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

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

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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, (2 folders)

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, (3 folders)

(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, (2 folders)

(includes reciepts)

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

Box 3 Folder 4-8 Reports on Okinawa, 1963-1965, (5 folders)

(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, (2 folders)

(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, (2 folders)

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, (2 folders)

(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