Table Of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1: Early Political Career, 1925-1944

Series 2: Republican National Committee Papers, 1948-1967

Series 3: Republican National Committee 1952 Convention, 1948-1956

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GUY GABRIELSON PAPERS (APAP248) , 1925-1967

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gabrielson, Guy George, 1891-1976
Title: Guy Gabrielson Papers
Date: 1925-1967
Physical Characteristics: 5.5  cubic ft.
Abstract: The Guy Gabrielson Papers contain materials that document the political career of Guy George Gabrielson from his start in New Jersey state politics through his years as Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Many of the materials document the 1952 U.S. Presidential election and Republican National Committee Convention which Gabrielson presided over as chairman.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: English
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Guy George Gabrielson was born in Sioux Rapids, Iowa in May 1891. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1914 and a law degree from Harvard University in 1917. From 1917-1919 he served as a private in the U.S. Army. His political career began in 1925 as a Republican member of the General Assembly of New Jersey from Essex County; in 1929 he became the General Assemblys Speaker of the House. He became the Executive Director of the New Jersey State Campaign in 1936 and its chairman in 1940. Gabrielson was a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) from 1944-1952 and RNC Chairman from 1949-1952. In 1951 he was involved in a loan scandal that prompted Senator Richard Nixon to call for his removal as chairman. Gabrielson left the RNC in 1952 and returned to practicing law. He later became acting chief executive and president of the John Wood Company of New York and chairman of the Nichold Company of Delaware. Gabrielson died in May of 1976 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, preceded in death by his wife Cora. The couple had two children.

Gabrielson is best known for his work as chairman of the RNC. In 1952 he opened the convention that nominated General Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. Gabrielson was a controversial figure at the convention; his support of Ohio Senator Robert Taft for the presidential nomination offended backers of Eisenhower who believed that Gabrielson was using his privileges as party chairman to promote the candidacy of Senator Taft.

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Scope and Content Information

This collection contains materials that document the political career of Guy George Gabrielson from his start in New Jersey state politics through his years as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). It includes correspondence, documents pertaining to official RNC events, official statements from Gabrielson as RNC chairman, a scrapbook of news clippings from his early political career, correspondence, photographs, various material documenting the operations of the RNC such as state elections and regional conferences. The largest part of the collection consists of files related to the 1952 RNC national convention.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 - Early Political Career, 1925-1944, Undated

Series 2 - Republican National Committee Papers, 1948-1967, Undated

Series 3 - Republican National Committee 1952 Convention, 1948-1956, Undated

Series are arranged alphabetically.

Series - Series 1: Early Political Career , 1948-1956,
Series - Series 2: Republican National Committee Papers , 1948-1956,
Series - Series 3: Republican National Committee 1952 Convention , 1948-1956,

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Gabrielson, Guy George, 1891-1976
Taft, Robert Alphonso, 1889-1953
Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944

Corporate Bodies

Republican National Committee (U.S.)
Republican National Committee (U.S.)--Congresses
Republican National Convention
Republican Party (Essex County, N.J.)
Republican Party (N.J.)

Subjects

Campaign literature--United States
Politicians--Washington (D.C.)
Presidents--United States--Election--1940
Presidents--United States--Election--1952

Places

Chicago (Ill.)
Essex County (N.J.)
Washington (D.C.)--Politics and government

Genres and Forms

Agendas (administrative records)
Brochures
Clippings
Correspondence
Files by subject
Memorabilia
Minutes
Photographs
Speeches

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Guy George Gabrielson Papers, 1925-1967. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Gabrielson Papers).

Acquisition Information

Syracuse University received the papers of Guy George Gabrielson in a series of acquisitions in 1965 and 1967 and subsequently transferred them to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives in 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Steve McErleane
Date: Copyright 2012 by the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history:

