Arthur H. Vandenberg papers: 1884-1974 (bulk 1915-1951)
Summary Information
Title: Arthur H. Vandenberg papers
Creator: Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951
Inclusive dates: 1884-1974
Bulk dates: 1915-1951
Extent: 8 linear feet (on 11 microfilm rolls)
Extent: 25 volumes
Extent: 20 phonograph records
Extent: 1 film reels
Extent: 1 audiotape (reel-to-reel tapes)
Abstract:
Republican U.S. Senator from Michigan; advocate of the United Nations and bipartisan foreign policy. Correspondence, scrapbooks, diaries, and visual materials.
Call number: 86746 Aa/2 AA
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid prepared by: Bentley Historical Library staff Last updated in April 2016.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

In 1963, Arthur H. Vandenberg Jr. donated the papers of his father to the William Clements Library of the University of Michigan. In 1974, with the permission of the family, the papers were transferred to the Bentley Historical Library. Donor no. 5425

Access Restrictions:

Although the collection is open to research without restriction, researchers (except with special permission) must use the microfilm of those portions of the collection that have been filmed.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Processing Information:

In 2016, following conservation efforts, oversize photographs and cartoons were relocated to a drawer. As a result, Box 9 was eliminated.

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Alternate Format:

This finding aid describes those portions of the Vandenberg papers that have been microfilmed as well as that material, such as photographs and sound recordings, that has not been microfilmed. The microfilm can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Arthur H. Vandenberg Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Arthur H. Vandenberg collection consists of 8 linear feet of materials (available on microfilm), 25 volumes of scrapbook/journals, and assorted audio and visual materials. The collection covers Vandenberg's entire career with a few folders of papers post-dating his death in 1951 relating to the dedication of memorial rooms in his honor in the 1970s. The collection is divided into seven series:

  1. Correspondence -- Rolls 1-5
  2. Speeches -- Rolls 6-8
  3. Campaign and Miscellaneous Topical -- Roll 8
  4. Clippings, Articles, and Scrapbooks
    • Clippings, Articles -- Rolls 8-9
    • Scrapbook -- not filmed
  5. Miscellaneous and Personal -- Rolls 9-11
  6. Visual Materials
    • Photographs, cartoons -- Roll 11, (originals in Boxes 7 and Drawer 279)
    • Motion pictures -- Box 8
  7. Sound Recordings

Biography

Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on March 22, 1884, to Aaron and Alpha (Hendrick) Vandenberg. He graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1900 and studied for a year at the University of Michigan (1900-1901). Although he received numerous honorary law and other degrees later in life, this marked the end of his formal education.

Vandenberg first started out to be a journalist and author. He dropped out of college in 1901 to work full-time at the Grand Rapids Herald, where as a young man he had worked as a copy boy. For a short time he worked at Collier's Weekly magazine in New York, but returned home in 1905 to marry Elizabeth Watson. In 1906, he went back to the Herald, becoming its editor, and after 1919, its financial manager as well. During this period, Vandenberg wrote three books: The Greatest American: Alexander Hamilton (1921), If Hamilton Were Here Today (1923), and The Trail of a Tradition (1926). He remained at the Herald until 1928 when he left for Washington and the U.S. Senate.

In this first phase of his career, Vandenberg was both a newspaperman and a local political figure. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Charter Commission in 1910, a member of the Republican State Central Committee from 1912 to 1918, and chairman of the Republican State Convention in 1916 and 1928 In addition, the editorials he wrote, especially those relating to problems of local government, brought Vandenberg to the public's attention and he became a noteworthy figure in the state Republican party.

In 1928, Vandenberg was appointed to fill a Republican vacancy on the U.S. Senate. He was elected in his own right that same year and then re-elected in 1934, 1940, and 1946. When he died in 1951, he was still in office. During the 72nd Congress Vandenberg was chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills, during the 79th he was chairman of the Republican Conference, and during the 80th he was President pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Three times his name came up as a possibility for President of the United States, in 1936, 1940 and again in 1948, although he was never nominated to run.

Although he had been a staunch isolationist, having opposed U.S. participation in the League of Nations during the 1930s, Vandenberg gradually converted his thinking to internationalism. In a speech he made to the Senate in January 1945, he committed himself to the idea of one world, stating that no nation could exist safely on its own and emphasizing that the United States had to be a leader in world affairs. After that speech, President Roosevelt named him a delegate to the charter conference for the United Nations, convened in San Francisco in 1945. Vandenberg also became a delegate to the first and second United Nations General Assemblies in London and New York in 1946. In 1947, he was a delegate to the Pan American Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was actively involved in getting bipartisan support for U.S. ratification of the U.N. Charter in 1945; in winning the Senate's approval of the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan; and in forming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, authoring the Vandenberg Resolution which was approved by the Senate in 1948.

In 1906 Vandenberg married Elizabeth Watson, whom he had known for much of his life. Their three children were Arthur Jr., Barbara, and Elizabeth. She died in 1916 and Vandenberg married Hazel Whitaker in 1918. The second Mrs. Vandenberg died in 1950. The senator died of cancer on April 18, 1951, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Grand Rapids, his lifelong home.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Arthur H. Vandenberg collection consists of 8 linear feet of materials (available on microfilm), 25 volumes of scrapbook/journals, and assorted audio and visual materials. The collection covers Vandenberg's entire career with a few folders of papers post-dating his death in 1951 relating to the dedication of memorial rooms in his honor in the 1970s. The collection is divided into four major series: Correspondence; Speeches; Campaign and Miscellaneous Topical; Clippings, Articles, and Scrapbooks; Miscellaneous and Personal; Visual Materials; and Sound Recordings.

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.


  • African Americans.
  • Nuclear energy.
  • Banks and banking -- United States.
  • Children -- Employment.
  • China -- History -- Republic, 1912-1949.
  • Communism.
  • Florida Ship Canal (Projected)
  • Isle Royale (Mich.)
  • Israel.
  • Jews -- Michigan.
  • Labor movement.
  • Neutrality.
  • Polish Americans -- Michigan.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1940.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1944.
  • Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1948.
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway.
  • Tariff -- United States.
  • Taxation -- United States.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953.
  • Cigars.
  • Clothing and dress.
  • Festivals.
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
  • Interiors.
  • Military parades and ceremonies.
  • Offices.
  • Politics and government -- 1939-1945.
  • Politics and government -- 1946-1960.
  • Public speaking.
  • Telephones -- 1911-1920.
  • Women.
  • World War, 1914-1918.
  • World War, 1939-1945.
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
  • Albums.
  • Caricatures.
  • Cartoons.
  • Diaries.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Videotapes.
  • America First Committee.
  • Detroit (Mich.) Citizens League.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Ford, Henry, 1863-1947.
  • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
  • Republican Party (Mich.)
  • United Nations.
  • United States. Congress. Senate.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.
  • Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • United Nations.
  • United States. Congress. Senate.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur Hendrick, 1907-1968.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Vandenberg, Hazel Whittaker, 1882-1950.
  • Vandenberg family.
  • Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
  • Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971.
  • Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.
  • American Profit Sharing Institute.
  • Americans for Democratic Action.
  • Andrews, Roger, 1874-
  • Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002.
  • Armour, Norman.
  • Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973.
  • Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1963.
  • Averill, George R., 1893-1971.
  • Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.
  • Baldwin, Raymond E. (Raymond Earl), 1893-1986.
  • Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965.
  • Bender, George Harrison, 1896-1961.
  • Bennett, John B. (John Bonifas), 1905-1964.
  • Benton, William, 1900-1973.
  • Beukema, John C., 1888-1967.
  • Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951.
  • Bohlen, Charles E. (Charles Eustis), 1904-1974.
  • Bolton, Chester Castle, 1882-1939.
  • Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940.
  • Bradley, Frederick Van Ness, 1898-1947.
  • Brake, D. Hale, 1891-1979.
  • Bridges, Styles, 1898-1961.
  • Brownell, Herbert, 1904-1996.
  • Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • Burton, Marion Le Roy, 1874-1925.
  • Butler, Hugh Alfred, 1878-1954.
  • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
  • Byrnes, James Francis, 1879-1972.
  • Cain, Harry P. (Harry Pulliam), 1906-1979.
  • Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926.
  • Capehart, Homer E. (Homer Earl), 1897-1979.
  • Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951.
  • Case, Francis H. (Francis Higbee), 1896-1962.
  • Chennault, Claire Lee, 1890-1958.
  • Clayton, Will, 1880-1966.
  • Connally, Tom, 1877-1963.
  • Cooley, Mortimer E. (Mortimer Elwyn), 1855-1944.
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
  • Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991.
  • Copeland, Royal S. (Royal Samuel), 1868-1938.
  • Couzens, Frank, 1902-1950.
  • Couzens, James, 1872-1936.
  • Craig, Charles Patton, 1858-1935.
  • Crowley, Leo T.
  • Cudlip, William Byrnes, 1904-
  • Cummins, Albert Baird, 1850-1926.
  • Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936.
  • Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951.
  • Denby, Edwin, 1870-1929.
  • Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
  • Donnell, Forrest C., 1884-1980.
  • Douglas, Paul H. (Paul Howard), 1892-1976.
  • Duff, James H. (James Henderson), 1883-1969.
  • Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
  • Eccles, Marriner S. (Marriner Stoddard), 1890-1977.
  • Edwards, George, 1914-
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
  • Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918.
  • Ferris, Woodbridge N., 1853-1928.
  • Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970.
  • Fletcher, Mr. (Duncan Upshaw), 1859-1936.
  • Forrestal, James, 1892-1949.
  • Gannett, Frank E. (Frank Ernest), 1876-1957.
  • Green, Dwight H., 1897-1958.
  • Green, Fred W. (Fred Warren), 1872-1936.
  • Green, William, 1870-1952.
  • Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965.
  • Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923.
  • Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945.
  • Hazlitt, Henry, 1894-1993.
  • Herring, Clyde L. (Clyde LaVerne), 1879-1945.
  • Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966.
  • Hickenlooper, Bourke B. (Bourke Blakemore), 1896-1971.
  • Hiss, Alger.
  • Hoffman, Clare Eugene, 1875-1967.
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964.
  • Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.
  • Hurley, Patrick J. (Patrick Jay), 1883-1963.
  • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
  • Jeffries, Edward, 1900-1950.
  • Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945.
  • Judd, Dorothy.
  • Kendall, David Walbridge, 1903-1976.
  • Kersten, Charles J., 1902-
  • Kettle, Earl.
  • Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908-1974.
  • Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974.
  • Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948.
  • Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987.
  • Langer, William, 1886-1959.
  • Lasker, Albert Davis, 1880-1952.
  • Lawrence, David, 1888-
  • Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961.
  • Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
  • Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr., 1902-1985.
  • Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986.
  • Lucas, Scott Wike, 1892-1968.
  • Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967.
  • McAdoo, William Gibbs, 1863-1941.
  • MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
  • Machrowicz, Thaddeus Michael, 1899-1970.
  • Maddy, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar), 1891-1966.
  • Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959.
  • Mellon, Andrew W. (Andrew William), 1855-1939.
  • Menefee, Ferdinand Northrup, 1886-
  • Michener, Earl C. (Earl Cory), 1876-1957.
  • Millikin, Eugene Donald, 1891-1958.
  • Mooney, Edward, Archbishop, 1882-1958.
  • Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974.
  • Moses, George Higgins, 1869-1944.
  • Mott, Charles S., 1875-1973.
  • Mundt, Karl E. (Karl Earl), 1900-1974.
  • Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
  • Murrow, Edward R.
  • Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945.
  • Norbeck, Peter, 1870-1936.
  • O'Conor, Herbert R. (Herbert Romulus), 1896-1960.
  • Page, Herman, 1866-1942.
  • Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952.
  • Perry, Stuart Hoffman, 1874-1957.
  • Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968.
  • Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949.
  • Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970.
  • Riggs, Henry Earle, 1865-1949.
  • Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
  • Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979.
  • Scholle, August, 1904-
  • Schwellenbach, Lewis Baxter, 1894-1948.
  • Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994.
  • Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966.
  • Smith, George Otis, 1871-1944.
  • Smith, Gerald L. K. (Gerald Lyman Kenneth), 1898-1976.
  • Snyder, John W. (John Wesley), 1895-1985.
  • Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001.
  • Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949.
  • Stone, Ralph, 1868-1956.
  • Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952.
  • Sweet, Edwin F. (Edwin Forrest), 1847-1935.
  • Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983.
  • Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930.
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968.
  • Thomas, R. J. (Rolland Jay), 1900-1967.
  • Thompson, Dorothy, 1894-1961.
  • Thorp, Willard Long, 1899-1992.
  • Titus, Harold, 1888-1967.
  • Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-1955.
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
  • Tufty, Esther Van Wagoner, -1986.
  • Vinson, Fred M., 1890-1953.
  • Waite, John Barker, 1882-1967.
  • Wallace, William Henry, 1861-1933.
  • Warren, Earl, 1891-1974.
  • Weeks, Sinclair, 1892-
  • Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961.
  • Welsh, George Wilson, 1883-1974.
  • Wherry, Kenneth Spicer, 1892-1951.
  • White, Wallace Humphrey, 1877-1952.
  • White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955.
  • Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
  • Winslow, Rollin.
  • Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927.
  • Wood, Robert E.
  • Woodfill, W. Stewart, 1896-
  • Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953.
  • Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
  • Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Correspondence 1915-1951 [series] (3 linear feet)

Correspondence (3 linear feet) is arranged chronologically (except for a scattering of special topic files) and covers the years 1915-1951. Correspondents include the major political and public figures of the day, including Dean Acheson, Thomas Dewey, John Foster Dulles, Herbert Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. Researchers should note that the correspondence is but a fragment of what once existed. The files were severely weeded prior to their coming to the University of Michigan.

 
By date [subseries]
Roll   1  
1915-1918
Roll   1  
1919-1920
Roll   1  
1921-1922
Roll   1  
1923-1924
Roll   1  
1925
Roll   1  
1926-1927
Roll   1  
1928-1929
Roll   1  
1930
Roll   1  
1931
Roll   1  
January-September 1932
Roll   1  
October-November 1932
Roll   1  
December 1932
Roll   1  
1933
Roll   1  
January-February 1934
Roll   1  
March 1934
Roll   1  
April 1934
Roll   1  
May-December 1934
Roll   1  
1935
Roll   2  
January-February 1936
Roll   2  
March 1936
Roll   2  
April 1936
Roll   2  
May-November 1936
Roll   2  
December 1936
Roll   2  
January-February 1937
Roll   2  
March-April 1937
Roll   2  
May-July 1937
Roll   2  
August-December 1937
Roll   2  
January-February 1938
Roll   2  
March-May 1938
Roll   2  
June 1938
Roll   2  
July-August 1938
Roll   2  
September 1938
Roll   2  
October 1938
Roll   2  
November 1-15, 1938
Roll   2  
November 16-30, 1938
Roll   2  
December 1938
Roll   2  
January-February 1939
Roll   2  
March-April 1939
Roll   2  
May 1-8, 1939
Roll   2  
May 9-31, 1939
Roll   2  
June-September 1939
Roll   2  
October 1939
Roll   2  
November 1939
Roll   2  
December 1939
Roll   3  
January 1940
Roll   3  
February 1940
Roll   3  
March-April 1940
Roll   3  
May 1940
Roll   3  
June-July 1940
Roll   3  
August 1940
Roll   3  
September 1940
Roll   3  
October-December 1940
Roll   3  
January 1941
Roll   3  
February-March 1941
Roll   3  
April-June 1941
Roll   3  
July-August 1941
Roll   3  
September-October 1941
Roll   3  
November-December 1941
Roll   3  
January-February 1942
Roll   3  
March-April 1942
Roll   3  
May-June 1942
Roll   3  
July-December 1942
Roll   3  
January-February 1943
Roll   3  
March 1943
Roll   3  
April-June 1943
Roll   3  
July-September 1943
Roll   3  
October-December 1943
Roll   3  
January-February 1944
Roll   3  
March 1944
Roll   3  
April 1-15, 1944
Roll   3  
April 16-30, 1944
Roll   3  
May 1-14, 1944
Roll   3  
May 15-31, 1944
Roll   3  
June 1944
Roll   3  
July-September 1944
Roll   3  
October-November 1944
Roll   3  
December 1944
Roll   3  
January 1945
Roll   3  
February 1945
Roll   3  
March 1-15, 1945
Roll   3  
March 16-31, 1945
Roll   3  
April 1945
Roll   3  
May-June 1945
Roll   3  
July 1-20, 1945
Roll   3  
July 21-31, 1945
Roll   3  
August 1945
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September 1945
Roll   4  
October 1945
Roll   4  
November 1945
Roll   4  
December 1-15, 1945
Roll   4  
December 16-31, 1945
Roll   4  
January-February 1946
Roll   4  
March 1946
Roll   4  
April 1946
Roll   4  
May 1946
Roll   4  
June 1946
Roll   4  
July 1946
Roll   4  
August 1946
Roll   4  
September 1946
Roll   4  
October-November 1946
Roll   4  
December 1946
Roll   4  
January 1947
Roll   4  
February 1947
Roll   4  
March 1-10, 1947
Roll   4  
March 11-20, 1947
Roll   4  
March 21-31, 1947
Roll   4  
April 1947
Roll   4  
May 1947
Roll   4  
June 1-19, 1947
Roll   4  
June 20-30, 1947
Roll   4  
July 1947
Roll   4  
August 1947
Roll   4  
September 1947
Roll   4  
October 1-19, 1947
Roll   4  
October 20-31, 1947
Roll   4  
November-December 1947
Roll   4  
January 1948
Roll   4  
February 1-14, 1948
Roll   4  
February 15-29, 1948
Roll   4  
March 1-15, 1948
Roll   4  
March 16-31, 1948
Roll   4  
April 1-10, 1948
Roll   4  
April 11-30, 1948
Roll   4  
May 1948
Roll   4  
June 1-10, 1948
Roll   5  
June 11-30, 1948
Roll   5  
July 1948
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August 1948
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September 1948
Roll   5  
October-November 1948
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December 1948
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January 1949
Roll   5  
February 1-14, 1949
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February 15-28, 1949
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March 1949
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April 1949
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May 1949
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June 1-15, 1949
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June 16-30, 1949
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July 1949
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August 1949
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September 1949
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October 1-15, 1949
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October 16-31, 1949
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November 1949
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December 1949
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January 1-15, 1950
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January 16-31, 1950
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February-May 1950
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June 1950
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July 1950
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August 1950
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September 1950
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October 1950
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November 1950
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December 1950
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January 1-15, 1951
Roll   5  
January 16-31, 1951
Roll   5  
February 1951
Roll   5  
March-November 1951
 
Various [subseries]
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Letters from AHV (from various sources)
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Letters to family 1891-1923
Roll   5  
AHV letters to Hazel Whitaker 1918
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AHV letters to Hazel Whitaker circa 1918
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Letters of family members to AHV and HWV
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HWV letters to family members
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Letter to Mrs. Julius Amberg; and miscellanea circa 1950-1951
 
Speeches [series]

The Speeches (ca. 1 linear ft.) series is arranged chronologically and covers the period of 1900-1947. The speeches were given both in the U.S. Senate and to various other public and political gatherings.

