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Seymour Topping papers, 1960s-2002

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1612
Bib ID 9361985 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Topping, Seymour, 1921-
Title Seymour Topping papers, 1960s-2002
Physical Description 25 linear feet (20 record cartons and 1 small carton)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Description

Summary

The collection includes book reviews, speeches, lectures, memos, meeting notes, schedules, correspondence, research files, clippings, and schedules related to his work on Chinese politics and US-China relations as a foreign correspondent an editor at the New York Times.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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 on-site.

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); Seymour Topping Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additions are expected

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2011-2012-M100: Source of acquisition--Seymour Topping. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--March 27, 2012.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

June 2020 Inventory list replaced with full finding aid, YH

Subject Headings

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"CUL Collections:"
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"ArchivedGRID"
Journalism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Times Company Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Topping, Seymour, 1921- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Seymour Topping (1921-2020) is an American writer, best known as a foreign correspondent and editor for the New York Times.

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Seymour Topping papers, 1960s-2002



Box 1 Book reviews



Box 2 Journey Between Two Chinas Material



Box 3 New York Times Speeches and Lectures, 1970s



Box 4 Organization and Personal Files - UNESCO, China, Alphabetical Files



Box 5 ASNE Convention Memos and Meeting Notes, 1980s



Box 6 New York Times Schedules, Personal, Correspondence, Audiocassettes



Box 7 Pulitzer Prize, Remarks and research Files



Box 8 Personal, Correspondence



Box 9 Australia trip



Box 10 New York Times Trips- Correspondence and itineraries, 1980s



Box 11 Tibet clips, Africa articles, Interview with P.M. Smith, old China clips, China relations



Box 12 Pulitzer Prize- Doris Kearns Goodwin plagiarism accusations, 2002



Box 13 Old China clippings and stories



Box 14 Correspondence, 1975



Box 15 China Clippings



Box 16 China Clippings and correspondence



Box 17 Personal and congratulatory letters, 1960s-1970s



Box 18 ASNA and other journalism societies, correspondence for Center for Study of Democratic Institutions



Box 19 Associated Press Office Correspondence, books, passports



Box 20 New York Times daily schedules and reminders



Box 21 Articles and bylines