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Container List

nam_apap248-1 Series 1: Early Political Career, 1925-1944
Arranged alphabetically.
This series contains a scrapbook of news clippings from Guy George Gabrielsons early political career in New Jersey state government (1925-1940), materials related to his role as the chairman of the New Jersey Campaign Committee for U.S. presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, additional news clippings related to New Jersey Republican political activities, rules and resolutions of the Committee, and correspondence with private citizens and various New Jersey politicians. Topics include finances, elections and organizations.
Box Folder
1 apap248-1_1 1 nam_apap248-1_1 Farmers National Bank, Iowa Church Dedication, 1928, 1930, 1934
apap248-1_2 2 nam_apap248-1_2 Gabrielson Speeches, 1940, Undated
apap248-1_3 3 nam_apap248-1_3 New Jersey Political Correspondence, 1927-1929
apap248-1_4 4 nam_apap248-1_4 N.J. State Republican Campaign Committee, 1940
apap248-1_5 5 nam_apap248-1_5 News Clippings- Willkie Campaign, 1940, Undated
Flat-File
1 apap248-1_6 nam_apap248-1_6 New Jersey Italian American Newspaper Willkie Endorsement , 1940
Box Folder
1 apap248-1_7 6 nam_apap248-1_7 Photos of Gabrielson, 1943, Undated
apap248-1_8 7 nam_apap248-1_8 Photos of Wendell Willkie's Presidential Campaign, 1940
apap248-1_9 8 nam_apap248-1_9 Political Correspondence, 1940-1944
Oversized Folder
1 apap248-1_10 1 nam_apap248-1_10 Scrapbook, 1925-1929, 1939-1940
nam_apap248-2 Series 2: Republican National Committee Papers, 1948-1967
Arranged alphabetically.
This series includes addresses and statements from Guy George Gabrielson as Republican National Committee Chairman, committee reports, itineraries, committee meeting minutes, campaign materials, regional conference proceedings, official news releases, and printed pamphlets. Topics include the investigation into Gabrielsons ties to Carthage Hydrocol, Inc., state elections, member organizations, such as the Young Republicans, finances, and schools of politics.
Box Folder
1 apap248-2_1 9 nam_apap248-2_1 Addresses and Statements by Chairman Gabrielson, 1949
apap248-2_2 10 nam_apap248-2_2 Addresses and Statements by Chairman Gabrielson, 1950 January-1950 April
apap248-2_3 11-12 nam_apap248-2_3 Addresses and Statements by Chairman Gabrielson, 1950 May-1950 December
apap248-2_4 13-14 nam_apap248-2_4 Addresses and Statements by Chairman Gabrielson, 1951
apap248-2_5 15 nam_apap248-2_5 Addresses and Statements by Chairman Gabrielson, 1952 January-1952 June
apap248-2_6 16 nam_apap248-2_6 Bennett, John, 1950
apap248-2_7 17 nam_apap248-2_7 Budget- Finances , etc., 1950, 1952
apap248-2_8 18 nam_apap248-2_8 Campaign- Hatch Act, Expenses, etc., 1952
apap248-2_9 19 nam_apap248-2_9 Campaign Speech Kit, 1950
apap248-2_10 20 nam_apap248-2_10 Campaign Speech Kit National republican Congressional Committee, 1950
apap248-2_11 21 nam_apap248-2_11 Capitol Hill Club, 1951, 1961, 1962, 1966, Undated
apap248-2_12 22 nam_apap248-2_12 Chairman Gabrielson, 1950 February
apap248-2_13 23-24 nam_apap248-2_13 Chairman Gabrielson- Personal, 1949-1952
apap248-2_14 25 nam_apap248-2_14 Chairman Gabrielson- Carthage Hydrocol, 1950-1951
apap248-2_15 26 nam_apap248-2_15 Chairman Gabrielson- Carthage Hydrocol Senate Hearing, 1951
apap248-2_16 27 nam_apap248-2_16 Chairman Gabrielson Miscellaneous, Undated
apap248-2_17 28 nam_apap248-2_17 Chairman Pfeiffer- New York Republican State Committee, 1951
apap248-2_18 29 nam_apap248-2_18 The Chairman's Letter, 1951
apap248-2_19 30 nam_apap248-2_19 Condolences, 1950-1951
apap248-2_20 31 nam_apap248-2_20 Eastern Regional Conference Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C, 1951 October 01
