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Guide to the William A. Reuben Papers
||Reuben, William A.
||William A. Reuben Papers
||William A. Reuben (1916-2004) was a graduate of Columbia University and a World War
II combat veteran. After the war Reuben began his career as an investigative journalist.
Reuben's first book on the Alger Hiss trials,
The Honorable Mr. Nixon, was published in 1956. Shortly after this, Reuben began his reexamination of the
Hiss case evidence, a task that would occupy him for the rest of his life. In 1974,
as part of this work, he filed a Freedom of Information Act request for FBI documents
related to the case. The release of such documents, and the information they provided,
enabled Alger Hiss to prepare a lawsuit seeking to overturn his conviction based on
an alleged pattern of misconduct by the Bureau and the prosecutor, Thomas F. Murphy.
The collection consists of correspondence, reference materials, drafts of several
unpublished book-length works by Reuben, copies of FBI and other government files,
and copies of court records. Also included are one box of audiotapes and one boxes
of research notes.
NOTE: This collection is stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. NOTE: For series one, researchers should use the microfilm (R-7771E).
||22.5 linear feet (24 boxes)
|Mixed materials [Box]: