Zeligs, Meyer Aaron. Papers, 1923-1978: Finding
Harvard Law School Library
Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Law School
October 1, 1980
© The President and Fellows of Harvard College
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 601708
Creator: Zeligs, Meyer Aaron,
Title: Papers, 1923-1978
Quantity: 12 boxes, 6 Paige boxes
Abstract: The papers cover Dr. Zeligs' research, writing and publication of
his book about the Alger Hiss case, Friendship and Fratricide: An Analysis of
Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss (N.Y., The Viking Press, 1967). Zeligs' study
approaches the relationship and conflict between Hiss and Chambers from the
standpoint of the psychoanalyst.
Erika S. Chadbourn and Richard McNally, October
The Papers of Dr. Meyer A. Zeligs (1909-1978), psychiatrist,
psychoanalyst, teacher, and author, which relate to his research for and
publication of his study Friendship and Fratricide: An Analysis of Whittaker
Chambers and Alger Hiss, were presented to the Harvard Law School Library as a
gift June 24, 1980 by Dr. Zeligs' widow, Elizabeth W. Zeligs.
Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the
Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is
housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice
retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.
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the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material
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organizations who hold copyright.
The 4500 items in the Papers of Dr. Meyer Aaron Zeligs (1909-1978) relate
to his research for and publication of
Friendship and Fratricide: An Analysis of Whittaker Chambers and
Alger Hiss (N.Y, The Viking Press, 1967). The Papers span the years
1923 to 1978, with the bulk of the material falling into the 1948 to 1967
The collection includes correspondence; memoranda; reports; legal
documents; research notes; lists; transcripts of the manuscript of
Friendship and Fratricide, both in loose and in bound form;
page proof; index cards; news clippings; other printed items including related
books with Dr. Zeligs' marginal notes; and Photostats.
A number of books have been written and are still being written about the
Alger Hiss case, including books by Hiss and his antagonist Whittaker Chambers
themselves. Dr. Zeligs'
Friendship and Fratricide is the only study that approaches
the relationship and conflict between Hiss and Chambers from the standpoint of
the psychoanalyst, probing into their childhood and their early traumas, and
into the development of their complex personalities. He became interested in
the two men after reading Chambers' autobiography
Witness in 1953/4, and Earl Jowitt's
The Strange Case of Alger Hiss (1953). His actual research
for his book began in 1959, and the writing was done between 1960 and 1967.
Dr. Zeligs' Papers cover roughly these aspects of his research, writing
and publication: (a) Correspondence and interviews with persons closely
connected with Hiss, Chambers and the Government cases against Hiss such as
family members, friends, professional associates, and attorneys; (b) Research
materials such as college and other types of records, examples of writings and
speeches of Hiss and Chambers, both free-lance and professional, descriptions
of their places of residence and their life styles, statements regarding their
religious beliefs and political convictions, court records included
testimonies, copies of letters, handwriting analyses, reviews of pre-1967
books, and newspapers clippings; (c) Drafts of Dr. Zeligs' manuscript in
various stages, critiques, and correspondence with publishing houses; and (d)
Publication and post-publication items such as reviews and fan mail. A
considerable amount of the materials were organized by Dr. Zeligs in 3-hole
notebooks which have been left intact. There are a few current items such as
reviews of post-1967 books and a "précis" of a projected follow-up book
by Zeligs entitled (tentatively) "Ordeals of Loyalty and Betrayal:
In addition, the collection includes a group of books on the Hiss case,
writings of Whittaker Chambers, and hard-bound sets of the 1948 Hearings before
the House Un-American Activities Committee, the so-called "Baltimore
Depositions" (Alger Hiss v. Whitaker Chambers, 1948 and 1949), and the
transcript of the record of the second Hiss trial (1949-1950).
Major correspondents include: Adolph A. Berle, Jr.; Carl Binger; Earl
Browder; Helen L. Buttenweiser; Alistair Cooke; Malcolm Cowley; Robert
Crichton; Claude B. Cross; Morris L. Ernst; Richard H. Field; Felix
Frankfurter; Elizabeth Hiss Hartman; Alger Hiss; Donald Hiss; Priscilla F.
Hiss; Thayer Hobson; Chester T. Lane; Isaac Don Levine; William L. Marbury;
John Cabot Smith; Mark Van Doren; and Allen Weinstein. The collection includes
copies of letters of Whittaker Chambers to others, but no direct correspondence
between Chambers, who died in 1961, and Zeligs.
There is a considerable amount of correspondence between Alger Hiss and
Professor Richard H. Field of the Harvard Law School in the Richard H. Field
Papers, Series Alger Hiss, in the Harvard Law School Library.
- Series I.Correspondence and Research
- Series II.Other Research Material Including
Notes and Clippings
- Series III.Drafts, Fragments and Critiques
of Friendship and Fratricide Manuscript
- Series IV.Clippings, Reviews and Fan Mail
Regarding Publication of Friendship and Fratricide
- Series V.Miscellany
- Series VI.Paige Boxes
The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and
topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard
On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic
databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Berle, Adolf Augustus, 1895-1971.
Browder, Earl, 1891-1973.
Buttenweiser, Helen L.
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-
Cross, Claude B.
Ernst, Morris Leopold, 1888-
Field, Richard H.
Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965.
Hartman, Elizabeth Hiss.
Hiss, Priscilla Fansler.
Lane, Chester T.
Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-
Marbury, William L.
Smith, John Chabot.
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972.
Zeligs, Meyer Aaron, 1909-1978.
Trials (Perjury) -New York.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses) -New York.
- April 1, 1901
- Birth of Jay Vivian Chambers.
- Sept. 26, 1903
- Birth of Richard Godfrey Chambers (brother).
- June 1919
- Graduated from South Side High School, Rockville Centre,
- Ran away from home. Used name Charles Adams.
- File clerk at Frank Seaman Advertising Co., N.Y. Used name Charles
- Sept. 1920
- Entered Williams College. Used name Whittaker Chambers (?).
- Sept. 1920
- Entered Columbia University. Used name Whittaker Chambers.
- Nov. 1922
- Publication of
Play for Puppets under name John Kelly.
- Jan. 1923
- Summer 1923
- Sept. 1923
- Employed at New York Public Library.
- Sept. 1924
- Readmitted to Columbia University.
- Feb. 17, 1925
- Joined the Communist Party.
- Sept. 9, 1926
- Death of Richard Godfrey Chambers.
- April 13, 1927
- Discharged from New York Public Library.
- Out of Communist Party for a short period.
- Oct. 29, 1929
- Death of father, Jay Chambers.
- Editor of the
- April 15, 1931
New Masses and "entered underground." Pseudonyms: "Carl"
- Oct. 17, 1933
- Birth of daughter, Ellen Chambers.
- Spring 1934
- Moved to Baltimore. Used name Lloyd Cantwell.
- June/July 1934
- Met Alger Hiss under the name of "Carl" (Chambers'
- April 15-July 1, 1935
- Moved to Washington, D.C. Lived at 28th Street apartment of Hiss.
Uncertain under what name.
- May 1935
- Obtained passport. Used name David Breen.
- Oct. 1935 to spring 1936
- Lived at Eutaw Place, Washington, D.C. Used name Lloyd
- First received documents from Julian Wadleigh.
- Spring 1936
- Alleged trip to Westminster, Md., with Alger Hiss.
- Spring 1936
- Lived with Maxim Lieber at New Hope, Pa. Used name David
- July 23, 1936
- Certificate of title of motor vehicle (Ford).
- Aug. 18, 1936
- Birth of son, John Chambers.
- Fall 1936 (?)
