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James Howe papers

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 364

Overview

James P. Howe, an Associated Press foreign correspondent for 21 years, was the son of famous Kansas writer and newspaper publisher, Edgar Watson Howe, of the Atchison Globe. This collection consist of correspondence from 1956-1970, manuscripts of stories Howe was assimilatinginto a book, newspaper articles, legal papers, misc. short stories by Howe and other authors, and a scrapbook.

Dates

  • 1956 - 1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Howe, James P, 1879-1970

James P. Howe, an Associated Press foreign correspondent for 21 years, was the son of famous Kansas writer and newspaper publisher, Edgar Watson Howe, of the Atchison Globe. An editorial in the Gazette, called James Howe "the most famous reporter Kansas has ever developed--one of the world famous reporters." In 1906, James Howe wrote about the San Francisco earthquake and fire, sleeping the first night on paving bricks still warm from the fire. Joining the Associated Press in 1914 and assigned to Europe, Howe served in London, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin, Moscow, and Peking, covering battle fronts in Germany, Russia, and Poland. He was on the German line when the surrender came in World War I; in Russia during the Revolution; in Warsaw when the Poles fought the Russians in 1919-1920; in Shangai when there was fighting; in the Ruhr during the French occupation; in the Japanese war zone of Manchuria, and in India covering the rise of Ghandi. Howe retired from the Associated press in 1935, and eventually settled in Walnut Creek, California, where he made wine and became known as a raconteur. He died April 14, 1970.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box (32 folders))

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence from 1956-1970, manuscripts of stories Howe was assimilating into a book about some of the events of his career; newspaper articles about Howe, his father, E.W. Howe, his brother, Eugene, and his sister, Mateel; legal papers pertaining to the death of his wife, Mia, and miscellaneous short stories by Howe and other authors. Also included is a scrapbook of materials about E.W. Howe.

Physical Location

RH MS 364

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Calder Pickett, 1982.

Title
Guide to the James P. Howe Collection
Subtitle
James Howe papers
Author
lm, 7/83; mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/6211604131
Preferred citation
James P. Howe Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 364 , Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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