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Henry George Seldes was born November 16, 1890 (officially recorded as September 10, 1890) to Jewish Russian émigrés George Sergius and Anna Verna Saphro Seldes in Alliance, New Jersey. His father named his first son after his hero, economist Henry George, but told the child he could place the names in whatever order he chose. The first name of George was chosen by the age of 5, as listed on the New Jersey 1895 census. George and his brother Gilbert were left in the care of their grandparents and aunt after their mother died in 1896, and their father went to Philadelphia to work as a pharmacist. He later remarried and moved to Pittsburgh. George soon followed, as his father wanted him to have his senior year of high school in a big city. The high school in Pittsburgh asked George to repeat his junior year, but he rebelled and dropped out. He went to work for his father as a soda jerk and eventually an assistant pharmacist.

Acting on his junior high dream of becoming a writer, Seldes walked into the offices of the Pittsburgh Leader and asked for a job in February 1909. The city editor, Houston Eagle, hired him for $3.50 a week. Eagle gave Seldes lessons in memory since reporters considered simultaneous note taking invasive. Reporters at the time would remember what a speaker said and write it down later. Eagle assigned Seldes to the police court beat, where Seldes initial disillusion with the press began when one of his stories was censored and suppressed. The copyreaders had removed the name of the company whose driver had been in an accident.

Seldes left the Pittsburgh Leader for the Pittsburgh Post after they offered him two dollars more a week. He took a one year leave of absence from the Post in 1912 to complete independent studies in literature at Harvard University. He returned to the Post where he was relegated to the copy desk and later, night editor. He moved to New York to freelance for a brief period before accepting a position with the United Press in London.

Seldes enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was accredited with the American Expeditionary Forces, Section G-2D, Press Division in May 1918. Seldes covered the war for the Marshall Syndicate. After the armistice, Seldes and fellow correspondents, Herbert Corey, Lincoln Eyre, Cal Lyon and Fred A. Smith, defied military orders and crossed the German border. They landed their biggest scoop by securing an interview with German General Paul von Hindenburg, Chief of the General Staff, who was in charge of demobilization. The reporters asked Hindenburg what was responsible for the German defeat, to which he responded, the Americans. The rogue reporters faced a court martial upon their return but a presidential advisor intervened and their stories were embargoed for six months instead. Seldes firmly believed if their interview had been published, World War II might not have happened.

After the war, Seldes began working for the Chicago Tribune as their Berlin Bureau Chief. He crisscrossed Europe covering various humanitarian and political crises. His determination to get the truth out resulted in his expulsion from Russia and Italy. After covering the war in Syria, he took a year long leave of absence in 1926 to recover from a recurring bout of malaria and ulcers. He was sent to Mexico in 1927 where he wrote 20 articles on a variety of topics including mineral rights, land reform and Catholicism, 10 from the American viewpoint and 10 from the Mexican viewpoint. He returned to Europe but became disillusioned after learning the Tribune only printed the articles from the American viewpoint. Considering this a form of censorship, he resigned from the Tribune on December 31, 1928, to pursue a freelance career. He spent the next decade writing about his experiences in Europe and criticizing corporate America, focusing on newspaper publishers. It was during this time that he met his wife, Helen Larkin Wiesman, whom he married in 1932.

George and Helen returned to the U.S. after covering the war in Spain for the New York Post and Philadelphia Record. George then went on to serve as a writer and editor for the short-lived Ken magazine. After Ken's demise, George turned his attention to starting a bi-weekly newsletter on the advice of his neighbor and colleague, Bruce Minton. Seldes and Minton each contributed $1,000.00 to starting the newsletter Helen named In Fact in 1940. It was devoted to exposing falsehoods in the daily press and would be financed through subscriptions alone. Seldes strongly believed advertisements were the most corrupting force in journalism. At its peak, In Fact had 167,000 subscribers but it was universally attacked from the start. Seldes contends it was the never-ending redbaiting attacks from newspapers and magazines that frightened away the majority of subscribers, and financially forced its suspension in 1950. Seldes received a subpoena to appear before Joseph McCarthy's Senate subcommittee in 1953 where he vehemently denied he was a member of the Communist Party. The subcommittee eventually cleared Seldes but it took many years for his reputation to recover. While Seldes had hoped to resume publication of In Fact in the future, that hope was never realized.

Seldes continued to write, submitting articles to other publications and publishing books during the rest of his life. He was finally acknowledged for his role in journalism in 1980 when the Association for the Education in Journalism presented him with an award for professional excellence and in 1981, he was a recipient of the George Polk Awards in Journalism, Career Award.

Seldes died on July 2, 1995 at the age of 104. Helen passed away from a rare blood condition in 1979.

Seldes' crusade to expose the corruption of the press is documented throughout this collection of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, typescripts, drafts, notes, financial information, legal documents, press releases, photographs, and audiovisual material. Researchers should note that Seldes used his files for research and moved items from folder to folder. Seldes also typed notes of events after the fact. Folder dates reflect the date the material was produced, not the date of the subject matter and a large portion of items are undated. Seldes had a habit of utilizing every scrap of paper available to him. Notes are typed on the reverse side of letters, typescripts, etc. He would also type off the edge of the page, cut out paragraphs from the middle of a page, and fail to date items. Researchers should also be aware that a subject matter with its own folder does not preclude it from being found in a general folder. For example, Mussolini has his own folder in several series but items are also found under Italy in various series as well. The folder titles are Seldes's original file titles and the language should be considered in the context of the time in which the files were created by Seldes. Since the collection contains a voluminous amount of newspaper clippings, most clippings were moved to the back of the folder and are divided by a sheet of acid free paper. Researchers should also handle the material with care as there is brittle paper throughout the collection and damaged newspaper clippings were replaced with copies obtained from ProQuest historical newspapers [electronic resource].

Researchers will find that Seldes collected similar material for many different projects and therefore, there is significant overlap of topics across series. It is recommended that researchers perform keyword searches across this finding aid to make certain that they have located all relevant files. Similarly, browsing through the entire collection inventory may be useful as Seldes slightly altered terminology in his folder titles.

The bulk of the material is in English but a small amount is in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish.

The collection is arranged in eight series: I. Correspondence; II. Biographical: III. In Fact; IV. Writings; V. Press and press corruption; VI. Research, VII. Audio-visual; and VIII. Clippings. The material is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereunder, unless otherwise noted.

Gift of George Seldes, 1955, 1957, 1968, 1970 and 1995. Audiovisual material was purchased from Vermillion Films in 2016.

This finding aid contains original creator-supplied titles. Original folder titles may include outdated and/or harmful descriptive language. Original folder titles have been maintained to preserve the original context of how the creator labeled their files.

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Kristine McGee
Finding Aid Date
2022 May 2
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

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Scope and Contents

Series I. Correspondence is scattered throughout the collection but the bulk of Seldes's correspondence is contained herein. Divided into three subseries: a. General correspondence, b. Family correspondence, and c. Circular letters, and are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, except for the circular letters. Seldes rarely kept outgoing correspondence so the files primarily contain incoming correspondence. Subseries a. contains correspondence from friends, colleagues, researchers and admirers, and pertains mainly to his later years. While Seldes did not have an expansive correspondence with anyone, he did correspond sporadically with friends and colleagues such as Alvah Bessie, Emma Goldman, Nat Hentoff, Curtis D. MacDougall, Richard Scott Mowrer, Sigrid Schultz, Upton Sinclair, Victor Weingarten, and nemeses Fulton Lewis, Jr. and Edwin L. James. Subseries b., family correspondence chronicles the close relationship Seldes had with his nephew Timothy Seldes, niece Marian Seldes and their children. There are only a few letters between Seldes and his younger brother Gilbert and none with his wife Helen. Subseries c. contains miscellaneous circular letters received from various organizations including but not limited to the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; Common Cause; In the Public Interest; Southern Poverty Law Center; and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The folder titles are Seldes's original file titles and the language should be considered in the context of the time in which the filess were created by Seldes.

