John Stuart Hamilton Papers, 1924-1946, 1986

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Title: John Stuart Hamilton Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1924-1946, 1986

  • Hamilton, John Stuart, 1899-1986
Call Number: U.S. Mss 143AF; Audio 1853A; MCHC 78-095

Quantity: 0.4 cubic feet (1 archives box) and 1 tape recording; plus additions of 0.4 cubic feet

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives / Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
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Papers of John Stuart Hamilton, a correspondent and journalism professor, consisting of correspondence, memoranda, and writings. The bulk of the collection is made up of detailed memos on daily activities and information requests submitted by Hamilton as chief of the night bureau of the War Department Public Relations Bureau from May 1941 to January 1942. This period is further documented by a letter describing the White House press room on December 7, 1941. Included with the small correspondence file are two letters describing the selection of the Pulitzer Prize winners in 1934. Writings consist of photocopied articles for Business Week, 1943-1946, and cabled stories sent to the London Daily Mail as that paper's Tokyo correspondent in 1924. Particularly noteworthy among this material is Hamilton's eyewitness coverage of an atomic bomb test in a May 1946 article and his scoop of the Japanese withdrawal from the League of Nations. Also includes a recorded reminiscence as a world correspondent and letters to his wife during World War II.

Language: English

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