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Herbert Lionel Matthews papers, 1909-2002, bulk 1937-1976

Series III: Matthews Family, 1918-2000s

This series contains Herbert L. Matthews' correspondence with his family and the personal papers of several relatives. Matthews' correspondence to his brother John L. Matthews constitutes the bulk of the correspondence and conveys Herbert Matthews' perspectives and opinions on many American and world events from the mid-1940s to his retirement after 1967 and into the 1970s. John L. Matthews' papers on World War I, his writings, and family photographs provide information about the life of Herbert Matthews' brother.

Also notable is Nancie Matthews' journal of life with her husband and their children in fascist Italy between 1940 and their expulsion in 1942. This is a rich source of information regarding the life of American journalists and their families in Europe in these first years of World War II. Other folders in this series contain material about Herbert's oldest brother, Hilliard H. Matthews, and his service in World War I, and the service and death of Robert Alan Matthews, Herbert's nephew, in World War II.

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Box 15 Folder 5 Hilliard H. Matthews, 1918-1919

John L. Matthews--Correspondence

Box 15 Folder 6 to 9 1944-1975 (4 of 6 Folders), 1944-1975

Box 16 Folder 1 to 2 1944-1975 (2 of 6 Folders), 1944-1975

Box 16 Folder 3 to 4 1976, undated, 1976, undated, (2 Folders)

Box 16 Folder 5 1969-2002

Box 16 Folder 6 Photographs, 1940s-2000s

Box 16 Folder 7 World War I, 1967-2001

Box 16 Folder F.8 Writings, 1940s-1970s

Box 16 Folder 9 John L. Matthews, Jr.--Correspondence, 1962-1975

Nancie Matthews

Box 16 Folder 10 Journal, 1940-1942

Box 16 Folder 11 "Matthews Journey,", 1957

Box 16 Folder 12 R.A. Matthews, 1940s-2000s