Manuscript Collections - Ralph D. Evans Papers

2022

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RALPH D. EVANS PAPERS
2 linear feet, 8 linear inches (5 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Scope and Content Note

The papers of Ralph D. Evans, radio and television executive, were given to the United States of America by Ernest A. Deahl in a deed of gift signed June 21, 1978.  Literary rights in the unpublished writings of Ralph D. Evans have been given and assigned to the United States of America.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

CORRESPONDENCE, 1951-1970 (box 1)
Arranged by name of correspondent and thereunder chronologically.

SUBJECT FILES, 1951‑1970 (boxes 1-5) 
Clippings, correspondence and telegrams, memoranda, photographs, press releases, speeches by Herbert Hoover, and printed materials concerning the development of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and National Historic Site, Hoover birthday observances, and projects of the Herbert Hoover Birthplace Foundation., Inc. Arranged alphabetically.

CORRESPONDENCE

Box Contents
1

Anderson., William B., 1954‑1970
Bruce, I. C., 1951
Committee for Constitutional Government, 1957‑1958
Fawcett, Floyd, 1964
Figge, Reginald, 1962‑1964
Galpin, Perrin C., 1958
Garrison, George A., 1972
Goodwin., Robert K., 1964
Hall, Howard, 1955
Henry, John M., 1955‑1959
Hoover, Allan, 1957‑1966
Hoover, Herbert 1952‑1964 (3 folders)
Humelston, Mrs. Dwight S., 1951
MacNeil, Neil, 1960
Maytag, Fred, 1959
Maytag, Mrs. Fred II, 1964
Miller, Bernice, 1954‑1957
National Park Service, 1970
Nye., Frank T., 1962‑1964
Smith, Carleton D., 1951
Talman, E. Lee, 1963
Thalken, Thomas T., 1970
Wagner, William J., 1964
West Branch Heritage Foundation, 1966
Miscellaneous

SUBJECT FILES

Box Contents
1

Audio‑Visual Materials
Cowles Papers
Hoover Birthdays

80th, 1954
Correspondence, May-Oct 1954 (3 folders)
Films

2

82nd, 1956
84th, 1958
87th, 1961
88th, 1962
90th, 1964

Correspondence March, June-Aug, 1964 (3 folders)
Congressional Record
Clippings

91st, 1965
92nd, 1966
95th, 1969
96th, 1970

2

Hoover Birthplace

Historic Site
Clippings, 1959‑1969
The Master Plan
Miscellaneous

Hoover Blacksmith Shop Dedication, 1957
Hoover Commemorative Stamp, 1964‑1965
Hoover Commission

3

Hoover Elementary Schools, 1954‑1966
Hoover Foundation, 1954-1970 (8 folders)
Hoover Funeral, 1964
Hoover Institution, 1958‑1959
Hoover Library Construction, 1956‑1963
Hoover Library Dedication, 1959-1962 (2 folders)
Hoover Library Miscellaneous
Hoover Miscellaneous

4

Hoover Speeches and TV Programs, 1951‑1964
Iowa Award, 1951‑1952
Kofron Farm, 1959‑1960
Photographs, 1955‑‑l967

5

U.S.S. Iowa

Sep-Nov 1951 (2 folders)
Aftermath, 1951-1956 (2 folders)
Hawaii, 1951
Memorabilia 

Miscellaneous
Duplicates – Clippings (2 folders)
Duplicates (2 folders)

6 (oversized)

  • Hoover’s 80th Birthday papers
  • Iowa Award to Hoover Aug. 30, 1951
  • Des Moines Tribune- Oct. 4, 1932- Visit to Iowa
  • Des Moines Register – Oct. 5, 1932 -  Visit to Iowa
  • Des Moines Tribune- Aug. 30, 1951 – attacks on dishonesty in government
  • Des Moines Register – Aug 31, 1951 – Hoover at State Fair – receiving Iowa Award
  • Daily Times – Aug. 5, 1954 – Hoover Visiting Europe
  • Daily Times – Aug. 9, 1954 – Birthday Celebrations
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette – Aug. 9, 1954 – Birthday
  • Daily Times – Aug. 10, 1954 – Birthday
  • Chicago American – Aug. 11, 1954 – Hoover’s Speech on Freedom
  • Chicago American – Aug. 11, 1954 – Birthday Celebrations
  • Des Moines Register – Aug. 11, 1954 – Hoover Family Photo from 80th birthday
  • Des Moines Register – Aug. 12, 1954 – school dedication
  • Des Moines Register –Aug. 29, 1954 – portraits
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette – July 29, 1962 – dedication ceremony
  • Parade – Aug. 5, 1962- “Our Four Living Presidents” article
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette- Aug. 5, 1962 - Dedication of Presidential Library
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette- Aug. 8, 1962 -  Library
  • The Daily Times – Aug. 9, 1962 -  Dedication of Library
  • The Daily Times -  Aug. 10, 1962 – Birthday / Dedication of Library
  • West Branch Times – Aug. 10, 1962 – Ceremonies
  • Des Moines Register – Aug. 10, 1962 – Library dedication / schedule of events
  • Cedar Rapids Gazette – Aug. 10, 1962 pg. 12 text of Hoover’s speech
  • Times-Democrat – Aug. 11, 1962 – Speech
  • Times- Democrat- July 26, 1964 – “11 Presidents I’ve known” article
  • Times-Democrat papers talking about Birthday plans for Hoover