 
1900, 1918, 1920 undated
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Grand Rapids High School Oratorical Contest April 1900
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"One of the Many Who Are Dying for Liberty" September 20, 1918
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Reprinted from "Saturday Night" Charlevoix, Michigan
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University of Michigan Speech circa 1920
 
1925, 1927
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"Internationalism --Good and Bad" April 16, 1925
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"Mackinac and History"-delivered at Fort Mackinac Michigan to the Memorial Luncheon of the Governors' Conference in the United States July 25, 1927
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, "The Right of Industrial Petition" 1927 undated
 
1928
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"A Program to Stimulate Prosperity in Times of Unemployment and Business Depression" April 21, 1928
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Speech to Members of the Society of American Newspaper Editors April 24, 1928
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Memorial address: Senator Woodbridge N. Ferris May 6, 1928
Roll   6  
"Reapportionment" May 29, 1928
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Michigan Republican State Convention. Detroit. September 19, 1928
 
1929
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"The Reapportionment Bill" January 24, 1929
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"Proceedings for Contempt of Court" September 20, 1929
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"Dedication of University of Michigan League" June 14, 1929
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Grand Rapids' Rotary Club November 8, 1928
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"Michigan's War Dead" October 7, 1929
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January 9, 1939 & January 14, 1930 "Michigan and the Sugar Tariff" 1930-1939
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"Michigan and the Sugar Tariff" March 5, 1930
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"Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Waterway" Detroit. [Speech by Henry J. Allen placed in CR by AHV] March 22, 1930
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"Memorial Address" Detroit. [Burial of 86 "Polar Bears" from A.E.F. in Russia] May 30, 1930
 
1931
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Methodist Conference September 8, 1931
 
1932
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Address concerning Christianity and Constitutionalism circa 1932
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Senate speech relative to the Economy March 22, 1932
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Address via nation-wide radio hook-up. Washington, D.C. September 21, 1932
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January-June 1933
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"The Banking Situation" March 23, 1933
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"Inflation" April 26, 1933
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"Veterans' Allowances and Adjusted Service Certificates" May 15, 1933
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"The St. Lawrence Deep-Waterway Project" May 29, 1933
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"Justice for Veterans" May 31, 1933
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"Address to the National Advertising Convention" Grand Rapids June 26, 1933
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Address to Michigan Bankers' Association. Detroit. June 30, 1933
 
July-December 1933
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"A Defense of the Bank Deposit Insurance Law and an Answer to the American Bankers Association" Chicago. September 12, 1933
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Address to Gridiron Club. December 9, 1933
 
1934
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"Recognition of Russia" January 11, 1934
Roll   6  
"Bank-Deposit Insurance" January 17, 1934
Roll   6  
February 1, 2 "The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Treaty--The Facts" 1934
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"Republican Responsibilities for 1934" Lincoln Birthday speech delivered in Grand Rapids February 19, 1934
Roll   6  
"Take the Profit Out of War" April 12, 1934
Roll   6  
"Revision of Immigration and Deportation Laws" May 14, 1934
Roll   6  
"No Tariff Dictatorship" May 18, 1934
Roll   6  
"Bank-Deposit Insurance the Steel Beam of Recovery June 9, 1934
Roll   6  
Address to Rockford College Graduating Class June 12, 1934
Roll   6  
"80th Anniversary-Birth of the Republican Party" Jackson, Michigan July 7, 1934
Roll   6  
Address on WOOD Radio Network, Grand Rapids. 1934
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1934 Final 1934 Campaign Speech. 1934
 
1935
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"The World Court January 18, 1935
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"The 4, 880,000, 000 Appropriation Bill" February 15, 1935
Roll   6  
"International Trade Relations of the United, States" May 8, 1935
Roll   6  
"The Latest Constitutional Challenge" N.B.C. Radio, Washington June 20, 1935
Roll   6  
"Federal Taxes-There is no Santa Claus" July 7, 1935
Roll   6  
"The Tax Bill is Midsummer Madness" August 14, 1935
Roll   6  
"Can America Stay out of the Next War?" Michigan Press Club, Ann Arbor November 14, 1935
Roll   6  
"Com. Address for 18th Anniversary of Finnish Independence" Detroit. December 6, 1935
 
January-July 1936
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"We Are at Crisis" Lincoln Day Address. New York. February 12, 1936
Roll   6  
Radio Address on Supreme Court. Washington, D.C. February 21, 1936
Roll   6  
"Layman's View of the Supreme Court" N.B.C. Radio. Washington, D.C. March 2, 1936
Roll   6  
"Vampires on the Blood Stream of the Public Credit" June 19, 1936
Roll   6  
Grand Rapids Campaign Speech. July 4, 1936
 
August-December 1936
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Address to Union League Club. Chicago. August 6, 1936
Roll   6  
September 17, 1936. Constitution Day Address. Chicago
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Grand Rapids Campaign Speech September 28, 1936
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Philadelphia Campaign Speech October 1, 1936
 
Undated 1936
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Wilmington, Delaware 1936
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Scotts Bluff, Nebraska 1936
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Omaha, Nebraska 1936
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Ohio Radio Speech 1936
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Connecticut 1936
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Final Campaign Speech. Michigan. Radio. 1936
 
1937
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, "Reorganization of the Federal Judiciary" March 2, 1937
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"More Relief for Less Money" June 22, 1937
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"150th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution of the United States" Detroit. September 17, 1937
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Speech to Joint meeting of Luncheon and Community Clubs. Grand Rapids. October 28, 1937
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"Where do we go from Here?" Radio. November 22, 1937
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"Federal-Aid Highway Appropriations" December 2, 1937
Roll   6  
"Child Labor-Proposed Constitutional Amendment" December 20, 1937
Roll   6  
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Buffalo. September 1937
 
January-June 1938
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Lincoln Day Speech to Middlesex Club. Boston, Massachusetts February 12, 1938
Roll   6  
Gettysburg Memorial Address. Gettysburg, PA May 30, 1938
Roll   6  
"Monetary Problems" June 16, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to Annual Banquet, Michigan State Bankers Association. Grand Rapids. June 24, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to Graduates of Union College, Schenectady, NY June, 1938
 
July-August 1938
Roll   6  
"Cherry Festival Address"' Traverse City, Michigan. July 13, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to Western Michigan Conference of Rotary Clubs, Grand Rapids. September 1, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to National Fraternal Congress. Detroit. August 14, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to the Michigan Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists dedicating new auditorium. Grand Ledge, Michigan. August 28, 1938
 
September 1938
Roll   6  
Address at Ninth Annual Northern Dinner of Miami's Committee of One Hundred. White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia September 14, 1938
Roll   6  
Constitution Day Address. Chicago. September 17, 1938
Roll   6  
Address to Michigan League of Women Voters. Saginaw, Michigan September 28, 1938
 
October 1938
Roll   6  
Address to Michigan Republican State Convention. Grand Rapids, Michigan October 3, 1938
Roll   6  
Address at rally of Lincoln Republican Club at Wichita, Kansas. October 10, 1938
Roll   6  
Address in Sioux Falls, South Dakota October 11, 1938
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Republican Rally at Columbus, Ohio and CBS Radio October 29, 1938
 
November-December 1938, 1938 undated
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WJR Radio. Detroit. November 4, 1938
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Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Symposium on Law in Modern Society. December 2, 1938
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Memorial Address for Senator Royal S. Copeland. Dexter, Michigan 1938
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Profit Sharing Investigation and Plans 1938
 
January-June 1939
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"Put on the Brakes" February 21, 1939
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"Peace or War for America" February 27, 1939
Roll   6  
"The State of the Union" Annual Convention Banquet, Manufacturers Association of New Jersey." May 6, 1939
Roll   6  
Remarks of Carl E. Mapes on AHV May 29, 1939
Roll   6  
Syracuse Commencement Address June 5, 1939
 
July-December 1939
Roll   6  
"Homecoming Day" Detroit at Michigan State Fair (2 speeches) September 6, 1939
Roll   6  
Address to Republican Rally at Bay City, Michigan September 18, 1939
Roll   6  
"Peace and Honor for America" October 4, 1939
Roll   6  
Vandenberg's Statement on Trade Treaties November 3, 1939
Roll   6  
Vandenberg's Statement on Breaking Relations with Russia December 5, 1939
 
January-March 1940
Roll   6  
Memorial Address on William Borah January 20, 1940
Roll   6  
"America at the Crossroads" St. Paul, Minnesota February 10, 1940
Roll   6  
"Looking Ahead to Next November " March 25, 1940
Roll   6  
"Reciprocal Trade Treaties" March 27, 1940
 
April-June 1940
Roll   6  
Gridiron Club Address April 13, 1940
Roll   6  
"Senator Vandenberg Supports Far-Reaching Investigation of Old-Age Problem with Particular Reference to the Social Security Act and the Townsend Plan" April 22, 1940
Roll   6  
Address to Republican State Convention "On to Philadelphia" May 16, 1940
 
July-August 1940
Roll   6  
"Volunteers Versus Conscripts" August 12, 1940
Roll   6  
Address to Michigan Republican Service Men's League. August 14, 1940
 
September 1940
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Speech at Battle Creek, Michigan September 5, 1940
Roll   6  
"Our Worst Tax Law" September 13, 1940
Roll   6  
Address to Kent County Republican Rally September 16, 1940
Roll   6  
Address to Banquet preceding the Michigan, Republican State Convention September 26, 1940
 
October-December 1940, 1940 undated
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Address at Logansport, Indiana October 21, 1940
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Detroit Safety Council October 22, 1940
Roll   6  
State-Wide Radio Address. Detroit. October 23, 1940
Roll   6  
National Radio Broadcast. Cleveland, Ohio October 26, 1940
Roll   6  
"Labor Address." Flint, Michigan. October 29, 1940
Roll   6  
Economic Defense Board" December 2, 1940
Roll   6  
Statement (Speech) of Senator Vandenberg at Mt. Clemens. 1940
Roll   6  
Public Statement on the "Stop Dewey" movement 1940
 
1941
Roll   7  
"Speech in opposition to Lend Lease" February 18, 1941
Roll   7  
"Albion Commencement Address" Albion, Michigan June 9, 1941
Roll   7  
"Extension of Selective Service" August 5, 1941
Roll   7  
"The Case Against Repealing the Neutrality Act" October 27, 1941
Roll   7  
"Churchill was here once before!" 1941
Roll   7  
Address concerning America's national defense 1941
 
1942
Roll   7  
Speech on Senate Finance Committee work March 17, 1942
Roll   7  
"The Truth About Taxes and Inflation" September 7, 1942
Roll   7  
"Freezing Social-Security Taxes" September 17, 1942
Roll   7  
Radio Campaign Speech. WJR. Detroit. October 29, 1942
Roll   7  
"Republican Politics and War" November, 1942
Roll   7  
November 1942, 1942 Campaign Speech 1942
 
January-May 1943
Roll   7  
Vandenberg statement on Tugvell in Puerto Rico January 4, 1943
Roll   7  
Statement of AHV on Florida Canal March 6, 1943
Roll   7  
Radio Speech for Red Cross March 7, 1943
Roll   7  
"Farm Prices" March 25, 1943
Roll   7  
Trade Act May 20, 1943
Roll   7  
Extending the Trade Agreement Act May 24, 1943
 
June-December 1943
Roll   7  
Letter to President recommending Tax Bill June 2, 1943
Roll   7  
"Connally-Smith Bill" June 26, 1943
Roll   7  
"The Food Crisis" July 1, 1943
Roll   7  
Statement on UNRRA Sub-Committee July 15, 1943
Roll   7  
Letter to President Roosevelt re: Social Security Rates September 14, 1943
Roll   7  
"Baruch Report on West Coast Man Power Problem" September 17, 1943
Roll   7  
Statement relative to Baruch Report September 17, 1943
Roll   7  
"The Mackinac Charter" September 22, 1943
Roll   7  
"Senate Peace Resolution" October 25, 1943
Roll   7  
Statement on Social Security Rates November 19, 1943
 
January-September 1944
Roll   7  
"Social Security Freeze" January 11, 1944
Roll   7  
"Subsidies and Inflation" February 11, 1944
Roll   7  
UNRRA February 16, 1944
Roll   7  
March 1691944 Statement at death of Charles L. McNary
Roll   7  
"Social Security" March 20, 1944
Roll   7  
Polish Dinner. Detroit. April 2, 1944
Roll   7  
"Poland's Post-War Status" April 12, 1944
Roll   7  
Statement of Vandenberg for London Daily Mirror April 28, 1944
Roll   7  
"Petrillo" May 29, 1944
Roll   7  
"Post-War Jobs" August 9, 1944
Roll   7  
"International Peace Machinery--the Dumbarton Oaks Conference" August 22, 1944
 
October-December 1944, 1944 undated
Roll   7  
Statement on Social Security Tax October 4, 1944
Roll   7  
Michigan Presidential Campaign Speech October 7, 1944
Roll   7  
Michigan Campaign Speech October 1944
Roll   7  
October 1944 Final Michigan Campaign Speech for 1944 1944
Roll   7  
Social Security Freeze Statement November 14, 1944
Roll   7  
"Saving Michigan 3250 000, 000 Taxes" November 22, 1944
Roll   7  
Pearl Harbor Memorial Radio Address. Plea to Buy Bonds December 6, 1944
Roll   7  
Statement by Senator Vandenberg to Resolutions Committee of Republican National Convention 1944
 
January-June 1945
Roll   7  
"Let's Win Both the War and the Peace" January 10, 1945
Roll   7  
"Lifting Government Controls" February 25, 1945
Roll   7  
Statement re: San Francisco Conference March 5, 1945
Roll   7  
"Land-Lease--and America's Post-War Obligations" April 9, 1945
Roll   7  
Statement at death of Franklin D. Roosevelt April 12, 1945
Roll   7  
Press Statement at UN Delegation May 7, 1945
Roll   7  
United Nations Conference on International Organization United States Delegation Memorandum of Press and Radio News Conference May 9, 1945
Roll   7  
"The Charter of the United Nations" June 29, 1945
 
July-December 1945
Roll   7  
Speech to Detroit Economic Club July 13, 1945
Roll   7  
AFL Radio Speech September 1, 1945
Roll   7  
"Sanctity of Labor-Management Contracts" November 9, 1945
Roll   7  
"Raise the Iron Curtain" November 15, 1945
 
January-March 1946
Roll   7  
"Report on the United Nations Meeting in London" February 27, 1946
Roll   7  
Speech at Grand Rapids "Homecoming" March 23, 1946
 
April-July 1946
Roll   7  
"Proposed Loan to Great Britain" April 22, 1946
Roll   7  
"Report on the Paris Peace Conference" May 21, 1946
Roll   7  
"The Thorny Road Toward Peace" July 16, 1946
 
August-December 1946
Roll   7  
V-J Day Speech, Ann Arbor, Michigan August 14, 1946
Roll   7  
Speech to American Legion Convention August 17, 1946
Roll   7  
Press Release at Paris Peace Conference. Finland Reparations. October 14, 1946
Roll   7  
Radio interview from Washington Saturday night. Interviewer: George Cushing of WJR October 19, 1946
Roll   7  
[October] Speech concerning navigation on the Danube River 1946
 
1947
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"America's Foreign Relations"-Cleveland Foreign Affairs Forum January 11, 1947
Roll   7  
"American Attitude Toward Polish Elections" January 29, 1947
Roll   7  
"The Republican Challenge" Address before Michigan Republican State Convention Grand Rapids February 8, 1947
Roll   7  
Budget Speech. February 21, 1947
Roll   7  
"Lilienthal" April 3, 1947
Roll   7  
"The Whole Greek Loan Story" April 8, 1947
Roll   7  
"Pan-American Day" April 14, 1947
Roll   7  
"Ratify these Treaties!" June 3, 1947
Roll   7  
"Borah as a Statesman" at Unveiling of William E. .Borah Statue June 6, 1947
Roll   7  
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. November 3, 1947
Roll   7  
Address on Aid to Greece and Turkey 1947
 
1948
Roll   7  
Report of the Brookings Institute on the Administration of European Recovery Program January 24, 1948
Roll   7  
"The Battle for World Peace and Stability" March 1, 1948
Roll   7  
"The American Position" Michigan Chamber of Commerce April 27, 1948
Roll   7  
Address over CBS. Republican Campaign Speech. October 4, 1948
Roll   7  
Campaign Speech. Grand Rapids. October 28, 1948
Roll   7  
Reception of the Reserve Officers Association Medal. November 11, 1948
Roll   7  
Public Statement on Cloture problems November 22, 1948
Roll   7  
Message to Pan American Union December 3, 1948
Roll   7  
"Declaration of Purpose: A World of Free Men" 1948
Roll   7  
"Philadelphia, 194811 [Written letter] 1948
 
January-March 1949
Roll   7  
"The Acheson Nomination" January 18, 1949
Roll   7  
Detroit Lincoln Dinner Speech, NBC Radio February 10, 1949
Roll   7  
"The Challenge to the Republican Party" February 14, 1949
Roll   7  
March 11, 1 "The Debate on Senate Rules" 1949
Roll   7  
National Conference of Mayors, Washington, D.C. March 22, 1949
 
April-December 1949
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Address at Annual Award Dinner of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association. April 25, 1949
Roll   7  
Address to meeting of Inter-American Bar Association Ann Arbor May 28, 1949
Roll   7  
"The North Atlantic Treaty" July 6, 1949
Roll   7  
National Press Club Address September 15, 1949
 
Undated
Roll   7  
Undated, "Alexander Hamilton"
Roll   7  
Undated, "Franklin Dinner Address"
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Undated, Address concerning Ireland
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Undated, Address concerning Canadian-American relations
Roll   7  
Undated, Address concerning St. Lawrence Seaway
Roll   7  
Undated, Address concerning recommendations of Joint Congressional Budgetary Committee
 
By topic or format
Roll   7  
Speech on Supreme Court Reorganization [undelivered] 1937
Roll   7  
Speech, undated, concerning nomination of Edward J. Flynn as Minister to Australia [undelivered]
Roll   7  
Congressional debates [tear sheets from CR]
Roll   7  
Congressional hearings [misc. extracts]
Roll   8  
Scrapbook containing speeches taken from newspapers, CR, and magazines 1929-1949
 
Campaign and miscellaneous topical 1934-1948 [series]

Campaign and Miscellaneous Topical consists of a few folders of campaign materials and two folders of topical interest. One folder concerns the death of Quentin Roosevelt during World War I. The other is a telegram from John Foster Dulles concerning plan for Japanese disarmament written after World War II.

