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Joseph Pulitzer papers, 1883-1936, bulk 1885-1912

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1033
Bib ID 4079242 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911 ; Eichhorst, Thomas E
Title Joseph Pulitzer papers, 1883-1936, bulk 1885-1912
Physical Description 26 Linear Feet (62 document boxes)
Language(s) English .

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Correspondence and business documents of Joseph Pulitzer, the Pulitzer family, and the operation of the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Also, drafts of Thomas E. Eichhorst's dissertation, Representative and Reporter: Joseph Pulitzer as a Missouri State Representative.


Numbered 1-64 (boxes 61 and 62 were destroyed)

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

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 Pulitzer papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

The material directly relating to Pulitzer's New York newspaper, THE WORLD, forms a separate collection. See THE WORLD (New York) - Papers .

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-07-07 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

2019-08-07 Link switched from PDF to EAD. kws

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Families -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Newspaper publishing -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Jopseph Pulitzer was a newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Dispatch and The New York World.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Box 1 A-C

Box 2 D-Ma

Box 3 Me-Z

Series II: Chronological Files, 1883-1936

Box 4 Undated Items, Undated

Box 5 1883-1885

Box 6 1886

Box 7 1887-1888

Box 8 1889-1898

Box 9 1899

Box 10 1900 January -March, 1900

Box 11 1900 April -August, 1900

Box 12 1900 September -December, 1900

Box 13 1900--Bills and Receipts

Box 14 1900--Bills and Receipts

Box 15 1901 January -May, 1901

Box 16 1901 June -December, 1901

Box 17 1901 Bills and Receipts, 1901

Box 18 1902 Bills and Receipts, 1902

Box 19 1902 January -June 15, 1902

Box 20 1902 June 16-September, 1902

Box 21 1902 October -December, 1902

Box 22 1903 Bills and Receipts, 1903

Box 23 1903 January -March, 1903

Box 24 1903April -June

Box 25 1903 July -September 12, 1903

Box 26 1903 September 13-December, 1903

Box 27 1904--Bills and Receipts

Box 28 1904 January -February, 1904

Box 29 1904 March-May, 1904

Box 30 1904 June -August, 1904

Box 31 1904 September -December, 1904

Box 32 1905 January -February, 1905

Box 33 1905 March-April, 1905

Box 34 1905 May -August, 1905

Box 35 1905 September -December, 1905

Box 36 1905--Bills and Receipts

Box 37 1906--Bills and Receipts

Box 38 1906 January -April, 1906

Box 39 1906 May -July, 1906

Box 40 1906 August -December, 1906

Box 41 1907 January -February15, 1907

Box 42 1907 February16-April, 1907

Box 43 1907 May -September, 1907

Box 44 1907 October -December, 1907

Box 44 Bills and Receipts

Box 45 1908--Bills and receipts

Box 46 1908--Bills and receipts

Box 47 1908 January -April, 1908

Box 48 1908 May -December, 1908

Box 49 1908-1911--Account Books of the yacht Liberty

Box 50 1909

Box 51 1909 Bills and Receipts, 1909

Box 52 1910 Bills and Receipts, 1910

Box 53 1910

Box 54 1911 Bills and Receipts, 1911

Box 55 1911 January -August 19, 1911

Box 56 1911 August 20-December, 1911

Box 56 Account Book

Box 57 1912-1916

Box 58 1917

Box 59 1978-1936

Printed Materials:

Box 60 Miscellaneous Printed Materials

James G. Blaine:

Box 64 Folder 1 Central Independent Republican Club of Wisconsin [Broadside], 8 October 1884

Box 64 Folder 2 James Gillespie Blaine: Biographical Sketch of the Great Commoner [Pamphlet], 7 June 1884

(Compiled from the Chicago Tribune)

Box 64 Folder 3 Blaine, the Friend of Railroads {Pamphlet]

Box 64 Folder 4 James G. Blaine: An Ultra Prohibitionist [Broadside]

Box 64 Folder 5 Speech of Hon. Joseph Pulitzer, at the German-American Mass meeting in the Academy of Music, New York [Pamphlet], 29 September 1884

Box 64 Folder 6 Central Independent Republican Club of Wisconsin to Republicans in the State of Wisconsin [Pamphlet]

(Re. voting for Blaine)

Box 64 Folder 7 An Appeal to Earnest Citizens [Pamphlet], 16 October 1884

(An appeal not to vote for James G. Blaine)

Box 64 Folder 8 Speech of Hon. Carl Schurz, Delivered in Brooklyn, N.Y. [Pamphlet], 6 August 1884

(An appeal not to support George G. Blaine)

Box 61 Thomas E. Eichhorst dissertation "Representative and Reporter: Joseph Pulitzer as a Missouri State Representative--rough drafts

Box 62 Thomas E. Eichhorst dissertation "Representative and Reporter: Joseph Pulitzer as a Missouri State Representative--final draft

Box 63 Undated material, Undated

Box 63 Joseph Pulitzer's watch fob

(with his initials on one face, the logo ofThe Worldon the reverse and a miniature of his mother inside)

Series III: Albert & Walter Pulitzer Memoirs

Box 64 Folder 10 & 11 Photocopy of typescript of Memoirs

In the course of his research, James McGrath Morris discovered the unpublished memoir of Walter Pulitzer, the son of Albert and nephew of Joseph Pulitzer, still held by family members. Within it is contained the memoirs, also unpublished, that Albert completed in the spring of 1909, shortly before committing suicide. Morris was able to acquire photocopies for his use and to add to the Pulitzer Papers in RBML.

Gift of James McGrath Morris, 2008

Box 64 Folder 9 Albert Pulitzer signature on card