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Rafael Steinberg Papers, 1903-2014, bulk 1944-1980

Summary Information

Abstract

Personal and professional papers of the foreign correspondent. The collection includes telexes from the Korean War and from assignments across Southeast Asia, letters to and from Steinberg, annotated copy and clips of published work, fiction by Steinberg, various items Steinberg collected in his work and travels, and photographs. Items from the Steinberg family collection include illustrations and book covers by Isador N. Steinberg.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1802
Bib ID 12364441 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Steinberg, Rafael, 1927-
Title Rafael Steinberg Papers, 1903-2014, bulk 1944-1980
Physical Description 19.25 linear feet (15 record cartons, 7.5 document boxes, 1 flat box)
Language(s) English , Japanese .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is organized into seven series and several subseries.

Description

Summary

The collection contains personal and professional papers of the foreign correspondent, mostly ranging from the late 1940s to the late 1970s. The materials are from different times and places in Steinberg's career: the Korean War, reporting across Southeast Asia, years as correspondent in London and Japan, and writing and reporting in the United States.

This is a diverse collection that includes telexes, letters, news copy, fiction, poetry, clips, notes, photographs, pocket planners, phone books, manuals and directories for journalists from around the world, and other memorabilia. Items from the Steinberg family collection include illustrations and book jackets by Rafael's father, Isador N. Steinberg, a celebrated designer and artist in his day. Isador N. Steinberg and Rafael's mother, Polly N. Steinberg, were both politically engaged designers and visual artists, and the collection provides insight on their involvement with the Commercial Artists' Union in the 1930s. Also included are items from Steinberg's early years (childhood to college) and documentations of the family's real estate ventures in New York and New Jersey, dating back to 1903.

Those studying the dynamics of news work will find interest in various testimonials on the internal culture of some of the most lucrative news outlets of the midcentury, among them a plethora of raw material by Steinberg and other reporters (telexes, telegrams, letters and annotated copy), manuals, directories, memos and internal publications, and letters and telegrams exchanged with editors, colleagues and agents.

Among the most valuable sections of this collection is a body of correspondence between Steinberg and his parents while stationed abroad. Steinberg exchanged hundreds of long letters with his parents during his time in Korea, London and Japan, detailing with sincerity and emotion his life as a correspondent, professional dilemmas and frustrations, and occasionally some gossip on colleagues.

  • Series I: Journalism, 1951-2014, bulk 1951-1980

  • Series II: Nonfiction, 1965-1985, bulk 1965-1967, 1978-1980

  • Series III: Fiction, 1958-2010, undated, bulk 1958-1971

    A collection of Steinberg's works in prose and poetry, most of which were never published. Among others, the subseries includes fragments from Steinberg's years in Korea; drafts for a play about the Korean War, The Ring of Truth; versions of "Day of Good Fortune," a short story published by Playboy in 1967; stories on the Okamoto family; and poems written by Steinberg between 1969-1996.

  • Series IV: Letters (professional and personal), 1938-2006, bulk 1946-1989

    This subseries includes personal and professional letters, sent to and from Steinberg over the course of seven decades. Professional letters include correspondence with colleagues, editors, publishers, agents and sources. Personal letters were primarily exchanged between Steinberg and his parents during his stays in Korea, London and Japan, compiling a valuable and revealing account of Steinberg's work life as a foreign correspondent. Also included are several letters in Japanese and a collection of Christmas cards and lists.

    Additional letters can be found in Series I, II, III, V, VI, and VII

  • Series V: Personal and professional items, 1944-2002, bulk 1944-1975

    Items in this subseries include Steinberg's phone books, passports and press cards, pocket books, pocket planners, business cards and miscellaneous notes; currency Steinberg saved from his time in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, as well as US Military currency; diplomatic phone books and directories used by Steinberg in his work; and materials on the classes Steinberg taught at New York University. Also included are research for unfinished projects on religion and cognition; materials on Steinberg's small business, RMS Word Processing; and materials on Steinberg's sailing hobby.

  • Series VI: Early years, 1936-2010, bulk 1936-1950

  • Series VII: Steinberg Family, 1903-1994

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This collection has no restrictions.

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); Rafael Steinberg Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material-- Other Repositories

Rafael Steinberg Collection, Stonybrook University, State University of New York.

Accrual

Additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Efrat Nechushtai (Graduate School of Journalism) January 2017.

Finding aid written by Efrat Nechushtai (Graduate School of Journalism) January 2017.

Revision Description

2017-02-01 File created.

2017-02-01 xml document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Rafael ("Ray") Mark Steinberg (1927-) was born and raised in New Jersey. His parents, Polly N. Steinberg (née Rifkind) and Isador N. Steinberg, were visual artists who worked in advertising and publishing in Manhattan. Rafael attended the progressive Little Red School House, graduated in 1945 from Elizabeth Irwin High School, and joined the Navy. After he was discharged from the military he enrolled in Harvard College, where he graduated in the class of 1950.

Steinberg started his career in journalism during his time at Harvard. He wrote for the Harvard Crimson (and later the Harvard Alumni Bulletin), most notably covering the United States government's refusal to grant a visa to French author Pierre Emmanuel (Noël Mathieu), who was suspected to be a communist. In the summers of 1949-1950, he edited and published The Fire Island Reporter, a weekly newspaper covering the resort where his family spent the summer.

Steinberg hoped that one day, after years of reporting, he might be sent abroad as a foreign correspondent. The ongoing war in Korea shortened this path. After several correspondents had died while covering this war, young reporters willing to relocate to Korea for $10 a day were in demand, and Steinberg was sent there as a war correspondent in March 1951. He covered the Korean War for the International News Service and later Time magazine until 1953; his work in Korea was twice nominated for the Overseas Press Club Award. "This was what we wanted to do, to write about war and horror so that they would go away. To reveal to the comfortable at home what the rest of the world was like," Steinberg said in a Korean War Correspondents reunion in 2002. "Some of us experienced first-hand the horror and cruelty that we all discovered would not go away no matter how finely we tuned our phrases, no matter how honest and balanced our reporting. 'The forgotten war,' they called it. But we remembered the opportunity that we had grasped, and that had shaped all of our lives."

Like other correspondents, during his time in Korea, Steinberg had regularly taken short vacations in Japan. In one of these excursions he met Tamiko Okamoto, daughter of a cosmopolitan Japanese physician, who worked for a Japanese television station. In 1953, months after the Korean war ended, the two married in San Francisco and returned together to New York, where Steinberg continued to write for Time.

In 1955, Steinberg was stationed in Time magazine's London Bureau. Although Steinberg was sent to the Middle East to report on the Suez invasion, the position was essentially administrative. This was not a perfect fit. "My enthusiasm waned. Perhaps I had been spoiled for humdrum reporting by the experience of Korea… Perhaps journalism was not my dish after all," Steinberg wrote in 1958 to Norman A. Hall, then editor of the Harvard Bulletin. "Certainly, I had always wanted to write, about my own subjects, and in my own way."

