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At a Glance
Material is organized into two series.
Collection is comprised primarily of daily news bulletins released by a number of sources that Haupter collected throughout World War II as part of his position in the United States Office of War Information. Also included in the collection are his personal diary for 1944, starting with him taking his position with the OWI, and some records related to his business interests after the war.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
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 off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles L. Haupter Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Haupter Family. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/30/1992.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/18/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/18/2012.
2012-03-21 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Charles L. Haupter was educated at the City College of New York and Brooklyn College, where he studied engineering in the late 1920s. In 1944, at the height of World War II, Haupter took a job with the Office of War Information, a U.S. governmental agency the distributed news and information about the war and managed the U.S. propaganda campaign. Haupter worked in New York and London as a radio operator and news writer for the OWI. At the end of the war Haupter returned to the United States and opened a business, Central Office Service, in Younkers New York.