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Guide to the Victor S. Navasky Papers TAM 594

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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 VII: Other Navasky Writings, 1930s-2012

Subseries VIIA: Books

Scope and Content Note

In 1976, Victor Navasky donated the bulk of his papers associated with the book, Kennedy Justice, to the John F. Kennedy Library. A copy of the deed of gift and an initial list of folder titles are included in this subseries. There also remain in this collection one complete draft with editors' annotations (1971), a set of proofs, several folders of research material, sections of the book that were printed in the  New York Post, and numerous reviews.

The subseries also includes material associated with two books Navasky co-authored with Christopher Cerf – The Experts Speak, The Definitive Compendium of Authoritative Misinformation and  Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak. Each book contains a compilation of quotes by "experts" who turned out to be completely wrong. In addition to contracts, reviews, notes, and other related materials, there are several annotated drafts of the Iraq edition.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 65 Folder : 10 The Experts Speak
1981, 1993-1997
Box: 65 Folder : 11 The Experts Speak: Contracts and royalties
1981-1985, 1991-1993, 2001
Box: 65 Folder : 12 The Experts Speak: Design samples, edits, revisions and notes
1982-1983
Box: 65 Folder : 13 The Experts Speak: Publicity and reviews
1984-1985, 1998
Box: 65 Folder : 14 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition (  Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won The War in Iraq: The Experts Speak)
2003, 2007-2008
Box: 65 Folder : 15 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Draft of introduction
Nov 2, 2007
Box: 65 Folder : 16 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Manuscript draft with annotations
Oct 21, 2007
Box: 65 Folder : 17 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Manuscript draft with annotations
Nov 3, 2007
Box: 65 Folder : 18 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Manuscript draft with annotations
Nov 4, 2007
Box: 65 Folder : 19 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Manuscript insertions
Oct 26, 2007
Box: 65 Folder : 20 The Experts Speak: Iraq edition-Notes
undated
Box: 65 Folder : 21 Kennedy Justice: Donation of papers to John F. Kennedy Library (includes deed of gift)
1973, 1981
Box: 65 Folder : 22 Kennedy Justice: Donation of papers to John F. Kennedy Library (includes folder title list)
1990, undated
Box: 65 Folder : 23 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 1-132
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 1 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 132a-276
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 2 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 277-379
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 3 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 380-518
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 4 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 519-661
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 5 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 662-841
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 6 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) pp. 769-842
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 7 Kennedy Justice: Draft (with editors' annotations) index
1971
Box: 66 Folder : 8 Kennedy Justice: Notes and fragments
undated
Box: 67 Kennedy Justice: Proofs
Box: 66 Folder : 9 Kennedy Justice: Related Correspondence (includes letter from Bud Schulberg to Marvin Kitman re: RFK and Hoffa and letter accusing Navasky of misstatements re: James M. Landis case)
1971-2000
Box: 66 Folder : 10 Kennedy Justice: Research and related material
1948, 1972, 1975, 2001
Box: 66 Folder : 11 Kennedy Justice: Research and related material-"Biographical Sketches of the Attorneys General"
1946
Box: 66 Folder : 12 Kennedy Justice: Research and related material-"The Performance of the FBI in Investigating Violations of Federal Laws Protecting the Right to Vote--1960-1967"
1971
Box: 67 Folder : 1 Kennedy Justice: Reviews
Oct 1971
Box: 66 Folder : 13 Kennedy Justice: Reviews
1971, undated
Box: 66 Folder : 14 Kennedy Justice: Reviews
1972
Box: 67 Folder : 2 Kennedy Justice: Sections printed in the  New York Post
1972
Box: 95 The Art of Making Magazines
2002-2012
Box: 106 Jack O'Dell Research and Drafts
2001-2014
Box: 107

Subseries VIIB: Articles and Essays

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains articles, essays, book reviews, letters to the editor, and similar writings by Victor Navasky, a representative sample of Navasky's output but, by no means, all of it. Research material, correspondence, drafts, notes, and other associated items are included with some of the articles. There are pieces from as early as 1958. Among the publications represented are the New York Times,  New York Times Magazine,  The Yale Law Journal,  Esquire magazine,  Atlantic Monthly,  The Plain Dealer, and  The Nation. Many of Navasky's "In Cold Print" columns from the  New York Times Book Review are included. Articles written by Navasky also appear in other series, as appropriate.

