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Leonard W. Doob papers relating to "Ezra Pound Speaking"

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1506
Scope and Contents

The collection contains background materials, research notes, drafts, and galleys relating to psychologist Leonard W. Doob's work as editor of "Ezra Pound Speaking": Radio Speeches of World War II. The subject of the book is American poet Ezra Pound's collaboration with Rome Radio in Italy from 1940 to 1943, in which Pound created and broadcast fascist propaganda expressing anti-Semitism and criticism of the United States and the United Kingdom. His broadcasts were monitored by the Federal Communications Commission, and the collection includes annotated photocopies of FCC transcripts of Pound's broadcasts, as well as annotated photocopies of Pound's unaired radio speeches, Doob's file card index, and typescript drafts of the book.

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Leonard W. Doob Papers Relating to "Ezra Pound Speaking" is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Leonard W. Doob after the publication of “Ezra Pound Speaking”: Radio Speeches of World War II in 1978. Doob likely conducted research and editorial work in the library, where he left the material in this collection after completion.


The collection is arranged roughly in the order received, with materials grouped together by format.

Associated Materials

Leonard W. Doob papers relating to the Ezra Pound Literary Property Trust (YCAL MSS 651). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

1969 - 1978
2.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Doob, Leonard W. (Leonard William), 1909-2000
Language of Materials