University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Osborn "Oz" Elliott papers, 1888-2009

Creator Elliott, Osborn (Oz)
Title: Osborn "Oz" Elliott papers
Dates: 1888-2009
Abstract: Business and personal correspondence from Newsweek, Columbia University, and civic organizations, as well as photographs, articles, press releases, audiovisual materials, book manuscripts, and speech files comprise the Osborn "Oz" Elliott papers.
Identification: camh-arc-003999
Extent: 27 linear feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Biographical Note

Osborn "Oz" Elliott (1924-2008) transformed Newsweek magazine during his 16-year editorship, doubling its circulation and modernizing the publication.

Elliott, a descendant of the Dutch Vorhees family that were early New York settlers, was the son of stock broker John Elliott and Audrey Osborn Elliott, a real-estate broker. He attended Harvard University, earning an A.B. degree in 1946, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; he witnessed the nuclear bombing devastation at Hiroshima, Japan, and wrote a first-person account of his experience. In 1946, Elliott worked as a reporter at the New York Journal of Commerce before becoming an editor at Time Magazine.

In 1955, Elliot was hired as business editor of Newsweek magazine, where he presided over its revitalization, as he became managing editor in 1959 and editor in 1961. During his tenure, Newsweek's circulation rose from 1.5 million readers in 1961, to 2.7 million in 1976, the year he left.

In 1975, Elliott was a founding chairman of the civic organization Citizens Committee for New York City. From 1976-1977, Elliott headed New York City's Office of Economic Opportunity, taking a $1 annual salary for the position, to help the city develop jobs during a time of economic downturn. In 1977, he became Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; after 1986, he served as the university's George T. Delacourt Professor, teaching journalism until 1994.

Elliott's publications include Men at the Top (1959) and an autobiography, The World of Oz (1980). He was editor of The Negro Revolution (1964), a comprehensive study of American racial attitudes based on material first published in Newsweek under his direction.

Elliott's encounter with the swindler David Hampton inspired John Guare's award-winning play Six Degrees of Separation.

The Asia Society's annual award is named in Elliott's honor, the Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia. In addition, the Osborn Elliott Award for Community Service is awarded annually by the Citizens Committee for New York City.

Content Description

Business and personal correspondence from Newsweek, Columbia University, and civic organizations, as well as photographs, articles, press releases, audiovisual materials, book manuscripts, and speech files comprise the Osborn "Oz" Elliott Papers.

The Professional series comprises the bulk of the collection and begins with a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by Elliott for the New York Journal of Commerce. The bulk of this series includes correspondence, photographs, press releases, administrative materials, and publications of Newsweek magazine. Also included is original material regarding the 1970 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against Newsweek magazine, later documented by Lynn Povich in The Good Girls Revolt. The series also includes correspondence and administrative materials from Elliott's tenure at Columbia University.

The Manuscript and Published Literary Works series includes original working manuscript drafts, research materials, notes, press releases, and final editions of Elliott's published works. This series also includes unpublished materials from Elliott's schoolwork and an unpublished first-person account of his experience of viewing the bombed city of Hiroshima.

The Personal series comprises materials from Elliott's family, including his father's alumni books from Harvard; photographs; correspondence with his parents while serving in the Navy; and legal materials. Also included are Elliott's schoolwork, Navy diary, awards, certificates, photographs, speeches, and articles written after his employment as Newsweek editor.

The Civic series comprises Elliott's correspondence, newspaper clippings, press releases, and photographs of civic organizations, arranged by individual civic group.


The papers are arranged chronologically into four series:
Professional series
Manuscript and Published Literary Works series
Personal series
Civic series


Conditions Governing Access

Use of some audio/visual and digital material by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

For preservation concerns, original materials, as noted, are restricted. A copy is provided for patron use.

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Bradlee, Benjamin C.
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Elliott, Inger
Elliott, Osborn (Oz)
Graham, Katharine, 1917-2001.
Moyers, Bill D.
Corporate Names
Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism.
Newsweek, inc.
Washington Post Company
Journalism--Study and teaching (Higher)

Related Materials

See also Newsweek Magazine Research Archive

See also Newsweek Magazine Photographs

Separated Material

Some materials have been separated to the Material Culture unit.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Osborn "Oz" Elliott Papers, 1888-2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Selena Aleman and Colleen Hobbs, June 2017.

