Series 1
Correspondence, 1959-1996
Boxes 1- 2

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of correspondence relating to Herbers' work at United Press International from 1959-1960, the New York Times from 1972-1986 and personal correspondence from 1964-1996. The New York Times correspondence includes many letters that reveal the inner workings of the New York Times, how news stories originate, reactions to articles Herbers wrote, and criticism from New York Times editors, including A.M. Rosenthal. Particularly interesting is the critical correspondence and writings by Herbers and other reporters concerning A.M. Rosenthal's tenure as editor of the New York Times and why Herbers chose to take an early retirement from the New York Times. The personal correspondence consists primarily of friends and acquaintances responding or congratulating Herbers on articles he wrote, some family correspondence including letters concerning the illness and death of his son-in-law Chad Farris, and writings concerning the Church of the Pilgrims in Washington D.C. where Herbers was actively involved, particularly in helping the homeless.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of correspondence relating to Herbers' work at United Press International from 1959-1960, the New York Times from 1972-1986 and personal correspondence from 1964-1996. The New York Times correspondence includes many letters that reveal the inner workings of the New York Times, how news stories originate, reactions to articles Herbers wrote, and criticism from New York Times editors, including A.M. Rosenthal. Particularly interesting is the critical correspondence and writings by Herbers and other reporters concerning A.M. Rosenthal's tenure as editor of the New York Times and why Herbers chose to take an early retirement from the New York Times. The personal correspondence consists primarily of friends and acquaintances responding or congratulating Herbers on articles he wrote, some family correspondence including letters concerning the illness and death of his son-in-law Chad Farris, and writings concerning the Church of the Pilgrims in Washington D.C. where Herbers was actively involved, particularly in helping the homeless.
United Press International correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1959-1960
New York Times Washington Bureau correspondence
1 2 1975-1976
1 3 1977-1978
New York Times correspondence
1 4 1972-1976
1 5 1978
1 6 1979
1 7 1980
1 8 1980-1986 (correspondence and writings concerning Herbers' frustration with New York Times and A.M. Rosenthal.)
1 9 n.d.
Personal correspondence
1 10 1964-1972
1 11 1973
1 12 1976
1 13 1977-79
2 1 1980-1981
2 2 1982
2 3 1983-1984
2 4 1985
2 5 1986
2 6 1987
2 7 1988
2 8 1989
2 9 1990
2 10 1991
2 11 1992
2 12 1993
2 13 1994
2 14 1995-1996
2 15 n.d.
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