Manuscript Collections - Philip L. Warden Papers

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5 linear feet, 3 linear inches (12 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Biographical Note

Philip L. Warden was born in Trenton, Missouri on November 3, 1912. He graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in 1936 and worked for The Packer, a trade publication for a fruit and vegetable trade association based in Kansas City and Chicago. He joined the business news staff of the Chicago Tribune in 1940, transferred to the Washington Bureau in 1942, and worked there until his retirement in 1975.

Beginning in 1957 he served as the Tribune’s correspondent on Capitol Hill, focusing on Illinois’ congressional delegation. He traveled with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon. Highlights include the 1950 meeting between Truman and Douglas MacArthur on Wake Island, and Eisenhower’s 1960 trip to Latin America. 

After his retirement from the Tribune, he was the editor of the Presidential Daily News Summary for Gerald Ford. Warden died in Alexandria, Virginia on December 30, 1990.

Scope and Content Note

The collection was donated to the Library in 1992 and is divided into two series:

SUBJECT FILES contain copies of the stories Warden submitted, reports, notes, press releases, and background information. Topics include the Truman-MacArthur meeting, Eisenhower’s Latin American trip, Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS primarily contain Warden’s articles and columns from 1943 to 1974, although there are also folders from 1916 and 1980. Arranged chronologically

Contents List


Box      Contents

1          Boorstin, Daniel J – Dissent, Dissension, and the News, 1967 (speech)
            Democratic Fund Raiser, Apr 4, 1968
            Democratic National Convention, 1968
            Eisenhower, Dwight, Apr 1957
            Eisenhower, Dwight -  South American Tour, 1960
            Eisenhower, Dwight – General Information
            Eisenhower, Dwight – Background Information
            Election Results, 1973
            Ford, Gerald, 1974
            Goldwater, Barry, 1964
            Johnson, Lyndon – Bobby Baker Scandal
            Johnson, Lyndon, 1964
            Johnson, Lyndon – Exhibits 1-33
            Kefauver, Estes, 1950
            Kennedy, John F. – Tributes in Congress, 1963

2          Mazo, Earl: Richard Nixon, 1959 (proof copy)
            Muccio, John J. – Medal for Merit Award, undated
            Nixon, Richard, 1969-1974 (3 folders)
            Nixon, Richard – Acceptance Speech, 1968
            Press Room List, 1970-1973
            Printed Material, 1968-1969
            Radio Broadcasts, 1950-1965
            Republican Party, 1958-1963, 1980
            The Trib Magazine, 1947-1969
            Trohan, Walter, 1972-1980
            Truman, Harry
                     University of Missouri Graduation, 1950
                     Virgin Islands Trip, 1948

3                   Meeting with Douglas MacArthur, 1950
                     White House Correspondents Association, 1970-1973
                     White House Telephone Directory, 1974
            Warden, Philip L.
                     Compliments on Stories, 1946-1972
                     Expenses – 1972 Elections
                     General Correspondence, 1930-1969 (3 folders)

4                   General Correspondence, 1970-1986 and undated (2 folders)
                     Miscellaneous, 1949
                     News Summary Editor Appointment, 1974
                     News Summary Editor Appointment - Congratulations, 1974-1975
                     News Summary – Copies, 1974-1975 (2 folders)
                     Press Passes, 1968-1974 and undated

            Articles, 1916
            Republican Convention, 1980
            Articles, undated

5          Articles, 1943-1950

6          Articles, 1950-1952
7          Articles, 1952-1954

8          Articles, 1955-1958

9          Articles, 1959-1962

10        Articles, 1963-1966

11        Articles, 19367-1969

12        Articles, 1970-1974