Steinberg left London and Time in 1958, and in 1959 the family relocated to Tokyo — where he served as the Tokyo Bureau Chief and Far Eastern Correspondent for Newsweek, covering Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. Steinberg resigned in 1963 and remained in Japan as a freelance writer, producing stories on the region for the Washington Post, Saturday Evening Post, Fortune and other publications. He also broadcasted on CBS and appeared often on Japanese television.

In 1967 Rafael, wife Tamiko and daughters Summer and Joy moved back to New Jersey. Steinberg continued to work for Newsweek as general editor, senior editor, and managing editor of the international edition (1970-1973). For a brief period he was editor-in-chief of Cue magazine (1975-1976). From 1967 until the early 1980s, Steinberg produced a large body of freelance reporting for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Saturday Review, Cosmopolitan, Columbia Journalism Review, and others. He continued to follow stories related to Japan and Asia, covering the Japanese Emperor's visit to the United States (1975) and occasionally traveling to report from Japan.

Steinberg authored several nonfiction books: Postscript from Hiroshima (1966), Japan (1969) and Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man (1981) (with Jacob K. Javits). He coauthored numerous books with the editors of Time-Life Books, primarily on World War II, among them Return to the Philippines (1980), Island Fighting (1981), Prisoners of War (1981) and The Aftermath: Asia (1983). Steinberg co-authored general interest Time-Life books, such as Language (1975) and Man and the Organization (1978), and two books on food, The Cooking of Japan (1974) and Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking (1979). He also worked as ghost writer for biographies. Steinberg made several attempts at publishing fiction, and his short story, "Day of Good Fortune" was printed in Playboy in 1967. Steinberg also taught writing at New York University in 1981-1982.

Seeking financial stability, Steinberg started a small business, RMS, providing computer and design services for businesses. In 1999 he sold his shop and officially retired. Steinberg continues to write and research, as well as pursue his long-time hobby of sailing. "He tries to crawl, my grandson… 'He'll be crawling in a month,' says his mother. / 'In a week,' say I, remembering how quickly it happens, / how quickly the child absorbs the infant, / how quickly trapped in the adult, / —still stretching for some bright, fragrant prize" (Observing Logan, 1996).

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Series I: Journalism, 1951-2014, bulk 1951-1980


Subseries I.1: Journalism from the Korean War, 1951-1993, bulk 1951-1953

Among the most interesting parts of the collection, Subseries I.1 includes materials on Steinberg's coverage of the Korean War — a formative experience professionally and personally. The collection includes reports by Steinberg from Korea and about the Korean War for the International News Service and Time magazine; drafts, cables, notebooks, clips, photos, memos; material on Korean War Correspondents reunions, including a speech delivered by Steinberg in 2002; and comments on and reviews of Steinberg's work.

See Also: Series III and Series IV



Box 1 Folder 1 Reports to INS


Box 1 Folder 2 Korean War -- military


Box 1 Folder 3 Korean politics -- wartime (INS and Time)


Box 1 Folder 4 Reports on Koje to INS, 1951-1953


Box 1 Folder 5 Reports on Koje to Time + expense reports, 1953 undated


Box 1 Folder 6 Reports on armistice talks, Panmanjpn, etc.


Box 1 Folder 7 INS clips


Box 1 Folder 8 Time clips


Box 1 Folder 9 Korean War notebooks (11 items)


Box 1 Folder 10 Korean War miscellaneous notes


Box 1 Folder 11 Korean War photos


Box 1 Folder 12 Korean War correspondents reunions, 1953 1977-1978 1980 1993 2002, 1953, 1977-1978, 1980, 1993, 2002


Box 1 Folder 13 Comments on Rafael Steinberg, 1951-1953 undated, 1951-1953, undated


Subseries I.2: Journalism from Korea, 1962-2002, bulk 1962-1980

Subseries I.2 includes materials on Steinberg's professional sojourns to Korea during these years: drafts, cables, copy and clips from the country; formal letters regarding Steinberg's work in Korea; photos for aSaturday Evening Poststory in 1963; and various resources on Korea, collected by Steinberg.



Box 8 Folder 1 Korea clips, 1966-2002 [Bulk Dates: 1973-1980], 1966-2002


Box 8 Folder 2 Korea drafts, copy and cables, 1961


Box 8 Folder 3 Korea drafts, copy and cables, 1962


Box 8 Folder 4 Korea drafts, copy and cables, 1963


Box 8 Folder 5 Korea drafts, copy and cables, 1964 1965 undated, 1964, 1965 undated


Box 8 Folder 6 Korea letters, 1961-1965

(includes correspondence with Philip Foisie, W. B. Sigworth, Karl L. Bruce, George Peabody, Edward D. Doherty, Hu-Rak Lee, Winthrop G. Brown, Philip C. Habib, Kim Jong Pil, Ick-Hyunng Liu [also in 1961 folder], Jai Hyon Lee, Chae Kyung Oh, Won Chung-Yun, Arnaud de Borchgrave, Hakan Hedberg, Douglas G. Alexander, Chang-Ho Shin)


Box 8 Folder 7 Photos for Saturday Evening Post story, Korea, 1963


Box 8 Folder 8 Resources on Korea, 1963-1981 undated, 1963-1981, undated


Subseries I.3: Journalism from Japan, 1951-1975, bulk 1951-1952, 1959-1967

Original reports from Japan, mostly from 1951-1952 and 1961-1963, toNewsweek, Saturday Evening Post, Washington Post,andWashington Post Japan,as well as materials on Steinberg's reports on Japan for CBS, Radio Liberty and MBS radio. There are extensive materials on some of Steinberg's landmark stories, among them Okinawa, Soka Gakkai, Japan's pearl industry, the Burakumin, Takamori Saigo, and the Japanese Emperor's visit to the United States (1975). This subseries includes notes, clips, research materials, drafts, photos, pitches to other outlets, correspondence, hand-drawn maps, expenses reports and receipts.

Also available are letters and memos fromNewsweekregarding Steinberg's employment terms and his work, including correspondence with colleagues and executives and information on the activities of Newsweek Tokyo bureau in these years; correspondence with editors and colleagues at theSaturday Evening Post, Washington Post, Harper's,andThe Reporter; materials on the Tokyo visits ofWashington Posteditor Alfred Friendly (1962) andWashington Postcorrespondent Chalmers M. Roberts (1963), including correspondence with Roberts; documents on Steinberg's fight for accreditation by the Department of Defense (1961); materials onNewsweekcorrespondent Francois Sully, who died while covering the Vietnam War;The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japanbook from 1965 (containing an article by Steinberg); and other miscellaneous items.



