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The Resource Raymond E. Willis papers

Raymond E. Willis papers

Label
Raymond E. Willis papers, 1936-1950
Title
Raymond E. Willis papers
Inclusive dates
1936-1950
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection contains mainly original correspondences of Raymond E. Willis. Including Willis's campaigns for Senator in 1938, 1940, and 1946 and his years as a Senator. It includes mostly political correspondences dealing with the Republican party and Indiana politics. It includes Willis's voting records from 1941-1944 and a scrapbook compiled about his 1940 opponent Senator Sherman Minton
Biographical or historical data
Raymond Eugene Willis was born in Waterloo, Indiana on August 11, 1875. He attended Waterloo Public Schools and graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1896. He became a printer in 1898 and worked for various papers in Angola, Indiana. He was the Steuben County Republican central committee secretary in 1908; he served as the Angola postmaster, 1910-1914; and served as the Indiana Republican Editorial Association president until going into the Indiana House of Representatives in 1919. He was a Republican national convention delegate, 1940-1952. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1938 but was elected in 1941 and served until 1947. He then returned to the publishing business as president of the Steuben Printing Company and became the trustee of Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana. Willis died in Angola, March 21, 1956 and is interred at Circle Hill Cemetery.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1875-1956
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Willis, Raymond E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Willis, Raymond E.
  • Minton, Sherman
  • Van Nuys, Frederick
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Republican Party (Ind.)
  • Political conventions
  • Political campaigns
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Minton, Sherman
  • Van Nuys, Frederick
  • Willis, Raymond E.
  • Republican Party (Ind.)
  • United States
  • Elections
  • Political campaigns
  • Political conventions
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Indiana
Label
Raymond E. Willis papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/286
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/12 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/24 by Lauren Patton
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17554366
Extent
2042 items
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
Raymond E. Willis.
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247224369
  • (OCoLC)247224369
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
4 mss. boxes
Label
Raymond E. Willis papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/286
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/12 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/24 by Lauren Patton
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17554366
Extent
2042 items
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
Raymond E. Willis.
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247224369
  • (OCoLC)247224369
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
4 mss. boxes

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