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Philip Sterling papers, 1924 - 2010

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sterling, Philip, 1907-1989
Title
Philip Sterling papers
Dates
1924 - 2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.0 linear feet, (9 boxes)
Collection Number
Ax 751
Summary
Philip Sterling (1907-1989) was a writer and public relations representative. The Philip Sterling papers include publicity material for a number of radio shows in the 1940s and 1950s, professional correspondence, manuscripts, research material and correspondence relating to biographies. There is also a considerable amount of research material on Rachel Carson.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

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

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Philip Sterling (1907-1989) began as the general publicity factotum for Columbia Broadcasting System in 1945. After 1960 he began writing and collaborating in biographies and children’s books. Sterling died from lung cancer in 1989 at his home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Philip Sterling papers include publicity material for a number of radio shows in the 1940s and 1950s, professional correspondence, manuscripts, research material and correspondence relating to biographies. The collections publicity material contains very detailed press releases.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Philip Sterling Papers, Ax 751, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, 1947-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Baltimore Sun
1967
1 1
Brau, Maria
1 1
Carson, Robert M
1969
1 1
Davis, J Lewis
1968
1 1
Doubleday and Co.
1967
1 1
Georgetown University
1967
1 1
Hayes, Arthur
1962
1 1
Hill and Wang
1960-1961
1 1
Marine Biology Laboratory, Woods Hole
1969
1 1
Mercer, Charles
1962
1 1
Munoz, Maria
1967
1 1
Murphy, Robert Cushman
1947
1 2
Rodman, Bella
1960-1961
1 2
Scientist and Citizen
1967
1 2
Sexology
1 2
Sociedad de Autores Puertorriquenas
1966
1 2
Steinberg, Charles
1962
1 2
Sterling, Peter
1 2
United States Senate
1968
1 2
University of Miami
1968
1 2
Yale University Library
1967-1968

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Fiorello La Gaurdia
1962
1 4
Four Took Freedom
1967
1 5-8
The Quiet Rebels
1968
1 9-11
Background material of Maria Brau
1 12-15
Sea and Earth
1970
2 1-3
Sea and Earth
2 4
Young Man of the Sea

MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 5
Miscellaneous Pages and Chapters
2 6
Carson Family Personal Documents
2 7
Transcripts of Interviews
2 8-9
Notes
2 10
Family photographs
2 11-13
Pamphlets
2 14
Magazine Tearsheets
2 15
CBS scripts