A, 1941-1991.
Box 1 Folder 1
Accuracy in Media (AIM), 1975-1985.
Box 1 Folder 2
Adler, Mortimer J., 1960-1977.
Box 1 Folder 3
Aiken, George D., 1944-1982.
Box 1 Folder 4
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1941-1987.
Box 1 Folder 5
The American Veterans Committee, 1944.
Box 1 Folder 6
Angarola, Richard, 1987-1989.
Box 1 Folder 7
Archer, Jules, 1971-1991.
Box 1 Folder 8
Arnold, Thurman, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 9
Arons, Ludwig, 1982-1989.
Box 1 Folder 10
Associated Industries, 1943.
Box 1 Folder 11
Association of Catholic Trade Unions (ACTU), 1938-1947.
Box 1 Folder 12
ACTU: clippings, 1938-1947.
Box 1 Folder 13
ACTU: Social Action, 1942.
Box 1 Folder 14
Ba-Bo, 1929-1990.
Box 1 Folder 15
Baker, Carlos: Hemingway, 1961-1962.
Box 1 Folder 16
Baker, Russell, 1969-1977.
Box 1 Folder 17
Ballantine Books, 1981-1988.
Box 1 Folder 18-19
Barnes, Harry Elmer, 1940-1945.
Box 1 Folder 20
Baruch, Bernard M., 1941.
Box 1 Folder 21
Berkman, Alexander, 1931-1932.
Box 1 Folder 22
Berry, Harriet, 1991.
Box 1 Folder 23
Bertrand, Claude-Jean, 1977-1988.
Box 1 Folder 24
Bessie, Alvah, 1941-1985.
Box 1 Folder 25
Bollen, Peter, 1982-1983.
Box 1 Folder 26
Br-Bu, 1941-1988.
Box 1 Folder 27
Bransten, Ruth, 1949.
Box 1 Folder 28
Butts, Bill: Horns of Plenty, 1984-1988.
Box 1 Folder 29
Ca-Cl, 1947-1988.
Box 1 Folder 30
Caesar, Irving, 1958-1981.
Box 1 Folder 31
Caspary, Vera, 1975-1987.
Box 1 Folder 32
Castleton State College: documentary, 1982.
Box 1 Folder 33
The Catholic Worker, 1942-1947.
Box 1 Folder 34
The Churchman, 1972-1991.
Box 1 Folder 35
Clemens, Cyril, 1969-1975.
Box 1 Folder 36
Co-Cu, 1941-1993.
Box 1 Folder 37
Correction please, 1976-1977.
Box 1 Folder 38
Counterattack, 1947-1960.
Box 1 Folder 39
Cousins, Norman, 1945-1967.
Box 1 Folder 40
Crichton, Kyle, 1937-1947.
Box 1 Folder 41
D, 1944-1990.
Box 1 Folder 42
Dartmouth College, 1951-1993.
Box 1 Folder 43
Dedijer, Stevan, 1949-1983.
Box 1 Folder 44
Dedijer, Vladimir, 1952-1975.
Box 1 Folder 45
Diggins, Jack, 1966-1971.
Box 1 Folder 46
E-F, 1939-1989.
Box 1 Folder 47
Eclipse, 1987-1988.
Box 1 Folder 48
Editor & Publisher, 1937-1955.
Box 1 Folder 49
Edwards, John Carver, 1982-1987.
Box 1 Folder 50
Exposé, 1952-1955.
Box 1 Folder 51
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting), 1987-1991.
Box 1 Folder 52
Field, Robert, undated.
Box 1 Folder 53
Fodor, Marcel W., 1968.
Box 1 Folder 54
Ford, Hugh, 1966-1984.
Box 1 Folder 55
G, 1944-1990.
Box 2 Folder 1
Gardner, Virginia, 1971-1987.
Box 2 Folder 2
Gauvreau, Emile, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 3
The Gazette and Daily, 1951-1970.
Box 2 Folder 4
Genovese, Frank, 1992.
Box 2 Folder 5
Goldman, Emma, 1930-1939, 1985.
Box 2 Folder 6
Gresham, Mary Ellen, 1987-1988.
Box 2 Folder 7
Gress, Edmund, 1967-1982.
Box 2 Folder 8
Gunther, John, 1936-1938.
Box 2 Folder 9
H, 1938-1990.
Box 2 Folder 10
Haldeman-Julius, E., 1927-1940.
Box 2 Folder 11
Hawley, Hudson R., 1953-1955.
Box 2 Folder 12
Hentoff, Nat, 1973-1985.
Box 2 Folder 13
Herbst, Josephine, 1938-1939, 1969.
Box 2 Folder 14
Hicks, Orton H., 1971-1989.
Box 2 Folder 15
Higham, Charles, 1982.
Box 2 Folder 16-18
Hoover, Herbert, 1922.
Box 2 Folder 19
Hoover, J. Edgar, 1941-1958.
Box 2 Folder 20
Hope S. Bagger, Inc., 1979.
Box 2 Folder 21
Houser, John Sherrill, 1984-1985.
Box 2 Folder 22
Howe, James P., 1968-1984.
Box 2 Folder 23
I-J, 1940-1987.
Box 2 Folder 24
Ickes, Harold L., 1938-1950.
Box 2 Folder 25
Jensen, Carl: Project Censored, 1981-1992.
Box 2 Folder 26
Joseph, Nannine, 1933-1976.
Box 2 Folder 27
K, 1939-1990.
Box 2 Folder 28
Kissin, Milton and Jean, 1964-1990.
Box 2 Folder 29
Koons, Lawrence: Briffault, Robert, 1964.
Box 2 Folder 30
Kraft, Erwin, 1948-1949.
Box 2 Folder 31
Krock, Arthur, 1939.
Box 2 Folder 32
Krouner, Leonard W., 1971-1991.
Box 2 Folder 33
L, 1933-1988.
Box 2 Folder 34
Labor, 1944-1957.
Box 2 Folder 35
Lambeth, Edmund B., 1980-1989.
Box 2 Folder 36
Lamont, Corliss, 1942, 1987-1989.
Box 2 Folder 37
Langer, Elinor, 1976-1978.
Box 2 Folder 38
Lawrence, David, 1953-1956.
Box 2 Folder 39
Lear, Norman, 1988-1989.
Box 2 Folder 40
Ledoux, Philip N., undated.
Box 2 Folder 41
Lee, Alfred McClung, 1938-1988.
Box 2 Folder 42
Lerner, Max, 1943-1954.
Box 2 Folder 43
Lesser, Gilbert, 1935-1938, 1988.
Box 2 Folder 44
Lewis, Fulton, Jr., 1941-1950.
Box 2 Folder 45
Lindh, Frances, 1988.
Box 2 Folder 46
Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1953-1992.
Box 2 Folder 47
Ma-Me, 1939-1989.
Box 3 Folder 1
MacDougall, Curtis D., 1949-1985.
Box 3 Folder 2
Maffet, Vere, 1986.
Box 3 Folder 3-4
Mather, Melissa, 1965-circa 1984.
Box 3 Folder 5
Maury, Reuben, 1943-1948.
Box 3 Folder 6
McCann, Lee, undated.
Box 3 Folder 7
McCormick, Robert R., 1927-1936.
Box 3 Folder 8
Mi-Mu, 1946-1990.
Box 3 Folder 9
Miller, David, 1966-1983.
Box 3 Folder 10
Minton, Sherman, 1938-1956.
Box 3 Folder 11
Mora, Constancia de la, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 12
Morgenthau, Henry, 1930.
Box 3 Folder 13
Mowrer, Richard and Liz, 1979-1988.
Box 3 Folder 14
Moyers, Bill, 1984-1986.
Box 3 Folder 15
N-O, 1935-1989.
Box 3 Folder 16
Nader, Ralph, 1972-1988.
Box 3 Folder 17
The Nation, 1938-1980.
Box 3 Folder 18
The New Republic, 1936-1939, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 19
The New York Times, 1954-1982.
Box 3 Folder 20
The New York Times: James, Edwin L., 1934-1951.
Box 3 Folder 21
The New York Times: Salisbury, Harrison, 1973-1980.
Box 3 Folder 22
Nieman Foundation, 1938-1968.
Box 3 Folder 23
Nye, Gerald, 1941-1943.
Box 3 Folder 24
Orick, Will: d'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1968-1980.
Box 3 Folder 25
Orton, Vrest, 1935-1938.
Box 3 Folder 26
Osborn, Paul, circa 1930.
Box 3 Folder 27
O'Sheel, Shaemas, 1941-1952.
Box 3 Folder 28
P-Q, 1919-1989.
Box 3 Folder 29
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1944-1965.
Box 3 Folder 30
Pegler, Westbrook, 1939-1942.
Box 3 Folder 31
Petersen, Arnold: Daniel DeLeon Social Architect, 1966.
Box 3 Folder 32
Pollack, Richard, 1981.
Box 3 Folder 33
Powell, Dawn, undated.
Box 3 Folder 34
R, 1935-1990.
Box 3 Folder 35
Raushenbush, Stephen: munitions, 1934.
Box 3 Folder 36
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1949.
Box 3 Folder 37
Ross, Elizabeth Sherburne, 1954-1988.
Box 3 Folder 38
Ryback, Isaachar, 1929.
Box 3 Folder 39
Sa-Sh, 1940-1989.
Box 3 Folder 40
St. Louis Journalism Review, 1983-1985.
Box 3 Folder 41
Schultz, Sigrid, 1922-1988.
Box 3 Folder 42
Seabrook, Willie, 1931-1945.
Box 3 Folder 43
Si-Sz, 1939-1989.
Box 3 Folder 44
Sinclair, Upton, 1931-1976.
Box 3 Folder 45
Smith, Rembert Gilman, 1941.
Box 3 Folder 46
Solow, Marty, 1944-1981.
Box 3 Folder 47
Southbridge Evening News, 1973-1982.
Box 3 Folder 48
Sproule, J. Michael, 1984-1985.
Box 3 Folder 49
Stern, Alfred and Martha, 1978-1984.
Box 3 Folder 50
Stone, I.F., 1953-1989.
Box 3 Folder 51
T, 1941-1990.
Box 3 Folder 52
Time, 1956-1985.
Box 3 Folder 53
Tito, Josip Broz, 1953-1954.
Box 3 Folder 54
Truman, Harry S., 1940.
Box 3 Folder 55
U-V, 1939-1989.
Box 3 Folder 56
Unidentified correspondence, 1966-1987.
Box 3 Folder 57
University Microfilms International, 1981-1984.
Box 3 Folder 58
Van Buren, Abigail, 1969-1988.
Box 3 Folder 59
Van Doren, Irita: book reviews, 1940.
Box 3 Folder 60
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, undated.
Box 3 Folder 61
Viereck, George Sylvester, 1946-1954.
Box 3 Folder 62
Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1939-1944, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 63
W-Z, 1944-1990.
Box 3 Folder 64
The Washington Spectator, 1976-1990.
Box 4 Folder 1
The Week: Cockburn, Claude, undated.
Box 4 Folder 2
Weingarten, Victor, circa 1945-1987.
Box 4 Folder 3
Wilhelm II, circa 1887.
Box 4 Folder 4
Wilkin, Karen, 1982-1989.
Box 4 Folder 5-6
Winchell, Walter, 1938-1944.
Box 4 Folder 7
Wohlforth, Bob, 1978-1991.
Box 4 Folder 8
Wohlforth, Tim, 1957.
Box 4 Folder 9
Wood, Tom, 1965-1983.
Box 4 Folder 10
Young, Art, 1943.
Box 4 Folder 11
Andres, Katharine, 1969-1990.
Box 4 Folder 12
Kanin, Garson: It Take a Long Time to Become Young, 1977.
Box 4 Folder 13-14
Randorf, Judith, 1917-1926.
Box 4 Folder 15
Seldes, Elisabeth, 1970-1988.
Box 4 Folder 16
Seldes, George Sergius, undated.
Box 4 Folder 17
Seldes, Gilbert V., 1924-1964.
Box 4 Folder 18
Seldes, Gilbert W., 1973-1988.
Box 4 Folder 19
Seldes, Lee, 1981-1989.
Box 4 Folder 20
Seldes, Marian, 1953-1990.
Box 4 Folder 21-22
Seldes, Timothy, 1957-1999.
Box 4 Folder 23
Shreve, Susan Richards, 1986-1987.
Box 4 Folder 24
Miscellaneous circular letters, 1970s-1990s.
Box 4 Folder 25-33

