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H. R. Knickerbocker papers, 1914-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0719
Bib ID 4078991 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Knickerbocker, H. R (Hubert Renfro), 1898-1949
Title H. R. Knickerbocker papers, 1914-1950
Physical Description 12 boxes (12 boxes, scrapbooks)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are onsite: Cataloged Correpsondence (1 box) and Scrapbooks 1-2, 22-30, 37-40.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-11, Scrap Book Boxes 3-21, 31-36, and 41-43. 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 materials cataloged remainder listed.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, clippings, notebooks, and photographs. The principal files are not complete. The correspondence covers the years 1920 to 1941, and the scrapbooks of clippings begin in 1927 and end in 1945. Nevertheless, many of Knickerbocker's reports, cables, and interviews, some unpublished, are present and provide information concerning news events, primarily in Europe, and the operations of his office. Correspondence with fellow members of the press is extensive and interesting. There are a few original manuscripts in the collection, but none pertain to Knickerbocker's seven books. Also, photographs relating to Knickerbocker's works on Russian trade and the Five Year Plan, and of Knickerbocker himself. The correspondence includes letters from Winston Churchill, Randolph Churchill, Evelyn Waugh, Leon Trotsky, Sir Josiah Stamp, Ernestine Evans, Walter Duranty, and John W. Wheeler-Bennett.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are onsite: Cataloged Correpsondence (1 box) and Scrapbooks 1-2, 22-30, 37-40.

The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 1-11, Scrap Book Boxes 3-21, 31-36, and 41-43. 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); H. R. Knickerbocker papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 07/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2018-11-14 Container list added. KWS

2018-11-19 Additions and corrections made 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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer, Lord, 1849-1895 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duranty, Walter, 1884-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Evans, Ernestine, 1889-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
International trade Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Commerce Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Economic policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soviet Union -- Politics and government Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stamp, Josiah, Sir, 1880-1941 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheeler-Bennett, John Wheeler, Sir, 1902-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Journalist. Knickerbocker was a student in journalism at Columbia University, 1919-1920, and a foreign correspondent for the New York EVENING POST and the Philadelphia PUBLIC LEDGER, and later for the International News Service.