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THE FULTON OURSLER, JR. PAPERS
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Box: 3 Fold: 22 "American Spy" - Clippings
DATE SPAN: 09/02/1981 - 09/04/1981

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings regarding the publication of "Is This American a Soviet Spy?" by Henry Hurt in Reader's Digest regarding Yuri Nosenko.

Box: 3 Fold: 23 "Legend" - Correspondence, 1976
DATE SPAN: 10/05/1976 - 12/21/0976

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence mainly between researchers on Lee Harvey Oswald and the American intelligence community and Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, all contributing to the effort to write "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald" by Edward J. Epstein. Includes correspondence with the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps regarding obtaining information on Oswald; 1 TLS from Henry Hurt and numerous telegrams and correspondence from Ko Shioya to Oursler.

Box: 3 Fold: 24 "Legend" - Correspondence, Jan. - Mar., 1977
DATE SPAN: 01/05/1977 - 03/25/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt, Edward J. Epstein, Ko Shioya, and George S. DeMohrendschildt regarding research for Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald" and Reader's Digest.

Box: 3 Fold: 25 "Legend" - Correspondence, Apr. - Jun., 1977
DATE SPAN: 04/01/1977 - 06/28/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt, Edward J. Epstein, Ko Shioya, and others regarding research and writing of Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald" for Reader's Digest. Includes correspondence regarding George S. DeMohrendschildt and a photocopy of his last will and testament.

Box: 3 Fold: 26 "Legend" - Correspondence, Jul. - Sept., 1977
DATE SPAN: 07/07/1977 - 09/29/1977

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt, Edward J. Epstein, Ko Shioya, Nancy Lanoue, and others regarding the research, writing and editing of Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald" for Reader's Digest.

Box: 3 Fold: 27 "Legend" - Correspondence, Oct. - Dec., 1977; 1978
DATE SPAN: 10/03/1977 - 09/25/1978

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt, Edward J. Epstein, Ko Shioya, and others regarding the writing and editing of Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald" for Reader's Digest. Includes discussion of manuscripts by Oswald and George S. ŹDeMohrendschildt.

Box: 3 Fold: 28 "Legend" - Notes
[1977]

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous notes on the editing of Edward J. Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald", including 1 lengthy TLS from Henry Hurt suggesting detailed corrections for the original manuscript.

Box: 3 Fold: 29 "Legend" - Research Interviews, etc.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1977]? - [01/01/1978]?

DESCRIPTION: TMss transcripts of research interviews performed by Henry Hurt for Edward J. Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald". Includes interviews with George Wilkins, Bud Persons, John Donovan, Hugh Cherrie, Peter Cassisi, Zack Stout, Charles Rhodes, Jerome Daniels, and Lonnie C. Bates.

Box: 3 Fold: 30 "Legend" - Publicity
DATE SPAN: 05/17/1977 - 05/08/1978

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings and press releases regarding the publication of Edward J. Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald".

Box: 3 Fold: 31 "Legend" - Publicity
DATE SPAN: [05/17/1977]? - [05/08/1978]?

DESCRIPTION: Clippings regarding the publication of Edward J. Epstein's "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald".

Box: 3 Fold: 32 "Man Called Nosenko" - Mss.
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1977]? - [01/01/1978]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "Prologue: A Man Called Nosenko" about Yuri Nosenko by Edward J. Epstein in preparation for "Legend: The Secret World of Lee Harvey Oswald".

Box: 3 Fold: 33 "Reasonable Doubt" - Correspondence, 1982-83
DATE SPAN: 10/06/1982 - 12/09/1983

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt regarding the research and writing of Hurt's "Reasonable Doubt" for Reader's Digest.

Box: 3 Fold: 34 "Reasonable Doubt" - Correspondence, 1984
DATE SPAN: [01/20/1984]? - 12/12/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt and others regarding the research and writing of "Reasonable Doubt" for Reader's Digest.

Box: 3 Fold: 35 "Reasonable Doubt" - Correspondence, 1985-86
DATE SPAN: 05/02/1985 - 05/26/1986

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Henry Hurt and others regarding the writing, editing, and publication of "Reasonable Doubt" for Reader's Digest.

Box: 3 Fold: 36 "Reasonable Doubt" - Impact
DATE SPAN: 11/27/1985 - 11/04/1986

DESCRIPTION: Clippings and correspondence regarding the publication of Henry Hurt's "Reasonable Doubt", including 1 TLS from David Atlee Phillips denouncing passages of the book as being libelous to his character.

