Riis, Roger William, 1894-

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Author and editor. Died 1953.

From the description of Roger William Riis papers, 1903-1990 (bulk 1921-1952). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982089

Biographical Note

  • 1894, Mar. 15: Born, Richmond Hills, N.Y.
  • 1913: Attended the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa.
  • 1917: A. B., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. Reporter, New York Sun
  • 1917 - 1918 : United States Naval Reserves
  • 1920: Associate editor, American Legion Weekly
  • 1921 - 1922 : Associate editor, Collier's Weekly
  • 1921 - 1952 : Contributor, magazine articles
  • 1922 - 1942 : Free-lancer, public relations and publicity work for corporations and social movements
  • 1926: Published with Charles W. Bonner, Jr., Publicity: A Study of the Development of Industrial News. New York: J. H. Sears & Co.
  • 1926 - 19?? : Member and Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union
  • 1941: Married Elizabeth Hipple
  • 1941 - 1945 : Civilian advisor, Bureau of Aeronautics, United States Navy
  • 1942: Published with John Patric, Repairmen Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out. New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co.
  • 1943: Honorary M. A., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1943 - 1952 : Roving editor, Reader's Digest
  • 1951: Published, The Truth About Smoking. New York: Grosset & Dunlap
  • 1953, Jan. 23: Died, Wilton, Conn.

From the guide to the Roger William Riis Papers, 1903-1990, (bulk 1921-1952), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-. Papers, 1925-1982. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jacob A. Riis Papers, 1870-1990, (bulk 1887-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Riis, Roger William, b. 1894. Roger William Riis papers, 1903-1990 (bulk 1921-1952). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rayford Whittingham Logan Papers, 1925-1982 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982. Rayford Whittingham Logan papers, 1925-1982. Library of Congress
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
referencedIn Roscoe Pound papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. Jacob A. Riis papers, 1870-1990 (bulk 1887-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Roger William Riis Papers, 1903-1990, (bulk 1921-1952) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Civil Liberties Union. corporateBody
correspondedWith Baldwin, Roger N. (Roger Nash), 1884-1981 person
correspondedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Donner, Robert, d. 1964 person
correspondedWith Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888- person
correspondedWith Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888- person
correspondedWith Foster, Elizabeth Hipple Riis person
correspondedWith Fredericks, Carlton person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
correspondedWith Hayes, Arthur Garfield person
correspondedWith Holmes, John Haynes, 1879-1964 person
correspondedWith Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982. person
correspondedWith Moore, Martha Riis person
correspondedWith Owre, J. Riis person
associatedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
associatedWith Reader's Digest Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 person
correspondedWith Rorty, James, 1890-1973 person
correspondedWith Seldes, George, 1890-1995 person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Sherman Act. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wallace, DeWitt, 1889-1981 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, American
Automobile repair fraud
Antitrust law


Birth 1894


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