Research Catalog

Herbert Mitgang papers,

Title
Herbert Mitgang papers, 1929-1995.
Author
Mitgang, Herbert.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
34 linear feet (56 boxes).
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Cartoons (humorous images)
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Phonograph records.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Video recordings.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on cassettes.
Source (note)
  • Mitgang, Herbert
Biography (note)
  • Herbert Mitgang (1920- ), author, editor, journalist, and motion-picture producer, was managing editor of the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes, during World War II. After his war service, he joined the New York Times as a copy editor and reviewer. He served as supervising editor of the Sunday Times drama section from 1955 to 1962, editorial writer and member of the editorial board from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1967 to 1976. From 1964 to 1967 he was assistant to the president and the executive editor of CBS News and produced several documentary films. He taught at City College in New York, was a visiting lecturer at Yale University and served as president of both the Authors' League and the Authors' Guild. Since 1976 Mitgang has been a cultural correspondent and book reviewer for the New York Times. In addition to his work at the Times and CBS, he has written articles, novels and biographies and has edited several books.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2024
Author
Mitgang, Herbert.
Title
Herbert Mitgang papers, 1929-1995.
Additional Formats
Sound recordings and some moving images available on cassettes.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, files relating to publications, notes, clippings, photographs, motion pictures, recordings, videotapes, and memorabilia that document Mitgang's activities as a journalist, author, editor, and film producer. Papers include general correspondence, 1945-1979; New York Times editorial correspondence, 1970-1976; and correspondence concerning Authors' Guild, 1957-1979, Authors' League, 1962-1973, and Times Op-Ed page. Also, typescripts, notes, clippings, and other materials for his articles, reviews, biographies, novels, scripts, and other writings; and files, 1983-1988, collected by Mitgang for his book Dangerous Dossiers. Other items consist of photographs, notebooks, awards, teaching notes, clippings, Stars and Stripes scrapbook, cartoons, and memorabilia. Materials relating to his documentaries include scripts and notes, films, videotapes and audio recordings of programs produced for CBS News; these include documentaries on Carl Sandburg, Henry Moore, and Jimmy Walker, and interviews with David Ben-Gurion, Anthony Eden, Admiral Gene R. La Roque and Helen Wolff.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Cassette copies of sound recordings and moving images must be used by researchers, when available. Advance notice is required for use of original motion pictures.
Biography
Herbert Mitgang (1920- ), author, editor, journalist, and motion-picture producer, was managing editor of the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes, during World War II. After his war service, he joined the New York Times as a copy editor and reviewer. He served as supervising editor of the Sunday Times drama section from 1955 to 1962, editorial writer and member of the editorial board from 1963 to 1964 and again from 1967 to 1976. From 1964 to 1967 he was assistant to the president and the executive editor of CBS News and produced several documentary films. He taught at City College in New York, was a visiting lecturer at Yale University and served as president of both the Authors' League and the Authors' Guild. Since 1976 Mitgang has been a cultural correspondent and book reviewer for the New York Times. In addition to his work at the Times and CBS, he has written articles, novels and biographies and has edited several books.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Herbert Mitgang correspondence can be found in the Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1967-1975, Berg Collection, New York Public Library.
Connect to:
Occupation
Authors.
Journalists.
Editors.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Added Author
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Authors' League of America.
Authors' Guild (U.S.)
Research Call Number
MssCol 2024
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