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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Robert E. Merriam Papers 1918-1984

© 2007 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Merriam, Robert E. Papers

Dates:

1918-1984

Size:

73 linear feet (131 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Robert E. Merriam (1918-1988), historian and politician. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and offprints of published and unpublished historical and political writings, and speech transcripts. The papers span Merriam's career and document his World War II combat experience, his Chicago political career and federal government service, as well as his connections with the national political and Illinois business community. Because of his reform-minded approach to Chicago city government and his nine-year chairmanship of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Merriam's papers constitute an important source of information on both Chicago politics leading up to the Daley regime and the changes in federalism during the 1970s.

Information on Use

Access

Access to films and audiotapes is restricted due to condition and lack of viewing and listening equipment.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Merriam, Robert E. Papers,

Biographical Note

Robert Edward Merriam, historian and politician, was born October 2, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois to University of Chicago political science professor and onetime Chicago alderman and mayoral candidate, Charles E. Merriam. He attended the University of Chicago Laboratory School, University High School, and the University of Chicago where he completed his bachelor's degree in 1939 and received a Master's degree in public administration in 1940. During his undergraduate and graduate years, he was active in the Youth For Roosevelt as well as many other political organizations. He married his classmate, Jane Jungkunz. After finishing his degree and working for several months for the American Society of Planning Officials, Merriam spent the first half of 1941 as the assistant to the State Personnel Officer of the National Youth Administration. Then, between July 1941 and May 1942, Merriam held positions as field representative, liaison officer to the armed forces, and deputy administrator at the National Housing Agency.

In 1942 Merriam joined the Army as a private and became a second lieutenant in 1943 after Infantry Officers Candidate School. In late 1944, shortly after he was sent to the European theatre, Merriam became a combat reporter during the Battle of the Bulge. He remained in Europe after the end of the war, in the capacity of Army historian. His interviews with hundreds of participants and planners of the battle for the Ardennes, together with his own combat experience there, inspired him to write Dark December, a bestseller account of the Battle published in 1946. His book was a critical success, praised by General Eisenhower, but was faulted for its lack of emotional distance.

Merriam's first job after returning to civilian life in 1946 was as a project planner for the Federal Public Housing Authority. After a few months, he returned to Chicago as Director of the Metropolitan Housing Council and began campaigning for the Fifth Ward alderman seat. Running as a Democrat against the Democratic machine incumbent, Bertram Moss, he touted independent politics in his efficiency and decency in government platform. After winning the most hotly contested City Council seat in the 1946 election, Merriam became known as a reform politician and a member of the "economy bloc" for eliminating waste in city government. He quickly became Chairman of the housing committee, as well as serving on the budget and health committees. His most publicized role came after his 1951 re-election. As Chairman of the Emergency Commission on Crime, Merriam received national coverage on his fight against Chicago's infamous and firmly entrenched corruption.

During his aldermanic terms, Merriam married his constituent, Marguerite de Ternova in 1950 and became a stepfather to her two children, Aimee and Oliver. In 1954, their daughter, Monique, was born. Merriam supplemented his City Council salary through extensive lecturing, writing, and planning and hosting a documentary style television program. Merriam later used his television experience for weekly half-hour mayoral campaign shows.

Despite his accomplishments as an alderman, Merriam was unable to win the 1955 mayoral election against then Cook County Democratic Committee Chairman Richard J. Daley. Running as a Republican, after frustration with Democratic stonewalling on reform, Merriam easily won his primary. After the primary, Merriam claimed the strategy of a "Fusion" candidate in the spirit of Fiorello LaGuardia. However, the only significant difference between the respective platforms of the two candidates was Merriam's assertion that a vote for Daley was a vote for continued machine corruption. Their professed goals were barely differentiable. Merriam drew wide support as a fusion candidate, but lost with forty-five percent of the vote in a controversial election. The evidence from investigations Merriam conducted on vote fraud and corruption in the polling place were dismissed by the Election Committee and the Democratic County Judge.

In August 1955, Merriam moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as the assistant to the Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Budget. One year later he was promoted to Assistant Director and, finally, Deputy Director in March 1958. After holding his new position for six months, Merriam became President Dwight D. Eisenhower's aide on intergovernmental relations. Following his White House service, Merriam returned to Illinois and worked in the private sector, but became National Coordinator for the Republican Party-to-People Forum as part of the 1964 Presidential campaign.

With the return of a Republican administration in 1969, Merriam resumed his advisory role in intergovernmental affairs as Chairman of the President's Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs. He was appointed by Nixon and held the chairmanship until the beginning of the Carter Administration in 1978. Merriam received a letter of commendation for his contribution to federalism from the Canadian government. After the chairmanship, Merriam continued to participate in the national debate on federalism into the 1980s. Robert Merriam died in 1988.

Scope Note

Merriam maintained files of correspondence, publications, news clippings and memorabilia throughout his life as can be seen in the extensive and continuous runs of materials preserved in the collection. The papers have been arranged in six series:

Series I: World War II, begins with general correspondence from the years of Merriam's military service. The letters to his wife are not only personal letters but almost daily accounts of his activities and thoughts during the war, including from the battlefield in the Ardennes in December 1944. The second subseries contains Merriam's army career records composed of enlistment papers, orders, clearances and a bronze star citation.

The main body of the series consists of Merriam's research materials and Historical Division report drafts on the planning and execution of the "Battle of the Bulge." His notes include operation reports and plans as well as many transcripts of interviews with Allied and German commanders. The transcripts of twenty-three Nazi officers are from interrogations that took place while they were in prison, and include Hermann Goering, Alfred Jodi and Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich. There are two report drafts, "Seventh Armored Splits the Ardennes Attack," and the more general report on the entire battle for the Ardennes.

Merriam's research for Historical Division reports, as well as his personal battle experience, provided him with the data he needed as a civilian to write his bestseller account of the "Battle of the Bulge," Dark December, and the abridged version, The Battle of the Bulge. This section contains correspondence, publishing notes, reviews, and contractual correspondence, with publishers over rights and royalties. Much of the correspondence, not relevant to publishing is correspondence, with individuals either appreciative or critical of Merriam's account. One of the former is a letter of congratulations from General Dwight D. Eisenhower. While the reviews were generally good, Merriam was criticized for his lack of emotional distance in his defense of General Montgomery's controversial battle decisions, citing the failure of U.S. Intelligence. Dark December established Merriam as an expert on accounts of World War II and as such led to the many book reviews he published between 1947 and 1950. (These reviews are located in the publications section of Series II.) This section also includes essays and articles, published and unpublished, on St. Vith and SS Officer "Sepp" Dietrich.

The personal subseries is comprised of memorabilia, more articles and essays as well as "Battle of the Bulge" anniversary events. Merriam's Army insignia, notepads carried in battle, and scrapbooks kept for or by him during this period make up the most personal items in this section.

Finally, the photograph subseries includes four types of pictures, personal or official, and of ground situation maps and of paintings of the Ardennes region during the War. The official photographs include those taken by the Army and those from captured German film. There are few personal snapshots.

Series II: Aldermanic Campaigns and Service contains a section for both of Merriam's aldermanic campaigns, in 1947 and 1951. Each contains correspondence, lists of supporters, organizational materials, campaign literature and paraphernalia, election results and news clippings. While his platform was based on efficiency and decency in government, the literature from his first campaign emphasized his opponent, Bertram "Bunny" Moss's, Democratic machine connections. Merriam also heavily targeted the War veterans' vote. His campaign as an incumbent was generally uneventful as he won 97% of the vote. His opponent, Irving Beinin, ran under the Socialist Workers Party. Campaign literature and news clippings from other elections occurring between 1947 and 1954 are included after the Merriam campaign sections. The only candidate with a substantial amount of materials here is Adlai Stevenson, between 1949 and 1952. There are also election results from the Fifth Ward for various elections during this period.

The papers from Merriam's aldermanic service make up about one quarter of the collection. Spanning two terms, there are 46 folders of correspondence, with other local politicians, prominent Chicago business families, concerned citizens and World War II acquaintances. There is a section for each of the City Council committees and activities Merriam was involved in. The directly relevant correspondence, begins each of the respective sections.

As a member of the "economy bloc" of alderman, Merriam initiated cost-cutting programs and efficiency studies. The reports yielded by his initiatives and all relevant revenue and appropriations worksheets and recommendations are under the budgets and expenditures heading. There are similar evidential materials and Merriam's respective recommendations for the Emergency Commission on Crime, home rule, the Housing Committee, rent control, the milk-dating probe and miscellaneous other Council activities or concerns. Crime and housing were of particular interest to Merriam and are well represented in this series. There are notes, reports, trial transcript and news clippings from Merriam's nationally covered expos

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Charles E. Merriam. Papers

Thomas Vernor Smith. Papers

Walter Johnson. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: World War II

Subseries 1: Correspondence, and Biographical Documents

Box 1   Folder 1

Miscellaneous letters, 1942-1946

Box 1   Folder 2

Letters to wife, Jane, United States, England, 6/15/44 - 7/28/44

Box 1   Folder 3

Letters to wife, Jane, France, 7/31/44 - 9/25/44

Box 1   Folder 4

Letters to wife, Jane, Belgium, France, Holland, 9/28/44-11/19/44

Box 1   Folder 5

Letters to wife, Jane, Holland, Belgium, 11/20/44-12/31/44

Box 1   Folder 6

Letters to wife, Jane, Belgium, 1/4/45-2/4/45

Box 1   Folder 7

Letters to wife, Jane, Holland, Germany, 2/5/45-3/22/45

Box 1   Folder 8

Letters to wife, Jane, Paris, Germany, 3/26/45-4/25/45

Box 1   Folder 9

Letters to wife, Jane, Paris, 4/28/45-8/4/45

Box 1   Folder 10

Letters to wife, Jane, Germany, St. Germain, France, 8/11/45-11/16/45

Box 1   Folder 11

Letters to wife, Jane, through V-Mail, 6/27/44-4/11/45

Box 1   Folder 12

Letters to parents, during training, 1942-1944

Box 1   Folder 13

Letters to parents, from European Theatre, 1944

Box 1   Folder 14-16

Letters to parents, from European Theatre, 1945

Box 1   Folder 17

Letters to parents, through V-Mail, 1944-1945

Box 2   Folder 1

Enlistment documents and letters to avoid the regular draft

Box 2   Folder 2

Army financial papers

Box 2   Folder 3

Orders and clearances

Box 2   Folder 4

Extracts of orders

Box 2   Folder 5

Army classification department memoranda

Box 2   Folder 6

Citations including Bronze Star

Box 2   Folder 7

Army separation documents, 2/1/46, Army Reserve papers, and Army purchase order for Merriam’s instructional services, February 1949

Subseries 2: Army Historical Service

Box 2   Folder 8

Memoranda on keeping combat records

Box 2   Folder 9

Humorous memoranda

Box 2   Folder 10

  • Combat observer reports at Meijel, October 1944
  • "After-Action Reports" at Lindern, November-December 1944
Box 2   Folder 11

"Letters of Instructions" and G-3 combat operation plans, 9/6/44 and 12/19/44-12/29/44

Box 2   Folder 12

G-2 reports on enemy and terrain, November-December 1944 and February 1945

Box 2   Folder 13

Historical Service, tactical studies

Box 2   Folder 14

Historical Service, battle studies

Box 2   Folder 15

Military Intelligence, action reports, 12/14/44-1/16/45

Box 2   Folder 16

Military Intelligence, Hitler assassination attempt, 7/20/44, report and Harper’s article

Box 2   Folder 17

Interviews with German officers, typescripts

  • General Bayerlein
  • General D. Art Erich Brandenberger
  • Major Herbert Buechs
  • Brigade Fuehrer SS Fritz Kraemer
  • Lieutenant Colonel Karl Von der Heydte
  • General von Manteuffel
  • General Heinrich von Luettwitz
  • General Major Carl Wagener
  • General Warlimont
  • General Siegfried Westphal
  • General Bodo Zimmerman
  • Oberst Zolling
Box 2   Folder 18

Interviews with German officers, typescripts

  • Genoberst Heinz Guderian
  • Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering
  • Generaloberst Alfred Jodl
  • Feldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel
Box 3   Folder 1

Interviews with German officers, typescripts

  • Oberstgruppenfuehrer SS Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich
  • General Baptist Kneiss
  • Colonel Joachim Peiper
  • General Major Otto Remer
  • Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny
  • Gruppenfuehrer SS Walter Staudinger
  • General Horst Stumpff
Box 3   Folder 2

Captured German documents, translated excerpts

Box 3   Folder 3

German plans for Ardennes, translated summary

Box 3   Folder 4

Communiques from General Eisenhower

Box 3   Folder 5

  • Belgian "Crimes of War" statement
  • Medal of Freedom citation to Belgian civilian
Box 3   Folder 6

Interviews with American officers, typescripts

  • Major General Leonard T. Gerow
  • Brigadier General Robert W. Hasbrouck
  • General Courtney H. Hodges
  • Brigadier General A. Franklin Kibler
  • Brigadier General H. B. Lewis, Jr.
  • Lieutenant General Troy H. Middleton
Box 3   Folder 7

Historical Service report on 9th Army operations in Holland, October-November 1944

Box 3   Folder 8

  • British War Office Ardennes Offensive report, 8/1/45, excerpts General Montgomery’s account
Box 3   Folder 9

Tactical Investigation War Office initial study, "The German Counter-Offensive in the Ardennes"

Box 3   Folder 10

"7th Armored Splits the Ardennes Attack," prologue, chapters 1-5

Box 3   Folder 11

"7th Armored Splits the Ardennes Attack," chapters 6-10

Box 4   Folder 1

"7th Armored Splits the Ardennes Attack," chapter 11, notes, editorial comments

Box 4   Folder 2

Historical Division report on Ardennes, draft, introduction, chapter 1

Box 4   Folder 3

Historical Division report on Ardennes, chapters 2-3

Box 4   Folder 4-8

Historical Division report on Ardennes, chapters 4-8

Box 4   Folder 9

5th Armored Division World War II account

Box 4   Folder 10

7th Armored Division World War II account

Box 4   Folder 11

The Armored School’s "The Defense of St. Vith" and "The Return to St. Vith"

Subseries 3: Dark December

Box 5   Folder 1

Correspondence, before release of Dark December, 6/30/47

Box 5   Folder 2

Correspondence, requests for copies and responses

Box 5   Folder 3

Correspondence, responses to courtesy copies, including Eleanor Roosevelt

Box 5   Folder 4

Correspondence, in appreciation, including General Dwight Eisenhower

Box 5   Folder 5

Correspondence, criticisms and responses

Box 5   Folder 6

Correspondence, requests for information and responses

Box 5   Folder 7

Correspondence, about movie on the Battle of the Bulge

Box 5   Folder 8

Correspondence, Hugh Cole, Former Deputy Theater Historian

Box 5   Folder 9

Correspondence, S. L. A. Marshall, Brigadier General and Historian

Box 5   Folder 10

Correspondence, book reviewers

Box 5   Folder 11

Correspondence, miscellaneous, after release of The Battle of the Bulge, abridged edition of Dark December

Box 5   Folder 12

Correspondence, miscellaneous publishers

Box 5   Folder 13

Correspondence, Ziff-Davis, publisher of Dark December, book contract

Box 5   Folder 14

Correspondence, Ziff-Davis, weekly critics listings, 7/14/47-2/16/48

Box 6   Folder 1

Correspondence, with journals and magazines about articles, essays on St. Vith, and manuscript of "Portrait of a German Butcher," on Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich

Box 6   Folder 2

Chapter summaries, covers and map proofs

Box 6   Folder 3

Photograph requisition forms, photographs and captions

Box 6   Folder 4

Research notes for the book

Box 6   Folder 5

The Battle of the Bulge, second printing, paperback, 1957

Box 6   Folder 6

Book reviews by critics

Box 6   Folder 7

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, 1960-1966

Box 6   Folder 8

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, 1970-1978

Box 6   Folder 9

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, Prentice Hall Publishers, rights to Dark December, and Ballantine Books, publisher of The Battle of the Bulge, 1956-1958

Box 6   Folder 10

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, with attorney, legal action on royalties, reprints, and promotions by Prentice-Hall, 1957-1959

Box 6   Folder 11

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, Ballantine Books, Incorporated, 1963-1966

Box 6   Folder 12

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, French edition, 1963-1966

Box 6   Folder 13

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, copyright assignment and contract, 1966-1967

Box 6   Folder 14

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, Random House/Ballantine Books, reissue, 1977-1978

Box 6   Folder 15

Dark December/The Battle of the Bulge correspondence, St. Vith collaboration with Frank L. Andrews, never published, correspondence, 1965-1966

Box 6   Folder 16

Miscellaneous articles and news clippings on World War II, 1946-1965

Subseries 4: Personal

Box 7   Folder 1

Army bars, pins, and patches

Box 7   Folder 2

Memorabilia

Box 7   Folder 3

German internal identification papers, Hitler Youth membership, American surrender propaganda to the Germans, and prisoners of war post

Box 7   Folder 3A

German Memorabilia

  • Ration Stamps
  • Miscellaneous Papers
Box 7   Folder 4

Merriam’s written thoughts while at war, including notebooks carried during battle, 1944-1945

Box 7   Folder 5

News clippings, 1943-1945

Box 7   Folder 6

Merriam’s articles

  • "Tidying up the Battlefield--The Battle of the Bulge Four Years After," typescript
  • "Bulgeland Revisited," Infantry Journal, December 1949
Box 7   Folder 7

Merriam’s articles, Battle of the Bulge, 20th anniversary, news clippings and typescripts

Box 7   Folder 8

Merriam’s articles, Battle of the Bulge, correspondence, on articles

Box 7   Folder 9

Merriam’s articles

  • "The Fall of St. Vith," typescript
  • on defense of St. Vith, table of contents and first two chapters
Box 7   Folder 10

7th Armored Division Association

Box 7   Folder 11

St. Vith Memorial Dinner, 12/19/69

Subseries 5: Photographs and maps of the European Theatre

Box 8   Folder 1-2

Army Pictorial Service photographs of Ardennes, 1944-1945

Box 8   Folder 3

Army Pictorial Service photographs of Ardennes, from captured German film

Box 8   Folder 4

Army Pictorial Service photographs of Ardennes, United States Army Signal Corps, "confidential," Holland and Belgium, n.d.

