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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3378

Lew Paper interviews concerning Joseph Grew


Interviews conducted by Lewis J. Paper for his book, In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor.


  • circa 2010-2017


Condition Description

Condition of audiotapes unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

Transcripts are open for research. Audiotapes require reformatting before use; consult curatorial staff.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.


.1 linear feet (1 box)

Transcriptions of 13 interviews with other material and 11 audiotapes of the interviews conducted concerning Joseph Grew for Paper's book, In the cauldron : terror, tension, and the American ambassador's struggle to avoid Pearl Harbor (2019).

Biographical / Historical

Lew Paper (1946- ) is an American Democratic Party politician, attorney, and author of books about John F. Kennedy, Louis Dembitz Brandeis, William S. Paley, and baseball player Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series.


Arranged as received.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2022M-19. Gift of Lew Paper, 2021 September 16.

Related Materials

The Lewis J. Paper papers are held by the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections.

Processing Information

This collection was processed to a basic level with minimal rehousing, organization, and preservation. (Melanie Wisner, 2021)

Paper, Lewis J. Lewis J. Paper interviews concerning Joseph Grew, circa 2010-2017 (MS Am 3378): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University
2021 October 19
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