John K. Lagemann papers, 1915-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lagemann, John Kord, 1910-1969
Title
John K. Lagemann papers
Dates
1915-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
17.0 linear feet, (14 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 660
Summary
John Kord Lagemann (1910-1969) was a journalist who owned and operated a newspaper in Quincy, Illinois, and later worked for CBS television and Newsweek magazine. The collection consists of professional correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, tearsheets, audio interviews, photographs, a film interview, diaries and publications.
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.

Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, or digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections & University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Additional Reference Guides

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

Languages
English
Sponsor
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

John Kord Lagemann (1910-1969) was born in Quincy, Illinios and educated at Williams College. He was a reporter for the Boston Transcript, owned and operated a newspaper in Quincy, Illinois, became radio editor of Newsweek magazine, and was in charge of institutional publicity for the Columbia Broadcasting System. He wrote articles for a variety of magazines on a wide range of subjects.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is arranged into the following series: 1972 donation, 1973 Addenda, 1975 Addenda, 1979 Addenda, 1985 Addenda, and a 1988 Addenda. The collection consists of professional correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, tearsheets, audio interviews, photographs, film interview, diaries and publications.

The 1972 donation contains correspondence and manuscripts. The correspondence is separated into incoming and outgoing letters. Outgoing correspondence is organized by date (1939-1971), while incoming correspondence is organized alphabetically by name. The manuscripts section includes book and article length drafts, notes, outlines, research and other working papers, as well as radio scripts, pamphlets and is organized by title of work.

The 1973 Addenda consists of incoming (1932-1968) and outgoing (1931-1969) correspondence, personal papers, and manuscripts filed by title of work.

The 1975 Addenda consists of correspondence, manuscripts, publications, diaries, clippings, photographs and 36 audio interviews. The outgoing correspondence is organized by date (1931-1969) while the incoming correspondence (1932-1971) is organized alphabetically by name.

Also included are about 350 letters to Lagemann from Justice B.K. White, Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, plus others. There are four diaries covering the years 1915-1963, manuscripts, tearsheets and magazine articles by Lagemann organized alphabetically by title.

The 1979 Addenda contains correspondence, personal files, and manuscripts. The General correspondence (1935-1976) is organized alphabetically by name. Personal correspondence is separated into General Outgoing (1938-1968), Incoming (1948-1968) and other subjects and all are organized alphabetically by name. Manuscripts are organized alphabetically by title of work.

The 1985 Addenda includes more correspondence from 1968, notes and story ideas, notebooks, clippings, personal information, and a reel-to-reel interview of Lagemann in 1958.

The 1988 Addenda contains correspondence and clippings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John K. Lagemann papers, Ax 660, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Journalists--United States
  • Journalists--United States--Correspondence
  • Personal Names :
  • Lagemann, John Kord, 1910-1969
  • Lagemann, John Kord, 1910-1969--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts for publication