Box 8   Folder 5

Photographs of paintings of Ardennes during war

Box 8   Folder 6

Photographs of Ardennes, 1948

Box 8   Folder 7

Merriam in uniform

Box 8   Folder 8

Miscellaneous photographs and negatives

Box 8   Folder 9

Photographs of theatre ground situation maps, 12/6/44-12/28/44, SEE ALSO OVERSIZE, BOX 115)

Box 8   Folder 10

Situation maps of ABN Corps, 12/19/44-12/22/44, and 82nd Airbourne Division, 12/19/44-12/31/44

Box 8   Folder 11

Maps of St. Vith, 7th Armored Division action, 12/17/44-12/21/44

Box 8   Folder 12

Maps of German action, December 1944-January 1945, and attacks against Peiper, 12/18/44-12/21/44

Box 8   Folder 13

Miscellaneous maps

Series II: Aldermanic Campaigns and Service

Subseries 1: 1947 campaign

Box 9   Folder 1

Correspondence, general and press

Box 9   Folder 2

Correspondence, civic and labor groups

Box 9   Folder 3

Correspondence, campaign workers and contributors

Box 9   Folder 4

Petitions for candidacy

Box 9   Folder 5

Petitions for candidacy negative copies

Box 9   Folder 6

Financial papers, summary statement

Box 9   Folder 7

Organizational committees and lists of sponsors

Box 9   Folder 8

Publicity committee report and press releases

Box 9   Folder 9

House meeting records

Box 9   Folder 10

Speaking schedules, speeches and notes

Box 9   Folder 11

Merriam campaign literature, SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 115

Box 9   Folder 12

Merriam campaign literature Citizens School Committee, Veterans groups, and University of Chicago groups

Box 9   Folder 13

Merriam campaign literature Republican, Democrat, and Independent political organizations

Box 9   Folder 14

Merriam campaign literature individual supporters, and miscellaneous

Box 9   Folder 15

Bertram Moss campaign, information and voting record

Box 9   Folder 16

Bertram Moss campaign, literature

Box 9   Folder 17

Bertram Moss campaign, literature Citizens’ Association of Chicago and University of Chicago groups

Box 9   Folder 18

Bertram Moss campaign, Moss’s voting record, Journal of the Proceedings, Chicago City Council, 10/13/43, 2/9/44

Box 9   Folder 19

Bertram Moss campaign, Moss’s voting record, 3/16/44, 3/30/44

Box 9   Folder 20

Election Day memoranda, 2/25/47

Box 9   Folder 21

5th Ward election returns by precinct, all offices

Box 9   Folder 22

Court petition contesting Merriam’s election results

Box 9   Folder 23

News clippings

Subseries 2: 1951 campaign

Box 10   Folder 1

Correspondence, general

Box 10   Folder 2

Correspondence, endorsements and contributions

Box 10   Folder 3

Correspondence, post-election thank-yous and congratulations

Box 10   Folder 4

Petitions for candidacy

Box 10   Folder 5-6

Petitions for candidacy negative copies

Box 10   Folder 7

Volunteers list and organizational committees

Box 10   Folder 8

Contributors list

Box 10   Folder 9

Press releases, house meetings list and schedule

Box 10   Folder 10

Merriam campaign literature, SEE ALSO OVERSIZE BOX 115

Box 10   Folder 11

Merriam campaign literature, individual supporters, and polling place materials

Box 10   Folder 12

Irving Beinin campaign, Socialist Workers Party, petitions for candidacy, negative copies

Box 10   Folder 13

Irving Beinin campaign, literature, and Socialist Workers Party Campaigner’s Handbook

Box 10   Folder 14

5th Ward election returns by precinct

Subseries 3: Other elections

Box 11   Folder 1

News clippings and local election schedules

  • campaign literature, 1947
  • Martin Kennelly, Mayor
Box 11   Folder 2

News clippings and local election schedules

  • candidates’ campaign literature, 1948
  • Adlai Stevenson, Governor
  • Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator
  • Maynard Krueger, 2nd District Congressman
  • Richard Vail, 2nd District Congressman
  • Sidney Yates, 9th District Congressman
Box 11   Folder 3

News clippings and local election schedules

  • candidates’ campaign literature, 1950
  • Everett Dirksen, U.S. Senator
  • Scott Lucas, U.S. Senator
  • Willoughby Adner, State Senator
  • Marshall Korshak, State Senator
  • David Landau, State Representative
  • George Kells, Cook County Treasurer
  • Irvine Levy, Cook County Probate Court Clerk
Box 11   Folder 4

News clippings and local election schedules

  • candidates’ campaign literature, 1951
  • Walter Schaefer, Illinois Supreme Court Judge
  • Martin Kennelly, Mayor
  • John Duffy, Cook County Board President
  • George Kells, Cook County Treasurer
  • Frank Keanan, Board of Tax Appeals
  • Joseph Plunkett, 4th Ward Alderman
  • Benjamin Becker, 40th Ward Alderman
  • Mathias Bauler, 43rd Ward Alderman
  • John Hoellen, 47th Ward Alderman
  • A. G. Geocaris, 48th Ward Alderman
Box 11   Folder 5

Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Presidential campaign, correspondence,

Box 11   Folder 6

Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Presidential campaign, Merriam’s analysis of platform issues

Box 11   Folder 7

Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Presidential campaign, literature and newspaper’s endorsements, offprints

Box 11   Folder 8

Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Presidential campaign, Volunteers-for-Stevenson Committee, newsletters and instruction booklet

Box 11   Folder 9

Adlai E. Stevenson, 1952 Presidential campaign, news clippings

Box 11   Folder 10

Adlai E. Stevenson, correspondence, 1949-1951

Box 11   Folder 11

Adlai E. Stevenson, speeches Merriam contributed to or authored, typescripts and news releases

Box 11   Folder 12

Election schedules and campaign literature, 1953

Box 11   Folder 13

Election schedules and campaign literature, 1954

  • Richard Vail, U.S. Senator
  • G. A. Geocaris, 48th Ward Alderman
Box 11   Folder 14

Reapportionment "blue ballot"

Box 11   Folder 15

Results, 5th ward, tabulation sheets, 1938-1948

Box 11   Folder 16

Results, 5th ward, tabulation sheets, voter history and projection maps, and blank 4th, 6th, and 7th ward maps, 1943-1949

Box 11   Folder 17

Results, "Official Vote of the State of Illinois," 4/13/48, and bond issue, Supreme Court Judges, and coalition versus progressive ticket races, news clippings

Box 11   Folder 18

Results, "A Report on the General Elections--November 7, 1950, Results in the Fifth Ward," study written for Merriam

Subseries 4: Aldermanic Service

Sub-subseries 1: General correspondence, 1947-1951

Box 12   Folder 1

Anonymous or unidentifiable

Box 12   Folder 2

A

Box 12   Folder 3

B

Box 12   Folder 4

C

Box 12   Folder 5

D

Box 12   Folder 6

E, including Dwight Eisenhower

Box 12   Folder 7

F

Box 12   Folder 8

G

Box 12   Folder 9

H

Box 12   Folder 10

I-J

Box 12   Folder 11

K

Box 12   Folder 12

L

Box 12   Folder 13

M

Box 12   Folder 14

N-O

Box 12   Folder 15

P-Q

Box 12   Folder 16

R

Box 12   Folder 17

S

Box 12   Folder 18

T

Box 12   Folder 19

U-V

Box 12   Folder 20

W-Z

Sub-subseries 2: General correspondence, 1952-1955

Box 12   Folder 21

Anonymous or unidentifiable

Box 12   Folder 22

A

Box 12   Folder 23

Ba-Bl

Box 13   Folder 1

Br-By

Box 13   Folder 2-3

C

Box 13   Folder 4

D

Box 13   Folder 5

E

Box 13   Folder 6

F

Box 13   Folder 7

G

Box 13   Folder 8-9

H

Box 13   Folder 10

I-J

Box 13   Folder 11

K

Box 13   Folder 12

L

Box 14   Folder 1

M

Box 14   Folder 2

N

Box 14   Folder 3

O

Box 14   Folder 4

P

Box 14   Folder 5

Q

Box 14   Folder 6

R

Box 14   Folder 7

S

Box 14   Folder 8

T

Box 14   Folder 9

U-V

Box 14   Folder 10

W

Box 14   Folder 11

Y-Z

Sub-subseries 3: City Council committees and activities

Sub-Sub-subseries 1: Budgets and Expenditures

Box 15   Folder 1

Committee on City Expenditures, Merriam’s correspondence,

Box 15   Folder 2

Committee on City Expenditures

  • Ordinance of appointment, 11/30/51
  • progress report, 3/21/52
  • supplemental report for 1952
Box 15   Folder 3

Committee on City Expenditures

  • summary of studies on 33 departments
  • bureaus and divisions by consultants
  • Business Research Corporation
  • Griffenhagen and Associates
  • J. L. Jacobs
  • George Rossiter
  • Strodel and Associates
Box 15   Folder 4

Committee on City Expenditures, final report, part 2, recommended budgetary controls and recommendations by consultants requiring Council action

Box 15   Folder 5

Committee on City Expenditures, analysis of savings of recommendations based on consultant’s studies, and analysis of recommendations addressed to the Mayor by the Budget Director, 3/23/53

Box 15   Folder 6

Committee on City Expenditures, report on recommendations to the Mayor by the Budget Director, 8/1/53

Box 15   Folder 7

Committee on City Expenditures, recommendations based on the Griffenhagen study, and explanation to consultant

Box 15   Folder 8

Revenues, estimates and receipts worksheets by department, bureau and division, 1947-1951

Box 15   Folder 9

Appropriations by department and purpose, 1938-1948, by various funds, 1941-1952

Box 15   Folder 10

Appropriations, estimates and expenditures worksheets by accounts and departments, Boiler Inspection, Buildings, Fire, Law, 1948-1955

Box 15   Folder 11

Appropriations, Streets and Electricity, 1948-1955

Box 15   Folder 12-13

Appropriations, Public Works, 1948-1952

Box 15   Folder 14

Appropriations, Police, Board of Health, 1948-1952, and Board of Examiners, 1948

Box 16   Folder 1

Investment in equipment, 1939-1949, net values on, 12/31/50, and distribution of Motor Fuel Tax Fund, 1910-1948, projections, 1952-1956

Box 16   Folder 2

City corporate fund account activities, 1928-1950

Box 16   Folder 3

Bulletin, Civic Federation and Bureau of Public Efficiency, annual "Debt, Taxes and Assessments" issues, 1934-1944

Box 16   Folder 4

Bulletin, 1945-1951, 1953-1954

Box 16   Folder 5

Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance for 1951

Box 16   Folder 6

Water Fund and Vehicle Tax Fund, 1951

Box 16   Folder 7

Information for planning 1952 budget, payroll, 10/15/51, municipal court requirements, and 3% Gross Admissions Tax

Box 16   Folder 8

1952, Budget, Amendment Ordinance

Box 16   Folder 9

1952, Budget, amendments summary and proposed amendments summary by category

Box 16   Folder 10

1952, Budget, supplemental appropriation

Box 16   Folder 11

1952, Budget, Economy Bloc statement and Merriam’s memoranda to the Revenue Commissioner

Box 16   Folder 12

Special Fund, 1952-1953

Box 16   Folder 13

Bond Fund, 1952-1953

Box 16   Folder 14

Finance "Committee Pamphlets" on recommended ordinances reported to City Council, 7/16/52, 9/9/53, 9/28/53, 9/14/53, 11/16/53

Box 16   Folder 15

Amendments by administrative adoption, 1952-1953, and appropriations worksheet for 1953 salaries

Box 16   Folder 16

1953, Budget, Amendment Ordinance

Box 16   Folder 17

1953, Budget, amendments summary, and Merriam’s thank you letters for help in the budget process

Box 16   Folder 18

1954 Budget formation, proposals by department, and Mayor’s statement

Box 16   Folder 19

1954, Journal of the Proceedings of City Council, 9/28/53, 10/14/53

Box 16   Folder 20

1954, Civic Federation’s recommendations, and report to Finance Committee on consultant’s recommendations for Police Department

Box 16   Folder 21

Civic Federation’s recommendations, and report to Finance Committee on consultant’s recommendations for Police Department, Merriam’s research, appropriations and revenue sources

Box 16   Folder 22

Civic Federation’s recommendations, and report to Finance Committee on consultant’s recommendations for Police Department, salaries

Box 16   Folder 23

Civic Federation’s recommendations, and report to Finance Committee on consultant’s recommendations for Police Department, by department, Law, Public Works, Water and Sewers

  • Sanitation District map of future construction 28 x 40 inch, 1951, SEE OVERSIZE Box 115
Box 16   Folder 24

1952, Budget, Amendment Ordinance

Sub-Sub-subseries 2: Emergency Commission on Crime

Box 17   Folder 1

Statement before the special session and ordinance of appointment, 2/14/52

Box 17   Folder 2

Merriam’s correspondence,

Box 17   Folder 3

Investigation of the 36th Police District, memoranda and testimony

Box 17   Folder 4

Investigation of the 36th Police District, Police Commissioner correspondence, notes, and suspects’ addresses

Box 17   Folder 5

The Kohn Report, volume 6, popular edition, and transcripts of Merriam’s television rebuttal of Alderman Wagner’s comments on the report

Box 17   Folder 6

The Kohn Report, Merriam’s notes on all volumes, and list of likely cooperative parties for investigation from report

Box 17   Folder 7

Outside attorney’s opinion on the legality of counsel independent of Corporation Counsel

Box 17   Folder 8

Excerpts of meeting, 1/30/53, and progress report draft, 5/5/53

Box 17   Folder 9

Merriam’s notes on difficulties faced by the Commission, and letter asking for Mayor’s cooperation

Box 17   Folder 10

Special Grand Jury, directions to jurors, Merriam’s statement, depositions, and report for the extended term, March 1954

Box 17   Folder 11

Radio broadcast by Alderman Keane, opponent of the Commission, transcript, 3/20/55

Box 17   Folder 12

Dallas, Texas bribery case of the Chicago syndicate, case summary and police records

Box 17   Folder 13

Dallas, taped conversations, transcripts, November 1946

Box 17   Folder 14

Building inspector bribery case, transcript of George Lasser soliciting bribe, correspondence, memoranda, and Life article on Merriam’s work on the case

Box 18   Folder 1

Building inspector bribery case, trial transcripts, 8/24/54, and subpoenas

Box 18   Folder 2

Building inspector bribery case, trial transcripts, Merriam’s testimony, 12/2/54

Box 18   Folder 3

Building inspector bribery case, trial transcripts, arguments of counsel, 12/6/54

Box 18   Folder 4

Health inspector bribery probe, correspondence, with State’s Attorney, citation of Illinois law, and opinion on confidentiality of sources as applied to Merriam

Box 18   Folder 5

Liquor licensing probe

Box 18   Folder 6

Indictment papers for tax evasion and dealing heroin

Box 18   Folder 7

Reports, on Bridewell women’s prison, 1/7/54, and from the University of Chicago Conference on Probation, Prisons, and Parole, 6/3/49

Box 18   Folder 8

"Any City U.S.A.," crime reform solution by the Citizens’ Independent Vice Investigation Committee, and "Suggested Outline of Procedure for the Committee for a Better Chicago"

Box 18   Folder 9

Merriam’s notes on all crime topics

Box 18   Folder 10

Miscellaneous reports on investigations and photographs

Box 18   Folder 11

Report on Merriam and Charles Rathbum’s trip to Washington, D.C. to find a new investigator, 4/9/53, and transcript of conversation between two investigators

Box 18   Folder 12

Investigators’ expense records

Box 18   Folder 13

Reports, Investigator #1, 3/24/52-8/23/52

Box 18   Folder 14

Reports, Investigator #17, 10/17/52-11/7/52

Box 18   Folder 15-17

Complaints received, February 1954-January 1955

Box 18   Folder 18

State’s Attorney John Gutknecht’s investigation of Merriam, Merriam’s deposition

Box 18   Folder 19

Gutknecht’s public criticism of Merriam and letter to Mayor Kennelley, and legal opinions obtained by Merriam, March 1955

Box 18   Folder 20

News clippings, 1952

Box 19   Folder 1-4

News clippings, 1953-1955

Box 19   Folder 5

News clippings, police scandal, 1960

Box 19   Folder 6

News clippings, crooked policemen

Sub-Sub-subseries 3: Home rule

Box 20   Folder 1

Correspondence,

Box 20   Folder 2

Proposed revisions of Illinois Constitution Article IV

Box 20   Folder 3

Merriam’s articles

  • "Home Rule and Charter Movements in Chicago"
  • "Synopsis of Chicago’s Fight for Home Rule"
  • his three-point program
Box 20   Folder 4

Merriam’s articles

  • "Specific Examples of How Chicago is and has been Hamstrung Because of Lack of Home Rule"
  • "Home Rule for Chicago," with Norman Elkin,
  • Northwestern University Law Review, July/August, 1953
Box 20   Folder 5-6

"The Charters of Chicago," drafts

Box 20   Folder 7

"The Charters of Chicago, A Summary," with Norman Elkin, 5/1/52, with correspondence,

Box 20   Folder 8

Merriam’s bibliographies and reading lists, and memoranda by Norman Elkin

Box 20   Folder 9

Legal opinions, news clippings, and historical information

Box 20   Folder 10

The Church Federation of Greater Chicago retreat on citizenship and good government, 6/20/52, correspondence, guide for action, and typescript of Merriam’s speech, "Governmental Reorganization"

Box 20   Folder 11

Speeches, Louis Ancel, "The Municipalities Interest in the Constitutional Amendments," 10/13/52, and Herbert Emmerich, "Modernizing Chicago’s Municipal Machinery," 5/1/52, transcripts

Box 20   Folder 12

Charles S. Hyneman, "The Illinois Constitution and Democratic Government," reprint

Box 20   Folder 13

Bulletins, Civic Federation, October 1952, the Chicago Junior Association of Commerce and Industry, and booklet of the City Club of Chicago’s 1952 Civic Assembly where Merriam was a moderator

Box 20   Folder 14

New York City, final report of the Temporary State Commission, Four Steps to Better Government of New York City, correspondence, and news clippings

Box 20   Folder 15

National Municipal League booklets, "Model State Constitution," and "A Guide for Charter Commissions"

Box 20   Folder 16

Mayor’s Temporary Committee for Home Rule and Charter Recommendations, authorization of appointment, correspondence, and report, 5/7/53

Sub-Sub-subseries 4: Housing Committee

Box 21   Folder 1

Correspondence, 1958-1954

Box 21   Folder 2

Speeches and memoranda written by Merriam

Box 21   Folder 3-4

Memoranda to the Committee from Merriam, including report on activities 1951-1954

Box 21   Folder 5

Merriam’s statements, to the Committee on Efficiency and Economy, Springfield, Illinois, 3/18/53, and minority report to City Council, 7/26/50

Box 21   Folder 6

Report of activities for 1953 to City Council, and memoranda, including recommendations by Louis Wirth, 1951

