LevelItem
Ref NoMEM/HHP
TitleMemoir of Hella Pick 1960s-1970s
Datec1997
Extent1 item
Creator NamePick; Hella Henrietta (1929-); writer and journalist
DescriptionTyped memoirs of Hella Pick's time working for the Guardian.

Hella became the Guardian's UN correspondent in the early 1960s, and describes the importance of the UN at the time of the Cuban missile crisis. She also worked out of Washington, writing about US politics until 1967. She describes the impact the civil rights movement had on her.

From 1967 she was based in Geneva as a European correspondent with a focus on European integration. She talks about her coverage of Britain joining the common market. Her second posting to Washington came in 1972, where she covered the Watergate scandal and was the first to call the Guardian offices with news of Nixon's resignation.

Hella became East European correspondent in 1975, a job she describes as "lonely". Being made diplomatic editor in 1983 allowed for more varied travel, including following Thatcher on various Commonwealth summits.
Admin HistoryHella Pick worked for the Guardian as UN correspondent 1960-67, Europe correspondent 1967-72, Washington correspondent, 1972-75, East-West Affairs correspondent 1975-82 and diplomatic editor 1983-94.
Custodial HistoryPart of project by the Guardian to gather material for the archive.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialOHP/65 Oral history interview with Hella Pick
FormatTypescript

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