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S. Bruce Herschensohn Papers, White House Central Files, 1972-1974
6187824  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: S. Bruce Herschensohn Papers, White House Central Files, 1972-1974
    Dates: 1972-1974
    Collection Number: 6187824
    Creator/Collector: S. Bruce Herschensohn, 1932-
    Extent: 6 linear feet, 2 linear inches; 14 boxes
    Repository: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
    Abstract: S. Bruce Herschensohn was a Deputy Special Assistant to the President. He was an expert on propaganda and film-making, serving initially as a consultant on political matters and as a speechwriter. Herschensohn would later act as a liaison with the public on Support the President matters. He arranged for support petitions to be accepted by the White House, the Staff, and in some cases, by the President. He also wrote support articles for newspapers and magazines.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Some materials may be unavailable based upon categories of materials exempt from public release established in the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974.

    Publication Rights

    Most government records are in the public domain; however, this series includes commercial materials, such as newspaper clippings, that may be subject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the copyright holder for information.

    Preferred Citation

    S. Bruce Herschensohn Papers, White House Central Files, 1972-1974. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

    Acquisition Information

    These materials are in the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of Title I of the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-526, 88 Stat. 1695) and implementing regulations.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Stanley Bruce Herschensohn. September 10, 1932 Born, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1950 Graduated, University High School. 1950-1951 RKO Pictures, Hollywood, California. 1951-1952 U.S. Air Force, Korean War. 1952-1954 RKO Pictures, Hollywood, California. 1954-1956 General Dynamics Corporation, film editor/director. 1956-1968 Headed his own motion picture company, Los Angeles, California. April, 1972 Resigned as director of the Motion Picture and Television Service, United States Information Agency. September 1972 White House Staff Member, Deputy Special Assistant to the President. Worked under Dwight Chapin and Bob Haldeman as a speechwriter and consultant. In December, 1973, he became the contact person for "Support the President" groups and individuals. September 1974 Resigned from the White House Staff. Became the Executive Director of the United States Citizens Committee for Fairness to the Presidency. 1986 Ran for U.S. Senate from California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Bruce Herschensohn was a Deputy Special Assistant to the President from 1972 to 1974. He was an expert on propaganda and film-making, serving initially as a consultant on political matters and as a speechwriter. By 1973, however, the White House perceived a need for someone to act as a liaison with the public on Support of the President matters. Bruce Herschensohn acted as this coordinator of groups and individuals. He arranged for support petitions to be accepted by the White House, the Staff, and in some cases, by the President. He also wrote support articles for newspapers and magazines. Lastly, he responded to "Support the President" correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    Stanley Bruce Herschensohn
    S. Bruce Herschensohn
    Bruce Herschensohn