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Drew Pearson Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pearson, Drew, 1887-1969
Title: Drew Pearson Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1972
Quantity: 19 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American newspaper columnist. Newspaper columns (1945-1966) in the form of press releases, as they were distributed to various newspapers.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Columnist and radio and television commentator Drew Pearson (Andrew Russell) was born in Evanston, Illinois on December 13, 1897. He was educated at the Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, and Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania where he received an A.B. degree in 1919.

Mr. Pearson was the director of the American Friends Service Commission in Serbia, Montenegro and Albania from 1919-1921, an instructor in industrial geography at the University of Pennsylvania and he also lectured on American, Australian and New Zealand chautaquas before he began his career as a commentator. He was the United States delegate to the Atlantic Conference in 1959, he has interviewed many important Europeans and he holds foreign decorations. His publications include Washington Merry-Go-Round (1931), The American Diplomatic Game (1935), and The Nine Old Men.

He is presently (August, 1967) farming in Rockville, Maryland when he is not writing his daily newspaper column, The Washington Merry Go-Round. Mr. Pearson belongs to the Overseas Press Club, the National Press Club, the Overseas Writers' Club and the Cosmos Club of Washington. He has been married twice and is maintaining a residence in Washington, D.C.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of Papers and Press releases.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged within series chronologically. At least two separate accessions are represented with duplicate box numbers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Pearson, Drew, 1897-1969.

Subjects

Journalism.
Journalists -- United States.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.

Places

United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.

Genres and Forms

Newspaper columns.

Occupations

Journalists.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Drew Pearson Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: Aug 1967
Revision history: Jan 1978 - Press releases added (MK); 30 Oct 2006 - converted to EAD (AMCon)

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Inventory

Papers
Box 1 1949 - May 1950
Box 2 Jun 1950 - Feb 1951
Box 3 Mar1951 - Dec 1951
Box 4 Jan 1952 - Sep 1952
Box 5 Oct 1952 - May 1953
Box 6 Jun 1953 - Dec 1953
Box 7 Jan 1954 - Aug 1954
Box 8 Sep 1954 - May 1955
Box 9 Jun 1955 - Feb 1956
Box 10 Mar 1956 - Oct 1956
Box 11 Nov 1956 - Jul 1957
Box 12 Aug 1957 - Feb 1958
No March 1958
Box 13 Apr 1958 - Dec 1958
Box 14 Jan 1959 - Aug 1959
Box 15 Sep 1959 - Apr 1960
Box 16 May 1960 - Jan 1961
Box 17 Feb 1961 - Oct 1961
Box 18 Nov 1961 - Jul 1962
Box 19 Aug 1962 - May 1963
No June, 1963
Box 20 Jul 1963 - Jul 1964
Box 21 Aug 1964 - Jun 1965
Box 22 Jul 1965 - Jan 1966
Box 23 Feb 1966 - Jul 1966
Box 24 Aug 1966 - Dec 1967
Box 25 1968
Box 26 1969
Box 27 1970
Box 28 1971
Box 29 1972
Press releases
Box 1 1945
Box 2 1946
Box 3 1948-1949
Box 4 1949-1950
Box 5 1950-1952
Box 6 1952-1953
Box 7 1953
Box 8 1954
Box 9 1955-1956
Box 10 1956-1957
Box 11 1957-1958
Box 12 1958-1959
Box 13 1959-1960
Box 14 1960
Box 15 1960-1961
Box 16 1961-1962
Box 17 1962-1963
Box 18 1963-1964
Box 19 1965-1966

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