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A Guide to the Virgil Miller (Red) Newton Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Newton, Virgil Miller, 1904-1977
Title: Virgil Miller (Red) Newton Papers
Dates: 1950-1965
Abstract: Papers and scrapbooks relating to Newton's career as managing editor of the Tampa Tribune (1943-1964).
Extent: 28 Linear feet. 89 Boxes and 4 Volumes.
Identification: Ms 74
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Born in Georgia in 1904; moved to Tampa, Florida in 1920. Educated in Hillsborough County public schools and at the University of Florida. Worked as a journalist in Tampa, serving as managing editor of the Tampa Tribune from 1943 to 1964. Chairman of the National Freedom of Information Committee, 1953-1963. Died in 1977.


Scope and Content

The collection contains his papers (speeches, articles, manuscripts, etc.) and scrapbooks relating to his career in journalism and his opinions on contemporary journalist issues. Boxes 1-12 are general topics filed in alphabetical order.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virgil Miller (Red) Newton Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Advertising.
1 Afro-American Newspapers.
1 Air Force.
1 American Civil Liberties Union.
1 American Heritage Pub. Co.
1 Ann Landers Lecture.
1 Armed Services.
1 Art (annual art festival).
1 Atlantic Monthly.
1 Awards: Academy of Achievement.
1 Awards: ANPA Award.
1 Awards: George Washington.
1 Awards: John P. Zenger Award.
1 Awards: Miscellaneous.
1 Awards: Editor of the Year.
1 Awards: SDX Public Service.
1 Awards: Virginia Press Assn.
2 Bar vs. Press.
2 Beverage Board - State of Florida.
2 Board of Control.
2 Board of Health - State of Florida.
2 Boom in Florida.
2 Bulletin.
2 Cerebral Palsy.
2 Citrus Problems (J.A. Murray).
2 Cleveland Plain Dealer.
2 Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
2 Complaints.
2 Congressional Correspondence; Florida 1952-53.
2 Congressional Correspondence; Florida 1954-55.
2 Congressional Record 1950.
2 Courtesy Letters.
3 DeMolay "Masonic".
3 Detroit Times.
3 Dobert Series, "What's Wrong With Us?".
3 Dow Jones.
3 Dunedin (City Commission).
3 Editor and Publisher (Misc.).
3 Elections (New York Times).
3 Elections (Election Laws).
3 Employees - confidential.
3 Employees (Resignations).
3 Employment applications.
3 Executive Sessions.
3 FHA.
3 Football Series.
3 Ford Foundation.
3 Freeman Piece.
4 Gambling.
4 Gambling (Tribune Crusade).
4 Game Wardens.
4 Gasparilla.
4 Grand Juries.
4 Government Extravagance.
4 Hartford Times.
4 Headliners (Public Service Award).
4 Headliners (National Headliners).
4 Hillsborough County.
4 Hillsborough County (Crime Commission).
4 Historical Societies (Florida Historical Society).
4 Hodge, Orville.
4 Hyde Park Methodist Church.
4 Insanity Hearings.
4 Integration.
4 International News Service.
4 Journalism.
4 Juvenile Court.
5 Kefauver Hearing.
5 Labor (National Labor Relations Board).
5 Lake County Health Dept.
5 Law.
5 Lectures - University of Florida.
5 Local News Coverage.
5 MacDill Field.
5 MacFarlane-Bohannon Article.
5 Mafia.
5 Management of News.
5 Maryland (election).
5 Maryland (election investigation).
5 Massachusetts Bar Assn.
6 Methodist Church.
6 Methodist Conference.
6 Miami Herald.
6 Mobile press Register.
6 Monopolies in Newspapers.
6 Motor Vehicle Dept., State of Florida.
6 Newcomen Society.
6 Newsweek.
6 Newton in Trend Magazine.
6 North Carolina Press.
6 Ohio Newspapers and the Law.
6 Ohio Newspapers Women's Assn.
6 Orlando, Florida (WBDO-TX).
6 Palatka Jr. Chamber of Commerce.
