Manuscript Collections - Ray Lyman Wilbur Papers

March 13, 2020

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RAY LYMAN WILBUR PAPERS, 1904-1949
12 linear feet, 3 linear inches (28 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

CONTENTS LIST

Box      Contents

1          Agriculture, 1927-1932 (6 folders)
            Akerson, George and Harriet, 1937‑1938
            Alaska, 1922-1945, and undated (3 folders)
            Alaska – maps, articles and brochures, 1929-1932, and undated
            Autobiography: The Memoirs of Ray Lyman Wilbur 1875-1949 – galleys for chapters 24
                     through 37, apparently annotated by Hoover, undated. (map case, drawer 3.10)
            Bureaucracy – review of press, Nov 6, 1929
            Campaign of 1920, 1920
            Campaign of 1928, 1928, 1968
            Campaign of 1932, 1932
            Campaign of 1936, 1937
            Campaign of 1948, undated
            Census – letter suggesting adding grandparent’s country of origin for immigration, 1929

2          China Monthly (magazine), 1940-1948 (2 folders)
            Coal – Davis Bill commentary by American Mining Congress, Mar 26, 1932
            Commerce Department, 1924-1934 (3 folders)
            Congratulations, Jan-Mar 6, 1929 (3 folders)

3          Congratulations, Mar 10-July 1929, 1930-1933, and undated (3 folders)
            Death Valley – maps and brochures, 1934‑1935
            Economy Program – budget reductions for Interior Department, 1932
            Education Office, 1924-1949, and undated (3 folders)

4          Engagement Lists (appointment calendars), 1929-1933 (5 folders)

5          Federal Government, 1928-1930, 1933-1945, and undated (2 folders)
            Federal Power Commission, 1929-1933, 1938-1944 (3 folders)
            Flathead Indian Reservation Power Development (Montana)
                     General, 1928-Apr 1930 (5 folders)

6                   General, May-Nov 1930, and undated (2 folders)
                     Briefs, 1929, and undated
                     Scattergood Reports, 1929‑1930
            Forest Service, 1930‑1932
            Forestry Associations, 1919‑1945, and undated
            General Land Office, 1932‑1933
            Geological Survey (USGS), 1929‑1944, and undated
            Good, James W. – Death Announcement by Henry Stimson, 1929
            Haiti, 1930‑1931, and undated
            Hawaii, 1929-1948 (2 folders)
            Hetch Hetchy power project (California), 1933‑1935, 1949
            Hoover, Herbert
                     General, 1919-1948, and undated (2 folders)
                     Appointment as Secretary of Commerce, 1921
                     Cabinet and cabinet wives, 1929, 1932 (includes: Hoover the President by
                              William Hard, Sep 1929)
                     Smears, 1928‑1933

7                   Speeches, 1919-1941, 1947-1949 (2 folders)
                     World War II Letter – Russian Front and Yalta, Jan 28, 1945
            Hoover, Lou Henry
            Hoover Dam
                     General, 1921-1922, 1928-Nov 11, 1929 (7 folders)

8                   General, Nov 12, 1929-Feb 1930 (8 folders)

9                   General, Mar-June 1930 (7 folders)

10                 General, July 1930-1948 (8 folders)

11                 General, undated
                     Appointments Requested, 1930‑1931
                     Boulder City, 1930‑1960, and undated
                     Boulder City: A Survey of Its Legal Background, Its City Plan and Its
                              Administration, 1935
                     Charles A. Dobbel materials
                              All American Canal and Imperial Valley, 1914, 1931‑1932
                              Bibliography, undated
                              Boulder City, 1930
                                       City Residences, 1931
                                       Specifications, 1931
                                       Water Supply and Sewer Bids, 1930‑31
                                       Water Supply and Sewer Specifications, 1931
                              Bulkhead Contract, 1932
                              Colorado River Board, 1928, 1931, and undated

12                          Colorado River Compact History, undated
                              Dam Plans, 1930‑1931
                              General, 1923‑28, 1930‑32, 1935, and undated
                              Highway, 1931
                              History, undated
                              Legislation – Senate report, 1928, 1930
                              Metropolitan Water District, 1929, 1931‑1932
                              Name Controversy, 1935
                              Outlet Pipes & Power Plant, 1931-1932
                              Penstocks, 1931‑32, and undated

13                          Press Releases, 1929‑1931, 1933
                              Railroad to Dam, 1931, and undated
                              Utility Contracts & Regulations, 1930, and undated
                     Ely Correspondence, 1934-1948 (2 folders)
                     Hearing in regard to the allocation of power to be generated at the proposed
                              Boulder Dam on the Colorado River, Nov 12-13, 1929
                     Name Controversy, 1930, Jan-June 1933 (3 folders)

14                 Name Controversy, July 1933-1948, and undated (9 folders)
                     Name Controversy – Wilbur Articles and Speeches, 1929‑1932
            House Concurrent Resolutions, Mar-June 1933
            Human Welfare Group – Yale, 1930‑1931, and undated
            Illiteracy – National Advisory Committee, 1926, 1930‑1933, and 1935

15        Indian Affairs, 1913-1948, and undated (10 folders)
            Indian Affairs – Hagerman, Herbert J., 1932‑1934 (New Mexico)
            Indian Affairs – Moon, Carl, 1937‑1943 (artist)
            Interior Department
                     General, 1912-1932 (2 folders)

16        Interior Department
                     General, 1933‑1938, and undated
                     Annual report – distribution lists and acknowledgements, 1929‑1932
                     Budget – Fiscal Years 1929-1934, 1929-1932 (6 folders)
                     Budget, 1946‑1947
            Inflation, 1933

17        International Water Commission (United States and Mexico) – statement of the
                     American section, 1929
            Jackson Hole (Wyoming) – Grand Teton National Park project, 1931-1933, 1944-1947,
                     and undated (3 folders)
            Klamath River – Report of the Klamath River Study Committee of the California State
                     Chamber of Commerce. First rough draft by Theodore J. Hoover, 1930
            Latin America, 1929‑1932
            Law Enforcement Commission Report, 1930
            League of Women Voters, 1931‑1932
            Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1929‑1931
            Manchurian Invasion, 1929-1933, 1944 (2 folders)
            (Stephen) Mather Memorial, 1930
            Medicine Ball Cabinet, 1932‑1933, and undated (Hoover Ball, poems, story, clippings)
            Mellon, Andrew – thank you and silver dollar bill, 1930
            Merchant Marine, 1930
            Metropolitan Water District – Cajalco Resevoir Situation, 1935 (photo)
            Mexico, 1927‑1944, and undated (mostly education issues, includes: International
                     Committee of Bankers and Mexican Debt Agreements: The Financial Monroe
                     Doctrine by Wilbur Bates, Apr 8, 1929)
            National Institute of Health, 1928‑1930
            National Parks
                     General, 1917-1919

18                 General, 1929-1932 (10 folders)

19                 General, 1933-1948, and undated (2 folders)
                     Albright Report on NPS‑History and Operations, 1926-1927, 1929
                     Proposed Trip Itineraries, 1929, and undated
                     Proposed Trip Itineraries – Maps (2 folders)
                     Redwood Canyon Tract, 1931‑1932
            Navy Department, 1916‑1943, and undated
            New Deal - Criticism, 1933‑1938
            Oil
                     Atkinson Oil Control Bill, 1939

20                 Federal Oil Conservation Board, 1929‑1936, and undated
                     General, 1919-1934, and undated (2 folders)
                     Kettleman Hills, California, 1929-1942, and undated (6 folders)
                     Naval Oil Reserve Commission, 1933
                     Oil Conservation Compact, 1931
                     Oil Conservation Policy, Feb-Mar 1929

21                 Oil Conservation Policy, Apr-May 1929, and undated
                     Oil Shale, 1930‑1947, and undated
                     Oil Shale Report, 1931
                     Tariff, 1931‑1932, 1944‑1945, and undated (2 folders)
            Oregon Trail Memorial Association, 1930‑1949
            Philippines, 1923-1945, and undated (2 folders)
            Photographs – photocopies, 1932
            Platforms – Democratic & Republican, 1850‑1932, 1932
            Power, 1931‑1949, and undated
            Press Releases, Mar 1929

22        Press Releases (two sets, the first arranged chronologically, the second by subject)
                     General, Apr 1929-July 1930 (14 folders)

23                 General, Aug 1930-Nov 1931 (14 folders)

24                 General, Dec 1931-1932 (11 folders)
                     Alaska
                     American Council of Intellectual Cooperation
                     Bureau of Reclamation
                     Education Conferences
                     Education
                     Negro
                     Radio
                     Education Office

25                 Education Survey
                     Hawaii
                     Hoover Dam
                     Illiteracy
                     Indian Affairs
                     Interior Department (General)
                     Land Office (Subject)
                     National Parks‑‑Establishment‑Changes of Boundaries
                     National Park Service
                     Oil
                              Conferences
                              Conservation
                              Federal Oil Conservation Board
                              General
                              Kelly Charges
                              Kettleman Hills
                              Sales of oil & leases

26                 Virgin Islands
                     White House Conference on Child Health & Protection
                     Wilbur Biography
            Public Domain, 1926-1946, and undated (5 folders)
            Public Health, 1912-1944, and undated (4 folders)
            Public Health Service, 1929-1932 (2 folders)

27        Radio: Hearst Complaint, 1930 (coded message)
            Rapidan Camp
                     Correspondence and printed matter, 1930‑1931, and undated
                     Receipts, 1930 and undated
            Reclamation Bureau, 1904‑1946, and undated
            Recovery Program. Mills Speech, 1935 (New Deal criticism)
            Reindeer, 1930‑1935
            Sheep and Grazing, 1929‑1937
            Social Functions
                     Inauguration, 1929-1933 (2 folders)
                     Itineraries, Guest Lists, etc., 1929‑1932, and undated
                     White House Correspondence, 1929‑1932, and undated
                     White House Invitations, 1930‑1948, and undated
                     Other Invitations, 1929-1933 (Christmas tree)
            Social Science Research Council Cost of Living Study, 1929‑1932

28                 Consumption According to Incomes: An Inquiry into Economic and Social Well- being of the American People, Sep 1929
            Teapot Dome - Letter, Sep 8, 1927
            Television development in San Francisco, 1930
            Virginia: Maps and Brochures, undated
            Wilbur, Ray Lyman.
                     Articles and Speeches, 1918‑1934
                     Funeral orations by Trueblood and Wallace Sterling, 1949