Box 21   Folder 7

Budget, purchasing requests, blueprint plan, and personnel papers

Box 21   Folder 8

Merriam’s housing ideas, news clippings

Box 21   Folder 9

Trumball Park Housing Project racial conflict, Committee on Racial Tensions in Housing Projects, minutes and memoranda, 1953-1954, report, 1/15/54, and proposal by Chandler Owen

Box 21   Folder 10

Trumball Park Housing Project racial conflict, Commission on Human Relations, reports and correspondence, and Illinois American Civil Liberties Union minutes, 1954

Box 21   Folder 11

Trumball Park Housing Project racial conflict, Chicago Housing Authority, monthly report, press release, and legal opinion, and Public Housing Administration booklet "Open Occupancy in Public Housing"

Box 21   Folder 12

Trumball Park Housing Project racial conflict, individuals and citizen groups, including The White Circle League of America, news clippings and letters

Box 21   Folder 13

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, proposals and memoranda, including estimates of future population, 1951-1953

Box 21   Folder 14

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, report to Housing Committee by Jack Siegal, "A Conservation Program for Chicago," unreleased, 9/27/51

Box 21   Folder 15

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, report to Housing Committee by Jack Siegal, "Observations on Neighborhood Conservation in Chicago and Other Cities," 5/15/52, and "Preliminary Report of Findings with Recommendations"

Box 21   Folder 16

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, "Reclaiming Blighted Areas for New Building," speech by Henry Heald, Metropolitan Housing Council Forum, 10/17/46

Box 21   Folder 17

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, interviews conducted with other agencies and citizen groups involved in conservation

Box 22   Folder 1

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Act, typescript, and Griffenhagen and Associates recommendations on organizational structure for conservation activates

Box 22   Folder 2

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, Supreme Court of Illinois reports, People versus City of Chicago, May 1954, and legal opinions on slum clearance and redevelopment

Box 22   Folder 3-4

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, Supreme Court of Illinois reports, Zisooks versus Maryland-Drexel Redevelopment Corporation, May 1954

Box 22   Folder 5

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, booklets by the City Redevelopment Commission and the Citizens Neighborhood Development Association

Box 22   Folder 6

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, conservation activities of church groups, news clippings and memoranda

Box 22   Folder 7

Slum investigation and clean-up, news clippings, on rat infestation, April 1953, and "Public Health Laws of Illinois" pamphlet

Box 22   Folder 8-9

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, June-August 1953

Box 22   Folder 10

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, on fires, September 1953, and appraisal records of buildings before they were burned

Box 22   Folder 11

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, reprints of magazine articles on redevelopment, and The Road Back, reprints of the Chicago Daily News expose on slum housing, 1/25/54, and "Our Expensive Slums," Changing Times, April 1955

Box 22   Folder 12

Interim Commission on Neighborhood Conservation, Citizens Committee to fight Slums, "Housing Action Report of 1954," correspondence, and transcript of conference opening speech, 2/3/54

Box 22   Folder 13

Building codes, memoranda and correspondence, list of permits for unusual conversions, and article on what new codes mean, for Hyde Park Herald, by Merriam, draft

Box 22   Folder 14

Zoning, pamphlet, data, and resolution written by Merriam

Box 22   Folder 15

Zoning, Bodine Electric Company protest, and Mid-City Golf Course re-zoning

Box 22

File cards with Board of Appeals decisions by address, 1949-1950, and changes by type of zone and map numbers, 1949-1951

Box 23   Folder 1

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, "Government Organization for Redevelopment and Housing in the City of Chicago" report, meeting minutes and memoranda

Box 23   Folder 2

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, report to committee, draft and reprint, 5/28/53, and resolutions on relocation

Box 23   Folder 3

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, logistics of housing agencies consolidation, memoranda and correspondence,

Box 23   Folder 4

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, general correspondence, and news clippings

Box 23   Folder 5

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, Public Administration Service, correspondence, and invoices, 1951-1952

Box 23   Folder 6

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, Housing and Redevelopment Coordinator, correspondence, and report of 1951 activities

Box 23   Folder 7

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, Chicago Land Clearance Commission, correspondence, and memoranda, 1952-1953

Box 23   Folder 8

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, Chicago Housing Authority, "Memorandum on Relocation" booklet, 1948, 1953 budget by housing project, and correspondence, 1952-1953

Box 23   Folder 9

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, Chicago Dwellings Association, City Purchasing Department, and Department of Buildings, correspondence,

Box 23   Folder 10

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, "A Study of Chicago’s Resources in Housing," essay by Pamela Taylor, March 1954

Box 23   Folder 11

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, correspondence, with housing agencies in other cities

Box 23   Folder 12

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, correspondence, with housing agencies in other cities Philadelphia

Box 23   Folder 13

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, correspondence, with housing agencies in other cities District of Columbia

Box 23   Folder 14

Subcommittee on Public Administration Service, correspondence, with housing agencies in other cities Memphis and Nashville

Sub-Sub-subseries 5: Housing Committee, rent control

Box 24   Folder 1

Correspondence, data, and Merriam’s form letters, 1947-1953

Box 24   Folder 2

Temporary Community Housing Rent Commission, correspondence, memoranda, and complaints summaries, 1947-1948

Box 24   Folder 3

United States Office of Price Administration, forms, regulations, and public information booklets, and Foundation for Economic Education pamphlets against rent control, 1946-1947

Box 24   Folder 4

Subcommittee, memoranda, statements, and reports, 1947-1953

Box 24   Folder 5

Ordinances, resolutions, and Journal of the Proceedings excerpts

Box 24   Folder 6

Merriam’s informational report to aldermen, 7/25/52, typescript, and reference materials, Census Bureau and Office of Rent Stabilization

Box 24   Folder 7

Bureau of Labor Statistics, data and correspondence, on housing

Box 24   Folder 8

Legal opinions, bar associations, municipal and circuit courts, 1947-1953

Box 24   Folder 9

State legislature bills and their critiques, and Legislative Reference Service bulletin, State Rent Control Laws

Box 24   Folder 10

Office of Rent Stabilization or Office of the Housing Expediter, Chicago, correspondence, data, and policy handouts, 1947-1953

Box 24   Folder 11

Office of Rent Stabilization or Office of the Housing Expediter, Washington, D.C., correspondence, memoranda, and regulations, 1947-1953, and official report, 1/19/53

Box 24   Folder 12

Defense housing, Act offprint, 9/1/51, price stabilization regulation, 1952, and Congressional Record, 5/18/53

Box 24   Folder 13

Statements before congressional committee, Chicago opponents of rent control, and excerpts of Congressional Record, 1952-1953

Box 24   Folder 14

Termination of rent control, 7/31/53, bills, resolutions, and regulations

Box 24   Folder 15

Termination of rent control, correspondence, June-July 1953

Box 24   Folder 16

Termination of rent control, Chicago Fair Rent Committee correspondence, and complaints addressed to Merriam

Box 24   Folder 17

Termination of rent control, news clippings and public information on rents and evictions

Box 24   Folder 18

News clippings, 1947-1953

Sub-Sub-subseries 6: Milk-dating probe

Box 25   Folder 1

Correspondence, and news clippings, 1953-1955

Box 25   Folder 2

Proposals for extending the time limit for sale of milk, Merriam’s notes and Journal of the Proceedings, 9/10/47 and 10/29/47

Box 25   Folder 3

Affidavits of dairy plant workers and Dairy Employees’ Union officers taken by Merriam, January 1953

Box 25   Folder 4

Hearing, notes, evidence, and statements

Box 25   Folder 5

Merriam’s investigation notes, and Dairy Employees’ Union meeting minutes implicating City health inspectors, 1/14/53

Box 25   Folder 6

Expert opinions on milk dating and regulations in other cities

Box 25   Folder 7

Merriam’s resolution and recommendations, January-April 1953

Box 25   Folder 8

"Milk Ordinance and Code," United States Public Health Service, 1939 and 1953

Box 25   Folder 9

Magazine articles on milk dating, and infant care book distributed by Bowman Dairy Company

Sub-Sub-subseries 7: Miscellaneous

Box 25   Folder 10

Committee on Utilities, minority report opposing proposed Commonwealth Edison franchise, and opposition literature

Box 25   Folder 11-12

Committee on Utilities, "Chicago and the Commonwealth Edison Company, A Problem in Regulation," University of Chicago M.A. thesis by Laurin Henry, 1948

Box 25   Folder 13

Committee on Utilities, revised electric code, proposed ordinance, and Merriam’s revisions, July 1953

Box 25   Folder 14

Committee on Utilities, revised electric code, correspondence,

Box 26   Folder 1

Jitney taxi problem, Mayor’s report and zone taxi ordinance memoranda, 1951

Box 26   Folder 2

Jitney taxi problem, legal opinions and news clippings

Box 26   Folder 3

City purchasing procedures, Illinois Senate bill, 1953, and City Finance Committee regulations, 1953-1954

Box 26   Folder 4

City purchasing procedures, correspondence, on procedures in other cities, January-February 1954

Box 26   Folder 5

City purchasing procedures, data sheets and memoranda

Box 26   Folder 6

City purchasing procedures, extension of 1953 yearly supply contracts, 1954

Box 26   Folder 7

City purchasing procedures, articles and publications, 1954

Box 26   Folder 8

Refuse incinerators, correspondence, 1953-1954

Box 26   Folder 9

Refuse incinerators, incinerator companies, correspondence, literature, and financial analysts’ reports

Box 26   Folder 10

Refuse incinerators, Merriam’s notes on bids, and purchase request records

Box 26   Folder 11

Refuse incinerators, refuse disposal, Journal of the Proceedings, Mayor’s statement, 4/19/51, and bond issue, 4/23/51

Box 26   Folder 12

Refuse incinerators, memoranda and news clippings

Box 26   Folder 13

Parking meter maintenance purchasing corruption, correspondence, notes, and news clippings

Box 26   Folder 14

Chicago schools, Merriam’s notes, facts book, September 1954, and statements made by community and voter groups

Box 26   Folder 15

Merriam’s work on miscellaneous Council activities, news clippings

Sub-subseries 4: 5th Ward Office

Box 27   Folder 1-10

Copies of all correspondence, sent, July 1952-April 1954

Box 28   Folder 1-6

Copies of all correspondence, sent, May 1954-April 1955

Box 28   Folder 7

Form letters

Box 28   Folder 8

Personnel, resumes, correspondence, and memoranda

Box 28   Folder 9

Paid bills for goods and services, 1951

Box 28   Folder 10

Receipts for contributions, membership fees, and travel tickets, 1951

Box 28   Folder 11

Possible corruption cases and lists of projects, Merriam’s "Memos to Myself"

Box 28   Folder 12

Merriam’s "Annual Report" ward meetings, invitations, summaries, and transcripts, 1948-1952, and farewell to constituents, 12/4/54

Box 28   Folder 13

"The Alderman Reports" newsletter from Merriam, 1949-1954

Box 28   Folder 14

Merriam’s constituency work, news clippings

Subseries 5: Chicago topics

Sub-subseries 1: Metropolitan Area (unpublished)

Box 29   Folder 1

Studies on Chicago as a metropolitan region, typescripts and reprint

Box 29   Folder 2

Maps, depicting land use and water supply

Box 29   Folder 3

Questions about special districts, Merriam’s notes, and fuel oil survey report, 1951

Box 29   Folder 4

Reference materials by topic, fire protection, data, inspection reports, and "Fire Protection in the Chicago Area," essay

Box 29   Folder 5

Reference materials by topic, government organization, data, reports, journal articles, "Single-Function Governments" essay, and Griffenhagen and Associates proposal for reorganization, 1932

Box 29   Folder 6

Reference materials by topic, government organization, tentative chapters by Harvey Karlen, typescripts

Box 29   Folder 7

Reference materials by topic, parks and recreation, data

Box 29   Folder 8

Reference materials by topic, planning and zoning, data, reports, and "Physical Development" and "Redevelopment Project #3" essays

Box 29   Folder 9

Reference materials by topic, police protection, data, and public welfare, news clipping

Box 29   Folder 10

Reference materials by topic, population, data and United States Census reports

Box 29   Folder 11

Reference materials by topic, public health, data, reports, and "Public Health Agencies" essay

Box 29   Folder 12

Reference materials by topic, schools, by county, data and reports

Box 29   Folder 13

Reference materials by topic, schools, state level data and reports, by county and township

Box 30   Folder 1

Reference materials by topic, suburbs, data and articles

Box 30   Folder 2

Reference materials by topic, taxes, data, memoranda, and journal articles

Box 30   Folder 3

Reference materials by topic, water supply and sanitary districts, data, reports, and "Water Supply" essay

Box 30   Folder 4

Draft typescripts, outlines (tentative lists of chapters), and prefaces

Box 30   Folder 5

Draft typescripts, Part II., "The Chicago Metropolitan District and Its Governmental Problems"

Box 30   Folder 6

Draft typescripts, miscellaneous chapter drafts

Box 30   Folder 7

Metropolitan Study Group, Merriam’s memorandum, and expense report to Ford Foundation

Sub-subseries 2: Courses and lectures by Merriam

Box 31   Folder 1

University of Chicago, correspondence, 1947-1954

Box 31   Folder 2

University of Chicago, "Governments of Chicago" course, Political Science 301A, course description and administrative papers, 1951-1954

Box 31   Folder 3

University of Chicago, "Governments of Chicago" course, term papers

Box 31   Folder 4

University of Chicago, lectures, conferences and seminars, correspondence,

Box 31   Folder 5

Northwestern University, correspondence, 1951-1952

Box 31   Folder 6

Roosevelt College, lectures, conferences and seminars, correspondence,

Sub-subseries 3: Memberships

Box 31   Folder 7

University of Chicago, Citizens’ Board, and Louis Wirth Memorial Fund, National Committee

Box 31   Folder 8

Roosevelt College, Association of Founders and Friends

Box 31   Folder 9

Roosevelt College, fund raising name lists

Box 31   Folder 10

The Society of Midland Authors, and The Chicago Resettlers Committee, Advisory Board

Box 31   Folder 11

  • Public Administration Clearing House
  • The Tavern Club
  • "Spotlight on Chicago" television series
Box 31   Folder 11A

Public Administration Service, "1313"

Box 31   Folder 12

Correspondence, with guests and contributors, including Eliot Ness, and administrative papers, 1954

Box 31   Folder 13

Correspondence, compliments, criticisms, and suggestions

Box 31   Folder 14

Program plans, outlines, and transcripts

Box 32   Folder 1

Miscellaneous appearances and program planning by Merriam, 1951-1954

Sub-subseries 4: Voter groups

Box 32   Folder 2

Independent Voters of Illinois, correspondence, newsletters, and news clippings

Box 32   Folder 3

Independent Voters of Illinois, meeting minutes, 1946-1949, and Central Committee meeting agenda, 2/27/54

Box 32   Folder 4

Independent Voters of Illinois, precinct workers and neighborhood officers

Box 32   Folder 5

Independent Voters of Illinois, political guides and precinct manuals

Box 32   Folder 6

Independent Voters of Illinois, reports, proposals, and resolutions

Box 32   Folder 7

Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), voting press releases, newsletters, and booklets, 1945-1954

Box 32   Folder 8

American Federation of Labor (AFL) and miscellaneous other unions, voting newsletters and booklets, 1947-1953

Box 32   Folder 9

Newsletters, reports, and voting guides

  • League of Women Voters of Illinois, 1954
  • Committee of 19. 1952
  • Chicago Public Schools
Box 32   Folder 10

Citizen participation, "Political Apathy" essay, conference digest, September 1950, and proposed study by Science Research Associates, July 1955

Sub-subseries 5: Miscellaneous

Box 32   Folder 11

Merriam’s awards:

  • "Young Men of the Year," Chicago Junior Association of Commerce and Industry, 10/10/53
  • "Outstanding Community Service," Chicago A. Z. A. Council, B’Nai B’Rith Youth Organization, plaque, 6/3/53
  • "Award of Merit," Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, 7/4/48
  • "Certificate of Meritorious Service," Chicago Division, American Civil Liberties Union, 12/15/48
  • "1948 Cash Award," Friends of Literature, 5/8/48
  • "Credo of a Public Servant Placque," American Veterans Committee, Chicago Area Council, 1/18/52
Box 32   Folder 12

National magazine articles about Merriam as alderman

  • "The Shattered Illusion of Reform," The Nation, 12/22/51
  • "Merriam of Chicago," Harper’s Magazine, 11/54
  • "Lee Schooler Rates His Guests," TV Guide, 6/5/53
Box 32   Folder 13

United States airmail system on the fiftieth anniversary of powered flight, articles, 1953, and Congressional Record, 2/2/54

Box 32   Folder 14

"Dope Must Go" campaign, Southside Community Committee, literature, 1954, and Drug Addict Act, Illinois, 1953

Box 32   Folder 15

Barratt O’Hara, Illinois Lieutenant Governor, 1913-1917, radio discourses of 1934, autobiographical programme for a testimonial evening, 4/26/35, and "Women and the Wage," excerpts of speeches

Box 32   Folder 16

Miscellaneous speech transcripts

  • "An Address by William O. Douglas," on John P. Altgeld, 12/30/47
  • "Speech Delivered by His Eminence Samuel Cardinal Stritch," Altgeld Centenary Banquet, 12/30/47
  • "The Human Factor in the Legislative Halls," T. V. Smith, 1948
  • "The Political Scientist as Reformer," Guthrie S. Birkhead
Box 32   Folder 17

Miscellaneous, including booklet on conspiracy surrounding death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt anonymously sent to Merriam

Sub-subseries 6: Publications 1947-1955

Box 33   Folder 1

The American Government, with Charles E. Merriam, Ginn and Company, correspondence, 1948

Box 33   Folder 2-6

The American Government, correspondence, 1950-1953

Box 33   Folder 7

The American Government, correspondence, graphics, including proofs, 1953

Box 33   Folder 8

The American Government, correspondence, 1954

Box 33   Folder 9

The American Government, correspondence, 1956-1968

Box 33   Folder 10

The American Government, publicity and reviews

Box 34   Folder 1

"The Citizen and the Community," chapters of the Delphian Society book, Patterns for Modern Living, incomplete typescript drafts, contract, and correspondence, 1947-1949

Box 34   Folder 2

Article for Adlai Stevenson’s by-line, correspondence, 1949 and 1951

Box 34   Folder 3

Box 34   Folder 4

Article on housing in Chicago, Look, typescript draft and correspondence, 1951

Box 34   Folder 5

"Cities are Here to Stay," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 1951, magazine, typescript draft, and correspondence,

