The Roger Tatarian papers measure 1 linear foot and date from 1934 to 1995. The papers
predominantly cover Tatarian's professional life and are arranged in eight series:
Biographical information, The Fresno Bee, Maturity News Service, Public
Television, Riverside Press Council Advisory Board, Speeches, UNESCO, and Writing coach
Roger (born Hrach) Tatarian was born on December 25, 1916, in Fresno, California. He
graduated from Fresno State College with a B.A. in Political Science in June 1938 and
began his career at the United Press International (UPI) the following month. He rose
from a string reporter to become the General News Manager for Europe, the Middle East and
Africa; the bureau chief for London and Rome; and the news editor in Washington, D.C. His
career at UPI culminated in his promotion to Vice President and Editor-in-Chief in 1967.
He left UPI in 1972 due to a medical condition.
Copyright has been transferred to California State University, Fresno.
The collection is open for research.