John Sylvester Fischer papers 1907-1980

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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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Weeks, Edward, 1898-1989

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Editor of the Atlantic Monthly, 1938-1966, and Atlantic Monthly Press, 1928-1987. From the description of Personal and professional papers, 1918-1989. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 671632617 Editor. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Weeks : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597577 Edward Weeks (1898-1989) worked as an essayist and editor of The Atlantic Monthly f...

Cousins, Norman

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Biography 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...

United States. Foreign Economic Administration

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Katsuki, Hiroshi.

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Catton, William Bruce, 1926-....

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Adams, Mark, 1925-2006

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Mark Adams, painter and tapissier (San Francisco, Calif.) Beth Van Hoesen, painter and printmaker (San Francisco, Calif.). From the description of Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen interviews, 1983 Aug. 31 - 1984 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220178050 Adams became established early in his career as a tapestry and stained-glass designer who could wonderfully blend art with architecture. He designed the windows for Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco's largest synagogue, in...

Lapham, Lewis

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American journalist; managing editor and editor, Harper's Magazine, 1971-1981. From the description of Lewis H. Lapham papers, 1971-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871894 ...

Stowe, Leland, 1899-....

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Journalist, free-lance writer, radio commentator, and professor of journalism, University of Michigan, 1956-1969. From the description of Leland Stowe papers, ca. 1926-1990. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418480 American journalist, author, foreign correspondent for the Chicago daily news during World War II. From the description of Leland Stowe papers, 1929-1988. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 187963114 Winner of a...

Robertson, Nathan.

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O'Donnell, Terence, 1888-

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Blair, William Sutherland, 1917-

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Yarbrough, Tom

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Canfield, Cass 1897-

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Chairman of the Board, Harper & Brothers. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122526747 American author. From the description of Letter to Lola L. Kovener, 1939 November 20. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022734 ...

Knowles, Horace

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Maverick, Ellen Davis.

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Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006

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Galbraith taught economics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973248 John Kenneth Galbraith was born in Iona Station, Ontario, Canada in 1908. He emigrated to the United States in 1931 and became an American citizen in 1937. He received degrees from Ontario Agricultural College (1931), University of California (1933, 1934), and studied at Cambridge, England (1937-38). His academic career has...

Wirtz, Willard, 1912-2010

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of William Willard Wirtz : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343066 ...

Gleason, Sarah

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Nisewaner, T. Andrew.

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Brandt, Joseph A. (Joseph August), 1899-1984

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Harris, Michaelyn.

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Vaughn, Burton E.

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Harrison, Walter M.

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Andrews, Wayne.

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Wayne Andrews (1913-1987) was born in Kenilworth, Illinois and educated in the Winnetka public schools, Lawrenceville School, and Harvard. He received his doctorate in American history at Columbia University under Allan Nevins; his Ph.D. thesis, "Architecture, Ambition and Americans," was among the first important analyses of culture as it relates to architecture. From 1948 to 1956 he was Curator of Manuscripts at the New York Historical Society, and from 1956 to 1963 he was an editor at Charles...

Von Blon, Philip.

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John and Mary R. Markle Foundation

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Javits, Jacob K. (Jacob Koppel), 1904-1986

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New York State Attorney General, United States Congressman and Senator from New York State. From the description of Papers, 1948-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122468583 Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527633 From the description of Reminiscences of Jacob K. Javits : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of Ne...

McEuen, Ronald.

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Kilpatrick, Carroll

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De Voto, Avis MacVicar, 1904-1989

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DeVoto was an editor, specializing in cookbooks, for Alfred A. Knopf, 1956-1958. Prior to that, she had handled the correspondence of her husband, Bernard A. DeVoto (1897-1955) author, editor, historian, and literary critic. She was also House Secretary in Lowell House at Harvard and worked in the dean's office at Radcliffe. The DeVotos had two sons. From the description of Papers, 1952-1968 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006572 De Voto was an edit...

Bessie, Simon Michael

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Publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of Simon Michael Bessie : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726992 ...

United States. Board of Economic Warfare

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The Board of Economic Warfare was set up by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and made responsible for the procurement and production of all imported materials necessary both to the war effort and the civilian economy. The Board was divided into three main parts, the Office of Exports, Office of Imports, and Office of Economic Warfare Analysis. From the description of Records, 1942-1944. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 463434725 ...

Foster, Malcolm

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Price, Donald K., 1910-

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Stanford university

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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-

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

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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

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Pena, Joseph A.

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Kennedy Writers Bureau.

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Brooks, Daniel, 1894-1961.

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Macleish, Archibald

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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-

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Casady, Simon.

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Ogburn, Charleton, 1911-

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Ellison, Ralph, 1914-

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United States Information Agency

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West, Rebecca, 1892-1983

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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.

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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

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Leighton, George Ross, 1902-1966

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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-

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

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Waller, Theodore, 1916-

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McCune, Shannon. (1913-1993).

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Grinyer, Margaret.

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Kerr, Walter

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Laune, Irene.

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Hahn, Nicholas.

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Hagen, Beulah W.

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

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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

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Harper & Row, Publishers

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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-

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Ponte, Lowell Alton, 1946-

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Neustadt, Richard E.

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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

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