Box 34   Folder 6

Anecdotes about politics, Ladies Home Journal, correspondence, 1951-1952

Box 34   Folder 7

Bi-monthly aldermanic columns, 8/1/51, 9/24/51 and 10/31/51, and article on the Chicago city government reorganization bill in the state legislature, 6/9/53, Hyde Park Herald, typescript drafts

Box 34   Folder 8

"Reform Winds Blow in the Windy City," (unpublished), The Reporter, correspondence, and typescript drafts, 1952

Box 34   Folder 9

Article on Adlai Stevenson (unpublished), New Republic, typescript draft and correspondence, 1952

Box 34   Folder 10

"The Charters of Chicago" with Norman Elkins, typescript draft, 1952

Box 34   Folder 11

"Politics for Boys and Girls," and "Understanding Politics" booklets, Life Adjustment Series by Science Research Associates, correspondence, and contract, 1952-1955

Box 34   Folder 12

"Politics for Boys and Girls," and "Understanding Politics" booklets, instructors’ guides

Box 34   Folder 13

Article on a role model, Louis Brownlow (unpublished), National Parent-Teacher, typescript drafts and correspondence, 1952-1953

Box 34   Folder 14

"Seminar for Citizens," Union League Men and Events, March 1953, printed copy

Box 34   Folder 15

"Home Rule for Chicago" with Norman Elkin, Northwestern University Law Review, July/August 1953, reprint

Box 34   Folder 16

"Why I’m in Politics," Pageant, September 1953, typescript drafts, magazine excerpt, correspondence,

Box 34   Folder 17

"Why Reformers Fail," Chicago, manuscript, typescript drafts, reprint, and correspondence, 1954

Box 34   Folder 18

Miscellaneous requests for articles

Box 34   Folder 19

Book reviews by Merriam

  • Colonel Robert S. Allen, Lucky Forward (New York; Vanguard Press, 1947)
  • Robert Capa, Slightly Out of Focus (New York; Henry Holt and Company)
  • Hugh M. Cole, The Lorraine Campaign (United States Government Printing Office, 1950)
  • Peter F. Drucker, The New Society An Anatomy of Industrial Order (New York; Harper and Brothers, 1950)
  • Sebastian DeGrazia, The Political Community (Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1948)
  • Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy, St. Vith, Lion in the Way (Washington; Infantry Journal Press)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe (Doubleday and Company, 1948)
  • Major General J. F. C. Fuller, The Second World War, 1939-1945 (New York; Sloan and Pearce); Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, El Alamein to the River Sangro (New York; E. P. Dutton and Company); and Historical Division, Department of the Army, U. S. Army in World War II; The War in the Pacific. Okinawa; The Last Battle (Washington United States Government Printing Office)
  • Major General Sir Francis De Guingand, Operation Victory (New York; Scribners, 1947); and Colonel Robert S. Allen, Lucky Forward (New York; Vanguard Press, 1947)
  • The Golden Cross (Washington Infantry Journal Press)
  • Alan Moorehead, Montgomery, A Biography (New York; Coward-Mc Cann, 1946)
  • General George S. Patton, Jr., War as I Knew It (Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1947)
  • Leonard Rapport and Arthur Norwood, Jr., Rendezvous with Destiny (Washington Infantry Journal Press, 1948)
  • Milton Shulman, Defeat in the West (New York; Dutton and Company, 1948)
  • Rudolf L. Treuenfels, Eisenhower Speaks (New York; Farrar Strauss, 1948)
Box 34   Folder 20

Correspondence, on book reviews for Social Service Review, University of Chicago Alumni Magazine, and The New Republic

Sub-subseries 7: Engagements and speeches

Sub-sub-subseries 1: Speaking engagements correspondence,

Box 34   Folder 21

1947, health

Box 34   Folder 22

1947, housing

Box 34   Folder 23

1947, World War II and veterans

Box 34   Folder 24

1947, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 34   Folder 25

1948, health

Box 34   Folder 26

1948, housing

Box 34   Folder 27

1948, municipal government and politics

Box 34   Folder 28

1948, World War II and veterans

Box 35   Folder 1

1948, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 35   Folder 2

1949, health

Box 35   Folder 3

1949, housing and building codes

Box 35   Folder 4

1949, municipal government and politics

Box 35   Folder 5

1949, World War II and veterans

Box 35   Folder 6

1949, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 35   Folder 7

1951, housing

Box 35   Folder 8

1951, municipal government and politics

Box 36   Folder 1

1951, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 36   Folder 2

1952, crime

Box 36   Folder 3

1952, elections

Box 36   Folder 4

1952, housing

Box 36   Folder 5

1952, municipal government and politics

Box 36   Folder 6-9

1952, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 36   Folder 10

1953, conservation and blighted areas

Box 36   Folder 11

1953, crime

Box 37   Folder 1

1953, housing

Box 37   Folder 2

1953, municipal government and politics

Box 37   Folder 3-4

1953, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 37   Folder 5

1954, conservation and housing

Box 37   Folder 6

1954, crime

Box 37   Folder 7

1954, elections

Box 38   Folder 1

1954, municipal government and politics

Box 38   Folder 2

1954, the responsibilities of citizens and citizen groups

Box 38   Folder 3-4

1954, miscellaneous or unidentifiable topics

Box 38   Folder 5

1954, cancelled

Box 38   Folder 6

Adult Education Council Speakers of Consequence program, 1947-1948

Box 38   Folder 7

Adult Education Council Speakers of Consequence program, 1952-1954

Box 38   Folder 8

National Lecture Bureau, 1948-1952

Box 38   Folder 9

Broadcast on radio, 1948-1954

Sub-sub-subseries 2: Speeches

Box 39   Folder 1

City finances

  • City Council, 1951
  • "Comments by Alderman Robert E. Merriam Before Chicago Committee on City Expenditures," 1/28/52
  • Sales tax
  • City services
Box 39   Folder 2

Conservation and housing

  • "Can Our Neighborhoods be Saved," 10/29/51
  • "Are We Saving Our Neighborhoods?" 10/26/53
  • "Urban Renewal," 11/8/54
  • "The Merriam Record on Neighborhood Conservation"
  • "Prospects for Housing in Chicago"
  • "Summary of Remarks by Alderman Robert E. Merriam at the June 2nd Meeting of the Welfare Council"
  • Barriers to new housing and conservation
Box 39   Folder 3

State Constitution revision and home rule

  • "Speech Given by Alderman Robert E. Merriam Before the Illinois Committee for Constitutional Revision," 5/11/51
  • "Statement of Alderman Robert E. Merriam Before the Municipalities Committee, Illinois House of Representatives"
  • Function of cities (outline)
Box 39   Folder 4

Crime

  • "How Can We Divorce Crime from Politics?" 11/9/54
  • "Condensed Police Department Speech"
Box 39   Folder 5

Democracy and political participation

  • Conference on Training for Political Participation, December 1952
  • "How Healthy is Our Democracy?"
Box 39   Folder 6

Fifth Ward

  • "Highlights of Comments by Robert E. Merriam Before Woodlawn Business Men’s Association," 6/24/47
  • "Communities . . . What Do They Mean?"
  • "What is the Role of an Alderman?"
Box 39   Folder 7

Memorials

  • Honoring Edward Benes’s sixty-fifth birthday, 9/3/48
  • Eulogy of Alderman Clarence Wagner
Box 39   Folder 8

Reform

  • "Toward a Better Chicago," 3/31/53
  • "What is Reform?" 7/22/53
  • "What’s Wrong with Chicago" (outline)
Box 39   Folder 9

Veterans

  • "Contributions of Veterans Organizations to Public Policy," 12/29/46
  • "Summary of Talk by Robert E. Merriam Before Regional Conference of the National Association of Housing Officials," 5/26/47
  • "Bulgeland Revisited," 1948
  • Veterans organizations
Box 39   Folder 10

Miscellaneous topics

  • Democratic party, 6/13/52
  • Chicago Chapter, Civil Service Assembly of U.S. and Canada, two drafts, 10/16/53
  • "The ABC’s of 20th Century Rapid Transit," 10/5/54
  • In dissent as a member of the informal committee on committees and rules of City Council

Sub-sub-subseries 3: Non-speaking engagements correspondence,

Box 39   Folder 11

1949

Box 39   Folder 12-19

1951-1954

Sub-sub-subseries 4: Daily schedules

Box 40

Appointment books, 1/28/52-7/23/54

Subseries 6: Photographs

Box 41   Folder 1

1947-1949, including

  • Brookfield War Memorial Day
  • City administrators meeting in the Netherlands
  • Merriam with police wagon
  • Dearborn Homes groundbreaking ceremony
  • American Legion dinner
Box 41   Folder 2

1950, including

  • Woodlawn Community Improvement Plan
  • Cul-de-sac in fifth ward
  • Merriam movie benefit
  • City Council baseball
Box 41   Folder 3

1950, re-election campaign materials

Box 41   Folder 4

1951, including;

  • La Rabida
  • Hyde Park High School Essay Award
  • Merriam with crossing guard
Box 41   Folder 5

1951, re-election campaign

Box 41   Folder 6

1952, including;

  • Life article on crime
  • Merriam speaking at Shoreland Hotel
Box 41   Folder 7

1954, including;

  • Alderman’s annual report at Shoreland Hotel
  • Czechoslovak Independence Day dinner
Box 41   Folder 8

Undated, in Hyde Park, including;

  • Halloween Party at Fifth Ward office
  • Fifty-fourth and Kenwood playground dedication
Box 41   Folder 9

Undated, Merriam, receiving an award at a luncheon, and with Senator Paul Douglas

Box 41   Folder 10

Undated, Merriam, autographing copies of Dark December, and signing book contract

Box 41   Folder 11

Undated, Merriam, at ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies

Box 41   Folder 12

Undated, Merriam, looking at buildings and lots

Box 41   Folder 13

Undated, Merriam, miscellaneous

Box 41   Folder 14

Undated, miscellaneous

Subseries 7: Tapes

Tape 1

Wagner Panel, February 1953

Tape 2

Wagner, 2/16/53

Tape 3

Fifth Annual Luncheon, 5/2/53

Tape 4

Maggie Blough, 1954

Tape 5

Hollingsworth-Lasser, building inspector bribery case, 1954

Tape 6

Gallagher

Tape 7

Gallagher and newsman

Tape 8

Towtruck master

Tape 9

Robert Stierer

Tape 10

Unidentified

Series III: Mayoral Campaign of 1955

Subseries 1: Campaign correspondence,

Box 43   Folder 1

Anonymous

Box 43   Folder 2

A

Box 43   Folder 3-5

B

Box 43   Folder 6-7

C

Box 43   Folder 8-9

D

Box 43   Folder 10

E

Box 43   Folder 11-12

F

Box 43   Folder 13

G

Box 44   Folder 1-4

H

Box 44   Folder 5

I

Box 44   Folder 6

J

Box 44   Folder 7-8

K

Box 44   Folder 9-10

L

Box 44   Folder 11-12

M

Box 44   Folder 13

N

Box 44   Folder 14

O

Box 44   Folder 15-16

P-Q

Box 45   Folder 1-2

R

Box 45   Folder 3-5

S

Box 45   Folder 6

T

Box 45   Folder 7

U-V

Box 45   Folder 8-9

W

Box 45   Folder 10

X-Z

Box 45   Folder 11

Form letter thanking citizens for signing nomination petition

Subseries 2: Post-election correspondence,

Box 45   Folder 12

A-B

Box 45   Folder 13

C-D

Box 45   Folder 14

E-F

Box 45   Folder 15

G-H

Box 45   Folder 16

G-H, on State Auditor Orville Hodges fraud case and campaign contribution

Box 45   Folder 17

I-J

Box 45   Folder 18

Industrial Engineering College job offerings

Box 46   Folder 1

K-L

Box 46   Folder 2

M-N

Box 46   Folder 3

O-P

Box 46   Folder 4

R-S

Box 46   Folder 5

T-V

Box 46   Folder 6

W-Z

Box 46   Folder 7

Form letters

Subseries 3: Campaign preparation

Box 46   Folder 8

Steering Committee, memoranda, 1953

Box 46   Folder 9

Planning, memoranda, February-August 1954

Box 46   Folder 10

Planning, meetings, June-August 1954

Box 46   Folder 11

Status of ward organization, June 1954

Box 46   Folder 12

Election rules

Box 46   Folder 13

Campaign strategy, study materials

Box 46   Folder 14

Republican Party candidacy for nomination, notes on appearance before the candidacy subcommittee, 12/13/54, and nomination speech drafts, 12/20/54

Subseries 4: Finances

Box 47   Folder 1

Finance Committee, meetings and memoranda

Box 47   Folder 2

Financial statements, March 1954-July 1955

Box 47   Folder 3

Appeals for contributions, form letters and mailing lists

Box 47   Folder 4

Contributors, list

Box 47   Folder 5

Fundraiser, Citizens for Merriam Dinner, 3/18/55

Box 47   Folder 6

Expenditures, invoices, receipts, and contracts

Box 47   Folder 7

Expenditures, campaign literature and paraphernalia

Box 47   Folder 8

Total campaign expenditures, press release, 5/31/55, and outstanding bills, 1/20/56

Box 47   Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Box 47   Folder 10-28

Thank-you letters to contributors, A-Z

Subseries 5: Organization and staff

Box 48   Folder 1

Organizational structure

Box 48   Folder 2

Central Committee meetings

Box 48   Folder 3

Policy meetings

Box 48   Folder 4-8

Headquarters memoranda, November 1954-March 1955

Box 48   Folder 9

Personnel, including campaign manager, William H. Fetridge resume

Box 48   Folder 10

Area organizers instructions

Box 48   Folder 11

Recruiters in the wards, Bill Price and Joe Kelly, daily reports, 8/16/54-10/23/54

Box 48   Folder 12

Republican Ward Committeemen, lists and memoranda

Box 48   Folder 13

Ward organizers and committees

Box 48   Folder 14

Recruiting campaign workers

Box 48   Folder 15

Precinct workers and manuals

Box 48   Folder 16

Fifth Ward precinct organization

Box 48   Folder 17

Miscellaneous memoranda

Box 48   Folder 18

Citizens for Merriam, area and ward meetings

Box 48   Folder 19

Citizens for Merriam, "Newsletter," 12/9/54-3/8/55

Box 49   Folder 1

Citizens for Merriam, names for recruiting, lists and correspondence,

Box 49   Folder 2

Groups endorsing Merriam

Box 49   Folder 3

Young Republicans endorsing Merriam

Box 49   Folder 4

Potential supporters lists

Box 49   Folder 5

Potential supporters lists, after the primary

Subseries 6: Campaign materials

Box 49   Folder 6

Merriam’s aldermanic records, three drafts, typescripts

Box 49   Folder 7

Merriam’s aldermanic records, voting and activities, by topic and date

Box 49   Folder 8

Position papers, candidates’ questionnaires and Merriam’s comments on Kennelly’s "State of the City" address

Box 49   Folder 9

Tips, specific to Merriam campaign on how to win against the Democratic machine, staff and anonymous

Box 49   Folder 10-11

Pre-election surveys, Science Research Associates, October 1954, January 1955, and March 1955, and straw poll results, 11/13/54

Box 49   Folder 11A

Harris-Spencer Division, Science Research Associates, "Report on a survey made to fin out whom the citizens of Chicago want for Mayor," 20 Oct 1954

Box 49   Folder 12

Voter registration and demographics data

Box 49   Folder 13

Ward kit, planning draft and comments

Box 49   Folder 14

Ward kit, drafts two and three

Box 50   Folder 1

Ward kit, final drafts

Box 50   Folder 2

Ward kit, individual ward histories

Box 50   Folder 3

Ward kit, ward-specific data

Box 50   Folder 4

Ward kit, assembly

Box 50   Folder 5

Ward kit, miscellaneous

Box 50   Folder 6

Bulk rate mailing information and mailing lists

Box 50   Folder 7

Literature and paraphernalia

Box 50   Folder 8

Literature and paraphernalia, ward-specific

Box 50   Folder 9

Literature and paraphernalia, special interest groups

Box 50   Folder 10

Literature and paraphernalia, drafts and orders

Box 50   Folder 11

Anti-Merriam literature, including Communist Party materials

Box 50   Folder 12

Songs

Box 50   Folder 13

Poems and slogans

Box 50   Folder 14

Gimmicks

  • Public relations and publicity
Box 50   Folder 15

Planning, meetings and memoranda

Box 50   Folder 16

Daniel J. Edelman and Associates, retained public relations firm, letters and memoranda

Box 50   Folder 17

Campaign proposals from advertising firms

Box 50   Folder 18

Schwimmer and Scott, Incorporated, retained advertising firm, proposals, letters, and memoranda

Box 50   Folder 19

Merriam’s biographical materials

Box 50   Folder 20

Merriam’s biographical materials, written by others

Box 50   Folder 21

Merriam’s "Statement of Candidacy," 11/20/54

Box 51   Folder 1-4

Press releases, November 1954-April 1955

Box 51   Folder 5

Publications lists

Box 51   Folder 6

Letters to the editor and memoranda on letters to the editor

Box 51   Folder 7

"Battle Page" column drafts, typescripts, 3/24/55-4/3/55

Box 51   Folder 8

Political cartoons, original art work and reproductions, SEE ALSO OVERSIZE Box 115

Box 51   Folder 9

Advertisements, print

Box 51   Folder 10

Advertisements, billboards

Box 51   Folder 11

Advertisements, radio, sixty-second spots, scripts

Box 51   Folder 12

Advertisements, radio, five-minute, "It’s Time For Merriam," WBKB, 11:55-noon, featuring Marguerite Merriam, scripts, 3/28/55-3/31/55, 4/4/55

Box 51   Folder 13

Telephone campaign events

Box 51   Folder 14

Publicity events, including Chicago Stadium rally, 3/29/55

Box 51   Folder 15

Hotel industry executives party to meet Merriam, hosted by Leonard Hicks, Jr., 2/25/55

Box 51   Folder 16A

Campaign literature, including, "Robert E. Merriam for Mayor," and "Elect Daly" for mayor

Subseries 7: Television

Box 51   Folder 16

"It’s Time For Merriam," WGN-TV, Sunday nights, program outlines

Box 51   Folder 17

Scripts, January

  • "What a New Kind of Mayor Can Do,"
  • second draft, 1/9/55
  • "Your Neighborhood, a Place to Live,"
  • first and second drafts, 1/16/55
  • "Merriam’s Open Forum," first draft, 1/23/55
  • "Chicago’s Traffic . . . A Billion Dollar Mess!"
  • second draft, 1/30/55
Box 51   Folder 18

Scripts, February

  • "Merriam Meets with His Famed `Economy Block,’"
  • first draft, 2/6/55
  • "Tuesday Day of Decision,"
  • first and second drafts, 2/20/55
  • "Chicago Crime and Machine Politics,"
  • first and second drafts, 2/27/55
Box 51   Folder 19

