The collection consists of material related to the career of journalist and publicist Joe Alvin. Included in the collection
are publicity photographs, writings by Alvin and others, correspondence, and memorabilia.
Joseph John Alvin Czyzewski was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1908. He began his career as a journalist for the South Bend
Tribune, where he worked for seven years in various different capacities. He worked as an Associated Press correspondent in
Chicago for one and a half years before taking a publicity job in NBC's Chicago office. He relocated to the West Coast in
1935 and was eventually hired by the press department of NBC's western division where he was promoted to assistant manager.
He was responsible for special events originating in NBC's Pacific territory and is credited with having started camp shows
for service men in World War II, recruiting entertainers such as Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen, and Bob Hope.
1.6 linear ft.
(3 boxes and 1 flat box)
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owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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