A.J. Liebling collection, 1920-1963.


A.J. Liebling collection, 1920-1963.

Manuscripts, correspondence, galley proofs, printed articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, documents, and a few tapes and films, spanning Liebling's entire career as a journalist. The collection consists largely of typewritten drafts for hundreds of articles Liebling wrote for the New Yorker magazine, with his extensive autograph corrections, including his articles for the columns "Talk of the Town," "Our Far-Flung Correspondents," "A Reporter at Large," "Profiles," "The Wayward Press," "Fiction and Talk," "Letters From Paris" (1939-1944), "Normandy Revisited," and "Comment," as well as miscellaneous untitled articles. Also included are notes and drafts for his books The Press, Between Meals, The Honest Rainmaker, and The Pigs of St. Lô, as well as book reviews and stories he published in the New Yorker. The "Letters From Paris" articles give a firsthand account of life in Paris during World War II, mainly from 1939-1940, while "The Wayward Press" comments, often critically, on the practices of American journalism, especially in the Hearst and the McCormick newspapers. Also included are extensive notes and drafts for a book on Henry Luce and the Time empire which Liebling never published. Correspondence includes letters from Liebling to his parents, Joseph and Anna Liebling, describing his life as a student at Dartmouth and at the Sorbonne in the early 1920's, and later letters to them which describe Paris before the Nazi occupation and London during the blitz. Other correspondents include Liebling's first wife, Ann (Beatrice McGinn) Liebling, and Jean Stafford, who became his third wife.

15 linear ft.


SNAC Resource ID: 7906516

Cornell University Library

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Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph), 1904-1963

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American journalist, who served as reporter and columnist for the New Yorker magazine from 1935-1963. From the description of A.J. Liebling collection, 1920-1963. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63938896 ...

Liebling, Anna.

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Liebling, Joseph.

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Hearst, William Randolph, 1908-1993

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William Randolph Hearst, Jr. (1908- ), son of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, Sr., ran the New York Journal American newspaper. From the description of Hearst, William Randolph, Jr., papers, 1942-1946. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64234946 William Randolph Hearst, Jr. was born in New York City, Jan. 27, 1908, to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Millicent Willson Hearst. In 1928 he began his career as a reporter and served as an o...

Liebling, Ann Beatrice McGinn.

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Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979

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Jean Stafford was an American author, best known for her realistic and sublimely crafted short stories. Much of her fiction invoked classical literary themes, but viewed them through the perspective of an alienated, 20th century woman. Many of her stories reflected her own tumultuous, often melodramatic personal life. From the description of Jean Stafford correspondence with Henry W. Johnstone, 1969. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55081876 Jea...