William J. Grede Papers, 1909-1979

Summary Information

Title: William J. Grede Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1979

  • Grede, Bill, 1897-1989
Call Number: Mss 341; Micro 799; Micro 1057; Disc 211A; Audio 813A

Quantity: 37.6 c.f. (95 archives boxes), 7 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 22 disc recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of William “Bill” Grede, a Milwaukee industrialist, business leader, national YMCA executive, and spokesman for political conservatism. Included are correspondence, financial records, minutes, memoranda, reports, speech materials, tape recordings, and news clippings from Grede's activity in Grede Foundries, the J.I. Case Company, the John Birch Society, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the YMCA. Also included are labor files documenting Grede's long-time resistance to unionization and union activity and his participation in the tri-partite panels of the Regional Board of the National Labor Relations Board. Other files concern his involvement with Carroll College, the Rampart College Freedom School, the League to Uphold Congregational Principles, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, Joseph McCarthy, Richard M. Nixon, and Robert A. Taft.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00341
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