apap248-2_21 32 nam_apap248-2_21 Eastern Regional Republican Conference Planning, 1951 October
apap248-2_22 33 nam_apap248-2_22 "Editorial Digest", 1950
apap248-2_23 34 nam_apap248-2_23 Ethnic Origin Division- RNC, 1951-1952
Box Folder
2 apap248-2_24 1 nam_apap248-2_24 Executive Committee Chicago, 1950 May
apap248-2_25 2 nam_apap248-2_25 Executive Committee Meeting and Eastern Seaboard Regional Conference Atlantic City, N.J, 1950 June 23
apap248-2_26 3 nam_apap248-2_26 Executive Committee Meeting and Western Regional Conference Salt Lake City, 1950 July 31-1950 August 01
apap248-2_27 4 nam_apap248-2_27 Executive Committee meeting of the RNC and Eastern Regional Conference Mayflower Hotel, D.C, 1951 October 01
apap248-2_28 5 nam_apap248-2_28 Executive Committee Meeting RNC Salt Lake City, 1950 July-1950 August
apap248-2_29 6 nam_apap248-2_29 Executive Committee Meeting Washington, D.C, 1950 December 08
apap248-2_30 7 nam_apap248-2_30 Itineraries, 1949-1951
apap248-2_31 8 nam_apap248-2_31 Letters Re. Campaign and Election, 1950
apap248-2_32 9 nam_apap248-2_32 Mailing Lists, 1950
apap248-2_33 10 nam_apap248-2_33 Material for Letters and Speeches, 1949, Undated
apap248-2_34 11 nam_apap248-2_34 Meeting- Budget and Finance Committee, 1948-1950
apap248-2_35 12 nam_apap248-2_35 Meeting- Exec. Committee-RNC Chicago, 1950 May
apap248-2_36 13 nam_apap248-2_36 Meeting- Exec. Committee-RNC Washington D.C., 1950 December
apap248-2_37 14 nam_apap248-2_37 Member Lists of State Central Committees, 1951
apap248-2_38 15 nam_apap248-2_38 Minutes- RNC Washington, D.C, 1951 January
Oversized Folder
2 apap248-2_39 1 nam_apap248-2_39 Missouri Republican Club Certificate, 1949
Box Folder
2 apap248-2_40 16 nam_apap248-2_40 Mock Conventions, 1952, Undated
apap248-2_41 17 nam_apap248-2_41 National Committee Meeting Chicago, 1950 September 15-1950 September 16
apap248-2_42 18 nam_apap248-2_42 National Committee Meeting Chicago, 1951 January
apap248-2_43 19-20 nam_apap248-2_43 National Federation of Women's Republican Clubs, 1949-1955
apap248-2_44 21 nam_apap248-2_44 "On the Political Front", 1950-1952
apap248-2_45 22 nam_apap248-2_45 Pro- America, 1942-1943, 1951
apap248-2_46 23 nam_apap248-2_46 Re- Christmas Cards, 1950-1951
apap248-2_47 24 nam_apap248-2_47 Regional Conferences Eastern Seaboard, 1950
apap248-2_48 25 nam_apap248-2_48 Regional Meetings, 1960-1961
apap248-2_49 26 nam_apap248-2_49 Releases, Biogs, etc., 1949-1952
apap248-2_50 27 nam_apap248-2_50 Report from George Murphy and Associates Re Go- Party, 1962
apap248-2_51 28 nam_apap248-2_51 Report of the Chairman of the Finance Committee, 1950
apap248-2_52 29-30 nam_apap248-2_52 Republican Farm Conference- Sioux City, 1949-1950
apap248-2_53 31 nam_apap248-2_53 RNC, 1951
apap248-2_54 32 nam_apap248-2_54 RNC, 1952
apap248-2_55 33 nam_apap248-2_55 RNC Committee Meetings, 1950
Box Folder
3 apap248-2_56 1 nam_apap248-2_56 RNC Lists of Officers, Exec. Committee and Members, 1949-1952
apap248-2_57 2 nam_apap248-2_57 RNC Meeting and Midwestern and Western National Conference Tulsa, 1951
apap248-2_58 3 nam_apap248-2_58 RNC Meeting and Midwestern and Western National Conference Tulsa, Okla. Gen. Info, 1951 May 11-1951 May 12
apap248-2_59 4-5 nam_apap248-2_59 RNC Meeting and Report of Finance Committee San Francisco, 1951-1952
apap248-2_60 6 nam_apap248-2_60 RNC Meeting Chicago, 1952, Undated
apap248-2_61 7 nam_apap248-2_61 RNC Meeting- Executive Session Washington, D.C., 1951 October
apap248-2_62 8 nam_apap248-2_62 RNC Meeting Executive Session Washington, D.C, 1951 January
apap248-2_63 9 nam_apap248-2_63 RNC Meeting Minutes, 1950-1951
apap248-2_64 10 nam_apap248-2_64 RNC Meeting San Francisco, 1951-1952
apap248-2_65 11-12 nam_apap248-2_65 RNC Meeting San Francisco, 1952 January
