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Frederick Kuh papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, articles, scrapbooks of Kuh articles, speeches, diaries, writings both published and unpublished, and address and telephone books. This material dates from 1924-67. These papers are from Kuh's time as a journalist especially during World War II. Kuh was often the recipient of confidential information from numerous government officials in London and Washington, D.C. Some of Kuh's correspondents included Marshall Field, Edith Hoffman, James B. Reston, William Fulbright, Lyndon B. Johnson, William O. Douglas, Ralph W. Olmstead, and Konstantin G. Fedoseev. The subject files include information for various countries such as Germany, India, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Poland, France, and subjects such as the Adolf Eichman trial, Eisenhower's visit to Europe, Kruschev's vista to the United Nations, the Japanese Peace Treaty, and the U-2 incident.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Historical or Biographical Note
Frederick Robert Kuh (1895-1978) was born October 29, 1895 in Chicago, Illionois and died February 2, 1978, in Rockville, Md. Kuh received a PhB from the University of Chicago in 1917. Kuh, a diplomatic correspondent, was best known for his coverage of World War II. In 1942, after working for the United Press for 18 years as a correspondent throughout the world, Kuh began as the London correspondent for the Chicago Sun and continued in that role when the Sun merged with the Chicago Times. By 1952 he had been assigned to the Washington Bureau of the Chicago Sun-Times covering the State Department and foreign embassies. In his time, Kuh was considered one of the premier international reporters known especially for his many international stories including his report of Italy's impending surrender in World War II four days before it happened.
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Collection contains correspondence, articles, scrapbooks of Kuh articles, speeches, diaries, writings both published and unpublished, and address and telephone books. This material dates from 1924-67. These papers are from Kuh's time as a journalist especially during World War II. Kuh was often the recipient of confidential information from numerous government officials in London and Washington, D.C.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
The original paper finding aid has two indexes. These are available upon request.
- Chicago sun-times
- Douglas, William O. (William Orville)
- Eichmann, Adolf
- Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)
- Fedoseev, Konstantin
- Field, Marshall
- Fulbright, J. William (James William)
- Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines)
- Kuh, Frederick
- London (England)
- Olmstead, Ralph W.
- Reston, James
- Treaty of peace with Japan (1951)
- U-2 Incident, 1960
- Washington (D.C.)
- World War, 1939-1945
- Guide to the Frederick Kuh papers, 1924-1967
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English