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Reverend Walton E. Cole papers

 Collection
Identifier: 0225

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Reverend Walton E. Cole Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and publications on the radio battle fought in the late 1930s between Cole and Father Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest who was among the first to exploit the possibilities of preaching on the air. Coughlin, became highly controversial when his broadcasts took a political turn toward Nazism and anti-Semitism. Walton Cole, a Unitarian minister in Toledo, Ohio, tried to prevail upon the Catholic hierarchy to have his inflammatory broadcasts stopped. Walton Cole’s widow, who donated the papers, has provided personal notes and reminiscences about this tense episode.

Dates

  • 1934-1950

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections Library staff.

Extent

5 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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Abstract

The Reverend Walton E. Cole Papers consist of correspondence, clippings, and publications on the radio battle fought in the late 1930s between Cole and Father Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest who was among the first to exploit the possibilities of preaching on the air. Coughlin, became highly controversial when his broadcasts took a political turn toward Nazism and anti-Semitism. Walton Cole, a Unitarian minister in Toledo, Ohio, tried to prevail upon the Catholic hierarchy to have his inflammatory broadcasts stopped. Walton Cole’s widow, who donated the papers, has provided personal notes and reminiscences about this tense episode.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Miscellaneous Papers

Series 2 Books and Radio Broadcasts

Physical Location

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Marina Cole, March 20, 1985.

Accruals

No additions to the collection is anticipated.

General Physical Description note

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Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Special Collections Staff
Title
Guide to the Reverend Walton E. Cole papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding created by Russell Michalak
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

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