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Shana Alexander papers, 1921-2001 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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ID: 01/01/MSS00002

Primary Creator: Alexander, Shana

Extent: 133.5 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Ager, Milton, 1893-1979, Alexander, Shana, Journalists--United States, Musicians--United States

Forms of Material: Advertising fliers, Audiotapes, Booklets, Books, Broadsides, Clippings, Framed art, Legal documents, Letters, Manuscript notebooks, Manuscripts, Maps, Newsletters, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Photocopies, Photographs, Photography--Negatives, Press releases, Research Material, Scrapbooks, Scripts, Serial publications, Sheet Music, Slides (Photography), Souvenirs, Video tapes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Shana Alexander Papers consist of eighty-two linear feet of original manuscripts, typescript, typed carbon, printed, photographic and replicated materials. The manuscript portions include article manuscripts, reporter's notebooks, correspondence, scrapbooks, lectures, speeches, documents, photographs and other research materials dating from 1950 through the 1990's during the most active years of the first woman staff writer at LIFE Magazine, the first woman editor at McCall's, and the first woman columnist at Newsweek.

Collection Historical Note

Wikipedia offers an excellent summary of Alexander's life and accomplishments. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shana_Alexander

Biographical Note

Shana Alexander (1925-2005) was the first female columnest at Newsweek and Life magaizines and was one of the first female editors of McCall's magazine. She appeared on the 60 Minutes segment Point/Counterpoint from 1975-1979.

Subject/Index Terms

Ager, Milton, 1893-1979
Alexander, Shana
Journalists--United States
Musicians--United States

Administrative Information

Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

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The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

Processing Information: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/librare/Home

Other Note: Wikipedia article on Alexander

Other URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shana_Alexander

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