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Collection Number: 04432

Collection Title: Vermont Royster Papers, 1950-1986

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2300 items)
Abstract Correspondence, writings, addresses, and printed material of Vermont Connecticut Royster (1914- ), editor of the "Wall Street Journal," 1958-1971; author; and winner of Pulitzer Prizes for editorial writing (1953) and distinguished commentary (1984). Most of the material relates to Royster's career as a journalist.
Creator Royster, Vermont, 1914-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 Vermont Royster papers #4432, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Vermont C. Royster of Chapel Hill, N.C., in January 1986, October 1987, and May 1989, and transferred from the UNC School of Journalism in April 1990.
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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Correspondence, writings, addresses, and printed material of Vermont Connecticut Royster (1914- ), editor of the "Wall Street Journal," 1958-1971; author; and winner of Pulitzer Prizes for editorial writing (1953) and distinguished commentary (1984). Most of the material relates to Royster's career as a journalist.

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Contents list

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Chiefly correspondence, writings and addresses, and printed items relating to Royster's career. Files of particular interest include "Special Letters" (folder 2), which includes correspondence between Royster and public officials such as Richard M. Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and Jesse Helms, and "Memos on meetings with Presidents" (folder 15), documenting Royster's meetings with Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, and John F. Kennedy.

Folders have been listed and numbered, but are otherwise unprocessed.

Folder 1

Syracuse University, Royster Papers #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 1

Folder 2

Special Letters #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 2

Folder 3

General Correspondence re Boating #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 3

Folder 4

Boat Yards #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 4

Folder 5

Manhassset Bay Yacht Club #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 5

Folder 6

The Covenant #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 6

Folder 7

Mystic Seaport #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 7

Folder 8

N. Y. Yacht Club #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 8

Folder 9

Royster "A Pride of Prejudices" #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 9

Folder 10

Morehead Central Selection Committee #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 10

Folder 11

Committees, Boards and Awards (accepted) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 11

Folder 12

Committees, Boards and Awards (declined) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 12

Folder 13

Pulitzer Prize Advisory Board #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 13

Folder 14

Press Releases re Royster #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 14

Folder 15

Memos on meetings with Presidents #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 15

Folder 16

Memoir Material #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 16

Folder 17

Royster Speeches #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 17

Folder 18

Miscellaneous Speeches #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 18

Folder 19

Miscellaneous Writings #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 19

Folder 20

Royster Articles #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 20

Folder 21

Miscellaneous Reprints #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 21

Folder 22

CBS Spectrum 1977 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 22

Folder 23

CBS Scripts #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 23

Folder 24

Poli Sci 95, 1974 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 24

Folder 25

Poli Sci 95, Spring 1976 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 25

Folder 26

School Lectures #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 26

Folder 27

Royster Biographical Material #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 27

Folder 28

Biographical Sketches (Royster) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 28

Folder 29

Royster-News Stories re Resignation from WSJ, Dow Jones #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 29

Folder 30

News Stories re Appointments to UNC-CH #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 30

Folder 31

Clips and VCR #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 31

Folder 32

Pulitzer #2 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 32

Folder 33

VCR Clips About #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 33

Folder 34

Clips and Readers #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 34

Folder 35-36

Folder 35

Folder 36

Reviews - "Pride of Prejudices" #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 35-36

Folder 37

The Essential Royster Reviews #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 37

Folder 38

Reviews - Memoirs #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 38

Folder 39

Navy Post War #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 39

Folder 40

Navy Papers #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 40

Folder 41

Miscellaneous Navy Papers #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 41

Folder 42-43

Folder 42

Folder 43

Photographs #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF JANUARY 1986." Folder 42-43

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Folder 44

A. D. Royster, Inc. #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 44

Folder 45

Royster News #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 45

Folder 46

Royster Family-Genealogy, History and Pictures #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 46

Folder 47

Beall Correspondence-"A Story of Plagiarism" #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 47

Folder 48

Warren Phillips #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 48

Folder 49

Correspondence re China #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 49

Folder 50

Correspondence re My Own, My Country's Time #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 50

Folder 51

National Historical Publications and Records Commission #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 51

Folder 52

Pulitzer Prize #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 52

Folder 53

White House Correspondence #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 53

Folder 54

University of North Carolina Press #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 54

Folder 55-57

Folder 55

Folder 56

Folder 57

Royster Columns #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 55-57

Folder 58

United States Information Agency, 1976 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 58

Folder 59

Book Found in Nagasaki, 19 September 1945 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 59

Folder 60

Phi Bata Kappa #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 60

Folder 61-66

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Letters from Readers #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 61-66

Folder 67

Letters Home during World War II #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 67

Folder 68

National Humanities Center #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 68

Folder 69

Hugh Morson High School Reunion, 1984 #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 69

Folder 70

Lecture Program #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 70

Folder 71

50th Wedding Anniversary #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 71

Folder 72

Snapshots of Roysters in Europe #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF OCTOBER 1987." Folder 72

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Folder 73

Congressional Campaign, 1950 ( Wall Street Journal articles) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 73

Folder 74

"Remarks at the 100th Anniversary of the News and Observer" (16 May 1965) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 74

Folder 75

"Thinking Things Over," ( Wall Street Journal columns, 7 February 1975-21 May 1975) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 75

Folder 76

Seventeenth Annual Communications Awards Dinner of the Press Club of Dallas (25 November 1975) #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 76

Folder 77

Newspaper articles by and about VCR #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 77

Folder 78

Items re VCR-Dow Jones Fellowships and Assistantships in the Journalism School #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 78

Folder 79

VCR Induction into the N. C. Journalism Hall of Fame #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 79

Folder 80

Miscellaneous items #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 80

Folder 81

Pictures of VCR #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" Folder 81

Museum Item MU-4432/1

Framed tearsheets (3 in one frame). Included are Royster's first "Thinking Things Over" column (28 January 1964), his last (5 March 1986), and letters to the editor ( Wall Street Journal, 18 March 1986)) about Royster's giving up the column. #04432, Series: "ACCESSION OF MAY 1989 (Acc. 89033)" MU-4432/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Connie Cartledge, January 1986; David Weber, November 1987; Gina Overcash, July 1989; Roslyn Holdzkom, April 1990

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Complete processing of this collection deferred pending excepted additions.

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