Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) and Mutual Security Agency (MSA)Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA)
The Economic Cooperation Administration was a United States governmental agency established to provide funds for the economic recovery of Europe. The possibility for such a plan was first proposed by Secretary of State George C. Marshall in 1947 and became known as the Marshall Plan. The Economic Cooperation Administration was the government agency set up to implement the Marshall Plan. Hinckley, vice president and director of the American Broadcasting Company, took a leave of absence for a month in August 1949 to undertake a special inspection tour for Economic Cooperation Administration at the request of President Harry S. Truman. Hinckley was a member of the Economic Cooperation Administration Public Advisory Board. Journal, notes, itineraries, correspondence, and reports on the fifteen countries visited from 1949-1951 are included in this portion of the collection.
Mutual Security Agency (MSA)
The Mutual Security Agency was established under the Mutual Security Act of 1951. It was set up to succeed the Economic Cooperation Administration December 30, 1957. W. Averill Harriman was appointed by President Harry S. Truman to serve as director to supervise the Mutual Security program. The same Advisory Board of Economic Cooperation Administration, with Hinckley still a member, continued to act in an advisory capacity to Harriman on policy matters relating to the Mutual Security program. The director was responsible for supervising the program so that it would be "effectively integrated both at home and abroad, and administered so as to assure that the defensive strength of the free nations of the world shall be built as quickly as possible on the basis of continuous and effective self-help and mutual aid." The program included contributions to help strengthen Europe, the Near East and Africa, the Far East, and Latin America. By far the greatest portion of the funds went to help build up the defenses of Europe. The materials covering this period of Hinckley's government service, 1951-1953, on the Advisory Board of the Mutual Security Agency include correspondence, organization charts, congressional bills and acts, agenda, reports, and press releases.

