Series 88. PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE, 1932...1974

21 boxes
12 Subseries
Office file code: 73 (plus alphabetical designations), 76

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to a variety of topics JWF considered to be of a personal nature. Among such topics are reactions to speeches and publications about or by JWF, legal notes (written as a law student and as a law instructor), correspondence and court documents related to the Phipps case, business and Fulbright Foundation operations, topics related to JWF's presidency of the University of Arkansas and the aftermath of his removal, membership in the Burning Tree and Chevy Chase Country Clubs as well as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew's, Scotland, personal greetings from friends, and condolences on death of Roberta Waugh Fulbright (JWF's mother). Also included are correspondence and materials from colleagues in the House and Senate, government personnel (embassy staff members mainly), and foreign friends and members of foreign governments. In addition, there is correspondence to and from JWF and members of the immediate family as well as some of his medical records and those of his wife and children, plus correspondence on the genealogy of the Fulbright family itself. Note: Subseries 3 and 4 are restricted. Restricted materials may NOT be accessed.

Subseries:

Arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

  1. Personal Acquaintance Correspondence, 1942-1974
  2. Legal Notes and Materials, 1932...1945
  3. Phipps Case Materials, 1933...1944
  4. Business Correspondence, 1943...1967
  5. Fulbright Foundation Correspondence, 1961...1967
  6. University of Arkansas Correspondence and Materials, 1939...1974
  7. Colleague and Government Personnel Correspondence, 1943-1974
  8. Burning Tree and Chevy Chase Country Club Recommendations for Membership and Related Correspondence, 1945...1972
  9. Personal Greetings from Friends, 1953...1967
  10. Condolences on Death of Mother, 1953
  11. Foreign Correspondents, 1944...1972
  12. Family Correspondence, 1942...1972

Subseries 1. Personal Acquaintance Correspondence, 1942-1974.

10 boxes.
Office file code: 73 (plus alphabetical designations), 76

Correspondence is from individuals considered by JWF to be friends or close acquaintances, or from others writing on topics of a personal nature. Many of these letters contain political information or observations, but the majority are on non-political topics relative to JWF's personal affairs.

In addition to the specifically identified correspondent files, correspondents include: Homer M[artin] Adkins (1.1), Saul D[avid] Alinsky (1.1), Stewart [Johonnot] [Oliver] Alsop (1.1), Louis Fabian Bachrach (1.2), T[homas] H[arry] Barton (l.2), Bernard M[annes] Baruch (1.2), Henry B. Bass (1.2), Rudolf Bing (1.2), Herbert L[awrence] Block (1.2), Chester [Bliss] Bowles (1.2), Alexander Calder (1.3), Bennett [Alfred] Cerf (1.3), Francis [Adams] Cherry (1.3), Clarence Dillon (1.4), John Foster Dulles (1.4), Robert H[arley] Estabrook (1.5), Bernard B. Fall (2.1), Fred W. Friendly (2.1), Arthur J[oseph] Goldberg (2.2), Katharine Graham (2.2), [Alfred] Whitney Griswold (2.2), Virgil M[elvin] Hancher (2.3), Henry W. A. Hanson (2.3), [William] Averell Harriman (2.3), Carlisle H[ubbard] Humelsine (2.3), George F[rost] Kennan (2.6), Robert E[dmonds] Kintner (2.6), Robert A[llen] Leflar (2.7), Sol M[yron] Linowitz (2.7), Henry R[obinson] Luce (2.7), Ralph [Emerson] McGill (3.1), Sidney S[anders] McMath (3.1), Eugene Meyer (3.2), Edward R[oscoe] Murrow (3.2), Edwin O[ldfather] Reischauer (3.7), James B[arrett] Reston (3.7), Juan (Chi-Chi) Rodriguez (3.7), [Arnold] Eric Sevareid (4.1), Lawrence E[dmund] Spivak (4.1), Leopold C[oleslawowicz] [Stanislaw] [Antoni] Stokowski (4.1), and Theodore H[arold] White (4.5).