Scope and Contents

Series II. Biographical is divided into two subseries: a. Personal and b. I Was There (IWT). Subseries a. contains articles about Seldes, handwritten notes, insurance and financial documents, greeting cards, correspondence and guest lists for his birthday parties. Subseries b. I Was There (IWT) houses notes, correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs, etc. that Seldes compiled to assist him in writing Witness to a Century but he continued to add material after publication. This subseries is perhaps the most biographical as it chronicles his life's work.

The folder titles are Seldes's original file titles and the language should be considered in the context of the time in which the files were created by Seldes.

Address book, undated.
Box 5 Folder 1
Articles about Seldes, 1927-1994.
Box 5 Folder 2-5
Auto accident, 1976-1977.
Box 5 Folder 6
Awards, 1947-1989.
Box 5 Folder 7
Biographical, 1917-1988.
Box 5 Folder 8
Birthday, 1961-1989.
Box 5 Folder 9
Calendar, 1979 and 1988.
Box 5 Folder 10
Daybooks, 1919-1923.
Box 5 Folder 11
Filmmaker's notebook, undated.
Box 5 Folder 12
Financial, 1969-1990.
Box 5 Folder 13
Greeting cards, 1981-1989.
Box 5 Folder 14
Henry's letters, 1962.
Box 5 Folder 15
Insurance and medical, 1958-1989.
Box 5 Folder 16
Notes, undated.
Box 5 Folder 17
Oversized items, circa 1921, 1931, 1983, 1990, undated.
Box 64 Folder 3
Paintings, 1929-1936.
Box 5 Folder 18
Personal, 1948-1987.
Box 5 Folder 19
Photographs, 1914-1988.
Box 5 Folder 20
Seldes, Helen, 1938-1981.
Box 5 Folder 21
To Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, 1996-1997.
Box 5 Folder 22
Voices from the grave, 1959-1985.
Box 5 Folder 23
Alliance, New Jersey, 1953-1989.
Box 5 Folder 24
American Legion, 1941-1965.
Box 5 Folder 25
Astor, Nancy, 1947-1954.
Box 5 Folder 26
Balabanoff, Angelica, 1931-1965.
Box 5 Folder 27
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1976-1981.
Box 5 Folder 28
Book Reviewers, 1933-1960.
Box 5 Folder 29
Broun, Heywood, 1944-1946.
Box 5 Folder 30
Browder, Earl, 1954.
Box 5 Folder 31
Bullit, William C., 1940-1946.
Box 5 Folder 32
Butler, Smedley, 1931-1987.
Box 5 Folder 33
Chicago Tribune: Army edition, 1917-1982.
Box 5 Folder 34
Chicago Tribune decade: Berlin: Adlon, 1977-1986.
Box 5 Folder 35
Chicago Tribune decade: Berlin: correspondence, 1920-1944.
Box 5 Folder 36
Chicago Tribune decade: Berlin: general, 1921-1986.
Box 5 Folder 37
Chicago Tribune decade: Berlin: photographs, 1920-1960.
Box 5 Folder 38
Chicago Tribune decade: Coolidge, Calvin, 1973-1985.
Box 5 Folder 39
Chicago Tribune decade: corruption, 1925-1927.
Box 5 Folder 40
Chicago Tribune decade: Freud, Sigmund, undated.
Box 5 Folder 41
Chicago Tribune decade: general, 1961-1982.
Box 5 Folder 42
Chicago Tribune decade: German inflation, undated.
Box 5 Folder 43
Chicago Tribune decade: Hitler, Adolf, 1939, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 1
Chicago Tribune decade: Ireland, 1932-1978.
Box 6 Folder 2
Chicago Tribune decade: Italy, 1920-1929, undated.
Box 6 Folder 3
Chicago Tribune decade: lost generation, 1971-1991.
Box 6 Folder 4
Chicago Tribune: Mexico, 1924-1958.
Box 6 Folder 5
Chicago Tribune: Moscow, 1921-1969.
Box 6 Folder 6
Chicago Tribune: notables, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 7
Chicago Tribune: Oberammergau, 1920-1984.
Box 6 Folder 8
Chicago Tribune decade: Orient Express, undated.
Box 6 Folder 9
Chicago Tribune decade: Paris, 1929-1984.
Box 6 Folder 10
Chicago Tribune decade: Sheean, Vincent, 1939-1986.
Box 6 Folder 11
Chicago Tribune decade: Syria, 1925-1926.
Box 6 Folder 12
Chicago Tribune decade: Syria: photographs, 1925.
Box 6 Folder 13
Chicago Tribune decade: Syria: research, 1925-1984.
Box 6 Folder 14
Chicago Tribune decade: Vienna, 1925-1976.
Box 6 Folder 15
Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1947-1950.
Box 6 Folder 16
Cortesi, Arnaldo, 1927-1966.
Box 6 Folder 17
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1919-1983.
Box 6 Folder 18
DeLamar. Alice, undated.
Box 6 Folder 19
Dreiser, Theodore, 1940-1965.
Box 6 Folder 20
Duranty, Walter, 1979.
Box 6 Folder 21
Fascism, 1948.
Box 6 Folder 22
Flynn, Errol, 1940-1980.
Box 6 Folder 23
Foch interview, 1919-1972.
Box 6 Folder 24
Food as a weapon, 1972-1976.
Box 6 Folder 25
Ford, Ford, Madox, 1949-1981.
Box 6 Folder 26
Genoa Conference, undated.
Box 6 Folder 27
George, Henry, 1984-1988.
Box 6 Folder 28
Germany, 1918-1983.
Box 6 Folder 29
Gorki, Maxim, 1965-1981.
Box 6 Folder 30
Greeenwich Village, 1916-1985.
Box 6 Folder 31
Haber, Fritz, undated.
Box 6 Folder 32
Hale, Ruth, 1926, undated.
Box 6 Folder 33
Harvard University, 1912-1913, 1978-1981.
Box 6 Folder 34
Hearst offer, undated.
Box 6 Folder 35
Hemingway, Ernest, 1940-1988.
Box 6 Folder 36-37
Hungary, undated.
Box 6 Folder 38
Ickes vs Gannett: Free press/tobacco, 1937-1963.
Box 6 Folder 39
Irwin, Will, undated.
Box 6 Folder 40
Ken magazine, 1937-1977.
Box 6 Folder 41-43
La Pasionaria, 1976-1979.
Box 6 Folder 44
Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1946-1947.
Box 6 Folder 45
Le Select, 1982-1986.
Box 6 Folder 46
League of American Writers, 1935-1940.
Box 6 Folder 47
Lenin, Vladimir, 1959-1976.
Box 6 Folder 48
Lewis, Sinclair, 1935-1963.
Box 6 Folder 49
Lewisohn, Ludwig, undated.
Box 6 Folder 50
Lindbergh, Charles A., 1927-1977.
Box 7 Folder 1
Lippmann, Walter, 1974-1980.
Box 7 Folder 2
London scene, undated.
Box 7 Folder 3
Lost battalion: Woollcott, Alexander, 1976, undated.
Box 7 Folder 4
Matthews, Herbert L., 1977.
Box 7 Folder 5
McCarthy, Joseph, 1953-1987.
Box 7 Folder 6
McCarthy hearing, 1953, 1988.
Box 7 Folder 7
McCarthy hearing: Mandel, B., 1953.
Box 7 Folder 8
McCormick, Katherine, undated.
Box 7 Folder 9
McCormick, Robert R.: personal experiences, 1921-1966.
Box 7 Folder 10
Mellon divorce, 1934, 1977-1978, undated.
Box 7 Folder 11
Mussolini, Benito, 1922-1982.
Box 7 Folder 12
Mundt, Karl, 1949-1956.
Box 7 Folder 13
The New York Times, 1925-1954.
Box 7 Folder 14
The New York Times : Tito interview, 1948-1949.
Box 7 Folder 15
The New York Times: tobacco, 1938-1946.
Box 7 Folder 16
The New York Times vs. George Seldes, 1938-1987.
Box 7 Folder 17
Notable events, undated.
Box 7 Folder 18
Notes, undated.
Box 7 Folder 19
Obituaries, 1941-1978.
Box 7 Folder 20
Passport hearing, 1949-1966.
Box 7 Folder 21
Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1976-1980.
Box 7 Folder 22
Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1942-1957.
Box 7 Folder 23
People and places, 1931-1986.
Box 7 Folder 24
Personal history, undated.
Box 7 Folder 25
Pirandello, Luigi, 1925.
Box 7 Folder 26
Pittsburgh, 1911-1984.
Box 7 Folder 27
Press boycott and silence, 1929-1979.
Box 7 Folder 28
Press colonies, 1982-1984.
Box 7 Folder 29
Press credentials, 1917-1951.
Box 7 Folder 30
Press vs. Seldes, 1940-1985.
Box 7 Folder 31
Pucci, Enrico, 1946-1968.
Box 7 Folder 32
Pulitzer's Review, 1916, 1941.
Box 7 Folder 33
Puma, Fernando, 1954.
Box 7 Folder 34
Rákosi, Mátyás, 1980.
Box 7 Folder 35
Reds, 1979-1983.
Box 7 Folder 36
Reed, Jack and Bryant, Louise, 1967-1988.
Box 7 Folder 37
Return to Europe, 1948-1950.
Box 7 Folder 38
Rivera, 1930-1985.
Box 7 Folder 39
Rogge report, 1946, undated.
Box 7 Folder 40
Roosvelt, Theodore, 1979-1986.
Box 7 Folder 41
Rossetti, Raffaele, 1937-1956.
Box 7 Folder 42
Russell, Lillian, 1961-1981.
Box 7 Folder 43
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), 1953-1979.
Box 7 Folder 44
Scheer, Reinhard: Jutland or Skagerrak, undated.
Box 7 Folder 45
Seldes vs. The Detroit Free Press, 1944.
Box 7 Folder 46
Semi-SOBs, 1941-1985.
Box 7 Folder 47
Shearer, William B., 1927-1958.
Box 7 Folder 48
Siki fight, 1954, undated.
Box 7 Folder 49
Spain, 1937-1978.
Box 7 Folder 50
Stein, Leo, undated.
Box 7 Folder 51
Stinnes case, 1923.
Box 7 Folder 52
Sturzo, Don Luigi, 1923-1959.
Box 7 Folder 53
Taylor, Henry J., 1949-1962.
Box 7 Folder 54
Thompson, Dorothy, 1935-1974.
Box 7 Folder 55
Tobenkin, Elias, 1920.
Box 7 Folder 56
Togliatti, Palmiro: assassination attempt, circa 1948.
Box 7 Folder 57
Traitors, 1942-1952, 1987.
Box 7 Folder 58
Trebitsch-Lincoln, Ignatius, 1932-1963.
Box 7 Folder 59
Truth and Propaganda:Interview, 1937.
Box 7 Folder 60
USSR: Mednikoff, Anna, 1964.
Box 7 Folder 61
USSR: Photographs, 1922.
Box 7 Folder 62
USSR: Return, 1964-1981.
Box 7 Folder 63
Vermont literary scene, 1970-1984.
Box 8 Folder 1
Wells, H.G., 1929-1984.
Box 8 Folder 2
Winchell, Walter, 1934-1935, 1954.
Box 8 Folder 3
Witness to a Century: IWT notes, 1985, undated.
Box 8 Folder 4
Wolfe, Thomas, 1938, 1979.
Box 8 Folder 5
Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1939.
Box 8 Folder 6
World War I: Armistice day, 1918, 1978, undated.
Box 8 Folder 7
World War I: G-2D A.E.F., 1918-1982.
Box 8 Folder 8-10
World War I: Hindenburg statement, 1918-1976.
Box 8 Folder 11
World War I: Versailles treaty, 1944-1982.
Box 8 Folder 12
World War I: Wilson, Woodrow, 1977-1982, undated.
Box 8 Folder 13
Yugoslavia, circa 1948-1957.
Box 8 Folder 14
Yugoslavia: Tito interview, 1948-1952.
Box 8 Folder 15

Scope and Contents

Series III. In Fact is comprised of three subseries: a. Administrative; b: General; and c. History. Subseries a. contains legal and financial documents, subscription lists, research material, correspondence and some issues of the bi-weekly newsletter, there is not a complete run of the newsletter but all issues are available in the Kislak Center for Special Collections using the call number E 740.I6. Overall, there is very little administrative information. The bulk of the files are contained in subseries b. These files are topical and the correspondence, notes, articles, press releases, and clippings were used to write articles for the newsletter, which began as a fortnightly newsletter to supply news for those Americans who expressed doubt in the honesty of the American press. Series V. Press, also contains a substantial amount of material relating to In Fact. Subseries c. contains material Seldes pulled from other files to write his chapters for the In Fact decade of Witness to a Century.

The folder titles are Seldes's original file titles and the language should be considered in the context of the time in which the files were created by Seldes.

