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Joseph Freeman papers, ca.1920-1965 

Creator: 
Freeman, Joseph, 1897-1965.
Phys. Desc: 
4 linear ft. ( 9 boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0456
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Poet, editor, and critic. Freeman graduated from Columbia University in 1919 with an A.B. He was an editor of "New Masses" from 1926 until 1937; an editor of "The Liberator" and of "Partisan Review;" a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune," the "New York Herald Tribune," and "Tass." He was the author of NEVER CALL RETREAT, AN AMERICAN TESTAMENT, and other works. Later in life he worked in the field of public relations. His wife, Charmion von Wiegand, was an abstract painter.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, documents, photographs, clippings, and other printed materials. Most of Freeman's own letters are written to Anne Williams Feinberg, his secretary. Among the cataloged correspondence are: Sherwood Anderson, Margaret Bourke-White, Erskine Caldwell, John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Lincoln Steffens. There is the manuscript of his book NEVER CALLRETREAT.