University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jack Newfield Papers, 1910, 1932-2005 (bulk 1964-2005)

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Newfield, Jack
Title:Jack Newfield Papers
Dates:1910, 1932-2005 (bulk 1964-2005)
Abstract:Newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, legal documents, drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, diaries, appointment/date books, annotated books, audiovisual material, and photographs comprise the Jack Newfield Papers, 1910, 1932-2005 (bulk 1964-2005), and document Jack Newfield’s career as an investigative journalist and author.
Accession No.:2006-274
Extent:195 ft.
Language:Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Investigative journalist, Jack Newfield (1938-2004), made a career out of exposing abuses of power in his native New York City. Born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesent, Newfield lived most of his adult life in Greenwich Village, New York. After graduating from Boys’ High School, he attended Hunter College, earning a degree in journalism in 1961. Newfield, a supporter of and participant in the civil rights movement, spent two nights in a Mississippi jail in 1963 after his arrest at a sit-in.

The next year, Newfield joined the Village Voice and worked there as a columnist, reporter, and editor for twenty-four years. While at the Voice, he helped define the idea of the alternative press through his investigative articles and unwavering defense of New York’s dispossessed. He became popular in part for his periodic “10 Worst Judges” and “10 Worst Landlords” pieces, as well as for his Thanksgiving neighborhood heroes columns and other recognitions of local activism. In 1988, after twenty-four years, Newfield left the Village Voice due to a dispute over the direction of the paper.

Newfield then joined the New York Daily News as an editor and writer for a new investigative reporting unit. Three years later, he quit after making a principled choice to support the striking newspaper pressmen and refusing to cross their picket line. He quickly joined the New York Post as a columnist. During this time, however, the New York Post almost closed, and a group of writers, which included Newfield, took over production of the paper until Rupert Murdoch reacquired it in 1993. Newfield left the New York Post in 2001 after ten years when a new editor, wanting to take the paper in a different direction, fired him. Subsequently, Newfield wrote columns and investigative articles for the New York Sun, the New York Observer, and The Nation. In 1980, the Center for Investigative Reporting awarded Newfield the George Polk Award for Political Reporting. He also received the 25-Year News Achievement Award from the Society of Silurians in 2000 and a New York State Bar Association Special Award in 1986 for his series of articles on Bobby McLaughlin.

In addition to his career as a newspaper journalist, Newfield wrote many books, among which the most prominent include: A Prophetic Minority (1966), Robert Kennedy: A Memoir (1969), The Abuse of Power: the Permanent Government and the Fall of New York (1977), City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York (1988), and Only in America: the Life and Times of Don King (1995). A Prophetic Minority, written in 1966, studies the origins and development of the “New Left” radicals of the 1960s. Newfield wrote The Abuse of Power, a classic urban muckraking bestseller, with Paul DuBrul in 1977. City for Sale, written in collaboration with Wayne Barrett, documents the municipal corruption in Mayor Ed Koch’s administration from 1981 to 1988. In, Only in America, Newfield presents a complex portrait of boxing promoter Don King, which includes an examination of his dominance of the boxing world and his exploitation of fighters. Newfield, along with filmmaker Charles Stuart, won an Emmy Award in 1991 for writing in connection with the Frontline documentary Don King, Unauthorized, which aired on PBS.

Newfield traveled with Robert Kennedy during his presidential campaign in the late 1960s and was present at Kennedy’s assassination in 1969. Drawing on his close relationship with Kennedy, Newfield wrote and published Robert Kennedy: A Memoir in 1969; it was reissued in 2003. Additionally, in 1998, he and Charles Stuart collaborated to produce a documentary for the Discovery Channel entitled Robert Kennedy, A Memoir.

Other books written by Newfield include: Bread and Roses Too: Reporting about America (1971); A Populist Manifesto: The Making of a New Majority (1972); Cruel and Unusual Justice (1974); The Education of Jack Newfield (1984); Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist (2002); The Full Rudy: The Man, The Mayor, The Myth (2003); American Rebels, editor and introduction (2003); American Monsters, co-editor (2004).

Jack Newfield considered himself a participatory journalist, deeply involved in politics and advocacy. He investigated and reported but also championed his causes and criticized and named his adversaries. His articles often affected change by influencing policy, policymakers, and other media. Notable examples include the creation of a law banning the use of lead paint in apartments, changes in campaign finance laws, the prosecution of corrupt nursing home owners, and the enforcement of regulations to protect the frail and elderly in nursing homes. Furthermore, his series of articles on Bobby McLaughlin, who was wrongly convicted for murder, led to McLaughlin’s exoneration and release from prison in 1986. Newfield was still writing and working when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in September 1986. He died on December 21, 2004, at the age of 66.

Sources: “About.” (accessed August 4, 2010).

Amateau, Albert. “Jack Newfield, 66, journalist, Villager, club critic.” The Villager 74, no.33 (December 22-28, 2004).

Barrett, Wayne. “Jack Newfield, 1938-2004.” The Village Voice, December 21, 2004.

Shudel, Matt. “Muckraking N.Y. Reporter Jack Newfield Dies at 66.” The Washington Post, December 23, 2004.

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, notes, legal documents, drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, diaries, appointment/date books, annotated books, audiovisual material, and photographs comprise the Jack Newfield Papers, 1910, 1932-2005 (bulk 1964-2005), and document Jack Newfield’s career as an investigative journalist and author.

Newfield’s research files compose the bulk of the papers and consist mainly of annotated newspaper clippings and correspondence. In the instances where a subject became an article, the file also includes his annotated typescript notes and drafts. Because the collection spans Newfield’s entire career, the contents of a file will often extend over several decades. The research files constitute source material for many of his books as well as for articles published in the Village Voice, New York Daily News, New York Post, New York Sun, and The Nation. Major topics covered by the files include New York City politicians, such as mayors, local officials, and judges, particularly those involved in scandals or corruption; neighborhood development; boxing; organized crime; the civil rights movement; journalism and journalists; and race relations in America. Furthermore, they reflect Newfield’s special relationships with Robert F. Kennedy, Mario Cuomo, Mike Tyson, Bobby McLaughlin, and Bill Patterson.

The series concerning Newfield’s writings documents the creation and development of his articles, speeches, and books as well as his involvement in various radio, television, and film projects. To varying degrees, the papers contain material for all of his books and film projects, including notes, galley proofs, scripts, correspondence, and manuscripts. Newfield’s personal papers contain legal documents and depositions; material concerning awards and recognition; calendars and appointment books; and his diaries from 1981, 1989, and 1995 to 2004. His correspondence consists of a small amount of personal correspondence from 1991 to 2004 and fan mail from the 1960s to 2000. Photographs in the papers depict Newfield, his family, Robert Kennedy, Edward Kennedy, Mario Cuomo, John Gotti, Don King, and David Dinkins. The remainder of the collection contains the collected writings of others and audiovisual material, including videotapes, audiocassettes, and micro cassettes.

Forms part of the News Media History collection.

Archivist's Note:

Jack Newfield wrote folder titles and at times extensive notes on the front of his file folders. All of Newfield's files were placed in new acid-free folders, but the original folders were also retained in each file. Folder titles reflect Newfield’s original labeling. In the case of unnamed folders, unclear titles, or illegible writing, the archivist created folder titles, which are indicated by brackets.



Due to size, this inventory has been divided into two separate units:
1. Jack Newfield Papers, Part 1
2. Jack Newfield Papers, Part 2


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and the University of Texas at Austin assumes no responsibility.

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Newfield, Jack, 1938-2004--Archives.
Cuomo, Mario Matthew.
Giuliani, Rudolph W.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
King, Don, 1931-
McLaughlin, Bobby.
Patterson, Bill.
Tyson, Mike, 1966-
Koch, Ed, 1924- Mayor
Subjects (Organizations)
Daily news (New York, N.Y. : 1920)
New York Post.
Village voice (New York, N.Y.)
Sun (New York, N.Y. : 1920)
New York observer (New York, N.Y.)
Political corruption -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Judicial corruption--United States.
Journalism -- United States.
Boxing--Corrupt practices--United States.
Organized crime -- United States.
Civil rights movement.
Investigative reporting--United States.
New York (N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection. Contact repository for more information.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jack Newfield Papers, 1910, 1932-2005 (bulk 1964-2005), Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ed Sevcik, Courtney Chartier, Javier Franco Garza, and Lauren Goodley. Subsequent revisions were made by Megan Mummey, August 2010.