 
Campaign materials [subseries]
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1934
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1940
Roll   8  
1946
Roll   8  
1948
 
Miscellaneous topical [subseries]
Roll   8  
Editorial concerning death of Quentin Roosevelt; response of Theodore Roosevelt; note from H. Robinson about fabric from Q. Roosevelt's airplane July 1918
Roll   8  
Telegram from John Foster Dulles concerning plan for Japanese disarmament circa 1946
 
Clippings, articles, and scrapbooks 1925-1951 [series] (1 linear foot, 25 volumes)

Clippings, Articles and Scrapbooks (1 linear ft. and 25 volumes) documents Vandenberg's life and career. The clippings cover the period of 1925-1951. Except for two earlier volumes for the years 1884-1921 and 1901-1910, the scrapbooks detail Vandenberg's senatorial career (1928-1951).

 
Magazine articles [subseries]
Roll   8  
By and about AHV
 
Newspaper clippings [subseries]
Roll   8  
1925-1932
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Senate campaign 1933
Roll   8  
1934-1935
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1936

(miscellaneous)

Roll   8  
January-June 1936
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July-September 1936
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October-December 1936
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1937
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1938
Roll   8  
January-June 1939
Roll   8  
July-December 1939
Roll   8  
1939

(Presidential prospects)

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1940

(Presidential prospects)

Roll   8  
January-March 1940
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April-June 1940
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July-December 1940
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1941
Roll   8  
1942
Roll   9  
1943
Roll   9  
1944
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1945
Roll   9  
1946
Roll   9  
January-May 1947
Roll   9  
June-December 1947
Roll   9  
January-June 1948
Roll   9  
July-December 1948
Roll   9  
1948

(re AHV's Presidential prospects)

Roll   9  
1949
Roll   9  
1950
Roll   9  
January-March 1951
Roll   9  
April 1951

(obituaries)

Roll   9  
April 1951

(oversize obituaries and related material)

Roll   9  
April-December 1951
Roll   9  
Miscellaneous
Roll   9  
Hazel Vandenberg
Roll   9  
Notebook containing newspaper articles concerning the history of G.O.P. conventions 1920
 
Scrapbooks and albums 1884-1951, 1928-1951 [subseries] (25 volumes)

(most cover Vandenberg's political career, 1928-1951)

(Not microfilmed; available only for on-site use)

(See the Index to Scrapbooks for more detailed information about the contents of scrapbooks 1-22)

Oversize Volume   1  
March 1928-August 1929
Oversize Volume   2  
September 1929-July 1930
Oversize Volume   3  
December 1930-November 1931
Oversize Volume   4  
Fall 1931-July 1932
Oversize Volume   5  
Fall 1932-July 1933
Oversize Volume   6  
January 3, 1934-June 1934
Oversize Volume   7  
November 1934-November 1935
Oversize Volume   8  
January 1936-
Oversize Volume   9  
January 1937-
Oversize Volume   10  
October 1937-September 1938
Oversize Volume   11  
October 1938-August 1939
Oversize Volume   12  
September 1939-June 1940
Oversize Volume   13  
June 1940-December 1941
Oversize Volume   14  
December 1941-December 1942
Oversize Volume   15  
November 1942-October 1943
Oversize Volume   16  
Late 1943-1944
Oversize Volume   17  
1945
Oversize Volume   18  
1946
Oversize Volume   19  
1947
Oversize Volume   20  
1948
Oversize Volume   21  
1949
Oversize Volume   22  
October 1949-May 1950
Oversize Volume   23  
23
Oversize Volume   24  
24
Oversize Volume   25  
25
 
Miscellaneous and personal [series]

Miscellaneous and Personal consists of memorabilia and various other personal material, some of great importance such as the diaries Vandenberg kept while participating in the United Nations Conference which took place in San Francisco in 1945 and while attending the Paris Peace Conference in 1946.

Roll   9  
Notebook containing excerpts from AHV's Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg 1952
Roll   9  
Miscellaneous items
Roll   9  
AHV will and inventory of estate
Roll   9  
Income tax materials
Roll   9  
Genealogical materials
Roll   9  
Degrees, honorary degrees, miscellaneous citations
Roll   9  
Oversize citations and memorabilia
Roll   9  
Miscellaneous programs, invitations, etc.
Roll   9  
Dedication materials: Arthur H. Vandenberg School, AHV Room
Roll   9  
Papers concerning dedication of AHV Room, Bentley Historical Library 1974
Roll   10  
Printed material largely concerning the Florida Ship Canal
Roll   10  
AHV Congressional voting record 1945-1951

(taken from the Blair Moody papers)

Roll   10  
Notebook containing record of votes in Senate 1950
Roll   10  
AHV diary re: San Francisco Charter Conference on U.N. March-June 1945
Roll   10  
AHV diary re: Paris Peace Conference: 1st Session, April-May; 2nd Session, June-July; and Council of Foreign Ministers 1946
Roll   10  
Scrapbook largely concerning AHV's Alexander Hamilton biography 1921-1923
Roll   10  
Volume: In Memoriam, Elizabeth Watson Vandenberg
Roll   10  
Volume: In Memoriam, Arthur H. Vandenberg
Roll   11  
Passports (5 items)
Roll   11  
Charter of the United Nations (2 volumes)
Roll   11  
Congressional hearings on The Vandenberg Resolution and the North Atlantic Treaty (2 volumes)
Roll   11  
Volume: The Congressional Awards; established by Collier's
 
Visual Materials [series]

Visual Materials includes photographs, a motion picture, and a few newspaper political cartoon drawings.

 
Photographs [subseries]

The Photographs subseries includes portraits and photos of friends and colleagues. There are also photos of the United Nations Conference and the U.S. Senate. (Photographs were microfilmed and appear on Roll 11)

Box   7  
Awards and honors
Box   7  
Campaigns
Box   7  
Family
Box   7  
Family (with AHV)
Box   7  
Friends and colleagues
Box   7  
United Nations Conference (with Harry Truman, George Marshall)
Box   7  
United States Senate (with Robert Taft, Wendell Willkie)
 
Vandenberg, Arthur H.
Box   7  
As speaker
Box   7  
Early photos, including tintypes, shots of military parade, interior of his office
Box   7  
Portraits, formal
Box   7  
Portraits, informal
Box   7  
Portraits, early
Box   7  
Vandenberg, Arthur H., Jr.
Box   7  
Vandenberg, Arthur H., Jr., in military (Harry Truman)
 
Vandenberg, Hazel Whitaker
Box   7  
Early photos
Box   7  
Portraits
Box   7  
Album , With photographs and memorabilia circa 1895-1897
Drawer   279  
Oversize photographs: Class pictures, family portraits, formal and informal shots, and photos concerning senate and political career
 
Cartoons [subseries]

(The cartoons were microfilmed and appear on Roll 11.)

Drawer   279  
"No Going Ashore" by Dowling 1948
Drawer   279  
"Don't Spare the Rod Too Long" by C. Orr , Chicago Tribune 1948
Drawer   279  
"The Fable of the Bullfrog and the Ox" by C. Orr , Chicago Tribune 1947
Drawer   279  
"Something More Vital" by Poinier , Detroit Free Press January 3, 1948
Drawer   279  
"Distracting-To Say the Least!" by Frank (?) August 9, 1939
Drawer   279  
"I'll Concede This One", by Frank (?) August 9, 1939
 
Motion Pictures [subseries]

The film subseries consists of a 16mm black-and-white film of the United Nations San Francisco Conference. A VHS copy of this film is available for research examination.

Box   8  
Film showing highlights and participants in U.N. Conference on International Organization, San Francisco with U.S. delegation at end 1945 (16mm, black and white, on 7 inch reel)
Box   8  
Video cassette (3/4 inch) copy of, 1945 film
 
Sound Recordings [series]

Sound Recordings consists of phonograph record discs of various Vandenberg speeches, some of which were given on the radio. There is also one reel-to reel tape of a 1936 radio speech given in the form of a debate with President Roosevelt.

 
Sound discs [subseries]
  Sound discs  
Speech in Chicago with Crosswell excerpts October 17, 1936 (4 phonograph records (78 rpm; 7 sides))

(transcribed December 8, 1949)

  Sound discs  
WXYZ Michigan Radio Network January 5, 1945 (4 phonograph records (78 rpm))
  Sound discs  
"Future Republican Party Objectives" (Lincoln's Day Dinner February 10, 1949 (3 phonograph records (78 rpm))
  Sound discs  
War aims speech circa 1943 (1 phonograph record (78 rpm))
  Sound discs  
Pan American Day speech April 14, 1947 (1 phonograph record)
  Sound discs  
"Fight for Peace" (re-election campaign speech; parts I and II) (2 phonograph records (33 1/3 rpm))

(cassette copy in Box 8)

  Sound discs  
"Stop the Drums" (WJR radio speech) December 7, 1946 (2 phonograph records (33 1/3 rpm))

(cassette copy in Box 8)

  Sound discs  
Report to the People July 26, 1949 (1 phonograph record (33 1/3 rpm))

(cassette copy in Box 8)

 
Sound tape reel [subseries]
Sound Recordings Box   SR-1  
Senator Arthur Hendrick Vanderberg replies to recorded statements by President Franklin Roosevelt 1936 (1 reel-to-reel audiotapes (7 1/2 ips; 7 inches))
  Online  
[Part 1] ([86746-SR-1-1])
(Senator Arthur Hendrick Vanderberg plays recorded statements made by Franklin Delano Roosevelt and comments on issues raised. Recorded in form of debate.) [access item]
Additional Descriptive Data

Index to Scrapbooks

The scrapbooks in the Arthur H. Vandenberg Collection are an invaluable series within the total collection. The scrapbooks include clippings, tear sheets from the Congressional Record, speeches, articles written by or about Vandenberg, occasional correspondence and photographs, and diary-like notes which Vandenberg himself typed and appended with the relevant clipping or speech. The following index was a compilation made by a researcher who used the scrapbooks. The index was intended for his use only, but the library requested permission to copy it and make it available to other Vandenberg scholars. The index is not as polished as it might be; some of the entries are abbreviated in note-taking fashion. Yet the result is a detailed guide to the contents of the scrapbooks. Each entry gives a page number, date of the article/item, and a brief description.