Scripts, March

  • "Chicago Crime and Machine Politics, Part II,"
  • second draft, 3/6/55
  • "Fusion--Prescription for a Sick Chicago,"
  • first and second drafts, 3/13/55
  • "Machine `Fat Cats’ Get Rich Off the City, What Do You Get?"
  • first and second drafts, 3/20/55
  • "The People Unite Against the Fat-Cat Machine,"
  • first draft, 3/27/55
Box 51   Folder 20

Scripts, April

  • "Double-Talk . . . by the Machine Candidate,"
  • second draft, 4/3/55
  • "Election Eve ... a Summary and a Forecast," special one-hour show, first draft, 4/4/55
Box 51   Folder 21

Ratings, viewer surveys, and telephoned responses

Box 51   Folder 22

Publicity and Merriam’s contract with agent, draft

Subseries 8: Speeches and speaking engagements

Box 52   Folder 1

Speeches, December

  • Republican City Central Committee, transcript, 12/27/54
Box 52   Folder 2

Speeches, January

  • Executive Program Club, transcript, 1/6/55
  • Industrial Editors Association, summary and trade magazine write-up, 1/12/55
  • Chicago Junior Association of Commerce and Industry, transcript, 1/18/55
Box 52   Folder 3

Speeches, March

  • Citizens for Merriam Dinner, transcript press release, 3/18/55
  • City Club of Chicago, transcript, 3/21/55
Box 52   Folder 4

Speeches, post-election

  • Congratulations to Daley, transcript and wire, 4/5/55
  • Merriam Testimonial Banquet, transcript, 6/8/55
Box 52   Folder 5

Speeches, undated

  • "Lox and Bagel Speech," draft
  • Municipalities Committee, Illinois House of Representatives, transcript
  • Garbage disposal, partial transcript
  • Zoning, typescript
  • Chicago port authority, condensed transcript
  • Merriam’s election day plans, transcript
Box 52   Folder 6

Speeches, note cards

Box 52   Folder 7

Speaking engagements, requests, invitations and publicity

Box 52   Folder 8

Speaking engagements, requests, invitations, and regrets

Box 52   Folder 9

Speaking engagements, schedules, January-July 1954, September 1954-April 1955

Box 52   Folder 10

Daily schedules, 11/20/54-12/31/54

  • appointment books, 1954, 1955
  • address book

Subseries 9: Election results and other campaign literature

Box 53   Folder 1

Results, mayoral primary and aldermanic election, 2/22/55

Box 53   Folder 2

Results, mayoral election, Merriam versus Richard J. Daley, 4/5/55

Box 53   Folder 3

Data on voting patterns in selected wards, 1950-1955

Box 53   Folder 4

February election campaign literature, Lar Daly, mayoral, Republican

Box 53   Folder 5

February election campaign literature, Martin Kennelly and Benjamin Adamowski, mayoral, Democrat

Box 53   Folder 6

February election campaign literature, aldermanic, including Independent Voters of Illinois endorsements

Box 53   Folder 7

April election campaign literature, Richard J. Daley, mayoral, Democrat

Box 53   Folder 8

April election campaign literature, Saul Epton, Municipal Court Judicial, Republican, and John Waner, City Treasury, Republican

Box 53   Folder 9

Fifth Ward, results, tally sheets, 2/22/55 and 4/5/55

Box 53   Folder 10

Fifth Ward, Leon Despres and George Uretz, aldermanic, campaign literature

Subseries 10: Vote fraud

Box 53   Folder 11

Illinois Election Laws, 1953

Box 53   Folder 12

Plans to combat vote fraud, before and after elections, correspondence, and study materials

Box 53   Folder 13

"Ghost voters," investigation, Merriam campaign’s dialogue with the Board of Election Commissioners, correspondence, and memoranda, March 1955

Box 53   Folder 14

"Ghost voters," investigation, explanation of investigation, press release, memoranda and Merriam’s television speech draft

Box 53   Folder 15

Ghost voters," list of names and addresses of registered voters with undeliverable mail, typescript

Box 53   Folder 16

Ghost voters," list of names and addresses of registered voters with undeliverable mail, physical spot checks, typescript

  • [See Mayoral campaign period photographs for photographs taken in spot checks]
Box 53   Folder 17

Irregularities in February election, tips, and affidavits of poll watchers

Box 53   Folder 18

Hearing before the Board of Election Commissioners, erasures of Kennelley votes given to Daley in 27th Ward, transcript, news clipping, photographs, and two affidavits, including Merriam’s, 2/24/55

Box 53   Folder 19

People of Illinois, related by Merriam, versus Cook County Judge and Board of Election Commissioners, Illinois Supreme Court, to overturn a previous ruling on poll watching, 3/31/55

Box 53   Folder 20

Irregularities in April election, poll watchers’ reports

Box 53   Folder 21

Summaries of voting irregularities

Box 53   Folder 22

Retrospectives, news clippings, 10/15/55 and 10/30/64

Subseries 11: News clippings

Box 54   Folder 1

Editorials, March 1955

Box 54   Folder 2

Letters to the editor, March 1955

Box 54   Folder 3

Print debate, including Chicago Sun-Times "Battle Page," 3/24/55, 3/31/55, 4/3/55

Box 54   Folder 4

Joint appearances and debates, March 1955

Box 54   Folder 5

Chicago Sun-Times straw poll and 1952 article on its accuracy, 3/16/55-3/26/55, Daily News predictions, 3/5/55-3/26/55

Box 54   Folder 6

Out of town newspapers

Box 54   Folder 7

Christian Science Monitor

Box 54   Folder 8

Community newspapers, November 1954, February-March 1955

Box 54   Folder 9

University newspapers and magazines, February-March 1955

Box 54   Folder 10

Special interest group newspapers and newsletters, June 1954, March-April 1955

Box 54   Folder 11

Magazines distributed nationally or internationally

  • Harper’s Magazine, "Merriam of Chicago," by Joseph N. Bell, November 1954
  • The Economist, "Fifty Little Mayors," 3/5/55
  • U.S. News and World Report, "What Chicago Vote Means For ‘56," 3/5/55
  • Time Magazine, "Political Notes, Men v. Machine in Chicago," 3/7/55
  • Ladies Home Journal, "Not Defeated--Just Delayed," January 1956
Box 54   Folder 12

Miscellaneous

Subseries 12: Merriam’s candidacy

Box 54   Folder 13

Announcement of candidacy, 11/8/54-11/19/54

Box 54   Folder 14

Republican nomination, November-December 1954

Box 54   Folder 15

Campaign and strategy

Box 54   Folder 16

Endorsements by publications and public officials

Box 54   Folder 17

Endorsements by publications and public officials, Illinois National Republican, "Xmas New Years Edition," "Primary Edition," and "Pre-Election Edition"

Box 54   Folder 18

Independent Voters of Illinois endorsement, 3/8/55

Box 54   Folder 19

Jewish Daily Forward interview, and translation, 12/10/54

Box 54   Folder 20

Speaking events, including $100 a plate fundraiser, Conrad Hilton Hotel, 3/18/55

Box 54   Folder 21

Speaking events, Chicago Stadium Rally, 3/29/55

Box 54   Folder 22

Merriam family

Subseries 13: Mayoral Primary

Box 54   Folder 23

Candidacies of Democrats, Mayor Martin Kennelley and Benjamin Adamowski

Box 54   Folder 24

William L. Dawson, Democratic U.S. Representative, anti-Kennelley activity and ties to crime syndicate

Box 54   Folder 25

2/22/55 election, mayoral and aldermanic results

Box 54   Folder 26

Martin Kennelley’s defeat, 2/23/55-3/16/55

Box 54   Folder 27

Endorsements by defeated candidates, February-March 1955

Box 54   Folder 28

Vote fraud, registration irregularities

Box 54   Folder 29

Vote fraud, ghost election officials in First Ward, March 1955

Box 54   Folder 30

Vote fraud, survey of ghost voters addresses by Merriam

Box 54   Folder 31

Vote fraud, vote buying and intimidation

Box 54   Folder 32

Vote fraud, poll watching, including County Judge Otto Kerner’s rulings

Box 54   Folder 33

Vote fraud, vote tallying irregularities, including erasures in the 27th Ward

Subseries 14: Richard J. Daley’s candidacy

Box 54   Folder 34

Campaign and strategy

Box 54   Folder 35

Speaking events, including States Attorney John Gutknecht’s anti-Merriam appearances

Box 54   Folder 36

Endorsements, by Democrats, Ex-Governor Adlai Stevenson and Senator Paul Douglas

Box 54   Folder 37

Endorsements, by labor associations

Box 54   Folder 38

Endorsements, by publications

Box 54   Folder 39

Endorsements, by publications, Chicago American, William R. Hearst editorials, February-April 1955

Box 54   Folder 40

City Council reform issue

Box 54   Folder 41

Benjamin M. Becker, 40th Ward Alderman, Democratic candidate for City Clerk, misconduct and resignation of candidacy, including Daley’s response, March 1955

Box 54   Folder 42

Morris B. Sachs, Democratic candidate for City Treasurer after defeating the Morrison Hotel Machine candidate in the primary

Subseries 15: Post-election

Box 54   Folder 43

Daley and the state of the city

Box 54   Folder 44

Merriam’s activities

Box 54   Folder 45

Merriam’s activities, meeting with President Eisenhower, pictures of the President with Oliver Merriam, 4/28/55

Box 54   Folder 46

Merriam’s race remembered, including comparisons to candidates in other cities

Box 55   Folder 1

With Warm Regards, William Harrison Fetridge, Merriam’s campaign manager, 1976

Subseries 16: Photographs

Box 56   Folder 1

Merriam campaign materials

Box 56   Folder 2

Merriam campaign materials, head shots

Box 56   Folder 3

Merriam with Republican officials

Box 56   Folder 4

Merriam with others in his office or campaign headquarters

Box 56   Folder 5

Merriam campaign, taken by Life Magazine

Box 56   Folder 6

Campaign workers and supporters

Box 56   Folder 7

Campaign workers and supporters, with Merriam

Box 56   Folder 8

Merriam taping or filming, at Merriam residence and WGN studio

Box 56   Folder 9

Merriam shaking hands

Box 56   Folder 10

Merriam speaking events

Box 56   Folder 11

Merriam speaking events, including Richard J. Daley

Box 56   Folder 12

Merriam speaking events, at Chicago Stadium Rally

Box 56   Folder 13

Campaign appearances at private residences

Box 56   Folder 14

Merriam in groups at tables

Box 56   Folder 15

Merriam standing in groups

Box 56   Folder 16

Merriam family

Box 56   Folder 17

Miscellaneous or unidentifiable events with Merriam

Box 56   Folder 18

Groups without Merriam

Box 56   Folder 19

Vote fraud, alleged residences of ghost voters and ballots being altered

Box 56   Folder 20

Daley campaign

Box 56   Folder 21

Miscellaneous

Subseries 17: Tapes (Sanctioned for publicity by Schwimmer and Scott advertising firm)

Tape 1

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 8:00-8:30 p.m., 3/13/55

Tape 2

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 11:55-noon, 3/14/55, 3/16/55, 3/18/55

Tape 3

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/14/55-3/16/55

Tape 4

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/16/55, 3/18/55, 3/21/55

Tape 5

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/22/55, 3/23/55, and Marguerite Merriam, 11:50-noon, 3/21/55, 3/23/55

Tape 6

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/24/55, 3/25/55, and Marguerite Merriam, 11:50-noon, 3/25/55

Tape 7

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/28/55-3/30/55

Tape 8

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 3/31/55, and Richard J. Daley, WGN-TV, 9:Folder 15-9:30, 3/31/55

Tape 9

Radio WBKB, Merriam, 5:45-5:55pm, 4/1/55, 4/4/55

Tape 10

Radio WBKB, Marguerite Merriam, 11:50-noon, 3/28/55-4/1/55, 4/4/55

Tape 11

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 8:00-8:30pm, 1/9/55

Tape 12

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 1/16/55

Tape 13

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 2/20/55

Tape 14

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 2/27/55

Tape 1

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 3/6/55

Tape 2

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 3/20/55

Tape 3

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 3/27/55

Tape 4

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," 4/3/55

Tape 5-6

WGN-TV Telecast, "It’s Time For Merriam," special one-hour show, Folder 8: 00-9:00pm, 4/4/55

Tape 7

WGN-TV, Mayor Kennelley, Folder 5:30-5:45pm, 1/16/55, and Merriam, WBBM-TV, Folder 10:45-11:00pm, 1/20/55

Tape 8

Clifton Utley, remote recording, 3/15/55

Tape 9

Kup-Merriam, 1/20/55

Tape 10-11

Marked "OK to use 2/21/55"

Tape 12

"How Can We Clean Up Chicago?" round table discussion, Roosevelt University, 3/9/55

Tape 13

Merriam Testimonial Dinner, 6/8/55

Subseries 18: Films

Box 58

Film 1 Campaign, #2994

Box 58

Film 2 Campaign, #2995

Box 58

Film 3 Campaign, #2996

Box 58

Film 4 Campaign, #2997

Series IV: Federal Government Service and National Political Organizations

Subseries 1: United States Bureau of the Budget

Sub-subseries 1: Correspondence, 1955-1956

Box 59   Folder 1

A

Box 59   Folder 2

B

Box 59   Folder 3

C

Box 59   Folder 4

D

Box 59   Folder 5

E

Box 59   Folder 6

F

Box 59   Folder 7

G

Box 59   Folder 8

H

Box 59   Folder 9

I-J

Box 59   Folder 10

K

Box 60   Folder 1

L

Box 60   Folder 2

M

Box 60   Folder 3

N-O

Box 60   Folder 4

P

Box 60   Folder 5

R

Box 60   Folder 6-7

S

Box 60   Folder 8

T

Box 60   Folder 9

U-V

Box 60   Folder 10

W-Z

Box 60   Folder 11

Unidentified

Sub-subseries 2: Correspondence, 1957-1958

Box 61   Folder 1

A

Box 61   Folder 2

B

Box 61   Folder 3

C

Box 61   Folder 4

D

Box 61   Folder 5

E

Box 61   Folder 6

F

Box 61   Folder 7

G

Box 61   Folder 8

H

Box 61   Folder 9

I-J

Box 61   Folder 10

K

Box 62   Folder 1

L

Box 62   Folder 2

M

Box 62   Folder 3

N-O

Box 62   Folder 4

P

Box 62   Folder 5

R

Box 62   Folder 6

S

Box 62   Folder 7

T

Box 62   Folder 8

U-V

Box 62   Folder 9

W-Z

Box 62   Folder 10

Unidentified

Sub-subseries 3: Greeting cards 1959

Box 63   Folder 1

President Eisenhower and Vice-President Nixon

Box 63   Folder 2

Executive branch secretaries

Box 63   Folder 3

Diplomats and military commanders

Box 63   Folder 4

Governors and congressmen

Box 63   Folder 5

Illinois

Box 63   Folder 6-7

Miscellaneous

Sub-subseries 4: Materials

Box 64   Folder 1

Appointment, payroll changes, and security clearance information, 8/3/55-9/10/58

Box 64   Folder 2

Resolution and bill establishing Assistant Director position, 7/16/56

Box 64   Folder 3

Party honoring Governor William G. Stratton and Senator Everett McKinley Dirkson, given by Illinois Presidential appointees, correspondence, 1/19/57

Box 64   Folder 4

Inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, invitations and program, 1/21/57

Box 64   Folder 5

Merriam’s notes on telephone calls, October 1957

Box 64   Folder 6-7

Merriam’s promotion to Deputy Director, congratulations, 1958

Box 64   Folder 8

Reports and memoranda, 1955-1958

Box 64   Folder 9

"Report to the Director, A Self Survey of the Bureau of the Budget," by a staff study group, 5/1/59

Box 64   Folder 10

"Special Study, Ten-Year Projection of Federal Budget Expenditures," Bureau of the Budget, 1/18/61

Box 64   Folder 11

"A Progress Report to the President, Management Improvement in the Executive Branch," Bureau of the Budget, 1/21/61

Box 65   Folder 1

News clippings

Sub-subseries 5: Speaking events, speeches, and statements

Box 65   Folder 2

Correspondence,

Box 65   Folder 3-6

Transcripts and press releases, 1955-1958

Box 65   Folder 7

Merriam’s notes

Box 65   Folder 8

President and Director of the Bureau of the Budget’s statements, press releases, 1958

Subseries 2: Intergovernmental Relations Aide to President Dwight Eisenhower

Sub-subseries 1: Correspondence, 9/11/58-1/20/61

Box 65   Folder 9

A

Box 65   Folder 10-11

B

Box 66   Folder 1-2

C

Box 66   Folder 3-4

D

Box 66   Folder 5

E

Box 66   Folder 6-7

F

Box 66   Folder 8-9

G

Box 67   Folder 1-2

H

Box 67   Folder 3

J

Box 67   Folder 4-5

K

Box 67   Folder 6

L

Box 67   Folder 7-8

M

Box 67   Folder 9

N

Box 68   Folder 1

O

Box 68   Folder 2

P

Box 68   Folder 3-4

R

Box 68   Folder 5-7

S

Box 68   Folder 8-9

T

Box 69   Folder 1

U-V

Box 69   Folder 2-3

W

Box 69   Folder 4

Y-Z

Sub-subseries 2: Materials

Box 69   Folder 5

Merriam’s appointment, payroll changes and travel vouchers

Box 69   Folder 6-8

Merriam’s appointment, congratulations

Box 69   Folder 9

Merriam’s appointment, news clippings

Box 70   Folder 1-3

White House transition memoranda, all departments, October 1960-January 1961

Box 70   Folder 4

Merriam’s resignation, correspondence, and press releases

Box 70   Folder 5

Goals for Americans, report of the President’s Commission on National Goals, 1960, and Eisenhower staff reunion luncheon list, 1/12/78

Box 70   Folder 6

Miscellaneous

Box 70   Folder 7

News clippings and articles, 1958-1961

  • Sub-subseries 3: Speaking events, speeches and statements
Box 70   Folder 8

General Correspondence, 195 9-1960

Box 70   Folder 9

Correspondence, transcripts and news clippings, 1958

Box 70   Folder 10

Correspondence, 1959

Box 71   Folder 1

Dedication at the Roswell Museum, New Mexico, 4/24/59-4/27/59

Box 71   Folder 2

"Campaign Issues 1960," Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, 3/25/60

Box 71   Folder 3

"The Promised Land," The Sunday Evening Club, Chicago, 4/3/60

Box 71   Folder 4

"What is America’s Defense Posture for the 1960s," 75th Annual Dinner of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Springfield, Illinois, 5/6/60

