Papers, 1899-1980 (bulk 1930-1954).


Davenport, Russell W. (Russell Wheeler), 1899-1954. Papers, 1899-1980 (bulk 1930-1954).

Papers, 1899-1980 (bulk 1930-1954).

Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, writings, speeches, research materials, political files, biographical materials, legal and financial papers, photographs, and other papers, relating primarily to Davenport's career as writer and editor with Fortune (1930-1944, 1949-1951) and Life (1942-1944, 1949-1951), his management of Wendell Willkie's bid for the Republican presidential nomination (1940) and Edward Corsi's campaign for mayor of New York (1949-1951); his involvement in movements opposing communism and fascism and promoting democracy, liberty, peace, a union of the U.S. and Great Britain, and world government including the Institute for Creative Research established by Davenport (1950) and Republican Advance; Davenport's poetry, fiction, and political writings, including the Dignity of man (1955); and his personal life. Topics include his school years at Thacher School, Ojai, Calif., and Yale University; World War I ambulance service and work as a war correspondent during World War II; his fianceĢe's bout with tuberculosis; his association with Vachel Lindsay; Davenport's use of astrology and psychoanalysis in making predictions concerning colleagues and business and political events; and his research relating to agriculture, business, housing, industry, industrial relations, international relations, medical care, military readiness, social security, and taxation. Correspondents include Robert C. Bates, Raymond Leslie Buell, Harriet Cowles, Cornelia Whipple Davenport, Marcia Davenport, Natalie Potter Davenport, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Eric Hodgins, Paul G. Hoffman, Herbert Hoover, Harry Lloyd Hopkins, Robert L. Johnson, Joseph P. Kennedy, Walter Lippmann, Parker Lloyd-Smith, Henry Cabot Lodge, Clare Boothe Luce, Henry Robinson Luce, Archibald MacLeish, Henry V. Poor, Phelps Putnam, John D. Rockefeller, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Elmo Roper, William Siegmund Schlamm, J.M. Scribner, Simon and Schuster, Inc., Blackwell Smith, Thacher School, and Adelaide Walker.

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