Achievements, 1941-1948.
Box 8 Folder 16
Administrative, 1941-1949.
Box 8 Folder 17
Anniversary, 1945, 1950.
Box 8 Folder 18
Answers to Booktab, 1943.
Box 8 Folder 19
Article drafts, 1944.
Box 8 Folder 20
Attacks from renegade Communists, 1943-1950.
Box 8 Folder 21
Beginning of press attacks, 1941.
Box 8 Folder 22
Bransten, Richard (Bruce Minton), 1940-1953.
Box 8 Folder 23
Circulation, 1940-1949.
Box 8 Folder 24
Communist accusations and protests, 1942-1962.
Box 8 Folder 25
Communists, 1940-1950.
Box 8 Folder 26
Congressional correspondence, 1940-1950.
Box 8 Folder 27
Conspiracy of silence against In Fact, 1941-1946.
Box 8 Folder 28
Contributors/Sources, 1938-1968.
Box 8 Folder 29
Correspondence, 1940-1952.
Box 8 Folder 30
Demise correspondence, 1950-1954.
Box 8 Folder 31
Editorials, 1941.
Box 8 Folder 32
Endorsers, 1940-1941.
Box 8 Folder 33
Farewell editorial, 1950.
Box 8 Folder 34
FBI vs. In Fact, 1942-1947, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 35
Financial information, 1940-1951.
Box 8 Folder 36
First issue articles, 1940.
Box 8 Folder 37
In Fact ad: New York Times, undated.
Box 8 Folder 38
In Fact ad: refused by press, 1946.
Box 8 Folder 39
In Fact and libel, 1942-1957.
Box 8 Folder 40
Justice Department meeting, 1947-1949.
Box 8 Folder 41
Legal documents, 1944-1947.
Box 8 Folder 42
Letters to the Editor, 1941-1945.
Box 8 Folder 43
Minor achievements, 1941-1946.
Box 8 Folder 44
Newspaper attacks, 1941-1958.
Box 8 Folder 45
Origins, 1935-1947.
Box 8 Folder 46
Policy, 1940-1953.
Box 8 Folder 47
Press relations, undated.
Box 8 Folder 48
Promotional material and advertisements, 1940-1950.
Box 8 Folder 49
Publicity, 1940-1948.
Box 8 Folder 50
Reader questionnaire, circa 1945.
Box 8 Folder 51
The Ruin of In Fact, 1941-1954.
Box 8 Folder 52
Acheson, Dean, 1945-1947.
Box 8 Folder 53
Advertising, 1936-1950.
Box 8 Folder 54
Advertising: labor, 1937-1948.
Box 8 Folder 55
Advertising: suppressed, 1939-1948.
Box 8 Folder 56
ACLU, 1940-1944.
Box 9 Folder 1
American Education Association, 1947-1948.
Box 9 Folder 2
The American Forum of the Air, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 3
American Legion: correspondence, 1937-1948.
Box 9 Folder 4
American Legion: Danfield, George C., 1944-1947.
Box 9 Folder 5
American Legion: Hearst, 1936-1946.
Box 9 Folder 6
American Legion: research, 1933-1950.
Box 9 Folder 7
American Medical Association, 1950.
Box 9 Folder 8
The American Mercury, 1937-1948.
Box 9 Folder 9
The American Mercury: attack on In Fact, 1937-1956.
Box 9 Folder 10
The American Mercury: Report, circa 1942.
Box 9 Folder 11
American Newspaper Publishers Association, 1933-1947.
Box 9 Folder 12
American Viewpoint, 1940-1944.
Box 9 Folder 13
Americans quoted by Nazis, 1942.
Box 9 Folder 14
Anti-Donnelly Campaign, 1941-1942.
Box 9 Folder 15
Anti-Semitism, 1934-1948.
Box 9 Folder 16-17
Associated Farmers, 1938-1942.
Box 9 Folder 18
Associated Press, 1925-1946.
Box 9 Folder 19
Associated Press: errors and fakes, 1935-1945.
Box 9 Folder 20
Associated Press: suppressed news, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 21
"Atomic Secrets Affecting Future of Mankind Revealed by Scientists: U.S. Hoards Greatest Power in the World", 1948.
Box 9 Folder 22
Baxter, Franklin, 1942-1945.
Box 9 Folder 23
Bender, George: HUAC report on Seldes, 1948.
Box 9 Folder 24
Bess, Demaree, 1941-1945.
Box 9 Folder 25
Blacks, 1940-1949.
Box 9 Folder 26
Bricker, John W., 1944.
Box 9 Folder 27
Bridges, Harry, 1939-1942.
Box 9 Folder 28
Brookings Institute, 1944-1945.
Box 9 Folder 29
Brooklyn Tablet, 1936-1943.
Box 9 Folder 30
Brown, Constantine, 1943-1946.
Box 9 Folder 31
Buchmanism/Moral Re-Armament Movement (MRA), 1937-1949.
Box 9 Folder 32
Buchmanism/MRA: Austin, Bunny, 1939-1945.
Box 9 Folder 33
Buchmanism/MRA: Booktab, 1943.
Box 9 Folder 34
Buchmanism/MRA: Driberg exposé, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 35
Buchmanism/MRA: press, 1939-1948.
Box 9 Folder 36
Buchmanism/MRA: publications, programs, etc., 1941-1946.
Box 9 Folder 37
Caldwell, Taylor, 1943.
Box 9 Folder 38
Carlson, John Roy, 1943-1947.
Box 9 Folder 39
Censorship: book burning, 1930-1949.
Box 9 Folder 40
Censorship: miscellaneous, 1942-1949.
Box 9 Folder 41
Censorship: movies, 1928-1951.
Box 9 Folder 42
Chamberlain, John, 1941-1947.
Box 9 Folder 43
Chamberlin, William Henry, 1943-1945.
Box 9 Folder 44
Chattanooga, 1942.
Box 9 Folder 45
The Chicago Sun, 1941-1943.
Box 9 Folder 46
Chicago Tribune, 1919-1950.
Box 9 Folder 47-48
China, 1939-1949.
Box 9 Folder 49
The Christian American, 1943-1944.
Box 9 Folder 50
The Christian Science Monitor, 1940-1949.
Box 9 Folder 51
Christians, George W., 1941-1942.
Box 9 Folder 52
Churches: tax exemption, 1930-1940.
Box 9 Folder 53
Churchill, Winston, 1943-1949.
Box 9 Folder 54
Citizen's Committee for Better Education, 1946.
Box 9 Folder 55
Clark's list, 1947-1949.
Box 9 Folder 56
Clippings: Miscellaneous, 1940-1947.
Box 9 Folder 57
Close, Upton, 1941-1948.
Box 9 Folder 58
College press, 1943.
Box 10 Folder 1
Collier's smear, 1941-1957.
Box 10 Folder 2
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 1945-1948.
Box 10 Folder 3
Columbians, 1946-1947.
Box 10 Folder 4
Comics, 1941-1948.
Box 10 Folder 5
Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1947.
Box 10 Folder 6
Committee for Constitutional Government, 1938-1949.
Box 10 Folder 7
Communism in action, 1946-1949.
Box 10 Folder 8
Congressional investigations, 1935-1947.
Box 10 Folder 9
Congressional payoff, 1942-1946.
Box 10 Folder 10
Congressmen, 1942-1949.
Box 10 Folder 11
Constituion and Free Enterprise Foundation, 1950.
Box 10 Folder 12
Constitutional Educational League, 1937-1949.
Box 10 Folder 13
Coos Bay, 1944.
Box 10 Folder 14
Corey, Lewis, 1943-1944.
Box 10 Folder 15
Cornell University: anti-Semitism, 1943-1964.
Box 10 Folder 16
