NELSON, JACK, 1929-2009.
Jack Nelson papers, circa 1960-2009
Jack Nelson papers, circa 1960-2009
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/cmtdr
Digital Material Available in this Collection
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009.|
|Title:||Jack Nelson papers, circa 1960-2009|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 1237|
|Extent:||20.5 linear ft. (25 boxes), 3 oversized papers (OP), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)|
|Abstract:||Papers of Pulitzer Prize winning southern journalist Jack Nelson, including subject files, writings, printed material, correspondence, photographs, sound and video recordings, and born digital materials.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
Restrictions on Access
Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for all audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance for access to this material.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
[after identification of item(s)], Jack Nelson papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Jack Nelson (1929-2009), Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, was the Los Angeles Times Washington, D.C., bureau chief from 1975-1996, and the paper's chief Washington correspondent until his retirement in 2001. His first job as a reporter was for the Biloxi Daily Herald in the late 1940s. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Nelson reported on news all over the South and became known for breaking exclusive stories. In 1960, while working for the Atlanta Constitution, he won the Pulitzer Prize for uncovering abuse at a Milledgeville mental hospital. In 1964, the editor of the Los Angeles Times recruited Nelson to open the paper's Atlanta bureau. He is best known for his coverage of the murder of Viola Liuzzo, the Orangeburg Massacre, the F.B.I.'s use of agents provocateurs in Meridian, Mississippi, and the Watergate scandal.
Nelson married second wife Barbara Matusow in 1974. He died in 2009.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of Jack Nelson, including subject files, writings, printed material, correspondence, photographs and sound and video recordings. Born digital materials include an archived copy of the memorial website set up by the family and friends of Nelson following his death. The site collects together documents relating to Nelson and his work and features tributes and memories contributed by friends and relatives.
|1||-||Subject files, various|
|2||-||Subject files, civil rights|
|3||-||Subject files, Meridian, Mississippi|
|4||-||Subject files, various [created by Barbara Matusow]|
|5||-||Subject files, various [contains photo album created by FBI agent James Awe; photos document Ku Klux Klan murders in Mississippi, including the case of Wharlest Jackson]|
|6||-||Subject files, various|
|7||-||Subject files, various post-1970|
|9||-||Writings, speeches, 1987-1988|
|12||-||Writings, Terror in the Night: The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews|
|13||-||Clippings, Los Angeles Times, 1970-1980|
|14||-||Clippings, Los Angeles Times, 1982-1992|
|15||-||Photographs and books|
|16||-||Correspondence; Terror in the Night; video and audio recordings|
|OP1||-||Political cartoon by Paul Conrad, inscribed to Jack Nelson, 1965|
|OP2||-||Letter from Joseph Pulitzer, gifted to Jack Nelson and Barbara Matusow|
|OP3||-||Los Angeles Times special edition, November 7, 1985|
|OBV1||-||Scrapbook of clippings|
|-||-||Tommy Tarrants, tape 1, Los Angeles Times Dining Room, May 1991 [digitized; Emory: f3rvc; f3s29]|
|-||-||Tommy Tarrants, tape 2, Los Angeles Times Dining Room, May 1991 [digitized; Emory: f3s98]|
|-||-||J. B. Stoner, National States Rights Party and his officers, Savannah, Georgia, April 25, 1969 [digitized; Emory: f3scj; f3s70]|
|-||-||KKK tape 1, undated [digitized; Emory: f3s84; f3sdp]|
|-||-||Bill Minor, May 6, 1991[digitized; Emory: f3sft; f3sbd]|
|Born digital materials|
|Online||-||Jack Nelson, 1929-2009, 2012/12/21 (web archive)|