Accession Numbers

2009-360; 2009-365; 2010-010; 2010-048

Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory 1888-2009

Professional Series 1933-2005
New York Journal of Commerce
4K464d Scrapbook of New York Journal of Commerce newspaper articles written by Elliott undated
2X4b Osborne Elliott reel-to-reel audio February 29, 1960
Vietnam: Which Way Out? reel-to-reel audio undated
2009-360/22 A&E Oz-Kay Graham VHS undated
2009-360/1 Newsweek Conflict of Interest policy guide 1974
Washington Post Board of Directors minutes, annual report, Larry Israel remarks 1972-1976
Chamber of Commerce Columbia, South Carolina 1965
Sigma Delta Chi- Atlanta 1966
Sigma Delta Chi- Cincinnati 1968
Harvard Club- Class 1912 1967
American Iron/ Steel Institute 1967
BEMA (Chicago) 1968
Cambridge Club 1968
N.Y. Library 1967
U.S. Speech Tour 1967
Minneapolis, Minnesota, remarks and correspondence 1966
Corporate Park, Atlanta 1967
PRSA Conference 1966
San Francisco 1965
Detroit-Moderate-Radical 1970
Press Enterprise Lecture, Riverside, California 1970
Petroleum Institute Houston 1969
Seidman Lecture (Memphis) 1969
East Woods School 1969
Ohio University 1969
Speech File 1968
Highway Users, Washington, D.C. 1972
Life Underwriters 1971
American Alumni Council 1971
St. Paul's 1971
L.A. World Affairs Council 1971
North Carolina University (O.E. did not go) 1971
Greenbrier- American Association of Advertising Agencies 1973
Speech File 1972
Michigan State 1972
Washington Post Stock Offering 1971
Washington Post Stock Offering 1973
2009-360/2 Elliott as Senior Editor for Business News memorandum 1955
Newsweek Chatter Vol. V, No. 4 and 5 1959
Printed Material, "Newsweek Chatter," and Clippings circa 1950-circa 1979
Newsweek Communicator, JFK assassination 1963
Programs 1959-1972
Personal, misc. correspondence, clippings, typescript, certificate 1959-1977
William J. Miller correspondence, printed material 1967-1976
Columnists, correspondence 1964-1973
Henry Hozlitt, Newsweek columnist correspondence and typescript 1966
Robert Moses correspondence 1960-1972
Gen. Thomas White, Newsweek columnist correspondence, typescript 1961-1965
Newsweek correspondence 1962-1974
Misc. Newsweek correspondence and notes, including ethics 1942, 1963-1974
Newsweek correspondence 1967-1975
Correspondence with Emmett Hughes 1964-1969
Ben Bradlee letter and Elliott telegram 1963-1969
Correspondence with Henry Wallich 1963-1974
John P. Nugent termination internal documents and correspondence 1964-1966
Milton Friedman correspondence 1966-1973
Paul Samuelson correspondence 1966-1976
A.M. Rosenthal correspondence, memos, and clippings 1968-1975
Pete Calloway correspondence 1971-1973
Correspondence with Peter Axthelm 1974
Joseph Cumming correspondence 1975
Shana Alexander, Newsweek columnist correspondence, memos, typescript 1974-1975
Newsweek letters, chronological 1974
Gander, Rod (re: personnel) 1973-1974
Institute of Internal Education 1967-1974
Newsweek letters, chronological 1975
Bill Moyers, Newsweek columnist correspondence and typescript 1975
Printed Materials regarding Elliott appointment 1971-1975
A Sense of Direction memos 1971
Interview with President Ford November 27, 1974
Europe (interviews) 1974
Thomas Wolfe 1964
Trips - USA September 1962-October 1962
Poem from the 27th Floor Bullpen undated
Katharine Graham, correspondence regarding women writers 1973
Women, correspondence and memos regarding female employees' complaint against Newsweek 1970-1973
Employee Information EEO statistics October 30, 1973
Scrapbook from Newsweek women involved with equal employment lawsuit 1976
Fay Willey correspondence 1974
2009-360/3 Newsweek Tokyo Bureau correspondence, clippings 1960-1974
Newsweek Paris Bureau 1961-1972
Correspondence and telegraphs regarding Tom Streithorst 1962-1963
Newsweek London Bureau 1963-1973
List of important people, schedule, research, and correspondence for London and Amsterdam trip 1970
Correspondence, notes, and schedules for trip to Paris, London, and South Africa 1970-1971
Newsweek Washington Bureau correspondences, clippings, and staff evaluations 1963-1974
Newsweek Moscow Bureau 1961-1974
Russia trips 1964-1972
Newsweek Rome Bureau - Bill Pepper 1961-1973
Correspondence, expense receipts, and boat arrangements for Ansedonia, Italy 1965
Correspondence, news articles, and research for Southeast Asia trip 1965-1966
Newsweek Vienna bureau correspondence 1966-1967
Newsweek Sydney bureau (closed) correspondence 1966-1967
Newsweek Athens, Istanbul, Soviet Union bureaus 1970
Schedule for domestic bureaus trip 1975
Unsolicited submissions 1969-1974
Printed materials 1975, undated
Nieman Fellows, memos, correspondence, and Fellows guide (2 files) 1969
Nieman Fellowship candidate materials 1975
New York Chamber of Commerce 1976
New York Public Library correspondence 1976
Newsweek advertising accounts, correspondence 1961-1962
Newsweek sales meeting speeches 1962-1971
Newsweek sales meetings 1973-1974
Newsweek sales meetings remarks 1976
Magazine Publishers Association 1969-1973
American Society of Magazine Editors correspondence, legal brief 1963-1974
AMBA interview with Elliott publication 1973
Japan Society 1963-1975
Henry Kissinger, Elliott's notes for Links Club remarks 1976
Thomas O. Paine, "Man's Future in Space" 1972
Municipal Art Society, Newsweek donation 1965-1973
Space study for 11th and 16th floors by Space Design Group 1968
Newsweek Goals and Objectives December 1973
Management Bonus, Year-End Budget 1974-1975
Staff meeting, Mt. Kisco 1974
Board of Directors minutes 1975
