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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 21.0 c.f. (5 record center cartons, 38 archives boxes, 5 volumes) and
    • 5 photographs (1 folder); plus
    • additions of 2.0 c.f
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  • Papers of Joseph Close Harsch, a journalist and news broadcaster associated with CBS, BBC, NBC, and the Christian Science Monitor. Harsch's work is revealed through manuscripts of books, Pattern of Conquest (1941) and The Curtain Isn't Iron (1950); Monitor columns, and magazine articles; and scripts. The latter pertain to radio and television programs on NBC, CBS, and BBC, such as Background (NBC), Meaning of the News (CBS), and Report from Washington (CBS). In content, the scripts and articles reflect Harsch's varying assignments from coverage of the Harlan trial in Kentucky, the London Naval Conference, Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II, and post-war foreign affairs responsibilities in London and Washington, D.C. Photographs include portraits of Harsch, circa 1942-1950.


  • Presented by Joseph C. Harsch, Washington, D.C., 1957-1981.
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