- Lived at 3310 Auchentoroly Terrace, Baltimore. Used name Jay
- Spring 1937
- Purchase of Westminster, Md., farm.
- Oct. 1937
- Employment with National Research Project. Used name Jay V. David
- Late 1937
- Date of break with Communist Party (this date given at first months
of testimony and in statements to government between 1939-1948).
- Nov. (or prior, 1937 to April 1938)
- Lived at Mount Royal Terrace, Baltimore.
- Jan. 21, 1938
- Furloughed from job with National Research Project.
- Spring 1938
- Date of break with Communist Party according to later
- June 1938
- Purchased 2610 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, under name David
Chambers (summer 1939, sold this property).
- Dec. 1938
- Alleged visit to Alger Hiss to persuade him to break with Communist
- Sept. 1939
- Visited Adolf A. Berle, Jr.
- Sept. 26, 1940
- Baptism in Episcopal Church.
- March 20, 1945
- Interview with Ray Murphy, security officer of State
- Aug. 1946
- Another interview with Ray Murphy.
- Employment with
- Jan.-May 1944
- Book reviews for
American Mercury. Used name John Land.
- Aug. 3, 1948
- Accused Alger Hiss before House Committee on Un-American Activities
in public session.
- Aug. 17, 1948
- Confrontation with Alger Hiss in executive session.
- Aug. 25, 1948
- Confrontation with Alger Hiss in public session.
- Aug. 27, 1948
- Repeated his accusation on "Meet the Press."
- Oct. 14, 1948
- First appearance before New York Grand Jury.
- Nov. 17, 1948
- Gave Baltimore Documents to Mr. Marbury in pre-trial examination in
- Dec. 2, 1948
- Production of pumpkin microfilm.
- Dec. 10, 1948
- Resigned as senior editor of
- Returned to Westminster farm at termination of trial.
- Joined the
- Sept. 1959
- Enrolled as undergraduate student at Western Maryland
- June 8, 1961
- Marriage of John Chambers.
- July 9, 1961
- Death of Whittaker Chambers.
- July 11, 1961
- Cremation in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.
- July 11, 1961
- Release of news of death, after cremation.
- Nov. 11, 1904
- Birth of Alger Hiss (Baltimore, Md.).
- April 7, 1907
- Death of Charles Alger Hiss, Alger's father.
- Attended Baltimore Public School 14.
- Sept. 1917
- Entered high school, Baltimore City College.
- June 1921
- Graduation from Baltimore City College.
- Attended Powder Point Academy, Duxbury, Mass., and Maryland
Institute of Art.
- Sept. 1922
- Entered Johns Hopkins University.
- Summer 1924
- Summer trip to Europe. Met Priscilla Fansler.
- June 1926
- Graduation from Johns Hopkins.
- Summer 1926
- Spent in Rye, N.Y., with his brother Bosley.
- Sept. 1926
- Entered Harvard Law School.
- Nov. 3, 1926
- Death of Bosley Hiss (brother).
- May 1929
- Death of Mary Ann Hiss (sister).
- June 1929
- Graduation from Harvard Law School.
- Summer 1929
- Oct. 1929
- Started year as secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Lived
on Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.
- Dec. 11, 1929
- Marriage to Priscilla Fansler Hobson.
- Oct. 1930
- Employed by Boston law firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart.
- Spring 1932
- Employed by New York law firm of Cotton. Franklin, Wright and
Gordon. Lived first on Claremont Avenue and then on Central Park West.
- May 1933
- Joined Agricultural Adjustment Administration. Lived at 3411 O
Street, Georgetown (Washington, D.C.).
- June 1934
- Moved to 2831 28th Street, Washington, D.C.
- July 1934
- Dec. 1934 (or Jan. 1935)
- First met Whittaker Chambers under the name George Crosley (Hiss's
- March 2, 1935
- Resigned from AAA, went on payroll of Nye Committee.
- April 1935 to June 1936
- Lived at 2905 P Street, Washington, D.C.
- August 1935
- Joined Solicitor General's Office.
- March 1936
- Argued case of U.S. v. Knott in Supreme Court.
- Spring 1936
- Contracted for purchase of Westminster, Md., farm.
- July 1936 to Dec. 1937
- Lived at 1245 30th Street, Washington, D.C.
- July 23, 1936
- Signed certificate of title of Ford car to Cherner Motor
- September 1936
- Joined the Department of State-office of Francis B. Sayre,
Assistant Secretary of State.
- Dec. 29, 1937 to Oct. 1943
- Lived at 3415 Volta Place, Washington, D.C.
- Investigated under the Hatch Act.
- August 5, 1941
- Moved to 3210 P Street, Washington, D.C.
- Sept. 1939-1944
- Assistant to Stanley Hornbeck, adviser on political
- Spring 1944
- Joined State Department Office of Special Political
- Aug.-Oct. 1944
- Executive Secretary (of the American delegation) to Dumbarton Oaks
- Oct. 1944
- Became Deputy Director of Office of Special Political
- Feb. 1945
- Adviser to Stettinius at Yalta Conference.
- Early 1945
- Became Director of Office of Special Political Affairs.
- April 25-June 26, 1945
- Secretary General of San Francisco Conference for United
- Jan. 1946
- Attended first meeting of General Assembly in London as principal
adviser to American delegation.
- March 1946
- Dec. 1946
- Elected president of Carnegie Endowment for International
- Jan. 1947
- Feb. 1, 1947
- Took office at Carnegie Endowment.
- Feb. 21, 1947
- Awarded Honorary Degree from Johns Hopkins.
- June 1947
- Sept. 1947
- Moved to New York, 22 East Eighth Street.
- March 16, 1948
- Appeared before New York Grand Jury.
- Aug. 3, 1948
- Accused by Whittaker Chambers before the House Committee on
Un-American Activities in public session.
- Aug. 5, 1948
- Denied Chambers' accusation before House Committee in public
- Aug. 16, 1948
- Testified before House Committee in executive session.
- Aug. 17, 1948
- Private confrontation with Whittaker Chambers.
- Aug. 25, 1948
- Public confrontation with Whittaker Chambers.
- Aug. 27, 1948
- Accused by Chambers on "Meet the Press."
- Sept. 27, 1948
- Nov. 4, 1948
- Pre-trial deposition of Chambers began.
- Nov. 17, 1948
- Chambers presented Baltimore Documents in prelibel suit
- Dec. 4 1948
- Interviewed by FBI in Baltimore.
- Dec. 6-15, 1948
- Appeared before New York Grand Jury.
- Dec. 13, 1948
- Resignation as president of Carnegie Endowment tendered.
- Dec. 15, 1948
- Indicted for perjury by New York Grand Jury.
- May 31-July 9, 1949
- Nov. 17, 1949 to Jan. 21, 1950
- Jan. 25, 1950
- Sentenced to five years in prison. Released on $10,00 bail pending
- Dec. 7, 1950
- U.S. Court of Appeals denied appeal.
- Jan. 1951
- U.S. Court of Appeals denied petition for rehearing.
- March 12, 1951
- U.S. Supreme Court refused writ of certiorari to review
- March 22, 1951
- Began prison term, most of which was served at Federal
Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pa.
- Jan. 24, 1952
- Counsel filed motion for a new trial.
- July 22, 1952
- Motion for a new trial denied.
- Nov. 27, 1954
- Released from prison-10 months' parole period.
- Nov. 1955
- Yalta: Modern American Myth by Alger Hiss, Pocket Books,
- May 1957
- Publication of
In the Court of Public Opinion
- Employed by Feathercombs, Inc.
- Separation from Priscilla Hiss.
