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Guide to the Spyros P. Skouras Papers M0509
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  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Biography
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Spyros P. Skouras Papers
    creator: Skouras, Spyros Panagiotes
    Identifier/Call Number: M0509
    Physical Description: 40 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1971
    Abstract: Files concerning Twentieth Century Fox corporate business and film production, correspondence files including many American politicians such as presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and subject files on Greek Orthodox activities, philanthropy, etc.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Files concerning Twentieth Century Fox corporate business and film production, correspondence files including many American politicians such as presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and subject files on Greek Orthodox activities, philanthropy, etc.

    Biography

    Spyros Skouras was born in Greece and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1913. He founded Fox Film Company, which merged with 20th Century in 1935. Skouras was president of 20th Century Fox between 1942 and 1962 and Chairman of the Board between 1962 and 1969. In 1969, his Prudential shipping line acquired Grace Lines and became Prudential-Grace. He was involved in numerous charities, including the Greek War Relief Association.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Spyros S. Skouras, Sr., 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    Spyros P. Skouras Papers. M0509. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Conditions Governing Use

    PWhile Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion pictures -- United States
    United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.
    Niarchos, Stavros.
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    Churchill, Winston
    National Association of Manufacturers.
    Neal, Patricia
    Papadeas, Georg L.
    Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson
    Nizer, Louis
    Onassis, Aristotle Socrates
    Lindsay, John Vliet.
    Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
    Kennedy, Robert F.
    McCormack, John W.
    Nasser, Gamal Abdel
    Luce, Clare Boothe
    Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferd
    Van Fleet, James A. (James Alw
    Twentieth Century Fox.
    Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
    Luce, Henry R. (Henry Robinson)
    Zanuck, Darryl Francis
    Spellman, Francis
    Skouras, Spyros Panagiotes
    Salvation Army.
    Tree, Marietta
    Rodgers, Richard
    Taylor, Elizabeth
    Stratas, Teresa.
    Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing)
    Adams, Sherman
    Adler, Buddy
    Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
    Allen, Irwin
    Alperson, Edward L., 1896-1969
    American Bible Society
    American-Turkish Society
    Athåenagoras. I, Ecumenical Pa
    Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald)
    Orthodoxos Ekklēsia tēs Hellados
    Fisher, Eddie.
    Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell)
    Haile, Selassie. I, Emperor of
    Iakovos, Archbishop of the Grr
    Hope, Bob
    Karamanlis, Konstantinos
    Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Bai
    Catholic Interracial Council.
    Bergman, Ingrid
    Church World Service.
    Christopher, George.
    Cooke, Terence
    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight
    Economic Club of New York.