  1. Volume I, Mar. 1928/Aug. 1929 (135 pages)
    • (6) - 4/?/1928, - From Congressional Record - just inserts some letters.
    • (8) - 5/6?/28, - speech - memorial for Senator Ferris.
    • (14) - 5/17/28, - "Prosperity Reserve" - Senate speech.
    • (20) - 5/(late)/28 - Begins reapportionment fight
    • (26) - 6/20/28 - letter from V.P. Charles G. Dawes.
    • (28) - 9/19/28 - speech (in printed form) to Republican State Convention, Detroit - defends tariff.
    • (31) - 7/?/28 - speech at "Air-Olympics dinner" [Detroit] (c.c.) - air power - Kellogg Treaty
    • (34) - 12/3/28 - AHV sworn in for short term to Mar. 4; 6 yr. term begins then.
    • (38B) - 12/21/28 - still pushing reapportionment. Holds up Census Bill [for 1930] until House acts on reapportionment bill. Notes House in 1921 did pass a reapportionment measure while Senate never got back from a Senate Committee. Hence, Senate much at fault.
    • (42) - 1/6/29 - made appeal for reapportionment on nation-wide radio hook-up "The Blue network" "Collier Hr." - copy of speech inserted in CR by Hiram Johnson 1/8/29.
    • (43) - 1/12/29 - beginning of Kellogg-Briand discussion
    • (45) - 1/11/29 - AHV typed note on his role (initiator) of the round robin to get SFRC report filed as an official interpretation of Kellogg pact. Succeeded. He drafted the R.R. circulated by Bingham.
    • (41/51) -- l/24/29 - Several CR pages on reapportionment included - AHV sp. on it.
    • (65B) - newspaper date line. AHV to go for FRC seat - states opposed to "Capper Resolution" to strengthen Kellogg Treaty.
    • (75) - 3/4/29 - AHV typed note on Senate rules. Filibuster had just prevented consideration of his reapportionment bill. Wants Constitution-amended to abolish Lame Duck sessions - nix "unanimous consent" frustration by one man.
    • (83) - 4/22/29 - AHV receives vacant seat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
    • (87) - 5/4/29 - AHV typed note on visit of H.S. class to Washington. He made speech. Group was "clean" every minute.
    • (88) - 5/5/29 - AHV on Tom Heflin and anti-Catholicism
    • (90) - 5/29 - magazine article, no id or date, Wm. A. McGarry interviewed AHV -- "Go into Politics, To Give--Not to Get"
      • This one tells of some of his early childhood business enterprises: push cart express service - of packing cases, etc. Bill delivery system. Comet Stamp Co. Started to write fiction in teens.
    • (91B) - 5/8/29 - Supports Hoover's opposition to "export debentures" (export subsidies?)
    • (94) - 5/15/29 - several pages of debate on apportionment begin here; ends on page 120.
    • (133B) - 5/14/29 - Essay on Republicanism - letter to Jackson Citizen Patriot
  2. Volume II, Sept. 1929 - July 1930
    • Begin Congressional year - Sept. 1929
    • (2) - 9/6/29 - AHV and Senator Couzens both back R.H. Booth for diplomatic appointment. Heads a newspaper chain.
    • (3) - 9/--/29 - AHV leaves his publisher post. Reference to break with Governor Green (appointed to Senate) who seems planning to run for Couzens seat.
    • (3) - ?/29 - Protests lack of enforcement of D.C. rule on excessive auto exhaust
    • (4) - 9/9/29 - Flint Daily Journal. Fights tariff hike on Casein, which is much used by Kalamazoo paper mills.
    • (7) - 9/17/29 - Suggests Filipino (duty free) cargoes be required to be carried in U.S. ships to improve competitive position of domestic growers.
    • (9) - 9/14/29 -- "No Need for America to Enter World Court" essay in all Hearst newspapers.
    • (5B) - 9/12/29 - beginning of AHV push to limit Federal judges indirect contempt powers. From a Cleveland case where two editors were jailed for criticizing the court.
    • (13) - 9/21/29 More on coastal shipping laws for Philippines.
    • (17) - 10/19/29 American war dead buried in Russia are now being brought home. AHV pushed for it.
    • (18-22)-10/8/29 - AHV pushed for anti-fake antiques amendment to Tariff bill and won.
    • (22) - 9/24/29 - Letter to Michigan Alumnus regarding William Cook gift.
    • (30) - 10/21/29 - AHV typed note comparing Winston Churchill and Ramsay MacDonald, both of whom recently visited Washington. AHV prefers MacDonald. He admires Churchill's nationalism (R MacDonald's internationalism). Unfavorable reference to Churchill in Admiralty in WWI.
    • (31) - 10/21(?)/29 - Speech on Edison; also letter from Edison. Senate resolution. Much here on AHV's role in Tariff bill, keeps the Senate in session, etc ... very pro-Hoover.
    • (40-7) - 11/15/29 - AHV and "Young Guard" block adjournment and keep Senate at work on the Tariff bill.
    • (46) - Michigan Daily editorial commends AHV
    • (47) - 11/28 & 28/29 -- AHV is typed summary on chronology of "Young Turk" movement.
    • (49) - 12/29 - New Session begins
    • () - 1/19/30 dateline - first mention I have noticed of "the Wall Street Debacle" - which AHV thinks will raise opinion of Federal Reserve Reform.
    • (61) (see also p. 85) - 1/17/30 - AHV named to a special Commerce sub-committee to inquire into possibilities of developing a cure for cancer.
    • (66) - 1/29/30 dateline - More on the Philippine Independence. Speech from Congressional Record II.
    • (66) - 2/30 dateline - AHV designated to read Washington Farewell on Feb. 22
      • [AHV a member of Committee on Terrs. and Insular Affairs, which considers indefinite question]
    • (64) -- 1/30 - AHV opposes (in Congressional Record) raising of duty free import of American tourists returning from Canada from $100 to $200.
    • (70) - 2/12/30 dateline - AHV sponsors a bill to give $10,000 to the Smithsonian to buy Ethan Allen's sword (carried at the surrender of Ticonderoga), his breastplate, and another item or two.
    • (70-1)- 2/17/30 - Two very interesting AHV typed notes:
      • 1. conversation with Borah: Sen. Borah & Borah-Hoover relations
      • 2. conversation with Hoover: Hoover and Borah-Hoover relations (one part Hoover opposes recognition of Russia)
    • (72-3)- 2/14/30 (Congressional Record) - AHV defends the Supreme Court against Congressional attacks and attempts to subjugate.
    • (97) - 4/15/30 - AHV opposes purchase of the Erie Canal for he sees that move as an effort to defeat the St. Lawrence Seaway.
    • (104) - 5/8/30 - Letter: from American Federation of Labor President to AHV. Thanks for note against John J. Parker. Affirmation consider AHV a friend.
    • (105) - 5/7/30 - AHV typed note on Parker vote. Says: Senate Committee appointments are not "party" issues. Won't be a pact-nullification by one on the Supreme Court (refers to Parker's views on Negroes and implicitly 14th and 15th Amendments). "These things cannot be emphasized to the public because they would merely incite racial hostilities."
    • AHV handwritten note: "This experience (with my violent critics) impresses me with what a slim chance "the underdog" has in this democracy" of "equal rights" (?) These critics do not chasten me. They drive me toward liberalism. I think "the underdog" deserves a few more friends."
    • () - 5/20/30 - Introduces a bill for development of a "metal-clad war ship" -- already experimented; being worked on in Detroit.
    • (117) - 6/12/30 dateline - AHV statement text on the Senate Foreign relations Committee request for Executive papers of the London Naval Conference. Hoover refused and AHV supported Hoover.
    • (123B) - 6/23/30 - AHV typed note, Reflection, somewhat bitter on his fight against Erie Canal and Chicago water diversion. He won, but is bitter toward Chicago Tribune. Also Detroit Times. He says the Senate job looks good from the outside, rotten from the inside.
    • (133) - 8/30/30 -- Collier's article. Writer says AHV will be the next Senator to become President.
  3. Volume III, Dec. 1930 to Nov. 1931
    • () - Fall 1930 - letter to Detroit Jewish Chronicle regarding "Passfield Dictim" which represents a retreat from Balfour 1917 letter. Jews and AHV upset.
    • (3) - 12/9/30 dateline - AHV opposes recognition of Russia.
    • (3) - 12/?/30 - on Kellogg, London Treaty, World Court.
    • (5) - 11/21/30 - Washington Star. AHV opposes bringing up World Court protocol in short session.
    • (5) - 11/28/30 - AHV typed note: "Just One More of Those Little Hoover Mistakes" - after Herbert Hoover has announced he will send protocol to Senate. In spite of AHV's private contrary concern. H.H. had not told AHV of change of mind - he saw it in the newspapers.
    • (14) - 2/5/31 - AP dateline. Hoover signs AHV bill setting 3.5 interest rate on loans to merchant marine.
    • (14b) - AHV letter to editor, Chicago Journal of Commerce defending his move on service certificate payments to veterans.
    • (15b) - 1/15/31 - AHV typed note rueing Hoover's refusal to cooperate and compromise Robinson's proposal asking for $60,000,000, (to be loaned for food and feed relief). Again, exasperation at Hoover.
    • (25) - 2/6/31 - Barbara Vandenberg marries John Knight of Grand Rapids.
    • (41) - Early Mar. 1931 - Veterans Bonus bill passed over veto. AHV on Territories Committee, soon leaving on trip to Orient (Mar. 22 to June 9, 1931) - Hawaii and Philippine - important question coming up soon. Also silver.
    • (41b) - 3/7/31 - Letter from Hoover. No consequence.
    • () - 6/20/31 dateline. AHV supports Hoover's debt moratorium. Again calls for moratorium regarding own sinking fund.
  4. Volume IV, Fall 1931 - July 1932
    • (1) - Synopsis sheet
    • (4) - 9/10/31 - Letter to Hoover
    • (9b) - 12/7/31 - AHV becomes grandfather
    • (18) - 1/13/32 - Former Gov. Green says he regrets appointment of Vandenberg while on his way home from funeral for Rep. Joe Fordney, whom he should have appointed, he says. Some think Green will run against AHV in 1934. Green says AHV appointment, biggest mistake he made.
    • (29) - 2/28/32 - public statement on prohibition.
    • (32) - 7/24/31 to 2/29/32 - chronology, handwritten, of the "Banking Bill"
    • (35) - 2/29/32 dateline - Opposes $132,500,000 Federal highway construction bill. 13 states, such as Michigan, pay 65% and receive 33%.
    • (38) - AHV begins effort, defeated though, to give H.H. power to reorganize executive agencies - as an "economy" move.
    • (44) - "The Gravest Speech" - AHV typed note. On Sen. Logan of Kentucky, opposition to Resolution for disaster relief by Sen. Black (Ala.)
    • (47) -- "The Menace of 'The Morning Hour'" - AHV note - regarding minor unanimous consent bills. Notes irony that Senate worked two weeks to cut 5 million dollars from Interior bill and in a moment, virtually unnoticed, passed bill to give California 6 million dollars plus million in Civil War claims.
    • (48) -- "Bad Parliamentary Manners" - regarding Joe T. Robinson's interruptions on Senate floor. "He is a parliamentary law unto himself." Dominant personality - generally beloved "No finer man ever sat in the Senate."
    • (p. 53) & several preceding. AHV mentioned as keynoter for GOP convention.
    • (p. 5) AHV Note -- "Postscript to the Parker Case" - that nomination is now inadvisable. (AHV had cast deciding vote against Notes recent 5/4 S.C. decision regarding Tex primaries. Says problem would been 4/5 against Negroes if Parker had been on Court.
    • (p. 69) - Philippine speech
    • (p. 79) - AHV Note: "The Bonus Expeditionary Force" AHV voted against bill for present cash payment - Senate defeated bill decisively - impressed by Veto consideration.
    • (p. 81) 7/21/32 - H.H. thank you note to AHV
    • (p. 85) H.H. letter to AHV thanking AHV for high praise of acceptance speech.
    • (p. 88) - "Cp Speeches for Hoover-Curtis, Aug-Nov. 1932" - Says traveled 9000 miles in Michigan during cp Also spoke in Ft. Wayne, Chicago, Wash. D.C., Duluth, Minn. Lists 25 Mich. cities.
    • (p. 91) - 11/17/32 - H.H. thank you note to AHV
  5. Volume V - Fall 1932 - July 1933 (actually Dec.)
    • Much on FDR's emergency proposals
    • (pp. 12-14) - front and back - AHV long essay supporting St. Lawrence Seaway - c. Dec. 1932. Big concern is economic benefit to Mich. and mid-west. Governor Comstock, blaming Ford, declares 7-day Bank holiday (SB p. 43)
    • AHV note - 8 typewritten pages on the Bank Holiday - Feb 9/28, 1933 AHV let Couzens solely sponsor resolution. Piqued but more interested in results. (p. 33-36)
    • AHV speech text (newspaper) on Nat'l Bank Deposit Insurance 2/26/33 (?) (SB p. 39)
    • (p. 41) - Begin FDR
    • (p. 75) - AHV NOTE - May 24, 1933 -- "The Travesty of an Impeachment Trial by the Senate" - Prefers taking impeachment trials from Senate, giving to jury of 12 senators who take testimony and report findings and recommendations with full senate being a mere court of review (p. 75)
    • (pp. 91-92) - AHV opposes FDR - Democratic proposal to allow Gov. of Hawaii appointee to be non-Hawaiian. AHV succeeded. Criticized move to "carpetbagging."
    • June 26, 1933 (Newspaper date.) Text (at least most of it) of AHV speech in GR to advertising (?) Federation of America.--A comment of some length, essentially positive on FDR and his new programs. Early attitude toward New Deal.
  6. Volume VI, Jan. 3, 1934 - thru June 1934
    • (p. 5b) - AHV Note on House accepted resolution, sponsored by FDR men, to prevent debate & amendment (except from Appr. Com.) of appropriation bills during this session. AHV alarmed, calls it dictatorship. Notes Exec absorption, Legis powers.
    • (p. 22) - Feb. 1 & 2, 1934 - AHV speech on St. Lawrence Treaty
    • (p. 40) - AHV Note c. Mar. 25, 1934. AHV saw Gompers quote by statue on Mass. Ave. & sent to Pres. In midst of labor-management struggle.
    • (p. 39) - MH McIntyre, Asst. to Pres., thanks from FDR to AHV.
    • (p. 45) - AHV-Nye sponsor resolution for investigating Committee (Bd. of Inquiry)
    • (p. 46) - AHV had served on War Policies Commission, 1931-32, which had recommended that following any declaration of war, individual and corporate incomes be taxed 95% of all that above previous 3 yr. average... [Quoted on p. 46] Legion first proposed AFL favors. Newspaper story summarys (p. 46) Jay Hayden intro into CR by PHV.
    • (p. 49b) - Pursuant to the resolution, Nye committee appointed by VP: Nye, Pope, Bone, Clark, Shepherd, Barbour, Vandenberg.
    • (p. 51b) - Washington Post (c. Apr. 15, 1934) - credits AHV as author of Bank insurance.
    • (p. 62) - AHV article--"Demonetizing War," Weekly Magazine Section, Christian Science Monitor, May 16, 1934, pp. 1, 2.
    • (p. 63) - opposes electoral college constitutional amendment. Senate sp. Because (1) encourage multiple parties, (2) minority presidents.
    • (p. 64b) - (& early in this scrapbook) AHV opposes Tariff bill of FDR.
    • (p. 64b & 65) - AHV Senate Speech opposing FDR tariff bill.
    • (pp. 79-80) - Jay G. Hayden [Det. News 6/17/34] reviews AHV's first 6 years in Senate: most complimentary.
    • (p. 86) - AHV, "How We Can Bankrupt the God of War" Liberty, Sept. 1, 1934. 3 p. article very similar to CSM (above) on upcoming Nye investigation.
  7. Volume VII, - Nov. 1934 - to Nov. 1935
    • No summary page at beginning of this vol.
    • (p. 3) - Mich. also elected a Repub. Governor
      • Who helped whom? -JA.
    • (p. 4) - AHV letter to Chase Mellen, Jr. on health & needs of Republican Party - printed in Herald Trib (?) Long! - numerous remarks on liberalism, Lincoln liberalism, true liberalism, Republican liberalism, etc.
    • (p. 6) - Mrs. AHV appendicitis on New Years Eve. Has operation in Washington by GB physician - flew in for it.
    • (p. 10) - AHV - CR sp. and debate on his World Court Reservation
    • (p. 12) - AHV speech delivered to Nat'l Press Club Jan. 26, 1935.
    • (p. 15) - Feb. 5 AHV speech on $5b approp. bill. Read it in speeches box.
    • [Much in this vol on AHV as '36 pres. possibility]
    • (p. 17) - Feb. 4, 1935 - AHV letter (in newspaper) to young Republican explaining AHV Support of World Court
    • (p. 18) - Ray Tucker, "Marked Man." Colliers, March 9, 1935 pp. 26, 38. Notes AHV darkhorse. Generally favorable, but not at all fulsome.
    • (p. 31) - AHV typed note "Unwritten History" - "Breaking the Anti-War-Profits Deadlock" c. April 3, 1935 - Says FDR tried butt in on inq. with a Baruch Commission -unsuccessful - Drive to support Nye Com. - Main story here is AHV's effort to persuade Rep. McSwain to amend his House Bill to include a revenue raising point so Senate could include excess war profits provision. Otherwise, whole Nye effort maybe down drain. McSwain agreed.
    • (p. 34) -- "The Most Thrilling Gridiron Dinner Episode" (Apr. 13, 1935) - ovation for Finnish Ambassador - Finland paid Debt.
    • (p. 44) - AHV voted against Wagner Act AFL Pres. says labor won't forget.
    • (p. 46) - AHV note "A Bonus Veto Side-Light". AHV recounts how a paragraph he suggested was included verbatim in FDR's in-person veto message: The point--inflation resulting from Patman bill would aid able vet at expense of disabled vet on fixed income.
    • (p. 47) - Barbara Vandenberg Knight divorce (also p. 57)
    • (p. 60-61) - AHV Note: on Huey Long's 15-1/2 hr. filibuster without real relief like usual (June 12-13, 1935). Admiring. "Huey Long's Filibuster and the new "Young Turks"--5 fresh Demos who frustrate HL.
    • (p. 62) - AHV speech (np. text) on Court issue - radio NBC See speech box June 20, 1935.
    • (p. 70b) - Np text of AHV radio talk on FDR tax program. Perhaps same as Aug. 14, 1935 in speech box.
    • (p. 82) - Betty (Elizabeth) Vandenberg robbed in GR
    • (p. 94) - to London - vacation, Dateline Oct. 10. Cut vacation mo. short
    • (p. 96) - Letter from E (?) A (?) Mosre regarding Henry Ford's proffered support of AHV for Pres. U.S.
    • (p. 101) - Nov. '34 Mich. election returns by county
  8. Volume VIII, Jan. 1936 -
    • (p. 7) - Dateline Dec. 17, 1935? to NYT. AHV statement opposing Townsend Plan. A Repub. running for Congress and who won special election (AHV for him) was for Townsend.
    • (p. 7b) - np. article shows AHV most of time voted against FDR, as cf. Borah, Dickinson, McNary --
      • - see better, more complete list p. 18b -Detroit News Jan 12, 1936.
    • (p. 23) - AHV note: "Monday, Jan. 27,1936"
    • (p. 22) - Don Wharton, "Yes and No Man", Today Jan. 1936 notes AHV's "drinking is moderate"
    • (p. 7) - Sinclair Lewis (on boat) invited AHV to "Come up and have a drink with us"
    • (p. 10) - Sinclair Lewis on country editors and "It Can't Happen Here"
    • (p. 30) - Astrology interpretation of Vandenberg and Landon
    • (p. 41) - Herblock cartoon --
      • - AHV plays the silent, non-committal, disinterested role in Presidential contest
    • (p. 43) - Lippmann column on AHV Lincoln Day Speech
    • (p. 47) - AHV note: on little Gridiron Dinner "Saturday Night, Feb. 29, 1935"
    • (p. 49) - Krock column - Remarks AHV would prefer 1940 to 1936 nomination.
    • (p. 51) - Np. text for S. Court radio address
    • (p. 57) - Lawrence Sullivan, "Cagey Mr. Vandenberg" Farm Journal, Apr. 1936
    • (p. 59) - AHV wins Florida Canal fight - FDR was doing it without authorization from Congress.
    • (p. 67) - CSM writer credits AHV with saving 2-party system. Says AHV is FDR's "effective opposition"