Newsweek materials 1973, 1975
2009-360/4 Union Club speech, "Men at the Top" 1959
Elliott speeches, ms. drafts 1965-1967, undated
Economic Club of Detroit speech April 4, 1966
Speeches 1967-1969, undated
American Production and Inventory Control Society speech transcript and correspondence 1969
Speech file 1973
Speeches 1976
Graphcomm - USA April 27, 1976
New York City Speech file 1974-1976
Runnymede Conference, M.I.T., correspondence, survey, agenda, clippings 1971
Speech file 1971
Overseas Press Club March 21, 1974
Overseas Press Club, "Shop Talk" 1974
Leigh Bureau correspondence and advertisement for speaking tour 1975-1976
Northwestern University McDill School October 28, 1975
Speech at National Conference of Christians and Jews - Pittsburgh May 21, 1975
Speech at Virginia Law School April 30, 1975
Speech file 1975-1976
Speech stuff 1975-1976
Cosmopolitan Club remarks February 25, 1976
Letters regarding speeches 1966-1974
Century Association 1960-1975
Russia Sub - CIA 1975
Elliott's speeches, correspondence, and articles about presidential election and U.S. policy 1960-1969
Invitation list, Elliott/ de Borchgrave luncheon 1975
Hong Kong 1961-1974
Arnaud de Borchgrave 1966-1975
Chapin School Commencement June 5, 1968
Far East 1964
Far East 1965
Oz Elliott - Biographical 1946-1973
Nairobi 1961-1974
2009-360/5 Stewart Alsop correspondence and clippings 1967-1972
List of guest list from Levi Strauss and company 1962
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce publication 1962
Correspondence from George Willis undated
Manuscript and typescript undated
Newsweek "personal" correspondence and remarks 1976, undated
Newsweek resignation article and manuscript outline draft undated
Newsweek resignation 1976
Sales meeting, Puerto Rico 1975
John Steinbeck correspondence 1966
Time vs. Newsweek 1969
Newsweek Round Table with the Hon. Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey 1968
Transcript - MPA Seminar 1969
Letters to the editor 1973
Newsweek photographs undated
Newsweek Watergate correspondence 1970-1974
Newsweek correspondence and materials regarding Nixon and Agnew/ Watergate 1969-1973
Washington Post 1961-1971
Letters 1974
Newsweek correspondence with Gibson McCabe 1973-1978
Retirement of Gibson McCabe 1975
Personal correspondence 1933-1945, 1965-1987 and undated
Correspondence, business and personal 1958-1973
Printed materials circa 1960-circa 1999
Handwritten notes and list undated
Travel: Bilderberg meeting April 1971
Travel: West Coast November 1965
Travel: Cinncinati, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee March 1970
Travel: San Francisco., Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney November 7, 1971
2009-360/6 Reporter's notebooks and notes on current events undated
African-American Institute correspondence 1969-1974
African-American Institute - 1st dialogue, Nairobi, Kenya November 1968
African-American Institute - 2nd dialogue, Tunis October 1969
African-American Institute 3rd Dialogue, Lagos, Nigeria notes, correspondence, printed material March 1971
Urban League guided tour news articles, correspondence, and photography 1969
The Negro in America correspondence, drafts, and research materials 1963, 1969
McGovern luncheon May 1965
Typescript, Vietnam, with fact sheet 1965
Newsweek correspondence and articles regarding Vietnam (2 files) 1968-1972
Newsweek Los Angeles bureau, "D.B. Cooper" trial 1963-1973
European economic policy conference in Dusseldorf transcripts, essays, and correspondence 1971
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1972-1975
Correspondence from Oz Elliott 1975
American Museum of Natural History correspondence and minutes (2 files) 1974-1976
My Turn Newsweek articles, press release, and correspondence 1972
Correspondence for My Turn 1973-1975
Newsweek 50th Anniversary celebration ceremony logistics 1983
Newsweek anniversary 1983
Newsweek Bicentennial coverage 1975
Newsweek 50th anniversary press kit 1983
2X1a Newsweek 50th Anniversary New York State Theatre, U-matic tape 1983
2009-360/7 Elliott, Oz - Office Newsweek 1967, 1970 and undated
Subscriptions - Oz Elliott 1970-1975
Company car 1975
Chronological July 1976-December 1976
Photographs, passport, and Newsweek 1967
Photographs, Newsweek circa 1970-circa 1979
Photographs and contact sheet, Newsweek circa 1970-circa 1979
Photographs, Vietnam 1970
Vietnam photographs, with Katharine Graham 1966
Photographs in Vietnam of Elliott and Kay Graham circa 1966
Photograph of Kay Graham and Elliott in Cambodia circa 1960-circa 1969
Photographs and contact sheets, including Katharine and Philip Graham, Frederick Beebe funeral circa 1970-circa 1979
Newsweek photographs, including Katharine Graham circa 1970-circa 1979
Newsweek photographs and contact sheets, including Katharine Graham circa 1970-circa 1979
Studio portraits circa 1970-circa 1979
Newsweek photographs and contact sheets circa 1960-circa 1979
Newsweek photographs, contact sheets, and negative sleeves circa 1960-circa 1979
Photographs circa 1960-circa 1979
Newsweek photographs, Elliott in Russia and Czechoslovakia 1967
Misc. photographs, including 1959 U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce circa 1940-circa 1969
Newsweek Junior 1961
Photographs of Cape Town welcome sign undated
Newsweek printed materials, correspondence, and company history 1982-1984
Newsweek photographs 1964-1972, undated
Air Force photographs undated
Travel photographs 1968, undated
Passport photograph for Africa trip 1968
Photographs, Japan 1966
