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BOX 1-4 Personal File, 1934-2014
The Personal File series, 1934-2014, mostly documents Yudain’s life outside of his career as the editor and publisher of Roll Call. This includes documentation of his childhood, education, family, wedding, retirement, and death. A short retrospective of Yudain’s life is documented in the book “Sid at 80,” prepared by Yudain’s wife Lael for his eightieth birthday and comprising photocopies of select clippings, photographs, and letters. A digital copy of this book is included in the collection, as is a digital video of Yudain’s memorial service at the National Press Club. The series also documents Yudain’s friendship with Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, based largely on their shared interest in music.
Material types include correspondence, clippings, certificates, brochures, programs, photographs, obituaries, identification cards, passports, notes, invitations, and other printed matter. Digital materials include video files and a text file.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or material type. The file structure of the digital content has been maintained as received.
BOX 1 Awards and honors, 1959, 1966, 1975-1988, 2009
BOX 1 Biographical sketches, 1983, 1995, undated
BOX 1 Blackmun, Harry A.; music at the Supreme Court, 1983-2001
(2 folders)
BOX 1 Breeskin, Barnie; Saints and Sinners Club, 1974-1991
BOX 1 Business and identification cards, 1949-1954, 1976-1984, 1999-2000, undated
BOX 1 Clippings, 1948-2003 See also Container 7, Clippings, Roll Call mentions in other publications
BOX 1 Contact lists; parties, 1973-1995, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 1 Death of Yudain, 2013-2014
DF Death of Yudain, memorial service, 2013
Digital ID: mss86314_184_002
BOX 1 Early newspapers by Yudain
BOX 1 1935-1937
BOX 2 1935-1949
(3 folders)
BOX 2 Family
BOX 2 Other family members, 1935-1952, 1992-2008, undated
BOX 2 Photocopies of sound discs featuring the Yudain family, 1942, 1949, undated
BOX 2 Yudain, Bernie, 1945-2010
BOX 2 Yudain, Charlotte, 1942-1996
BOX 2 Yudain, Harold, 1942-2007
BOX 2 Holiday greeting cards from Yudain, circa 1950s
BOX 2 House and garden tour of Capitol Hill, 1968
BOX 2 Inauguration ceremonies, U.S. presidents, 1953-1961, 1969-1985
BOX 2 Luce, Claire Boothe, note, undated
BOX 2 Miscellany, 1936-2006, undated See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 2 New Canaan High School, New Canaan, Conn., 1937-1941, 1961, 1986-2003
(2 folders)
BOX 3 Notes, circa 1948-circa 2010
(2 folders)
BOX 3 Passports, 1951-1965, 2002
BOX 3 Pedestal Club, 1966
BOX 3 Programs, 1959, 1986-1987
BOX 3 Retirement, 1988 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 3 "Sid at 80," book, 2003
(4 folders)
DF "Sid at 80," book, digital, 2003
Digital ID: mss86314_184_001
BOX 4 Travel
BOX 4 Brussels, Belgium, World's Fair, 1958
BOX 4 Cuba, 1951, 1958
BOX 4 Israel, 1965
BOX 4 Tributes to Yudain, 1976-1983, 2003-2013, undated
BOX 4 United States Army, circa 1946
BOX 4 Wedding, 1971-1973
BOX 4-6 Correspondence, 1936-2012
The Correspondence series, 1936-2012, documents Yudain’s activities through incoming and outgoing letters with friends, family, colleagues, and United States presidents, senators, and representatives. The correspondence is modest in volume and mostly features what Yudain identified as “letters of interest.” The earliest letters are mostly to and from family members and detail Yudain’s time in the United States Army and experiences as a journalist in Los Angeles, California. Later correspondence is mostly addressed to Yudain in his capacity as editor of Roll Call and features letters addressing publication matters and offering congratulations on Roll Call milestones. Correspondents include Silvio Conte, Robert J. Dole, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vincent Lopez, Richard M. Nixon, Ron Randell, Irving Wallace, and Bernie Yudain.
Material types include letters, invitations, greeting cards, memoranda, and attachments including clippings, photographs, and programs.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, which includes a chronological file arranged by year.
