The collection consists of U.S. political newsletters (both "Paine Webber's Washington Focus" and "Coleman/Bartlett's Washington Focus") by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Bartlett. The newsletters date from 1985-1987, 1994-1998, and 2002-2007.
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Charles L. Bartlett (1921-2017) was an American political reporter. Born in Chicago, Illinois on August 14, 1921, the son of a stock broker, Bartlett graduated from Yale University in 1943. During World War II, he specialized in naval intelligence operations. Later, he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a writer for the "Chattanooga Tennessee Times."
Bartlett is credited with arranging a blind date between John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier. In Washington, Bartlett publicized the misconduct of the Secretary of the Air Force and won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his efforts. He was an unofficial advisor to President Kennedy. Bartlett was praised for his reporting during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
In 1967, Bartlett co-authored a book with Edward Weintal entitled, "Facing the Brink: An Intimate Study of Crisis Diplomacy." Bartlett was known for his political newsletters.
He served on the board of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and was involved with the Edward Weintal prize for diplomatic writing.
Charles L. Bartlett died on February 17, 2017 at the age of 95.
[Source:"Washington Post" obituary 2/18/2017 - Online].
1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Gift of Martha Bartlett, 2017.
The collection has been rehoused in archival-quality boxes and folders.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository