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Papers of Freda Kirchwey, 1871-1972

Collection contains Freda Kirchwey's personal and professional correspondence, writings, speeches, diaries, appointment books, travel reports, articles, photographs, and clippings. Files of The Nation from the 1930s to the 1950s document Kirchwey's career, with administrative papers reflecting her involvement with the legal, financial, and staff problems of the magazine. Much of the editorial material and correspondence illustrate the issues on which The Nation focused: fascism, the New Deal, World War II, and anti-communism. The files of The Nation Associates, a non-profit membership corporation founded in 1943, contain correspondence, reports, and printed material describing its activities on behalf of the establishment of Israel and the overthrow of Franco in Spain. Also includes papers of Alvarez del Vayo, the last foreign minister of the Republican government of Spain; reports and correspondence of other organizations with which Kirchwey was associated; and notes for her unpublished book on The Nation. Also includes family correspondence, including Freda Kirchwey with her son Michael Clark, and legal and financial correspondence of her father George Washington Kirchwey
Archival Material, English, 1871