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

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zs58

Collection Stored Off-Site

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pomerantz, Gary M.
Title: Gary M. Pomerantz papers, 1991-2005
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 890
Extent: 12.5 linear ft. (23 boxes), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), AV Masters: 3 linear ft. (8 boxes), and 21.2 MB born digital material (235 files)
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.

Access to processed born digital materials is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted.

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.

Born digital materials processed, arranged, and described by Brenna Edwards, 2020. Born digital materials include files taken from a file transfer. For information as to how these materials were processed, see the processing note in the description of series 3, Born digital material.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Gary M. Pomerantz is an award-winning journalist and author. After graduating from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1982, Pomerantz joined The Washington Post as a sports reporter. In 1988, he moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where for the next 11 years he wrote feature stories, and penned columns and editorials. He also served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, Pomerantz joined Stanford University's Graduate Program in Journalism teaching reporting and writing. He is the author of six nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to sports to civil rights. His books include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn (1996), named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times; 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); The Devil's Tickets (2009), about a Jazz Age murder and trial; Their Life’s Work (2013), a narrative about the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers that explores football’s gifts and costs; and The Last Pass (2018), a New York Times bestseller about an old man coming to terms with his life, which centers on Boston Celtics legends and Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners Bob Cousy and Bill Russell.

Gary M. Pomerantz is an award-winning journalist and author. After graduating from the University of California (Berkeley) in 1982, Pomerantz joined The Washington Post as a sports reporter. In 1988, he moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where for the next 11 years he wrote feature stories, and penned columns and editorials. He also served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2007, Pomerantz joined Stanford University's Graduate Program in Journalism teaching reporting and writing. He is the author of six nonfiction books on topics ranging from history to sports to civil rights. His books include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn (1996), named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times; 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); The Devil's Tickets (2009), about a Jazz Age murder and trial; Their Life’s Work (2013), a narrative about the 1970’s Pittsburgh Steelers that explores football’s gifts and costs; and The Last Pass (2018), a New York Times bestseller about an old man coming to terms with his life, which centers on Boston Celtics legends and Presidential Medal of Freedom Winners Bob Cousy and Bill Russell.

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. Born digital materials include interview transcripts relating to Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family research files and interviews, (2) Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era research files and interviews. (Unprocessed addition), and (3) Born digital material


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