Manuscript Collections - Walter N. Thayer III Papers

2022

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WALTER N. THAYER, III PAPERS,
(122 LGA-S boxes, 1 flat storage box)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Walter N. Thayer was a New York lawyer, newspaper publisher, and active in Republican politics at the city, state and national levels.  Born in 1910 in Dannemora, New York where his father was superintendent of the prison, Thayer absorbed a basic knowledge of the criminal justice system which would eventually lead him to a career in law.  After graduation from the Yale law school in 1935 he began a career as a prosecutor with the state attorney general's office (1935-36) and as an assistant U.S. Attorney (1937-38).  However, the intervening year, spent with the firm of Donovan, Leisure, Newton and Lombard, whetted his interest in private practice and he resigned as an assistant U.S. attorney in 1938.

Thayer's law practice was interrupted by service with the War Shipping Administration, Lend Lease Administration, and Foreign Economic Administration during World War II.  His service in these organizations is reflected in approximately two feet of files which provide insights into the planning and policy making processes.  Thayer had decided by August 1944 against a post war career as a government administrator.  Returning to New York, he formed his own firm, Thayer and Gilbert, in 1945 and returned to the practice of law.  Thayer was invited to become a partner in J.H. Whitney & Company, an investment firm headed by John (Jock) Hay Whitney who was determined to save the nearly bankrupt New York Herald-Tribune.  Whitney enlisted Thayer as his confidant, chief advisor, and personal attorney.  Even though he had agreed to lend the Tribune $1.2 million in 1957, it soon became obvious that Whitney would have to assume full control of the Herald-Tribune

Despite Whitney and Thayer's best efforts the paper continued to lose money.  A series of management studies resulted in extensive management, editorial and policy changes that promised to restore the paper's circulation and profitability in the early 1960's.  These hopes were doomed by a series of strikes in 1962-63 and 1965-66.  An attempt to merge the Tribune with several other New York papers was opposed by the Newspaper Guild and, after a Guild strike, Thayer and Whitney decided to discontinue publication of the paper in 1966.

Publication of the popular Paris based, international edition of the Herald Tribune continued, however.  Thayer successfully recruited the New York Times and Washington Post as co-owners of the new paper which was renamed the International Herald-Tribune.  During the late 1960's, Whitney's investment firm was transformed into a small publishing/media conglomerate, the Whitney Communications Company, which operated a number of radio and television stations, cable TV franchises, magazines and newspapers.  Thayer continued as president of this organization until his death in March 1989. 

The operations of the Herald-Tribune, the International Herald-Tribune and the Whitney Communications Company are reflected in extensive files of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of board meetings, press releases and miscellaneous printed matter.  Thayer's personal and public service activities are also documented in the collection.  The papers also include files concerning the personal and professional activities of Thayer's father and grandfather who were prison officials at Dannemora.  Walter N. Thayer, Jr. became a widely respected prison doctor, penal reformer and state superintendent of prisons in Maryland and New York before his death in 1936.

Thayer inherited his interest in politics from his father who had many political contacts throughout the state of New York.  The earliest political files date from the early 1950's when Thayer was first approached to work on fund raising for the Eisenhower campaign.  Thayer's effectiveness as a fund raiser brought him to the attention of other Republican candidates, particularly Jacob Javits, John Lindsay, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller.  His advice was also sought in regard to strategy and party platforms and he served on many important GOP organizations, notably: the Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon, the National Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee, the Nixon-Agnew Campaign Finance Committee, the Nixon-Lodge Campaign Finance Committee, the Republican National Finance Committee, the New York State Republican Committee, the New York State Finance Committee, the National Republican Citizens Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. 

Thayer's political files also reflect his participation in two presidential commissions.  President Kennedy appointed him to the President's Commission on Campaign Costs and President Nixon appointed him to the President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES, 1957-1984
Copies of outgoing personal and business letters. Arranged chronologically.

INDIVIDUAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1964-1989
Correspondence. Arranged alphabetically by name.

POLITICAL FILES,1945-1986 (bulk 1952-1968)
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial reports, photographs, slides, and speeches. Primary topics are New York state politics and national politics. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

SUBJECT FILES, 1869-1989 (bulk 1921-1989)
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, speeches, press releases, clippings and printed materials. Topics include: family history, personal life, public service, and business affairs. There is little information concerning Thayer's legal activities prior to 1945. Includes information on John Hay (Jock) Whitney and Thayer's World War II service with the War Shipping Administration and Lend Lease Administration. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

WHITNEY COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION RECORDS, 1860-1989 (bulk 1954-1989)
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, financial data, speeches, clippings, and printed materials. Documents Thayer's activities as legal advisor and partner in the business activities of John Hay (Jock) Whitney. Subjects include: management of the New York Herald Tribune and the International Herald Tribune, the New York City newspaper strikes from 1962 to 1966, and diversification into small newspapers, radio, and television, and cable franchises. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

