George J. Hecht Papers,[ca. 1915]-1974.

Collection Number: 3473

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George J. Hecht papers, [ca. 1915]-1974.
Collection Number:
3473
Creator:
George J., Hecht 1895-1980.
Quantity:
2.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, news clippings, and articles.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, news clippings, and articles relating to George J. Hecht (Cornell University Class of 1917). Correspondents of note include John Lovejoy Elliot of the Ethical Culture Society and the Hudson Guild, William DeForest, James G. Blain, and Senators Hubert Humphrey, Lister Hill, Cleveland Bailey, and Robert Kennedy. Also included are three taped interviews and transcripts, 1974.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Publisher.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, news clippings, and articles relating to George J. Hecht (Cornell University Class of 1917). Correspondents of note include John Lovejoy Elliot of the Ethical Culture Society and the Hudson Guild, William DeForest, James G. Blain, and Senators Hubert Humphrey, Lister Hill, Cleveland Bailey, and Robert Kennedy. Also included are three taped interviews and transcripts, 1974.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hecht, George J., 1895-1980.
Bailey, Cleveland.
Blain, James G.
DeForest, William.
Elliot, John Lovejoy.
Hill, Lister, 1894-
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
Bailey, Cleveland
Blain, James G.
DeForest, William
Elliot, John Lovejoy
Hill, Lister, 1894-
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Ethical Culture Society.
Hudson Guild.

Subjects:
Education.
Public welfare.
Social service.
Publishers.
Education
Public welfare
Social service


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George J. Hecht papers, #3473. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Subdivisions: 1. Personal correspondence and family life; 2. Social welfare work; 3. Education and educational legislation; 4. Hecht publications.Arranged chronologically within subdivisions.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENT

Subdivisions: 1. Personal correspondence and family life; 2. Social welfare work; 3. Education and educational legislation; 4. Hecht publications.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Personal Correspondence and Family Life
Series II. Social Welfare work
Series III. Education and Educational Legislation
Series IV. Hecht Publications
Series V. Miscellaneous Hecht Publications

