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Pusey, Merlo J. (Merlo John), 1902-1985

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Dates

  • Existence: 1902-1985

biographical statement

Citation

His The Supreme court crisis ... 1937

His Builders of the kingdom, George A. Smith, John Henry Smith, George Albert Smith, 1981: t.p. (Merlo J. Pusey)

WWWA: v. 9 1985-1989 (Pusey, Merlo; writer; b. Woodruff, Utah, Feb. 3, 1902; d. Nov. 22, 1985)

OCLC search, Oct. 4, 2011: (hdg.: Pusey, Merlo John, 1902-; Pusey, Merlo J.; Pusey, Merlo John; usage: Merlo J. Pusey)

Wikipedia, September 4, 2012: Merlo J. Pusey (born in Woodruff, Utah, 1902; won the Bankroft and Pulitzer prizes for his biography of Charles Evans Hughes; wrote The Supreme Court Crisis, Big Government: Can we Control it?, Charles Evans Hughes, and many other books)

Dialogue, Spring 1977: p. 71 (attended the Latter-day Saint University; worked on the Gold and Blue student newspaper; worked for the Deseret News) p. 72 (attended the University of Utah; married Dorthy Richards; moved to Washington, D.C. and started to work for the Washington Post as an editorial writer) p. 73 (worked part-time witht he Senate Finance Committee) p. 79 (promoted to Associate editor of the Washington post in 1946)

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Merlo J. Pusey clippings and research notes, 1932-1975

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 4
Scope and Contents Includes Pusey's newspaper clipings and research notes on various topics. Most of the material is focused on government policies and organizations and dates from Pusey's time as an editorialist for the Washington Post in the 1930s and 1940s. Includes newspaper clippings, drafts, and notes. Dates from between 1932 and 1975.

Merlo J. Pusey collection of newspaper articles, 1930-1984

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 7
Scope and Contents Includes articles both collected and written by Pusey from numerous publications aside from the Washington Post. Materials date from between 1930 and 1984.

Merlo J. Pusey correspondence , 1941-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains personal letters, greeting cards, and the official correspondence of Pusey. The letters addressed to Pusey are from various sources, including government bodies, newpapers, and universities. Dates from between 1941 and 1971.

Merlo J. Pusey edited diaries of Reed Smoot, 1916-1928

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 8
Scope and Contents Includes typescript copies of Reed Smoot's diaries, edited for publication by Pusey. Materials date from circa 1875 to 1928.

Merlo J. Pusey editorials and press releases, 1928-1971

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 6
Scope and Contents Includes editorals and press releases, primarily written by Pusey during his time working at the Washington Post. Materials date from between 1928 and 1971.

Merlo J. Pusey papers on Big Government, 1928-1945

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 13
Scope and Contents Contains manuscripts for Merlo J. Pusey's book, "Big Government." Dates from 1928-1945.

Merlo J. Pusey papers on Builders of the Kingdom, 1979

 Series — Carton: 73, Folder: 1-4
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains manuscripts for Merlo J. Pusey's book "Builders of the Kingdom". Dates to 1979.

Merlo J. Pusey papers on Charles Evan Hughes, 1875-1974

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains material related to Pusey's award winning biography of Justice Charles Evan Hughes, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Included are Charles Evan Hughes' writings, research concerning Hughes, book drafts, manuscripts, and book reviews. Materials date from between 1875 and 1974.

Merlo J. Pusey papers on Eugene Meyer, 1930-1970

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains notes, newspaper articles on Eugene Meyer related to the Washington Post and other publications by Eugene Meyer. Dates from 1930-1970.

Merlo J. Pusey papers on Ezra Taft Benson and Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952-1960

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1532 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains Pusey's research papers on Ezra Taft Benson and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The material centers around Eisenhower's presidential administration with some additional material on Benson's service as his Secretary of Agriculture. Also contains materials relating to Pusey's biography of Eisenhower, including a typed manuscript and correspondence with publishers and others. Dates from between 1952 and 1960.