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Stanley Frankel (1918-1999) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/84

Scope and Contents

The Stanley Frankel Papers fill seventeen boxes and span the years 1916 to 1999; the bulk of the papers date between 1940 and 1999. The papers consist mostly of correspondence and news clippings pertaining to his political contacts and the companies for which he worked.

Biographical files include personal information and news articles about Frankel (Box 1, Folders 1-2) and his extended family (Box 1, Folder 3-4). They also include information about his Northwestern alumni activities (Box 1, Folder 5) and materials from his combat experience in World War II (Box 1, Folder 6). Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

Many of the letters in the correspondence series feature written conversations between Frankel and prominent political figures. As a result, there are personally signed letters from prominent individuals such as Adlai Stevenson (Box 5, Folder 3), George McGovern (Box 3, Folder 2), Hubert Humphrey (Box 2, Folder 3), Newton Minow (Box 3, Folder 5), Sargent Shriver (Box 5, Folder 2) and Walter Mondale (Box 4, Folder 5). Also included in this subseries are news clippings, campaign materials and speeches pertaining to the politicians for whom Frankel wrote and campaigned. Items within each file are arranged chronologically.

The organizations series contains mainly correspondence and clippings relating to Frankel's business affiliations, including the Ogden Corporation, the Public Relations Board and Dayco Corporation. It also includes materials used in teaching his management course at Baruch College, (Box 5, Folder 10) along with teacher and course evaluations (Box 6, Folder 2). A large section of this subseries also contains materials from various other organizations and task forces, like the Democratic Party, of particular interest are documents relating to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy (Box 7, Folder 5), the Peace Corps and task forces for the governor and lieutenant governor of New York, as well as Vice President Mondale.

The books and publications series contains copies of various articles written by Frankel during World War II (Box 17, Folder 4) and while at Esquire and Coronet. It also contains opinion pieces written by Frankel, including "In Defense of Patriotism" (Box 16, Folder 9) and his "Frankel-y Speaking" columns (Box 16, Folders 4-6). It also contains outlines and news clippings about his books, including History of the 37th Infantry Division (Box 16, Folder 8) and a fragmentary draft of Frankel-y Speaking About World War II In The South Pacific (Box 16, Folder 7).

Dates

  • 1916-1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

17.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Stanley Frankel Papers fill seventeen boxes and span the years 1916 to 1999; the bulk of the papers date between 1940 and 1999. The papers consist mostly of correspondence and news clippings pertaining to his political contacts and the companies for which he worked. The correspondence series includes news clippings, campaign materials and speeches pertaining to the politicians for whom Frankel wrote and campaigned. The organizations subseries contains mainly correspondence and clippings relating to Frankel's business affiliations, including the Ogden Corporation, the Public Relations Board and Dayco Corporation.

Arrangement

The correspondence series is arranged alphabetically by the subject of the correspondence. The organizations series is ardranged alphabetically by the name of each organization. Folders in the books and publications series are arranged alphabetically by title, plus a few folders containing general materials.

Method of Acquisition

The Stanley Frankel papers include materials transferred to the University Archives by Stanley Frankel (Accession No. 90-88, July 19, 1990; Accession No. 90-105, August 1, 1990; Accession No. 90-121, August 13, 1990; and Accession No. 91-148, August 21, 1991). Biographical materials from the University Archives' Biographical Files were also incorporated into the papers.

Separated Materials

Approximately three inches of duplicate or extraneous matter was discarded.

Processing Information

David Morrison; May 10, 2005.
Title
Guide to the Stanley Frankel (1918-1999) Papers
Author
David Morrison
Date
10/05/2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635