apap248-2_66 13 nam_apap248-2_66 RNC Meeting- Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1951 May
apap248-2_67 14 nam_apap248-2_67 RNC Meeting Washington, D.C., 1949-1950
apap248-2_68 15 nam_apap248-2_68 RNC Meeting Washington, D.C., 1950
apap248-2_69 16 nam_apap248-2_69 RNC Meeting Washington, D.C., 1951
apap248-2_70 17 nam_apap248-2_70 RNC National Farm Conference Sioux City, 1949 September 23
apap248-2_71 18 nam_apap248-2_71 RNC National Farm Conference Sioux City, 1949 September 24
apap248-2_72 19 nam_apap248-2_72 RNC News Releases and Publications, 1950-1951, Undated
apap248-2_73 20 nam_apap248-2_73 RNC Publications- Campaign/Organizations Strategy, 1951, Undated
apap248-2_74 21 nam_apap248-2_74 RNC Publications- History and Background, 1951-1952, 1967
apap248-2_75 22 nam_apap248-2_75 RNC Regional Conferences, 1950-1951
apap248-2_76 23 nam_apap248-2_76 RNC Secretary Mrs. Charles P. Howard, 1949-1952
apap248-2_77 24 nam_apap248-2_77 RNC Secretary- Mrs. Knowles, 1949
apap248-2_78 25 nam_apap248-2_78 School of Politics, 1950, 1950-1952, Undated
Box Folder
4 apap248-2_79 1 nam_apap248-2_79 Speakers Bureau- Radio/TV, 1950, 1954, Undated
apap248-2_80 2-3 nam_apap248-2_80 State Elections, 1948-1950
apap248-2_81 4 nam_apap248-2_81 Truman Research, 1951
apap248-2_82 5 nam_apap248-2_82 Women's Division, 1950-1952
apap248-2_83 6 nam_apap248-2_83 Women's Federation, 1950, Undated
apap248-2_84 7 nam_apap248-2_84 Young Republicans, 1950-1952
nam_apap248-3 Series 3: Republican National Committee 1952 Convention, 1948-1956
Arranged alphabetically.
The bulk of this series is a by-product of the exhaustive planning for the 1952 Republican National Convention that nominated General Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. It includes committee reports, correspondence with local businesses, candidate information, the official convention program and campaign materials. Topics include finance, hotels/housing, chaplains, doorkeepers and preparatory actions by various state committees.
Box Folder
4 apap248-3_1 8 nam_apap248-3_1 Applications- General, 1951-1952
apap248-3_2 9 nam_apap248-3_2 Assignments, 1952
apap248-3_3 10 nam_apap248-3_3 Assistant Chairman, 1952
apap248-3_4 11 nam_apap248-3_4 Background Information, 1948, Undated
apap248-3_5 12 nam_apap248-3_5 California, 1951
apap248-3_6 13 nam_apap248-3_6 Campaign, 1952, Undated
apap248-3_7 14 nam_apap248-3_7 Campaign Material, 1950-1952, Undated
apap248-3_8 15 nam_apap248-3_8 Candidate Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1951-1952, 1956
apap248-3_9 16 nam_apap248-3_9 Candidate Macarthur, Douglas, 1952
apap248-3_10 17 nam_apap248-3_10 Candidate Stassen, Harold, E., 1951-1952
apap248-3_11 18 nam_apap248-3_11 Candidate Taft, Robert A., 1951-1952
apap248-3_12 19 nam_apap248-3_12 Candidate Warren, Earl, 1951-1952
apap248-3_13 20 nam_apap248-3_13 Chairman, Undated
apap248-3_14 21 nam_apap248-3_14 Chairman- Finance, 1950-1951, Undated
apap248-3_15 22 nam_apap248-3_15 Chaplains, 1952, Undated
apap248-3_16 23 nam_apap248-3_16 Chicago Convention Bldg. and International Amphitheatre, 1952
apap248-3_17 24-25 nam_apap248-3_17 Chicago Site Solicitation, Undated
apap248-3_18 26 nam_apap248-3_18 Convent Information/Official Program, 1952, Undated
apap248-3_19 27 nam_apap248-3_19 Committee on Arrangements, 1950-1952
apap248-3_20 28-29 nam_apap248-3_20 Committee on Arrangements, 1951-1952
apap248-3_21 30-34 nam_apap248-3_21 Committee on Arrangements, 1952
apap248-3_22 35 nam_apap248-3_22 Committee on Arrangements- Mooberg, Henry E., 1952
apap248-3_23 36 nam_apap248-3_23 Committee on Arrangements- Report of Housing Subcommittee, 1953, Undated
apap248-3_24 37 nam_apap248-3_24 Committee on Arrangements San Francisco, 1952 January
