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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1970-74
DATE SPAN: 01/28/1970 - 06/21/1974

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs, 4 ALSs and 1 ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Michael Blow at Reader's Digest, with memos between Oursler and Blow, all mostly regarding the research, writing and publication of "Roots." Includes the following items:

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/28/1970);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/27/1974);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/2/1974);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/4/1974; 3 pp.);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/25/1974);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (4/8/1974);

ANS postcard from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (n.d.; postcard of The Gambia; "This is the ruins of the fort where the Gambia slaves were taken..").

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1975-79
DATE SPAN: 06/23/1975 - 06/18/1979

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs, 1 ALS and 3 ANSs from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 TLS from Jeanette Haley to Oursler, carbons from Oursler to the Haleys, 1 TLS from Stephen E. Kelly to Oursler and other correspondence, all relating to the publication and television version of "Roots". Includes the following items:

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/23/1975);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/22/1975; on photocopy of clippings re "Roots" preparation by ABC Television; "Tony, it's going to be a busy summer...");

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/17/1976; 2 pp.);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/22/1976 timestamp; attached to clipped cover of Publishers Weekly; "Tony - Had meant to enclose this...");

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/21/1977);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (8/23/1977);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (7/12/1977; on photocopy of a letter from the Imperial Embassy of Iran in Washington, D.C. to Haley; "Tony - it's a long ways from Henning,..");

TLS from Jeanette Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/1/1979).

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1980-81
DATE SPAN: 02/08/1980 - 03/13/1981

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS, 1 ALS, and 1 ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, mostly personal with discussion of "Roots" and other writing projects. Includes the following items:

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/18/1980);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/26/1980 timestamp; on photocopy of clipping with photo of Haley and Norman Lear; "Fulton - now comes the suspenseful time-...");

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (11/6/1980; attached to photocopy TLS from Haley to Cecil Peterson).

Box: 1 Fold: 55 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1982
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1982 - 12/30/1982

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs, 3 ALSs and 1 ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr., with carbons from Oursler to Haley, mostly regarding Haley's assignment as a roving editor for RD. Includes the following items:

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/1/1982);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (11/21/1982; 7 pp.);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (11/21/1982);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (11/29/1982; on a photocopy of an inaugural address of the King of Morocco; "Dear Tony - Arrived here from Morocco this (Sunday) afternoon...");

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/16/1982; 2 pp.);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/25/1982);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/30/1982).

Box: 1 Fold: 56 Haley, Alex - Correspondence, 1983-86
DATE SPAN: 01/24/1983 - 07/23/1986

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs, 2 ALSs and 1 ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Haley and other correspondence including fan mail to Haley, mostly regarding Haley's "Henning". Includes the following items:

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (4/6/1983);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/26/1984);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (7/14/1984);

TLS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (11/19/1984);

ALS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (4/2/1986; 2 pp.);

TLS from Alex Haley to Reader's Digest (6/10/1986);

ANS from Alex Haley to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (n.d.; on photocopy of clipping from USA Today on Haley; "Tony - Someday you and Noel ought to try this - Alex").

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Haley, Alex - Mss., "Talk in Bermuda"
DATE SPAN: [09/01/1986]? - [10/09/1986]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "ALEX HALEY TALK IN BERMUDA" (44 pp.), with 1 TLS Reader's Digest memo to Kenneth O. Gilmore regarding the mss.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Haley, Alex - Mss., "Amazing Grace"
DATE SPAN: [06/10/1986]? - [07/08/1986]?

DESCRIPTION: 5 TMss of "Amazing Grace" by Alex Haley for Reader's Digest, some with hand corrections.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Haley, Alex - Mss., "Henning"
1/25/1983

DESCRIPTION: 2 TMss excerpts of "Henning" by Alex Haley, consisting of the following:

TMs, "A Section of the Book, Henning / by Alex Haley / REVEREND BLACK DOUGLAS" (n.d.; with corrections in pencil; 37 pp.);

Photocopy TMs, "Alex Haley / Book Henning / Item # 40 / HOMECOMING" (1/25/1983; 31 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Haley, Alex - Mss., "Henning"
DATE SPAN: 02/17/1983 - 02/17/1983

DESCRIPTION: 3 TMss from Alex Haley's "Henning" sent to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Reader's Digest. Includes the following items:

TMs final draft with some hand corrections of "Home to Henning" or "Pete Gaus" by Alex Haley (2/17/1983; 29 pp.);

TMs with hand corrections of "CULTURE" from Alex Haley's "Henning" (n.d.; 34 pp.);

Photocopy TMs of "JIM AND SUE INGRAHAM" from Alex Haley's "Henning" (n.d.; 20 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Haley, Alex - Interview
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1970]? - [01/01/1975]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "Alex Haley Interview", mainly regarding Haley's research on "Roots" (n.d.; 14 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Haley, Alex - Mss., "Roots"
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1972]? - [01/01/1975]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy of hand corrected TMs of the first nine chapters of "Roots" by Alex Haley, with ANS in ink by Haley at top right corner of first page, "Tentative, to be replaced with clean copy, Alex" (n.d.; 41 p.).

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Haley, Alex - Mss., "What 'Roots' Means to Me"
DATE SPAN: 02/14/1977 - [06/23/1986]?

DESCRIPTION: 3 TMss by Alex Haley of 2 essays by Alex Haley on "What 'Roots' Means to Me" written in 1977 and 1986(?) for Reader's Digest. Includes the following items:

TMs with hand corrections of "What 'Roots' Means to Me" by Alex Haley (2/14/1977; 9 pp.);

Fax TMs of an untitled essay on "Roots" by Alex Haley sent to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest (6/23/198[6]; 6 pp.);

Photocopy TMs of the above fax TMs untitled essay on "Roots by Alex Haley sent to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest (6/23/198[6]; 6 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Haley, Alex - Mss. Re "Roots"
6/1/1977

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "Roots: Its Impact on White and Black Viewers: A Preliminary Report" by John Howard, George Rothbart, and Lee Sloan at the Center for Policy Research.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Haley, Alex - Court Documents
9/20/1978

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy of a legal brief in a copyright infringement suit filed against Alex Haley's "Roots" by Margaret Walker Alexander, writer of "Jubilee" and "How I Wrote Jubilee".

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Haley, Alex - Clippings
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1976]? - 02/11/1992

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings regarding Alex Haley, including obituaries.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Hayes, Helen
DATE SPAN: 10/20/1972 - 06/12/1984

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS holiday card from Helen Hays to Fulton Oursler, Jr. and his wife Noel, with 3 photocopy TMss of radio addresses by and about Helen Hayes and correspondence between Oursler and Marion Glasserow Gladney (who cowrote Hayes' autobiography) and carbons from Oursler to Hayes.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Hersey, John
DATE SPAN: 08/11/1972 - 09/28/1987

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from John Hersey to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Hersey, mostly regarding the publication of articles by Hersey in RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Hoffer, Eric
DATE SPAN: 01/09/1976 - 02/11/1976

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs from Eric Hoffer to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding publication of Hoffer's work in RD, with 1 AMsS by Hoffer for RD (n.d.; 6 pp. with unnumbered signed cover page; "I have been poor most of my life,...").

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Humphrey, Hubert H.
7/13/1977

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Hubert H. Humphrey to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding an article by Humphrey appearing in RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Jackson of Lodsworth, Baroness (Barbara Ward Jackson)
DATE SPAN: 07/02/1973 - 02/01/1978

DESCRIPTION: 6 TLSs and 1 ALS from Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth (Barbara Ward Jackson) to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Jackson and 1 TLS from Arthur Tarnowski to Oursler, mostly regarding articles in RD on Jackson's International Institute for Environment and Development.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Johnson, Lady Bird
4/11/1985

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Lady Bird Johnson to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding a visit by Johnson to RD's headquarters.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Jordan, Lawrence
2/11/1988

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Lawrence Jordan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. regarding Andrew Young's manuscript of "An Easy Burden".

