Berkeley, CA 94720
University of California, Berkeley
Title: William F. Knowland Papers, 1917-1959.
Author: Knowland, William F. (William Fife), 1908 - 1974.
Quantity: 504 cartons and 4 oversize folders, 3 oversize volumes, (630 linear ft.)
Access restrictions: Partially arranged collection:
Cartons 302-504 are unarranged and unavailable for use. Inquiries
concerning these should be directed, in writing, to the Head of
Bancroft Public Services.
Advance notice required for use.
Terms of reproduction and use: Non-circulating; may be used only in The Bancroft Library; Contact Bancroft Library for availability.
Historical/Biographical Note: William Fife Knowland was the son of Joseph R. Knowland, publisher of the Oakland [Calif.] Tribune. William succeeded Joseph as publisher and editor of the Tribune, and he took an active interest in U.S. and local politics. He served as a U.S. Senator from California from 1945 to 1958, and championed conservative and anti-communist policies. He ran unsuccessfully for the California governorship in 1958. Temporary list of contents of processed cartons is available.
Summary: The collection includes extensive correspondence and subject files from Knowland's careers in journalism and politics, as well as personal correspondence. Also included are scrapbooks, drafts of speeches, and letters from constituents regarding contemporary political issues. Carton 498 includes papers of Helen Knowland.
The Bancroft Library also holds the papers of Joseph R. Knowland
(BANC MSS 79/128 c), and the records of the Oakland Tribune (BANC
MSS 79/129 c).
Location of originals: Bancroft BANC MSS 75/97 c.
Collection stored in part off-site.
Shelved: 5 oversize
folders in oversize drawers; 3 in unit A, 1 in unit B, 1 in unit
C. 3 oversize volumes shelved in MSS oversize.
Shelved at NRLF: Carton 1-Carton 506.
Photographs have been transferred to the Bancroft Pictorial Collections
(BANC PIC 1975.054 and BANC PIC 1979.049).
Audio tapes & recordings, and motion pictures have been transferred to the Bancroft Microforms Division (Phonotape 545 B,A; Phonotape 549 B, Phonotape 619-624, Phonotape 1199:2b-2c, Phonotape 1201, Phonotape 1203-1209:1, Phonotape 1211:2b, Phonotape 1214-1243, Phonotape 1604-1613, Phonodisc 355, etc.)
California -- Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate.
Tribune Publishing Company (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland tribune. (Oakland, Calif. : 1891)
Added entry - Personal name: Knowland, Helen.
of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720