William R. Mathews papers 1870-1980

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William R. Mathews papers 1870-1980

MS 406


Collection Summary

Creator: Matthews, William R.
Collection Name: William R. Mathews papers
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1980
Physical Description:18.0 linear feet
Abstract:The William R. Mathews papers (1870-1980) primarily documents his journalism career as editor and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star (1930-1967). The collection also includes material relating to Mathews' military service in World War I, and his role as an official war correspondent in World War II. Also included are the family papers of William R. Mathews and his wife, Betty B. Mathews.
Collection Number:MS 406
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

William R. Mathews (1893-1969) was an accomplished journalist, newspaper editor and publisher. Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1893, he attended elementary and high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated with an A.B. degree in Money and Banking from the University of Illinois in 1917. He served as a Second Lieutenant and Captain in the Fifth Regiment of the Second Division of the United States Marine Corps during World War I. He fought in the battles of Belleau Wood and Soissons, in France, and was wounded in the attack on Blanc Mont. Mr. Mathews earned numerous awards and citations, including the French Croix de Guerre with Palm, in 1918, for capturing 75 German soldiers. After the war he worked as an advertising solicitor for the San Francisco Chronicle. He married Betty Boyers, in 1919, and they had four children. From 1920-1924, he was the business manager of the Santa Barbara Morning Press. In 1924, he and business partner Ralph E. Ellinwood purchased the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Mathews served as the general manager from 1924-1930 and as editor and publisher from 1930-1967.

Mr. Mathews' extensive travels enabled him to focus his journalism on international politics and foreign affairs. He served as an accredited military correspondent and completed nine trips around the world. He witnessed and documented unique historical events, such as the signing of the Japanese Surrender aboard the U.S.S. Missouri in 1945, the Bikini Bomb Test in 1946 and the John Foster Dulles trip to Japan and Korea, just prior to the outbreak of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Mathews was active in public service and his appointments include: special adviser to James B. Forrestal, Secretary of Defense (1948-1950), member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee, member of the Board of Regents of the University of Arizona, and Chairman of the Citizens' Public Utilities and Citizens' Water Advisory Committees for the City of Tucson. In 1940 he ran for public office as a democratic representative for Congress.


Scope and Content Note

The William R. Mathews papers (1870-1980) primarily document his journalism career as editor and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star (1930-1967), and also includes material relating to Mathews' military service in World War I, and his role as an official war correspondent in World War II. These papers also contain the family papers of William R. Mathews as well as those of his wife, Betty B. Mathews. This collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, writings, speeches, public service files, travel files, family papers, ledgers, and newspaper clippings.


Organization

This collection is organized into 12 series. 3 series contain subseries: Writings, Photographs and Scrapbooks.

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Matthews, Betty B.
Matthews, William R.

Corporate Name(s)
Arizona Daily Star -- History -- Sources.

Subject(s)
Journalists -- Arizona.
Newspaper editors.
War correspondents -- United States.

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Ledgers
Photographs
Scrapbooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