    • (p. 84) - May 2, 1936 - Sat. Eve. Post AHV "The Gang's All Here!" on patronage and FDR Administration
    • (p. 87) - AHV Note: "The Grant Club"
    • (p. 88) - "Is the Republic Slipping?" Redbook, June 1936. anti New Deal broadside
    • (p. 103) - Krock column
    • (p. 106) - AHV will introduce Cousti amendment to give President power of item veto in appropriation bills. Say - only way get economy. (appears in C.R. p. 107)
    • (p. 118) - AHV note (14 pages): "The Inside Story of the Republican National Convention at Cleveland"
    • (p. 142) - AHV "Hash by the Billion! Wanted: A Tax-Saving Diet" Saturday Evening Post, Aug. 29, 1936 p. 10 plugs item veto
    • (p. 148) - Items regarding AHV use on radio of FDR record
    • (p. 155) - AHV, "Tariff Protection: An American Necessity" The Forum n.d. (5B VIII, p. 155)
    • (p. 156) - AHV, "The Republican Indictment" Fortune n.d. (part) symposium - articles also by R.G. Tugvell and E.T. Weir [National Steel Corporation chairmen] (last two not included here).
    • (p. 156) - Thanks telegram from FDR on re-election
    • (p. 159) - Editorial in "Washington D.C. Broadcasting" on AHV radio speech using FDR voice, Nov. 1, 1936
  9. Volume IX, Jan. 1937-
    • (2B) -- "V. asks 'War Quarantine'" New York Times dateline 12/27/36 (?)
    • (7B) - Dateline Jan. 31, 1937 New York Times - 4 senators seek rigid cash-carry prov.
    • (13) - article AHV, "How Dead is the GOP?" Saturday Evening Post 2/27/37
    • (15) - Several CR pages on Reciprocal Trade debate
    • (17) - Mar. 1, 1937 several Congressional Record pages on Neutrality debate - objects to presidential discretion provisions
    • (21) - Sit Down Strikes. Favors profit sharing. also (p. 24)
    • (22) - Child Labor Amendment
    • (32) - article AHV "The $47,000,000,000 Blight" Saturday Evening Post, Apr. 24, 1937.
    • (33B) - Neutrality-final - objects to expanded Presidential discretion provisions which come back from Conference Committee. Congressional Record
    • (62b) - Opposes leasing 6 ships to Brazil for training purposes
    • (65B) - Abridged text, no date, of VFW speech
    • (68-75) - AHV Diary Notes
    • (69) - 1/8/37 Note: turns down Lucky Strike offer
    • (69) - 1/20/37 Note on Mary?
    • (69) - 1/23/37 Note minority's plan to use teams of experts in order to get good, effective criticism, improvements; e.g. Soc. Security
    • (69) - 1/28/37 Note on declining invitation to Russian Embassy dinner
    • (69) - 2/l/37 draws first full check since 4/l/33. Voluntary in 1933 "Econ. Act" cut federal salaries 15%
    • (69) - 2/2/38 Note on GM strike in Michigan - against compromise with trespassers
    • (69) - 2/5/37 Note regarding note by Beaverbrook Mrs. AHV in Arizona for health
    • (69) - 2/6/37 Note on FDR message regarding Supreme Court plan. Says first time bill ever directly introduced by President: message, letter from Attorney Gen., bill draft, and other papers referred to Judiciary Committee. Notes: H. Hoover wants to be involved; efforts to keep him quiet.
    • (69) - 2/12/37 Letter from FDR regarding AHV and P. Brown offer to help in GM strike.
    • (69) - 3/2/37 Note on his radio speech against FDR Court plan; also on his attitude toward Wheeler counter plan.. Joe Alsop a co-conspirator.
    • (69) - 3/3/37 Passage of neutrality act
    • (69) - 3/20/37 rues failure of Republicans in Appropriation Comm. to oppose Administration bills
    • (69) - 4/2/37 Note on his speech blaming FDR for labor probleMS9 strike
    • (69) - 4/4/37 Farewell lunch for German Ambassador Hans Luther
    • (69) - 4/15/37 Problems of being accurately reported in press
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    • (69) - 5/9/37 More on Supreme Court, FDR's attitude toward NY Court. FDR wants similar relationship with USSC zapped
    • (69) - 5/13/37 AHV wants Round Robin regarding Court bill; (May 18 note)
    • (69) - 6/20/37 Steel strike in Ohio. "Revolutionary John - Lewis"
    • (69) - 6/31/37 His child labor amendment
    • (75B) - AHV, "The Biography of an undelivered Speech" Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 9, 1937. on Court Pack 80,000 words, perhaps 16 hrs. to deliver
    • (77) - n.d. Comment on FDR Chicago speech
  10. Volume X, Oct. 1937 - Sept. 1938
    • [Several cartoons, much n.p. story, & comment on AHV & Party coalition]
    • (p. 14) - 12/?/37 AHV Note: "The way Communists Operate" -- discusses the tarring Daily Worker gives him - linking Nazis to him etc.
    • (p. 21) - Beverly Smith "GR Boy Makes Good"
    • (p. 23) -- "The Truth About the Coalition Manifesto" someone released it to the press - AHV suspects McNary
    • (p. 25) - dateline 12/22/37 AHV criticizes letters (an exchange of both FDR and Landon. Nix hint of entangling alliance
    • (p. 26) - np -AHV letter to Detroit group pro-China-Head, Nora Dyron. AHV says nix first step unless ready for last step
    • (p. 27) - Congressional Record - item veto: AHV-FDR correspondence
    • (p. 52 & proceeds for several pages): Much on Government Reorganization Bill - AHV hostile, at least in part
    • (p. 53) - says FDR should renounce a 3rd term
    • [Joe T. Robinson died July 1937. According to Beverly Smith "GR Boy Makes Good" -- "The Court bill collapsed."]
    • (p. 58) - Super Navy Bill debate - Congressional Record [12/31/36 all naval limitation treaties expired]
    • (p. 59) - more on navy bill - Congressional Record (apparently 4/2/38) AHV favors air over sea power; but says is an inexpert opinion
    • Reapportionment
    • (p. 62) - more on Naval Bill
    • (p. 66) - AHV "United We Stand--" Saturday Evening Post 4/28/38 -on coalition for 1940
    • (p. 84B) - 8/28/38 dateline "V urges Sp Rebirth as America's Need" address dedicating new auditorium: of 7th Day Adventists -Grand Ledge
    • (p. 85) - Picture in swimming suit sitting at typewriter
    • (p. 86B) - Sees FDR's purge effort as indication wants "American dictatorship, American style" i.e. with Legislative and Judicial branches packed.
  11. Volume XI, Oct. 1938 - Aug. 1939
    • (p. 5B) - Letter from Landon regarding 1936 VP nomination 8
    • (p. 11) - AHV Amer Mag article on profit sharing, Oct. 1938
    • (p. 13B) - Trade treaty, lowering rate of duty on furniture (affecting Grand Rapids criticized by AHV -np.)
    • (p. 15) - AHV note: Nov. 27, 1938
    • (p. 19B) - AHV opposes changing Neutrality Law to let President name an aggressor - n.p. act by G. Gould Lincoln notes oceans insulate
    • (p. 30B) - Since Murphy recently defeated for Governor of Mich. AHV will vote against confirm as Attorney General - Congressional Record
    • 1939
    • (p. 35) - Alsop & Kintner Life article, Feb. 9, 1939
    • (p. 36) - AHV note: "The 'Smear' Campaign" - press rumor regarding AHV-Mrs. V divorce - calls Pearson & Pellet Allen "the two jackals of American journalism" Picture of Mitzi Sims and British Embassy J. Hoche's wife [linked to AHV]
    • (p. 38) - AHV article in Factory "I Believe in Profit Sharing" Feb. 1939
    • (p. 42) - AHV note: 2/23/38 "The Export-Import Bank" -- "I was chiefly interested in getting the job done" - so AHV doesn't (all Jesse Jones gets credit of $100 in limitation on the E. Bank) AHV disturbed because no real limit also, Pres had via E.Q. given $25 in loan to China; also political purpose leaves to Mexico and Haiti
    • (p. 56) - AHV note: 3/24/39 -- Treas. Secretary Morgenthau & FDR have publicly proposed Social Security alternative advocated by AHV since Jan. 1937. --"full reserve" not recess - no need raise by 50% next yr.--on business & employer
    • (61B) - picture of AHV jr; much resemblance to the Senator
    • (90B) - AHV wants 1940 GOP nominee to pledge self to one term
    • (p. 105) AHV note on FDR's introduction to GB King
    • (p. 113) Marquis Childs article in newspaper on AHV
    • (115B-116) - Typed excerpts from editorials regarding AHV for President, one-term pledge etc.
    • (116 B) - dateline June 16 Newspaper article on FDR's introd. to Br. King and FDR's bitter feeling toward AHV.
    • (124) - Typed "Additional Editorial Comments on my 1940 Statement"
    • (129B)- Newspaper on AHV resolution on Japan (also p. 130B. A. Krock column p. 133B)
  12. Volume XII
    • (p. 1) - Sept. 15, 1939 AHV Note: "The Battle over the Arms Embargo"
    • (p. 4B) on cover of Time, Oct. 2, 1939
    • (p. 7) article AHV, "Mr. Roosevelt and the Third-Term Dictatorship" Liberty, Oct. 7, 1939
      • an eg of AHV, the effective persuader, debater - folksy, personal, clever
    • (7B) - Newspaper article on Oct. 9, 1939 AHV speech also more on 8, 9
    • (13) - Dateline Sept. 29. On FDR's "limited national emergency"
    • (18) - Letter Oct. 21, 1939 from Finland ambassador (?) thanking AHV for remarks in Senate
    • (24) - "The Arms Embargo Battle" Oct. 27, 1939
      • - neg. note re: Landon letter to Townsend.
    • (30) -- "November 30,1939" - on Finland's invasion by Russia
      • - Mr. & Mrs. Harold Sims - guests at AHV dinner; other
    • (30B) - Announcement of engagement of Barb V. Knight to John Bailey Jr., son of AHV 1928 opponent -- "The marriage will be Mrs. Knight's third. She was married twice to John Knight, Jr., of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. They have a son John Jr., who will be 8 years old on Dec. 6. They were divorced a year ago for the second time" (Newspaper, Nov. 27 dateline)
    • (40B) - AHV, "The New Deal Must Be Salvaged" The American Mercury Jan. 1940 LXIX - No. 193 PP. 1/10
    • (42) - AHV, "Gag the Senate and You Gag America" Liberty
      • 1/6/40 - notes cooling of atmosphere in special fall session 1939 on repeal arms embargo - due to Senate spending so much time Sept. 21 to Oct. 27 on matter
        • - Supreme Court packing 1937
        • - Reorganization bill
    • (43B) - 12/30/39 -- Barbara's wedding
    • (52) - 1/18/40 - AHV introduced resolution in Senate asking President to advise whether S.U. has lived up to 1933 Litvinoff agreements
    • (52B) - Press comment on AHV letter on Jackson Day dinner to Jim Farley.
    • (53) - AHV typed note "The Death of Senator Borah" Jan. 28th (who died Jan. 19) and also a "PS Feb. 4th" --disputes that Borah would have supported Dem. Wheeler. Recalls WB offer to nominate AHV at Republican Convention 1940 --AHV refuses any public corrections --He got Borah's Desk (p. 53B - at AHV request)
    • (54) - picture of Mrs. Harold Sims - why?
    • (56) -Congressional Record (c. Feb. 1, maybe 1/31) AHV inserts Lippman article (Washington Post, 1/30/40) on American-Japanese Relation - says misunderstood AHV abrogation resolution. Also inserts his letter to Lippman in reply. (letter to W.L. - copy is in letter box)
    • (59) - picture used in front Private Papers...
    • (59B) - another Lippman column.
    • (60) - Lippman reply to AHV Jan. 30 letter. Text is undated, unidentified newspaper clipping.
    • (62B) - Lippman column on AHV alternative to tariff commission & Hull program
    • (63) - Lippman on Pres. possibilities - Taft, Dewey, AHV - very negative--AHV
    • (68) - clipping, n.d. Hull admits S.U. may have violated 1933 pact. But relations not dependent on it, he says.
    • (83B) - 3/20/40 letter from Finland's Procope
    • (88) - AHV Congressional Record note on Lippman column (above 62B)
    • (96B) - Brief thank you note 4/13/40 from Chas Evans Hughes
    • (102B) - AHV succeeds in killing Tombigbee waterway plan -Miss. & Ala.
    • (108) - 5/23/40 letter from Farley - says he meant the kind words recently uttered, (in Detroit?)
    • (118B) - To & from FDR (May 1940) re: AHV request for report War Resources Bd.
    • (118) - AHV "Shall We Break With Russia?" Liberty June 6, 1940
    • (121B) - June 1 dateline. First mention Of Willkie
    • (122) - June 9, 1940 radio speech, "Nat'l. Defense and (FP)" -in Congressional Record appendix [Monday June 10 (Legislative day of Tuesday, May 28), 1940]
    • (134) - Typed Note "'Inside Stuff' - Real History"
      • -- Suggested Dewey take #2 spot; would set stage for '44 since AHV only one term
      • -- also to meet at 11:00 to flip coin
    • (141) - "The Washington 'Merry Go Round' continues its 100% Record for Mendacity" AHV note
  13. Volume XIII, June 1940 - Dec. 1941
    • (p. 4) - from Congressional Record - reasons for national votes for H. Stimson
    • (11) - Congressional Record - conscription speech
    • (11B) - Congressional Record appendix version Republican Service Men's League Speech.
    • (14) - Aug. 19 letter from James Farley re: Farley's impending retirement
    • (19B) - Aug. 31 letter from James Farley re: Farley's impending retirement
    • (27B) statement (New's Year's wishes?) in Detroit Jewish Union
    • (37B) - election returns--FDR barely won; Dickinson lost; AHV won 1,003,878 to 906,076. [Only token opposition back in primary.]
    • (39B) - Vote finals: Willkie carried Mich.!!
    • (39B) - Pearson & Allen column re: re-election Favorable.
    • [Begin 1941]
    • (43B) - AHV interview with Foreign Correspondents - suggests U.S. might guarantee a peace - next day Jan. 2 he seems to correct it reassert previous position. May be very significant.
    • (46) AHV note on FDR "War-by-Proxy" speech
    • (48) - AHV, "Shall We Get Rid of the Electoral College" LIBERTY Feb. 1, 1941 -- not for change
    • (59) AHV note on Lend-Lease "Saturday, Mar. 8, 1941! 7:10 P.M."
    • (63) - AHV pencil note to Joe Morris. Lend lease appropriation bill "This is the beginning of the change."
    • (66) - Apr. 17, 1941 AHV note: on conference with Morgenthau & others re: new tax program. AHV says President must announce it and stick his neck out first
    • (66B) - AHV remarks, Borah (15 months dead) memorial service
    • (67B-68) AHV, quotes Adm. Land, minimizes British ship losses
    • (73B) - AHV article "How much For a Billion Dollars" Liberty 6/14/41
    • (90) - AHV Note Beaverbrook (and National Unity). - Beaverbrook, old AHV friend, expresses concern he and British felt at House 203-202 vote on draft bill. AHV blames Administration approach, Interesting criticisms
    • (90B) - Oct. 4, 1941 letter from FDR re: lend-lease negotiations
    • (95B) - from H Hoover 10/29/41
  14. Volume XIV, Dec. 1941-Dec. 1942
    • (p. 1) -- "Dec. 8, 1941" typed AHV Note
      • [in AHV, Jr. pp. 16-18]
    • (2) -- "Dec. 11, 1941" typed AHV Note [in AHV, Jr. p. 18-]
    • (2B) -- "Dec. 13, 1941" typed AHV Note
    • (3) - Congressional Record pages [Dec. 9?] mentions Congressional liaison committee with Pres.
    • (5) - Letter to FDR (Dec. 15) and from (Dec. 27) proposing a Joint Congressional Committee on War Coop - 6 senators & 6 reps. elected by the Houses [Cppsu p. 24-25]
    • (6) - "Jan. 7, 1942" AHV note [ppsu P. 25]
    • (10) - "Jan. 27, 1942" AHV note [PPSP p. 28]
    • (11b) Jan. 29 dateline. (AHV critical) "Pact with Mexico Ratified in Senate" --didn't oppose ratification, but thinks bad bargain
    • (12b) Resolution and statement on Normandy ship disaster
    • (13) - Newspaper - AHV proposes item veto
    • (13B) - AHV, Jr. volunteers for army [something cut out of the page]
    • (15) FDR to AHV re: item veto [FDR letter - see New York Times dateline 3/10/41] - FDR does not think Constitutional amendment necessary, that Congress could include the power within an appropriation bill - clipping and Congressional Record following pages
    • (19B) - AHV for across board price, wage freeze
    • (20B) - Report on Col. Hoyt Vandenberg
    • (23) -- "The Labor Mess" AHV note 3/27/42
    • (23) note, no title, dated 4/21/42 - on Willkie's "victory" for internationalism at Republican National Convention Meet. [PPSVP 30]
    • (26) -- "June 4, 1942" AHV Note Declaration against Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary. PPSV p. 31-32
    • (26B) - Jay G. Hayden "Churchill's Peace Union"
    • (29) newspaper AHV mild attack of appendicitis
    • (33) - AHV Fla. Canal sp. Congressional Record
    • (34B) - 7/21/42 thank you letter from Harold Ickes
    • (37B) - newspaper AHV, jr. becomes Lt.
    • (46) - AHV speech on Social Security [brief AHV note on 39B]
    • (51) text of AHV speech (in newspaper) probably Oct. 31 or Nov. 1 From Grand Rapids, broadcast over Mich. radio network, then late by station WOOD
  15. Volume XV, Nov. 1942 - Oct. 1943
    • (2B) -- [c. Nov. 1942 Prof. Jas K. Pollock endorses AHV proposal to lower voting age to 18.
    • (3B) - AHV letters opened and excerpted by censors
    • (5B & 6) - AHV says won't run in 1944
    • (6) - AHV criticizes Willkie and others who criticize Ickes deal in No. Africa with Darlan
    • (10) AHV letter to Mark Sullivan 12/29/42 re: charge of pre-Pearl Harbor interventionists -- SIGNIF
    • (13B) - Dec. (?) 1942 AHV asks trials to fix blame for laxity at Pearl Harbor
    • [Begin 1943]
    • (14B) - Trying to oust Tugwell
    • (22) -- letter from H.M. Morgenthau commending AHV for participation in radio program re: income tax
    • (23B) - Mark Foote article on AHV Senate sp supporting extending Lend Lease
    • (26) - Picture of Special Committee on Post-War Economic policy and Planning
    • (33) - Apr. 19, 1943 AHV note (and message from MacArthur)
    • (38) - May 3 dateline. Jay Hayden article on AHV efforts and case for MacArthur
    • (38B) - Time 5/17/43 on same as above
    • (41) - Congressional Record pages. AHV sp. on tax bill
    • (44B) - Article by AHV "Why Not Deal Congress In?" Coronet July 1943 pp. 3-7
    • (45B) - 6/15/43 letter from Procope of Finland. Recalls AHV got debt postponements for 41 & 42. Procope notes Finland has now paid next installment due.
    • (48) - Jack Bell (AP staff writer) "Republican Accord Seen" Not Republicans will try to agree on statement re: post-war foreign policy. Austin identified with internationalist wing, AHV middle of roader, Taft as inclined to make more reservations than AHV re: collective action. No Date [June 43?]
    • (49B) - Articles on V-White Resolution. Jay Gould. Also NY Time headline but article missing.
    • (53) - Submitted resolution ,referred to SFRC, to check the draft agreement for UNRRA recently published by State Department to see whether should be sent to Senate for approval as a Treaty
      • -- AHV statement
      • -- Alberson named in statement
    • (57) - Newsweek (Aug. 30, 1943) on NNRRA correspondence; state dept. changed language so could submit; go to both houses for majority vote -- Acheson and AHV said to be peacemakers
    • (61B) - Articles on Mackinac conference
    • (62) - AHV introduces Mackinac Committee report and some editorials into the Congressional Record Appendix Sept. 14, 1943
    • (64) - R.O. Woodruff in House inserts AHV Sept. 22 Blue Network Speech on Mackinac Charter into Congressional Record. Congress Record pages here.
    • (65) - Letter from Thos. Dewey Sept. 16, 1943 - commends AHV for conciliating role at Mackinac
    • (66) - Letter from Gov. Edward Martin of Penn. re: Mackinac
    • (68B) - Letter Oct. 4, 1943 from P.I. Pres. Manuel L. Quezon
    • (69B) - Opposes school subsidy bill
    • (72) - from Congressional Record - pages with AHV statement on Connally Resolution - in contrast to reprint floor discussion is included
