Meg Greenfield letter, 1944  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Greenfield, Meg
Title
Meg Greenfield letter
Dates
1944 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 vertical file
Collection Number
6079
Summary
Letter from Meg Greenfield to friends in Hollywood, describing her social life as a teenager in Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mary Ellen (Meg) Greenfield was born in Seattle on December 27, 1930 to parents Lewis James and Lorraine Nathan Greenfield. She attended the Bush School in Seattle before graduating from Smith College in 1952. The following year, she studied at Cambridge University as a Fulbright Scholar.

Greenfield began her career as a journalist at The Reporter magazine from 1957 to 1968. She then joined the editorial department at The Washington Post, where she began as a writer and was then promoted to deputy editor in 1969 and editor of the editorial page in 1979. She worked as the editor until her death in 1999. From 1974 to 1999, Greenfield also wrote a bi-weekly column for Newsweek. In 1978, Greenfield won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Much of her work focused on international affairs, civil rights, and the press.

Meg Greenfield died of cancer in Georgetown, Washington D.C., on May 13, 1999.

Source: https://classics.washington.edu/meg-greenfield-biography and http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/daily/may99/greenfield14.htm

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Letter from Meg Greenfield to friends in Hollywood, describing her social life as a teenager in Seattle.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Teenagers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Greenfield, Meg--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal correspondence

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)