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Papers, 1933-1970.

Author: John Fischer
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers of John Fischer, an author and journalist who was editor-in-chief of "Harper's Magazine," 1953-1969. Correspondence, 1945-1963, concerns the editing of Harper's, Fischer's own writing, and his work on the 1956 Presidential campaign for Adlai E. Stevenson. Among the prominent correspondents are Walter Lippmann, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Theodore C. Sorenson, and Benjamin M. Spock. Fischer's writings are
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Genre/Form: Manuscript collection
Sound recordings
Named Person: Walter Lippmann; Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Theodore C Sorenson; Benjamin Spock; Adlai E Stevenson; Adlai E Stevenson; Benjamin Spock; Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Walter Lippmann
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Fischer
OCLC Number: 173692537
Description: 4.8 c.f. (12 archives boxes); plus additions of 2.8 c.f. and 1 tape recording.

Abstract:

Papers of John Fischer, an author and journalist who was editor-in-chief of "Harper's Magazine," 1953-1969. Correspondence, 1945-1963, concerns the editing of Harper's, Fischer's own writing, and his work on the 1956 Presidential campaign for Adlai E. Stevenson. Among the prominent correspondents are Walter Lippmann, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Theodore C. Sorenson, and Benjamin M. Spock. Fischer's writings are represented by drafts, notes, and related materials for three books ("Why They Behave Like Russians," 1947; "Master Plan, U.S.A.," 1951; and "The Stupidity Problem and Other Harassments," 1964); drafts of his column "The Editor's Easy Chair"; free-lance articles; addresses; and clippings. Other records document Fischer's personal life and background.

The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1940-1967, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1933-1970 and are described below.

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