Joseph Becker Phillips papers, 1926-1948

Overview of the Collection

Phillips, Joseph Becker, 1900-
Joseph Becker Phillips papers
1926-1948 (inclusive)
.9 cubic feet (2 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
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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

Joseph Becker Phillips (1900-1977) was a journalist with the New York "Herald-Tribune" from 1926-1937 and was stationed in Paris, London, Rome and Moscow. He was later an editor with "Newsweek" magazine from 1938-1941 and 1946-1950. From 1942-1944 Phillips was a public relations officer to General Dwight D. Eisenhower and a special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1944-1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains diaries kept while in Paris, London, Rome and Moscow describing his work as a reporter and his experiences in World War II (1926-1946); 2 scrapbooks; photographs of Phillips in the Republic of Georgia in the Soviet Union (1936); and transcripts of interviews with the "Herald-Tribune" and "Newsweek" (1934-1948).

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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 Joseph Becker Phillips at the date of processing.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Journalism -- England -- London.
  • Journalism -- France -- Paris.
  • Journalism -- Italy -- Rome.
  • Journalism -- Russia (Federation) -- Moscow.
  • Journalism -- United States.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.

Geographical Names

  • Georgia (Republic) -- History -- 1917-1991.
  • London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950.
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Paris (France) -- History -- 1870-1940.
  • Rome -- History.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.


  • Journalists.

Titles within the Collection

  • New York herald tribune.
  • Newsweek.