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
1903-1967
Box 1 Folder 1
Biographical Material
1927, 1936, undated
Contains clippings, articles, and a photograph
Box 1 Folder 2
Family Tree
1953, 1955-1956, 1965
Contains correspondence, tables, and photographs
Box 1 Folder 3
Childhood and Youth
1906, 1909, 1912-1913, undated
Contains correspondence
Frankfort, Maurice
Sister Beatrice
Ethical Culture School
Box 1 Folder 4
Cornell
1913-1917
Contains a Basserman draft
Box 1 Folder 5
Letters from Cornell to parents
1914, 1916, undated
Box 1 Folder 6
Letters from Cornell to parents
1917, undated
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1922, 1925-1927, 1929-1930
Frankfort, Maurice
Box 1 Folder 8
Marriage
1929-1930
Contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, and a Basserman draft
Box 1 Folder 9
Meyer Hecht and Gella Stern Hecht (parents)
1886, 1891, 1903, 1917, 1919, 1922-1923, 1925-1926, 1930, 1937-1942, 1944, undated
Contains correspondence, photographs, and clippings
Hecht, Meyer
Stern Hecht, Gella
Elliott, John Lovejoy
Society for Ethical Culture
Box 1 Folder 10
Maurice Frankfort
1903, 1935, undated
Contains correspondence and a photograph
Box 1 Folder 11
Beatrice Hecht letters (adolescent)
1917, 1920, undated
Box 1 Folder 12
Freyda Hecht (wife)
1938, 1943, 1955, undated
Contains correspondence, clippings, and a photograph
Box 1 Folder 13
Hecht children (Susan and George) childhood letters
1931, 1937, 1941-1943, 1957, 1960-1961, undated
Contains correspondence, clippings, and photographs
Box 1 Folder 14
Hecht Family Miscellany
1903, 1930, 1940
Contains photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia
Box 1 Folder 15
Travel
1936, 1939, 1950, 1952-1967
1919-1974
Box 1 Folder 16
Better Times - Early Days
1920-1929, 1945
Box 1 Folder 17
Better Times
1919, 1920-1924
United Neighborhood Houses
Box 1 Folder 18
Better Times
1925-1931
Lehman, Herbert
Box 1 Folder 19
Better Times
Undated
Box 1 Folder 20
Better Times Bulletins
1920, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1965
Box 1 Folder 21
Welfare Council
1923-1928
Contains 1927-06-06 and 1927-11-21 copies of Better Times Bulletins
Box 1 Folder 22
Welfare Council
1923-1930, 1934, 1937-1938, 1940-1941, 1945, undated
Lane, Robert
DeForest, William
Box 1 Folder 23
Greater New York Fund
1938-1941, 1940-02-23, 1965
Blain, James G.
Box 1 Folder 24
How The Greater New York Fund Happened to Get Started
1926-1938, 1966
Fakoner, Douglas P.
Welfare Council, Executive Committee
Box 1 Folder 25
Ethical Culture Society
1919, 1927, 1939, 1942, 1959-1960, 1963, 1966, undated
Elliott, John Lovejoy
American Ethical Union
Ethical Culture Schools
Box 1 Folder 26
Hudson Guild
1919, 1965
Elliott, John Lovejoy
Box 1 Folder 27
National Council of Social Work
1926
Box 1 Folder 28
UNICEF
1953-1954, 1958, 1961, 1965-1966
Labouisse, Henry
Pantaleoni, Helsenka
United States Committee for UNICEF
Box 1 Folder 29
United Jewish Appeal
1930, 1944, 1963, 1965-1966, undated
Ben-Gurion, David
Joint Distribution Committee
Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City
Box 1 Folder 30
Population Explosion and Birth Control
1950, 1964-1966
San Francisco Medical Center
Population Reference Bureau
1920-1974
Box 1 Folder 31
Education and Educational Legislation
1953, 1956-1958, 1963, 1965, undated
Kennedy, Robert
Humphrey, Hubert
Box 1 Folder 32
American Parents Committee
1921, 1949, 1954-1959
U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau
Box 1 Folder 33
American Parents Committee
1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1967, 1974, undated
Hill, Lister
Box 1 Folder 34
Handbook on Federal Grants-in-Aid
1953
American Parents Committee
Box 1 Folder 35
"In the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term 1966. Motion for Leave to File A Brief As Amicus Curiae and Brief of The American Parents Committee As Amicus Curiae" (Gault Case)
1966
Box 1 Folder 36
Bipartisan Citizen's Committee for Federal Aid for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
1959-1963, 1966, undated
Bailey, Cleveland
Harlow, Bryce
Box 1 Folder 37
Emergency Committee For The National Defense Education Bill; Citizens Committee for Extension of the National Defense Education Act
1958-1959, 1961
Elliott, Carl
Hill, Lister
Johnson, Eric
Benton, William
Box 1 Folder 38
"The International Brains Race"
1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 39
Simplified Spelling and An International Language
1959-1963, undated
International Language Review
1917-1973
Box 1 Folder 40
Washington Service, World War I
1917-1918, 1921, undated
American Ambulance Field Service
Bureau of Cartoons
Bureau of Research
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence from Washington, D. C. to parents
1917, undated
National Committee of Patriotic Societies
