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Iris Carpenter Typescript

Manuscript Collection No.147

Overview | Biography | Scope and Content | Container List

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

.2 cu. ft. in 1 box.

Provenance: The Ohio University Library received the Iris Carpenter Typescript in June 1981. Michael Parker processed the material in February 1991.

Property Rights: The Ohio University Library owns the property rights for this typescript.

Copyrights: Copyrights and/or literary rights are dedicated to the public. Consideration of all other copyrights and possible literary rights is the responsibility of the researcher and publisher.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Library.

Photoduplication: Ohio University Library will entertain requests to photocopy reasonable amounts of material from the collection for the convenience of individual researchers.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection name and number, and Ohio University Library in all footnotes and bibliographic references.

Related Materials: Other materials pertaining to journalism and World War II are:

MSS Collections
Victor Bernstein (MSS Coll #12)
Cornelius Ryan (MSS Coll #20)
Ann Stringer (MSS Coll #13)
Faculty Personal Papers
John Wilhelm (RG #99)

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE COLLECTION

Iris Carpenter, a British journalist, was one of only two women officially allowed to cover the front lines of World War II. After being denied permission by the British Army to follow the war into Europe, she joined the American Army as a war correspondent for the London Daily Herald, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and the Boston Globe.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The Iris Carpenter Typescript contains the original typescript for her work 'One Woman's War', published in 1946 as No Woman's World. The collection also contains two pictures of Ms. Carpenter used in the book, the leather war correspondent name tag from her luggage, and a special map showing the first contact between American and Russian armies at Torgau, Germany on April 25, 1945.

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CONTAINER LISTS FOR THE COLLECTION

Box 1

  • Folder 1 Introduction and Chapter One (pp. 1-3, 1-23)
  • Folder 2 Chapters Two - Three (pp. 1-22, 1-23)
  • Folder 3 Chapters Four - Five (pp. 1-25, 1-23)
  • Folder 4 Chapters Six - Eight (pp. 114-172)
  • Folder 5 Chapters Nine - Eleven (pp. 176-237)
  • Folder 6 Chapters Twelve - Fourteen (pp. 238-294)
  • Folder 7 Chapters Fifteen - Seventeen (pp. 295-341)
  • Folder 8 Two photos of Ms. Carpenter
  • Folder 9 Leather name tag
  • Folder 10 Map of Torgau, Germany, April 1945

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