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Finding Aid for the Gladwin Hill Papers, ca. 1935-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gladwin Hill Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1935-
    Collection number: 1706
    Creator: Hill, Gladwin
    Extent: 113 boxes (56.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Gladwin Hill (b.1914) was a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist (1932- ), and war correspondent in Europe (1944-46). She later served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times (1946-68), was a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Press Club, and a national environmental correspondent (1969- ). The collection consists of manuscript articles, book manuscripts, manuscripts of speeches and lectures, correspondence, essays, unpublished materials, interview notes, personal diaries (1935-73), New York Times Los Angeles Bureau records and correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Hill was born on June 16, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts; BSc, Harvard University, 1936; became reporter and feature writer for the Boston transcript, 1932-36; worked variously as a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist, and war correspondent; war correspondent in Europe, 1944-46; was first reporter to fly into Germany on a U.S. bombing raid and filed the first eyewitness story on the Normandy invasion; served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times, 1946-68; member of the board of directors, Los Angeles Press Club; became national environmental correspondent in 1969; publications include Dancing bear: an inside look at California politics (1968) and Madman in a lifeboat: issues of the environmental crisis (1973).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscript articles, book manuscripts, manuscripts of speeches and lectures, correspondence, essays, unpublished materials, interview notes, personal diaries (1935-73), New York Times Los Angeles Bureau records and correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Hill, Gladwin--Archives.
    New York Times Company--Officials and employees--Archival resources.
    Journalists--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Diaries.

    Related Material

    Oral history interview with Gladwin Hill [oral history transcript] / Gladwin Hill, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, (1988?). Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.