Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection

Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902-
Creator: Mendenhall, Dick
Creator: Monroe, Bill
Title: Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection
Dates: 1962-1979
Quantity: 0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3005

Biographical/Historical Note

"On September 29, 1948, WSB-TV became the first television station in the South. Its partner was WSB radio, which began broadcasting in 1922, and its parent was Cox Broadcasting. As the largest television station in Atlanta and the region, WSB routinely was able to send out more reporters to take newsfilm than the other television stations. No other Atlanta-area station saved its newsfilm from this period, making the WSB collection a unique historical resource." - "WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved October 28, 2008)

"Born June 4, 1902 in Griffin, Ga., [John E.] Drewry attended the University of Georgia and was the second graduate of the journalism program in 1922. After completing his masters at UGA and proceeding to Columbia for further postgraduate work, he succeeded founder S.V. Sanford as director of the school in 1932, and accepted the position of dean when it was created in 1940. That same year he helped create the Peabody Awards recognizing excellence in broadcasting. Dean Drewry played a large role in developing the reputation of the journalism school as one of the finest in the world, and his character and the respect he commanded from his peers still supports that reputation. (...) Drewry wrote four books, edited 26 others, and wrote a column called "New Book News" for 61 years. Many groups, associations, and organizations have honored him, but nothing compares to the honor that those who knew, loved, and learned from him possess." -- "Grady College History" from the Grady College website, (Accessed November 30, 2009)

Dick Mendenhall was an editorial writer for WSB, an Atlanta, Georgia television station.

Bill Monroe was host of NBC's Meet the Press from 1975-1984.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material related to the career of Dick Mendenhall. Included is correspondence from John E. Drewry and William B. "Bill" Monroe, among others. There is also a typescript of "Broadcast Editorializing," WSB Editorials from 1962-1963 which Mendenhall wrote or approved as Editorial Director, materials about conferences he attended from the 1960s-1980, miscellaneous printed material including clippings from Broadcasting magazine.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Broadcast editorializing.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Deans (Education)--Georgia--Athens--Correspondence.
Drewry, John E., (John Eldridge), 1902- -- Correspondence
Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. -- Faculty--Correspondence
Mendenhall, Dick
Mendenhall, Dick -- Correspondence
Monroe, Bill -- Correspondence
Television journalists--Correspondence.
Television journalists--Georgia--Atlanta--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carolyn Elizabeth Hussey Mendenhall collection. MS 3005. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Broadcast Editorializing
3History of the National Broadcast Editorial Assoc.
6Printed Material
21 Diagnosis & Prognosis in Journalism John E. Drewry, 1962
2 Welcome South Brother, 1974
3 Television Editorials and Response-Opportunities, National Broadcast Editorial Confrence Stations by Charles William Platt, July, 1969