Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection, 1946-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Brodie, Fawn McKay, 1915-1981
Title
Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection
Dates
1946-1995 (inclusive)
1971-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
61 audiocassettes, 1 reel-to-reel audiotape, 3 norelco microcassettes, 1 U-matic videocassette
Collection Number
A0026
Summary
The Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection (1946-1995, bulk 1971-1980) consists primarily of oral history interviews with people associated with President Richard Nixon, his life, his administartion, and the controversies surrounding it. Brodie conducted these interviews as part of the research for her 1981 book, Richard Nixon: The Shaping of his Character. In addition to Brodie's own interviews, the collection also contains archived dictation and radio news reports used by Brodie in her research, as well as a television interview with Brodie and a recording of her 1978 lecture, Nixon: The Child and the Man and other material relating to Brodie's works and interests. Utah native Fawn Brodie was a history professor and biographer who published several books about historical figures, including Thomas Jefferson and Joseph Smith.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Fawn McKay Brodie (1915-1981) was born Fawn McKay in Ogden, Utah and grew up in nearby Huntsville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Utah in 1934 and in 1936 completed a Master of Arts degree at the University of Chicago, where she met and married Bernard Brodie. After graduation began researching the history of the Book of Mormon and, in 1945, published No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith, which resulted in her 1946 excommunication from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After publishing two more biographies, Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South (1959) and The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton (1967), Brodie began to teach history and American political biography at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History was published in 1974 and Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character in late 1981, nine monts after her death from lung cancer earlier that year.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection (1946-1995, bulk 1971-1980) consists primarily of oral history interviews with people associated with President Richard Nixon, his life, his administartion, and the controversies surrounding it. Brodie conducted these interviews as part of the research for her 1981 book, Richard Nixon: The Shaping of his Character. In addition to Brodie's own interviews, the collection also contains archived dictation and radio news reports used by Brodie in her research, as well as a television interview with Brodie and a recording of her 1978 lecture, Nixon: The Child and the Man and other material relating to Brodie's works and interests. Unless otherwise noted, all materials in this collection have been digitized and are available on compact disc or DVD.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Fawn McKay Brodie audio-visual collection A0026, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A2206.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1 Nixon: The Child and the Man lecture

Audiocassette
1978 October 19
2 KUTV News interview with Fawn Brodie about her work on Joseph Smith

U-matic videocassettes
circa 1971
3 John Dean

Audiocassette
1977 June 22
4 Jack Anderson

Audiocassette
1975 April 19
5 General Robert Cushman

Audiocassette
1978 June
6 Bob Finch

Audiocassette
1977 March
7 Helmut Sommerfeldt

Audiocassette
1977 March 14
8 Bob Woodward

Audiocassette
1980 April 06
9 Martin Agronsky, Henry Kissinger, Channel 28

Audiocassette
1977 January 11
10 Richard Bergholz, Los Angeles Times

Audiocassette
1980 April 01
11 Thomas Bewley

Audiocassette
1976 April 15
12 Richard Bissell

Audiocassette
1977 March 28
13 Pat Brown (Edmund G.), Beverly Hills

Audiocassette
1976 April 15
14 Lou Cannon, Washington Post

Audiocassette
1980 April 28
15-16 Kenneth Chotener (Murray Chotner's son), Santa Monica

Audiocassette
1978 February 18
17 Judge James Cobey

Audiocassette
Undated
18 Reverand Coffin, Last Whittier Quaker Church

Audiocassette
1976 April 15
19 Roy Coln, New York City Eye and Ear Hospital

Audiocassette
1979 April 26
20 Tom Dixon, KFAC Radio Los Angeles

Audiocassette
1975 November 28
21 Evelyn Dorn, Nixon's Whittier secretary

Audiocassette
1946 April 13
22 Eugene Genoresa, Los Angeles

Audiocassette
1977 November 06
23 Bob Green, Newsday, Rokonhoma, New York

Audiocassette
1977 March 30
24 Haldiman-Wallace

Audiocassette
Undated
25 Leonard Wood Hall, Garden City, New York

Audiocassette
1975 August 20
26-27 Hess

Norelco microcassette
These interviews were recorded on a format not supported by our archive and are not available on compact disc at this time.
Undated
28 Stephen Hess

Audiocassette
1978 February 01
29 Phoebe Howard (Elizabeth Evans' sister)

Audiocassette
1976 November 21
30 Henry Kissinger and Dan Frost

Audiocassette
1979 October 11
Reel
31 Henry Kissinger lecture dictation

Reel-to-reel audiotape
1968 April 04
cassette
32-33 Herb Klein

Audiocassette
1977 March 22
34 Anthony Lewis, New York Times, Boston

Audiocassette
1977 March 28
35 Rose Olive and O. Marshburn (Nixon's aunt and uncle), Whittier

Audiocassette
1977 April 30
36 Dick Mathis, Los Angeles

Audiocassette
1977 August 19
37 Unidentified Nixon associate

Audiocassette
Undated
38 CBS News coverage of Nixon's resignation speech; statement by Gerald Ford

Audiocassette
1974 August 08
39 NBC News coverage of Nixon's farewell speech with commentary; Gerald Ford's inauguration

Audiocassette
1977 August 19
40-44 Nixon interview with Frost

Audiocassette
1977 May 04, 1977 May 12, 1977 May 19, 1977 May 25, 1977 September 05
45-46 Nixon and Dunpey

Audiocassette
1979 November 26
47 Nixon Melhouse film

Audiocassette
Undated
48 William Purdue, New York

Audiocassette
1976 November 05
49 Judge J. Pasht

Audiocassette
1976 October 03
50 Dan Rather, CBS, New York

Audiocassette
1975 August 30
51 James Reston, Jr., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Audiocassette
1977 April 21
52 Ed Rubin

Audiocassette
Undated
53 Mrs. Foster (Georgia) Sherwood

Audiocassette
1973 October 10
54-55 Ralph de Toledano

Audiocassette
1975 August 30
56 Jerry Voorkis, Claremont

Audiocassette
1978 February 22
57-58 Jessamyn West (cousin of Richard Nixon) at home of her brother, Merle West, in Hacienda Heights

Audiocassette
1976 September 29
59 Paul Ziffren

Audiocassette
1976 December 18
60 George Reedy at Marquette University

Audiocassette
1977 March 25
61 Stephen Hess

Norelco microcassette
These interviews were recorded on a format not supported by our archive and are not available on compact disc at this time.
Undated
62 Discussion of future of higher education in the sate of Utah

Audiocassette
1974
63-66 "Fawn Brodie Symposium: No Man Knows My History"

Audiocassette
Presenters include Martha Bradley, Linda K. Newell, Newell Bringhurst, Mario dePillis, Roger Launius, William Mulder, Laivinia Fielding Anderson, Mauricio Mazon, Todd Compton. Also includes August 6, 1995, radio interview with Newell Bringhurst on KTKK radio.
1995 August

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • History, 20th Century--United States
  • Oral history
  • Personal Names :
  • Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images
  • Sound recordings