- Feb. 1960
- Employed by Davison-Bluth, Inc.
- Publication by Atheneum of abridgment of Holmes-Laski
- Series I.CORRESPONDENCE AND RESEARCH
- 1-1 Acheson, Dean G.
- Declines interview with MAZ. 1963.
- 1-2 Adler, Nathan
- Corr. re two letters written by WC on New Masses letter-head and
loaned by Dr. Adler to MAZ. Includes some handwritten notes by MAZ.
- 1-3 Altman, George T.
- Corr. re attorney Altman's article on the Hiss case in the Oct. 1,
1960 issue of The Nation. 1961-1967.
- 1-4 Andre Deutsch Limited
- London publisher. Corr. re publication and promotion of FRIENDSHIP
AND FRATRICIDE. Includes a letter to Dr. Carl Binger from Deutsch expressing
his interest in the Hiss-Chambers case. 1953.
- 1-5 Aring, Charles
- Typescript of a review of FRIENDSHIP AND FRATRICIDE written by Dr.
Aring, and related corr. 1967, 1974.
- 1-6 Ascoli, Max
- Corr. re article "The Lives and Deaths of Whittaker Chambers"
written by Ascoli for The Reporter, of which he was editor and publisher. 1961.
Includes a copy of Ascoli's article as well as a fragment from MAZ's MS re
- 1-7 Baldwin, Hanson
- Corr. with
Hanson Baldwin, military editor of the
New York Times, re his recollections of Hiss.
- 1-8 Baltimore City College
- Corr. re the high school days of Hiss at
Baltimore City College. 1963.
- 1-9 Benjamin, Robert M.
- Corr. re notes of New York attorney
Robert M. Benjamin on Witness by Chambers, and
corr. re MAZ's manuscript. 1960-1966.
- 1-10 Bergdoll, Alfred
- Corr. re Hiss' confinement in
Lewisburg Federal Prison. Bergdoll fellow inmate
of Hiss. 1964.
- 1-11 Berle, Adolf A.
- Corr. re Berle's testimony of Aug. 30, 1948. 1963.
- 1-12 Bernard, Viola W.
- Bernard medical doctor in N.Y.C. Corr. re loan of transcript of
the Hiss trial to MAZ, Bernard's comments on F&F. 1960-1970.
- 1-13 Bessie, Simon Michael
- Bessie editor with Atheneum Publishers. Corr. re MAZ's MS which
Atheneum ultimately rejected.
- 1-14 Binger, Carl
- Fan mail re Binger's testimony in second Hiss trial. Also list of
question put to Chambers by Dr. Binger as basis for psychiatric testimony; and
report on Binger's interviews with
Dr. Daniel E. Schneider and
Clifton Fadiman. 1949-1951.
- 1-15 Boas, George
- Corr. with Prof. Boas re Hiss' undergraduate years at
Johns Hopkins University. Typescript of an
interview with Boas. 1963.
- 1-16 Boucot, Joseph R.
- Typescript of court testimony of Boucot at first Hiss
- 1-17 Brenman, Margaret Gibson
- Brennan an acquaintance of Hiss. Corr. re MAZ's MS.
- 1-18 Browder, Earl
- Corr. re Chambers' position as editor of New Masses. 1963.
- 1-19 to 1-20 Brown, James Oliver
- 1-21 to 1-22 Burton, Margaret L.
- Burton secretary to Chester Lane, member of N.Y.C. law firm Beers,
Richards & Haller. Corr. relates to general background of H-C case, and
includes copies of Lane corr. and other background material. Corr. 1963.
- 2-1 Buttenweiser, Helen L.
- Buttenweiser an attorney with law firm Brennan, London &
Buttenweiser, N.Y.C. Corr. relates to background files pertaining to
Hiss-Chambers case stored at the Lincoln Storage Warehouse in N.Y.C. and to the
Baltimore Deposition. 1960-1970.
- 2-2 Cantwell, Robert
- Cantwell an editor with Sports Illustrated. Corr. re his
acquaintance with Chambers. Includes a memo of Chester Lane, one of Hiss'
attorneys, in which Lane infers from an interview with Cantwell that he "is
concealing relevant information" and "is personally frightened of being
implicated." Transcript of interview with Cantwell by MAZ. 1963.
- 2-3 Case, Edward W.
- Transcript of MAZ's 1962 interview with Case, a Maryland real
estate agent, who sold Chambers a 10-acre farm in Md. in 1937.
- 2-4 Chambers, Esther
- Photostats of samples of
Esther Chambers' handwriting from 1937/1938
period. Carbons of 2 letters of MAZ to Esther Chambers, 1961, 1962.
- 2-5 Chambers, Jay Leah
- Corr. re Whittaker Chambers' unauthorized use of
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Leah Chambers' name. 1963.
- 2-6 Chambers, Whittaker. Baptism.
- Corr. with clergymen re Chambers' baptism in the
Episcopal Church in 1940.
- 2-7 Chambers, Whittaker. Circumstances surrounding his
- Corr. re MAZ's efforts to obtain a copy of Chambers' death
certificate. Includes newspaper clippings. 1962-1963.
- 2-8 Chambers, Whittaker. CITY JUNGLE.
- A table of contents, summary and selected excerpts from this novel
Felix Salten, translated from the German by WC,
and published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1932. It is the story of life in
a zoo seen through the eyes of the captive animals. Mood of the work described
as "anguish, frustration and futility."
- 2-9 Chambers, Whittaker. CLASS REUNION: Analysis
- Analysis of Chambers' errors in translating this German novel by
Franz Werfel (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1929).
Includes a suggested list of questions for interrogation of Chambers at Hiss
trial re the possible connection between the plot of this book and the
accusations Chambers made against Hiss.
- 2-10 Chambers, Whittaker. CLASS REUNION: Excerpts
- 2-11 Chambers, Whittaker.
- Corr. re Chambers' student days at Columbia. 1962-1963.
- Includes a xerox copy of a poem by Chambers-"Spartacus' Song" that
begins: "I have broken the sword and lost; I have entered the lists of the
- Also included are photostats of records relating to WC re N.Y.P.L.
- 2-12 Chambers, Whittaker. Defendant's exhibits.
- Copies of letters from TRANSCRIPT OF RECORD, vol. X DEFENDANT'S
EXHIBITS. Corr. and memos re Chambers' translation of THE GREAT CRUSADE by
German novelist Gustav Regler.
- 2-13 Chambers, Whittaker. Investigation.
- Investigation re Chambers in Maryland and Nassau County, Long
Island. Includes newspaper clippings.
- 2-14 Chambers, Whittaker. Marbury's Report.
- Information on Chambers compiled by Hiss' attorney William
Marbury, 1948. Includes a chronology of Chambers' life.
- 2-15 Chambers, Whittaker. Newspaper clippings.
- Notes and clippings on Chambers' life including his
- 2-16 Chambers, Whittaker. "
A Play for Puppets".
- Carbon copy of MS. This short play is a disrespectful treatment of
an incident in the life of Christ that was published in the
Columbia University student literary magazine, The
Morningside by Chambers under the pen name
John Kelly, and resulted in his resignation of the
editorship of The Morningside. Typescript of New York newspaper articles
reporting the resignation.
- 2-17 Chambers, Whittaker. Psychopathic personality.
- Clinical descriptions and formulations. Lists of behavioral
tendencies such as "bizarre and impulsive acts", "false names", "admitted
- 2-18 Chambers, Whittaker.
Time magazine article.
