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Reminiscences of Mary Bass Gibson, 1975

Creator: Gibson, Mary Bass
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Editor: interviewee married A. Chauncey Newlin

Scope and Contents

Family background, childhood in Mexico, college life, publicity work; marriages, motherhood and career; LADIES HOME JOURNAL, 1939-1962: work with Bruce and Beatrice Gould, editorial policies, philosophy, "How America Lives" series, "What the Women of America Think" polls, Kinsey report; World War II coverage and feature articles; plotting readership appeal; advertising, magazine rivalry, 1955-65; financial crisis, Curtis Publishing Co.; SEVENTEEN magazine book editing; lecture series; FAMILY CIRCLE "Careers at Home" series; MacDowell Colony


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