Frye, William R. (1918-1993)
Scope:
The William R. Frye collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, and other items.

The collection includes manuscripts for many of Frye's speeches, such as "How the U.S. Can Best Play Its Part in the UN," "Disarmament: 20th Century Holy Grail?," "Tonight on eve of the UN's Eighth Birthday..." "The Control of Armaments," and "The United Nations Looks Ahead." Various untitled speeches and drafts are included, as well. Also present is a manuscript for In Whitest Africa (Prentice-Hall, 1968), collected alongside clipped articles about South Africa and apartheid, inserts, notes, press releases, and relevant texts of speeches by UN Delegates. Many manuscripts include holograph notes.

Correspondence in the collection consists of various business letters pertaining to lecture engagements, the publication of In Whitest Africa, and promotion efforts for Paul Hoffman's World Without Want. Frye's correspondence with the Brookings Institution is also included, as are letters from readers (1960-1966). Notables include Henrietta Buckmaster, H.L. Hunt, Hubert Humphrey, George H. Bush, U. Thant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Robert Calkins, Edward Brooke, Helen Suzman, Lawrence Spivak, and others.

The collection's printed items consist primarily of Frye's UN dispatches, including "The UN Today" (a column on UN affairs) and "The World in Focus" (dispatches for Sunday papers). Photographed typescript sheets of "Diplomatic Pouch," a weekly internationally syndicated column, are also present, as are various promotional items and printed advertising materials for Frye's UN columns.

Miscellaneous items include six book jackets for In Whitest Africa and membership cards, scores, and various other materials from a UN Bridge league, of which Frye was a member.
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Notable Figures
1. Frye, William R.
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. Diplomacy Subject Guide