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Charles Nutter papers

Identifier: LaRC-971

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal and professional papers of American journalist Charles Nutter. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence including outgoing carbons and edited drafts from foreign locations, numerous photographs, invitations and other items of social ephemera, speeches, financial documents, telegrams, newspaper clippings, articles, journal issues, a book, and other printed items. Individuals represented in this collection, as correspondents or as subjects, are Hale Boggs, President Eisenhower, President Kennedy, and Hubert Humphrey. Some photocopies are included.


  • 1924-1987


Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Charles P. Nutter (1902-1987) worked as a foreign correspondent with the Associated Press, international relations specialist, and newspaper owner. His writing assignments sent him to Mexico (1929-1933), Washington (1933-1935), London (1935-1936), Russia (1936-1937), the Spanish Civil War (1937-1938), and Louisiana (1939-1941) where he was aligned with anti-Long factions. In New Orleans, he served as director of the International House from 1946 to 1961. In 1961, Charles Nutter directed an organization in Kansas City called People-to-People, a public relations program which had been conceived by President Eisenhower, but not federally funded, to address issues of international understanding. He continued working in the newspaper business and in foreign relations efforts until his retirement in the mid-1970s. He was married to Eleanor Halderman Nutter.


5 Linear Feet

10 Boxes

Language of Materials



Spanish; Castilian


Arranged chronologically, by topic, and by document type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired 2003-2004 from Charles Nutter of Santa Fe, N. M., a son of Charles P. Nutter.

Processing Information

Processed by Susanna Powers. Edited for ArchivesSpace by Althea Topek.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US