Photographs, travel, awards, civic and social events circa 1960-circa 1969
Photographs, including travel and social events circa 1970-circa 1989
box folder
2.325/AAA58 1 Oversized photographs (14 photos) circa 1960-circa 1979
3X352a Vietnam negatives and slides circa 1960-circa 1969
Slides from Angkor Wat circa 1960-circa 1969
Oversized negatives, black and white undated
Miscellaneous negatives circa 1940-circa 1979
2009-360/8 Newsweek articles "unused and unusable" 1968-1969
Newsweek clippings 1961-1963
Newsweek layout, dummy layout, correspondence, and research 1962-1969
Newsweek article and magazine 1979, 1996
Newsweek prototype 1933
Newsweek magazine and typescript 1933, 1955, 1973-1983 and undated
Newsweek photographs, memorandums, clippings, and remarks 1959-2001
Photographs with Hubert Humphrey and Charles de Gaulle, Newsweek staff with mask, mock Time cover page, and photograph with Lyndon B. Johnson 1964, 1969 and undated
Photographs with Phil Graham, Yevtusheriko, Newsweek Chief Foreign Correspondent Arnaud de Borchgrave in Vietnam, soldiers in Vietnam, Katharine Graham and General Westmoreland in Vietnam, and General Douglas MacArthur of West Point undated
Photograph with Schuyler Chapin and Kitty Hart, photograph of Newsweek Senior Editors 1991, undated
Washington Post/ Newsweek/ Graham family clippings and correspondence 1983-1985
Trip to Asia correspondence, newspaper clippings, schedule, and research 1973
box folder
2.325/AAA58 1 Political cartoon from The New Yorker 1967
4 Magazine cover: "The Look of Eagles" undated
4 Magazine cover: "Can the Big O Save the Big Apple?" undated
7 Letters from Nixon and Eisenhower 1960
7 Civil Subpoena from Spiro Agnew, Time Magazine 1973
2009-360/8 Time magazine covers, inscribed, with correspondence 1949-1954
Time and Newsweek magazines 1950-1969
Time magazine, Elliott front page concept art 1954
Time magazine front page inscribed 1955
Time magazine articles, internal documents about Elliott, and press releases 1949-1959, 1980
Time Magazine internal publication 1954
Columbia University
2009-360/9 General Education Seminar 1978
Graduate School of Journalism correspondence 1980-1982
Vatzermattergram 1980
Henry Kissinger correspondence 1980-1983
Richard Clurman 1984
Chancellor, John 1984
William F. Buckley 1984-1985
Everette Dennis correspondence 1984
Letter to Mrs. Richard J. Eaton 1984
Frederick Sessions Beebe memorial lecture and correspondence 1985
OE resigns: release and clips February 25, 1968 - April 16, 1986
OE's resignation, memos and letter to faculty, students, and staff 1986
Dean/ Resignation - Zuckerman February 28, 1986 - April 16, 1986
Correspondence regarding resignation 1986
Speeches, photographs, correspondence, and biographies 1985-1986, undated
Photographs and printed materials 1984
Articles, clippings, and related correspondence circa 1980-circa 1989
Article: "Beg Pardon, You're Under Arrest," submitted to the New York Times September 1, 1981
Article: Christian Science Monitor by Christopher Swan, "Osborn Elliott's Report Card on the Media" December 12, 1980
Journalism School articles and analysis circa 1970-circa 1989
Article: Nuestro Tempo April 1, 1981
Printing Industries 6th Power of Printing Award to Osborn Elliott January 27, 1981
Elliott's part for William Boyles October 27, 1982
DuPont Awards: Jurors' observations, comments by Osborn Elliott February 5, 1986
Delacorte Center for Mag. Studies: Intro for Andrew Knight January 1, 1986
Herzberg Memorial Lecture: Introduction for Meg Greenfield December 12, 1985
Minority Jobs Fair, Hartford Conn.: New England Newspaper Assoc. November 15, 1985
Oz Elliott - Trips 1979-1980
Trip: Tel Aviv, Israel 1982
Trip to Seattle, Washington, Seattle Times Seminar May 26, 1982
Trip: China 1983
Frederick Sessions Beebe memorial lecture 1985
Opening Day remarks 1985
Albany: Address before the New York Press Association 1985
Delacorte: OE's Intro for HAG March 20, 1985
Joseph Lelyveld: Intro or CF Relations March 14, 1985
OE: DuPont Comments January 23, 1985
William C. Buckley Introduction December 6, 1984
John Chancellor Introduction for Herzberg Lecture December 3, 1984
Speeches: The Browning School Commencement June 6, 1984
Statement by Osborn Elliott October 13, 1983
So You Want to Be a Journalist September 7, 1982
Speeches: Opening day remarks, Journalism School 1982-1983
Liz Peer: Address at St. Barts 1984
On Being Boss undated
Speech: Century Club February 5, 1981
Dean Elliott's Opening Remarks, J. Day, World Rm., and McCulloch Intro May 15, 1984
Speech: Claremont Men's College, "Journalism in the 80's" February 17, 1981
Speech: Graduation May 13, 1981
Speech: St. Paul's School May 30, 1981
Speech: Honoring Jock Elliott June 5, 1981
TV Interview: "The Open Mind" - WPIX June 12, 1981
Speech: Chamber of Commerce, Longview, Washington (Pulitzer Prize Celebration, Longview Daily News) January 13, 1981
Speech: Opening Day Remarks, J. School September 8, 1981
Speech: Opening Day Remarks, J. School, "So You Want to Be a Journalist" September 2, 1980
Speech: Cooper Union November 17, 1980
Speech: Magazine Association of Canada September 17, 1981
Speech: Osborn Elliott's remarks at Media and Society Seminar in Kansas City September 19, 1981
Speech: Community Lecture Series, Calif. December 6, 1981
Jacksonville Speech 1984
Speech file 1982-1985
Speech file (2 folders) 1985
2X82b Dean's Distinguished Lecture cassette 1993
2009-360/10 Speech file February 1, 1980 - October 23, 1985
Speech: Minority material February 1985 - October 1985
Speech file February 1985-March 1985