- Copy of MS of article for Time on Black gospel singer Marian
Anderson. Includes summary of speech given by Chambers entitled "The Prodigal
Son" and a copy of a second Time article "The Ghosts on the Roof" described as
a "political fairy tale", about the Yalta Peace Conference and attributed to
- 2-19 Clubb, O. Edmund
- Corr. with Clubb re his meeting with Chambers; and a MS Clubb
wrote entitled, The Witness and I, re Chambers. Clubb was a U.S. Foreign
Service officer and had been the object of a loyalty-security hearing in which
Chambers played a role.
- 2-20 Compton, James V.
- Compton, Professor of History at
San Francisco State University, served as general
editor of MAZ's MS. Contains his suggestions for revisions in MS.
- 2-21 Cooke, Alistair
- Corr. with author Cooke, who refers to Hiss and Chambers as
"extremely subtle neurotics". 1961-1962
- 2-22 Cowley, Malcolm
- Cowley editor of
Viking Press, Inc., N.Y.C.. Corr. re Cowley's
notes of his 1940 interview with Chambers; and Viking's interest in reading
MAZ's MS. 1962-1967.
- 3-1 Crichton, Robert
- Corr. re Chambers' diaries obtained by novelist Crichton from
Doubleday. Re the diaries, Crichton says, "Many of the early notes are so full
of persecution complex they're wild." Crichton author of THE SECRET OF SANTA
- 3-2 Cross, Claude B.
- Corr. with Cross, an attorney with Withington, Cross, Park &
McCann, Boston, who defended Hiss. Includes transcript of interview of Cross by
MAZ. 1950-1967, 1974.
- 3-3 Crossen, Martha.
- Corr. with Crossen, editor of
The Free Press of Glencoe (N.Y.C.), re her
interest in reading MAZ's MS.
- 3-4 Darlington, Charles F.
- Corr. re acquaintance of Darlington, a Foreign Service officer,
with Hiss. Worked under the direction of Hiss in setting up the San Francisco
Conference on the United Nations in 1945. "I will always remember Alger Hiss as
one of the most intelligent, gentlemanly and courteous men with whom I have
worked...he radiated grace and dignity." Darlington was author of State Dept.
report copied on the microfilm which became known as the "pumpkin
- 3-5 Debevoise, Plimpton & McLean
- Two typed copies of proposed examination of Dr. Carl Binger re
Chambers, including answers, at second Hiss trial. One copy contains pencilled
- 3-6 Endore, Guy
- An acquaintance of Chambers at
Columbia University. Corr. re Endore's contacts
with Chambers. Includes unpublished manuscript of Endore about Chambers titled
- 3-7 Ernst, Morris L.
- Attorney with Greenbaum, Wolff & Ernst, New York City. Corr.
re Hiss. 1960-1961.
- 3-8 Ferry, Elinor
- Resident of New York City. Corr. re her attempt to write a book
about the H-C case. Worked for TASS in 1942 and was acquainted with Hiss.
- 3-9 Field, Richard H.
- Professor at
Harvard Law School. Corr. re his friendship with
Hiss since Law School days. 1963-1967. See also Richard H. Field Papers in the
MS Division, SERIES: Alger Hiss.
- 3-10 Finn, Michael H.P.
- Chief of Psychological Services,
Springfield State Hospital, Sykesville, MD. Corr. re Finn's unsuccessful
efforts to arrange an interview with Chambers for MAZ.
- 3-11 Frankfurter, Felix
- Justice of the
Supreme Court of the U.S. Corr. 1963. Includes
transcript of FF testimony at the first Hiss trial.
- 3-12 Gervasi, Eugene
- Editor at Viking Press. Corr. re promotion of F&F and the
hostility and indifference of various book reviewers. 1967-1968.
- 3-13 Gwynn, Beatrice V.
- Private individual who developed an interest in Hiss case.
Includes letters of
Gwynn's sister Hannah Quinn to MAZ; copy of a
letter from Hiss to Miss Quinn; and MAZ's corr. with Christopher Burstall of
British Broadcasting Corporation re a projected
documentary about the Hiss case. 1970-1971.
- 3-14 Halsey, Margaret 1967, 1968
- 3-15 to 3-16 Hamilton, James W.
- Psychiatrist in Cincinnati, Ohio. Corr. relates to Lionel
Trilling's hostile review of F&F and other matters, some unrelated to Hiss
and Chambers. 1967-1977.
- 3-17 Harris, Mark
- Author of BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY and other works. Corr. re his
interest in collaborating with MAZ to cut down the F&F MS and put it into
the form of a "gripping suspense story".
- 3-18 Hartman, Elizabeth Hiss
- Niece of Alger Hiss. Corr. re her memories of the
Hiss family circle and Alger as a youth. "I have
always thought of Alger as the keenest one in the family, unusually articulate
even as a child...truly smart." 1963.
- 3-19 Harvard Law School
- Corr. re Hiss as a student at H.L.S. Includes transcript of Hiss'
grades, and discussion of MAZ's interest in depositing his research papers in
Harvard Law School Library. 1963-1968.
- 3-20 Heathcote, Mary T.
- Editor with
Macmillan Co., New York City. Corr. re Macmillan's
interest in MAZ's MS. 1963.
- 3-21 Henderson, Loy
- Affiliated with
American University, Washington, D.C. Interview
transcript re his acquaintance with Hiss in 1930's and 1940's at the State
- 3-22 Herald, Leon Scrabian
- Acquaintance of WC in late 1920's. Corr. and interview transcript.
- 4-1 to 4-9 Hiss, Alger
- 4-1 to 4-6 Original letters of AH to MAZ, and carbons or other type of
duplication of MAZ's replies.
- 4-7 Typescripts of above letters of AH to MAZ.
- 4-9 Complete set of carbons of typescripts of AH-MAZ corr.,
interfiled chronologically in binder. Corr. covers dates
16 May 1960 to 30 May 1966. Corr. concerns MAZ's
MS, and information requested by him from AH and supplied by AH.
- 5-1 Hiss, Alger - friends
- Corr. with
Professor Paul Freund, Huntington Cairns and
others re their acquaintance with Hiss. (1963).
- 5-2 Hiss, Alger - other relatives
- Corr. with numerous relatives of Alger re his youth and
- 5-3 Hiss, Charles Alger
- Cousin of AH. Corr. re his recollection of Alger's youth. "He was
always the quiet, genial, competent chap who was at all times a thorough
- 5-4 Hiss, Donald
- Alger's brother, an attorney. Corr. re Alger's youth. Includes an
affidavit by Donald in which he recounts identifying WC in 1948 before a grand
jury in New York; a memo re Donald's testimony before the grand jury; a list of
WC's references to Donald and to alleged meetings with him. 1963.
- 5-5 Hiss, Lillian
- Alger's cousin. Corr. re her recollections of him. 1963.
- 5-6 Hiss, Mary C.
- Alger's cousin. Corr. re
Hiss family background and Alger's youth. Includes
Hiss family tree. 1964.
- 5-8 Hobson, Thayer
- Former chairman of
William Morrow & Co., New York. First husband
of Alger's wife, Priscilla. Corr. re Priscilla. 1961-1964.
- 5-9 Hughes, Langston
- Includes letter of poet Hughes on his acquaintance with WC.
- 5-10 Jackson, Gardner
- Journalist. In 1920's secretary of
Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee. Includes
holograph MS and 7-p. typescript of MAZ's interview with Jackson, 6 May 1963.
- 5-11 Johns Hopkins University
- Corr. with Librarian and Registrar re Hiss' academic record and
writings for college publications. 1963.
- 5-12 Kubie, Lawrence S.
