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Guide to the Victor S. Navasky Papers TAM 594

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Mary Corcoran, Heather Mulliner, and Giana Ricci

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 25, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2016 accession. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2017 accession  , November 2016 , April 2017

Container List

Series VIII: Navasky at Columbia University, 1963-2015

Subseries VIIIA: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains Navasky materials relating to Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he directs the George Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism. Highlights include a series of lectures by editors, writers, art directors, and publishers from magazines such as Vanity Fair,  The New Yorker, and  Harper's. The lectures, delivered as part of the George Delacorte Lecture Series, became chapters in  The Art of Making Magazines, edited by Navasky and Evan Cornog (Dean of the School of Communication at Hofstra University and former publisher of the  Columbia Journalism Review).

There are also materials associated with Navasky's Magazine Workshop in which students create and publish a complete magazine from scratch. Titled The New York Review of Magazines, it is a magazine about magazines. Workshop materials and full issues are contained in this subseries.

Of particular interest, in Box 75, Folder 31, are items involving Victor Navasky's 2006 appearance on Bill O'Reilly's television show - The Factor. O'Reilly contends that there is a liberal bias in the hiring of teachers at the Columbia University School of Journalism. Navasky denies the existence of bias. The folder contains materials used in preparation for the appearance and, also, threatening email recieved by Navasky.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 75 Folder : 10 Administrative materials
2003-2008
Box: 75 Folder : 11 Columbia - General
2004-2008
Box: 75 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1998-2011
Box: 75 Folder : 13 Correspondence between Carey Winfrey and Albert Delacore
1996-1998
Box: 75 Folder : 14 The George T. Delacorte Center
1998-2011
Box: 75 Folder : 15 Delacorte Lectures: Notes and other documents relating to The Art of Making Magazines
2010
Box: 75 Folder : 16 Delacort Lectures: Brown, Tina (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2009
Box: 75 Folder : 17 Delacort Lectures: Canby, Peter (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2002
Box: 75 Folder : 18 Delacort Lectures: Dennis, Felix (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2008
Box: 75 Folder : 19 Delacort Lectures: Dixon, Chris (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2010
Box: 75 Folder : 20 Delacort Lectures: Dunne, John Gregory (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2003
Box: 75 Folder : 21 Delacort Lectures: Gottlieb, Robert (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 22 Delacort Lectures: Kelly, Michael (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2002
Box: 75 Folder : 23 Delacort Lectures: MacArthur, John R. (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 24 Delacort Lectures: Myers, Roberta (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2007
Box: 75 Folder : 25 Delacort Lectures: Reichl, Ruth (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2011
Box: 75 Folder : 26 Delacort Lectures: Wallraff, Barbara (in The Art of Making Magazines, 2012)
2006
Box: 75 Folder : 27 Journalism Readings (many annotated by Navasky)
1963, 1967, 1992-1997, 2002, undated
Box: 75 Folder : 28 Journalism Readings (many annotated by Navasky)
1974-1987, 2001-2005
Box: 75 Folder : 29 Journalism Readings (many annotated by Navasky): Objectivity
1990-2004, undated
Box: 75 Folder : 30 Journalism Readings with notes: Objectivity
2006, undated
Box: 75 Folder : 31 Navasky on "The O'Reilly Factor" (May 10, 2006) - preparation (and threatening email)
2006
Box: 76 Folder : 1 Navasky's Magazine Workshop
2003-2010, undated
Box: 76 Folder : 2 Navasky's Magazine Workshop: The New York Review of Magazines
2005, 2006
Box: 76 Folder : 3 Notes
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 4 Notes for interview with Pew Research Center Journalism Project
Jul 31, 2006
Box: 76 Folder : 5 Proposal for journalism book series
2008-2009
Box: 76 Folder : 6 Publications
2004-2007
Box: 96 Columbia Teaching and Administrative Files
1996-2006
Box: 99
Box: 100
Box: 117 Columbia Teaching and Administrative Files - RESTRICTED
1996-2006
Box: 96 Delacorte Lecture Series and The Art of Making Magazines
2005-2015
Box: 97
Box: 97 New York Review of Magazines Issues
1999-2010
Box: 98 Delacorte Correspondence
2001-2008
Box: 98 Delacorte Lecture Transcripts
2002-2004, 2009
Box: 99 Delacorte Lecture Transcripts
2010-2012
Box: 99 The New York Review of Books and  The New York Review of Magazines
undated
Box: 100
Box: 102 Speeches
2002-2005
Box: 103 Delacorte Lecture Transcripts
2000-2013

Subseries VIIIB: Columbia Journalism Review

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains a variety of materials associated with the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR), chaired by Victor Navasky. Correspondence, full issues, and other related items are included. There are letters of praise and also material regarding the controversy over Navasky's appointment to the position of chairman. Between 2007 and 2009, the CJR conducted a study of "Magazines and Their Websites," funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Interview transcripts and other study materials are included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Folder : 7 Bennett, Brent et al. v. Columbia University dba  Columbia Journalism Review...: Copy of summons
2006
Box: 76 Folder : 8 Columbia Journalism Review: Full issues
2004
Box: 76 Folder : 9 Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Various materials
2004
Box: 76 Folder : 10 Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Various materials
2005
Box: 76 Folder : 11 Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Various materials
2006-2008
Box: 76 Folder : 12 Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Various materials
2009-2013
Box: 76 Folder : 13 CJR online presence
2004-2007
Box: 76 Folder : 14 CJR overseas (Russia, China)
2008, 2011, undated
Box: 76 Folder : 15 Complimentary letters (copies) including several from Anthony Lewis
2002-2006
Box: 76 Folder : 16 Controversy over Navasky's position at CJR
2005
Box: 76 Folder : 17 Drafts and other materials regarding the importance of the Columbia Journalism Review
undated
Box: 76 Folder : 18 Foundations and grants (includes Open Society Institute proposal and award)
2005
Box: 76 Folder : 19 Journalisted US proposal
2008
Box: 76 Folder : 20 "Magazines and Their Websites" CJR study funded by MacArthur Foundation
2007-2009, undated
Box: 76 Folder : 21 "Magazines and Their Websites"
2008-2009
Box: 76 Folder : 22 "Magazines and Their Websites" (includes interview transcripts)
2008-2009
Box: 76 Folder : 23 Schulman, Daniel (assistant editor/CJR): Article galley (with Navasky annotations)
undated
Box: 99 Correspondence and Research
2002-2008
Box: 100
Box: 100 Magazines and their Websites Study
2009-2010
Box: 101 Fundraising and Advertising
2003-2010
Box: 101 Foreign Language Editions
1997-2008
Box: 102
Box: 102 CJR: Correspondence
2007-2010

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