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Frank Freeman Papers
1993-115  
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Description
Letters from the public, and other reference material collected by Mercury News "Here 'Tis" columnist Frank G. Freeman over the course of his career.
Background
Freeman was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and enlisted in the Navy at age 16, serving in the Pacific theater during World War I. After attending the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Denver, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Prescott, Arizona, for 12 years before joining the Mercury Herald in 1938. He was a copy editor for nearly three years before putting himself forward for a local column. The New York Times in 1944 said of Freeman, "He gives interesting comments about people and daily turns out columns of universal human interest." Freeman retired at age 75, and passed away in 1989 at the age of 89.
Extent
8 linear feet (17 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with History San Jose. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact History San Jose Research Library.
Availability
The papers are open to the public by appointment.