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Sylvan Meyer papers, 1940-1988.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Meyer, Sylvan.
Collection number: 4639
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Abstract: Sylvan Meyer (1921- ) of Gainesville, Ga., and Miami Beach, Fla., journalist; editor of the Gainesville Times, 1947-1969; the Miami News, 1969-1973; and Miami Magazine, 1975-1987; and founder of Meyer Publications. Meyer, who received an AB in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1943, was an editor of The Daily Tar Heel, 1942-1943. Personal and business correspondence, 1940-1988, of Sylvan Meyer, including letters from Jimmy Carter; speeches, 1960s, many concerning the role of the press in race relations; notes from a trip to the Soviet Union in 1969; and correspondence, records, and reports relating to the Pulitzer Prize Advisory Board, 1969-1975, and other organizations with which Meyer was involved, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Curriculum Committee of Florida International University.Also included are subject files from the Gainesville Times on local Georgia politics, people, and issues, especially desegregation and other racial matters, and papers relating to the Miami News, Meyer Publications, Miami Magazine, and Computer Living NY. There are also clippings from newspapers and magazine articles and columns Meyer wrote and several of his book manuscripts.Among the miscellaneous papers are items from Meyer’s time as a student at the University of North Carolina, including letters, writings, several issues of Truth and Consequence (a student newsletter), and notes relating to The Daily Tar Heel.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  Several documents concern the role of the press in race relations. The collection contains a film entitled White South: Two Views . Note: unprocessed; may be used only with special staff assistance.

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