Cousins, Norman

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Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union Hill, New Jersey; attended Teachers College, Columbia University; began working at New York post as the education editor, 1934-35; worked at Current history as book reviewer, literary editor, and managing editor, 1935-40; married Eleanor (Ellen) Kopf in 1939; executive editor (1940-42), and editor-in-chief (1942-71) of Saturday Review Of Literature, later known as Saturday Review; editor of World (1972-73), Saturday Review/World (1973-74), and Saturday Review (1975-78); worked on editorial board of Office of War Information during World War II; he was involved with organizations fostering world government and control of nuclear weapons, serving as president of United World Federalists from 1952-54 and as founding member of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE); founded US-USSR and US-Chinese Writers Conferences; served as a diplomat during 3 presidential administrations; produced numerous books on political, social, and medical issues; adjunct professor of medical humanities, UCLA, beginning in 1978, where he initiated the Task Force in Psychoneuroimmunology; received many awards, including the United Nations Peace Medal, the Albert Schweitzer Prize of Humanitarianism, and nearly fifty honorary doctorate degrees; he died on Nov. 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA.

From the guide to the Norman Cousins papers, 1924-1991, bulk 1944-1990, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Luther Evans Papers, 1952-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn American Association of Advertising Agencies Records, 1918-1998 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ryerson Family. Papers, 1803-1971 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers, 1910-1994 (bulk 1922-1991) Oregon State University The Valley Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Jerome New Frank papers, 1918-1972, 1929-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Norman Thomas papers, 1904-1967, 1933-1967 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Paul Revere Reynolds Papers, 1899-1980. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Chester Bowles papers, 1924-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Will Inman Papers, 1910-2009 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vonnegut mss., 1941-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Denise Levertov papers from the estate of Mitchell Goodman, circa 1952-1985 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn John Ciardi Papers, 1910-1997, (bulk 1960-1985) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Committee to Frame a World Constitution. Records, 1945-1951 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Records, 1905-1993 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jacques Barzun's Collection of Hector Berlioz Records, 1825-1994 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1945-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jim Robertson Papers, 1946-1989, and undated, 1970-1982 Mass Media and Culture
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Lawrence S. Kubie Papers, 1916-1978 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn George Vernon Denny Papers, 1930-1959, (bulk 1950-1959) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Louis Kaufman Collection, 1925-2008 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Papers, 1960-2003. Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
referencedIn Keys mss., 1972-1982 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Catherine Drinker Bowen Papers, 1793-1980, (bulk 1934-1972) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Luther Carrington Goodrich Papers, 1890-1991. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer Papers, 1898-1978, (bulk 1933-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Walter Terry papers, 1913-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Commencement Programs and Records, 1873-2004 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra, 1972-1980 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edmund C. Berkeley papers, 1923-1988 University of Minnesota Libraries. Charles Babbage Institute. [cbi]
referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Norman Cousins papers, 1924-1991, bulk 1944-1990 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy), 1928-1974 Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Paul Ehrlich papers, 1954-2001 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles W. and Eva S. Jerome and family papers., Undated and 1855-1966. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Harris, L. mss., 1931-1977 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Robert Watts Hudgens Papers, 1925-1973 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Ralph E. Flanders Papers, 1903-1958 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Sidney Hertzberg papers, 1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The Mel Powell Papers, 1942-1991, inclusive Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of Advertising Agencies corporateBody
associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Benson, Herbert, 1935- person
associatedWith Berkeley, Edmund C. (Edmund Callis). person
associatedWith Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 person
associatedWith Blanshard, Paul, 1892- person
correspondedWith Bowen, Catherine Drinker, 1897-1973 person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986 person
associatedWith Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 person
associatedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Burden, Jean. person
associatedWith CARE (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Cerf, Bennett, 1898-1971 person
correspondedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 person
associatedWith Committee to Frame a World Constitution corporateBody
correspondedWith Denny, George Vernon, 1899-1959 person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Ehrlich, Paul R. person
associatedWith Evans, Luther Harris, 1902-1981 person
associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978 person
associatedWith Flanders, Ralph E. (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970 person
associatedWith Frank, Jerome, 1889-1957 person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington), 1894- person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harris, Leon A. person
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hertzberg, Sidney person
associatedWith Hines, Thomas S. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Hudgens, Robert Watts, 1896-1973 person
correspondedWith Inman, Will, 1923- person
associatedWith Jerome, Charles Theodore, 1840-1899 person
correspondedWith Kaufman, Louis, 1905-1994 person
correspondedWith Keys, Donald person
associatedWith Kubie, Lawrence S. (Lawrence Schlesinger), 1896-1973 person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
correspondedWith Mel Powell person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1892-1977 person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Lilian T. (Lilian Thomson). Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer papers. 1910-1970 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988 person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
associatedWith Paul A. Freund person
associatedWith Pauling, Ava Helen person
associatedWith Pauling, Linus Carl, 1901- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Reynolds, Paul Revere, 1864-1944 person
correspondedWith Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959 person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
correspondedWith Robertson, Jim person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Rutgers University. Office of the University Chaplain (Bradford S. Abernethy) corporateBody
associatedWith Ryerson, Joseph Turner, 1813-1839 person
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Saturday review. corporateBody
correspondedWith Terry, Walter person
associatedWith Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968 person
associatedWith University Archives corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles corporateBody
associatedWith University of Nebraska-Lincoln corporateBody
associatedWith Vonnegut, Kurt person
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