William H. Charlton papers, 1933-1942

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Charlton, William H.
Title: William H. Charlton papers, 1933-1942
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 502
Extent: 1.75 linear ft. (4 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of William H. Charlton, a supervisor of the Editorial and Radio Division of the New York division of the National Recovery Administration.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 1964.


[after identification of item(s)], William H. Charlton papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

William H. Charlton, supervisor of the Editorial and Radio Division of the National Recovery Administration, headquartered in New York.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of William H. Charlton from 1933-1942. The papers document Charlton's role in promoting the programs of the National Recovery Administration, and include bulletins, news releases, reports, radio scripts, speeches, and stories chronicling the Depression. The collection also includes about 100 pieces of sheet music which Charlton collected.

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Unprocessed collection.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Sheet Music
1 2 Cloyd Gill (foreign language press), speeches to musicians, Mr. Lampkin (music business), speeches for women volunteer workers, Ford Auto Company and noncompliance odds and ends
1 3 Musician problems, Cloyd Gill, the theater
1 4 National Recovery Administration (NRA) radio presentations
1 5 Speeches written by Charlton for NRA Women's Division, etc.
1 6 Radio Bulletin, news releases
2 1 Speeches, Women's Division
2 2 Newspaper clippings
2 3 Grover Whalen speeches by Charlton, radio talks, General Hugh Johnson materials
2 4 Miscellaneous printed material, including Billboard World's Finest Amusement Weekly and The Film DailyThe Film Daily
3 1 Personal letters, plan for the NRA, article clippings, 50th Anniversary Druid Hills Golf Club speech
3 2 NRA controversy over "Under the Blue Eagle," Letters regarding the NRA
3 3 Pamphlets, speeches and song sheets
3 4 NRA clippings
3 5 NRA
3 6 NRA: plays, scripts, etc.
3 7 NRA
3 8 "Under the Blue Eagle" by Charlton, correspondence
4 1 Gallagher and Shean Radio Program
4 2 Working Scripts-Radio 1934-5 (commercials)
4 3 Radio Scripts 1934-5 (Script #1)
4 4 Radio Scripts 1934-5 (Script #2)
4 5 Radio Scripts 1934-5 (Script #3)
4 6 Radio Scripts 1934-5 (Sohio Gas Co.) (Parts 1-2-3)
4 7 Radio Programs by Ed Wynn
4 8 Radio Programs
4 9 Radio Scripts, etc. by W.H. Charlton