Detailed Description of the Papers



Robert Kennedy: A Memoir
RFK [Book] Review for Tikkun Magazine, 2000
2006-274/91[Robert Kennedy: A Memoir galley proof], 1969
2006-274/180[Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir, Final Media Report], 1998
[Bob] McNamara, Joseph P. Kennedy, notes on ending, 1969
RFK Treatment, 1964-1976
Notes for RFK, 1977-1978
RFK paperback intro, 1977-1978
2006-274/75 [Untitled typescripts], undated
[Untitled typescript, Robert Kennedy], undated
annotated photocopy
RFK I [annotated typescript], undated
"Robert Kennedy and the Decade of the Sixties," typescript, undated
2006-274/65RFK I [Robert F. Kennedy], typescript and clippings, 2000-[ca. 2000]
RFK II, typescript, [ca. 2000]
2006-274/160RFK [book] Covers, 2003
RFK column, 1988-1994
2006-274/99New Republic review of my [Newfield] Robert F. Kennedy book, 1968-1969
Robert F. Kennedy, 1978
Robert F. Kennedy mementos, 1968-1987
Robert F. Kennedy Intro Xerox and book ads and review, 1960s, 1968, 1988, undated
My [Newfield] Robert F. Kennedy book rights certificate and best reviews for book, 1995
Robert F. Kennedy reviews, 1968-1978
2006-274/107RFK [Robert F. Kennedy] precious documents!, 1966-1968
RFK, George Wallace, 1960s, John Lewis, Igor Cassini, [notes and clippings], 1966-1997
RFK’s kids, Michael Hayes, Arthur Klein, Igor Cassini, [clippings and interview notes with various people], 1966-1997
RFK notes, book intro, Neal Goodwin article, 1986-[ca. 1997]
2006-274/116RFK book reviews, 1986
2006-274/182Scrapbook of clippings related to Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir, [ca. 1970]
2006-274/91The Abuse of Power: the Permanent Government and the Fall of New York
[The Abuse of Power galley proof], [ca. 1977]
2006-274/17The Abuse of Power [manuscript], 1976-1977
2006-274/178Book Notes [The Abuse of Power], 1975-1982
PG [Permanent Government] Book Notes, undated
"Labor Pains" chapter, undated
Original Notes for PG [Permanent Government] Book, undated
“Remedies” Chapter, undated
[“The Bankers Take Over” chapter], undated
PG [“Permanent Government”] Chapter, undated
[Bob] Caro changes, undated
2006-274/137Notes for Part IV--Remedies, 1984-1989
2006-274/159Ending [The Abuse of Power], 1975-1976
2006-274/13City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York
Fact clips for Chapter 1 [Ed Koch], 1985-1986
Name dispute with Wayne, notes on collaboration agreement, 1988
Letter from Francis, issues between me and Wayne, 1987-[ca 1988]
2006-274/180[City for Sale, Ed Koch columns promos], [ca 1989]
photographic materials
2006-274/13City for Sale [clippings], 1989
2006-274/2VRDC [Village District Democrats], epilogue, July-September 1987
Newfield copy chapter one [City for Sale], [undated]
Notes and outline on scandal book, [City for Sale], [undated]
Notes on books, contract & talks, 1986-[ca. 1986]
Epilogue, ending, quotes for paperback edition, undated
Esposito chapter for Newfield, 1988-[ca. 1988]
Harper & Row, 1987
Myerson for Newfield [manuscript], [ca. 1987]
[Alex Liberman, Wayne Barrett, Jay Turoff, manuscript], [ca. 1987]
Chapter 4, Newfield copy, [ca. 1987]
Rick Cott, new outline, new deadline compromise, 1986-[ca. 1986]
Epigraphs, chronology, Wayne’s inserts, 1986-1987
2006-274/45Ed Koch speech/Ch. 2 [City for Sale], 1986
2006-274/178Only In America: The Life and Crimes of Don King
Original Typed Manuscript of Only in America, [ca 1995-1997]
2006-274/109Only In America: The Life and Crimes of Don King, annotated typescript, [ca. 1995]
2006-274/141Chapter 2 [Only in America], [ca. 1994]
Epigraphs and Introduction [Only in America], [ca. 1994]
Chapter 4 [Only in America], [ca. 1994]
Chapter 5 [Only in America], [ca. 1994]
2006-274/27[William Morrow catalogue, Fall 1995, includes Only in America], 1995
2006-274/14[Don King], 1991-1997
[Don King/Only in America clipping file], 1997-1998
2006-274/120Somebody's Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working-Class Journalist
Preface notes [Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], 1997-2000
2006-274/14Mario Cuomo [interview], my epilogue [Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], 1998
The Flap Copy and Blurbs [for Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], 2001-2002
Notes on a boxing book, undated
Notes from [Tim] Bent and the final edit [Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], [ca. 2000]
2006-274/13Newfield memoir, notes, 2002 and undated
2006-274/75Somebody’s Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoirs of a Working-Class Journalist, annotated typescript, [ca. 2002]
2006-274/57Newfield, Jack, Somebody’s Gotta Tell It!, advance uncorrected proof, 2002
2006-274/54“Voice” draft [for Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], [ca. 1999]
“Fights I” [for Somebody’s Gotta Tell It], [ca. 1999]
2006-274/178Jack Newfield “Memoir” First Typed copies, [ca. 2000]
Memoir MS Changes, 2001
[Post Mutiny/Memoir Draft], [ca. 2000]
2006-274/182Chapter One revised [Newfield memoir], [ca. 2000]
2006-274/8The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania
First chapter of Rudy [Giuliani] book, June 2002 and [ca. 2002]
The Full Rudy, chapters on race, manuscript, November-December 2002 and [ca. 2002]
The Full Rudy, manuscript, schools & race chapters, September 2002 and [ca. 2002]
Lovima & chapter sequence, [Lovima, Diallo and Dorismond], [ca. 2000]
Rudy, new book chapter? 9/11 [linings?] clips, May 2004
Power grab chapter, Ginsberg’s memo, [Giuliani tenure], September-December 2001
Rudy G., reviews & chapters, [ca. 2002]-March 2003
Acknowledgements [book], 2002
2006-274/166Published Articles
[Typescript drafts of articles by Jack Newfield], [ca. 1980-ca. 1990]
Original manuscripts starting 1982, 1982-[ca. 1985]
[Typescript drafts of articles by Jack Newfield], [ca. 1980-ca. 1990]
2006-274/168Post Jackie Robinson piece, Math Books ideas, 1997
[Jack Newfield’s] Bob Moses piece, 1964
[Jack Newfield’s] Jackie Robinson essay, 1997
My Sun Columns, 2003-2004
My [Village] Voice piece on [Mike] Tyson, 1985
My Best [Village] Voice pieces, 1972-1991
My [Alfonse] D’Amato Playboy piece [Playboy magazine], 1992
Post Columns, 1991-1995
2006-274/175My News clips, 1988-1990
