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Eugene Patterson collection

Eugene Patterson collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Eugene Patterson collection
Creator: Patterson, Eugene C. (Eugene Corbett), 1923-2013
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1968, 1993, 2008-2012
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3798
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Eugene Patterson (1923-2013), born in Valdosta, Georgia, earned his journalism degree from the University of Georgia in 1943 before enlisting in the Army. After the war, Patterson joined the Macon Telegraph, then he worked for the United Press in Atlanta, South Carolina, and London. Patterson served as editor for the Atlanta Constitution during the civil rights conflicts of the 1960s and later the managing editor of The Washington Post and editor of The St. Petersburg Times.

Scope and Content

The collection includes photocopies of Patterson's column from 1960 to 1968, The Bridge Behind: some notes on family history, and correspondence with Dean of the Grady College of Jounalism Cully Clark 2008 to 2012.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Patterson collection, ms 3798, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Journalists -- Georgia -- Augusta.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Clippings, 1960-1963
2Clippings, 1964-1965
3Clippings, 1966-1968
4Correspondence with Cully Clark, 2008-2012
4The Bridge Behind: some notes on family history, 1993