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Guide to the Margaret Bourke-White note to Mort Weisinger, 1946 December 14

Summary

Photographer Margaret Bourke-White writes to comic book editor Mort Weisinger commenting that she likes a story and that "it ought to be swell with the cartoons." The note likely refers to a comic book about Bourke-White published in 1947.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11409
Title
Margaret Bourke-White note to Mort Weisinger
Date
1946 December 14
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a single autograph manuscript note (dated 1946 December 14) on letterhead stationery from the Ambassador Hotel, Chicago. Photographer Margaret Bourke-White writes to the comic book editor Mort Weisinger, "It's a good story and I like it very much. Ought to be swell with the cartoons." Bourke-White likely refers to a comic book about her life published in 1947.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Margaret Bourke-White note to Mort Weisinger, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Note
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Margaret Bourke-White was a pioneering American documentary photographer and photojournalist. During World War II, she became the first female war correspondent; she is also known for her work in India and Pakistan, including her final interview and photograph session with Mahatma Ghandi immediately before his assassination.

Mort Weisinger was a longtime editor at DC comics best known for his work on Superman during the Silver Age of Comics. In 1946, Weisinger had recently returned from wartime service and resumed his editorial duties.

Related Material

Edwin and Terry Murray Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Margaret Bourke-White papers at Syracuse University: Viewed March 24, 2017


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Provenance

The Margaret Bourke-White note to Mort Weisinger was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan E. Lewis, March, 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS573