Register of the Elie Abel Papers, 1941-1978

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Register of the Elie Abel Papers, 1941-1978

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
D. Kincaid
Date Completed:
1987
© 1999 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Elie Abel Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1978
Collection number: 84035
Creator: Abel, Elie
Collection Size: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (3.75 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Speeches and writings, radio and television broadcast transcripts, correspondence, and printed matter, relating to world politics and to the press. Includes photocopies of drafts of and correspondence relating to the book by E. Abel, The Missile Crisis (1966). Also includes drafts of the book by E. Abel and W. Averell Harriman, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946 (1975); letters and memoranda by Harriman; and photocopies of wartime dispatches to Harriman, all used in writing the book.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elie Abel Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Access Points

Journalism--United States.
World politics--1945-
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history.
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
Journalists.
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Cuba.

Biographical Note

1920, Oct. 17 Born, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1941 Reporter, Windsor (Ontario) Star
1945-1946 Assistant City Editor, Montreal Gazette
1946-1947 Foreign Correspondent, North American Newspaper Alliance, Berlin, Germany
1947-1949 United Nations Correspondent, Overseas News Agency
1949-1959 Washington Correspondent and Foreign Correspondent, New York Times
1959-1961 Washington Bureau Chief, Detroit News
1965-1967 London Bureau Chief, NBC
1966 Author, The Missile Crisis
1967-1969 Diplomatic Correspondent, NBC News, Washington
1969-1979 Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor, Columbia University, N.Y.C.

Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, N.Y.C.
1971 Author (with Marvin Kalb), Roots of Involvement: The U.S. in Asia, 1784-1971
1975 Author (with Averell Harriman), Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946
1979- Harry and Norman Chandler Professor, Stanford University, California

Container List

Box Box 1

BIOGRAPHICAL FILE, 1955-1977

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and miscellany relating to the life of Elie Abel, arranged alphabetically by form.
Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings, 1955-1977

Folder 2

Inventory and appraisal of Abel manuscript materials and correspondence, 1969

Box Boxes 1-4

SPEECHES AND WRITINGS, 1952-1978

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and printed copies of books, articles, speeches, lectures, and book reviews by Elie Abel, with correspondence, notes, research materials and reviews relating to them, arranged chronologically by date of publication or writing.
Box 1, Folder 3

General. Clippings, photocopies of others' writings, handwritten notes, most likely used in the drafting of speeches. Topics restricted to freedom of speech, academia

Folder 4

Draft for article or speech, n.d. Relates to Robert McNamara. Typescript

Folder 5

Notes for article or speech, n.d. Relates to John Foster Dulles background session, Geneva, November 2, 1955. Typescript

Folder 6

Speech, n.d. Relates to postwar Britain, and Common Market. Typescript. Fragment?

Folder 7

Speeches, n.d. Typescript and handwritten notes on index cards. Fragments?

Folder 8

Valparaiso Law Day Speech, n.d. Typescript

Folder 9

Tank Output Lags 6 Months; 2 New Types 'Unacceptable', New York Times, January 6, 1952. Printed copy

Folder 10

Defective Tanks Pile Up in Depots, New York Times, January 7, 1952. Printed copy

Folder 11

Portrait of 'Decontrol Charlie' Wilson, New York Times Magazine, December 14, 1952. Printed copy

Folder 12

U.S. Short of Artillery Shells To Sustain Big Korea Drive, New York Times, February 21, 1953. Printed copy

Folder 13

Army Overcoming Dearth of Shells, New York Times, February 22, 1953. Printed copy

Folder 14

U.N. Still Too Short of Shells to Start Korea Drive, Detroit Free Press, February 22, 1953. Printed copy

Folder 15

What Can We Expect From the Next Summit Conference?, speech, The Economic Club of Detroit, November 16, 1959. Typescript. Includes printed copy of Detroit News announcement, review of speech and letter to editor, November 16, 17, 1959. Includes program

Folder 16

Speech, Windsor Rotary Club, January 8, 1960. Typescript

Folder 17

World at the Summit, Detroit News, May 15, 1960. Printed copy

Folder 18

Kennedy After 8 Months is Tempered by Adversity, Detroit News?, 1961? Printed copy. Includes telex copy, September 19, 1961; correspondence with Muller, C., 1961?