Box 2 Folder 1 Reports from Japan, 1951-1952


Box 2 Folder 2 Reports from Japan to Newsweek, 1960


Box 2 Folder 3 Reports from Japan to Newsweek, 1961


Box 2 Folder 4 Reports from Japan to Newsweek, 1962


Box 2 Folder 5-6 Reports from Japan to Newsweek, 1963


Box 2 Folder 7 Reports on Japan politics, 1961-1975 (intermittent), undated, 1961-1975, undated

(includes correspondence with Leonard R. Sussman)


Box 2 Folder 8 Reports from Japan to Saturday Evening Post, 1964 undated


Box 2 Folder 9 "Back of the book" (not main news) stories from Japan, 1963 undated


Box 2 Folder 10 Alfred Friendly visit, 1961-1962


Box 2 Folder 11 Chalmers M. Roberts visit, 1963


Box 2 Folder 12 Notes and research for "Speaking Out", 1960-1966

(includes correspondence with Robert Vermillion)


Box 2 Folder 13-15 Newsweek letters, memos and telephone book,, 1959-1963

(includes correspondence with Arnaud de Borchgrave, Eldon W. Griffiths, Kermit Lansner, Osborn Elliott, Robert S. Elegant, Ernest K. Lindley, Douglas MacArthur II, John T. McAllister, Robert Karr McCabe, Alpheus W. Jessup, Shigeru Ono, Edwin Diamond, Lester Bernstein, Beverly Deepe, Harry C. Thompson, Calvin Tomkins, Edward Weintal, Otto Friedrich, Fay Willey, Gordon Manning, Henry W. Hubbard, Barry Gottehrer, Freeman Fulbright, Al Leech, Lili Loebl, Olga Giddy, Phil Clarke, Thor Johnsen, Jack Mooney, Otto Friedrich, David Slavitt, Joe Marr, Hal Lavine, James C. Jones, George B. Darling, Sheward Hagerty, John A. Conway, Ed Wergeles, Wilbur F. Weeks)


Box 2 Folder 16 Correspondence with Saturday Evening Post, 1963-1965

(includes correspondence with Otto Friedrich, Trevor Armbrister, Hank Walker, Harry Redl, Don A. Schanche, David Lyle, Roger Vaughan, Sandford Brown, Marshall Lumsden, Takaaki Kagawa, Geo C. Clements, M. Frankel, John Launois, Richard Lemon, Dan Simpson, James Atwater)


Box 2 Folder 17 Correspondence with the Washington Post, 1961-1970

(includes correspondence with Alfred Friendly, James Russell Wiggins, Sukeyuki Kandabashi, Philip Foisie, Chalmers M. Roberts, Richard Halloran, Warren W. Unna, Sig Harrison, Philip L. Graham, James McC. Truitt, Kenichi Yoshida, Russell J. Melvin, Norman W. Williams, Tadashi Kobayashi, Shigenobu Shima, Henry Shimanouchi, Koichiro Asakai)


Box 2 Folder 18 Correspondence withHarper's, 1964-1978 [Bulk Dates: 1964-1967], 1964-1978

(includes correspondence with Lewis H. Lapham, Willie Morris, John Fischer, Genevieve Young, Roberta Pryor)


Box 2 Folder 19 Correspondence with The Reporter, 1963-1965

(includes correspondence with Dwight Martin, Karin Smith, Robert Bingham, Philip Horton, Elsie Bormond)


Box 2 Folder 20 Japan visit, 1975

(includes correspondence with David Hollander)


Box 2 Folder 21 Burakumin, 1968-1975


Box 2 Folder 22 Fight for DoD accreditation, 1961


Box 2 Folder 23 Japan Emperor visit to U.S., 1975

(includes clips on royal family, 1964-1975)


Box 2 Folder 24 Japan clips, 1974-1983


Box 2 Folder 25 Radio and television: CBS, 1967

(includes invoice from CBS for radio and television appearances, correspondence with Gordon Manning and Joseph T. Dembo, and script)


Box 2 Folder 26 Radio Liberty, 1964-1965

(includes correspondence with Henry Jarvis + expense reports)


Box 2 Folder 27 MBS radio, 1960-1962

(includes scripts, guides, correspondence with A. A. Schechter, Eldon W. Griffiths, Phillip C. Clarke, Jack Allen Potts)


Box 2 Folder 28 Takamori Saigo story, 1965-1966 undated, 1965-1966, undated

(includes drafts, notes, hand-drawn maps, clips, research materials, correspondence with Don Schanche)



Box 3 Folder 1-2 Reports toWashington Post, 1962-1965 undated, 1962-1965, undated

(includes reciepts)


Box 3 Folder 3 Reports to Washington Post Japan, 1962-64, 1966


Box 3 Folder 4-8 Reports on Okinawa, 1963-1965

(includes nots, clips, research materials, correspondence with James Russell Wiggins, W. A. Kelley, Robert F. Wilson, Shannon McCune, Douglas H. Mendel, Ponciano A. Maalihan, Margaret S. Krebs, Kunio Matsugawa)


Box 3 Folder 9-10 Soka Gakkai, 1962-1970

(includes notes, clips, research materials, correspondence with Don Allan)


Box 3 Folder 11 Reports on pearl industry, 1964 undated

(includes notes, research materials, drafts, correspondence with Andrew J. Collier)


Box 3 Folder 12 Pitch to Reader's Digest: "Japan in 1985",, undated


Box 3 Folder 13 Drafts from Japan, undated


Box 3 Folder 14 TLAS Photos, undated


Box 3 Folder 15 Materials on Francois Sully, 1961-1962 1971-1972 undated, 1961-1962, 1971-1972, undated


Box 3 Folder 16 The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan book, 1965

(includes article by Steinberg)


Box 3 Folder 17 Japan House Newsletter, 1975-1976


Box 3 Folder 18 Miscellaneous items, undated


Subseries I.4: Journalism from the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, 1962-2003, bulk 1965-1979

Subseries I.4 includes materials on Steinberg's reporting in these countries: drafts, copy, clips, notepads, notes and letters.



Box 4 Folder 1 Reports on Vietnam, 1965-1967


Box 4 Folder 2 Thailand notepads, 1967 (4 notepads), 1967


Box 4 Folder 3 Thailand notes and drafts, 1967 undated


Box 4 Folder 4 Thailand letters, 1967

(includes correspondence with David A. Lyle, Bob Beacham)


Box 4 Folder 5 Philippines clips, 1965-2003 [Bulk Dates: 1965-1979], 1965-2003


Box 4 Folder 6-7 Notes on the Philippines, 1965-1971 undated, 1965-1971, undated


Box 4 Folder 8 Philippines letters, 1962-1974 [Bulk Dates: 1965], 1962-1974

(includes correspondence with W. G. Townsend, Jack Small, George Peabody, Alex Melchor, Antonio O. Floirendo, Antonio Delgado, Conrado Alcantara, Sixto K. Roxas, Max Soliven, Francisco Ortigas, Evangelina Macapagal, Andres Castillo, Leonard Fox, Remigio Abello, John B. Doriss)


Box 4 Folder 9 Southeast Asia map


Subseries I.5: Journalism from the United States and England, 1956-2014, bulk 1965-1979

Materials on Steinberg's work in London and the United States, regarding stories forNewsweek, Saturday Review, The New York Times, Saturday Evening Post, Esquire,andCosmopolitan.Available items include drafts, copy, clips, correspondence, notes, research, expenses reports, invoices, fragments, book reviews and op-ed attempts. The records document Steinberg's work on landmark stories including Hiroo Onoda, Saigo Takamori, Roy Matz Goodman, Isaac Asimov (including interview and correspondence), Asians in the United States, East Harlem schools and Japan travel (with reflection on years there).

