Oral Memoirs of Ruth Shick Montgomery

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  • Source:
    Baylor University Institute for Oral History
  • Document Type:
    Electronic Resource
  • Physical Description:
    229 pages; index
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  • Additional Information
    • Additional Titles:
      Baylor University (General)
    • Publisher Information:
      Waco, TX 1976
    • Added Details:
      Keeth, Kent
      Montgomery, Ruth Shick
    • Abstract:
      interviewed by Kent Keeth on 4 occasions from 22 June to 9 July 1976 in San Antonio, Texas.
      Number of interviews:4
      Ruth Shick Montgomery was a syndicated Washington newspaper columnist and the medium through which spiritual Guides dictated books; family history; education, Waco High School; employment, Waco Tribune-Herald to finance education at Baylor University; departure from Baylor because of Great Depression; employment at various newspapers and the Detroit Times; marriage; coverage of Black Legion murders; moves to Detroit News and New York Daily News Washington bureau; personal interviewing style; employment, Chicago Tribune; recollections of Robert R. McCormick; role of women in Washington press corps; White House press conferences; feature articles on Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) after John F. Kennedy assassination; relationship with LBJ; coverage of Richard Nixon's trip to USSR; syndication with International News Service, 1955; recollections of Joseph McCarthy; characterization of Washington press corps; formation of reporters' pools; interviews for radio and television panel shows; awards and honorary degrees; move to Cuernavaca, Mexico, 1968; return to Washington; writing Once There Was a Nun; research for Mrs. L.B.J.; writing biography of Jeane Dixon, A Gift of Prophecy; writing autobiography, Hail to the Chiefs; recollections of Styles Bridges; early research on psychic phenomena; influence of Arthur Ford; first experience with and technique of automatic writing; reason for Guides selecting her as vessel for automatic writing; public reaction to A Search for the Truth; personal reaction to first experiences; use of electric typewriter; first- and secondhand research on reincarnation for Here and Hereafter; use of hypnotic regressions to interpret dreams; requests from readers for spiritual guidance; writing A World Beyond as directed by Guides; various Guide personalities; recollections of Bill Gray, protagonist of Born to Heal; writing Companions Along the Way about own previous incarnations, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning; critical reception of books; compatibilit
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    • Note:
      interviewed by Kent Keeth on 4 occasions from 22 June to 9 July 1976 in San Antonio, Texas.
    • Other Numbers:
      IYU oai:digitalcollections.baylor.edu:buioh/2236
    • Contributing Source:
      From OAIsterĀ®, provided by the OCLC Cooperative.
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