Scope and arrangement
Approximately half of McCormick's papers consist of correspondence received at the Times, 1936-1954. Carbons of her replies are on the backs of letters, or are interfiled. Also included are typescripts of lectures, 1940-1952; clippings of articles by or about McCormick, circa 1931-1954; UNESCO documents, 1946 and 1948; interview notes; photographs; and printed material. Fifteen scrapbooks containing clippings of McCormick's columns, circa 1936-1954, have been microfilmed (*ZZ-1862). The New York Times holds the copyright to these, and readers must have the Times' permission to make copies from the film. The original scrapbooks are held by the Women's Press Club of New York City.
General correspondence files contain letters from ordinary readers; colleagues; advocacy groups; Catholic clergy and members of religious orders; U. S. presidents and presidential advisors; government officials; cultural figures; university professors and administrators; press organizations; book publishers and magazine editors requesting manuscripts; friends; others. These consist chiefly of comments on McCormick's articles. Also included are congratulations for honors and appointments; invitations; requests for help and information; and some personal matters. McCormick's correspondents included many prominent people, including prominent women. Included are letters from: Bernard Baruch, Pearl S. Buck, Carrie Chapman Catt, John Foster Dulles, Felix Frankfurter, Herbert Hoover, Cordell Hull, Julian Huxley, Blanche Knopf, Herbert Lehman, David Lilienthal, A. J. Muste, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ishbel Ross, Alexander Sachs, C. L. Sulzburger, Norman Thomas, and others.
Separate files contain correspondence concerning lecture invitations accepted or declined, 1936-1954; invitations to join committees, all declined, 1945-1954; requests for biographical information; and condolence letters received by her husband, Francis J. McCormick, 1954.
Also included is an interesting group of lengthy and detailed letters describing political and social conditions in wartime and postwar Europe, received by McCormick from European correspondents. Her correspondents include: Elizabeth Gilmore Holt (Director of the Office of Women's Affairs of the Military Government for Germany, U. S.) writing from Germany, 1948-1951, and Greece, 1951-1954; J. Anthony Panuch at the Headquarters of the European Command, Berlin, 1948-1949; Dorothy Poulain writing about France from New York and Paris, 1941-1951; Contessa Mary Senni in Rome, 1945-1946; and G. Vitelli, Deputy Consul of Italy, New York, 1946-1953. Also included are letters from postwar Florence; Ireland, 1947; Morocco, 1941; Russia, 1952; and the Saar, 1949. Some related notes and printed material are included.
The collection also contains annotated typescripts of McCormick's talks, chiefly on international affairs, 1945-1954; four notebooks and some loose pages of interview notes, largely undated; clippings of articles, gathered by a clipping service, 1939-1954, that mention McCormick, generally in reference to one of her columns (including obituaries); clippings of McCormick's magazine articles, circa 1931-1954, and columns and foreign and American dispatches, 1936-1954; printed material relating to awards received; photographs of McCormick and others, 1930s-1950s; and printed material, including New York Times staff publications and reprints of McCormick's writings and talks. Printed and typescript documents, and photographs from the 1946 and 1948 UNESCO conferences are included.
The Anne O'Hare McCormick papers are arranged in six series: