Hechler, Ken, 1914-2016
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1909
Overview Correspondence, financial records, speeches, reports, blueprints, and pamphlets of a Bluefield banker and businessman who was a treasurer of the Democratic Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Governors of West Virginia University. Subjects include numerous businesses in the Bluefield area, Bluefield State College, Concord College, Bank of Bramwell, Island Creek Coal Company, Norfolk and Western Railroad, Pocahontas Fuel Company, Smokeless Operators Association, Virginia Railway,...
Collection Number: A&M.1580
Overview Correspondence, speeches, and newspaper clippings of a West Virginia Republican chairman, U.S. senator (serving in 1958), and member of the 1960 Republican National Convention platform committee. Subjects include: West Virginia and national Republican politics, 1956-1961; the 1958 Congressional election; the 1960 presidential campaign; the State Chamber of Commerce; State Economic Development Agency; Ohio Valley Improvement Association; and West Virginia University. Correspondents include...
Collection Number: A&M.1164
Overview Transcription of an oral history interview by Niel M. Johnson of the Harry S. Truman Library with Ken Hechler. Hechler, born 1914 in Roslyn, NY, received A.B., Swarthmore 1935; M.A., Columbia 1936; Ph.D., Columbia 1940 in Political Science which he later taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Marshall Universities. He served as a U. S. Army combat historian in Europe during World War II. Hechler was a research assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was special assistant to President Harry...
Collection Number: A&M.2818
Overview Buttons, pins, and stickers for West Virginia political campaigns, including Gubernatorial and Senatorial races. Politicians represented include William Barron, Robert Byrd, Darrell McGraw, Mollohan, Arch Moore, Okey Patteson, Charlotte Pritt, Jennings Randolph, Jay Rockefeller, Jim Spouse, and Cecil Underwood.
Collection Number: A&M.1913
Overview Correspondence, speeches, reminiscences, and newspaper clippings of a West Virginia newspaperman, state auditor, 1927-1929, and businessman. Subjects covered include the West Virginia gubernatorial campaign of 1924, Rush D. Holt's decision to run for the U.S. Senate in 1934, oil wildcatting ventures of Michael Benedum and J.C. Trees, the economy, oil imports, depletion allowances on the production of oil and gas, and labor legislation. Correspondents include Holmes Alexander, Robert C. Byrd,...
Dates: 1915-1964 ca.
Collection Number: A&M.1887
Overview Papers of Thomas W. Gavett, Chairman of the Commission. Subjects covered include: surveys of equal employment opportunities, newspaper clippings, material from the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, correspondence regarding non-discriminatory college applications for West Virginia institutions of higher learning, memoranda from the executive director to commission members, minutes of meetings, hearings, West Virginia Interracial Commission created by Governor M.M. Neely, West Virginia...
Collection Number: A&M.2620
Overview A history of the West Virginia Square & Round Dance Convention and of America's distinct folk dance tradition including clogging, contra and flat-foot, and round and square dancing. Also includes documentation regarding efforts by the Convention to acquire passage of a state bill authorizing the square dance as the officially recognized dance of West Virginia. Included in this lobbying endeavor are petitions from local square dance clubs and correspondence from Gerald Ash, Percy Ashcraft,...