Ira Berkow, papers undated, 1960-2011
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Born in France on November 30, 1907, critic-historian Jacques Barzun came to the United States in 1920 and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia until his retirement in 1975, having also for a decade been Dean of Faculties and Provost. From 1975 to 1993 he was Literary Adviser to Charles Scribner's Sons. Among his forty books are biographical-critical studies of William James and Hector Berlioz, several volumes of literary and cultu...
Hyman George Rickover (January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986) was an Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of the U.S. Naval Reactors office. In addition, he oversaw the development of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor used for generating electricity. Rickover is also one of four people who have been awarded two Congressional Gold ...
Stephen Gerald Breyer (b. 1938), lawyer, educator, government, was Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice from 1965 to 1967, and assistant professor of law at Harvard University from 1967 to 1970. He later served as Special Counsel for the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. Senate from 1974 to 1981. From the description of Breyer, Stephen G. (Stephen Gerald), 1938- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581005 ...
Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel (July 30, 1890 – September 29, 1975) was an American Major League Baseball right fielder and manager, best known as the manager of the championship New York Yankees of the 1950s and later, the expansion New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Stengel was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1890. In 1910, he began a professional baseball career that would span over half a century. After almost three seasons in the minor leagues, Steng...
John Sidney McCain III was born to John Sidney McCain (1911-1981) and Roberta (Wright) McCain (1912-) in the Panama Canal Zone on August 29, 1936. He attended school in Alexandria, Virginia and went on to graduate from the United States Naval Academy (1958) and the National War College (1973). McCain began his career as a naval aviator in 1958. On October 26, 1967 McCain was shot down over Hanoi during his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was taken to the Hoa Lo Prison, ...
Poet, acting editor of The Dial magazine, 1925-1929. Born Marianne Craig Moore. From the description of Book manuscripts, 1935-1967. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122417395 From the description of Albums, [ca. 1905-1936]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524976 From the description of Family correspondence, 1848-1972, bulk 1905-1972. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540617 From the desc...
Ira Berkow, an American sportswriter. Berkow was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1940 and attended Roger C. Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park section of Chicago, where he graduated from in 1957. His college career began at Miami University (BA, 1963) and ended at Northwestern University (MSJ, 1965). His first post as a sportswriter was with the Minneapolis Tribune (1965-1967). He then moved on to the syndicated news service Newspaper Enterprise Association where he wor...
Arthur Joseph Goldberg was born August 8, 1908, in Chicago, Illinois, the youngest of eight children of Russian immigrants. His father, a produce peddler, died in 1916, forcing his siblings to quit school and go to work to support the family. As the youngest child, he was allowed to continue school, graduating from high school at age 16. He received a Bachelor of Science in Law from Northwestern, magna cum laude, at age 19 in 1929. He became the editor-in-chief of the ¿Illinois Law Review,¿ the ...
Author; d. 1997. From the description of James A. Michener Chesapeake collection, 1975-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973705 Author. From the description of James A. Michener papers, 1906-1992 (bulk 1945-1992). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063535 James Albert Michener was born in 1907 to unknown parents and raised as an orphan in the care of widow Mabel Michener of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. By the time he graduated from high school in 1925, h...
As the winner of the National Book Award for her 1970 novel Them and the recipient of four O. Henry awards and numerous other literary prizes, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most distinguished writers in the United States. In her considerable body of work, she has created an array of male and female protagonists from a diversity of regional, economic, and occupational backgrounds. In the four decades since her first book, the short-story collection By the North Gate, appeared to critical acclaim...
David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political consultant and analyst and former White House official. He is best known for being the chief strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. After Obama's election, Axelrod was appointed as Senior Advisor to the President. He left the position in early 2011 and became the Senior Strategist for Obama's successful re-election campaign in 2012. Axelrod wrote for the Chicago Tribune, and joined CNN as Senior Political Commentat...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Author & publisher. Columbia A.B. 1919; Litt.B. 1920. From the guide to the Bennett Cerf Papers, ca. 1898-1977., (Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Publisher and editor. Founder of Random House, New York, with Donald S. Klopfer; president, 1927-1966; and chairman of the board, 1966- Other publishing affiliations include Bantam Books (New York) and Modern Library, Inc. (New York). From the description of Calling card : N...
Epithet: jr of the National Review British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x000169 William F. Buckley, Jr. was born in 1925 and graduated from Yale University in 1950. In 1955 he founded the magazine The National Review. He also wrote a nationally syndicated column and hosted the weekly television show Firing Line from 1966 through 1999. In 1965 Buckley ran unsuccessfully as the Conservative Party candidate for...
Studs Terkel was born May 16, 1912, and died in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2008. Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose searching interviews with ordinary Americans helped establish oral history as a serious genre. From the description of It's a living, [videorecording], 1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612307109 and the description of Studs Terkel papers and book interviews, ca. 1950-1999. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 713907330 ...
Epithet: Professor of English Temple University Philadelphia USA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x000354 ...
