Manuscript Collections - Steve Neal Papers

March 13, 2020

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Steve Neal Papers, 1913-1998
14 linear feet (32 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Steve Neal was a columnist and author of books on American politics. Born in Oregon in 1949, Neal graduated from the University of Oregon in 1971 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia. Neal began his career as a journalist with the Oregon Journal then joined the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked until 1979. Neal then worked for the Chicago Tribune, primarily with its Washington bureau where he covered the White House during the first term of Ronald Reagan before returning to Chicago as a political columnist. In 1987 Neal moved his column to the Chicago Sun-Times

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Steve Neal Papers document his research and writing of several books on 20th century American politics, his work as a political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and include photographs of national figures.

three series:  Books, Subject File, and Photographs. 

Books
drafts, research files, and correspondence. These are first arranged alphabetically by book title: Dark Horse, The Eisenhowers, Eleanor and Harry, Harry and Ike, and McNary of Oregon.  Each book is then arrayed so that drafts, revisions and final copies of the text are the first materials in each sub-series.  Research files and correspondence files follow.  Documentation for each book varies from extensive for Dark Horse, Neal’s book on Wendell Willkie) to modest for his volumes on Harry S. Truman.

Subject Files
documents Neal’s work as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.   These files contain extensive material on Chicago and Illinois politics, gambling in Chicago, Jesse Jackson, and Oregon politics.

Photographs [transferred to AV department, 2010]
These are arranged alphabetically by individual and primarily contain images of 20th century American politicians.
  

FOLDER LIST

BOOKS

Box      Contents

1          Dark Horse: A Biography of Wendell Willkie
                     Draft One, undated (4 folders)
                     Draft Two, undated (5 folders)
                     Reviews of Dark Horse, 1983

2                   Research
                              Articles in Newspapers, 1940-1959
                              Biographical Articles, undated
                              Chapple, Joseph M. – Willkie and American Unity, undated
                              Chiang, Madam, Clippings, 1943-1952
                              Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, 1938-1939
                              Campaigns, 1940-1944 (6 folders)
                              Convention (Republican), 1940
                              Correspondence
                                       Allen, Robert S., 1940-1943
                                       Alsop, Joseph W. Jr., 1940-1942
                                       Andrews, Bert, 1944
                                       Armstrong, Hamilton F., 1941-1943
                                       Atlantic Monthly, 1937
                                       Baker, Frederick, 1942-1944

3                                     Baker, Newton, D., 1944
                                       Baldwin, Raymond, 1942-1943
                                       Baldwin, Roger, 1941-1942
                                       Ball, Joseph, 1943-1944
                                       Barnard, Harold, 1942
                                       Barnes, Joseph, 1942-1943
                                       Bellamy, Paul, 1940-1944
                                       Catledge, Turner, 1940-1943
                                       Chiang, Kaishek, Madam, 1937-1949
                                       Childs, Marquis, 1942-1944
                                       Clapper, Raymond, 1940-1944
                                       Cohen, Ben V., 1939-1944
                                       Commager, Henry Steele, 1941-1944
                                       Commonwealth and Southern Corporation, 1935-1939
                                       Cowles, John, 1940-1944 (3 folders)
                                       Cox, James M., 1944
                                       Davenport, Russell, 1939-1944
                                       Dewey, Thomas, 1940-1971
                                       Drummond, Roscoe, 1942-1978
                                       Dubinsky, David, 1944
                                       Dulles, John Foster, 1943
                                       Fleeson, Doris, 1940-1944
                                       Forbes Magazine, 1935
                                       Fortune, Magazine, 1937
                                       Frankfurter, Felix, 1938-1952
                                       Gunther, John, 1943-1944
                                       Hallaman, Walter, 1940-1942

 4                                    Halleck, Charles A., 1941-1969
                                       Hamilton, John I. M., 1940-1944
                                       Hanes, John W. 1942-1965
                                       Harper’s Magazine, 1944
                                       Hollister, John, 1940-1942
                                       Hoover, Herbert, 1933-1944
                                       Howard, Roy, 1941-1942
                                       Hoyt, Palmer, 1940-1944
                                       Ickes, Harold, L., 1941-1943
                                       Jackson Debate, 1938
                                       Journalists, 1941-1944
                                       Knight, John S., 1978
                                       Krock, Arthur, 1941-1968
                                       Lamont, T. W., 1940-1942
                                       Landon, Alf, 1940
                                       Lawrence, David, 1939-1944
                                       Lawrence, William, 1943
                                       Lilienthal, David, 1942-1944
                                       Lippman, Walter, 1942-1944
                                       Look Magazine, 1941-1943
                                       Luce, Clare Booth, 1942-1981
                                       Luce, Henry, 1936-1972
                                       McCormick, Robert, 1940-1944
                                       MacLeish, Archibald, 1942
                                       Martin, Joseph W., 1943
                                       Marvin, Rolland, 1942-1944
                                       Mencken, H. L., 1941-1943
                                      
