Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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

Series V: Personal, 1909-1970s

This brief series contains a disparate array of documents, papers and photographs about Matthews' life within and beyond his career as a journalist. This section includes materials related to Matthews' life-long interest in Italian history, culture, and thought, begun while a student at Columbia University, such as files on Columbia professor Dino Bigongiari and Matthews' support for the university's Casa Italiana in the 1960s. This section also holds various personal documents such as passports and journalist identification cards from Matthews' entire career as a journalist. Photographs, including photographs of Matthews in World War I, and a folder of material regarding the work of Spanish artist Luis Quintanilla, who served the Republican government in the Spanish Civil War, also are included here.

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Box 29 Folder 7 Awards, 1950s

Box 29 Folder 8 Bigongiari, Dino and Gladys, 1940s-1960s

Box 29 Folder 9 Casa Italiana--Columbia University, 1960s

Box 29 Folder 10 Documents--Passports and Press Passes, 1920s-1960s

Box 29 Folder 11 Horoscope, 1945, undated, 1945, undated

Box 36 Folder 1 Photographs, 1918-1970s

Box 36 Folder 2 Quintanilla, Luis, 1930s-1940s

Box 36 Folder 3 Soldier of Fortune--Book--Inscribed, 1909