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William F. Buckley, Jr., papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 576

Scope and Contents

The William F. Buckley, Jr. Papers consist of more than five hundred linear feet of material. Papers relating to the publication of God and Man at Yale, files from Buckley's 1965 campaign for mayor of New York City, and his 1950 "Alumni Day Address" are open for research. All other material is closed to research.

The Mayoralty Campaign, 1965 (boxes 293-326) is composed of material used in or collected for Buckley's campaign for mayor of New York City in 1965. Buckley ran unsuccessfully on the Conservative Party ticket against John Lindsay. There are several boxes of correspondence mainly composed of letters of advice and criticism and letters from campaign contributors. The section also contains news releases, newspapers clippings, and a large number of miscellaneous subject and research files relevant to issues in the campaign.

Boxes 410-414 contain letters and scrapbooks concerning Buckley's God and Man at Yale (New York, Henry Regnery and Co., 1951). In this book, Buckley charged that Yale taught collectivism and Keynesian economics and that the overall atmosphere at Yale encouraged agnosticism. The correspondence consists of approximately 450 letters, largely dated between 1951 and 1954, from the public, and exchanges between Buckley and his publisher. A list of correspondents is included in this register. The files also contain scrapbooks of articles about the book.

Dates

  • 1951-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The following collection materials are open without restriction: Mayoralty campaign, 1965 (Part II, Series II, boxes 293-326) and God and Man at Yale (Part II, Series III, boxes 410-414).

Access to the rest of the papers requires the written permission of Christopher T. Buckley during his lifetime, after which access is unrestricted. Send an email to mssa.assist@yale.edu to request information on contacting Mr. Buckley.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christopher T. Buckley, 2009, 2012, and 2017. Purchased from Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc., 2013.

Extent

682.23 Linear Feet (982 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0576

Overview

The unrestricted papers consist of correspondence, news releases, clippings, and subject files from William F. Buckley's 1965 campaign for mayor of New York; and letters and scrapbooks concerning God and Man at Yale and his 1950 "Alumni Day Address."

Biographical / Historical

William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in 1925 and graduated from Yale University in 1950. In 1955 he founded the magazine The National Review. He also wrote a nationally syndicated column and hosted the weekly television show Firing Line from 1966 through 1999. In 1965 Buckley ran unsuccessfully as the Conservative Party candidate for mayor of New York City. From 1969 to 1972 he served on the Advisory Commission on Information of the United States Information Agency. He wrote numerous books including God and Man at Yale, espionage novels, and a trilogy based on his sailing expeditions. Buckley is considered one of the founders of the modern Conservative movement. Buckley died on February 27, 2008, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut.

Custodial History

Deposited by William F. Buckley, Jr., 1964-2003.