Speech: MPA/ ASME, "Don't Lobotomize My Kids" October 20, 1980
Speech file 1987
Speech 1965, 1980 and undated
Council on Foreign Relations 1982-1983
Gift of Washington Post stock 1984
Address lists 1979-1980
China trip, correspondence and itineraries 1984-1985
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1983
The Century Club, Association 1982-1986
Correspondence circa 1980-circa 1989
Correspondence and news article for apartheid protest arrest 1985
Dean Elliott, personal correspondence, F-J 1982-1985
Dean Elliott, personal correspondence 1983-1984
Dean Elliott, personal correspondence, K-O 1982-1986
Dean Elliott, personal correspondence, U-Z 1982-1984
Personal correspondence 1983-1985
Printed materials, correspondence, and photographs (2 files) 1975-1992, undated
Correspondence and printed materials 1982
Invitations, Columbia events 1984
Invitations 1984-1985
Invitations accepted 1982-1985
Professors, Columbia University School of Journalism December 30, 1981 - May 30, 1991
Columbia Class of 1980 diversity statistics letter and student list 1980
National Press Club Certificate of Appreciation 1983
Photographs with John Chancellor circa 1980-circa 1989
Photographs, printed materials, and correspondence 1985-1987, undated
Penn Kimball 1983
St. Paul's School (Seminar on Secondary Education) January 10, 1980 - March 19, 1981
Gerontology (sourcebook on) 1984
Democratic Convention 1980
box folder
2.325/AAA58 6 Clippings circa 1970-circa 1989
9 Oversized posters (2) 1985, 2005
9 Oversized photo undated
2009-360/11 Correspondence, memos, clippings circa 1980-circa 1990
Photographs circa 1980-circa 1989
Clippings 1984-1986, undated
Manuscript and published literary work 1908-2009
Poetry and fiction
2009-360/11 Poetry and short story, manuscript and typescript, photocopy circa 1940-circa 1949
Literary manuscript and typescript, photocopy of restricted original 1942-1944, undated
3X352b Literary manuscript and typescript, original copy (restricted for preservation) 1942-1944, undated
2009-360/11 Cash by Elliot, unpublished story 1945
Men at the Top
2009-360/11 Speech transcript circa 1950-circa 1959
International review and photographs circa 1950-circa 1959
Questionnaire circa 1950-circa 1959
Corrected manuscript, Introduction circa 1950-circa 1959
Corrected manuscript, Chapters 1-4 circa 1950-circa 1959
Corrected manuscript, Chapters 5-9 circa 1950-circa 1959
Corrected manuscript, Chapters 10-13 circa 1950-circa 1959
Manuscript with editor notes, Chapters 1-3 circa 1950-circa 1959
Manuscript with editor notes, Chapters 4-7 circa 1950-circa 1959
Manuscript with editor notes, Chapters 8-12 circa 1950-circa 1959
Manuscript with editor notes, Chapters 13-15 circa 1950-circa 1959
Layout and design circa 1950-circa 1959
Index copy 1959
Cover, Clipping, and Advertisement 1959
Men at the Top by Oz Elliott 1959
4K464a Men at the Top newspaper scrapbook circa 1950-circa 1959
2009-360/11 Subject files: Beginning circa 1950-circa 1959
Choosing Executives circa 1950-circa 1959
Free Enterprise circa 1950-circa 1959
Luckman, Charles circa 1950-circa 1959
Bechtel, Stephen D., Pres. Bechtel Corp. October 15, 1958-October 24, 1958
Belgrano, F.N. Jr., Pres. - Transamerica October 7, 1958 - November 24, 1958
Burgess, Carter L., President - American Machine and Foundry October 3, 1958
Chapman, Albert K., President - Eastman Kodak October 9, 1958 - October 20, 1958
Collyer, John L., Chairman, B.F. Goodrich October 3, 1958 - October 10, 1958
Comfort, Harold W., President, Borden Co. October 16, 1958 - October 17, 1958
Ecker, Frederick H., Hon. Chairman, Metropolitan Life October 3, 1958 - October 4, 1958
Ecker, Frederick W., President, Metropolitan Life October 20, 1958 - October 22, 1958
Faneuf, Leston, President and Chairman, Bell Aircraft October 7, 1958
Fogarty, T.C., President - Continental Can October 7, 1958
Goetze, Arthur B., President, Western Electric October 24, 1958 - October 28, 1958
Hook, Charles R., Chairman, Armco Steel October 14, 1958 - March 4, 1959
Humphrey, George M., Chairman, National Steel October 3, 1958 - October 20, 1958
Hunter Croil, Chairman, Northwest Airlines October 8, 1958
Jones, W. Alton, Chairman, Cities Service October 28, 1958 - October 29, 1958
Keener, J. Ward, President, B.F. Goodrich October 3, 1958 - November 3, 1958
Kyes, Roger M., Vice President, General Motors October 3, 1958 - October 8, 1958
Lazarus, Fred Jr., Chairman - Federated Department Stores October 3, 1958
Luxenberger, E.A., Vice President - U.S. Rubber October 7, 1958 - October 8, 1958
Luce, Henry R., Time Inc. October 16, 1958 - October 18, 1958
McElroy, Neil October 6, 1958 - November 11, 1958
Mortimer, Charles G., President, General Foods October 16, 1858 - November 3, 1958
Neumiller, L.B., Chairman, Caterpillar Tractor October 13, 1959 - October 16, 1958
O'Connor, J.B., President - Dresser October 6, 1958
Osborne, Stanley de J., President, Olin Matheson October 2, 1958
Paepcke, Walter D., Chairman, Container Corp. October 3, 1958
Pew, Joseph N. Jr., Chairman - Sun Oil October 10, 1958 - October 16, 1958
Petersen, T.S., President - Standard Oil of Calif. October 16, 1958 - December 3, 1958
Pierson, Warren Lee, Chairman - TWA October 2, 1958
Price, Gwylim, Chairman, Westinghouse October 14, 1968 - November 6, 1958
Prior, F.O., Chairman - Standard Oil Indiana October 20, 1958 - October 28, 1958
Queeny, Edgar M., Chairman - Monsanto October 6, 1958 - November 3, 1958
Reed, Ralph T., President - American Express October 9, 1958 - October 10, 1958
Robinson, William E., Chairman - Coca-Cola October 2, 1958