                     July 9, 29th.  Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11 of 1964

  • Argus Roundup – Aug. 8, 1964 – Hoover’s 90th birthday
  • Des Moines Sunday Register – Aug. 9, 1964 – West Branch Restoration
  • Miami News -  Oct. 21, 1964 -  Hoover’s Funeral plans
  • Chicago Tribune – Oct 21. 1964 – Hoover’s Death
  • Times-Democrat – Oct. 21, 1964 – preparing for Funeral
  • Miami Herald – Oct. 22, 1964 – on Hoover’s life
  • Miami Herald – Oct. 23, 1964 - services
  • Miami News – Oct. 23, 1964 - services
  • Miami Herald – Oct. 21. 1964 – editorial on Hoover and Integrity
  • Miami Herald – Oct. 21, 1964 – Death of Hoover
  • Miami Herald - Oct. 24, 1964 – Flags at Half-Staff for Hoover
  • Times-Democrat- Oct. 25, 1965 – Funeral
  • Des Moines Register – Oct. 26, 1964 – Funeral
  • Miami Herald – Oct. 26, 1964
  • Times-Democrat – Oct. 26, 1964 – West Branch Funeral
  • Des Moines Tribune – Oct. 26, 1964 – Funeral photos/article
  • Times-Democrat – Nov. 19, 1964 – Ending of 30 day mourning ceremonies
  • Times-Democrat – Aug. 8,1965 – 91st Birthday of Hoover
  •  Times-Democrat – Aug. 10, 1965 – Birthday ceremonies
  • Times-Democrat – July 13, 1969 – New Director of Herbert Hoover Library, Thomas Thalken
  • Times-Democrat – Aug. 10, 1969 – Oral Biography of Hoover

Non‑Manuscript Materials

In addition to manuscripts, the Ralph Evans Papers includes the following donations of books and audio‑visual materials.

Books
Darling,, Jay N. As Ding Saw Hoover; Iowa State College Press, Ames, Iowa, 1954

Lane, Anne Wintermute & Louise Herrick Wall., Eds., The Letters of Franklin K.Lane, Personal and Political; Houghton Mifflin Co., 1922

Lane, Franklin K. The American Spirit,, Addresses in War‑Time; Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1916

New York World Telegram The World Almanac and Book of Facts for 1932

Smith, Don Peculiarities of the Presidents; Wilkinson Press, Van Wert, Ohio., 1946

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service National Parks Portfolio

U.S. Government Printing Office Annual Report of the Secretary ofthe Interior for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 1918.   1919 (two copies)

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, July, 1919

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, December, 1919

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, February, 1920

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, May., 1921

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, December, 1926

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, January., 1927

U.S. Government Printing Office Congressional Directory, June, 1940

U.S. Government Printing Office Constitution, Jefferson’s Manual and Rules of the House of Representatives

U.S.S. Iowa, 1951‑52

Tape Recordings
Dedication of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, August 10, 1962; 30 minute tape of the NBC broadcast of the event including speeches by Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman. Duplicate of SRT‑62/24

Iowans Aboard the U.S.S. Iowa

Films
Presentation of films of the 80th Birthday Celebration to the Library of Congress on April 1, 1958. Participants include: A.R. Bruns,Ralph Evans., Patrick Henry., Congressman Fred Schwengel, and Admiral Lewis Strauss. 39 feet., black and white., silent. Two copies. MP‑73/355

Meeting of the Iowa Centennial Commission. Participants include: Ralph Evans and John Henry. Date unknown. 21 feet, black and white, silent. MP‑73/356

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