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William S. Paley Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: 24 Jan 2006

Biographical History

William S. Paley was President of CBS.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

4 letters (3 incoming, 1 outgoing) supporting CBS' allotment of 15 minutes of airtime to Communist Presidential candidate Earl Browder in early 1936. Letters are from Elmer Rice (playwright), Arthur Garfield Hays (lawyer), and Charles Edison (of Thomas A. Edison Inc.)


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Related Material

See Dorothy Thompson Papers for additional letters to Paley. See Dorothy Thompson Papers and Margaret Bourke-White Papers for additional Elmer Rice letters.

Subject Headings


Browder, Earl, 1891-1973
Edison, Charles A., 1890-1969
Hays, Arthur Garfield, 1881-1954
Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901-
Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967

Corporate Bodies

Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.


Broadcasting policy
Communist Party of America
Radio, United States

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William S. Paley Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Letters, Incoming

Letters, Outgoing