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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 53.23

Title

Matt Cecil Papers

Creator

Matthew Cecil

Dates

1928-1972

Extent

29 linear feet (29 records center boxes)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . Matt Cecil Papers. UA 53.23. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M .Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Matt Cecil was a media historian and Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication. This collection is composed of Cecil's research of the relationships of journalists and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI from 1928 to 1972.

Biographical Note

Matthew Cecil received his B.S. in History from South Dakota State University in 1995. He then went on to Minnesota State University at Mankato to receive his M.A. in History. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication with a specialization in Publication Relations.

Cecil's career has includes experience as a political reporter and columnist, and a media relations practitioner in South Dakota and North Dakota. His teaching career started as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa. His first Assistant Professor position was a Purdue University in the Department of Communication from 2000-2002. He then took a position at the University of Oklahoma. In 2005, he moved back to his hometown of Brookings, SD and South Dakota State University. Dr. Cecil is now an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Media Production Emphasis in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. Dr. Cecil teaches a variety of courses including the department's introductory course, Introduction to Mass Communication, as well as basic video production, new media, and public relation skills.

Cecil's specialty area is new media and media history, but his expertise would be the FBI public relations during the J. Edgar Hoover era. Dr. Cecil's scholarly work has appeared in American Journalism, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, The Journalism Inquiry, and other national and international journals.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into nine series:

Series 1. Broadcasters

Series 2. Columnists, reporters, writers, cartoonists

Series 3. Editors

Series 4. Federal agents and Government officials

Series 5. Publishers

Series 6. News agencies

Series 7. Periodicals

Series 8. Television, radio, and film

Series 9. Other

Contents Note

In the course of his research over the last ten years, Associate Professor Matthew Cecil has used the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act to collect the J. Edgar Hoover-era FBI files of hundreds of prominent journalists. In all, Cecil has collected nearly 90,000 pages of FBI information. The files have provided the raw material for several scholarly publications and Cecil has several more, along with a book project, in the works.

The folders consist of photocopied files provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Dr. Cecil. The documents were reviewed under the Freedom on Information/Privacy Acts, Title 5, United Stated Code, Section 552/552a by the FBI. Deletions were made to protect information which was exempt from disclosure. A deleted page information sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld. These sheets will be found in the folders.

Most of the material in the folders is made up of correspondence and clippings from newspapers and tearsheets from magazines and other publications. Researchers will also find case reports, FBI teletype (a message sent and received via a teleprinter-character printer connected to a telegraph that operates like a typewriter), routing slips, memoranda, telegrams, surveillance reports, news releases, interviews, essays, investigations, and typescripts.

While the strength of this collection lies in journalism and the J. Edgar Hoover era of the FBI, the topics of the collection covers a wide variety of subjects, from Communism and McCarthyism to organized crime, kidnapping, death threats, and the Kennedy Assassination and smear campaigns.

Some photocopies provided by the FBI are difficult to read. When this occurred, a sheet was inserted in the file that states:

"The best copy obtainable is included in the reproduction of these documents. Pages included that are blurred, lights, or otherwise difficult to read are the result of the condition of the original document. No better copy can be reproduced."

Some of the material received were water damaged. While no mold is present, the papers are warped and wrinkled. They are dry but may become brittle over time. These folders have been marked as "water damaged." The Archives reserves the right to refuse photocopy requests if these materials become too fragile or may be damaged by the photocopying process.

Bibliography

Cecil, Matthew, “Bad Apples: Paradigm Overhaul and the CNN/Time ‘Tailwind’ Story.” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 26, no. 1 (October, 2001): 46-58.

Cecil, Matthew, “Friends of the Bureau: Personal Correspondence and the Cultivation of Journalist-Adjuncts by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI,” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 88, no. 2 (Summer 2011): 267-284

Cecil, Matthew, ‘‘Justice in Heaven’: The Trial and Execution of Ann Bilansky.” Minnesota History 55, no. 8 (Winter 1997-1998): 350-363.

Cecil, Matthew, “Monotonous Tale: Legitimacy, Public Relations, and the Shooting of a Public Enemy,” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 28, no. 2 (April 2004): 157-162.

Cecil, Matthew, “The Path to Madness: McCarthyism and New York Post Editor James A. Wechsler’s Battle for Press Freedom,” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 35, no. 3 (July 2011): 275-291

Cecil, Matthew, “‘Press Every Angle’: FBI Public Relations and the ‘Smear Campaign’ of 1958.” American Journalism, 19 no. 1 (Winter 2002): 39-58.

