John Sylvester Fischer papers 1907-1980


John Sylvester Fischer papers 1907-1980

Family and general correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries and memorabilia. The general correspondence makes up nearly half the papers, documenting Fischer's professional career. As editor of (1935-1967) with time out as an editor of Harper & Brothers (1947-1953) he numbered many prominent writers among his correspondents. Notable are Bruce Catton, Norman Cousins, Ralph Ellison, Malcolm Foster, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Gardner, Brendan Gill, Walter Kerr, Irving Kristol, Henry Luce, Willie Morris, Reinhold Niebuhr, Milo Perkins, Bertrand Russell, Arthur Schlesinger, Barbara Tuchman, Eudora Welty, Rebecca West, Tom Wolfe and C. Vann Woodward. The correspondence also reflects his political activities, including his involvement in the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson (as speechwriter) and John F. Kennedy. Political figures with whom Fischer corresponded include Maury Maverick, William Blair, Newton Minnow, Willard Wirtz, Dean Acheson, Carl Albert, Chester Bowles, McGeorge Bundy, Frank Church, J. William Fulbright, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, Jacob Javits, Lyndon Johnson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Edmund Muskie, Nelson Rockefeller, Dean Rusk and Harry Truman. Family correspondence also reflects his political interests, and many of these letters discuss such events as Roosevelt's policies, and impressions of Germany and the Saar plebiscite where he was a reporter for the United Press in 1935. Harper's Magazine

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Stanford entered into a research project with the National Iranian Radio and Television agency in 1974 to study and recommend a satellite-based communication system for Iran and how to utilize it for Iran's educational radio and television. From the description of Stanford NIRT project records, 1974-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510722 The Leland Stanford Junior University was established in 1885 in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. ...

Minnow, Newton Norman, 1926- (person)

Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 (person)

Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1982. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743979 From the description of Reminiscences of James William Fulbright : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309743991 Epithet: Senator Chairman United States Senate Committee for Foreign Relations British Library Archives and Manuscripts C...

Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977 (person)

Pena, Joseph A. (person)

Kennedy Writers Bureau. (corporateBody)

Brooks, Daniel, 1894-1961. (person)

Macleish, Archibald (person)

Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...

Ellis, James R. (James Reed), 1921- (person)

Casady, Simon. (person)

Ogburn, Charleton, 1911- (person)

Ellison, Ralph, 1914- (person)

United States Information Agency (corporateBody)

West, Rebecca, 1892-1983 (person)

Rebecca West was a British author and journalist. Born Cicily Fairfield, of Scots-Irish heritage, she adopted the name of the strong-willed heroine of Ibsen's play, Rosmershmolm. She trained as an actress, but concentrated on writing and contributed to various liberal journals. In addition to social commentary and literary criticism, she wrote novels; her writing was distinguished by passion, intelligence, and style. Her personal life included a decade-long affair with H.G. Wells, affairs with C...

Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. (person)

Editor and writer; editor at Harper's, 1935-1967 (editor-in-chief, 1953-1967); editor for Harper? speech writer for Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy; author of six books. From the description of John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370012 Editor and writer; editor at Harper's, 1935-1967 (editor-in-chief, 1953-1967); editor for Harper & Brothers, 1947-1953; speech writer for Adlai Stevenson and John F. Kennedy; author ...

Saxton, Mark (person)

Leighton, George Ross, 1902-1966 (person)

George R. Leighton planned to write a history of world's fairs, a subject that had interested him from childhood. He researched the subject for years but did not complete the project. From the description of George R. Leighton collection, 1928-1971 (bulk 1958-1965). (California State University, Fresno). WorldCat record id: 206519320 ...

Pearce, Richard E. (Richard Edward), 1964- (person)

Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005 (person)

Waller, Theodore, 1916- (person)

McCune, Shannon. (1913-1993). (person)

Grinyer, Margaret. (person)

Kerr, Walter (person)

Laune, Irene. (person)

Hahn, Nicholas. (person)

Hagen, Beulah W. (person)

Rostow, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1913-2002 (person)

Eugene V. Rostow (1913-2002) graduated from Yale College in 1933 and Yale Law School in 1937. During his career, he served on the Law School faculty and as dean. Rostow also held various governmental positions including that of undersecretary for political affairs during the Lyndon Baines Johnson administration. He published widely in the fields of foreign relations and international security. From the description of Eugene Victor Rostow papers, 1931-1999 (inclusive). (Unknown). Worl...

Lewis, David, 1917-2002 (person)

Harper & Row, Publishers (corporateBody)

New York publishing company. From the description of Harper & Row, Publishers records, 1935-1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460880020 BIOGHIST REQUIRED New York publishing company. From the guide to the Harper & Row, Publishers Records, 1935-1973, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Published Sellin's book Capital punishment. From the description of Correspondence with Joh...

Fleming, John Robb, 1910- (person)

Ponte, Lowell Alton, 1946- (person)

Neustadt, Richard E. (person)

Political scientist. From the description of Reminiscences of Richard Elliott Neustadt : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309741331 Richard Elliot Neustadt (b. 1919), educator, political scientist, and government consultant, was a professor of government at Columbia University from 1954 to 1964) and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1965 to 1975. Neustadt is the author of Presidential ...

Smith, Russell (person)