Dorothy Schiff papers, bulk (1950s-1970s)

Dorothy Schiff papers, 1904-1989, bulk (1950s-1970s)
Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989.
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119.8 linear feet (298 boxes)
Uniform Title
  • New York post (New York, N.Y. : 1934)
  • Paris post (Paris, France)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Sweet, Adele Hall; Sarah-Ann Kramarsky
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  • Finding aid available in repository and on Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2691
Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989.
Dorothy Schiff papers, 1904-1989, bulk (1950s-1970s)
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Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Dorothy Schiff (1903-1989) was the publisher of the New York Post, the oldest daily newspaper in the United States, from 1942 to 1976. She wrote a column for the paper and served as editor-in-chief from 1961 until she sold the paper in 1976. She also published the Paris Post in France from 1945 to 1948 and owned several radio stations in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The collection contains editorial, operational, business, and legal files of the New York Post and Schiff's personal files and family letters. Editorial files, ca. 1938-ca. 1980, consist chiefly of memoranda between Schiff and her editors, columnists and others; materials relating to the editorial operations of the paper; and files, 1944-1948, of the Paris Post. Operational files are mostly memoranda between Schiff and her plant department heads and correspondence concerning the non-editorial operations of the Post. Business files relate to the business side of the paper and radio stations. Legal files reflect the Post's involvement in libel and anti-trust suits. Schiff's personal papers include memoranda and correspondence dealing with her life as a philanthropist and volunteer worker for various causes, family and personal financial papers, and materials for Jeffrey Potter's biography of Schiff. Of particular interest are transcripts of Potter's taped interviews with Schiff and her friends and associates. Also, photographs of Schiff and others; awards and citations she earned; newsclippings of her column; scrapbooks, 1946-1989, of clippings about her; and printed matter.
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Braden, Thomas, 1918-
Breslin, Jimmy.
Buckley, William F. (William Frank), Jr., 1925-2008.
Flynn, E.P.
Hamill, Pete, 1935-2020.
Hoge, Warren.
Kempton, Murray.
Mowrer, Paul Scott.
Potter, Jeffrey.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1914-1988.
Sann, Paul.
Seldes, Tim.
Thackrey, Ted.
Tierney, Paul.
Wechsler, James, 1915-
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985.
New York Post Corporation.
Added Title
New York post (New York, N.Y. : 1934)
Paris post (Paris, France)
Research Call Number
MssCol 2691
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