- A doctor at
Shepard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Towson, MD. Corr. re efforts of MAZ to secure an
introduction to WC, and re cause of WC's death. 1961-1967.
- 5-13 Levine, Issac Don
- Author and journalist. General corr. re MAZ's MS. 1961-1963.
Includes typescript of interview with Levine, 5 May 1963.
- 5-14 Lindley, Denver
- MAZ's editor at
Viking Press, New York City, which published
F&F. General corr. re MAZ's MS.
- 5-15 Lockwood, Manice De F.
- Private individual with an interest in the Hiss case and some
background information on the Woodstock typewriter. 1960-1974.
- 5-16 Lowenthal, John
- Acquaintance of Hiss, a professor at
Rutgers Law School. Corr. re MAZ's MS, including
Lowenthal's detailed comments. 1962-1972.
- 5-17 McCormick, Ken
- Editor at
Doubleday & Co. and acquaintande of Hiss.
Anecdotes about Hiss at time of his conviction and reports on Doubleday's
passing interest in publishing MAZ's MS. 1963-1964.
- 5-18 Marbury, William L.
- Baltimore attorney specializing in corporation law. Baltimore
friend of AH, and Hiss' attorney in his Baltimore libel suit. Includes
Marbury's speculations about Priscilla Hiss' involvement. 1962-1967.
- 5-19 Matthews, T.S.
- Author, editor at Time Magazine and acquaintance of WC. Corr. re
WC's conversation to the
Episcopal Church, and to the Quaker faith.
- 5-20 Morrow, Felix
- Editor for
University Books Inc., publisher in
New Hyde Park, New York, and reportedly "close
friend" of WC for 24 years. 1962-1963.
- 5-21 Nixon, Richard Milhous
- MAZ's unsuccessful effort to arrange interview with Nixon.
Includes TLS (typed letter signed) of Nixon. 1961-1962.
- 5-22 Philip, Cynthia Owen
- Author and editor based in New York City. Corr. re book she
published, IMPRISONED IN AMERICA, that included letters of Hiss obtained from
- 5-23 Rader, Melvin
Dept. of Philosophy, U. of Washington. Corr. re
comparison of their publications and Civil liberties matters, AH witness.
- 5-24 Reno, Franklin Victor
- Acquaintance of WC. Corr. between MAZ and Franklin Reno's brother
Philip re MAZ's (unsuccessful) efforts to persuade Franklin Reno to discuss WC.
Includes background articles on Franklin's involvement with the Communist Party
from New York Times and an account by
Prof. Herman Louis Meyer U. of Chicago, of his acquaintance with
Franklin Reno. Also interview with Prof.
- 6-1 Reuben, William A.
- Author of THE ATOM SPY HOAX and a book on the Hiss Case. Also
worked on a book on WC for Simon-Schuster. Corr. re his MS and MAZ's, and
copies of documents on WC gathered by Reuben in his research. 1961-1971.
- 6-2 Rosenthal, Arthur
- President of
Basic Books, Inc., publishers in New York City.
Corr. re Rosenthal's interest in MAZ's MS. 1963-1964.
- 6-3 Rosenwald, Harold
- Attorney with the Boston law firm Schneider, Bronstein and
Shapiro, and subsequently with Goldman, Goldman, Curtis Cashman &
Rosenwald, Boston. General corr. re MAZ's MS. 1961-1967. Includes memos on Hiss
case dictated by Rosenwald in 1948-1949, including one on relationship of Prof.
Mark Van Doren with WC.
- 6-4 Roth, Samuel
- Affiliated with
Seven Sirens Press, Inc., New York City publisher;
former employer of WC. Corr. re his willingness to testify at Hiss' second
trial that WC, contrary to his testimony in court, had used the name
George Crosley. WC had submitted verse to Roth
using the name Crosley, Roth says. 1963.
- 6-5 Seth, Ronald
- English author. Wrote study of Hiss-Chambers case. Carbons of part
of his study are included in this folder. 1966-1972.
- 6-6 Smith, John Chabot
- Author of ALGER HISS: THE TRUE STORY (1976) Corr. re F&F,
Smith's projected book. 1974.
- 6-7 Solow, Herbert
- Editor at Fortune magazine and acquaintance of WC at Time
editorial office. Corr. and interviews on the H-C case background. 1962.
- 6-8 Stoessel, Frederic
- President of
Stoessel Associates, Inc., Gilford, N.H., and author of unpublished study of
Hiss case. General corr. re Hiss case. 1971-1972.
- 6-9 Swope, Gerard, Jr.
- International counsel with
General Electric Co., New York City, and
acquaintance of Hiss prior to Hiss' service in government when they were both
associated with the New York City law firm of
Cotton, Franklin. Corr. re his recollections of
- 6-10 Tytell, Martin K.
- An "examiner of disputed documents" in New York City. General
corr. re Hiss case; includes handwritten interview notes, and an article from
True magazine in which Tytell describes his reconstruction of a Woodstock
typewriter that would produce typescript virtually identical to that produced
on the Woodstock alleged to belong to Hiss.
- 6-11 U.S. House of Representatives. Unamerican Activities Committee Misc. photostats
relating to so-called
- 6-12 Van Doren, Mark
- Professor at
Columbia University and former acquaintance of WC
- 6-13 Wallerstein, Robert S.
- Chief, Dept. of Psychiatry,
Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center., San
Francisco. Corr. re MAZ's interest in seeing F&F reviewed in a psychiatric
- 6-14 Weissman, Philip
- Psychiatrist in New York City. Corr. re general psychiatric
- 6-15 Wershba, Joe
- Connected with CBS News, New York City. Includes transcripts of
phone conversations with various individuals re Hiss case. 1977.
- 6-16 Whitman, Alden
- Obituary writer for New York Times and acquaintance of Alger Hiss.
Corr. re Whitman's plans to write a book-length biography of Hiss. 1974.
- 6-17 Willard, Charles H.
- Attorney with Davis, Polk, Wardwell, Sunderland & Kiendl
during corr. with MAZ in 1963, and former roommate of Hiss in Washington
- 6-18 Zablodowsky, David
- Classmate of WC at
Columbia University and former member of
U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Corr. re WC.
Includes typescript of MAZ interview with Zablodowsky; a copy of Zablodowsky's
court testimony re WC; and testimony of WC re Zablodowsky at hearings before
U.S. Senate cubcommittee in 1952. 1962-1967.
- 7-1 Miscellaneous correspondence, research
- Abell, J. Richard
- Anspacher, Carolyn
- Archibald, Lord and Lady
- Barnhart, William R. (Reverend)
- Beer, Walter E. Jr.
- Benjamin, John (notes on WITNESS)
- Bernstein, Irving
- Bird, Christopher G.
- Breck, Evelyn
- Buchanan, Scott
- Camps, F.E.
- Chambers, John W., Jr.
- Chambers, Richard Godfrey (re RGC, WC's
- Chandler, Edward G.
- Cleveland, Richard F.
- Cohn, Alfred E.,(Dr.) (corr. with
- Coles, Robert (Dr.)
- Colgate University
- Connor, Emily E. (interview with EEC)
- Cort, David
- Davis, John F.
- Ducey, Constance
- Dulles, Allen W.
- Edel, Leon
- Editors, prospective
- Edwards, Samuel Pitts
- Eissler, K.R.
- Ensor, Lowell S. (President, Western Maryland
- Erikson, Erik H.
- Fadiman, Clifton
- Farrand, Stephen M.
- Field, Noel
- Fieldler, Leslie A. (article in
- Fisher, Ellen
- Friedman, Lawrence J.
- Funke, Michael
- Garlin, Sender
- Gassner, John (
Yale School of Drama)
- Goddard, Henry W. (Letter from Dr. Carl Binger
re WC's death)
- Gold, Mike (interview)
- Goodheart, William
- Greenacre, Phyllis (Dr.)
- Greene, Martha (
- Greenson, Ralph R.
- Grinker, Roy R.
- Gutwillig, Robert (
- Hallinan, Vincent
- Harry S. Truman Library (re deposit of MAZ's
- Hickey, Elsa (MAZ's typist)
- Hischfeld, Al
- Hirsch, Klaus
- Horsky, Charles (
- Johnson, Isabel
- Joseph, Edward D.
- Josephson, Matthew (corr. re his one encounter
with WC in 1933.
- Kazin, Alfred
- Khan, M. Masud R.
- King, Alexander
- Kirk, Elizabeth H.
- Kirk, Nevin M.
- Knight, Robert P.
- Krieger, Samuel
- Kronenberger, Louis (interview)
- Lemay, Harding (
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc)
- Levine, Nathan
- Levitt, Morton
- Lewin, Bertram D. (Dr.)
- Liebling, A.J. (
The New Yorker ) (Includes
New Yorker article on WC's father by
- Literature and Psychology
- Lord, Frederick (Dr. Carl Binger's
- Lucas, Arthur (Dr.)
- Luce, Robert B. (book publisher)
- McConnaughey, Robert
- McLean, Edward C. (interview)
- McWilliams, Carey (
The Nation magazine)
- Mandel, Benjamin
- Meyer, Bernard C. (Dr.)
- Meyers, John E., Jr. (interview,
- Middleton, Neil (Penguin Books)
- Murray, H.A. (Dr.)
- Nathan, Frederic S.
- Nelson, A.G. (interview)
- New York Herald Tribune (corr. with Dr. Carl
- New York World-Telegram
- Packer, Herbert L.
- Perr, Irwin N.
- Peterson, R.J.
- Philadelphia Bulletin (
The Sunday Bulletin Magazine)
- Popkin, Richard H. (
Harvey Mudd College)
- Porter, Kenneth W. (
University of Oregon)
- Prosser, Betty
- Redlich, Frederick C. (Yale)
- Reese, Charles Ford
- Reston, James B. (
The New York Times)
- Rintels, David
- Rocco, Arthur
- Rollman-Branch, Hilda S.
- Rosen, Ismund (Dr.)
- Rosenbloom, William K.
- Rosner, Elsie (Notes on WC)
- Ross, Nathaniel (Dr.)
- Ruchames, Louis
- Sayre, E.B.
- Sayre, Francis B.
- Schapiro, Meyer
- Schorer, Mark (
University of California)
- Schreiber, Sidney
- Schultz, Jack (Dr.)
- Serota, Herman M. (Dr.)
- Sheely, Raymond F.
- Simon, Alexander
- Slingluff, Jesse
- Specter, Edward
- Spero, Carl M. (interview)
- Steinmetz, Fred H.
- Stevenson, Adlai (no reply from AS)
- Story, Ian
- Sutro, Jack (interview,
- Taylor, Telford
- Tilghman, Donnell J.
- Trachtenberg, Alexander
- Trueblood, Edward G.
- Truman, Harry S., President of the U.S. (no
reply from HST)
- Truman Library (see
Harry S. Truman Library)
- Tuchler, Maier I.
- Tuchman, Barbara W. (author-historian)
- U.S. Weather Bureau
- Vinnedge, Harlan H.
- Wallace, Kevin
- Warren, Earl, Chief Justice of the U.S. (no
answer from EW)
- Weinstein, Allen (
- Weiss, Louis S.
- Weissberger, L. Arnold
- Welles, Samuel Gardner
- Wendel, Thomas (
San José State University)
- Whitbread, Margaret
- Williams College
- Winslow, Ann (consultant for Hiss' book IN THE
COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION)
- Winston, Frank H. (KERO-TV Bakersfield,
- Witt, Nathan (interview)
- Worth, Joan
- Wrightson, William
- Ziman, Edmund
- Series II:OTHER RESEARCH MATERIAL INCLUDING NOTES AND
- 8-1 to 8-3 Binger, Carl (Dr.): as expert witness
- 8-2 Testimony of Dr. Carl Binger
- 8-3 Examination of Dr. Carl Binger at second Hiss trial by Mr.
Cross: several drafts.
Drafts, with corrections, of hypothetical questions anticipated to be
put to Dr. Binger during second Hiss trial, Jan. 1950.
- 8-4 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Notes
on and corr. about Hiss and C.E.I.P. Some corr. re C.E.I.P.'s support of
C.E.I.P. members during first trial. Typescript of an oral history interview
Columbia's Oral History Research Office: "
The Reminiscences of E. Barthol Sayre (17 p."
- 8-5 Chambers, Whittaker:
Columbia University miscellany. Includes photostat
The Morningside; clippings; typescripts of WC
- 8-6 Chambers, Whittaker: Letters to Mark Van Doren; 3 holograph
1923, 1924, 1925.
- 8-7 Chambers, Whittaker: miscellany
- Mental condition 1948; photostat of medical report, 1944; inquiry
re parents; misc. items, photostat of Mussey Barrows' article "What makes
Whittaker Chambers tick like a bomb?" N.Y.P.L. report re WC books. WC statement
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1949). Excerpts from
Saturday Evening Post's publication of parts of WITNESS, in 1952. MAZ's corr.
with WC's high school re attendance. Requests of MAZ for vital statistics re
WC, family. Reviews of WITNESS.
- 8-8 Ehrenzweig, Albert A.
- Prof. of law,
U. of Cal., Berkeley. Corr. mainly about
Ehrenzweig's writings; copies of reviews of Ehrenzweig's monograph:
PSYCHOANALYTIC JURISPRUDENCE (1971).
- 8-9 Forgeries
- Clipping and xerox copies of accounts of historic and contemporary
- 8-10 Hiss, Alger: analysis of handwriting
- Typed copy of analysis by
Dr. M. Steiner, 1951, requested by Dr. Carl
- 8-11 Hiss, Alger. Analysis of Whittaker Chambers'
- Analysis, by AH, of testimony which WC gave at hearings before the
HUAC. Includes letters and carbons of letters of AH to Carl Binger and
Edward McLean, 1949.
- 8-12 Hiss, Alger. Appointments while President of Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace.
- Rosters of appointments covering period 3 May 1947 to 10 June
1948. Rosters list date, place, appointment with, and subject discussed.
Includes MAZ's typed list of these 58 items which were loaned to him by
- 8-13 Hiss, Alger: BBC interview
- Typed copy of interview conducted with
A.W. Benn, with introd. by Benn, 28 June 1963.
Includes press release, review of interview, letter of
Program Director Lillian Lang.
- 8-14 Hiss, Alger: clippings
- Clippings of
John Lowenthal's piece in The New York Review,
1976. Includes one unidentified draft of an outline for a book on Hiss
- 8-15 to 8-18 Hiss, Alger: corr. while President of
Carnegie Endowment for International
- 8-15 Dec. 24 - Aug. 6, 1948
- 8-16 July 30 - July 6, 1948
- 8-17 July 2 - June 21, 1948
- 8-18 June 18 - Jan. 2, 1948
- 9-1 Hiss, Alger. IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION: reviews
- 9-2 Hiss, Alger: letters and statements after accusation. Set of
- 9-3 Hiss, Alger: Letters to family members
- Mainly AH holograph letters to
Priscilla Hiss and
Timothy Hobson; several letters of Chester T. Lane
to Timothy Hobson. Most of the Hiss letters undated. Ca. 1948-1953, 1959,
- 9-4 Hiss, Alger: "Maybe So"
- Column in The Johns Hopkins News-Letter. Xerox copies of column
for early 1924. Some passages marked by MAZ.