    • (76b) - AP article AHV (& Landon) reject idea that Republican and Democratic parties have identical foreign policy planks in 1944.
    • (80) - AHV Note "The Mud-Smear Press" - re: Marshall Fields II newspaper "PM" in N.Y. Misrepresented AHV on soldier vote
    • (81B) - AHV questions to Stimson and Knox re: an officers accepting nomination and election.
    • (84) - AHV notes "The History of the First Attempt to Commit Our Post-War Objectives" - see pages 84 to 101.
  16. Volume XVI, (late 1943-) 1944
    • (9) - Nov. 22, 1943 from C.J. Harlan F. Stone; wouldn't want to serve on a U.S. War Ballots Commission
    • (12) Colliers article "Why I Am for MacArthur" Feb. 12, 1944
    • (15B) - letter from Dean Acheson considerable on UNRRA in this Scrapbook
    • (35B) - New York Times dateline 4/28/44 AHV to London Daily Mirror
    • (35B) - Postwar Organization committee of 8 senators establish
    • (38) -- "AHV" note "The MacArthur Boom Bursts" 4/30/44: AHV blames Rep. A.L. Miller of Nebraska who published both to & from the General - critical FDR administration. MacArthur renounces nomination - AHV doubts could have been nominated anyway in of Dewey momentum - AHV says his support of MacArthur probably cost Convention Temporary Chairman (& Key noter)
    • (41) - Telegram from George Romney thanking AHV for passage of Murray Bill
    • (44) - AHV Note May 11, 1944
    • (44B) - AHV letter to Cordell Hull 5/3/44 (photo copied)
    • (45) - AHV note May 19, 1944
    • (45B) - AHV note May 23, 1944
    • (46) - AHV note May 26, 1944
    • (46) - AHV note May 29, 1944
    • (46B) - AHV note May 29 cont'd
    • (47ff) - several articles on Hull-Senators talks - M. Childs, Foote, G. Ross, etc.
    • (51) - newspaper article by Jas L Wright, no date quote from AHV funny speech to "J. Russell Young School of Expression"
      • - (51B) letter complimenting speech from Admiral Ernest J. King
    • (54) - June 9, 1944 AHV Note re: invitation to attend Bretton Woods conference [see PPSU 109]
    • (55B) - On Senate floor June 13, 1944, AHV - Hatch exchange over Republican foreign policy
    • (61) - AHV Note "Chicago National Convention - June 26-29, 1944"
      • -- tells of getting foreign policy plank pretty much settled before hand - then of his efforts to stop one Wisconsin delegate from making a speech to nominate MacArthur.
    • (65) - 6/20/44 letter from John Foster Dulles
    • (66) - AHV note "The G.I. Bill of Rights" - says he one of original sponsors, when going was rough; all senators ended up sponsoring it.
    • (70) - Aug. 1 dateline. Arthur Krock column, "Recalls Truman Criticism" Sub: V. says Missourian in '41 blamed Ross for delays in Defense Program
    • (73) - 8/24/44 White House invitation for AHV, his note: "The first since 1933" [What about when British King there and FDR insulted AHV?]
    • (77) - AHV letter to Hull Aug. 29, 1944 (see next entry--part of content similar) - letter quoted PPSV p. 117-
    • (78) - AHV note "Friday, July 25, 1944" - but a penciled note signed by Jee Morres says this must be wrong. Must be August 25. Appear under date of August 25 in PPSV pp. 115-116.
    • (79) - Congressional Record Tear sheets. AHV says in floor debate [Bushfield of S.D. has spoken] that the Dumbarton Oaks Conference can only set down the rules under which all delegates to the council of the new organization from all countries shall operate and vote. It has no jurisdiction over instructions that any individual country shall give to its own delegate in respect to whether or not he shall be a full agent in voting. n.d.
    • (79b) - Reston dateline Sept. 6: New York Times Security Planners Look to Senate
    • (80B) - Lippmann "Dumbarton Oaks: The American Problem" (Sept. 14, 1944) White House favors separating question of Germany & Japan from general ID question says FDR can (as Wilson could have) get Senate approval to act without referring to Congress to police Germany and Japan But can't, does not need, a 'blank check'. Quotes letter from AHV agreeing.
    • (81) - AHV puts Lippmann column in Congressional Record Sept. 15 1944
    • (83) - Sept. 22, 1944 letter from Cordell Hull
    • (85) - Newspaper articles on authorship of FDIC
    • (87) - Article on Mrs. AHV - picture in Red Cross uniform
    • (91) - AHV note - Nov. 24, 1944 - on meeting with Stettinius & Pasvolsky - see PPSV pp. 121-122.
    • (91B) - Congressional Record floor. Praises retiring Hull & incoming Stettinius
    • (95) - 12/1/44 note of thanks from retiring Hull
    • (99) - AHV note "The Palestine Run-Around"
    • (99B) - AHV note Dec. 21, 1944 - on conference in New York of Republican Party leaders. Dewey quoted by AHV as saying did not want the nomination in 40, 44, 48. - Willkie and Landon have died in last-month. According to few items in this Scrapbook, AHV did not want to be minority leader. Letters indicate that in Oct. '44 AHV was in hospital for awhile, resisting pneumonia, with bronchial problems. The pictures in the 1945 Scrapbook are the first in which he begins to look old. Cause-effect?
  17. Volume XVII, 1945
    • (5) - 1/10/45 Speech Congressional Record
    • (6) - (also 3B) Krock columns date lines Jan. 10, 11 p.16 Jan. 15
    • (9B) - Lippmann column
    • (11B) plus before and after. Administration pleasure revealed by putting AHV speech on radio office of War Information-overseas
      • - THAT JAN. 10, 1945 SPEECH REALLY CREATED A SENSATION.
    • (20) - LIFE editorial
    • (21B) from Bernard Baruch regarding speech
    • (23) - New Republic
    • (27B) Reston on Stettinius reaction - dateline Jan. 17, 1945
    • (30B) - Reston article New York Times dateline Feb. 3, 1945 two-thirds back Vandenberg
    • (32) - Congressional Record tear sheets: AHV has placed in record -- "Extension of Remarks" - Speech he delivered in Detroit Feb. 5 -- Correspondence with FDR re: appointment of AHV as delegate
    • (43) - 2/15/45 to FDR
    • (43B) - 2/28/45 from FDR
    • (44) - 2/26/45 from FDR
    • (44B) - 3/1/45 to FDR
    • (45) - 3/3/45 from FDR
    • (45B - AHV accepts San Francisco post
    • (46) - dateline 3/21 New York Times Dulles refuses Conference post
    • (46B) - Cordial note from H.A. Wallace
    • (47) - article AHV "Let's Try to Prevent World War III" Saturday Evening Post [posted in Scrapbook in such fashion that no dates show, can't all be read]
    • (55B) - Reston dateline 4/1/45 New York Times "Vandenberg urges changes for Fluid World Council"
    • (55B) - also 4/1 dateline New York Times text of AHV memo to State Dept. proposing 8 amendments to Dumbarton proposals "Text on p. 11" New York Times
    • (56B) - Newspaper article re: GA votes agreement at Yalta: 3 for U.S. & USSR, 6 for Great Britain. AHV expresses disapproval
    • (57B) - White Puts in Congressional Record Baltimore Sun editorial on AHV San Francisco views
    • (59B) - Newspaper dateline 4-9 quote of AHV Senate speech (Apr. 8 or 9) before leave for San Francisco
    • (61) - AHV notes on FDR death
      • -- also Congressional Record tear sheet of AHV remarks on FDR death
    • (61B) - Letter 4/12/45 from Senator W.H. White
    • (64) Official Commission as delegate from Harry S. Truman, with seal, etc. 4/17/45
    • (64B) - from Stettinius 6/23/45 commending AHV work at San Francisco
    • (66) AHV's "ticket" signed by Alger Hiss. UN polar projection of globe with olive wreath, appears on it!
    • (67B) - from HST 4/18/45 thanks for message of 4/13
    • (68B) - AHV on Time cover 4/30/45
    • (71) - 4/18/45 Stettinius letter to AHV
    • (72) - Drew Pearson column. Notes AHV is No. 1 U.S. delegate at San Francisco. Notes Connally rivalry.
    • (78) - Bad cold sends AHV to bed for a couple of days
    • (37B) AHV (says newspaper article) is for a single U.S. airline abroad
    • (46) -- "Dulles refuses Conference Post" 3/21/45 dateline
    • (83B) New York Times, dateline June 1. AHV accepts implied-power language regarding 6 A review of treaties rather than specific language to that effect.
    • (86B) - Berryman cartoon "There are other Signers, Too." UN charter is on a table, showing signatures of 5 U.S. delegates. By the table stand in "invisible" figures of FDR & Wilson. In background columns of "invisible" U.S. G.I.'s & sailors march by.
    • (89) - Congressional Record tear sheets AHV U.N. speech 6/29/45
    • (92B) Mark Foote interview "Compares Frisco Pact with old League Newspaper, no date right after UNCIO
      • According to New York Times obituary index, Mark Foote died age 75 in 1957. See NYT July 27, 1957. Wrote for N. The interview on Booth Newspaper Syndicate of Mich., p. 92B ff., did not appear in either Detroit News or Detroit Free Press. I checked them May 29, 1971. Grand Rapids Press
    • (93) - Foote interview #2: "Veto Clause Powerful Weapon for U.S."
    • (93B) - Foote interviews #4 & 5. #3 not included?
      • -Two of the Foote Interviews:
        • "14th" - in this newspaper -- "Answers Objections to Frisco Charter"
        • "5th" - in this newspaper -- "Cites Charter as Aid to Peace with Russia"
        • Foote's columns appeared in Ann Arbor News (editorial always on p. 4) - but in this series not the one on Charter as Aid to Peace with Russia
        • "1st" article of series July 2 - gives 5 reasons
        • "2nd" article of series July 3 - on veto
        • "3rd" article of series July 4 - trusteeships [not in Scrapbook]
        • - article of series July 6 - disagreements with Bushfield
        • - Article of series July 9 - contrasts covenant & chart
        • "last" Article of series July 10 - expects greatest opposition when get to implementing legislation
        • I checked Ann Arbor News June 30-Aug. 2, 1945 for Foote Peace in Charter as aid to U.S.-U.S.S.R. Relations & didn't find. Were other, non-series, articles on AHV
          • June 29 - on AHV Senate speech
          • June 28 - AHV contribution at San Francisco
          • June 27 - on AHV and San Francisco conference
          • July 26 - on Senate debate
    • (95) - Newspaper text of AHV Det. Eco. Speech on U.N.
    • (100B) -- [July 19, 1945?] Congressional Record sheet. AHV - brew exchange regarding Poland.
    • (102) - Begin floor debate on Charter - Congressional Record sheets
    • (101B) - Newspaper Chicago Daily Tribune July 18, 1945 very critic of AHV current views with "T of a Tradition"
    • (105B) - Nelson Rockefeller telegram July 30, 1945
    • (106B) - letter from Grew July 30, 1945
    • (107) - letter from Ickes no date
    • (109) - Newspaper text (New York Times Aug. 6, 1945) of AHV letter (Aug. 5, 1945) to Byrnes - also Reston column
    • (114) - AHV article New York Times Magazine Sept. 16, 1945
    • (115) - AHV note: "The Communists - on The Daily Worker"
    • (124) - Hayden Oct. 19: "Crowley Hails V. as Best Friend of FDIC"
    • (129) - AHV speech (Congressional sheets, "Raise the Iron Curtain")
    • (138) - AHV notes 12/10/45 on Senators meeting regarding A-Bomb with Byrnes before Moscow trip 12/11/45 Senators with Truman became disturbed at Byrnes plan
    • (139B) - Newspaper dateline Dec. 19 - AHV one of 5 General Assembly Delegates for U.S.
    • (140) - Dec. 18 telegram from Aba Hillel Silver - thanks for help Senate Palestine resolution
    • (140B) - AHV - 12/21/45 to Harry S Truman
    • (141) - HST letter to AHV - 12/21/45
    • (142) - Reston article - dateline Dec. 19 re: upset of senator re: Byrnes A Bomb plans - meeting before Moscow trip
    • (144) - New York Times article, dateline Wash., Dec. 28, by C.P. Trussell. "Truman assures Congress Atom Secret will be kept till Safeguards Operate"
    • (136B) - undated, unidentified newspaper article on British loan Senators wonder if Russia next; Byrnes says doesn't need, if asks he'll say no. AHV "impishly" asks how affect relations with U.S.S.R. if let British put hand in Treas. but not Russians
  18. Volume XVIII, 1946
    • (p. 1) - AHV: "I was on diplomatic missions 213 days in 1946 as follows:
      • Jan. 5 to Feb. 20 - London, Gen. Assembly of U.N.
      • Apr. 23 to May 18 - Paris, Council of Foreign Ministers
      • June 14 to July 14 - Paris, Council of Foreign Ministers
      • Aug. 24 to Oct. 17 - Paris, Peace Conference
      • Oct. 20 to Dec. 16 - New York Council of Foreign Ministers and General Assembly, United Nations"
    • (2) - Harry S Truman letter to AHV
    • (3) -- "Byrnes puts End to Atom Bomb Row" New York Times dateline Jan. 9, 1946. V. is satisfied. No secrets given without "adequate security arrangement"
    • (8) -- "Redeployment Speed is urged by V" from London, New York H Tribune dateline Jan. 12. U.S. soldiers in London have performed a get-us-home demonstration. AHV meets. Sympathetic -- wires Ike.
    • (9b) - AHV sick with cold. Won't make planned fact-finding trip to Berlin. Dulles will go alone. [Dulles and AHV are thick at London -3A]
    • (11 & 11b) - good photos
    • (12b) - War hero, "Arthur E. Wermuth" may run against AHV. Another clipping says civilian nurse in Manila asks annulment of marriage with him - she didn't know he married in States. He denies knowledge. Manila, dateline Jan. 29, A.P.
    • (13) -- "Vandenberg" by Blair Moody - magazine article, unidentified -Says AHV one of dozen senators called to White House summer night 1939 when FDR said wanted neutrality acts repealed then for would keep Hitler from attacking. Borah said his inform better than State Dept. and would be no war anyway. If war, then can repeal, the senators said. "In 1940 V's view started to change." Nix FDR, but o.k. aid short of war to Great Britain. --a right decent article
    • (14b) - note from staff re: Republican National Committee desire for AHV speech tour. Places, dates, fees
    • (15) - Gerald Movius, "That Man V - unidentified and undated. article. Looks like Parade or New York Times Magazine
    • (17) - Feb. 27 Senate speech after return from London
    • (18b) - Lippmann, "A Sour Note on Eloquence"
    • (20) - Krock on 2/27/46 speech Dateline 2/28/46. "Behind Mrs. Vandenberg's Broad Phrases"
    • (21b) - Letter from Herbert Lehman thanking AHV for help on UNRRA authorization and appropriation. No date
    • (23) - Front cover picture on LIFE 3/11/46. [articles often postulate that Sec. Byrnes speech on Feb. 28 to Overseas Press Club in New York City, forced by AHV's speech day before, influenced by it]
    • (23b) -- "National Affairs" Time 3/11/46 on Byrnes and AHV speeches. Notes AHV didn't include Byrnes in list complimented. Note AHV especially impressed by Bevin.
    • (24b) - New Republic comment on 2/27/46 speech. Date 3/1/46. Positive
    • (26b) - 3/18/46 letter Byrnes to AHV
    • (34) - AHV works out compromise on A-control bill
    • (37b) - gets Colliers award for distinguished Congressional service Gives his $10,000 to Red Cross
    • (39b) - 4/12/46 to AHV from AA Vandegrift, General, U.S. Marine Corp congratulations on Colliers award
    • (42b) - Forrestal to AHV 4/17/46 congratulations on Colliers award
    • (46) Richard Wilson, "Vandenberg - Man in the Middle" Look Vol. 10, No. 1 May 14, 1946
    • (58) Jay G. Hayden, "Russia Asks Billion Loan as U.S. Tightens Strings" May 24, 1946 dateline
      • -- $90,000,000 loan to Poland was approved, made contingent on Yalta, Potsdam pledges.
      • -- Now loan held up.
      • -- Suggests there will be similar strings on Soviet loan. Numerous remarks in these Scrapbook pages about new-formed coop. between Burnes/Connally - AHV, new unity in AFP. Paris widely seen as a turning point.
    • (65b) - Hoyt Vandenberg made head of "Central Intelligence"
    • (74) John Gunther, "Inside Vandenberg" Liberty July 13, 1946 - picture shows AHV sitting on a stump, looks like walking cane he's holding
    • (74b) - Members of House and Senate, polled by Pageant voted AHV as (1) "ablest" (2) "most effective speaker" (3) "best grasp of foreign affairs"
    • (78) - Newspaper piece on conference committee impasse re: atomic control and military role
    • (84) - Excerpts V J day address
    • (86) - Text American Legion Address
    • (97) - Begin controversy over Wallace New York Speech
    • (98) - Marquis Child's, "Behind Wallace's Speech" Detroit Free Press, Sept. 17 -- Says Wallace had, in HST office, read what he thought pertinent excerpts. --were interrupted. --HST got impression it mainly a pal speech endorsing Lehman and Mead. ---When will Clayton say speech and probable consequences, was only 30' until Wallace to speak in Madison Square Gardens. -- too late to get W. and say get indigestion: the speech or parts of it had already moved over news tickers
    • (101b) - 1936 Radio "Debate" - Krock article dateline Oct. 29, due to Dems using FDR voice in 146 elections. Says P.R. man Hill Brackett conceived idea and AHV selected as interrogator.
    • (102b) - AHV got 68% vote
    • (105) Joseph and Stewart Alsop "Taft & Vandenberg" - Life Note division between domestic and International Relations. See possible trouble in Taft's desire to move in to foreign policy area - Say Taft will see significance of recent primary defeats of - LaFollette, Wheeler, Shipstead, Nye (all conspicuous isolationists)
    • (111b) - 51 Republican senators now in Senate as of Jan. 1947
    • (112b) - Byrnes to AHV commendations re: Paris Conf. Oct. 12, 1946
    • (119) - AHV gets name inscribed in Golden Book of the Jewish National Fund.
    • (123) - Alfred Kelly "Vandenberg: Politician Turned Statesman"
  19. Volume XIX, 1947
    • (1) - Newspaper article says, 4/day holiday in Grand Rapids -- first vacation since Pearl Harbor
    • (2) - AHV will be Pres. pro tempore
    • (3) - American Mercury article, Jan. 1947. Vol. LXIV, No. 277 "Vandenberg of Mich" by Fred Rodell
      • -- says Av 6' 1", 200 lbs. - attributes AHV changes, including one in foreign policy: "not until WWII was almost won that Vandenberg had his historic change of heart." (p. 7)
      • -- This article includes stuff from earlier articles, also that appears in later, especially Cover: Tompkins also - Generally negative though tone tries to make it appear otherwise.
    • (4b) - Krock, dateline Jan. 6, re: Baruch retirement, maintenance of his firmness line; AHV support.
    • (8b) - Harry S Truman letter to AHV, Jan. 9, 1947, - thanks re: action (extremely speedy) on Marshall appointment (a move to demonstrate foreign policy unity ... waived hearing on nomination. - Newspaper article re: Byrnes resignation
    • (10b) - AHV wants Bilbo barred
    • (11b) - Hayden, dateline Jan. 11, on Cleveland speech by AHV. AHV promise Marshall support, but dissents re: China
    • (12) - Newspaper text Cleveland speech
    • (13b) - Lippmann column on Cleveland speech. Comments tone, etc. -Goes on to suggest Marshall disengage self from detailed negotiation of Council of Foreign Ministers, which not a good instrument.
    • (24b) - Marquis Childs on why AHV won't, shouldn't, go to Moscow with Marshall
      • Note: Marshall becomes Sec. of St. almost simultaneously with AHV chairman
    • (25b) - Alsop & Alsop, on Republican Presidential candidates. AHV in fine health, but "a minor heart trouble"
    • (26b) - Esther Tufty article on Arthur, Jr.