A Navasky article -- "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" -- appeared in Esquire magazine's April 1987 issue. In addition to a copy of the piece, this subseries contains a great deal of associated research material, covering not only judicial appointments but many other aspects of Reagan's time in office.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 66 Folder : 15 Articles
1968-1979
Box: 66 Folder : 16 Articles
1982-2009, undated
Box: 66 Folder : 17 Articles: Article re: Foyle's Bookshop, London (Travel and Leisure) - includes background material
1973, undated
Box: 66 Folder : 18 Articles: "Big Mike on Campus" (Esquire Sep 1988) - Navasky discusses the college days of Michael Dukakis
1988
Box: 66 Folder : 19 Articles: "A CBS Documentary About a CBS Blacklist" (Navasky article on John Henry Faulk and the CBS program "Fear on Trial") - article, drafts, correspondence, background
1975
Box: 66 Folder : 20 Articles: "A CBS Documentary About a CBS Blacklist" (Navasky article on John Henry Faulk and the CBS program "Fear on Trial") - notes and partial transcript of "Fear on Trial"
undated
Box: 66 Folder : 21 Articles: "The Demons of Salem, With Us Still" (New York Times Sep 8, 1996) - Navasky discusses film of Arthur Miller's  The Crucible
1996
Box: 66 Folder : 22 Articles: "E.L. Doctorow: I Saw A Sign" (includes article drafts and notes from Doctorow interview)
1980
Box: 66 Folder : 23 Articles: "E.L. Doctorow: I Saw A Sign" (includes draft of "How Writers Write" by Doctorow and interview by Random House staff)
1975, 1980
Box: 68 Folder : 1 Articles: Early articles (includes correspondence with Frontier magazine)
1958-1959, undated
Box: 68 Folder : 2 Articles: The Federal Trade Commission's Advertising Substantiation Program (article for MORE A Journalism Review) - drafts, fragments, notes
circa 1971-1972
Box: 68 Folder : 3 Articles: The Federal Trade Commission's Advertising Substantiation Program (article for MORE A Journalism Review) - related material
1977-1984
Box: 68 Folder : 4 Articles: The Federal Trade Commission's Advertising Substantiation Program (article for MORE A Journalism Review) - research
1971-1972, 1997
Box: 68 Folder : 5 Articles: "Levi Article" - material related to article on Edward H. Levi (article not included)
1975
Box: 71 Folder : 1 Articles: The New York Times Magazine
1967-1971
Box: 71 Folder : 2 Articles: The New York Times Magazine
1972-1977, 1996, 2012
Box: 68 Folder : 6 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article (Iran)
1976
Box: 68 Folder : 7 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article, notes
undated
Box: 68 Folder : 8 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article (Iran) research
1962-1977
Box: 68 Folder : 9 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article (Iran) research (includes Mar 1976 "Profile on Iran")
1974-1976
Box: 68 Folder : 10 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article (Iran) research, Committee for Artistic and Intellectual Freedom in Iran
1973-1976
Box: 68 Folder : 11 Articles: The New York Times Magazine - Boycott article (Iran) research,  Index on Censorship and other materials
1975-1976
Box: 68 Folder : 12 Articles: Op Ed on George (draft, notes, research)
1995, undated
Box: 68 Folder : 13 Articles: "The Oscar No One Will Win"
1999
Box: 68 Folder : 14 Articles: [Playboy] article on informers
1973
Box: 68 Folder : 15 Articles: "Reunion at Watergate" (The Columbia Forum Fall 1973) - article, edited draft and background material
1973
Box: 68 Folder : 16 Articles: "The Rights of Journalists" (The Nation Aug 2005)
2005-2010
Box: 68 Folder : 17 Articles: "The Rights of Journalists" - research articles
2004-2005
Box: 68 Folder : 18 Articles: "The Rights of Journalists" - research articles
2005
Box: 68 Folder : 19 Articles: "The Rights of Journalists" - research articles, news clippings
2004-2005
Box: 71 Folder : 3 Articles: "Robert Kennedy--As Attorney General and His Father's Son: The Strange, Sad Tale of James Landis" (The Washington Post/Potomac Oct 3. 1971)
1971
Box: 68 Folder : 20 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" (Esquire Apr 1987)
1987
Box: 68 Folder : 21 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - correspondence
