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Collection 2260 - Burton K. Wheeler Videotapes from the UCLA Filmand Telvision Archives, 1925-1941

Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Film and Television Archives

Provenance Note: Videotape duplications of original newsreel footage from the Hearst Metronome company held by the University of Califorina at Los Angeles Film and Television Archive were purchased from them in 1992 and 1995.

Historical Note: Burton Kendall Wheeler was a U.S. Senator from Montana from 1922-1947. In 1924 he ran unsuccessfully for vice-president on the Progressive Party presidential ticket. During his time in the Senate Wheeler served as chairman of the Interstate Commerce Committee and of the Indian Affairs Committee. In 1937, he successfully led the opposition to President Roosevelt's attempt to pack the Supreme Court with justices of his own political persuasion. Throughout his years in the senate Wheeler consistently opposed war and so supported neutrality legislation in the 1930s, spoke out against peacetime conscription in 1940, and fought against the Lend-Lease aid to Britain in 1941. After the United States decided to enter World War II, however, Wheeler gave his full support to the effort. He was defeated for reelection in 1946 and practiced law in Washington D.C. until his death in 1975.

Content Description Note: As a public figure Wheeler appeared on many newsreel productions of the day, including those done by the Hearst company. The images on these tapes represent gleanings from those films that were found by the UCLA Film and Television Archives by searching through their subject reference catalog for Wheeler, the America First Committee, and the Supreme Court debate of 1937. The films have been dubbed in random order, and there is duplication between the images found on cassettes 1, 2, and 3. Most of the clips on these cassettes are unedited and much extraneous material is included. Cassette 4 has been edited to include only the relevant Wheeler images. The following inventory has been provided by UCLA to assist researchers who are interested in citing the material or who wish to order copies for broadcast purposes.

Restrictions: These videocassettes will be made available to interested researchers for on-site viewing only within our reading room. We will not reproduce the videos nor allow them to be checked out of the room, and persons interested in obtaining their own copies are referred to the UCLA Film and Television Archives as the exclusive owner of all reproduction rights to the films.

