Waverly Root papers, 1946-1982


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0.50 cubic ft.

Waverly Root (1903-82), A1941, a member of the class of 1924, was a noted journalist and food essayist. His first post with the Chicago Tribune brought him to Paris where he spent the majority of his adult life. In 1941 Tufts granted Root his degree extra ordinem in recognition of his journalistic achievements. Furthermore, he received citations for work in the fields of music and international journalism. "The Food of France," his foray into gastronomy, ended his thirty year career in international journalism. "The Food" was published in 1958, has yet to go out of print, and cast Waverly Root as a cooking connoisseur. He published several other books in the field and wrote numerous newspaper columns.

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