George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953).

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Creel, George, 1876-1953. George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953).

George Creel papers, 1857-1953 (bulk 1896-1953).

Chiefly scrapbooks and bound volumes of writings by and about Creel. Also includes correspondence, notes, speeches, lectures, book reviews, an unpublished manuscript titled Liberty Bells, and campaign material relating to Creel's unsuccessful 1934 campaign for governor of California. A series on Woodrow Wilson and the U.S. Committee on Public Information contains correspondence with Wilson as well as Wilson's corrections of drafts of Creel's cables, letters, speeches, and other writings relating to the Wilson administration during World War I and subsequent peace negotiations. Includes a manuscript of Wilson's Fourteen Points speech of January 8, 1918, bearing corrections and revisions in the president's hand. Subjects include Russia and the Russian revolution, African Americans during World War I, air power and aircraft production, the teaching of the German language in American schools, Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference, the Versailles Treaty, world peace and the League of Nations, friction between Creel and the U.S. Dept. of State, America's postwar problems, national politics, candidacies of William Gibbs McAdoo and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the programs of the New Deal, the U.S. National Recovery Administration, the Central Valley irrigation project in California, Creel's disillusionment with the Democratic Party, Republican Party candidacies of Robert A. Taft and Dwight D. Eisenhower, state and national politics in California during World War II, the Cold War, and women's rights. Documents Creel's work as editor of the Kansas City Independent, editorial writer for the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, columnist for Collier's, lecturer, writer, commissioner for the Golden Gate International Exposition, and police commissioner of Denver; his activities as an amateur athlete in Kansas City and Denver; and his marriage to Blanche Bates. Correspondents or individuals discussed include Bernard M. Baruch, Randolph Bolling, Harry Flood Byrd, Josephus Daniels, Joseph Edward Davies, George Dewey, Robert Donner, James A. Farley, Garet Garrett, Carter Glass, Jr., Samuel Gompers, Henry Hazlitt, Herbert Hoover, Robert Houghwout Jackson, Robert F. Kelley, William F. Knowland, Arthur Bliss Lane, Robert Lansing, Breckinridge Long, W.G. McAdoo, Joseph McCarthy, Raymond Moley, Thomas J. Mooney, Felix M. Morley, Karl E. Mundt, Richard M. Nixon, Kathleen Thompson Norris, Walter Hines Page, J. Westbrook Pegler, Donald R. Richberg, Robert A. Taft, Lowell Thomas, Albert C. Wedemeyer, Burton K. Wheeler, and Edith Bolling Galt Wilson.

500 items.8 containers plus 22 oversize.9.2 linear feet.

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