The William R. Mathews papers (MS 406). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Biographical files, 1925-1971
Biographical files document Mr. Mathew's military service and accomplishments, along with his experience and achievements as a newspaper journalist, editor and publisher. They include personal and professional recollections and discussions of significant national and international events and leaders during the early to mid-twentieth century. His public service activities at the local, state and national levels are also documented in this series, as well as litigation against the state of Arizona for access to public information. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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11 Arizona Daily Star stationery, undated
12 Autobiography; chapters I-VII, undated
13 Autobiography; chapters VIII-XVI, undated
14 Autobiography; revision, chapters I-XVI, undated
15 Autobiography; rough draft, chapters I-XVI, undated
16 Cartoon by Thomoson of William R. Mathews in WWI, 1938
17 Certificate of retirement; Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 1964
18 General, 1952-1964
19 Marine Corps Reserve 50th Anniversary commemorative postage stamp, 1966
110 Mathews for Congress pamphlet, undated
111 Mathews, William R; Articles about, 1940-1963
112 Mathews, William R. vs. Governor of State of Arizona, 1952-1953
113 Military Records and correspondence, 1925-1935
114 Obituaries, 1969-1971
115 Special Navy consultant, 1949-1963
Series II: Correspondence files, 1929-1969
Correspondence files primarily document Mr. Mathews' professional communication with colleagues and local, state, national and international political and military leaders and other notable individuals. Correspondence in his capacity as editor of the Arizona Daily Star is also included. Some files contain research information and news articles by William R. Mathews. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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116 American National Red Cross, 1950
117 Arizona Daily Star, 1924-1940
118 Arizona State Welfare Board, 1941
119 Arizona Tax Research Association, 1945-1949
120 Astor, David, 1935-1966
121 Atomic Energy Commission, 1958
122 Bohlen, Charles, 1966
123 Bolin, Wesley, 1949-1956
124 Buckley, William F., Jr., 1956-1967
125 Butler University, 1956-1969
126 Central Intelligence Agency; J.E. Hoover and A. Dulles, 1951-1966
127 Clay, Lucius D., 1963
128 Cusick, Watkins and Frey, 1958
129 Daniels, Josephus, 1937-1942
130 Dawes, General Charles G., 1936-1964
131 Dulles, John Foster, 1951
132 Eisenhower, President Dwight D., 1953-1956
133 Forrestal, James; Secretary of Defense, 1944-1949
134 Fredericks, Pierce G., 1959
135 Fund for the Republic Inc., 1957-1958
136 Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1968
137 Garvey, Dan, 1957
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1a1 General, (1 of 3) , 1957-1968
1a2 General, (2 of 3) , 1957-1968
1a3 General, (3 of 3) , 1957-1968
1a4 Goldwater, Barry, 1952-1964
1a5 Goldwater, Barry, (1 of 2) , 1952-1969
1a6 Goldwater, Barry, (2 of 2) , 1952-1969
1a7 Grand Canyon Dams, 1950-1966
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21 Great Leaders, 1934-1968
22 Hadow, R.H., 1956
23 Halifax, H.E. and Lady, 1942-1946
24 Harbord, James G., 1924-1946
25-7 Hayden, Carl, 1939-1955
28-10 Hayden, Carl, 1956-1968
211 Hayden, Carl; Budget Letters, 1935-1954
212 Hoover, Herbert, 1941-1943
213 Hoover, J. Edgar, 1950-1960
214 Inskeep Resignation, 1945
215 Internal Revenue Service, 1942-1950
216 International Correspondence, 1961-1966
217 Janeway, Eliot, 1964
218 Kennedy, John. F. , 1959-1964
219 Keyser, Ralph S., 1950-1955
220 Kissinger, Henry, 1960-1966
221 Kitchel, Denison, 1963
222 Krock, Arthur, 1964-1965
223 Landon, Alf M., 1952
224 Lewis, Anthony, 1963
225 Lilienthal, Alfred M., 1940-1966
226 Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1959
227 Mannini-Klafter Realty, 1953
228 Marines, 1917-1968
229 Marshall, George C., 1955-1963
230-31 McFarland, Ernest, 1942-1963
232 McNamara, Robert S., 1961
233 Morgenthau, Henry Jr., 1963
234 National Press Club, 1942-1951
235 Navy Department, 1949-1967
236 Newspaper Editors, 1940-1965
