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Guide to the Judidth Papachristou Research Files on Alger Hiss TAM 615

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Judith Papachristou Research Files on Alger Hiss
Dates [inclusive]: 1962, 2001-2006, undated
Dates [bulk]: 2001
Abstract: Alger Hiss (1904 – 1996) was an American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer. Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. The collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted by The Nation Institute, and by Albert Ruben, reprints, unpublished writings by Judith Papachristou and others on the Hiss Case, transcriptions from Alger Hiss's notebooks (1984), and a copy of a 1962 letter to Alger Hiss from William Marbury.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet In one manuscript box
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM 615

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Historical/Biographical Note

Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer. He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and U.N. official. Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950.

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Scope and Contents

Contains transcripts of interviews conducted by The Nation Institute, and by Albert Ruben, reprints, unpublished writings by Judith Papachristou and others on the Hiss Case, transcriptions from Alger Hiss's notebooks (1984), and a copy of a 1962 letter to Alger Hiss from William Marbury.

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Navasky, Victor S.
  • Tiger, Edith
  • Hiss, Alger
  • Papachristou, Judith

Document Type

  • Interviews.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Judith Papachristou were transferred to New York University in 2012 by Judith Papachristou. Interview transcripts in box 1, folders 8-9 may be cited by researchers but not quoted. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Archival Materials

Agnese Nelms Haury Papers, TAM 163 (R-7771D)

Alger Hiss Family Papers, TAM 314 (R-7771B)

John Lowenthal Papers, TAM 190 (R-7771C)

William A. Reuben Papers, TAM 289 (R-7771E)

A published guide to the microfilmed portions of these collections is available at this repository (call number REF E743.5.H55 P38 2006).

The Alger Hiss Defense Collection housed at the Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University consists of 115 boxes of materials amassed by Hiss's lawyers and additional materials related to Hiss's defense donated by Hiss researchers and supporters. The first three series of the Alger Hiss Defense Collection (Hiss Defense Files Series I, Hiss Defense Files Series II, and Hiss-Chambers Subject Files) are available at this repository on microfilm (Film R-7771A) and have an associated published guide (call number REF E743.5.H55 P37 2006). Materials excluded from the microfilm are available to researchers who use the collection on site at the Harvard Law School Library at Harvard University.

Separated Materials

There are no materials that were separated from the collection.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Judith Papachristou in 2012. The accession number associated with this gift is 2012.043.

Processing Information

The original folders were alphabetized, and the loose material was foldered, titled, and put in alphabetical order.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Hiss, Alger: Notebooks, Transcriptions
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Hiss Case: Articles (Photocopies)
2000, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Marbury, William L.: Letter to Alger Hiss (Photocopy)
Apr 26, 1962
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Murphy, Robert: "The Hiss Case: Insights"
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Papachristou, Judith: Nation Institute Interview
Jun 6, 2001
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Papachristou, Judidth: "Who Was Alger Hiss -- Really?"
2006
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Rosenblum, Naomi and Walter: The Nation Institute Interview
Apr 10, 2001
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Ruben, Albert: Transcripts of Interviews with Individuals Associated with Alger Hiss and the Hiss Case

Scope and Content Note

The interviewees are: Penny Blum, Lawrence Buttenweiser, Jack Gelber, Tim Horan, Lynn Lane, Peggy Penn, Thomas F. Pike, Corinne Rafferty, William A. Reuben, Janet Schane, Natalia Schiffrin, Edith Tiger, Michael Train, Litsa, Tsitsera, and Robert von Mehren.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers may cite the interviews but not quote them.

2001
Box: 1 Folder : 9 The Nation Institute Transcripts of Interviews with Individuals Associated with Alger Hiss and the Hiss Case

Scope and Content Note

The interviewees are: Grambs Aronson, Karen Brudney, Ronnie Chalif, Mary Evans Collins, Alan Levine, Victor Navasky, Gerard Piel, and Jane Spinak and Warren Scharf.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers may cite the interviews but not quote them.

2001
Box: 1 Folder : 10 United States. National Security Agency Website Documents
undated

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