FOLDER LIST

CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTES

BOX    CONTENTS

1

Correspondence, 1960-1962

2

Correspondence, 1963-Sep 1964

3

Correspondence, Oct 1964-Oct 1966

4

Correspondence, Nov 1966-Mar 1968

5

Correspondence, Apr 1968-May 1969

6

Correspondence, June 1969-Oct 1970

7

Correspondence, Nov 1970-1971

8

Correspondence, 1972-Jan 1973

9

Correspondence, Feb 1973-Feb 1974

10

Correspondence, Mar 1974-Jan 1975

11

Correspondence, Feb 1975-Mar 1976

12

Correspondence, Apr 1976-Mar 1977

13

Correspondence, Apr 1977-Jan 1978

14

Correspondence, Feb-Nov 1978

15

Correspondence, Dec 1978-Sep 1979

16

Correspondence, Oct 1979-July 1980

17

Correspondence, Aug 1980-July 1981

18

Correspondence, Aug 1981-Aug 1982

19

Correspondence, Sep 1982-1983

20

Daily notes, 1957‑1963

21

Daily notes, 1964‑1968

22

Daily notes, 1969‑1980

23

Daily notes, 1981‑1984

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INDIVIDUAL CORRESPONDENCE

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Arata, Lawrence J., 1967-1969 (JFK rockers)
B Miscellaneous
Baker, Josephine 1964-1985
Buffet, Warren E. 1969-1985
C Miscellaneous
Eisenhower, Dwight D. and Mamie
Frazer-Smith, Janet
Graham, Katherine
Goodman, Roy 1984-1986
Gravette, Ellis T. "Bud," 1975-1987 (2 folders)
Hill, Maxine
Kraft, Inc., 1978-1987
L Miscellaneous
Leboutillier, Philip – Bahamas Guides, 1978-1979
Lehrman, Lewis, 1976-1979
Lindsay, Frank, 1974-1983
M Miscellaneous

25

McBride, Mary Margaret, 1971-1976
McGillicuddy, John, 1979-1988
Manheim, Paul, 1979-1988 (3 folders)
Marron, Donald B., 1975-1985
Moore, Gary, 1971-1985
Motley, Arthur H. "Red," 1971-1984 (3 folders)
Moynihan, Daniel P., 1981-1989
Murphy, Fontaine, 1983-1986
N Miscellaneous
Nixon, Richard Milhous 1969-86

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O Miscellaneous
P Miscellaneous
Paight, Donald, 1975-1987 (2 folders)
Paley, William C. 

Correspondence, 1958-1987, undated (5 folders)
Albert S. Bard Awards, 1985-86

27

Articles by and about Paley
Resignation as CBS Chairman, 1982
Trust Agreements, 1968-69

Palmer, Arthur, 1974-1987, undated (2 folders)
Perteet, Willie, 1974-1978
Petersmeyer, C. Wrede, 1977-1982
Petri, Thomas E., 1971-1985 (2 folders)
Price, Judith, 1978-1988
Price, Robert, 1974-1988
Purcell, Jack, 1975-1983
R Miscellaneous [Rabb-Revel]

28

R Miscellaneous [Richman-Ryus]
Reed, Philip D., 1981-1988
Reid, Ogden, 1981-1987
Rodgers, Tom, 1977-1988
Rodriguez-Benitez, Guillermo, 1975-1983
Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1932-1935
Rossi, Robert, 1980-1987
Ryan, James and Gail, 1981-1988
S Miscellaneous
Saint-Amand, Nathan, 1976-1986
Sargeant, John, 1978-1983
Seagall, Harold A., 1974-1982
Sherwood, Elizabeth, 1980-1982
Schneider, Ruth Hart, 1986-1987
Schlosser, Herbert, 1977-1986
Schmidt, Benno C., 1978-1986
Shanley, Paul, 1984-1987
Singer, Edwin and Patsy, 1969-1978 (2 folders)

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Singer, Edwin and Patsy, 1979-1988 (2 folders)
Singer, Herbert M., 1980-1985
Staunton, Sidney, 1983
Stone, Martin, 1982-1983
Sulzberger, Arthur Ochs, 1979-1988
Sundberg, Carl, 1981-1984
T Miscellaneous
Taylor, Rebecca, 1982-1988
Templeton, John, 1984-1988
Terwilliger, Katharine, 1977-1982
Tufts, Nathan A., 1973-1988
U Miscellaneous
V Miscellaneous
W Miscellaneous

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Wald, Richard C., 1974-1987
Walters, Barbara, 1979-1987
Weiss, Murray M., 1981-1988
Weld, Philip, 1978-1982
Westin, Kathleen, 1975-1984
Wilson, Malcolm C., 1974-1984
Winkworth, Stephen and Jennifer, 1978-1988
Wright, M., 1986-1988
Wright, Marjorie Jane 1984-1988, undated
Wyman, Thomas H. 1983
Yates, Charles R. 1979
Young, Robert E. 1982-1987
Z Miscellaneous
Zellers, Margaret, 1979-1980
Zwick, Lester, 1978-1987

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POLITICAL FILES

Box Contents
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General Correspondence, 1954-1986, undated (6 folders)
Campaign Expenditures Investigation, 1945
Campaign of 1968
Candidates, 1958, 1961-1966, 1974-1984 (5 folders)
Citizens Committee on Executive Reorganization, 1971
Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon

Clippings and Printed Matter
Congressional Investigations, 1952

32

Congressional Investigations, 1955
Financial Reports, 1953
Organizational Documents, 1952-53
Staff

Clippings 
Contribution Requests, 1968-1972 (2 folders)
Conventions, 1964, 1968 (2 folders)
Connally, John, 1970-1971
Connally for Vice President, 1972
Congress of Republican Organizations, 1964-1968
Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1952-1969 (3 folders)
Eisenhower Cabinet Luncheon, 1962
Eisenhower D-Day Article, 1964-1966
Eisenhower Headquarters Committee Financial Report, 1953

33

Eisenhower: Oral History by W. N. Thayer, 1967
Eisenhower Photo
Eisenhower-Nixon SEE: Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon (1952-55)
Eisenhower-Stevenson Bipartisan Appeal

General, 1964-1965, undated (6 folders)
Expenses of W.N. Thayer, 1964-65

Equal Time
Fair Campaign Practices Committee, 1965
Goldwater, Barry M. 1964
Goodman, Roy: Governor's Club, 1965-1970
Javits, Jacob, 1958-1986, undated (4 folders)