Contents

Tape 1
1925Washington, DC - Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, Long Stormy Figure in National Politics, Dies at the Age of Seventy [Burton Wheeler]
HVM C6469 R5 89348
ZVB 1914
neg/mos
1
(18 fps)
f 2/4/35U.S. Senators Give Their Stand on America's Entry Into World Court - U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC [Josiah Bailey; Alben Barclay; Robert Reynolds; Hendrick Shipstead; Burton Wheeler]
HVM C141 R1 2702
ZVB 1914
neg/sofB
2
f 5/15/35Senators Wheeler and Nye and Congressman Gassaway Talk - Washington, DC [Percy Gassaway; Gerald Nye; Burton Wheeler]
HVM C230 R2 4468
ZVB 1914
neg/sof
3
3/24/37Congress Hears From The Nation on Supreme Court [Burton Wheeler; Washington, DC]
HNR 8.254
ZVB 1914
comp pos
4
2/22/40Democratic Preview - John N. Garner; Paul V. McNutt; Burton K. Wheeler - Senator Wheeler and Family; James A. Farley; Cordell Hull; Washington, DC - Wilkie on Vacation [Wendell Wilkie]
HNR 11.286
ZVB 1914
neg/sof
5
2/22/40Senator Wheeler and Family - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1397 R7 X33216
ZVB 1914
neg/mos
6
(used in HNR 11.286)
3/2/40Washington, DC - Candidates for 1940 Presidential Nomination Get Together at National Press Club [Bruce Barton; Champ Clark; Thomas Dewey; Bob Jackson; Jesse Jones; Paul McNutt; Norman Thomas; Arthur Vandenberg; Burton Wheeler]
HNR 11.249
ZVB 1914
comp pos
7
3/2/40Washington, DC - Candidates For 1940 Presidential Nomination Get Together at National Press Club [Bruce Barton; Champ Clark; Thomas Dewey; Bob Jackson; Jesse Jones; Paul McNutt; Norman Thomas; Arthur Vandenburg; Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1358 R5 X33320
ZVB 1914
neg/sof
8
(used in HNR 11.249)
Tape 2
1/13/41Aid-to-Britain Debate Stirs the Nation! - Senator Wheeler Speaks on President's Proposed Lend-Lease Bill - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler; Wendell Wilkie]
HNR 12.235
ZVB 1914
comp pos
9
1/13/41 Senator Wheeler Speaks on President's Proposed Lend-Lease Bill - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1460 R3 X38095
ZVB 1914
neg/sof
10
(Used in HNR 12.235)
5/21/41Women Back U.S. Defense - Atlantic City, NJ - General Federation of Women's Clubs Hold 15th Annual Meeting - New Jersey [Claude Pepper; Burton Wheeler]
HNR 12.273
ZVB 1914
comp pos
11
3/2/40Washington, DC - Candidates for 1940 Presidential Nomination Get Together at National Press Club [Bruce Barton; Champ Clark; Thomas Dewey; Bob Jackson; Jesse Jones; Paul McNutt; Norman Thomas; Arthur Vandenburg; Burton Wheeler]
HNR 11.249
9657
comp pos rv
ZVB 1914-7
3/2/40Washington, DC - Candidates for 1940 Presidential Nomination Get Together at National Press Club [Bruce Barton; Champ Clark; Thomas Dewey; Bob Jackson; Jesse Jones; Paul McNutt; Norman Thomas; Arthur Vandenburg; Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1358 R5 X33320
8981
neg/sof
ZVB 1914-8
(used in HNR 11.249)
1/13/41Aid-to-Britain Debate Stirs the Nation! - Senator Wheeler Speaks on President's Proposed Lend-Lease Bill - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler; Wendell Wilkie]
HNR 12.235
9690
comp pos rv
ZVB 1914-9
1/13/41Senator Wheeler Speaks on President's Proposed Lend-Lease Bill - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1460 R3 X38095
8990
neg/sof
ZVB 1914-10
(used in HNR 12.235)
5/21/41Women Back U.S. Defense - General Federation of Women's Clubs Hold 15th Annual Meeting - Atlantic City, NJ [Claude Pepper; Burton Wheeler; neutrality story]
HNR 12.273
9706
comp pos rv
ZVB 1914-11
Tape 3 (CS4059-1)
9/11/41America First Rally at Madison Square Garden - New York City [Charles Lindbergh; Burton Wheeler; Cudahy; crowds]
HVM C1511 R8 42802
6105
si neg
ZVB 1065-6
f 5/15/35Senators Wheeler and Nye and Congressman Gassaway Talk - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler; Gerald Nye; Percy Gassaway; 1936 election story; Huey Long story]
HVM C230 R2 4468
14258
comp neg
ZVB 1213-1
12/29/36Washington's Newsies Happy! 9th Annual Washington Times-Herald News carriers Banquet - Washington, DC [David Hearst; Randolph Hearst; J. Edgar Hoover; Eleanor Patterson; Marvin McIntyre; T.J. White; Burton Wheeler]
HNR 8.231
14259
comp neg
ZVB 1913-2
1925Washington, DC - Senator La Follette of Wisconsin, Long Stormy Figure in National Politics, Dies at the Age of Seventy [Burton Wheeler]
HVM C6469 R5 89348
11923
si neg
ZVB 1914-1
(18 fps)
f 2/4/35U.S. Senators Give Their Stand on America's Entry Into World Court - U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC [Josiah Bailey; Alben Barclay; Robert Reynolds; Hendrick Shipstead; Burton Wheeler]
HVM C141 R1 2702
11229
comp neg
ZVB 1914-2
3/24/37Congress Hears from the Nation on Supreme Court [Burton Wheeler; Washington, DC; Bennet Clark; mail room]
HNR 8.254
10672
comp neg rv
ZVB 1914-4
2/22/40Democratic Pre-view - John N. Garner; Paul V. McNutt; Burton K. Wheeler - Senator Wheeler and Family; James A. Farley; Cordell Hull; Washington, DC - Wilkie on Vacation [Wendell Wilkie]
HNR 11.286
9665
comp neg
ZVB 1914-5
2/22/40Senator Wheeler and Family - Washington, DC [Burton Wheeler]
HCO C1397 R7 X33216
8985
neg/mos
ZVB 1914-6
(used in HNR 11.286)
Tape 4
Edited Wheeler footage from the previous cassettes

Updated: 5/22/09