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Meyer (Henry) papers

Repository: Mississippi State University. Libraries. Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Papers of Henry Meyer, (b. 1912), native of Selma, Alabama, 1932, journalism and English graduate of the University of Alabama and Starkville resident since 1933. After managing Blumenfeld and Fried, a Starkville wholesale grocery business from 1933 to 1946, Meyer and his brother Morris in 1946 purchased the Starkville Publishing Company, a firm which handled job printings and office supplies and published the Starkville News, then a weekly newspaper. The Meyers published the local paper, which became a daily in 1960, from 1946-1966. The papers include a small amount of material concerning the Starkville Daily News, including photographs, awards and clippings. Other materials in the papers include correspondence, awards, speeches, clippings, diplomas, photographs, scrapbooks, audiotapes and other materials documenting Meyer's education, career, teaching and organizational activities, his family background, and the activities of his children. Meyer's other journalism activities include managing and advising the MSU Reflector, publishing the local high school newspaper and the MSU Alumnus, and teaching journalism at MSU. Of special interest is a scrapbook documenting the activities of his son Melvin Meyer at the University of Alabama, 1961-1964. Meyer was editor of the school newspaper who was censured for writing in favor of James Meredith and integration at the University of Mississippi.

Collection URL: http://library.msstate.edu/specialcollections/manuscripts/fulllist.asp#m External Link

Date(s): 1930s-1999

Existing IDs: Acc. No. 528

Extent: audio cassettes, 4 cu.ft.

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Press coverage
College students
Journalists
Media
Newspapers
University of Alabama
University of Mississippi

Genres:

Photographs
Sound recordings
Speeches

 

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