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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1934-1944
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Description
Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892-1944) was the president of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation (1933), a utility company operating in 11 states. He became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal and was the Republican presidential nominee for the campaign of 1940. The collection consists of ephemera, chiefly Willkie's speeches, arranged chronologically.
Background
Willkie was born on February 18, 1892 in Elwood, Indiana; became president in 1933 of the Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, a utility company operating in 11 states; became a leading spokesman of business opposition to the New Deal; became the Republican nominee in its unsuccessful presidential campaign of 1940; wrote One world (1943), urging international cooperation after World War II; died on October 8, 1944 in New York City, after withdrawing from the 1944 presidential campaign.
Extent
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.