Paul Klee papers on civil rights, 1961 - 1964Manuscript MS-1322

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Paul Klee papers on civil rights, 1961 - 1964

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1322

Collection Dates:

1961 - 1964

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Paul Klee (b. 1944 ), documentary filmmaker. Dartmouth College Class of 1966. The collection consist of reports, photographs, articles, clippings and a cassette tape documenting Klee's reporting for WDCR and UPI on the civil rights movement, JFK's assassination, Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign and the flooding of White River Junction, Vermont in 1964.

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.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Paul Klee contain telegrams, clippings, reports, photographs, correspondence and memorabilia related to his reporting for WDCR and UPI on Dartmouth College and the Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, the John F. Kennedy assassination, Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign and the flooding of White River Junction, Vermont, in 1964. A cassette tape recording of a WDCA interview with the Mayor of Chattanooga, TN is also included.

Biography

Paul Klee was born in 1944. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966. After several years as a documentary film editor with the United Nations Film and Television Department, Klee became a film director, producing documentary films covering a wide variety of global issues which were given worldwide dissemination via the U.N.'s information offices. Later Klee served as chief of electronic media services at the United Nations Office in Geneva, overseeing all television, radio, photo, and news production, as well as coordinating all international broadcasts from the studios at the U.N.'s European Headquarters. After retiring from the United Nations, Klee continued to pursue his interest in visual documentation, photographing landscapes and human activities both in the United States and abroad, including for such regional organizations as the Upper Valley Land Trust and the Appalachian Mountain Club. His photographs have appeared in "Saturday Review," "Northern Woodlands," and "The New York Times."

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1961-1964

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1961-1964

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, circa 1961-1963
  • Folder: 2, Dartmouth College and John F. Kennedy Assassination, 1963
  • Folder: 3, Telegram regarding John F. Kennedy Assassination, 1963
  • Folder: 4, News Reports (WDCR) regarding Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, with correspondence, 1963-1964
  • Folder: 5, News Reports (WDCR) regarding Civil Rights Movement in Chattanooga, with Listener Log and booklet "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," by Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1963-1964
  • Folder: 6, "Perspective: Civil Rights in Chattanooga, Pt. 1," audio cassette, circa 1964
  • Folder: 7, Telegrams and News Reports (WDCR) regarding White River Junction flooding , 1964
  • Folder: 8, Reports on Barry Goldwater for UPI, with campaign material , 1964
  • Folder: 9, Reports on Civil Rights Bill for DCU-PAC, 1964
  • Folder: 10, WDCR: Correspondence, guidelines, clippings and photographs, 1966

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