- Whitman, Alden.
- Call number
- MssCol 3317
- Physical description
- 6 linear feet (6 boxes)
- Materials in English
- Preferred Citation
Alden Whitman papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Alden Whitman (1913-1990), an American journalist and author, was best known for his work as chief obituary writer for The New York Times. Collection consists of Whitman's correspondence, writings, legal papers, photographs, and printed matter. Includes memoranda and letters about his obituaries; drafts and published copies of his articles, interviews, obituaries and book reviews; photographs with interviewees; early writings for other newspapers; pseudonymous writings under the name "Stephen Peabody"; books; and articles from The New York Times, 1968-1976. One third of the collection consists of legal papers, correspondence and some press clippings related to Whitman's refusal to answer questions in U.S. Senate hearings in 1955 about early Communist Party activities, his subsequent trial, appeals and Supreme Court petition.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328