Jack Henry Parks papers, circa 1945-1970

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Parks, Jack Henry, 1918-
Title: Jack Henry Parks papers, circa 1945-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 611
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Jack Henry Parks, Georgia newspaper editor, including correspondence with U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell, as well as photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1982, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], Jack Henry Parks papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Jack Henry Parks (1918- ) was a newspaper editor in Dahlonega, Georgia. In 1949, he bought the Dahlonega Nugget, which he owned and edited for most of his career.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Jack Henry Parks circa 1945-1970. The papers include letters and photographs. Letters consist mainly of Parks' correspondence with U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell, and discuss matters of patronage (1960-1970). Photographs include documentation of conditions in Okinawa during World War II (circa 1945), as well as pictures of Parks, Richard B. Russell, and Ralph McGill.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1959-September 1961
1 2 Correspondence, December 1961-July 1962
1 3 Correspondence, August 1962-July 1966
1 4 Correspondence, September 1966-1970
1 5 Writings: Press release
1 6 Photographs: Portrait
1 7 Photographs: World War II
1 8 Photographs: World War II
1 9 Photographs: World War II
1 10 Photographs: World War II
1 11 Photographs: Richard B. Russell
1 12 Photographs: Ralph McGill
1 13 Photographs: Miscellaneous
1 14 Miscellaneous: Clippings about Jack Henry Parks, interview questions by Jack Henry Parks.