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.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Series II. Miscellaneous items

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
1927-1959
Pre-1951
1927-1948
Box 1
Smith, Al
1927-01-05
Box 1
Leonard, Albert (New Rochelle School Supt.)
1948-03-23
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-04-09
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-04-10
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-05-21
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-06-06
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-06-15
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-08-04
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-11-02
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1928-11-10
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1929-03-15
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1929-03-19
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1935-11-27
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1937-05-18
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1937-11-16
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1939-07-17
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1940-06-28
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1940-07-07
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1940-07-18
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1940-12-08
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1940-12-22
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1941-05-25
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1941-08-23
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1941-10-14
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1942-05-16
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1942-05-19
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1942-05-22
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1942-08-20
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1942-12-21
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1943-08-16
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1944-08-28
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1945-08-17
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1945-12-08
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1946-11-09
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1946-12-26
Box 1
Hoover, Herbert
1947-03-19
Box 1
Roosevelt, T., Jr.
1928-05-14
Box 1
Roosevelt, T., Jr.
1929-05-20
Box 1
Treasury Undersecretary Miles
1928-06-02
Box 1
Eastman, Edward
1928-06-15
Box 1
Letters and telegrams congratulating Hill on Hoover victory at Kansas City, also re: victory at election from Will Irwin, Chas. S. Wilson, Lewis Strauss, Ogden Mills, Stanley Isaacs
Box 1
La Guardia
1938-08-17
Box 1
Dewey
1938-10-29
Box 1
Dewey
1939-06-16
Box 1
Dewey
1939-07-01
Box 1
Dewey
1941-10-08
Box 1
Dewey
1941-11-06
Box 1
Dewey
1942-04-11
Box 1
Dewey
1942-08-28
Box 1
Dewey
1942-11-10
Box 1
Dewey
1944-03-23
Box 1
Dewey
1944-11-07
Box 1
Dewey
1946-03-26
Box 1
Dewey
1946-08-26
Box 1
Dewey
1947-08-10
Box 1
Dewey
1947-08-27
Box 1
Dewey
1948-03-24
Box 1
Wilkie
1940-08-10
Box 1
Wilkie
1940-09-10
Box 1
Wilkie
1940-11-30
Box 1
Wilkie
1941-01-01
Box 1
Wilkie
1941-12-23
Box 1
Wilkie
1943-08-19
Box 1
Wilkie
1944-04-24
Box 1
Moses, Robert
1940-09-25
Box 1
Moses, Robert
1945-12-11
Box 1
Reid, Helen Rogers of Tribune
1943-09-03
Box 1
Farley, James A.
1944-03-13
Box 1
Farley, James A.
1944-03-24
Box 1
Sen. R.F. Wagner
1944-10-05
Box 1
Tolley, William of Syracuse U.
1945-06-26
Box 1
Tolley, William of Syracuse U.
1948-02-20
Box 1
Watson, Tom of IBM
1948-02-21
1951 and later
1951-1959
Box 1
Appointment of individuals to jobs
1951
Box 1
New member of N.Y.S. Institute of Arts & Sciences
1951
Box 1
Ives
1951-01-09
Box 1
Ives
1951-01-10
Box 1
Dewey
1951-01-10
Box 1
Pfeiffer, William L., Chairman NY Rep. State Comm.
1951-01-10
Box 1
Ives
1951-01-13
Box 1
Ives
1951-02-13
Box 1
Pfeiffer, William L., Chairman NY Rep. State Comm.
1951-02-02
Box 1
Pfeiffer, William L., Chairman NY Rep. State Comm.
1951-02-02
Box 2
Reapportionment congressional districts, N.Y.S.
1951-10-23
Box 1
Misc. letters re: meetings of local groups and recommendations for jobs from Justice N.Y.S. Supreme Court for local Civil Service positions
1951
Box 1
RRates for state park facilities
1951
Box 1
Evans, Silliman, Nashville Tennessean, and others
1951-04-30-1951-05-02
Box 2
Business & Professional Women's Club of N.Y.S.
1951
Box 2
Gulfoil
1951
Box 2
Parks committee meetings
1951
Box 2
Gannett
1951-11-08
Box 2
Ford, Henry II
1951-12-18
Box 2
Dewey
1952-01-12
Box 2
Forestal, James (?)
