Toledano, Ralph de (1916-2007)

The Ralph de Toledano consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, research material, subject files, and other items.

Manuscripts for books by de Toledano include Seeds of Treason: The True Story of the Hiss-Chambers Tragedy (Funk, 1950); Spies, Dupes, and Diplomats (Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1952); Lament for a Generation (Fararr, Strauss, 1960); Victory from Defeat (unpublished, 1963); The Winning Side: The Case for Goldwater Republicanism (G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1963); One Man Alone: Richard Nixon (Funk, 1969); Little Cesar (Anthem, 1971); and Drinks at the Jumping Jerusalem . Manuscripts for newspaper articles, book and music reviews, and editorial columns date from the 1950s to 1994. Other manuscripts include short book outlines, wire service reports, scripts for radio broadcasts, and a musical comedy for radio titled Loves of Philippe .

Correspondence in the collection is extensive and dates from 1942 to 1995. Notable correspondents include Steve Allen, Joseph Alsop, Sen. Frank Barrett, Ben Bradlee, Sen. Owen Brewster, David Brinkley, Patrick Buchanan, William F. Buckley, Sr. and Jr., Whittaker Chambers, Leo Cherne, Alistair Cooke, Walter Cronkite, Sen. Everett McKinley Dirkson, Bob Dole, John Dos Passos, Dwight D. Eisenhower, W. Mark Felt, Gerald Ford, Fred Friendly, Sen. Barry Goldwater, Al Gore, Herbert Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, Hedda Hopper, Sen. William F. Knowland, Irving Kristol, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, Adolphe Menjou, Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Herbert B. Swope, Lionel Trilling, Walter Winchell, and Ron Ziegler. One group of letters (1959-1962) concerns an outline of a proposed book titled Reporter in Russia .

Printed material in the collection includes printed versions of writings by de Toledano dating 1942-1999; the material includes newspaper and magazine articles; poetry, book, and music reviews; speeches and reports; columns (1942-1974); cable dispatches (for Newsweek, 1956-1959); and other items. Periodical titles represented include The Critic, The Freeman, Human Events, The Sentry Box, National Review, American Mercury, True, The Standard, The Freeman, Modern Age, Ideas, Free Choice, Chronicle, Indianapolis Star-News, and the Manchester Union-Leader . Other printed material in the collection includes reviews of de Toledano’s books, as well as items quoting or mentioning him.

Research material in the collection primarily consists of printed items and other documents gathered by de Toledano for research purposes. The material includes court documents and related papers regarding Alger Hiss; U.S. government publications and reports, including items from the War Department (1943); Richard M. Nixon campaign material (1950); items regarding the House Un-American Activities Committee, including the testimony of Lewis Milestone; anti-Communist material from the 1950s; and various items regarding politics, economics, education, and other topics.

Subject files in the collection consist of various documents collected and arranged by de Toledano around particular topics. Subjects include Richard M. Nixon; de Toledano’s media appearances; de Toledano’s lawsuit vs. William Costello; statements of Hollywood figures regarding Communism and the U.S. government; files regarding de Toledano’s books, including Lament for a Generation (1943, 1959-1960), Nixon (1950-1964), Seeds of Treason (1950-1952), and Spies, Dupes, and Diplomats (1952); Saturday Review (1952-1956); speaking engagements (1952-1962); and others.

Additional material in the collection includes various awards; U.S. military service records; biographical data; genealogical research; and press passes.
Notable Figures
1. Toledano, Ralph de, 1916-2007
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. Radio Subject Guide
3. The Vietnam War Subject Guide
4. Espionage Subject Guide
5. Authors, Moroccan – United States.
6. Medical records
7. Broadcast journalism
8. Reporters and reporting
9. Journalism
10. Editors
11. Radio journalists
12. Lectures and lecturing
13. United States – Politics and government – 20th century
14. World politics – 20th century
15. Television journalists – United States
16. Photographers
17. Journalists
18. Photographs