BOX 4 Chronological file
BOX 4 1936-1961
(7 folders)
BOX 5 1962-1994
(12 folders)
BOX 6 1995-2012, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 6 Holiday cards, circa 1970s-circa 1990s, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 6 White House invitations, 1973-1976, 1995
BOX 6-8 Roll Call Files, 1951-2011
The Roll Call Files series, 1951-2011, documents various aspects of the newspaper’s history through items personally collected by Yudain. This mostly spans Roll Call’s origins in 1955 to the sale of the newspaper in 1986 to Arthur Levitt and includes brief narratives on Roll Call’s history. Files document facets of the newspaper such as advertising, subscriptions, and style guidelines. Subjects include Roll Call anniversaries, the Congressional baseball game, Congressional Staff Club, and the Quorum Club. Individuals featured in the series include caricature artist John Pert, humorist Mark Russell, and columnist Walter Winchell.
Material types include newspapers, articles, correspondence, newsletters, photographs, sketches, drawings, clippings, baseball scorecards, programs, scripts, financial documents, and other printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or material type.
BOX 6 Advertising, 1961-1982 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 Anniversaries
BOX 6 20 year, 1975 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 25 year, 1980 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 30 year, 1985
BOX OV 2 40 year, 1995 See Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 50 year, 2005 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 Other years, 1956-1985 See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 6 Article drafts, 1957-1979
BOX 7 Clippings, Roll Call mentions in other publications, 1955-1988, undated See also Container 1, Clippings
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Congress history and background, 1951-1960, 1972-1986, 2003, undated
BOX 7 Congressional baseball game, 1957-2011 See also Oversize, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 7 Congressional Staff Club and Senate Staff Club, 1959-1988, undated
BOX 7 Correspondence, 1956-1988
BOX 7 Financial documents, 1955-1960, 1970, 1984-1987
BOX 7 Graphics and art, 1974-1976, 1982, undated See also Oversize, same heading
BOX 7 Holiday greetings, undated
BOX 7 Humor, 1969-1995, undated
BOX 8 Miscellany, 1958-1987, undated
BOX 8 Offices, 1971-1986
BOX 8 Operations, 1987, undated
BOX 8 Perts, John, caricature artist, 1961-1962, 1972-1984, 1992, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Quorum Club; Bobby Baker scandal, 1963, 1971, 2000
BOX 8 Roll Call congressional staff awards, 1971-1992
BOX OV 2 Roll Call first issue, 1955, June 16 See Oversize, same heading
BOX 8 Roll Call history and background, 1979-1985, undated
BOX 8 Russell, Mark, 1959, 1969-2010
BOX 8 Sale of Roll Call, 1986-1987 See also Oversize, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Subscription to Roll Call, Richard M. Nixon, 1958
BOX 8 Subscriptions, 1955-1974, 1996, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Washington Times inaugural reception, 1982
BOX 8 Winchell, Walter, 1960-1962, 1990
BOX 9-10 Speeches and Writings, 1946-2013
The Speeches and Writings series, 1946-2013, contains articles, editorials, and speeches written by Yudain, mostly pertaining to his role as editor of Roll Call and as a freelance journalist in Hollywood, California in the late 1940s. The articles mostly date from 1946 to 1950 when Yudain was an entertainment writer covering actors and films. In some cases complete copies of magazines such as Screen Guide and Movie Stars Parade featuring Yudain’s articles are present. The writings include a selection of Yudain's columns and editorials for Roll Call detailing social life on Capitol Hill, mostly from the 1980s. The series also contains song lyrics, usually parodies, written by Yudain as tributes to individuals or to mark special occasions. The speeches and remarks relate primarily to Roll Call and feature speaking engagements at award ceremonies, roasts, luncheons, and family events.
Material types include articles, editorials, magazines, lyrics, speeches, remarks, notes.
Arranged alphabetically by material type.
BOX 9 Articles, 1946-1950, 1982-1983, undated
(8 folders)
BOX 9 Articles, background notes, 1946-1949
BOX 9 Columns and editorials, Roll Call
BOX 9 "King of the Hill," 1987-1988
BOX 10 Miscellany, 1968-1998, undated
BOX 10 "Sid Bits," 1956-1986, undated
BOX 10 "Sid's Place," 1986-1987
BOX 10 Lyrics, 1973, 1985-1986, 1994-2013, undated
(3 folders)
BOX 10 Speeches and remarks, 1968-1978, 1988-2013, undated
(4 folders)
BOX OV 1-OV 2 Oversize, 1955-2005
Material types include newspapers, posters, programs, and artwork.
Arranged and described according to the series, containers, and folders from which the items were separated.
Personal file
BOX OV 2 Miscellany, poster, Yudain featured in People Today magazine, undated (Container 2, same heading)
BOX OV 1 Retirement, Posters of Roll Call front pages, signed, 1988 (Container 3 same heading)
Roll Call files
BOX OV 2 Advertising, Roll Call advertising supplements, circa 1970, circa 1980 (Container 6, same heading)
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