Guide to the William Henry Hill Papers,

Collection Number: 2398

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Jude Corina, April 2014

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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

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