237-38 Newspapers and magazines, 1942-1967
239 Nixon, Richard M. , 1956-1963
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2a1 Osborn, Sidney P., 1941-1947
2a2 P., (1 of 3) , 1945-1959
2a3 P., (2 of 3) , 1945-1959
2a4 P., (3 of 3) , 1945-1959
2a5 Patten, Harold A. (Porque), 1949-1958
2a6 Pegler, Westbrook, 1941-1962
2a7 Perkins, Milo. , 1961
2a8 Pershing, John J., 1936-1960
2a9 Phoenix, Arizona, 1940-1963
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31 Phoenix newspapers, 1949-1967
32 Powell River company, 1949-1952
33 Presidential election predictions, 1956
34 Presidential candidates and possibilities, 1943-1952
35 Primary gubernatorial campaigns, 1956
36 Pulitzer, Joseph, 1947-1954
37 Prisoners of war, 1952
38 Pyle, Howard, 1950-1956
39 R., 1944-1961
310 Ramey, Roger, 1947
311 Rankin Family, 1944-1945
312 Reston, James, 1963-1964
313 Rhodes, John J., 1953-1966
314 Rockefeller, John D. III., 1952-1960
315 Romine, L.A., 1954
316 Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1931-1943
317 Rosenberg, Anna M., 1951
318 Rougeron, Camille. , 1952
319-21 S., 1941-1960
322-23 S., 1961-1963
324 Sale of Arizona Daily Star, 1964-1969
325 Salzberger, Arthur Ochs, 1963-1965
326 Santa Barbara Daily News, 1959-1968
327 Sarnoff, David, 1955
328 Schlager, Sig, 1954-1957
329 Schweitzer, Albert, 1965
330 Sedgwick, Ellery, 1936-1949
331 Sen, Sachin; Visit to Tucson, 1956
332 Shepherd, Lemuel C., 1935-1963
333 Slee, Margaret Sanger, 1949-1966
334 Small loan companies, 1954-1956
335 Smith, Howard J., 1953
336 Smith, Ralph C., 1950
337 Social security and welfare, 1942-1958
338 South American tabloid, 1956
339 Special Senate Committee Testimony, 1940-1957
340-42 State Department, 1938-1954
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41 State Department, 1956-1968
42 Stauffer, Oscar; Menninger Foundation, 1958-1960
43 Stevenson, Adlai, 1956-1965
44 Stitt, Phil, 1950-1956
45 Stocker, Joseph, 1949-1957
46 Stolpe, Bert, 1960
47 Swanson, Theodore and company, 1949-1950
48 Swinehart, Gerry, 1960-1965
49 Symington, Stuart W., 1950-1960
410 T., 1950-1960
411 Tabloid requests, 1954
412 Taft, Robert A., 1949-1952
413 Telegrams, 1921-1941
414 Thacher, A.G., 1931-1955
415 Thomason, John William, Jr. , 1940-1955
416 Thompson, Dorothy, 1944-1959
417 Times Letters to the Editor; "German recovery", 1948
418 Times Letters to the Editor; "Indonesia", 1949-1952
419 Times Letters to the Editor; "Moderation in Japan urged", 1945
420-21 Times Letters to the Editor; "Repatriating prisoners", 1952-1953
422 Times Letters to the Editor; "Report from Tucson on foreign policy", 1952-1953
423 Times Letters to the editor; "Tucson Looks at the World", 1953
424 Times Letters to the Editor; "Use of atomic energy", 1954
425 Townley, Josephine, 1929-1954
426 Truman, Harry S., 1945-1951
427 Turner, Lillian, 1945
428-29 Udall, Congressman Stewart L., 1949-1959
430 Udall, Congressman Morris K., 1963-1965
431 U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, 1951
432 Vanderbilt, Neil, 1953-1955
433 Von Royen, J.H., 1952
434-35 W., 1949-1956
436 Waldman, Louis, 1945
437 Wall Street Journal; "By Our Silence", 1952
438 War College, 1945-1948
439 War Department, 1940-1946
440 War Department; censorship, 1940-1948
441 War predictions, 1938-1945
442 Wedemeyer, A.L., 1949-1951
443 White House, 1953-1965
444 Whitton, Margaret, 1957-1961
445 Williams, Herschel, 1950-1951
446 Wilson, Delmar E., 1957-1960
447 Wilson, Lyle C., 1948-1949
448 Wolff, Robert, 1943
Series III: Writings, 1919-1967
This series is divided into three subseries: Articles and Editorials (1919-1967), Oversize Articles and Editorials (1937-1949), and Manuscripts (1939-1962). Articles and Editorials includes writings by Mr. Mathews, primarily in his capacity as editor of the Arizona Daily Star, documenting his interviews with notable individuals, global travels, and local, state, national and international affairs and politics. The arrangement is alphabetical with the bulk of this series organized chronologically under the 'General' category. Manuscripts include several revised and re-titled versions of Mr. Mathews' unpublished book on his military and other professional experiences.
Subseries 1: Articles and Editorials; , 1919-1967