    • (27b) - Reston piece, dateline Feb. 4, on AHV effort with Senator Millikin, plus Acheson and Clayton to work out a compromise on reciprocal trade bill that won't split the Republicans, will inject isolationism into Economic valve of foreign policy too. AHV now spoken of a supporter. AHV for putting in an "escape clause"
      • -- last paragraph says AHV won't go to Moscow, though he and Connally have been asked.
    • (27b) - also New York Times piece dateline, Feb. 4. AHV and Connally not go to Moscow now, maybe later
    • (31) - Newspaper text of AHV speech to Republican Convention: in Grand Rapids Press. Sat. Feb. 8, 1947
    • (32b) - Herald Tribune, Feb. 15 dateline, AHV may oppose big cut of HST Army and Navy budgets by Budget Committee
    • (33b) - Langart, dateline Washington, Feb. 14 AP on AHV speech given to Michigan State Chamber of Commerce for Congressional delegation
    • (35b & 3Tb) - AHV support seen as critical to Lilienthal confirmation. Taft and White oppose. Feb. 22, New York Times piece says AHV can give no Republican votes
    • (41) - Dulles will be an adviser in Moscow
    • (41b) - New York Times, Feb. 25, on Tariff, etc.
    • (45) - 3/1/47 AHV letter to HST wanting Taft in secret meeting. AHV wrote reply on bottom
    • (46 & 47) - Newspaper pictures of Congressional group leaving White house after conference on Greek situation
      • -- Good bit in newspaper articles on AHV-Taft differences, possible split.
    • (48b) - Newsweek 3/17/47. "Vandenberg and Son's Co." -- notes heavy load as senator, pro tem, Chairman. - AHV Jr.'s role discussed - AHV no longer walks to and from Hotel - Capitol
    • (49b-51) - newspaper stories. Re: request aid to Greece and Turkey, AHV makes big deal of complete and open hearings. Asks all Republicans to be fact finders, to submit questions for San Francisco R.C. to submit to Admin. witnesses.
    • (53b) - J. Alsop, "Stalin & Marshall" no date. Says AHV urged Marshall in Moscow, to be plain - speaking in Italian. Alsop says so far U.S. Foreign Policy has been bipartisan only in limited areas - U.N., peace treaties. In either field says bipartisan consultation only in emergencies. - AHV declined to make Greece-Turkey aid bill his own, for this reason. Felt he had no continuing responsibility in the area.
    • (53b) - Pearson Merry-Go-Round: relates AHV defense of Greece-Turkey bill before secret Republican Conference. Notes number of Republicans unhappy at idea of aid to Mid-East when Chiang slighted.
    • (54) - 3/18/47 - AHV critical of Democratic National Committee asking Republican opposition to get Democrats and Republicans jointly to endorse Greece-Turkey aid. Sees injection of partisan politics. Connally concurs. General remarks on bipartisanism.
    • (59) - Beverly Smith, "Russia's Pet Whipping Boy: Saturday Evening Post 4/6/47 - on balance, positive - notes value of being a convert; Austin & Willkie no such acclaim
      • - his love of words, florid speech, remark on "normalcy"
    • (60b ff) - On AHV amendments to Greece - Turkey aid bills
    • (61) - Lippmann - highly approves
    • (61b) J. Alsop: says AHV sprung it without consultation with Democrats in Senate or Exec. - J. Alsop says because AHV bothered by Marshall, Connally, & HST lack consultation; not take off, but crash land, etc. - notes no consultation re: China, South America.
    • (61 ff) - Lilienthal
    • (62b) - Reston on AHV Greece-Turkey amendments - how disarm those objecting - bypasses or weakens U.S.
    • (63) - Lilienthal fight: AHV widely considered to have beaten Taft
    • (83) - Cover of Time - May 12, 1947
    • (86) - European relief - Congressional Record
    • (90b) - Letter Acheson to AHV - May 29, 1947,upon DGA (Dean Acheson)
    • (91b) - HST letter, May 31, 1947, thanks re: Greece-Turkey
    • (94b-95) - Newspaper article by Krock (New York Times June 13 & W.S. White, on Marshall proposal - AHV proposes bipartisan advisory council to study, see how much U.S. resources can bear.
    • (99b) - June 22, dateline. HST appoints advisory group
      • -- The Tribune - publishes hostile remarks, even in it news stories, on AHV. Not to mention cartoons.
    • (109) - FDIC fight. Kept an independent agency, not under Bureau of the Budget [3] July 27 ff
    • (109 & 111 & ff) - Will go to Rio
    • (112b) - Marshall, July 30, 1947, thank-you letter for help on foreign relations during recent Congressional session
    • (116) - Bernard Baruch letter to AHV, July 30, 1947 - thanks
    • (116b) - HST Commission to AHV Rio, Aug. 4, 1947.
      • - following pages on Rio - hemisphere defense pact
    • (123) - New York Times Transcriptions [early Sept.], undated, of AHV's speech in Marshall - AHV radio report's on Rio conference
      • - AHV notes free discussion at conference
      • - no veto provision in treaty
      • - highly compliments colleagues
      • - defends treaty as consistent of U.N.
    • (128) - Both AHV & Mrs. in Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids; he "for a check up", she "recovering from an operation two weeks ago" (gallbladder)
    • (129) - Picture of AHV & Harriman, Sec. of Commerce
    • (129b) - Clark Clifford mentioned
    • (132b) New York Times dateline Nov. 3, AHV Ann Arbor speech
      • - calls for quick treaty with Reich
      • - separate treaty if Big 4 dead locks at London
    • (138b) - Time note (undated-late Oct. or Nov.) says China added to Marshall Plan at AHV behest; Marshall suppressed Wedemeyer's report
    • (139) - articles, one by Reston, dateline, Nov. 24 New York Times, on AHV speech for emergency aid to Europe -- France, Italy, & Austria (Reston's column in incomplete).
    • (140) - Newspaper text of Senate speech
    • (141) - Bill passes 83-6
    • (143) - Thank you note 12/5/47 from Marshall in London
    • (143b) - Senate approves Rio Treaty 72-1 - dateline Dec. 8
    • (144) - Tear sheets Congressional Record - text AHV speech for Rio Treaty, Dec. 8
    • (144b) - Morse says held campaign for AHV from coast to coast. "I consider him one of the giants of the Senate." Newspaper, no date on column
    • (145) - Congressional Record - remarks on indecision of China, at House request
    • (146b) - Krock ,dateline Dec. 15, "As the Republican Prospect Appears to Some" Reston, dateline Dec. 21. "V. wants a National Debate on Marshall Plan"
    • NO PERSONAL AHV TYPED NOTES ANYWHERE IN VOL. 19
  20. Volume XX, 1948
    • (4) - New York Times dateline Jan. 5 - Felix Blair - AHV urges, Administration accepts, view that $17 billion figure specifically be withdrawn (this authorization is continuous). Do year-to-year.
    • (7) - Portrait in Parade, no date showing
    • (8) - Blair Moody, "Why V. won't Run" Washington dateline Jan. 5 Moody says Henry Wallace is right in saying AHV more than HST or Byrnes is responsible for "stand up to Russia"
    • (9) - Alsop & Alsop, "Virtue's Blackmail" no date - A very interesting analysis, in re: ERP, (European Recovery Program), of Marshall's & AHV's power coming from virtue of being "above politics". George Marshall for obvious reasons, AHV because withdrawal from Pres. consideration. Alsops say Marshall considers that rejection of ERP would be disastrous and that he won't preside over the consequences. Implications to Congressional leaders obvious. AHV has problems of maintaining (1)independence of the Administration and (2) leadership & standing in party. --Note he got specific figure of $17 billion removed the authorization remains. Notes AHV & Taft may oppose each other on this one, but notes difficulties of Taft's position within Congress.
    • (11b) - Ferdinand Kuhn, Jr. [Wash (?)] "Post Reporter" AHV critical on 4 points of ERP (1) lack of "business administration" (2) categorical statement U.S. aid depends on European cooperation (3) labeling of free goods sent to Europe (4) greater power for ERP administrator in Washington to recommend American ERP agents in each country--as it stands Sec. of State appoints in consultation with Administrator.
    • (11b) - Marquis Childs, no date, says AHV rightly saw the $17 billion figure as a stumbling block. Re: problem of administration overlap and policy control (Second Secretary of State) Childs applauds AHV's asking Brookings Institute to study whole problem and recommend
    • (23b) - New York Times dateline, Feb. 13, by Felix Belair on Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval ERP - for 12 rather than 15 months - sale of merchant ships prohibited
    • (25b) - Reston, New York Times, dateline, Feb. 15 on AHV backing Herter to be head of joint committee to watch ERP
    • (26) - Lippmann "The Marshall-Vandenberg Plan", no date "The administrative provisions are a decided improvement" [over original bill]
      • - 15 to 12 months, new goal; shows respect for 48 elections and new administration - also puts pressure on Europeans to get with it - as originally, provides $500 million a month.
    • (29) - letter 2/17/48 from Lewis Douglas, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. Thanks.
    • (30b) - letter-2/24/48 from Marshall -- "Personal" -- Thanks. Complimentary
    • (32) - Reston, Washington dateline 2/21/48 on AHV moves, changes to get ERP through
    • (34) - Congressional Record tear sheets ERP speech by AHV
    • (34b) - New York Times dateline 3/1/48, article on AHV speech
    • (39b) - clipping - Mrs. AHV not well enough to attend White House reception
    • (44) - Newsweek 3/15/48. AHV speech - 9000 words, 1 hr, 20 min according to Newsweek
    • (52) - Congressional Record tear sheets - aid to Greece and Turkey
    • (55b) - letter 4/1/48 from V.K. Wellington Koo, Chinese Embassy, with thanks, etc., from Chiang
    • (56) - Congressional Record tear sheets - w pages concerning aid to China
    • (57b) - AHV hollers & whistles from podium at Sen. Aiken won't stop speaking
    • (69) - Newspaper text, no date, of AHV speech before Michigan Chamber of Commerce
    • (73) - article Richard Rovere, "The Unassailable Vandenberg" Harpers Magazine, May, 1948
      • -- Much, almost verbatim, reappears in 1962 piece
    • (75b) - AP: "Pacts urged within U.N. on Defense"
    • (76) New York Times, Wk. S. White "V. backs Regional Aid within U.N. Charter"
      • - see card on these
    • (76b) -- "Vandenberg to back limiting Lilienthal Term" by Alexander H. Uhl. "Washington Bureau PM Exclusive" - author of note on whistle card labeled "China" & "Big"
    • (79) - Allen Hatch, "The Man who Doesn't want to be President" Liberty May 1948
    • (80) - J. Reston, "The Case for V" Life, May 24, 1948
    • (80b) Newspaper, May 19 dateline. Senate Foreign Relations Comm. unanimously passes AHV regional defense resolution.
    • (87b) - Krock says House has butchered Reciprocal Trade Act AHV has nobly risen in opposition to House action
    • (96) -- "Opinion: 'Strengthening the UN in Reverse,' PM, May 31, 1948 by Alexander H. Uhl. Critical of AHV resolution
    • (99) - June (?) 1948 newspaper article. Elmo Roper finds Eisenhower, as Democrat could beat any Republican, or as a Republican could beat any Democrat
    • (104) - Article by Bill Davidson. "The Two Mr. Vandenbergs". Colliers
    • (105b) - Wm. S. White New York Times dateline June 11, 1948 Senate 64-4 passes AHV resolution
    • (106) - Article by Tris Coffin, "Vandenberg and-the Great Temptation" - very positive; great description of AHV appearance, personality
    • (107) - Congressional Record tear sheets, 18 of them, on V. resolution
    • (109) - Art on Senate Appropriations Committee restore most ERP funds cut by House
    • (112) - June 15, New York Times dateline,-Wm. S. White. AHV feels his frontal assault on House Republicans over ERP funds precludes Pres. race by him. Couldn't ask to campaign for him.
    • (122) - Congressional Record tear sheets on Reciprocal Trade
    • (124b) - Newspaper article takes swipe at HST for remarks on "Western swing", criticism of congress
    • (129) - AHV typed note Philadelphia: June 20-25, 1948 - says no word with Taft at convention but Taft said few days before went he would want AHV as Secretary of State - felt "age & health rightly argued against my nomination"
    • (129b) - remarks on what a friendly press he has had
    • (130/130b-131) - Note: "The Platform"
      • - Lodge, Chairman of Resolution Committee, before Convention asked AHV for a working paper. AHV quotes it paragraph by paragraph and also right by puts platform paragraph. Almost verbatim. Lodge purposely added same extreme provision for isolationists to knock out. They were knocked out
    • (131) - Note: "The Vice Presidency" He urged Warren or Stassen, not a "hybrid" ticket in re: V.P.
    • (143) - Letter 6/27/48 from George E. Allen - who lost $100 bet to AHV.
  21. Volume XXI, 1949 (book labeled 1948-1949)
    • (3) - Roscoe Drummond reports AHV is Ike's first choice for Pres. nomination
    • (2b) - Plans for trip to Europe canceled
    • (6b) - Marquis Childs says, AHV helped draft staff note just sent to Russia re: Berlin
    • (7) - Newspaper clipping, July 9, AP dateline. Reports AHV helped on note
    • (8b) - Alsops, no date, "Mr. Dulles Comes to Washington"
    • (9b) - several items here and FF on cloture ruling
    • (12) - Note on "acceptance" speech prepared for Republican Convention in case. - Says though some will think it evidence of lack of sincerity, just not so.
      • - notes parallels with Dewey speech. Not delivered of course.
    • (13 & 14b) - AHV's undelivered acceptance speech for 1948 National Convention
      • - his note on p. 12, he in fact justified it by saying newspapers all say at least 50% bet AHV get nomination
    • (15b) - AHV has given his copy of UN Charter to Clements Library
    • (19) - New York Times text of AHV Oct 4 (?) speech
    • (20) AHV typed note: "The Famous Truman-Vinson Incident, etc."
      • - says the idea got into the newspapers 3 days after it was dead White House had contacted radio chains for free time for HST to announce it; withdrew after Marshall in Paris elected; AHV thinks HST all along intended not to do it if Marshall elected
      • - Tues. Oct. 5 note: This was the morning HST talked with Marshall in Paris - that even-HST had AHV and Connally over for 1 hr. chat. No mention of Vinson Mission; AHV didn't know about it until later. Conversation seemed inconsequential though HST did say he might call Stalin by phone and see what could be done. AHV reacted to it as a casual conversation, didn't say yea or nay. - Sat. Oct. 9. Marshall home. HST 3 hr. talk with him and Soviet. AHV doubts wisdom of his going back to Paris with Marshall before UN decision; might seem we panicked, make them more intransigence.
      • - Fri. Oct. 22. Reston calls AHV in Grand Rapids re: rumor thru Krock that Pres. going to try another version of Vinson mission with AHV approval. AHV wired Press. secretary who relayed message to HST on train. AHV says his wire "pretty cryptic"
      • - Oct. 23rd. Message from HST via White House "Nothing will be done without consultation with you." AHV: "I thought that was very generous reassurance."
    • (22) - New York Times text of AHV Freedom House - Freedom Award speech. New York Times, Oct. 11.
    • (24b) - Jay G. Hayden "Vandenberg compromises with One Speech for Dewey", dateline Oct. 5. Subhead: "He stands firmly behind Gov. but doesn't want to anger Democrats."
    • (28) - Announcement AHV will get T. Roosevelt award
    • (31) - AHV typed note: "Secretary of State?" Fri. Nov. 5. There is something to the rumor that HST will make AHV Secretary of State. Biffle, HST friend, has recommended it. AHV talks with Biffle, especially wanting to prevent HST from making such an announcement without consulting AHV. AHV will listen if necessary to arguments for it, but, AHV feels independence he would want HST shouldn't let him have if Secretary of State, etc. Effect on Republicans
    • (32) - Robert T. Oliver article, "AHV" not dated or identified.
    • (32b) - Letter from HST, Nov. 6. Thanks for your congratulations.
    • (33) - Letter from Barkley. Thanks for congratulations.
    • (36b) - Newspaper article. "Senator's Daughter to be Piano Soloist"
    • (37b) - New York Times article dateline, Dec. 3 Rio Defense Pact... became effective
    • (38) - 12/10/48 note from Sec. Marshall
    • (39) - Newspaper, Dec. 3 dateline. Marshall has kidney ailment. AHV his choice for successor
    • (46) - AHV typed note. "The Incipient Republican Rebellion" - AHV discusses his attitudes, role in the challenges against Taft & Wherry.
    • (47) - Congressional Record tear sheets, AHV regrets Democrats make Senate Foreign Relations Committee one of the committees with 8-5 ratio instead of 7-6 for bipartisan emphasis
    • (47b) - Foreign Policy Comm. clippings
    • (48b) - First on Acheson appointment
    • (52b) - 1/7/49 letter from Robert A. Lovett. concerning resignation
    • (53) - 1/6/49 letter from Marshall - handwritten
    • (55b) - Acheson approved 83 to 6
    • (56) - 1/19/49 letter from Acheson
    • (56b) - New York Times, Jan. 21. AHV wary of "Pt 4" U.S. resources limited.
    • (58) - AHV typed note: Sat. Feb. 5, 1949. On China meet at White House. HST asks whether should cut off aid, etc. AHV counsels no. (Is in PPSV also)
    • (62b) - AHV Jr. groomed to succeed AHV Sr.
    • (65) - Appendix of Congressional Record, tearsheets. Lincoln Day Address.
    • (75B) - Wm. S. White story New York Times dateline 3/11/49 on AHV role in defeat of Barkley and cloture move. NAACP said AHV cost 5-7 votes. White refers to "his great political strength"
    • (78) - Newsweek 3/21/49 on cloture controversy
    • (82) - Text (New York Times) AHV speech on North Atlantic Treaty to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in D.C. c. 3/22/49.
    • (87) - 4/7/49 - letter from Bevin
    • (88B) - newspaper story - AHV Jr. takes post with "International Basic Economy Corp" - headed by Nelson Rockefeller. AHV, jr. Dartmouth grad.
    • (91) - AHV and Rayburn get Colliers distinguished Congressional Service award
    • (97) - Look Magazine - Washington correspondents rate senators
      • - Taft contributes most and most conscientious
      • - "AHV most popular and most statesmanlike"
      • - Pepper "best orator"
      • - etc.
    • (99) - Esther V.W. Tufty writes on AHV Jr. new post
    • (116) - 8/9/49 - letter, Hoffman to AHV (117) - Atlantic Treaty passes 82-13
    • (122B)- Newspaper piece mentions check-up and possible surgery
    • (127) - "Lung Lesion"
    • (127B) - 9/22/49 - Reston on cost to HST administration of "victory" on arms bill
    • (129B) - 9/15/49 - from H.R. Luce (letter) - says on recent trip in Europe saw remarkable recovery - AHV deserves much credit.
    • (130) - 9/19/49 - letter from Guillermo Sevilla Sacasa [Nicaragua] wants autographed picture
    • (131) - Final newspaper speech on arms bill - Congressional Record tear sheets
  22. Volume XXII, Oct. 1949 - May 1950
    • (p. 1) -- AHV's lung operation
    • (2) -- 10/10/49 - letter from Adlai Stevenson
    • (3) - 2/6/50 -- "New Statement of Republican Principles" AHV typed note. (can find in PPSV)
    • (4B) - Telegrams from Churchill and Carlos P. Romulo