 5                                    Moley, Raymond, 1940
                                       Murphy, William, 1944
                                       Neal, Steve, 1981-1982
                                       New Republic, 1939-1944
                                       Pearson, Drew, 1939-1944
                                       Pryor, Samuel, 1941-1944
                                       Queeny, Edgar, M., 1942-1944
                                       Reader’s Digest, 1940-1941
                                       Reid, Helen Rogers, 1941-1944
                                       Roberts, Roy, 1941
                                       Rockefeller, John D., 1942
                                       Root, Oren, 1940-1944
                                       Roosevelt, Theodore, 1940
                                       Saltonstall, Leverett, 1944
                                       Saturday Evening Post, 1939-1942
                                       Shirer, William, 1943-1984
                                       Smith, Paul C., 1941-1944
                                       Spangler, Harrison, 1944
                                       Stassen, Harold, 1940-1943
                                       Stone, Irving, 1944
                                       Stimson, Henry, 1920-1944
                                       Sullivan, Mark, 1940-1941
                                       Sulzberger, Arthur, 1942-1944
                                       Taft, Robert A., 1940-1944
                                       Tarkington, Booth, 1940-1944
                                       Thomas, Norman, 1940-1943
                                       Thompson, Dorothy, 1941-1942
                                       Vandenberg, Arthur, Clippings, 1936-1962
                                       Van Doren, Irita, 1938-1984
                                       Weeks, Sinclair, 1941-1944
                                       White, Walter, 1949-1963
                                       White, William A., 1940-1944
                                       Willkie, Edith, 1936-1978
                                       Willkie, Wendell, Family Correspondence, 1940-1944
                                       Wilson, Lyle C., 1941-1943
                                       Winchell, Walter, 1941-1944
                                       Zanuck, Daryl, 1941-1944

6                   Dewey, Thomas E., 1942-1944
                              Early Biography, 1940
                              Estates and Will, 1944
                              Hatch, Alden, “Young Willkie,” 1944
                              Howard, Roy Wilson, 1941
                              Interviews, 1941-1943
                              McNary, Charles L., 1927-1940
                              Motion Pictures Industry, 1941
                              Neal, Steve, Writings, undated
                              New York Politics, Willkie for Governor, 1942
                              Photographs Put into Book, Copies
                              Post 1944 Campaign
                              Pre-Convention (Republican), Newspaper Clippings, 1940
                              Profiles of Willkie, 1940-1944
                              Republican Convention, Herbert Hoover, 1940
                              Retrospective Pieces, 1952-1972
                              Russian Trip, 1942
                              Schneiderman, William, Supreme Court Case, 1941
                              Special Envoy
                                        Around the World, 1942
                                       China, 1942

7                                     Egypt and Lebanon, 1942
                                       England and Ireland, 1941
                                       Turkey, Iran, Iraq, 1942
                              Speeches, 1930-1944 (6 folders)
                              Sprague, Charles, 1938-1943
                              Statements and Articles, 1934-1944 (4 folders)
                              Strout, Richard L. (Reporter), 1940-1980
                              Talk on Television, 1943

8                            Time Magazine Articles, 1940
                              Trip to Canada, 1941
                              Trip to Rhode Island, 1940
                              Writings by Willkie
                                       “An American Program,” 1944
                                       “One World,” 1943
            The Eisenhowers
                     Manuscript Draft, undated (6 folders)
                     Neal, Steve
                              Correspondence Regarding Reprint, 1983-1989
                              Library Talk, 1987
                     Research for Book
                              Analysis of Dwight Eisenhower’s Presidency, 1953-1954
                              Campaign of 1952
                                       Ads and Flyers
                                       Chronology, July-November 1952

9                                     Korea
                                       Southern Strategy
                                       Speeches (5 folders)
                              Draft Movement, 1951-1952
                              Eisenhower and McCarthy, 1952
                              Eisenhower, Arthur, 1948-1958
                              Eisenhower, David, Articles About, 1948-1958
                              Eisenhower, Dwight Correspondence
                                       Doud, Elivera, 1955-1957
                                       Election of 1960
                                       General, 1951-1960
                                       Oregon Senate Race, 1956
                                       “Ruby”, undated
                                      
