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Finding Aid for the Gladwin Hill Papers, ca. 1935-
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Description
Gladwin Hill (b.1914) was a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist (1932- ), and war correspondent in Europe (1944-46). She later served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times (1946-68), was a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Press Club, and a national environmental correspondent (1969- ). The collection consists of manuscript articles, book manuscripts, manuscripts of speeches and lectures, correspondence, essays, unpublished materials, interview notes, personal diaries (1935-73), New York Times Los Angeles Bureau records and correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
Background
Hill was born on June 16, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts; BSc, Harvard University, 1936; became reporter and feature writer for the Boston transcript, 1932-36; worked variously as a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist, and war correspondent; war correspondent in Europe, 1944-46; was first reporter to fly into Germany on a U.S. bombing raid and filed the first eyewitness story on the Normandy invasion; served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times, 1946-68; member of the board of directors, Los Angeles Press Club; became national environmental correspondent in 1969; publications include Dancing bear: an inside look at California politics (1968) and Madman in a lifeboat: issues of the environmental crisis (1973).
Extent
113 boxes (56.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.