Vandenberg Family papers: 1923-1965
Summary Information
Title: Vandenberg Family papers
Creator: Vandenberg family.
Inclusive dates: 1923-1965
Extent: 1 linear foot
Letters of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg with family members John and Barbara Bailey; also papers of Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr., aide to President Dwight Eisenhower, largely concerning Republican politics, 1948-1952, and election of 1952.
Call number: 86162 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The papers were received from Arthur Vandenberg, Jr. and Elizabeth Vandenberg Sands. 5425

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Vandenberg Family papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Vandenberg family of Grand Rapids Michigan and Washington D.C., including Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg., his wife Hazel Harper (Whitaker) Vandenberg and their children Arthur Jr., Barbara and Elizabeth.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Vandenberg Family papers, 1923-1965, and Washington, D.C.; include letters of Arthur H. Vandenberg with family members John and Barbara Bailey; also papers of Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr., aide to President D. Eisenhower, largely concerning republican politics, 1948-1952, and the election of 1952. Correspondents include: Thomas Dewey, Dvight Eisenhower, and Nelson Rockefeller.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1952.
  • Women -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953.
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1907-1968.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Correspondence 1923-1958 [series]
Box   1  
Correspondence , of AHV with Barbara V. Bailey 1923-1946
Box   1  
Correspondence , of AHV with John W. Bailey 1946-1951
Box   1  
Correspondence , of AHV, jr. 1941-1958
Box   1  
Correspondence , of AHV, jr. written to family from Dartmouth 1925-1926
Box   1  
Family correspondence , of AHV Jr. 1949-1965
Box   1  
Miscellaneous family correspondence
Box   1  
Correspondence , of AHV, Jr. with Dwight D. Eisenhower 1951-1956
Miscellaneous [series]
Box   1  
Speeches and newspaper clippings
Box   1  
Eisenhower memorabilia
Box   1  
Lecture materials (2 folders)
Box   1  
AHV, Sr. estate materials
Box   1  
Far East and Latin American notes
Box   1  
Miscellaneous notes
Box   1  
"The Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg" materials
Box   1  
Newspaper reviews of "The Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg" (2 folders)
Box   1  
Box   1  
Military service file,1942-1946
Scrapbooks [series]
Box   1  
[Vol. 1] concerning political campaign 1952
Box   1  
[Vol. 2] 1939-1949