Box: 3 Fold: 37 "Reasonable Doubt" - Mss. Re
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1983]? - [01/01/1986]?

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy TMs of "The Conspirators" by Adam B. Morong regarding the Kennedy assassination, along with other notes used in the research, writing and editing of Henry Hurt's "Reasonable Doubt".

Box: 3 Fold: 38 "Reasonable Doubt" - Research Materials
DATE SPAN: 11/27/1963 - [11/30/1983]?

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous photocopied documents related to the investigation of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as photographs of the sixth floor interior of the Texas School Book Depository.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 "Shadrin" - Correspondence, 1979
DATE SPAN: 01/02/1979 - 12/15/1979

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Henry Hurt, Fulton Oursler, Jr. and others at Reader's Digest regarding the research, writing, editing, and publication of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back".

Box: 4 Fold: 2 "Shadrin" - Correspondence, 1980
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1980 - 11/20/1980

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Henry Hurt, Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, and Richard Helms at the Safeer Company regarding the research, writing, editing and publication of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back", with discussion of the cases of Nicholas Shadrin and Yuri Nosenko.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 "Shadrin" - Correspondence, 1981
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1981 - 11/15/1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Henry Hurt, Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, and others regarding the research, writing, editing, and publication of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Went Back", with discussion of the cases of Nicholas Shadrin and Yuri Nosenko.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 "Shadrin" - Correspondence, 1982-84
DATE SPAN: 02/17/1982 - 12/12/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Henry Hurt, Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest, and others regarding the research, writing, editing and publication of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back", with discussion of the cases of Nicholas Shadrin and Anatolyi Golitsyn.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 "Shadrin" - Project Costs
3/30/1981

DESCRIPTION: Photocopy ledger of Reader's Digest project costs for Henry Hurt's "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back" in a folder marked "Confidential."

Box: 4 Fold: 6 "Shadrin" - Mss., Chapters 3, 8 & 9
1980

DESCRIPTION: TMss of chapters 3, 8 and 9 of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back" by Henry Hurt.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 "Shadrin" - Mss., Chapter 6
1980

DESCRIPTION: TMss of chapter 6 of "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back" by Henry Hurt.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 "Shadrin" - Printed Materials, etc.
DATE SPAN: 09/15/1981 - 12/27/1981

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings regarding Henry Hurt's "Shadrin: The Spy Who Never Came Back", including 1 color photo of Nicholas Shadrin.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 "Unforgettable..." - Mss.
DATE SPAN: 10/14/1986 - 10/19/1986

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy TMs of "Unforgettable Alexandra Tolstoy" by Vladimir Tolstoy, with 1 photocopy TL from Henry Hurt to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding the manuscript.

Box: 4 Fold: 10 "Westwind"
DATE SPAN: 12/02/1981 - 06/04/1962

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs with hand corrections of "Project Westwind", probably by Henry Hurt. Also includes 1 TLS from Hurt to Fulton Oursler, Jr. at Reader's Digest regarding the mss.

Box: 4 Fold: 11 "Confessions"
7/15/1983

DESCRIPTION: 1 photocopy TMs of "Confessions of a Conspirator" by David and Sidney Carroll, with some correspondence regarding the mss. and Reader's Digest.

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1981
DATE SPAN: 10/21/1981 - 12/30/1981

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Dan O'Keefe, Henry Hurt, and others regarding James Garrison's investigation of the assassination of John F. Kenedy and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Box: 4 Fold: 13 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1982
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1982 - 11/11/1982

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Henry Hurt, and others regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Box: 4 Fold: 14 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1983-84
DATE SPAN: 01/03/1983 - 03/30/1984

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Henry Hurt, and others regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, with contracts between Reader's Digest and Robert Easterling regarding publication of articles.

Box: 4 Fold: 15 Book Department
DATE SPAN: 10/17/1985 - 06/29/1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between members of the Book Department of Reader's Digest discussing various projects and topics, including costs, Ralph Helfer, and a proposed Non Fiction Books series. Includes correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Michael Blow, Kenneth Gilmore, and Edward Ziegler.

Box: 4 Fold: 16 Book Department - Payments
DATE SPAN: 02/02/1972 - 08/19/1975

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence relating to the Book Department of Reader's Digest with discussion of costs, Dominique Lapierre, John L. Collins, Dougal Robertson, Floyd Miller, Don Whitehead, James Michener, Thomas Fleming, Alex Haley, Bruce Catton, Richard Collier, and others. Includes correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Hobart Lewis.

