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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

John Schwartz papers, 1957-2018



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Schwartz, John, 1957-
Title: John Schwartz papers
Dates: 1957-2018
Abstract: The John Schwartz papers consist of the personal and professional papers of journalist John Schwartz from his work at the Daily Texan, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Identification: camh-arc-004000
Extent: 4.75 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John Schwartz is a science writer for the New York Times. He has covered law, science, technology, business, and the space program. Prior to that, he worked at the Washington Post and Newsweek; his writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, GQ, Texas Monthly and other publications.

A Galveston native, Schwartz graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas School of Law. He was editor of the UT student magazine, Utmost, and later appointed editor of the UT student newspaper, the Daily Texan. Schwartz is the author of two books: Oddly Normal and Short: Walking Tall When You're Not Tall At All.

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Scope and Contents

The John Schwartz papers consist of the personal and professional papers of journalist John Schwartz from his work at the Daily Texan, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. The collection includes mementos from reporting trips such as conferences and space shuttle launches.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Schwartz, John, 1957-
Corporate Names
Daily Texan (Austin, Tex. : 1913)
New York Times company
Newsweek, inc.
Texas Student Publications, Inc.
UTMost
Washington Post Company
Subjects
Journalism--Study and teaching (Higher)
Science
Space flight

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Separated Material

A flight suit and other materials have been separated to the Material Culture unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Schwartz Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

2018-131

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, August 2018.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2018-131/1 Texas Senate resolution and U.S. House of Representatives visitor passes, 1963-1967
Early school newspapers, 1966-1969
Babe Schwartz campaign ads with John Schwartz, 1960s
Check from Texas Comptrollers Office, 1968
Arts and Sausages, student government material, University of Texas, [1976]
The Firing of Steven Spurr, Plan II Senior Thesis with original interviews with Frank Erwin and Steven Spurr. UT Board of Regents, by John Schwartz, 1979
Sketch, UTmost, UT fascist architecture, [1981]
UTmost advertisements, 1981
Art room decorations, including Sam Hurt cartoons, photographs, and correspondence, 1980s
Texas Ranger magazine used for UTmost article on humor magazines, 1957
The Rag magazine, used for UTmost article on humor magazines, 1967
Awards and certificates, 1979-1982
UTmost correspondence, 1981
Correspondence, with slides and photographs, 1976-1983
Notes and research on the firing of John Silber, 1980s
John Silber research materials, 1970-1982
UTmost magazine issues with Schwartz as editor and contributor, including anonymous speed essay, 1980-1982
UTmost correspondence, 1982
UTmost, Charles Whitman research and article, 1966
Newspaper clippings regarding Schwartz appointment to Daily Texan editor, 1981
Deadly Texan, newspaper parody, 1980
Newspaper clipping, "Sex on Campus" survey", [1982]
Eyebeam cartoons, [1980-1989]
Essay, "Sociologist as Outlaw, the Legend of C. Wright Mills," by Teri Tynes, 1984
Editorials and columns by John Schwartz in the Daily Texan , 1981-1982
Frank Erwin research materials for John Schwartz "The Chairman Steps Down", circa 1970-circa 1980
Frank Erwin photographs from Daily Texan articles, 1970s
Hank the Hallucination for UT student government president, cartoons and newspaper clippings, 1982
Paul Cullen columns, "Notes on the Wasteland", 1977-1980
Letters from Daily Texan editorship, 1981-1986
Newspaper clippings and materials related to John Schwartz editorship, 1981-1982
Alan Pogue photographs of Craig Washington, 1982
Sluggette humor magazine, undated
Images entertainment magazine, 1981
A Cuba Album, by John Schwartz, manuscript, 1982
William Van Overbeck photographs of John Schwartz Cuba trip for Campus Voice , 1985
Newspaper clippings, Texas Democrats Killer Bees, 2003
3rd Coast magazine, freelance articles written by John Schwartz, 1982-1983
Austin Chronicle parody, 1983
Texas Observer articles by John Schwartz, 1982-1984
New World Information Order, Texas International Law Journal, by John Schwartz, 1983
Nuke Primer, in Nutshell, by John Schwartz, undated
Texas Monthly articles by John Schwartz, 1983
John Schwartz stringbook and resume, 1980-1981
Newsweek articles by John Schwartz, 1983-1984
Newsweek On Campus articles, with staff photograph, 1983
Photograph of John Schwartz, Mark McKinnon and others, 1982
Family history, undated
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2018-131/2 There Were These Guys, See, by Marvin B. Jacobs, manuscript, with photograph, 1979
Steve Stephan, correspondence and newspaper clippings, 1985-1987
The Daily Texan, the First 100 Years , 1999
The Texas Book, with Schwartz essay, 2006
Texas, Our Texas, with John Schwartz essay, 1984
Blue book examination by John Schwartz, 1970s
5 bound volumes, Newsweek on Campus , 1983-1987
Newsweek Score! with John Schwartz article, 1998
Personal notes, correspondence, 1981-1982
Newsweek media materials and copies of John Schwartz articles, 1982-1984
Newsweek letters, 1987-1990
Correspondence and photographs, 1991-1992
GQ magazine with John Schwartz article, 1990
Offprint, A Maze of Twisty Little Passages, All Alike, by Robert Kelly, Science Fiction Studies , 1993
Blair Newman materials, 1989-1990
Internet effects on society, magazine articles and newspaper clippings, 1995-1998
Unabomber manuscript, 1998
Washington Post job evaluations, 1995-1998
Letters, including those received at Washington Post, 1986-1994
Letters requiring response, 1985-1994
Photograph of band Moxy Fruvous, circa 1989-circa 2001
Washington Post Project Censored award, 1995
Research for Dr. Bronner article, 1973-1985
Research materials for hacking article, 1990
William Gaddis interviews, 2 90-minute cassette tapes, [1994]
William Gaddis, research materials, 1986
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2018-131/3 Washington Post correspondence and job evaluation, 1993
Correspondence with Texas Observer , 1994
Letter from Jimmy Carter, 1995
Pickle Project by Elizabeth Schwartz, Washington Post , 1999
Nieman reports, with memorandum, 1998
Canada article, Washington Post, by John Schwartz, 1998
Carnegie Mellon Cylab Cybersecurity Journalism award, 2004
NASA press materials and research materials, 1965
NASA media kit for New York Times , 2007
5 reporter space flight notepads, NASA, 2007-2008
Photograph, possibly of zero-gravity flight for New York Times , undated
New York Times correspondence, 2002
Research for Schwartz book Living Terrors , 1998-2002
Living Terrors, by Michael Osterholm and John Schwartz, 2000
Short, by John Schwartz, and related research, 2005-2010
Oddly Normal, by John Schwartz, letters and review, 2012-2013
Oddly Normal, by John Schwartz, hardcover, paperback, and audio copies, 2012
Photograph of John Schwartz covering John Edwards trial, 2012
A.R. Schwartz oral history and correspondence, 1967
John Schwartz clips, 1983-1996
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2018-131/4 Riding Rockets, by Mike Mullane, with inscription, 2005
The Texas Legacy Project, 2010
Cactus, University of Texas yearbook, 1979
9 VHS tapes, including John Schwartz interviews, 1994-2002
5 buttons, including UT orientation and New York Times, undated
Event lanyards and ID, 2008-2014
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2.325/AAA28 [SRH1230002927] Schwartz clippings, 1983-2012
NASA astronaut poster, Atlantis, STS-115, 2006
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2.325/AAA13a [SRH1230002889] Sketches of John Schwartz and others by Judge Neil Caldwell, circa 1960
NASA astronaut poster, 2006-2007

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