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New York Observer, 1980s-1989

Identifier: 2-2/5

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Kindred Papers span the mid-1960s to mid-2000s. The collection includes correspondence, columns, and reporter’s notebooks from Kindred’s sixty-year career. The largest series consist of reader correspondence, reporter’s notebooks, research materials related to Kindred’s two most popular books, Sound and Fury (2006) and Morning Miracle (2010), and clippings of Kindred’s columns. The special formats series contains scrapbooks on the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal created for Kindred by his wife Cheryl. Special formats also includes sports memorabilia such as Kindred’s press passes from the Super Bowl, World Series, PGA Tour, Kentucky Derby, Democratic National Convention, etc. and a pair of Muhammad Ali’s boxing trunks. The research files are primarily made up of articles, clippings, and notes on various people and topics, which Kindred frequently annotated. Most of this research made its way into his books and columns.

The collection is organized into the following series:

    1. Correspondence

    2. Written works

    3. Research files

    4. Special formats


  • Majority of material found within 1980s-1989



4 folders

4 folders

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Contains undated material.

Repository Details

Part of the Illinois Wesleyan University Special Collections Repository

P.O. Box 2899
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington IL 61701 US