Box: 4 Fold: 17 Budget
DATE SPAN: 12/13/1983 - 07/20/1987

DESCRIPTION: Reports and some correspondence regarding the corporate budget of Reader's Digest, with materials by and between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Kenneth O. Gilmore, and Charles W. Carroux.

Box: 4 Fold: 18 Budget
DATE SPAN: 10/30/1985 - [03/14/1986]?

DESCRIPTION: Reports and some correspondence regarding Reader's Digest corporate budget, much of it focusing on projections into the late 1980's. Includes correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Kenneth A. Gordon.

Box: 4 Fold: 19 Circulation
DATE SPAN: 09/26/1985 - 10/22/1985

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, reports, and charts showing the circulation of Reader's Digest and demographic analyses.

Box: 4 Fold: 20 Clippings
DATE SPAN: 05/11/1984 - 05/07/1990

DESCRIPTION: Newsclippings regarding Reader's Digest.

Box: 4 Fold: 21 Coleridge, Arthur
DATE SPAN: 09/26/1972 - 07/12/1973

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence between Fulton Oursler, Jr. and Anthony Burton-Brown of Reader's Digest and Arthur Coleridge regarding publication of works by Coleridge in RD.

Box: 4 Fold: 22 "Company Changes"
DATE SPAN: 06/12/1984 - 09/11/1987

DESCRIPTION: Internal memoranda from Reader's Digest relating to restructuring of the company and personnel changes.

Box: 4 Fold: 23 Copy Desk
DATE SPAN: 10/08/1986 - 09/29/1987

DESCRIPTION: 2 memoranda outlining guidelines for copy desk editors for the monthly edition of Reader's Digest.

Box: 4 Fold: 24 "Cost Cutting"
DATE SPAN: 08/19/1975 - 09/13/1984

DESCRIPTION: Memoranda and reports regarding reduction of production costs for Reader's Digest, almost all from the early to mid-1980's.

Box: 4 Fold: 25 "The Digest Story"
[1971?]

DESCRIPTION: 1 TMs of "The Digest Story" by an unknown writer outlining the history of the founding of Reader's Digest by DeWitt and Lila Bell Acheson Wallace; the article was written on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of RD.

Box: 4 Fold: 26 Editorial Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 04/13/1987 - 04/22/1987

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and memoranda regarding procedures for handling incoming manuscripts from writers, mainly by Ken O. Gilmore and Fulton Oursler, Jr.

Box: 4 Fold: 27 Editorial Meeting, 1984
DATE SPAN: 04/06/1984 - 04/19/1984

DESCRIPTION: Memoranda and reports on the editing of articles for Reader's Digest. Also includes 2 TMss of speeches by Fulton Oursler, Jr. made at the editorial meeting in Wild Dunes, S.C. and numerous analyses of the popularity of individual articles appearing in RD in the 1970s and 1980's taken from reader polls.

Box: 4 Fold: 28 Editorial Meeting, 1986
DATE SPAN: 10/01/1986 - 10/16/1986

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence and memoranda mainly between Fulton Oursler, Jr., Kenneth O. Gilmore and Edward Ziegler regarding the Editorial Department of Reader's Digest.

Box: 4 Fold: 29 Editorial Meetings, 1978, 1980
DATE SPAN: 06/27/1978 - 10/01/1980

DESCRIPTION: 1 set of minutes each from editorial meetings held by Reader's Digest in Montauk in 1978 and Nantucket in 1980.

Box: 4 Fold: 30 Estoril Conference
DATE SPAN: [11/01/1979]? - 11/27/1979

DESCRIPTION: Notes and reports from the Second Worldwide Editorial Conference of Reader's Digest held in Estoril, Portugal.

Box: 4 Fold: 31 Families
DATE SPAN: 11/14/1985 - 02/20/1986

DESCRIPTION: Reports and memoranda regarding the revival of the Reader's Digest publication "Families."

Box: 4 Fold: 32 Foreign Office - South Africa
DATE SPAN: [04/01/1983]? - 01/14/1987

DESCRIPTION: memoranda regarding the editorial policy of the South Africa edition of Reader's Digest, with numerous photocopy clippings from various issues of the edition.

Box: 4 Fold: 33 "General"
DATE SPAN: 02/04/1976 - 08/02/1988

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous memoranda, reports and newsletters relating to policies and events at Reader's Digest, including hiring practices (1976), public relations, expense accounts, and the retirement of Kenneth O. Gilmore.

Box: 4 Fold: 34 "Issues"
DATE SPAN: 09/21/1971 - 01/20/1982

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous reports and memoranda regarding editorial issues in Reader's Digest, mostly in the 1970's.

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