Coudert Committee, 1942.
Box 10 Folder 17
Coughlin, Charles E., 1934-1950.
Box 10 Folder 18
Counterattack, 1947-1949.
Box 10 Folder 19
Crime and religion, 1943, 1949.
Box 10 Folder 20
Crooked comics: Little Orphan Annie, 1944-1947.
Box 10 Folder 21
Crowell-Collier Publishing Co., 1939-1948.
Box 10 Folder 22
Curran, Edward Lodge: International Catholic Truth Society, 1937-1943.
Box 10 Folder 23
Czechoslovakia, 1941-1950.
Box 10 Folder 24
The Daily Worker, 1940-1946.
Box 10 Folder 25
Daughters of the American Revolution, 1928-1949.
Box 10 Folder 26
Deatherage, George, 1939-1943.
Box 10 Folder 27
DeCasseres, Benjamin, 1932-1944.
Box 10 Folder 28
DeMille, Cecil B., 1945.
Box 10 Folder 29
Democracy, 1940-1946.
Box 10 Folder 30
Democratic National and State Committees, 1940-1956.
Box 10 Folder 31
Dennis, Lawrence, 1935-1947.
Box 10 Folder 32
The Denver Post, 1935-1950.
Box 10 Folder 33
The Detroit Free Press, 1938-1948.
Box 10 Folder 34
Dewey, John, 1947, 1987.
Box 10 Folder 35
Dies Committee, 1939-1944.
Box 10 Folder 36
Drexel, Constance: Traitor, 1943.
Box 10 Folder 37
Dulles, John Foster, 1944-1957.
Box 10 Folder 38
Employers' Associations, 1943.
Box 10 Folder 39
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1940-1944.
Box 10 Folder 40
Facts for Women, 1943.
Box 10 Folder 41
Fairchild, Lambert, 1940-1947.
Box 10 Folder 42
Fake Mexican news: Toledano story, 1942.
Box 10 Folder 43
Farmers, 1939-1947.
Box 10 Folder 44
Fascism in action, 1947.
Box 10 Folder 45
Fascist medals, 1941-1943.
Box 10 Folder 46
FBI, 1937-1950.
Box 10 Folder 47
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1941-1946.
Box 10 Folder 48
Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 1941-1946.
Box 10 Folder 49
Fenwick/Hammond family, 1940-1943.
Box 10 Folder 50
Finland, 1940-1941.
Box 10 Folder 51
Fisher, Vardis, 1942.
Box 10 Folder 52
Flynn, John T., 1947-1951.
Box 10 Folder 53
Fooling America from the cradle to the grave, 1940-1951.
Box 10 Folder 54
Ford, Henry: Anti-Semitism, 1922-1943.
Box 10 Folder 55
Fortune: Fascismo issue, 1934.
Box 10 Folder 56
Fortune: munitions exposé, 1934-1940.
Box 10 Folder 57
France, 1948-1949.
Box 10 Folder 58
Free enterprise, 1943-1949.
Box 10 Folder 59
Free press, 1942.
Box 10 Folder 60
Friday, 1940.
Box 10 Folder 61
Friends of Democracy, 1943-1947.
Box 10 Folder 62
Friends of Democracy: Propaganda Battlefront, 1943-1949.
Box 10 Folder 63-64
Gannett, Frank E., 1932-1946.
Box 10 Folder 65
Gentile news, 1944-1946.
Box 10 Folder 66
George, Walter F., 1941-1944.
Box 10 Folder 67
Georgia, 1939-1941.
Box 10 Folder 68
Germany, 1942-1949.
Box 10 Folder 69
Gilbert, Rodney, 1943-1947.
Box 11 Folder 1
Goff, Kenneth, 1946-1947.
Box 11 Folder 2
Gossett, Ed, 1947-1949.
Box 11 Folder 3
Grand Old Party (GOP) redbaiting, 1940-1950.
Box 11 Folder 4
Great Britain, 1941-1948.
Box 11 Folder 5
Griffin, William, 1939-1944.
Box 11 Folder 6
Group libel, 1940-1949.
Box 11 Folder 7
Guadalcanal story lie, 1943-1949.
Box 11 Folder 8
Hagen, Paul, 1944-1945.
Box 11 Folder 9
Haldeman-Julius Co., 1941-1944.
Box 11 Folder 10
Harriss, Robert, undated.
Box 11 Folder 11
Hart, Merwin K., 1938-1949.
Box 11 Folder 12
Hartley, Fred A., 1943-1949.
Box 11 Folder 13
Hawaii, 1945.
Box 11 Folder 14
Hearst, 1935-1949.
Box 11 Folder 15
Hearst: anti-Semitism, 1936-1943.
Box 11 Folder 16
Hearst: Catholics, 1938-1939.
Box 11 Folder 17
Hearst: Cosmopolitan, 1941-1946.
Box 11 Folder 18
Hearst: dictator press orders, 1935-1948.
Box 11 Folder 19
Hearst: fake news, 1936-1939.
Box 11 Folder 20
Hearst: lawsuits, 1939-1946.
Box 11 Folder 21
Hearst: miscellaneous clippings, 1936-1946.
Box 11 Folder 22
Hearst: pro-fascist, 1925-1944.
Box 11 Folder 23
Hearst treason, 1936-1944.
Box 11 Folder 24
Hearst treason: Dodd diary, 1941-1969.
Box 11 Folder 25
Hearst treason: Hitler deal, undated.
Box 11 Folder 26
Hearst treason: von Weigand, Karl, 1932-1940.
Box 11 Folder 27
Hearst, William Randolph: fascism, 1914-, 1947-1948.
Box 11 Folder 28
Hearst, William Randolph: personal attacks, 1934-1941.
Box 11 Folder 29
Hendershot, Ralph, 1944-1947.
Box 11 Folder 30
Henderson, Loy, 1948.
Box 11 Folder 31
Henle, Ray, 1943-1944.
Box 11 Folder 32
The Herald-Tribune, 1932-1944.
Box 11 Folder 33
Herrick, Elinore, 1942-1943.
Box 11 Folder 34
Hershey, Lewis B., 1941.
Box 11 Folder 35
Hill, Edwin C., 1939-1943.
Box 11 Folder 36
Hoeppel, John H.: national defense, 1946.
Box 11 Folder 37
Hoffman, Clare, 1937-1948.
Box 11 Folder 38
Holland, Elmer J., 1942.
Box 11 Folder 39
Hoover, Herbert, 1940-1949.
Box 11 Folder 40
Howard, Roy, 1936-1947.
Box 11 Folder 41
Hungary, 1946-1949.
Box 11 Folder 42
Ickes, Harold L., 1937-1946.
Box 11 Folder 43
Industrial Defense Association of Boston, undated.
Box 11 Folder 44
Italy, 1943-1948.
Box 11 Folder 45
Jaeckle, Edwin F., 1942-1944.
Box 11 Folder 46
Japanese agents in the U.S., 1938-1942.
Box 11 Folder 47
Jewish Daily Forward, 1938-1939.
Box 11 Folder 48
Jews, 1939-1946.
Box 11 Folder 49
Journalists as espionage agents, 1923-1947.
Box 11 Folder 50
J.P. Morgan & Co., 1933-1944.
Box 11 Folder 51
Jung, Harry A., 1933-1946.
Box 11 Folder 52
Kaltenborn, H.V., 1938-1944.
Box 11 Folder 53
Kaub, Verne P., 1943-1948.
Box 11 Folder 54
Kellems, Vivien, 1943-1944.
Box 11 Folder 55
Kelly, John E., 1941-1943.
Box 11 Folder 56
Kennedy, Joseph P., 1940-1946.
Box 11 Folder 57
Kent, Tyler, 1944-1945.
Box 11 Folder 58
Kept press week, 1942.
Box 11 Folder 59
Kern, Paul J., 1940-1941.
Box 11 Folder 60
King, Wilford I., 1943.
Box 11 Folder 61
Kiplinger, W.M., 1942.
Box 11 Folder 62
Kister, Frederick, 1945-1947.
Box 11 Folder 63
Knight, John S., 1943-1946.
Box 11 Folder 64
Korea, 1950-1956.
Box 11 Folder 65
Krock, Arthur, 1938-1946.
Box 11 Folder 66
Ku Klux Klan (KKK), 1943-1946.
Box 11 Folder 67
Labor, 1936-1950.
Box 11 Folder 68
Labor: Disney, 1940-1942.
Box 11 Folder 69
