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Series 2: Career, 1953-2010


  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents note

Balk's editorial and writing papers are left essentially as he kept them, in a chronological organization reflecting his career path. Copies of published works and speeches are first, followed by materials related to his writing and editing positions in the order they occurred. Items are filed alphabetically within subseries.


  • Creation: 1953-2010


Conditions Governing Access

The Alfred Balk papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Conditions Governing Audiovisual Access

Some audiovisual recordings in this collection have been digitized. Researchers may access materials in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Arrangement note

Organized in the following subseries: 1. Published and unpublished works, 1953-2008; 2. Speeches, 1971-2006; 3. Chicago Period, 1959-2010; 4. Books, 1967-2007; 5. Saturday Review, 1966-2008; 6. Columbia Journalism Review, 1969-2006; 7. World Press Review, 1970-2002; and 8. IEEE Spectrum, 1989-1993.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States