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.
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