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BOX 115-120 Administrative Files, 1946-2005
The Administrative Files series focuses on a range of the Washington Post's operations including editorial, personnel, and planning matters. Some of these files originate from Elsie Mae Carper, one time head of the human resources department, editor, and reporter who personally collected historical materials for a future Washington Post archive. Orientation materials include organizational charts, informational pamphlets, and lectures from the 1950s by Edward T. Folliard, Alfred Friendly, James Russell Wiggins, and Chalmers M. Roberts. The series also documents Washington Post’s purchase of the buildings and printing presses of the Washington Star in 1981. Telephone directories from 1956 to 2003 include comprehensive lists of employees by name and department. Style guidelines include in-house guidebooks and newsletters such as Post Script, Style Memo, and Cursors addressing evolving style and editorial issues.
Material types include: directories, reports, newsletters, correspondence, memoranda, invoices, lectures, notes, and pamphlets.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 115 Associated Press, 1965-1977
(2 folders)
BOX 115 "Blacks in the Newsroom of the Washington Post," report, 1986
BOX 115 "Challenge and Change," a report by the task force on the newsroom, 1993
BOX 115 Classified advertising, 1946-1947, 1967
BOX 115 Equipment
BOX 115 Capital investments, 1983
BOX 115 Miscellany, 1963, 1981-1984
BOX 115 Printing presses, 1977, undated
BOX 115 Washington Star, 1981
BOX 115 Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1965
BOX 115 Forms, undated
BOX 115 International Press Telecommunications Council; North American Working Party, 1970-1974
(2 folders)
BOX 116 Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service, circa 1998
BOX 116 Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service consortium, 1979-1980, 1988
BOX 116 Mead Data Central, 1984
BOX 116 Memoranda, 1967-1975, 1981
BOX 116 National political party conventions, 1960, 1964, 1980, 1982
(3 folders)
BOX 116 Organizational Development and Training Guide, 2005
BOX 116 Policies, 1967-1977, 1991, undated
BOX 116 Project plans, 1996-1998
BOX 116 Pugwash conference, 1990
BOX 116 Secretary's manual, 1970-1974
BOX 117 Staff meetings, 1999, 2003
BOX 117 Staff orientation
BOX 117 Booklets, 1957, circa 1960s-1990s
BOX 117 Insurance plans, 1972, undated
BOX 117 Lectures, 1957-1958
BOX 117 Miscellany, 1957-1962, 1974
BOX 117 Pamphlets, 1974-1975
BOX 117 Workshops, 1959
BOX 117 Style guidelines
BOX 117 Books, 1978, 1983, 1989
BOX 117 Cursors! (newsletter), 1981-1983
BOX 117 "Editorial Workshop" from Editor and Publisher, 1956-1963
BOX 117 "A Guide for Editors," undated
BOX 117 Memoranda, 1962-1965, undated
BOX 118 Post Script (newsletter), 1955-1964
(2 folders)
BOX 118 The Right Word by Edward B. Purcell, 1987
BOX 118 "Style Book and Policy Guide," 1962-1964
BOX 118 Style Memo (newsletter), 1964, 1978
BOX 118 Stylus (newsletter), 1977-1978
BOX 118 Technology committee, 1997-1998, undated
BOX 118 Telephone directories
BOX 118 1956-1962, 1969-1979
(4 folders)
BOX 119 1980-1992
(4 folders)
BOX 120 1994-2003
(2 folders)
BOX 120 Trademarks, 1983
BOX 120-124 E Streeters Files, 1936-2009
This series documents the group of employees who worked at the Washington Post building on E Street and who moved to the L Street building at the end of 1950. Meeting files from 1978 to 1993 include photographs, correspondence, newsletters, and transcripts of speeches. Name files and member directories contain information about various E Streeters, among them Edward T. Folliard, Katharine Graham, Al Lewis, Shirley Povich, and John Riseling. Although the E Streeters published a newsletter, E Streeters News, only a small number of these are present in the collection.