Cecil, Matthew, “Whoa, Edgar! The Des Moines Register and Tribune, Cowles Media, and J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Annals of Iowa (Spring 2012)

Key Words

Cecil, Matthew

Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Broadcasters

Cartoonists

Columnists

Criminal investigation

Editors

Film

Government officials

News agencies

Periodicals

Publishers and publishing

Radio

Reporters and reporting

Television

Writers

Container List

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Matt Cecil Papers Container List. UA 53.23

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
Broadcasters14Allen, Steve1959-1974
Broadcasters13Allen, Steve1959-1975
Broadcasters11Allen, Steve1960-1962, 1970
Broadcasters12Allen, Steve1966-1968
Broadcasters15Collingwood, Charles Cummings1949-1962
Broadcasters16Davis, Elmer1942-1956
Broadcasters17Dickerson, Nancy Hanschman1953-1967
Broadcasters18Grauer, Benjamin Franklin1950-1971
Broadcasters19Kinter, Robert E.1966-1967
Broadcasters110Kupcinet, Irv1945-1976
Broadcasters111Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1938-1947
Broadcasters118Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1945-1946
Broadcasters112Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1948-1954
Broadcasters113Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1954-1955
Broadcasters114Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1955-1956
Broadcasters115Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1956-1958
Broadcasters116Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1958-1960
Broadcasters117Lewis, Fulton, Jr.1960-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists119Adams, Franklin Pierce1941-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists120Alexander, Holmes Moss1955-1976
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists122Allen, Robert Sharon1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists121Allen, Robert Sharon1937-1957
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists21Allen, Ruth1927
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists23Alsop, Joseph and Stewart1951
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists22Alsop, Joseph and Stewart1942-1951
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists24Alsop, Joseph and Stewart1951-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists26Alsop, Joseph and Stewart1952-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists25Alsop, Joseph and Stewart1957-1973
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists27Asbell, Bernard1942-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists28Ayer, Frederick1941-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists29Beard, Charles Austin1920-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists210Belfrage, Cedric1927-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists211Belfrage, Cedric1953-1961
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists212Berger, Meyer1935-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists213Berryman, Clifford1935-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists215Blumenthal, Frederick G.1947-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists217Brown, Constantine1940-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists216Brown, Heywood Campbell1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists218Burd, Laurence Hull1962-1967
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists219Chamberlain, John Renssellaer1941-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists220Childs, Marquis William1942-1957
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists221Childs, Marquis William1958-1973
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists214Clock, Herbert L.1953-1972
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists39Collier, Neil1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists310Collier, Neil1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists32Collier, Neil1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists34Collier, Neil1937
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists312Collier, Neil1942
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists36Collier, Neil1933-1934
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists37Collier, Neil1934-1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists38Collier, Neil1934-1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists31Collier, Neil1935-1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists311Collier, Neil1935-1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists33Collier, Neil1936-1937
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists35Collier, Neil1937-1976
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists313Considine, Robert1947-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists314Cook, Fred J.1957-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists315Cook, Fred J.1964-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists316Cooke, Marvel1944-1972
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists46Cooper, Courtney Ryley1934
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists47Cooper, Courtney Ryley1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists45Cooper, Courtney Ryley1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists44Cooper, Courtney Ryley1918-1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists41Cooper, Courtney Ryley1929-1934
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists42Cooper, Courtney Ryley1933-1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists43Cooper, Courtney Ryley1934-1935
