Cutler, John Henry (1910-1999)
Scope:
The John Henry Cutler collection consists of manuscripts, research material, printed material, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, and other material.

Manuscripts by Cutler in the collection include “Honey Fitz”: Three Steps to the White House (Bobbs-Merrill, 1962); Cancel My Subscription, Please (Ives Washburn, 1965); Cardinal Cushing of Boston (Hawthorn Books, 1970); Ed Brooke: Biography of a Senator (Bobbs-Merrill, 1972); Battersea (a novel, possibly unpublished); Lotta Crabtree’s Millions: A Courtroom Drama, written with Raymond P. Baldwin; over 120 short newspaper articles; notes and opening pages for an autobiography; Cutler’s Ph.D. thesis for Harvard Univresity; and miscellaneous manuscript pages.

Research material in the collection includes several files of documents (mostly notes and clippings) and unfiled material pertaining to U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Edward W. Brooke.  In addition, there is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding Brooke (1960-1961); loose clippings and articles (1960-1974), and several photographs of Brooke.  Also present are thirteen notebooks of notes on various subjects, and documents regarding William O’Dwyer.

Printed material in the collection includes ten copies of The American magazine (1942-1944), featuring a column by Cutler; published articles by Cutler, from various periodicals (1943-1954, 1974); four posters for Cardinal Cushing of Boston; clippings of articles about Cutler; reviews of Cutler’s books; a privately printed monograph titled Winthrop Coffin: A Memoir, with Cutler acting as editorial assistant; and other items.

Correspondence in the collection includes several personal and professional letters, dating from 1942 to 1986.  Notable correspondents include Richard Cardinal Cushing, Edward W. Brooke, George Frazier, John B. Hynes, Richard M. Nixon, Paul O’Dwyer, Endicott Peabody, Francis W. Sargent, Gene Tunney, Richard Whalen, Paul R. Reynolds, William F. Buckley, Jr., Betty Furness, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Elliot Richardson, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Loudon Wainwright.

Photographs in the collection include images of Cutler, as well as Cardinal Cushing and Ed Brooke.

Scrapbooks in the collection include two albums of clipped reviews regarding Put It On the Front Page, Please! and What About Women.

Other items include a hand-bound copy of Cancel My Subscription, Please, given to Cutler by a class of schoolchildren (1973); a fake U.S. savings bond, advertising Honey Fitz; a photocopy of a manuscript titled This Is How It Was, by William J. Laubenstein, apparently submitted for Cutler’s approval; and other miscellany.
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Notable Figures
1. Cutler, John Henry, 1910-1999
2. Brooke, Edward W. (Edward William), 1919-2015
3. Cushing, Richard, 1895-1970
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. Editors
4. American literature--20th century
5. Scrapbooks
6. Photographs