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BOX 1-20 Public Relations Files, 1927-2015
This series mostly documents the Washington Post’s efforts to develop relationships within the community it serves and foster relationships internally among staff. It includes documentation of anniversaries, awards, sponsored events, educational outreach, and marketing. Many anniversaries related to the Washington Post are documented, especially the 100 year anniversary which includes commemorative articles, incoming and outgoing correspondence of Katharine Graham, and files related to the publication of Chalmers M. Roberts’s book Washington Post: The First 100 Years. Public relations events encompass Janet Cooke’s fabricated 1981 Pulitzer Prize winning story “Jimmy’s World,” publication of Theodore Kaczynski’s manifesto “Industrial Society and its Future,” and the revealing of Mark Felt as the anonymous source “Deep Throat” in 2005. Extensive coverage of the pressman’s strike of 1975 includes internal memoranda, clippings, media statements, briefing documents, and newsletters of strikers. The series contains letters from readers responding to the purchase of the Washington Times Herald in 1954. The files on Katharine Graham and Donald E. Graham include articles, speeches, schedules, and photographs. A large portion of the series includes photographs of staff taken in 1980 for Shop Talk, the Washington Post’s internal newsletter for employees.
Material types include: correspondence, photographs, schedules, memoranda, maps, clippings, speeches, articles, reports, studies, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and obituaries.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 1 Anniversaries
BOX 1 50 year, 1927
BOX 1 70 year, 1947
BOX 1 75 year, 1952
BOX 1 100 year, 1977-1978 See also Container OV 1, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 1 125 year, 2002
BOX 1 Backgrounder: A Communications Department Publication, 1975-1976
BOX 1 "Beyond the Front Page" video notes, 1998
BOX 1 Byline strike, 2002, June
BOX 1 Centennial Post from the Smithsonian Institution's "1876: A Centennial Exhibition," 1976 See also Container OV 2, same heading
BOX 1 Clippings, stories about the Washington Post, 1963-1990, undated
BOX 1 Controversial advertisements, 2004, 2007
BOX 1 Cooke, Janet, "Jimmy's World," 1981
BOX 1 "Covering the Capital: A report on the Washington Post by the Wall Street Journal," 1970
BOX 2 "Economics of Excellence: A Memorandum on Newspaper Economics and the Washington Post," 1975
BOX 2 Educational outreach
BOX 2 "Capital Classroom," circa 1950s
BOX 2 Journalism programs, 1972, 2006
BOX 2 Resources and curriculum guides, 1989-1991, 2002-2008, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 2 School service program, 1969-1976
BOX 2 Eugene Meyer Awards, 1983-1993, 2015
BOX 2 Events
BOX 2 Building dedication, 1150 15th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., 1972
(2 folders)
BOX 3 Fiftieth anniversary of Washington Times Herald purchase, luncheon, 2004
BOX 3 Marine Corps Marathon KidsPost Mini Mile, 2000
BOX 3 Miscellany, 1958, 1980, 1997, undated
BOX 3 Networking events, 2003
BOX 3 Plant dedications, College Park, Md. and Springfield, Va., 1998-1999
(2 folders)
BOX 3 Rock 'n Race, 2000
BOX 3 Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., 140th anniversary, 1998
BOX 3 Strike up the Bands!, 1989-1993
BOX 3 Felt, Mark, revealed as "Deep Throat," 2005
BOX 3 Graham, Katharine
BOX 3 Articles about Graham, circa 2003
BOX 3 Biographical file
BOX 3 1971-1998, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 4 1980-1998, undated
BOX 4 Clippings, 2001, July-Aug.
(5 folders)
BOX 4 File list, 2015, undated
BOX 4 Photographs, 1972-1981, undated
BOX 4 Schedules, 1979-1982
BOX 5 Speeches
BOX 5 1964-1978, undated
(7 folders)
BOX 6 1978-1987, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Graham, Donald E.
BOX 6 Biographical file, 1967-2003, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 6 Photographs, 1979-1982
BOX 6 Speeches, 1976-1989
BOX 6 Helen Hayes Award, 2002-2005
BOX 7 Historic front pages, 1954, 1966, 1972-1977, 1998
BOX 7 History of other newspapers, 1963-1975, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 7 "Holocaust: The Obligation to Remember," 1983
BOX 7 Kaczynski, Theodore (Unabomber), 1995
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Lewinsky, Monica, articles, 1998
(2 folders)
BOX 8 (1 folder)
BOX 8 "Lifting the Veil from the 'Secret City': The Washington Post and the Racial Revolution by Ben W. Gilbert," 1992-1996
BOX 8 Lobby wall artwork, Washington Post building, undated
BOX 8 Maryland printing plant, 1994-1996
BOX 8 Meyer, Agnes E., 1943-1970, 1991
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Miscellany, 1946-1950, 1967, 1975-1983, 1991, 1997-2001, undated
BOX 8 National Book Festival, 2001-2005
(2 folders)
BOX 9 Ned the Newshound mascot, 2003
BOX 9 New printing presses, publicity, 1995-1999
BOX 9 Off Season (nonprofit organization), 1977
BOX 9 Open house, 1972 See also Container OV 1, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 9 Other Side of the News (television series), circa 1990
BOX 9 Pamphlets, brochures, ephemera, circa 1950s-2003
BOX 9 "The Post: What It's All About," 1971, undated
BOX 9 Pressman's strike of 1975, 1975-1979
(2 folders)
BOX 10 (3 folders)
BOX 10 Principles, 1935, undated See also Container OV 1, same heading
BOX 10 Public relations department slide show, 1989
BOX 10 Radio program script, 1938
BOX 10 Readers' Day, 1999-2005
(3 folders)
BOX 10 Reports and studies
BOX 10 Readership Studies: Washington Post-Times Herald, Washington Star, 1956
BOX 10 Study of the Washington, D.C. Afternoon Newspaper Market, 1982
BOX 11 Study of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Newspaper Market, 1983
BOX 11 Survey of the Month, Carl J. Nelson Research, Chicago, Ill., 1969
BOX 11 Trend Study of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Newspaper Market, 1980
BOX 11 Riot and demonstration coverage, 1967-1968
BOX 11 Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 2001
BOX 11 Shop Talk
BOX 11 Photographs
BOX 11 circa 1980
BOX 11 1980, Jan. 3-Jan. 10
(2 folders)
BOX 12 1980, Jan. 17-May 20
(15 folders)
BOX 13 1980, May 29-Oct. 16
(18 folders)
BOX 14 1980, Oct. 23-Nov. 20
(4 folders)
BOX 14 Volumes, 1949-1952, 1963, 1970-1973, 1980-1998
BOX 14 Spotlight (newsletter), television appearances by staff, 1976-1978
BOX 14 Staff
BOX 14 Administration photographs, 1972, undated
BOX 14 Biographies, 1971-1999
(3 folders)
BOX 14 Block, Herbert, 2001-2005
BOX 14 Books by staff members, 1992, undated
BOX 14 Clark, Marion, memorial fund, 1977-1979
BOX 14 Coll, Steve, 1989-1998
BOX 15 Editors, directory, 1992
BOX 15 Graham, Mary, 1991
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