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Reminiscences of Edith Evans Asbury: oral history, 1990

Creator: Asbury, Edith Evans, 1910-2008
Project: Washington Press Club women in journalism oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 200 pages Sound recording: 13 sound cassettes Videorecording: 4 Betacam videocassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Journalist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood, early education, Cincinnati, Ohio; Western College, A.B., 1927-1929, University of Tennessee, M.A., 1933; Columbia University, post-graduate studies, 1945-47; opportunities for women during early thirties: Cincinnati Times-Star, women's department, 1929-30; Knoxville News-Sentinel, reporter: stories about the social programs to help people cope with the Depression, 1933-37; move to New York City, 1937: difficulty in finding work; odd jobs: brief time at the New York Post, 1938; work for Associated Press during World War II, 1941-45; World Telegram and Sun, assistant editor, Women's News, 1950-52; New York Times, general assignment reporter, 1952-1981: coverage of politics, the courts, and housing scandals in New York; impact of award winning articles on New York adoption laws; three marriages; column in Maturity News Services.

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Copyright by the Washington Press Club Foundation, 1988.

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