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Ralph McGill papers

Repository: Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Collection Description (CRHP): There are several interviews of McGill in Series 12: Audiovisual Material. Series 13: Collected Material also has interviews with journalists, political figures, and colleagues of Ralph McGill for the 1988 documentary "Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South." Notable interviewees include: Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter, Vernon Jordan, Lonnie King, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, and Howard Zinn.

Collection Description (Extant): The collection consists of the papers of Ralph McGill of Atlanta, Georgia from 1853-1969. The collection documents McGill's personal life and his career as a sports journalist in Nashville, Tennessee; as an author of books and prize winning articles; and as an columnist; editor; and editor-in-chief of the Atlanta Constitution. The papers include correspondence (1919-1975) pertaining to personal and professional issues; McGill's writings (1913-1969) which includes books, articles, speeches, and interviews; subject files (ca. 1938-1969) ; records relating to committees and foundations on which he served (1947-1969); records of travels and speaking engagements (1945-1969); financial business, and legal papers (1941-1969); scrapbooks (1912-1970) including copies of his daily editorials in the Constitution; photographs (ca. 1920s-1970s); memorabilia; and posthumous additions.

Date(s): 1853-1971

Existing IDs: Manuscript Collection No. 252

Finding Aid URL: http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/mcgill252/ External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Cecil Alexander, Harry Ashmore, Furman Bisher, Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Julian Bond, Ruthanna Boris, Tom Brokaw, John Calhoun, Dan Carter, Jimmy Carter, Robert Carter, Xernona Clayton, Reese Cleghorn, Ronnie Dugger, Leslie Dunbar, William Emerson, Harold Fleming, Judy Gebre-Hiwet, John Griffin, Lucy Grigsby, Grace Hamilton, Smith Hempstone, M. Carl Holman, Myles Horton, Herbert Jenkins, Vernon Jordan, Lonnie King, Bill Kovach, John Lewis, Doris Lockerman, Ralph McGill, Jr., Mary Lynn Morgan, Jack Nelson, Eugene C. Patterson, Frances Pauley, Nan Pendergrast, John Popham, Kitty Ross, Kaname Saruya, Bill Shipp, Celestine Sibley, Claude Sitton, Grace Lundy Tackett, Herman Talmadge, Jack Tarver, S. Ernest Vandiver, Sander Vanocur, Pat Watters, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, Howard Zinn

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
McGill, Ralph, 1898-1969
Newspapers

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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