TEEPEN, TOM H.
Tom Teepen papers, 1951-2017

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/v7bbr

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: Teepen, Tom H.
Title: Tom Teepen papers, 1951-2017
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1495
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Atlanta journalist Tom Teepen, including clippings, correspondence, personal and professional files, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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

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.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift of Sandy Teepen, 2020

Custodial History

Sandy Teepen is Tom’s widow and executrix. Curator of Political, Culturals and Social Movements, Randy Gue, prepared the material for transfer to the Rose Library at Teepen's home in Atlanta, Georgia.

Citation

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

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of Political, Culturals and Social Movements, Randy Gue, as part of the Rose Library’s holdings in Atlanta, Georgia, journalism. During accessioning in 2020, Rose Library staff removed and returned some commemorative and celebratory plaques.

Processing

Arranged and described at the collection level by Brenna Edwards, 2020.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Tom Teepen (1935-2017) was a journalist in Atlanta, Georgia. Born in Ohio, Teepen earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University (Athens). Teepen started his career with the Dayton Daily News (Ohio) in 1958 and completed a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California) in 1967, focusing on African studies. In 1983, Teepen moved to Atlanta to become an editorial page editor for The Constitution where he later became a columnist. He also was a syndicated political columnist for Cox Enterprises until he retired in 2002. He died April 16, 2017 in Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Atlanta journalist and political columnist Tom Teepen. It includes correspondence, clippings of Teepen’s columns from 1976 to 2006, photographs, and research files.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type. Items remain in original physical order but are arranged alphabetically by type in the container list to facilitate access.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
8 5 "Forgotten but not gone" cartoon, 1991 December
9 - Books, 1986-2003
4 - Childhood photographs, undated
5 - Clippings, 1976-1977
1 - Clippings, 1982
3 - Clippings, 1982-1987
1 - Clippings, 1983
6 - Clippings, 1984
1 - Clippings, 1985
3 - Clippings, 1985-1989
1 - Clippings, 1986
3 - Clippings, 1987
3 - Clippings, 1987-1991
3 - Clippings, 1988
3 - Clippings, 1989
3 - Clippings, 1990
8 4 Clippings, 1991
4 - Clippings, 1991
4 - Clippings, 1992
5 - Clippings, 1993
4 - Clippings, 1993-1994
3 - Clippings, 1995-1996
6 - Clippings, 1997-1998
6 - Clippings, 1999-2000
2 - Clippings, 2001
6 - Clippings, 2002
2 - Clippings, 2002-2003
6 - Clippings, 2004
6 - Clippings, 2005
6 - Clippings, 2006
2 - Contact sheet and negatives, undated
4 - Correspondence, 1954-2003
1 - Correspondence, 1954-2017
5 - Correspondence, 1969-1976
8 5 Dayton Daily News (Ohio) cartoon, 1982
2 - Dayton Daily News (Ohio) file columns, 1982
4 - High school diploma, 1953
3 - Ohio University (Athens) materials, 1955-1957
1 - Photographs, undated
2 - Photographs, undated
3 - Photographs, undated
4 - Photographs, undated
7 2 Photographs, undated
8 2 Photographs, undated
10 - Plaques, 1983-1990
8 3 Portfolio, undated
2 - Programs, 1951-1954
4 - Pulitzer Prize nomination packet, 1969
9 - Research files, 1993-2001
2 - Research files, 1997
2 - Scrapbook, 1956
7 1 Scrapbook, undated
8 1 Scrapbook, undated
5 - Yearbooks, 1948-1955
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