IX:  Subject Files, A-ZReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
92 1
Adams, Orval
Published letters in , February 1932 by E. E. Greenwood taking issue with Adams's attack on school and teacher costs.
92 2
Advertising Council, Inc.
A non-profit organization founded and supported by American business to conduct advertising campaigns informing United States citizens how they can help with important national problems.
92 3
Alexander Hamilton Institute
Hinckley enrolled in this institute in a correspondence business training course.
92 4
Amalgamated Sugar Company, Ogden, Utah
92 5
American Institute of Banking
92 6
American Public Relations Association Awards
Hinckley served on the committee of judges.
92 7
Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University Alumni Association
92 8
Brimhall, Dean R., Family Resemblances Among American Men of Science , reprinted from The American Naturalist , New York
92 9
Chrysler Corporation
92 10
Creel, George
"George Creel ... An appreciation on December first nineteen Hundred and Forty," by Leland W. Cutler.
92 11
Democratic National Committee
92 12
Driggs, Howard R.
Wins the achievement award of the Utah Club of New York "For Distinguished Service to Utah and the West."
92 13
Eccles, Marriner S.
Invitations to a dinner honoring Marriner S. Eccles, January 23, 1934, and opening of the Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D. C., 1937.
92 14
Eccles, Marriner S. and George
Business items.
92 15
Elon College
Commencement, March 16-18, 1942--Hinckley presented the Literary Address and received Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (copy of address). Fund raising program for 1945.
93 1
Free Enterprise
Miscellaneous materials.
93 2
Freedom Train
Conference at the White House for the Purpose of Organizing The American Heritage Program and Inaugurating the Freedom Train.
1947 May 22
93 3
Garden of Eden
Two letters from Franklin S. Forsberg showing interest and making suggestions on Hinckley's Garden of Eden.
93 4
Golden Gate Bridge
Official opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge--memorabilia.
1937 May 27-June 02
93 5
Golden Gate International Exposition
Correspondence, States' participation in the exposition, report of the eleven western states, Civil Aeronautics Authority participation.
93 6
Gridiron Club
Invitations, menus, etc.
93 7
Inauguration of Dwight D. Eisenhower
93 8
Jackson Hole National Monument
Testimony and Senate hearings.
93 9
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
Invitation, 1936; menu, 1948.
93 10
King, William H.
Scrapbook of newsclippings.
94 1
McCarthy, Joseph (Senator)
Censure charges in United States Senate, 1954.
94 2
Madison Square Garden Club
Membership, 1944.
94 3
Maps, Weather
The last daily weather map issued after the declaration of war, December 16, 1941.
94 4
Marksheffel Motor Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado
94 5
Mayflower Descendants, Society of
Hinckley's application for membership giving his lineage from Stephen Hopkins, and related correspondence, 1953-1955.
94 6
Mining--Cricket Mountain, Millard County
Assay statements and a written report of the mining property.
94 7
Mitchell, William (Billy) L. (Brigadier General)
The Billy Mitchell Court Martial Trial of 1925, with articles by and about Mitchell.
94 8
Mormon Battalion Monument Commission
Correspondence concerning the raising of funds and brochure.
94 9
Mount Pleasant Hotel
Meeting and motion to organize a company to establish a hotel in Mount Pleasant. Bank Statements and a list of shareholders are included.
94 10
The New Deal Radio Broadcast Scripts
"The New Deal: A Summary," "The New Deal and Social Insurance," "The New Deal and Transportation," "The New Deal and Stabilized Currency," "The New Deal and Tariffs," "The New Deal and Power," "The New Deal and Industrial Profits," "The New Deal and Taxation," "The New Deal and the Constitution," "The New Deal and the National Debt," "The New Deal and the Shorter Work Week," and also a reprint from the , "On the Profit Side, A Reply to That Huge Editorial," by Gerald W. Johnson, March 8, 1938.
94 11
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico
Correspondence, invitations, commencement programs, service roster, and Hinckley's commencement address published in (Robert H. Hinckley, Jr., and John S. Hinckley attended this institute.)
94 12
New York World's Fair
94 13
Peery, Harman W. (Mayor of Ogden)
Political brochures and broadside, 1934-1936.
94 14
Politics--Utah Democratic State Central Committee
Orman W. Ewing Hearing, 1933.
94 15
Rockefeller Center Luncheon Club
Membership for Hinckley.
95 1
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Train trip from Portland, Oregon, to Washington, D. C., August 3-10, 1934. Menus of meals served en route, and copy of speech given at Green Bay, Wisconsin, August 9, 1934. (Hinckley accompanied the presidential parties.)
95 2
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Momentos of the president's trip to San Diego, 1935.
95 3
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Train trip of the president to the West Coast, September 26-October 4, 1937. Menus, schedule, and momentos.
95 4
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Presidential trip to California 1938, including the Golden Gate International Exposition, other places of interest in California and Nevada. Menus, schedules, speeches, brochures, and other memorabilia.
95 5
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
A transcript of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Cornerstone Ceremony, November 19, 1939.
95 6
Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, Franklin D.
Request from Grace G. Tully to Hinckley for a memorandum of his contribution as "part of the record of the history of those days"; statement of general policy and plans; invitation to Hinckley to serve as a member of the Board of Directors; memoranda; correspondence; etc.
95 7
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
"The First Hundred Days," a talk by Clinton P. Anderson at Jefferson Day meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 15, 1947, honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt.
95 8
Thomas, Elbert D.
Maps and booklet , by Elbert D. Thomas, high commissioner, Trust Territory Pacific Island, Honolulu, Hawaii.
95 9
Trade Missions Program
Miscellaneous brochures and programs.
95 10
Hinckley travel audits, federal government, 1935-1938, 1941, and expense accounts, 1937-1938.
95 11
Truman, Harry S.
Truman Memorial Library, correspondence soliciting funds.
95 12
Tungsten Mining
Charts, circulars, and miscellaneous items.
95 13
United Order
A history of the United Order (no author, no identification).
95 14
United States Air Force Academy
Correspondence relative to the academy site being located at Ogden, Utah, 1949-1952.
95 15
University Club, New York City, New York
Membership for Hinckley, 1944-1950.
96 1
Utah Chemical Industry
"The Future of a Chemical Industry in Utah," by Carl J. Christensen, an address to the Salt Lake City Rotary Club, February 23, 1954.
96 2
Utah Construction Company
Reports, stock and dividend notices, financial statements, and miscellaneous items.
96 3
Utah Poultry Producers Cooperative Association (Later Became Fairview Roller Milling Company)
Correspondence relating to Hinckley's stock in these two companies, 1932-1937.
96 4
Utah State Historical Society
Miscellaneous notes.
96 5
Water--Bear Lake and Bear River
"Preliminary Report on the Use of Water and Benefits on Land Irrigated with Water from Bear Lake and Bear River During the Season of 1934."
96 6
Weber College
Requests for federal funds for a building program.
96 7
White House Correspondents Association
Invitations, member and guest lists.
96 8
Wilson, Woodrow
Celebration of the centennial of Woodrow Wilson, 1856-1956.
96 9-10
Wings Club, Inc.
Correspondence; memberships, 1943-1945; bulletins, 1943-1955.