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51 "30 Days in Equatorial Africa", 1961
52 "Age of Continents", 1956
53 "Are We Being Shouted Into an Unwanted War?", 1951
54 "Arizona and the Colorado", 1944
55 Australia and New Zealand, 1965
56 "Awakening of South America", 1955
57 "Battle of Belleau Wood", 1965
58-12 Battle of Belleau Wood-Research, 1919-1967
513 England, 1942
514 "Europe Will Recover", 1947
515 European Trip, 1966
516-21 General, 1933-1944
522 General, 1945
523 General, 1946
524-26 General, 1947
527 General, 1948
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61-4 General, 1949
65-6 General, 1950
67 General , 1951
68 General, 1952-1955
69 General, 1957-1961
610 "Indonesia Report," Foreward , 1949
611 "Interview with General Douglas MacArthur", 1945-1955
612 "Let's Remember the Rule of Law", 1960
613 "Letter to the New President"; The Atlantic Monthly, 1961
614 Letters to the Times; "Use of Atomic Energy", 1954
615 "Marines WWII Battles Detailed", 1967
616 "Marshall Plan Pays Off", 1951
617 Pan-American; Lima, Peru, 1966
618 "Peace by Negotiation and the Press", 1954
619 "Prediction of Soviet Intentions", 1945
620 "Prelude to War", 1939
621-24 Public Utilities Purchase, 1943-1948
625 Pulitzer, Joseph, 1955
626 Republican Convention, 1948
627 "Roundup, 10 Days Behind the Iron Curtain", 1954
628 Russia, 1943
629 Russian Trip, 1954
630 "Senator Robert Taft Dying of Cancer", 1953
631 South America, 1955
632 Sunland Gardens, undated
633 Trotsky, Leon, 1942-1960
634 U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Comments, 1953
635 Viet Nam, 1965
636 "War with Japan", 1966
637 "We Conquer Japan", 1945
638 "Weapon That Will Prolong the War", 1942
639 "When F.D.R. Was Floored", 1958
640 "When Peace Breaks Out: Can We Afford It?", 1959
641 "Why Not Learn From Our Experiences", 1960
642 Wilson vs. State Consolidated and Morrison. , 1952
643 "With Dulles in Korea and Japan", 1967
Subseries 2: Oversize Articles and Editorials, 1937-1949
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6a "Around the Seething World", 1937
6a "Europe Goes Goosestep", 1935
6a "Arizona and the Colorado", 1944
6a "England at War", 1942
6a "We Conquer Japan", 1945
6a "Europe Will Recover", 1947
6a "Europe Will Recover", 1949
Subseries 3: Manuscripts, 1939-1962
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71 "America Cannot Escape History", undated
72 "America Cannot Escape History"; Chapters I-VII, undated
73 "America Cannot Escape History"; Chapters VIII-XX, undated
74 "America Cannot Escape History"; Chapter VIII "Germany and Synthetic Character", 1961
75 "America Cannot Escape History"; Miscellaneous Chapters, undated
76 "America Cannot Escape History"; Original Draft, 1941
77 "America Cannot Escape History"; Research, 1939-1962
78 "America Cannot Escape History"; Research about Raw Materials, 1939-1944
79-10 "America Cannot Escape History"; Research, Population Association of America, 1943-1954
711-13 "America Cannot Escape History"; Research, Population Reference Bureau, 1940-1943
714-15 "America Will Make, Not Escape History", undated
716-17 "America Will Make, Not Escape History"; Incomplete , undated
718 "America Will Make, Not Escape, History", 1962
719 "America Will Make, Not Escape History"; Chapters VI- XV, undated
720 "America Will Make, Not Escape History"; Autobiographical version, undated
721 "Brief Summary of Belleau Wood", 1959
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81 "Coming of Medical Education to Arizona", undated
Series IV: Speech Files, 1937-1967
This series includes professional and public speeches, primarily on national and international affairs. The arrangement is alphabetical with the bulk of this series organized chronologically under the 'General' category.
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82 "America Marches on to its Destiny", 1962
83 "An American Empire?", 1958
84 Channel Club, Santa Barbara, 1955
85 "Food, People and War", undated
86 General, 1937-1940
87-8 General, 1942-1949
89-12 General, 1950-1966
813 General Shepherd's Remarks at Dinner for Bill Mathews, 1967
814 Mathews Candidate for Congress, 1940
815 Other Authors, 1959
816 Radio Broadcasts, 1943
