Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989).

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Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989).

Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989).

Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist, especially as New York Herald Tribune staff writer (1932-1937) and as syndicated columnist of the "The Capital Parade" (1937-1940); World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian pertaining chiefly to his book, The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena Wherever These Have Appeared (1982). Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart Alsop's business partnership (1945-1958) in the "Matter of Fact" column, Joseph Alsop's memoirs, I've Seen the Best of It (1992), Stewart Alsop's travels to Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and the Alsop family. Documents major political, diplomatic, and social events (1938-1974) including World War II, civil war in China, Sino-Soviet relations, Korean War, McCarthyism, presidential elections, Middle East policy, U.S. military policy, U.S.-Soviet relations, development of nuclear weapons, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnamese conflict, and social conditions of the 1960s and 1970s. Other topics include the Washington social scene, Washington Post, Saturday Evening Post, archaeology, and American education. Also includes material documenting Joseph Alsop's role as family counselor and trustee, commitment to traditional customs, and affection for the Kennedy family. Individuals represented by interviews, subject files, or correspondence include Dean Acheson, John DeKevon Alsop, Joseph W. Alsop, Susan Mary Alsop, Raymond Aron, George W. Ball, Rex Barley, Sylvan Barnet, Bernard M. Baruch, William Benton, Adolf Augustus Berle, Sir Isaiah Berlin, Carl William Blegen, Charles E. Bohlen, Chester Bowles, David Kirkpatrick Este Bruce, McGeorge Bundy, William P. Bundy, Ellsworth Bunker, Corinne Alsop Chubb, Corinne Roosevelt Cole, Thomas G. Corcoran, George Anthony Cornish, Herrlee Glessner Creel, Sterling Dow, Allen Welsh Dulles, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John King Fairbank, Charles Falconer, Jean Feray, James Forrestal, Felix Frankfurter, Orville L. Freeman, John Kenneth Galbraith, Richard N. Goodwin, Ed Grade, Katharine Graham, Philip L. Graham, Joseph F. Guffey, George Leslie Harrison, Cordell Hull, Hubert H. Humphrey, Arthur Robert Jensen, Louis Arthur Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Thor S. Johnson, Ward S. Just, George S. Kaufman, Edward Moore Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Robert E. Kintner, Henry Kissinger, Albert Kohlberg, Frederick G. Krause. Walter Lippmann, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Margaret E. Lucas, Henry Robinson Luce, John A. McCone, Robert S. McNamara, Charles Linza McNary, Raymond Moley, Ruth C. Mommessin, Hans Joachim Morgenthau, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Bill D. Moyers, Richard M. Nixon, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Franz von Papen, Jr., Drew Pearson, Helen Rogers Reid, Whitelaw Reid, James Reston, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Halworth Rovere, David Satter, Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., Robert Shaplen, Vincent Sheean, Robert B. Silvers, Willis Smith, Martin Sommers, Edward R. Stettinius, Adlai E. Stevenson, William C. Sullivan, Robert A. Taft, Homer A. Thompson, Barbara Wertheim Tuchman, Rexford G. Tugwell, Arthur H. Vandenberg, John Carter Vincent, Henry Agard Wallace, Lewis W. Walt, James Arthur Wechsler, William Weeks, Sumner Welles, Burton K. Wheeler, Charles Whitehouse, and Wendell L. Willkie.

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Wechsler, James A. (James Arthur), 1915-1983

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Newspaper editor. From the description of Reminiscences of James Arthur Wechsler : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481245 ...

Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953

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U.S. senator from Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1949. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39632581 U.S. senator from Ohio, Republican Party leader, and lawyer. From the description of Robert A. Taft papers, 1885-1980 (bulk 1938-1953). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78464941 Biographical Note 1917, Feb. 26 Born, Cincinnati, Ohio ...

Sullivan, W. C. (William Charles)

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Special agent, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. From the description of Marxism-Leninism (Communism) : typescript, 1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122385172 ...

Guffey, Joseph F., 1870-1959

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Benton, William, 1900-1973

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Senator, publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481066 From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721364 Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of...

Dow, Sterling, 1903-1995

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Sterling Dow was born on November 19, 1903 in Portland, Maine, son of Sterling Tucker Dow (a railroad executive) and Alice Gertrude Verrill Dow. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy then entered Harvard University where he received an AB in 1925, AM in 1928, and a Ph.D. in 1936. He spent 1925-1926 at Trinity College, Cambridge studying history, then returned to Harvard to work and study with historian W. S. Ferguson. In 1931 he married Elizabeth Sanderson Flagg Dow (1905-1990) and th...

Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...

Alsop, Susan Mary.

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Kohlberg, Albert

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Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967

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Editor, publisher, and philanthropist. From the description of Henry Robinson Luce papers, 1917-1967 (bulk 1945-1967). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979868 Epithet: American publisher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000705.0x0000d4 Biographical Note 1898, Apr. 3 Born, Shantung Provi...

Fairbank, John King, 1907-1991

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John King Fairbank (1907-1991) was Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and Director of the East Asian Research Center at Harvard. From the description of Papers of John K. Fairbank, 1933-1991 (inclusive), 1947-1991 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973292 John King Fairbank (1907-1991) was a a leading scholar in modern and contemporary China studies. Fairbank was the Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History at Harvard University and Director of its...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Lyndon Baines Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 at Stonewall, Texas. He was the first child of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson, and had three sisters and a brother: Rebekah, Josefa, Sam Houston, and Lucia. In 1913, the Johnson family moved to nearby Johnson City, named for Lyndon''s forebears, and Lyndon entered first grade. On May 24, 1924 he graduated from Johnson City High School. He decided to forego higher education and moved to California with a few friends, where he pe...

Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969

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Journalist. From the description of Papers of Drew Pearson, 1947-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74986025 Andrew Russell "Drew" Pearson (1897-1969) was a journalist who traveled extensively as a foreign correspondent for several newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun. In 1931, Pearson and Robert S. Allen anonymously co-authored a book entitled Washington Merry-Go-Round, with gossip about the Washington, D.C. higher-ups, President Herbert Hoover, and Congress. In 1932, ...

Cornish, George Anthony, 1901-

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Managing Editor, New York Herald Tribune. From the description of Typed letter signed : New York, to "Whom it may concern", 1947 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 775801083 ...

Kissinger, Henry, 1923-....

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U.S. secretary of state. Full name: Henry Alfred Kissinger. From the description of Henry Kissinger papers, 1957-1982 (bulk 1969-1977). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982085 ...

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955

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Cordell Hull was a Tennessee state representative (1893-1897), a judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee (1903-1906), U.S. Representative for Tennessee (1907-1921, 1923-1931), chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee (1921-1924), U.S. Senator for Tennessee (1931-1933), Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1944), and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945. From the description of Cordell Hull letter, 1941 Dec. 12. (Loui...

Berle, Adolf A., Jr., 1895-1971

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian. From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society) Adolf Augustus Berle (1895-1971) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the second of four children of Dr. Adolf Augustus and Mary Augusta (Wright) Berle. He graduated from Harvard College in 1913, after majoring in history, and received his M.A, degree the following year. In 1916 at...

Papen, Franz ˜vonœ 1879-1969

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German politician; chancellor, 1932; vice chancellor, 1933-1934. From the description of Franz von Papen miscellaneous papers, 1933-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868838 Biographical/Historical Note German politician; chancellor, 1932; vice chancellor, 1933-1934. From the guide to the Franz von Papen miscellaneous papers, 1933-1968, (Hoover Institution Archives) ...

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Sommers, Martin L.

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Berlin, Isaiah, 1909-1997

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Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975

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Vincent Sheean was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. From the description of Vincent Sheean collection of papers, [1929]-1973 bulk (1938-1959). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639845 From the guide to the Vincent Sheean collection of papers, 1929]-1973, 1938-1959, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) James Vincent Sheean (1899-1975) w...

Alsop, Stewart.

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American journalist and author. From the description of Stewart Alsop collection, 1958-1973. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70976450 Stewart Johonnot Oliver Alsop (1914-1974) was an American newspaper columnist and political analyst. A graduate of Yale University (1936), he was an editor at Doubleday and wrote a regular column for the New York Times for nearly fifteen years. He is also the author of several books on politics and journalism. From the gui...

Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376713 From the description of Reminiscences of Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. : oral history, 1977. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86100450 Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. (1911-1978) was a U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States. He worked as a pharmacist in his fathe...

Harrison, George Leslie, 1887-1958

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Lawyer, financial expers. Harrison was legal secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1913-1914; Assistant General Counsel, and the Counsel, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., 1914-1920; Counsel and Deputy Governor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1920-1928; Governor and President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1928-1941; President, New York Life Insurance Company, 1941-1948; and Chairman of the Board, New York Life Insurance Company, 1948-1953. His career ...

Alsop, John DeKevon

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John DeKevon Alsop was a son of Tom Alsop, a Wyoming pioneer rancher. The Alsop ranch was founded in 1874 and was located 15 miles northwest of Laramie. John DeKevon Alsop's mother sold the Alsop Ranch in the early 1900s and moved the family to Utah. From the description of Oral history interview with John DeKevon Alsop, 1951. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 77561155 John D. Alsop was elected to the Connecticut State Legislature in 1946...

Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970

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Helen Rogers Reid was the first woman chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees. She served from 1947-1956 when she was made a trustee emeritus. Reid Hall on the Barnard campus is named for her. Reid Hall, in Paris, was established by Elizabeth Mills Reid, mother-in-law of Helen Rogers Reid, as a club for American women artists and intellectuals in 1893. By 1922, through the efforts of Helen Rogers Reid and Virginia Gildersleeve, it had become a residence for American university women and a center fo...

Freeman, Orville L

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Grade, Ed

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Dulles, Allen, 1893-1969

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Allen W. Dulles, nephew of Robert Lansing, Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State, and brother of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, was a lawyer, foreign-service officer, and intelligence official. He served with the United States Office of Strategic Services in Bern, Switzerland during World War II, during which he penetrated the German Foreign Ministry Office and the "July 1944" anti-Hitler conspirators. In 1947 he helped draft the National Security Act, which created the Central Intelligenc...

Aron, Raymond, 1905-1983

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French journalist, sociologist and philosopher. From the description of Raymond Aron papers, 1916-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871979 ...

Smith, Willis, 1887-1953

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Lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1950-1953, from Raleigh (Wake Co.), N.C. From the description of Papers, 1919-1954 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20315185 ...

Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951

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U.S. Senator from Michigan (1928-1951). From the description of Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1936-1941. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 620820101 Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Michigan, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and delegate to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945. From the description of Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg visual materials series [microform]. ca. 1896-1950. (University of Michigan). Wo...

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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Died 1967. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80709804 Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; d...

Thompson, Homer A.

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Johnson, Thor S.

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Kintner, Robert E. (Robert Edmonds), 1909-1980

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979

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Government executive. From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723954 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723968 From the description of Reminiscences of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In ...

Chubb, Corinne Alsop, 1912-1997

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Mommessin, Ruth C.

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Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961

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George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. His most successful solo script was The Butter and Egg Man, 1925. As a collaborator, Kaufman was prolific: with Marc Connelly he wrote Merton of the Movies, Dulcy, and Beggar on Horseback; with Ring Lardner he wrote June Moon; with Edna Ferber he wrote The Royal Family, ...

Bohlen, Charles E. (Charles Eustis), 1904-1974

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Charles "Chip" Eustis Bohlen (1904-1973), diplomat and Russian specialist, was born in Clayton, New York. After Bohlen took his B.A. at Harvard in 1927, he went on a world tour on a tramp ship. Although he had not intended to become a diplomat, his extensive world travels with his family as a child and his course work at Harvard caused him to enter the Foreign Service in Washington in 1929. He was assigned as vice-consul at Prague until 1931, when he became vice-consul at Paris. Here he began se...

Goodwin, Richard N.

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Richard Naradhoff Goodwin (b. 1931) graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1953. He went on to study law at Harvard University, graduated summa cum laude in 1958 and joined the Massachusetts State bar the same year. After clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter in 1958, Goodwin came to Senator John F. Kennedy's attention in 1959 while working as special counsel to the Legislative Oversight Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Goodwin joined Kennedy's speech...

Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966

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