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BOX 20-44 Library and News Research Center Files, 1880-2008
This series consists of files from the Washington Post’s in-house library of resources utilized by editors, reporters, artists, and photographers in their daily work at the newspaper. The original library contained books, clippings, an online database, and various reference files. The materials received within this collection mostly consist of what the library identified as “pamphlet files,” the bulk of which are represented by name and subject files. Other items belonged to their “archive,” which is material they considered to be historically relevant even after it was no longer in active use. An administrative binder in the series provides further details about the library’s mission, services, and resources. A large number of staff and executive name files include speeches, clippings, press releases, testimonies, and research. “Backgrounder” files include notes from off-the-record talks, interviews, and briefings with U.S. presidents and foreign officials dating from 1963 to 1968. The topics include foreign policy, the Vietnam War, the economy, domestic issues, and the 1964 election. The series also contains the Pentagon Papers as originally received and arranged by the Washington Post, and the version submitted into public record by Senator Mike Gravel. There is little to no documentation of the decision-making process that led to their publication. Files on the history of the Washington Post document the move of the newspaper offices into a new building on L Street in the early 1950s, and include planning documents, articles, blueprints, equipment purchases, photographs, correspondence, and notes. Some of the earliest documents in the series include correspondence regarding a financial dispute between Beriah Wilkins and Elizabeth Hatton, whose husband Frank Hatton purchased the Washington Post with Wilkins in 1889.
Material types include: correspondence, clippings, articles, books, notes, photographs, slides, blueprints, memoranda, schedules, scrapbooks, programs, biographies, speeches, and testimonies.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 20 Administrative binder, 1995-1998
(4 folders)
BOX 20 Anniversary, 125th, artifact submissions and editor notes, 2002
(1 folder)
BOX 21 (4 folders)
BOX 21 Article reprints
BOX 21 1937-1947
BOX 22 1977, 1987, 1993, 1999-2000, undated
BOX 22 Backgrounder
BOX 22 Foreign interviews, 1965-1967, 2007
BOX 22 Presidents, 1963-1968, 2007
BOX 22 Capital Transit Company clippings, 1935-1955, 2007
BOX 22 Chapel Post, 1945-1946 See also OV 1, same heading
BOX 22 Chapel records scrapbook, J. R. Magee, secretary, 1961
BOX 22 Davis, Webster, Assistant Secretary of the Interior, press clippings on visit to South Africa, 1900, 1991
BOX 22 Editorial Page, edited by Laura Longley Babb, Washington Post Writers Group, 1977
BOX 23 "From Watergate to Lewinsky: Unnamed Sources in the Washington Post, 1970-2000," Michael W. Sheehy, 2006
BOX 23 Front counter records, circa 1950s, 2007
BOX 23 Guides, News Research Center, 1986-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 23 Halley's Comet slides, undated
BOX 23 Historic negatives and glass plates background and documentation, 1980-1984
BOX 24 In the Shadow of Power: The Story of the Washington Post by Chalmers M. Roberts, 1989
BOX 24 League of Women Voters, 1960-1966
BOX 24 Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service, 1962 See also OV 5, same heading
BOX 24 "Metro FAQs," contact lists and frequently asked questions, 1997-1998
BOX 24 Miscellany, 1938, 1956, 1963, 1974-1976, 1996-2000
BOX 24 Name files
BOX 24 Agnew, Spiro T., 1970
BOX 24 Baldwin, James, 1963-1964
BOX 24 Ben-Gurion, David, 1957-1962
BOX 24 Berrigan, Daniel, 1972
BOX 24 Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1959, 1980-1987
BOX 24 Bohlen, Charles E., 1951-1957
BOX 24 Boorstin, Daniel J., 1975, 1982
BOX 25 Giscard d’Estaing, Valéry, 1976-1977
BOX 25 Glenn, John, 1974, 1983-1984
BOX 25 Goldberg, Arthur, 1961-1966, undated
BOX 25 Goldwater, Barry M.
