Kieran, John, 1892-1981

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John Kieran was a newspaper columnist, author, and naturalist.

From the guide to the John Kieran letter and clippings (MS 272), 1943, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)

Naturalist, author, and sports columnist. Full name: John Francis Kieran. Died 1981.

From the description of Papers of John Kieran, 1917-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071687

Amateur naturalist, journalist and sportswriter.

From the description of John Kieran manuscript, photographs and other material, 1959-1966. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 56052402

Biographical Note

  • 1892, Aug. 2: Born, New York, N. Y.
  • 1908 - 1911 : Attended City College of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1912: B.S., Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1913: Poultry farmer and rural school teacher, Dutchess County, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Sports reporter, New York Times
  • 1917 - 1919 : World War I service in France with Eleventh United States Engineers
  • 1919: Married Alma Boldtmann (died 1944)
  • 1922 - 1925 : Sports reporter, New York Tribune
  • 1925 - 1927 : Sports reporter, New York American
  • 1927 - 1941 : “Sports of the Times” columnist, New York Times
  • 1938 - 1948 : Information Please radio show panelist
  • 1941 - 1944 : Sports columnist, New York Sun
  • 1947: Married Margaret Ford
  • 1947 - 1953 : Editor, Information Please Almanac
  • 1952: Information Please television show panelist
  • 1956: Retired to Rockport, Mass., on Cape Ann
  • 1959: Published A Natural History of New York City. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1964: Published autobiography, Not Under Oath. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1974: Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • 1981, Dec. 10: Died, Rockport, Mass.

From the guide to the John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Dan Golenpaul Papers, 1934-1981, (bulk 1934-1977) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kieran, John, 1892-1981. John Kieran manuscript, photographs and other material, 1959-1966. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Inge, William. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975. William Germain Dooley papers, 1925-1973. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Nagler, Fred, 1891-1983. Fred and Edith Nagler papers, 1913-1979. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kennedy, Sinclair, 1875-1947. Papers, 1905-1946 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Kieran, John, 1892-1981. Papers of John Kieran, 1917-1981. Library of Congress
referencedIn Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Papers, 1799-1995 and undated Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library
referencedIn Golenpaul, Dan. Papers, 1934-1981 (bulk 1934-1977). Library of Congress
creatorOf John Kieran letter and clippings (MS 272), 1943 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Kieran, John, 1892-1981. John Kieran manuscript, photographs and other material, 1959-1966. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
creatorOf Kieran, John, 1892-1981. Correspondence to W. A. Swanberg, 1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Golenpaul, Dan. Papers of Dan Golenpaul, 1934-1981 (bulk 1934-1977). Library of Congress
creatorOf Kieran, John, 1892-1981. John Kieran Papers, 1934-1965. Peabody Essex Museum
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Allen, Fred, 1894-1956 person
correspondedWith Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984 person
correspondedWith Beebe, William, 1877-1962 person
correspondedWith Borland, Hal, 1900-1978 person
correspondedWith Brooks, Paul person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Cagney, James, 1899-1986 person
associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
correspondedWith Croy, Homer, 1883-1965 person
correspondedWith Davidson, Garrison H., 1904- person
correspondedWith Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 person
associatedWith Dooley, William Germain, 1904-1975. person
correspondedWith Fadiman, Clifton, 1904-1999 person
correspondedWith Farley, James A. (James Aloysius), 1888-1976 person
correspondedWith Golenpaul, Dan. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, Sinclair, 1985-1947 person
associatedWith Kieran, John, 1892- person
associatedWith Kieran, Margaret Ford, 1905-2003. person
correspondedWith Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974 person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
correspondedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967 person
correspondedWith McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997 person
correspondedWith McFee, William, 1881- person
correspondedWith McFee, William, 1881-1966 person
correspondedWith Mullin, Willard, 1902-1978 person
associatedWith Nagler, Fred, 1891-1983. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith O'Donnell, Emmett, 1906-1971 person
correspondedWith O'Hara, John, 1905-1970 person
correspondedWith Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943 person
correspondedWith Phillips, H. I. (Harry Irving), b. 1887 person
correspondedWith Reeder, Red, 1902- person
correspondedWith Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944 person
correspondedWith Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979 person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
correspondedWith Smith, Ken, 1902- person
correspondedWith Swope, Herbert Bayard, 1882-1958 person
correspondedWith Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980 person
correspondedWith Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith United States. Army. Engineers, 11th. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957 person
correspondedWith Waring, Fred, 1900-1984 person
correspondedWith White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Sports journalism
Quiz shows
World War, 1914-1918
Bird watching
Natural history


Birth 1892-08-02

Death 1981-12-09



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SNAC ID: 55474831