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Whalen (Richard J.) papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
60 manuscript boxes, 8 oversized boxes (31.4 Linear Feet)
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Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.