Papers of Henry Cassidy, a newspaper, radio, and television journalist. Cassidy spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent and executive for the Associated Press, NBC, and Radio Free Europe. The collection consists of correspondence, radio scripts, subject files, and other materials. The folder of listener mail (1955-1956) contains two letters from Drew Pearson. Cassidy's radio scripts form the bulk of the collection and include scripts written in Paris (1945-1950) for "Report on Europe" and those written in the United States (1953-1955) for "Heart of the News," "News of the World," "World News Roundup," and other programs. The subject files contain draft and published writings in the form of books, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and notes.
Additional materials include a notebook detailing Cassidy's foreign travels (1934-1939), scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings (1939-1945) of articles written mainly by and about Cassidy which relate to his time spent in France, Germany, and Russia during this period, and miscellaneous notes (1941-1944) regarding the Russian army offensive and other matters surrounding World War II in Russia. Six photographs depict a 1936 telegram from Stalin to fellow reporter Charles Nutter, Cassidy alone and with his fellow AP correspondents in Moscow, and Cassidy at Radio Free Europe.
Presented by Henry Cassidy, New York, N.Y., 1958-1959, 1976, and Martha Cassidy, New York, N.Y., 1989.