We are pleased to announce that the papers of Larry Tye, the author of the acclaimed 2012 book Superman: The High Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero, are now open to researchers.
This collection consists of a range of materials, relating primarily to his Superman book. The files include correspondence, subject files, and legal files related to litigation between Superman’s creators and Warner Communications, DC Comic’s parent company. The finding aid for the collection is available at: http://findingaids.cul.columbia.edu/ead/nnc-rb/ldpd_10101342
Tye is a journalist. From 1986 through 2001, he was a mild mannered reporter for the great metropolitan newspaper the Boston Globe. At the Globe he primarily covered health care and medicine stories. Prior to his time at the Boston Globe Tye wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal and The Anniston Star in Anniston, Alabama. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993-1994.
In addition to his Superman biography, Tye has also written biographies of Satchel Page, Edward Bernays, and books on electroconvulsive therapy and the role of Pullman porters in creating a black middle class.