Papers of Hilmar Robert Baukhage, a writer, newspaperman, and Washington news commentator for NBC and ABC, primarily consisting of scripts, journals, speeches, and recordings. Scripts and discs relate almost exclusively to Baukhage's regularly-scheduled ABC radio program "Baukhage Talking." Among the news events covered in the scripts are World War II, the 1944 political conventions, President Roosevelt's death, Truman's inauguration, the Nuremberg trials, the Cold War, and the Berlin crisis. Among the recordings are broadcasts about Roosevelt's funeral, the Japanese surrender, a speech by Andrei Gromyko before the Security Council in 1947, and Thomas E. Dewey's concession to Truman in 1948.
The journals are comprised of notes on interviews during the 1940's with Washington, D.C., personages such as James F. Byrnes, John Foster Dulles, Harry Hopkins, Cordell Hull, Louis Johnson, George C. Marshall, Wayne L. Morse, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Robert A. Taft. Also present is an autobiographical manuscript and a history of "Stars and Stripes."
The remainder of the collection is comprised of speeches, fragmentary correspondence, and miscellaneous early writings.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.
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