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Fred Friendly papers, 1917-2004, bulk 1950-1990

Series I: Correspondence, 1960-1992

The bulk of Friendly's correspondence relates to the production of the Media and Society Seminars (MSS), a process which required frequent communication with film crews, editors, and participants. Invitations to potential panelists describe a seminar's theme and goals, while other letters contain proposals for future seminars or reflections on completed ones, discussions on editing film, or expressions of thanks after an especially successful panel. The series also includes conversations between Friendly and Columbia professors, usually concerning course content or guest speakers. Personal correspondence is less common, but appears occasionally in the form of short letters to friends.

This series consists of three subseries, which represent different filing systems. However, the content of all three series is similar and overlapping, and information related to a particular event, person, or topic may be found in multiple subseries.

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Subseries I.1: General, 1960-1992

This subseries consists of letters and memos that were pulled from other parts of the collection and then grouped by the first letter of the correspondent's name or institution. As further alphabetical arrangement was not undertaken, researchers should examine all folders in each letter group.



Box 2 A



Box 3 A



Box 5 B



Box 6 B



Box 7 B



Box 8 B



Box 9 B



Box 11 C



Box 12 C



Box 13 C



Box 14 C



Box 15 C



Box 16 D



Box 17 D



Box 18 E



Box 19 E


Box 19 F



Box 20 F



Box 21 F



Box 22 F



Box 24 G



Box 25 G



Box 26 G



Box 27 H



Box 28 H



Box 29 H



Box 30 H


Box 30 I



Box 31 I


Box 31 J



Box 33 K



Box 34 K



Box 35 K



Box 36 L



Box 37 L



Box 38 L



Box 39 L



Box 40 M



Box 41 M



Box 42 M



Box 44 N



Box 45 O



Box 46 P



Box 47 P



Box 48 P


Box 48 Q



Box 49 R



Box 50 R



Box 51 R



Box 53 S



Box 54 S



Box 55 S



Box 56 S



Box 57 S



Box 58 S



Box 59 S


Box 59 T



Box 60 T



Box 61 U


Box 61 V



Box 63 W



Box 64 W



Box 65 W


Box 65 Y


Box 65 Z


Box 65 Correspondent Unknown



Box 66 Correspondent Unknown


Box 66 Invitations


Box 66 Personal



Box 67 Personal


Box 67 Notes to Students and Fans


Box 67 Ruth Friendly Correspondence


Subseries I.2: Chronological, 1970-1992

Correspondence in this subseries retains its original order. Letters and memos were first grouped alphabetically and then filed chronologically.



Box 1 A, 1976-1991



Box 2 A, 1976-1991



Box 4 B, 1975-1991



Box 5 B, 1975-1991



Box 10 C, 1976-1991



Box 11 C, 1976-1991



Box 15 D, 1976-1991



Box 18 E, 1975-1991



Box 19 F, 1975-1991



Box 20 F, 1975-1991



Box 23 G, 1975-1991



Box 24 G, 1975-1991



Box 27 H, 1975-1991



Box 30 I, 1975-1991



Box 31 J, 1975-1991



Box 32 K, 1977-1990



Box 33 K, 1977-1990



Box 35 L, 1976-1990



Box 37 M, 1975-1992



Box 38 M, 1975-1992



Box 43 N, 1975-1991



Box 45 O, 1975-1991



Box 46 P, 1975-1991



Box 49 R, 1977-1991



Box 53 S, 1970-1991



Box 54 S, 1970-1991



Box 59 T, 1975-1992



Box 61 U, 1984-1991


Box 61 V, 1984-1991



Box 62 W, 1975-1991


Subseries I.3: Alphabetical, 1960-1992

Friendly kept files of correspondence from individual colleagues, friends, and institutions which were arranged alphabetically by name. Please note that additional correspondence with these individuals may also be found in subseries I.1 and I.2