List of Correspondents

God and Man at Yale: List of Correspondents

  1. Adams, Fred H.
  2. Affleck, Rosamond H.
  3. Agnew, Cornelius R.
  4. Alexander, Jerome
  5. Allen, Charles R.
  6. Allen, Elizabeth P.
  7. Andelson, Robert
  8. Andersonz Henry H.
  9. Apel, H.
  10. Ashburn, Frank
  11. Auchincloss, R.L.
  12. Bailey, Frank
  13. Baker, Frances
  14. Baker, Owen C.
  15. Barnes,. W.B.
  16. Barry, James B.
  17. Bartlett, Valentine C.
  18. Bassett, Francis J.
  19. Bean, F.A.
  20. Beckman, F. Woods
  21. Bedingfield, Eileen
  22. Benedict, James
  23. Benson, George S.
  24. Bereribert, David P.
  25. Bernhard, Richard
  26. Beta, George J.
  27. Black, William C.
  28. Blaney, M.A.
  29. Bonbrake, M.N.
  30. Bozell, (Mrs.) Brent
  31. Brandt, Karl E.
  32. Bratcher, E. M.
  33. Bredin, Lewis Leonard
  34. Brennan, Jay
  35. Brentano's, Inc.
  36. Brewster, Owen (Hon)
  37. Bridgman, David G.
  38. Brogley, Margaret
  39. Brown, Milton W.
  40. Buck, (Mrs.) Gordon M.
  41. Buckley, Claude H.
  42. Buckley, William F., Sr.
  43. Buckley, William F., Jr.
  44. Bunker, Laurence E.
  45. Bullington, Orville
  46. Byrne, John M.
  47. Campaigne, Jameson G.
  48. Canty, Helen M.
  49. Carleton, Mrs. Guy E.
  50. Carlin, William J.C.
  51. Carruthers, John
  52. Carter, Mary Lynn
  53. Cartwright, A.Y., Jr.
  54. Carvelis, Miss
  55. Cassell, James H., Jr.
  56. Cassidy, Richard E.
  57. Castle, W.R.
  58. Cates, Fred
  59. Cervantes, Lou
  60. Chamberlain, John
  61. Chamberlain, R.R.
  62. Chase, John A.
  63. Chisolm, R.W.
  64. Chatard, Alice W.
  65. Charles, J. Burdette
  66. Child Family Digest
  67. Chodorov, Frank
  68. Christian Century
  69. Christian Freedom Foundation
  70. Church of the Good Shepherd
  71. Clark, John
  72. Clark, William R.
  73. Clement, W.R.
  74. Codman, John S.
  75. Coe, W.R.
  76. Coleman, Frances
  77. Coltonl Rev. Bradford
  78. Connell, George S.
  79. Conway, Margaret Devereaux
  80. Corbett, Mary Gleason
  81. Corbett, Mrs. J.M.
  82. Copey, Ernest L., M.D.
  83. Corrigan, Kevin
  84. Cowles, Elizabeth S.
  85. Craven, Joseph A.
  86. Creighton, Thomas E.
  87. Cullen, Andrew J.
  88. Daly, Rev. John K.
  89. Dally, Margaret P.
  90. Dana, Richard
  91. Dargan, Father
  92. Davenport, John
  93. Dawes, Mrs., Herbert N.
  94. Day, George Parmley (to)
  95. Dedman, Julien
  96. DeGolyer, E.
  97. Dennis, Lawrence
  98. Devanne, T.J.
  99. DeYoe, Willard L.
  100. Dick, Carl P.
  101. Dickson, Arthur G.
  102. Digna, Sister Mary
  103. Dillon, William G.
  104. Donahue, Francis M.
  105. Donaldson, Mabel
  106. Donner, Robert
  107. Dumm, Benjamin Alfred
  108. Dunlap, Boyce
  109. Dunnington, Miles
  110. Dwyer, Mary Ellen
  111. Dykes, E.W.
  112. Ellis, Edward W.
  113. Emerson, Ralph H.
  114. Enest, S.E.
  115. Epler, P.H.
  116. Erdman, Harold B.
  117. Estill, Joe Garner
  118. Everett, Mark Allen, M.D.
  119. Evans, S.E.B.
  120. Farmer, James W.
  121. Farrel, Franklin, Jr.
  122. Feeley, Charles
  123. Feelers, Bonnie
  124. Fenniman, William C.
  125. Ferry, Horace Farwell
  126. Fisher, Henry
  127. Fitzgerald, Donald E.
  128. Fitzgerald, William
  129. Flaherty, M.G., S.J.
  130. Flick, John J.
  131. Flemer, William,
  132. Fleming, W.C.
  133. Fletcher, Sir Angus
  134. Ford, Rosemary
  135. Franke, Gax. H.
  136. Free, William
  137. Francis, Dale
  138. Frisbie, E.W.
  139. Fry, L.
  140. Fuchs, Mrs. Peter F.
  141. Fullman, Christopher E., O.S.B.
  142. Gardner, H.L.
  143. Garrity, Devin Adair
