Manuscript Collections - Ray Lyman Wilbur Papers

2022

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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