34

Javits Dinner, 1967-1968
Johnson, Lyndon, 1964
Keating for Senate

General, 1964-1967
Lists, 1964, undated

Lindsay, John

General, 1964-1968 (2 folders)
Campaign of 1970, 1968-1970, undated (2 folders)

Lindsay Deficit Committee, 1968
Lindsay Deficit Dinner 1967

Minutes of Meetings, 1967
Photo Albums and Slides (2 folders)

35

Photographs and Negatives
Programs
Reports to Secretary of State, IRS, etc.
Special Thanks to Workers
Stationary 

Lindsay for Mayor, 1965
Lists: Miscellaneous
Lodge, Henry Cabot
National Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee

Constitution and By-Laws, 1953
Correspondence, 1954-1958 (2 folders)
Final Report, Part II, 1954
Members and Money Raisers, 1954, undated

National Republican Citizens Committee

General, 1962-1965, undated (5 folders)
Articles of Association, 1962-1963

36

Critical Issues Council

General, 1963-1964, undated
Position Papers

Early organization prior to Gettysburg

General, 1961-1962
Lists
Undated

Expenses of W.N. Thayer, 1962-1965

Lists
Organizing Committee, 1961-1963, undated (2 folders)
Organizing Structure, 1961-1965 (2 folders)
Photographs
Workshop: Hersey, PA 1963
Miscellaneous, 1962 and undated

National Republican Congressional Committee, 1966

37

New York Republican State Committee, 1960-1968 (2 folders)
New York State Republican Finance Committee, 1961-1967 (2 folders)
Nixon, Richard M., 1955-1985 (2 folders)
Nixon-Agnew Campaign Finance Committee, 1968
Nixon-Lodge

Dinner, l960
Election Night Party, 1960
Volunteers National Finance Committee, 1960, undated (2 folders)
Volunteers Stationary

Political Contributions by W. N. Thayer, 1962-1967 (2 folders)
President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization

Appointments, 1969
Cabinet Briefings, 1969-1971, undated
Calendar for 1969, May-June 1969

38

Calendar for 1969, July-Oct 1969 (2 folders)
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1969-1971 (9 folders)
Dining Expenses, 1969
Hotel Accommodations, 1969
Memoranda for the Record, 1969-1970 (3 folders)

39

Recommendations to the President, 1970
Reorganization Plan: Ratner Drafts, 1971
Thayer Appointment as Consultant, 1969
Trip File
White House Mess, 1969-70

President's Commission on Campaign Costs

Correspondence, 1960-1965, and undated (4 folders)
Agendas and Minutes, 1961-62
Clippings and Miscellaneous

40

Equal Time/Free Time Issue, 1962-67
Photographs
President Kennedy's Executive Order, 1961
Press Releases, 1962

Reagan, Ronald 1980
Republican Associates Program, 1966-67
Republican National Finance Committee, 1968-1970 (2 folders)
Rockefeller, Nelson A.

Correspondence, 1958-75
Campaign of 1968
Correspondence, 1968 (3 folders)
Budget
Clippings and Advertisements
Committee Lists

41

Notes by W.N. Thayer, 1968, and undated (3 folders)
Press Releases
WIN Committee

Romney, George 1964-82
Romney Campaign, 1968
Scranton, William J., 1963-1968 (2 folders)
Speech File: Political and Miscellaneous

A. National, International, Fiscal, Foreign, Kennedy
B. Business (Mostly "Red" Motley Materials)
C. Miscellaneous Other Speeches
D. Political: General (Philosophy)
E-G. Republican Citizens: Gettysburg and Hershey Meetings

42

H. Other (Background)
I-J. Volunteer Speech (W.N. Thayer)
K.  Citizens Speeches (W.N. Thayer)
L.  Political General
M.  European Trip, 1964
O.  Other: Rye Teenagers
P-Q.   Dwight D. Eisenhower (By & About)
R.  The 1964 Problem
S.  Senatorial, Congressional (Javits, Keating, Nixon, etc.)
T.  Other (New Republicans, Dems Under McCormack, 1964 Slide Narration)
U-V.  Excerpts from Speeches
W.  Facts and Background
X-Y-Z.  Notables, Quotables, Shirt-Sleeve Economics

Scrapbooks:

Eisenhower Inaugural, 1953
Nixon Campaigns, 1960

43

Oversize Material

Clippings: Miscellaneous Political (oversized)
Clippings: National Republican Citizens Committee
Autographed Photographs

Lindsay
Nixon

Study Group, 1968

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SUBJECT FILES

Box Contents
44

ACTION, 1982-1989, and undated (6 folders)
ACTION - Printed Matter, 1981-1988
American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, 1985
American Reading Council, 1983-84
Americans for Clean Air and Water, 1983-84
Anglo-American Council on Productivity, 1952
Augusta National Golf Course, 1989 and undated
Autographs (2 folders)

45

Bankers Trust Company, 1979-1987 (3 folders, includes salary survey)
Bohemian Grove, undated
Braintree Historical Society, 1982-87
Brooklyn Museum, 1984-85
Business Committee for the Arts, 1981-1988, and undated (4 folders)
Center for Communication, 1988
Children's Village, 1989
Citizens' Research Foundation, 1978-1988 (2 folders)
Colgate University, 1983-1988
Committee for Economic Development

Annual Reports and Financial Data, 1983-1987

46

Board of Trustees, 1970-Aug 1987 (10 folders)

47

Board of Trustees, Sep 1987-1988 (4 folders)
Contributors, 1987

Demographic Trends, 1986
Economic Recovery Symposium, 1983
Education Subcommittee
General, 1982-1985 (5 folders)

48

Miscellaneous
Report: Draft Chapters
Report: Final, 1985
Symposium: Business and the Schools, 1984