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists49Cooper, Courtney Ryley1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists411Cooper, Courtney Ryley1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists54Cooper, Courtney Ryley1940
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists48Cooper, Courtney Ryley1935-1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists412Cooper, Courtney Ryley1936-1937
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists51Cooper, Courtney Ryley1937-1939
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists52Cooper, Courtney Ryley1938-1939
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists53Cooper, Courtney Ryley1939-1940
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists55Cooper, Courtney Ryley1940-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists410Cooper, Courtney Ryley1942-1943
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists56Crawford, Kenneth Gale1942-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists57Crosby, John Campbell1948-1961
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists58Crosby, John Campbell1961-1963
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists59Crump, James1937-1956
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists510Drummond, James Roscoe1947-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists511Emory, Alan S.1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists512Evans, Rowlans1970-1992
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists513Fleeson, Doris1939-1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists514Floherty, John Joseph1937-1951
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists515Floherty, John Joseph1951-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists516Flynn, John Thomas1941-1967
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists517Frank, Nelson1941-1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists61Fritchey, Clayton1948-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists62Fury, Elda1946-1963
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists63Geyelin, Philip L.1950-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists64Gould, John1947-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists65Graham, Sheilah1943-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists66Grant, Lou1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists67Gray, Harold Lincoln1943-1960
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists68Griffin, Gerald E.1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists69Harwood, Richard L.1954-1973
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists610Hemingway, Lecester C.1941-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists611Higgins, Marguerite1950-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists613Higgins, Marguerite1954-1957
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists612Higgins, Marguerite1954-1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists614Kilgallen, Dorothy Mae1939-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists615Kingdon, Frank1941-1963
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists616Knebel, Fletcher1955-1983
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists617Kraft, Joseph1967-1976
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists618Krock, Arthur1940-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists619Kuhn, Irene Corbally1956-1967
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists620Lardner, Ringold, Jr.1944-1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists621Lardner, Ringold, Jr.1958-1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists622Lasky, Victor1950-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists623Lerner, Maxwell1941-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists71Lerner, Maxwell1942-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists72Lerner, Maxwell1958-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists73Levine, Isaac Don1941-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists74Liebling, Abbott Joseph1950-1954
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists75Lippman, Walter1936-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists76Lisagor, Peter1959-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists77Littel, Robert1956
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists78Matthews, Herbert1957-1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists79Matthews, Herbert1957-1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists712Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists713Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists714Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists715Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists716Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists717Matusow, Harvey1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists710Matusow, Harvey1950-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists711Matusow, Harvey1950-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists718Mauldin, Bill1946-1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists81Mayer, Milton Sandford1935-1960
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists82Mayer, Milton Sandford1960-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists83Maynard, Robert C.1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists84Mazo, Earl1950-1962
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists85McClendon, Sarah1953-1975
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists86McIntyre, Oscar Odd1936
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists87Millen, William1970-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists88Mills, Walter1950-1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists810Mollenhoff, Clark R.1970-1982
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists89Mollenhoff, Clark R.1962-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists811Montgomery, Ed1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists812Northrop, Guy1962-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists813Ottenberg, Miriam1959-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists814Oursler, Fulton1937-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists815Oursler, Fulton1939-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists816Packard, Vance1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists817Packer, Fred Little1941-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists818Parsons, Louella1934-1961
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists102Pearson, Andrew1951
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists819Pearson, Andrew1934-1940
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists820Pearson, Andrew1942-1943
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists821Pearson, Andrew1943-1944
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists822Pearson, Andrew1944-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1010Pearson, Andrew1948-1962
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists105Pearson, Andrew1949-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists106Pearson, Andrew1949-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists91Pearson, Andrew1950-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists92Pearson, Andrew1950-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists103Pearson, Andrew1951-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists104Pearson, Andrew1951-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists107Pearson, Andrew1952-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists108Pearson, Andrew1952-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists93Pearson, Andrew1953-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists94Pearson, Andrew1953-1955
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists109Pearson, Andrew1953-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists95Pearson, Andrew1955-1956
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists96Pearson, Andrew1955-1956
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists97Pearson, Andrew1957-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists98Pearson, Andrew1957-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists99Pearson, Andrew1959-1962
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists910Pearson, Andrew1959-1962
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists911Pearson, Andrew1962-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists912Pearson, Andrew1962-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1011Pearson, Andrew1962-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists913Pearson, Andrew1965-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists914Pearson, Andrew1965-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1012Pearson, Andrew1966-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists101Pearson, Andrew1966-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1013Pegler, Westbrook1944, 1958
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1014Pyle, Ernie1937-1983
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1015Reston, James, Barrett1955-1972
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1016Reynolds, Quentin James1945-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists111Riensel, Victor1956
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists112Riensel, Victor1956-1978
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists114Robb, Inez1943-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists113Robb, Inez1968-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists115Robinson, Henry Morton1935-1969
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists116Ross, Charles G.1943-1945
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists117Rovere, Richard H.1958-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists118Rowan, Carl Thomas1962-1977
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists119Runyon, Alfred Damon1946-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1110Scott, John1941-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1111Scott, John1952-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1112Seldes, George Henry1940-1940
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1113Seldes, George Henry1941-1942
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1114Seldes, George Henry1941-1942
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1115Seldes, George Henry1942-1946
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1116Seldes, George Henry1942-1946
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1117Senter, David1943
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1118Sevareid, Eric1941-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1119Shannon, William Vincent1951-1976
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1120Shrirer, William Lawrence1941-1961
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1122Skolsky, Sykdney1942-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1123Skolsky, Syndney1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1121Smith, Albert Merriman1964-1967
