Congressional Papers of Colorado Congressman William S. Hill, 1941-1959

Collection Summary

Title: Congressional Papers of Colorado Congressman William S. Hill, 1941-1959
Call Number: MS 73-06
Size: 3.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Gift of William S. Hill
Processed By: MDH, 11-19-1973; Reprocessed by SMC, 12-3-1997; MN, 10-2008
Note: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Restrictions

None

Content Note

This collection of Congressman Hill’s papers contains a substantial amount of data concerning the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1956-1958) and foreign affairs with Europe (1947). These papers also contain information on Pearl Harbor, Un-American activities, World War II, and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Speeches by and newspaper clippings about Hill also are included.

Biography

William Silas Hill (1886-1972) was born in Kelly, Nemaha County, Kansas, January 20, 1886; attended the public schools, Kansas State Normal at Emporia, and Colorado State College of Agriculture at Fort Collins; homesteaded near Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, 1907-1915; superintendent of Cache la Poudre Consolidated School of Larimer County, Colorado, 1919-1922; secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau in 1923; served in the State house of representatives 1924-1926; engaged in the mercantile business at Fort Collins, Colorado, 1927-1953; elected as a Republican to the 77th and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1959); chairman, Select Committee on Small Business (83rd Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the 86th Congress; retired in 1958 and operated a farm southwest of Fort Collins until 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention in 1964; died in Fort Collins, Colorado, August 28, 1972; interment in Grandview Cemetery. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.)

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 6 FF 4 Subject Files
Series 2 Box 6 FF 5 Photographs
Series 3 Box 7-Box 8 Newspaper Clippings

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Subject Files

Box 1 FF 1 Academies (West Point, Naval, and Air Force), 1958
Box 1 FF 2 Agriculture Department -- Wheat, Milk, Wool, Rice, and Feed Grains, 1959
Box 1 FF 3 Agriculture and Commerce Departments -- Basic Statistics of Puerto Rico
Box 1 FF 4 Agriculture Department -- Colorado Rural Rehabilitation Corporation -- Denver
Box 1 FF 5 Agriculture Department -- Cotton, 1958
Box 1 FF 6 Agriculture Department -- Dairy Hearings, etc.
Box 1 FF 7 Agriculture Department -- Feed Grains, 1958
Box 1 FF 8 Agriculture Department -- Feed Grains
Box 1 FF 9 Agriculture Department (Forest Service California Region)
Box 1 FF 10 Agriculture -- Livestock Information, 1958
Box 2 FF 1-4 Agriculture Department -- Public Law 480, 1958
Box 2 FF 5-6 Agriculture Department -- Sugar Act, 1955-56
Box 2 FF 7 Cuba Trip -- Agricultural Concerns
Box 3 FF 1 Election Costs
Box 3 FF 2 Election Material -- William Hill
Box 3 FF 3 Election Materials
Box 3 FF 4 Election Results
Box 3 FF 5 European Trip, 1947
Box 3 FF 6 Foreign Affairs -- Austria, 1947
Box 3 FF 7 Foreign Affairs -- Belgium, 1947
Box 3 FF 8 Foreign Affairs -- Puerto Rico Trip Concerning Agriculture, 1953
Box 4 FF 1 Foreign Affairs -- Denmark, 1947
Box 4 FF 2 Foreign Affairs -- France, 1947 -- Concerning French Agriculture
Box 4 FF 3 Foreign Affairs -- Germany, 1947
Box 4 FF 4 Foreign Affairs -- Italy, 1947
Box 4 FF 5 Foreign Affairs -- Norway, 1947
Box 4 FF 6 Foreign Affairs -- Sweden, 1947 (Concerns Agriculture)
Box 4 FF 7 Foreign Affairs -- Switzerland, 1947
Box 4 FF 8 Foreign Affairs -- Netherlands, 1947
Box 4 FF 9 Foreign Affairs -- United Kingdom, 1941
Box 4 FF 10 Letters, Miscellaneous
Box 4 FF 11-12 Lincoln’s Day (Speeches and Miscellaneous)
Box 4 FF 13 Missouri Cotton Producers -- 8th Annual Meeting, March 28, 1957
Box 4 FF 14 Pearl Harbor (2 Pamphlets by John Flynn)
Box 4 FF 15 Post Office Department
Box 5 FF 1 Presidential Inauguration, 1953
Box 5 FF 2 Retirement for William Hill, 1958
Box 5 FF 3 Social Security and Dr. Townsend
Box 5 FF 4 Speeches by William Hill
Box 5 FF 5 Congressional Record Speeches of William Hill -- January 1941 - July 1946
Box 5 FF 6 Department of State -- Technical Cooperation Administration
Box 5 FF 7 Taber, John to William Hill -- October 5, 1950 (Letter about Aubrey Williams to Harry Hopkins)
Box 5 FF 8 Un-American Activities
Box 5 FF 9 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Box 6 FF 1 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Position Papers, 1953
Box 6 FF 2 United Nations Documents for the Seventh Session of the Food Agriculture Organization Conference, 1953
Box 6 FF 3 Williams, Ralph (Information Concerning)
Box 6 FF 4 World War II (Trip to England and letters about the War and the United States)

Series 2 ‒ Photographs

Box 6 FF 5 Photographs

Series 3 ‒ Newspaper Clippings

Box 7 FF 1 Colorado Politics, 1938-46 - Clippings
Box 7 FF 2 Hill, Representative William S., 1938-41 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 3 Hill, Representative William S., 1942-46 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 4 Colorado Politics, 1948-49 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 5 Hill, Representative William S., 1948-49 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 6 Colorado Politics, 1950-51 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 7 Hill, Representative William S., 1950-51 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 8 Colorado Politics, 1952-56 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 9 Hill, Representative William S., 1952-56 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 10 Colorado Politics, 1957-58 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 11 Hill, Representative William S., 1957-58 -- Clippings
Box 7 FF 12 Hill, Representative William S. -- Retirement -- Colorado Politics -- Clippings
Box 8 Scrapbook with Hill Clippings, 1940