Kenneth R. West Papers
00104

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
West, Kenneth R.
Title
Kenneth R. West papers
ID
00104
Date [inclusive]
1947-1962
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical/Historical

Kenneth West is a former managing editor of The State Journal of Lansing, Michigan. In 1954, West was a member of a press delegation invited by Pan-America on a promotional trip to Europe before instituting regular service. As a correspondent for the newspaper, West attended the 1948 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, as well as the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Republican Conventions.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

Kenneth West is a former managing editor of The State Journal of Lansing, Michigan. The collection contains papers from the various activities he participated in professionally and in connection with the newspaper.

Included is correspondence between West and Earle Pitt, a Former State Journal writer, both personal and in connection with a series Pitt was to write for the paper. Also, a June 1951 issue of  Czechoslovak Life and a letter written by West to the editorial staff denouncing their claims of freedom and property in Czechoslovakia; speeches given at police training at Michigan State University and the State Police Department and letters between sponsoring State Police officials and Michigan State University professors; correspondence and articles concerning the controversial Kinsey Report, 1953: correspondence dealing with the handling of McNamara's announcement for re-election and correspondence with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

In 1954, West was a member of a press delegation invited by Pan-America on a promotional trip to Europe before instituting regular service. Correspondence involves pre-trip arrangements, articles written for The State Journal, and a speech given about the trip to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

On April 28, 1955, The State Journal published its centennial issue. Included is correspondence dealing with its preparation, congratulatory letters on its success, and the Press and People section of the issue.

Also included is correspondence, newsletters and committee reports of various professional organizations and their committees in which West was involved: American Society of Newspaper Editors; Associated Press Managing Editors Association and its Writing Committee; a 1962 working on a report of Southeast Asia; and a Sigma Delta Chi and its Freedom of Information Committee.

As a correspondent for the newspaper, West attended the 1948 Democratic and Republican Conventions, as well as the 1952, 1956 and 1960 Republican Conventions. Materials from the conventions include pre-trip arrangements, tickets and receipts, news-release copies of speeches, pamphlets on convention activities, delegate listings, platform information, West's personal notes, news copy and newspaper clippings.

In addition, miscellaneous correspondence (1946-1961), newspaper clippings, pamphlets and speeches are included.

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Arrangement

The arrangement by subject, in which the collection was received, has been retained and placed in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  January 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Dedicated to the public. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Charles Press, 1975-07-30.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Society of Newspaper Editors.
  • Associated Press Managing Editors Association.
  • Democratic National Convention.
  • Michigan Liquor Control Commission.
  • Michigan State University. Department of Police Administration.
  • Pan American Airways Corporation.
  • Republican National Convention.
  • Sigma Delta Chi.

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Speeches, addresses, etc.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Southeast Asia

Personal Name(s)

  • Pitt, Earle R.

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Mr. Earle Pitt Correspondence -- 1949-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 1

Czechoslovak Life - Letter and magazine -- 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 2

Box

Police Classes 

1

Correspondence with MSU Department of Police Administration & State Police -- 1951-1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 3

Speeches to Police Classes -- 1950s 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 4

Kinsey Report 

1

Newspaper Clipping -- August 20, 1953 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 5

Correspondence & Speech -- 1953-1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 6

Pan-America Trip 

1

Correspondence -- 1954-1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 7

Newspaper Clippings - Trip -- 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 8

Speech to D.A.R. about trip -- [c. 1954] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 9

The State Journal - Centennial issue 

1

Correspondence -- 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 10

Section of Centennial Issue of The State Journal -- April 28, 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 11

Correspondence -- 1955 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 12

Newspaper Clippings, pictures of Mr. West -- [c. 1950s] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 13

Michigan Liquor Control Commission - Correspondence & Pamphlet -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 14

Newspaper Clippings of John K. Walsh -- 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 15

Box

ASNE Association 

1

ASNE Bulletin (see folder 17) -- April 1, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 16

Newspaper Clipping (see folder 16) -- March 7, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 17

ASNE Bulletin -- May 1, 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 18

ASNE Bulletin -- April 1, 1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 19

Speech -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 20

AP Newsletters -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 21

Box

APME Association 

1

Newsletters -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 22

Correspondence with APME Committee -- January - August 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 23

Teletype Copy used in APME Committee -- [1956?] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 24

Committee Reports -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 25

Committee Report -- 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 26

Correspondence with APME Committee -- 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 27

Notes of APME Board Meeting -- [c. 1958?] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 28

Newsletters -- 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 29

Box

Sigma Delta Chi 

1

Newsletters & Correspondence -- c. 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 30

Correspondence -- 1952-1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 31

Freedom of Information Committee Notes -- [c. 1960s] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 32

Correspondence -- October - December 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 33

Correspondence - Freedom of Information (see folder 36) -- 1960-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 34

Clipping - Freedom of Information (see folder 36) -- October 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 35

Letter (see folder 35) -- 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   1 36

Correspondence -- January - March 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 1

Correspondence -- May - October 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 2

APME Freedom of Information Bulletins 1-3 -- 1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 3

Newspaper Clipping -- [c. 1960s] 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 4

McNamara - Correspondence - re-election -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 5

Box

APME - S.E. Asia Committee 

2
Box

Correspondence - S.E. Asia Report 

2

A-E - George Beebe, Les Cansler, A. Vernon Croop, Bob Eddy, Frank Eyerly -- 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 6

F-R - Bob Heck, I. William Hill, Michael J. Ogden, John D. Paulson, Sam Ragan -- 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 7

S-Z - Henry H. Schulte, Dave Schutz, Bill Steven -- 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 8

S.E. Asia Report -- July 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 9

Speech by Harold Fitzgerald - MAPEA -- 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 10

Correspondence - APME -- 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 11

Box

National Political Conventions 

2
Box

1948 Republican 

2

Correspondence -- May - June 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 12

Newspaper Clippings -- 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 13

News Copy -- 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 14

1948 Democratic 

2

Speech -- July 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 15

Receipts, pamphlets, correspondence -- 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 16

1952 Republican 

2

Correspondence, Newsletters -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 17

Delegate Lists -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 18

News Releases of Convention Speeches -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 19

Notes of Convention -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 20

Newspaper Clippings, Reports -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 21

Receipts, Pamphlets -- 1952 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   2 22

1956 Democratic 

3

Correspondence - Arrangements -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 1

Press Releases -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 2

The Michigan Democrat - Newsletter -- June 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 3

News Copy -- August 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 4

Newspaper Clippings -- August 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 5

1956 Republicans Newspaper Clippings -- 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 6

Box

1960 Republican 

3

Pamphlets -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 7

Committee Reports -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 8

Personal Notes and Press Card -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 9

Press Copy -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 10

Newspaper Clippings -- 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 11

Miscellaneous Correspondence 

3

 1947-1959 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 12

A-R, R.C. Herrick, Vermont Royster, Elinor K. Rose -- 1951-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 13

S-Z - Dale Stafford, Clark H. Stevens, Henry Stimson, Ray Tucker, Laurent K. Varnum, David J. Wilkie -- 1951-1961 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 14

Newspaper Article, Issue of White House News Managing -- 1963 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 15

Associated Press Writing Handbook -- 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 16

Speech - Introducing Tom Collins -- n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed Materials   3 17

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Associated Press Managing Editors. Meeting. 

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