Correspondence, writings, notes, interview transcripts, printed matter, and sound and video recordings, relating to twentieth-century
American politics, Joseph P. Kennedy and the Kennedy family, the Republican Party, and the presidential administrations of
Richard M. Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Includes research materials for books by R. J. Whalen.
Richard J. Whalen, born in New York City in 1935, graduated with honors in English and Political Science from Queens College
in 1957. He joined the Richmond (VA) News Leader and rose from the rewrite desk to the associate editorship under James Jackson
Kilpatrick in two years. In 1960, Whalen returned to New York as a contributing editor on Time magazine, writing national affairs, then did a brief stint at the Wall Street Journal as an editorial writer. In 1963, he returned to Time, Inc., becoming a senior writer and member of the board of editors on Fortune magazine.
60 manuscript boxes, 8 oversized boxes
(31.4 Linear Feet)
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