X:  Welsh Pony Society of AmericaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Welsh Pony Society of America
The items in this portion of the papers of Hinckley include by-laws, 1957; financial statements; minutes; policies; agenda; and other organizational materials from 1960. Hinckley was elected president of the Society in 1963 and served two terms. Items related to his presidency are in this file. Hinckley's "Garden of Eden," located sixteen miles from Ogden, has been the home of his horse herds since 1957 when he purchased his first Welsh ponies.

XI:  Speeches (Not Robert Hinckley's)Return to Top

This group of speeches, not Hinckley's, are listed by name and date.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
100 1
Anderson, Nels
1935; 1936
100 2
Beeley, Arthur L.
100 3
Blood, Henry H.
100 4
Brimhall, Dean R.
100 5
Burden, William A. M.
100 6
Churchill, Winston
100 7
Clay, Lucius D.
100 8
Dern, George H.
100 9
Eccles, George S.
100 10-11
Eccles, Marriner S.
100 12
Gill, Corrington
100 13
Hutchins, Robert M.
101 1
Hopkins, Harry L.
101 2
Jones, Jesse H.
101 3
Maw, Herbert B.
101 4
Pogue, Welch L.
101 5
Stanton, Charles L.
101 6
Stevenson, Adlai E.
101 7
Taitel, Martin
101 8
Williams, Aubrey
A collection of speeches kept by Hinckley and filed by date from 1924, 1933-1955. Also included in this file are research materials and data collected for his speeches.

