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John Holliman papers

John Holliman papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Holliman papers
Creator: Holliman, John, 1948-1998
Inclusive Dates: 1981-1998
Language(s): English
Extent: 8.2 Linear Feet 20 document boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms3131
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Journalist John Holliman (1948-1998) was born in Thomaston, Georgia. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, Holliman worked for WGAU-AM in Athens, Georgia and later the Associated Press Radio Network. In 1976, he received a Peabody Award for his documentary, The Garden Plot – Food as a Weapon in International Diplomacy. CNN hired Holliman as part of the network's original reporting team in 1980, and he was the first correspondent in its Washington, D.C. bureau. He began by covering agricultural stories for the station, but also covered the White House, the student protests at Tiananmen Square, and most consistently the U.S. Space Program. Holliman gained national attention as one of only three reporters in Baghdad to cover the allied attack on the Iraqi capital during the Gulf War in 1991. The group famously became known as the "Boys of Baghdad." The three (Holliman, Peter Arnett, and Bernard Shaw) won a Peabody Award for their wartime reporting. Holliman spent eighteen years with CNN.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of notes and research papers of John Holliman, written in his capacity as journalist and reporter for CNN. Some of the topics covered are NASA, asteroids, Ronald Reagan, and Three Mile Island.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Holliman papers, ms3131, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Papers may be used for educational or background research only. Publication in print or any other media format requires the written permission of a representative of CNN.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Asteroids -- Press coverage.
Cable News Network
Clippings (information artifacts)
Health -- Press coverage.
Presidents -- Press coverage.
Reagan, Ronald
Reporters and reporting -- United States.
Research notes.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.) -- Accidents
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Press coverage

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Professional files

1.1 Subject files

11Airline Safety, 1995-1996
12Alcohol/Youth, 1991
13Amtrak Conrail Wreck, 1987
14-5APEC, 1993
16Astronaut Biographies, 1996
17Auto Safety, 1991
18Aviation, 1996
19Blindness and Aging, 1985
110-11Challenger Accident, 1986
21-2Challenger Accident, 1986 March
23Challenger Accident Commission Presentation, 1986 February
24-6Challenger Accident Commission Proceedings, 1986 February
31-2Challenger Accident Commission Proceedings, 1986 February
33-4Challenger Accident Commission Proceedings, 1986 March
35Challenger Accident Commission Proceedings, 1986 April
36Challenger Accident Commission Proceedings, 1986 May
37Challenger Accident Commission Report, 1986
41Challenger Accident Commission Report, 1986
42Child Health, 1985
43Child Support, 1993
44China, 1989
45Credit Cards, 1991
46Cuban Drug Trade, 1989
47Cyclamate, 1985
48Dietary Guidelines, 1985
49Diets, 1990-1991
51Drugs, 1989
52-3Education, 1989 December
54Education, 1990
55Elderly Home Care, 1987
56Electroshock, 1985
57EPA, 1989
58EPA, 1989 January-March
61EPA, 1990 April-December
62-3Environmental Tobacco Smoke, 1986
64FEMA, 1985
65FEMA, May 1993
66-7Handgun Control, 1994-1995
68Hong Kong, 1989
69Iraq-Kuwait, 1990-1991
71Labor Disputes, 1993
72Meat Inspection, 1989
73Medical Malpractice, 1985
74Mentally Disabled, 1985
75Mine Safety, 1987
76-7NASA, 1986 February
81-5NASA, 1986 March
86NASA, 1986 April
87NASA, 1986 April-June
91NASA, 1986 May
92-3NASA, 1986 May-June
94-5NASA, 1986 June
96NASA, 1986 July
97NASA, 1986 July-September
101NASA, 1986 August
102-3NASA, 1986 October-December
104NASA, 1990 March-April
105NASA, 1990 May
106NASA, 1990 June
107NASA, 1990 July
108NASA, 1990 July-1991January
111NASA, 1992 January-February
112NASA, 1992 March
113NASA, 1992 April-May
114NASA, 1992 June
115NASA, 1992 July-September
116NASA, 1992 November
117NASA, 1992 December-1993 January
118NASA, 1993 January
119NASA, 1994 January
121NASA, 1994 February
122NASA, 1994 March-May
123-4NASA, 1995
125NASA Budget, 1986
126NASA Budget Problems, 1995-1996
127NASA Shuttle - General, 1996
128NASA Shuttle Missions, 1995
129National Association of Partners in Education, 1992
1210National Resources Defense Council, 1987
131National Security - Spies, 1985
132-3National Space Symposium, 1989
134-5National Transportation Safety Board, 1987
136NATO, 1994
137Northwest Airlines Crash, 1987
138Nuclear Waste, 1985
141Nutrition, 1985
142Ozone, 1987
143-4Pentagon Year Ender, 1985
145-6Plane Crashes, 1985
147Plane Crashes, 1986
148Plane Crashes, 1991-1992
149Plastics/Firefighters, 1985
151Pollution, 1989
152Press Freedom, 1993
153Puppy Mills, 1991
154Ronald Reagan, 1981 January-1982 February
155Ronald Reagan, 1982 March-1983 April
156Ronald Reagan, 1983 May-June
157Ronald Reagan, 1983 July-December
158Ronald Reagan, 1984
161Safe Drinking Water, 1996
162Satellite Imagery, 1997-1998
163Seabrook Nuclear Plant, 1990
164Smokeless Tobacco, 1986
165Space Shuttle Manifest, 1984 January 17
166Space Station, 1991
167Speed Limit, 1989
168Spies, 1994
171Spy Satellites, 1993
172Steroids, 1989
173Suicide and Teen Pregnancy, 1985
174Telecommunications - BellSouth Video Programming, 1995
175Telecommunications Reform, 1995
176Telecommunications Reform, 1997
177Three Mile Island, 1985-1989
178Three Mile Island, 1986
179Three Mile Island, 1987
181Three Mile Island, 1987-1988
182Three Mile Island, 1988-1989
183Three Mile Island, 1989
184Tornadoes, 1998
185Trains, 1993
186-7Transportation Policy, 1990
188Trident Submarine Program, 1986
191TWA Flight 800 Crash, 1996
192U.N., U.S., and the World, 1993 June
193U.S. Customs, 1988-1989
194U.S. Department of Transportation, 1989-1990
195Vietnam, 1991
196War, 1998
197Washington, D.C. Crime, 1989
198Weather, 1991
201-2Year-Round Schools, 1992

1.2 Administrative Files

203-4Logs of Hearing Tapes, 1987
205Loose Papers, 1986
211Reference Materials, Phone Lists, 1983-1986
212Scripts, 1990
213Story Ideas, 1995

2. Photographs