Papers, 1946-1992.


Rowan, Carl Thomas. Papers, 1946-1992.

Papers, 1946-1992.

The papers of Carl T. Rowan, spanning the years 1946-92, represent a rich collection of primary source material dealing with social commentary and minority concerns. This large and comprehensive collection highlights virtually every phase of Rowan's distinguished career, with minority concerns at the forefront. Included are records of his award winning work at the Minneapolis Tribune (1950-61), his public service career with the State Department (1961-63), his stint as U.S. Ambassador to Finland (1963-64), his period as Director of U.S.I.A. (1964-65), and his subsequent career as a syndicated columnist and commentator beginning in 1965. Documentation includes correspondence, appointment books, fan mail, articles and writings (including draft manuscripts), newspaper columns, television scripts, research files, and other related records. The correspondence files contain correspondence with such luminaries as Hubert H. Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ann Landers, and Thurgood Marshall.

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