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Helen Hiett Waller Papers, 1838-1958
5 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 273

Abstract:
Journalist. Papers include are broadcasts, diaries, and letters sent from Europe where she was a foreign correspondent during World War II and the Spanish Civil War; plus printed material, writings, photographs, and memorabilia.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Helen Hiett was born in Chenoa, Illinois, 1913. After graduating from the University of Chicago in 1934, she lived in Europe where she studied at the League of Nations in Geneva and edited a monthly review for the Graduate Institute of International Affairs. In 1937 she lived in a girls' labor camp in Germany, studying Nazi indoctrination methods. She was a foreign correspondent for NBC during World War II in France, Spain and Gibraltar, the first outsider to broadcast from the Spanish Civil War. She continued her career as a foreign correspondent for NBC after returning to the U.S., from 1941 to 1944; and was a war correspondent from 1944 to 1945 in Italy, Germany and Austria. After the war she was director of the New York Herald Tribune Forum, from 1945 to 1961. She published No Matter Where (1944) based on her experiences in Europe. She married Theodore Waller in 1948; they had 3 children. Helen Hiett Waller died in 1961.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Helen Hiett Waller Papers include correspondence, clippings, diaries, printed material, writings, photographs, audio tapes, and memorabilia. Of particular interest are broadcasts, diaries, and letters sent from Spain and Gibraltar where she was a foreign correspondent during World War II, plus letters home to her family from Europe.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Note: this collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Helen Hiett Waller Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


Additional Information
Contact Information
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Language
English