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Charles Haupter papers, 1900-1947

Summary Information


Papers and war time diary of Charles Haupter, journalist, businessman and employee of the Office of War Information during World War II.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1607
Bib ID 6910556 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Haupter, Charles L
Title Charles Haupter papers, 1900-1947
Physical Description 1.5 linear feet (3 document boxes)
Language(s) English .

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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

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles L. Haupter Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/18/2012.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/18/2012.

Revision Description

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.

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:"
United States. Office of War Information Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Series I: Personal Material, 1900-1947

Box 1 Haupter Family Papers, 1900-1928

Box 1 Charles Haupter College Coursework, 1927-1928

(City College of New York and Brooklyn College Engineering and Calculus Exercises)

Box 1 Haupter's Writings-- Poetry and Parodies

Box 1 Central Office Service Records, 1947

Series II: World War II Material, 1943-1946

Box 1 Haupter's Diary, 1944

(from his time in the Office of War Information, stationed in New York and London)

Box 2 News Releases and Bulletins

Box 2 BBC Digest of World News, 1945

Box 2 BBC News Information Service Weeks Anniversaries Bulletin

Box 2 Radio News-- Supreme Allied Expeditionary Forces, 1945

Box 2 News Release Published Aboard the U.S.A.T. Admiral Rodman, 1946

Box 2 Ministry of Information News Bulletins, 1943-1945

Box 2 United Nations Review, 1943-1944

Box 2 Soviet Radio Bulletins

Box 3 Soviet Radio Bulletins, (5 Folders)