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Collection Scope and Content Note


Papers of Caroline Werner Gannett contain personal, business, and social correspondence, including letters between CWG and her parents, sisters, friends, husband, and children; courtship letters from Frank E. Gannett; correspondence relating to Rochester and Miami Beach country clubs and other social groups in which she was actively involved; letters concerning her work with the Frank E. Gannett Newspaperboy Scholarship Fund, Inc., the American Red Cross (1941-1944), the New York State War Council, the New York State Board of Regents (1947-1963), and other organizations; and letters regarding her many awards, citations, and honorary degrees. Also, correspondence, speeches, drafts, and printed material pertaining to CWG's involvement with the Syracuse University Youth Development Center and the White House Conference on Children and Youth; and correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia relating to the 1960 Republican campaign. The collection also includes photographs of the Gannett, Werner, and related families, as well as pictures of CWG, her friends, and associates; student scrapbooks, diaries, poems, plays, and other prose written by Caroline Werner; and printed material from social, political, and religious organizations.

Correspondents include James E. Allen, Lord Beaverbrook,Alexander M. Beebee, Morris Bishop, Bennett Cerf, Winston Churchill, Cornelis W. de Kiewiet, Thomas E. Dewey, Howard I. Dillingham, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mark Ellingson, Edward R. Eastman, Jacob Javits, Lyndon B. Johnson, Kenneth B. Keating, Charles Kettering, Deane W. Malott, Richard M. Nixon, Mary Pickford, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Harry G. Stutz, William P. Tolley, Frank E. Tripp, Amy Vanderbilt, James Whalen, educators, Gannett newspapermen, friends, and persons seeking Mrs. Gannett's aid.

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