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Richard Kluger papers

Call Number: MS 1443

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence, interview notes, and other materials which document Richard Kluger's professional career as a newspaper editor and author.


  • 1835-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Folders 534 and 535 in box 45 of Accession 1997-M-023 may not be used without the permission of Richard Kluger. Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site. Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creator of this collection for materials he has authored or otherwise produced. After the lifetime of the creator, copyright shall become the property of the creator’s widow. Thereafter, copyright shall pass to their children, or the survivor(s) of them. Upon the death of the last surviving grandchild, copyright shall become the property of Yale University. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard Kluger, 1986-1987, 1996-1997.


Arranged in three series and one addition: I. Research and Interview Files. II. Subject Files. III. Topical Files

Associated Materials

Related material: Brown vs. the Board of Education Papers (MS 759), Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


31.67 Linear Feet (84 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of correspondence, interview notes, and other materials which document Richard Kluger's professional career as a newspaper editor and author.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Kluger was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on September 18, 1934. He graduated from Princeton (B.A.) in 1956. Kluger has written novels and articles, served in editorial capacities for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Forbes magazine, the New York Herald Tribune, Book Week, and Simon and Schuster, and held the position of president and publisher of Charterhouse Books. He authored the Pulitzer Prize winning Ashes to Ashes, a history of the American tobacco industry.

Guide to the Richard Kluger Papers
Under Revision
compiled by William E. Brown, Jr. and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
June 1986
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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