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Robert (Bob) Schulman papers

Identifier: 2008_075-UA

This collection contains columns, letters to the editor, talks, and other material written by Robert Schulman, along with correspondence, reference material and other records relating to classes, seminars, and other programs that Schulman developed and led. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence, including two folders of memos and commentary from Barry Bingham, Jr., who edited the Courier-Journal for most of Schulman's tenure. Published materials include columns such as "In All Fairness," "One Man's Opinion," and columns he wrote for the Louisville Eccentric Observer (the LEO). Program and class files cover the Victory of Spirit ethics award, 1988-1994, the Great Stories leadership program, 1985-2001, and a "bench and bar" conference series, 1996-2005. The collection also includes tape recordings of seminars, biographical material, and subject reference material on the media, ethics, and Indiana.


  • 1958-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1970-2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.


5.375 linear feet (4 records center boxes, 1 audiocassette box)

Biographical / Historical

Bob Schulman was a Louisville journalist, commentator and media critic. Born in New York in 1916, Schulman was a graduate of New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Star-Times, regional bureau chief for Time Inc., Sports Illustrated and KING Broadcasting before moving to Louisville in 1968. In Louisville he worked for WHAS-TV and radio and for the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times. In 1984 he joined the staff of the University of Louisville, serving as advisor to the Cardinal newspaper as well as serving as special assistant to the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, among other roles. He was also among the original investors in the Louisville Eccentric Observer (LEO), an alternative newspaper founded in 1990. Schulman passed away in January, 2008.

Robert (Bob) Schulman Papers
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Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752