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Jovanovich, William
DATE SPAN: 11/19/1975 - 12/02/1975

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from William Jovanovich of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich to DeWitt Wallace at Reader's Digest, with 1 carbon from Fulton Oursler, Jr. to Jovanovich, both regarding Anne Morrow Lindberg's book, "The Flower and the Nettle" regarding Charles Lindberg.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Kemp, Jack
10/12/1978

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Jack Kemp to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding a meeting they had had.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Landers, Ann (Eppie Lederer)
DATE SPAN: 07/13/1982 - 07/17/1985

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs from Ann Landers (Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer) to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Landers and proofs of the RD article "The Woman Who Gives Ann Landers Advice". The correspondence regards publication of works by Landers in RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Lasky, Victor
DATE SPAN: 02/28/1985 - 04/24/1987

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs from Victor Lasky to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Lasky, 1 TMs by Lasky on "Docudramas" and 1 photocopy TLS from Graham Greene to Lasky regarding Charlie Chaplin and McCarthyism. Also includes written sources on Lasky.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Levin, Meyer
1/6/1974

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Meyer Levin to Eugene Lyons at Reader's Digest regarding Levin's "The Obsession".

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Lindbergh, Charles A. - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 06/16/1972 - 10/25/1974

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs from Charles A. Lindbergh to Hobart Lewis and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Lindbergh, correspondence regarding Lindbergh and 1 photocopy TMs of a speech about Alexis Carrel given by Lindbergh at Georgetown University on Carrel's 100th birth anniversary; most of the correspondence regards the publication of works by Lindbergh in RD. Includes the following items:

TLS from Charles A. Lindbergh to Hobart Lewis (6/16/1972);

TLS from Charles A. Lindbergh to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (7/27/1972);

TLS from Charles A. Lindbergh to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (9/6/1973).

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Lindbergh, Charles A. - Mss.
DATE SPAN: 06/16/1972 - 07/21/1972

DESCRIPTION: 3 TMss by Charles A. Lindbergh for Reader's Digest. Includes the following items:

TMs of "How Simple Life Can Be" by Charles A. Lindbergh (6/16/1972; 7 pp.);

TMs untitled speech by Charles A. Lindbergh given at Georgetown University on the 100th birth anniversary of Alexis Carrel (n.d.; "I first met Doctor Carrel in New York,..."; 2 pp.);

TMs with hand corrections of "The Goal of Man Is Man Himself" by Charles A. Lindbergh (7/21/1972; 6 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Luce, Clare Booth
1/30/1976

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMsS of "Life, Liberty, Happiness - and Money" by Clare Booth Luce, with Luce's signature in upper left corner of first page (1/30/1976; 7 pp.).

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Lyons, Eugene
11/11/1974

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "Detente: A Dangerous Western Fantasy" or "Detente: A Western Fantasy" by Eugene Lyons (55 p.), with TLS from Lyons to Fulton Oursler, Jr. regarding the mss. and 1 pamphlet by Lyons "El Paradiso Perdido de los Trabajadores" (1970).

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Marshall, Catherine
DATE SPAN: 02/18/1969 - 10/12/1972

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from Catherine Marshall (LeSourd) to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Marshall and other correspondence, mostly regarding the making of Marshall's "Christy" into a film by RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Monahan, James
DATE SPAN: 06/21/1974 - 12/21/1978

DESCRIPTION: 4 TLSs from James Monahan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 4 TLSs from Dorothy M. Monahan to Oursler and carbons from Oursler to the Monahans, mostly regarding publication of various articles in RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Nizer, Louis
DATE SPAN: 05/14/1980 - 07/10/1987

DESCRIPTION: 8 TLSs from Louis Nizer to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Nizer and 1 photocopy TMs of an essay by Martin H. Miller, all regarding coverage in RD of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 O'Brien, John A., Rev.
DATE SPAN: 06/12/1962 - 10/23/1962

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs from Rev. John A. O'Brien to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to O'Brien, mostly regarding the quotation of materials in RD by O'Brien in his book, "Eternal Answers for an Anxious Age".

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Pauling, Linus
DATE SPAN: 09/28/1979 - 10/09/1980

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Linus Pauling to Fulton Oursler, Jr. of Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Pauling and other correspondence and scientific articles and press releases, mostly regarding Pauling's theories that Vitamin C can effect cancer treatment.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Peale, Norman Vincent
DATE SPAN: 12/31/1964 - 01/26/1965

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Norman Vincent Peale to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 TLS from Peale's office to Oursler, mostly personal regarding "Behold This Dreamer" and Fulton Oursler, Sr.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Reed, David
DATE SPAN: 06/01/1976 - 12/02/1990

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from David Reed to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with correspondence and 1 TMs regarding Reed.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Roberts, Oral
DATE SPAN: 12/14/1983 - 02/06/1984

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from (Granville) Oral Roberts to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 signed pamphlet of a speech by Roberts and 1 carbon from Oursler to Roberts, mostly personal. Includes the following items:

TLS from Oral Roberts to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (12/14/1983);

Pamphlet, "Oral Roberts University / 1965-1883 / 'True to a Heavenly Vision'" signed by Roberts to Oursler (12/14/1983);

TLS from Oral Roberts to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (2/6/1984).