Addenda I: correspondence, 1951-1965Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1-8
The Academy of American Poets
1959
3 1-8
American Broadcasting Co
1962
3 1-8
American Oil Co.
1959
3 1-8
Anderson, Gilda
3 1-8
Associated Press
1959
3 1-8
AP Newsfeatures
1961
3 1-8
Bates, Ted, and Co
1952
3 1-8
Bernbrine, Martin
3 1-8
Broadcasting Magazine
1962-1963
3 1-8
Brownfield, Louis
1951-1958
3 1-8
Christian Science Monitor
1960
3 1-8
Church of Jesus Christ of Letter Dat Saints
1957
3 1-8
Civil War Round Table
1960
3 1-8
Coff, Don
3 1-8
CBS News
1960
3 1-8
CBS Radio
1956
3 1-8
CBS Television Network
1960
3 1-8
Cone, Howell C
1962
3 1-8
Daily Dorothy
1961
3 1-8
Davis, Lucian
1960
3 1-8
Detroit News
1956
3 1-8
Drexel Institute of Technology
1959
3 1-8
Estey, William Co.
1959
3 1-8
Faith, Percy
1957
3 1-8
Froug, Bill
1956
3 1-8
Garfield, Sid
3 1-8
Gellis, Harry
1957
3 1-8
Giorfe, Dom
1964
3 1-8
Gottlieb, David
1957
3 1-8
Graham, Gladys P
1956
3 1-8
Halbert, Diane
1963
3 1-8
Harrison Independent
1962
3 1-8
Hausman, Louis
1959
3 1-8
Hicks and Son
1963
3 1-8
Hughes, Ray
1953
3 1-8
Inge, Benson
1953
3 1-8
Insurance by North America
1962
3 1-8
International House
1956
3 1-8
International News Service
1957
3 1-8
J, Madison
1958
3 1-8
KCBS
1962
3 1-8
KGLO
1961
3 1-8
KGVO
1959
3 1-8
KIRO
1952
3 1-8
Kramer, Fred
1952
3 1-8
KSL
1957-1958
3 1-8
Kunstler, William M
1957
3 1-8
Lamm, betty
1962
3 1-8
Life
1958
3 1-8
Little Brown, and Co
1959
3 1-8
McGraw-Hill
1960
3 1-8
Mediascope
1962
3 1-8
Mercer, Charles
1961
3 1-8
Metropolitan Broadcasting Corp.
1961
3 1-8
Michal, Maria
1962
3 1-8
Minderman, Earl
3 1-8
Minton, A.R.
3 1-8
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1957
3 1-8
National Broadcasting Co.
1960
3 1-8
National Council for the Social Studies
1958
3 1-8
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
1952
3 1-8
Nationwide Insurance
1958-1959
3 1-8
NEW Service, Inc
1958-1959
3 1-8
New York City Society for Crippled Children and Adults
1959
3 1-8
New York Herald Tribune
1957-1960
3 1-8
New York Post
1957
3 1-8
New York Public Library
1960
3 1-8
New York Telephone Co.
1960
3 1-8
Pusey, Robert O.
1961
3 1-8
Putnam’s Sons
1956-1959
3 1-8
Religious News Service
1964
3 1-8
Ripley, Joseph M.
1962
3 1-8
Rosner, Milt
1953
3 1-8
Ross, George, Rev
1959
3 1-8
Sackhiem, Ben Inc
1958
3 1-8
Salvation Army
1957
3 1-8
Samansky, Arthur
1960
3 1-8
Saturday Review
1957-1960
3 1-8
Scholastic Magazines Inc.
1963
3 1-8
Singer, Al
1961
3 1-8
The Skipper
1960
3 1-8
Smith, George Horsley
1957
3 1-8
Sonnenberg, Benjamin
1962
3 1-8
Southeastern Broadcasting Co.
1958
3 1-8
Sponsor
1962
3 1-8
Swivelier
1955
3 1-8
TV Radio Mirror
1957-1961
3 1-8
Trout, Robert
3 1-8
Waddel, Mrs. Kenneth
1962
3 1-8
WBBM
1961
3 1-8
WBKV
1958
3 1-8
WCAW
1953
3 1-8
WJR
1963
3 1-8
WNEW
1963

Addenda I: Publicity MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 9
Edgar Bergen’s Operation Santa Claus
3 10
Herb Shriner Show
3 11
The Hidden Revolution
3 12
Les Paul and Mary Ford at Home
3 13
My Friend Irma
3 14
My Little Margie
3 15
The Nation’s Nightmare
3 16
NET Alert Material
3 17
New York Philharmonic Broadcasts
3 18
Newport Jazz Festival Broadcast
3 19
Our Miss Brooks
3 20
People are Funny
3 21
Peter and Mary Show
3 22
Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway
3 23
The Play’s the Thing
3 24
POW – A Study in Survival
3 25
Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir
3 26
Sebring Auto Race
3 27
Sing with Bing
3 28
The Son of Man – a Passion Play
3 29
Steve Allen Show
3 30
Strike it Rich
3 31-35
Miscellaneous Press Releases
3 36
Andy Griffith Show
3 37
The People Act
3 38
Biographical Material