- 9-5 Hiss, Alger.
New York Grand Jury memos.
- Memos re following appearances before
N.Y. Grand Jury:
- Alger Hiss-Dec, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 1948.
- Priscilla Hiss-Dec. 10, 1948.
- Timothy Hobson-Dec. 13, 1948.
- 9-6 Hiss, Alger: radio broadcast,
11 May 1945, relating to United Nations Conference
in San Francisco.
- Mimeograph copy of text of a panel including AH, Virginia
Archibald MacLeish and
William G. Carr. Some misc. later items.
- 9-7 to 9-8 Hiss, Alger: research materials collected by MAZ
- 9-7 A few items of corr. with AH. Includes copies of memos from
Debevoise, Plimpton & McLean, law firm representing Hiss, re Hiss case.
Includes copy of court testimony by
Charles F. Darlington in defense of Hiss.
1946-1949. One page of recollections of
James F. Byrnes.
- 9-8 Mainly photostats and carbons, some letters by AH, some
addressed to him, some by and to others.
1946, 1948, 1949.
- 9-9 to 9-10 Hiss, Alger. Speeches, writings
- 9-9 Clippings re speeches by Hiss to the
Concordia - Argonaut Club, San Francisco,
1975, and to the
San Francisco Press Club, 1975. Typescript of MAZ's introduction of Hiss on
these occasions. Book review by AH in
N.Y.U. Law Review. Newspaper interviews.
- 9-10 Reprints, typescripts and mimeograph copies of speeches,
1947, 1948, 1956.
- 9-11 Hiss, Alger. Statement to FBI,
4 Dec. 1948.
- 9-12 Hiss, Alger: statement to HUAC
- Corr., copies of telegrams and invitations relating to AH's
appearance before the
House Unamerican Activities Committee, 5 August
1948. Includes copy of AH's statement and carbon of 14-p. typed, undated and
unsigned letter of AH to HUAC chairman.
- 9-13 Hiss, Charles Alger (father of AH)
- Typescript of article in Baltimore Sun re death of Hiss' father, 8
April 1907. Also typescript of article from the Sun re death of
Bosley Hiss, brother of AH, 4 November
- 9-14 Hiss, Priscilla
- Memos; notes; statements. Other backgound material.
- 9-15 Lane, Chester T.
- Misc. letters, re WC,
J. Edgar Hoover. 1952. Also corr. with
Abraham Setzer re forgery of Woodstock typewriter,
- 9-16 Lewisburg Federal Prison, Pa.
- Misc. clippings, notes, data.
- 9-17 Lieber, Maxim
- Typed notes on interviews with and memoranda re Lieber, 1948 (by
HR) and 1951 (by Chester T. Lane).
- 9-18 Marbury, William L.
- Corr. 1933-1948. Includes 15-p. typed "Memorandum" of Marbury's
reminiscences of his acquaintance with AH, dated 30 Dec. 1948.
- 9-19 Miscellaneous loose notes
- Includes negative of pumpkin "Posters".
- 9-20 Nixon, Richard Milhous, President of the
- Misc. clippings re Nixon, 1960 and 1970's. For additional
- 10-1 Pressman, Lee: "
Testimony of Lee Pressman" re Communism in the U.S.
- 10-2 Reilly, Gerard
- 2 memos re Donald Hiss and the Bridges case. 1948.
- 10-3 Rosenwald, Harold. "
Memorandum re Chambers motivation."
- Typescript, 9p. Dated 15 March 1949.
- 10-4 Smith, Beverly
- Typescript of "Uncle Sam grows younger", The American Magazine,
- 10-5 United Nations Conference on International
- Mimeograph samples of documentation, minutes, etc. retained by AH.
1945. Includes news clippings about Conference.
- 10-6 U.S. News & World Report, January 1953
- Contains interview with
Nathaniel Weyl: "I was in a Communist unit with
- 10-7 United States v.
- Printed brief, appeal in perjury conviction.
U.S. Court of Appeals (2d) reversed conviction;
- 10-8 Wadleigh, Henry Julian: article
- Clippings of installments of Wadleigh's "Why I spied for the
Communists" from New York Post Home-News, July 1949.
- 10-9 Wadleigh, Henry Julian: notes and memoranda re
- 10-10 West, Rebecca. Review of A GENERATION ON TRIAL: USA
v. ALGER HISS, by Alistair Cooke.
- Xerox copy from U. of Chicago Law Review, with MAZ's
- 10-11 Wilkins, Elizabeth Reese (Dr.)
- WC's physician. Interview in which she recounts circumstances of
WC's death due to "coronary occlusion". No autopsy was performed on WC and the
Maryland Dept. of Health did not receive notice of his death until after his
- 10-12 to 10-13 Working notes of MAZ
- 10-12 Holograph notes marked "
Psychoanalytic formulations." 11-p. typescript by
V. Bernard, dated
29 June 1949, re WC's psychopathic
- 10-13 Misc. notes of MAZ re AH, WC. Notes labelled "
Formulations on case."
Harry Dexter White bibliography.
- Series III:DRAFTS, FRAGMENTS AND CRITIQUES of FRIENDSHIP AND FRATRICIDE
- 10-14 Acknowledgement part of F&F MS
- Several copies of acknowledgement pages, some marked with
corrections; also carbon of final draft.
- 10-15 Foreward; Bibliography
- Includes notes for other revisions by MAZ.
- 10-16 Klein, George
- New York University, Research Center for Mental Health. Includes 8-page
critique of F&F MS by Klein, and copy of a letter by Klein to The New York
Times protesting Sidney Hook's review of F&F.
- 10-17 Notes for revisions
- Comments on F&F MS by
Hiss, Margaret Brennan, Mark Harris, Nathan Adler and
- 10-18 Todd, Richard
- Extensive comments on F&F MS, including a suggested general
- 11-1 to 11-2 Fragments of MS of F&F
- Typed, misc. pages; some corrections in pencil; a few holograph
- Series IV:CLIPPINGS, REVIEWS AND FAN MAIL RE PUBLICATION OF FRIENDSHIP
- 11-3 Arnold, Jack
- Fan mail from MAZ's handyman.
- 11-4 The Atlantic Monthly
- Corr. with
Robert Manning, editor in chief of The Atlantic
Monthly re a rebuttal written by MAZ of a review of FRIENDSHIP AND FRATRICIDE
published in the Atlantic. 1967.
- 11-6 Geismar, Maxwell
- Published a review of F&F in The Minority of One, April 1967,
and follow-up comments re the integrity of other reviews of F&F. Includes
- 11-8 Kamath, Elinor, and others
- 11-10 Niederland, William G.
- 11-11 Rathhaus, Arthur
- Includes copy of letter from journalist Drew Pearson in which he
claims various individuals furnished him with classified information during
- 11-12 Schapiro, Meyer
- Corr. re MAZ's interview with Schapiro, professor at
Columbia University. Also corr. with his son,
Ernest, re Meyer's reactions to F&F and his relationship with
- 11-13 Slochower, Harry
- Editor in chief, American Imago magazine, a psychoanalytic
journal. Corr. re a projected review of F&F.
- 11-14 Slovenko, Ralph
- Menninger Foundation. Corr. re a projected review
of F&F by Slovenko.
- 11-15 Mailing list of announcement of publication of
- List marked "personal announcement".
