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Guide to the William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Papers, 1914-1989 (bulk 1968, 1975)
BANC MSS 91/2 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1989
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1968, 1975)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/2 c
    Creator: Hearst, William Randolph, 1908-
    Extent: Number of containers: 13 boxes, 1 carton, 2 oversize boxes, 20 volumes

    Linear feet: 28
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Consists of 19 bound scrapbooks, correspondence and clippings chronicling the career of William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Born in New York City Jan. 27, 1908 to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Millicent Willson Hearst. In 1928 he began his career as a reporter and served as an overseas correspondent during World War II in both Europe and the Pacific. Hearst served successively as reporter, editor and publisher of the New York American-Journal through 1956 when he assumed the reins of the Hearst Corporation and Foundation. He died in 1993.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    William Randolph Hearst, Jr. papers, BANC MSS 91/2 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: George and Phoebe Apperson Hearst Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 72/204 c
    Title: William Randolph Hearst Papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 77/121 c
    Title: Oral history interview with William Randolph Hearst, Jr. March 25, 1971, New York,
    Identifier/Call Number: N.Y. by James A. Oesterle for John F. Kennedy Library; BANC MSS 91/217 cz
    Title: William Randolph Hearst, Jr. photograph collection,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1991.064-PIC

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.
    • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Videotapes/sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collection of The Bancroft Library. Film cataloged as Motion Picture 777 C.

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by William Randolph Hearst, Jr. and Austine Hearst in two increments in March and December 1991.

    Funding

    Funding for processing provided by the Hearst Foundation.

    Scope and Content

    The William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Papers, 1914-1989 (bulk 1968, 1975), consists of 19 bound scrapbooks, correspondence and clippings chronicling the career of William Randolph Hearst, Jr. Born in New York City Jan. 27, 1908 to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and Millicent Willson Hearst. In 1928 he began his career as a reporter for the New York American. An overseas correspondent during World War II, he served both in Europe and the Pacific. In 1956 Joseph Kingsbury Smith, Frank Conniff and he were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for their interviews of world leaders done under the auspices of the Hearst Task Force. Hearst Jr. served successively as reporter, editor and publisher of the New York American-Journal through 1956, when he assumed the reins of the Hearst empire as a director of the Hearst Corporation and the Hearst Foundation. He died in 1993.