William Henry Hill Papers,

Collection Number: 2398

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Henry Hill papers, 1878-1964, 1918-1964 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2398
Creator:
William Henry Hill, 1877-1972.
Quantity:
5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, citations, awards, photographs, legal documents, political cartoons, payroll records, pamphlets, books, maps, and other material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of William Henry Hill, who was a New York State and United States congressman, National Convention delegate, member of the New York State Republican Party executive committee, chairman of the Broome County Republicans, publisher of the Binghamton Sun, and Central New York State Parks Commissioner.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William Henry Hill was a New York State and United States congressman, National Convention delegate, member of the New York State Republican Party executive committee, chairman of the Broome County Republicans, publisher of the Binghamton Sun, and Central New York State Parks Commissioner.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Mostly correspondence between Hill and W. Sterling Cole, Thomas E. Dewey, W. Averell Harriman, Herbert Hoover, Irving M. Ives, Jacob K. Javits, Kenneth B. Keating, Richard M. Nixon, Howard Robison, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Republican National Committee Chairman Hubert Work, New York Republican State Committee Chairmen William L. Pfeiffer, Dean P. Taylor, and L. Judson Morhouse, and others, relating to Hill's management of the 1928 Hoover preconvention campaign and to the presidential elections of 1928, 1932, 1952, and 1956; thanking Hill for political support given personally or through his newspaper; expressing opinions on local or national poitical issues; concerning meetings of or issues facing the Central New York State Parks Commission; and pertaining to Hill's inclusion in the Binghamton Chapter of the American Legion's Hall of Fame (1951); and other topics. Also, Hill's citations and awards, correspondence and other items pertaining to the SUN'S advertising and policy; original political cartoons by Bob Satterfield and others; a deposition, complaint, and other items (1932-33) pertaining to the indictment of the directors of the closed State Bank of Binghamton; payroll records (2 volumes, 1915-1924 and 1919-1924) of the BINGHAMTON REPUBLICAN and general accounts; photographs, including autographed pictures of Herbert Hoover; related miscellaneous pamphlets, books, and printed material; maps and plans of Johnson City and Endicott, New York.
Also, a large engraving of Abraham Lincoln and portrait of William McKinley, probably hung in Hill's office at one point.
See Accession Folder for a detailed list of correspondence and photographs.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hill, William Henry, 1877-1972.
Cole, W. Sterling.
Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971.
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Ives, Irving McNeil, 1896-1962.
Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-
Keating, Kenneth B.
Morhouse, L. Judson.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-
Pfeiffer, William L.
Robison, Howard.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
Satterfield, Bob.
Taylor, Dean P.
Work, Hubert.
American Legion.
Central New York State Parks Commission.
State Bank of Binghamton.

Subjects:
Banks and banking.
Electioneering.
Newspaper publishing.
Parks--New York.
Political cartoons.
Politics, Practical.
Politicians.
Publishers.

Places:
Endicott (N.Y.)--Maps.
Johnson City (N.Y.)--Maps.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Politics and government--Caricatures and cartoons.

