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Guide to the Spyros P. Skouras Papers, 1942-1971 M0509
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  • Title: Spyros P. Skouras Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M0509
    Contributing Institution: Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 40.0 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1971
    Abstract: Files concerning Twentieth Century Fox corporate business and film production, correspondence files including many American politicians, particularly Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and subject files on Greek Orthodox activities, philanthropy, etc.
    creator: Skouras, Spyros Panagiotes, 1893-1971

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

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

    Biography

    Born in Greece, naturalized U.S. citizen, 1913. Founded Fox Film Company, which he merged with 20th Century in 1935. 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, 1940-46.

    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.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Access

    None.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adams, Sherman, 1899-1986
    Adler, Buddy, 1906-1960
    Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
    Allen, Irwin
    Alperson, Edward L. 1896-1969
    American Bible Society
    American-Turkish Society
    Athåenagoras. I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople,.
    Bergman, Ingrid, 1915-
    Catholic Interracial Council.
    Christopher, George.
    Church World Service.
    Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965.
    Cooke, Terence, 1921-1983.
    Economic Club of New York.
    Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
    Fisher, Eddie.
    Haile, Selassie. I, Emperor of Ethiopia, 1891-1975.
    Harriman, W. Averell, (William Averell), 1891-1986.
    Hope, Bob, 1903-
    Iakovos, Archbishop of the Grrek Orthodox Archdiocese of North.
    Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
    Karamanlis, Konstantinos, 1907-
    Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963.
    Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
    Lindsay, John Vliet.
    Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-
    Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987.
    Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967.
    McCormack, John W., 1891-
    Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970.
    National Association of Manufacturers.
    Neal, Patricia, 1926-
    Niarchos, Stavros.
    Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
    Nizer, Louis, 1902-
    Onassis, Aristotle Socrates, 1906-1975.
    Orthodoxos Ekklåesia tåes Hellados
    Papadeas, Georg L.
    Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
    Rodgers, Richard, 1902-
    Salvation Army.
    Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967.
    Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
    Stratas, Teresa.
    Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-
    Tree, Marietta, 1917-
    Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
    Twentieth Century Fox.
    Van Fleet, James A. (James Alward), 1892-
    Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1910-
    Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-
    Motion pictures--United States
    United States--Politics and government--1953-1961.