Federal Budget Subcommittee, 1963-1983 (2 folders)

 Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, 1982-1987, and undated (3 folders)

Report, 1983

49

Report, 1984
Finance and Third World Economic Growth, 1986
Health Care Policy Subcommittee, 1986
Japan: Trade With, 1987
List of Committees, etc. 1984-1985
Meeting Schedule, 1986
Mexican--U.S. Leaders' Conference, 1984
Liabilities, Litigation and Risk, 1988-1989
Newsletters and Printed Matter, 1980-1986
Social Security Study, 1984
Strategy for U.S. Industrial Competitiveness, 1984
Tax Policy Subcommittee

General, 1984-85

50

Report: Drafts
Report: Statement, 1985

Corrections and Parole Policies, 1969-1970
The Drawing Center, 1984-1988
Dun and Bradstreet, 1979-82
Drukman Case Memoranda of Law (volume 1)

51

Drukman Case Memoranda of Law (volume 2)
Eisenhower, Dwight David

Birthday and Reunion, 1982
Centennial Commission, 1987-89 and undated
D-Day Special for Television
DDE Society of Pennsylvania
Golden Wedding Tribute, 1965
Inauguration, 1952

52

Oral History Interview by WNT, 1967-73
Paintings by DDE
Photograph with Thayer, 1962
Social Correspondence, 1952-1960
Summersby, Kay 1975

Eisenhower College

1965-69
National Memorial Campaign

Eisenhower International Honorary Committee (Hofstra University), 1983-1984
Eisenhower Medical Center, 1967
Eisenhower Papers Project, 1970-79
Eisenhower Presidential Library, 1962-70
Eisenhower Seminars, 1980, 1983-1988 (2 folders)
Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, 1983

53

Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, 1984-1989, and undated (7 folders)

Foley Square Heads, 1984-88
Foreign Economics Administration, 1945 (2 folders)
Futures for Youth, 1986
Genetics Institute, 1983

54

Harriman Mission Diary, 1944-1945

Invitations, 1983-1988 (3 folders)
Jack Benny Case, 1938
Lehrman Institute, 1980-1987
Lend-Lease 

Agreements, 1945
Liquidation, 1945

The Links, 1957-1985
Lyford Cay House

Construction, 1977-80

55

Legal, 1977-81
Miscellaneous, 1977-86
Plans (2 folders)
Second House, 1979-85

Lyford Cay Property Owners Association, 1982-1988
Museum of Modern Art

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1980-1989, and undated (3 folders)
Ad Hoc Planning Committee, 1969

56

Annual Reports, 1978-1981, 1984-1987 (2 folders)
Associate Council, 1978-86
Board and Committee Meetings, 1981-1989 (6 folders)
By-Laws, 1985
Contributions by WNT, 1972-85
Donors: Acknowledgement of, 1983-84

57

Educational Program, 1986-87
Film and Photograph Department, 1985
Finance and Investment Committee, 1971-July 1986 (9 folders)

58

Finance and Investment Committee, Sep 1986-1989 (13 folders)

59

Floor Plan
Fund Drives, 1963, 1968-1982 (7 folders)

60

Fund Drives, 1983-1985 (2 folders)
Nominating Committee, 1969-1987 (2 folders)
Painting and Sculpture Committee, 1977-1979
Paley Gallery Proposal, 1981
Pension Committee, 1983-1988
Rockefeller Foundation and Brothers, 1969-1982

Napanoch, New York
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1934-1935, and undated
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
Scrapbooks, 1943-1952 (3 folders)

61

Scrapbooks, 1953-1959 (6 folders)

62

Scrapbooks, 1960-1970 (8 folders)

63

Scrapbooks, 1971-1988 (9 folders)

64

Society for the Prevention of Crime
Trips

New York to Brazil, 1947
Disneyland, 1967
Aboard Cherokee, 1981

Thayer, Adelaide Briggs 1900-1909
Thayer, Adelaide McDowell 1899-1958
Thayer, Harry M.

Biographical Data
Bridge Group
Death

Condolences, 1980
Obituaries, 1980
Tributes and Memorials, 1980
Eulogy and Miscellaneous
Thayer Memorial Park
WGHQ Program

Ellenville Press, 1950-1959
Photographs
Political Candidacy, 1956-57 and undated
Radio Station WGHQ, 1961-74 and undated
Sports Management Career, 1942-58 and undated

Thayer, Sylvanus

65

Thayer, Walter N. (grandfather)

Biographical Data
Checkbooks and Expenses
Civic Activities
Corrections Official
Death, 1929
Jargon Used by Criminals
Memorabilia
Photographs
Schnectady Weekly Gazette, 1869
Twenty-Fifth Wedding anniversary, 1894

Thayer, Walter N. Jr. (WNT's father)

 Articles and Speeches

Index

7-9-10 What We May Do With Our Criminals
10-29-21 Establishment and Management of An Institution for the Segregation of Defective Delinquents
1-3-23 A Quarter Century of Prison Service
5-6-24 The Defective Delinquent: His Care and Training
6-2-24 The Criminal and the Napanoch Plan
4-13-25 Mental Conditions as Factors in the Problems of Poverty and Delinquency
11-1925 The Penology of Tomorrow
1-1926 Training the Defective Delinquent for Every-day Life
5-1929 The Defective Delinquent
1930 A Doctor Surveys Criminal Problem
5-1930 Address at Washington College
9-1930 Crime and Criminals
11-1933 The Criminal Tide
4-1934 Major Crimes in State Continue
10-1935 Address: Michigan Crime Conference
1933-34 Prisons Past, Present and Future
1933   The Criminal
1933-34 Impressions Gained When Father Was A Warden
Undated Medical Aspect of Work With Defective Delinquents
Undated Notes Re: Statistics on the Youthful Offender
Undated Good Sportsmanship

