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THE FULTON OURSLER, JR. PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Adelman, Kenneth L.
DATE SPAN: 10/11/1987 - 11/06/1987

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Kenneth Adelman to Fulton Oursler, with 1 carbon from Oursler to Adelman, mostly personal in content.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Alsop, Joseph
11/26/1975

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Joseph Alsop to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, mostly personal with reference to an article by Alsop appearing in RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Armstrong, Neil A. - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 04/21/1975 - 12/19/1975

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs from Neil A. Armstrong to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest regarding his essay, "America and Opportunity" for RD's "What America Means to Me" Series (see the following folder for TMss). Includes the following items:

TLS from Neil A. Armstrong to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (4/21/1975);

TLS from Neil A. Armstrong to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/30/1975);

TLS from Neil A. Armstrong to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/19/1975).



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Armstrong, Neil A. - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [04/21/1975]? - [12/19/1975]?

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMss of "America and Opportunity" by Neil A. Armstrong for the Reader's Digest "What America Means to Me" Series. Includes the following items:

TMs of "AMERICA AND OPPORTUNITY / N. A. Armstrong" (n.d., 3 pp.);

TMs of "What America Means to Me / Neil Armstrong" (n.d., 2 pp.).

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Ashe, Arthur - Correspondence
08/20/[1975] - 01/07/1976

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Arthur Ashe to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (JAN 7 '76 timestamp), with 1 TLS from Ponchitta Pierce to Oursler and 1 copy TLS from Pierce to Ashe, all regarding Ashe's manuscript for Reader's Digest "What America Means to Me" Series.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Ashe, Arthur - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [08/20/1975]? - [01/07/1976]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs and 1 TMs by Arthur Ashe for the Reader's Digest "What America Means to Me" Series. Includes the following items:

AMs by Arthur Ashe, "What Being An American Means" (n.d., 2 pp.);

TMs by Arthur Ashe, "What Being an American Means" (n.d., 3 pp.).

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Baldwin, Hanson
DATE SPAN: 09/15/1971 - 10/18/1971

DESCRIPTION: 1 copy memo from Hanson Baldwin to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and other on the Reader's Digest Staff, with 1 copy TLS from Frank R. Barnett of the National Security Information Center, Inc., to Hobart Lewis of RD and 1 copy TMs statement of Sen. Margaret Chase Smith to the President of the United States, all regarding the 1972 Defense Authorization Bill.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Barber, Noel - Correspondence, 1972-73
DATE SPAN: 03/25/1972 - 09/07/1979

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs, 2 ALSs and 1 photocopy TLS from Noel Barber to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Barber, with discussion of various writing projects of Barber's, including "The Fall of Shanghai."

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Barber, Noel - Correspondence, 1974-77
DATE SPAN: 07/03/1974 - 11/18/1977

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs and 2 ALSs from Noel Barber to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 photocopy TLS from Barber to George Greenfield and carbons from Oursler to Barber, all regarding writing projects by Barber and negotiations with RD. Includes many references to "The Singapore Story" and Haldun Simavi.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Barber, Noel - Correspondence, 1978-79
DATE SPAN: 03/01/1978 - 09/07/1979

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs and 2 ALSs from Noel Barber to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with 1 TLS from Julian Bach to Oursler and carbons from Oursler to Barber, mostly regarding writing projects by Barber and negotiations with RD. Includes discussion of "The Fall of Shanghai."

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Barber, Noel - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1972]? - [01/01/1979]?

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMss and 1 photocopy TMs by Noel Barber, with 2 pp. photocopy TMs by either Anthony Lawrence or Barber. Includes the following items:

TMs, "THE DAY A COUNTRY ROSE. / The Hungarian Revolution, 1956. / An outline by / Noel Barber, / ..." (n.d., 18 pp.);

TMs, "Noel Barber [signature] / THE FALL OF SHANGHAI TO THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN 1949 / (Working Title) / ..." (n.d., 11 pp.);

Photocopy TMs, "THE FALL OF SHANGHAI TO THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS IN 1949 / (Working Title) / ..." (n.d., 11 pp.).

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Batelle, Phyllis
DATE SPAN: 06/16/1975 - 10/16/1981

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from Phyllis Batelle (Phyllis Van Horn) to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Batelle and 1 copy TMs transcript of an interview of Helen Hayes by Batelle. Correspondence regards negotiations between Batelle and RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 "Behold This Dreamer" - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1964 - 02/27/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and various individuals regarding the publication and marketing of Oursler's autobiography, "Behold This Dreamer" in 1964. Includes correspondence to and from Rev. John A. O'Brien, S.J., Henry Denker (photocopy), William S. Jarrett of Little, Brown, & Co., Mert Heuer, S. O. Shapiro of LOOK, William C. Lengel of Fawcett World Library, Lilian H. Klein of Doubleday & Co., Ralph L. Woods, George E. Cleary, Kenneth Wilson of Reader's Digest, Louis B. Nichols, Rev. James Keller, M.M., and Les O. Merrick.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Bradbury, Ray
1/25/1983

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Ray Bradbury (n.d., "Something Wicked...") to Fulton Oursler, Jr., with 1 carbon from Oursler to Bradbury, mostly regarding personal matters. Also includes 1 folded full color poster for Disney's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" autographed by Bradbury: "FOR FULTON! / Ray Bradbury / 1/30/83".

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Brothers, Joyce
6/24/1974

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Dr. Joyce Brothers to Fulton Oursler, Jr. regarding a lunch appointment.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Buckley, William F., Jr.
DATE SPAN: 06/15/1976 - 08/27/1987

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from William F. Buckley, Jr. at National Review to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Buckley and 3 photocopy TLSs from David Atlee Phillips to Buckley and 1 photocopy letter from Henry Hurt to the Columbia Journalism Review, much of it regarding Hurt's "Reasonable Doubt."

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Burger, Warren E.
3/18/1976

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs and 1 carbon TMs of "What America Means to Me" for Reader's Digest by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger (6 pp. each), with 1 TLS from Eugene H. Methvin to Kenneth O. Gilmore regarding Burger's manuscript.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Burger, Warren E.
DATE SPAN: 12/22/1986 - 04/25/1987

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs with hand corrections of an article on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution for Reader's Digest by Warren E. Burger (6 pp.), with 1 photocopy TMs and 1 corrected proof of the article. Also includes 1 TLS from Tait Trussell of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution to Kenneth O. Gilmore of RD and a memo from Tom Flemming to Steve Frimmer, both regarding Burger's manuscript. (The hand corrections on manuscripts and proofs are probably those of RD editors, not of Burger himself.)

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Carver, George A.
DATE SPAN: 05/03/1979 - 06/14/1979

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from George A. Carver to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with 1 carbon from Oursler to Carver, both regarding an essay by Carver regarding the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with references to William Colby and Angus Thuermer.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Collins, Larry
DATE SPAN: 07/31/1969 - 09/30/1979

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs from Larry Collins to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with 1 TLS from Collins to John S. Zinsser of RD, 1 TLS from Irving Paul Lazar to OUrsler and 1 TLS from Nicholas Thompson to Collins, all regarding the publication of Oh Jerusalem (by Collins and Dominique Lapierre) in the United States. Also includes royalties statements for Collins from Simon & Schuster.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Cooper, Irving Ben
1/5/1976

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Irving Ben Cooper to Fulton Oursler at Reader's Digest thanking Oursler for a letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 DeBakey, Michael & Lois
DATE SPAN: 07/23/1979 - 11/12/1987

DESCRIPTION: 8 TLSs from Michael E. DeBakey of Baylor College of Medicine to Fulton Oursler at Reader's Digest (one of which is cosigned by Lois DeBakey), with 1 TMs of "The National Library of Medicine: the Fort Knox of Health Information" by Michael DeBakey and carbons from Oursler to the DeBakeys. Much discussion of contributions by the DeBakeys to RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Delaney, John J.
DATE SPAN: 12/11/1976 - 07/07/1979

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs and 1 photocopy TL from John J. Delaney to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Delaney and 1 photocopy TMs of "The Unknown Saint" by Fulton Oursler, Jr. The correspondence mainly regards the publication of "The Unknown Saint" for a compilation by Delaney.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Devine, Frank
DATE SPAN: 04/11/1985 - 03/26/1986

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs and 1 TLS from Frank Devine of the Chicago Sun-Times to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mainly personal.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Dixon, Jeane
DATE SPAN: 09/24/1982 - 10/02/1982

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Jeane Dixon at Children to Children, Inc. to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, regarding publishing.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Dooley, Thomas A.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1982]? - 11/01/1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, ephemera and newsclippings regarding Thomas A. Dooley and the Thomas A. Dooley Foundation. Includes 1 TLS from Verne Chaney of the Dooley Foundation to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest and 1 TLS from Kathryn Livingston of Town & Country.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Durant, Will & Ariel
DATE SPAN: 09/16/1968 - 11/10/1981

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from Will Durant (2 of which are cosigned by Ariel Durant) to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to the Durants, mostly discussing the publication of the Durants' Lessons of History and Oursler's reading of The History of Civilization.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Esquire Magazine
DATE SPAN: 01/15/1988 - 01/18/1990

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from Jill Whedon and 1 TLS from Lee Eisenberg at Esquire Magazine to Fulton Oursler, Jr., with a photocopy TLS from Oursler to Eisenberg regarding the publication of a piece by Oursler on Groucho Marx in the Japanese edition of Esquire. Also includes 1 TMs, 1 AMs and 1 photocopy of the printed article; the contract between Esquire and Oursler; and two letters from readers regarding the article.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Esquire Magazine - Japanese Edition
DATE SPAN: [08/01/1987]? - [12/31/1989]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 issue of the Japanese edition of Esquire Magazine, which includes Fulton Oursler, Jr.'s "My Dinner with Groucho" (Dec. 1989); also includes 1 issue of the Japanese edition of Marie Claire (Aug. 1987).