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists121Sobol, Louis1936-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists122Spivack, Robert Gerald1941-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists123St. John, Robert1942
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists124St. Johns, Adela Rogers1935-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists125Steffens, Lincoln1921-1951
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists127Stone, I. F.1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists128Stone, I. F.1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1220Stone, I. F.1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1221Stone, I. F.1954
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1214Stone, I. F.1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1218Stone, I. F.1940-1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1219Stone, I. F.1940-1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists126Stone, I. F.1941-1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1216Stone, I. F.1941-1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1217Stone, I. F.1941-1950
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists129Stone, I. F.1951-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists133Stone, I. F.1951-1952
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1210Stone, I. F.1952-1953
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1211Stone, I. F.1953-1954
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists131Stone, I. F.1953-1959
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1212Stone, I. F.1954-1961
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists132Stone, I. F.1960-1971
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1213Stone, I. F.1961-1965
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1215Stone, I. F.1965-1972
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists134Stout, Rex Todhunter1941-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists136Thompson, Dorothy1947
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists135Thompson, Dorothy1941-1947
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists137Tucker, Ray1930-1948
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists138Tully, Andrew Frederick1958-1966
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists139Tully, Andrew Frederick1966-1980
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1310Villard, Oswald Garrison1922, 1944
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1311Walker, Danton MacIntyre1942-1949
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1312Ward, Paul W.1943-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1313Watts, Richard1951-1968
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1314White, Theodore1950-1970
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1315Whitehead, Donald F.1955-1957
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1316Whitehead, Donald F.1957-1972
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1317Wicker, Tom1970-1974
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1318Wilson, Richard Lawson1950-1964
Columnists, Reporters, Writers, Cartoonists1319Woltman, Frederick Enos1947-1956
Editors141Ahlgren, Frank1954-1956
Editors142Ahlgren, Frank1957-1969
Editors143Bliven, Bruce1940-1943
Editors144Blossom, Sumner N.1942-1964
Editors145Brown, Lloyd Lewis1941-1972
Editors146Bryan, Joseph, III1946-1955
Editors147Carley, Jack1939-1947
Editors148Carley, Jack1947-1953
Editors149Carley, Jack1953-1956
Editors1410Carley, Jack1956-1961
Editors1411Carley, Jack1961-1971
Editors1412Chambers, Lenoir1954-1962
Editors1413Colby, Carroll Burleigh1942-1955
Editors1414Colby, Carroll Burleigh1955-1977
Editors1415Dabney, Virginius1940-1975
Editors1416Daniel, Elbert Clifton, Jr.1957-1972
Editors1417Gingrich, Arnold1941, 1969
Editors1418Higgins, James1961-1984
Editors1419Horan, James David1943-1958
Editors1420Kerby, Philip Pearce1957-1975
Editors152Kirchwey, Freda1941
Editors151Kirchwey, Freda1943
Editors153Kirchwey, Freda1939-1949
Editors154Kirchwey, Freda1941-1964
Editors155Kirchwey, Freda1964-1968
Editors156Martin, John1958
Editors157McKelway, Benjamin M.1962-1970
Editors158Morris, Harold Rubin1952-1979
Editors159Oakes, John B.1952-1974
Editors1510Ross, Harold Wallace1943, 1949
Editors1511Rushmore, Howard1940-1956
Editors1512Saunders, Carl Maxon1945-1974
Editors1513Stahlman, James G.1954-1976
Editors1514Stone, Walker1957-1973
Editors1515Turner, Catledge1957-1958
Editors1516Waymack, William Wesley1951-1958
Editors1517Wechsler, James Arthur1941-1959
Editors1518Wechsler, James Arthur1960-1971
Editors1519White, William Allen1940
Federal Agents and Government Officials1520Bush, John Sampson1931-1963
Federal Agents and Government Officials1521Cater, Silas Douglass, Jr.1946-1964
Federal Agents and Government Officials1522Cater, Silas Douglass, Jr.1962-1967
Federal Agents and Government Officials1523Cochran, Edward1934-1941
Federal Agents and Government Officials1524Early, Stephen T.1945-1951
Federal Agents and Government Officials1525Ferguson, Charles W.1946
Federal Agents and Government Officials161Guinane, Edward P.1924-1938
Federal Agents and Government Officials164Guinane, Edward P.1927-1969
Federal Agents and Government Officials162Guinane, Edward P.1935-1938
Federal Agents and Government Officials163Guinane, Edward P.1938-1942
Federal Agents and Government Officials165Link, Theodore1933-1938
Federal Agents and Government Officials166Norris, Gerald B.1925-1938
Federal Agents and Government Officials167Norris, Gerald B.1935-1964
Federal Agents and Government Officials168Norris, Gerald B.1938-1947
Federal Agents and Government Officials169Norris, Gerald B.1948-1954
Federal Agents and Government Officials172Tamm, Edward A.1930-1937