817 "Recent Travels and Observations in the Middle East"; Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations, 1962
818 "Resume of War"; Rotary Club, 1945
819 "South Viet Nam and American Destiny", 1966
820 "Spanish Element in Our Nationality"; Speech to Spanish Americans, undated
821 "Yalta Conference", 1945
Series V: Public Service Files, 1926-1964
This series documents Mr. Mathews' local, state and national public service activities, including his campaign for Congress in 1940. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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822 Arizona State Office Building Committee, 1955
823 Board of Governors; Federal Reserve System, 1958-1963
824 Board of Regents; University and State Colleges of Arizona, 1949-1961
825 Board of Regents; University and State Colleges of Arizona- Meeting Agendas, 1958
826 Campaign for Congress; Publicity. , 1940
827 Campaign for Congress; Republican Hand Bill, 1940-1944
828 Citizens' Advisory Water Committee, 1930-1951
829 Citizens' Advisory Water Committee, 1940-1949
830 Citizens' Advisory Water Committee; Avra-Altar Valley Water, 1951-1952
831 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee, 1943-1946
832 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Arizona Corporation Commission Hearing, 1944-1945
833 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Arizona Edison Company, 1945
834 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Arizona Power Authority, 1945
835 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Bond Houses, 1942-1945
836 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Central Arizona Light and Power Company, undated
837 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Charter Amendment, undated
838 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; City Attorney, 1940-1947
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91 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, 1943-1944
92 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Engineering Firms, 1944
93 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Federal Light and Traction Company, 1942-1945
94 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Federal Power Commission, 1938-1945
95 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Holding Companies, 1943
96 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Information from Other Cities, Re: Boards, 1929-1943
97 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Initiative Petition, 1944
98 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Knoxville Electric Power and Water Board, 1935-1943
99 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Meeting Minutes, 1943
910 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Ordinance Acquisition Election, 1944
911-13 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Rates Comparisons, 1926-1947
914 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Reports: Burns and McDonnell Engineering Company, 1935-1944
915 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Reports: Duff and Phelps. , 1944
916 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Reports: Finance Committee, 1943
917 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Resolutions: Dahlberg and Durand, 1941-1943
918 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Resolutions: Stranahan, Harris and Company, Inc., 1944
919 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Safford Utility Court Decision, 1944
920 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; San Antonio Utility Purchase, 1943-1944
921 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Security and Exchange Commission, 1942-1946
922 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Analysis from, 1936-1946
923 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Annual Meeting Notice, 1948
924 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Annual Reports, 1941
925 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Annual Reports, 1942
926 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Annual Reports, 1944-1946
927 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Income Tax Returns, 1937
928 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Tucson Gas, Electric Light and Power Company, Pension Trust Plan, 1953