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1962-70
DATE SPAN: 09/14/1962 - 12/07/1970

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mainly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1971-73
DATE SPAN: 01/25/1970 - 12/19/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1974-75
DATE SPAN: 01/07/1974 - 11/24/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1976-77
DATE SPAN: 01/12/1976 - 11/14/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1978-79
DATE SPAN: 01/25/1978 - 12/06/1979

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1980-82
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1980 - 02/19/1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1983-87
DATE SPAN: 02/13/1983 - 10/19/1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, 1988-92
DATE SPAN: 09/06/1988 - 02/11/1992

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly personal with discussion of articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Fleming, Thomas J. - Correspondence, Undated
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1962]? - [01/01/1992]?

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Thomas J. Fleming and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding articles by Fleming for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Fleming, Thomas J. - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1965]? - [01/01/1985]?

DESCRIPTION: 5 TMss by Thomas Fleming sent to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, including "The Power of Forgiveness," "Yorktown: Where History Lives," and "At Last: The True Story of Atlantis?"

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Fleming, Thomas J. - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1965]? - [01/01/1985]?

DESCRIPTION: 3 TMss of "A Letter to Noah" by Thomas Fleming for Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Fleming, Thomas J. - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1965]? - [01/01/1985]?

DESCRIPTION: 4 TMss by Thomas J. Fleming, with notes, fro Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Reader's Digest. Includes "Woodrow Wilson's Fight for Peace," "A Gallery of Great Moments of the American Revolution," "Gift of Tongues: A Proposal for an Article," and "How to Find the Real You."

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Fleming, Thomas J. - Manuscripts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1965]? - [01/01/1985]?

DESCRIPTION: 5 TMss articles by Thomas J. Fleming and others for Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Reader's Digest. Includes "America's Bridges are Falling Down" by Fleming and James J. Howard; "My Friend Harry Truman" by John W. Snyder; and "Teaching Hope: the Last Star Lake Story" by E. A. Butler.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Flexner, James Thomas
DATE SPAN: 06/17/1981 - 03/14/1983

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs and 1 TMs of "George Washington is Alive" from James Thomas Flexner to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and John Zinsser at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Flexner, mostly regarding the publication of Flexner's essay in RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Gardner, John W.
DATE SPAN: 03/16/1978 - 08/18/1980

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs and 3 TMss of "Things You Learn After You Know It All" from John W. Gardner to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Gardner, 1 photocopy TMs PDK Convention speech by unknown author and clippings of articles by Gardner from RD. Correspondence mostly regards publication of "Things.." by RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Gilmore, Kenneth O.
DATE SPAN: 05/10/1986 - 04/02/1987

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy TLS from Kenneth O. Gilmore at Reader's Digest to Warren E. Burger, with 1 TLS from Tait Trussell to Gilmore and correspondence between Gilmore and Fulton Oursler, Jr., mostly regarding Burger's essay on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 Goldwater, Barry
12/1/1975

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Barry Goldwater to Fulton Oursler, Jr., regarding an article in Reader's Digest on gun control.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 Graham, Billy - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 08/25/1976 - 10/23/1991

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs and 1 TL from Billy Graham to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Edward T. Thomspon at Reader's Digest, with 3 TLSs from John Akers (assistant to Graham) to Oursler and carbons from Oursler to Graham and Akers, all regarding articles by Graham for RD. References to Mel White. Includes the following items:

TLS from Billy Graham to Edward T. Thompson (7/27/1977);

TL from Billy Graham to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (3/13/1978);

TLS from Billy Graham to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (8/10/1985);

TLS from Billy Graham to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (10/23/1991).

Box: 1 Fold: 48 Graham, Billy - Manuscripts, etc.
DATE SPAN: [08/25/1976]? - [10/23/1991]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs and 1 photocopy TMs by Billy Graham for Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with an issue of Presbyterian Review with an article by Graham on alcohol. Includes the following items:

TMs of "Hungarian Diary", probably by Billy Graham (n.d., 20 pp.);

Photocopy TMs of "An Open Letter to America's Young People" by Billy Graham (n.d., 12 pp.).

Box: 1 Fold: 49 Gwaltney, John L. - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 11/23/1976 - 07/11/1985

DESCRIPTION: 15 TLSs from John L. Gwaltney to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler and Rd to Gwaltney regarding articles by Gwaltney for RD.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 Gwaltney, John L. - Manuscripts, etc.
DATE SPAN: [11/23/1976]? - [07/11/1985]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs and 2 photocopy TMss by John L. Gwaltney for Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with some fragments. Includes 1 photocopy TMs of "More than Mere Survival", 1 photocopy TMs of "My Unforgettable Mother", and 1 fragment TMs of "My Unforgettable Mother" (pp. 6-8).

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1966-69
DATE SPAN: 10/26/1966 - 09/14/1969

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs, 1 TL and 1 ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 poor photocopy of Haley's agreement with RD for the publication of "Before This Anger"; most correspondence regards Haley's research and writing of "Roots". Includes the following items:

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/27/1967);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (7/29/1969; 5 pp. discussing "Roots" research and writing);

TL from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (n.d., meant to accompany 5 p. ¨letter on "Roots"; "Tony, I just thought, would you please share this letter...");

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (8/4/1969);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at bottom of photocopy TLS from Joan M. Ragone to Haley (8/21/1969);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (9/14/1969).

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