Box 71   Folder 5

"Republican Hour" program, 69th Annual Bean Soup and Homecoming Celebration, McClure, Pennsylvania, 9/17/60

Box 71   Folder 6

"Skull Session," Dinner of the Wayne County Republican Committee, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, 9/17/60

Box 71   Folder 7

"A White House Look at Urban Problems," 37th Annual Municipal Congress, New York, New York, 11/29/60

Box 71   Folder 8

George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1960

Box 71   Folder 9

Notes

Subseries 3: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Box 72   Folder 1

ACIR established and amended, acts and bills

Box 72   Folder 2

Merriam’s appointment to ACIR, correspondence, 1969

Box 72   Folder 3

Merriam’s appointment as Chairman of ACIR, correspondence, and Executive Order, 1969

Box 72   Folder 4

1969-1970 correspondence, general

Box 72   Folder 5

1969-1970 correspondence, staff

Box 72   Folder 6

1969-1970 correspondence, executive branch

Box 72   Folder 7

1969-1970 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 72   Folder 8

1969-1970 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 72   Folder 9

1969-1970 correspondence, membership appointments

Box 72   Folder 10

1969-1970 correspondence, hiring of new ACIR executive director, William R. MacDougall

Box 72   Folder 11-12

Solicitation of funding, correspondence, and memoranda, 1969-1970

Box 72   Folder 13

ACIR meeting, San Clemente, 1970

Box 72   Folder 14

Tenth Annual Report, 1969

Box 72   Folder 15

"Safe Streets Report," correspondence, and memoranda, 1970

Box 72   Folder 16

Memoranda, 1969-1970

Box 72A   Folder 1-2

ACIR, 16 November 1971

Box 72A   Folder 3

ACIR, speeches, 1971

Box 72A   Folder 4

ACIR, speeches, 1971-1972

Box 72A   Folder 5

ACIR, speeches, 1972-1974

Box 72A   Folder 6

ACIR, speeches, 1974-1975

Box 73   Folder 1

Speech typescripts

  • "The Crisis of Fiscal Imbalance," by Merriam, Annual Congress of Cities, National League of Cities, Atlanta, Georgia, 12/8/70
  • "New Communities and New Land Use Regulations, Needed Components of a National Urban Growth Policy," by David B. Walker, ACIR Assistant Director, American Society of Planning Officials, New York, 4/8/70
Box 73   Folder 2

1971, correspondence, general

Box 73   Folder 3

1971, staff

Box 73   Folder 4

1971, members

Box 73   Folder 5

1971, executive branch

Box 73   Folder 6

1971, legislative branch

Box 73   Folder 7

1971, state and local officials

Box 73   Folder 8

1971, funding

Box 73   Folder 9

1971, ACIR meeting, White Plains, New York

Box 73   Folder 10

1971, speaking events

Box 73   Folder 1

1971, ACIR municipal bankruptcy project

Box 73   Folder 12

Memoranda and news release, 1971

Box 73   Folder 13

Speech typescripts

  • "The Condition of Congress," by David B. Walker, Fairfax County League of Women Voters, Fairfax City, Virginia, 3/27/71
  • "Funding Education--The Wild Card in the State-local Finance Deck," by Merriam, Virginia Education Association, 10/11/71
  • Statement before the Subcommittee on Urban Affairs, U.S. Joint Economic Committee, by Merriam, 5/27/71
  • "Remedying Local Fiscal Tensions," by Merriam, Annual State Convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Pittsburgh, 4/28/71
Box 73   Folder 14

Second five-year Congressional review of ACIR, ten-year summary of actions taken, memoranda, correspondence, 1971

Box 73   Folder 15

Consultant’s audit of ACIR staff operations, 1971

Box 73   Folder 16-17

1972 correspondence, general

Box 74   Folder 1

1972 correspondence, staff

Box 74   Folder 2

1972 correspondence, members

Box 74   Folder 3

1972 correspondence, executive branch

Box 74   Folder 4

1972 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 74   Folder 5

1972 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 74   Folder 6

1972 correspondence, ACIR meetings

Box 74   Folder 7

1972 correspondence, speaking events

Box 74   Folder 8

1972 correspondence, Committee for Economic Development

Box 74   Folder 9

1972 correspondence, Herbert Millstein’s "Unified Government Management Program"

Box 74   Folder 10

Thirteenth Annual Report, "Federalism in 197Folder 1: The Crisis Continues," February 1972, and bulletin, 5/25/72

Box 74   Folder 11

Speech typescript, outline of remarks before the 64th Annual National Governor’s Conference, by Merriam, Houston, Texas, 6/6/72

Box 74   Folder 12-14

1973 correspondence, general

Box 74   Folder 15

1973 correspondence, staff

Box 74   Folder 16

1973 correspondence, members

Box 74   Folder 17

1973 correspondence, executive branch

Box 74   Folder 18

1973 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 74   Folder 19

1973 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 74   Folder 20

1973 correspondence, funding

Box 75   Folder 1

1973 correspondence, ACIR meeting, San Francisco, California

Box 75   Folder 2

1973 correspondence, speaking events

Box 75   Folder 3

1973 correspondence, Committee for Economic Development

Box 75   Folder 4

ACIR Substate Regionalism Study, drafts and news releases, 8/7/73

Box 75   Folder 5

Memoranda, 1973

Box 75   Folder 6

Speech typescript, Testimony before Subcommittee on Legal and Monetary Affairs, U.S. House Government Operations Committee, by Merriam, 12/13/73

Box 75   Folder 7-9

1974 correspondence, general

Box 75   Folder 10-11

1974 correspondence, staff

Box 75   Folder 12

1974 correspondence, members

Box 75   Folder 13

1974 correspondence, executive branch

Box 75   Folder 14

1974 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 75   Folder 15

1974 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 75   Folder 16

1974 correspondence, membership appointments

Box 75   Folder 17

1974 correspondence, Merriam’s reappointment as Chairman

Box 75   Folder 18-19

1974 correspondence, hiring of new ACIR executive director, Wayne Anderson

Box 76   Folder 1

1974 correspondence, speaking events

Box 76   Folder 2

1974 correspondence, The American Assembly, annual conference, Columbia University, New York

Box 76   Folder 3

1974 correspondence, Committee for Economic Development, including CED report, typescript

Box 76   Folder 4

1974 correspondence, National Academy of Public Administration

Box 76   Folder 5

1974 correspondence, on Annual Report

Box 76   Folder 6

"Fifteen-Year Report," submitted by ACIR to the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Senate Government Operations Committee, 9/5/74

Box 76   Folder 7

ACIR recommendation, Metropolitan and Rural Transportation, typescript, data sheets and correspondence, 1974

Box 76   Folder 8

ACIR energy crisis study, data sheets, news release, 3/6/74 and "ACIR Congressional Watch," March 1974

Box 76   Folder 9

American Federalism; Into the Third Century, Its Agenda, ACIR, May 1974

Box 76   Folder 10

Memoranda, 1974

Box 76   Folder 11

Speech typescript, "Federalism; The New Levels of Government," by Merriam, 57th Annual Conference of the American Institute of Planners, Denver, Colorado, 10/28/74

Box 76   Folder 12

U.S. Comptroller General, Elmer Staats, Consultant Panel on productivity in public sector, Merriam member, correspondence, 1974-1977

Box 76   Folder 13-15

1975 correspondence, general

Box 77   Folder 1-2

1975 correspondence, staff

Box 77   Folder 3

1975 correspondence, members

Box 77   Folder 4

1975 correspondence, executive branch

Box 77   Folder 5

1975 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 77   Folder 6

1975 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 77   Folder 7

1975 correspondence, membership appointments

Box 77   Folder 8-10

1975 correspondence, ACIR meeting, Chicago, held in conjunction with National Municipal League annual conference, with prominent Chicago businessmen and Illinois politicians

Box 77   Folder 11

1975 correspondence, speaking events

Box 77   Folder 12-13

"The National Conference on American Federalism in Action," correspondence, 2/20/75-2/22/75

Box 77   Folder 14

"The National Conference on American Federalism in Action," American Federalism, Toward a More Effective Partnership, report from and papers delivered at conference

Box 77   Folder 15

"The National Conference on American Federalism in Action," attendance rosters

Box 77   Folder 16

"The National Conference on American Federalism in Action," planning and program drafts

Box 77   Folder 17

"The National Conference on American Federalism in Action," speech drafts

Box 77   Folder 18

"A Preliminary `Report Card’ on the Fifty State-Local Fiscal Systems," paper by John Shannon, ACIR Assistant Director, and Michael Bell, ACIR intern, School Finance Conference, Ford Foundation, 12/9/75

Box 77   Folder 19

Memoranda and ACIR Information Bulletins, 1975

Box 78   Folder 1

Speech typescript, "Urban America and Federalism in the Seventies," by Merriam, National Conference on Public Administration, Chicago, 4/2/75

Box 78   Folder 2

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, 1975

Box 78   Folder 3-6

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, correspondence, 1975-1976

Box 78   Folder 7

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, committee meeting for planning Commission

Box 78   Folder 8

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, committee meeting for planning Commission correspondence,

Box 78   Folder 9

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, proposal, two typescript drafts

Box 78   Folder 10

National Academy of Public Administration proposal for Bicentennial Commission on American government, committee meeting for planning Commission, final draft

Box 78   Folder 11

Committee for Economic Development, meeting programs and correspondence, 1975-1977

Box 78   Folder 12-13

1976 correspondence, general

Box 78   Folder 14

1976 correspondence, staff

Box 78   Folder 15

1976 correspondence, members

Box 78   Folder 16

1976 correspondence, executive branch, judicial branch and Carter-Mondale Transition Office

Box 79   Folder 1

1976 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 79   Folder 2

1976 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 79   Folder 3

1976 correspondence, membership appointments

Box 79   Folder 4

1976 correspondence, funding

Box 79   Folder 5

1976 correspondence, speaking events

Box 79   Folder 6

1976 correspondence, speaking events at Northwestern University

Box 79   Folder 7

1976 correspondence, League of Women Voters Education Fund, Presidential debates 1976

Box 79   Folder 8

Speech typescripts

  • Statement of ACIR before the national Republican Platform Committee
  • "The Safe Streets Act; Another look at the First Major Block Grant Experiment," by Merriam, Subcommittee on Crime, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 2/20/76
  • "The Changing Pattern of Federal Assistance to State and Local Governments," by David B. Walker, 7/27/76
Box 79   Folder 9

1977 correspondence, general

Box 79   Folder 10

1977 correspondence, staff

Box 79   Folder 11

1977 correspondence, members

Box 79   Folder 12

1977 correspondence, executive branch

Box 79   Folder 13

1977 correspondence, legislative branch

Box 79   Folder 14

1977 correspondence, state and local officials

Box 79   Folder 15

1977 correspondence, membership appointments

Box 79   Folder 16

1977 correspondence, funding

Box 79   Folder 17

1977 correspondence, National Academy of Public Administration

Box 79   Folder 18

Understanding State and Local Cash Management, ACIR, May, 1977

Box 79   Folder 19

Intergovernmental Perspective, "Restraint and Reappraisal; Federalism in 1976," winter 1977; "The Federal Grant Maze," spring 1977; "The Case for State-Local Fiscal Fair Play," summer 1977 and ACIR Information Bulletin, September 1977

Box 80   Folder 1-3

"White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, Background Papers"

Box 80   Folder 4

Speech typescripts, "The `Metabolism of the Cities; "An Intergovernmental Perspective on the New Urban Crisis," by Merriam, International Public Works Congress and Equipment Show, Chicago, 9/10/77, two drafts

Box 80   Folder 5

Johnson Foundation report on state and local government services sponsored by Committee for Economic Development

Box 80   Folder 6

1978 correspondence,

Box 80   Folder 7

1978 correspondence, Merriam leaving chair of ACIR and appointment of Abraham D. Beame

Box 80   Folder 8

1978 correspondence, after resignation

Box 81   Folder 1

Canadian government’s commendation of Merriam’s contribution to federalism, leather letter display case

Box 81   Folder 2-3

Merriam’s ACIR earnings statements and travel compensation forms

Box 81   Folder 4

Special Committee to Review ACIR’s Work Program, Budget, and Staffing, report, 8/3/78-8/4/78

Box 81   Folder 5

Intergovernmental Perspective, "A Tilt Toward Washington, Federalism in 1977," winter 1978

Box 81   Folder 6

"The Localities Under the New Intergovernmental System; (Will More Aid Assist, Atrophy, or Asphyxiate America’s Counties, Cities, and Towns?)," by David B. Walker, article for Seminar on "A Federal Response to the Fiscal Crisis in American Cities," 6/15/78

Box 81   Folder 7

Speech typescripts

  • "Urban Governance Problems and Opportunities; Overview of the Alternatives," by Merriam, National Municipal League Conference, 1978
  • Statement before the Subcommittee on the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, U.S. House Government Operations Committee, 1978
Box 81   Folder 8

197Folder 9-1984 correspondence

Box 81   Folder 9

Bills on intergovernmental affairs, 1980-1981

Box 81   Folder 10

Speech typescript, Statement before the Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources, U.S. House Government Operations Committee, 4/29/81

Box 81   Folder 11

"Issues in a New Federalism, Painful Adjustments--Long Overdue," by William Colman, Ex-Executive Director of ACIR, National Civic Review, March 1982

Box 81   Folder 12

William Colman portrait, correspondence, 1983

Box 81   Folder 13

"Twenty-five Year Record of ACIR," Joint Hearing before Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Operations and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, 7/25/84

Box 81   Folder 14

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Retreat, 1984

Box 81   Folder 15

Undated monographs

  • "American Federalism in a Transitional Era," by David B. Walker
  • "American Federalism, A Paradox of Promise and Performance," by Merriam
  • "Intergovernmental Relations"
Box 82   Folder 1

Miscellaneous undated material, working notes and speech drafts, including, "State Revenue Systems," by Merriam, Revenue Resources Seminar, The National Conference of State Legislators

Box 82   Folder 2

Miscellaneous ACIR publications

Box 82   Folder 3

Miscellaneous ACIR publications, local government, 1961-1962

Box 82   Folder 4

Miscellaneous ACIR publications, federalism, 1974-1976

Box 82   Folder 5

Miscellaneous ACIR publications, municipal finance, 1973, 1975

Box 82   Folder 6

Miscellaneous ACIR publications, public attitudes, 1975-1976

Box 82   Folder 7

Miscellaneous news clippings

  • Revenue sharing
Box 82   Folder 8

Congressional Act, Congressional Record, news clippings, 1968-1969

Box 82   Folder 9

1970 correspondence,

Box 82   Folder 10

1970 correspondence, Federalism Forum, Challenge of the Seventies, St. Louis University

Box 82   Folder 11

1971 correspondence,

Box 82   Folder 12

1971 correspondence, Senate hearing

Box 82   Folder 13

1971 correspondence, House of Representatives hearing

Box 82   Folder 14

ACIR memoranda, 1971

Box 83   Folder 1

White House property tax initiative, 1971

Box 83   Folder 2

1972 correspondence, and news clippings

Box 83   Folder 3

1972 correspondence, ACIR school finance-property tax study, Nixon request in State of the Union Address

Box 83   Folder 4-5

1972 correspondence, value added tax for school financing

Box 83   Folder 6

1973 correspondence

Box 83   Folder 7

1973 correspondence, value added tax

Box 83   Folder 8

Memoranda and Merriam’s statement on Supreme Court school financing ruling, 1973

Box 83   Folder 9

1974 correspondence,

Box 83   Folder 10

Memoranda, 1974, and ACIR Information Bulletin, May, 1974

Box 83   Folder 11

1975 correspondence,

Box 83   Folder 12

Miscellaneous

Subseries 4: Republican National Party

Box 84   Folder 1

Party platforms, Republican and Democratic, pamphlets, 1960

Box 84   Folder 2

Democratic National Committee Advisory Council, plan of operations and statement of purpose, 1957, and organization and operation, 1962

Box 84   Folder 3

Republican congressional committees, speeches and news releases, 1962-1963

Box 84   Folder 4

Republican National Committee, report and news releases, 1961

Box 84   Folder 5

Republican National Committee, "The 1960 Elections, A Summary Report with Supporting Tables," April 1961

Box 84   Folder 6

Republican National Committee, correspondence, 1963-1964

Box 84   Folder 7

Republican National Committee, correspondence, 1966

Box 84   Folder 8

Republican National Committee, National Convention, platform, and Barry Goldwater campaign literature, 1964

Box 84   Folder 9

Republican National Committee, report and memoranda, 1965

Box 84   Folder 10

Republican National Committee, Party-to-People Program, Merriam National Coordinator, correspondence, news clippings, and expenses, 1964

Box 84   Folder 11

Republican National Committee, Party-to-People Program, Merriam’s statement to Convention, and program questionnaire, 1964

Box 84   Folder 12

Republican National Committee, Party-to-People Program, forums proceedings, transcripts; Los Angeles, California, 3/31/64

  • Miami, Florida, 4/15/64
  • Kansas City, Missouri, 4/28/64
Box 84   Folder 13

Republican National Committee, Party-to-People Program, forums proceedings, transcripts; Chicago, Illinois, 5/7/64

  • Memphis, Tennessee, 5/27/64
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6/15/64
Box 84   Folder 14

Republican National Finance Committee, list of members, correspondence, and memoranda, 1963-1964

Box 84   Folder 15

Republican National Finance Committee, correspondence, meetings and memoranda, 1965

Box 84   Folder 16

Republican National Finance Committee, Merriam’s resignation, correspondence, 1968

Box 84   Folder 17

Republican Citizens Committee of the United States, letter from Dwight D. Eisenhower and memoranda, 1962

Box 85   Folder 1-2

Republican Citizens Committee of the United States, Executive Committee, correspondence, and memoranda, 1963-1964

Box 85   Folder 3

Republican Citizens Committee of the United States, news releases, 1964

Box 85   Folder 4

Republican Citizens Committee of the United States, "Critical Issue Papers," booklets, 1964

Box 85   Folder 5

Republican Citizens Committee of the United States, meetings and memoranda, 1965

Box 85   Folder 6

Republican crossover to President Johnson in 1964 election, correspondence, 1964

Box 85   Folder 7

Foreign policy materials and critique of party by a Democrat, reprint, 1965

Box 85   Folder 8

News clippings, 1965

Box 85   Folder 9

Richard M. Nixon’s Presidential campaign, Merriam Illinois Co-chairman, correspondence, 1968

Box 85   Folder 10

President-elect Nixon’s task force on the budget, Merriam member, reports and memoranda, 1968

  • Budgets
Box 85   Folder 11

President John F. Kennedy budget message, critique, and relevant letter from Merriam to Nixon, 1961

