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   Larry Tye Papers 2008-2013.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Larry Tye Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Research material for two of Larry Tye's books, Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, which includes correspondence, subject files, and legal files, and for Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, which includes oral history files and subject files.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1642
Bib ID:10101342 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Tye, Larry.
Title:Larry Tye Papers 2008-2013.
Physical description:24.6 linear ft. (19 record storage cartons and 2 document boxes).
Language(s): In English.
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

This collections consists of files related to two of Tye's book projects: Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (2012) and Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016)

The files in Series I relate primarily to Tye's well-received 2012 book on Superman. The files include, correspondence, subject files, and legal files related to litigation between Superman's creators and Warner Communications, DC Comic's parent company.

The files in Series II relate to Tye's research work on Robert Kennedy for Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016). These are divided into two subseries: Oral History Files and Subject Files. The Oral History Files consists of transcripts of interviews done by Tye, as well as transcripts of interviews done by the Kennedy Library, Johnson Library, and others. There is also a small amount of correspondence in these files. The Subject Files consists of clippings, articles, correspondence, and other research materials.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Larry Tye Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Superman files processed 01/2013 by Carrie Hintz, and Robert Kennedy files processed December 2016 by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

Finding aid written 01/08/2013 Carrie Hintz, and updated in December 2016 by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion January 10, 2013 Finding aid written in English.
    2013-01-10 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
    2016-12-20 xml document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Comic books, strips, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Comics.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Superman (Comic strip).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Superman (Fictitious character)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tye, Larry.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Larry Tye is the author of Superman: The High Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero (2012) and Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016).

He is a journalist who, from 1986 through 2001, was a reporter at the Boston Globe. At the Globe he primarily covered health care and medicine stories. Prior to his time at the Boston Globe Tye write for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993-1994.

In addition to his biographies of Superman and Bobby Kennedy, Tye has also written biographies of Satchel Page, Edward Bernays, and books on electroconvulsive therapy and the role of Pullman porters in creating a black middle class.

Larry Tye currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts where he runs the Health Coverage Fellowship, an organization designed to improve media coverage of health care issues.

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