Box 1 Folder F.1 ACLU, 1985


Box 1 Folder F.2 ALCOA Foundation, 1984


Box 1 Folder F.3 Abrams, Floyd, 1986-1987


Box 1 Folder F.4 Academy for Educational Development, 1989


Box 1 Folder F.5 Action on Smoking and Health, 1969


Box 1 Folder F.6 Adams, Arlin, 1987


Box 1 Folder F.7 American Bar Association, 1986


Box 1 Folder F.8 American Judicial Society, 1985-1986


Box 1 Folder F.9 Anti-Defamation League, 1990


Box 1 Folder F.10 Associated Press, 1986


Box 1 Folder F.11 Avery, Robert, undated



Box 3 Folder F.5 Barrett, Edward, 1967-1969


Box 3 Folder F.6 Benjamin Franklin Memorial Board, 1990


Box 3 Folder F.7 Bernstein, Robert L., 1966-1988


Box 3 Folder F.8 Blackman, Harry A., 1985


Box 3 Folder F.9 Bonneville International Corporation, 1986


Box 3 Folder F.10 Bork, Robert H., 1987


Box 3 Folder F.11 Brand, Stanley, 1986


Box 3 Folder F.12 Brennen, William, 1986



Box 4 Folder F.1 Buckley, William Jr., 1981


Box 4 Folder F.2 Burger, William E., 1985-1987


Box 4 Folder F.3 Burnett, Carol, 1981


Box 4 Folder F.4 Bush, President George, 1989 (invitation), 1989



Box 9 Folder F.3-4 CBS, 1984-1990


Box 9 Folder F.5 CBS Sports, 1988


Box 9 Folder F.6 CPB, 1988


Box 9 Folder F.7 CalTech, 1970-1971


Box 9 Folder F.8 Carter, Jimmy, 1986


Box 9 Folder F.9 Cerf, Bennett, 1990



Box 10 Folder F.1 Charles A. Dana Foundation, 1990


Box 10 Folder F.2 Clurman, Richard, 1988-1991


Box 10 Folder F.3 Columbia Students, 1989


Box 10 Folder F.4 Columbia University, 1960-1990


Box 10 Folder F.5 Committee on the Constitution, 1991


Box 10 Folder F.6 Cox, Archibald, 1968



Box 15 Folder F.1 Dartmouth College, 1986


Box 15 Folder F.2 Duke Endowment, 1988


Box 15 Folder F.3 DuPont Awards Foundation, 1980-1988



Box 17 Folder F.1 East-West Center, 1989


Box 17 Folder F.2-3 Edward Klauber Memorial Fund, 1967-1968, (2 Folders)



Box 18 Folder F.1-2 Edward Klauber Memorial Fund, 1967-1968, (2 Folders)


Box 18 Folder F.3 Eisenhower, President Dwight, 1965


Box 18 Folder F.4 Elliot, Marsha, 1988


Box 18 Folder F.5 Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1985-1986


Box 18 Folder F.6 Erbure, Robert, 1983-1984



Box 19 Folder F.4 Fain, Norman, 1971-1972


Box 19 Folder F.5 FCC Article Reactions, 1975


Box 19 Folder F.6 Fleming, Robbin, 1984-1988


Box 19 Folder F.7 Ford, Gerald, 1983-1987


Box 19 Folder F.8-9 Foreman, Sir Denis, 1984-1987



Box 23 Folder F.1 Fox, Joe, 1981



Box 67 Friendly, Ruth, 1960-1992



Box 23 Folder F.2-3 Gannett Center for Media Studies, 1987-1990


Box 23 Folder F.4 Gaylin, Willard, 1985


Box 23 Folder F.5 Gold, Robert, 1987-1988


Box 23 Folder F.6 Graff, Henry F., 1990


Box 23 Folder F.7 Granada Television, 1982-1987


Box 23 Folder F.8 Greene, Sir Hugh, 1970-1971


Box 23 Folder F.9 Gutman, Howard, 1984



Box 26 Folder F.5 Hatch, Orin, 1985-1986


Box 26 Folder F.6 Heard, Alexander, 1984-1987


Box 26 Folder F.7 Hearst Corporation, 1986


Box 26 Folder F.8 Holocaust Documentary, 1978


Box 26 Folder F.9 Holocaust Memorial Center, 1988



Box 30 Folder F.4 Indiana Civil Liberties Union, 1973


Box 30 Folder F.5 Interchurch Center, 1990


Box 30 Folder F.6 Iselin, John, 1985



Box 32 Folder F.1 KQED, 1986-1987


Box 32 Folder F.2 Kaufmann, Irving, 1985


Box 32 Folder F.3 Kendrich, Alexander, 1969


Box 32 Folder F.4 Konner, Joan, 1988-1992



Box 35 Folder F.3 Lab School of Washington, 1990


Box 35 Folder F.4 Lippman, Walter, 1967



Box 39 Folder F.6 Major, Lee, 1979-1980


Box 39 Folder F.7 McGraw Hill, 1987



Box 38 Folder F.1 McNeil/Lehrer News Hour, 1985


Box 38 Folder F.2 Miller, Arthur, 1988-1990


Box 38 Folder F.3 Minow, Newton, 1983



Box 42 Folder F.7 National Public Broadcasting Archives, 1991-1992



Box 43 Folder F.1-3 National Constitution Center, 1988-1991, (3 Folders)


Box 43 Folder F.4 Nesson, Charles, 1984-1990



Box 45 Folder F.1 Oaks, Dallin, 1983-1984


Box 45 Folder F.2 Ogletree, Charles, 1988-1991


Box 45 Folder F.8-10 PBS, 1984-1991, (3 Folders)


Box 45 Paley, William, 1964-1965



Box 46 Folder F.1 Pogrebin, Abigail, 1990


Box 46 Folder F.2 Powell, Lewis, 1987



Box 48 Folder F.7 Robinson, Dan, 1983-1985



Box 49 Folder F.1 Rosen, Jack, 1972 (includes caricature of Friendly), 1972



Box 51 Folder F.5 Sack, Robert, 1984


Box 51 Folder F.6 Sandberg, Carl, undated


Box 51 Folder F.7 Schneider, John (CBS), 1965-1966


Box 51 Folder F.8 Schmidt, Benno, 1971-1986


Box 51 Folder F.9 Stanton, Frank, 1964



Box 52 Folder F.1-4 Stanton, Frank, 1964-1966


Box 52 Folder F.5 Stein, Robert, 1982-1987


Box 52 Folder F.6 Stewart, Potter, 1983-1984


Box 52 Folder F.7 Sucherman, Stewart, 1990-1991


Box 52 Folder F.8 Syracuse--Grove Press, 1975



Box 59 Folder F.4 Times Mirror, 1986



Box 61 Folder F.1 University of Utah, 1986


Box 61 Folder F.2 U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, 1981-1987


Box 61 Folder F.8 WNET, 1986-1991



Box 62 Folder F.1 Wiseman, Frederick, 1988


Box 62 Folder F.2 Weinberger, Casper, 1984