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Finding Aid of the Gladwin Hill papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2011 March

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Hill, Gladwin
Title
Gladwin Hill papers
Collection no.
0178
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1963-1968
Date [inclusive]
1949-1991
Extent
2.0 Linear feet, 3 boxes; 1 map case file
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of Gladwin Hill's clippings files on the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and the notes he took while covering their assassinations for The New York Times in 1963 and 1968. Also included in this collection are magazines and newspapers with features about the Kennedy family.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Gladwin Hill papers, Collection no. 0178, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Gladwin Hill (1914-1992) was born in Boston and graduated from the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachussetts in 1932 and Harvard College in 1936. He started his career as a journalist working for the Associated Press. He spent World War II in Europe as a war correspondent. In 1945, he joined the New York Times and after the war he established the Times' first news bureau in Los Angeles, California. He served as the bureau chief for twenty-three years and was one of the first reporters to cover the environment as a beat. He covered the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968 for the New York Times. After retiring in 1979, Hill continued to contribute to local publications and taught journalism at USC. He passed away in Los Angeles in 1992.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes Gladwin Hill's notes, clippings files, and drafts of his articles from his investigation of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Also included in this collection are his notes and copy filed while covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 and magazines and newspapers with features about the Kennedy family and the Supreme Court. The titles of the files in this collection are Hill's original file titles.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 March
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

The rest of Gladwin Hill's papers appear to be at UCLA's Department of Special Collections at the Charles E. Young Research Library. The collection is the Gladwin Hill Papers (Collection 1706).

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Notes

Personal Name(s)

  • Hill, Gladwin -- Archives
  • Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination
  • Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Assassination
  • Sirhan, Sirhan Bishara, 1944- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Journalism--Archives

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Publications & Clippings 

Scope and Content

This series contains the clippings files maintained by Gladwin Hill on the Kennedy family, the Supreme Court and other topics pertaining to the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

Box Folder

 Supreme Court 1960-1990 

1 1

 Court - Warren 1958-1990 

1 2

 Kennedys 1962-1991 

1 3

 JFK Assassination 1963 

1 4

 Crime - Kennedy, Robert Assassination 1968 

1 5

 Sirhan Prosecution 1969 

1 6

 Sirhan 1968 

1 7-8
Map-case Drawer

 Newspapers and Magazines 

5 4

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Series 2:  Notes & Copy 

Scope and Content

This series contains Hill's typescript and handwritten notes and drafts of the copy he filed with the New York Times while covering the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

Box Folder

 Dallas Notes 1963 

1 9

 RFK Assassination 1949-1968 

2 1-2

 Election - 1968 & Bobby Assassination Copy 1968 

2 3

 Sirhan Notes 1968 

2 4

 Sirhan Prosecution undated 

2 5

 Sirhan Duplicates 1964-1968 

2 6-9

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