10                          Eisenhower, Earl, 1943-1966
                              Eisenhower, Edgar, 1941-1960 (3 folders)
                              Eisenhower, John S. D.
                                       Dad Took Me to Moscow
                                       General Information, undated
                                       Letters between John and Dwight
                                       Oral Interviews, 1972-1973 (2 folders)
                                       “Polk and His Generals,” Lecture, 1985

11                          Eisenhower Mamie, Articles About, 1952-1977
                              Eisenhower, Milton
                                       General correspondence, 1949-1977 (3 folders)
                                       Correspondence with DDE, 1939-1964 (7 folders)
           
12                                   Johns Hopkins University, 1967
                                       Kansas State University President, 1942-1950
                                       Oral Interviews, 1967-1976 (3 folders)
                                       Pennsylvania State University President, 1950-1956
                                       Profiles, 1949-1958
                              Genealogy and History of the Eisenhower Family, undated                                                                 Hazlett, E. E, 1941-1959 (2 folders)
                              Hoffman, Paul G., 1951-1958

13                          Interviews
                                       Asper, L. J., 1964
                                       Fornay, Abram, 1964
                                       Long, Mrs. Robert J., 1964
                                       Picking, Lelia Grace, 1965
                              Knebel, Fletcher – Ike and His Money, undated
                              Nixon and Eisenhower, 1952-1954
                              NATO, 1950-1952 (4 folders)
                              Obituaries, 1969
                              Philippines, 1940-1960
                              Retirement Years, 1961-1969
                              Truman, Harry S., 1948-1951
                              Visits to Truman Library, 1961-1990
                              Voting Registration, 1956
            Eleanor and Harry
                     Typed Copy, undated (3 folders)

14                 Proof Copy, undated (2 folders)
            Harry and Ike
                     Outline, undated
                     Proof Copy, undated (2 folders)
                     Typed Copy, undated (2 folders)

15                 Research for Book
                              Cartoons, undated
                              Cochran, Jacqueline, undated
                              Correspondence, 1945-1974 (6 folders)
                              Eisenhower, Dwight D.
                                       Draft for President, 1948
                                       News Articles, 1945-1883
                                       Taxes, 1948
                                       World Trip, 1959
                              Feud, 1952-1979

16                          Hagerty, Charles, 1960
                              Meetings, 1951-1952
                              Neal, Steve, “Eisenhower Redux,” 1985
                              Newspaper Articles on Defense, 1949-1952
                              Oral History Interviews, 1972-1985
                              Summersby, Kay, 1946-1973
                              Truman, Harry
                                       Diary Excerpts, 1952
                                       Newspaper Articles, 1945-1971
                                       Official Inaugural Program, 1949
                                       Press and Radio Conferences, 1952
                              Truman Library, 1952-1959
            McNary of Oregon
                     Manuscript Draft, undated (3 folders)

17                 Manuscript Galley, undated
                     Research for Book
                              Articles About, 1942 and undated
                              Bonneville Dam, New Article, 1949
                              Cake, Ralph, 1944-1973
                              Campaign, 1940
                              Clippings About, 1926-1944
                              Comments About, undated

                              Correspondence
                                       General, 1914-1944
                                       Regarding Reprint, 1989
                                       With Cornelia, 1936-1940 (wife)
                                       With Herbert Hoover, 1934-1940
                                       With John, 1922-1942 (brother)
                                       Stoltz, W. T., 1925-1929
                                       Stoltz, Mrs. W. T., 1936-1942 (sister)
                                       With Wendell Willkie, 1940-1944
                              Death of First Wife, 1918
                              Dedication of McNary Dam, 1947
                              Deposition of Papers, 1944-1969
                              Family History, 1938 and undated

18                          Farm Bill, 1924-1928
                              Farm Issues, 1927-1942
                              Greeley, William B. – Forests and Man, 1951-1974
                              McNutt, Paul V., 1939-1940
                              Mahoney, Willis E., 1936
                              Neal, Steve, 1974-1985 (4 folders)
                              Newspaper Clippings, 1935-1942
                              Obituaries, 1944-1953
                              Oregon Republican Party, 1918-1948
                              Roosevelt, F. D., 1935-1944
                              Speeches and Writings, 1935-1940
                              Sprague, Charles, 1938-1984

SUBJECT FILES

19        Abzug, Bella, 1970-1976
            Anderson, John, 1980
            Atwater, Lee, 1986-1987
            Babbit, Bruce, 1987-1988
            Borak, William E., 1972
            Brown, Edmund G., 1975-1979
            Bruno, Angelo, 1953-1973
            Bush, George, Vice-President, 1986
            Campaigns – Presidential, 1971-1988 (3 folders)
            Chicago Politics, 1966-1970
            Crime Commission, 1992-1993
            Cuomo, Mario, 1983-1987
            Daley, Richard G., 1964-1979 (2 folders)
            Democrats, 1972-1985