This subseries also includes Time-Life News Service letters, manuals and directories; Time-Life Alumni Society newsletter and directory of members;Newsweekletters, memos and a telephone directory;CueMagazine letters, memos and telephone lists, contracts, clips, and correspondence;Esquirememos, letters and invoices; and correspondence with literary agent Roberta Pryor (includes contracts for Steinberg's projects); The Association of American Correspondents in London directory; materials on The Overseas Press Club of America; and references to Steinberg's work.



Box 9 Folder 1 Copy from London, 1958-1959


Box 9 Folder 2 Saigo Takamori story, 1965-1967 correspondence and expense reports, 1965-1967

(includes correspondence with Don A. Schanche, John R. Roberson, Roberta Pryor)


Box 9 Folder 3 Work forCosmopolitan, 1966-1984 undated: clips, copy, correspondence, 1966-1984

(includes correspondence with George Walsh, Roberta Pryor)


Box 9 Folder 4 Newsweek International copy, 1970-1972


Box 9 Folder 5 Japanese management style, 1971-1979 clips, notes, correspondence, 1971-1979

(includes correspondence with Philip van Slyck, Bruno Iams)


Box 9 Folder 6 Gout story forEsquire, 1971-1979 [Bulk Dates: 1978-1979] (research, notes, clips, copy, correspondence), 1971-1979

(includes correspondence with Bayard Hooper, Pauline Goger, Jack L. Katz, Gerald Weissman, Robert J. Wisher, Pamela Forcey)


Box 9 Folder 7 Review of The Philippines forSaturday Review, 1974 clips, copy, correspondence, 1974

(includes correspondence with Beth Day, Susan Heath)


Box 9 Folder 8 Story on Hiroo Onoda forNew Times, 1975 (clips, notes, copy), 1975


Box 9 Folder 9 Story on runaways, 1975


Box 9 Folder 10 Roy Matz Goodman story for The New York Times: clips, drafts, notes, expense reports and invoices,, 1977


Box 9 Folder 11 Story on Japan travel (reflection on years there) forSaturday Review, 1978 clips, copy, notes, 1978

(includes correspondence with Susan Ochshorn, Horace Sutton)


Box 9 Folder 12 Interview with Renata Scotto for Esquire, 1978-1979 copy, correspondence, research, 1978-1979

(includes correspondence with Martha Munro)


Box 9 Folder 13 Interview with Isaac Asimov for Esquire (not published), 1979 clips, copy, correspondence, 1979

(includes correspondence with Lee Eisenberg, Phillip Moffitt)


Box 9 Folder 14 Story on Asians in the United States for The New York Times: notes and research, 1980-1981

(includes correspondence with Chuck N. Lee)


Box 9 Folder 15 Asians in the United States clips, 1980-1981


Box 9 Folder 16 Story on East Harlem school for Saturday Evening Post, undated


Box 9 Folder 17 Weissman (copy and notes), undated


Box 9 Folder 18 Fragments and miscellaneous writing, 1960-1980 undated, 1960-1980, undated


Box 9 Folder 19 Op-Ed attempts and book reviews, 1979-2008

(includes correspondence with John Hall, Edward Behr)


Box 9 Folder 20 "Business and Politics -- Washington 1979" report, 1979


Box 9 Folder 21 The Association of American Correspondents in London directory, 1956-1957 1971, 1956-1957, 1971


Box 9 Folder 22 Time-Life News Service letters, 1959

(includes correspondence with John Boyle)


Box 9 Folder 23 Time-Life News Service manuals and directories, 1969 1979-1980, 1969, 1979-1980


Box 9 Folder 24 Time-Life Alumni Society newsletter and directory of members, 1987-2004 (intermittent), 1987-2004


Box 9 Folder 25 Newsweek letters, memos and telephone directory, 1970-2014 [Bulk Dates: 1970-1973], 1970-2014

(includes copies of NW newsletter, note by Steinberg on his resignation, and correspondence with George Wood, Kermit Lansner, Ida L. Cerone, Robert Christopher, Walter Rundle, Bernard Krisher, Roy Koch, Peter Derow, Milan J. Kubic, Peter Webb, Lucille G. Napear, May nard Parker, Tim Fowler)


Box 9 Folder 26-27 Cue Magazine letters, memos and telephone lists, 1975-1978 undated, 1975-1978, undated

(includes contract, clips, and correspondence with Irvin J. Borowsky, Mike Schwartz, Mary O'connor, Bill Doran, Wilma Valentine, Isaac Asimov, Frank L. Nemeyer, Judy Gurovitz, Bronnie Kupris, Carolyn Silberstein, Ellen Salomon, Bonnie Stylides, Marilyn Egol, Shirley Herz, Jerry Arrow, Rima Corben, Michael A. d'Amelio, Frances Flynn, Jim Dimino, Joseph Porter, Melissa M. Lande, Bob Mottley, Jill S. Newman, Flo Conway, Mike Jahm, Klara Barlow)


Box 9 Folder 28 Esquire letters and memos, 1979

(includes invoices and correspondence with Dominique Browning, Lee Eisenberg, Marjorie Samuel, Clay Felker)


Box 9 Folder 29 The Overseas Press Club of America, 1953-1954 1962-1963 2002-2010, 1953-1954, 1962-1963, 2002-2010


Box 9 Folder 30 Roberta Pryor letters, 1965-1975 undated, 1965-1975, undated

(includes contracts and correspondence with Robert Manning, C. Michael Curtis, Robie Macauley, George Plimpton, Phyllis Sari Levy, Barbara Blakemore, Carroll Newman, Otto Friedrich, Leonhard Dowty, Betty Frank, Jonathan Z. Larsen, Elaine Greene, Jack Kessie)


Box 9 Folder 31 References to Steinberg, 1949-1999

Series II: Nonfiction, 1965-1985, bulk 1965-1967, 1978-1980


Subseries II.1: Postscript from Hiroshima (1966), 1965-1980, bulk 1965-1967

This subseries includes drafts and a manuscript ofPostscript from Hiroshima,as well as research, notes and ephemera from Steinberg's work on the book. Also included are letters to and from Steinberg regarding the book, Steinberg's contract with Random House and pay slips, and reviews of the book.



