Papers, 1910-1986 (mainly 1935-1986), of Esther Van Wagoner Tufty, a pioneering newspaper woman and broadcaster, who founded her own Washington D.C. news bureau. Included is personal and business correspondence; biographical materials (including taped reminiscences, clippings, interviews, and a draft autobiography); her syndicated "Michigan in Washington" newspaper columns (bulk 1935-1938); files on various organizations in which she was active and her overseas news reporting; scripts and/or recorded samples of Headlines from Washington, Tufty Topics, Panning the Press, Home (NBC), and other programs; and numerous photographs including portraits of Tufty alone, on work assignments at home and abroad, and with celebrities and presidents.
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