6 Pennsylvania Press Assn.
6 Pinellas County.
6 Police Departments (survey).
6 Polio Equipment Fund.
6 Political Misc.
6 "Pooling" article in Bulletin.
6 "Pork Chop Gang" - Florida.
7 Press: Affecting the press.
7 Press: Function of...
7 Press: Responsibilities of...
7 Press: Press's Sins.
7 Press: Public Service.
7 Quill Magazine.
7 Reader's Digest.
7 Reapportionment.
7 Requests.
7 Requests - 1957.
7 Roosevelt - Newton's probe of cause of death.
7 Royal Order of Jesters, Presidential correspondence (5 letters).
8 Safe Driving Day.
8 Saint Louis Globe-Democrat.
8 Saint Petersburg.
8 Salvation Army.
8 Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
8 Saturday Evening Post.
8 Sawyer-Ferguson-Walker Company.
8 Schools: Brooklyn Law Schools
8 Schools: Florida State University
8 Schools: Indiana University
8 Schools: Saint Leo College
8 Schools: University of Chicago
8 Schools: University of Florida
8 Schools: University of Missouri
8 Schools: University of Tampa
8 Schools: University of Washington
8 Schools: University of Wisconsin
9 Science Fair.
9 Scottish Rites Honor.
9 Securities and Exchange Commission.
9 Segregation.
9 Sex (Flamboyant Run Down on Sex).
10 Speeches: Govt. Handout.
10 Speeches: Hyde Park Methodist Church.
10 Speeches: Misc.
10 Speeches: Newton at Columbia University.
10 Speeches: Requests
10 Speeches: Refusals/declined.
10 Sports: Samples of Newton's column "Talk of Times".
10 Sports: Samples of Newton's column "The Morning After".
10 State News.
10 State Desk Correspondence - 1963.
11 Tampa Garden Club correspondence.
11 Television.
11 Texarkana Gazette.
11 This Week Meeting.
11 Time Magazine.
11 Today - comments on Dave Garroway program.
11 The Tribune: Annual tea.
11 The Tribune: News policy.
11 The Tribune: Prison Guards Threaten Tribune Reporter.
11 The Tribune: Public service.
11 The Tribune: Reader survey of Tribune features.
11 Tuberculosis and Health Assn. (Florida).
12 Urban Renewal
12 Wage Stabilization Board.
12 Warren Fuller.
12 Weather Bureau.
12 Welfare - Govt. Censorship.
12 Welfare - State Welfare.
12 White House vs. Congress.
12 Wildwood, Florida.
12 Winter Haven - Chamber Protest.
12 YWCA Building Fund.
12 YWCA Pledges.
13-14 General Correspondence (alphabetical, by name).
15-20 Misc. correspondence by date.
21-23 Personal correspondence by date.
24-40 Freedom of Information.
41-44 Sigma Delta Chi
41-44 Freedom of Information
45-47 Freedom of Information (alphabetical, by state); letters of protest.
48-51 Freedom of Information: correspondence with editors, officials.
52-53 Material about Crusade for Democracy.
52-53 3 scrapbooks
54-63 Sigma Delta Chi.
64 Press Association.
65-67 Associated Press.
68-83 APME.
84-85 Articles by and about Newton.
86 Misc. clippings.
87 Speeches, 1956-1964.
88 Manuscript: Real Story of the Freedom of the Press.
89 Manuscript: The Congress is the Villain.
Volume
1 Scrapbook: Public Service. May 26, 1946 to December 31, 1947. The Tampa Tribune. Background for Book "Crusade for Democracy" School Campaign (Clippings).
2 Scrapbook: Public Service. The Question of U.S. Farm Subsidies. The Tampa Tribune. 1952. Background for Book "Crusade for Democracy" (Clippings).
3 Scrapbook: Public Service. 1958. The Tampa Tribune. 1952. "Crusade for Democracy" Part I.
4 Scrapbook: Public Service. 1958. The Tampa Tribune. 1952. "Crusade for Democracy" Part II.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

American newspapers -- Florida -- Tampa.
Journalists -- Florida -- Correspondence.
Tampa Tribune.



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