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A Preliminary Inventory of the Arnold Beichman papers, 1932-2006
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Arnold Beichman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1932-2006
    Collection Number: 91030
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 112 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize (45.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: The papers are comprised of writings, correspondence, and research materials relating to Arnold Beichman's career as a political journalist and author. The collection contains numerous articles and columns published in The Washington Times, as well as drafts of several books written by Beichman. The research materials consist of articles, clippings, and other printed matter largely pertaining to communism, the Soviet Union, and politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    creator: Beichman, Arnold.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arnold Beichman papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    American journalist and author.
    1913 Born, New York City
    1934 Receives B.A. degree, Columbia University
    1940s Editor, PM magazine
    1950s-1960s Freelance journalist, writing for Newsweek and other publications
    1968 Author, The Other State Department: The United States Mission to the United Nations
    1972 Author, Nine Lies about America
    1973 Awarded Ph.D. degree, Columbia University
    1970s-1980s Teaches at the University of Massachusetts, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, and Georgetown University
    1982 Research fellow and visiting scholar, Hoover Institution
    1983 Author, Andropov: New Challenge to the West
    1984 Author, Herman Wouk: The Novelist as Social Historian
    1986-2010 Columnist and reviewer, The Washington Times
    1991 Author, The Long Pretense: Soviet Treaty Diplomacy from Lenin to Gorbachev
    2010 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers are comprised of writings, correspondence, and research materials relating to Arnold Beichman's career as a political journalist and author. The collection contains numerous articles and columns published in The Washington Times, as well as drafts of several books written by Beichman. The research materials consist of articles, clippings, and other printed matter largely pertaining to communism, the Soviet Union, and politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    There is a substantial correspondence series at the end of the collection; correspondence is also interspersed among the research materials. These letters include exchanges with a number of personalities associated with anti-communist politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    The collection also contains photocopies of decoded Soviet espionage transmissions, intercepted by American intelligence agencies during the Venona program.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Communism--United States.
    Communism.
    Espionage, Russian.
    Great Britain--Politics and government--20th century.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--Treaties.
    Soviet Union--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations--Soviet Union.
    United States--Politics and government--20th century.