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Roone Arledge papers, 1953-2002

Series II: Correspondence, 1954-2002

Series II is the largest of the collection. The letters held here date from Roone Arledge's time at ABC as head of both the sports and news division. In general, the correspondence, while large in bulk, is limited in content. The letters consist primarily of the type of letters an executive would be professionally obligated to send, such as congratulatory notes to colleagues within and outside of the company, thank you letters for corporate gifts, letters of inquiry from individuals wanting to work at ABC, and complaints from all manners of citizens. This series is divided into two subseries: Topical and Chronological. Please note that individuals listed in Subseries II.1 may be found in Subseries II.2.

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Subseries II.1: Alphabetical, 1982-2001

Subseries II.1 is arranged alphabetical by an individual's last name or by topic. Letters listed by a name may be correspondence exchanged to and from that person or about that person. These individuals are mainly other ABC senior executives and administrative staff as well as numerous anchors. Notable individuals include Peter Jennings, Barbara Walter, Diane Sawyer, Ted Koppel, and Robert Iger.



Box 8 Folder 6 Baker, Barry, 1997 July


Box 8 Folder 7 Cosell, Howard, 1982 December-1985 April


Box 8 Folder 8 Downs, Hugh, 1992 August-1998 January


Box 8 Folder 9 Friedman, Paul, 1991 August-1993 October


Box 8 Folder 10 Goodman, Roger, 1990 March-1994 July


Box 8 Folder 11 Granum, Rex, 1995 September-1996 December


Box 8 Folder 12 Iger, Robert, 1994 March-1998 August


Box 8 Folder 13 International Radio and Television Society Award, 1982 November-1983 March


Box 8 Folder 14 Jennings, Peter, 1991 September-2001 February



Box 9 Folder 1 Kipper, Judith, 1991 July-1998 February


Box 9 Folder 2 Koppel, Ted, 1988 August-1996 April


Box 9 Folder 3 Nine Sundays , 1991 September


Box 9 Folder 4 O'Neil, Terry, 1994 August-1996 February


Box 9 Folder 5 Patterson, Neil, 1997 September-1999 May


Box 9 Folder 6 to 7 Personal, 1981 August-1994 January


Box 9 Folder 8 Sawyer, Diane, 1989 February-2000 March


Box 9 Folder 9 Sawyer, Forrest, 1993 February-1997 August


Box 9 Folder 10 Sias, John, 1990 December-1991 February



Box 10 Folder 1 Stossel, John, 1992 June-1995 February


Box 10 Folder 2 Temple, Bill, 1996 January-1997 March


Box 10 Folder 3 to 4 Wald, Richard, 1993 December-1999 November


Box 10 Folder 5 Walters, Barbara, 1987 March-1999 January


Box 10 Folder 6 Westin, David, 1994 October-2000 August


Box 10 Folder 7 Zucker, John, 1994 October-1997 July


Subseries II.2: Chronological, 1954-2002

The correspondence contained in this subseries is primarily external. The majority of the letters are requests for Arledge to research certain topics for potential inclusion in one of ABC's news shows, attend fundraising functions, accept ideas for new shows, or participate in a conference or lecture series. There are also complaints from viewers and, to a lesser extent, complimentary letters. The interoffice correspondence consists of lengthy memos, many of which have multiple notes written on them from different senior executives.


Incoming



Box 11 Folder 1 1976 February-1981 December


Box 11 Folder 2 to 3 1984 January-December


1985


Box 11 Folder 4 January-March


Box 11 Folder 5 March-May


Box 11 Folder 6 June-September


Box 11 Folder 7 September-December



Box 12 Folder 1 1986 January-September


Box 12 Folder 2 1986 April-1987 May


Box 12 Folder 3 1986 July-December


Box 12 Folder 4 1988 January-July


Box 12 Folder 5 1988 August-December



Box 13 Folder 1 Memos, 1989 January-September


Box 13 Folder 2 Memos, 1989 October-December


Box 13 Folder 3 1989 January-September


Box 13 Folder 4 1989 October-December


Box 13 Folder 5 Memos, 1990 January-June


Box 13 Folder 6 Memos, 1990 July-December


1990



Box 14 Folder 1 January-February


Box 14 Folder 2 March-April


Box 14 Folder 3 June-September


Box 14 Folder 4 October-December


Box 14 Folder 5 Memos, 1991 January-May


Box 14 Folder 6 Memos, 1991 July-September



Box 15 Folder 1 1991 January-June


Box 15 Folder 2 1991 October-December


Box 15 Folder 3 Memos, 1992 February-September


Box 15 Folder 4 1992 January-June


Box 15 Folder 5 1992 July-November


Box 15 Folder 6 Memos, 1993-1998


Box 15 Folder 7 1993 January-November



Box 16 Folder 1 1994 January-December


Box 16 Folder 2 1995 January-August


Box 16 Folder 3 1995 September-December


Outgoing


Box 16 Folder 4 1954 January-1961 June


Box 16 Folder 5 Memos, 1978 October-1983 June


Box 16 Folder 6 Memos, 1984 February-1987 December


Box 16 Folder 7 1984 January-May



Box 17 Folder 1 1984 June-August


Box 17 Folder 2 1984 September-December


Box 17 Folder 3 1985 January-April


Box 17 Folder 4 1985 Mary-September, 1985


Box 17 Folder 5 1985 October-December


Box 17 Folder 6 1986 January-June


Box 17 Folder 7 1986 July-December



Box 18 Folder 1 1987 January-June


Box 18 Folder 2 1987 July-December


Box 18 Folder 3 Memos, 1988 June-December


Box 18 Folder 4 1988 February-July


Box 18 Folder 5 1988 August-November


Box 18 Folder 6 Memos, 1989 January-December


Box 18 Folder 7 1989 July-October


Box 18 Folder 8 Memos, 1990 April-August


Box 18 Folder 9 1990 May-December



Box 19 Folder 1 Memos, 1991 April-June


Box 19 Folder 2 1991 January-July


Box 19 Folder 3 1991 August-December


Box 19 Folder 4 Memos, 1992 January-December


Box 19 Folder 5 1992 January-April


Box 19 Folder 6 1992 June-December


Box 19 Folder 7 1993 January-December


Box 19 Folder 8 1994 January-September



Box 20 Folder 1 1994 October-December


Box 20 Folder 2 1995 January-December


Box 20 Folder 3 1996 January-June


Box 20 Folder 4 1996 July-December


Box 20 Folder 5 Memos, 1997-2000


Box 20 Folder 6 1997 January-December



Box 21 Folder 1 1998 January-1999 February


Box 21 Folder 2 to 3 Incoming and Outgoing, 1997 January-1999 November


Box 21 Folder 4 to 5 Incoming and Outgoing, 2000 January-2002 August