Labor-Management, 1941-1945.
Box 11 Folder 70
LaFollette Committee, 1936-1937.
Box 11 Folder 71
Land reform, 1936-1948.
Box 12 Folder 1
Lane, Rose Wilder, 1942-1944.
Box 12 Folder 2
Langer, William, 1941-1947.
Box 12 Folder 3
Lasker, Albert, 1936-1940.
Box 12 Folder 4
Lawrence, David, 1937-1947.
Box 12 Folder 5
LeBerthon, Ted, 1941-1944.
Box 12 Folder 6
Lewis, Fulton, Jr., 1942-1949.
Box 12 Folder 7
Lewis, John L., 1942-1943.
Box 12 Folder 8
Liberty League, 1934-1936.
Box 12 Folder 9
Liberty magazine, 1933-1944.
Box 12 Folder 10
Lippman, Walter, 1935-1945.
Box 12 Folder 11
Liquor, 1939-1947.
Box 12 Folder 12
Lobbyists, 1941-1951.
Box 12 Folder 13
Lochner, Louis, 1942-1948.
Box 12 Folder 14
Los Angeles Times, 1936-1937.
Box 12 Folder 15
Look magazine, 1937-1949.
Box 12 Folder 16
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1942-1946.
Box 12 Folder 17
Luce, Henry R., 1941-1945.
Box 12 Folder 18
Lundberg, Ferdinand, 1948.
Box 12 Folder 19
Lyons, Eugene, 1939-1947.
Box 12 Folder 20
MacArthur, Douglas, undated.
Box 12 Folder 21
MacLeish, Archibald, 1942.
Box 12 Folder 22
Magazines, 1935-1950.
Box 12 Folder 23
Magazines: T.N.T. the man's action story magazine, undated.
Box 12 Folder 24
Magazines: United States, 1935-1950.
Box 12 Folder 25
March of Time film, 1936-1950.
Box 12 Folder 26
Matchan, Don C., 1947-1948.
Box 12 Folder 27
Matthews, J.B., 1938-1944.
Box 12 Folder 28
Maury, Reuben, 1936-1944.
Box 12 Folder 29
McFee, William, 1944.
Box 12 Folder 30
McGrath, J. Howard, 1949.
Box 12 Folder 31
Mexico, 1943.
Box 12 Folder 32
Midpacifican, 1944-1946.
Box 12 Folder 33
Military, 1941-1950.
Box 12 Folder 34-35
Miller, Clyde, 1941-1947.
Box 12 Folder 36
Millionaires: World War I, 1934-1940.
Box 12 Folder 37
Milwaukee Journal, undated.
Box 12 Folder 38
The Minneapolis Star & Tribune: Attack on In Fact, 1947-1948.
Box 12 Folder 39
Mohawk Valley formula, undated.
Box 12 Folder 40
Molotov, Vyacheslav, undated.
Box 12 Folder 41
Money in elections, 1936-1940.
Box 12 Folder 42
Montgomery Ward, 1942-1944.
Box 12 Folder 43
Murphy, Robert, 1943-1945.
Box 12 Folder 44
Murray, James, 1943-1947.
Box 12 Folder 45
The Nation, 1935-1951.
Box 12 Folder 46
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 1936-1951.
Box 12 Folder 47
NAM: anti-Semitism, fascism and racism, 1938-1945.
Box 12 Folder 48
NAM: book censorship, 1940-1941.
Box 12 Folder 49
NAM: churches, 1941-1946.
Box 12 Folder 50
NAM: conspiracies, 1937-1946.
Box 12 Folder 51
NAM: Crawford, Frederick, 1941-1945.
Box 12 Folder 52
NAM: evidence, undated.
Box 12 Folder 53
NAM: farmers, 1942-1948.
Box 12 Folder 54
NAM: Hayek, Friedrich A., 1945.
Box 12 Folder 55
NAM: labor, 1937-1949.
Box 12 Folder 56
NAM: League of Women Voters, 1943.
Box 12 Folder 57
NAM: letters, 1943.
Box 12 Folder 58
NAM: lobbying and propaganda, 1937-1950.
Box 13 Folder 1
NAM: Moore, E.H., 1945.
Box 13 Folder 2
NAM: nail that lie, 1946-1947.
Box 13 Folder 3
NAM: National Industrial Information Committee, 1940-1946.
Box 13 Folder 4
NAM: Office of Price Administration, 1943-1948.
Box 13 Folder 5
NAM: officers, 1943-1949.
Box 13 Folder 6
NAM: politics, 1937-1947.
Box 13 Folder 7
NAM: preferred columnists, 1941.
Box 13 Folder 8
NAM: press, 1938-1950.
Box 13 Folder 9
NAM: radio, 1942-1950.
Box 13 Folder 10
NAM: schools, 1934-1950.
Box 13 Folder 11
NAM: taxes, 1943-1947.
Box 13 Folder 12
NAM: tax plot, 1937-1957.
Box 13 Folder 13
National Electrical Light Association, 1933-1939.
Box 13 Folder 14
National Geographic Society, 1938-1943.
Box 13 Folder 15
National Opinion Research Center, 1944-1945.
Box 13 Folder 16
National Security League, undated.
Box 13 Folder 17
Nation's Business, 1946.
Box 13 Folder 18
Navy League of the United States, 1934-1941.
Box 13 Folder 19
Nazi fifth column pact, 1934-1946.
Box 13 Folder 20
Nazi propaganda, 1933-1944.
Box 13 Folder 21
Nearing, Scott, 1943-1945.
Box 13 Folder 22
Neely, Matthew, 1949-1950.
Box 13 Folder 23
The New Leader, 1940-1949.
Box 13 Folder 24
New Orleans Public Library, 1943-1944.
Box 13 Folder 25
The New Republic, 1940-1950.
Box 13 Folder 26
New York Board of Trade, undated.
Box 13 Folder 27
New York Daily News, 1933-1946.
Box 13 Folder 28
New York Post, 1937-1946.
Box 13 Folder 29
The New York Times, 1917-1947.
Box 13 Folder 30
The New York Times: advertisements, 1933-1946.
Box 13 Folder 31
The New York Times: clippings, 1939-1946.
Box 13 Folder 32
The New York Times: cooperatives, 1946-1947.
Box 13 Folder 33
The New York Times: Cortesi, Arnaldo, 1930-1945.
Box 13 Folder 34
The New York Times: fakes, lies and suppressed news, etc., 1935-1947.
Box 13 Folder 35
The New York Times: faking Finnish news, 1939-1940.
Box 13 Folder 36
The New York Times: fascism, 1934-1946.
Box 13 Folder 37
The New York Times: Gauley bridge, 1936-1938.
Box 13 Folder 38
The New York Times: investigative committees, 1916-1940.
Box 13 Folder 39
The New York Times: James, E.L., 1939-1947.
Box 13 Folder 40
The New York Times: labor, 1934-1947.
Box 13 Folder 41
The New York Times: Mexico, 1939-1940.
Box 13 Folder 42
The New York Times: obituaries, 1940.
Box 13 Folder 43
The New York Times: Patterson, Harriet, 1939-1942.
Box 13 Folder 44
The New York Times: Scheffer, Paul, 1941-1943.
Box 13 Folder 45
The New York Times: Soviet Union, 1934-1947.
Box 13 Folder 46
The New York Times: Times men, 1920-1945.
Box 13 Folder 47
The New York Times: utilities, 1933-1938.
Box 13 Folder 48
The New York Times: World War II, 1935-1946.
Box 13 Folder 49
Newspaper guilds, 1938-1945.
Box 14 Folder 1
Newsweek, 1939-1950.
Box 14 Folder 2
Norris, Frank J., 1927-1943.
Box 14 Folder 3
Nuremburg trials, 1946.
Box 14 Folder 4
O'Donnell, John, 1941-1948.
Box 14 Folder 5
The Oregonian, 1942-1950.
Box 14 Folder 6
Our Sunday Visitor, 1939-1945.
Box 14 Folder 8
Our Sunday Visitor: synarchists, 1943-1944.
Box 14 Folder 8
