Manuscript Collections - Steve Neal Papers

2022

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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
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
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
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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