1986
Box: 68 Folder : 22 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - notebooks
undated
Box: 68 Folder : 23 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - notes
undated
Box: 68 Folder : 24 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, Attorney General Ed Meese
1981-1986
Box: 68 Folder : 25 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, civil rights
1985-1986
Box: 68 Folder : 26 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, civil rights - material focused on opposition to William Reinquist nomination
1986
Box: 68 Folder : 27 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, civil rights - "An Oath Betrayed: The Reagan Administration's Civil Rights Enforcement Record in Education"
Oct 1983
Box: 68 Folder : 28 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, civil rights - "Without Justice: A Report on the Conduct of the Justice Department in Civil Rights in 1981-1982"
Feb 1982
Box: 68 Folder : 29 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - research, Confronting Moscow (Heritage Foundation)
1985
Box: 69 Folder : 1 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Draft Report on Antonin Scalia"
1986
Box: 69 Folder : 2 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "How's Business in the Reagan Era?..."
Dec 1983
Box: 69 Folder : 3 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Ideological Shaping of the Court" (articles)
1957, 1983-1986
Box: 69 Folder : 4 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "The Impact of Reagan Administration Policies on Regional Income and Employment"
May 1986
Box: 69 Folder : 5 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Impact of the Reagan Years on the Distribution of Income of the Elderly"
Feb 1985
Box: 69 Folder : 6 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Index to Clippings of Alleged Ethics Violations by Reagan Administration Appointees" compiled by Rep. Patricia Schroeder
Oct 23, 1986
Box: 69 Folder : 7 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Information and Disinformation
1985-1986
Box: 69 Folder : 8 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Interest Groups and Interest in the Reagan Era"
Sep 1983
Box: 69 Folder : 9 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Judicial Nominations
1985-1986
Box: 69 Folder : 10 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Newspaper Clippings
1984-1987
Box: 69 Folder : 11 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Nicaragua
1986
Box: 69 Folder : 12 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Perspectives on the Reagan Years edited by John L. Palmer
1986
Box: 69 Folder : 13 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Policy Review (Heritage Foundation) 3 issues
1986
Box: 69 Folder : 14 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "President Reagan and the Federal Budget..."
Mar 1985
Box: 69 Folder : 15 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Potential nomination of Orrin Hatach to the US Supreme Court
1986
Box: 69 Folder : 16 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "The Reagan Administration and the Social Safety Net for the Nonaged Poor"
Dec 1983
Box: 71 Folder : 4 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "The Reagan Legacy" by Bernard Weinraub
Jun 22, 1986
Box: 69 Folder : 17 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, "Ronald Reagan: Prisoner of his Own Dreams" by David Hoffman
Nov 1986
Box: 69 Folder : 18 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Publications ("Multinational Monitor", "People and Taxes", "The Defense Monitor")
1985-1986
Box: 69 Folder : 19 Articles: "Ronald Reagan and the Supremes" - Research, Various items
1984-1986
Box: 69 Folder : 20 Articles: "Saving The Nation" (  Atlantic Monthly, Jan 1998) - includes article and draft
1997-1998
Box: 69 Folder : 21 Articles: "Saving The Nation" - reader responses to article
1997-1998
Box: 69 Folder : 22 Articles: "Stamp Out Bad Communications" (The Plain Dealer)
Oct 1, 1991
Box: 69 Folder : 23 Articles: Unidentified article focused on future of book publishing and conglomerates (also mentions electronic books, etc) - background/research
1980, undated
