Frank Eschen Collection

Accession Number:  MA uu:175
Location:  Manuscript Stacks, row 12
Dates:  1942 – 1960
Size:  1 box
Creator/Collector:  Unknown
Acquisition info:  Unknown
Accruals:  No accruals expected
Custodial history:  Unknown
Language:  English
Processed by:  Sarah Cain, June 2015
Conservation notes: Copies of materials are on archival paper. All items placed into acid-free folders within archival boxes.
Scope and Content: John Francis “Frank” Eschen was director of Special News Events, announcer, and reporter on KSD radio. The collection consists of copies of Eschen’s radio scripts, speeches, notes, correspondence between the years of 1942 and 1960 and reviews of Municipal (Muny) Opera in 1947 and 1948. The collection chiefly documents Eschen’s reporting on Cardinal John Glennon. Most notably is an account of Eschen’s trip to Rome for the ceremonies marking John Glennon’s elevation to the rank of Cardinal at the Vatican in 1946. Eschen accompanied John Cardinal Glennon, to Rome in February 1946 and reported his elevation to the Cardinalate at St. Peter’s Basilica and his unexpected death in Dublin on March 9, 1946. Eschen also broadcast from Nuremberg, Paris, and London during this trip.
Arrangement:  Alphabetical
Restrictions:  Unrestricted. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks:  Jean Gosebrink accession number Ge-1326

Frank Eschen Collection
1942 – 1960
1 slim legal Hollinger; 0.25 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
 1/2  Correspondence, New Year’s Eve broadcast, 1942
 1/3  Muny Reviews, 1947-1948
 1/4  National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1960
 1/5  Radio scripts, Cardinal Glennon, 1946-1951
 1/6  Special assignment, Vatican Investiture Ceremony for Cardinal Glennon, 1946
 1/7  Speech, Father James Keller, 1951
 1/8  Speeches
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