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Finding Aid to the Wes Willoughby Papers, 1951-1993, bulk 1951-1993
BANC MSS 2008/113  
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Wes Willoughby papers
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1993,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1951-1993
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2008/113
    Creators : Willoughby, Wes
    Extent: Number of containers: 2 boxes Linear feet: .8
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wes Willoughby Papers, BANC MSS 2008/113, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

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    The John Birch Society in California politics / Bryan W. Stevens, BANC FILM 196

    Separated Material

    A DVD recording of Willoughby's "The Radical Right in Southern California" (1964) has been transferred to the Audio Visual Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Willoughby, Wes--Archives
    Alioto, Joseph L
    Cranston, Alan MacGregor
    Moscone, George, d. 1978
    Kuchel, Thomas H
    Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
    Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979
    Feinstein, Dianne, 1933-
    San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (San Francisco, Calif.)
    John Birch Society
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Politics and government--20th century
    Film scripts.
    Addresses.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Wes Willoughby Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Wes Willoughby on April 19, 2007.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Dean Smith in 2008.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.