Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Edward M. Glick Papers

Dates: 1951-1953.

Public Affairs Officer, Department of State, 1951-1953; Speechwriter, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1953-1957.

The papers of Edward M. Glick consist of speeches he drafted during his government service as a speechwriter at the Department of State.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: Less than one linear foot (about 400 pages).
Access: Open
Copyright: Edward M. Glick has donated to the U.S. government his copyright interest in all unpublished writings in this collection and in any other collections of papers at the Truman Library. Documents created by U.S. government employees in the course of their official duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Jennifer Farr (2007) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1920 (May 23)Born, Cleveland, Ohio
1942-1945Served in U.S. Army
1943B.A., Ohio State University
1947M.A., Western Reserve University
1947-1951Editorial writer and newspaper correspondent
1951-1953Public Affairs Officer, Department of State
1953-1957Speechwriter, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
1959-1960Special consultant, U.S. Public Health Service
1961-1967Associate Professor of Communication, American University
1963-1967Visiting Professor of Political Science, George Washington University and University of Maryland
1965-1976 Managing Director, American Institute for Political Communication

2008 (July 22)

Died, Suffolk City, Virginia

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Edward M. Glick consist of about twenty speeches he drafted during his government service as Public Affairs Officer for the State Department. They were originally opened for research in 1988 as part of the Truman Library’s Miscellaneous Historical Documents Collection (MHDC 643).

The speech drafts mostly relate to U.S. foreign policy, the Korean War, defense of the United Nations, and the fear of communism. Glick drafted the speeches for such officials as Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Under Secretary of State James E. Webb, State Department Counselor Charles E. Bohlen, Assistant Secretary of State Howland H. Sargeant, and Ambassadors Eugenie Anderson, Robert D. Murphy, and Richard C. Patterson Jr. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library also has a collection of Edward M. Glick Papers containing information about his government service as a speechwriter for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1953 to 1957. The Truman Library also has the papers of Acheson, Webb, Sargeant, and Patterson.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1 SPEECH FILE, 1951-1953
Speech drafts created during Glick's government service as Public Affairs Officer for the State Department. Arranged chronologically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • 1951
  • 1952-1953
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]

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