- 11-16 to 11-17 Reviews
- Original clippings and xerox copies
- 11-18 to 11-20 Fan mail
- Original letters and one set of xerox copies.
- Series V:MISCELLANY
- 12-1 American Psychoanalytic Association, Fall meeting,
Dec. 16-19. 1971
- MAZ on panel: "Methodology of Psychoanalytic Biography." Corr.
with Chairman of panel
Charles Kligerman; MS of MAZ's presentation;
reprints of studies by others.
- 12-2 Proposals for movie, documentary film, British TV program on
the Hiss case/trial.
- Outlines, synopses. Corr. with
Joanne Kelleher, David Goldberg, Robert Kayyem. 1972-1976.
- 12-3 Irons, Peter H.
- Typed MS, "Notes on the Origins of the Hiss Case", with covering
letter to MAZ, 20 May 1974.
- 12-4 Smith, John Cabot. ALGER HISS: THE TRUE STORY.
- Reviews, critiques, publicity material. 1976.
- 12-5 Weinstein, Allen. PERJURY
- Corr. and clippings relating to Weinstein's book. Correspondents
Samuel Krieger, Sender Garlin, Allen Weinstein. 1976.
- 12-6 Zeligs, Meyer A. ORDEALS OF LOYALTY AND BETRAYAL - HISS -
NIXON - CHAMBERS.
- "Precis" of MS. Typed copy. 1976. Includes a critique of the MS of
the book, by
Sanford J. Rosen, also letter about MS from
Louis C. Moore.
- 12-7 FBI material
- Xerox copies of material (obtained under Freedom of Information
Act) form Edith Tiger of the
National Emergency Civil Liberties Foundation, Inc.,
21 June 1977.
- 12-8 Hamilton, James W. "
PERJURY: Another View"
- Typed MS of critique of Weinstein book, by Dr. Hamilton, sent to
MAZ after MAZ's death. 1978.
- 12-9 Hiss, Alger. Legal actions,
- Legal documents relating to AH's re-admission to the Massachusetts
Bar, and to
Peter Irons' suit to obtain certain FBI files
under the Freedom of Information Act. Xerox copies. One letter to AH from
Mass. Supreme Judicial Court.
- 12-10 to 12-11 Miscellaneous unsorted clippings,
- Original clippings and xerox copies relating to Nixon, Watergate,
Rosenberg case, FBI files,
President Nixon Justice Fund
- Series VI: PAIGE BOXES
- Paige Box #1
- Meyer A. Zeligs. THE LIFE OF ALGER HISS
- Typed MS, bound in 3 volumes: 2nd draft, parts 1 and 2; 3rd
- Meyer A. Zeligs. THE LIFE OF WHITTAKER CHAMBERS.
- Typed MS, bound in 2 volumes: 6th draft, parts 1 and 2.
- Some pencilled corrections. Includes indexes,
- Paige Box #2
- (1) Scrapbook of news clippings re Hiss, Chambers, Nixon. 1960's
- (2) Scrapbook of news clippings re Chambers. 1952 and
- (3) Meyer A. Zeligs. THE LIFE OF WHITTAKER CHAMBERS. Typed MS,
bound in 1 volume: 7th draft.
- Paige Box #3
- (1) Typed MS of F&F (carbon), in two 3-hole binders:
- (a) p. 1-391
- (b) p. 392-728
- (2) One notebook:
- (a) Photostats of AH letters to Priscilla Hiss while in
Lewisburg Federal Penetentiary
- (b) Photos of AH
- (c) Transcript of AH's H.L.S. grades
- (d) Clippings of book reviews of AH's IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC
- (3) One 3-hole notebook: Clippings of reviews of FRIENDSHIP AND
- (4) One 3-hole notebook: Copies of documents relating to AH and
WC requested by MAZ for his research for F&F, including small number of
letters, mainly of WC.
- Paige Box #4 3-hole Notebooks:
- (1) Working indexes, chronologies. Typed, with
- (2) WC translation errors in CLASS REUNION; "images from the
writings of WC." Typed. Clippings of reviews of WC books.
- (3) MAZ interviews with AH, letters rec'd from AH, 8 May 1963-23
March 1964. Typescripts, with corrections and annotations.
- (4) MAZ interviews with AH, letters rec'd from AH, 20 September
1961-8 May 1963. Typescripts, with corrections and annotations.
- (5) Working notes on AH-WC; working index.
- (6) Baltimore deposition: photocopy of selected pages. Includes
marginal notes in pencil by MAZ.
- (7) AH: relatives and friends. Mainly typescripts of interviews
conducted by MAZ with members of AH's family and friends of AH. Small number of
letters re AH.
- (8) Memorandum of William L. Marbury re AH-WC libel suit and its
background. Xerox copy. Cover-letter of Marbury.
- (9) Photostats re research on Mary Ann Emerson.
- (10) Xerox set of reviews of F&F: from book clubs, newpapers,
- (11) Richard Gardner. FIGHTING QUAKER. THE STUDY OF RICHARD
NIXON. Xerox copy of student dissertation for Whittier College. No date. 262
p., typed. (Not in 3-hole notebook).
- (12) Original reviews and clippings of "letters-to-the-editor" re
reviews of F&F.
- (13) Working papers: drafts of Table of Contents; Indexes;
Author's Afterword; Preface.
- (14) Original newspaper clippings re and reviews of AH's IN THE
COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (1957).
- (15) Xerox set of reviews of F&F. Some loose items: student
paper entitled" The Case of Alger Hiss"; memos from Fredric Stoessel.
- (16) Lists and comparative tabulations of reviews of F&F.
Typed and carbons.
- Paige Box #5 Groups of unbound and soft-bound items:
- (1) Esquire (magazine), Sept. 1962, containing article by William
F. Buckley, Jr.: "The End of Whittaker Chambers."
- (2) Hiss v. Hampton. Xerox copies and some bound printed items
such as briefs, orders, memoranda, motions, proceeding. AH's suit against
Chairman of U.S. Civil Service Commission to have his annuity as federal
- (3) Hiss v. United States. Motions, affidavits, memoranda,
briefs, petitions, appeals. Some xerox, some printed.
- (4) "The Alger Hiss Trial". Scrapbook which Dr. Carl Binger
assembled regarding his testimony during second Hiss trial. Includes some
original "fan mail" commending Binger on his courage and gallantry.
- (5) 6 Tapes:
- (a) F&F, 3/31/1966
- (b) same
- (c) T. Hobson
- (d) Bill Gordon interview, Station WERE
- (f) Interview, Station KFAX, "F&F"
- (g) Esther Chambers (side 1) Psychology Office (side 2)
- Paige Box #6
- (1) Meyer A. Zeligs. FRIENDSHIP AND FRATRICIDE. Page-proof,
- (2) Whittaker Chambers. WITNESS (1952). 2 copies; parts
underlined, passages marked, marginalia in pencil (MAZ).
- (3) Alger Hiss. IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION (1957).
Underlined, marked passages, marginalia in pencil (MAZ).
- (4) The Earl Jowi. THE STRANGE CASE OF ALGER HISS (1953). Some
- (5) Whittaker Chambers. COLD FRIDAY (1964). Marked in a few
- (6) Bert Andrews and Peter Andrews. A TRAGEDY OF HISTORY (1962).
Marked in a few places.
- (7) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Annual Report,
1948. Some passages of President's (Alger Hiss) report marked.
- (8) Franz Werfel. DER ABITURIENTENTAG (1928). Marginalia,
- (9) Franz Werfel. CLASS REUNION, tr. by Whittaker Chambers
(1929). 3 copies, all with marginalia and marked passages. Some inserted notes;
notes on end papers.