Guide to the Papers of Donald C. Guy, 1906 - 2000Manuscript ML-110

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Donald C. Guy, 1906 - 2000

Call Number:

Manuscript ML-110

Collection Dates:

1906 - 2000

Size of Collection:

17 boxes (25.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

The Papers of Donald Guy (DC Class of 1938) contain materials relating to Guy's career as an Associated Press writer and photographic editor, including wire articles and photos, notes, article drafts, research materials, documentation of expenses, and personal correspondence. A world traveler, Guy traveled to the Arctic with the Duke of Edinburgh, the South Pole with Paul Siple (1956), and the antarctic with Sir Edmund Hillary during the First International Geophysical Year (1957). He was the first newsman to have a story relayed by satellite.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

Papers of Donald Guy (DC Class of 1938) consists of news articles, news releases, wirephotos, photo logs, notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also included in this collection are official reports, official statements and speeches, histories, essays, listings, brochures, bulletins, guides, manuals, newsletters, fact books, picture books, Q & A's, photocopies, project proposals, rule books, race results, fact sheets, essays, maps, diagrams, graphs, rosters, petitions, voter ballots, financial statements, magazine and newspaper clippings, as well as complete newspapers (both daily and special edition) and complete magazines, for study; receipts, bills, and documentation of Guy's expenses as an AP writer; newspaper and magazine clippings collected after Guy's retirement and relevant to his past articles; and personal and work-related correspondences, both typed and handwritten. The papers document Guy's career as an AP news writer/photographic editor, as well as some of his personal endeavors.

Of interest: AP news and photo coverage of the NH Primaries (1950-1968) and America's Cup (1958-1972); wirephotos of Winston Churchill; President John F. Kennedy; Senator Robert Kennedy; Queen Elizabeth; President Richard Nixon; German U-boat surrender; McMurdo, Antarctica and South Pole expeditions; anti- and pro-Cuban protests staged at US embassies; the burning of Buddhist monk Reverend Quang Duc (Vietnam); and other important individuals and historical events.

Personal and work-related correspondences to note include those between Donald Guy and President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Senator McCarthy Lowell; President Richard Nixon; President Gerald Ford; fellow travelers of McMurdo, Antarctica; editors John Pierce and Judson P. Hale of Yankee Magazine of Dublin, New Hampshire.

Biography

Donald Guy was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Middletown, CT. He attended the Tilton School in Tilton, NH, and then Dartmouth College. He graduated from Boston University and did graduate work in English and philosophy at Boston University, Harvard, and MIT. Guy worked briefly for the Standard-Times of New Bedford, MA, and the Daily Herald of Rutland, VT, before he joined the Associated Press in 1943 as the night editor of the photography department of the Boston bureau. A few years later, he became the head of this section and held the position for almost three decades. During this time, he wrote both news and science stories--covering topics/events such as America's Cup trials and races at Newport, the Newport-Bermuda races from Bermuda, the Empire Games in Vancouver, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA, when the first Sputniks and American satellites were launched, respectively. As a long time member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Guy often covered expedition stories for the AP, as well; he traveled to the Arctic with the Duke of Edinburg, the South Pole with Paul Siple (1956), and the Antarctic with Sir Edmund Hillary during the First International Geophysical Year (1957). Furthermore, as editor, he organized the coverage of Newport and Hyannis visitors - to note: President John F. Kennedy, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Churchill, MacMillan, Nehru, and Dulles. He was the first newsman to have a story relayed by satellite. In 1970, Guy became a regional reporter; he retired three years later. He died on April 19, 1986 at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1945-1975

Articles, news releases--including Dartmouth College News Service releases, wirephotos, photo logs, Steno-pad notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes flyers, photo copies, official reports, and fact sheets for study, as well as personal and work-related correspondences both handwritten and typed (1945-1975).

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Box: 2, Dates: 1946-1984

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, notices, maps, diagrams, photocopies, and fact sheets for study; personal and work-related correspondences, both handwritten and typed (1946-1973); term papers; and newspaper clippings with subjects--the Rowe Power Plant, America's Cup--relevant to Guy's previously written stories (1981-1984).

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Box: 3, Dates: 1945-1983

Articles, news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, manuals, maps, graphs, and diagrams for study, as well as typed work-related correspondences, newspaper clippings relevant to previously written articles (Mt. Everest, '83), as well as several magazines containing Guy's articles and a history book regarding AP Wirephoto through years 1935-1955 (1945-1983).

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Box: 4, Dates: 1954-1988

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, government proposals, brochures, maps, and newspaper clippings for study; work-related correspondences, both handwritten and typed; newspaper clippings concerning the New England area (1982-1988); and essays, assignments, and photocopies for the presumed writing course "Practical Writing" (Holyoke Center of Harvard University, 1974-1976).

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Box: 5, Dates: 1939-1982

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, brochures, publication listings, guides, rule books, bulletins, maps, newsletters, and newspaper clippings for study; personal and work-related correspondences, both handwritten and typed; newspaper clippings related to past articles by Guy, as well as several of Guy's college philosophy papers on Symbolic Logic and the Van Quine Theory (Harvard University, 1939).

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Box: 6, Dates: 1946-1987

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes/notepads, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, newsletters, backgrounds, brochures, fact sheets, bulletins, maps, and magazine and newspaper clippings for study; news articles relevant to Guy's past stories (Antarctica, 1981; America's Cup, 1983; Tellstar Satellite, 1987); a journal/daily record of Guy's Antarctica trip (McMurdo, Antarctica, 1956); an official proclamation of the US Naval Department (1968); and personal and work-related correspondences, both handwritten and typed, including a 1946 correspondence between Donald Guy and Charles E. Widmayer, Director of the News Service at Dartmouth College.

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Box: 7, Dates: 1945-1981

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, news briefings, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports and statements, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, maps, ballots, booklets, and newspaper and magazine clippings for study; receipts, bills, and documentation of Guy's expenses as a Yankee news writer; and personal and work-related correspondences, both hand written and typed, including an extensive correspondence between Donald Guy and editors John Pierce and Judson P. Hale of Yankee Magazine of Dublin, New Hampshire (1972-1981) .

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Box: 8, Dates: 1953-1984

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, official statements and speeches, listings, brochures, bulletins, guides, newsletters, photocopies, magazine and newspaper clippings, fact sheets, essays, and maps for study; as well as typed, work-related correspondences.

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Box: 9, Dates: 1954-1985

Articles, news releases--including AP and Dartmouth College News Service releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, brochures, newsletters, diagrams, maps, financial statements, photocopies, magazine and newspaper clippings, project proposals, fact sheets, official invitations, and Q & A's for study; as well as typed, work-related correspondences.

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Box: 10, Dates: 1943-1980

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, histories, programs, guides, speeches ("Homestead Inaugural" by Calvin Coolidge, 1950) and photographic studies; maps; diagrams; graphs; brochures; bulletins; rosters, petitions, voter ballots; photocopies; and magazine and newspaper clippings for study; as well as personal and work-related correspondences, both typed and handwritten.

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Box: 11, Dates: 1946-1980

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, guides, maps, diagrams, photocopies, speeches, essays, fact books, and newspaper and magazine clippings for study; as well as typed, personal and work-related correspondences.

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Box: 12, Dates: 1947-2000

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, and photo logs of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, programs, Q & A's, diagrams, maps, and newspaper and magazine clippings for study; photocopies of wirephotos; newspaper and magazine clippings, as well as complete magazines, relevant to Donald Guy's past stories and time served as an AP Photo Editor; and work-related and personal correspondences, both typed and handwritten.

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Box: 13, Dates: 1942-1970

Wirephotos of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes copies and news clippings of photos and an edition of Editor & Publisher (1942) for study.

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Box: 14, Dates: 1906-1994

Wirephoto negatives and photo logs of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes notes, news clippings, and photo negatives from the Boston Globe files for story use; an address book; and personal and work-related correspondences, both typed and handwritten, including several of Mrs. Guy (1997).

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Box: 15, Dates: 1944-1970

Articles, AP news releases, wirephotos and negatives, photo logs, Steno- notes, and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes official reports, news releases of Hood Sailmakers Inc. and Sea Media Associates, charts, fact sheets, maps, picture books, America's Cup race results (1957-1970), rule books, and newspaper clippings for study; press information sheets and receipts of Donald Guy; as well as typed, work-related correspondences.

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Box: 16, Dates: 1944-1975

Wirephotos and photo logs of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes editorial cartoon, diagram, and news clippings (Hartford, CT, circus fire; 1944).

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Box: 17, Dates: 1952-1972

Wirephotos and article drafts of AP writer/editor Donald Guy. Also includes newspaper clippings and several New York Times special editions: "The Story of the NY Times" (1972), "The Civil War and Reconstruction" (1970), and "Fifty Years of War and Peace" (1967).

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