John Marks papers
Scope and Contents
Research files, correspondence, audio and video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and published materials comprise the John Marks papers, 1923-2014. The collection relates to Marks' career as an author and journalist with U.S. News & World Report, 60 Minutes, and other news publications. It also includes manuscripts, interview materials, and personal and literary correspondence related to Marks' journalism, his novels Fangland, The Wall, and War Torn, as well as the nonfiction book Reasons to Believe.
- Creation: 1923 - 2014
- Marks, John, 1963- (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
The former bureau chief of U.S. News & World Report in Berlin, John Marks has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News & World Report. He became a producer for Morley Safer at 60 Minutes, where he worked until 2005. Marks is the author of the novels The Wall (1998), War Torn (2003), and Fangland (2007), as well as the non-fiction book Reasons to Believe (2009). A Texas native and a graduate of Davidson College, Marks is an executive producer at Left Right productions, where he creates series and specials for Epix, History, A&E, Discovery, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He also develops network documentary films, including Purple State of Mind (2007).
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Language of Materials
Research files, correspondence, audio and video recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and published materials comprise the John Marks papers, 1923-2014.
Some materials have been separated to the Material Culture unit.
This collection was processed by Colleen Hobbs, January 2020.
Subsequent revisions by Amanda Reyes, January 2022.
- John Marks Papers, 1923-2014
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- Colleen Hobbs
- December 16, 2019
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- 2022-01-03: AR 2020-082 added by Amanda Reyes