Folder 19

Review of Milovan Djilas, Montenegro, Reporter, November 7, 1963. Printed copy

 

The Missile Crisis, 1966

Folder 20

General. Handwritten and typewritten notes. Printed matter by others. Notes of W. Averell Harriman and Eugene McCarthy talk

 

Abel vs ABC et al.

Folder 21

Clippings, 1974-1975

 

Correspondence, 1974-1978

 

Abel

Folder 22

Covington & Burling, 1976

Folder 23

Hall, Dickler, Lawler, Kent & Howley, 1975-1978. Includes photocopy of opinion for Meeropol vs Nizer et al.; J.B. Lippincott Co. royalty statements 1966-1972

 

Other, arranged by sender

Folder 24

Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., 1974-1975

Folder 25

Hall, Dickler, Lawler, Kent & Howley, 1976

Folder 26

Clippings, 1966-1968

 

Correspondence, 1968-1977

Folder 27

Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., 1968, 1977. Includes photocopy of copyright registration

Folder 28

Wisch, Steve, 1975

 

Reviews and promotional material, 1966

Folder 29

English. Printed copies

Folder 30

French. Printed copy

Folder 31

German. Printed copy

Folder 32

The Press at Bay, 1970, Guild Memorial Lecture, University of Minnesota, October 15, 1970. Typescript. Includes photocopy with annotations

Folder 33

Speech, University of Deleware, January 12, 1971. Letter of thanks, and review only

Folder 34

Ferris Lecture, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, April 6, 1971. Typescript. Fragment?

 

Roots of Involvement: The U.S. in Asia, 1784-1971, 1971

Folder 35

Clipping, n.d.

Folder 36

Correspondence. W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., 1976. In form of royalty statement for 1975-1976

Folder 37

Reviews, 1971-1972

Folder 38

Speech, The National Association of FM Broadcasters in Chicago, April 8, 1972. Typescript

Box 2

Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1975

 

General

Folder 1

Notes for speech on the writing of Special Envoy, Corcoran Gallery, May 10, 1976

Folder 2

Author resume, book proposals, book outline, photo captions, Random House author's questionnaire, draft of Random House announcement of Special Envoy

Folder 3

Notes, typewritten and handwritten

Folder 4

Research materials not to be found in Harriman correspondence below: photocopies of addresses, classified telegrams, correspondence, recollections, excerpts from books, most of which relevant to Harriman's tenure of 1941-1945

Folder 5

Partial drafts of Chapters II, VIII, XIII, XXI. Typescript

Folder 6

Index, draft and master

Folder 7-9

Setting copy

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Setting copy

Folder 3

Clippings, 1972-1976

 

Correspondence

 

Abel

Folder 4

Unidentified, n.d.

Folder 5

Abrahamsen, David, 1975

Folder 6

Balk, Albert, 1975

Folder 7

Berger, Marilyn, 1974

Folder 8

Brennan, Pat, 1975

Folder 9

Bundy, McGeorge, 1976

Folder 10

Bernays, Edward L., 1973

Folder 11

Clurman, Richard M., 1975

Folder 12

Cook, Don, 1976

Folder 13

Erickson, Michael E., 1977

Folder 14

Forrestal, Michael V., 1974, 1975. Includes photocopy of correspondence with Dillon, Clarence, 1974

Folder 15

Graff, Henry F., 1975

 

Harriman, W. Averell, 1972-1977. These are largely of Harriman recollections and remarks on chapters written. Several contain research materials and photocopies of others' correspondence

Folder 16

n.d. Includes photocopy of printed book review, and Harriman remarks on Chapters I, II

Folder 17

1972. Includes agreement signed by Abel and Harriman with conditions and stipulations of enterprise

Folder 18

1973

Folder 19

1974. Includes correspondence with Berger, Samuel D. (includes photocopy of Berger, Samuel D. and Kerr, Alexander C., Dock Labour Situation in British Ports, May 1942); Manning, Robert