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Roosevelt, Kermit
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1977 - 11/10/1979

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from Kermit Roosevelt to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 2 carbon memos regarding the Roosevelt letter, all mostly regarding a possible book deal between Roosevelt and RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Rosten, Leo
DATE SPAN: 02/23/1983 - 08/05/1987

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALSs and 3 ACSs from Leo Rosten to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Rosten and 1 photocopy TMs with hand corrections of "I Love Language" by Rosten; correspondence mostly regards personal matters with discussion of articles by Rosten appearing in RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Rusk, Howard A.
DATE SPAN: 09/27/1978 - 07/08/1981

DESCRIPTION: 2 TLSs from Howard A. Rusk to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with 1 carbon from Oursler to Rusk and 1 photocopy TMs untitled essay by Rusk(?); correspondence is mostly personal.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Ryan, Cornelius - Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 06/16/1969 - 10/21/1974

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs and 1 photocopy TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Hobart Lewis and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons to Ryan, mostly regarding the publication of "A Bridge Too Far" and "The Longest Day". Includes the following items:

TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Hobart Lewis (6/16/1969);

TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (1/29/74);

TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (5/2/1974);

TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (6/7/1974);

TLS from Cornelius Ryan to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (8/27/1974).

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Ryan, Cornelius - Correspondence Re
DATE SPAN: 02/20/1958 - 03/12/1979

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and others at Reader's Digest and those representing Cornelius Ryan, mostly regarding the publication and promotion of "The Big Drop", "A Bridge Too Far" and other works.

Box: 2 Fold: 37 Ryan, Cornelius - Mss.
6/21/1974

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs with hand corrections of an interview transcript between Cornelius Ryan and Valery Giscard d'Estaing (6/21/1974; 22 pp.) and 1 photocopy TMs of "D-DAY PLUS 20" by Cornelius Ryan.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Ryan, Cornelius - Clippings
DATE SPAN: 11/23/1974 - 11/25/1974

DESCRIPTION: Obituaries of Cornelius Ryan.

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Safire, William
DATE SPAN: 02/18/1981 - 02/28/1984

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS and 1 ACS from William Safire to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Oursler to Safire, mostly regarding Safire's columns. Includes the following items:

ACS from William Safire to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (4/2/[1984]; "Dear Fulton - I will advertise soon..");

TLS from William Safire to Fulton Oursler, Jr. (Dec 28; "Dear Fulton: / This American Society of Newspaper Editors Bulletin may be...").

Box: 2 Fold: 40 Sagan, Carl - Correspondence, 1974-75
DATE SPAN: 08/27/1975 - 12/30/1975

DESCRIPTION: 3 TLSs and 1 photocopy TLS from Carl Sagan to Susan L. Jacobson at Reader's Digest, mostly regarding possible articles by Sagan for RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Sagan, Carl - Correspondence, 1976
DATE SPAN: 01/12/1976 - 10/07/1976

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs and 2 photocopy TLSs from Carl Sagan to Susan L. Jacobson at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Jacobson to Sagan and other correspondence, mainly regarding articles by Sagan for RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Sagan, Carl - Correspondence, 1977-81
DATE SPAN: 02/17/1977 - 07/23/1981

DESCRIPTION: 5 TLSs and 1 photocopy TLS from Carl Sagan to Susan L. Jacobson at Reader's Digest, with carbons from Jacobson to Sagan and other correspondence, mostly regarding articles by Sagan for RD.

Box: 2 Fold: 43 Sagan, Carl - Mss.
DATE SPAN: [12/01/1975]? - 02/23/1977

DESCRIPTION: 2 photocopy TMss and 1 galley proof of articles by Carl Sagan for Reader's Digest, including "Spacemen, Dogons, and Dwarfs" and "Sense and Nonsense at the Edge of Science".

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