Personal papers and photos of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, Woodrow Wilson’s youngest daughter.
University of California at Santa Barbara
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
2 boxes, 33 jpgs, 142 pdfs
Biography or History
Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (1889-1967). Youngest daughter of Woodrow and Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, born in Middletown, Connecticut, 5 October 1889. Married to William Gibbs McAdoo, at the White House, 7 May 1914. Divorced 1934. Well known public speaker and radio commentator. Author of numerous short stories and two books, The Priceless Gift, a collection of her parents love letters, and The Woodrow Wilsons, a memoir. Longstanding interest in world peace movements; present at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco. Active in the United World Federalists movement. Died in Montecito, California, April 1967.
Scope and Content
The collection is divided into fourteen series. Series I-IV contain personal papers and records of President Woodrow Wilson's third and youngest daughter, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo, her husband William Gibbs McAdoo, and their two children Ellen Wilson McAdoo and Mary Faith McAdoo. Series V-VIII contain personal papers and records of President Woodrow Wilson, his first wife Ellen Axson Wilson, and their first two children Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Jessie Woodrow Wilson. Series IX-X contain Wilson family clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Series XII contains the McAdoo family childrens collection. Series XIII contains Wilson family oversize materials. Series XIV contains audiovisual materials.
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, “Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at University of California-Santa Barbara Finding Aid,” 1859-1967, FA100021, Eleanor Wilson McAdoo Collection at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.