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Guide to the Henry Walter Papers
 MS 3016

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Walter, Henry, 1927-2016
Title: Henry Walter papers
Dates: 1950-2017
Abstract: The Henry Walter papers primarily include Walter’s files as a speechwriter for New York City Comptroller (1970-1973) and Mayor (1974-1977) Abraham D. Beame. The files include drafts and final versions of speeches, messages to constituent groups, press releases, correspondence and memos, Beame’s daily public schedules, event invitations and related background briefing notes, and other documents concerning public relations activities in Beame’s office. The papers also include files related to Walter’s work as Press Secretary for Robert Morgenthau’s 1962 campaign for New York State governor and as the first Director of Public Information for the newly-formed New York City Department of Highways in 1963-1964. The papers also hold a broad range of New York City-oriented print matter, such as city government reports and local newsletters. Among these is a rich set of programs, seating charts and other documents ranging from 1956 to 2017 from the annual political parody show presented by the Inner Circle, an organization of New York City journalists and reporters.
Quantity: 38.67 Linear feet in 33 record cartons, 8 document boxes and 1 oversize folder
Call Phrase: MS 3016