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John P. Wallach papers

Identifier: C-31

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the papers of journalist John Wallach, and includes book drafts, video and film interviews, transcribed interviews and research for books and articles, newswires and backgrounders, and notes. Note that collection contains audio and visual materials, such as cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and photographs.


  • 1962-1994


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Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

John Wallach (1943-2002) was an American journalist, author and editor. He founded Seeds of Peace international camp in Maine. Wallach was born in New York City and graduated from Middlebury College in 1965. Wallach returned to Middlebury in 1999 to give the commencement address. He studied theatre at New York University for a single term and earned his master's degree from the New School for Social Research in Manhattan.

Wallach was the Foreign Editor for Hearst Newspapers 1968-1995, and the 1st Visiting Affairs Correspondent for the BBC in 1980. Wallach gave a special address to a joint session of the Maine Legislature in 2001. In 1995, Wallach left Hearst Newspapers to become executive director of the Elie Weisel Foundation for Humanity in New York, resigning the following year to devote himself to Seeds of Peace full time. Wallach was also a Senior Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Peace, as well as a White House Correspondent.

He founded Seeds of Peace summer camp in Maine, which brings together children from opposite sides of conflict from around the world. Wallach founded the camp in 1993 with the intent of bringing together Arab and Israeli teenagers. Wallach's wife, Janet Wallach, is the former president of Seeds of Peace.


16 Boxes


Collection is arranged into 16 labeled boxes.

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Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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