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Marilyn Greene (1945- ) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/168

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Scope and Contents

The Marilyn Greene Papers comprise 36 boxes of newspaper clippings, travel itineraries, mementos from trips to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East; photographs, slides and photo negatives; internal communications and awards from Gannett; Greene’s press credentials, expired passports and tickets to events she covered; correspondence Greene wrote and received during her travels; materials from her two fellowship stays in Hawaii/Asia and her three-month fellowship in Cameroon; photographs, transcripts, classwork and other mementos from her high school and college years; papers from her summer interning at NASA and her months abroad with Syracuse and Student Religious Liberals; articles, notes, mementos and other materials from the JetCapade; notes from her interviews for the Department of State and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training; materials from her reporting on the Gulf War and materials from her tenure as director of the World Press Freedom Committee. Of particular note are an Iraqi helmet she picked up on the “Highway of Death” while covering the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1991, a newspaper from the morning after the 1963 March on Washington that includes coverage and photos of the event, a personal letter from Barbara Bush, and “Free Kuwait” pins and flags from her 1991 reporting trip.


  • 1962 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations. This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


36 Boxes

Language of Materials



Marilyn Judith Greene is a journalist and media consultant. Her papers comprise 36 boxes documenting early life and her career with Gannett Inc. and USA Today, including reporting around the world with Al Neuharth's JetCapade, covering the George H.W. Bush White House, reporting on the Gulf War (Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield); interviewing foreign dignitaries; and covering the aftermath of natural disasters.


Materials are arranged roughly by format and by date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession #16-47, received from Marilyn J. Greene on April 1, 2016.

Separated Materials


Processing Information

Madeline Fox, July 2017.

Guide to the Marilyn Greene (1945- ) Papers
Madeline Fox
July 2017
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US