Howard L. Chernoff papers, 1936-1982

Overview of the Collection

Chernoff, Howard L.
Howard L. Chernoff papers
1936-1982 (inclusive)
12.54 cubic feet (26 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Howard L. Chernoff (1907-) was a newspaper and radio journalist. After an early career in Ohio newspapers, he became general manager of the West Virginia Network in 1938 and reported by radio from Europe during World War II. After the war, Chernoff moved to San Diego to be general manager of the San Diego Journal and KFMB radio and television stations. In 1965 he became assistant director of the U.S. Information Agency. Chernoff was also president of the San Diego Zoological Society and commissioner general for the U.S. exhibit at Expo 70 in Japan. He took part in U.S. government tours of Vietnam, Outer Mongolia, and Iran.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains professional and personal correspondence; transcripts of radio broadcasts; photographs; scrapbooks and clippings; and subject files and other materials on Japan, Vietnam, Outer Mongolia, Iran, and zoos.

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Copyright Information

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Howard L. Chernoff at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

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Processing Note

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Broadcast journalism -- 20th century.
  • Journalism -- 20th century.
  • Zoos -- United States -- 20th century.

Corporate Names

  • Expo '70 (Osaka, Japan)
  • United States Information Agency.

Geographical Names

  • Mongolia -- 20th century.
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Japan -- 20th century.