Tebbel, John William, 1912-2004

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John William Tebbel was born in Boyne City, Michigan on November 16, 1912. Following graduation from Central Michigan College of Education (A.B. 1935) and Columbia (M.S. 1937), Tebbel went on to a career as a newspaper journalist, professor of journalism, and author.

From the guide to the John William Tebbel papers, 1948, (Manuscripts and Archives)

John William Tebbel was born in Boyne City, Michigan, on November 16, 1912. Following graduation from Central Michigan College of Education (A.B. 1935) and Columbia (M.S. 1937), Tebbel went on to a career as a newspaper journalist, professor of journalism, and author.

From the description of John William Tebbel papers, 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165592

John Tebbel (1912-2004) was an American journalist, editor, educator and media historian. Among other achievements he is know for his A History of Book Publishing in the United States, a 20-year effort published in four volumes from 1972 to 1980.

Born in Boyne City,Michigan, on November 16, 1912, Tebbel graduated from Central Michigan College of Education in 1935 and began his career as a writer and newspaperman, serving as city editor for the Isabella County, Michigan, Times-News . He also worked on a master's degree at Columbia University, which he received in 1937. He wrote for Newsweek magazine and worked as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press . In 1939 he became a writer for the Providence Journal ; in 1941 he became managing editor of the American Mercury . Two years later, he joined the Sunday staff of the New York Times, became an associate editor of the publishing firm E.P. Dutton & Co., and acted as an associate in journalism at Columbia. He served as chairman of the Journalism Department at New York University, and in 1958 was named the first director of their Graduate Institute of Book Publishing.

Tebbel was the author of numerous books, including "A History of Book Publishing in the United States," a biography of William Randolph Hearst, and two novels. He was also a regular contributor to the Saturday Review and other magazines.

Tebbel married the former Kathryn Carl with whom he had one daughter.

From the guide to the John Tebbel Papers, 1936-1985, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Miller, Harry, 1892-1977. Papers, 1922,1966. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf Tebbel, John William, 1912-. John William Tebbel papers, 1948. Yale University Library
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf John Tebbel Papers, 1936-1985 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf John William Tebbel papers, 1948 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Ackerman, Carl W. (Carl William), 1890-1970 person
associatedWith Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998 person
associatedWith Costain, Thomas B. (Thomas Bertram), 1885-1965 person
associatedWith Field, Marshall, 1834-1906 person
associatedWith Field, Marshall, 1893-1956 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Hough, Henry Beetle, 1896- person
associatedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 person
associatedWith Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 person
associatedWith Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984 person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Lorimer, George Horace, 1869-1937. person
associatedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith McBride, Mary Margaret, 1899- person
associatedWith Miller, Harry, 1892-1977. person
associatedWith Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958 person
associatedWith Roberts, Kenneth Lewis, 1885-1957 person
associatedWith Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund), 1900-1994 person
associatedWith Stout, Wesley Winans, 1890- person
correspondedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
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Authors, American
Literature--American Fiction
Journalism
Editors--United States
Journalists--United States
Occupation
Journalists
Editors
Authors
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Birth 1912-11-16

Death 2004-10-10

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