Paul A. Williams papers, 1917-1952

Williams, Paul A.


1.92 cubic ft. (2 boxes).
Collection contains photographs and negatives taken by Williams on his foreign correspondent assignments (including his war correspondent work) and clippings of newspaper articles written by Williams throughout his career. Collection also contains correspondence, press passes, passports, and miscellaneous printed materials. Two bound collections of newspaper clippings covering Admiral Richard E. Byrd's 1928-1930 expedition to Antarctica (not written by Williams) are in this collection as well.
Paul A. Williams was a journalist during the first half of the twentieth century. Williams started his journalism career as a regimental officer in the U.S. Army during World War I, serving assignments in Illinois and France. From 1919 to 1926, Williams was a foreign correspondent for the "Chicago Tribune" and served assignments in numerous countries, including France, Germany, and Russia. In this capacity, he served as a war correspondent, covering the Russian Civil War (1919-1920), the Polish-Soviet War (1920), and the American and French occupations of Germany's Rhineland (1919, 1923). Williams continued his journalism career in the New York City area after returning to the United States, working as a writer for the "New York Daily Mirror" (1926-1934), as a ghost writer and script writer for radio commentator Floyd Gibbons (1937-1938), and as a reporter for the "Newark (New Jersey) Star Ledger" (1938-1942). From 1942 to 1948, he served as an editor for the Federal Communications Commission's Foreign Broadcast Information Service.
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