BOX 25 1960-1964
(4 folders)
BOX 26 1966-1974, 1984, undated
BOX 26 Goldwater, Barry M., Jr., 1972
BOX 26 Gore, Al, 1987-2000
(3 folders)
BOX 26 Gore, Albert, 1952-1960, 1968-1971
BOX 26 Jackson, Robert H., circa 1945
BOX 26 Mao, Zedong, 1950, 1957-1960, 1977
BOX 26 Marshall, George C., 1947, 1957
BOX 26 Marshall, George Preston, 1959-1960
BOX 26 Mead, Margaret, 1968, 1979
BOX 26 Meredith, James, 1962-1963
BOX 27 Reed, Vincent E., 1968-1979, 2008
(3 folders)
BOX 27 Solzhenit︠s︡yn, Aleksandr Isaevich, 1974-1975
BOX 27 Sparkman, John, 1951-1952, 1972, 1978
BOX 27 Speer, Albert, 1970-1971
BOX 27 Stans, Maurice H., 1960, undated
BOX 27 Stanton, Frank, 1947, 1969-1973
BOX 27 Stevenson, Adlai E., 1952-1965, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 28 Stevenson, Adlai E., III, 1971-1977
BOX 28 Teller, Edward, 1954, 1960-1963
BOX 28 Thompson, Fletcher, 1972
BOX 28 Thompson, Frank, Jr., 1972
BOX 28 Tito, Josip Broz, 1949-1965, 1976
BOX 28 Toynbee, Arnold, 1961-1965
BOX 28 Truman, Harry S., 1945-1964, 1972
(2 folders)
BOX 28 Warren, Earl, 1952-1956, 1962-1968
BOX 28 Washington, George, 1946-1947, 1954, 1960-1963
(2 folders)
BOX 28 Westmoreland, William C., 1966-1971
BOX 28 Weymouth, Lally, 1997
BOX 29 Williams, Edward Bennett, 1962, 1972-1977
BOX 29 Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1952-1953, 1965
BOX 29 New York World’s Fair, New York, N. Y., 1964-1965
BOX 29 Pentagon Papers
BOX 29 "I. Chronology, Indo-China," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "II. U.S. policy, 1940-1950," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "IV. Part A. U.S. involvment in Franco-Viet Minh War, 1950-1954," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "V. U.S. and France withdrawal from Vietnam, summary, 1954-1956," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "VIII. Evolution of the war, Strategic Hamlet Program, 1961-1963," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "XI. Kennedy administration (summary, justification of war, and public statements), 1963; Johnson administration (summary, justification of war, and public statements), 1964, 1966-1967," circa 1969-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 29 "XII. Justification of war (public statements from Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy administrations); U.S. involvement in war, Kennedy administration, 1961, Jan.-1963, Nov," circa 1969-1971
BOX 29 "XIII. Evolution of the war, phased withdrawal of U.S. Forces, 1962-1964," circa 1969-1971
BOX 30 "XIV. Evolution of the war, U.S./Government of the Republic of Vietnam relations, 1963-1967," circa 1969-1971
BOX 30 "XVI. Evolution of the war, part two, U.S./Government of the Republic of Vietnam relations, 1963-1967," circa 1969-1971
BOX 30 "XVIII. Documents," circa 1969-1971
(5 folders)
BOX 31 "XIX. Mar.-July, 1965," circa 1969-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 31 "XXII. Mar. 1961-Oct. 1964," circa 1969-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 31 "XXIII. Mar.-July 1965," circa 1969-1971
(2 folders)
BOX 31 Article proof, 1971
BOX 32 Court documents, 1971, 1976
(4 folders)
BOX 32 Gravel, Mike, edition, 1971
(4 folders)
BOX 33 (3 folders)
BOX 33 Printed for the use of the House Committee on Armed Services
BOX 33 Book 4 of 12, 1971
BOX 33 Book 5 of 12, 1971
BOX 34 Book 7 of 12, 1971
BOX 34 PostHaste database, 1993-1994, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 34 Presidents, impeachment, 1974, undated
BOX 34 "Progress Charts for Washington Newspapers," 1963-1970
BOX 34 Staff and executive name files
BOX 34 Bagdikian, Ben H., 1972-1973
BOX 34 Behr, Peter, circa 1980
BOX 34 Bernstein, Carl, 1976-1984
BOX 34 Block, Herbert, circa 1950, 2001
BOX 34 Bradlee, Benjamin C., 1969-1991, 2004
(1 folder)
BOX 35 (1 folder)
BOX 35 Broder, David, 1969-1973, 1987
BOX 35 Buchwald, Art, 1970, 1982, undated
BOX 35 Carmody, John, 1999
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