Frank Ernest Gannett Papers, [ca. 1859]-1958

Collection Number: 1900

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Frank Ernest Gannett papers, [ca. 1859]-1958.
Collection Number:
1900
Creator:
Frank E.(Frank Ernest) Gannett, 1876-1957.
Quantity:
32 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, printed materials, publications, research materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers include correspondence, news releases, speeches, scrapbooks, articles, and pamphlets concerning FEG's youth, his student days at Cornell, editorial policies of the Gannett Newspapers and the establishment of the Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation in 1935, temperance and liquor advertising, and newspaper and professional organizations in which FEG was active.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

American journalist and newspaper owner.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include correspondence, news releases, speeches, scrapbooks, articles, and pamphlets concerning FEG's youth, his student days at Cornell, editorial policies of the Gannett Newspapers and the establishment of the Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation in 1935, temperance and liquor advertising, and newspaper and professional organizations in which FEG was active.
Also the Cornell University Board of Trustees and School of Nutrition, the gold standard and the U.S. economy, the 1937 Supreme Court "Packing plan," the 1938 Executive Reorganization Bill and the Wages and Hours Bill, the St. Lawrence Seaway, air travel, Germany and Europe during the 1930s and 1940s, the 1943 National Food Conference of Consumers and Producers organized by Gannett, presidential campaigns of 1936 and 1940,
Republican National Committee chairmanship and Congressional elections (1942), the proposed National Coalition Party (1944-1945), the National Committee to Uphold Constitutional Government, World War II finance, the role of aircraft in wartime, Red Cross War Fund Drive, Navy Relief Society, Rochester's United Negro College Fund Drive, FEG's Department of Peace proposal, donation of the Gannett Medical Clinic to Cornell, and other topics.
Other items include family letters, autograph albums, genealogy, and memorabilia; Gannett's notebooks (1899) concerning his work for the First U.S. Commission to the Philippines; loose and mounted photographs; diaries, notebooks, and account books; a few financial and legal papers; audio disks of radio broadcasts; certificates; memorials; and newspaper clippings and other printed material.
Major correspondents include Raymond N. Ball, Jerome D. Barnum, Lord Beaverbrook, Neal Dow Becker, William E. Borah, Winston Churchill, John L. Collyer, George W. Crane, Edmund Ezra Day, Thomas E. Dewey, Anthony Eden, Mark Ellingson, James A. Farley, Edwin S. Friendly, Earl Harding, William Randolph Hearst, Herbert Hoover, Harold Ickes, Alfred M. Landon, Herbert Lehman, Norman Vincent Peale, Westbrook Pegler, Raymond S. Richmond, Nelson Rockefeller, Carlos P. Romulo, Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Edward A. Rumely, Jacob Gould Schurman, Harry G. Stutz, Robert A. Taft, Walter L. Todd, Frank E. Tripp, Arthur Vandenberg, David Rhys Williams, and Wendell Willkie.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Gannett, Frank E.1876-1957.
Ball, Raymon N.
Barnum, Jerome D.
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, 1879-1964.
Becker, Neal Dow.
Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
Collyer, John Lyon.
Crane, George W.
Day, Edmund Ezra, 1883-1951.
Dewey, Thomas E.(Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Eden, Anthony, 1897-
Ellingson, Mark.
Farley, James A.
Friendly, Edwin S.
Gannett, Caroline Werner, 1894-1979.
Harding, Earl.
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Ickes, Harold L.(Harold LeClair), 1874-1952.
Landon, Alfred M.(Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987
Lehman, Herbert H.(Herbert Henry), 1878-1963.
Malott, Deane W.(Deane Waldo), 1898-
Peale, Norman Vincent, b. 1898.
Pegler, Westbrook, 1894-1969.
Richmond, Raymond S.
Rockefeller, Nelson A.(Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
Romulo, Carlos P.(Carlos Peña), 1899-1985.
Roosevelt, Franklin D.(Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Rumely, Edward A.
Schurman, Jacob Gould, 1854-1942.
Stutz, Harry G.
Taft, Robert A.(Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953.
Todd, Walter L., 1886-1971.
Tripp, Frank E.
Wadsworth, James W.
Williams, David Rhys.
Willkie, Wendell L.(Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.
American National Red Cross.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University.Board of Trustees.
Frank E. Gannett Newspaper Foundation.
Gannett Company.
Gannett Medical Clinic (Cornell University)
National Coalition Party (U.S.)
National Committee to Uphold the Constitution (U.S.)
Navy Relief Society.
Republican National Committee (U.S.)
United Negro College Fund (Rochester, N.Y.)
United States. Supreme Court.

Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945.
Agricultural administration.
Agriculture--Economic aspects.
Charities.
Depressions--1929--United States.
Press and politics.
Freedom of the press.
Journalism--Political aspects.
Presidents--United States--Election--1936.
Presidents--United States--Election--1940.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Newspaper publishing.
Advertising, Newspaper.
Alcoholism--Press coverage.
Newspapers--Ownership.
Community newspapers.
Journalism, Educational.
Journalistic ethics.
Constitutions--United States.
Journalists--United States.

Places:
United States--Politics and government.
Philippines--Description and travel.
Philippines--Politics and government.
Germany--History--1933-1945.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Frank Ernest Gannett papers, #1900. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
See also the Caroline Werner Gannett Papers, Collection number 2475.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

I. Correspondence, 1900-1958; II. Speeches, 1908-1954; III. News Releases, 1928-1957; IV. Volumes (Manuscript), 1889-1957; V. Scrapbooks, 1876-1957; VI. Photographs, ca. 1859-1957; VII. Financial and Legal Documents, 1903-1958; VIII. Printed Material, 1898-1986; IX. Family Papers and Genealogy, 1864-1957; X. Certificates and Memorials, 1865-1958; XI. Memorabilia, ca. 1898-1957.

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