Otto David Tolischus papers , 1927-1966

Overview of the Collection

Tolischus, Otto D. (Otto David), 1890-1967
Otto David Tolischus papers
1927-1966 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (2 containers)  :  2 record storage boxes
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--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Otto D. Tolischus was born in Lithuania and came to the United States in 1907. He graduated from the Columbia University School of Journalism in 1916. During most of his career he was foreign correspondent or expert on foreign affairs for International News Service and the New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence in 1939. From 1942 to 1964 he was a member of the New York Times editorial board.

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.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Communism--History--20th century
  • Foreign correspondents--United States
  • International relations--History--20th century
  • Journalists--United States
  • Newspaper editors--United States
  • Reporters and reporting--United States--History--20th century
  • War correspondents--United States
  • World War, 1939-1945--Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945--Japan

Personal Names

  • Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1891-1968
  • Tolischus, Otto D. (Otto David), 1890-1967
  • Tolischus, Otto D. (Otto David), 1890-1967

Corporate Names

  • International News Service

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Editorials
  • Lectures
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Memorandums
  • Photographs
  • Radio scripts