POMERANTZ, GARY M.
Gary M. Pomerantz papers, 1991-2005

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:/25593/8zs58

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pomerantz, Gary M.
Title: Gary M. Pomerantz papers, 1991-2005
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 890
Extent: 13.5 linear ft. (26 boxes) and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV) AV Masters: 3 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract:Research files, notes, and interviews with transcripts for Gary M. Pomerantz's first book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family and his third book, Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Series 2: 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.

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

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 2005, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Gary M. Pomerantz papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Randy Gue, 2005.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Gary M. Pomerantz is an award-winning journalist and author. After graduating from the University of California (Berkeley), Pomerantz joined The Washington Post as a sports reporter. In the 1990s, he moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he wrote feature stories, and penned columns and editorials. He also served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His books include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn (1996); Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: A True Story of Tragedy & Triumph (2001); Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (2005); and (2009).

Gary M. Pomerantz is an award-winning journalist and author. After graduating from the University of California (Berkeley), Pomerantz joined The Washington Post as a sports reporter. In the 1990s, he moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where he wrote feature stories, and penned columns and editorials. He also served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His books include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn (1996); Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: A True Story of Tragedy & Triumph (2001); Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era (2005); and (2009).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials relating to Pomerantz's first book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family (New York: Scribner, 1996) as well as his third book, Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era. It includes interviews, interview transcripts, research materials, notebooks and audiovisual materials relating to these two works. The materials documenting Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family include the history of the Allen and Dobbs families as well as the history of modern Atlanta. Of particular interest are the interviews and interview transcripts, which recount the racial, political, economic and social life of 20th century Atlanta. The materials relating to Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era regard Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game against the New York Knickerbockers (Knicks). They also include audio cassette recordings of interviews and their transcriptions, research materials, notebooks as well as a scrapbook documenting promotions for the book. Pomerantz's interviews include National Basketball Association (NBA) general manager, Marty Blake; NBA players Earl F. Lloyd, Tommy Hawkins, and Red Klotz; and sportscaster, Bill Campbell among many others.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two series: (1) Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family research files and interviews and (2) Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era research files and interviews. (Unprocessed addition)


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