Lawrence E. Spivak Papers 1917-1994 (bulk 1945-1983)

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Lawrence E. Spivak Papers, 1917-1994, (bulk 1945-1983)

Lawrence E. Spivak Papers 1917-1994 (bulk 1945-1983)

Editor, publisher, and television producer. Correspondence, radio and television transcripts, card files, articles, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed ephemera, financial records, memoranda, and other papers relating primarily to Spivak's career in publishing, radio, and television.

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