Mitgang, Herbert

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Herbert Mitgang was an American literary critic, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright.

From the guide to the Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Herbert Mitgang (1920- ), author, editor, journalist, and motion-picture producer, was managing editor of the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes, during World War II. After his war service, he joined the New York Times as a copy editor and reviewer. He served as supervising editor of the Sunday Times drama section from 1955 to 1962, editorial writer and member of the editorial board from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1967 to 1976. From 1964 to 1967 he was assistant to the president and the executive editor of CBS News and produced several documentary films. He taught at City College in New York, was a visiting lecturer at Yale University and served as president of both the Authors' League and the Authors' Guild. Since 1976 Mitgang has been a cultural correspondent and book reviewer for the New York Times. In addition to his work at the Times and CBS, he has written articles, novels and biographies and has edited several books.

From the guide to the Herbert Mitgang papers, 1929-1995, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Marianne Moore collection of papers, 1887-1975, 1921-1969 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Herbert Mitgang papers, 1929-1995 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frank Swinnerton collection of papers, 1912-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rebecca West collection of papers, 1916-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Papers, 1921-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Christopher Isherwood collection of papers, 1926-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Newsmen's Commission to Investigate the Murder of George Polk Records, Bulk, 1946-1950, 1946-1992, bulk 1946-1950 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Bill Mauldin Papers, 1941-1970 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Kay Boyle collection of papers, 1925-1988, 1952-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Stephen Spender collection of papers, 1928]-1993, 1931-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Henry Steele Commager Papers, 1920-1998, (bulk 1945-1985) Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers, 1905-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Archibald MacLeish collection of papers, 1923-1981 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Thornton Wilder collection of papers, 1926-1975, 1926-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn John Cheever collection of papers, 1942-1982 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Graves collection of papers, 1914-1975 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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associatedWith Algren, Nelson, 1909- person
associatedWith Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975 person
associatedWith Authors' Guild (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Authors' League of America corporateBody
associatedWith Bellow, Saul person
associatedWith Berger, Raoul, 1901- person
associatedWith Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992 person
associatedWith Cheever, John person
associatedWith Colquhoun, Archibald person
associatedWith Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998 person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970 person
associatedWith Edel, Leon, 1907- person
associatedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Gold, Herbert, 1924- person
associatedWith Gordimer, Nadine person
associatedWith Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Isherwood, Christopher, 1904-1986 person
associatedWith Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998 person
associatedWith Lessing, Doris May, 1919- person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lord, Walter, 1917-2002 person
associatedWith MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982 person
associatedWith Mailer, Norman person
associatedWith Matthews, Herbert Lionel, 1900- person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003 person
associatedWith Moore, Henry, 1898- person
associatedWith Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 person
associatedWith Murdoch, Iris person
associatedWith Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 person
associatedWith Newsmen's Commission to Investigate the Murder of George Polk. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Roth, Philip person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 person
associatedWith Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 person
associatedWith Seabury, Samuel, 1873-1958 person
associatedWith Sitwell, Osbert, 1892-1969 person
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 person
associatedWith Steegmuller, Francis, 1906- person
associatedWith Swinnerton, Frank, 1884- person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation corporateBody
associatedWith Updike, John person
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Vonnegut, Kurt person
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 person
associatedWith West, Rebecca, Dame, 1892-1983 person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 person
associatedWith Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Journalism, Military
Journalism--Editing
Authors, American--20th century--Political and social views
Politics and literature--United States
Journalism--United States
American literature--20th century--Political aspects
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
Reporters and reporting
Occupation
Journalists
Editors
Authors
Motion picture producers and directors
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