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Pare Lorentz papers, 1914-1994, bulk 1932-1960

Series IX: McCall's, 1935-1941

Lorentz had a long-running collaboration with the editors at McCall's, having contributed film reviews to the magazine since the mid-1930s. In 1937, his lyrical essay about the flooding of the Mississippi – a piece of writing that eventually became the narration for The River – initially appeared there as a lead editorial. In the spring of 1941, he helped edit a series of special issues dedicated to questions of national defense. As usual, he was in stride with the needs of the administration in Washington, D.C., which was transitioning from domestic reforms to international preparedness.

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Subseries 1. General Files, 1941

This subseries contains expense accounts, reader responses, reprint requests, and correspondence.



Box 160 Folder 1 to 6 Complimentary Copies, 1941 February-July


Box 160 Folder 7 Reprint List, 1941


Box 160 Folder 8 Manuscripts, Unsolicited, 1941


Box 160 Folder 9 Production Schedules, 1941


Box 160 Folder 10 to 14 Reader Response (5 of 7 Folders), 1941 February-July



Box 161 Folder 1 to 2 Reader Response (2 of 7 Folders), 1941 February-July


Box 161 Folder 3 Releases--Photographs, 1941


Box 161 Folder 4 Requisitions for Supplies, 1941


Box 161 Folder 5 Requests for Research Materials, 1941


Box 161 Folder 6 Telegrams, 1941


Box 161 Folder 7 to 28 Expense Accounts, 1941


Box 161 Folder 29 to 38 Travel, 1941


Box 161 Folder 39 to 59 Individuals, 1941



Box 162 Folder 1 to 23 Personnel, 1941


Subseries 2. Magazine Articles, 1941

. Drafts and clippings of articles inMcCall's,mostly related to homefront issues in the lead up to the war, are held in these folders.


Box 162 Folder 24 General, 1941


Box 162 Folder 25 Daniels--"Home Guard", 1941


Box 162 Folder 26 Copy--Articles, 1941


Box 162 Folder 27 Copy--Art Work, 1941


Box 162 Folder 28 Ideas--National Defense, 1941


Box 162 Folder 29 Lorentz--"Defense", 1941


Box 162 Folder 30 Davis--"Women in the War", 1941


Box 162 Folder 31 Taylor--"Credo Of An American Child", 1941



Box 163 Folder 1 to 2 Daniels, "Boomtown,", 1941


Box 163 Folder 3 Captions--"Boomtown,", 1941


Box 163 Folder 4 Nickerson, "Fighting Forces,", 1941


Box 163 Folder 5 Taylor, "Children On Wheels,", 1941


Box 163 Folder 6 Burlingame, "Industrial Story,", 1941



Box 164 Folder 1 Burlingame--"Industrial Story", 1941


Box 164 Folder 2 Davis--"Women They Left Behind Them", 1941


Box 164 Folder 3 Captions--"Valley of Steel", 1941


Box 164 Folder 4 Caldwell--"Flight From the Land", 1941


Box 164 Folder 5 Bradford--"God in America", 1941


Box 164 Folder 6 "Children On the Land", 1941


Box 164 Folder 7 Liebling--"Propaganda Story", 1941



Box 165 Folder 1 Bemelmans--"Panama", 1941


Box 165 Folder 2 Langeweische--"Youth in the Air", 1941


Box 165 Folder 3 Walker--"Youth Training", 1941


Box 165 Folder 4 Wiese and Taylor--"Youth Conferences, 1941


Box 165 Folder 5 Youth--June, 1941


Box 165 Folder 6 Winslow--"Sixth Column of Disease", 1941


Box 165 Folder 7 "Army Questionnaire", 1941


Box 165 Folder 8 Bemelmans--"The Caribbean", 1941


Box 165 Folder 9 "A Day in the Life of a Squad", 1941


Box 165 Folder 10 Lorentz--"The Army and the People", 1941


Box 165 Folder 11 Nickerson--"Where Do We Go From Here?", 1941


Box 165 Folder 12 "One Year of Defense", 1941


Box 165 Folder 13 Reader Letters, 1941


Subseries 3. Research, 1935-1941

This subseries contains sources and background information for magazine articles.


Box 165 Folder 14 to 15 Research Files, 1940-1941



Box 166 Folder 1 to 15 Research Files, 1939-1941


Box 166 Folder 16 to 25 Research Sources, 1935-1940



Box 167 Folder 1 to 9 Research Sources, 1935-1940


Subseries 4. Articles by Pare Lorentz, 1936-1941

This subseries contains copy material from Lorentz's own journalistic works.


Box 167 Folder 10 to 10 Copy Material, 1936-1937



Box 168 Folder 1 to 4 Copy Material, 1938-1941


Box 168 Folder 5 Miscellaneous Articles, undated


Box 168 Folder 6 National Defense Section, 1941


Subseries 5. McCall's Issues and Bound Volumes,, 1936-1941

Volumes of the magazine, flagged occasionally to mark Lorentz's articles, are contained in this subseries.



Box 169 Folder 1 to 3 Bound Volumes, 1936-1937



Box 170 Folder 1 to 7 McCall's Issues, 1941