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Public Relations Files, 1927-2015 (continued)
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
BOX 15 Greenfield, Meg, 1999
BOX 15 Hannan, Mark, 1986-1989
BOX 15 Jones, Boisfeuillet, 1980, 1994-2000, undated
BOX 15 Lutz, Theodore C., photographs, 1981-1986, 1992, undated
BOX 15 McGrory, Mary, 1954, 1963, 1974-1975, 1982-1985, 1991-2004
(3 folders)
BOX 15 Memorials, 1973-1977, 1989, 2001-2006
BOX 15 Miscellany, 1971, 1991, 1999, undated
BOX 16 Newsroom staff directory, 1993, 1996
(2 folders)
BOX 16 Photographs, circa 1980s, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 16 Retirees, 2004 See also Digital Files, same heading
BOX 16 Retirement incentive program, 2004
BOX 16 Retirement reception, 2004
BOX 16 Rodriguez, Virginia, 1978, 1984-1990, 1998-2000
BOX 16 Simons, Howard, 1962-1967, 1978, 1984-1986, 1992
BOX 16 Washington Star hires, circa 1981
BOX 16 Wolfe, Tom, 1990
BOX 17 "State of the Washington Post," 2000-2006 See also Digital Files, same heading
(5 folders)
BOX 17 Style section advertisements, 1971
BOX 17 "Sunday Source" launch, 2002-2003
(2 folders)
BOX 18 (2 folders)
BOX 18 Supervisory Newsletter, production department, 1971-1975
BOX 18 Tour video file, 2000-2004
(3 folders)
BOX 18 United Way of America, 2001-2003
BOX 18 Vision and mission statement of public relations department, 2001
BOX 18 Washington Market Book, circa 1955, 1999
BOX 18 "Washington Post and the Community," undated
BOX 18 Washington Post Magazine prototype, 1986
BOX 19 Washington Times Herald, letters resulting from the sale of, 1954
(6 folders)
BOX 19 Website information, 2000, 2007
BOX 20 White House News Photographers' Association annual awards, 1988-1989, 1998
BOX 20 Woodwind: An Arts Paper, 1973
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
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