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Jack Nelson Oral History Interviews 1993 October 30

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Creator: Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009
Kuhn, Cliff
Shields, Paul
Title: Jack Nelson Oral History Interviews 1993 October 30
Date: 1993 Oct. 30
Description: Local identification number: Nelson, J_19931030_(P1993-01)

Jack Nelson (1929-2009), head of the Washington Bureau for the Los Angeles Times, is a former reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and winner of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize for community service.

Among topics discussed: Family background; first newspaper jobs; beginnings as investigative reporter; Slim Dykes; Camp Stewart reporting; protection from the Army; Phoenix City; lottery in Atlanta in 1957; Lieutenant Marion Jenkins; Ralph McGill; William Hartsfield; Bill Fields; Horace Ingram's garage; the lottery queen, Marla Hodges; Milledgeville hospital investigation; drafting affidavits; Wallace Gibson; nurse performing surgery; Zeb Doyle; Superintendent Dr. Peacock; Schafer Committee; state welfare department; Dr. Joe Cones; Buford Quinn; B. Brooks; sources for investigation; Dr. Erville McKinnon; reforms after story; Dr. Corbett Thigpen; Dr. Benny Holland; Athens vice story; photographer Bill Young; visiting the brothels; Pulitzer Prize; nominated for awards; corruption in Marvin Griffin administration; Baxter road story; Cheney Griffin; Candler Jones purchasing scandal; Caribe shipping line; Marvin Griffin; intimidation; Jimmy Carter.

Subjects: Criminal investigation | Brothels | Pulitzer Prizes | Journalists--Georgia | Reporters and reporting | Griffin, Marvin, 1907-1982 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Nelson, Jack, 1929-2009
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Online Publisher: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Nelson, Jack, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn & Paul Shields, 30 October 1993, P1993-01, Series D. Politics and the Media, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project