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Register of the William Henry Irwin Papers, 1890-1942.
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Series Description

Box No. 1.

Letters Received, 1927-1940.

Scope and Content Note

Letters recieved from Herbert Hoover, arranged chronologically.
Box No. 1-6.

Manuscripts and Related Material, 1890-1942.

Scope and Content Note

Typed and holograph manuscripts of published and unpublished titles by Will Irwin, arranged in two groups (articles/essays and books/serializatons) and thereunder chronologically. Related material, such as correspondence and source data, follows the pertinent manuscript.
Box No. 6.

Miscellaneous, 1916-1926.

Scope and Content Note

Two folders of clippings and memorabilia.
On shelf following collection.

Printed Matter, 1896-1900.

Scope and Content Note

Two bound volumes of newspapers, portions of which apparently are marked for Irwin authorship.

Container List



Box 1.

Twenty-eight and a half letters received from Herbert Hoover, 1927-1940



Box 1.

Articles and essays


High school essays, ca. 1890


My Religion


The Passing of the Hick


How to Talk to Politicians


Stop Tinkering with the Movies


County Jail - Alias School for Crime


Five Coast Guard Articles - synopsis


The Royal Giver


Kingfish over the White House


The Rise of the C.I.O.


If Washington had Said "Yes"




Exit the Bank Robber


Men See without Eyes


Landon of Kansas


All Primed for Prohibition


Dubinsky Goes on Strike


Ten Years of Movie Control


Our Adolescent Joiners


A Set-back for C.I.O.


Catching Up with China


We Are Advertised by Our Loving Friends


Can They Stand the Gaff


Child Health Article


Savage America


Savage America - (2nd article, "They Lynched the Wrong Man")


Is Edgar Hoover on the Spot?


Will You Loose Your Birthday?


Lewis for President?


A Hundred Billions for Pensions?


Interview with Herbert Hoover


Where Character Education Shows Results


Let's Not Be Suckers Again


Letters received, January 11, 1940, Brandt Publishers to Will Irwin concerning manuscripts of published articles


Books and serializations


Beating Back, 1914. With Al J. Jennings

Box 2.

Source material for Beating Back


Colonel Charles R. Forbes, 1924


Youth Rides West, 1925


How Red Is America, 1927


Highlights of Manhattan, 1927


Holograph draft, incomplete; typed draft, incomplete

Box 3.

Herbert Hoover - A Reminiscent Biography, 1929


First working draft


First draft, before Hoover revision, chapters 1-11

Box 4.

First draft, before Hoover revision, chapters 12-23


First draft rewritten, chapters 6-11


Final draft, chapters 8-22


Final draft rewritten, chapters 9-21


Two telegrams concerning manuscript


Honors and degrees of Herbert Hoover


Published and unpublished reports on U.S. Department of Commerce studies, 1928-1932


Letter from Will Irwin to Ruth E. Gosnell, Sept. 2, 1933

Box 5.

Propaganda and the News, 1936


Chapters 1-24, complete


Chapters 20-24, copy


Spy and Counterspy, 1940. With E. V. Voska


Complete Draft


Correction and inserts


Statement about Dr. Albert's portfolio


Making of a Reporter, 1942


Synopsis, chapters III to 1933


Chapters 1-8

Box 6.

Chapters 9-30



Box 6.

Clippings, 1916-1926





Box On shelf.

"Daily Palo Alto" (Stanford, California), Vols. 8-12 (1896-1900) in one bound volume. Marked portions between September 4, 1896 and December 16, 1896 indicate Irwin authorship


"The Wave" (San Francisco, California), Vols. 20-21 (1899-1900) in one bound volume. Marked portions indicate Irwin authorship.