XII:  AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal Materials
Box Folder
103 1
Claude Hinckley, Autopsy
103 2
Elizabeth Skolfield Hinckley, Funeral Service
103 3-4
Robert H. Hinckley Jr.
1962; 1968
103 5
Robert H. Hinckley III, Biography
103 6
Garden of Eden, News Clippings
104 1
Salt Lake Advertising Club, Speech
104 2
Transcripts of Credits for BYU
104 3
Medical Bills, Insurance
104 4
104 5-9
Bills and Notes
104 10
Bert T. Oakley, Rememberances of Robert H. Hinckley
Correspondence, Personal
Box Folder
105 1
Edwin C. Hinckley
105 2
Frederick Hinckley Jr.
105 3
Frederick R. Hinckley
105 4
G. Marion Hinckley
105 5
John N. Hinckley
105 6
John S. Hinckley
105 7
Robert H. Hinckley III
105 8
105 9
Utah Politics
105 10
Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Box Folder
109 1
Nels Anderson
109 2
Dean R. Brimhall
109 3
Deseret Saints
109 4
William F. Edwards
109 5
W. H. Ferry
109 6
James C. Fletcher
109 7
Saul Haas
109 8
Richart Hubert
109 9
Felton Jonas
109 10
Mike Martinez
109 11
Charles W. Mayo
109 12
Frank Moss
109 13
Bert T. Oakley
109 14
Raymand Handlan
109 15
Calvin L. Rampton
109 16
Calvin W. Rawlings
109 17
George Romney
109 18
L. J. Seeley
109 19
Sharon Staples
109 20
Thomas M. Storke
109 21
Sol Taishoff
109 22
T. E. Thomas
109 23
Lynn Townsend Lunch
109 24
Jesse Unruh
Subjects, American Broadcasting Company
Box Folder
110 1
ABC-ITT Merger, Correspondence
110 2
Annual Report
110 3
Arguments before FCC
110 4
110 5
110 6
Telephone Directory
110 7-8
Travel Expenses
Subjects, Brigham Young University
Box Folder
111 1
Alumni Board Meeting Minutes
111 2
Faculty and Alumni Reunion Book
111 3
American Broadcasting Co., Documentaries
111 4
American Broadcasting Co., Television Cameras
111 5
111 6
Christmas Donation List
111 7
Christmas Donation Acknowledgments
111 8-9
111 10
111 11
The White and Blue
111 12
Department of Communication, Speech
111 13-14
111 15
Stanford/BYU Controversy
Box Folder
112 1
Alfalfa Club
112 2
Hub Club
112 3
Lion's Club
112 4
Newcomen Society in North America
112 5-7
Question Club
112 8
Salmagundi Club
112 9
Timpanogas Club
112 10-13
Wings Club
Edwin S. Hinckley Scholarship Materials
114 1
Candidate Resumes
114 2
Candidate Summaries
114 3
Candidate Statements
114 4-5
116 1-2
116 3-10
Financial Statements
116 11
Trust Indenture
116 12
David Wilson, Edwin S. Hinckley As I Knew Him
116 13
Centennial Materials
Financial Materials
Box Folder
117 1
Bankamericard Statements
117 2
Bank Deposits
117 3
Beech Nut Lifesavers Expenses
117 4
Beehive International Investment Materials
117 5
First Security Corporation Materials
117 6-8
117 9
Mount Pleasant Banking
117 10
Personal Accounts
118 1-2
Robert H. Hinckley Inc. Materials
118 3
Sam Weller Books Invoices
118 4-5
Tax Materials
Hinckley Institute of Politics, A-Z
Box Folder
119 1-2
Annual Report
119 3-8
Board of Directors, Minutes
119 9
119 10
Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Pamphlet
119 11
Coffee and Politics
119 12
1967; 1976
119 13-18
120 1
120 2-3
120 4
120 5
120 6
1977; 1980
120 7
News Clippings
120 8
120 9
120 10
Past and Prologue
120 11
Politicians in Residence
120 12
Press Releases
120 13
Marriner S. Eccles Proposal
120 14-15
120 16
Watkins Integrity in Congress Award
Institutes and Foundations
Box Folder
121 1-3
Edward John Noble Foundation
121 4
Ford Foundation
121 5
Foundation Center Library Center, Annual Report and Papers
121 6
Foundation in the Year 2000
121 7
Frank E. McKinney Institute of Politics, Prospectus
121 8
Harry S. Truman Library Institute, Newsletter
121 9
Harvard's Institute of Politics, News Clippings
121 10
Honorary Colonels Corps of Utah
121 11
Institute for American Democracy, Annual Report
121 12
James F. Mitchell Foundation, Symposium
121 13
National Conference on Christians and Jews
121 14
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, 11th Annual Awards Dinner
121 15
Robert A. Taft Institute of Government
121 16
Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs
121 17
Who's Who Citations
121 18
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
News Clippings
General Topics
