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Edward J. Mowery Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Mowery, Edward J.
Title: Edward J. Mowery Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1970
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American journalist, awarded Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Collection includes articles, clippings, newspaper columns, press releases, research materials, and pamphlets.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Edward J. Mowery (1906-1970) was an American journalist, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 "for his reporting of the facts which brought vindication and freedom to Louis Hoffner," falsely convicted of murder.

Edward J. Mowery was born in Lancaster, Ohio on March 8, 1906. He attended Ohio State University and Notre Dame between 1924 and 1929, During his journalism career he served as feature writer and editor for many newspapers, including the Columbus Citizen, the Lancaster Daily Eagle, the New York Post, the New York World-Telegram, and the New York Herald Tribune. Starting in 1966 Mowery wrote a syndicated column, "Inside View," for General Features Syndicate.

Mowery received many journalism awards including two NBC "Big Story" awards (1947, 1953) and the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. He also wrote two books, HUAC and the FBI: Targets for Abolition and Taxpayer's Governor.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edward J. Mowery Papers consist of news clippings, news releases, writings and printed matter from Mowery's career in journalism.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Clippings are arranged chronologically. Other material is arranged alphabetically.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Mowery, Edward J.


Journalists -- United States.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Press releases.
Research notes.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Edward J. Mowery Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: DB
Date: Jan 1978
Revision history: 17 Dec 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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News clippings
Box 1 1943-1953, 1955-1969 (9 folders)
Box 1 Blue Cross series 1959
Box 1 The Columbus Citizen 1948-1951
Box 1 Congressional Record 1965-1968
Box 1 Drugs 1951-1952
Box 1 Fidel Castro expose 1959
Box 1 Irish series 1964
Box 2 The New York Knickerbocker 1968
Box 2 Old Brooklyn series 1948
News releases
Box 2 "Inside View" column 1966-1968 (4 folders)
Box 2 Books, pamphlets, articles 1947-1950
Research material
Box 2 [Miscellaneous] 1964-1965
Box 2 Animals 1969-1970
Box 2 Drugs 1951
Box 2 Economy 1968-1970
Box 2 Electric cars 1967
Box 2 Stone Mountain memorial 1969-1970
Box 2 Un-American Affairs Committee 1960-1961
Printed material
Box 2 Pamphlets, articles 1950-1970
Box 2 Pamphlets, Palestinian guerillas 1964-1970
Box 2 Supplements to Cumulative Index to Publications of the Committee on Un-American Activities, 1955-1968

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