Collection covers the range of Cousins' career as magazine editor, author, and professor, with particular concentration in
the subject areas of world government and medical issues, mostly concerning the role of the mind in healing the body. It consists
of correspondence, subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, videotapes, audio tapes, datebooks and calendars, telephone logs,
posters, and drafts of editorials, articles, speeches, radio broadcasts, and books.
Cousins was born on June 24, 1915 in Union Hill, New Jersey; attended Teachers College, Columbia University; began working
at New York post as the education editor, 1934-35; worked at Current history as book reviewer, literary editor, and managing
editor, 1935-40; married Eleanor (Ellen) Kopf in 1939; executive editor (1940-42), and editor-in-chief (1942-71) of Saturday Review Of Literature, later known as Saturday Review; editor of World (1972-73), Saturday Review/World (1973-74), and Saturday Review (1975-78); worked on editorial board of Office of War Information during World War II; he was involved with organizations
fostering world government and control of nuclear weapons, serving as president of United World Federalists from 1952-54 and
as founding member of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE); founded US-USSR and US-Chinese Writers Conferences;
served as a diplomat during 3 presidential administrations; produced numerous books on political, social, and medical issues;
adjunct professor of medical humanities, UCLA, beginning in 1978, where he initiated the Task Force in Psychoneuroimmunology;
received many awards, including the United Nations Peace Medal, the Albert Schweitzer Prize of Humanitarianism, and nearly
fifty honorary doctorate degrees; he died on Nov. 30, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA.
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