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Schroth Research for Sevareid Biography

J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

2013



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Language: Description is in English.

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)
Monroe Library
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-864-7111
Email: archives@loyno.edu
Creator: Schroth, Raymond A.
Title: Schroth Research for Sevareid Biography
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1994
Bulk Dates: 1993-1994
Extent: 3 boxes
1.25 linear ft.
Abstract: In 1995, Loyola University journalism professor Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., published The American Journey of Eric Sevareid, the culmination of two years of extensive research into the life of the CBS newsman who, for almost five decades, commented on the American experience. The Schroth/Servereid papers feature Schroth's correspondence files, notes and interviews.
Collection No.22

System of Arrangement

Collection arranged according to record type and then organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

In 1995 Loyola University journalism professor Raymond A. Schroth, S.J., published The American Journey of Eric Sevareid, the culmination of two years of extensive research into the life of the CBS newsman who, for almost five decades, commented on the American experience.


During a year-long sabbatical beginning in summer 1993, Fr. Schroth lived at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he spent countless hours examining the Eric Sevareid Collection at the Library of Congress. Author's inquiries in the book review sections of the New York Times and the Washington Post yielded responses from friends and colleagues as well as from ordinary fans with memories of Sevareid.


Following every lead, Schroth examined the commentator's Norwegian/Upper Midwestern background by visiting North Dakota and Minnesota and contacted and interviewed scores of friends, family members and fellow journalists.


The Schroth/Sevareid research papers feature Schroth's correspondence files and the notes (handwritten and typed) from thorough interviews he conducted with Sevareid acquaintances ranging from a childhood sweetheart to CBS luminaries Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.


Administrative/Biographical History

Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. was graduated from Fordham University in 1955 andjoined the Society of Jesus in 1957. Following his ordination to the priesthood in 1967, he earned his Ph.D. in American Thought and Culture at George Washington University. He taught journalism at Fordham, served as Academic Dean at Rockhurst College in Kansas City and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass, and held the Will and Ariel Durant Chair in the Humanities at S1. Peter's College in Jersey City.


He was a member of the Loyola Mass Communications faculty and Maroon adviser from 1986 to 1996. He has returned to S1. Peter's and is editor of Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. Previous journalistic contributions include artices and reviews on politics, religion, and literature in Commonwealth, America, the National Catholic Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, the Kansas City Star, the Boston Globe and others.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections & Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Schroth Research Papers for Sevareid Biogaphy, Collection 22, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


Related Material

Additional materials, Sevareid correspondence, broadcasts, etc. can be found in the Library of Congress and other archives.

Library of Congress: Eric Sevareid papers, 1930-1992

The American Journey of Eric Sevareid, Schroth's fourth book, is available in the stacks and in Special Collections at the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library at Loyola.

PN4874 .S43 S37 1995


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