Papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1922-1940).

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Horner, Frederick Cecil, 1887-1974. Papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1922-1940).

Papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1922-1940).

Personal and business files consisting of correspondence, diaries, memoir, memoranda, reports, speeches, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and photographs, relating to Horner's career in transportation, chiefly as an executive with General Motors Corporation. The collection reflects the development of motor truck and bus transportation in the U.S. and abroad and efforts to coordinate these modes with railroad transport. Includes material on Horner's involvement with General Managers' Association of New York, Joint Committee of Railroads and Highway Users, National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, National Transportation Committee (headed by Calvin Coolidge), National Transportation Conference (1923), Society of Automotive Engineers, and World Engineering Congress in Tokyo (1929). Topics include transportation legislation, regulation, safety, and taxation. Also includes material relating to Horner's involvement with various New York City civic organizations such as the Charity Organization Society's tenement housing committee and the Regional Plan Association's transportation committee. Correspondents include William Wallace Atterbury, Bruce Barton, Ralph Budd, William James Cunningham, Pierre S. Du Pont, Herbert Hoover, Pyke Johnson, Charles Franklin Kettering, Thomas H. MacDonald, James David Mooney, John J. Raskob, Eddie Rickenbacker, Alfred P. Sloan, Edward R. Stettinius, and Alfred H. Swayne.

30.4 linear ft.

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