Rickenbacker, E.V., Chairman - Eastern Airlines October 6, 1958 - October 23, 1958
Rosensteil, Lewis S., Chairman and President, Schenley, Indiana October 10, 1958
Specht, Frederick W., Chairman - Armour October 3, 1958
Stolk, William C., President - American Can October 16, 1958 - October 17, 1958
Thomas, Charles Allen, President - Monsanto Chem. November 5, 1958 - November 26, 1958
Trippe, J.T., President - Pan Am October 31, 1958
Umstattd, William E., President - Timken Roller Bearing October 21, 1958
White, Charles N., Chairman Republic Steel October 24, 1958
Wilson, Charles E. October 9, 1958 - October 16, 1958
A Study of U.S. Racial Attitudes Today
2009-360/12 A Study of U.S. Racial Attitudes Today, uncut page proofs 1966
The World of Oz
2009-360/12 Contract for publication of memoir 1978
Edited typescript, uncut circa 1970-circa 1979
Press release and reviews 1980
Edited manuscript circa 1970-circa 1979
Manuscript circa 1970-circa 1979
Chapter 6 edited manuscript and news clippings 1971
Chapter 6, copies circa 1970-circa 1979
Corrected manuscript, Chapters 8-10 circa 1970-circa 1979
Untitled manuscript copies circa 1970-circa 1979
Typescript circa 1970-circa 1979
Edited draft (2 files) circa 1970-circa 1979
Edited untitled manuscript 1967
Editor's notes and front matter circa 1970-circa 1979
Outline and working draft circa 1970-circa 1979
Edited typescript, untitled draft circa 1970-circa 1979
The World of Oz, inscribed, with notes 1980
Photographs used in The World of Oz 1980
Correspondence regarding The World of Oz 1983
2009-360/13 Edited typescript, Chapters 1-3 undated
Edited typescript, Chapters 4-7 undated
Edited typescript, Chapter 8 undated
Dr. David Abrahamsen undated
Inscribed book 1980
Inscribed copy 1980
Hiroshima and Other War Stories
2009-360/13 Edited typescript (2 copies) 1993-1994
Press release, edited typescript, and Elizabeth Steinway Chapin death press release circa 1990-circa 1999
Page proofs, photographs, and edited introduction circa 1990-circa 1999
Photocopies of correspondence from Navy service 1945
Navy service correspondence 1945
Drafted layout circa 1990-circa 1999
Research materials, copies of Hiroshima by Hersey, Japan's Longest Day by Wyder 1963, undated
Page proofs and photocopies of Navy service diary 1944, undated
Edited typescript and "The Bean Pot" Vol. 3, No. 21 1945, undated
Typescript of diary from Navy service 1945
Research materials, diary entries, typescript, Josepha Osborn news article, National Urban League article and correspondence 1944-1945, 1908, 1969, 1985-1993
Hiroshima 1945 article and correspondence 1992
Hiroshima 1945 article, unpublished dummy book, correspondence, and photographs 1994-2009
Manuscript (3 copies) 1994
Oz - Hiroshima book 1993-1994
MHQ - Quarterly Journal of Military History article - Hiroshima 1994-1995
Oz- Hiroshima 1995
Newsweek - Hiroshima July 24, 1995
Edited draft 1994
Hiroshima Newsweek Article, cover, and photograph 1995, undated
2009-360/22 Hiroshima Oz, VHS undated
Hiroshima Oz VHS undated
Manuscript- Hiroshima.1 Hirosh.2 (image) 3.25" computer disk undated
Personal 1888-2008
2009-360/14 History of the 313th U.S. Infantry by Henry C. Thorn, Jr. 1920
Tea Time by John Elliott undated
Harvard College Class of 1912, Second Report 1915
Browning School Fiftieth Anniversary Book 1937-1938
Harvard College Class of 1912, Thirty-fifth Anniversary report 1945
Harvard College Class of 1912, Fortieth Anniversary report 1952
Harvard Class of 1912, Forty-fifth Anniversary report 1957
Harvard Class of 1912, Fifty-fifth Anniversary report 1967
4K464b Birthday scrapbook 1961
2009-360/15 Birthday poem from Jock Elliott 1964
2009-360/14 Childhood writing undated
School assignments 1933-1934
St. Paul's School materials, Harvard College records 1935-1946
Yacht racing log 1936
School publications 1937-1942
Typescript, school composition 1938
St. Paul's School Yearbook 1938-1939
St. Paul's School Yearbook 1940-1941
2X82b Harvard '46 40th Class Reunion Interviews: David Shepherd Edit: Dave Biren, cassette 1986
Navy Service
2009-360/14 U.S. Navy 1943-1946
Typescript, "Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima," eyewitness account of P. Siemes undated
Diary 1944-1945
Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott circa 1930-circa 1949
Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. John Elliott 1938-1951
2009-360/15 Navy end of service documents and correspondence 1943-1946
4K464c U.S.S. Boston Navy service scrapbook circa 1940-circa 1949
2009-360/15 Resume circa 1946
box folder
2.325/AAA58 8 Charcoal Portrait 13" x 17" by Ariane Beigneux 1946
8 Pencil Portrait 13.5" x 17" by Nils Magner, New York City 1946
Awards and Certificates
2009-360/15 Ten Young Outstanding Men of 1959 conference schedule and newspaper clippings 1959-1960
U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Award and New York Times letter to the editor news clippings 1960, 2003
U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce Award correspondence 1960
2009-360/15 Correspondence, general 1932-1944, 1962
Misc. Correspondence 1976-1977
Correspondence 1976-2008
Personal correspondence and news clippings 1981-1994, 2004
Correspondence, general 1982-2000
Harvard Correspondence 1982-1986
Personal Correspondence undated
Correspondence and news articles from Larry Agran 1997
Personal correspondence 1998
Printed materials, programs, periodicals, and clippings 1923, 1948-1985 and undated
Elliott family materials, including correspondence and legal papers 1951-1987