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.


Subseries 2. Legal Notes and Materials, 1932-1936, 1938-1939, 1945.

3 boxes.
Office file code: no code

Material consists of classroom notes taken by JWF as a law student at George Washington University, Washington, D. C., from 1932 through 1934, briefs and case notes created by or for JWF while an attorney in the Anti-Trust Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D. C., 1934 - 1935, and lecture notes and class handouts used by JWF as an Instructor in Law at both George Washington University and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, 1935 through 1939.

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 3. Phipps Case Materials, 1933, 1935, 1943-1944. RESTRICTED and may NOT be accessed.

1 folder.
Office file code: no code

Material consists of correspondence and court materials related to the prosecution of the Phipps case, a legal matter in which JWF and the Fulbright family were involved from 1933 through 1944. The case concerned ownership of certain shares of stock in the Phipps Lumber Company, formerly a Fulbright enterprise, and the disposition of these.

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 4. Business Correspondence, 1943-1955, 1957, 1960-1967. RESTRICTED and may NOT be accessed.

1 box.
Office file code: no code, 73 (plus alphabetical designations)

Correspondence primarily relates to JWF's involvement in the affairs of the Fulbright family business enterprises, such as the Springfield Wagon Company, Phipps Lumber Company, the Northwest Arkansas Times operation, the Coca Cola Bottling Company, and the Fulbright Investment Company. Some correspondence pertains to income tax returns, land transactions, insurance, and the management of JWF's farm.

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 5. Fulbright Foundation Correspondence, 1961, 1963, 1965-1967.

1 folder.
Office file code: 73 - F, no code

Correspondence relates to various gifts of financial grants to academic institutions in the state of Arkansas, to several personal memorials, and to the Fayetteville Public Library for purchase of land for construction of a new library building (later designated the Roberta Fulbright Library).

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 6. University of Arkansas Related Correspondence and Materials 1939-1947, 1950-1951, 1953-1957, 1961-1972, 1974.

1 box.
Office file code: 73, no code

Materials consist of correspondence, news clippings, and printed materials on topics related to events and people at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Included are such topics as state politics surrounding JWF's ouster as University president and its aftermath, impact of World War II on University life, former students in the military, world organizational ideas generated among campus faculty, and other matters pertaining to JWF's alumnus status of both the University and of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Correspondents include: Laird Archer (15.6), Carl E[dward] Bailey (15.5), Walter L[ee] Brown (15.8), [John] Frank[lin] Broyles (15.9), Walter R[awlins] Horlacher (15.3, 15.4), Hemphill M[offet] Hosford (15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6), O[scar] E. Jones (15.5), Ben [Travis] Laney (15.5), Robert A[llen] Leflar (15.5), Walter J[ohn] Lemke (15.3), Paul W[illiam] Milam (15.5), Roy [Waymon] Milum (15.3, 15.5), Jeanette Scudder (15.5), Herbert [L.] Thomas (15.3, 15.4, 15.5, 15.6), Julian S[eesel] Waterman (15.3, 15.4), and Guy E[llsworth] Williams (15.5).

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 7. Colleague and Government Personnel Correspondence, 1943-1974.

2 boxes.
Office file code: 73, 76

Correspondence relates to a variety of personal topics between JWF and his Congressional colleagues and associates in government service. Among these topics are acknowledgements of small personal gifts, congratulations on special occasions, birthday greetings, retirement letters, calling of emergency sessions of Congress, requests for ambassadorial assistance for constituents visiting foreign countries, and Department of State political notes and embassy personnel comments on various foreign situations.