Box 5 Folder 1 Postscript from Hiroshima manuscript, 1965 (1 folder and 1 binder), 1965


Box 5 Folder 2-3 Postscript from Hiroshima drafts,, undated


Box 5 Folder 4 Postscript from Hiroshima notes, research, ephemera,, undated



Box 6 Folder 1 Postscript from Hiroshima letters, 1965-1980 [Bulk Dates: 1965-1966], 1965-1980

(includes contract with Random House, pay slips, clips -- some by Steinberg, and correspondence with Albert Erskine, Suzanne Baskin, Roberta Pryor, Kaoru Ogura, William V. Shannon, Charles W. Bailey, Anthony Bastionelli, John A. Ritter, Herb Jaffe, Marjorie E. Tobey, Jean Ennis, Selma Shapiro, John Ciardi, Archibald MacLeish, Christina Stead, Norman Cousins, Isaac Stern, Bella Spewack, Kermit Lansner, Jesse Birnbaum, Larry Collins, Shinzo Hamai, E. J. Kahn, Robert Manning, Nathan Polowetzky, Edward Seidensticker, Andrew Stern, A. M. Rosenthal, Hubert H. Humphrey, J. William Fulbright, Larry Collins, Robert Evett, Bella Spewack, E. J. Kahn, Sandra Schmidt, Hessell Tiltman, J. R. Wiggins, Lea Heine, Jason Epstein, Shin Hojashi, Roy Newquist, Douglas Domeier, James H. Laird, Edna Harren, Jo Woestendiek, Stephen Barber, Carter Brooke Jones, Oscar Handlin, Douglass Cater, James A. Michener, George B. Darling, Otto Friedrich, Edwin O. Reischauer)


Box 6 Folder 2 Postscript from Hiroshima reviews, 1966-1967 (1 binder), 1966-1967


Subseries II.2: Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man (1981), 1977-1984, bulk 1978-1980

This subseries includes a wealth of materials on Steinberg's co-authored biography of the New York Senator. They include transcripts of conversations with Javits, research, notes, drafts for several chapters, and letters regarding the book—many with Javits and his staffers. Also included are notes for a fiction project on Javits' marriage which was not completed.



Box 7 Folder 1 Javits logs, 1977-1980 (3 binders), 1977-1980


Box 7 Folder 2 Javits notepads, 1977-1980 (9 notepads), 1977-1980


Box 7 Folder 3 Javits letters, 1978-1981

(includes contract with Houghton Mifflin Company and correspondence with Jacob K. Javits, Daphne Abeel, Ilana Stern, John Trubin, Nancy F. Wechsler, Austin Olney, Randall Warner, Esther Newberg, Herbert Salzman, Frances Klenett, Tex McCrary, Eileen Herbert Jordan, Lewis H. Lapham, Lisel Eisenheimer, Mary E. Guimaraes, Connie Leisure, Silvia Koner, Kathy McVey)


Box 7 Folder 4 Chapter 5, 1980 undated


Box 7 Folder 5 Chapter 8, 1980


Box 7 Folder 6-7 Chapter 8 notes for a fiction project (DD), 1979-1980 undated, 1979-1980, undated


Box 7 Folder 8 Annotated transcripts of Javits, undated


Box 7 Folder 9 Javits miscellaneous drafts and notes, prob., 1978-1981


Box 7 Folder 10 Javits miscellaneous, 1977-1984 [Bulk Dates: 1979-1981], 1977-1984

(includes reviews)


Box 7 Folder 11 Study on Javits campaigns, 1979


Subseries II.3: Other Nonfiction, 1969-1983, bulk 1969-1979

This subseries includes materials on other nonfiction projects, among themReturn to the PhilippinesandPacific and Southeast Asian Cooking:copy, notes, letters and memos, contracts, invoices, expense reports and business cards.



Box 12 Folder 1 Arthur Ross article for The New Leader and book, 1977-1979 clips, copy, notes, correspondence, 1977-1979

(includes correspondence with Arthur Ross, Richard M. Clurman, Don A. Schanche, Edward T. Thompson, Robert Barnes)


Box 12 Folder 2 Time-Life Books letters, memos and telegrams, 1969-1983 [Bulk Dates: 1969-1978], 1969-1983

(includes outlines forReturn to the Philippines, contracts, invoices, expense reports, and correspondence with Dave Thomson, Fred K. Iwama, Y. Ernest Satow, Ida Bagus Mantra, Siegfried Beil, Tjokorda Agung, George E. Lang, R. M. Arajad Alihasan, Roberta Pryor, Richard Williams, Martin Mann, Maitland Edey, Harvey Loomis, Colonel Sutikno, H. V. Worang, George Bang, Amir Daud, Tommy Graciano, Dolores Morrissy, William K. Goolrick, Connie Strawbridge, Gilbert Cant, Gerald Simons, Sheldon Cotler)


Box 12 Folder 3 Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking (1970): copy, notes, contract, correspondence and business cards,, 1969-1970

(includes correspondence with Helen B. Sheard, Jim Boyack, Michael Field, Doreen G. Fernandez, Peter Lim, Joe Reyes, Barbara Ensrud, Chona Trinidad)


Box 12 Folder 4 Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking Expense reports and invoices, 1969


Box 12 Folder 5 HBJ Press letters and memos, 1977-1980

(includes contract, expense reports and correspondence with Marcia Heath)


Subseries II.4: Published Books by Steinberg, 1966-1985

Copies of 13 books authored or co-authored by Steinberg:Postscript from Hiroshima(1966),Japan(1969),The Cooking of Japan(1974),Language(1975),Man and the Organization(1978), Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking(1979),Return to the Philippines(1980),Religion at the Crossroads: Byzantium, The Turks(1980),Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man(1981),Island Fighting(1981),Prisoners of War(1981),The Aftermath: Asia(1983),Japan(1985).



Box 13 Jacob K. Javits with Rafael Steinberg Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man, 1981

(signed by Javits)


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg Japan, 1969


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg Postscript from Hiroshima, 1966


Box 13 Editors of Time-Life Books Japan, 1985


Box 13 David S. Thomson and Editors of Time-Life Books Language (Human Behavior Series), 1975


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books Return to the Philippines (World War II Series),, 1980


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books Island Fighting (World War II Series), 1981


Box 13 The Editors of Time-Life Books The Aftermath: Asia (World War II Series), 1983


Box 13 Ronald H. Bailey and the Editors of Time-Life Books Prisoners of War (World War II Series), 1981


Box 13 Joyce Milton, Rafael Steinberg and Sarah Lewis Religion at the Crossroads: Byzantium, The Turks (Imperial Visions Series: The Rise and Fall of Empires),, 1980


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books The Cooking of Japan (Foods of the World Series),, 1974


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books Pacific and Southeast Asian Cooking (Foods of the World Series),, 1979


Box 13 Rafael Steinberg and the Editors of Time-Life Books Man and the Organization (Human Behavior Series),, 1978

Series III: Fiction, 1958-2010, undated, bulk 1958-1971

A collection of Steinberg's works in prose and poetry, most of which were never published. Among others, the subseries includes fragments from Steinberg's years in Korea; drafts for a play about the Korean War, The Ring of Truth; versions of "Day of Good Fortune," a short story published by Playboy in 1967; stories on the Okamoto family; and poems written by Steinberg between 1969-1996.



