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John Bartlow Martin (1915-1987) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 16/10
The John Bartlow Martin Papers fill two boxes and span the period 1960-1987, with the bulk of the material falling the period from 1971 through 1978. Most of the Papers are in the teaching files with small amounts of biographical materials, correspondence, administration files, and publications.

The biographical materials include news releases, clippings, and an obituary.

The correspondence concerns primarily administration and teaching in the School of Journalism.

The teaching files (28 of the 35 folders) include syllabi, schedules, extended lecture notes, assignments of topics for student projects, Martin's comments on various drafts of these projects, a few long papers by students, and administrative matters.

The administration files consists solely of Martin's work on the School's Graduate Admissions Committee.

The publications include reviews of three of his books.

Dates

  • 1960-1987
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

2.00 Boxes

Abstract

The John Bartlow Martin Papers fill two boxes and span the period 1960-1987. Most of the Papers are in the teaching files with small amounts of biographical materials, correspondence, administration files, and publications. He worked as a freelance writer as well as serving as a special envoy and as a U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic. He was a staff member for Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Hubert H. Humphrey. After teaching at Wesleyan, Princeton, and the City University of New York, Martin joined the faculty of Northwestern University as a professor of editorial. A prolific writer Martin is best known for his two-volume biography of Adlai Stevenson, The Life of Adlai Stevenson, published in 1976.

Arrangement Note

Most of the Papers are in the teaching files with small amounts of biographical materials, correspondence, administration files, and publications.Teaching files are primarily organized by course number, excepting a few student files and subject files. Those files are organized alphaberically by subject or by student's surname.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were transferred to the Northwestern University Archives by Roger Boye on June 23, 1988, as Accession #163-88.

Separated Materials

Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty, March, 1994.
Title
Guide to the John Bartlow Martin (1915-1987) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/03/1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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