Series:  2011 AccessionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Rachel Carson bio notes
1907-1964
5 2
Bibliography references
1832-1963
5 3
Notes/sources for Laughing on the Outside
1619-1967
5 4
Misc. book correspondence
1965-1969
5 5
Puerto Rico notes
5 6
Notes on Rachel Carson
5 7
Riverside Notes
5 8
Notes filed
5 9
notes
5 10
Laughing on the outside notecards
5 11
Wellfleet pesticide committee notecards
6 1
Correspondence
1956-1966
6 2
Laughing outside
6 3
Source Material - Unclassified
1961
6 4
Humor in Black and White Correspondenc e
1965
6 5
Addenda
December 12, 1964
6 6
"Laughing" manuscript
6 7
Possibilities - uncatalogued
6 8
Notes - queries - followups
1965
6 9
Unclassified - roughs
6 10
Originals - carded - unclassified
6 11
Redding - to office
6 12
Sex, marriage, family life (tentative)
6 13
Title page and table of contents
6 14
Part I: Captive Centuries
6 14
Introduction
6 14
The Wisdom Stories
6 14
Ol' Mass and Mist'ess
6 14
The Need of Prayer
6 15
Part II: O Freedom!
6 15
Introduction
6 15
Trumpet in the Morning
6 15
Mighty Rugged Road
6 15
The Jailhouse Key
6 15
The Lamp of Learning
6 16
Part III: The Big Bundle
6 16
Introduction
6 16
From Kin to Cain't
6 16
Mostly Mules
6 16
They Also Serve
6 16
There's No Business
6 17
Part IV: A Home in that Rock
6 17
Introduction
6 17
Preachers and Believers
6 17
Wade in the Water
6 17
A Place Called Hell
6 17
A City Called Heaven
6 18
Part V: Color of Imagination
6 18
Introduction
6 18
Telling Lies
6 18
People Talking
6 19
Part VI: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
6 19
Introduction
6 19
Notes for Part VI - Intro
6 19
Color and Race
6 19
Matching Wits
6 19
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
6 19
Chip on My Shoulder
6 19
The Wishing Hall
6 19
Ain't Gonna Study War
6 19
One More River to Cross
6 20
Part VII: The Written Word
6 20
Introduction
6 21
Title page and table of contents
6 22
General Introduction Material
6 23
Part I: Captive Centuries
6 24
Part II: O Freedom!
6 25
Part III: The Big Bundle
6 26
Part IV: A Home in that Rock
6 27
Laughing - manuscript
6 28
Cleveland Library Notes
6 29
La Guardia Notes
6 30
Unlabelled memo pad (2)
6 31
Fliers/pamphlets
7
Research tapes - various projects

2014 AccessionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box file
8 1
Newspaper Clippings of films
October 29, 1938 - March 25, 1939
8 2
Platt, David correspondence
July 26, 1988 - October 25, 1988
8 3
Nouvel Age - new age monthly review (French)
October 1931
8 4
Famous Film
1938
8 5
Notes on Film and movies
8 6
Miscellaneous documents
February 17, 1998 - May 10, 2012
8 7
Short film script "Dear Pete"
8 8
Writing and Famous Films project
1937 - 1938
8 9
Home Relief Bureau
1933 - 1979
8 10
Home Relief Bureau
1932
8 11
Relief Work
1933
8 12
Battles (news clips)
1932
8 13
Correspondence and news clippings
1924 - 1928
8 14
Doggerel
8 15
Human Services
1977 - 1979
8 16
Woodward House -notes
1977 - 1979
8 17
Human Services Committee
1979
8 18
Human Services publicity
1977 - 1981
8 19
Human Services reference clips
1977 - 1979
8 20
Human Services proposal, by-laws, etc.
1979
8 21
Human Services miscellaneous
1978 - 1979
8 23
Notes on the depression
1932 - 1991
8 24
Unemployment (evictions)
1933
8 25
Unemployment, Human Relief Bureau
1932
8 26
Unemployment (bonus march)
1932
8 27
CBS - Current television
1964 - 1968
8 28
Ralph G. Martin
1989
8 29
Research
1961 - 2010
Folder
8 30
Research
1957 - 1963
file
8 31
CBS Papers
October 16, 1947
8 32
Child Booklet
2010
8 33
CBS Starlines
1949
8 34
Sing with Bing
1957
8 35
Will
April 3, 1990
8 36
Amistad Research Center
1980
8 37
CBS annual report
1962
8 38
Westmore news
1965 - 1967
8 39
CBS documents
1947 - 1962
8 40
Cross-burning
1961 - 1968
8 41
CBS radio reports, stories, etc.
1950 - 1956
8 42
CBS correspondence
1945 - 1957
8 43
Philip miscellaneous correspondence
1937 - 1950
8 44
Writing Sketches
1965 - 1968
item
9 1
Global News National Sindicate (LP)
9 2
Carnival of Books (LP)- Part I (NBC)
December 29, 1957
9 3
Carnival of Books (LP) - Part II (NBC)
December 29, 1957
9 4
Carnival of Books (LP) - Part III (NBC)
September 11, 1954
9 5
Carnival of Books (LP) - Part II (NBC)
September 11, 1957
9 6
The Nation's Nightmare (LP)
August 13, 1951
9 7
The Big News of '58 (LP)
December 28, 1958