Box 10 Folder 1 Fiction fragments, teenage years


Box 10 Folder 2 Fiction fragments, college years + Korea


Box 10 Folder 3 Just Another Teacher , undated


Box 10 Folder 4 Vacation in April , 1948


Box 10 Folder 5 The Girl at Chiam-Ni , undated


Box 10 Folder 6 Versions of baby story, 1955 undated


Box 10 Folder 7 Burns the Chronic , undated


Box 10 Folder 8 The Ring of Truth, play about the Korean War (not produced),, undated


Box 10 Folder 9 The Ring of Truth , undated


Box 10 Folder 10 The Ring of Truth, draft, 1958


Box 10 Folder 11 The Ring of Truth, draft, 1962


Box 10 Folder 12 The Ring of Truth, notes, undated


Box 10 Folder 13-14 The Ring of Truth, manuscript, undated


Box 10 Folder 15 Day of Good Fortune (early drafts of a story published by Playboy in 1967), 1967 undated


Box 10 Folder 16 The Skin of the Tiger , 1967-1971

(includes contract with Random House, invoice, correspondence with Albert Erskine)


Box 10 Folder 17-18 The Easy Way Out / Dune Grass / The Why of It / A Cup of Sand, 1975-1983 undated, 1975-1983, undated


Box 10 Folder 19 Beauty and the Bum , undated


Box 10 Folder 20 Stories on wife's family (Okamoto), 1966 undated


Box 10 Folder 21 Firebreak , undated


Box 10 Folder 22 Fables, undated


Box 10 Folder 23 Poems, 1969-1996 undated, 1969-1996, undated


Box 10 Folder 24 Boardwalk , 2010

Series IV: Letters (professional and personal), 1938-2006, bulk 1946-1989

This subseries includes personal and professional letters, sent to and from Steinberg over the course of seven decades. Professional letters include correspondence with colleagues, editors, publishers, agents and sources. Personal letters were primarily exchanged between Steinberg and his parents during his stays in Korea, London and Japan, compiling a valuable and revealing account of Steinberg's work life as a foreign correspondent. Also included are several letters in Japanese and a collection of Christmas cards and lists.

Additional letters can be found in Series I, II, III, V, VI, and VII



Box 14 Folder 5 Letters to parents from Korea, 1951-1952 undated, 1951-1952, undated


Box 14 Folder 6 Telegrams from Japan, 1952


Box 14 Folder 7 Letters to parents from London, 1955-1958


Box 14 Folder 8 Letters to parents from Japan, 1959-1967

(includes letters from Tamiko Steinberg, Summer Steinberg, Nathan Weisman, Isador N. Steinberg and Polly N. Steinberg)


Box 14 Folder 9 Letters to Rafael Steinberg from family, 1940-1944


Box 14 Folder 10-12 Letters to Rafael Steinberg from family, 1945-1950


Box 14 Folder 13-14 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1942-1947


Box 14 Folder 15 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1950-1959

(includes correspondence with Anne Tolstoi)


Box 14 Folder 16 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1960-1969

(includes correspondence with Norman Sklarewitz, Esther Sklarewitz, Irvin Sablosky, Francesca Siboeea, Monroe S. Singer, Andrew A. Stern, Lois Cunniff, Julie Smith Sewell, Isaac Stern, Paul Sack, William Steinberg, Jim Truitt, William C. Trueheart, Warren W. Unna, May nard Frank Wolfe, Charles R. Temple, L. J. (Tony) Wilkinson, Sally Anderson, Carroll Shershun, Tom Pepper, Anne Angus, James P. Pickerell, Richard W. Petree, Edwin O. Reischauer, Barbara Reynolds, Joseph L. Rauh, Earle Reynolds, Richard H. Riddell, David Berman, Gordon Manning, Archibald MacLeish, John M. Mecklin, David E. Lilienthal, Jr., Robert Gibson, Burt Glinn, Philip L. Graham, Marshall Green, Eldon Griffiths, Eugene S. Staples, Thomas B. Morgan, Fred Emery, Edward J. Clarkson, Michael Tuchner, Deanna P. Bautista, C. R. Beecham, Stimson Bullitt, Dennis Bloodworth, Kim Hyun Cook, Lorna Kreiss, Selig S. Harrison, Woburn Abbey Bletchley)


Box 14 Folder 17 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1970-1979

(includes correspondence with Arthur H. Schwartz, William S. Savestrom, Harry C. Thompson, Nathaniel B. Thayer, Jacqueline Villere, Rebecca Wilson, Roger H. Wilson, Jay Weiss, Gerald Weissmann, Emerson Chapin, K. V. Narain, Jane Posten, George R. Packard, Senkuro Saiki, Kichimasa Soda, Greg Rehard, Chalmers M. Roberts, Donald M. Murray, Anthony Lewis, Henry Anatole Grunwald, Linda Grover, Paul B. Finney, Lenore de Koven, Peter A. Derow, Martin R. Bauer, Donald S. Connery, Gilbert Cant, V. Weltzien, Peter Braestrup, Lester Bernstein, Edward Behr, Peter Kalishcer, Edward Klein, William Klein II, Barbara Kraus, Alexander C. Hoagland, Jr., Susan Heath, Selig S. Harrison, Terry Hill, Ernest Kay)


Box 14 Folder 18 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1980-1989

(includes correspondence with Polly N. Steinberg (mother), Monroe S. Singer, Lynn Seligman, Twyla Tharp, Earl W. Redding, Nancy F. Wechsler, Daphne Atseel, T. D. Allman, Philip Van Slyck, Igor Oganesoff, Zalman P. Puchkoff, Robert C. Pierpoint, Curtis Prendergast, Chalmers M. Roberts, Joan Thursh, Frank L. Florian, Albert R. Erskine, Mary K. Doris, Joel Davis, Frances Carlisle, Robert E. Boorstin, Ravelle Brickman, Lynn Seligman, Jerry Korn, Edward Klein, Alexander C. Hoagland, Jr., Caroline Keith Ehlers)



Box 19 Folder 1 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 1990-1999

(includes correspondence with Bill Shinn, David Steinberg, Yun Kil Yang, Marshall Ackerman, Mignonette Mintzer, Bernie Krisher, Laurence Jolidon)


Box 19 Folder 2 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, 2000-2006

(includes correspondence with Andy Singer, Karen Wilder, Kaye D. Proctor, Kathi Foisie, Sharon Delmendo, Max Kortepeter)


