Papers of Jonathan Latimer, journalist, screen writer and detective story author. Materials include a small collection of
story ideas, outlines, scripts and screenplays arranged alphabetically by title.
Jonathan Latimer, journalist, screen writer and detective story author was born October 23, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois. He
attended the Mesa Ranch School in Arizona from 1922-1925 and later studied at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois where he
graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1929. In the same year he began his career as a writer at the
Chicago Herald Examiner and later wrote for the
Chicago Tribune. Working as a police reporter and "rewrite man," Latimer covered stories in the gangster world through the early 1930s, and
met notorious crime figures including Al Capone.
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