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Edward J. Mowery Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: DB
Date: Jan 1978

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.

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Clippings are arranged chronologically. Other material is arranged alphabetically.


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.

Subject Headings


Mowery, Edward J.


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

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Press releases.
Research notes.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

Table of Contents

News clippings

News releases


Printed material