Federal Agents and Government Officials171Tamm, Edward A.1931-1935
Federal Agents and Government Officials173Tamm, Edward A.1937-1948
Federal Agents and Government Officials174Tamm, Edward A.1948-1953
Federal Agents and Government Officials175Tamm, Edward A.1953-1985
Federal Agents and Government Officials1710Tolson, Clyde A.1965
Federal Agents and Government Officials176Tolson, Clyde A.1928-1932
Federal Agents and Government Officials178Tolson, Clyde A.1930-1965
Federal Agents and Government Officials177Tolson, Clyde A.1932-1947
Federal Agents and Government Officials1711Tolson, Clyde A.1965-1966
Federal Agents and Government Officials179Tolson, Clyde A.1965-1978
Federal Agents and Government Officials1712Tolson, Clyde A.1966-1967
Federal Agents and Government Officials1713Tolson, Clyde A.1968-1970
Federal Agents and Government Officials181Tolson, Clyde A.1970-1971
Federal Agents and Government Officials182Tolson, Clyde A.1971-1972
News Agencies198Associated Press1942
News Agencies199Copley News Service1948-1965
News Agencies1910Copley News Service1965-1970
News Agencies1911Copley News Service1970-1975
News Agencies1912Free Press, The1945
News Agencies1913McClure Newspaper Syndicate1939
News Agencies1914McClure Newspaper Syndicate1939
News Agencies1915McClure Newspaper Syndicate1939-1952
News Agencies1916Philadelphia Public Ledger Syndicate1932-1938
News Agencies1917Philadelphia Public Ledger Syndicate1936-1941
News Agencies1918United Press International1932-1942
News Agencies201United Press International1941-1957
News Agencies202United Press International1945-1949
News Agencies203United Press International1949-1952
News Agencies204United Press International1952-1958
News Agencies205United Press International1958-1962
News Agencies206United Press International1963-1966
News Agencies207United Press International1966-1970
News Agencies208United Press International1971-1985
Other274American Editors Syndicate1942-1944
Other275Bernays, Edward L.1957-1965
Other276Cartoons1942-1975
Other277Cook, Frederick A.1925-1945
Other278Dickson, Benjamin1939-1953
Other279F.B.I Nobody Knows (by Fred J. Cook)1964
Other2710Foss, Joseph Jacob (Joe Foss)1954-1958
Other2711Kennedy, John F., Jr.1994-1995
Other2712Marcuse, Herbert (German philosopher)1966-1969
Other2713Marcuse, Herbert (German philosopher)1969-1976
Other2714Molders of Public Opinion in the United States1959
Other2715Morley, Felix (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist)1941-1954
Other2716Neustadt, Richard (political scientist specializing in U.S. Presidency)1960-1967
Other2717Neustadt, Richard E. (political scientist specializing in U.S. Presidency)1960-1967
Other2718Norris, George William (U.S. Senator)1922-1955
Other2719Overstreet, Harry Allen (writer, lecturer1953-1957
Other2720Overstreet, Harry Allen (writer, lecturer)1957-1969
Other281Price, Byron (Director, Office of Censorship, U.S., World War II)1953-1964
Other282Rodell, Fred (law professor, Yale)1948-1973
Other283Roth, Samuel (publisher, writer)1936-1954
Other284Roth, Samuel (publisher, writer)1955-1964
Other285S.A.C. Letter 56-361959
Other2814Society of Former Special Agents1958
Other287Society of Former Special Agents1937-1940
Other288Society of Former Special Agents1941-1947
Other289Society of Former Special Agents1948-1951
Other2810Society of Former Special Agents1951-1953
Other2811Society of Former Special Agents1954-1955
Other2812Society of Former Special Agents1955-1956
Other2813Society of Former Special Agents1956-1957
Other2815Society of Former Special Agents1959-1961
Other2816Society of Former Special Agents1961-1965
Other291Society of Former Special Agents1966-1969
Other292Society of Former Special Agents1970-1972
Other286Special Correspondents List1953-1962
Other293Special Service Contacts1942-1954
Other294St. Valentine's Day Massacre1935-1938
Other295Suydam, Henry (Chief, State Department, News Division)1934-1955
Other296Warburg, James P. (banker)1942-1977
Other297Wechsler, Nancy Fraenkel (attorney)1948-1959
Other298Ziegler, Ronald Lewis (White House Press Secretary)1969-1981
Periodicals2014American Legion Magazine1971
Periodicals2013American Legion Magazine1975
Periodicals209American Legion Magazine1937-1954
Periodicals2010American Legion Magazine1954-1957
Periodicals2011American Legion Magazine1957-1962
Periodicals2012American Legion Magazine1962-1963
Periodicals211Chicago Tribune (newspaper)1942-1943
Periodicals212Chicago Tribune (newspaper)1943-1944
Periodicals213Chicago Tribune (newspaper)1943-1947
Periodicals214Des Moines Register Tribune (newspaper)1936-1958
Periodicals215Des Moines Register Tribune (newspaper)1959-1973
Periodicals216Flint Journal (newspaper)1936-1958
Periodicals217In Fact (newsletter)1939-1959
Periodicals2113Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1968-1972
Periodicals2114Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1970-1972
Periodicals218Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1936-1945
Periodicals219Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1946-1964
Periodicals2110Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1961-1963
Periodicals2111Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1963-1965
Periodicals2112Investigator (F.B.I employee magazine)1965-1972
Periodicals221Los Angeles Times (newspaper)1984
Periodicals2115Los Angeles Times (newspaper)1977-1990
Periodicals222Nation (magazine)1921-1943
Periodicals225Nation (magazine)1941-1974
Periodicals223Nation (magazine)1943-1958
Periodicals224Nation (magazine)1954-1958
Periodicals226New Republic (magazine)1939-1943
Periodicals227New York Times (newspaper)1960-1965
Periodicals228Newspaper PM (leftist daily newspaper)1940, 1940-1946
Periodicals2210Newspaper PM (leftist daily newspaper)1941-1942, 1940-1946
Periodicals229Newspaper PM (leftist daily newspaper)1942, 1940-1946
Periodicals2211Newspaper PM (leftist daily newspaper)1985-1989
Periodicals232Progressive (magazine)1975-1979
Periodicals231Progressive (magazine)1950-1975
Periodicals233Raleigh News and Observer (newspaper)1936-1976
Periodicals234Readers Digest (magazine)1934-1944
Periodicals235Readers Digest (magazine)1940-1943
Periodicals236Readers Digest (magazine)1943-1945
Periodicals237Realist, The (magazine)1962-1970
Periodicals2310Saint Louis Post Dispatch (newspaper)1930-1941
Periodicals2311Saint Louis Post Dispatch (newspaper)1942-1945
Periodicals2312Saint Louis Post Dispatch (newspaper)1946-1952
Periodicals2313Saint Louis Post Dispatch (newspaper)1952-1962
Periodicals2314Saint Louis Post Dispatch (newspaper)1962-1988
Periodicals239San Diego Tribune (newspaper)1977
Periodicals238San Diego Tribune (newspaper)1954-1955
Periodicals2315Time Magazine1958-1967
Periodicals2316Time Magazine1989-1990, 1999-2000
Periodicals241U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1937-1950
Periodicals242U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1950-1951
Periodicals243U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1951-1955
Periodicals244U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1955-1962
Periodicals245U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1962-1970
Periodicals246U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1970-1979
Periodicals247U.S. News and World Report (magazine)1980-1992
Periodicals249Village Voice (newspaper)1976
Periodicals2411Village Voice (newspaper)1996
Periodicals248Village Voice (newspaper)1969-1971
Periodicals2410Village Voice (newspaper)1987-1988
Periodicals2412Village Voice (newspaper)1996-1997
Periodicals2417Washington Star (newspaper)1976
Periodicals2413Washington Star (newspaper)1936-1937
Periodicals2414Washington Star (newspaper)1938-1939
Periodicals2415Washington Star (newspaper)1940-1944
Periodicals2416Washington Star (newspaper)1944-1948
Publishers183Brisbane, Arthur1932-1933
Publishers184Cere, Bennett Alfred1945-1971
Publishers185Cere, Bennett Alfred1969-1970
Publishers189Cowles, Gardner1944-1969
Publishers186Cowles, Gardner1952-1962
Publishers188Cowles, Gardner1954-1970
Publishers187Cowles, Gardner1955-1970
Publishers1810Cowles, John1944-1968
Publishers1811Gaylord, Edward King1942-1957
Publishers1812Graham, Katharine1974-1987
Publishers1813Greenspun, Hank1961-1977
Publishers1814Hearst, William R.1933-1941
Publishers1815Hearst, William Randolph, Jr.1949-1972
Publishers1816Howard, Roy Wilson1936-1964
Publishers1817Ingersoll, Ralph McAllister1940-1960
Publishers1818Kirsten, George G.1955-1958
Publishers1819MacFadden, Bernarr1940
Publishers1820McCormick, Robert Rutherford1935-1955
Publishers1821Patterson, Eleanor Medill1942
Publishers1822Schiff, Dorothy1943-1959
Publishers191Stern, Julius David1935-1941
Publishers192Straight, Michael Whitney1941-1963
Publishers194Straight, Michael Whitney1943-1990
Publishers193Straight, Michael Whitney1963-1984
Publishers195Sulberger, Arthur Hays1946-1962
Publishers196Wallace, De Witt1977
Publishers197William Sloane Associates, Inc.1950-1951
Television, Radio, and Film251F.B.I Code 981962-1963
Television, Radio, and Film252F.B.I in Peace and War (radio program)1944-1946
Television, Radio, and Film253F.B.I in Peace and War (radio program)1944-1956
Television, Radio, and Film254F.B.I Television Series1965
Television, Radio, and Film255F.B.I Television Series1965
Television, Radio, and Film256F.B.I Television Series1965
Television, Radio, and Film258F.B.I Television Series1966
Television, Radio, and Film259F.B.I Television Series1966
Television, Radio, and Film2511F.B.I Television Series1967
Television, Radio, and Film2515F.B.I Television Series1970
Television, Radio, and Film262F.B.I Television Series1972
Television, Radio, and Film264F.B.I Television Series1973
Television, Radio, and Film265F.B.I Television Series1973
Television, Radio, and Film266F.B.I Television Series1973
Television, Radio, and Film267F.B.I Television Series1973
Television, Radio, and Film268F.B.I Television Series1973
Television, Radio, and Film257F.B.I Television Series1965-1966
Television, Radio, and Film2510F.B.I Television Series1966-1967
Television, Radio, and Film2512F.B.I Television Series1967-1968
Television, Radio, and Film2513F.B.I Television Series1968-1969
Television, Radio, and Film2514F.B.I Television Series1969-1970
Television, Radio, and Film2516F.B.I Television Series1970-1971
Television, Radio, and Film261F.B.I Television Series1971-1972
Television, Radio, and Film263F.B.I Television Series1971-1973
Television, Radio, and Film269F.B.I Television Series1976-1976, 1981, 1989, 1993
Television, Radio, and Film2610Hearst Metrotone News (documentary films)1933-1935
Television, Radio, and Film2611Hearst Metrotone News (documentary films)1935-1975
Television, Radio, and Film2612I Was A Communist Spy for the F.B.I (radio program)1950-1952
Television, Radio, and Film2613LeRoy, Mervyn (producer, RKO Studion)1945-1972
Television, Radio, and Film2614LeRoy, Mervyn (producer, RKO Studios)1942-1969
Television, Radio, and Film2615MacVane, Johnundated
Television, Radio, and Film2616Paley, William S. (CBS)1951-1976
Television, Radio, and Film2617Sokolsky, George E. (radio broadcaster)1930-1954
Television, Radio, and Film271Sokolsky, George E. (radio broascasting)1955-1974
Television, Radio, and Film272Sullivan, Ed (television host)1946-1966
Television, Radio, and Film273This Is Your F.B.I (radio program)1945-1951

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