Box: 69 Folder : 24 Articles: Unidentified article focused on future of book publishing and conglomerates (also mentions electronic books, etc) - draft fragments and notes
1980, undated
Box: 69 Folder : 25 Articles: Unidentified article focused on future of magazines
undated
Box: 69 Folder : 26 Articles: Untitled draft of article concerning New York Times' failure to attribute "scoop" to  The Nation
2004
Box: 69 Folder : 27 Articles: Various, from The Nation
1975-1985
Box: 69 Folder : 28 Articles: Various, from The Nation
1990-2005, undated
Box: 69 Folder : 29 Bittman, William: "Article In Progress" and related materials (includes Bittman FBI files)
1981
Box: 69 Folder : 30 Book Reviews
1963-1999
Box: 69 Folder : 31 Book Reviews: The Big Foundations by Waldemar A. Nielsen (includes drafts, notes, correspondence)
1973
Box: 70 Folder : 1 Book Reviews: Fair Enough: The Life of Westbrook Pegler (includes related material)
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 2 Book Reviews: New York Times
1971-1977, 1982, 2000
Box: 70 Folder : 3 Book Reviews: "The Ordeal of Meyer Levin" (includes article, correspondence and notes; also "Fifty Years in Writing" by Meyer Levin)
1973-1974
Box: 70 Folder : 4 Book Reviews: "The Ordeal of Meyer Levin" - annotated copy of The Obsession
1973
Box: 70 Folder : 5 Book Reviews: "The Ordeal of Meyer Levin" - Plays in dispute (Anne Frank by Levin and  The Diary of Anne Frank by the Hacketts)
[1952], 1956
Box: 70 Folder : 6 Book Reviews: "Orphans of the Cold War" review of We Are Your Sons by Michael and Robert Meeropol
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 7 Book Reviews: The Publish-It-Yourself Handbook
undated
Box: 70 Folder : 8 Book Reviews: re: Navasky's review of Halberstam's The Best and the Brightest
1973
Box: 70 Folder : 9 Book Reviews: "The Selling of the Brethren" The Yale Law Journal
Apr 1980
Box: 70 Folder : 10 Book Reviews: "The Selling of the Brethren" The Yale Law Journal (galleys)
1979-1980
Box: 70 Folder : 11 Contracts
1954-1997
Box: 70 Folder : 12 Essay, "The Nation", for  The Companion to American Thought
1993
Box: 70 Folder : 13 "In Cold Print..." columns (The New York Times Book Review)
Feb 1973-Apr 1974
Box: 70 Folder : 14 "In Cold Print..." columns (The New York Times Book Review)
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 15 "In Cold Print..." columns: notes
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 16 "In Cold Print..." columns: research materials (includes Confrontation Fall 1974 containing articles on copyright)
1974-1975
Box: 70 Folder : 17 "In Cold Print": Coop publishing and other ideas (for columns)
1973-1974
Box: 70 Folder : 18 "In Cold Print": Correspondence
1972-1973
Box: 70 Folder : 19 "In Cold Print": Correspondence
1974-1975, undated
Box: 70 Folder : 20 "In Cold Print: A Crime Writers' Mafia" (Jun 15, 1975) - article, correspondence, background material
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 21 "In Cold Print: A Crime Writers' Mafia" (Jun 15, 1975) - drafts and notes
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 22 "In Cold Print: Safe Publishing" (Mar 16, 1975): article, correspondence, fragments, notes
1975
Box: 70 Folder : 23 "In Cold Print: Safe Publishing" (Mar 16, 1975): Research
1972-1974
Box: 70 Folder : 24 "In Cold Print: Safe Publishing" (Mar 16, 1975): Research
1973-1974
Box: 70 Folder : 25 "In Cold Print: The Search for Subsidy": article, drafts, notes and related material
1957-1958, 1975-1976
Box: 70 Folder : 26 "In Cold Print": Various columns - notes
undated
Box: 70 Folder : 27 "In Cold Print: What is a Good Editor Worth?"
1972-1973
Box: 72 Folder : 1 (Mixed Materials [31142051726613]) "In Cold Print: What is a Good Editor Worth?" - Notes
1973
Box: 70 Folder : 28 (Mixed Materials [31142051726605])
Box: 72 Folder : 2 "In Cold Print: Writers and Underwriters": article and related material
1973
Box: 72 Folder : 3 "In Cold Print: Writers and Underwriters": drafts and notes
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 4 Letters to the Editor
1951, 1976, 1995
Box: 72 Folder : 5 Letters to the Editor: Civil Liberties Review "Ramsey Clark and Wiretapping"
1976
Box: 72 Folder : 6 What Orwell Didn't Know (Navasky a contributor): material related to appearance at Miami Book Fair
2007

Subseries VIIC: Articles and Essays - Alger Hiss

Scope and Content Note

The amount of material associated with Navasky's Alger Hiss-related articles warrants its own subseries, although much of it is focused on a single piece - "The Case not Proved Against Alger Hiss." The article is a critique of Allen Weinstein's 1978 book, Perjury: the Hiss-Chambers Case. Navasky conducted extensive research and interviews in preparation for the article, which appeared in the April 8, 1978, issue of  The Nation. Not only does this subseries contain material associated with the article's research and writing, it also includes relevant items subsequent to its publication. An example involves Sam Kreiger, one of the individuals interviewed by both Weinstein and Navasky, who brought a libel suit against Weinstein in 1979. There are documents from  Krieger, Sam v. Allen Weinstein et al. which include Weinstein's deposition and a transcript of Weinstein's interview of Kreiger.

Navasky continued his criticism of Weinstein's work in a 1982 essay "Weinstein, Hiss, and the Transformation of Historical Ambiguity into Cold War Verity," which is included in a 1982 book edited by Athan G. Theoharis titled Beyond the Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress, and the Cold War. Correspondence, notes, research materials and working drafts are included.

Materials added to this subseries in 2016 largely relate to the 1996 release of the Venona papers. They contain clippings, articles, photocopies of the Venona papers, handwritten notes, drafts written by Navasky and others. Other research materials related to the Hiss case including copies of the FBI file of Victor Perlo, and published works about Hiss by John Lowenthal and Tony Hiss. These materials also include correspondence with Tony Hiss related to the creation of the website Algerhiss.com.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : 7 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss"
Apr 8, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 8 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "British Reviews" of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 9 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Correspondence Hiss Issue" Post-article (includes letters from Malcolm Cowley, John Henry Faulk, Eliot Janeway, Anthony Lewis, and Albert Moltz. Also copy of letter from Kurt Vonnegut)
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 10 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Chambers in CP" (HUAC hearing transcript pages-Whittaker Chambers Testimony)
1948
Box: 72 Folder : 11 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Eddy, George"
1976, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 12 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Eisler", Gerhart
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 13 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": Field, Hermann
1978, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 14 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Garlin, Sender"
1978, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 15 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Herbst, Josephine"
1949, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 16 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Hiss, Alger"
1957, 1975, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 17 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": Hiss, Alger "Pre-Perjury articles and clips" (includes copy of Richard M. Nixon speech "The Hiss Case")
1950, 1972-1978, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 18 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Hiss, Donald"
1951, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 19 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Hiss, Priscilla"
1978, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 20 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Hiss, Tony"
1973, 1977, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 21 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Kaplan, Karel"
1977-1978, 1980, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 22 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Krieger, Sam"
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 23 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Krieger, Sam" - Sam Krieger v. Allen Weinstein et al. (includes transcript of Krieger interview by Weinstein)
1978-1980
Box: 72 Folder : 24 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Krieger, Sam" - Sam Krieger v. Allen Weinstein et al. (deposition of Allen Weinstein)
1979
Box: 72 Folder : 25 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Lieber, Maxim"
1976-1978
Box: 72 Folder : 26 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Licht"
1949
Box: 72 Folder : 27 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Lowenthal, John"
1976-1980
Box: 72 Folder : 28 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Massing, Hede"
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 29 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Nation (and  New Republic) articles on  Perjury"
1978-1979
Box: 72 Folder : 30 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Navasky Drafts"
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 31 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Nobile, Philip"
1976, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 32 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": Notes
1978
Box: 72 Folder : 33 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Perlo, Victor"
1949
Box: 72 Folder : 34 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Peter, Josef"
circa 1949, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 35 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": Post-article Press
