NELSON, JACK, 1929-2009.
Jack Nelson papers
> Personal and professional papers

Series 1
Personal and professional papers, 1940-2011
Boxes 1 - 5, OP 1 - 3, and AV 1 - 4

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Jack Nelson's personal and professional papers, not including his writings, from 1940-2011 and contains awards, correspondence, family papers, photographs, and political cartoons by Paul Conrad. Correspondence is primarily in response to Nelson's newspaper articles, his books, Terror in the Night and The Orangeburg Massacre, and his appearances on the television program Washington Week in Review. Photographs include personal family photos; headshots of Nelson; photos of Nelson with politicians and journalists, such as Max Cleland, Vernon Jordan, Ralph McGill, and Eugene Patterson; and photographs documenting events on which Nelson reported, including the Bogalusa, Louisiana, riots (1965), civil rights demonstrations, and George Wallace's presidential campaign (1968). Political cartoons in the series are primarily drawn by Paul Conrad and inscribed from Conrad to Nelson.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Box Folder Content
1 1 Artwork, Matt Rugh, drawing of Nelson, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, 1993
1 2 Autograph, Stan Musial, undated
1 3 Awards, Drew Pearson Prize, 1974
1 4 Awards, Otis Chandler Distinguished Lecturer, University of Southern California School of Journalism (Los Angeles), 1986
1 5 Awards, the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, cardboard plaque, 1960 May
1 6 Awards, Sigma Delta Chi Award in Journalism, template, undated
OP1 3 Awards, Sigma Delta Chi Washington Hall of Fame certificate, 1995
1 7 Awards, "Thanksgiving Award," 1979
OP3 1 Birthday card from Chip Bok and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2009 [drawn by Bok]
1 8 Certificate of appreciation, Medical Association of Georgia, 1964
1 9 Checks, 1992
1 10 Correspondence, "get well" letters, 1967 [1 of 2]
1 11 Correspondence, "get well" letters, 1967 [2 of 2]
1 12 Correspondence, the Gridiron Club, 1995-1996
1 13 Correspondence, letters from the public, 1960-1969
1 14 Correspondence, letters from the public, 1970-1979
1 15 Correspondence, letters from the public, 1980-1999
2 1 Correspondence, letters from the public, undated
2 2 Correspondence, Milledgeville State Hospital (Georgia), 1958-1999
2 3 Correspondence, other, 1946-1958
2 4 Correspondence, other, 1960-1969
2 5 Correspondence, other, 1970-1979
2 6 Correspondence, other, 1980-1989
2 7 Correspondence, other, 1990-1999
2 8 Correspondence, other, 2000-2011 [1 of 2]
2 9 Correspondence, other, 2000-2011 [2 of 2]
3 1 Correspondence, other, undated
3 2 Correspondence, Orangeburg Massacre (South Carolina), 1970-2006 [1 of 2]
3 3 Correspondence, Orangeburg Massacre (South Carolina), 1970-2006 [1 of 2]
3 4 Correspondence, Stan Musial, 1990-1996
3 5 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1975-1989
3 6 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1990-1991
3 7 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1992
3 8 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1993 [1 of 2]
3 9 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1993 [2 of 2]
3 10 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1994
3 11 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, 1995-1998
4 1 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, undated
4 2 Correspondence, Terror in the Night, Japanese publication, 1992-1994
4 3 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1986-1988 [1 of 2]
4 4 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1986-1988 [2 of 2]
4 5 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1991
4 6 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1993
4 7 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1994
4 8 Correspondence, Washington Week in Review, 1995
AV2 - "Happy Father's Day Pop-Pop!" undated [original: VHS]
4 9 Identification cards and press badges, 1953-1982
4 10 Immunization record, 1970-1978
4 11 Jack Nelson Legal Fellowship, contributions, 1996
4 12 List of guests, unknown event, undated
4 13 Los Angeles Times Atlanta Bureau (Georgia), banking statement and checks, 1966
OP2 - Los Angeles Times (California), front page featuring multiple stories about Nelson, 1985
4 14 Nelson, Barbara, notes and recommendations for Jack Nelson's memoir, undated
4 15 Nelson family genealogy, undated
4 16 Nelson, Howard A., U.S. Army service records, 1943-1945
AV1 - Nelson, Jack, Committee to Protect Journalists Legal Defense Fund Roast, 1996 [original: audio cassette]
AV3 - Nelson, Jack, roast, undated [original: VHS]
4 17 Nelson family obituaries, 1943-1971
