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Max Frankel papers, 1896-2008, bulk 1940-2008

Series I: Personal Files, 1940-2008

This series consists of papers relating to Frankel's personal life and career in journalism.

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Subseries I.1: General Files, 1940-2008

This subseries contains of files collated to facilitate the writing of Frankel's memoirs. It includes clippings and drafts of articles from Frankel's career in journalism, letters and diaries from his time as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Moscow, files pertaining to the publication and subsequent legal defense of the Pentagon Papers, notes for the 1976 presidential debates, and several folders of correspondence. This subseries also contains notes from off-the-record conversations with President Lyndon B. Johnson. The subseries is arranged roughly in chronological order.



Box 1 Weissenfels, 1964-1993


Box 1 Poland, 1993-1994


Box 1 1940 1940-1991, 1940, 1940-1991


Box 1 Atrocities, 1966-1995


Box 1 Holocaust, 1975-1995


Box 1 Anti-Semitism, 1991-1995


Box 1 Jewishness, 1967-1996


Box 1 Jewish Papers, 1985


Box 1 Immigrants, 1991-1995


Box 1 Growing Up, 1940-1995


Box 1 FDR, 1995


Box 1 WWII, 1993-1995


Box 1 Harlem, 1995


Box 1 Personal Papers, 1944-1972


Box 1 High School of Music and Art, 1946-1991


Box 1 Overtone, 1946-1995


Box 1 College, undated


Box 1 College Papers: Literature, undated


Box 1 College Papers: Philosophy, undated


Box 1 College Papers: History & Economics, undated


Box 1 College Papers: Government, undated


Box 1 New York Times Clippings, 1949-1950


Box 1 Summer '51 --NYT, 1951


Box 1 Columbia 1951-52 --NYT, 1951-1952


Box 1 Postgraduate 1952-53 --NYT, 1952-1953


Box 1 Columbia, 1954-1994


Box 1 Clippings, 1950-1955


Box 1 Early Reporting, 1952-1994


Box 1 Army Reporting, 1954-1994


Box 1 Nuclear Weapons, 1955-1995



Box 2 Promotions, Visas, 1957-1960


Box 2 European Letters, 1956-1957


Box 2 Moscow, 1957-1995


Box 2 Russia, 1957-1960


Box 2 Moscow Letters, 1957


Box 2 Moscow Letters, 1958


Box 2 Moscow Letters, 1959


Box 2 Moscow Letters, 1960


Box 2 Soviet Travel Diaries, 1958-1960


Box 2 Diplomacy and Trade, 1957-1959


Box 2 Art and Propaganda, 1957-1959


Box 2 Cuttings, 1960


Box 2 Russia From Afar, 1959-1965


Box 2 Khrushchev, 1959-1964


Box 2 Khrushchev, 1983-1995


Box 2 Khrushchev: Brown, 1994


Box 2 Stalin, 1995


Box 2 Moscow, 1966-1995


Box 2 Cold War, 1967-1995


Box 2 Job Offers, 1960-1967


Box 2 JFK, 1995-1996


Box 2 Dean Rusk, 1961-1965


Box 2 Cuba, 1960-1995


Box 2 Missile Crisis, 1961-1995


Box 2 Oleg Penkovsky, 1961-1967


Box 2 LBJ, 1964-1993


Box 2 Talks with LBJ, 1963-1996


Box 2 LBJ: Style and Rhetoric, 1966-1967



Box 3 Robert McNamara, 1967-1996


Box 3 Correspondence, Drafts, Notes: Cold War, 1963-1968


Box 3 Correspondence, Drafts, Notes: Education, 1965-1966


Box 3 Correspondence, Drafts, Notes: Columbia University, 1968-1973


Box 3 Correspondence, Drafts, Notes: US Politics, 1968


Box 3 Nixon-Kissinger, 1969-1996


Box 3 Press Passes, 1967-1990


Box 3 Trips, 1967-1972


Box 3 Mao Cloth, undated


Box 3 China Memorabilia, 1972


Box 3 Pulitzer Prize, 1973


Box 3 Ford Foundation -- TV Report, 1967


Box 3 Korry Affair, 1976-1977


Box 3 Fable, undated


Box 3 General, 1973-1996


Box 3 McCarthyism, 1992-1995


Box 3 James Reston, 1988-1995


Box 3 CIA, 1995-1996


Box 3 Philosophy of History, 1993-1995


Box 3 Pentagon Papers, 1971-1994


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Legal, 1971-1972


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Reaction, 1971-1995


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Drafts, Reaction, 1971


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Court, 1971-1996


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Court Documents, 1971


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Diary, 1971-1996


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Comments on Government Briefs, 1967-1989


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Sources, 1961-1971


Box 3 Pentagon Papers: Readings, undated



Box 4 1976 Presidential Debate: Question Cards, Transcript, 1976, 1976, 1976


Box 4 1976 Presidential Debate: Pre-Debate, 1976, 1976, 1976


Box 4 1976 Presidential Debate: Post-Debate Mail, 1976, 1976, 1976


Box 4 1976 Presidential Debate: Press, 1976, 1976, 1976


Box 4 Ford-Carter Debate, 1976-1989


Box 4 'What's News?' Course Material, 1959-2001


Box 4 Columbia Admin, 2000-2001


Box 4 New York Times and Holocaust, 1939-2001


Box 4 Libby: Sources, 2003-2007


Box 4 Libby: Chill, Threats, 2001-2007


Box 4 Libby: Conference, 2007


Box 4 VIP Letters, 1951-2008


Box 4 Fan Mail, 1964-1968


Box 4 Correspondence, 1958-1975


Box 4 Oddities, 1986-1990


Box 4 Plaints and Plaudits, 1961-1976



Box 5 FBI File, 1962-2000


Box 5 Prizes and Kudos, 1973-1994


Box 5 By & About Max, 1952-1994


Box 5 About Frankel, 1965-1973


Box 5 Personal Mementos, 1974-1990


Box 5 Max Advertism, 1986


Box 5 Personal and Family, 1970-1992


Subseries I.2: Speech Files, 1925-1992

This subseries contains drafts and reading copies of speeches given by Frankel. Subjects include United States and Soviet foreign policy, domestic politics and culture, and journalism.