    • (10B) - Reston dateline 12/26/49 - mainly on AHV health and pains which are substantial
    • (11&12)-looks thinner and haggard in pictures
    • (11) - Newspaper story on press conference Good bit in article here about challenge within Republican party to bipartisanism in foreign policy. AHV's return to Washington in December not good for health, is seen in part as meant to prevent Republican attacks on and moves against foreign policy.
    • (13B) - Joseph C. Harsch, Christian Science Monitor -- "AHV fights for bipartisan foreign policy"
    • (14) - Marquis Childs, "V's Policy Fight"
    • (15) - Jay G. Hayden "Bipartisan Foreign Policy Is Put on Shelf by Truman"
    • (16) - Letter 1/11/50 from Senate Financial clerk acknowledging AHV refusal of mileage reimbursement.
    • (17) - Lippmann "Must General Bradley Testify?"
      • - a good case against summoning military chiefs for the purpose of getting information. Lippmann says can get it privately. Won't get it publicly, where whole world listens.
    • (18) - Reston 1/25/50 dateline - AHV quits JCAE Committee
    • (21) - Walter Trohan newspaper article - AHV wants son to succeed him.
    • (22) - 2/15/50 handwritten letter from David Lilienthal -- "Thanks ... last act at my desk as I leave..."
    • (23) - Handwritten note which accompanied book from Halifax
    • (24B) - Reston dateline 3/25/50. Letter to Hoffman made public.
    • (25) - 3/26/50 - Text AHV letter to Hoffman, New York Times.
    • (25B) - Reston, dateline 3/25/50. "V. Acts to Restore Bipartisan Policy" - mentions angry debates over Formosa and McCarthy charges - Bipart. really has been threatened. Taft, Wherry, others are encouraging McCarthy; Lodge, Stassen, etc., remaining quiet to avoid party fight; Acheson now a big point of contention. Reston says AHV's appeal for an unpartisan commission can point the way out.
    • (26) - New York Times dateline 3/26/50. "V. Plea for Post Aid Study Wins Wide Acclaim" - also editorial of New York Times on this page
    • (27B) - Empty envelope from White House. Letter missing.
    • (28) - Note: 3/28/50 - from Ike.
    • (28B) - W. Lippmann -- "The Isolationist Comeback" [in Republican Party]
    • (29) - Marquis Childs -- "Need for Republican Leadership"
    • (30) - Award letter from President of National Institute of Social Sciences 3/30/50.
    • (30B) - New York Times dateline 3/29/50 -- "Acheson Confers with V." - talk of appointing an Ambassador at large from Republicans to deal with Japan treaty. - talk of bipartisan commission, a la, pre-Marshall plan; suggested recent letters to Hoffman
    • (32B) - Alberto Lleras article "San Francisco Episode" (n.d.) on Article 51 of U.N. Charter. - brief newspaper notes on AHV's second operation
    • (33) - 4/13/50 - New York Herald Tribune editorial on operation
      • - "beautiful and poignant!"
      • - AP - Children are at bedside, Georgetown Hospital, of Mrs. AHV
    • (34B) - New York Times dateline 4/11/50 -- "V. Undergoes Operation; Tumor Near His Spine Is Removed" - at Georgetown Hospital -- doctors think this was reason for failure to recover satisfactorily from previous operation - preliminary tissue tests show tumor - non malignant
    • (35B) - Lippmann -- "To 'Recreate A Vandenberg'" - On Republican party splits. Says, can't have cooperation and consultation until policy proposal conceived somewhere. Don't have conceptions today.
    • (38B) - Martin Hayden dateline 5/20/50 -- "Vandenberg Votes Again: Senator Returns to Aid Filibuster Fight"
      • - first time back since February 3
      • - came to vote in favor of cloture - shutting off Southern filibuster on the FEPC bill.
      • - Mrs. V's condition "grave"
Selective Index to Correspondence
Acheson, Dean Gooderham, 1893-1971.
  • July 9, August 5, August 9, August 12, August 13, 1946; January 14, January 24, January 28, February 5, March 4, March 6, March 19, March 20, March 24, March 25, June 20, 1947; September 29, November 25, December 6, 1949; January 3, January 18, January 23, February 3, April 10, June 12, July 7, November 6, December 6, 1950; January 9, 1951.
Aiken, George David, 1892-
  • November 8, 1946, January 15, 1951 (see also folder 6-7)
American Profit Sharing Institute
  • 1939, October 24, 1941
Americans for Democratic Action.
  • July 18, 1947; June 8, 1948
Andrews, Rogert Mercein 1874-1943.
  • September 19, 1918 [from AHV3
Angell, James Burrill, 1829-1916.
  • September 13, 1915
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-
  • March 11, 1948
Armour, Norman
  • August 4, September 12, 1947; March 20, 1948
Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-
  • March 12, April 8, 1946, July 22, 1949
Austin, Warren Robinson, 1877-1963.
  • March 10, March 31, May 5, 1944, May 27, 1947
Averill, George R., 1893-1971.
  • February 23, 1933
Baldwin, Raymond Earl, 1893-
  • December 3, 1948
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937.
  • December 7, 1920
Baruch, Bernard Marines, 1870-1965.
  • May 2, 1948, December 12, 1949
Bender, George Harrison, 1896-1961.
  • July 28, 1948
Bennett, John Bonifas, 1905-1964.
  • March 3, 1947
Benton, William, 1900-
  • November 14, 1946, October 2, 1947.
Beukema, John Charles, 1888-1967.
  • November 5, 1940, August 9, November 25, 1941, December 4, 1944; April 17, May 21, 1946, May 7, 1948, April 12, 1949.
Blodgett, John Wood, 1860-1951.
  • November 19, 1937, October 25, 1939, September 16, October 7, 1940; March 11, December 5, 1941; September 25, 1942; December 21, 1945; March 5, August 23, 1946; July 1, 1948.
Bohlen, Charles Eustis, 1904-1974.
  • April 23, June 11, August 30, 1948.
Bolton, Chester Castle, 1882-1939.
  • April 2, 1936
Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940.
  • August 9, 1915;December 19, 1921; September 16, 1922; March 5, 1924; April 20, 1925; July 10, 1925; April 19, 1926; September 9, 1927; July 5, 1928; July 30, 1928; August 18, 1932;
Bradley, Frederick Van Ness, 1893-1947.
  • March 27, May 10, 1943
Brake, D., Hale, 1891-
  • April 22, 1949.
Bridges, Styles, 1898-
  • March 24, June 24, 1947
Brownell, Herbert, 1904-
  • September 17, September 20, September 23, 1948
Brucker, Wilber Marion, 1894-1968.
  • June 19, 1948.
Burton, Marion LeRoy, 1874-1925-
  • March 27, 1920
Butler, Hugh Alfred, 1878-1954.
  • July 12, 1947, June 30, 1948.
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
  • December 26, 1919.
Byrnes, James Francis, 1879-
  • August 3, August 4, October 26, 1945; April 5, May 21, November 14, December 1, 1946; October 19, 1949.
Cain, Harry Pulliam, 1906-
  • September 12, 1949.
Cannon, Joseph Burney, 1836-1927.
  • May 10, 1919
Capehart, Homer Earl, 1897-
  • May 10, 1948; September 28, 1949.
Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951.
  • August 15, November 8, 1946.
Case, Francis Higby, 1896-1962.
  • January 26, 1937.
Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958.
  • January 28, February 15, 1947 .
Clay-ton, William Lockhart, 1880-1966.
  • April 21, June 8, June 12, 1948.
Connally, Thomas Terry, 1877-1963.
  • April 28, 1950.
Cooley, Mortimen Elwyn, 1855-1944.
  • November 8, 1932.
Coolidge, Calvin, Pres. U.S., 1872-1933.
  • January 26, 1926; June 18, 1928; November 14, 1928; March 8, 1924; December 31, 1924
Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-
  • November 14, 1949.
Copeland, Royal Samuel, 1868-1938.
  • February 13, 1931
Couzens, James Joseph, 1872-1936.
  • April 25, 1927
Cummins, Albert Baird, 1850-1926.
  • April 25, 1918
Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936.
  • November 8, 1928
Couzens, Frank, 1902-1950.
  • June 14, 1937.
Craig, Charles Patton, 1858-1935.
  • 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934.
Crowley, Leo T
  • October 12, 1945
Cudlip, William Byrnes, 1904-
  • 1934, 1935, April 15, 1938, May 16, 1947, July 29, 1949.
Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951.
  • July 14, 1924; October 29, 1927; July 10, 1928
Denby, Edwin, 1870-1929.
  • August 12, 1919; February 5, 1924; April 3, 1924
Detroit Citizens League
  • February 15, February 19, 1938
Dewey, Thomas Edmund, 1902-1971.
  • August 18, 1943; March 31, April 15, May 10, May 19, May 22, 1944; July 14, December 6, 1948.
Donnell, Forrest C., 1884-
  • December 2, 1950.
Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892-
  • January 31, 1950; January 12, 1951.
Duff, James Henderson, 1883-
  • December 9, 1948; November 10, 1950; November 14, 1951.
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959.
  • June 12, November 8, 1944;February 14, July 10, July 23, December 1945; August 14, undated, 1946; January 29, January 31, February 6, February 9, July 17, July 21, August 28, 1947; March 4, May 1, May 10, May 14, June 2, June 4, June 9, August 9, August 10, August 17, August 20, September 1948; February 4, March 29, May 2, September 16, November 10 November December 5, December 6, December 14, 1949; April 7, July 25, ;October 1950; January 8, January 9, January 17, March 1, 1951.
Eccles, Marriner Stoddard, 1890-
  • March 11, March 17, 1949.
Edwards, George, 1914-
  • March 20, June 3, June 11, August 20, 1946; June 3, 1947.
Eisenhower, Dwight David, Pres. U.S., 1890-1969.
  • September 14, 1949.
Fairbanks, Charles Warren, 1852-1918.
  • June 26, 1916
Ferris, Woodbridge Nathan, 1853-1928.
  • May 15, 1918 [From AHV]; February 6, 1924;
Flanders, Ralph Edward, 1880-
  • November 24, 1948
Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936.
  • January 3, 1936
Ford, Gerald R.
  • [Folder 6-7]
Forrestal, James, 1892-1949.
  • November 6, 1946.
Gannett, Frank Ernest, 1876-1957.
  • August 6, September 27, October 4, October 21, October 22, December 16, December 21, 1943; January 7, January 8, March 14, April 11, 1944.
Green, Dwight H.,1897-1958.
  • 1944, March 12, 1945
Green, Fred Warren, 1872-1936.
  • May 29, 1928
Green, William, 1870-1952.
  • November 8, December 1, 1937; October 23, 1940; September 5, 1945; April 9, 1948.
Grew, Joseph Clark, 1880-1965.
  • February 16, February 20, July 9, 1945.
Harding, Warren Gamaliel, Pres. U.S., 1865-1923.
  • September 23, 1920; October 20, 1920; May 11, 1916
Hayden, Joseph Ralston, 1887-1945.
  • November 30, 1931
Hazlitt, Henry, 1894-
  • April 9, April 19, 1949.
Herring, Clyde LaVerne, 1879-1945.
  • June 10, September 2, September 3, October 11, 1938;April 24, 193
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-
  • February 23, 1948.
Hickenlooper, Bourke Blakemore, 1896-
  • August 8, 1947;October 11, 1949; January 25, 1950.
Hiss, Alger, 1904-
  • June 17, 1947
Hoffman, Clare Eugene, 1875-1967.
  • March 19, 1945
Hoover, Herbert Clark, Pres. U.S., 1874-1964
  • July 5, 1927; December 27, 1927; August 16, 1928; October 2, 1928; October 24, 1928; January 8, September 11, 1930; November 9:1931; June 8, July 16, July 26, July 27, August, 4, 1932; August 11, 1948; February 26, 1949
Howard, Roy Wilson, 1883-1964.
  • October 11, 1945
Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955.
  • April 14, 1914, November 8, December 7, 1939; January 30, 1941; March 24, 1943; May 3, May 23, 1944; July 8, 1949.
Hurley, Patrick Jay, 1883-1963-
  • December 1, December 12, 1932.
Ickes, Harold L., 1874-1952.
  • June 28, 1935; June 5, 1942; July 22, 1947; February 11, February 11, May 14, May 21, June 29, 1948.
Jeffties, Edward J., 1900-1950.
  • December 6, 1939; May 19, 1947.
Johnson, Hiram Warren, 1866-1945.
  • August 14, 1928
Judd, Dorothy
  • January 17, 1941
Kendall, David Walbridge, 1903-
  • March 20, 1948; April 1, 1948.
Kersten, Charles J., 1902-
  • November 13, November 23, 1948.
Kettle, Earl
  • October 1, 1919 [from AHV]
Knowland, William Fife, 1908-
  • September 2, October 19, December 8, 1948; November 17, 1950.
Knox, Frank, 1874-1944.
  • July 22, 1915; July 29, 1915; July 14, 1919; August 18, 1919 [from AHV]; October T, 1928; February 29, 1928; December 20, 1929; July 29, August 19, 1932; March 25, March 31, November 29, 1938
Krock, Arthur W 1887-
  • November 24, 1939; November 1, 1943.
Lamont, Thomas William, 1870-
  • 1948. December 1, 1937; July 15, 1943.
Landon, Alfred Mossman, 1887-
  • June 24, 1937.
Langer, William, 1886-1959.
  • February 23, 1948.
Lasker, Albert Davis, 1880-1952.
  • August 8, 1945.
Lawrence, David, 1888-1973.
  • July 5, 1939, November 15, 1949.
Lawrence, Howard Cyrus, 1890-1961.
  • January 4, 1938, October 6, October 14, November 1, December 16, December 21, 1939; July 22, 1940; October 14, 1941; February 15 1945; February 27, March 7, March 28, April 4, April 24, May 23, 1 April 1, 1948.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1884-1951.
  • May 2, 1948.
Lippman, Walter, 1889-January 30, 1940;
  • September 14, 1945; March 16, 1945; July 22, 1949; January 18, January 26, February 3, 1950.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902
  • October 22, 1920; November 1T, 1921; November 24, 1921; June 26, 1922; May 2, 1922; October 10, October 17, 1947; August 12, November 22, December 7 December 20, 1948; October 7, October 17, 1949; July 28, September October 23, 1950; February 21, 1951.
Lovett, Robert Abercrombie, 1895-
  • September 21, October 30, November 3, December 11, 1947; January 2, January 19, January 29, February 28, March 11, April 9, July 15, October 8, November 22, November 24, November 26, 1948; October 20, October 21, December 21, 1949; January 8, March 7, 1951.
Lucas, Scott Wike, 1892-
  • October 27, 1949
Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967.
  • September 21, 1943; May 27, 1946; August 7, 1950.
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.
  • October 27, 1945; June 1, June 13, 1950.
Machrowicz, Thaddeus Michael, 1899-
  • December 22, 1944.
Maddy, Joseph Edgar, 1891-1966.
  • April 20, 1949.
Marshall, George Catlett, 1880-1959.
  • February 4, February 10, June 24, August 8, September 29, December 11, 1947; March 22, March 25, June 11, September - October 27, 1948; October 17, November 17, 1949; July 7, September 16, December 28, 1950
McAdoo, William Gibbs, 1863-1941.
  • December 10, 1918; December 22, 1920; September 20, 1921; February 2T, 1922
Mellon, Andrew William, 1855-1939.
  • January 29, 1926
Menefee, Ferdinand Northrup, 1886-1973.
  • August 7, 1940.
Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957.
  • February 7, 1951.
Millikin, Eugene Donald, 1891-1958.
  • November 30, 1946;October 10, November 17, 1949; October 30, December 29, 1950; January 6, 1951.
Mooney, Edward, 1882-1958.
  • May 3, 1949.
Morse, Wayne Lyman, 1900-
  • November 24, 1945; November 10, 1950.
Moses, George Higgins, 1869-1944.
  • April 19, April 27, 1943.
Mott, Charles Stewart, 1875-1973.
  • April 14, 1942.
Mundt, Karl Earl, 1900-
  • April 3, 1945.
Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
  • February 15, 1937.
Murrow, Edvard R., igo8-1965.
  • September 22, November 21, 1950.
Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864-1945.
  • November 17, 1941.
Norbeck, Peter, 1870-1936.
  • February 11, 1933.
O'Conor, Herbert Romulus, 1896-1960.
  • February 3, 1950.
Page, Herman, 1866-1942.
  • September 11, 1939.
Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952.
  • November 12, 1946.
Perry, Stuart Hoffman, 1874-1957.
  • August 17, 1940.
Pollock, James Kerr, 1898-1968.
  • March 23, 1949.
Reed, Clyde Martin, 1871-1949.
  • January 20, 1949-
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1853-1916.
  • February 8, 1916
Reuther, Walter Philip, 1907-1970.
  • January 12, 1951.
Riggs, Henry Earle, 1865-1949.
  • December 22, 1936; July 29, 1937; January 21, 1939.
Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich, 1908-
  • February 12, 1948; April 28, October 4, 1949.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • January 6, April 16, 1947.
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1914--
  • April 6, 1933, April 19, 1934; September 24, December 12, 1937; February 16, April 6, November 7, 1940; April 5, 1941; December 17, 1942; February 15, March 1, 1945.
Roosevelt, Theodore, Pres. U.S., 1858-1919.
  • 1918?
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-
  • November 14, 1949.
Scholle, August, 1904-1972.
  • December 9, 1946.
Schwellenbach, Levis Baxter, 1894-1948.
  • July 31, September 29, 1945
Scott, Hugh Daggett, 1900-
  • August 25, September 9, 1948.
Sloan, Alfred Pritchard, 1875-1966.
  • December 6, 1940.
Smith, George Otis, 1871-1944.
  • November 30, 1932.
Smith, Gerald Lyman Kenneth, 1898-
  • January 18, July 29, October 8, 1941; August 24, 1943.
Snyder, John Wesley, 1895-
  • February 2, 1948.
Stassen, Harold Edward, 1907-
  • January 21, 1949.
Stettinius, Edward Reilley, 1900-1949.
  • June 15, September 29, October 1, 1943; August 8, 1944; January 4, April 5, May 5, July 26, 1945.
Stone, Ralph, 1868-1956.
  • June 22, June 23, 1949.
Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952.
  • December 30, 1942.
Sweet, Edwin Forrest, 184T-
  • December 8, 1917 [from AHV]; December 6, 191T
Taft, Charles Phelps, 1897-
  • November 7, November 15, 1949.
Taft, Robert Alphonso, 1889-1953.
  • March 29, 1944, October 20, 1946; May 26, October 6, December 2, 1947; January 19, November 4, November 11, November 22, 1950; March 26, 1951
Taft, William Howard, Pres. U.S., 1857-1930.
  • February 3, 1926
Thomas, Norman Mattoon, 1884-1968.
  • December 10, 1948; January 31, 1949.
Thomas, R.J., 1900-
  • February 16, 1943, September 17, 1945.
Thompson, Dorothy, 1894-1961.
  • December 22, 1948.
Thorp, Willard Long, 1899-
  • December 26, 1947.
Titus, Harold, 1888-1967.
  • April 7, 1943.
Toy, Harry Stanley, 1892-1955.
  • April 12, 1935; March 24, 1948.
Truman, Harry S., Pres. u.s.j1884-1972.
  • December 21, 1945, July 18, 1946; February 8, November 3, December 3, 1948; October 4, November 1, 1949; March 27, March 31, June 16, July, September 27, 1950; January 10, January 18, March 6, 1951.
Tufty, Esther (Van Wagoner)
  • November 7, 1946; October 5, 1949.
Vinson, Frederic Moore, 1890-1953.
  • October 6, 1949.
Waite, John Barker, 1882-
  • February 24, 1934; April 1, 1948.
Wallace, William Henry, 1861-1933.
  • November 15, November 19, 1932.
Warren, Earl, 1891-
  • October 22, 1948.
Weeks, Sinclair, 1893-
  • December 30, 1946.
Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961.
  • August 22, 1939, July 3, December 9, 1948; December 19, 1949; December 29, 1950.
Welsh, George Wilson, 1883-
  • July 15, August 16, 1940.
Wherry, Kenneth Spicer, 1892-1951.
  • January 31, February 24, 1951.
White, Wallace Humphrey, 1877-1952.
  • November 16, 1946.
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955.
  • December 30, 1946; February 25, February 28, March 2, April
Willkie, Wendell Levis, 1892-1944.
  • July 15, 1941.
Winslow, Rollin
  • June 7, 1923
Wood, Leonard, 1860-1921.
  • December 21, 1918; November 30, 1919; January 20, 1920; January 25, 1920; April 16, 1920; December 9, 1920; December 15, 1920; December 27, 1920
Wood, Robert E.
  • Extensive correspondence, 1943, 1944.
Woodfill, William Stewart, 1896-
  • October 9, 1944.
Woodruff, Roy Orchard, 1876-1953.
  • July 21, August 4, 1944.
Ziegler, Charles M., 1888-1959.
  • September 14, 1944; October 31, December 7, December 26, 1945; June 6, 1946.