1952-01-29
Box 2
Re: dinners, appearances
1952
Box 2
Jobs and running for office
1952
Box 2
Advertisments of Republican Nat. Comm. In local newspapers, esp. Sun
1952
Box 2
Director
1952
Box 2
Sherburne Republicans presid. Preferences in connection with Hill's District delegateship to Rep. Nat'l Convention
1952-03-11
Box 2
Hoover, Herbert
1952-02-01
Box 2
Hoover, Herbert
1952-07-05
Box 2
Knowland, William F.
1952-07-05
Box 2
Letters from constituents showing support for Ike
1952
Box 2
Moses, Robert
1952-04-21
Box 2
Minutes 66th meeting CNYSPC
1952-04-01
Box 2
League of Women Voters
1952
Box 2
Dewey
1952-09-24
Box 3
Jobs and reappointments
1953
Box 3
Ives
1953-01-19
Box 3
Commissioners
1953-01-25
Box 3
BHC
1953-02-28
Box 3
Hoover, Herbert
1953-04-08
Box 3
Minutes 72nd NYS Park Comm.
1953-05-01
Box 3
Letter stating Repub. Nominee for Binghamton mayor is conducting a dirty campaign
1953-10-28
Box 3
Closing of rural post offices and changing them to rural routes & stations
1953
Box 4
Ives
1954-01-05
Box 4
Cole
1954-01-21
Box 4
Cole
1954
Box 4
Dewey
1954-01-04
Box 4
Watson, Tom of IBM
1954
Box 4
Managers' Report 1953 Central NYS Parks Comm.
1954
Box 4
Letter protesting proposed compulsory auto insurance, NYS
1954-02-19
Box 4
Locker fees at a state park
1954
Box 4
Pfeiffer, William L., Chairman NY Rep. State Comm.
1954
Box 4
Advertisement of Midland Bank in Sun
1954-07
Box 4
Get out the vote
1954-10-20
Box 4
From State Assemblyman regarding getting appointment to certain committees
1954
Box 5
Republican's cousin being brought to U.S. from Lebanon
1955
Box 5
De Sapio
1955-01-26
Box 4
Morhouse, L. Judson, NYS Rep. Comm. Chairman
1954
Box 5
Javits
1955-02-02
Box 5
Bingham, Jonathan
1955-02-25
Box 5
Regarding helping people get into colleges
1955
Box 5
Morhouse, L. Judson, NYS Rep. Comm. Chairman
1955
Box 5
Harriman
1955-04-08
Box 5
Regarding his editorials
1955
Box 5
Morhouse, L. Judson, NYS Rep. Comm. Chairman
1955
Box 5
Nixon
1955-09-06
Box 5
Regarding Edward Hanna of Utica's proceedings against Parks Comm. Members
1955
Box 5
Donlon, Mary
1955-10-10
Box 6
Cole, Sterling
1956-01-16
Box 6
Regarding advertisement in Sun
1956
Box 6
Hoover, Herbert
1956-04-11
Box 6
Hoover, Herbert
1956-04-20
Box 6
Nixon
1956-05-03
Box 6
Javits
1956-05-21
Box 6
Javits
1956-05-24
Box 6
Kefauver
1956-06-09
Box 6
Kefauver
1956
Box 6
Taber, John
1957-02-12
Box 6
Hoover, Herbert
1957-08-21
Box 6
Hoover, Herbert
1957-08-22
Box 6
Hoover, Herbert
1957-10-08
Box 6
State College presidents
1957
Box 7
Robinson
1958
Box 7
Martin, Joseph W.
1958-01-17
Box 7
Occasional letters from readers of Sun
1958
Box 7
Regarding NY Rep. State Comm. Fund dinner
1958
Box 7
Ives
1958
Box 7
Pearson, Drew
1958-08-04
Box 7
Keating
1958-09-21
Box 7
Hoover, Herbert
1958-11-22
Box 7
Regarding a Brady photo of Lincoln
1959-02-05
Box 7
Fischer, Bob (Spec. Ass't Att'y Gen, NY)
1959-02-09
Box 8
Keating, Rockefeller, Robinson
1959
Box 8
Broome Co. Bd. Superv.
1959
Box 8
Hoover, Herbert
1959-08-17
Box 8
Regarding population census in NYS
1959
Box 8
Simpson, Harold E. of CC&S
1959-11-18
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.)
Mapcase Folder 13
Campaign Advertisement
1918
Addresses the constituents of Congressional District 34 regrading the circulation of a letter slandering his character.
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