Oursler, Fulton and Viereck, George, 1936-1945.
Box 14 Folder 9
Paterson, Isabel, 1941-1943.
Box 14 Folder 54
Patterson-McCormick treason, 1942-1952.
Box 14 Folder 10
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1942-1945.
Box 14 Folder 11
Pearson, Drew, 1941-1947.
Box 14 Folder 12
Peekskill riots, 1949.
Box 14 Folder 13
Pegler, Westbrook, 1933-1969.
Box 14 Folder 14-18
People, 1944.
Box 14 Folder 19
People of color, 1948.
Box 14 Folder 20
Pettengill, Samuel, 1943-1944.
Box 14 Folder 21
Pew family, 1940-1944.
Box 14 Folder 22
Philadelphia newspapers, 1939-1944.
Box 14 Folder 23
Plain Talk: Levine, Isaac Don, 1940-1950.
Box 14 Folder 24
PM, 1940-1947.
Box 14 Folder 25
Poisoned Bible, 1941-1965.
Box 14 Folder 26
Polk, George, 1948, 1977.
Box 14 Folder 27
The Progressive, 1943-1947.
Box 14 Folder 28
Propaganda, 1944-1947.
Box 14 Folder 29
"Propaganda" newsletter, 1947.
Box 14 Folder 30
Puerto Rico, 1944-1945.
Box 14 Folder 31
Radio, 1933-1949.
Box 14 Folder 32
Radio: advertising, 1946-1947.
Box 14 Folder 33
Radio: evidence, 1939-1949.
Box 14 Folder 34
Railey, Hilton H., 1940-1945.
Box 14 Folder 35
Rankin, John E., 1946.
Box 14 Folder 36
Reader's Digest, 1941-1950.
Box 14 Folder 37
Reader's Digest: anit-labor, 1937-1950.
Box 14 Folder 38
Reader's Digest: anit-Semitism, 1942-1945.
Box 14 Folder 39
Reader's Digest: articles, 1941-1949.
Box 14 Folder 40
Reader's Digest: Buchmanism, 1939-1968.
Box 14 Folder 41
Reader's Digest: capitalism, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 42
Reader's Digest: consumers/advertisers, 1939-1946.
Box 14 Folder 43
Reader's Digest: Daily Worker, 1941-1950.
Box 14 Folder 44
Reader's Digest: educational services, 1944-1950.
Box 14 Folder 45
Reader's Digest: Eggleston, George, 1945-1946.
Box 14 Folder 46
Reader's Digest: fascism, 1938-1948.
Box 14 Folder 47
Reader's Digest: France, 1944-1945.
Box 14 Folder 48
Reader's Digest: Latin America, 1942-1944.
Box 14 Folder 49
Reader's Digest: monopoly, 1942.
Box 14 Folder 50
Reader's Digest: NAACP, 1943-1947.
Box 14 Folder 51
Reader's Digest: NAM, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 52
Reader's Digest: Office of War Information, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 53
Reader's Digest: Palmer, Paul, 1937-1944.
Box 15 Folder 1
Reader's Digest: Perrotti, Nina, 1945.
Box 15 Folder 2
Reader's Digest: "The Red Trail", 1949.
Box 15 Folder 3
Reader's Digest: Russia, 1940-1943.
Box 15 Folder 4
Reader's Digest: schools, 1941-1950.
Box 15 Folder 5
Reader's Digest: Spain, 1936-1948.
Box 15 Folder 6
Reader's Digest: Studebaker, John Ward, 1944-1945.
Box 15 Folder 7
Reader's Digest: unions, 1944-1945.
Box 15 Folder 8
Reader's Digest: Valtin, Jan, 1941.
Box 15 Folder 9
Reader's Scope, 1945.
Box 15 Folder 10
Riesel, Victor, 1944-1956.
Box 15 Folder 11
Roe, Wellington, 1941.
Box 15 Folder 12
Rogge, O. John, 1943-1947.
Box 15 Folder 13
Roman Catholic Church, 1942-1949.
Box 15 Folder 14-15
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940-1946.
Box 15 Folder 16
Ross, E.A., 1941-1945.
Box 15 Folder 17
Russia, 1937-1946.
Box 15 Folder 18
Sabath, Adolph, 1945-1946.
Box 15 Folder 19
Saturday Evening Post, 1940-1962.
Box 15 Folder 20-21
Scripps-Howard/United Press, 1936-1944.
Box 15 Folder 22
Sheen, Fulton, 1941-1960.
Box 15 Folder 23
Shuler, Bob, 1942.
Box 15 Folder 24
Simms, William Philip, 1942-1946.
Box 15 Folder 25
Smith, Gerald L.K., 1943-1949.
Box 15 Folder 26
Sokolsky, George E., 1935-1954.
Box 15 Folder 27
Spiritual mobilization, 1944-1949.
Box 15 Folder 28
Stahlman, James G., 1937-1945.
Box 15 Folder 29
Steel, Walter S., 1937-1946.
Box 15 Folder 30
Time, 1933-1950.
Box 15 Folder 31-32
Time: clippings, 1937-1949.
Box 15 Folder 33
Time: pro-fascist, 1936-1944.
Box 15 Folder 34
Time: Russia, 1940-1945.
Box 15 Folder 35
Tinney, Cal, 1942.
Box 15 Folder 36
Tobacco, 1941-1950.
Box 15 Folder 37
Town Hall, Inc., 1936-1959.
Box 15 Folder 38
Town Hall, Inc.: meeting fraud, 1941-1944.
Box 15 Folder 39
Treason of big business: airplane, auto and ship industries, 1940-1946.
Box 15 Folder 40
Treason of big business: Anaconda, 1942-1946.
Box 15 Folder 41
Treason of big business: Curtis-Wright scandal, 1943.
Box 15 Folder 42
Treason of big business: drugs and chemicals, 1941-1943.
Box 15 Folder 43
Treason of big business: little treasons, 1942-1943.
Box 15 Folder 44
Treason of big business: miscellaneous, 1940-1946.
Box 15 Folder 45
Treason of big business: oversized, 1943, 1946, undated.
Box 64 Folder 7
Treason of big business: Standard Oil, 1942-1943.
Box 15 Folder 46
Treason of big business: steel, 1940-1946.
Box 15 Folder 47
Treason of big business: trade with enemy, 1940-1945.
Box 15 Folder 48
Truman Doctrine, 1947.
Box 15 Folder 49
United Nations, undated.
Box 15 Folder 50
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1943-1949.
Box 15 Folder 51
U.S. fascism exposed: Jackson, Robert H., 1940.
Box 15 Folder 52
U.S. State Department, 1941-1944.
Box 15 Folder 53
US Week, 1941.
Box 15 Folder 54
Varges, Ariel L., 1942.
Box 15 Folder 55
Verterans of Foreign Wars, 1945.
Box 15 Folder 56
Veterans Policitical Committee, 1945.
Box 15 Folder 57
Wallace, Heny A., 1942-1948.
Box 15 Folder 58
Watson & Swasey, 1942, 1963.
Box 15 Folder 59
Wechsler, James A., 1944.
Box 15 Folder 60
Wheeler, Burton K., 1943-1946.
Box 15 Folder 61
White, W.L., 1944-1947.
Box 15 Folder 62
Whom do Congressmen represent, 1937-1947.
Box 15 Folder 63
Willkie, Wendell, 1940-1942.
Box 15 Folder 64
Woltman, Frederick, 1941-1951, 1981.
Box 15 Folder 65
WPA, 1939-1940.
Box 15 Folder 66
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1945.
Box 15 Folder 67
Yugoslavia, 1945-1950.
Box 15 Folder 68
In Fact [imcomplete], 1940-1950.
Box 16 Folder 1-15
History of In Fact, 1940-1982.
Box 16 Folder 16-18
In Fact decade, 1941-1982.
Box 16 Folder 19-22

