ELLIS, ELMO ISRAEL.
Elmo Israel Ellis papers, 1947-1981

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z898

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ellis, Elmo Israel.
Title: Elmo Israel Ellis papers, 1947-1981
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 616
Extent: 86.375 linear feet (86 boxes) and AV Masters: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of the papers of Elmo Israel Ellis, a WSB radio broadcaster in Atlanta, including photographs, writings, and audiotapes.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1981, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Elmo Israel Ellis papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Elmo Israel Ellis (1918-2005), author, retired executive and broadcast journalist, was born on November 11, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama to Samuel B. and Bertha F. Seletz Israel. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism and then obtained his master degree in journalism from Emory University. He began his career in radio as director of public relations at WSB in Atlanta in 1940. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Force where he worked as a writer and producer for radio programs. After the war, he worked as a writer and producer of various radio shows in New York. In 1948, he returned to Atlanta and became production manager for the fledgling WSB-TV. But in 1952, he returned to radio to help revive WSB. By 1964, he was promoted to General Manager of WSB-AM and WSB-FM, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. During retirement, he wrote books and a newspaper column. He died on June 24, 2005 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Elmo Israel Ellis (1918-2005), author, retired executive and broadcast journalist, was born on November 11, 1918 in Birmingham, Alabama to Samuel B. and Bertha F. Seletz Israel. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in journalism and then obtained his master degree in journalism from Emory University. He began his career in radio as director of public relations at WSB in Atlanta in 1940. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Force where he worked as a writer and producer for radio programs. After the war, he worked as a writer and producer of various radio shows in New York. In 1948, he returned to Atlanta and became production manager for the fledgling WSB-TV. But in 1952, he returned to radio to help revive WSB. By 1964, he was promoted to General Manager of WSB-AM and WSB-FM, a position he held until his retirement in 1982. During retirement, he wrote books and a newspaper column. He died on June 24, 2005 and is buried in Arlington Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Elmo Israel Ellis from 1947-1981. The papers include correspondence (1947-1981) related to Ellis' career as broadcast executive and journalist, his writings including editorials, book manuscripts, radio scripts, and speeches; and audiotapes of his personal commentary broadcast, Viewpoint (ca. 1965-1975) and Pro and Con (1967-1981), made over WSB Radio in Atlanta. The collection also includes photographs, clippings, memorabilia, news releases, and awards.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
8 Audiotapes: Viewpoint, c. 1965-1975
9 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1967-1968
10 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1968-1969
11 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1969-1970
12 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1970-1971
13 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1971-1973
14 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1973-1974
15 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1974-1977
16 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1977-1979
17 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1979-1981
18 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, n.d.
19 Audiotapes: Dateline America
20 Audiotapes: Dateline America; Shining Light Award; miscellaneous speeches
26 Audiotapes: Pro and Con, 1981-1982; clippings; Report: "Attitudes and Opinons toward Radio in the Atlanta Area"
28 Audiovisual materials, audio recordings
29 Audiovisual materials, audio recordings
30 Audiovisual materials, audio and video recordings
87 Audiovisual materials, phonograph recordings
88 Audiovisual materials, phonograph recordings
1 Correspondence, 1947-April 1975
2 Correspondence, May 1975-1981 and not dated
3 Personal files; Writings: Editorials, Viewpoint, 1964-1970
21 Miscellaneous: audiotapes, memorabilia, awards
22 Personal commentary broadcasts, tapes 1-12 [inventory available in casefile]
23 Personal commentary broadcasts, tapes 13-24
24 Personal commentary broadcasts, tapes 25-36
25 Personal commentary broadcasts, tapes 37-39 and, videotape, memorabilia, certificate, and Nazi war criminals evidence [photocopy] (1942)
31 Personal and professional files: Awards and honors
32 Personal and professional files: Anti-Defamation League
33 Personal and professional files: Community involvement
34 Personal and professional files: Community involvement
35 Personal and professional files: General personal and professional files
36 Personal and professional files: General personal and professional files
37 Personal and professional files: General personal and professional files
38 Personal and professional files: General personal and professional files
39 Personal and professional files: Notebooks and biographical notes
40 Personal and professional files: Professional organizations
41 Personal and professional files: Professional organizations
27 1 Personal and professional files: Radio Code Board citation
41 Personal and professional files: Professional organizations
42 Personal and professional files: Teaching
43 Personal and professional files: Retirement and post-retirement work
44 Personal and professional files: World War II Army Air Corps Files
45 Personal and professional files: WSB and Cox Broadcasting
46 Personal and professional files: WSB and Cox Broadcasting
47 Personal and professional files: WSB Radio
48 Personal and professional files: WSB Radio
49 Personal and professional files: WSB Radio
50 Personal and professional files: WSB Radio
51 Writings: Book Manuscripts
52 Writings: Book Manuscripts
56 Writings: Book Manuscripts, Opportunities in Broadcasting
53 Writings: Book Manuscripts, The Youthful Option
54 Writings: Book Manuscripts, The Youthful Option
55 Writings: Book Manuscripts, The Youthful Option
57 Writings: Columns
58 Writings: Columns, Marietta Daily Journal, 1981-1985
59 Writings: Columns, Marietta Daily Journal, 1986
60 Writings: Columns, Neighbor Newspapers
61 Writings: Columns, Neighbor Newspapers
62 Writings: Columns, Neighbor Newspapers
4 Writings: Editorials, Viewpoint 1971-1981; Pro and Con, 1966-May 24, 1975 Pro and Con, 1966-May 24, 1975
5 Writings: Editorials, Pro and Con, June 2, 1975-December 1981; rough drafts
63 Writings: Poetry
6 Writings: Radio scripts, book manuscript
64 Writings: Radio scripts
65 Writings: Radio scripts, PanAmericana, 1941-1944
66 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con
67 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con
68 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con
69 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con, 1-11
70 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con, 12-19
71 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con, 20-28
72 Writings: Radio scripts, Pro and Con, 29-37
73 Writings: Radio scripts, World War II Army Radio Scripts
74 Writings: Radio scripts, World War II Army Radio Scripts
75 Writings: Radio scripts,WSB, 1940-1960
76 Writings: Radio scripts, WSB Viewpoint
77 Writings: Radio scripts, You and Your Future
78 Writings: Radio scripts, You and Your Future
7 Writings: Speeches
79 Writings: Speeches
80 Writings: Speeches
81 Writings: Speeches
82 Writings: Speeches
83 Writings: Speeches
84 Writings: Speeches
85 Writings: Speeches anf related material
86 Writings: Writings on floppy disk
AV1 - Pro and Con, reel H, May 28, 1968 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Pro and Con, reel S, February 6, 1969 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Viewpoint '70, 1970 (What Do You Think About Tom Jefferson (7/5/1970); In Recent Days (7/12/70); John Glenn Is An (7/19/70); Ivan Allen Jr. Has Accepted (7/26/70); What Problems Are of (8/2/70); The Electric Power Companies (8/9/70); Many Educators Gloomily Predict (8/16/70); How Clean Is the Water (8/23/70); Winston Churchill Once (8/30/70); Who Will You Vote For (9/6/70); In the First Six Months (9/13/70)) [original: open reel]
AV1 - Affirmation Vietnam, Atlanta Stadium, tape 1, Barry Sadler, 1966 February 12 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Affirmation Vietnam, Atlanta Stadium, tape 2, National Anthem, 1966 February 12 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Affirmation Vietnam, Atlanta Stadium, tape 3, Governor Sanders (2:00-2:20), 1966 February 12 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Affirmation Vietnam, Atlanta Stadium, (2:20-2:40) 1966 February 12 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Affirmation Vietnam, Atlanta Stadium, Rusk/Bryant (2:40-3:10) 1966 February 12 [original: open reel]
AV1 - Shining Light Award, H. O. Smith, 1964 May 5 [original: open reel]
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