2009-360/16 Miscellaneous clippings, correspondence, and remarks transcript 1975, 1997-1998
Travel materials, including notes, photographs, and printed materials 1966, undated
Family friends 2004-2005
Report on the War in Vietnam, inscribed by General W.C. Westmoreland 1969
Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States pocketbook 1976
2009-360/16 Elliott family photographs circa 1930-circa 1949
Photographs circa 1920-circa 1949
Photographs 1963-1992, undated
Various photographs 1896, 1985, 2008 and undated
Elliott's 50th birthday party circa 1974
Oz's 80th birthday party family photographs circa 2004
Autographed photo of Elliott and Robert Kennedy 1964
USS Boston joke proclamation, photograph with Ted White at Harvard, and photograph of Audrey Osborn Elliott undated
Michigan State University honorary degree 1972
Photographs with Walter Cronkite and John Elliott, at Michigan State 1981, undated
box folder
2.325/AAA58 2 Oversized photographs (19 photographs) circa 1940-circa 1949
3X352a Negative of Deidre Spencer Elliott undated
Miscellaneous printed materials
2009-360/16 Newspaper clippings 1976-1989
Miscellaneous mail and correspondence from Dinda Elliott 1978, undated
Newspaper clippings about Oz Elliott 1959-1994, 2008
Event programs - Inger McCabe, Newsweek 50th anniversary, New York City Ballet 1971-1983
Inger McCabe press badges 1976
Interiors article about Inger McCabe Elliott and China Seas November 1979
Map of Switzerland undated
The Chapin School Alumnae Bulletin 1989
David Katzenstein pamphlet undated
Current Biography , Volume 39 Number 1 1978
Wills 1965-1975
Legal papers, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company 1971
Charitable giving/ financial materials 1982-1983
Directory 1986
Certificates and Awards
2009-360/16 Certificates 1941-1994
box folder
2.325/AAA58 5 Oversized certificates 1943-1998
2009-360/16 Elliott personal file- Citizens Committee notes, Audrey Elliott obituary, U.S.S. Boston anniversary correspondence 1996-1997
Horae Scholasticae commemorative edition June 2006
Awards/ Honorary degrees 1990-1997
New York Public Library Journalism Award scrapbook 2006
N.Y. Public Library, Helen Bernstein Awards photographs undated
Photographs of award ceremonies and dinners 2001 and undated
2009-360/17 Elliott, speeches 1982-1985
Speeches - Come to the Edge 1987-1988
Citizens and Cities in Crisis, the Canadian Club 1994
Citizens and Cities in Crisis speech transcript and correspondence from the Canadian Club and New Canaan Library 1994-1996
Time for the Press to Get Involved speech transcript and correspondence from Key West Literary Seminar 1995
Time for the Press to Get Involved, Senate remarks transcript 1995
Speech transcript and correspondence for UN Habitat Day Celebration 1995
My Failed Romance with Journalism speech transcript, Harvard Club of New York and Marlboro College commencement and correspondence 1995-1996
My Failed Romance with Journalism speech transcript, The Colony Club speech 1995
Speech transcript, pamphlet, and correspondence for Bishop Paul Moore, Jr. memorial service 2003
Miscellaneous printed materials and media
2009-360/16 Funeral program 2008
2009-360/17 Charitable and public events, remarks, and photographs 1959-2007
Bali - Conde Nast Traveler article 1989
Op-ed pieces 1987-1995
New York Magazine article 1980-1990
Oz articles 1969, 1981, 1988
Here's to New York's Good Guys article by Elliott and correspondence 1997
Elliott's op-ed articles and memorial service remarks 1996-2005
Well It's About Time Newsweek article and contract 1997
The News Media after Diana Foreign Policy Association editorial 1997
Articles and memorial service speech transcript for Jack Kroll and Kermit Lanser 2000
Elliott's op-ed pieces about modern media 2004-2005 and undated
Correspondence 1942, 1987-1988
Race and Poverty 1971-1987
Dukakis 1988
Masters/ Magazine 1988
Human Rights/ P. Moore undated
Photograph with Mayor David Dinkins 1993
Oz Elliot and Morley Safer 2004
2009-360/22 Morley Safer and Oz Elliott, Community Center-SFL, Oz and Morley CD-R December 4, 2004
2009-360/17 American Society of Magazine Editors 1993
Fleming, Karl 1994
Livingston Awards 1995
ASME Hall of Fame letters and press 1996
Newsweek party (ASME Award) 1996
Others' speeches 1997
Ditchley Foundation Info/ Creative America from Brademas 1997
Council on Foreign Relations nomination and resume for Nina Rosenwald 2000
Paul Moore memorial remarks and correspondence from Lynn Povich 2003-2004
Newsweek Reunion 2004
PENCIL breakfast seminar invitation 1997
Black Alumni Association of Pratt Institute annual fund-raiser correspondence and press articles 1996-1997
Morley Safer and Oz Elliott, Community Center-SFL Oz and Morley CD-R December 5, 2004
Institute of Local Self-Government and Responsible Citizenship correspondence and photographs 2004
Personal correspondence and newspaper clippings 1959-1976 and undated
Newspaper clippings about Elliott 1957-1962
Resolution from Manhattan Company Board of Directors 1888
Legal Papers 1949 -1979 and undated
3F414b Index of contacts and business cards undated
2X84b Larry King Show, cassette May 10, 1980
LKS 5/10 1:00-2:00 am, cassette 1980
LKS 5/10 2:00-3:00 am, cassette 1980
Van Black/ Elliott KPRC 95, cassette 1980
2X82b Job/Elliott, cassette 1984
2X4b Jonathan King, Hedgehoppers Anonymous, "It's Good News Week", 7'' vinyl 1965
2009-360/22 Iselin/ Poitier Story, U-matic tape 1983
Open Mind WPIX 11-11:30 AM U-matic tape June 12, 1981
This Week in History- 3 Segments VHS 2001
2X1a Cavett, U-matic tape June 24, 1980