Form and Genre Terms:
Political cartoons.
Maps.
Payrolls.
Photographs.
Plans (drawings).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
William Henry Hill papers, #2398. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence
1918
Box 1
Correspondence
1927-June 1951
Box 2
Correspondence
July 1951-Dec. 1952
Box 3
Correspondence
Jan.-Dec. 1953
Box 4
Correspondence
Jan.-Dec. 1954
Box 5
Correspondence
Jan.-Dec. 1955
Box 6
Correspondence
Jan. 1956-Dec. 1957
Box 7
Correspondence
Jan. 1958-Mar. 1959
Box 8
Correspondence
[Apr. 1959-Aug.1961]-1964
Miscellaneous items:
Box 9
Misc. lists, mimeo items, Hill for Senator item (ca. 1916), a menu, etc.
Box 9
Binghamton Sun items
Box 9
Receipt from Republic Printing Co.
Apr. 27, 1878
Box 9
Delegate ticket to Repub. State Convention
1883
Box 9
Delegate plates to Repub. Nat'l Convention
1932, 1940
Box 9
Misc. notes and memos
Box 9
Newsclipping and metal plate of Rockefeller's first letter as Governor (written to Hill)
Jan. 5, 1959
Box 9
Misc. cards (e.g. credit cards, membership cards)
Box 9
Certificates
1913-1959
Box 9
Invitations, admission cards
1929-1957, n.d.
Box 10-11
Books and pamphlets (see listing in Accession Folder)
Box 11
Wooden plaque (presented to Hill by Hall of Fame Congress, American Legion)
Nov. 5, 1951
Box 12
Misc. items
Box 12
Various legal papers concerning Hill
1957, n.d.
Box 12
Deposition, complaint, summons, and memorandum re: State Bank of Binghamton
1931-1932
Box 12
Newspaper clippings
1899, 1916-1964
Box 13 Folder 1
Young Republican Club and RMC material
1960
Box 13 Folder 2
Inauguration invitations: Hoover, Eisenhower, Truman
1929, 1949, 1953
Box 13 Folder 3
Portraits of people given to Hill as gifts
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 4
Portraits of people given to Hill as gifts
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 5
Group photos and photos of events
n.d.
Box 13 Folder 6
Hill with Cubs baseball team and unidentified baseball group photo
n.d.
Box 13
Miscellaneous Photographs
Box 13 MU-340
Large white button, “Who else but Nelse”
n.d.
Box 13 MU-341
“Pen used by Governor Charles S. Whitman to sign the Hill McCue Child Welfare Bill and presented by him to Senator William H. Hill”
1933
Box 13 MU-342
Small button, “Hill for Senator”
n.d.
Box 13 MU-343
Ribbon, "William H. Hill, Foreman Independent Hose Co. #1, Lestershire, N.Y."
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 1
Portraits of William Hill, including one of him promoting the girl scouts
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 2
Photo composite of NYS Legislature
1915-1916
Mapcase Folder 3
Certificates pertaining to Central NYS Parks Commission, International Business Machines Corps. and others
1925-1952
Mapcase Folder 4
Panoramic photo of dinner in honor of Pres. James A. Perkins at Waldorf Astoria
1964
Mapcase Folder 4
Unidentified group of men with brooms
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 4
Unidentified man with fish
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 4
NY Young Republican Club dinner in honor of Hon. William H. Hill
1918
Mapcase Folder 4
Complimentary Dinner, H. Murray Jacoby
1928
Mapcase Folder 5
Portrait of Eisenhower, printed on satin fabric
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 6
Photos of and with Herbert Hoover
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 7
Political cartoons by Satterfield and others
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 8
Misc.
-Including deed giving Hill ownership of Lestershire Record from Z. A. Stegmuller (1899), misc. photos, birthday cards, “Broome Likes Dick” poster, “Billy” Hill - written by Floyd Gibbons
Mapcase Folder 9
RNC panoramic photo
1912
Mapcase Folder 10
Portrait of William McKinley
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 11
Large engraving of Abraham Lincoln
n.d.
Mapcase Folder 12
Plans
1917, 1928
-Including Lily Lakes area (1928), Johnson City Heights (1917), and Endicott area flood protection project, unit 1 – Westover (n.d.)
Volume 2
Payroll records of Binghamton Republican
1915-1924
Volume 3
General accounts, probably of Johnson City Publishing Co.
1919-1924
1 Scrapbook newspaper clippings
Lestershire Record (incomplete)
Jan.-Dec. 1901
Record of Johnson City, Endicott and Union
Jan.-June 1920
Box 14
Phonograph, "Jerry Beacher Visits the Hill Family"
Jan. 10, 1937
Box 14
Phonograph, "Lincoln Day Tributes to William H. Hill"
Feb. 1960