Cousins, Norman.

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American editor of the "Saturday Review of Literature" from 1940-1977.

From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to Edward Wagenknecht, 1960 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868047

Editor, journalist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Cousins : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376635

From the description of Reminiscences of Norman Cousins : lecture, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619930

Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union Hill, NJ; 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 WWII; 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 description of Papers, 1924-1991, bulk 1944-1990. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285473

Editor, Saturday Review of Literature.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1947-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122348284

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creatorOf Cousins, Norman. Papers, 1924-1991, bulk 1944-1990. University of California, Los Angeles
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creatorOf Cousins, Norman. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1962-1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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creatorOf Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Papers of Stringfellow Barr, 1927-1968. University of Virginia. Library
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United States
United States
Subject
Peace movements
International relations
Editors--Interviews
Anti-nuclear movement
Political activists--Archival resources
Journalists--Interviews
Psychoneuroimmunology
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Periodical editors--Archival resources
Negotiation
Occupation
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Birth 1915-06-24

Death 1990-11-30

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