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Finding Aid for the Philip Pearce Kerby Papers, 1949-1984
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Philip Pearce Kerby (1911-1993) was born in Pueblo, Colorado. He worked for many newspapers and journals as a reporter, editorial writer and editor. He founded the Los Angeles political journal, Frontier and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1976. The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, writings and printed materials relating to Kerby's editorship of Frontier magazine, more than 20 original political and social pamphlets, and a Dallas novel typescript by Robert Owen edited by Kerby.
Kerby was born on December 24, 1911 in Pueblo, Colorado; became a reporter and editorial writer for the Pueblo-Chieftain Star-Journal, 1931-42; reporter, Denver Post, 1942-45; radio news editor for KGHF, Pueblo, 1946-47; editor, Rocky Mountain Life, Denver, 1948; founded the Los Angeles political journal, Frontier, in 1949, serving as its editor until it merged with The Nation in 1967; served as associate editor of The Nation, 1967-71; became an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Times in 1971; awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 1976; retired in 1985; lectured at the University of Southern California and UCLA; his editorials and articles were anthologized in textbooks. He died in 1993.
7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
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