Walter Graebner papers, 1927-1969

Graebner, Walter, 1909-

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 1.2 cubic feet (3 archives boxes), and
    • 6 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 0.4 cubic feet
    • 37 photographs, and
    • 9 lithographs
  • OCLC ocn173692552
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of Walter Graebner (1909-1976), an author, advertising executive, and journalist for Time, consisting mainly of writings and related material. Half of the collection pertains to eight books written wholly or in part by Graebner. These books deal with his experiences in Britain during World War II, his six-month assignment in the Soviet Union in 1942, and Winston S. Churchill. Documentation is best for "My Dear Mr. Churchill" (1965), for which there are drafts, publicity, reviews, and correspondence; but there is at least a printed copy of the remaining seven volumes. In addition, there are two collections of articles by Time, Inc., writers to which Graebner contributed. Also representing Graebner's writings are cables, drafts, and printed articles for Time and Life (1944); scripts of radio broadcasts concerning the D-Day invasion; proofs and other materials relating to 1954 articles on Churchill for the "London Evening Standard;" and copies and reviews of "Saints and Angels News," an Anglican parish magazine which Graebner founded and edited.
  • A small alphabetical correspondence file includes letters from Churchill and his family and staff, Henry R. Luce and other senior staff of Time, Inc., Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Francis Cardinal Spellman, and Harold Wilson.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.


  • Presented by Walter Graebner, London, England, 1965-1969.
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