Kay Halle Personal Papers

Journalist, author, socialite, and Kennedy and Churchill family friend. London correspondent, Cleveland News ; correspondent, Cleveland Press ; radio broadcaster, WGAR (1938-1942); executive, Office of Strategic Services (OSS) (1942-1945); feature writer, Cleveland Plain Dealer (1948- ); campaigned for Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy; member, Inaugural Committee (1961); member, Advisory Committee on the National Cultural Center (Kennedy Center); advocate for honorary American citizenship for Sir Winston Churchill; author/editor, Irrepressible Churchill (1967), Winston Churchill on America and Britain (1970), The Grand Original: Portraits of Randolph Churchill by His Friends (1971), Randolph Churchill, the Young Unpretender (1971). Correspondence, telegrams, manuscripts, photographs, campaign materials, news clippings, printed materials. Includes interviews and transcripts of broadcasts on the Kennedy and Churchill families, political campaigning, John F. Kennedy's inauguration, the Eminent Americans Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the restoration of Blair House, and honorary American citizenship for Winston Churchill.
About 50,850 items total (105 linear feet, 11 linear inches; 80.022 cubic feet). About 49,373 items in Main Collection (85 linear feet, 6 linear inches; 70.638 cubic feet ). This refers to the main body of archival materials, which is organized by series and into boxes and folders. Please see the Collection Description for additional information. [Extent subject to change pending opening of series 1.2. Personal Photographs]
Open in part.

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