Box 19 Folder 3 Letters to Rafael Steinberg, undated

(includes correspondence with Anjani N. Singh, Ruth Soika, Elaine Sciolino, Norman Sklarewitz, Monroe S. Singer, Joyce Carol Oates, B. Podesta, Pauline R. Goger, Otto Friedrich, Caroline Keith Ehlers, J. W. Cohn, Eve Berliner, Edward Kosner, D. F. Hopkins)


Box 19 Folder 4 Letters from Rafael Steinberg, 1958-2005

(includes correspondence with Isaac Asimov, Lynn Seligman, Norman Sklarewitz, Andrew A. Stern, Donald A. Schanche, Julie Smith Sewell, Ryuji Takeuchi, Bruce Van Voorst, Robert Vermillion, Earl W. Redding, May nard Frank Wolfe, T. Yamane, Ambassador Kenneth Young, Gerald Walker, James H. Pickerell, George R. Packard, David A. MacEachron, Robert M. Ruenitz, Chalmers M. Roberts, Michael Ruby, Edwin O. Reischauer, M. E. Rappaport, Robert Manning, Jay D. Moses, Larry Martz, Webb McKinley, Donald H. McLean, Olvin McBarnette, George Lang, Anthony Lewis, Herbert P. Gleason, Henry A. Grunwald, Sheila Gary, Eldon Griffiths, Frank B. Gilbert, Philip Foisie, Eugene S. Staples, Thomas Morgan, Osborn Elliott, Albert Erskine, Peter Derow, John Mack Carter, Robert O. Boorstin, Otis Cary, Leon Botstein, Mary Suggatt, Robert Kelly, Ravelle Brickman, Julian Bach, Lester Bernstein, Michael Tuchner, Steve Barber, Louis Banks, Edward Kosner, Bernard Krisher, Richard Kimball, Stan Karnow, Jun Kawashima, Kim Hyun Cook, Stan Karnow, Emmet John Hughes, Selig S. Harrison)


Box 19 Folder 5 Christmas notes, 1954-1985 (intermittent), 1954-1985


Box 19 Folder 6 Letters in Japanese, undated

Series V: Personal and professional items, 1944-2002, bulk 1944-1975

Items in this subseries include Steinberg's phone books, passports and press cards, pocket books, pocket planners, business cards and miscellaneous notes; currency Steinberg saved from his time in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, as well as US Military currency; diplomatic phone books and directories used by Steinberg in his work; and materials on the classes Steinberg taught at New York University. Also included are research for unfinished projects on religion and cognition; materials on Steinberg's small business, RMS Word Processing; and materials on Steinberg's sailing hobby.



Box 11 Journalism pocket books and notes, 1950-1975 undated, 1950-1975, undated



Box 23 Journalism pocket books and notes, 1950-1975 undated, 1950-1975, undated



Box 18 Pocket planners, 1982-2001 (intermittent), 1982-2001



Box 17 Folder 1 Rafael Steinberg curriculum vitae, undated


Box 17 Folder 2-3 Business cards, undated


Box 17 Folder 4 Personal phone books, undated


Box 17 Folder 5 Miscellaneous notes, undated


Box 17 Folder 6 Press cards, undated


Box 17 Folder 7 Passports, 1948-1975


Box 17 Folder 8 Currency (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, US Military)


Box 17 Folder 9 Diplomatic phone book, Tokyo, 1964 1966, 1964, 1966


Box 17 Folder 10 US Embassy telephone directory, Thailand, 1962


Box 17 Folder 11 US Embassy telephone directory, Tokyo, 1964


Box 17 Folder 12 Tokyo phone book, 1964


Box 17 Folder 13 Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club members list, 1966


Box 17 Folder 14 Japan Society guest lists, 1972-1973


Box 17 Folder 15 Memorabilia, 1944-1972


Box 17 Folder 16 NYU Teaching, 1980-1982 resources for instructors, syllabus, teaching materials, assignments, attendance sheets, NYU ID, 1980-1982

(includes correspondence with Stanley Gabor, Kathleen Murray)


Box 17 Folder 17 Research for "In the Name of God", 1980-1996

(includes correspondence with Judith L. Morris, Lloyd P. Wells)


Box 17 Folder 18 Research on left brain-right brain, 1973-1983

(includes correspondence with May a Pines)


Box 17 Folder 19 RMS Word Processing, 1984-1999

(includes correspondence with Gerald J. Rourke, Marvin Weinberg, Gary Weinberg)


Box 17 Folder 20 Flight TWA 800, 1996-2002


Box 17 Folder 21-22 Sailing, 1957-1999

Series VI: Early years, 1936-2010, bulk 1936-1950


Subseries VI.1: Childhood to Navy, 1936-1990, bulk 1936-1945

Items in this subseries include childhood letters to parents, childhood diary and pocket diary, school notebooks, a paper on Steinberg's family history, report cards and an autograph book. Also included are materials on Steinberg's 45th high school reunion. From Steinberg's year in the navy, the collection includes letters to parents and brother; documents and IDs from navy service, Citizens Defense Corps and selective service; notes on Steinberg's studies and fiction written during this period; and a greeting card illustrated by Isador N. Steinberg.



Box 15 Folder 1 Diary, 1936-1940, 1942-1943


Box 15 Folder 2 Pocket diary, 1944-1945


Box 15 Folder 3 Autograph book, 1941


Box 15 Folder 4 School notebooks, 1938


Box 15 Folder 5 School notebooks, 1941


Box 15 Folder 6 School notebooks, 1942


Box 15 Folder 7 School notebooks, undated


Box 15 Folder 8 June Mad production, 1942


Box 15 Folder 9 High school compositions, 1943-1944


Box 15 Folder 10 High school notebook, undated


Box 15 Folder 11 "Threshold of Freedom": Paper on family history, 1945


Box 15 Folder 12 Report card, 1944


Box 15 Folder 13 High school reunion, LREI Class of 1945, 1945-1990


Box 15 Folder 14 Navy year fiction and studies, 1945-1946


Box 15 Folder 15 Navy service, Citizens Defense Corps, selective service, 1943-1951 (includes photo and greeting card illustrated by Isador N. Steinberg), 1943-1951


Box 15 Folder 16 Childhood letters to parents, 1938-1942


Box 15 Folder 17 Letters to parents from camp, 1944


Box 15 Folder 18 Letters to parents from the Navy, 1945-1946

(includes letters to brother, David Steinberg)


Subseries VI.2: Harvard College, 1946-2010, bulk 1946-1950

Materials from Steinberg's college years include letters to parents from Harvard, notes, diary and pocket diary, notebooks, papers, exams, report cards, honors thesis, B.A. diploma, and various Harvard ephemera. Steinberg's work at the Harvard Crimson is documented, as well as letters later exchanged with editors at the Harvard Bulletin (some deeply personal). This subseries includes copies of the newspaper Steinberg edited and published upon his graduation (1949-1950),The Fire Island Reporter,and materials on Steinberg's 25th, 50th and 60th Harvard reunions.