Box 5 'The Overseas American', Smith College, 6, May 1963


Box 5 'Is The Cold War Over?', World Affairs Council, Philadelphia,, November 1963


Box 5 'Moscow Through Washington's Eyes', Columbia University, February1964


Box 5 'Is the Cold War Over?', Central Connecticut State College, 23, March1964


Box 5 'Law Day, U.S.A.', Washington, D. C., 1, May 1964


Box 5 'Soviet Internal and Foreign Policy as It Appears to Washington Correspondents', Harvard University, 8, May 1964


Box 5 'The Election and the Real World', National Council of Jewish Women, Cedarhurst, 23, September 1964


Box 5 'Youth Dissent', Student Press Association, 4, February1965


Box 5 'The Little Man in Today's Big, Big, World', Ohio State University, 29, February1965


Box 5 'Washington After Khrushchev', Columbia University, May 1965


Box 5 Report: 'Do Teachers Teach?', October 1965


Box 5 'A Memorandum on a Random Sampling of NET Shows Dealing with International Affairs',, 1965


Box 5 'Communism in a Changing World', University of Southern California, April 1966


Box 5 'Vietnam, Our Past and Future in Asia', Foreign Affairs Council, Reading, Pennsylvania,, April 1966


Box 5 'The Nature of Jewish Distinctiveness in US & Israel', Rehovoth, Israel,, July 1966


Box 5 'Can We End The Cold War?', October 1966


Box 5 '10th Anniversary -- Suez + Hungary', October 1966


Box 5 Morse-Stennis Vietnam Debate, 1966


Box 5 'American Roots and Realities', Williamsburg International Assembly, 14, June 1967


Box 5 'The World As It Looks From the White House', "Main Line" Association, Philadelphia, 18, October 1967


Box 5 'History in the Making', Muhlenberg College, 15, November 1967


Box 5 Some Thoughts on One Year as The Washington Correspondent, 1967


Box 5 'A New Start at the White House', 1968


Box 5 'Washington's World', 1970


Box 5 Address to Graduates, Commencement, High School of Music and Art, Carnegie Hall, 25, June 1973


Box 5 New School, 17, November 1973


Box 5 'The Worlds We Face Today -- and Tomorrow', Bank of America Conference, 23, January 1975


Box 5 World Affairs Council, Philadelphia, 13, March1976


Box 5 'Commentary Symposium', June 1976


Box 5 Goldman Sachs, New York City, 23, November 1976


Box 5 WQXR, 1976


Box 5 'The Newspaper and the Reader -- Who Influences Whom?', Men's Club, 27, March1977


Box 5 'Fieldston Graduation', 10, June 1977


Box 5 Foreign Policy Association, New York City, 5, October 1977


Box 5 'Censorship in All Its Forms', Wellesley College, 7, April 1979


Box 5 John Jay Award Dinner, Columbia University, 16, April 1980


Box 5 Horace Mann School, 5, May 1980


Box 5 'A New Decade: After 'Me' Comes 'You'', Convocation, Brown University, 15, September 1980


Box 5 'The Reagan Priorities', Chicago Committee, 7, April 1981


Box 5 Remarks to ad luncheon, N.Y. Times, 22, January 1985


Box 5 'Journalism as CC, Contd.', Columbia Spectator Dinner, 28, January 1985


Box 5 New York Times Advertising Sales Department Conference, 15, September 1987


Box 5 'What's New In News', Circulation Conference, 9, May 1989


Box 5 Columbia Spectator Dinner, 6, February1991


Box 5 New York Times Board of Directors, 21, March1991


Box 5 Arrowwood, 6, February1992


Box 5 International Center, New York City, 28, April 1992


Box 5 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, Columbia University, 12, November 1992


Box 5 Speeches, undated, 1925-1992


Subseries I.3: IRS Files, 1977-1993

This subseries contains legal documents, transcripts, and opinions pertaining toFrankel v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service,a tax case relating to self-employment and home offices.


Box 5 Tax Decision, 1977-1984


Box 5 Frankel v. Commissioner: Correspondence,, 1976-1984


Box 5 Frankel v . Commissioner: Transcript, 1983



Box 6 Frankel v . Commissioner: Briefs, 1983


Box 6 IRS, 1985-1993


Subseries I.4: Multimedia Files, 1958-1999

This subseries contains photographs taken by and of Frankel in Lvov, Riga, and Siberia forThe New York Times,general photographs taken during President Richard Nixon's trip to China in 1972, and portraits of Frankel. It also contains video recordings of four interviews given by Frankel in the late 1990s.


Box 6 Photographs: Lvov, 1958


Box 6 Photographs: Riga, 1958


Box 6 Photographs: Siberia, undated


Box 6 Photographs: China, 1972


Box 6 VHS: Aspen Institute Speech (16 July 1998), 1998


Box 6 VHS: My Closeup, NY1 (15 March1999), 1999


Box 6 VHS: Conversations with Leonard Lopate (21 May 1999), 1999


Box 6 VHS: City Club Presents Max Frankel, undated



Box 11 Photographs: Frankel Portraits, 1957-1994