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Guide to the Jay Rutherfurd papers, 1887-1995

Abstract

Broadcast journalist, businessman, and resident of Palm Beach (Palm Beach Co.), Fla.

These papers are comprised primarily of correspondence, clippings, essays, and articles related to the subjects Rutherfurd covered during his career as a broadcast journalist. Topics reflect his interest in diplomacy, journalism, and U.S. foreign relations since 1961. Much of the material documents the career of Angier Biddle Duke, a Rutherfurd family friend who served in the diplomatic corps during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Other material reflects the instrumental role Rutherfurd played in the creation of Duke University's Living History Program. The collection also contains more than 53 audiocassettes, two videocassettes, scripts, and filmed interviews (late 1960s to 1980s) with prominent individuals, as well as recordings of TV news segments and radio shows.

In addition, the collection contains Rutherfurd family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, legal papers, and a genealogy, as well as drafts of Jay Rutherfurd's memoir and miscellany. Individuals represented in these materials include John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Haile Selassie, King Hussein of Jordan, Tito, Prince Juan Carlos of Spain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Robin Chandler Lynn Duke, Jacques Fray, Rafael Calvo, Stanton Griffis, Earl E. T. Smith, Ottis Pike, Lucius Clay, Averell Harriman, Henry Kissinger, John Sherman Cooper, Stanton Griffis, Terry Sanford, Willy Brandt, Ellsworth Bunker, and Ryoichi Sasakawa, as well as other celebrities and heads of state. These materials also document Jay Rutherfurd's trips to Morocco, Southeast Asia, Nepal, the Panama Canal Zone, the People's Republic of China, Iran, and the Middle East, as well as the social life of Southampton, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Florida.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Rutherfurd, Jay
Title
Jay Rutherfurd papers 1887-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
8.0 Linear Feet, Approx. 2613 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The papers of Jay Rutherfurd are comprised primarily of correspondence, clippings, essays, and articles related to the subjects Rutherfurd covered during his career as a broadcast journalist. Topics reflect his interest in diplomacy, journalism, and U.S. foreign relations since 1961. Much of the material documents the career of Angier Biddle Duke, a Rutherfurd family friend who served in the diplomatic corps during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Other material reflects the instrumental role Rutherfurd played in the creation of Duke University's Living History Program. The collection features more than 53 audiocassettes, two videocassettes, scripts, and filmed interviews (late 1960s to 1980s) with prominent individuals, as well as recordings of TV news segments and radio shows.

In addition, the collection contains Rutherfurd family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, legal papers, and a genealogy, as well as drafts of Jay Rutherfurd's memoir and miscellany. Individuals represented in these materials include John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Haile Selassie, King Hussein of Jordan, Tito, Prince Juan Carlos of Spain, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Robin Chandler Lynn Duke, Jacques Fray, Rafael Calvo, Stanton Griffis, Earl E. T. Smith, Ottis Pike, Lucius Clay, Averell Harriman, Henry Kissinger, John Sherman Cooper, Stanton Griffis, Terry Sanford, Willy Brandt, Ellsworth Bunker, and Ryoichi Sasakawa, as well as other celebrities and heads of state. The material also documents Rutherfurd's trips to Morroco, Southeast Asia, Nepal, the Panama Canal Zone, the People's Republic of China, Iran, and the Middle East, as well as social life in Southampton, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Fla.

Original audiovisual recordings are closed to use; listening or viewing copies may need to be produced before contents can be accessed. Please consult with Research Services staff before coming to use this material.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. There may be a 48-hour delay in obtaining these materials.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Correspondence, 1959-1970
Box 1
Correspondence, 1971-
Box 2
Printed materials
Box 3
Writings
Box 4
News broadcasts and dispatches
Box 5
Photographs
Box 6
Diaries

Restrictions on the diaries were lifted in 2002.

Box 7
Clippings
Box 8
Scrapbook, 1974-1977
Box 9
Volumes
Box 10
Volumes
Box 11
Volumes

War years with counterintelligence in Middle East reports are included.

Box 12
Volumes

Serge Obolensky book, "One Man in his Time"

Box 13
Volumes
Box 14
Middle East, miscellaneous, 1997
Box 15
Miscellaneous, The Insider's Newsletter
Box 16
Miscellaneous, audio visual project
Box 17
Panama Canal Treaty, miscellaneous, 1977
Box 18
Middle East audiotapes, 1977
Box 19
Tape recordings
Box 20
Tapes and negatives
Box 21
Cassette tapes and negatives
Box 22
Scrapbook
Box 23
Photo album
Box 24
Additions (unprocessed), 90/110, 91/115, 93/164
Box 1
Additions (unprocessed), 92/045, 93/286, 93/289
Box 1
Addition, 1986 (unprocessed)
Box 1
Addition, 1986
Box 2
Addition, 1986
Box 3

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jay Rutherfurd Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Jay Rutherfurd Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 1967 to 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, September 2011

Encoded by Matthew Warren, April 2012

All accessions from 1967 to 1996 are described in this finding aid

Collection has been given basic processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.