Box 16 Folder 1 Diary, 1946-1947


Box 16 Folder 2 Diary and pocket diary, 1948


Box 16 Folder 3 Miscellaneous Harvard ephemera, 1946-1950


Box 16 Folder 4 Harvard notes, 1946-1950


Box 16 Folder 5 Harvard notebooks, 1946-1950 (4 binders), 1946-1950


Box 16 Folder 6 Harvard papers, 1946-1950


Box 16 Folder 7 Harvard exams, 1946-1950


Box 16 Folder 8 Honors thesis, 1950 (2 binders), 1950


Box 16 Folder 9 Harvard report cards, 1947-1950


Box 16 Folder 10 Harvard Crimson, 1948-1950

(includes correspondence with Pierre Emmanuel )Noël Mathieu(, Edith Melcher, Robert Grinnell, Michel Dumont, E. W. Ridings, Preston E. James, René de Messières, Albert Chambon, Marjorie Ilsley, LeRoy C. Breunig, Jr.)


Box 16 Folder 11 Harvard Bulletin letters, 1958-1979

(includes correspondence with Norman A. Hall, Marcia K. Mitchell, John T. Bethell)


Box 16 Folder 12 Harvard 25th Reunion, 1975

(includes correspondence with Fred L. Glimp, Morris Gray)


Box 16 Folder 13 Harvard 50th Reunion, 1999-2000

(includes correspondence with Mark E. Gordon, Donald Connery, Leslie Connery)


Box 16 Folder 14 Harvard 50th Reunion education project, 2000

(includes correspondence with Charles Bailey, Robert Coles, Donald Connery, Nicolas Cunningham, Blair Fuller, Herbert Gleason, Alfred Hoagland, George Mumford, Samuel P. Peabody, Steve Schwebel, Jon Spivak, Peter Davies, Phyllis Davies, Barbara Weil Snelling, Nathan Glaser, Robert Graham, Joy Graham)


Box 16 Folder 15 Harvard 60th Reunion, 2010

(includes correspondence with Larry Nathanson, Gordon Abbott, Jr.)


Box 16 Folder 16 Harvard Diploma, 1950


Box 16 Folder 17 Letters to parents from Harvard, 1946-1950



Box 6 Folder 3 The Fire Island Reporter , 1949-1950

Series VII: Steinberg Family, 1903-1994


Subseries VII.1: Steinberg Family, 1909-1990, undated

Materials from the Steinberg family collection include "A Special Couple," a story by Rafael Steinberg about his parents (1981); invitations to Rafael Steinberg and Tamiko Okamoto's wedding (1953); a family photo published inForward(circa 1930); Steinberg's parents' Ketubah (1923); and greeting cards and family illustrations by Isador N. Steinberg. Other materials shed light on Isador N. Steinberg's career, among them pocket books whose covers Steinberg illustrated throughout several decades and materials on his work for the U.S. Army during World War II and after (including correspondence with military officials), as well as on the parents' involvement with the Commercial Artists' Union in the 1930s. Also included are unpublished short stories by Polly N. Steinberg and correspondence with editors; the parents' copies of socialist magazine The Liberator (1918-1920); phonebooks and diaries from 1911 to 1990 (intermittent); letters, passports, diplomas, report cards, and other memorabilia from their school years.



Box 20 and 24 Polly N. Steinberg diaries, 1911, 1954-1975, 1977-1990


Box 20 and 24 Isador N. Steinberg diary, 1987


Box 20 and 24 Isador N. Steinberg notebook, undated


Box 20 and 24 Pauline Rifkind school diplomas and report cards, 1909-1918


Box 20 and 24 Polly N. Steinberg and Isador N. Steinberg phonebooks, undated



Box 21 Folder 1 Steinberg family, 1923-1966

(includes invitations to Rafael Steinberg and Tamiko Okamoto wedding, 1953 family photo fromForward, circa 1930, parents' Ketubah, 1923)


Box 21 Folder 2 "A Special Couple", story by Rafael Steinberg on parents, 1981)


Box 21 Folder 3 Family illustrations and greeting cards, 1945 undated


Box 21 Folder 4 Isador N. Steinberg memorabilia from school, 1915 1917 1921 undated, 1915, 1917, 1921 undated

(includes "East Orange High School News")


Box 21 Folder 5 Isador N. Steinberg career, 1935-1983

(includes correspondence with Leopold Arnaud, Edith Horton, David Steinberg, Wheeler Sammons, Jr., Mrs. George Pratt, William L. Longyear, Edward Mills, Jr., Narcisse Chamberlain, M. B. Glick, Lloyd Goodrich, Etta Ress, Piet E. Schreuders)


Box 21 Folder 6 Isador N. Steinberg work for U.S. Army, 1943-1945 1960, 1943-1945, 1960

(includes correspondence with O. A. Gottschalk, J. W. Labine, William Allison, O. L. Nelson, S. E. Gerard, L. George Horowitz, Ross Barrett, Jr., Maxwell Dauer)


Box 21 Folder 7 Commercial Artists' Union, 1934-1936 undated, 1934-1936, undated


Box 21 Folder 8 The Municipal Art Society of New York membership, undated


Box 21 Folder 9 Isador N. Steinberg letters, 1942 1955 1966, 1942, 1955, 1966

(includes correspondence with John T. Madden, David Steinberg)


Box 21 Folder 10 Drafts of Isador N. Steinberg letters, undated


Box 21 Folder 11 Polly N. Steinberg letters, 1923-1957 undated, 1923-1957, undated

(includes correspondence with David Rockefeller, David Steinberg, Jerome Davis Ross, Jacob Seeger, William M. Jayme, N. A. Benderly, Henry Gladstone, Albert Lorch, Daniel Chase)


Box 21 Folder 12 Polly N. Steinberg stories + letters from editors, 1951 1956 undated, 1951, 1956 undated


Box 21 Folder 13-14 Polly N. Steinberg notes, undated


Box 21 Folder 15 Polly N. Steinberg and Isador N. Steinberg passports, 1956-1961


Box 21 Folder 16 Liberator (socialist magazine),, 1918-1920


Box 21 Folder 17 Pocket book covers illustrated by Isador N. Steinberg, 1939-1982


Box 21 Folder 18 Clips saved by Polly N. Steinberg, 1955 1974, 1955, 1974


Subseries VII.2: Family Estate, 1903-1994, bulk 1935-1994

Materials on the Steinberg family finances and real estate holdings, including a New Jersey farm (Stonehill Farm) and a Manhattan apartment.



Box 22 Folder 1-4 Stonehill Farm, 1935-1994


Box 22 Folder 5 Apartment on 57 West 69th Street, New York NY, 1950-1973


Box 22 Folder 6 Family real estate (miscellaneous), 1903-1989 [Bulk Dates: 1935-1982], 1903-1989


Box 22 Folder 7 Family finances, 1935-1983


Box 22 Folder 8 Forest management plan and farms conservation plan, Estate of Isador N. Steinberg,, 1993