Scope and arrangement
The Andy Logan Papers document the career of the journalist best known for writings published in The New Yorker magazine from 1942 through the 1990s. The collection spans the years 1923-2000, and consists of correspondence, notes, typescripts, galley proofs, research files, news clippings and printed matter. The bulk of this material relates to Logan's extensive research for her "Around City Hall" column about New York City politics during the 1960s-1990s. There are also notes and research material for Logan's books The Man Who Robbed the Robber Barons (1965) and Against the Evidence; the Becker-Rosenthal Affair (1970), and a small series of professional papers of Logan's husband, lawyer and legal educator Charles S. Lyon.
The Andy Logan papers are arranged in four series:
- 1940s-1990s3 boxes
Andy Logan's correspondence files contain primarily incoming letters, postcards and miscellaneous enclosures. The material is arranged alphabetically by author, and includes items received by Logan from professional colleagues, friends and readers. Among those represented are Lillian Ross, William Shawn and E. B. White. Several folders labeled "Miscellaneous" contain mostly letters from New Yorker readers concerning Logan's "Around City Hall" essays. There are some additional items of correspondence filed in Series II with papers relating to writings by Logan. This includes some editorial correspondence and fan mail regarding Logan's books.
- 1939 - 1990s43 boxes
- 1935 - 200025 boxes
Filed here are news clippings, notes, typescripts and printed materials assembled by Andy Logan in the course of her research for numerous writing projects, primarily "Around City Hall." The alphabetically arranged files cover individuals, organizations, and general topics. There are also some biographical materials regarding Logan, editorial and administrative records documenting her career at The New Yorker, and papers relating to her membership on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College.
- 1923 - 1990s3 boxes
Andy Logan's husband Charles S. Lyon was a lawyer who served as deputy chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crime trials. He was later a United States assistant attorney general and a professor at the New York University School of Law. The bulk of this series documents his career at NYU, and includes writings, correspondence, course syllabi and papers on grading reform. There are also a few pieces of correspondence relating to Lyon's work at Nuremberg.