2006-274/72[Jack Newfield NY Post columns], 2000-2001
My Post Columns, 1997-1999
My [Post] Columns, 1997-2001
2006-274/133Columns--2000, 2000
My Favorite Columns, 1975-1988
2006-274/177My [Village] Voice Clips, 1974-1982
Notes on [book] collection, 1984
My articles, 1980
My pieces, 1976-1978
2006-274/108New York Post self-intro columns, Xmas columns, 1988-1991, undated
Gatien columns for Pete, March-May 1999
My columns, 1993-1997
My favorite columns, News columns, Post columns, 1993-2000
CBS radio columns, Spectrum, September-November 1981
2006-274/1141996 Christmas week column, April-December 1996
Honor roll, Christmas 1999, February 1989-December 1999
Honor roll, April 1987-May 1993
[New York] Post columns, 1990-1991
2006-274/116My Observer piece on King, March 1991
Year end awards [worst], [ca. 1996]
My early judge pieces, September 1974, May-December 1982
My nursing home articles, 1974-1975
Clips, possibly collection: unions, Jimmy Cannon, CUNY tuition, 1978, 1989-1991
The arrogant cronyism of Ed Koch, 1978-1979
My three war wimp pieces, 1985-1986
Observer subs, party list, 1977, 1990-1991
Bobby McLaughlin clips and letter, 1985-1986
My Westway pieces, 1978-1982
My Jimmy Cannon columns, 1988-1995
Populisms, real & fake, January-April 1996
[Heros and Icons], 1999-2002
Penthouse piece, populism & GOP, jobs, 1996
2006-274/147[Jack Newfield, news articles], 1977-1981
[Jack Newfield, news articles], 1991-1992
2006-274/184Articles by Jack Newfield and others on New York City’s worst landlords, 1977, 1981-1982, 1984-1987, 1995
“Stallone vs. Springsteen: Which Dream Do You Buy?”, reprint of Playboy article by Jack Newfield, 1986
My [New York] Times op-ed on beating [Ed] Koch, April 27, 1988
Letters to the Editor by Jack Newfield, 1972, 1984 undated
“How Bess Bought Justice (And Disgraced Herself)”, by Jack Newfield and Wayne Barrett, The Village Voice, June 16, 1987
“Tony Alvarado vs. Joe McCarthy in District 2”, by Jack Newfield, The Village Voice, June 2, 1987
“The Old College Try”, by Jack Newfield, Daily News Magazine, August 13, 1989
“Is There a New Journalism?”, by Jack Newfield, Columbia Journalism Review, July/August 1972
“Newfield’s Annual Thanksgiving Honor Roll”, by Jack Newfield, The Village Voice, December 9-15, 1981
“Put it on the tab”, essay by Jack Newfield, The Progressive, December 1980
2006-274/159NY Observer columns, 1990-1991
2006-274/162[Newfield Village Voice articles], 1969-1984, bulk 1982-1984
[Village] Voice pieces [Newfield], 1979
2006-274/27My Daily News columns, 1980-1990
2006-274/33New York Sun articles, May-October 2004
Rudy [Giuliani] 2004 speech, 2004
2006-274/13Breslin reading, November 9, undated
May Day reading, 1985-1987
Rutgers panel, April 2002, undated
2006-274/160JFK library [RFK forum], 2004
RFK [forum], [David] Grubin film, 2004
2006-274/14More for Sun book club [speech], undated
Bklyn [Brooklyn] Library [speech], [2001]
2006-274/56Draft, Boys High School alumni, June 1999
2006-274/180Radio/Television/Film Projects
[“Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir”, television script], 1998
“RFK” script notes, 1977, undated
2006-274/27[The Cinderella Man, screenplay, Cliff Hollingsworth], undated
2006-274/69[Cinderella Man screenplay], 1997
2006-274/120[Only in America screenplay by Kario Salem], 1997
2006-274/14[Only in America screenplay], [ca. 1996]
2006-274/13HBO [Home Box Office], Don King Only In America, [press kit], October 1997
2006-274/129Don King, HBO [Home Box Office] film reviews, November 1997-June 1998
Don King HBO film, November 1997
2006-274/147[“Frontline” clip books: Don King, Police corruption], 1992-1993
Script [Tyson-Holyfield fight], 1991
“Frontline” Don King notes, [ca. 1992]
“Frontline” Charley notes [John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, organized crime], 1966, 1992
Current DK [Don King] script, [ca. 1992]
2006-274/99RFK [Robert F. Kennedy] documentary, 1996
Robert F. Kennedy documentary notes, undated
D.C. trip, 1996
[Robert F. Kennedy notes], 1996
Robert F. Kennedy operational notes, 1988-1996
Robert F. Kennedy, mass program, 1988
People inspired by Robert F. Kennedy, 1996
Bruce Marshall, undated
Adam Wolinsky, undated
Appearance relase, 1997-1998
Review of [Revisiting] 1968 [in America], 1997
Notes on Robert F. Kennedy documentary, 1996-1997
[Robert F. Kennedy, memo re: narrator], 1997
Notes for second interview on Robert F. Kennedy, 1997
Robert F. Kennedy script draft, 1997
Robert F. Kennedy discovery, 1996
2006-274/146Robert F. Kennedy doc. Reviews, 1998
Robert F. Kennedy documentary news release, 1998
Robert F. Kennedy documentary, Horn 2 script and Horn 3 opening, undated
Robert F. Kennedy film/current docs. [press materials], 1998
Cops, Fl[orida] on story notes, 1994
Frontline, [Frank] Ragano show, November 1992
Frontline contracts [Frank] Ragano research, 1991-1998
2006-274/23RFK movie rights deals, 1997-1998
[RFK screening], 1998
Poverty screening and Nation Party notes, 2004
2006-274/13JFK [John F. Kennedy] & Mob, Emmy nomination, July 1993
2006-274/188JFK [John F. Kennedy] & the Mob TV show, [clippings], 1966-1995
[Richard G. Kleindienst, clippings], 1973
“Frontline,” notes and assignments, 1967-1992
J. Edgar Hoover, Summers book, 1992-1993
Hoffa movie, 1988-1992
[FBI materials, Teamsters], 1973-1978
2006-274/2Interviews, Sugar Ray Robinson documentary, September 1997
2006-274/16Notes, Ideas, Events
Poverty notebook, notes for class, September 2005
P.R. [Puerto Rico] trip, Louis Mayonal notes, 2004
Poverty, Bill Moyers, 2003-2004
Hunter College, CUNY [City University of New York], 2004
Clemente for Parade [Magazine], September-October 2004
Writers Emergency Assistance Fund, [Public events materials, schedules, correspondence], 2004
My 4 influences, [columns and notes], 2000 and [ca. 2000]
Notebook, 1995-1996
Notebooks, undated
Notebook, 2004
Notebook, March 1994-October 1995
2006-274/162[Notebooks], undated
2006-274/13Philosophy pieces & quotes, [column ideas and clippings], 2003-2004
2006-274/164Rolodex telephone directory, undated
Press passes, 1975-2001
Press notepads, undated
Business cards, postcards and ephemera, 1980-[ca. 2000]
Correspondence, assorted, 1983-2003



