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Call No.: MS Am 2090.1
Title: Dispatches from Time magazine correspondents: second series,
Quantity: 53 linear feet (41 boxes)
Abstract: Reports from correspondents that were circulated to editors at the New York office of Time magazine.
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.
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.
For dispatches before 1956, see the first series, bMS Am 2090.