Godfrey Sperling, Jr. Papers, 1931-2011 | University of Illinois Archives
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Papers of Godfrey Sperling, Jr. (1915- ) include biographical materials, correspondence, publications, memoranda, speeches, interview transcripts, guest lists, invitations to political events, audiotapes, videotapes, photographs, newspaper clippings and artifacts relating to Sperling's career with the Christian Science Monitor (1946-2005) as reporter (1946-1957), Chief of the Midwest Bureau of the Monitor (1957-1963), Chief of the New York Bureau of the Monitor (1963-1965), Assistant Chief and News Manager of the Washington Bureau of the Monitor (1965-1973), Bureau Chief in Washington (1973-1983) and Senior Washington Columnist (1983-2005). Topics covered include the Sperling Breakfasts, the Gridiron Club, National Press Foundation Award, Republican and Democratic National Convention coverage, and political trips covered for the Christian Science Monitor.
Notable correspondents and interviewees include Spiro Agnew, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Nora Ephron, Gerald Ford, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, Joseph Lieberman, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Richard M. Nixon, Charles Percy, Ronald Reagan, James Reston, Nelson Rockefeller, Ginger Rogers, Arthur Schlesinger, Adlai Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, and Robert C. Zuppke.