apap248-3_25 38 nam_apap248-3_25 Committee on Arrangements San Francisco Executive Session, 1952 January
apap248-3_26 39 nam_apap248-3_26 Committee on Arrangements Treasurer, 1952
apap248-3_27 40 nam_apap248-3_27 Committee on Call, 1950-1952
Box Folder
5 apap248-3_28 1 nam_apap248-3_28 Committee on Call, 1950-1952
apap248-3_29 2 nam_apap248-3_29 Committee on Contests, 1951-1952
apap248-3_30 3 nam_apap248-3_30 Committee on Resolutions (Platform), 1952
apap248-3_31 4 nam_apap248-3_31 Committee on Rules, 1948, 1951-1952
apap248-3_32 5 nam_apap248-3_32 Committee on Site, 1951
apap248-3_33 6 nam_apap248-3_33 Committee on Site, 1951-1952, Undated
apap248-3_34 7 nam_apap248-3_34 Committee on Site- Meetings, 1951
apap248-3_35 8 nam_apap248-3_35 Committee Reports, Undated
apap248-3_36 9 nam_apap248-3_36 Committees and Subcommittees, 1951-1952
apap248-3_37 10 nam_apap248-3_37 Contest- Florida, 1952
apap248-3_38 11 nam_apap248-3_38 Contest- Georgia, 1952
apap248-3_39 12 nam_apap248-3_39 Contest- Louisiana, 1952
apap248-3_40 13 nam_apap248-3_40 Contests, 1952
apap248-3_41 14 nam_apap248-3_41 Contracts, 1951
apap248-3_42 15 nam_apap248-3_42 Convention Assignments, 1952
apap248-3_43 16 nam_apap248-3_43 Convention Balloons, Undated
apap248-3_44 17 nam_apap248-3_44 Convention Prayers, Undated
apap248-3_45 18 nam_apap248-3_45 Credentials Committee, 1952
apap248-3_46 19 nam_apap248-3_46 Delegates, 1951-1952, Undated
apap248-3_47 20 nam_apap248-3_47 Doorkeepers, 1952, Undated
apap248-3_48 21 nam_apap248-3_48 Finance, 1951
apap248-3_49 22 nam_apap248-3_49 Florida, 1951
apap248-3_50 23 nam_apap248-3_50 Form Letters, 1951-1952
apap248-3_51 24 nam_apap248-3_51 Hotels, 1952
apap248-3_52 25 nam_apap248-3_52 Housing, 1951-1952
Oversized Folder
2 apap248-3_53 2 nam_apap248-3_53 Invitation to Hold 1952 Convention in Philadelphia, Shaped Like a Key, ca. 1950
Flat-File
1 apap248-3_54 nam_apap248-3_54 Invitation to Hold 1956 Convention in San Francisco, Including Magazine and Brochures, 1953
Box Folder
5 apap248-3_55 26 nam_apap248-3_55 Invocations, Undated
apap248-3_56 27 nam_apap248-3_56 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1951-1952
apap248-3_57 28 nam_apap248-3_57 Mississippi, 1951
apap248-3_58 29 nam_apap248-3_58 Missouri, 1951
apap248-3_59 30 nam_apap248-3_59 New York, 1951
apap248-3_60 31 nam_apap248-3_60 Oklahoma, 1951
apap248-3_61 32 nam_apap248-3_61 Parliamentarians, 1952
apap248-3_62 33 nam_apap248-3_62 Permanent Chairman, 1952
apap248-3_63 34 nam_apap248-3_63 Proxies, 1952
apap248-3_64 35 nam_apap248-3_64 Reapportionment- General, 1951
apap248-3_65 36 nam_apap248-3_65 Republican National Committee- Nominations, 1952
apap248-3_66 37 nam_apap248-3_66 Resolutions, 1951-1952
apap248-3_67 38 nam_apap248-3_67 Sergeant-at-Arms, 1952, Undated
apap248-3_68 39 nam_apap248-3_68 Site Committee- Correspondence, 1951
apap248-3_69 40 nam_apap248-3_69 Subcommittee- Television and Motion Pictures, 1951-1952
apap248-3_70 41 nam_apap248-3_70 Subcommittee- Tickets, 1951-1952
apap248-3_71 42 nam_apap248-3_71 Subcommittee- Music and Decorations, 1951-1952
apap248-3_72 43 nam_apap248-3_72 Subcommittee on Badges, 1951-1952
apap248-3_73 44 nam_apap248-3_73 Subcommittee or Housing- General, 1952
apap248-3_74 45 nam_apap248-3_74 Subcommittee on Transportation and Parking, 1951-1952
apap248-3_75 46 nam_apap248-3_75 Subcommittee- Program and Concessions, 1951-1952, Undated
apap248-3_76 47 nam_apap248-3_76 Subcommittee- Radio and Press- General, 1951-1952
apap248-3_77 48 nam_apap248-3_77 Temporary Chairman, 1952
apap248-3_78 49 nam_apap248-3_78 Tickets, 1951-1952
apap248-3_79 50 nam_apap248-3_79 Tickets, 1952
apap248-3_80 51 nam_apap248-3_80 Washington, 1951

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