2006-274/59Legal Documents and Contracts
[10 Worst Landlords Lawsuit], 1988
2006-274/98[Court Brief: Dominic Rindaldi v. Viking Press, Jack Newfield, and Paul DuBrul], 1980
2006-274/144[Viking lawsuit, Dominic S. Rinaldi], May-June 1980
2006-274/46[Nichols v. Village Voice, Jack Newfield deposition], 1980-1983
2006-274/61Deposition of Jack Newfield, 1977-1979
Deposition of Thomas B. Morgan: Pages 1-378, September, 1977 Pages 5-426, April, 1978
Deposition of Peter Hamill: Pages 5-305, 1981
Deposition of Mary Nichols: Pages 1-362, December 1981 Pages 349-612, April 1978, December 1981
2006-274/98[Royalty information and agreements], 1971-1981
2006-274/23Recognition and Awards
[Events and Awards], 1969-2005
[Nation Institute Fellowship], 2004
[Jack Newfield] 20 years at the Village Voice, 1984
[Jack Newfield publicity], 1988-1995
2006-274/23Parties and Addresses
Addresses [for Garden Party], [ca. 2000]
Cal [California Vacation] file, 2001
Garden Party invite list, 1986-1987
Garden party list, 1988-1996
[Jack’s lists of Addresses], undated
Book Party Invite list [The Full Rudy], 2003
Mailing list for Memoir [Somebody’s Gotta Tell It] and RFK book, 1998-2003
2006-274/19Telephone and address book, undated
2006-274/45[Newfield personal notes], undated
2006-274/80Notes on 60th birthday party, 1998
2006-274/11650th birthday party mementos, February 1988
20th wedding anniversary party at Village Gate, speech program, January 1984
2006-274/82Calenders and Appointment Books
Appointment Book, 1975
Loose material removed from 1975 Appointment Book, 1975
Appointment Book, 1976
Loose material removed from 1976 Appointment Book, 1976
Appointment Book, 1977
Loose material removed from 1977 Appointment Book , 1977
Appointment Book, 1978
Loose material removed from 1978 Appointment Book , 1978
Appointment Book, 1979
Loose material removed from 1979 Appointment Book, 1979
Appointment Book, 1980
Loose material removed from 1980 Appointment Book, 1980
Appointment Book, 1983
Loose material removed from 1983 Appointment Book, 1983
2006-274/19Diaries, 1981, 1995-2004
2006-274/201989 Diary/Datebook, 1988-1989
2006-274/180[Daily Planner], 1990
[Daily Planner], 1988
2006-274/161Appointment book, 1982
Loose material removed from Appointment Book, 1982
Appointment book, 1985
Loose material removed from Appointment Book, 1985
Appointment book, 1986
Loose material removed from Appointment Book, 1985
Appointment book, 1987
Loose material removed from Appointment Book, 1987
Appointment book, 1991
Loose material removed from Appointment book, 1991
2006-274/63Appointment book, 1992
2006-274/161Appointment book, 1993
Loose material removed from Appointment Book, 1993
2006-274/61Diary, 1994



2006-274/27 Personal
[Personal correspondence], 1991-2004
2006-274/63[Correspondence], 1994, undated
2006-274/99Thank you notes, [Mom’s passing away] 1991
2006-274/13Fan Mail
The Education of Jack Newfield, [correspondence], 1983
2006-274/14Letters, re: Somebody’s Gotta Tell It [and Post columns], 1991-2002, bulk 2000-2002
2006-274/23[Letters Saved/Responses to RFK: A Memoir], 1968-1971
2006-274/107Cruel and Unusual Justice, clippings and letters, 1974
RFK letters [received], 1969-1986
2006-274/108Letters received, re: columns, Blacks & Jews letters, Jesse Jackson, Springsteen, 1985-1998
Letters in response to anti-Semitism article, June-August 1981
Bread & Roses, homeless, 1986, 2000
Letters to Daily News, 1989-2000
2006-274/147Koch letters to me, [City for Sale, assorted clippings and correspondence, large file], 1985-1995
2006-274/115Letters, re: Village Voice articles, 1974-1988
Letters, re: Village Voice articles 1970’s, 1960-1984
2006-274/13Letters saved, Ed Sanders 11-1-78, [dramatic script, “Chorus of Fame” by Mady Schutzman], 1978-1981
Anne’s letter delaying jury duty, February 12, 1999
Letter, [James] O’ Farrell, undated
Silurian letter to Navasky, April 7, 1988
My November 15 letter to [Richard] Kot, November-December 1987
[Pete] Hamill e-mails, June-July 2003