The National Desk, also referred to as the National News Desk or the Telegraph Desk, is the department responsible for the development and presentation of The New York Times' reporting on the United States. At the time of these records' creation, it was one of three main news desks at The Times, along with the Metropolitan Desk and the Foreign Desk. Staff members include the national-news editor who headed the department, news editors in New York City, and editors and correspondents in the vario...
Newspaper columnist and author. From the description of Papers of Anthony Lewis, 1941-1975 (bulk 1963-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132103 ...
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...
Actor. From the description of Reminiscences of Jose Vicente Ferrer : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419580 ...
Ronald Louis Ziegler (b. 1939) served as Press Secretary to President Richard M. Nixon from 1969 to 1974, and was Assistant to President Nixon from 1973 to 1974. From the description of Ziegler, Ronald L. (Ronald Louis), 1939- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10609545 White House press secretary, assistant to President Richard M. Nixon, and trade association administrator. From the description of Ronald L. Ziegler papers, 1956-1999 (bulk...
David Mamet, playwright. From the description of [Romance] : typescript, 2005. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79468075 From the description of Glengarry Glen Ross : typescript, 1983, July. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517665 From the description of Oleanna : typescript, 1993, 19 February. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517814 From the description of No one will be immune : typescript. (New York Public ...
Award winning journalist, humorist, and author Russell Baker (1925 - ), has written numerous books, was the author of the nationally syndicated column "Observer" (1962-88), and served as the second host of public television's Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 until 2004. From the description of Russell Baker collection, 1948-2000 bulk 1960-1996. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 495569482 ...
Chicago newspaper columnist. Mike Royko was born September 19, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of an immigrant tavernkeeper and his wife. He grew up in Chicago, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He spent four years in the air force in Korea as a radio operator and at O'Hare Field as editor of the base newspaper. In 1956 Royko applied to the Chicago City News Bureau for a job. He began writing articles for small Chicago neighborhood papers, and then in 1959 Royko was ...
American author. From the description of John Gregory Dunne papers, 1969-[on-going]. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122514577 Dunne was born on May 25, 1932 in Hartford, CT; AB, Princeton Univ., 1954; became an author, writing novels, non-fiction and with wife Joan Didion, several screenplays, including: Panic in Needle Park (1971), Play it as it lays (1972), and with others, A star is born (1976); his novels include: Vegas : a memoir of a dark sea...
Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy, (b. October 26, 1945, Atlanta, Georgia-d. March 4, 2016, Beaufort, South Caronlina), American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films. He is recognized as a leading figure of late-20th century Southern literature....
American clergyman and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nashua, to the Reverend John Pierpont, 1851 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612938 ...
Jewish author, journalist, playwright, and teacher, and Nobel Prize winner; survivor of the Holocaust; b. in Romania under name: Eliezer Wiesel. From the description of Elie Wiesel collection, 1940s-2000. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70969781 Nobel Peace Prize winner. From the description of All rivers run to the sea : memoirs / Elie Wiesel [manuscript], 1995. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875299 ...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED Max Frankel (born 3 April 1930 in Gera, Germany) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Frankel emigrated as a child from Germany on 22 February 1940. He was educated at Columbia University, where he wrote for and edited the Columbia Daily Spectator. Frankel joined The New York Times in 1952, where he remained for fifty years except for a period in the United States Army. Frankel was a foreign correspondent in Vienna, Moscow, and Havana, and later The Times's diplomatic, White...
"I never considered myself a trainer, I considered myself a teacher." -Ray Arcel. The illlustrious life of Ray Arcel began in Terre Haute, Indiana on August 30, 1899, where he was born to Russian-Jewish immigrants David and Rosa. His mother passed away when he was only four years old, prompting his father to move the family to New York City, first to the lower East Side before settling in East Harlem. As a student at Stuyvesant High School, located in lower Manhattan, young Ray rode his bicycle ...
Marvin Julian Miller (1917-) was the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966-1983, and was instrumental in its development into a powerful labor union that transformed the economics and labor relations of baseball, which led ultimately to profound changes in the nature of U.S. professional sports and their place in society. After his retirement in 1983, he continued to be active as a consultant to the Players Association and a frequent commentator on labor r...
Walter Lanier "Red" Barber is a legend in the field of sports broadcasting. He began his career sixty-one years ago while studying English education at the University of Florida. In his junior year, while filling in for a reporter on the University's radio station WRUF, Barber realized that broadcasting was the profession he would pursue. He left school in 1930 to accept a full-time job announcing for WRUF where he worked for four years. In 1934, when the Cincinnati Reds decided to ...
Esther Pauline Lederer (b. 1918; nee Friedman; nicknamed Eppie) became the advice columnist Ann Landers in 1954 for the Chicago Sun-Times. Her column's topics included sexuality, marital roles and family relationships, divorce, drugs and alcoholism, and ethical issues. It eventually was syndicated in over 1100 newspapers. In 1987, she left the Sun-Times, taking the column with her to the Chicago Tribune, where she remained its primary author until 2000. From the description of Ann La...
