Levitan, Dick (1933-1991)

NOTE: All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Several days' advance notice is required for retrieval.

The Dick Levitan collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, audio materials, and photographs.

The collection includes the manuscript for See Parris and Die: Brutality in the U.S. Marines (by Levitan and H. Paul Sheffers; Hawthorn, 1970), as well as transcripts from interviews with Panamanian President Chiari and Carl Davis of the U.S. Embassy in Panama. Relevant wire-service dispatches are present, as well.

Collected correspondence consists of principally professional content (1964-69). Notables include Lyndon B. Johnson, John Volpe, and Henry Cabot Lodge.

Printed items in the collection include two stories by Levitan, as well as a number of publicity items (1961-71). An interview with Albert DeSalvo may be of particular interest.

Audio materials are collected largely on reel-to-reel tapes and document a number of news stories and documentary items between 1958 and 1971. Items of note include Winston Churchill’s funeral (1965); the Strangler Arrest (Albert DeSalvo, 1966); and President Kennedy’s Berlin speech. Phonograph records of “The Assassination of a President” and “Strangler in the Night” are present, as well.

Collected photographs capture Levitan covering news stories and relaxing with friends (1957-70).

Notable Figures
1. Levitan, Dick
Associated Subjects
1. Radio Subject Guide
2. Journalism
3. American literature--20th century
4. Audiotapes
5. Journalists
6. Photographs