Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: Feb 1967
|22 Jul 2009||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|22 Feb 2012||updated box #s (MRC)|
|12 Sep 2016||updates/corrections (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975.|
|Title:||Vincent Sheean Papers|
|Quantity:||2.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American author, journalist. Collection includes correspondence; manuscript articles, books, book reviews, plays, radio broadcasts, short stories, and speeches; and clippings.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
James Vincent Sheean (1899-1975) was an American journalist, novelist and biographer.
Born in Christian County, Illinois on Dec. 5, 1899 to William and Susan Sheean, he attended the University of Chicago. Sheean's best-known works are Personal History (1935), a political memoir, and Not Peace But a Sword (1939). Other books include Lily (1954), Mahatma Ghandi (1955), Nehru, Ten Years of Power (1959), and Dorothy and Red (1963), about Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis.
In 1935, he married Diana Forbes-Robertson, the daughter of Sir Johnston and Lady Forbes-Robertson, with whom he had two daughters. During the latter part of his life he resided in Ariolo, Italy.
The Vincent Sheean Papers consist of correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, and published material.
Correspondence contains both incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Subject files contains manuscripts, published material, and a photograph.
Manuscripts includes manuscripts of articles, books, book reviews, plays, radio broadcasts, short stories, speeches, a story outline, and a symposium. It also includes a galley proof.
Published material contains newspaper clippings by and about Sheean.
Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author; outgoing is arranged chronologically. Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Manuscripts are subdivided by type and within that arranged alphabetically by title.
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.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975 -- Dorothy and Red.
Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975.
Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961.
White, Leigh, 1914-
Journalism -- United States.
Journalists -- United States.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Vincent Sheean Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Vincent Sheean.
|Box 1||B-W, unidentified|
|Box 1||Churchill, Winston, Sir (his Private Secretary)|
|Box 1||Hammerstein, Arthur|
|Box 1||Marshall, George C., General|
|Box 1||Roosevelt, Eleanor|
|Box 1||White, Leigh 1946-1949|
|Box 1||1940, 1948, undated|
|Box 1||Birth certificate|
|Box 1||Chiang Kai-Shek|
|Box 1||Hammerstein, Oscar|
|Box 1||Photograph of Colin Kelly|
|Box 1||Research material|
|Box 1||Wireless press messages|
|Box 1||"Air War Story"|
|Box 1||"Alexandra Tolstoy"|
|Box 1||"America and the Peace"|
|Box 1||"An American and the Big Four"|
|Box 1||"Bernard Shaw and the Twentieth Century"|
|Box 1||"Between the Thunder and the Sun"|
|Box 1||"Cairo and the Arab Center"|
|Box 1||"Capitals at War" (4 copies)|
|Box 1||"China is Vital to Us"|
|Box 1||"Chinese Influence in Asia"|
|Box 1||"Civilian Defense: English and American" (2 copies)|
|Box 1||"Cradle and All" - Part 1, 2 copies; Part 2, 1 copy; Part 3, 2 copies (5 items)|
|Box 1||"Death and Transfiguration"|
|Box 1||"Don Carlo"|
|Box 1||"England and Egypt"|
|Box 1||"The Fighting Irish"|
|Box 1||"The French Crisis"|
|Box 1||"Impressions of Tokyo"|
|Box 1||"The International Brigades of England"|
|Box 1||"Labor and the British Labor Party"|
|Box 1||"MacArthur's Tokyo"|
|Box 1||"Metropolitan Opera House"|
|Box 2||"On the Public Apathy"|
|Box 2||"The Permanent French Crisis"|
|Box 2||"The Return of the Native"|
|Box 2||"Untitled Article in Ireland"|
|Box 2||"What a Hitler Victory Would Mean to the United States"|
|Box 2||"The Windsors"|
|Box 2||"The Winning of the Way"|
|Box 2||"A Woman for President"|
|Box 2||From the Far East|
|Box 2||Untitled 1940|
|Box 2||Untitled 1948-1949, 1951|
|Box 2||Untitled undated|
|Box 2||Notes, "Thy Brother's Keeper"|
|Box 2||Beware of Caesar - Chapters I-XI (4 folders)|
|Dorothy and Red|
|Box 2||Chapters I-VI|
|Box 3||Chapters VII-XI, Epilogue, Index|
|Box 3||Galley proofs (3 folders)|
|Box 3||The Family Album|
|Box 4||Oscar Hammerstein|
|Box 4||The Pieces of a Fan|
|Box 4||An International Incident|
|Box 4||Money Talks|
|Box 4||Wake Island|
|Box 4||At Loch Key|
|Box 4||The Great Embankment|
|Box 4||The Impecunious Eunuch|
|Box 4||The Luck of Tommy Thomas|
|Box 4||The Sealskin Coat|
|Box 4||When the Bud is Perfect|
|Box 4||Russian Easter|
|Box 4||[Untitled] (4 copies)|
|Box 4||Fragment, pages 75-124|
|Box 4||Newspaper clippings about|
|Box 4||Newspaper clippings by|