Gladwin Hill (b.1914) was a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist (1932- ), and war correspondent in Europe (1944-46).
She later served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the
New York Times (1946-68), was a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Press Club, and a national environmental correspondent
(1969- ). The collection consists of manuscript articles, book manuscripts, manuscripts of speeches and lectures, correspondence,
essays, unpublished materials, interview notes, personal diaries (1935-73),
New York Times Los Angeles Bureau records and correspondence, photographs, and ephemera.
Hill was born on June 16, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts; BSc, Harvard University, 1936; became reporter and feature writer
for the Boston transcript, 1932-36; worked variously as a reporter, wire editor, feature writer, columnist, and war correspondent; war correspondent
in Europe, 1944-46; was first reporter to fly into Germany on a U.S. bombing raid and filed the first eyewitness story on
the Normandy invasion; served as chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the New York Times, 1946-68; member of the board of directors, Los Angeles Press Club; became national environmental correspondent in 1969;
publications include Dancing bear: an inside look at California politics (1968) and Madman in a lifeboat: issues of the environmental crisis (1973).
113 boxes (56.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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