On civil rights, economics, education, the John Birch Society, personalities, etc.
Subjects, People
Box Folder
124 1
Simon Bamberger
124 2-3
Ezra Taft Benson
124 4
Hugh B. Brown
124 5
Alger B. Chapman
124 6
John C. Daly
124 7
Hubert Humphrey
124 8
George H. Dern
124 9
Addie Fuhriman
124 10
Barry Goldwater
124 11
R. V. Hansberger
124 12
Robert Kennedy
124 13
William H. Lawrence
124 14
Jerry Rubin
124 15-16
Jesse M. Unruh
124 17
Ernest L. Wilkinson
Subjects, University of Utah
Box Folder
125 1
Alumni Association Materials
125 2
125 3-6
Board of Regents
Correspondence, minutes, public relations materials.
125 7
Challenge Week
125 8-10
Commencement Addresses
125 11
125 12
Deferred Gifts Program
125 13
Finance Committee
125 14
Institutional Council Minutes
125 15
National Advisory Council, Correspondence
125 16
125 17
Press Releases
125 18
Operating Budget
125 19
Statistical Summaries
Subjects, Utah Politics
Box Folder
126 1
American Independent Party of Utah, Declaration
126 2
Agricultural Committee
126 3
Bingham Disaster Relief, Articles and Correspondence
126 4
Challenge Materials
126 5
College of Eastern Utah
126 6
County Politics, News Clippings
126 7-8
Election Materials
126 9
Indian Claims Commission
126 10
Itinerant Merchants and Salt Lake City
126 11
Institutional Council
126 12
126 13
Political Ideology, Conservative
127 1
Political Ideology, Left
127 2
Political Science 391
127 3
127 4
State Municipal League
127 5
Urban Renewal, News Clippings
127 6
Utah Candidates
127 7
Utah Higher Education Assembly
127 8-9
Utah Republican Regional Workshop Kit
127 10
Voter Turnout Campaign
127 11
Subjects, Utah State Revenues
Subjects, Utah State Revenues
Covers annual, capital, and operations budget; and financial reports.
129 1-5
Appropriation Report
129 6-9
Governor's Budget Planning Retreat
Subjects, Miscellaneous
Box Folder
130 1
American Sportsman Subscriptions
130 2
Aviation Accidents
130 3
Beehive House
130 4
Blackhawk Reunion
130 5-6
B'nai B'rith Achievement Award
130 7
Booklets, Speeches
130 8
130 9
Canyonlands Film Controversy
130 10
Cigarette Advertising
130 11
Citizens Information Committee
130 12
Des Barker Agency
131 1
Extremism Lecture
131 2
Extremism Articles and Notes
131 3
Flaming Gorge Fishing Trip
131 4
Four Minute Men
131 5
Foreign Policy, Articles
131 6
Horse Sense
131 7
Hinckley Dodge Inc.
131 8
Lake Powell
132 1
Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, "Proposals to Reform our Electoral System"
132 2
Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service, "A Study of the Nominating Systems of the U.S."
132 3
Manual for Practical Politics
132 4
Medicare, Articles, Reports, etc.
132 5
Newspaper Boy Newsletter
132 6
RCA Service Co.
132 7
Rhodes School, Faculty Bulletins
132 8
Salt Lake Hardware Co.
132 9
Scottsdale, Arizona, Expenses
132 10
Emergency Relief Report
132 11-12
Utah State Planning Board, Progress Report
Box Folder
133 1-2
Political Scrapbook #2
133 1
"I'd Rather Be Born Lucky than Rich"
133 2
"Abrelia Clarissa Seely Hinckley, 1892-1973"
133 3
Civil Works Administration, Engineering Report
Reports and Scrapbooks
Box Folder
134 1
Survey of the Rural Relief Situation in Sevier County, Utah
134 2
Political Information
134 3
Hinckley Papers, University of Utah
134 4
Political News Clippings
134 5
Frank Jonas, "The Mormon Church and Political Dynamiting in the 1950 Election in Utah"
134 6
Washington, D.C.
134 7-12
Agriculture Scrapbooks
Box Folder
135 1
Surplus Relief
135 2
Emergency Relief, Civil Works Program
135 3
Rural Relief Situation in Grand County, Utah, Survey
135 4
Civil Works Administration Scrapbook
135 5
Utah Drought Relief Program Projects
135 1
Civil Works Administration of Utah, Engineering Report
135 2
Drought Relief Program
136 1
FERA Scrapbook
136 2
FERA Scrapbook
136 3
Report on Proposed Reservoirs in Utah
136 4
FERA Scrapbook
136 1
Proposed Reservoirs in Utah Report
136 2
"Campaign fo 52 in Star Cartoons"
137 1-2
Political Scrapbook
137 3
Rexford Tugwell Scrapbook
137 4-5
Federal Emergency Relief Administration and Works Progress Administration News Times Index

