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Donald Guy papers

Identifier: ML-110

  • Staff Only


The papers of Donald Guy consist of correspondence, news articles, news releases, wirephotos, photo logs, notes, and article drafts by Guy when he was an AP writer and editor. Also included in this collection are reports, statements and speeches, histories, essays, listings, brochures, bulletins, guides, manuals, newsletters, fact books, picture books, Q and A’s, photocopies, project proposals, rule books, race results, fact sheets, essays, maps, diagrams, graphs, rosters, petitions, voter ballots, financial statements, magazine and newspaper clippings, as well as newspapers (both daily and special edition) and magazines, receipts, bills, and expense accounts. The material documents his work as a writer/photographic editor at the Associated Press, as well as some of his personal endeavors.

Of note are AP news and photo coverage of the NH Primaries (1950-1968) and America’s Cup (1958-1972); wirephotos of Winston Churchill; President John F. Kennedy; Senator Robert Kennedy; Queen Elizabeth; President Richard Nixon; German U-boat surrender; McMurdo, Antarctica and South Pole expeditions; anti- and pro-Cuban protests staged at US embassies; the burning of Buddhist monk Reverend Quang Duc (Vietnam); and other important individuals and historical events. A world traveler, Guy traveled to the Arctic with the Duke of Edinburgh, the South Pole with Paul Siple (1956), and the antarctic with Sir Edmund Hillary during the First International Geophysical Year (1957). He was the first newsman to have a story relayed by satellite.

Correspondents include President Dwight D. Eisenhower; Senator McCarthy Lowell; President Richard Nixon; President Gerald Ford; fellow travelers of McMurdo, Antarctica; editors John Pierce and Judson P. Hale of Yankee Magazine of Dublin, New Hampshire.


  • 1906 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).


25.5 linear ft. (17 boxes)

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Donald Guy (1913-1986) writer and editor. Dartmouth College Class of 1938. The collection contains materials related to Guy’s career as an Associated Press writer and photographic editor, including wire articles and photos, notes, article drafts, research materials, documentation of expenses, and personal correspondence.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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