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Joseph Kraft papers, 1950-1986

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0728
Bib ID 4078417 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kraft, Joseph
Title Joseph Kraft papers, 1950-1986
Physical Description 47 boxes (47 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-47. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research materals, lectures, speeches, galley proofs, news releases, appointment diaries, photographs, printed materials, audio and video cassettes. The correspondence consists of letters from editors and publishers as well as a selected group of letters from readers reacting to his columns and articles. Among these letters are one or two each from Joseph Alsop, Warren E. Burger, J. William Fulbright, John Kenneth Galbraith and Hubert H. Humphrey. The manuscripts, with corrections, notes and research materials are for his numerous contributions to periodicals, such as the "Letters from.." series in The New Yorker, radio and television scripts, interviews with prominent government officials, such as George Shultz, lectures, speeches, ideas and proposals for books, and an extensive file for his unpublished history of the investment firm, Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. There is a set of news releases for his column, "Washington Insight" 1965-1984 and for his Los Angeles Times column, 1980-1985. The printed materials include newspaper clippings, articles by Kraft in foreign periodicals and some books from his library. The audio and video cassettes contain interviews with presidents and prime ministers as well as radio and television broadcasts on which Kraft appeared.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 2-47. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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); Joseph Kraft papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Kraft, Mrs. Joseph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--05/22/86. Accession number--M-86-05-22.

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Kraft, 1986.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed BRC/RL 10/22/86.

Revision Description

2020-10-06 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Shultz, George Pratt, 1920- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

Joseph Kraft (Columbia B.A., 1947) was a journalist and political commentator; editorial writer for the Washington Post, 1951; staff writer, New York Times, 1951-57; Washington correspondent, Harper's Magazine; syndicated columnist "Washington Insight" 1963-1986; and frequent contributor to national and foreign magazines.

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Series I: Correspondence, Biographical Data, and Photographs


Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Alsop, Joseph


Box 1 Bruger, Warren E.


Box 1 Clark, Ramsey


Box 1 Ford, Gerald


Box 1 Fulbright, J. William


Box 1 Galbraith, John Kenneth


Box 1 Humphrey, Hubert Horatio


Box 1 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick


Box 1 Kennedy, Edward M.


Box 1 McGovern, George


Box 1 McNamara, Robert S.


Box 1 Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr.


Box 1 Weinberger, Caspar W.


Box 1 Arranged Correspondence


Box 1 Biographical Data


Box 1 Photographs

Series II: Manuscripts--Newspaper and Magazine Articles



Box 2 A - Fo



Box 3 Fr - Letter from Damascus



Box 4 Letter from Egypt - Letter from Israel



Box 5 Letter from Israel - Letter from Saudi Arabia



Box 6 Ma - New York Times



Box 7 New Yorker



Box 8 Ou - Schultz, George



Box 9 Schultz, George



Box 10 Schultz, George - Wo



Box 11 Radio and TV Broadcast



Box 12 Lectures and Speeches



Box 13 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--General



Box 14 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--General



Box 15 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--Research Material for Unpublished Manuscript



Box 16 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--Research Material for Unpublished Manuscript



Box 17 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--Research Material on Salmon Brothers, Reprints, Various Articles, Annual Reports Related to Takeover



Box 18 Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc.--Research Material for Takeover

Series III: Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1985-1984



Box 19 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1965-1967



Box 20 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1968-1969



Box 21 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1970-1972



Box 22 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1973



Box 23 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1974



Box 24 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1975



Box 25 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1976



Box 26 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1977-1978



Box 27 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1978-1979



Box 28 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1980-1981



Box 29 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1982



Box 30 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1983



Box 31 Field News Releases--Washington Insight, 1984

Series IV: Field News Releases--Los Angeles Times, 1980-1986



Box 32 Field News Releases--Los Angeles Times, 1980-1981



Box 33 Field News Releases--Los Angeles Times, 1982



Box 34 Field News Releases--Los Angeles Times, 1983



Box 35 Field News Releases--Los Angeles Times, 1985, 1986 January 11 Death Notice

Series V: Appointment Diaries, 1964-1985



Box 36 Appointment Diaries, 1964, 1967-1969



Box 37 Appointment Diaries, 1971-1974



Box 38 Appointment Diaries, 1975-1977



Box 39 Appointment Diaries, 1978-1980



Box 40 Appointment Diaries, 1981-1983



Box 41 Appointment Diaries, 1984-1985

Series VI: Printed Materials


Box 41 Washington Star Columns by J. Kraft



Box 42 Newspaper Clippings



Box 43 Foreign Periodical with Articles by J. Kraft

Chiefly French



Box 44 Books from the Library of J. Kraft Inscribed



Box 45 Books from the Library of J. Kraft Inscribed

Series VII: Cassettes, Audio, and Video Tapes



Box 46 Interview of Presidents, Prime Minister



Box 47 Audio and Cassette