Henry R. Cassirer papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, printed material, scripts, notes, reports, audio tapes, photographs, speeches, and scrapbooks document the life and career of Henry R. Cassirer, particularly his work as a CBS executive in the 1940s and his long association with UNESCO. Personal papers include correspondence with his parents and information about his early life.
NOTE: Some material in German and French.
- Creation: 1936 - 2005
- Cassirer, Henry R. (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1911, Henry Cassirer attended the Odenwaldschule, an experimental school founded by his grandfather near Frankfurt. The rise of Nazism caused him to abandon Germany for England where he completed his education and worked in radio at the BBC. In 1942, he immigrated to the United States where he began a career with CBS and served as editor in chief for television news. After obtaining his U. S. citizenship he was employed by UNESCO and in 1952 moved to Paris becoming a roving ambassador and consultant for the organization. Henry Cassirer died December 28, 2004.
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Language of Materials
Correspondence, printed material, scripts, notes, reports, audio tapes, photographs, speeches, and scrapbooks document the life and career of Henry R. Cassirer, particularly his work as a CBS executive in the 1940s and his long association with UNESCO.
Organized by type of material. Arrangement varies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1996-017; 1996-146; 2001-046; 2005-003
Collection processed by Briscoe Center staff. Subsequent revisions by Colleen Hobbs, January 2022.
- Henry R. Cassirer Papers, 1936-2005
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