Skip to main content
Microfilm

Fast Facts

Media: 14 reels of 35mm microfilm
Format: John Beecher Papers, 1899-1972 Coverage Dates: 1899-1972

Intended For

Get Started

CONTACT US

  • Download a short description
  • Share

Overview

Beecher's contributions as a radical and reformer encompassed more than his compassion as a poet or his power as a journalist. He was a man of actions as well as words, and he put his beliefs into practice helping those underprivileged by generations of neglect and deprivation.

The John Beecher Papers preserves on microfilm his complete papers and works through 1972, and includes not only his creative manuscripts, but also his correspondence, printed materials, speeches, radio scripts about social and political reform, and his testimony before the U.S. Senate on migrant conditions in the United States.

Students of history, political science, literature, journalism, and sociology will find many research opportunities through this collection. For not only was Beecher a gifted writer of poetry and fiction, but his active contributions to society included:

 

  • eight years as administrator of New Deal programs in the South
  • regional examiner for the original Fair Employment Practice Committee in the South, New York, and New England
  • director of displaced persons camps in Germany after World War II

Researchers can draw parallels between his esoteric and sociopolitical accomplishments, as well as gain unique perspectives on FDR's New Deal and other government programs to which Beecher contributed.

Students of journalism will find especially interesting those papers relating to Beecher's writings in newspapers including the New York Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and notable periodicals such as The Nation, The New Republic, and Harpers.

  • Content Type: John Beecher Papers, 1899-1972

Our Products

ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Dissemination

ProQuest Dissertation and Theses Dissemination takes responsibility for preserving and disseminating graduate research for our university and college partners.

Learn More

Intota™

Intota -- Discovery, Management and Assessment for a Transformed Library.

Learn More

Ebook Products & Services

Ebook Central

With the widest selection of content, the most flexibility, and backed with the market’s most sophisticated administrative engine, Ebook Central enables libraries to significantly improve users’ ebook research outcomes and boost the productivity of their staff.

Learn More

Blog

Helping the Researcher...there is a Dissertation for That!

One dissertation can lead to the discovery of more sources, as well as other works that have been cited in additional dissertations.

Learn More

How to Grow Community with a Seed Library

Seed libraries provide the community with a free resource for growing healthy foods and they promote sustainability and biodiversity.

Learn More