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Larry Tye Papers, 2008-2013

Summary Information

Abstract

Research material for two of Larry Tye's books, Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, which includes correspondence, subject files, and legal files, and for Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, which includes oral history files and subject files.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1642
Bib ID 10101342 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tye, Larry
Title Larry Tye Papers, 2008-2013
Physical Description 24.6 linear feet (19 record storage cartons and 2 document boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Superman Research Files; Series II: Robert Kennedy Research Files Subseries II.1: Oral History Files; Subseries II.2: Subject Files

Description

Scope and Content

This collections consists of files related to two of Tye's book projects: Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (2012) and Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016)

The files in Series I relate primarily to Tye's well-received 2012 book on Superman. The files include, correspondence, subject files, and legal files related to litigation between Superman's creators and Warner Communications, DC Comic's parent company.

The files in Series II relate to Tye's research work on Robert Kennedy for Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016). These are divided into two subseries: Oral History Files and Subject Files. The Oral History Files consists of transcripts of interviews done by Tye, as well as transcripts of interviews done by the Kennedy Library, Johnson Library, and others. There is also a small amount of correspondence in these files. The Subject Files consists of clippings, articles, correspondence, and other research materials.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Larry Tye Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

The Library expects to receive audio files related to the interviews in Series II

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Series I processed Carrie Hintz 01/2013.

Series II processed Catherine C. Ricciardi December 2016.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 01/08/2013.

Finding aid updated Catherine C. Ricciardi December 2016.

Revision Description

2013-01-10 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2016-12-20 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Comic books, strips, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Superman, (Fictitious character) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tye, Larry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

History

Larry Tye is the author of Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (2012) and Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016).

He is a journalist who, from 1986 through 2001, was a reporter at the Boston Globe. At the Globe he primarily covered health care and medicine stories. Prior to his time at the Boston Globe Tye write for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993-1994.

In addition to his biographies of Superman and Bobby Kennedy, Tye has also written biographies of Satchel Page, Edward Bernays, and books on electroconvulsive therapy and the role of Pullman porters in creating a black middle class.

Larry Tye currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts where he runs the Health Coverage Fellowship, an organization designed to improve media coverage of health care issues.