KNOWLAND, William Fife, 1908-1974

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Papers: Many Knowland papers in various segments of the Earl Warren papers, 1924-1953, including personal papers (1927-1953), congressional files (1943-1953), Republican party files (1934-1938), and presidential campaign files (1936).

Oral History: Discussed in interviews with LeRoy Lyon (1988), 201 pages; Richard J. Dolwig (1987), 89 pages; Herbert M. Baus (1989, 1990), 323 pages; Gardiner Johnson (1973, 1983), 249 pages; and Gladwin Hill (1987), 178 pages.

Columbia University
Oral History Project
New York, NY
Oral History: 1970. 170 leaves; 3 reels. Reminiscences including 1952 convention, California delegation, Nixon fund, Eisenhower’s relations with Congress, domestic legislation, foreign policy, 1956 convention, 1960 campaign, career in Senate, 1958 gubernatorial campaign, California politics, role of Senate majority leader, president as party leader, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Also discussed in interviews with Earl Behrens, Barry Goldwater, and Goodwin Knight.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
Abilene, KS
Oral History: 1967. 170 leaves. Furnished by Columbia University.

Herbert Hoover Library
West Branch, IA
Oral History: 32 pages. One interview.

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and, Peace
Stanford, CA
Papers: 1956. 1 box. Press releases, reports, and campaign literature relating to the Republican congressional campaign of 1956. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: In J. Arthur Younger papers, 1951-1968; and Francis V. Keesling papers, 1906-1957.

Oral History: 1967. 32 pages.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
Madison, WI
Papers: In Alexander Wiley papers, 1913-1967.

University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: Ca. 1935-1974. Ca. 500 cartons. Correspondence, speeches, reports, scrapbooks, clippings, tapes, film, photographs and memorabilia. Partially restricted. Additional letters in several other collections.

Oral History: 1969, 1973, 1977. 341 pages. 3 interviews on ”California Republican Politics in the 1930s,” forming part of the Earl Warren project. Also discussed in interview with Christopher George (1980), 180 pages; and 3 oral histories (1979) by Emelyn Knowland Jewett, Estelle Knowland Johnson, and Paul Manolis entitled, “Remembering William F. Knowland”. Index.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974; and Blair Moody papers, 1928-1954. Finding aid.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: In Charles Parsons papers, 1880-1965; and George Howard Edward Smith papers, 1917-1962.