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence from Washington, D. C. to parents
1918
National Committee of Patriotic Societies
U.S. Department of State, War Trade Boards
Committee on Public Information
Box 1 Folder 43
Cartoons (World War I)
1918
Bureau of Cartoons
Box 2 Folder 1
Bulletin for Cartoonists
1918
Creel, George
Committee on Public Information
Bureau of Cartoons
Box 2 Folder 2
Bulletin for Cartoonists
1918
Committee on Public Information
Bureau of Cartoons
Box 2 Folder 3
World War I
1918, 1921
The Stars and Stripes
Box 2 Folder 4
Boy and Girls Newspapers
1934-1935, undated
The Children's Newspaper of London, England
Box 2 Folder 5
Comics (True Comics and WWII Comics)
1941, 1943-1948, undated
Box 2 Folder 6
World War II
1938, 1940-1943, 1945
Box 2 Folder 7
Metropolitan Mothers Guide
1932
Box 2 Folder 8
School Supply and Equipment Directory
1934
Box 2 Folder 9
Hecht's other magazines
1938, 1940-1942, 1953, 1966-1967, undated
Better Babies
Calling All Girls
Children's Digest
Humpty-Dumpty's
Predictions of Things to Come
True Comics
Box 2 Folder 10
Parents' Magazine Enterprises, Inc.
1964-1966, undated
Box 2 Folder 11
Parents' Magazine
1926-1966
Box 2 Folder 12
Parents' Magazine
1927-1966
Box 2 Folder 13
Possible inspiration for Parents' Magazine
1923
Rockefeller, John D.
Box 2 Folder 14
Parents' Magazine, 1920's
1924-1929
Gavit, John Palmer
Hill, Patty S.
Meloney, William Brown
Russell Sage Foundation
Box 2 Folder 15
Children, The Magazine For Parents
1926-01
Box 2 Folder 16
"Dean Russell's Inquiry Regarding Children, The Magazine For Parents, And the Replies He Received"
1927-03
Russell, James
Box 2 Folder 17
Editor's Handbook
1927
Box 2 Folder 18
Parents' Magazine, 1920's
1926-1929
Box 2 Folder 19
"The Greatest Profession in the World"
1926-1927
Box 2 Folder 20
Parents' Magazine, 1920's
1926-1929
Box 2 Folder 21
"A Suggested Plan For A Management Corporation To Conduct The Publishing Operations of 'Boy's Life,' 'The American Girl,' And 'The Parents' Magazine."
1930-05-23
Box 2 Folder 22
Parents' Magazine, 1930's
1930-1934
Hoover, Herbert
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America
New York Urban League, Inc.
Box 2 Folder 23
Parents' Magazine, 1930's
1935-1937
DeForest, Johnson
Gavit, John Palmer
Hill, George Parmley
Hill, Patty Smith
Lehman, Herbert
Lenroot, Katharine
Littledale, Clara Savage
Roosevelt, Franklin
Ruml, Beardsley
Greater N.Y. Fund
Box 2 Folder 24
Parents' Magazine, 1930's
1938-1939
Hoover, J. E.
Perkins, Frances
Better Parenthood Week
National Father's Day Committee
Box 2 Folder 25
Parents' Magazine, 1930's
1930-1931, 1934, 1936-1938
Box 2 Folder 26
Parents' Magazine, 1940's
1940
Roosevelt, Eleanor
Better Parenthood Week
National Father's Day Committee
Box 2 Folder 27
Parents' Magazine, 1940's
1940-1945, 1948-1949
Box 2 Folder 28
Parents' Magazine, 1940's
1940-1945
Box 2 Folder 29
Parents' Magazine, 1950's
1950-1953, 1955-1957
Truman, Harry
Box 2 Folder 30
Parents' Magazine, 1950's
1958-1959
Elliott, Carl
Humphrey, Hubert
Box 2 Folder 31
Parents' Magazine, 1960's
1960-1961, 1963-1967, 1971
Humphrey, Hubert
Kennedy, John F.
Lindsay, John
Ribicoff, Abraham
Calling All Parents
Box 2 Folder 32
International Federation of The Periodical Press
1959-1960, 1963-1965
Box 2 Folder 33
Parents' Magazine, 1960's
1963, 1965, undated
Box 2 Folder 34
Parents' Magazine
Undated
Littledale, Clara Savage
Box 2 Folder 35
Parents' Magazine
Undated
Box 2 Folder 36
Baker and Taylor Co.
1960, 1966-1967, undated
Box 2 Folder 37
Correspondence Courses
1961, 1966
Parents' Magazine Foundation for Child Welfare, Inc.
University of Wisconsin Home Study Department
Box 2 Folder 38
F.A.O. Schwartz
Box 2 Folder 39
Miscellaneous
1924-1973
Box 2 Folder 40
Titles for Basserman manuscript
1966
Box 2 Folder 41
Basserman manuscript notes
1965
Box 2 Folder 42
"An Unpublished Biography: The First 70 Years (1895-1965) of the Life of George J. Hecht"
1966
Hill Basserman, Maude
1966, undated
Box 3
"Baby Care"
Fall 1973, Spring 1974
Box 3
"Baby Care Digest"
1944
Box 3
"Books For Young Readers"
Fall 1973, Fall 1974
Contains catalogues
Box 3
"The Book Buyer's Guide"
1960-09
Baker and Taylor Co.
Box 3
"Calling All Girls"
1965-12
Box 3
"Children's Digest"
1966-09, 1974-04, 1974-07
Box 3
"Expecting"
1974
Box 3
F.A.O. Schwartz catalogues
Christmas 1965, Christmas, 1966
Box 3
"Humpty-Dumpty's"
1973-01-1974-09
Box 3
"Parents' Magazine"
1944-1966-12
Box 3
"The Pictorial News Digest"
1943-06-06
Box 3
"Predictions"
1943, Winter 1946
Box 3
"School Management"
1932-03
Box 3
"Student's Guide To American Industry"
1959-1960
Pamphlet
Box 3
"Young Miss"
1974-05
TR-519-521
Interviews with George J. Hecht
1974-07-03-1974-11-25
3 tape recorded interviews and transcripts
Hecht, George J.
Densmore, Christopher