1978-1980, undated
Box: 72 Folder : 36 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Reuben, Bill" (William A. Reuben)
1975, 1978
Box: 72 Folder : 37 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Reuben, Bill" (William A. Reuben)
undated
Box: 72 Folder : 38 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": Reviews of Perjury
1978, undated
Box: 73 Folder : 1 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Robinson-Reuben Case"
1979, undated
Box: 73 Folder : 2 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Robinson-Reuben Case" - FOIA responses, Department of State
1930s, 1976-1978
Box: 73 Folder : 3 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Rosenward, Harold"
1975, 1978
Box: 73 Folder : 4 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Smith, John Chabot"
1976, 1978
Box: 73 Folder : 5 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Typewriter"
1949, 1976, undated
Box: 73 Folder : 6 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Waltuch, Jack"
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 7 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Weinstein Articles, etc." (includes paper "The Alger Hiss Case: An Assessment")
1969-1979, undated
Box: 73 Folder : 8 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Weinstein-Navasky Correspondence"
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 9 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Whitman, Alden"
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 10 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Willert, Paul"
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 11 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Winter, Ella"
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 12 "The Case Not Proved Against Alger Hiss": "Wyzanski, Judge Charles E."
1978
Box: 73 Folder : 13 "Ideology and Truth: Some Notes on the Hiss Case, The Cold War, Historiography and Imagery" (discusses writing of "The Case Not Proved...")
undated
Box: 73 Folder : 14 Various Navasky Articles re: Alger Hiss
1977, 1978, 1997-1999
Box: 73 Folder : 15 "Weinstein, Hiss, and the Transformation of Historical Ambiguity Into Cold War Verity": Correspondence
1981
Box: 73 Folder : 16 "Weinstein, Hiss, and The Transformation of Historical Ambiguity into Cold War Verity": Notes
undated
Box: 73 Folder : 17 "Weinstein, Hiss, and The Transformation of Historical Ambiguity into Cold War Verity": Research materials (includes copy of motion for summary judgment, "Alger Hiss and William A Reuben v. The Department of Justice et al."
1981, undated
Box: 73 Folder : 18 "Weinstein, Hiss, and The Transformation of Historical Ambiguity into Cold War Verity": Working drafts
undated
Box: 103 Alger Hiss: Articles and Clippings
1990-1992
Box: 104
Box: 104 Alger Hiss: Venona Papers Notes and Photocopies
1995-1996
Box: 105
Box: 108
Box: 105 Alger Hiss: General Research
1990-2009
Box: 106
Box: 107
Box: 106 Alger Hiss: Victor Perlo FBI File
1949-1972
Box: 107 Alger Hiss Alger Hiss Project: Organizational Planning
2003-2006

Subseries VIID: Plays

Scope and Content Note

Although the collection contains a few examples of Navasky's early plays, most of the material in this subseries relates to Starr's Last Tape, a one-act play written by Navasky and his friend Richard Lingeman. Inspired by Kenneth Starr's investigation of Bill Clinton and Samuel Beckett's  Krapp's Last Tape, it had a run at the Berkshire Film Festival in September of 1999. The collection contains correspondence, drafts and notes, research (including a complete copy of  The Starr Report with the White House response), and reviews of the play.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 73 Folder : 19 Bech v. Jarndyce proposal for a television series
2005
Box: 73 Folder : 20 Early interest in playwriting
1954-1955
Box: 73 Folder : 21 An Emory Mack Adventure "Operation Statehood"
undated
Box: 73 Folder : 22 Emory Mack Breaks the Ice
undated
Box: 73 Folder : 23 The Shopping Hour
circa 1954
Box: 73 Folder : 24 Starr's Last Tape
1999
Box: 73 Folder : 25 Starr's Last Tape: Correspondence (also includes some script drafts)
1998-1999
Box: 73 Folder : 26 Starr's Last Tape: Drafts (early) with notes and insertions
Jul 1998-Aug 1998
Box: 73 Folder : 27 Starr's Last Tape: Drafts (with annotations)
1998
Box: 73 Folder : 28 Starr's Last Tape: Drafts and notes, with Starr biographical information and "Christian Life in the Law" by Kenneth Starr
1995, 1996, 1998
Box: 73 Folder : 29 Starr's Last Tape: Drafts and notes with annotations
1998
Box: 73 Folder : 30 Starr's Last Tape: Notes
undated
Box: 73 Folder : 31 Starr's Last Tape: Performance and reviews
1999
Box: 74 Folder : 1 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background
1992-1998
Box: 74 Folder : 2 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background
1998-1999, undated
Box: 74 Folder : 3 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - magazine issues
1998-1999
Box: 74 Folder : 4 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - newspaper clippings
1997-1998
Box: 74 Folder : 5 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - newspaper clippings
1998-1999, undated
Box: 74 Folder : 6 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - newspaper sections
Sep 13, 1998
Box: 74 Folder : 7 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - newspaper sections
Sep 22, 1998
Box: 74 Folder : 8 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background - newspaper sections
Feb 13, 1999
Box: 74 Folder : 9 Starr's Last Tape: Research/background -  The Starr Report (complete text and White House response)
1998
Box: 74 Folder : 10 We Held These Truths or  United We Stand
circa 1952
Box: 74 Folder : 11 Unidentified fragments
undated

