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   Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker Papers 1914-1950.

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Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078991 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Knickerbocker, H. R. (Hubert Renfro), 1898-1949.
Title:Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker Papers 1914-1950.
Physical description:ca. 8,000 items (12 boxes and scrapbooks)
Language(s):In English
Access: 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 two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

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 Nevertheless, many of Knickerbocker's reports, cables, and interviews, some unpublished, are present and provide information concerning news events, primarily in Europe, and the operations of his office.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.

Scrapbooks

Preliminary listing of 38 items, plus two printed books. 20 of these are scrapbooks, 14 looseleaves and four have been placed in archival boxes.

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 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 two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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

Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker Papers. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2018-11-14 Container list added. KWS
    2018-11-19 Additions and corrections made by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

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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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Subjects

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Authors.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer, Lord, 1849-1895.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Duranty, Walter, 1884-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Europe--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Evans, Ernestine.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Evening post.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
International trade.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journalists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public ledger.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Economic policy.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Soviet Union--Politics and government.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stamp, Josiah, Sir, 1880-1941.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Statesmen.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wheeler-Bennett, John Wheeler, Sir, 1902-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

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.

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