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Alexander Wiley papers, 1913-1967

Wiley, Alexander, 1884-1967


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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 164.4 c.f. (397 archives boxes, 3 card files, 1 flat box, and 4 record center cartons)
    • 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 24 tape recordings
    • 22 disc recordings, and
    • 3 films; plus
    • additions of 0.1 c.f
    • 24 disc recordings
    • 2483 photographs
    • 185 negatives
    • 1 cartoon, and
    • 13 negative films
  • OCLC ocn173712807, ocn173701092
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion. Name index available in Series 1: Box 79


  • COLLECTION, IN-PART, STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Legislative and personal papers of a Republican Senator from Wisconsin (1938-1962) who served as chairman of the Foreign Relations and Judiciary Committees. Included is incoming and outgoing constituent correspondence which constitutes the vast bulk of the collection; correspondence with family, friends, government agencies, and prominent individuals; files on legislation sponsored by Wiley and on his work in the Foreign Relations Committee and on the Judiciary Committee, especially that relating to anti-trust legislation and the Bricker Amendment; extensive microfilmed biographical clippings; and a very complete record of Wiley's speeches, news releases, and other writings. Well documented in the collection are Wiley's support of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the Chicago-Lake Michigan Water Diversion case, his advocacy of the Wisconsin dairy industry, his strong anti-communist beliefs and activities, and the censure of Joseph McCarthy by the Senate.
  • The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1913-1967, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1939-1962 and are described below.


  • Some of the films in this collection are cataloged individually.
  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Senator and Mrs. Wiley, Washington, D.C., 1963-1968.
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