Collected Writings of Others

City Publishing Center. Green Book: the Official Directory of the City of New York, [three copies], 1985, 1986, 1993
Browne, Arthur, et al. I, Koch: A Decidedly Unauthorized Biography of the Mayor of New York City, Edward I. Koch, 1985
2006-274/63Kirtzman, Andrew. Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City. New York: Harper Collins, 2000
2006-274/47Barrett, Wayne. Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani. New York: Basic Books, 2000
2006-274/189Dorman, Joseph. Arguing the World: the New York Intellectuals in Their Own Words, 2000
Vachss, Andrew H. Flood: a Novel, 1986
2006-274/47King, Peter T. Deliver Us from Evil. Laham, Maryland: Roberts Rinehart, 2002
Note from author.
2006-274/58Douglas, Ann. Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920’s.
2006-274/47Burrows, Edwin G., and Mike Wallace. Gotham: a History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford, 1999
2006-274/189Lelchuk, Alan. Brooklyn Boy, 1990
Goldenbock, Peter. Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 1984
2006-274/58Kahn, Roger. The Boys of Summer.
2006-274/189Diggins, John. The Lost Soul of American Politics, 1984
Hamill, Pete. News is a Verb: Journalism at the End of the 20th Century, 1998
2006-274/48Wechsler, James A. Reflections of an Angry Middle-Aged Editor, 1960
2006-274/189Stokes, Geoffrey, ed. Expect the Unexpected: The Village Voice Anthology (1956-1980), 1982
Richards, Ann. Straight from the Heart: My Life in Politics and Other Places, 1989
Baker, Bobby. Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator, 1978
2006-274/64Brien, David O. The Informed Musings of a Political Junkie, 1987
2006-274/47Orwell, George. George Orwell: The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968
Annotated, notes removed.
2006-274/57Harrington, Michael. The Long Distance Runner: An Autobiography, 1988
Howe, Irving. A Margin of Truth: An Intellectual Autobiography, 1982
2006-274/47Hentoff, Nat. Speaking Freely: A Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1997
2006-274/58Hamill, Pete. A Drinking Life: A Memoir.
Hamill, Pete. Downtown: My Manhattan.
2006-274/47Connable, Alfred, and Edward Silberfarb. Tigers of Tammany: Nine Men Who Ran New York. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1967
2006-274/57Caro, Robert A. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, 1974
2006-274/47Tifft, Susan E., and Alex S. Jones. The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1999
Phillips, Kevin. Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich. New York: Broadway Books, 2002
2006-274/48Cuozzo, Steven. It’s Alive: How America’s Oldest Newspaper Cheated Death and Why It Matters, 1996
Dershowitz, Alan M. Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age, 2002
2006-274/47Garbus, Martin. Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Unmaking of American Law. New York: Holt and Co., 2002
Note from author
2006-274/189Jones, Jimmy. King of the Canebrakes, 1969
Robinson, Sugar Ray. Sugar Ray, 1970
2006-274/58Collins, Nigel. Boxing Babylon.
Fleisher, Nat, and Bert Randolph Sugar. The Ring Record Book 1980.
2006-274/58Liebling, A. J. The Sweet Science.
2006-274/47Hauser, Thomas. Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991
Annotated, clipping
2006-274/57Bak, Richard. Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope, 1996
Bingham, Howard L., and Max Wallace. Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. The United States of America, 2000
Fried, Ronald K. Corner Men: Great Boxing Trainers, 1991
Heinz, W. C. Once They Heard the Cheers, 1979
Heller, Peter. Tyson, 1989
Marquesse, Mike. Redemption Song: Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, 2000
Plimpton, George. Shadow Box, 1977
Remnick, David. King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero, 1998
Gentry, Curt. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, 1991
2006-274/48Summers, Anthony. Official and Confidential: the Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, 1993
2006-274/189Navasky, Victor. Kennedy Justice, 1971
2006-274/48Kennedy, Robert F. To Seek a Newer World, 1967
Guthman, E. O., ed. Robert Kennedy in His Own Words, 1988
Davis, John H. Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1989
2006-274/57Mahoney, Richard D. Sons and Brothers: The Days of Jack and Bobby Kenedy, 1999
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Robert Kennedy and His Times, 1978
2006-274/47Clymer, Adam. Edward M. Kennedy: A Biography. New York: Harper Collins, 1999
Frady, Marshall. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Viking, 2002
Dyson, Michael Eric. I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Free Press, 2000
King, Martin Luther, Jr. Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? New York: Harper and Row, 1967
2006-274/58Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65.
Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963.
Frady, Marshall. Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson.
2006-274/189X, Malcolm. Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1965
2006-274/57Sharpton, Al, and Anthony Walton. Go and Tell Pharaoh: The Autobiography of the Reverend Al Sharpton, 1996
2006-274/48Russell, Dick. Black Genius and the American Experience, 1998
Crouch, Stanley. Don’t the Moon Look Lonesome, 2000
2006-274/114JAZZ: A History of America’s Music, by Geoffrey Ward & Ken Burns, uncorrected proof, [ca. 2000]
2006-274/58Wolff, Daniel J. You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cook.
Gitlin, Todd. The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage.
2006-274/189MacDonald, Dwight, Against the American Grain: Essays on the Effects of Mass Culture, 1965
2006-274/47Marcus, Greil. Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997
2006-274/189Miller, James. Flowers in the Dustbin: the Rise of Rock and Roll 1947-1977, 1999
2006-274/47Alterman, Eric. It Ain’t No Sin to Be Glad You’re Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1999
2006-274/58Broudy, Leo. The Frenzy of Renown: Fame and its History.
2006-274/189Bosworth, Patricia. Marlon Brando, 2001
2006-274/58Brownmiller, Susan. Femiminity.
2006-274/48Ragano, Frank, et al. Mob Lawyer, 1994
Reid, Ed. Grim Reapers: the Anatomy of Organized Crime in America, 1969
Summers, Anthony. Conspiracy, 1980
Rappleye, Charles, and Ed Becker. All American Mafioso: The Johnny Rosselli Story, 1991
Messick, Hank. The Mob in Show Business, 1975
Moldea, Dan E. The Hoffa Wars, 1978
2006-274/189Maas, Peter. Underboss: Sammy the Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia, 1997
2006-274/78Zion, Sidney, and Pete Hamill. Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1994.
2006-274/189Capeci, Jerry. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Mafia, 2002
Dannen, Frederic. Hit Men, 1991
Report of the Independent Commission on the Homeless, 1992
2006-274/78Priority: Home! the Federal Plan to Break the Cycle of Homelessness, 1994
2006-274/113[“Priority: Home! The Federal Plan to Break the Cycle of Homelessness,”] 1994
[“Allegations of Fraud and Other Corruption in Professional Boxing,”] 1997
2006-274/14[Drum Major Institute for Public Policy 2002 Annual Report], 2002
2006-274/44Vallone, Peter F. “To Profit or Not-to-Profit: An Examination of Executive Compensation in Not-for-Profit Organizations Contracting with New York City Agencies,” July 1997
2006-274/13Students for a Democratic Society. The Port Huron Statement, June 1962, December 1982
2006-274/110[National Association of Human Rights Workers. “The AFL-CIO and the Black Worker,”] 1982
[“Italian Organized Crime,” NY Office of the Special Prosecutor], 1986
[The Mayor’s Management Report], 1985-1988
2006-274/136Suburban Action Institute. “Discrimination by Default: a study of the tri-state regional planning commission,” February 1977
Lydenberg, Steven. “Weapons for the World update: the U.S. Corporate Role in International Arms Transfers,” Council on Economic Priorities, October 1977
Rosen, Arthur R. “Report of the Task Force on Out-of-State Audits and Collections,” March 1977
Keating, Robert G. M. “Mayor’s Survey of the Criminal Justice System: Report and Recommendations,” January 1981
New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc., “Take the Money and Run!: Redlining in Brooklyn,” 1979
Brown, David W. “Report of the New York State Commission of Investigation of an Investigation of Certain Contracting Practices and Procedures of the New York City Board of Education and Related Matters,” State of New York Commission of Investigation, [ca. 1975]
Warner Communications, Inc. 1979 Annual Report, 1980
Hughes, John H. “New York State Joint Legislative Committee on Crime, its Causes, Control & Effect on Society: Report for 1970,“ 1970
Lea, Lola S. “State of New York Commission of Investigation Report,” [ca. 1981]
Anderson, Warren. “Report of the Fiscal Committees on the Executive Budget: 1976-1977,” New York State Legislature, 1977
Welles, Chris. Conflicts of Interest: Nonprofit Institutions. New York: The Twentieth Century Fund, 1977
City of New York Office of the Comptroller. “Rebuilding During the 1980’s,” 1979
Glory, Jacqueline. Calendar of the Board of Estimate, City of New York, December 3, 1981
Special Commission of Inquiry into Energy Failures. “Report of the Special Commission,” Volume 1, December 1, 1977
State of New York Commission of Investigation. “The Nadjari Office and The Press,” November 18, 1976
Department of State, Material Relating to Freedom of Information Law, [ca. 1975]
Levitt, Arthur. “Public Authorities in New York State,” January 1975
Siegel, Mark Alan. “State Police Surveillance: Report of the New York State Assembly Special Task Force on State Police Non-Criminal Files,” September 1977
Riverbay Corporation. “Developing an Urban Energy Laboratory at Co-Op City,” May 1977
Freedman, Herbert D. “Technical and Development Proposals for Resolving Co-Op City Fiscal Crisis,” New York: Riverbay Corporation, 1977
Simon, Loretta. “A Tale of Two Agencies: Committee on Public Access to Records, New York Temporary State Commission on Regulation of Lobbying,” New York Public Interest Research Group, 1980
Press releases and clippings, 1975-1980
Nader, Ralph, et. al. Constitutionalizing the Corporation: the Case for the Federal Chartering of Giant Corporations, Corporate Accountability Research Group, 1976
Ward, Haskell G. “A Plan for Improving the Effectiveness of Hospital Services in New York City,” Office of the Mayor, June 20, 1979
2006-274/178[“Citizen Program to Eliminate the Gap”], 1984
[“Tolerance and Truth in America”], 1985
2006-274/133The City Record, 1978
Calendar of the Board of Estimate of the City of New York, 1978
2006-274/155 [“State of New York Report on Improper Disclosures of Grand Jury Proceedings”], 1976
[“State of New York Report on Finances of Roosevelt and Yonkers Raceways”], 1976
[“An Analysis of Public Employee Compensation Levels”, NYC], 1976
[“A Citizen’s Guide to Nursing Home Reform”], 1974
[NYC Economic Recovery], 1973-1979
2006-274/69Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, 1980-1982
2006-274/162New South Wales Report on Allegations of Organized Crime in Clubs/[Bally Manufacturing Corp.], 1974
2006-274/81Common Cause, The Government Subsidy Squeeze, 1980
City of New York Financial Plan, 1992-1996, November 1991
Village Voice issues, 1977-1979
2006-274/185[Village Voice], 1981-1987
[New York Observer], 1991
2006-274/182Village Voice, February-October 1980
approximately 30 complete newspapers
2006-274/183Village Voice, 1979-1981
approximately 50 complete newspapers
2006-274/187Village Voice, 1978-1981
Soho News, December 1980
2006-274/109[Ten whole newspapers], 1991
2006-274/117City Sun [newspaper], 1987-1988
2006-274/112New York Observer issues. Articles by JN cover boxing, NY politics, News strike, Mets, Iraq war. Other articles include News coverage and possibly editorials, December 1990-July 1991
2006-274/186Village Voice, 1981, 1985-1986
2006-274/162NY Times 1993, 1993
Life magazine, 1988-1993
Saturday Evening Post, 1968
Magazines, Robert F. Kennedy, 1968
2006-274/90Contemporaries magazine 1:1, Autumn 1987
2006-274/61Jewish Currents magazine, January 1986
2006-274/65[Magazines], 1992, 1994
2006-274/107[Magazines], 1966-1988
2006-274/108[News magazines], 1989, 2003
News magazines, 1967-1976
2006-274/1New York, December 18-25, 2000
New York, December 21-28, 1992
Time Out New York, November 9-16, 2000
New York, December 23-30, 1996
2006-274/46[Present Tense magazine], 1986
[Jewish Currents], 1986
Notre Dame Magazine, Winter, 1984-1985
Cotler, Yair, Heil Kahane, dramatic script, February 1986
2006-274/65“Friends of My Dad” [dramatic script], by Steve Lott, 1992
2006-274/13Cinderella Man, [drafts and correspondence], September 2002
2006-274/114 Sport of Kings, screenplay by Jack Baxter, 1993
2006-274/63[Biography of Mike Jacobs manuscript], undated
[City of Ghosts Production notes], 2002
[The Prosecutor manuscript], undated
2006-274/2Vision and Deception, by Lloyd Price, manuscript, 1996
2006-274/176[Brother Minister, Malcolm X Screenplay, Claire Chabriel], 1993
2006-274/38Day the Bronx Died, Michael Henry Brown, 1993-1994
[photographic materials]
Iraq war columns, April-June 2004
Abe’s murder [Abe Lebewohl], March 1996
My favorite columns, 1996-2000
[Assorted columns], 1992-1993
2006-274/147 [Pete Hamill, news articles], 1965-1969
2006-274/69100 Greatest baseball players list [“Best” lists clippings], 1999-2002


