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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L179 (Text) 928213-1001 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2042 items 4 mss. boxes.

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2006/12 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/11/24 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains mainly original correspondences of Raymond E. Willis. Including Willis's campaigns for Senator in 1938, 1940, and 1946 and his years as a Senator. It includes mostly political correspondences dealing with the Republican party and Indiana politics. It includes Willis's voting records from 1941-1944 and a scrapbook compiled about his 1940 opponent Senator Sherman Minton.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Raymond E. Willis Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Raymond E. Willis.
Biographical or Historical Data: Raymond Eugene Willis was born in Waterloo, Indiana on August 11, 1875. He attended Waterloo Public Schools and graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1896. He became a printer in 1898 and worked for various papers in Angola, Indiana. He was the Steuben County Republican central committee secretary in 1908; he served as the Angola postmaster, 1910-1914; and served as the Indiana Republican Editorial Association president until going into the Indiana House of Representatives in 1919. He was a Republican national convention delegate, 1940-1952. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1938 but was elected in 1941 and served until 1947. He then returned to the publishing business as president of the Steuben Printing Company and became the trustee of Tri-State College in Angola, Indiana. Willis died in Angola, March 21, 1956 and is interred at Circle Hill Cemetery.
Subject: Willis, Raymond E. (Raymond Eugene), 1875-1956 > Correspondence.
Minton, Sherman, 1890-1965.
Van Nuys, Frederick, 1874-1944.
United States. Congress. Senate.
United States. Congress. Senate > Elections, 1938.
United States. Congress. Senate > Elections, 1940.
United States. Congress. Senate > Elections, 1946.
Republican Party (Ind.)
Political conventions.
Political campaigns.
Publishers and publishing > Indiana.

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