The Wes Willoughby papers consist of articles, speeches, and other materials written or compiled by Willoughby over the course
of his career in politics and media. The collection includes a film script for Willoughby's documentary, "The Radical Right
in Southern California" (1964), as well as subject files on many leading Democratic party politicians of the 20th century,
including Joseph L. Alito, Alan Cranston, Hubert Humphrey, Thomas H. Kuchel, George Moscone and Nelson Rockefeller. Coverage
of San Francisco politics and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is especially strong.
Wes Willoughby was born in Pennsylvania, USA. He was received his B.A. in Journalism from Lehigh University (1953), and his
M.A. in Mass Communications from Stanford University (1954). Following receipt of his M.A., Willoughby served as a reporter
for a variety of media outlets, including the San Francisco News and the San Francisco Chronicle (1958-1962). Willoughby was
also active in many political campaigns and administrations. He was appointed a Congressional Fellow by the American Political
Science Association (1961-1962). He served as Press Secretary for Thomas H. Kuchel, Assistant Director of Citizens for Johnson
for President, and Research Director for Rockefeller for President. Relying on his accumulated knowledge of politics and past
experience as a journalist, Willoughby served as a consultant for the American Broadcasting Corporation Television Network,
and as a producer and writer for the National Educational Television Network. His involvement in San Francisco politics continued
with his appointment as Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, in 1968.
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