Scope and Contents note
Copies of magazine and newspaper articles Balk wrote throughout his career, as well as miscellaneous other publications and a folder of unpublished and rejected manuscripts. Balk's earliest writing dates from his college days at Northwestern, and he also wrote for a variety of Iowa newspapers, military newspapers, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Later published articles include work for Coronet, Editor & Publisher, Harper's, Kiwanis Magazine, The New York Times, The Quill, Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, Saturday Review, and Today's Health.
There is also a small amount of correspondence from readers and editors about miscellaneous articles. Correspondence pertaining to Balk's more significant pieces is filed with those materials.
- Creation: 1953-1959
- From the Collection: Balk, Alfred, 1930-2010 (Person)
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.