Biographical Data
Correspondence with Sons, 1916-1935 and undated

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Death, 1936

Obituaries
Tributes:
Miscellaneous
Sing Sing Inmates, 1937

Medical Degree and Diploma
Miscellaneous
Music
Photographs
Poetry, 1933-34 and undated
Prison Activities
Scrapbooks, 1924-1925

67

Scrapbooks, 1933-1934

Wickersham Estate Executor, 1929
Thayer, Jeanne (Mrs. Walter)
Thayer, Walter N. III

Bankers Trust Company Board: Letters of Congratulations, 1958
Biographical Data
Christian Front Trial, 1940
Colgate Graduation Congratulations, 1931
Golf
Law Firm – Withdrawal of Partnership, 1954-1955 (SEE ALSO: Scrapbooks 2, 3)
Law School Entrance, 1932
Law School Notes
Memoirs [3 drafts in 3 folders]

68

Harriman Mission, 1944-45       Notes and Reminders
Photographs
Speeches (4 folders)
U.S. Attorney's Office (WNT job)
Whitney Partnership: Congratulations, 1955
Thayer-McDonell Family Genealogy

69

TMS Films

General, 1976-80
Financial Information
Partnership Agreement
Taxes, 1976-1980 (2 folders)

Vocational Foundation, Inc.
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1950-1978 (5 folders)

70

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1979-1981 (9 folders)

71

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1982-1988 and undated (9 folders)
Annual Activity Report, 1964-1980
Annual Fund Appeals, 1964-1981

72

Annual Fund Appeals, 1982-Nov 1987 (7 folders)

73

Annual Fund Appeals, Dec 1987-1988 (3 folders)
Baird Foundation, 1976-86
Board of Directors Meeting, 1968-1981, 1984-1987 (2 folders)
Budget Information, 1980-1982, 1985-1988 (2 folders)
Canzeri, Joseph, 1981-1982
Capital Fund Drives

Draft Letters, 1984-1987
Follow up Efforts, 1986-1988
Meetings, 1985-1988
Prospects (2 folders)

74

Case Histories, 1985
Chicago Programs, 1977-1988 and undated
Clippings, 1959-1987
Contributions 

Contributions by Thayer, 1986
Corporate Donors, 1960-1988 (3 folders)
Lists, 1979-87
Potential Donors, 1985-1988 and undated (2 folders)

Financial Data, 1978-1980

75

Financial Data, 1981-1987
Fundraising, 1975-1979, 1984-1986 and undated (6 folders)
Greentree Foundation, 1985-1986
Hayden Foundation, 1987-1988
Historical File, 1949-1974, 1977-1986 and undated (2 folders)
Jobs for Youth, Inc. (SEE ALSO: New York City Partnership)

Correspondence and Memoranda, 1975-79

76

Annual Reports, 1974-1980
Summer Project Evaluation, 1981

Literacy Program, 1986
May Kraus Award, 1985
New Offices, 1974
New York City Partnerships, 1980-1987 (3 folders)
New York Times Letter, 1978-1979
Office Space, 1983-1985
Personnel, 1959-1987 and undated
Photographs
Printed Matter: Other Organizations (2 folders)

77

Printed Matter: Other Organizations
Private Sector Advisory Committee, 1983-1984 and undated
Program Review Committee, 1974-1975
Programs, 1963-1989 and undated (2 folders)
Project Citywork Evaluation, ca. 1980
Public Policy Institute, 1988
Publicity Materials

78

Publicity Materials
Solicitation Data, 1954-1986
Solicitation Letters, 1959-1986 (3 folders)
Solicitation Lists, 1980-1983, 1985 (2 folders)
Thank You Letters, 1980-1981 (A – K)

79

Thank You Letters, 1980-1983, 1986-1988 and undated (6 folders)
Theatre Benefit Nights, 1981-1986 (3 folders)
Treasury Department Rulings, 1954-1973
Trust Agreement – Capital Fund, 1985
Trustee Candidates

80

White Paper
You and Youth

Budget, 1979-1980
Case Study Data File, 1980
Circulation Effort, 1979-1981 and undated (2 folders)
Clearinghouse Employment Training
Program, 1980
File Copies of You and Youth, 1978-80
Foundation Support, 1981-82
National Alliance of Business, 1978-1981
Showcase, 1979-1981
Printed Matter

81

Status Reports, 1980
Subscribers, 1978-79 and undated 

Youth Employment Task Force, 1981-1982

War Shipping Administration (SEE: under World War II Service of WNT)
Whitney, Betsey (Mrs. John Hay Whitney), 1976-83
Whitney, John Hay (SEE ALSO: Whitcom Series)

General, 1957-1964, 1975-1981 (7 folders)
Articles About
Biography by E.J. Kahn

82

Correspondence, 1978-82
Reviews, 1982
Birthday Party (70th) 1974
Central Intelligence Agency, 1975
Death, 1982-1986 (2 folders)
Estate, 1982-86
Horses
National Gallery Collection, 1983-84
Trust, 1959-73
Whitcom and WCC Holdings, 1972-80

Whitney Foundation, 1972-82
Yacht Aphrodite
Yale Professorship, 1977-88
World War II Service of Thayer

Administrative Miscellaneous, 1943-45
Appointments, 1942-45
Chronological File, Mar-Apr 1942

83

Chronological File, May 1942-Aug 1943 (14 folders)

84

Chronological File, Sep 1943-Oct 1945 (15 folders)
Official Matters, 1942-July 1943 (2 folders)

85

Official Matters, Aug 1943-1945 (4 folders)
Thayer – Personal Files, 1942-August 1943 (9 folders)

86

Thayer – Personal Files, September 1943-1945 (6 folders)
Quizzing the British Program
Travel Orders, 1943-45
Miscellaneous

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WHITNEY COMMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION RECORDS

Box Contents

87

Cronkite, Walter, 1979-1985 (4 folders)
Failing Newspaper Act Hearings, 1967
Growth of American Newspapers
Historical Files

Kluger Book, 1978-1988 and undated (2 folders)
Memos, Reports, 1931-1979
Miscellaneous, 1948‑1986 and undated
Parade, 1962‑76

88

Summaries

International Herald Tribune

Advertising, 1965-1989 and undated (4 folders)
Apartments, 1966
Art and Antiques Section, 1979‑80
Associated Press, 1978‑82
Board of Directors Meetings, 1979-1988 (7 folders)

89

Book Club
British Cable TV Project, 1982‑83
Budget, 1986
Centennial Plans, 1984-1988 (2 folders)
Circulation Figures, 1965‑666
Computerization, 1982‑83
Correspondence

1969-1986 (5 folders)

90

1987-1989 and undated (3 folders)

Directors' Expenses, 1982‑83
Dorsey, Hebe, 1982-1988 and undated (2 folders)
Dorsey's Fashion Supplement, 1984-1985 (3 folders)
Eckert, Robert 1976‑79
Editorial Staff, 1966‑83
Equipment, 1965
European Edition: Wall Street Journal Discussions, 1964‑65
Facsimile Printing, 1983
Far East/Asia, 1979-1987 and undated (2 folders)
Far East/Paris Log, 1981
Finance Committee, 1981-1988 (2 folders)
Financial Data, 1984
History of IHT, 1887-1983 and undated

91

Huebner, Lee, 1973-1989 (5 folders)
Interested Purchasers, 1973
Latin America, 1980‑82
Libel Litigation, 1979‑84
Masthead, 1979‑81
Miami Printing Operation

Correspondence, 1986
Photographs, 1986

Mid East, 1979

92

Monthly Report from Paris, 1965-1989 (4 folders)
News Clippings, 1982‑86
Newsletter, 1983‑88
New York Times, 1966; 1981-1985 (2 folders)
Paley, William S. 1982‑85
Paris File, 1974-1988 (2 folders)
Paris Operations Manual, 1966

93

Paris Tribune Proposal, 1966
Partnership Agreement, 1966‑82
Personnel
Plan 2, 1966
Planning Committee, 1983‑85
Printing in France: New Plant (Scrapbook), 1978
Printing in India, 1988
Printing in United States of America, 1968-1987 (2 folders)
Profit Sharing Plan, 1975
Publishing, 1981‑82
Readership Survey, 1959
Sale of Stock, 1958‑82
Shareholders' Agreement, 1978
Special Events, 1982‑86

94

Studies, 1979
Supplements, 1981‑83
Wall Street Journal International Edition, 1979-1983 (2 folders)
Washington Post, 1966; 1982-1985 (2 folders) 

International Thinking Machines, Inc. 1983‑88
J. H. Whitney and Company

Correspondence, 1959-1963 (2 folders)
Investment Policy, 1955‑58
Partnership Matters, 1954-1957 (2 folders)
Partners' Withdrawals, 1955-1959 (3 folders and 1 scrapbook)

1955‑57

Monitoring the Press, 1983-1984 (4 folders)

95

National Data Corporation, 1985‑86
New York City Documentary
New York Herald Photo History
New York Herald Tribune

Correspondence, 1958-1967 (2 folders)
Afternoon/Morning Paper Feasibility, 1964‑65
Anti-Trust Investigation

General, 1965-1968 (3 folders)
Three‑Way Studies

Advertising
Budget Report

96

Contract Arrangements
Economic Projections
Independent Projections
Joint Projections
Legal Agreements
Miscellaneous, 1965‑66 and undated
Organizational
Supplemental Data, 1964‑65

Areas of Possible Savings, 1964‑65

97

Baehr, Harry W. 1966‑79
Board of Directors/Shareholders' Meetings, 1961-1964
Breslin, Jimmy 1963
Buchwald, Art 1962‑63
Budget, 1960‑66 and undated
Campaign to Help New York City, 1964-1966 (2 folders)
Circulation Comparison With New York Times, 1956‑62
Clippings
Closing of New York Herald Tribune, 1966
Comics, 1983
Congratulations on Presidency of NYHT, 1961 (3 folders)
Control Reports, 1963‑65
Corporate Charter Changes, 1860‑1958

98

Crosby, John 1961
Cuneo Proposal, 1965
Daily News Printing Proposal, 1965
D‑Day Plus 20 TV Series

Correspondence, 1963‑64
Photographs

Editorial Expenses, 1966 and undated
Editorial Improvements, 1962‑63
Labor Contracts, 1966
Labor Miscellaneous, 1961-1965 (2 folders)
Legal Matters, 1962‑65
Libel Litigation, 1972
Library Project, 1982
Management, 1958-1960 April (5 folders)

99

Management, 1960 May-1966 and undated (5 folders)
Management Studies

1958 McKinsey "Outlook" Study
1959 McKinsey Circulation Projection
1959 Ratner Study
1959 Roper Progress Report
1959 Roper Readership Study (2 volumes)

100

1960 Marder Strategic Plan (2 volumes)
1961 McKinsey Economic Planning Model
1961 McKinsey Restoration Plan
1961 McKinsey Restoration Plan: Appendixes
1962 Marder Readership Study
1963 Gallup Circulation Pattern

