Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957).

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Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958. Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957).

Elmer Holmes Davis papers, 1865-1957 (bulk 1946-1957).

Correspondence, speeches, lectures, writings, articles, radio scripts, subject file, government publications, press releases, biographical material, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Davis's career in journalism and his service as director of the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II. Subjects include politics, literary affairs, and world events. Includes radio scripts of Davis's broadcasts for the Columbia Broadcasting System, inc., and the American Broadcasting Company; a typescript of Davis's book titled But We Were Born Free (1954); and letters from Chicago Tribune reporter Carolyn A. Wilson with her observations on conditions in France during World War I. Correspondents include Bernard Augustine De Voto, Edward R. Murrow, Harold Wallace Ross, James Thurber, Harry S. Truman, Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Sumner Welles, and William Allen White.

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Murrow, Edward R., 1908-1965

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Davis, Elmer Holmes, 1890-1958

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Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1966

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