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Papers, 1933-1980.

Author: Vincent Sheean
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers of an American journalist whose works included newspaper articles, magazine stories, and volumes of both fiction and non-fiction, and who traveled extensively throughout the world from the 1920s until his death in 1975.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Financial records
Manuscript collection
Named Person: Adlai E Stevenson; Gandhi, Mahatma; Jawaharlal Nehru; Indira Gandhi; Dorothy Thompson; Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; Thornton Wilder; Edna St Vincent Millay; Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia; Indira Gandhi; Gandhi, Mahatma; Edna St Vincent Millay; Jawaharlal Nehru; Adlai E Stevenson; Dorothy Thompson; Thornton Wilder
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Sheean
OCLC Number: 145772184
Description: 2.4 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 1 archives box)

Abstract:

Papers of an American journalist whose works included newspaper articles, magazine stories, and volumes of both fiction and non-fiction, and who traveled extensively throughout the world from the 1920s until his death in 1975.

Sheean first left the United States in 1922 for Paris as a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune," and from that time on he spent his time abroad searching out political hot spots, including the London of Ramsey McDonald; Morocco in 1925 during a rebellion; China in 1927; Russia, where he would study the effects of Bolshevism; Jerusalem during the 1929 Arab-Jewish riots; central Europe when the German Army occupied the Ruhr region; and Ethiopia during the Italian invasion of 1935. In the course of his travels Sheean met or became acquainted with a number of important 20th-century figures, including Dorothy Thompson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mahatma Gandhi, King Faisal ibn al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, and Adlai Stevenson, the last of whom was one of Sheean's closest friends in American political circles.

Sheean's papers deal mostly with the period of his life from the immediate post-World War II years to his death and include personal correspondence with his wife Diana, 1943-1971; correspondence with his publishers; a separate file of correspondence of Diana Sheean, much of which was with playwright Thornton Wilder; eight personal journals kept by Sheean, 1944-1958; manuscripts of a number of Sheean's works, both published and unpublished; subject files documenting Sheean's interests, such as opera, and contacts, which include Indira Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Adlai Stevenson; assorted financial records from 1933-1976; and an assortment of Sheean's passports and notebooks.

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