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Walter R. May letter collection, 1929
- May, Walter R.
- Walter R. May letter collection
- 1929 (inclusive)1929-051929-06
- .5 linear feet, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- The Walter R. May letter collection contains letters written in response to a request from May for ideas for his commencement speech at Willamette University in June 1929.
Willamette University Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to researchers.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
When these letters were collected in 1929, Walter R. May was editor of the morning edition of The Oregonian.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Walter R. May letter collection consists of ten letters written to May in 1929. May wrote to a number of national leaders to ask what advice they would give to young people about to graduate. The letters include replies from a labor leader; the president of U.S. Steel; the president of American Telephone and Telegraph; and Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, among others.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[Identification of item], Walter R. May letter collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mark O. Hatfield Library, Willamette University.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The folders are arranged in alphabetical order.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
General editor, The Associated Press.
|1929 May 16|
|1||2||Farrell, James A.
President of U. S. Steel Corporation.
|1929 May 20|
|1||3||Filene, Edward A.
President, Wm. Filene's Sons Company
|1929 May 15|
|1||4||Gifford, Walter S.
President, American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
|1929 May 13|
American labor leader.
|1929 May 23|
|1||6||Hoover, Herbert Clark
President of the United States.
|1929 May 28|
|1||7||Lee, Ivy Ledbetter
American public-relations consultant.
|1929 May 6|
Chairman, Commission of Fine Arts.
|1||9||Rockefeller, John D. Jr.||1922-1929|
|1||10||Snow, William F.||1929 May 20|
|1||11||Suzzallo, Anthony Henry
An American educator.
|1929 May 19|
|1||12||Taber, Louis J.
National Master of the National Grange.
|1929 May 17|
|1||13||Printed copy of Commencement Address||1929 June 10|
|1||14||Photocopy of letters to President Doney, giving the letters to Willamette University
Originals in the Doney papers (Office of the President).
|1929 June 29|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Farrell, James A. (James Augustine), 1863-1943
- Gifford, Walter S. (Walter Sherman), 1885-1966
- Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
- Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960
- Salem (Or.)