Box 85   Folder 12

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, 1964 Budget Analysis, 1963

Box 85   Folder 13

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, working draft of Government Economy Committee, 2/5/63

Box 85   Folder 14

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, statements and memoranda, 1963

Box 86   Folder 1

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, 1965 Budget analysis, 1964

Box 86   Folder 2

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, Republican criticism of Johnson budget, 1964

Box 86   Folder 3

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, statements and memoranda

Box 86   Folder 4

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, 1966 Budget analysis, 1965

Box 86   Folder 5

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, 1969 Budget analysis, and "Modernizing Federal Budgeting Procedures," by Roy E. Moore, typescript, 1968

Box 86   Folder 6

Task force set up by Republicans on House Appropriations Committee, news clippings

Subseries 5: Federal service and national political organizations

Box 87   Folder 1

Urban Studies, Incorporated, meetings, correspondence, and memoranda, 1964-1966

Box 87   Folder 2

Urban Studies, meetings, correspondence, and Certificate of Incorporation, 1971-1973

Box 87   Folder 3

Urban Studies, memoranda, meetings and correspondence, 1975-1976

Box 87   Folder 4-5

Federalism Seventy-six, Incorporated, correspondence, 1972-1974

Box 87   Folder 6

Federalism Seventy-six, description of mission, 1972-1973

Box 87   Folder 7-8

Federalism Seventy-six, forums and conferences, 1973-1974

Box 87   Folder 9

Federalism Seventy-six, memoranda and meetings, including Chairman’s report to Board of Directors, 1973

Box 87   Folder 10

Federalism Seventy-six, memoranda and meetings, including 1974

Box 87   Folder 11

Federalism Seventy-six, amended by-laws and financial review, 1974

Box 87   Folder 12

Federalism Seventy-six, dissolution of corporation, 1975

Box 88   Folder 1-2

Municipal Manpower Commission, correspondence, 1961-1964

Box 88   Folder 3

Municipal Manpower Commission, National Conference on Municipal Manpower, Princeton, New Jersey, summaries, 10/26/62-10/27/62

Box 88   Folder 4

Municipal Manpower Commission, National Conference on Municipal Manpower, Princeton, New Jersey, conference transcript

Box 88   Folder 5

Municipal Manpower Commission, Great Lakes Conference on Municipal Manpower, Wayne University, Merriam’s speech, digest and notes, 1963

Box 88   Folder 6

Municipal Manpower Commission, "Supplemental Report," "Profile of the Municipal Executive"

Box 88   Folder 7

Municipal Manpower Commission, "Supplemental Report," "Personnel Concepts and Practices for Modern Urban Government"

Box 88   Folder 8

Municipal Manpower Commission, "Supplemental Report," "The Recruitment and Training of Apt Personnel"

Box 88   Folder 9

Municipal Manpower Commission, "Supplemental Report," "Careers in the Rebuilding and Management of Cities"

Box 88   Folder 10-13

National Municipal League, correspondence, 1972-1977

Box 89   Folder 1

White House Fellows program, Merriam as regional interviewer, correspondence, and information booklet, 1971

Box 89   Folder 2

Visiting Committee to the Governmental Studies Program, Brookings Institution, correspondence, brochures, and memoranda, 1971-1973

Box 89   Folder 3

Visiting Committee to the Governmental Studies Program, first meeting, 4/15/71

Box 89   Folder 4

Miscellaneous speaking events, correspondence, and transcripts, 1960-1969

Subseries 6: National political/personal correspondence

Box 89   Folder 5-6

1961-1962

Box 89   Folder 7

1963, including Conference to Plan a Strategy for Peace, Warrenton, Virginia, report, 1/17/63-1/20/63

Box 89   Folder 8

1964

Box 89   Folder 9

1965

Box 89   Folder 10

1965, with or about Nixon, 1965-1966

Box 89   Folder 11

1966

Box 90   Folder 1

1967

Box 90   Folder 2

1968, including President-Elect Nixon headquarters

Box 90   Folder 3

1965, Merriam’s birthday party

Box 90   Folder 4

1969

Box 90   Folder 5

1970

Box 90   Folder 6

1970, about meetings and speaking events

Box 90   Folder 7

1971

Box 90   Folder 8

1973, with Maurice H. Stans, Watergate trial

Box 90   Folder 9-10

1974

Box 90   Folder 11-12

1975, including Mamie Eisenhower

Box 90   Folder 13

1975, White House swimming pool, Merriam’s solicitation for contributions in Illinois, including from President Gerald Ford

Box 90   Folder 14

1976

Box 90   Folder 15

1976, Christmas

Box 90   Folder 16

1977

Box 91   Folder 1

1977, India trip, six week United States Information Agency mission

Box 91   Folder 2

1978

Box 91   Folder 3

1978, meetings and speaking engagements

Box 91   Folder 4

1984

Box 91   Folder 5

Christmas cards received, including Presidents, 1960-1972

Box 91   Folder 6

Merriam’s biography sheets and resumes, 1956-1977

Subseries 7: Photographs

Box 91   Folder 7

Bureau of the Budget, Merriam being briefed at the Strategic Air Command’s underground command post

Box 91   Folder 8

Bureau of the Budget, 1957, including-

  • Merriam at President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s inauguration
  • Monique Merriam with President Eisenhower
  • Merriam speaking at the National Society for Business Budgeting Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Box 91   Folder 9

Bureau of the Budget, 1958, Merriam speaking at The Shoreham

Box 91   Folder 10

Aide to President Eisenhower, Merriam in White House office

Box 91   Folder 11

Aide to President Eisenhower, Merriam at Third Annual Joint Convention of the Civic Committee, People-to-People Program, and Committee on International Municipal Cooperation of the American Municipal Association

Box 91   Folder 12

Aide to President Eisenhower, including;

  • Merriam at the Congressional Banquet, 1959
  • Merriam in Puerto Rico, 1959
  • Merriam in ceremonies at the White House
Box 91   Folder 13

Forty-nine star United States Flag design, admission of Alaska, includes Executive releases, 1958-1959

Box 91   Folder 14

Fifty-star United States Flag design, admission of Hawaii, includes Executive releases, 1959

Box 91   Folder 15

Miscellaneous, in Washington, D.C., 1957-1961

Box 91   Folder 16

Republican National Party, People-to-People Forum, 1964

Box 91   Folder 17

ACIR

  • President Richard M. Nixon, signed gift portrait to Merriam
  • President Nixon in Oval Office meeting
  • Merriam with Spiro Agnew
Box 91   Folder 18

ACIR, 1970-1972, including; ACIR meeting in Caucus Room of the Old Senate Office Building

  • Challenge of the Seventies, Federalism Forum
Box 91   Folder 19

ACIR, 1976-1978

  • Joint meeting of ACIR and the National Municipal League, Chicago, Illinois, 1976
  • ACIR dinner meeting, Washington, 1976
  • Merriam shaking hands with President Jimmy Carter in the White House, 1978
Box 91   Folder 20

Miscellaneous Merriam head shots

Subseries 8: Films

Box 91

Film 1 New United States Flag, black and white, no sound, 1959

Series V: General Political and Business Activities

Subseries 1: Illinois and Chicago political/personal correspondence,

Box 92   Folder 1

1961

Box 92   Folder 2

1962

Box 92   Folder 3

1962, Christmas

Box 92   Folder 4

1963

Box 92   Folder 5

1964

Box 92   Folder 6

1964, with Reverend John Ireland Gallery

Box 92   Folder 7-13

1965-1971

Box 92   Folder 14-17

1974-1975

Box 93   Folder 1-3

1976-1978

Box 93   Folder 4

Miscellaneous notes, 1974-1978

Box 93   Folder 5

Daily schedules, 1977-1978

Subseries 2: Pre-aldermanic service

Box 93   Folder 7

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, correspondence, 1940-1941

Box 93   Folder 8

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, manual of operations, committees and memoranda

Box 93   Folder 9

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, financial statement, records and receipts

Box 93   Folder 10

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, meeting minutes, street meetings and newsletters

Box 93   Folder 11

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, speaking engagements and speeches

Box 94   Folder 1

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, voter groups and mailing lists

Box 94   Folder 2

Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, Wendall Wilkie and voters’ debate, news clippings

Box 94   Folder 3

Paul H. Douglas, campaign for 5th Ward Alderman, Merriam precinct worker, 4/4/39

Box 94   Folder 4

Chicago City Manager Committee, Merriam member, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings, 1938-1940

Box 94   Folder 5

American Society of Planning Officials, Merriam field administrator, 1940, newsletters, 1942-1944

Box 94   Folder 6

National Youth Administration, correspondence, and memoranda, 1941

Box 94   Folder 7

National Youth Administration,, personnel policy studies

Box 94   Folder 8

Division of Defense Housing Coordination, Executive Office for Emergency Management, Merriam program supervisor, correspondence and memoranda, 1941-1942

Box 94   Folder 9

Metropolitan Housing Council of Chicago, Merriam director, correspondence, article drafts and memoranda, 1947

Subseries 3: Political activities

Sub-subseries 1: Citizens’ Committee on Cook County Government

Box 94   Folder 10-11

Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 94   Folder 12

Contributions and membership, including prominent Chicago businessmen, 1967

Box 94   Folder 13

Minutes from meetings

Box 94   Folder 14

Reports

  • "A Background Report to the Citizens Committee on Cook County Government, Subcommittee on the Office of the President," by Daniel H. Reigle, 11/3/67
  • "Proposal for a Preliminary Study to Aid in Planning The Committee’s Program," March 1967
Box 95   Folder 1

Reports

  • "First Subcommittee Report on Revenues," 4/13/67
  • "Interim Report on Cook County Revenues"
Box 95   Folder 2

"Report of the Data Processing Task Force," November 1967

Box 95   Folder 3

"Report on Personnel Administration," by Frank H. Cassell, Task Force Leader, November 1967

Box 95   Folder 4

"Study of Health and Hospital Services," by Dr. Richard F. Manegold, Task Force Leader, November 1967

Box 95   Folder 5

Memoranda and reports to the President of the Cook County Board, 1967-1968

Sub-subseries 2: Illinois Commission on Urban Area Government

Box 95   Folder 6-7

Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 95   Folder 8

Correspondence, Merriam’s appointment as Co-chairman, 1969

Box 95   Folder 9

Correspondence, search for an executive director, 1969

Box 95   Folder 10

Correspondence, funding, 1969

Box 95   Folder 11

Executive Order, by-laws and description of mission

Box 95   Folder 12

Press releases, newsletters and minutes

Box 96   Folder 1

Second meeting, transcript, 12/17/68

Box 96   Folder 2

Second meeting, transcript, transcript, 12/18/68

Box 96   Folder 3

Digest of Chicago Public Hearing, 9/17/69

Box 96   Folder 4

Digest of Regional Hearings, Fall 1969

Box 96   Folder 5

Staff papers by the Public Administration Service

  • "The Structure of Local Government in Illinois," February 1969
  • "Fiscal Disparities Among Selected Municipalities in Urban Areas of Illinois," May 1969
Box 96   Folder 6

"An Approach to Analyzing Patterns of Governmental Organization in Urban Areas (A General Perspective)," May 1969

  • "A Survey of Modifications and Experiments in Local Government," May 1969
Box 96   Folder 7

"The Constitution and Urban Area Government in Illinois," September 1969

  • "Constitutional Policies Which Affect Local Government in Urban Areas of Illinois," September 1969
Box 96   Folder 8

"Public Finance and Urban Area Government in Illinois, Relationships and Repercussions," October 1969

Box 96   Folder 9

"Public Finance and Urban Area Government in Illinois, data files

  • "General Characteristics, East St. Louis Urban Area," June 1969
  • "General Characteristics, Rock Island-Moline-Henry County Urban Area," June 1969
Box 97   Folder 1

"Policy Recommendations for Constitutional Modernization," January 1970, and "Legislative Recommendations for Structural Modernization of Local Government," January 1971

Box 97   Folder 2

Speech typescripts

  • Illinois Constitutional Committee on Local Government, by Merriam, Springfield, Illinois, 4/7/70
  • "Federalism in Transition. The Dynamics of Change and Continuity," by Merriam, The William A. Jump/I. Thomas McKillop Memorial Lectures in Public Administration, 4/16/69
Box 97   Folder 3

Metropolitan government, offprints

Box 97   Folder 4

Urban government, articles and monograph

Box 97   Folder 5

Center for Research in Urban Government, publications, 1965-1966

Box 97   Folder 6

Miscellaneous

Sub-subseries 3: State and county Republican Party committees

Box 97   Folder 7

Correspondence, 1956-1959

Box 97   Folder 8

Republican Workshops of Illinois, Inc., literature, 1960-1961

Box 97   Folder 9

Correspondence, 1963

Box 97   Folder 10

Correspondence, "Citizens for Percy," Charles H. Percy, Republican Candidate for Governor, Merriam campaign chairman, 1964

Box 97   Folder 11-12

Percy campaign materials, lists, memoranda, and news clippings, including incumbent Otto Kerner’s literature

Box 97   Folder 13

Percy campaign materials, "Citizens for Percy," campaign kit

Box 97   Folder 14

Percy campaign materials, Illinois Republican State Platform and Percy’s address to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 10/2/64

Box 97   Folder 15

Percy for Senator Committee, correspondence, 1966

Box 98   Folder 1

Correspondence, Republican Central Committee of Cook County, including with slate-making committee, Merriam as potential mayoral candidate, 1965-1966

Box 98   Folder 2

Correspondence, Republican Central Committee of Cook County, David Reed, Republican Candidate for First Congressional District

Box 98   Folder 3-4

Correspondence, Richard B. Ogilvie campaign for Cook County Board President, 1966

Box 98   Folder 5

Correspondence, Richard B. Ogilvie campaign for Cook County Board President, with Merriam as campaign finance director

Box 98   Folder 6

"Republicans for Singer," William S. Singer, independent candidate for re-election as 43rd ward alderman, correspondence, and campaign materials, 1971

Box 98   Folder 7

Miscellaneous articles

Sub-subseries 4: Other Chicago service

Box 98   Folder 8

Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan area Local Governmental Services Commission, Merriam appointee, correspondence, and memoranda, 1955-1956

Box 98   Folder 9

Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan area Local Governmental Services Commission, minutes and testimony of meeting, 5/22/56

Box 98   Folder 10

Science Research Associates voter attitude survey, Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation funded, correspondence, and memoranda, August 1955

Box 98   Folder 11

Science Research Associates voter attitude survey, questionnaires, preliminary results, and answer coding

Box 98   Folder 12

"Robert E. Merriam, A Case Study in Candidacy," James Patrick Twomey, masters thesis, 1958

Box 98   Folder 13

Survey on voters’ attitudes and Richard J. Daley’s performance as mayor, results, 1965

Box 99   Folder 1-4

Survey on voters’ attitudes and Richard J. Daley’s performance as mayor, completed questionnaires

Box 99   Folder 5

City of Chicago personnel and wage policy, 1964, 1966

Box 99   Folder 6

"Chicagoland Panorama Map," 1964

Box 99   Folder 7

Reports of Chicago improvement groups;

  • Metamorphosis Chicago-Style, A Progress Report, Annual meeting of the Off-the-Street Club, text, 6/22/65
  • Comments by the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago on basic policies for the comprehensive plan of Chicago, 9/1/65
  • "A Pattern for Greater Chicago," Committee on Urban Progress, 7/1/65
Box 99   Folder 8

Public Management course taught by Merriam, Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, term papers, 1977

Box 99   Folder 9

News clippings, Merriam’s return to Chicago, 1961, 1963

Box 99   Folder 10

News clippings, results of elections, 1963-1966

Box 99   Folder 11

News clippings, miscellaneous Chicago politics, 1935-1983

Box 99   Folder 12

News clippings, miscellaneous on Merriams, 1970-1974

  • Other Illinois service
Box 99   Folder 13-14

Citizens’ Reapportionment Committee, correspondence, memoranda, and draft legislation, 1962-1965

Box 100   Folder 1

Illinois home rule, memoranda, monographs, and news clippings, 1962-1965

Box 100   Folder 2

Illinois home rule, legislative bills and legal opinions, 1965

Box 100   Folder 3

Illinois home rule, City of Park Ridge proposal, 1965

Box 100   Folder 4

Advisory Committee of the Illinois Social Studies Program, correspondence, 1963-1964, 1968

Box 100   Folder 5

"Private Groups in Illinois Government," final report and background papers from Assembly on Private Groups in Illinois Government, University of Illinois Bulletin, March 1965

Subseries 4: Business, investments, and non-profit organizations

Sub-subseries 1: Business

Box 100   Folder 6

Spaceonics, Inc., Merriam president, subsidiary, Portable Electric Tools, Merriam vice-president, correspondence, 1961-1964

Box 100   Folder 7

Spaceonics, Inc., Merriam’s hiring and shareholders’ papers

Box 100   Folder 8

Spaceonics, Inc., personnel policy and benefits

Box 100   Folder 9

Spaceonics, Inc., corporate financial information

Box 100   Folder 10

Spaceonics, Inc., corporate financial information

  • Annual reports and semi-annual earnings reports, 1957-1965
Box 100   Folder 11

Spaceonics, Inc., product promotional materials

Box 100   Folder 12

Spaceonics, Inc., subsidiary merger and Merriam’s resignation papers

Box 100   Folder 13-14

Merriam’s job search correspondence, 1964

Box 101   Folder 1-2

University Patents, Inc., Merriam President and Chief Executive Officer, 1964-1970

Box 101   Folder 3-5

MGA Technology, Inc., Merriam Chairman of the Board of Directors, directors’ papers, 1971-1974

Box 101   Folder 6-8

MGA Technology, Inc., monthly operating reports, 1971-1974

Box 101   Folder 9-10

MGA Technology, Inc., URBA system, joint venture with French rapid transit firm

Box 101   Folder 11

MGA Technology, Inc., billing for secretarial services, 1977-1978

Box 102   Folder 1

MGA Technology, Inc., correspondence, and miscellaneous prospecti, 1976-1979

Box 102   Folder 2-5

The Planning Group, Merriam Chairman, subsidiary of Urban Investment and Development Company, Merriam executive vice-president, 1971-1977