929 Citizens' Public Utilities Committee; Utilities Purchase, Mayor's Statement, undated
930-31 Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future Steering Committee, 1953-1954
932 Pima County Zoning, 1928-1952
933 Pulitzer Prize Committee, 1954-1956
934 State School Funds, 1951-1956
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101 Sunshine Climate Club, 1951-1952
102 Tucson School Bond Elections, 1964
103 United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1947
104 Young Women's Christian Association; New Building Committee, 1950-1954
Series VI: Travel Files, 1937-1968
This series documents Mr. Mathews' extensive international travels. The files include travel itineraries, photographs, field notebooks, dispatches and other writings and memorabilia. Arrangement is alphabetical.
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105 Africa; 1961, 1961-1963
106 Alaska, 1957-1962
107-9 Antarctica; 1961, 1961-1962
1010 Bikini; 1946, 1946
1011 China; 1937, 1937-1945
1012 Dutch Indonesia; 1949, 1949-1956
1013 Europe; 1945-1947, 1945-1947
1014 Europe; 1951, 1951
1015 Germany; 1962, 1962-1963
1016-17 Korea; Dulles Mission; 1950, 1950-1967
1018 Near East; 1962, 1962
1019-20 Orient; 1945, 1945
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111 Pearl Harbor; Aboard U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA34), 1960
112-3 South America; 1955-1956, 1955-1963
114 South Viet Nam; 1966, 1965-1968
115-6 Soviet Union; 1954, 1942-1957
117 Venezuela; Meeting in Caracas, 1963, 1963
Series VII: Photographs, 1886--1980
This series is divided into three subseries: General (1886-circa 1940), Albums (1928-1969) and Oversize (1943-1980). General includes military photographs that document U.S. Navy and Marine Corps training exercises and facilities, World War I personal and aerial photos, and images of William R. Mathews. Albums include photographs documenting Mr. Mathews' travels, meetings with notable individuals and leaders, as well as his military interests and public service activities. Of note are photographs documenting the signing of the Japanese surrender ending World War II and images of the Bikini Bomb Test from aboard the U.S.S. Appalachian. Oversize includes items from both the General and Albums subseries and also includes the family photographs of the Boyers and Mathews families.
Subseries 1: General; , 1886-circa 1940
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118 Marine Corps Air Station; Physical Fitness Center, undated
119 Navy Training, undated
1110 World War I, Aerial Photos of Battle Areas, undated
1111 World War I; Photos Carried by Mathews, William R., undated
1112 Mathews and Boyers Family Photos, 1886-circa 1940
Subseries 2: Albums, 1928-1969
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1113 Japanese Military, undated
1114 Military and International Leaders, 1928-1969
Subseries 3: Oversize, 1943-1980
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121 Albums; International Travel, 1944-1968
122-3 Albums; Marine Corps and Navy, 1943-1963
124-6 Albums; Professional and Public Service. , 1947-1965
127 Mathews, William R. , undated
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12a 4 framed photographs of Mathews and Boyers family, undated
12a Framed certificate to Mrs. Betty Boyers; University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1980
Series VIII: Scrapbooks, 1916-1968
This series is divided into three subseries: Military (1916-1968), Newspaper Clippings (1942-1968) and Travel and Events (1945-1950, 1967). Military includes documentation of Mr. Mathews' numerous military awards and citations, extensive travels, meetings with notable individuals and military and civilian leaders, speeches, writings, and memorabilia. Newspaper Clippings document Mr. Mathews' prolific writing career as a journalist, most notably as editor and publisher of the Arizona Daily Star and his extensive travels. The writings of other journalists on particular topics of interest to Mr. Mathews are also documented in this subseries. Travel and Events document Mr. Mathews’ extensive travels and special events held in his honor. Arrangement is alphabetical.
Subseries 1: Military, 1923-1968
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131 General Pershing's Funeral, 1948-1968
132 Military and Professional Awards, 1923-1966
133 World War I; Awards and Photographs. , undated
134 World War I; Photographs and Clippings. , 1917-1919
135 World War II; Europe, 1916-1942
Subseries 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1942-1965
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141 Cuban Revolution, Africa, Alaska and Antarctica Trips, 1958-1961
142 Dutch Indonesia, Orient and Korea Trips; Public Service. , 1948-1950
143 European Trip; Public Service. , 1966-1968
144 Mathews Newspaper Cartoon, undated
145 Near East, Germany, Venezuela and Viet Nam Trips; Public Service. , 1962-1965
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151 Other Writers, 1951-1953
152 Soviet Union Trip, 1945-1951
153 World War II; Atomic Bomb, England and Near East Trips, 1942-1947
Subseries 3: Travel and Events, 1945-1950, 1967
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15a 500 Arizonans Honor Star's Editor at Banquet, 1966
15a The Bikini 'A' Bomb Test; Aboard the USS Appalachian, 1946
15a From London to Toyko, 1945
15a Letters from the Pacific and the Third Fleet, Summer 1945
15a General Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr. Visit, May 1967
15a Korea, the 38th parallel and Toyko, 1950
15a Letters from Europe and the Mediterranean, Summer 1947
15a Letters from Indonesia and the Pacific, Summer 1949
Series IX: William R. Mathews Family Papers, 1939-1966
The William R. Mathews Family Papers document the correspondence of Mr. Mathews’ mother as well as correspondence regarding the potential publication of her handwritten autobiography. Also included are several writings regarding the Strong family including historical sketches and genealogical notes representing Mother Mathews’ family.
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161 Correspondence: Mathews, William R. Re: publication of “Mother Mathews Life Story”, 1943-1966
162 Correspondence: Mother Mathews, 1942
163 "Mother Mathews Life Story"; copy, circa 1965
164 "Mother Mathews Life Story"; Original draft, 1939
165 Sketch of the Life of Robert T. Mathews, undated
166 The Strong Family in Indiana, undated
167 Typed copies of Strong Family History, undated
168 The Western Branch of the Strong Family by Clara Murray Mathews, 1943
Series X: Betty B. Mathews Family Papers, 1870-1975
This series documents Bettty B. Mathews and the Boyers family through correspondence, journals and diaries. It also includes various papers relating to Betty B. Mathews, including hand copied medical research articles.
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171 Betty B. Mathews Journal, 1972
172 Betty B. Mathews Trips Journal, 1935-1937
173 Correspondence: Butler University, 1972-1975
174 Correspondence: Mathews, Betty B., 1971-1973
175 Diary of Eva E. Boyers, 1927-1937
176 Diary of Mrs. J.S. Boyers, 1890-1909
177 J.S. Boyers; Account of Experiences, 1870-1879
178 Medical Research Materials, 1970
179 "Silent Influences"; James S. Boyers,M.D., circa 1900
Series XI: Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1949-1974
This series consists of newspaper clippings collected by William R. Mathews and his wife Betty B. Mathews. Clippings and magazines relating to Watergate and Richard Nixon’s resignation as President of the United States are also represented in this series. These materials were collected by Betty B. Mathews after the death of William R. Mathews.
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181 Arizona Daily Star, 1949-1953, 1964
182 National Newspapers, 1949-1962, 1973
183 NNixon Related Clippings, 1972-1973
184 Nixon Related Magazines, 1973-1974
185 Scrapbook of Nixon Related Political Cartoons, 1973
Series XII: Ledgers, 1916-undated
This series consists of ledgers belonging to William R. Mathews during his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois. Accounts and receipts for dairy purchases are noted, along with the account name. Most accounts were held by University of Illinois fraternities and sororities.
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19 Ledger, 1916
19 Ledger, 1916
19 Ledger, undated