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Michael Aronson papers

Identifier: M206


Michael Aronson was born in the early 1960s. Growing up in Massachusetts, he attended Needham Public Schools. After graduating high school in 1981, he attended the University of Chicago where he earned his BA in 1985. Not long after, Aronson joined Michael Dukakis' presidential campaign and became part of the speechwriting team. After Dukakis lost the presidency, Aronson pursued a career in journalism. Later, he joined the New York Daily News Editorial Board. In 1999, he won a Pulitzer Prize along with the rest of the editorial board for editorial writing.


  • Creation: 1982-1988


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is unrestricted

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Copyright Restrictions may Apply


1.65 cubic feet (3 containers, 5 flat file folders)

System of Arrangement:

Alphabetically. The speech drafts are ordered chronologically, but are labeled with a number which correlates to the final speeches in the Michael S. Dukakis Presidential collection (M32).

Physical Location

37/3, FF4/D4


  • Needham Public Schools. “Twentieth Annual George A. Dennett Distinguished Career Awards Program.” Last modified October 30, 2009. Retrieved from
  • Northeastern University. “Subject Guides: Archives and Special Collections: Political Collections” Last modified November 7, 2014.
  • University of Chicago. “Pulitzer Prize.” Retrieved from
Finding aid for the Michael Aronson Papers
Finding aid prepared by Kristin Wright
November 24, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
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Boston MA 02115 US