Hedrick Smith papers, 1923-1992 (bulk 1965-1990).

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Smith, Hedrick. Hedrick Smith papers, 1923-1992 (bulk 1965-1990).

Hedrick Smith papers, 1923-1992 (bulk 1965-1990).

Correspondence, memoranda, interview transcripts, drafts of speeches, articles, and books, notes, radio broadcasts, legal material, research material, family papers, press releases, printed material, posters, maps, and other papers relating primarily to Smith's research for his books and television productions about the Soviet Union and about U.S. politics. Documents his career with the New York Times while stationed in Washington, D.C., Moscow, Russia, and elsewhere, as well as his coverage for United Press International of the civil rights movement in the South and space exploration, 1959-1962. Correspondents include Julian Bach, William F. Buckley, Emanuel R. Freedman, W. Averell Harriman, Lillian Hellman, Anthony Lewis, Robert Manning, James Reston, Neil Sheehan, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, and Tom Wicker. Subjects include life in the Soviet Union under the Communist system and changes with glasnost and perestroika in such areas as consumer and economic issues, culture, dissent, media and intellectual expression, nationalities and minorities, politics, religion, Soviet-U.S. relations, and the exodus of Jews. Includes material pertaining to Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev and to dissidents Aleksandr Galich, Roy Aleksandrovitch Medvedev, Zhores A. Medvedev, Andrei Sakharov, Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Vysotsky. Papers also pertain to the presidential administrations of John F. Kennedy through Ronald Reagan. Topics include lobbying, arms control, defense policies, congressional staff, the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, the Vietnamese conflict and the peace talks in Paris, peace in the Middle East, the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, and Central America. Includes interviews with Les Aspin, Howard H. Baker, James Addison Baker, Richard Gordon Darman, Michael K. Deaver, Robert J. Dole, Newt Gingrich, Robert C. McFarlane, Tip O'Neill, John M. Poindexter, Donald T. Regan, and other leading officials in Washington, D.C., and abroad.

57,200 items.184 containers plus 1 classified and 2 oversize.72.4 linear feet.

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