101

1963 Gallup Editorial Survey
1963 Gallup Readership Study

Miscellaneous Studies, 1959‑66 and undated
Management Suggestions, 1957-1961 (3 folders)
Management Talent Search, undated
Merger Negotiations, 1965 (2 folders)

102

Merger Negotiations, 1966 and undated (2 folders)
Owl Trademark, 1962‑1979
Pension Plan, 1972‑1980
Production, undated
Public Relations Booklet
Publishers' Association of New York City

Correspondence, 1961-1966 and undated (6 folders)
Clune Suit, 1963

103

Resignation by NY Herald Tribune, 1964‑65

Publishers' News Syndicate, 1962-1966 and undated (4 folders)
Red Smith, 1982‑1986
Reorganization

Miscellaneous, 1957‑1958
Hearst‑Scripps Howard

Reunions, 1981‑1988
Rooney, John J,. 1958
Speech File

Index
A. Herald Tribune History
B. Speeches by Whitney
C. Speeches by Denson and Others
D. Speeches – Thayer on Strike
E. Speeches – Others on Strike
F. Speeches – Forum

104

G. Cleveland Speech
H. Thayer Banker's Trust
I-J. Thayer Speeches Given to HT
K. BBR & O Talk, may 23, 1963
L. Newspaper Speeches by Others
N. Background – Management, Fiscal Problems
O. Background – Television, Mass Media, Popular Distribution
P-Q. Background – Sunday Supplement
R. Background – Purchases, Mergers
S. Background – Circulation
T. Background – Advertising
U. Background – Promotion
X-Y-Z. Herald Tribune (copies of pages)

Strikes of 1962‑1963

General, 1962-1963 (2 folders)

105

Agreements
Anti‑Trust Suits, 196319‑65
Associated Press Strike, 1962‑1963
Board of Public Accountability, 1963
Chief Negotiator, 1963
Letters to Employees, 1963
News Coverage of Strike, 1962-1963 (3 folders)
Promotion of Tribune by Staff
Staff Meetings and Memos, 1962‑1963
Status of Negotiations, 1962
Typographers, 19621963

106

Wage Scale Reports

Strikes of 1965

General, 1964-1965 (3 folders)
Chief Negotiator for Company, 1963-1964 (2 folders)
Drivers' Union
Electricians and Machinists
Joint Industry Board, 1964-1965 (2 folders)
Letters to Employees
Lockout Considerations
Mailers' Union
Newspaper Guild, 1964-1965 (4 folders)

107

Newspaper Trades' Council, 1964
Paper Handlers
Photoengravers
Pressmen
Press Statements: Drafts, 1965‑1966
Situations in Other Cities, 1964‑1965
Stereotypers

Correspondence
Complaint, 1965

Transit Strike
Typographers

Correspondence, 1964-1965 (6 folders)
Four Platoon System, 1964
Outside Tape (TTS) Issue, 1964-1965 (2 folders)
Washup Time Slowdown, 1964
Whitney Statement, undated

108

Table of Organization
Trade name, 1983‑1984
Weiss Edition, 1966
Yerxa, Fendall 1960‑1974

New York Journal American, 1965 and undated
New York Newspaper Strike, 1963
New York Post, 1965
New York Times

Annual Reports, 1962‑1964
Discussions on Merger

1962-1964 and undated (3 folders)
Advertising Potential

109

Other Newspaper Mergers
Tribune Contracts with Unions

WCC Publishing, 1983
Whitcom Investment Company 

Correspondence, 1968-1987 (2 folders)
Aphrodite Agreement, 1983
Associates, 1960‑1971
Auditor's Reports, 1983‑1985
Conflict of Interest Clause, 1968‑1972
Investment Policy, 1967-1984 (4 folders)
Working Papers, 1970 and undated

Whitney Communications Company (and predecessors)

Correspondence, 1970-1985 (2 folders)
Acquisitions, 1981‑1985
Birthday Celebration for Ed Barlow
Board of Directors
Correspondence, 1975‑1976

110

Minutes, 1982‑1984

Book Publishing, 1979
Booth Stock Sale, 1972-1976 (3 folders)
By‑Laws, Undated
Cable Division

Correspondence, 1980‑1984
Cablecom Acquisition, 1981‑1985
Capital Cities TV Acquisition, 1984‑1986
Communications Resources, 1982‑1983
Cook Inlet Communications, 1985-1988 (2 folders)
Federal Communications Commission, 1987
Prospects, 1979‑1986
State Cable TV

Correspondence, 1979‑1985
Financial Data, 1981-1987 (2 folders)
Christmas Gatherings, 1974-1985 (2 folders)

111

Clippings, 1959‑1962
Concord Reference Books

Correspondence, 1980‑1985
Financial Data, 1982‑1984
Marketing, 1981‑1982
Meetings, 1983‑1984
Monthly Reports, 1982‑1983
Prospects, 1982

Conferences: Lyford Cay, 1980‑1985
Contributions, 1976-1985 (2 folders)
Directors, 1969‑1977
Editorial Committee Meetings, 1978‑1982
Executive Committee Meetings, 1961-1962, 1982-1984 (2 folders)
Fight Nights, 1983‑1985 and undated

112

Finance Committee, 1962‑1963
Financial Data, 1982‑1983
Golf Outings, 1968‑1972
Health and Life Insurance, 1982‑1986
History and Memorabilia, 1973‑1983 and undated
Homisco, 1984
Magazine Division

Correspondence, 1980‑1988
Art in America, 1970-1985 (2 folders)
Boating Industry

Correspondence, 1976‑1986
Advertising, 1981‑1983
Financial Data, 1982‑1984

Coal Industry News

 Correspondence, 1980‑1983
Financial Data, 1980
Purchase Contract, 1980

Corporate Design

Correspondence, 1981‑1982
Advertising, 1981‑1982
Book, 1983
Circulation Lists, 1982‑1983
Dundes, Lester 1974‑1983
Financial Data, 1981
Marketing, 1982
Meetings, 1983
Promotions, 1981‑1982

Employees
Fifty Plus

Correspondence, 1976-1987 (2 folders)
Advertising, 1979‑1986 and undated
Disposal, 1981‑1986
Financial Data, 1982
Marketing, 1974-1986 (2 folders)

113

Promotions, 1982‑1986

Financial Data, 1982‑1983
Gatherings, 1982‑1983
Hockey News

Correspondence, 1973‑1986
Advertising, 1979
Financial Data, 1980‑1985
McKenzie, Ken, 1975-1984 (2 folders)
Meetings, 1980
Reports, 1976‑1986
Wall, Donald 1980‑1983

Meetings, 1982‑1986
Newsletters, 1983‑1984
Oil Daily

Correspondence, 1974‑1988
Article, 1981
Book, 1983
Energy Conferences, 1980‑1984
Meetings/Reports, 1978‑1980

Oilweek, 1980‑1986
Other Magazines, 1980-1986 (2 folders)
Prescott, John, 1983-1988 (3 folders)

114

Prospects

Antiques Magazine, 1975
Corporate Director, 1980‑1981
Government Executive, 1983
Soundings, 1981
Western Marine Enterprises, 1979‑1983

Sale of Magazine Division, 1983-1988 (4 folders)
Wall, Donald R. 1971‑1977
Waterway Guide

Correspondence, 1979-1987 (3 folders)
Advertising, 1978‑1983 and undated
Charts, 1982 and undated
Financial Information, 1980‑1982
Great Lakes Edition, 1981-1982
Meetings, 1978‑1987
Newsletter, 1980
Reports, 1979‑1986

Mobile Satellite Corporation, 1983
Name (corporate), 1983
Newsletter, 1981‑1984
Newspaper Division

Correspondence, 1979‑1986
Annual Greenbriar Conferences, 1982
Boca Raton Publishing – Gold Coast Group, 1983 and undated
Chesapeake Publishing Group

Correspondence, 1975-1988 (2 folders)

115

Advertising, 1984 and undated
Chesapeake Bay Project, 1981-1985 (2 folders)
Clippings, 1975‑1983 and undated
Employees, 1982‑1983
Financial Data, 1982-1987 (2 folders)
Lyons, Chuck 1982‑1986
Meetings, 1975-1988 (3 folders)
Newsletters, 1975‑1986
Reports, 1975-1986 (2 folders)
Shareholder's Agreement
Waldorf Groundbreaking Photos, 1984

Contests: Editorial, Advertising, Promotion, 1983
Financial Data, 1982‑1986
Golden Publishing Group

Correspondence, 1980‑1985
Financial Data, 1984‑1985
Interested Purchasers, 1981‑1983

116

Meetings/Reports, 1982‑1985
Purchase Contract, 1980
South Florida Printing, 1982‑1983

John Hay Whitney Fellowship, 1982-1988 (2 folders)
Meetings, 1981
Other Newspapers, 1978‑1986
Patuxent Publishing Corporation

Correspondence, 1977‑1987
Clippings, 1980
Financial Data, 1983‑88 and undated (2 folders)
Income Statements, 1987
Meetings, 1982‑84
Moon, Jean 1980‑86 and undated
Newsletters, 1980‑84

117

Prospects

Bel Air Aegis, 1983
Brown Newspaper Company, 1981
Hendersonville Shoppers' Guide, 1982‑83
New Hampshire Times, 1986
New York State Weeklies, 1978
Newspapers of New England, Inc., 1980‑82
Northern California, 1982
Pearson‑Longman Group

Correspondence, 1977‑82
Annual Reports, 1980‑81 and undated
Suffolk Times/ News Review, 1981
Tampa Neighbor, 1983

Scripps, E.W. 1976‑86
Office: General, 1980‑86
Operating and Other Expenses, 1970‑71
Operations Committee, 1980‑86
Organizational Charts, 1969‑82
Partnership interests

Correspondence, 1965-1982 (4 folders)

118

Correspondence, 1983‑87
Capital Positions of Partners, 1967‑85
Cove Beach Property, 1979-1985 (2 folders)
Distributions, 1984
Financial Data, 1959-1987 (3 folders)
Minutes: Partners' Meetings, 1981-1987 (2 folders)
Mitchell Property, 1984‑87 and undated
Paley Becomes a Partner: Clippings, 1982 (2 folders)

119

Withdrawal of Partner Interests: Data, 1959-1969-1982 (2 folders)

Pension Benefits, 1982‑85
Personal Loans, 1974‑81
Personnel, 1974‑86
Photographs
Potential Investment, 1982‑85
Promotions, 1981‑84
Public Relations, 1980‑82
Rees, Charles H.G. 1969‑85 and undated
Retirement, 1971‑84
Staff: New Employees, 1980‑84
Salaries, 1953‑70
Satellites, 1983

120

Scrapbooks

1957-1961 (2 bound volumes; 2 folders)

121

1963-1970 (6 folders)

122

Thayer Retirement Provisions, 1959
VIART Corporation

Correspondence, 1982-1988 (4 folders)
Board Meetings, 1983-1988 (4 folders)
Financial Data, 1982‑86
Miscellaneous
Prospectus for Clients

Valuation of WHITCOM, 1966‑85 and undated

123

West 41st Street Company, 1966‑67
White, Robert M. 1959‑61
Wind‑up of New York Herald Tribune, 1965-1966 (5 folders)
World Journal Tribune Deal, 1966-1967 (3 folders)
World Telegram, 1964‑65 and undated

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