Chet Huntley papers, 1957-1974

Huntley, Chet, 1911-1974

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 6.4 cubic feet (16 archives boxes)
    • 17 tape recordings, and
    • 1 drawing
    • plus additions of 0.4 cubic feet
  • OCLC ocn173692597, ocn173704864
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  • Correspondence, radio scripts, and recordings of the broadcaster who co-anchored NBC's evening news from 1956 to 1970. The correspondence includes fan mail written primarily in response to issues discussed on Outlook and Huntley-Brinkley Report, together with letters concerning more general professional matters. The letters reflect a broad spectrum of public opinion on issues such as race relations, foreign policy and the Vietnam War, the 1967 AFTRA strike, and aspects of broadcasting. Individualized replies from Huntley are scattered through the collection. Prominent correspondents include Orson Bean, Homer E. Capehart, Bennett Cerf, C. Douglas Dillon, Will Durant, Abba Eban, Orville E. Freeman, Dave Garroway, David Sarnoff, and Walter D. Scott. Of the scripts, coverage of Perspective on the News and Emphasis is best. On tape are broadcast editorials recorded for Horizons Communications Corp. after his retirement. Also included is a drawing on the occasion of Huntley's retirement from NBC.


  • Presented by Chet Huntley, New York, N.Y., 1969-1970; John Ellsworth, Patchoque, New York, 1971; and the National Broadcasting Company, 1962, 1972, and 1974.
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