  144. Geoghegan, George P., Jr.
  145. Gibbons, Lee
  146. Gibbs, Mrs. Rufus M.
  147. Gill, John
  148. Gillen, C.F.
  149. Gillis, James M. Cap.
  150. Gilmartin, Mrs. John
  151. Gipson, J. H.
  152. Gordon, Ernest
  153. Grace, Charity
  154. Graydon, Helen
  155. Greaves, Percy L., Jr.
  156. Green, Glenn A.
  157. Greene, George S., Jr.
  158. Griffis, Bertrum W.
  159. Griffin, R.P.
  160. Griswold, A.W., M.D. (to)
  161. Guion, Mrs. Louis J.
  162. Haas, Edward R.
  163. Hager, Henry B.
  164. Hahan, R.W.
  165. Hall, Walter W.
  166. Hammond, Henry i D.
  167. Hammonds, Oliver W.
  168. Harding, J.M.
  169. Harris, Ray Baker
  170. Hauser, Ernst A.
  171. Hayden, James J.
  172. Healy, Joan M.
  173. Hepburn, James G.
  174. Herbert, Rozanne
  175. Herman, James S. Herman
  176. Herr, John Knowles
  177. Heymann, P .F.
  178. Higgins, Rev. George G.
  179. Himes, Canfield
  180. Hitchings, Sinclair H.
  181. Hobbs, A.H.
  182. Holzapple, Lloyd B.
  183. Hesna, James
  184. Houghton, Cecil
  185. Houtz, Phillip
  186. Howd, Hadleigh H.
  187. Howland, B.J.
  188. Hunterdon County Democrat
  189. Huvelle, Mary
  190. Ingalls, David S.
  191. Ingebretson, James C.
  192. Ireland, Mrs. Ellsworth
  193. Jackson, Mrs. Herbert S.
  194. Jacobi, William H.
  195. Jenks, Esther
  196. Johnson, Roger B.
  197. Jolmson, William
  198. Jones, Ellis O.
  199. Jones, Graham Starr
  200. Jones, Mark M.
  201. Jones, W. Alton
  202. Jones, Zola
  203. Judge, Dick
  204. Judd, James W.
  205. Kane, T. Paul
  206. Kaub, Verne P.
  207. Kelley, William C.
  208. Kenny, Mrs. Joseph P.
  209. Ketzinger, Mrs. Katherine
  210. Kidd, George
  211. Kiibourne, Frederick W.
  212. Kilpatrick, Mrs.
  213. Kinkead, Revo, George B.
  214. Kneller, George F.
  215. Klauder, Francis, Rev.
  216. Knox, Kerro
  217. Knight, Howard G.
  218. Koether, George
  219. Kuhne, Helen Eo
  220. Laflin, Louis E., Jr.
  221. Lambert, Phyllis Joan
  222. Lang, Berel
  223. Latimer, S.L., Jr.
  224. Lavelli, Tony
  225. Leach, George Sidney
  226. Lee, Stewart w.
  227. Lehman, Eugene H.
  228. Lenney, John F.
  229. LeSeur, Marcia
  230. Lewis, W. Sargent
  231. Life Line
  232. Lincoln, Natalie
  233. Lind, Charles TIo
  234. Lind, John
  235. Lucas, Peter
  236. Ludlum, John H., Jr.
  237. Lunt, Storer B.
  238. Lynch, George F.
  239. Lytle, Margaret
  240. MacKenzie, Norman
  241. McArn, A. Douglas
  242. McBurney, James H.
  243. McCann, Francis
  244. McCarthy, Peter H.
  245. McGarvey, Bert
  246. McGaughey, Emmet C.
  247. Mcgillicuddy, Rev.
  248. McGowan, Joseph J., S.J.
  249. McInerny, T.J.
  250. McKay, Douglas
  251. McKay, Robert W. M.D.
  252. McKneally, Martin B.
  253. McLean, Hugh, Jr.
  254. McLean, Robert
  255. McMullen, Carl
  256. Mahoney, S.P.
  257. Macey, Robert
  258. Marshall, Charles O.
  259. Mason, Frank E.
  260. Matthews, Elden S.
  261. Maxfield, Hiram
  262. Meader, John W., Jr.
  263. Mehren, Edward J.
  264. Menjou, Adolphe
  265. Merriman, Daniel
  266. The Miami Herald
  267. Miller, Amelia
  268. Miller, Vernon X.
  269. Milliken, Roger
  270. Minute Women
  271. Mitchell, Ledyard
  272. Miller, C. Phillip
  273. Mooney, Mable P.S.
  274. Moore, John D.J.
  275. Moore, W. Bedford, Jr.
  276. Morley, Felix
  277. Moran, Mrs. T.E.
  278. Morris, Gouverneur
  279. Morrisey, M.A.
  280. Mulholland, Ellin M.
  281. Mulqueen, Jane
  282. Murphy, Paul J., S.J.
  283. Nagel, Rev. Bill
  284. Namm, Major Benjamin H.
  285. Naranjo, Lic. Nemesio Garcia
  286. Newberry, Leslie W.
  287. Newberry, S.D.
  288. Nelson, Neville
  289. Newman, James W.
  290. O'Brien, Rev., Edwin B.
  291. O'Brien, James Fox
  292. O'Brien, Mrs. William
  293. O'Donnell, E.J., S.J.
  294. O'Neil, Daniel J.
  295. O'Neil, Raymond
  296. Opitz, Rev. Edmund A.
  297. Olshauser, Kenneth W.M.D.
  298. Palladin, Toni
  299. Paine, Rev.J., S.J.
  300. Palmer, Cecil, Esq.
  301. Panuch, J. Anthony
  302. Parker, G.F.
  303. Paterson, Donald S.
  304. Peacock, Roscoe
  305. Peterson, W. Fairfiled
  306. Petrie, John Clarence
  307. Phillips, T.W., Jr.
  308. Pickett, A.Gordon
  309. Pierce, Edward Allen
  310. Pomeroy, Eugene C.
  311. Porter, Mrs. Ruth S.
  312. Price, Ray
  313. Prince, Samuel L.
  314. Quinn, D. Joseph
  315. Raffalovich, George
  316. Randall, Clarence B.
  317. Randall, R.
  318. Ray, John
  319. Raymond, Richard M.
  320. Redman, Mrs. W. C
  321. Reeves
  322. Reichert, Ernst
  323. Reynolds, Mrs. L.E.
  324. Richardson, Dale
  325. Richardson, Robert C.
  326. Rihl, George L.
  327. Rinaldi, Joseph
  328. Roberts, Robert
  329. Robinson, Claude
  330. Rogers, C.M.
  331. Rogers, Frederick R.
  332. Ronan, Stephen T.
  333. Root, Clinton W.
  334. Rosen, Lucie
  335. Rowe, Harold
  336. Rumsey, Bronson C.
  337. Russell, Lenora
  338. Rutsch, Mrs. Henrietta
  339. Rymer, T.A.
  340. Sargentl Henry B.
  341. Schaeffer, John M.
  342. Schaff, Norman, Jr.
  343. Schilling, Sibylla
  344. Schwab, Norman
  345. Schneitzer, Frederick, M.D.
  346. Scotti, Martin L.
  347. Sears, Louis N.
  348. Seaver, Louis
  349. Sexton, Joan
  350. Shafer, Robert E.
  351. Shappert, F.W.
  352. Shaw, Ralph M., Jr.
  353. Shelden, Francis D.
  354. Shipley, L. Parks
  355. Shulmanz R.L.
  356. Simmons, J.W., M.D.
  357. Simmons, Rev. Frank E.
  358. Singer, C. Gregg
  359. Slattery, Matthew J.
  360. Smal-Stocki, Roman
  361. Smith, Alice C.
  362. Smith, David Dean
  363. Smith, Henry Ladd
  364. Smith, Howard A.
  365. Smith, Mrs. P G.
  366. Smith, Roger M., Jr.
  367. Smith, Mrs. Truman
  368. Smyth, Jane
  369. Spencer, Herbert
  370. The Spokesman Review
  371. Starr, Adolph
  372. Stein, Robert M.
  373. Steinbicker, Carl R.
  374. Stiefel, W. K.
  375. Stokes, John S., Jr
  376. Stover, John Spoor
  377. Strasmich, Irving H.
  378. Strauss, Lewis L
  379. Sturges, Wesley A.
  380. Sweeney, Tom
  381. Taft, Seth C.
  382. Taliaferro, Dick, Jr.
  383. Taylor, Garrick M.
  384. Thompson, Thomas E.
  385. Tibbetts, Laura A.
  386. Tucker, Gilbert M.
  387. Van Winkle, Mrs. Cortlandt
  388. Venable, Grady
  389. Vetter, Mrs. William H.
  390. Vining, Donald
  391. Violet, S.C.
  392. Vision Magazine
  393. Walsh, Thomas J.
  394. Wangemann, Mrs. T.D.
  395. Wardwell, Arthur J.
  396. Watson, Mrs. Charles H.
  397. Weatherly, John
  398. Weber, J. Anne
  399. Webster, Edwin S., Jr.
  400. Wedemeyer, A.C.
  401. Wendell, Harold L.
  402. Whitford, A.C.
  403. Whitehill, Buell, Jr.
  404. Whitney, Mrs. L.E.
  405. Wheem, Van Zandt
  406. Willard, Una B.
  407. Williams, Herschel V.
  408. Williams, Mrs. Mason
  409. Wilson, P.H.
  410. Wolfe, Samuel, Jr.
  411. Wood, John Perry
  412. Woodlock, Mary
  413. Young, F.M.
  414. Youngs, Robert W.
  415. Zetterberg, Stephen I.
Title
Guide to the William F. Buckley, Jr. Papers
Status
Completed
Author
compiled by Peggy Bruns, Theodore Persons, Anna Lesniak, Diane Kaplan, and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
January 1974
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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