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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eugene Lyons papers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1981
    Collection Number: 85006
    Creator: Lyons, Eugene, 1898-1985
    Collection Size: 17 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 10 envelopes, 2 albums, 6 phonotapes, 13 phonorecords (10 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, writings, notes, pamphlets, other printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings, relating primarily to conditions in the Soviet Union under communism, the international communist movement, and the career of Herbert Hoover.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    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], Eugene Lyons papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.


    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.

    Access Points

    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
    Soviet Union.
    Russia (Federation)
    Soviet Union--History.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.

    Biographical Note

    1898, July 1 Born, Uzlian, Russia
    1907 Arrived in the United States
    1917-18 Student, College City of New York
    1918 Private, U.S. Army
    1918-19 Student, Columbia University
    1919 Naturalized as United States citizen
    1920 Employee, Erie Dispatch (Pennsylvania)
    1922 Employee, Boston Telegram
    1922-23 Editor, Soviet Russia Pictorial
    1923-27 Assistant Director, Tass Agency
    1927 Author, The Life and Death of Sacco and Vanzetti
    1928-1934 United Press correspondent in the Soviet Union
    1934 Author, Six Soviet Plays
    1935 Author, Moscow Carousel
    1935-39 Member, Ames and Norr Public Relations
    1937 Author, Assignment in Utopia
    1937 Editor, We Cover the World
    1939-1944 Editor, The American Mercury
    1940 Author, Stalin, Czar of all the Russias
    1941 Author, The Red Decade
    1944-45 Editor, Pageant
    1946-1968 Editor, The Readers Digest
    1948 Author, Our Unknown Ex-President, a Portrait of Herbert Hoover
    1951-52 President, American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia
    1953 Author, Our Secret Allies: The Peoples of Russia
    1959 Author, The Herbert Hoover Story
    1964 Author, Herbert Hoover: a Biography
    1966 Author, David Sarnoff: a Biography
    1967 Author, Workers' Paradise Lost: 50 Years of Soviet Communism: a Balance Sheet
    1985, January 10 Died, New York City