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Collection Number: 04639

Collection Title: Sylvan Meyer Papers, 1940-1988

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Size 13.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4500 items)
Abstract Sylvan Meyer (1921- ) of Gainesville, Ga., and Miami Beach, Fla., journalist; editor of the Gainesville Times, 1947-1969; the Miami News, 1969-1973; and Miami Magazine, 1975-1987; and founder of Meyer Publications. Meyer, who received an AB in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1943, was an editor of The Daily Tar Heel, 1942-1943. Personal and business correspondence, 1940-1988, of Sylvan Meyer, including letters from Jimmy Carter; speeches, 1960s, many concerning the role of the press in race relations; notes from a trip to the Soviet Union in 1969; and correspondence, records, and reports relating to the Pulitzer Prize Advisory Board, 1969-1975, and other organizations with which Meyer was involved, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Curriculum Committee of Florida International University. Also included are subject files from the Gainesville Times on local Georgia politics, people, and issues, especially desegregation and other racial matters, and papers relating to the Miami News, Meyer Publications, Miami Magazine, and Computer Living NY. There are also clippings from newspapers and magazine articles and columns Meyer wrote and several of his book manuscripts. Among the miscellaneous papers are items from Meyer's time as a student at the University of North Carolina, including letters, writings, several issues of Truth and Consequence (a student newsletter), and notes relating to The Daily Tar Heel.
Creator Meyer, Sylvan.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Unprocessed, may be used only with special staff assistance.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Sylvan Meyer papers #4639, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sylvan and Anne Meyer, with a small addition from their daughter, Erica M. Rauzin, in December 1992.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Sylvan Meyer (1921- ) of Gainesville, Ga., and Miami Beach, Fla., journalist; editor of the Gainesville Times, 1947-1969; the Miami News, 1969-1973; and Miami Magazine, 1975-1987; and founder of Meyer Publications. Meyer, who received an AB in journalism from the University of North Carolina in 1943, was an editor of The Daily Tar Heel, 1942-1943.

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Personal and business correspondence, 1940-1988, of Sylvan Meyer, including letters from Jimmy Carter; speeches, 1960s, many concerning the role of the press in race relations; notes from a trip to the Soviet Union in 1969; and correspondence, records, and reports relating to the Pulitzer Prize Advisory Board, 1969-1975, and other organizations with which Meyer was involved, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the American Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Curriculum Committee of Florida International University. Also included are subject files from the Gainesville Times on local Georgia politics, people, and issues, especially desegregation and other racial matters, and papers relating to the Miami News, Meyer Publications, Miami Magazine, and Computer Living NY. There are also clippings from newspapers and magazine articles and columns Meyer wrote and several of his book manuscripts. Among the miscellaneous papers are items from Meyer's time as a student at the University of North Carolina, including letters, writings, several issues of Truth and Consequence (a student newsletter), and notes relating to The Daily Tar Heel.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Elizabeth Schmidt, February 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Full processing has been deferred pending receipt of additions.

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