Arnold Gingrich Papers: 1932-1975
Summary Information
Title: Arnold Gingrich Papers
Creator: Gingrich, Arnold.
Inclusive dates: 1932-1975
Extent: 24.5 linear feet
Extent: 4.98 GB (online)
Abstract:
Founding editor of Esquire magazine; collection is a mix of personal papers and business records, biographical information, personal correspondence with or about many of the authors who contributed to the magazine, speeches and photographs.
Call number: 85188 Aa/2
Language: The materials are in English.
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid prepared by: Marilyn McNitt

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of the Arnold Gingrich estate and came to the library in December 1976. Donor no. 5972

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

The collection contains audio tapes from which digital copies have been made. Source tapes are for staff use only. Audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

The Gingrich estate has transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

Digitization: The Library has undertaken the digitization of a number of sound recordings within this collection. The resulting audio files are available for playback only in the Bentley Library Reading Room. Links to item images and additional information are available within this finding aid. Original sound recordings are only available for staff use.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Arnold Gingrich Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

item [URL], folder title, box no., Arnold Gingrich Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Arrangement

The Gingrich collection which covers the period of 1932 to 1975 has been arranged into ten series: Biographical/personal; Authors - Special; Personal correspondence; Speeches/Symposia; Esquire Magazine Office Files; Arnold Gingrich Writing Projects; Organizational Affiliations; Fly-fishing; Sound Recordings; and Photographs.


Biography

Founding editor of Esquire Magazine in 1933 and its publisher beginning in 1952, Arnold Gingrich was a distinguished author, journalist, and nurturer of literary talent. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan December 5, 1903, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1925. He began his career writing advertising copy for a group of Chicago-based trade magazines. In 1931, he became the first editor of Apparel Arts (which later became Gentlemen's Quarterly). In 1933, along with David Smart, a publisher, and his partner William Weintraub, Gingrich helped to found Esquire, and where he given the title of editor and vice president. In 1936, he took on additional responsibilities as editor of Coronet. At Esquire, in its early years, Gingrich was responsible for attracting famous authors to write for the magazine. These included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara, John Steinbeck, H.L. Mencken, and Sinclair Lewis. Published in later years were such authors as Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Truman Capote. He continued with all of these responsibility until 1945 when moved to Switzerland serving as European editor of Esquire and Coronet (1945-1949).

Gingrich returned to the United States in 1949 becoming vice president of Cowles Magazines, Inc. where he worked until 1951. In 1952 he was named publisher and senior vice president of Esquire. Here he was responsible for much of the magazine's renewed popularity in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s when the magazine became more journalistic in its content. Gingrich served in this responsibility until 1974 when he was named senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Esquire and Gentlemen's Quarterly.

In addition to his publishing responsibilities, Gingrich was a notable author of books and articles, many of them dealing with his passion for fly-fishing. Also as an avocation, Gingrich was a collector of old violins.

Gingrich died July 9, 1976.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Gingrich papers consists of a mixture of personal and office files detailing the management of Esquire magazine and Gingrich's various other interests and activities. The collection, consisting of correspondence, speeches, photographs, and subject files, should be used in conjunction with the files of Esquire Magazine which came to the library at the same time but with a separate deed of gift. The two collections together are indispensable for any study of Esquire, Gingrich's career as a publisher, and the influence of Gingrich on the careers of some of America's most important literary figures of the twentieth century.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Authors, American.
  • Fishing.
  • Fly fishing.
  • Periodicals, Publishing of -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Violin music.
  • Esquire (New York, N.Y.)
  • Boats.
  • Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.)
  • Dwellings.
  • Musicians.
  • Studios and workshops.
  • DVDs.
  • Photographs.
  • Esquire, Inc.
  • Gingrich, Arnold.
  • Gingrich family.
  • University of Michigan -- Alumni and alumnae.
  • Williams, G. Mennen, 1911-1988.
  • Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971.
  • Bourjaily, Vance Nye.
  • Buchwald, Art.
  • Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970.
  • Engle, Paul, 1908-1991.
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940.
  • Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976.
  • Helck, Peter, 1893-1988.
  • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
  • Hoff, Syd, 1912-2004.
  • Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
  • Knopf, Alfred A., 1892-1984.
  • Levin, Meyer, 1905-1981.
  • MacDonald, Dwight.
  • Pegler, Westbrook, 1894-1969.
  • Rosten, Leo, 1908-1997.
  • Seager, Allan, 1906-1968.
  • Stuart, Jesse, 1907-
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical/personal [series]

The Biographical/personal series consists of clippings and biographical information collected about Gingrich as well as substantial materials relating to his family's genealogy. The Biographical/personal series consists of clippings and biographical information collected about Gingrich as well as substantial materials relating to his family's genealogy.

 
Biographical material
Box   1  
Genealogical material (3 folders)
Box   1  
Miscellanea
 
Authors-Special [series]

The Authors - Special File consists of materials pulled together by Gingrich most probably because of their special meaning to him. These are his files on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The Fitzgerald files cover the years 1934 to 1939 and consist of telegrams, correspondence, and copies of the "Pat Hobb" stories that the author wrote for Esquire. Much of this material is photocopied. The Ernest Hemingway files date from 1933 to 1939 and include correspondence and typed drafts of articles written for Esquire, notably "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Most of the correspondence is also photocopied, but the drafts of articles are original.

Box   1  
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Box   1  
Telegrams 1934-1935
Box   1  
Correspondence and "Pat Hobby" stories 1939 (4 folders)

(photocopies)

Box   1  
"Pasting it Together" 1936

(photocopies)

Box   1  
"Pat Hobby" tear sheets
 
Hemingway, Ernest
Box   1  
Correspondence with 1933-1939 (9 folders)

(Photocopies. Original letters are at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Presidential Library.)

Box   1  
Draft of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
Box   1  
Drafts of letter from Africa and other articles for Esquire Magazine (4 folders)
 
Personal correspondence [series]

Personal Correspondence covers the period of 1932 to 1975 and is made up of two subseries: the first covering the years 1932 to 1950 is arranged chronologically, the second which is arranged alphabetically covers the period of 1951 to 1975. The letters in these files document Gingrich's many interests, apart from Esquire Magazine: violins and violin collecting, fishing, conservation, club memberships, and involvement with arts organizations. Because the magazine was so much a part of his life, this series obviously has importance to the study of Esquire and should be researched in conjunction with the Esquire Magazine Office File series (which follows) and the Esquire Magazine record group also on file at the library. Personal Correspondence covers the period of 1932 to 1975 and is made up of two subseries: the first covering the years 1932 to 1950 is arranged chronologically, the second which is arranged alphabetically covers the period of 1951 to 1975. The letters in these files document Gingrich's many interests, apart from Esquire Magazine: violins and violin collecting, fishing, conservation, club memberships, and involvement with arts organizations. Because the magazine was so much a part of his life, this series obviously has importance to the study of Esquire and should be researched in conjunction with the Esquire Magazine Office File series (which follows) and the Esquire Magazine record group also on file at the library.

 
1932-1950 [subseries]

(Chronological File)

Box   1  
1932-1944 (16 folders)
Box   2  
1945-1950 (13 folders)
 
1951-1975 [subseries]

(Alphabetical File)

(includes some earlier dated papers)

Box   2  
A (3 folders)

(include letter from Louis Armstrong)

Box   2  
American Cancer Society
Box   2  
Arazi, I. S.
Box   2  
B-Bz (8 folders)
Box   2  
Baer, Howard (2 folders)
Box   2  
Barta, Frederick
Box   2  
Biays, Lalla
Box   2  
Big Bend Club
Box   2  
Bradford, Roark (Mrs.)
Box   2  
Brody, Iles
Box   2  
Bruccoli, Matthew, concerning Fitzgerald-Hemingway Annual (2 folders)
Box   2  
Buckler, Ernest, R
Box   2  
C-Cz (4 folders)
Box   2  
Cameron, Angus
Box   2  
Campbell, Elmer Simms (5 folders)
Box   3  
Cancer fund
Box   3  
Cason, Jessie M (Mrs. E.D.)
Box   3  
Chesnutt, Rosalie (Mrs. Omar)
Box   3  
Corner, Charles (3 folders)
Box   3  
Copyright, Coalition for Fair
Box   3  
Crown Publishers
Box   3  
Curtis Publishing Company
Box   3  
D-Dz (2 folders)
Box   3  
Deshotelle, Raymond
Box   3  
Deutsch, Hermann (3 folders)
Box   3  
Druian, Rafael (2 folders)
Box   3  
Duff, Nell
Box   3  
Dunn, Ruth (Mrs. Robert) (2 folders)
Box   3  
E-Ez
Box   3  
Estrada, Irene (Mrs. Luis)
Box   3  
Europe 1959

(includes schedules)

Box   3  
F-Fz (2 folders)
Box   3  
Feather, Leonard G
Box   3  
Field and Stream
Box   3  
Fishing
Box   3  
Fishing, Canadian
 
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Box   3  
Correspondence concerning 1960-1973 (3 folders)
Box   3  
Correspondence with Laura Guthrie Hearne concerning (4 folders)
Box   3  
Fitzgerald, Scottie
Box   4  
Fox, Charles and Gerald Foran (3 folders)
Box   4  
Friedlander, Jules
Box   4  
G-Gz (3 folders)
Box   4  
Gattis, Murrah (4 folders)
Box   4  
Gilliland, Hayes
Box   4  
Groth, John (2 folders)
Box   4  
H-Hz (5 folders)
Box   4  
Halle, Kay
Box   4  
Harrison, Thomas, concerning fishing
Box   4  
Hemingway, Ernest, correspondence concerning (3 folders)
Box   4  
Henlein, Millard and Frankie
Box   4  
Henryville, Pa. (concerning fishing and conservation)
Box   4  
Holzer, Hans
Box   4  
I
Box   4  
J (2 folders)
Box   4  
Jennings, Mr. & Mrs. Preston
Box   4  
Jeter, R.G.
Box   4  
Johnson, Thurston
Box   4  
Jones, George R. (2 folders)
Box   4  
K (3 folders)
Box   5  
Kahil, Dick
Box   5  
Karr, David
Box   5  
Kennedy, Scoop, concerning Society of Bacchus
Box   5  
Kerlee, Charles
Box   5  
Kerwin, Fred and Marjorie
Box   5  
Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. Hermann
Box   5  
Knopf, Alfred A. (3 folders)
Box   5  
Kubie, Lawrence S.
Box   5  
Kuhns, Elinor C. (2 folders)
Box   5  
L (2 folders)
Box   5  
Lawrenson, Helen Brown (6 folders)
Box   5  
Lawson-Johnston, John and Paulette
Box   5  
Loebe, Edward E
Box   5  
Lotos Club (3 folders)
Box   5  
Luchs,Rev. Fred (2 folders)
Box   5  
M (5 folders)
Box   5  
Mc (2 folders)
Box   5  
McClane, A.J. (6 folders)
Box   5  
Moennig, Willian,concerning violins (3 folders)
Box   5  
Myers, Walter (3 folders)
Box   6  
N (2 folders)
Box   6  
Nathan, George and Julia
Box   6  
New York Public Library (fundraising)
Box   6  
Norm Thompson Outfitters, correspondence with Peter Alport (3 folders)
Box   6  
O (2 folders)
Box   6  
P-Q (4 folders)
Box   6  
Peterson, Theodore (2 folders)
Box   6  
Pfaelzer, M.A.
Box   6  
Ponall, Charles (3 folders)
Box   6  
R (2 folders)
Box   6  
Reedy, Willia A. (Eastman Kodak)
Box   6  
Rembert Wurlitzer Inc., concerning violins
Box   6  
Renault, Louis
Box   6  
Rice, Robert L
Box   6  
Richards, Helene
Box   6  
Riess, Curt (2 folders)
Box   6  
Ritz, Charles (3 folders)

(correspondence concerning book about)

Box   6  
Robinson, Walter W
Box   6  
Roetter, Fritz
Box   6  
Rogowski, Theodore
Box   6  
Rosten, Leo
Box   6  
Sa-Sh (4 folders)
Box   6  
Si-Sz (2 folders)
Box   6  
Salmon, Richard
Box   6  
Samuelson, Arnold
Box   6  
Schwartz, Isaac Hillson
Box   6  
Schwiebert, Ernest
Box   7  
Shub, Harry (2 folders)
Box   7  
Slaymaker, Samuel R. (2 folders)
Box   7  
Smith,Carleton

(correspondence with Roland Gelatt)

Box   7  
Snyder, Rowland (2 folders)
Box   7  
Stinson, Robin Welch
Box   7  
T (2 folders)
Box   7  
U-V
Box   7  
Venables, Bernard (3 folders)
Box   7  
Violins (offered for sale)
Box   7  
W (4 folders)
Box   7  
X-Y-Z
Box   7  
Walker, Arch and Arthur
Box   7  
Wechsberg, Joseph (2 folders)
Box   7  
Wechsler, Abraham F.
Box   7  
Weintraut, William H.
Box   7  
Williams, Alfred Leslie (2 folders)
Box   7  
Winchester Press re books on angling
Box   7  
Wiswell, George and Dora
Box   7  
Wolfe, Henry
Box   7  
Woodford, Jack (3 folders)
Box   7  
Wulff, Lee
Box   7  
Young, Paul H.
 
Speeches/Symposia [series]

Speeches/Symposia is a series of speeches given by Gingrich in the period of 1958 to 1975. Topics in this file are often recurring and include art and the business world, publishing, advertising, and customer tastes, fly-fishing, and freedom of expression. Also included here are files pertaining to Gingrich's participation in the Esquire Magazine symposium in the period 1958 to 1965.

 
Dated Speeches [subseries]
 
1958
Box   8  
Poor Richard Club, Philadelphia September 18, 1958

(8-1)

Box   8  
Advertising Club of Washington September 30, 1958

(8-2)

Box   8  
Chicago Federated Advertising Club October 22, 1958

(8-3)

 
1959
Box   8  
"Moral Responsibilities of the Press." Institut Francais de Presse of the University of Paris April 24, 1959

(audio-tape in box 24)

(8-4)

 
1960
Box   8  
International Fashion Council, May 5, 1963.

(8-5)

Box   8  
"The Maturing of American Taste" October 27, 1961
Box   8  
Detroit Adcraft Club.

(8-6)

 
1962
Box   8  
"Magazines and the Culture Boom. Association of Publication Production Managers March 13, 1962

(8-7)

Box   8  
Maturing of American Taste. Botany-Daroff March 14, 1962

(8-8)

Box   8  
"The Uncommon Market". Poor Richard Club, Philadelphia, April 3,1962

(8-9)

Box   8  
"The Maturing of American Taste." Insurance Advertising Conference, Lido, Long Is June 25, 1962

(8-10)

Box   8  
"Today's Reading: A Reflection of American Taste." Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University October 25, 1962 (2 folders)

(8-11; 8-12)

Box   8  
"The Uncommon Market of the Uncommon Man." Advertising Club of Louisville November 16, 1962

(8-13)

 
1963
Box   8  
"Today"s New Customer." Cleveland Advertising Club January 29, 1963

(8-14)

Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Los Angeles Advertising Club March 26, 1963

(8-15)

Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Public Relations Society of America, San Francisco March 29, 1963

(8-16)

Box   8  
"Today's Reading: A Reflection of American Taste." University of California, Berkeley March 28, 1963

(8-17)

Box   8  
Papers concerning California speaking tour,March 1963

(8-18)

Box   8  
"Today's Reading: A Reflection of American Taste." University of Minnesota April 1963

(8-19)

Box   8  
Washington's Advertising Club May 28, 1963

(8-20)

Box   8  
"The Facts of Life and Death in the Magazine World." Association for Education in Journalism, Lincoln,-Neb. August 28, 1963 (2 folders)

(8-21; 8-22)

Box   8  
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas October 12, 1963

(8-23)

Box   8  
Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan October 16, 1963

(8-24)

Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Twin Cities Advertising Club October 24, 1963

(8-25)

Box   8  
"Today's Reading: A Reflection of American Taste." Southern Industrial Editors Institute November 1, 1963

(8-26)

Box   8  
Stanford University November 5, 1963

(8-27)

Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Advertising Club, San Francisco November 6, 1963

(8-28)

Box   8  
"New Consumer Demands and Motivation in an Affluent Society." American Marketing Association, Louisville, Ky. November 12, 1963

(8-29)

Box   8  
"Today's Reading: A Reflection of American Taste." Twentieth Century Club, Cleveland, Ohio November 27, 1963

(8-30)

Box   8  
Overseas Press Club, New York City January 9, 1963

(8-31)

 
1964
Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Advertising Club of Des Moines January 14, 1964

(8-32)

Box   8  
University of Texas May 7, 1964

(8-33)

Box   8  
"Today's Customer." Advertising Club of Des Moines May 12, 1964

(8-34)

Box   8  
University of Illinois School of Journalism May 13, 1964

(8-35)

Box   8  
University of Colorado Telelecture May 19, 1964

(8-36)

Box   8  
Grand Rapids Junior College June 12, 1964

(8-37)

Box   8  
Georgetown Writers Conference, Washington, D.C. August 13, 1964

(8-38)

Box   8  
"The Day the Editors Wrote Promotion." The Magazine Promotion Managers Association November 11, 1964

(8-39)

 
1965
Box   8  
"Is Culture the Business of Business?" New York Board of Trade June 3, 1965 (2 folders)

(8-40; 8-41)

Box   8  
Brigham Young University Telelecture October 25, 1965

(8-42)

Box   8  
American Management Association Conference October 29, 1965

(8-43)

 
1965
Box   8  
"Business and Culture." Public Relations Society of America November 23, 1965 (2 folders)

(8-44; 8-45)

 
1966
Box   8  
New York Board of Trade: Business and the Arts Conference March 28, 1966

(8-46)

Box   8  
"Arts in the Board Room." Executives' Club, Chicago April 29, 1966 (2 folders)

(8-47; 8-48)

Box   8  
"Communicating with a Sophisticated Society. Western States Advertising Agencies Association, Inc. May 20, 1966

(8-49)

Box   9  
Creative Arts Conference, San Francisco, California May 21, 1966

(9-1)

 
1967
Box   9  
George Polk Memorial Awards March 21, 1967

(9-2)

Box   9  
Article for Arts Management Newsletter March-April, 1967

(9-3)

Box   9  
University of Michigan Sesquicentennial Conference on the Right of Free Expression March 2, 1967

(9-4)

Box   9  
"The Partnership of Fly Fishing." Anglers' Club of Chicago April 4, 1967

(9-5)

Box   9  
Festival of the Arts. National College of Education, Evanston, Ill. April 3-5, 1967

(9-6)

Box   9  
Association for Womens' Committees for Symphony Orchestras April 26, 1967

(9-7)

Box   9  
"Words will always count." Magazine Publishers Association, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia June 3, 1967

(9-8)

Box   9  
"10 Dares for the Writer." Writer's Digest Conference, University of Cincinnati June 10, 1967

(9-9)

Box   9  
Air Transportation Conference, Wings Conference June 28, 1967 (4 folders)

(9-10, etc.-9-13)

Box   9  
"The Dinosaur was the Biggest Thing Around. Magazine Industry Seminar, Harvard Business School July 31, 1967

(9-14)

Box   9  
American Management Association: Business and Arts Conference October 2-4, 1967

(cancelled)

(9-15)

Box   9  
American Society of Magazine Editors Seminar October 30, 1967

(9-16)

Box   9  
Medaille Hoteliere Award November 21, 1967

(9-17)

 
1968
Box   9  
Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago January 22, 1968

(9-18)

Box   9  
Talk on Angling Literature. Flyfishers' Club of Harrisburg, Pa. April 5, 1968

(9-19)

Box   9  
Art Directors Club 13th Annual Communications Conference April 8-9, 1968

(9-20)

Box   9  
Business and Arts Conference, Bangor, Maine May 7, 1968

(9-21)

Box   9  
"Magazines at the Moment." Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism May 16, 1968 (2 folders)

(9-22; 9-23)

Box   9  
"Selling the Arts". American Symphony Orchestra League Conference June 3, 1968 (2 folders)

(9-24; 9-25)

Box   9  
"Salvaging the 20th Century" Esquire Seminar June 11, 1968 (4 folders)

(9-26, etc. 9-29)

Box   9  
"Unfinished Business." Henry Johnson Fisher Award September 17, 1968 (2 folders)

(9-30; 9-31)

Box   9  
Corporate Seminar, Saratoga Performing Arts Center October 4, 1968

(9-32)

Box   9  
"Communications Media, and People." Illinois-Library Association. Conference October 18, 1968

(9-33)

 
1969
Box   9  
"Selling the Arts." Women's Committee of Chicago Symphony February 4, 1969

(9-34)

Box   9  
National Music Council, New York City February 21, 1969

(9-35)

Box   9  
American Management Association, New York City March 10, 1969

(9-36)

Box   9  
Art Directors Club, New York City March 26, 1969

(9-37)

Box   9  
"Culture and Its Institutions: Can They Keep Pace?" Oklahoma Library Association Conference April 24, 1969

(9-38)

Box   9  
"Selling the Arts." Minnesota Orchestral Association May 1, 1969

(9-39)

Box   9  
Woman's Club of Englewood Library Dedication May 2, 1969

(9-40)

Box   9  
National Telephone Communications Conference May 23, 1969

(9-41)

Box   10  
"The Role of the Publisher in Terms of New Directions in Communications." 12th Annual International Marketing Promotion Conference May 27, 1969

(10-1)

Box   10  
Commencement Address. Manhattan School of Music June 3, 1969

(10-2)

Box   10  
Saint Paul Council of Arts and Sciences June 23, 1969

(10-3)

Box   10  
"The Coming Come Back of the Printed Word." 12th Annual Advertising Age Workshop, Chicago, Ill. July 31, 1969

(10-4)

Box   10  
Esquire Round Table Luncheon, Detroit, Mich. August 13, 1969

(10-5)

Box   10  
"Business and the Arts: the Ecology of Survival." Arts Award, New York Board of Trade September 18, 1969 (2 folders)

(10-6; 10-7)

Box   10  
"Historic Preservation and the Business Community." 23rd Annual Meeting, National Trust for Historic Preservation October 4, 1969

(10-8)

Box   10  
"Business and Youth." Publishers page, Esquire Magazine October 1969 (2 folders)

(10-9,10-10)

Box   10  
"What So Gladly You Teach." Annual Convention of National Guild of Community Music Schools, New York City November 10, 1969

(10-11)

 
1970
Box   10  
Outstanding Consumer Magazine Executive Award January 1970

(10-12)

Box   10  
"The Business End of the Arts." Avant-Garde Group of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. January 8, 1970

(10-13)

Box   10  
Palm Beach Round Table March 18, 1970

(10-14)

Box   10  
"The Coming Comeback of the Printed Word. Advertising Council, Rochester, N.Y. April 1, 1970

(10-15)

Box   10  
"The Business End of the Arts. Forum of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce May 1, 1970

(10-16)

Box   10  
"A Concern for Quality." Phi Beta Kappa Society, Oklahoma City May 1, 1970

(10-17)

Box   10  
21st Annual Dinner Meeting of the Arts Council, Winston-Salem, N.C. May 14, 1970

(10-18)

Box   10  
"Business End of the Arts." 4th Annual Esquire-BCA awards May 21, 1970

(10-19)

Box   10  
6th Annual Meeting of the Seattle Opera Association June 2, 1970

(10-20)

Box   10  
American Educational Theatre Conference August 25, 1970

(10-21)

Box   10  
Symposium, Iowa State Arts Council, Davenport, Iowa October 23, 1970

(10-22)

Box   10  
National Guild of Community Music Schools, Cleveland, Ohio November 9, 1970

(10-23)

 
1971
Box   10  
Mannes College of Music, New York City March 4, 1971

(10-24)

Box   10  
Bridgeport Area Chamber of Commerce and Bridgeport Commission on the Arts September 27, 1971

(10-25)

Box   10  
Twentieth Century Club, Cleveland, Ohio November 24, 1971

(10-26)

 
1972
Box   10  
Council for the Arts in Westchester at Ciba-Geigys Corp. Ardsley, New York June 1, 1972

(10-27)

Box   10  
American Symphony Orchestra League Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio June 16, 1972

(10-28)

Box   10  
"Museums and Money: Separate Worlds?" Phoenix (Ariz.) Art Museum October 26, 1972

(10-29)

 
1973
Box   10  
Lakefront Festival of Arts, Milwaukee, Wis. January 23, 1973

(10-30)

Box   10  
First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Advertising Award speech; Department of Journalism talk, University of Michigan September 1973

(10-31)

 
1974
Box   10  
ABC Encore Awards Luncheon, New York City November 20, 1974

(10-32)

 
1975
Box   10  
undated

(10-33)

Box   10  
Philadelphia Orchestra's Women's Committee Membership Campaign March 6, 1975

(10-34)

Box   10  
Northeast Trout Forum March 22, 1975

(10-35)

Box   10  
Eastern Council Conclave May 30, 1975

(10-36)

Box   10  
Miscellaneous speech material (4 folders)

(10-37, etc. 10-40)

 
Symposia [subseries]
Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium, "The Role of the Writer in America" October 9-10, 1958

(10-41)

Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium, October 20-21, 1960:, "Writing in America Today"

(10-42)

Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium, "The Pursuit of Excellence in the Creative Arts" April 19-20, 1963 (3 folders)

(10-43, etc.-10-45)

Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium, "The State of Theatre" April 29, 1964 (2 folders)

(10-46; 10-47)

Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina April 5-6, 1965

(10-48)

Box   10  
Esquire Magazine Symposium (General) (2 folders)

(10-49; 10-50)

 
Esquire Magazine Office Files [series]

The Esquire Magazine Office Files is the largest series in the collection. Arranged alphabetically, this series, although received as part of the Gingrich accession, is more properly the files of the Esquire office. The largest portions of this series pertain to artists and the art department, authors writing for Esquire, personnel, readers' mail, and subject files. The authors files are from the more recent period in Esquire's history, from the mid-1950s to the 1970s. There are files for such individuals as Vance Bourjaily, Howard Fast, Aldous Huxley, Dwight MacDonald, Westbrook Pegler, Allan Seager, and Jesse Stuart.

 
Topical File [subseries]
Box   11  
Advertising (3 folders)
Box   11  
Advertisers, A-Z (2 folders)
Box   11  
Advertisers-General Motors
 
Advertising Agencies
Box   11  
A-Z (4 folders)
Box   11  
Batten, Barton, Durstine Osborn, Inc.
Box   11  
Grey Advertising Agency, Inc.
Box   11  
Advertising Complaint s 1962-1971
Box   11  
Advertising-Publisher's letter (2 folders)
Box   11  
Advertising-Salesman's letter
 
Agents
Box   11  
Estelle Mandel Co.
Box   11  
Literary Agents, A-Z
 
Art Department
Box   11  
General
 
Artists
Box   11  
A-Z (various) (3 folders)
Box   11  
Gilbert Bundy
Box   11  
Chiriaka
Box   11  
Alexis de Sakhnoffsky
Box   11  
Gobi Uppenberg
Box   11  
Peter Helck
Box   11  
Syd Hoff
Box   11  
Robert J. Lee
Box   11  
Dorothy McKay
Box   11  
George Petty (2 folders)
Box   11  
Barbara Shermund
Box   11  
Toune
Box   11  
Paul Webb
Box   11  
Cartoon index
Box   11  
Conde Nast (Adam Magazine)
Box   11  
E. Simms Campbell pencil cartoons
 
Authors
Box   11  
A (3 folders)
Box   11  
B (3 folders)
Box   12  
B (4 folders)
Box   12  
Vance Bourjaily
Box   12  
C (4 folders)
Box   12  
D (4 folders)
Box   12  
E (2 folders)
Box   12  
Paul Engle (2 folders)
Box   12  
F (3 folders)
Box   12  
Howard Fast
Box   12  
George Frazier (3 folders)
Box   12  
G (5 folders)
Box   12  
Paul Gallico
Box   12  
Herb Graffis
Box   12  
H (6 folders)
Box   12  
Mark Harris
Box   12  
Booten Herndon
Box   12  
Calvin Hoffman
Box   13  
Irving Hoffman (3 folders)
Box   13  
Aldous Huxley
Box   13  
I-J (2 folders)
Box   13  
K-L (6 folders)
Box   13  
Meyer Levin
Box   13  
Mac-Mc
Box   13  
Dwight MacDonald
Box   13  
M (4 folders)
Box   13  
Martin Mayer
Box   13  
Thomas B. Morgan
Box   13  
N-0 (2 folders)
Box   13  
P (4 folders)
Box   13  
Dorothy Parker (correspondence about)
Box   13  
Westbrook Pegler
Box   13  
Q-R (4 folders)
Box   13  
Jessyca Russell Gover
Box   13  
S (6 folders)
Box   14  
Allan Seager (2 folders)
Box   14  
George Seldes
Box   14  
Peter Stengel
Box   14  
Jesse Stuart (5 folders)
Box   14  
T-V (3 folders)
Box   14  
Roger Treat
Box   14  
WXYZ (4 folders)
Box   14  
Mary Scott Welch
Box   14  
Anthony C. West
Box   14  
A.D. Wintle
Box   14  
Business Office
 
Circulation Department
Box   14  
General
Box   14  
Foreign Editions
Box   14  
Complaints 1966-1969 (3 folders)
Box   14  
Subscription promotions (2 folders)
 
Editorial
Box   14  
General (5 folders)
Box   14  
Automotive
Box   14  
Don Erickson
Box   14  
Fishing
Box   14  
Golf
Box   14  
Record of manuscripts received 1962-1969
Box   14  
Silver Anniversary Issue 1958
Box   14  
35th Anniversary Issue . (2 folders)
Box   15  
40th Anniversary Issue (pre-publication material) (2 folders)
Box   15  
40th Anniversary Issue (reader response)
Box   15  
Arnold Gingrich's page
Box   15  
Publisher's page (5 folders)
Box   15  
Publisher's page (ideas)
Box   15  
"The 43rd New Year"
Box   15  
Projects
Box   15  
Esquire (size change)
Box   15  
Esquire (early "library" or history) (5 folders)
Box   15  
Fashion Department (3 folders)
Box   15  
Fashion Department-Fashion Forum
Box   15  
Form letter replies (4 folders)
 
Miscellaneous
Box   15  
A (4 folders)
Box   15  
Alumni Fun
Box   15  
American Society of Magazine Editors
Box   15  
Anstey, John
Box   15  
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies 1961-1964
Box   15  
Authors Guild (2 folders)
Box   15  
B (3 folders)
Box   16  
B (6 folders)
Box   16  
Bulletin of Bibliography
Box   16  
C (4 folders)
Box   16  
D (2 folders)
Box   16  
R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Co.
Box   16  
E-F (4 folders)
Box   16  
Farrar, Straus and Cudahy,Inc.
Box   16  
G (5 folders)
Box   16  
Geis, Bernard
Box   16  
H (T folders)
Box   16  
Hirschman, Ira
Box   17  
Miscellaneous
Box   17  
I-L (5 folders)
Box   17  
M (5 folders)
Box   17  
N
Box   17  
National Library Week
Box   17  
New York Public Library
Box   17  
Norris, Hoke
Box   17  
O (2 folders)
Box   17  
Odake, Senmatsu
Box   17  
Overseas Press Club
Box   17  
P (3 folders)
Box   17  
Q-R (3 folders)
Box   17  
Rooney, Alicia L
Box   17  
Ross, Sue (2 folders)
Box   17  
S (5 folders)
Box   17  
Saalburg, Leslie (3 folders)
Box   18  
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Box   18  
Stevens, Rosalind Blau
Box   18  
Streit, Clarence
Box   18  
T (2 folders)
Box   18  
Travel Weekly
Box   18  
U
Box   18  
V
Box   18  
W-Z (3 folders)
Box   18  
Wichita Beacon
Box   18  
Writer's Digest (2 folders)
Box   18  
Zenith Sales Corporation-Ted Leitzell. (3 folders)
 
Personnel
Box   18  
Agencies
Box   18  
Applications (2 folders)
Box   18  
Birmingham, F.A.
Box   18  
Blinder, A.L.
Box   18  
Former Staff
Box   18  
Hayes, Harold (3 folders)
Box   18  
Jontry, Jerry (2 folders)
Box   18  
Smart, David A
Box   18  
Smart, John
Box   18  
Smart Art Museum
Box   18  
Smart Family Foundation
 
Photographers
Box   18  
General (2 folders)
Box   18  
American Society of Magazine Photographers
Box   18  
Production
 
Promotion
Box   18  
General (2 folders)
Box   18  
Sam Ferber (3 folders)
Box   18  
Private and Exhibit Hall Lunches
Box   19  
Roundtable lunches (3 folders)
Box   19  
Roundtable lunches-Biographies (2 folders)
 
Publicity
Box   19  
Miscellaneous clippings (5 folders)
Box   19  
New York Herald Tribune.(Sunday) May 24, 1964
Box   19  
Sunday Times (England) January 2, 1966
Box   19  
Detroit Magazine, "Flyrod Man with a Magazine: Michigan's Arnold Gingrich, Esquire," February 20, 1966
Box   19  
Time Magazine July-14,1967
Box   19  
CBC Telescope Program, "Arnold Gingrich, Esquire," January 1968
Box   19  
New York Times April 25, 1968
Box   19  
Wall Street Journal May 9, 1968
Box   19  
Chicago Magazine, "Meyer Levin Remembers Esquire," April 1972
Box   19  
New Review, Interview with Arnold Gingrich, Spring 1973
Box   19  
The Record (Bergen Co., New Jersey) October 4, 1973
Box   19  
New York Times advertisement, "The Buck Must Stop Somewhere, " December 7, 1973
Box   19  
Business Week advertisement, "This Man Wants Your Company," April 6, 1974
 
Reader Mail
 
General
Box   19  
1952-1962 (20 folders)
Box   19  
Re caricatures of Kennedy family 1962
Box   20  
1963-1974 (28 folders)
Box   20  
Talking Shop and Gifts Department
Box   20  
Legal matters (2 folders)
Box   20  
Requests and inquiries (2 folders)
Box   20  
Travel (2 folders)
 
Esquire Publications [subseries]
Box   20  
Reviews of books (2 folders)
Box   20  
Armchair Esquire
Box   20  
Bedside Esquire
Box   20  
Book Projects
Box   20  
Esquire-British Edition (3 folders)
Box   20  
Cartoon Album
Box   21  
Coronet
Box   21  
Coronet films
Box   21  
Esquire Album of Music for Hosts
Box   21  
Esquire Book Club
Box   21  
Esquire Cookbook
Box   21  
Esquire Club
Box   21  
Esquire Etiquette
Box   21  
Esquire Book and Drink book
Box   21  
Esquire Review
 
Esquire 165
Box   21  
Background material
Box   21  
Introduction
Box   21  
Correspondence
Box   21  
Esquire Treasury (14 folders)
Box   21  
Fishing book
Box   21  
Gentlemen's Quarterly- Apparel Arts
Box   21  
Girls from Esquire
Box   21  
Guide to Good Grooming
Box   21  
Health book
Box   21  
Ken Magazine
Box   21  
Liquor Intelligencer
Box   21  
Magazine projects
Box   21  
Television program 1956
Box   21  
Third New Year
 
Arnold Gingrich Writing Projects [series]

The series - Arnold Gingrich Writing Projects - contains drafts of Gingrich's essays, reviews and clippings of some of his writings, and copies of articles that he wrote for Esquire and other magazines. This series also includes copies of books written by Gingrich.

