Finding Aid to the Wes Willoughby Papers, 1951-1993, bulk 1951-1993

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Finding Aid to the Wes Willoughby Papers, 1951-1993, bulk 1951-1993

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2008/113

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library Staff
Date Completed:
March 2008
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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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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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Personal Papers, Curriculum Vitae, Business Brochure, Press Release, Articles 1965-1971

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs, Wes Willoughby (photocopies) Undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Articles, Brown and White, Leigh University 1951-1953

Box 1, Folder 4

Articles, San Francisco New, Call Bulletin 1959-1961

Box 1, Folder 5

Materials on Politicians, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Speeches and Press Releases 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 6

Materials on Politicians, Senator Thomas H. Kuchel, Speeches 1963

Box 1, Folder 7

Materials on Politicians, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Campaign for President 1964

Box 1, Folder 8

Materials on Politicians, Senator Alan Cranston, Correspondence and Campaign Flyer 1965

Box 1, Folder 9

Materials on Politicians, Senator Alan Cranston, Said and Done, Collected Articles and Editorials 1965

Box 1, Folder 10

Materials on Politicians, Senator Alan Cranston, Speeches and Articles 1965-1966

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence 1962-1984

Box 1, Folder 12

The Radical Right in Southern California - Correspondence, Press Release, Reviews 1964, 2005

Box 1, Folder 13

The Radical Right in Southern California - Film script 1964

Box 1, Folder 14

The Radical Right in Southern California - Research Materials 1963-1965

Box 1, Folder 15

Materials on Politicians, Mayor Joseph L. Alito, Campaign Flyers, Brochures, Newsletters 1971, 1974

Box 1, Folder 16

Materials on Politicians, Mayor George Moscone 1975

Box 1, Folder 17

Press Badges (photocopies) 1959-1960

Box 1, Folder 18

Articles, Miscellaneous Undated

Box 1, Folder 19

Press Releases, Political 1971-1974

Box 1, Folder 20-21

Speeches, Political 1967-1982

Box 1, Folder 22

Statements, Political Undated

Box 1, Folder 23

Materials on Politicians, Miscellaneous Campaign Flyers 1972-1976

Box 1, Folder 24

American Civil Liberties Union, Race and the Death Penalty 1987

Box 2, Folder 1

Materials on California Propositions, Miscellaneous 1978

Box 2, Folder 2

Materials on San Francisco Propositions, Proposition A 1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Materials on San Francisco Propositions, Proposition B Undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Materials on San Francisco Propositions, Miscellaneous Undated

Box 2, Folder 5

Civic League of San Francisco, Official Recommendations, Guide, 1972

Box 2, Folder 6-10

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Annual Reports 1962-1968

Box 2, Folder 11

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, The Decade Past and the Decade to Come 1968

Box 2, Folder 12

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Hunters Point and India Basin Industrial Park 1970-1971

Box 2, Folder 13

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco is Simply the Best Example of Urban Renewal in the Country 1976

Box 2, Folder 14

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Redevelopment Report 1991

Box 2, Folder 15

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Yerba Buena Gardens, Request for Developer Qualifications 1992

Box 2, Folder 16

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Yerba Buena Gardens, Information Packet 1993

Box 2, Folder 17

San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Yerba Buena Gardens, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication 1993

Box 2, Folder 18

Yerba Buena Center, Articles 1969-1970

Box 2, Folder 19

Yerba Buena Center, Exposé 1970