Fellows, Lawrence (1924-2000)
Scope:
The Lawrence Fellows collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, professional material, research material, and other items.

Manuscripts by Fellows in the collection include drafts of several articles and editorials, dating from 1965 to 2000, including fifteen reporter's notebooks.  Several of these drafts are filed with the printed version of the article, along with relevant correspondence and/or research material.  Topics include Connecticut, England, Kashmir, Malta, Finland, Iceland, Africa, and the Salvation Army.  Other manuscripts include a play titled The Rights You Cherish; a paper for a college course (1948); a commencement speech; and a complete draft of his book East Africa (Macmillan, 1972).

Printed material in the collection include numerous clippings of articles and other short pieces by Fellows or with his byline, dating from 1955 to 2000, as well as some complete newsletters and magazines edited by or containing writing by Fellows.  Titles include The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Greenwich News (which Fellows edited), Greenwich Time, Westport Minuteman, Westport News, Connecticut Travels, and others.  Topics include Africa, Cyprus, Germany, Rhodesia, Israel, Great Britain, and various Connecticut issues.  Also present are some clippings about Fellows posthumously receiving the Connecticut Press Club's Mark Twain Distinguished Journalist of the Year Award (2001); articles by other authors (1969-1992); a program and article regarding the twelfth Westport Art Awards (2005); and several obituaries for Fellows.

Correspondence in the collection includes personal and professional letters to and from Fellows, dating from 1962 to 2000.  Most of the letters pertain to Fellows' journalism.  In addition, there are letters regarding Fellows' project in Slovakia with the International Executive Service Corps (1994-1998) and letters of condolence sent to Ruth Fellows after Lawrence Fellows' death.

Professional material in the collection includes guidelines and other items from The New York Times; material from the International Executive Service Corps regarding Slovakia; Fellows address book with contact information for members of the international press; and several items regarding Ella Grasso's second campaign for Governor of Connecticut (1977-1981), including legal documents, letters, photographs, clippings, press releases, and campaign literature.

Research material in the collection includes material regarding the Criminal Justice Education Center, Inc. (1982-1984); the 1980 Olympic Games; welfare; the American Cancer Society's "Great American Smokeout" (1977-1997); and Africa.

Other items in the collection include Fellows' business cards; several certificates of appreciation (1981-1995); and a copy of Fellows' death certificate (2000).
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Notable Figures
1. Fellows, Lawrence
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide