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C. H. Wheeler Scrapbook, 1935-1937
1 vol. (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 598 bd

Abstract:
A resident of Haydenville, Mass., during the 1930s, C. H. Wheeler was evidently captivated with the profound political changes sweeping the nation during the years of the Great Depression.

Containing hundreds of political cartoons clipped from local newspapers and national media, C. H. Wheeler's scrapbook documents media reactions to the Great Depression and New Deal, the presidential election of 1936, Alf Landon and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and national and international political currents.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Historical Note

A resident of Haydenville, Mass., during the 1930s, C. H. Wheeler was evidently captivated with the profound political changes sweeping the nation during the years of the Great Depression.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Containing hundreds of political cartoons clipped from local newspapers and national media, this scrapbook documents media reactions to the Great Depression and New Deal, the presidential election of 1936, Alf Landon and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Republican efforts to undermine relief legislation, and national and international political currents. The compiler pasted in a small number of news articles, magazine covers, and the series of famously errant straw polls run by the Literary Digest that predicted a Landon landslide over Roosevelt in 1936.

Although the compiler's identity is uncertain, two magazine covers tipped into the scrapbook bear an address label for C. H. Wheeler of Haydenville, Mass. The scrapbook pages are highly acidic, brittle, and should be handled with care.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: C. H. Wheeler Scrapbook (MS 598 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Gift of Forbes Library, March 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Dex Haven, March 2009.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Depressions--1929.
  • Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987.
  • Massachusetts--Politics and government--1933-1945.
  • New Deal, 1933-1939.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
  • United States--Politics and government--1933-1945.

Contributors
  • Wheeler, C. H.

Genre terms
  • Political cartoons.
  • Scrapbooks.


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