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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Hadley, Paul Robert, 1920 -. Papers, 1972 - 1977.
MSU Archives Collection 1272



Hadley, Paul Robert, 1920 -. Papers, 1972 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1272. One and 1/2 hollinger, .64 cubic feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items pertaining to Paul Robert Hadley, originally from Woodstock, Ontario, but currently living in Mankato, Minnesota. Hadley was a successful businessman and avid boater, and the collection reflects his interests in both. Included in the collection are articles written by Hadley for Family Houseboating and Motorboat magazines, and the correspondence he wrote and received about these articles. Also included are articles that Hadley wrote for various business and industry publications. The thesis that Hadley wrote to complete his course at Notre Dame University, "What Have Been the Results and What Are the Likely Results of a Community Development Effort, Modeled on the U.S. Chamber's Action Program, As Conducted by a Local Chamber", is also included. Biographical information, speeches, and typescripts of articles are also part of the collection.

Biographical Note:

Paul Hadley was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on 9 May 1920. He attended Ithaca College, where he graduated after serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Alice Churchill on 25 November 1942, and they had four children.

After college graduation, Hadley worked for Churchill Weavers of Berea, Kentucky and established the first Chamber of Commerce in Berea. In 1960, he went to work for the State of Kentucky's Department of Commerce, where he concentrated on industrial development. In 1964 he became Executive Vice President of the Clark County, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, where he stayed for two years. Always interested and involved in boating, Hadley managed the Sunliner Division (houseboats) for American Commercial Lines from 1965 until 1968.

In Mankato, Hadley has been Vice President and General Manager of Kayot, Inc., Executive Vice President of the Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce from 1970 until 1977, and Vice President for Development for Carlson Craft, Inc., of North Mankato.

Biographical information obtained from Hadley, the collection, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 1974 - 1975, Dictionary of International Biographies, Seventh edition, and the Mankato Free Press, 6 September 1977.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of items relating to Paul Robert Hadley, currently of Mankato, Minnesota. The collection contains articles that Hadley wrote about boating topics, and the correspondence generated by these articles. Also included are articles that Hadley wrote for business publications throughout the 1970s. Hadley's speeches, some biographical information about Hadley, and a copy of Hadley's masters' thesis, "What Have Been the Results and What are the Likely Results of a Community Development Effort Modeled on the U.S. Chamber's Action Program as Conducted by a Local Chamber" are also included. The materials in this collection originate from 1972 to 1977.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Hadley, Paul Robert, 1920 -. Papers, 1972 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1272, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Paul Hadley donated this collection in July 1977.

Processed By:

Steve Potts processed this collection in June 1986. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell November 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Paul Robert Hadley available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Hadley, Paul Robert, 1920 -.
Mankato (Minn.)

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1272

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Motorboat , Vol. 3, 1976. Contains articles by Hadley on houseboats.

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Journal of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives , Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1976. Contains article by Hadley, “Management of Volunteers”.

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Photocopies of four articles by Hadley, 1973 – 1976

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Photocopy of Hadley’s Masters Thesis, 1976, p. 1 – 100

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Photocopy of Hadley’s Masters Thesis, 1976, p. 101 - 187

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Photocopies of typescripts written by Hadley for Family Houseboating, undated and 1972 – 1975.

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1

Correspondence, undated and 1972 – 1975

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2

Typescripts and photocopies of typescripts, undated

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3

Biographical information about Hadley, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers, undated

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4

Typescripts and photocopies of speeches given by Hadley, undated and 1972

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