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Max Putzel papers relating to William Marion Reedy and The Mirror

Call Number: YCAL MSS 689
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Max Putzel's research materials on St. Louis-area journalist William Marion Reedy and drafts of Putzel's biography of Reedy, The Man in the Mirror (1963). Putzel's research materials include the following: subject files containing photomechanical copies of articles from The Mirror and other publications, including work by Reedy and others, original newspaper clippings, and correspondence, including copies of letters from Reedy to others and letters to and from Putzel; index cards containing Putzel's autograph manuscript notes and bibliographic information; and miscellaneous copies of The Mirror and copies of essays by Reedy. Writings in the collection include an outline and paper submitted by Putzel for courses taken at Washington University in St. Louis in the mid 1950s and a draft and setting copy of Putzel's book-length biography of Reedy.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Max Putzel Papers Relating to William Marion Reedy and The Mirror 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

Gift of Max Putzel, 1964. For additional information consult the appropriate curator.


Organized into two series: I. Research Material, 1907-1963. II. Writings, 1954-1963.

1907 - 1963
Majority of material found within 1954 - 1963
5.16 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Related Names
Putzel, Max
Language of Materials