EMERSON, WILLIAM A., 1923-
William A. Emerson papers,
William A. Emerson papers, 1949-1986
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z8gz
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Emerson, William A., 1923-|
|Title:||William A. Emerson papers, 1949-1986|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 1094|
|Extent:||4 linear ft. (4 boxes) and 1 oversized paper (OP)|
|Abstract:||Papers of Atlanta journalist William A. Emerson, Jr., including correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, printed material, and artwork.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
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William A. Emerson, Jr., journalist, editor, and author, was born in 1923 in North Carolina and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. In the early 1950s Emerson wrote for Collier's magazine. From 1953-1961, Emerson was the chief of Newsweek's Atlanta Bureau, and from 1965 to 1969 he served as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. Emerson also wrote The Jesus Story, published in 1971. Emerson often wrote under the byline Bill Emerson.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of William A. Emerson, Jr., from 1949 to 1986. The papers consist of correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, printed material, and artwork. The correspondence concerns Emerson's work as a journalist for Collier's and Newsweek, in addition to his tenure as editor of The Saturday Evening Post. The collection also includes some of Emerson's personal correspondence, which document his other activities, including his work with charity and church organizations. Writings include drafts of essays and columns that later appeared in print, in addition to notes for his speeches. The majority of the newspaper clippings are of Bill Emerson's columns and articles. The collection also includes an original watercolor cartoon of William A. Emerson by political cartoonist, Robert Ariail.
- Authors, American.
- Journalism--United States.
- Journalists--United States.
- Reporters and reporting--United States.