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Unpublished manuscripts & rejects, ca. 1960s-1990s

 unspecified — Box: 7, Folder: 313

Scope and Contents note

From the Sub-Series:

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and newspaper articles Balk wrote throughout his career, as well as miscellaneous other publications and a folder of unpublished and rejected manuscripts.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: ca. 1960s-1990s


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.

Repository Details

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

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