Correspondents include: George W[ildman] Ball (16.3), Alben W[illiam] Barkley (16.1), Birch Evans Bayh, Jr. (17.1, 17.4), Leslie L. Biffle (16.1, 16.2, 16.4, 17.1), Harry F[lood] Byrd (16.1), Robert C[arlyle] Byrd (16.4, 17.1, 17.3, 17.4), Thomas Campbell Clark (16.1), Clark M[cAdams] Clifford (16.3), Clarence Douglas Dillon (16.2), Everett McKinley Dirksen (16.3), Paul H[oward] Douglas (16.2), William O[rville] Douglas (16.3, 17.3), John Paul Hammerschmidt (17.4), Oren Harris (16.1), Carl [Trumbull] Hayden (16.3), [Lawrence] Brooks Hays (16.3, 17.1), Christian A[rchibald] Herter (16.3), John Edgar Hoover (16.1), Hubert H[oratio] Humphrey, [Jr.] (16.3, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4), [Claudia] [Alta] [Taylor]("Lady Bird") Johnson (17.1), Lyndon B[aines] Johnson (16.2, 16.3, 16.5), George F[rost] Kennan (16.5), Edward M[oore] Kennedy (16.5), John F[itzgerald] Kennedy (16.2, 16.3), Al[fred] M[ossman] Landon (17.4), Henry Cabot Lodge (16.1), Scott W[ike] Lucas (16.1, 17.3, 17.4), Douglas MacArthur II (16.4), Eugene Joseph McCarthy (17.2), John W[illiam] McCormack (17.1, 17.2), George S[tanley] McGovern (17.3, 17.4), Michael Joseph Mansfield (16.3, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4), Wilbur D[aigh] Mills (16.5, 17.2), Wayne L[yman] Morse (16.2, 17.3, 17.4), Stan[ley] [Frank] Musial (17.3), Lawrence F[rancis] O'Brien (16.3, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4), Frank Pace, Jr. (16.1), Sam [Taliaferro] Rayburn (16.3), Dean Rusk (17.1), Richard B[revard] Russell (16.4, 16.5), [Robert] Sargent Shriver, [Jr.] (17.1), John J[ackson] Sparkman (16.4), Adlai E[wing] Stevenson (16.3, 16.5), [William] Stuart Symington (16.2, 16.5, 17.2), James William Trimble (16.1), and Frederick Moore Vinson (16.1).

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 8. Burning Tree and Chevy Chase Country Club Recommendations for Membership and Related Correspondence, 1945...1972.

1 folder.
Office file code: 73

Materials consist primarily of requests for recommendations for membership in the Burning Tree and Chevy Chase Country Clubs, recommendations (or refusals to write recommendations) for membership, and letters expressing gratitude for such recommendations. Some material pertains to JWF's golf activities at these two clubs.

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 9. Personal Greetings from Friends, 1953-1954, 1961-1967.

0.5 box.
Office file code: 73

Materials consist of greeting cards, letters and telegrams expressing birthday, Christmas and Easter greetings to JWF and his family.

Arranged chronologically.


Subseries 10. Condolences on Death of Mother, 1953.

0.5 box.
Office file code: 73

Letters, telegrams and sympathy cards expressing condolences to JWF on the death of his mother, Roberta Waugh Fulbright (d. January 12, 1953).

Arranged alphabetically.


Subseries 11. Foreign Correspondents, 1944, 1947-1957, 1959, 1961-1970, 1972.

1 box.
Office file code: 73

Letters from foreign nationals to JWF on a variety of topics, such as information relative to JWF's pending visits to foreign nations, political, economic and social observations on foreign affairs, Fulbright Scholarship matters, offers of foreign decorations and medals, correspondence from foreign embassy personnel stationed in the United States, and letters from friends dating from JWF's days at Oxford.

Arranged chronologically and topically.


Subseries 12. Family Correspondence, 1942...1972.

2 boxes.
Office file code: 73, 76

Material consists of correspondence on a wide variety of topics between JWF and his mother, wife, sisters, brother, in-laws, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Included also are medical records for JWF and his wife, and correspondence related to the genealogy of the Fulbright family.

Arranged chronologically.


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