3 boxes (2 partial)

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Field, George, 1904-.

Dates: 1942-1943.

Extent: 3 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


SERIES XI: "OUR SECRET WEAPON" (1942-1943) consists mostly of samples of letters written in by listeners to the CBS radio program produced by Freedom House and hosted by Rex Stout that debunked Axis propaganda. The program reach millions of Americans in the United States, and was sent via shortwave to the Armed Forces, to Latin America and was reprinted for use in army camps. People wrote in to compliment Rex Stout and Freedom House for the show, as well as to complain, ask questions, and most often, to ask that they be sent a transcript of a show. Also included are letters from soldiers in the Army, sailors in the Navy, and publicity materials. Photographs of Rex Stout and other people affiliated with "Our Secret Weapon" can be found in the photographs series. Some later correspondence from Rex Stout to George Field can be found in the correspondence series.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Preferred Citation

SERIES XI: OUR SECRET WEAPON; 1942-1943; George Field Collection of Freedom House Files, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Listener Responses 1942 August-1943 August Explore Multiple Containers
    Army Letters 1942 September - 1943 May Box 5
    Navy Letters 1942 August - 1943 April Box 5
    Press Letters 1942 September - 1942 December Box 5
    Newspaper Clippings 1942-1943 Box 6
    Publicity 1942 August - 1942 October Box 6
    General 1943 January - 1943 June Box 6

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