Flynn, John T., 1882-1964

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John T. Flynn (1882-1964) was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and author of books on current affairs. He wrote for a wide variety of periodicals ranging from Harpers to the National Review. From 1940 he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics and communications. Among the many correspondents Flynn cultivated during his career was Burton K. Wheeler, senator from Montana from 1923-1947. The two men exchanged letters pertaining to a wide variety of mutual interests during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

From the guide to the Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers, 1937-1955, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

John T. Flynn was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and author of books on current affairs. He wrote for a wide variety of periodicals ranging from Harpers to the National Review. From 1940 he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics and communications. Among the many correspondents Flynn cultivated during his career was Burton K. Wheeler, senator from Montana (1923-1947). The two men exchanged letters pertaining to a wide variety of mutual interests during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

From the description of Burton K. Wheeler documents from the John T. Flynn papers, 1937-1955. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 70925405

Journalist associated with New republic, Colliers, and Reader's digest, radio commentator with a series titled Behind the headlines, biographer, and author of books on current affairs.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1961. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 18830904

John Thomas Flynn, born on October 25, 1882, was a newspaperman, essayist, radio commentator, biographer, and authors of books on current affairs. For ten years he was a columnist for the New Republic, and for six years an associate editor of Collier's . Magazines ranging from Harper's to National Review featured his articles , and he was a frequent contributor to Reader's Digest, either as author or editor. Through his radio broadcasts, particularly the series "Behind the Headlines," he reached a large national audience. His early books were on economic subjects; later his books were critical commentaries on national and international trends, the best-known being Country Squire in the White House and The Road Ahead . From 1940, he was one of the most literate and influential spokesmen among those who saw current events as evidence of a socialistic or communistic conspiracy in politics, religion, economics, and communication. He died on April 13, 1964.

From the guide to the John T. Flynn papers, 1928-1960, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. Papers, 1928-1961. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Burton K. Wheeler documents from the John T. Flynn papers, 1937-1955. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
creatorOf Flynn, John Thomas, 1883-1964. Correspondence, 1941, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Flynn, John Thomas, 1883-1964. Letters, 1936-1938, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf John T. Flynn papers, 1928-1960 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Flynn, John T. (John Thomas), 1882-1964. Burton K. Wheeler documents from the John T. Flynn papers, 1937-1955. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
referencedIn Getts, Clark H. Papers, 1932-1980. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Burton K. Wheeler Documents from the John T. Flynn Papers, 1937-1955 Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
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associatedWith America First Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American First Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith American Writers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith America's Future, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
associatedWith Bone, Homer Truett, 1883-1970. person
associatedWith Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Carlson, John Roy, 1909-. person
associatedWith Committee for Constitutional Government. corporateBody
associatedWith Crain, Lucille Cardin, 1901-1983. person
associatedWith Dies, Martin, 1901-1972. person
associatedWith Fagan, Myron C. (Myron Coureval), 1887-1972. person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gerard, Sumner. person
associatedWith Getts, Clark H. person
associatedWith Gipson, James H. person
associatedWith Hart, Merwin K. (Merwin Kimball), 1881- person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Mason, Frank E. person
correspondedWith Mason, Frank E. person
associatedWith McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957. person
correspondedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 person
associatedWith Mundt, Karl E. (Karl Earl), 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969. person
associatedWith Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Reece, Carroll. person
associatedWith Robnett, George W. (George Washington), 1890-1970. person
associatedWith Rumely, Edward A. (Edward Aloysius), 1882-1964. person
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associatedWith Utley, Freda, 1898-1978. person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
correspondedWith Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975 person
correspondedWith Wood, Robert E. person
associatedWith Wood, Robert E. person
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Montana
United States
Montana-Politics and government-20th century
United States
United States-Politics and government-20th century
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Civil Activism
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Literature
Conservatives--United States
Political Campaigns
Conservativism--United States
United States--History--20th century
Conservatism
Montana
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Birth 1882-10-25

Death 1964-04-13

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