Box 4, Folder 1

1975. Includes correspondence with Bruce, David; The Century Association, n.d.; Galbraith, John Kenneth; Harriman, Edward Henry, 1909; Harriman, Mary. n.d.; Knopf, Alfred A.; Korbonski, Stefan; Meiklejohn, Robert P., (includes selected diary entries of 1945); McCloy, John J.; TV Guide. Includes photocopy of Shvernik tribute to President Roosevelt at opening of Supreme Soviet, 1945; photocopies of newspaper clippings of Harriman as poloist, 1928

Folder 2

1976. Includes correspondence with Bullard, Julian; Butterton, Meredith L.; Curley, Walter J. P.; Eaker, Ira C. (includes photocopy of Eaker's review); Fedynskyj, Jurij; Hughes-Onslow, Neil; Kahn, Irving; Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., 1977 (includes copy of contract for German publication); Random House; Sherwin, Martin J.; Sinsheimer, Bernard; Van Devander, Charles, 1977; Ward, Geoffrey (includes galley of Mee, Charles L., Jr., The Cold War). Includes photocopies of proposed contract for British publication rights; translation of review in Literaturnaya Gazeta, Jan. 21, 1976; photocopy of review in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1976

Folder 3

1977. Includes correspondence with Van Devander, Charles

Folder 4

Holbrooke, Richard, 1975

Folder 5

Kalb, Marvin, 1975

Folder 6

Kempner, Marshall S., 1976

Folder 7

Kendall, David W., 1976

Folder 8

Knopf, Alfred A., 1975

Folder 9

Lasky, Melvin J., 1976

Folder 10

Lowenfeld, Andreas F., 1976

Folder 11

Mahoney, Florence, 1975

Folder 12

Manning, Robert, 1972-1974

Folder 13

Meier, Charles S., 1972-1975. Includes memorandum to participants in Harriman Seminar, 1969

Folder 14

Meiklejohn, Robert P., 1975

Folder 15

Murphy, Robert D., 1975

Folder 16

Nicoll, Courtlandt, 1977. Includes copy of UPI report on interview with Harriman

Folder 17

Paul R. Reynolds, Inc., 1973-1978. Includes photocopy of both review and quote from Special Envoy appearing in USA Economics, Politics, Ideology, May 1976

Folder 18

Petrow, R., 1975

Folder 19

Random House, Inc., 1973-1977. Includes correspondence with Eisenhower, John L. D., 1975; Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1975; Lovett, Robert, 1975?; Mortimer, Kathleen (Harriman), 1975; Ridgway, M. B., 1975; Silkenat, James R., 1976 (includes photocopy of Silkenat review); Sulzberger, C.L., 1975; White, Theodore H., 1975. Includes sample layouts for title page, text, advertisement, quote from reviewer David Bruce, and drafts for author resumes

Folder 20

Rossman, Malcolm, 1976

Folder 21

Rusk, Dean, 1975

Folder 22

Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., 1976

Folder 23

Shore, Ben, 1975

Folder 24

Sulzberger, C. L., 1975

Folder 25

Verlag Fritz Molden, 1976

Folder 26

Ward, Geoffrey C., 1977

Folder 27

Westfeldt, A., 1976

Folder 28

Williams, Franklin H., 1977

Folder 29

Zaremba, Andrew, 1975

 

Other, arranged by sender

Folder 30

Bundy, McGeorge, 1975

Folder 31

Buttenweiser, Benjamin J., 1973

Folder 32

Kaiser, Robert and Hannah, n.d.

Folder 33

Rusk, Dean, 1973

Folder 34

Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., 1973

 

Reviews and promotional material, 1972-1977

Folder 35

English. Printed copies

Folder 36

Portuguese. Printed copy

Folder 37

Russian. Printed copy

Box: 5-9

Incremental Materials

Scope and Content Note

This addition to the collection has not yet been described. Please let the Hoover Institution Archives know if you would like to see this material described. Contact us at hooverarchivesinfo@stanford.edu