Richard F. Dempewolff papers, 1936-1996

Dempewolff, Richard F.,. 1914-1997


14.28 cubic ft. (25 boxes) +1 envelope + 1 oversized folder.
Audio cassette tapes.
Collection contains Richard F. Dempewolff's research files (which contain correspondence, article manuscripts, galley proofs, clippings, photographs, press releases, legal documents, and printed materials) and business and personal correspondence. Collection also contains Dempewolff's diaries, manuscripts for several of his books (including "Famous Old New England Murders", "Animal Reveille", and "Corporate Bigamy"), and audio cassette tapes of interviews he conducted for his articles and books. Copies of several of Dempewolff's books (including "Famous Old New England Murders", "Animal Reveille", and "Corporate Bigamy") and a framed envelope, letter, and photograph from George Bernard Shaw are in this collection as well.
Richard F. Dempewolff (1914-1997) was a journalist, magazine editor, and writer during the twentieth century. Born in New York City and educated at Middlebury College, Dempewolff started his journalism career as Associate Editor of "Literary Digest" (1936-1937), then went on to serve as Managing Editor of "True" (1937-1940) and as Press Editor of "Newsweek" (1940-1942). Dempewolff served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war, he resumed his journalism career as Education Editor at "Newsweek" (1946), then became Article Editor at "Pic" (1946-1949). From 1949 to 1967, Dempewolff served as Eastern Editor and Science Writer at "Popular Mechanics" and enjoyed an illustrious stint with this magazine. With "Popular Mechanics", he wrote extensively about his scientific and adventure travels all over the world, including two series of articles about his participation in two expeditions to Antarctica (1955 and 1961). Dempewolff later served as Editor of "Science Digest" (1967-1974). After retiring from "Science Digest", he continued to write on a free-lance basis. In addition to his journalism work, Dempewolff authored a number of books, including "Famous Old New England Murders" (1942), "Animal Reveille" (1945), and "Corporate Bigamy" (1980).
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