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Herbert Elliston Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 9 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Herbert Elliston (1895-1957) was an American journalist, winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Editorial Writing. Born in England, Elliston served in the Royal Horse Artillery and subsequently was foreign correspondent for a number of British newspapers. Around 1920 he took a position as foreign correspondent with the New York Herald; he later began to write editorials for that publication. From 1930 to 1940 he was financial editor and columnist for the Christian Science Monitor, and from 1940-1953 he was editorial page editor for the Washington Post. After his retirement in 1953, he continued to write a regular Sunday column for the Post until his death.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Herbert Elliston Papers consist entirely of clippings of his editorials, spanning nearly twenty years.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Elliston, Herbert Berridge.


American newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Editorials.
Editorials -- United States.
Journalists -- United States.
Newspaper editors -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Files (document groupings)


Newspaper editors.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Herbert Elliston Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Herbert Elliston, 1964.

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