Finding Aid of the Gladwin Hill papers 0178

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
2011 March

Title: Gladwin Hill papers
Collection number: 0178
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet 3 boxes; 1 map case file
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1963-1968
Date (inclusive): 1949-1991
Abstract: This collection consists of Gladwin Hill's clippings files on the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and the notes he took while covering their assassinations for The New York Times in 1963 and 1968. Also included in this collection are magazines and newspapers with features about the Kennedy family.
creator: Hill, Gladwin

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Gladwin Hill papers, Collection no. 0178, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Related Archival Materials

The rest of Gladwin Hill's papers appear to be at UCLA's Department of Special Collections at the Charles E. Young Research Library. The collection is the Gladwin Hill Papers (Collection 1706).

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical Note

Gladwin Hill (1914-1992) was born in Boston and graduated from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachussetts in 1932 and Harvard College in 1936. He started his career as a journalist working for the Associated Press. He spent World War II in Europe as a war correspondent. In 1945, he joined the New York Times and after the war he established the Times' first news bureau in Los Angeles, California. He served as the bureau chief for twenty-three years and was one of the first reporters to cover the environment as a beat. He covered the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968 for the New York Times. After retiring in 1979, Hill continued to contribute to local publications and taught journalism at USC. He passed away in Los Angeles in 1992.

Scope and Content

This collection includes Gladwin Hill's notes, clippings files, and drafts of his articles from his investigation of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Also included in this collection are his notes and copy filed while covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and magazines and newspapers with features about the Kennedy family and the Supreme Court. The titles of the files in this collection are Hill's original file titles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hill, Gladwin -- Archives
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination
Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara, 1944- -- Archives


Publications & Clippings

Scope and Content

This series contains the clippings files maintained by Gladwin Hill on the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court and other topics pertaining to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.
Box 1, Folder 1

Supreme Court 1960-1990

Box 1, Folder 2

Court - Warren 1958-1990

Box 1, Folder 3

Kennedys 1962-1991

Box 1, Folder 4

JFK Assassination 1963

Box 1, Folder 5

Crime - Kennedy, Robert Assassination 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Sirhan Prosecution 1969

Box 1, Folder 7-8

Sirhan 1968

Map-case 5, Drawer 4

Newspapers and Magazines


Notes & Copy

Scope and Content

This series contains Hill's typescript and handwritten notes and drafts of the copy he filed with the New York Times while covering the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.
Box 1, Folder 9

Dallas Notes 1963

Box 2, Folder 1-2

RFK Assassination 1949-1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Election - 1968 & Bobby Assassination Copy 1968

Box 2, Folder 4

Sirhan Notes 1968

Box 2, Folder 5

Sirhan Prosecution undated

Box 2, Folder 6-9

Sirhan Duplicates 1964-1968