XIII:  AddendaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
138 1
138 2
138 3
139 1
139 2
139 3
Early Career
Box Folder
140 1-2
140 3
Correspondence, Walter F. Weiner
Walter F. Wiener was a public relations advisor for the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
140 4
Auditor's Report, Emergency Relief Administration
140 5
Aviation Articles
140 6
Cartoon Panels
140 7
National Advisory Meeting for Aeronautics Meeting
140 8
Press Passes
140 9
Box Folder
141 1
Beehive Hall of Fame Association
141 2
Certificates and Awards
141 3
141 4
Club Membership Rosters
141 5
Memorials, Other
Contains funeral information for Bill Lawrence (1916-1972), and Ben D. Wood (1894-1986).
141 6
Notes on I'd Rather Be Born Lucky Than Rich
Contains notes by an unknown author.
141 7
Part of a scrapbook commemorating Robert H. Hinckley's 86th birthday. The rest of the book is in oversize box 150.
141 8
Souvenir Programs and Invitations
Manuscript, I'd Rather be Born Lucky Than Rich
Hinckley Institute of Politics
Box Folder
143 1
Annual Report- The Hinckley Institute of Politics
143 2
143 3
Hinckley Institute
143 4
Hinckley Institute of Politics Pamphlets
143 5
Hinckley Institute of Politics Reports
143 6
Intern Guides
143 7
Internship Thank-You Letters
143 8
Lawrence Scholarship
143 9
Participation '72
143 10-11
Politicians in Residence
143 12
Proposed Fellowships
Local and National Politics
Box Folder
144 1-2
Campaign Literature
144 3
"Crisis of the Presidency"
A transcript of the ABC News Special, "The Crisis of the Presidency".
144 4
Democratic Party Platform
144 5
John F. Kennedy Memorial
144 6
Magazine Articles
144 7
News Clippings
144 8
Nixon Appointment Application
144 9
144 10
Presidential Inauguration Invitation
144 11
Presidential Inauguration Mementos
144 12
Utah House of Representatives
Death and Memorial
Box Folder
145 1-3
145 4
Death Certificate
145 5
Memorial Contributions
145 6
145 7
Oversize Materials
Contains news clippings, photos and press releases related to the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Campaign Stickers
Contains a scrapbook commemorating Robert H. Hinckley's 86th birthday.
Campaign Buttons
Contains two scrapbooks, one ranging from 1965-1969, and the other 1977-1979. Both contain news clippings, press releases and photos regarding the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Campaign Bumper Stickers and Newspaper
Contains a roll of laminated political campaign bumper stickers and badges, as well as a newspaper from 1923 announcing the election of Robert H. Hinckley as the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Utah.
Certificates and Campaign Posters
This box contains certificates honoring Robert H. Hinckley's appointments and achievements. Of note in this box are two certificates signed by Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman commemorating Hinckley's appointment to the Office of Contract Settlement and Public Advisory Board. Also included in this box are reproductions of various presidential campaign posters, including posters from Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson.
House and Senate bills
This box contains two volumes with handwritten marginalia.
Posters and Banners
The folder contains banners from Dwight D. Eisenhower's birthday and the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, as well as political posters for Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. This folder is located in the Manuscripts Division map case.

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Subject Terms

  • Aeronautics--Utah
  • Air pilots--Utah--20th century--Archives
  • Japanese Americans--Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945
  • Politicians--Utah--20th century--Archives
  • Public welfare--Utah
  • Welsh pony

Personal Names

  • Brimhall, Dean R., 1886-1972
  • Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977
  • Hinckley, Edwin Smith, 1868-1929
  • Hinckley, Robert Henry, 1891-1988--Archives
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Corporate Names

  • Sperry Rand (Corporation)--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Economic Cooperation Administration--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Federal Civil Works Administration--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Mutual Security Agency--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Office of Contract Settlement--Records and correspondence
  • United States. Work Projects Administration--Records and correspondence
  • University of Utah. Board of Regents--Records and correspondence
  • Utah Pacific Airways, Inc.--Records and correspondence

Form or Genre Terms

  • Business correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Personal correspondence
  • Records (Documents)
  • Speeches (documents)