Box 102   Folder 6

Plaque Management, Limited, consultant, 1977-1978

Box 102   Folder 7

Alexander Proudfoot Company, partner, 1977

Sub-subseries 2: Investments

Box 102   Folder 8

Small Business Investment Company of New York, Inc., 1961

Box 102   Folder 9-12

King Resources/K-S Fund of King-Stevenson Gas and Oil Company, 1965-1976

Box 103   Folder 1-2

King Resources/K-S Fund of King-Stevenson Gas and Oil Company, 1965-1976

Box 103   Folder 3-4

Mol-En Corporation, 1969-1971

Box 103   Folder 5-6

Summit Furniture Industries, 1972-1974

Box 103   Folder 7

Miscellaneous resort real estate, 1968-1977

Sub-subseries 3: Non-profit organizations

Box 103   Folder 8

Latin School of Chicago, fund raising, 1966-1967

Box 103   Folder 9-10

Latin School of Chicago, Board of Trustees, 1971-1972

Box 103   Folder 11

Latin School of Chicago, miscellaneous

Box 103   Folder 12

Options Inc., correspondence, memoranda, and minutes, 1977

Box 104   Folder 1

Options Inc., correspondence, 1978

Box 104   Folder 2-3

Options Inc., by-laws and program reports

Box 104   Folder 4

University of Chicago, correspondence,

Box 104   Folder 5

University of Chicago, alumni materials

Box 104   Folder 6

University of Chicago, information on endowed professorships

Box 104   Folder 7

University of Chicago, information on endowed professorships Emmett Dedmon, memorial and endowed professorship brochures, 1984

Box 104   Folder 8

University of Chicago, information on endowed professorships fund raising, correspondence, 1984

Box 104   Folder 9

University of Chicago, information on endowed professorships fund raising, correspondence, solicitation lists, 1984

Box 104   Folder 10

University of Chicago, Committee on Public Policy Studies, Visiting Committee member, 1983-1984

Box 104   Folder 11

University of Chicago, news clippings

Subseries 5: Publications after 1955

Box 105   Folder 1-3

Going Into Politics, with Rachel Goetz, correspondence, 1954-1957

Box 105   Folder 4

Going Into Politics, with Rachel Goetz, potential libel suits, 1956-1957

Box 105   Folder 5

Going Into Politics, with Rachel Goetz, thank you letters for copies sent, 1957

Box 105   Folder 6

Going Into Politics, with Rachel Goetz, requests, compliments, and criticism, 1958-1960

Box 105   Folder 7

Going Into Politics, "An Object Lesson for Citizen Politicians," chapter, typescript draft

Box 105   Folder 8

Going Into Politics, book reviews and publicity

Box 105   Folder 9

"The Bureau of the Budget as Part of The President’s Staff," The Annals, American Academy of Political Scientists and Social Scientists, September 1956

Box 105   Folder 10

"Problems of Federal Budget-Making," Society of Business Advisory Professions, Inc., 1958

Box 105   Folder 11

Proposed book from Presidential lecture series, correspondence, and proposal, 1965

Tape 1-2

Proposed book from Presidential lecture series, lectures

Tape 1-3

Proposed book from Presidential lecture series, lectures

Box 106   Folder 1

Introductions to reprints of Charles E. Merriam’s book, American Political Ideas: Studies in the Development of American Political Thought, A History of American Political Theories, and The American Party System, correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 106   Folder 2

Book reviews by Merriam, 1956-1964, 1967

Box 106   Folder 3

Miscellaneous books and articles

  • Subseries 6: Photographs
Box 106   Folder 4

Merriam at the Republican Workshops of Illinois, Inc., functions, 1960-1961

Box 106   Folder 5

Merriam at the Kane County Republican Rally, 1963

Box 106   Folder 6

The Merriams in France

Box 106   Folder 7

Fox Valley East Annexation, Aurora, Illinois, 1973

Box 106   Folder 8

Merriam at miscellaneous formal events

Box 106   Folder 9

Merriam speaking

Box 106   Folder 10

Miscellaneous

Series VI: Personal

Subseries 1: Education

Box 107   Folder 1

University High School, grade sheets and card, standardized test results, 1932-1935

Box 107   Folder 2

University High School, Sixth and Seventh Annual Playfest, programs and scripts, 1934-1935

Box 107   Folder 3

University High School, sports, score sheet, ribbons and news clippings

Box 107   Folder 4

University High School, sports, patches

Box 107   Folder 5

University High School, U.-High Midway, school newspapers, 5/26/33-6/7/35

Box 107   Folder 6

University High School, diploma, honors letters, convocation program and year pin, 6/13/35

Box 107   Folder 7

University High School, miscellaneous, including dance cards

Box 107   Folder 8

University of Chicago, term papers

Box 107   Folder 9

University of Chicago, Aid the Allies Club, speech typescripts, notes, essays, and news clippings, 1940-1941

Box 107   Folder 10

University of Chicago, Blackfriars, "Fascist and Furious," thirty-second annual show, May 1936

Box 107   Folder 11

University of Chicago, Campus Congress, 1937-1939

Box 107   Folder 12

University of Chicago, sports, Winners of the "C" Banquet, 1939, score sheets and news clippings

Box 107   Folder 13

University of Chicago, sports, pins and ribbons

Box 107   Folder 14

University of Chicago, Pulse, student magazine, June 1938 and June 1939

Box 107   Folder 15

University of Chicago, convocation for Master’s degree, program and diploma, 1940

Box 107   Folder 16

University of Chicago, convocation programs, annotated, 1921-1940

Box 107   Folder 17

University of Chicago, miscellaneous

Box 107   Folder 18

Merriam’s job search, correspondence, 1939-1941

Subseries 2: Family

Box 108   Folder 1-2

Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 108   Folder 3

Correspondence, 1965-1970

Box 108   Folder 4-5

Correspondence, 1974-1978

Box 108   Folder 6

Correspondence, miscellaneous

Box 108   Folder 7

Merriam’s childhood, including University of Chicago Elementary School

Box 108   Folder 8

Merriam’s travel journal, Europe, 1931

Box 108   Folder 9

Merriam’s marriage to Marguerite Eiger, telegrams and news clippings, 2/5/50

Box 108   Folder 10

Hilda and Charles Merriam’s fiftieth wedding anniversary party, invitation list and letters, 7/20/51

Box 108   Folder 11

Robert and Marguerite Merriam’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party, invitation list, seating and menu, invitations, 2/5/75

Box 108   Folder 12-13

Robert and Marguerite Merriam’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party, cards, and letters of confirmation of contributions to charity made in their honor

Box 109   Folder 1

Robert and Marguerite Merriam’s twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party, cards, and letters of confirmation of contributions to charity made in their honor

Box 109   Folder 2

Settlement of Robert Eiger’s estate (Marguerite’s ex-husband) for Aimee and Oliver Merriam, 1960-1972

Box 109   Folder 3A

  • Invitation to Mrs. Merriam to dine with the Ambassador
  • Letter to Marguerite from Mitzi
  • Poem, "Mother," by Ollie
  • Marguerite Merriam’s "Pan Am, Clipper Club," certificate
Box 109   Folder 3

Monique Merriam, including wedding, 7/10/76, 1961-1976

Box 109   Folder 4

Hilda Doyle Merriam, correspondence, including with Charles E. Merriam

Box 109   Folder 5

Hilda Doyle Merriam, dust cloth patent, 1936

Box 109   Folder 6

Hilda Doyle Merriam, diary, 1947

Box 109   Folder 7

Hilda Doyle Merriam, miscellaneous

Box 109   Folder 8

Hilda Doyle Merriam, Tales of Early America, original typescript, 1958

Box 109   Folder 9

Hilda Doyle Merriam, Tales of Early America, working drafts

Box 109   Folder 10

Hilda Doyle Merriam, Tales of Early America, revised draft

Box 109   Folder 11

Hilda Doyle Merriam, Tales of Early America, book photographs

Box 109   Folder 12

Hilda Doyle Merriam, "North of the Mohawk," correspondence, two incomplete typescript drafts and notes, 1950

Box 110   Folder 1

Hilda Doyle Merriam, film articles

  • "Recreation that Recreates," Moving Picture Age, April 1922
  • "Solving the Motion Picture Problem," The Journal of the National Education Association, May 1924
  • "Mothers and Movies," The International Journal of Religious Education, December 1924
Box 110   Folder 2-3

Hilda Doyle Merriam, miscellaneous articles and recollections, including the diary of her eighty-fifth year, typescripts

Box 110   Folder 4

Charles E. Merriam, obituaries, sympathy cards and memorial program, 1/8/53

Box 110   Folder 5

Political Cartoons, regarding Charles Merriam

  • "The Professor in Politics"
  • "The Open Mouth Platform"
Box 110   Folder 5A

"Win with Merriam," Capt. Charles E. Merriam for Mayor, Feb. 1919 (6)

Box 110   Folder 5B

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, with Robert Merriam from flight on the Hindenberg, passenger list and pin, 8/5/36

Box 110   Folder 6

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, royalties and copyrights, 1952-1966

Box 110   Folder 7

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, 1967-1970

Box 110   Folder 8

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, 1975-1977

Box 110   Folder 9

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, The American Party System, with Harold F. Gosnell, royalties, 1964-1971

Box 110   Folder 10

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, World Politics and Personal Insecurity, with Harold Lasswell and T. V. Smith, royalties, 1965

Box 110   Folder 11

Charles E. Merriam, correspondence, Charles E. Merriam Essay Award, 1956-1957, and Professorship, 1969, at the University of Chicago, and Scholarship and Fellowship at the University of Illinois, 1958-1959

Box 110   Folder 12

Charles E. Merriam, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, papers and lectures on Charles E. Merriam, 8/29/74-9/2/74

Box 110   Folder 13

Charles E. Merriam, articles on or referencing Charles E. Merriam and his work

Box 110   Folder 14

Charles E. Merriam, search for author of biography, correspondence, 1952-1956

Box 110   Folder 15

Charles E. Merriam, requests for use of his papers, 1958-1960

Box 110   Folder 16

Charles E. Merriam, disposition of his papers, 1963-1967

Box 110   Folder 17

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, on papers and biography, correspondence, 1959-1961

Box 111   Folder 1

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, 1961-1968

Box 111   Folder 2-4

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, biography, typescript draft

Box 111   Folder 5

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, introduction to New Aspects of Politics, by Charles E. Merriam, 1969

Box 111   Folder 6

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, "The Power of Intellect and the Politics of Ideas," with references to Charles E. Merriam

Box 111   Folder 7

Charles E. Merriam, Barry Karl, "In Search of National Planning: The Case for a Third New Deal," 1983

Box 111   Folder 8

Charles E. Merriam, miscellaneous

  • Home administration
Box 111   Folder 9-10

Correspondence, 1955-1961

Box 111   Folder 11

Correspondence, Chevy Chase, Maryland house, including deed, mortgage coupons and improvements, 1955-1961

Box 111   Folder 12

Correspondence, 1964

Box 111   Folder 13

Moving and decorating, plans and bills, 1964-1965

Box 112   Folder 1-3

Correspondence, 1974-1978

Box 112   Folder 4

Menominee, Michigan vacation home, correspondence, 1971-1976

Box 112   Folder 5

Menominee, highway construction, legal inquiries, 1975-1976

Box 112   Folder 6

Travel, correspondence, and itineraries, 1971-1973

Box 112   Folder 7

Merriam Family Genealogical information

Box 112   Folder 8

Doyle Family Genealogical information

Box 112   Folder 9

Family Genealogy, notes from a trip to Concord

Box 112   Folder 10

Colonial Concord, A Study in Pen and Ink by James H. Dee, Jr.

Box 112   Folder 11

Brochures about Concord

Box 112   Folder 12

Baby book-diary by Hilda Doyle Merriam for her daughter, E. and son, Robert, ends 1926

Box 112   Folder 13

List of Family antiques

Subseries 3: Memorabilia

Box 112   Folder 14

Political buttons and pins, Herbert C. Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt

Box 112   Folder 15

Political buttons and pins, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Box 112   Folder 16

Political buttons and pins, Republican Party Convention, 1960

Box 112   Folder 17

Political buttons and pins, Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford

Box 112   Folder 18

Political buttons and pins, Illinois and Chicago politicians, including Anton J. Cermack

Box 112   Folder 19

Postcards, 1927-1955

Box 112A   Folder 1

Postcard, received

Box 112A   Folder 2

Postcards, never sent

Box 112A   Folder 3

Pins and patches

Box 112A   Folder 4

Jane Jungkunz, Merriam’s first wife

Box 112A   Folder 5

Disposition of Merriam’s papers, correspondence, 1964-1968

Box 112A   Folder 6

Fred D. Buckley, correspondence, 1965

Subseries 4: Ephemera

Box 112A   Folder 7

Ribbon

Box 112A   Folder 8

French document, reproduction

Box 112A   Folder 9

Pamphlet, "Oepfelchammer"

Box 112A   Folder 10

Slides, "Man on the Moon," 1 and 2

Box 112A   Folder 11

Stamps and envelopes

  • Envelopes and postcards with stamps
  • Airmail envelopes
  • French letter stamps for the French Red Cross
  • Imperial Japan stamps
  • Postmarked stamps from Portugal.
  • Postmarked letter stamps
  • Turque Collection de 100
  • Meat inspections stamp
  • Tobacco, revenue stamps (3)
  • Cigar, revenue stamps (4)
  • Beer stamps (4)
Box 113   Folder 1

Miscellaneous

Box 113   Folder 2

News clippings

Box 113   Folder 3

News clippings, John F. Kennedy’s assassination

Subseries 5: Photographs

Box 113   Folder 4-5

Merriam’s childhood albums, 1920s

Box 113   Folder 6

Family during Merriam’s childhood, 1918-1931

Box 113   Folder 7

Family during Merriam’s childhood, in Germany and Switzerland

Box 113   Folder 8

Family during Merriam’s childhood, at cottage in Wisconsin

Box 113   Folder 9

Family, ca. 1930s

Box 113   Folder 10

Merriam at Camp Highlands, Plum Lake, Wisconsin

Box 113   Folder 11

1933

Box 113   Folder 12

Merriam on vacations, 1940s

Box 113   Folder 13

Late 1940s

Box 113   Folder 14

Late 1940s, a family of three in the snow

Box 113   Folder 15

Fishing trip

Box 113   Folder 16

Family and riverboat, 1959

Box 113   Folder 17

Charles E. Merriam, including his seventy-fifth birthday, 1949

Box 113   Folder 18

Hilda Doyle Merriam

Box 113   Folder 19

Merriam, ca. 1935-1943

Box 113   Folder 20

Merriam’s sister Elizabeth’s son

Box 113   Folder 21

Marguerite Merriam, 1950s

Box 113   Folder 22

Monique Merriam, 1954-ca. 1970

Box 113   Folder 23

Unidentified people

Box 113   Folder 24

Unidentified people women

Box 113   Folder 25

Unidentified places

Box 114   Folder 1

Negatives, Hilda Merriam’s, "old"

Box 114   Folder 2

Negatives, flat, 1930s and 1940s

Box 114   Folder 3

Negatives, color and Minox

Box 114   Folder 4

Negatives, rolls

Box 114   Folder 5

Negatives, miscellaneous

Series VII: Oversize

Subseries 1: Miscellaneous Political Papers

Box 115   Folder 1

Photographs of theatre ground situation maps, 12/3/1944 - 12/19/1944

Box 115   Folder 2

Merriam campaign poster, 1947

Box 115   Folder 2

Sanitation District map of future construction 28 x 40 inch, 1951

Box 115   Folder 3

Merriam 1955 mayoral campaign materials, portrait proofs, undated

Box 115   Folder 4

Merriam and Filipino supporters, 1955

Box 115   Folder 5

Merriam and campaign supporters, Life Magazine, 1955

Box 115   Folder 6

Merriam campaign posters, 1951 Box 115

Box 115   Folder 6

Political cartoons, original art work

Box 115   Folder 7

Ward Map, Chicago, 1947

Subseries 2: Scrapbooks and clippings

Box 116

Scrapbook 1: Youth For Democracy/Youth For Roosevelt, 1940-1941

Box 116

Scrapbook 2: Army, Jane Merriam, and Emmett Deadman, 1942-1943 (2 books)

Box 117

Scrapbook 1: 12/1/46 - 2/25/47

Box 117

Scrapbook 2: Campaign and Bertram Moss literature, 1947

Box 118

Scrapbook 1: 2/26/47 - 11/30/47

Box 119

Scrapbook 1: 1948

Box 119

Scrapbook 2: 1949

Box 119

Scrapbook 3: 1950

Box 120

Scrapbook 1: 1951

Box 121

Scrapbook 1: "B," 1/1/54 - 4/6/54

Box 121

Scrapbook 2: "C," 4/7/54 - 5/26/54

Box 122

Scrapbook 1: "D," 5/27/54 - 9/9/54

Box 122

Scrapbook 2: "E," 9/10/54 - 12/16/54

Box 123

Scrapbook 1: Mayoral Campaign, 12/10/54 - 12/21/54

Box 123

Scrapbook 2: Mayoral Campaign, 3/24/55 - 4/20/55

Box 124

Scrapbook 1: Mayoral Campaign, 11/20/54 - 3/23/55

Box 125

Scrapbook 1: Mayoral Campaign, 1954-1955

Box 125

Scrapbook 2: Mayoral Campaign, 12/17/54 - 12/30/54

Box 125

Scrapbook 3: Mayoral Campaign, 1955

Box 125

Film "It’s Time For Merriam," 16mm, black and white, no sound, 1/30/55

Box 126

Scrapbook : News clippings and correspondence, 1955-1960

Box 127

Scrapbooks 1-2: News clippings and correspondence, 1959-1962

Box 127

Scrapbook 3: Hilda Doyle Merriam, Scrapbook, 14 Feb 1961 (unlabeled)

Box 128

Scrapbook 1: News clippings and correspondence, 1930s

Box 128

Scrapbook 2: News clippings and correspondence, 1943-1945

Box 128

Scrapbook 3: News clippings and correspondence, 1945-1947

Box 129

Scrapbook 1: News clippings and correspondence, 1951-1952

Box 129

Scrapbook 2: News clippings and correspondence, 1954

Box 129

Scrapbook 3: News clippings and correspondence, 1957-1959

Box 130

Scrapbook: 1918-1984

Series VII: Ephemera

Box 131

Wooden stamps

Box 131

Pocketknives

Box 131

Bullets

Box 131

University of Chicago charms, medals, and pins

Box 131

Tie pins

Box 131

Family photo pins

Box 131

Mini compass

Box 131

Mini cards

Box 131

Mini dreidel

Box 131

Dress pins

Box 131

Medal, Pittsburgh

Box 131

Tokens

Box 131

Merriam for Mayor, buttons

Box 131

Cracker jack air corps cuff link

Box 131

Crossed Rifles pin

Box 131

Photographs of Charles and Robert Merriam, in small leather frame

Box 131

Miscellaneous pins

Box 131

Intramural medal

Box 131

Merriam for Alderman, buttons

Box 131

Metal stamp, keys

Box 131

Swiss Flag and pin

Box 131

University of Chicago medal and ribbon