Subseries VIIE: Speeches

Scope and Content Note

Folders in the "Speeches" subseries contain a variety of materials: some hold completed speech texts, drafts, or fragments; others contain items related to a speech but with none of the speech text. Not all the speeches are identified and some folders reflect Navasky appearances where he did not give a talk or speech but may have participated in a panel or question and answer session. The folders that are arranged chronologically and labeled "Speeches" reflect original order and titles.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 95 Speeches
1999-2015
Box: 74 Folder : 12 "100 Years of Clifford Odets-Celebration": Panel participation
2006
Box: 74 Folder : 13 Appearances (copies of speeches/talks not included)
1973-2007
Box: 74 Folder : 14 Boston Public Library "Democracy and the Press..." (emails)
2005, 2006
Box: 74 Folder : 15 Canadian Magazine Association keynote speech
2005-2006
Box: 74 Folder : 16 "The Case for the Partisan Press" research, press and related email (copy of speech not included)
2005-2006
Box: 74 Folder : 17 "The Case for Unbalanced Journalism" research and notes
1994, undated
Box: 74 Folder : 18 "Citizen Journalism" speech, draft and research
2009
Box: 74 Folder : 19 Commencement speech, CUNY Graduate Center (draft)
May 25, 2006
Box: 74 Folder : 20 "Did Venona Make a Difference?" Remarks at Venona Conference, National War College
Oct 4, 1996
Box: 74 Folder : 21 Harry Walker, Inc. (Agent for Navasky speaking engagements): Contract (1972-1974) and related materials
1971-1972
Box: 74 Folder : 22 Introductions
2005, 2010
Box: 74 Folder : 23 "Is the Press Too Liberal?" research and notes
1992-1996, undated
Box: 74 Folder : 24 JASA West Side Senior Center material (May 21, 2006 appearance; copy of speech not included)
2005-2006
Box: 74 Folder : 25 Keynote speech at Tamiment Library's Conference on Alger Hiss and History
2007
Box: 74 Folder : 26 "McCarthyism and Journalism" drafts
2006
Box: 74 Folder : 27 "The Nation and the Historical Role of the Journal of Opinion" (transcript of session at The New School including Q and A)
1997
Box: 74 Folder : 28 Radio
1996, 1997
Box: 74 Folder : 29 Speeches
1981-1988
Box: 74 Folder : 30 Speeches
1990-1996
Box: 75 Folder : 1 Speeches
1998-2000
Box: 75 Folder : 2 Speeches
2001-2003
Box: 75 Folder : 3 Speeches
2004-2005
Box: 75 Folder : 4 Speeches
2009
Box: 75 Folder : 5 Speeches
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 6 Speeches (includes drafts and fragments)
undated
Box: 75 Folder : 7 "Synagogue Speech"
2006
Box: 75 Folder : 8 Talk at Westport, CT Public Library (includes draft, notes, press and associated emails)
2005-2006
Box: 75 Folder : 9 Unidentified speech (draft) with flagged and annotated copy of A Matter of Opinion used in speech
undated

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