Roger Angell's evocative essays span over forty years and are told from a fan's perspective. Angell showed an interest in publishing at an early age and became editor of his school newspaper. In 1942, he graduated from Harvard and went on to write and edit short stories and essays for the next decade. He joined the staff of The New Yorker in 1956 as a fiction editior. In 1962, The New Yorker invited Angell to attend spring training and write on baseball. Since that time, Angell has written two t...
Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., on November 25, 1914, in Martinez, California. Nicknamed Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, and sometimes called the Yankee Clipper, DiMaggio play his entire baseball career with the New York Yankess from 1936 to 1951. He died on March 8, 1999. From the description of DiMaggio, Joe, 1914-1999 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582294 ...
Andy Rooney (1919-) has been a writer-producer at CBS Television since 1959 and a syndicated newspaper columnist since 1979. From the description of Andy Rooney papers, 1957-1994 (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64202511 ...
P. G. Wodehouse was an American and English novelist, poet, playwright, journalist, and short-story writer. From the description of Pelham Grenville Wodehouse collection of papers, 1905-1975. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465613 From the guide to the 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.) British author. From ...
Composer of "Love and marriage" and other songs. From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Beverly Hills, Calif., to Lucretia [Shaler?], 1976 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906654 ...
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman's other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) C...
American author and humorist E.B. White was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell. After graduation he worked on odd jobs and travelled; while working as a copywriter, he submitted some essays to the newly founded New Yorker, which led to his long-term relationship with the magazine. White is generally credited with supplying New Yorker's signature style, a clever, whimsical, and highly allusive tone; over the years he contributed everything from essays and stories to photo capt...
Mike Mansfield Quiet Leadership in Troubled Times On March 24, 1998, Mike Mansfield returned to the Senate to deliver the first Leader's Lecture in the Old Senate Chamber, which had been restored during his long tenure as Senate majority leader. Many of the senators who attended had not served with Mansfield. He was 95 years old, but stood straight and spoke forthrightly. In reflecting on Senate leadership, he chose to deliver a speech that he had planned to give on November 22, 1963, but ...
Robert Lipsyte was born January 16, 1938, in New York, NY. He became a sports writer and columnist for the New York Times newspaper. As a writer of young adult sports literature, he became part of what has come to be recognized as a revolution in the genre. Earlier sports novels tended to be predictable, action-oriented, and filled with one dimensional characters. Lipsyte transformed the sports novel into a realistic coming-of-age story. His characters are real people who have to contend with or...
Walter John Matthau was born on October 1, 1920 to Milton and Rose Matthau in New York City. He was an American actor who starred in many films and is probably best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple star Jack Lemmon. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie . Matthau died on July 1, 2000. From the guide to the Walter Matthau "Hello to Montanans" videorecording, 1998, (Un...
Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1965-2002. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 259277264 From the description of Papers, 1941-2007. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 41182258 Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His writings include articles, short stories and scripts, but he is most well-known for his novels from his first, Player Piano in 1952, through Cat's Cradle and Slaughterhouse Five, to his last Timequake in 1997. Nanny Vo...
Screenwriter, actor, director and producer of motion pictures and music videos. Spike Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1957, where he attended Morehouse College, 1979. He continued his education at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in film production. Spike Lee has established himself as one of Hollywood's most important and influential filmmakers in the past decade. In 1986, his debut film, the independe...
Sandy Koufax pitched his entire career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966). After his baseball career, Koufax served as a broadcaster for NBC sports from 1967 to 1972. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. From the description of Letter, 1972, January 26. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 49562522 ...
Research Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Miami of Ohio. From the description of Edgar Marquess Branch papers, 1939-2003 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 40093288 1913 Mar. 21 Born in Chicago, Ill., son of Raymond Sydney (publisher) and Marian (Marquess) Branch 1932 1933 ...
U.S. Senator, Congressman, presidential candidate, Illinois lieutenant governor and member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State Senate, author. Bought a newspaper in Troy, Ill. when he was 19 and eventually owned 14 newspapers. Authored books on Elijah Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln as well as issues like world hunger and the environment. After retiring from the senate he founded the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he taught and con...
Bowie Kuhn was the Commissioner of Major League Baseball for three terms from 1969 to 1984. A lawyer by trade, Kuhn oversaw the introduction of free agency, the addition of six clubs, and World Series games played at night. He oversaw the game during a time of great labor conflict, including strikes in 1972, 1976 and 1981. He also intervened a number of times in the affairs of teams, most famously in 1976 by preventing Oakland Athletics owner Charles Finley from selling off three of his star pla...
Mia Farrow is an internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist. Farrow was born Mia de Lourdes Villiers Farrow on February 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, to Australian film director John Farrow, and Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan . Farrow has appeared in over 40 feature films and television shows, as well as numerous documentaries. One of seven children, Farrow survived polio at age nine, and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in September 2000. Farrow has worked ti...