4 18 Nieman Foundation application, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1959-1960
4 19 O'Donnell Family Reunion, Birmingham, Alabama, 1985 July
4 20 Photographs, Atlanta Constitution (Georgia), circa 1960s
4 21 Photographs, Bogalusa Riots, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1965
4 22 Photographs, Carter-Ford Presidential debate panel, 1976
4 23 Photographs, Charles Granville at Thomas. L. Coleman trial, Hayneville, Alabama, 1965
4 24 Photographs, civil rights demonstration, Jackson, Mississippi, 1965
4 25 Photographs, civil rights leader with Charles Quinn and Nelson, undated
4 26 Photographs, "Cutline Story on Jack Nelson," Atlanta, Georgia 1961 February
4 27 Photographs, Daily Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi), undated [photographer: Ron Elias]
4 28 Photographs, Eugene Patterson with his Pulitzer Prize, Ralph McGill, and Nelson, undated
AV1 - Photographs, fishing trip, undated [original: CD]
4 29 Photographs, George Wallace presidential campaign, 1968
4 30 Photographs, Georgia State University (Atlanta) commencement, undated
4 31 Photographs, the Gridiron Club, 1988-1996
4 32 Photographs, headshots of Nelson, 1949-2002
4 33 Photographs, Kenneth Dean, 1969
4 34 Photographs, Los Angeles Times, Washington, D.C., Bureau, circa 1970s-1990s
4 35 Photographs, Monogram Club, Notre Dame High School (Biloxi, Mississippi), 1944-1945
5 1 Photographs, Nelson, Bess Myerson, and Betsy Palmer on "I've Got a Secret," 1961
5 2 Photographs, Nelson and a circus performer, Biloxi, Mississippi, circa 1940s
5 3 Photographs, Nelson family, undated
OP1 4 Photographs, Nelson headshot, 1983
AV1 - Photographs, Nelson headshots, undated [original: CD]
AV1 - Photographs, Nelson history, undated [original: CD]
5 4 Photographs, Nelson and Jack Bass, promoting Terror in the Night, Atlanta, Georgia, 1993 April
5 5 Photographs, Nelson and Jack Mangus on a fishing trip, 2005
5 6 Photographs, Nelson and Max Cleland, 1982
5 7 Photographs, Nelson receiving social welfare award with Peyton Hawes, undated
5 8 Photographs, Nelson and Richard Cooper, 2007
5 9 Photographs, Nelson, Vernon Jordan, and Paul Duke, 1996
5 10 Photographs, Nelson with his dogs, circa 2000s
5 11 Photographs, Nieman class, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1961-1962
5 12 Photographs, President Bill Clinton, 1996
5 13 Photographs, President Gerald Ford, Jr., circa 1970s
5 14 Photographs, President Jimmy Carter, Jr., and Rosalyn Carter, circa 1970s-2000s
5 15 Photographs, President Ronald Reagan, circa 1980s
OP3 2 Photographs, Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 [inscribed to Nelson by unidentified individual (not Kennedy)]
5 16 Photographs, Savannah Morning News, circa 1950s
5 17 Photographs, Shorenstein Fellows, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 2002
5 18 Photographs, Sigma Delta Chi awards, circa 1960
5 19 Photographs, Sophomore class, Notre Dame High School (Biloxi, Mississippi), 1944
5 20 Photographs, Stan Musial, undated
5 21 Photographs, "Ten Outstanding Young Men of 1960," 1960
5 22 Photographs, unidentified, undated
5 23 Photographs, unidentified, undated [photocopy]
5 24 Photographs, unidentified events, undated
5 25 Photographs, United States Army, circa 1940-1950s
5 26 Photographs, Washington Week in Review, undated
5 27 Political buttons, circa 1960s-1980s
5 28 Political cartoons, 1978-1979
5 29 Political cartoons, Bill Mitchell, "I'm 21 and I think you're Cool!," 1998
OP3 3 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "...And in 1970, We'll Run You as My Stand-in, George...," 1966
5 30 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "Isn't This Where Many of You Would Like to See Many of Us?," 1996
5 31 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "The Shadow and the Image," 1997
5 32 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, untitled, 1973
OP3 4 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "We Reserve the Right to Refuse Justice to Anyone," 1965
OP1 1 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "We'all Find the...He He He!..Defendant...Ho Ho!...Git Set!...Heah Come the Punch Line...Ho He!...Not Guilty!!," 1965
5 33 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "What am I doing here When So Many of You Belong Here!," 1996
5 34 Political cartoons, Paul Conrad, "Will There Be Any Jews at Anwar's Funeral?," 1981
OP1 2 Pulitzer, Joseph, signed letter to Richard Danielson, 1928 [matted and presented to Jack and Barbara Nelson]
5 35 Radiation therapy completion diploma, 1995
5 36 Scrapbook, circa 1940s-1990s
AV4 - Unidentified video labeled "personal," undated [original: VHS]
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