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Ted Berkman papers, 1942-1948

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0106
Bib ID 4079822 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Berkman, Ted
Title Ted Berkman papers, 1942-1948
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Description

Summary

This is a small collection of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, teletype and mimeographed copies, clippings, and photostats, reflecting Berkman's reporting and intelligence work during the 1940s. There are radio dispatches from wartime Yugoslavia and from Greece in 1944, Office of Strategic Services (OSS) reports and analysis concerning Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East, and a pamphlet reflecting his later work with UNICEF.

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You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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);Ted Berkman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Joel Blau, 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Blau, Joel. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--09/21/92. Accession number--M-92-09-21.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed HR 02/23/93.

Revision Description

2020-07-09 EAD document created by CCR.

2020-07-09 Minor additions to the biographical statement made by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dispatches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists (document genres) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuscripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mimeograph copies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pamphlets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stats (copies) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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American Broadcasting Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Foreign correspondents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Politicians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio broadcasting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Radio journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reporters and reporting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Revolutionaries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statesmen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
UNICEF Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Nations -- : Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. Office of Strategic Services Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
War correspondents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Edward O. Berkman (1914-2006) was an intelligence analyst with the O.S.S. and a radio correspondent for the American Broadcasting Company during World War II, and later Educational Director at UNICEF. He was later known as an author and screenwriter.

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Papers


Greece



Box 1 Intelligence analysis for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), circa 1944-1949

Report on the activities of the Greek guerillas in the Civil War period of 1944-1949.


Box 1 Radio dispatch, 1944 March 20

Photostat of teletype concerning wartime intelligence.


Box 1 Office of Strategic Services (OSS)--Research and Analysis Reports, 1943-1946

Includes list of officials of Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries; Notes on Egypt; "Character and composition of the Turkish press (1939-1944)"; and "Daily report/Foreign radio broadcasts/Far Eastern Section...1946".


Yugoslavia, 1940s


Box 1 Clippings, 1940s

3 American clippings about wartime Yugoslavia.


Box 1 Radio dispatches, 1940s

Reports from the Partisan forces during World War II.


Box 1 UNICEF--United Nations Appeal for Children

Photostatic pamphlet