Scope and Contents

Series IV. Writings is divided into two subseries: a. Articles, and b. Books. The first subseries primarily contains published copies of articles written by Seldes and is arranged alphabetically by title of the publication or article. Very few drafts are contained herein nor does this constitute the entirety of all the articles Seldes wrote. Also included are two speeches Seldes gave in 1940 before the Greater New York Industrial Council and on behalf of the League of American Writers.

The second subseries includes correspondence, lists, reviews, clippings, typescripts, reference material and drafts for Seldes' published books. Also included are various draft chapters that never developed into a book. His published works include You Can't Print That!: The Truth Behind the News, 1918-1928; Can These Things Be!; World Panorama, 1918-1933; The Vatican: Yesterday--Today--Tomorrow; Iron, Blood and Profits: An Exposure of the World-wide Munitions Racket; Sawdust Caesar: The Untold History of Mussolini and Fascism; Freedom of the Press; Lords of the Press; You Can't Do That: A Survey of the Forces Attempting, in the Name of Patriotism, to Make a Desert of the Bill of Rights; The Catholic Crisis; Witch Hunt: The Technique and Profits of Redbaiting; The Facts Are: A Guide to Falsehood and Propaganda in the Press and Radio; Facts and Fascism; One Thousand Americans: The Real Rulers of the U.S.A.; The People Don't Know: The American Press and the Cold War; To Tell the Truth and Run; The Great Quotations; Never Tire of Protesting: The Story of In Fact and other Revelations; Even the Gods Can't Change History: The Facts Speak for Themselves; The Great Thoughts; and Witness to a Century: The Noted, the Notorious and Three S.O.B.s.

The folder titles are Seldes's original file titles and the language should be considered in the context of the time in which the files were created by Seldes.

Address before the Greater New York Industrial Union Council, 1940.
Box 16 Folder 23
Address on the behalf of the League of American Writers, 1940.
Box 16 Folder 24
American Legion article draft, undated.
Box 16 Folder 25
"America's Part in the Next War", 1916.
Box 16 Folder 26
"Angarola in 1928, a Memoir", 1988.
Box 16 Folder 27
Article titles, undated.
Box 16 Folder 28
The Bellman, "Ypres Revisited", 1917.
Box 16 Folder 29
Big Money Advertisors, 1938-1940.
Box 16 Folder 30
Book reviews by Seldes, 1934-1939.
Box 16 Folder 31
"Bread and Liberty in Spain", circa 1965.
Box 16 Folder 32
"A Brother Looks at a Writer", 1929.
Box 16 Folder 33
Chicago Tribune, 1922-1925.
Box 16 Folder 34
The Churchman, 1937-1983.
Box 16 Folder 35-36
The Commonweal, "The Vatican and Nationalism", 1935.
Box 16 Folder 37
Consumer's Union, "Do Advertisers Dominate the Press?", 1939.
Box 16 Folder 38
"Corporate Ownership and Financial Control of the American Press", circa 1945.
Box 16 Folder 39
The Daily Compass, "Issue of the Day", 1949-1950.
Box 17 Folder 1
Dartmouth College Library Bulletin, "From Muckraking to Crusading", 1971.
Box 17 Folder 2
Das Tage-Buch, "Zensor Mussolini", 1928.
Box 17 Folder 3
The Denver Post, "Money-back Journalism", circa 1948.
Box 17 Folder 4
Dictators, 1932-1937.
Box 17 Folder 5
Direction, 1939-1940.
Box 17 Folder 6
The Dispatcher, "The Suppressed Rogge Report", 1946.