Otto David Tolischus papers, 1927-1966  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Tolischus, Otto David, 1890-1967
Otto David Tolischus papers
1927-1966 (inclusive)
3.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 368
Otto D. Tolischus was a German immigrant and journalist and is known for his Pulitzer Prize winning coverage of Nazi Germany. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, editorials, lectures, scripts, biographical information, memos, and a photograph.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

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Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, editorials, lectures, scripts, biographical information, memos, and a photograph.

Correspondence, 1922-1966, is organized alphabetically. People represented include editors, publishers, politicians, and government officials from the United States, Germany, and other international locations. There is one folder concerning the Tolischus family's wherabouts and safety during World War II. Major correspondents are Frank S. Booth, Barry Farris, Frank Mason, Arthur H. Sulzberger.

Manuscripts includes articles, editorials, lectures, and radio scripts for the New York Times and International News Service. Articles deal with the rise of Hitler, Germany, and Japan in World War II, as well as the growth of Communism, 1936-1966.

There are six volumes of news clippings from the New York Times, 1942-1965.

Miscellaneous documents includes notes, memos, reports, correspondence, biographical information, and a photograph.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Otto David Tolischus papers, Ax 368, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Editorials
  • Foreign correspondents--United States
  • Journalists--United States
  • Journalists--United States--Biography.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Personal Names :
  • Tolischus, Otto David, 1890-1967
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Lectures
  • Manuscripts
  • Memorandums
  • Photographs
  • Scripts