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David E. Sumner papers

David E. Sumner papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: David E. Sumner papers
Creator: Sumner, David E.
Inclusive Dates: 2013-2014
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: UA0120
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

David E. Sumner is currently professor of journalism and coordinator of the magazine journalism major in the Department of Journalism at Ball State University, a position he has held since 1990. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Tennessee in 1989 and was named a "Distinguisheed Alumni" from the School of Journalism in 2008. In 2007 Sumner received the Magazine Educator of the Year Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is co-author of the textbook Feature and Magazine Writing which has entered its 3rd edition.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 2 publications by David E. Sumner concerning events in Georgia and at UGA: the Wally Butts' trial in the 1960's and the historical founding of Atlanta, Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

David E. Sumner papers, UA0120, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Bryant, Paul "Bear"
Butts, Wallace, 1905-
Curtis Publishing Company
Football (sports)
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team)
Thrasher, John J., 1818-1899
United States. Supreme Court

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Libelous -- but true: another look at Butts v. Curtis Publishing Company, 2014
12Railroad Man : John J. Thrasher and Atlanta's Early Years, 1839-1900, 2013