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Guide to the William A. Reuben Papers TAM 289

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 11, 2018
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Source - dnr: Reuben, William H.
Title: William A. Reuben Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1923-2003
Abstract: 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 The collection consists of correspondence, reference materials, drafts of several unpublished book-length works by Reuben, copies of FBI and other government files, and copies of court records.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.
Quantity: 22.5 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1-23
Call Phrase: TAM 289