Photographic Materials

3M10Best Photos of me [Jack Newfield], 1969-1994
Basic personal pieces on me [Jack Newfield], 1989-1991
[Photographs of Jack Newfield, family and friends et. al.], 1968-2000
[Jack Newfield], undated
Best photos of me--Greenwich House, 1998
[Jack Newfield in Dodgers Shirt], , 2001
photographic negatives
Newfield at desk, with John Lindsay, RFK, 1966 and undated
Newfield leaning on car [RFK], undated
Photos from “Robert Kennedy, Precious Documents,” Newfield with Edward Kennedy, [ca 1968]
RFK pix [photographs], 1964-1968
[Jack Newfield with Gilbert [Vernon?] and Senator [O?], 1982
Tommy Ryan Eboli, news and surveillance photographs, 1952-1972
[Newfield with group, David Dinkins], 1989
Mario [Cuomo] photos, 1974, 1994-1995
[Photographs of John Cody, Meade Esposito], undated
[John Gotti photograph], 1986
[Bob Schulberg photos], 1970, 1982, 1995
Jimmy Breslin pictures, 1968 and undated
[Personal and Boxing photographs], undated
Don King Emmy clippings, 1992
Teddy Atlas photographs, [ca 2000]
[Joey Newfield photos of Teddy Atlas], [ca 2000]



3M15.1Dub of Sturgis tape; tape 43-47 undated
Tape 26-33, Pileggi Interview, Blakey Interview, undated
Tape 29-30, Blakey interview, undated
“My Mother’s Murder,” HBO [Home Box Office], undated
Deposition of Roy Williams in U.S. v Salerno, 1987
2 tapes
“Court TV” show on Nelson [T---?], 2 hours, undated
Seigenthaler, Bob Morganthau & photos undated
Sami Leka, undated
Nebraska primary, Robert F. Kennedy [from 16mm b&w print], August 1993
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., photos, Maas, Frank Thomas, undated
Robert F. Kennedy, Attorney General, C-SPAN, Purdue University Public Affairs Video Archives, April 12, 1996
John F. Kennedy assassination, the Kwitney Report, undated
Jack’s VHS Mob, tapes #1-5, undated
“Secrets, Power & the Mob,” Frontline cut, undated
Ragano, Trafficante, undated
On today, Hoffa Jr., undated
“Stand Up and Say No to Mr. Mills!”, April 1997
Bill Haddad, tape #27, undated
Dick Goodwin, Doris Kearns Goodwin, undated
“Second Chance at Harvard University,” 1999
“Cuba 2000,” [ca. 2000]
“I’ll Vote On” by Rock & Roll Confidential, undated
Return to David Santiago undated
“The Eleventh Hour,” off air dub, Johnny Colon, undated
Home video of Hasidim undated
Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television, Show #301: Intolerance, March 21, 1995
Tony Ayala, undated
[unlabeled], undated


Audio Materials

3M9Cassette Tapes
Koch--Tatum debate, NBC Radio, July 16, 1984
Boltoms & Bob Grant, undated
WFAN Radio Show, Lisa [McCleelum?] interview, 1995
Nicky Addeo, Super A Music, assorted songs, undated
Municipal Power Cantata, undated
Porsche-INT, undated
Mrs. Wieder’s Call, undated
SITHE-DEC hearing, D. Barclay, September 10, 1992
St. Ides “Summertime,” undated
T.K.O. and the Stainless Steel Band, “Renegade Iron (Tribute to Mike Tyson)” and “Rumble in the Jungle”, 1989
Compact Disc
“Don’t Listen to ‘Em, Son”, Teammates 2000 [Brooklyn Dodgers] 1999
Microcassette Tapes
Friends, undated
Ickes, undated


Oversized Materials

OD1233cMaster Proof, Robert Kennedy: A Memoir, 1969
3Fo15Broadside, Foreign Relations Lecture Series, including Jack Newfield, [ca 1970]
Broadside, ad for Jack Newfield in New York Observer, undated
Placard, NY Newspaper Guild Strike Against the News, [ca. 1990]
Newspaper, IB of T local 282, “The Mobs Move In,” undated
Broadside, Mark Green for Mayor, [ca 2001]

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