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  • Title: Arnold Beichman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1932-2006
    Collection Number: 91030
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 113 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize (45.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The papers are comprised of writings, correspondence, and research materials relating to Arnold Beichman's career as a political journalist and author. The collection contains numerous articles and columns published in The Washington Times, as well as drafts of several books written by Beichman. The research materials consist of articles, clippings, and other printed matter largely pertaining to communism, the Soviet Union, and politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    Creator: Beichman, Arnold
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arnold Beichman papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    American journalist and author.
    1913 Born, New York City
    1934 Received B.A. degree, Columbia University
    1940s Editor, PM magazine
    1950s-1960s Freelance journalist, wrote for Newsweek and other publications
    1968 Author, The Other State Department: The United States Mission to the United Nations
    1972 Author, Nine Lies about America
    1973 Awarded Ph.D. degree, Columbia University
    1970s-1980s Taught at the University of Massachusetts, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, and Georgetown University
    1982 Research fellow and visiting scholar, Hoover Institution
    1983 Author, Andropov: New Challenge to the West
    1984 Author, Herman Wouk: The Novelist as Social Historian
    1986-2010 Columnist and reviewer, The Washington Times
    1991 Author, The Long Pretense: Soviet Treaty Diplomacy from Lenin to Gorbachev
    2010 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers are comprised of writings, correspondence, and research materials relating to Arnold Beichman's career as a political journalist and author. The collection contains numerous articles and columns published in The Washington Times, as well as drafts of several books written by Beichman. The research materials consist of articles, clippings, and other printed matter largely pertaining to communism, the Soviet Union, and politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    There is a substantial correspondence series at the end of the collection; correspondence is also interspersed among the research materials. These letters include exchanges with a number of personalities associated with anti-communist politics in the United States and Great Britain.
    The collection also contains photocopies of decoded Soviet espionage transmissions, intercepted by American intelligence agencies during the Venona program.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Communism -- United States
    Communism
    United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union
    Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States
    Espionage, Russian
    Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Treaties
    Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century