 
Drafts, articles, reviews, clippings, etc. [subseries]
Box   21  
Bibliography of book reviews
Box   21  
"Why an Editor" from Nothing But People
Box   21  
"A Hundred Masterpieces of the Luthier's Art"
Box   21  
"Where did Everybody Go?" (5 folders)
 
Introduction to books and book reviews
Box   21  
Undated (2 folders)
Box   21  
1943
Box   21  
1969-1975 (14 folders)
Box   22  
Notes
Box   22  
"Green Count"
Box   22  
"Happily Forever After" (1935-1936)
Box   22  
Miscellaneous magazine articles 1930s
Box   22  
Miscellaneous magazine articles 1960s
Box   22  
"The Get of the Conqueror" (4 folders)
Box   22  
"Cast Down the Laurels" (11 folders)
Box   22  
"Joys Against An Age" (18 folders)
Box   22  
"Toys of a Lifetime" (5 folders)
Box   22  
"Thousand Mornings of Music" (4 folders)
Box   23  
"Nothing But People: The Early Days of Esquire" (9 folders)
Box   23  
"Business and the Artist (6 folders)
Box   23  
"Business in the Arts" Award (2 folders)
Box   23  
Ship cruises (3 folders)
Box   23  
"The Truth as Private Property" 1966-1967
 
Books by Arnold Gingrich [subseries]
Box   23  
The Well-Tempered Angler
Box   23  
Business & the Arts
Box   23  
The Joys of Trout
Box   23  
The Fishing in Print
Box   23  
Toys of a Lifetime
Box   23  
The Gordon Garland
Box   23  
A Thousand Mornings of Music
Box   23  
American Trout Fishing
 
Organizational Affiliations (largely musical and art) [series]

Organizational Affiliations contains files of materials accumulated and pertaining to Gingrich's participation in business, arts, and other cultural organizations.

Box   24  
Affiliate Artists Program
Box   24  
American College Theatre Festival
Box   24  
American Symphony Orchestra League (2 folders)
 
Arts
Box   24  
General (2 folders)
Box   24  
Citations
Box   24  
Correspondence
Box   24  
Arts Advisory Council
Box   24  
Associated Councils of the Arts
Box   24  
Jockey Club of Paris
Box   24  
Lotos Club of New York
Box   24  
Business Committee for the Arts. (2 folders)
Box   24  
National Council on the Arts (Frank Crowther)
Box   24  
National Council on the Arts (Nancy Hanks)
Box   24  
National Guild of Community Music Schools (2 folders)
Box   24  
National Symphony Orchestra Association
Box   24  
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Box   24  
New York Board of Trade
Box   24  
New York Orchestral Society, Inc.
Box   24  
New York State Council on Arts
Box   24  
Performance Laboratory, Inc.
Box   24  
Riess Alvin (Arts Management)
Box   24  
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Box   24  
Smith, George
Box   24  
Early concert programs and record catalogs (3 folders)
 
Fly-fishing [series]

The Fly-fishing series concerns Gingrich's participation fly-fishing organization, reviews written of fly-fishing books, and reviews and correspondence received pertaining to his own writings on fly-fishing, most notably The Joys of Trout.

Box   24  
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers 1964-1974 (10 folders)
Box   24  
The Complete Fly Fisherman by John McDonald (2 folders)
Box   24  
American Trout Fishing, reviews
 
The Well-Tempered Angler
Box   24  
Papers 1963-1966 (6 folders)
Box   24  
Reviews
 
The Joys of Trout
Box   24  
Miscellaneous (8 folders)
Box   24  
Letters from readers (3 folders)
Box   24  
The Fishing in Print
Box   24  
Fishing articles by A.G.
 
Sound recordings [series] [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]

Sound Recordings is a series of reel-to-reel audio-tapes of radio programs and seminars in which Gingrich participated. The topic of one of these was "The Moral Responsibilities of the Press." Compact discs have been made of these recordings.

Box   25  
Mutual Broadcasting System Network 1967 June 17 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85188-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Viewpoint broadcast over Mutual Broadcasting System Network) [access item]
Box   25  
Celebrity's choice with Dick Hubert, WABC-FM 1966 September 25 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 3 ¾ ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85188-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Interview with Arnold Gingrich on Celebrity's Choice. Sunday September 25, 1966 8:00 - 9:00pm) [access item]
Box   25  
NBC Radio Monitor 1964 January 20 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85188-SR-3-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(NBC Radio Monitor Gingrich interview) [access item]
Box   25  
National Council of the Episcopal Church radio program 1963? [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85188-SR-4-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Jane Martin interviewing Arnold Gingrich for radio show "Good Life". Topics discussed include fashion, Esquire writers, and how Esquire got its name. Note in box: may have been done for Esquire's 30th anniversary in 1963.) [access item]
Box   25  
"Moral Responsibilities of the Press" 1959 April 24 [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.] (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 3 inch)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([85188-SR-5-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Program recorded in French; recorded at Institute Francois de Presse of the University of Paris.) [access item]
 
Photographs [series]

The Visual Materials series consists of ten envelopes of photographs of Gingrich, alone and as part of larger groups, receiving awards, and with his family and friends; also one envelope of violin photographs. There are three DVDs of various television appearances of Gingrich.

 
Photographs [subseries]
Box   25  
"Alumni Fun" broadcast January 23, 1966
Box   25  
Awards given and received
Box   25  
Business in the arts
Box   25  
Detroit boat race 1949
Box   25  
Family, homes, car
Box   25  
Friends
Box   25  
Oklahoma Library Association conference 1969
Box   25  
Gingrich and others
Box   25  
A Thousand Mornings of Music
Box   25  
Violin
Box   25  
Esquire Magazine cover art (Back to College) (5x7 negative)
 
DVDs [subseries]
Box   25  
AG television appearance on Conversation program WILL TV, host Bill Dale May 13, 1964
Box   25  
CBC Telescope program
Additional Descriptive Data
Related Material

The records of Esquire Magazine are also held by the Bentley Library and should be used in conjunction with the Gingrich papers.