20        Dole, Robert, 1982-1988
            Douglas, William O., 1958-1980
            Dukakis, Mike, 1987-1988
            du Pont, Peter, 1975-1988
            Durants, William, 1950-1963
            Editorials, 1958-1975 (3 folders)
            Egan, John Msgr., Interviews, undated
            Electoral College, 1969-1970
            Gambling
                     1995-1997
                     “Easy Money, Report on Legalized Gambling, 1974
                     Glick Assoc., “A Jewel in the Crown of Chicago,” 1992

21                 Las Vegas, 1989-1992
                              Pros and Cons, 1989-1993 (2 folders)
                              Report of the Commission, 1992
                              Riverboats and Casinos, 1992-1997
                              Sports, 1991
                              Thompson, James H. (Governor), 1990
            Jackson, Jesse, 1972-1991
            Mayors of Chicago, 1837-1959
            Neal, Steve – The Daleys of Chicago, 1994
            Oral Interview with General Lucius D. Clay, 1968
            Personal Rapid Transit – Articles, 1990
            Recall of Office of Mayor, 1980

22        Sawyer, Eugene, 1988-1990
            Washington, Harold, 1976-1987 (4 folders)
            Ferraro, Geraldine
            Ford, Gerald, 1973-1974
            Frost, David, Interviews, 1987-1988
            Glenn, John, 1982-1984
            Goldfine, Bernard, 1958

23        Goldwater, Barry M, 1963-1968
            GOP Politics, 1987-1988
            Greeley, Andrew M., 1984-1991
            Hart, Gary, 1984-1988 (2 folders)
            Illinois Politics
                     Alter, Joanna, 1972-1990
                     Annunzio, Frank, 1972-1990
                     Baise, Gregory, 1984-1990
                     Breslin, Peg, 1989-1990
                     Brewer, Tommy, 1989
                     Burns, Jim, 1989-1990
                     Burris, Roland W., 1985-1990
                     Chicago Park District, 1985-1989

24                 Common Cause of Illinois, 1989-1990
                     Cronin, Dan, 1990
                     Dvorak, James E., 1988-1990
                     Dudycz, Walter, 1989-1990
                     Edgar, James, 1983-1995 (4 folders)
                     Elrod, Richard J. 1986
                     Geo-Karis, Adeline J., 1986
                     Governor Campaign, Newspaper Clips, 1990
                     Hartigan, Neil, 1989-1990 (3 folders)
                             
25                 Hoffman, Gene, 1989-1990
                     Hoffman, Manny, undated
                     Joyce, Jeremiah, 1985-1989
                     LaRoche, Lyndon H. Jr., 1986-1989
                     McMullen, Jay, 1971-1992
                     Market Shares Polls, 1968-1990
                     Martin, Lynn, 1988-1990
                     Moseley-Braun, Carol, 1977-1998 (4 folders)

26                 Neal, Steve – Articles, 1972-1992
                     Netsch, Dawn C., 1982-1994
                     Northern Ireland Investments, 1987
                     O’Grady, James, 1985-1990 (2 folders)
                     Partee, Cecil, 1988-1990
                              Illinois World Trade Center Photos, undated
                     Ryan, George, 1986-1996 (2 folders)
                     Savage, Gus, 1986-1992

27                 Simon, Paul, 1987-1990 (2 folders)
                     Stevenson, Adlai III, 1970-1989 (2 folders)
                     Sutker, Cal, 1989-1990
                     Thompson, James, 1977-1992
            Immigration (Ireland), 1989-1990

28        Iowa Caucuses, 1987-1988
            Jackson, Jesse, 1983-1996 (5 folders)
            Kean, 1986-1987
            Kemp, Jack, 1984-1988
            Kennedy, John F. – Assassination, 1963-1993
            McKay, Doug, 1967
            Merry, Robert W., National Observer Columns, 1974-1978

29        Neal, Steve
                     Correspondence
                     General, 1972-1989 (2 folders)
                     American Heritage, 1985-1986
                     Burke, Edward M., 1988-1991
                     Clark, Joseph S., 1973-1975
                     Dixon, Alan J., 1983-1990
                     Doubleday, 1976-1985
                     Eisenhower, John
                     Ferrell, Robert H., 1981-1988
                     Garrity, John, 1975-1990
                     Gerard McCauley Agency, Inc., 1976-1989
                     Hutter, Donald (Holt, Rinehart & Winston Publishing Co) 1978
                     Lewis, Drew, 1976-1987
                     Morse, Wayne, 1961-70
                     Packwood, Robert W., 1967-1987
                     Remini, Robert V., 1987-1991
                     Simon, Paul, 1987-1992
                              Writings
                              Dictionary of American Biography, 1970
                     “They Never Go Back to Pocatello,” 1975-1988
            Neuberger, Richard L.
                     General, 1931-1975
                     “Adventures in Politics,” 1954
                     Articles About, 1932-1959

30                 Articles By, 1934-1958
                     Death, 1960
            Oregon Politics
                     Hatfield, Mark
                              General, 1959-1991
                              Article by Steve Neal, undated
                              Senate Race, 1972
                     Holmes, Robert D., 1957-1958
                     McCall, Tom
                              1967-1983 (2 folders)
                              Clippings, 1967-1983
                              Neal, Steve, “McCall and the Third Force,” 1975           
                              Obituaries, 1983
                     McGovern, George, 1971-1972
                     McKay, Douglas, 1953-1956
                     McNary, Charles, 1934-1965 [primarily political cartoons]
                     Morse, Wayne, 1944-1977 (3 folders)

31                 Oates, Stephen, 1990-1991 (2 folders)
                     Packwood, Robert W., 1968-1970
                     Political Campaigns, 1979-1988
                     Republican Party, Oregon, 1970
            Robertson, Pat, 1986-1987
            Rockefeller, Nelson, 1959-1979
            Romney, George, 1962-1969
            Roosevelt, Theodore, 1977-1979

32        Scranton, William W., 1976
            Political Coverage, 1988
            Stassen, Harold, 1952-1976
            Taft, Robert A., 1940-1953
            West, Oswald, 1902-1976
            Wills, Gary, 1972-1987
            Wilson, Woodrow, Articles About, 1944-1982

PHOTOGRAPHS (currently in the alpha photo collection)

33        Cain, Harry R., 1947-1955
            Commager, Henry Steele, 1974
            Dewey, John, 1948
            Eisenhower Family, 1893-1951
            Garner, John Nance, 1932-1955 (3 folders)
            Goldwater, Barry, 1962-1964
            Hoover, Herbert, 1928-1964 (2 folders)
            Hughes, Harold, 1971
            Kennedy, Robert, 1968
            LaGuardia, Fiorello
                     Informal, 1933-1941 (2 folders)

34                 Director of United Nations Rehabilitation and Relief, 1946-1948
                     Groups, 1933-1946
                     Joint Defense Board, 1940
                     Portraits, 1917-1947 (2 folders)
                     Speeches, 1932-1946
            Lindsey, John V., 1966
            Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1939-1970
            MacArthur, Douglas, Portraits, 1893-1964
            McCarthy, Eugene, 1968
            McGovern, George, 1970
            McNary, Charles L.
                     Informal, 1904-1954 (2 folders)

35                 Family, 1878 and undated
                     Groups, 1921-1943
                     Portraits, 1971
            Muskie, Edmund, undated
            Nixon, Richard M, 1962-1974 (2 folders).
            Norris, George W., 1895-1940 (2 folders)
            Rockefeller, Nelson, 1965-1968
            Reuther, Walter, 1949
            Roosevelt, Franklin D.
                     Informal, 1930-1934 (4 folders)

36                 Informal, 1935-1945 (15 folders)
                     Birthdays, 1938-1946
                     Portraits, 1936
                                      
37                 Portraits, 1938-1941 (3 folders)
                     Speeches, 1940-1941 (2 folders)
                     Trips, 1941-1945 (4 folders)
                     Vacation, 1940
                     Voting, 1936-1940

38        Romney, George, 1960-1970
            Scott, Hugh D., 1948-1972
            Scranton, William W., 1963-1966
            Stassen. Harold, 1935-1973
            Taft, Robert A., 1891-1953
            Taft, William Howard, 1901-1953
            Truman, Harry S., 1944
            Watson, James E., 1925-1948
            White, William Allen, 1930-1950
            Willkie, Mrs. Wendell L., 1940-1942
            Willkie, Phillip H., 1940-1953
            Willkie, Wendell
                     Informal, 1940-1944 (2 folders)

40                 Campaign, 1940
                     Family, 1941-1944
                     Funeral, 1944-1945
                     Groups, 1939-1951
                     Portraits, 1907-1945
                     Speeches, 1940-1944
                     Vacations, 1940-1945 (2 folders)
                     World Tour, 1941-1942 (2 folders)
            Wilson, Woodrow, 1913-1919

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