Front cover image for Art Buchwald papers, 1952-1990

Art Buchwald papers, 1952-1990

Papers of Art Buchwald, an author and humorist, consisting of correspondence and book and column manuscripts. The early correspondence, which dates from the period when Buchwald was a foreign correspondent, is limited and chiefly comprised of letters from celebrities such as Bernard Baruch, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin, Al Capp, Maurice Chevalier, C. Douglas Dillon, Rube Goldberg, Princess Grace of Monaco, Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Walter Lippmann, Clare Boothe Luce, Groucho Marx, W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Moses, Edward R. Murrow, James Reston, William Saroyan, and Joseph N. Welch. The post-1962 correspondence consists entirely of sampled reader mail. Four of Buchwald's books, "Don't Forget to Write" (1960), "How Much Is That in Dollars?" (1961), "Is It Safe to Drink the Water?" (1962), and "I Chose Capitol Punishment" (1963), are represented in the collection by manuscript drafts, as are some syndicated columns, 1962-1969
Archival Material, English, 1952