Civic and Professional Organizations 1960-2008
Harvard University
2009-360/18 Alumni Association 1960-1974
Board of Overseers 1969-1970
Overseers 1971
Overseers 1971
East Asia 1973
Department of History Visiting Committee 1972
Harvard - Radcliffe merger 1970
Journal of Afro-American Affairs undated
Slavic Civilizations Visiting Committee 1966-1971
Honorary degrees 1965-1972
Oz Elliott- East Asian Studies 1974-1975
East Asia Visiting Committee 1974-1975
Russian Research Center 1972-1976
Round Table correspondence 1966-1972
Winston Churchill Foundation
2009-360/18 Winston Churchill Foundation 1970-1972
Winston Churchill Foundation 1973-1974
New York Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
2009-360/18 New York Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, photographs, and clippings
New York Times newspaper clippings about Deputy Mayor 1975
Photographs on Saint Patrick's Day and taking oath with Mayor Beame undated
City Club of New York 1976
New York Deputy Mayor materials and clippings 1976-1977
New York Deputy Mayor correspondence and clippings circa 1970-circa 1979
New York Deputy Mayor clippings 1976
New York Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, photographs, and clippings 1976-1980
Articles about Oz 1976
2009-360/21 New York Post Man of the Week article about Deputy Mayor 1976
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2.325/AAA58 1 Dick Hodgins political cartoon July 17, 1977
6 Clippings
Asia Society
2009-360/18 Asia Society 1963-1974
Asia Society minutes 1972
2009-360/19 Asia Society correspondence and minutes (2 files) 1973
Asia Society, report, correspondence, and minutes 1974
Correspondence, minutes, printed material (2 files) 1975-1976
2009-360/21 Williamsburg IV meeting, correspondence, and research materials (2 files) 1974
Williamsburg V 1975
2009-360/19 Asia Society 1984
Correspondence and minutes 1984-1985
Asia Society 1984-1986
Lecture transcripts and editorial articles 1985, 1996-1999 and undated
Osborn Elliott 1989 Dinner 1989
China Seas Contacts, Osborn Elliott '89 Dinner 1989
Oz Prize, Asia Society April 1, 2003
Asia Society 1993
Coffee House Club
2009-360/19 Coffee House 1960-1974
Coffee House Club 1984
Save Our Cities! Save Our Children!
2009-360/19 March on Washington 1990-1993
March on Washington 1992
Elliott letter to Joyce Purnick 1996
Save Our Cities! Save Our Children! March on Washington press kit 1992
Save Our Cities! Save Our Children! March on Washington correspondence, press releases, articles, and internal memos (2 files) 1992
Highlighted newspaper clippings about Washington D.C. protests 1963-1967
Highlighted newspaper clippings about protests in Washington D.C. 1969-1987
March on Washington 1991
Misc. clippings 2008 and undated
2X82b Aide Memo, Oz- March on Washington cassette undated
2009-360/22 March on Washington, VHS 1992
2009-360/19 CityVote 1990-1995
Newsweek CityVote piece 1994
CityVote correspondence 1995
CityVote, Larry Agran 1995
Daily News piece, CityVote 1995
Correspondence and research materials about metropolitan areas 1995
CityVote/ Bob Herbert op-ed 1995
Citizens Committee for New York
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2.325/AAA58 3 Herblock political cartoon June 14, 1995
3 R.J. Matson political cartoon undated
2009-360/20 New York Magazine article and Elliott surname research 1975, undated
News articles about Citizens Committee for New York 1975-1999
Correspondence to Citizens Committee luncheon attendees 1976
Correspondence for Citizens Committee and Newsweek (2 files) 1976
Citizens Committee for New York Stock transfer 1984-1986
Citizens Report Volume II, Number 2, "Poverty Amidst Prosperity" report and newspaper clippings on Citizens Committee 1986-1987
Citizen Committee for New York materials 1973-1987
Citizens Committee/ New York Economy clippings, and photographs 1978-1998, undated
Elliott- Dinner, New Yorker for New York Dinner 1988
Elliott, New Yorker for New York Dinner 1990
Citizens Committee for NYC, New Yorker for New York Dinner 1991-2005
New Yorker for New York Dinner correspondence and award 1992, 1995
Citizens Committee for NYC 1992-2000
Dinner '93 (empty) 1993
Dinner '93 , Osborn Elliott A-J 1993
Expense Reports 1993
The Atlanta Project 1993
Key West Expenses 1995
Key West Literary Seminar 1994
La Guardia and Wagner Archives 1993
New Yorker for New York correspondence 1994
Canadian Club Speech April 1994
Lindesmith Center 1994-1995
Oz contact list/ mostly dinner folks 1994
Major Gifts Campaign 1994-1996
Correspondence and resumes received for Citizens Committee for New York 1994-1997
Revised Biography 1995
Oz Bios circa 1990-circa 1999
Dinner Correspondence/ In undated
Lists (boards, etc.) undated
F495 Oz Elliott List 1995
Annual dinner notes on behavior and activities of board member X, talking points for Susan Gutfreund, and correspondence with Michael E. Clark 1995
NY Neighborhoods Book 1996
Personal Correspondence 1997-1998
Citizens Committee for New York Cities and personal correspondence 1998
Citizens Committee for New York headshots of Elliott by Claire Holt undated
Photograph of Elliott speaking at Citizens Committee for New York undated
Photographs from dinner event 2007
2009-360/22 Citizens Committee for NYC- Helping New Yorkers Help New York VHS undated
Canadian Club CCNY VHS 1994
Close Up with Police CCNY VHS 1998
2X4b Mad about You Manhattan and Nutty for You New York! (2 copies) 7" vinyl 1976
2X1a Untitled VHS undated
box folder
2.325/AAA58 6 Oversized newspaper clippings on Elliott circa 1970-circa 1989