Material types include: biographies, obituaries, reports, directories, correspondence, articles, oral history interviews, correspondence, talks, and photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 120 Carper, Elsie Mae, Washington Post history files, 1984-1991
BOX 120 Correspondence, 1978-1992
BOX 120 Directories, 1968, 1975-1992
BOX 120 E Streeters News, 1974, 1984, 1990-1993, 1999-2009
BOX 120 History, 1978
BOX 121 Meetings
BOX 121 1978-1989
(8 folders)
BOX 122 1990-1993
BOX 122 Members and prospective members, 1983-1985, undated
BOX 122 Meyer, Eugene, Washington Post purchase, 1954-1958, 1983-1984, 1990
BOX 122 Miscellany, 1988-1994, 2009, undated
BOX 122 Name files
BOX 122 Arcaro, Joseph V., 1988
BOX 122 Coe, Christine Sadler, 1983
BOX 122 Coe, Richard, 1956, 1987, 1995
BOX 122 Davenport, Homer, 1989
BOX 122 Dennis, Frank, 1952, undated
BOX 122 Donovan, Hedley, 1990
BOX 122 Ellis, Arthur, 1956, 1989
BOX 122 Fanciulli, Jerome, 1984
BOX 122 Fisher, Deevee K., 1990-1992
BOX 122 Folliard, Edward T., 1946, 1957-1972, undated
BOX 122 Friendly, Alfred, Captain, 1983-1985
BOX 122 Gatewood, Frank, 1990
BOX 122 Gilbert, Ben, 1984-1985
BOX 122 Gladstein, Harry, 1985
BOX 122 Graham, Katharine, 1963-1973, 1979-1993 See also OV 3, same heading
BOX 123 Graham, Philip L., 1956, 1963, 1991
BOX 123 Green, Jean, 1936-1938, 1986-1992, undated See also OV 3, same heading
BOX 123 Greenwald, Neal, 1972, 1986-1989 See also OV 3, same heading
BOX 123 Hailey, Jean Reiff, 1990-1991
BOX 123 Hyde, Nina, 1989
BOX 123 Janof, Louis, 1953, 1961
BOX 123 Klutz, Jerry, 1969
BOX 123 Knellers, Chester, 1988
BOX 123 Kuhn, Ferdinand, undated
BOX 123 Lewis, Al, 1975-1985, undated See also OV 3, same heading
BOX 123 Lewis, Rae T., 1975-1978, 1988
BOX 123 Limber, Louis, 1989
BOX 123 Lindsay, Malvina, 1942-1946, 1954, 1972, 1986
BOX 123 Manolo, Al, 1947, 1953-1956
BOX 123 Marder, Murrey, 1984-1985
BOX 123 Mathias, Joseph M., 1985
BOX 123 Miller, Hugh, 1961-1965, 1977-1984
BOX 123 Morley, Felix, 1979
BOX 123 Munroe, Pat, 1985
BOX 123 Norris, John G., 1946-1947, 1985-1989
BOX 123 Parker, Molly, 1970
BOX 123 Povich, Shirley, 1970, 1985-1992
BOX 123 Riseling, John, 1947, 1954-1963, 1977, 1990
BOX 123 Simons, Howard, 1984-1989
BOX 123 Singerhoff, John, 1984-1991
BOX 123 Stokes, Dillard, 1980
BOX 123 Thomas, Leonard, 1985
BOX 123 Wilson, Earl J., 1985
BOX 123 Obituaries, 1989-1995, 2008, undated
BOX 123 Photographs, 1985, 1992
(2 folders)
BOX 123 Plaque, 1984-1987
BOX 123 "Post People" biographies, circa 1950
BOX 123 Reports, 1977-1982
BOX 123 Stock gifts, 1955
BOX 123 Stories of members, 1972, 1984-1993
BOX 124 Twenty year club, 1962, 1980, 1990
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