Papers, 1959-1962.


Papers, 1959-1962.

Correspondence, proposals, scripts, background material, program information, publicity, and scheduling of the individual programs in the television series "Prospects of Mankind," hosted by Eleanor Roosevelt. Topics include disarmament, foreign affairs, Latin America, Africa, China, American capitalism, Berlin, the United Nations, Southeast Asia, women's status, the Peace Corps, and political campaign ethics.

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