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MS Am 2090.1

Time, inc. Dispatches from Time magazine correspondents: second series, 1956-1968: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard College Library


Cataloging of this collection was made possible by a grant from the Larsen Fund.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© 2001 The President and Fellows of Harvard College

Last updated 2015 April 10

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
Location: Harvard Depository
Note: This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See use restrictions below for additional information.
Call No.: MS Am 2090.1
Title: Dispatches from Time magazine correspondents: second series,
Date(s): 1956-1968.
Quantity: 53 linear feet (41 boxes)
Abstract: Reports from correspondents that were circulated to editors at the New York office of Time magazine.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Allison Andrews, Lan Bui, and J. F. Coakley

Acquisition Information:

96M-31. Gift of Roy E. Larsen; received in regular installments, 1956-1968.

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions of physical access to this material.

Use Restrictions:

Requests to publish material from these dispatches should be addressed to both Houghton Library and Time, Inc. Time, Inc. may not be able to authorize publication in the case of dispatches from freelance correspondents. In that case it is the responsibility of the user to solicit the owner of the literary property for any material that is in copyright.

Use Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dispatches from Time Magazine Correspondents: Second Series, 1956-1968 (MS Am 2090.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Historical Note

Roy E. Larsen (1899-1979) was President of Time, inc. from 1939 to 1960; then Chairman of the Executive Committee until 1969.


The dispatches are arranged chronologically by the date sent (which is sometimes but not always earlier than the date received). Each item number corresponds to a folder containing the dispatches from usually 1-5 days. Within each day, domestic dispatches come first, then foreign.

Scope and Content

During this period, the dispatches from correspondents are mostly photocopies of teletypes. The copies were made and distributed to those on particular circulation lists. Some of these lists included Roy Larsen, and it is his copies that form the present collection.
In these dispatches, education is the predominant subject, but there are many dispatches on other, mostly domestic political, subjects. The Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 and the assassination of the President in 1963 are two examples of well-documented events, but coverage of the war in Vietnam is patchy. The series of "story suggestions" from the Washington bureau continues through these years.

Related Material

For dispatches before 1956, see the first series, bMS Am 2090.

Container List

In the following container list, the name of the correspondent is in parentheses following the subject of the dispatch.