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Collection Overview

Creator:
Apple, R. W. (Raymond Walter), 1934-2006 and Apple, R. W. (Raymond Walter), 1934-2006
Title:
R. W. Apple Papers
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/fx719q105
Dates:
1954-2012 (mostly 1990-2006)
Size:
6 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-6
Language:
English

Abstract

R. W. Apple, Jr. (1934-2006) was a journalist, correspondent and editor at the New York Times. Apple covered a variety of topics including war, revolution, politics and government, and food and drink. The collection is composed of Apple's research for his travel writings on various cities, countries, and chefs. The research is comprised of reporter's notebooks, annotated menus, maps, and news clippings. The collection also includes correspondence and personal documents such as baptismal records, marriage licenses, and family photographs.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The R.W. Apple Papers are composed of Apple's research for his travel writings on various cities, countries, and chefs. The research is comprised of reporter's notebooks, annotated menus, maps, and news clippings. The collection also includes correspondence and personal documents such as baptismal records, marriage licenses, and family photographs. Materials related to Apple's passing in 2006, including condolence letters from George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton, are also present, as are various memorial materials, obituaries, and tributes to Apple.

Please see the series descriptions in the contents list for additional information about individual series.

Collection Creator Biography:

Apple, R. W. (Raymond Walter), 1934-2006

R. W. Apple, Jr. (1934-2006) was a journalist, correspondent and editor at the New York Times. Apple covered a variety of topics including war, revolution, politics and government, and food and drink.

Raymond Walter Apple, Jr., also known as Johnny, was born on November 20, 1934 in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio where he worked for the school's newspaper, The Reserve Record. Apple entered Princeton as a member of the Class of 1957 and was a staff member of the Daily Princetonian, where he devoted so much time at the expense of his school work that he was suspended repeatedly. Ultimately, he graduated from Columbia University's School of General Studies in 1961.

Apple worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Newport News Daily Press, and NBC News before moving to the New York Times. His work covered civil rights, presidential campaigns, revolutions, and war, including the Vietnam War. His travels led him to expand his journalistic career into food and wine. In 2005, he published Apple's America, a travel guide to American and Canadian cities.


Apple, R. W. (Raymond Walter), 1934-2006

R. W. Apple, Jr. (1934-2006) was a journalist, correspondent and editor at the New York Times. Apple covered a variety of topics including war, revolution, politics and government, and food and drink.

Raymond Walter Apple, Jr., also known as Johnny, was born on November 20, 1934 in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio where he worked for the school's newspaper, The Reserve Record. Apple entered Princeton as a member of the Class of 1957 and was a staff member of the Daily Princetonian, where he devoted so much time at the expense of his school work that he was suspended repeatedly. Ultimately, he graduated from Columbia University's School of General Studies in 1961.

Apple worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Newport News Daily Press, and NBC News before moving to the New York Times. His work covered civil rights, presidential campaigns, revolutions, and war, including the Vietnam War. His travels led him to expand his journalistic career into food and wine. In 2005, he published Apple's America, a travel guide to American and Canadian cities.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was donated by R.W. Apple's wife, Betsey Apple, in 2015. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2015.021.

Archival Appraisal Information:

Duplicates of newspapers, magazines, clippings, and loose menus were separated from the collection.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in 2015. Finding aid written by Elena Colon-Marrero in 2015.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

R. W. Apple Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/fx719q105
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Subject Terms:
Travel