A Guide to the 1952 All America City Award Records 1952-1954 1952 All American City Award Records, A Guide to the 2014.4.18.

A Guide to the 1952 All America City Award Records 1952-1954

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Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number 2014.04.18


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Repository
Roanoke Public Libraries
Accession Number
2014.04.18
Title
A Guide to the 1952 All America City Award Records
Physical Characteristics
1 legal record storage box
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

1952 All American City Award Records, Accession #2014.4.18, Roanoke Public Libraries, Roanoke, VA

Acquisition Information

M. Carl Andrews


Biographical Note

The 1952 All-America City Award Records were created and or collected and compiled by M. Carl Andrews, Editor of the Roanoke Times and World News. Items include correspondence to and from Andrews in reference to the award and nomination, photographs, news clippings, and other related documents. M. Carl Andrews (Oct. 24, 1904 – June 9, 1994), a native of Logan County, Oklahoma, grew up in Newport News and came to Roanoke in 1929 to join the staff of The Roanoke Times. He was a news editor from 1929 until 1935, at which point he was assigned to cover the Franklin County liquor conspiracy trial. He was made city editor of the Times in 1937 and held that post until he left for service in World War II in 1943. Upon his return in 1946, he was named editorial page editor of The World-News, a position he held until his retirement November 1, 1969. Andrews was actively involved in numerous civic and professional organizations, serving as Chairman of the Mill Mountain Development Committee, co-Chair of the committee organizing America's Bicentennial Celebration, and a founding member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one legal-size document storage case, consisting of eighteen file folders. Items include: personal and professional correspondence, photographs, press releases, radio transcript, several periodical containing related articles, news clippings, banquet menu, and an address by George Gallup. The dates of materials in the collection are between the years of 1952 and 1954, with a separate file for all documents related to attempts at the award in the 1960s. Some highlights of the collection include letters to Andrews from Congressman Richard Poff and the editorial staff of Look magazine. One 8�x10� photograph shows of Andrews, City Manager Arthur Owens, and Hunter Akers posing in front of a billboard erected to honor the City of Roanoke for its win. 5 4�x6� photographs of awards banquet attendees and a menu from the banquet should also be noted.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by document type with documents arranged in each folder chronologically.

Contents List

Address by George Gallup at the All American City Awards Banquet at the Hotel Roanoke 19530128
Folder: 1
Correspondence from M. Carl Andrews 1953-1954
Folder: 2
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from the City of Roanoke. 1952-1953
Folder: 3
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from Congressman Richard Poff. 1953
Folder: 4
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from Jane Douglas of Look Magazine. 1952
Folder: 5
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from various individuals. 1953-1954
Folder: 6
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from the National Municipal League. 1953-1954
Folder: 7
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews, telegrams. 1952-1953
Folder: 8
Correspondence to M. Carl Andrews from Senator A. Willis Robertson. 1953
Folder: 9
Menu from awards banquet. 19530128
Folder: 10
News clippings 1952-1954
Folder: 11
Other efforts toward All-America nominations in the 1960s. 1960-1967
Folder: 12
Packet of items compiled from 1952-1953 win, created October 2012 for 2012 All-America City Award win. 2012
Folder: 13
Photographs 19530128
Folder: 14
Press Releases 1952-1953
Folder: 15
Publication - Look Magazine 19530210
Folder: 16
Publication - Virginia Club Woman 19530401
Folder: 17
Publication - Virginia Veteran 19530601
Folder: 18
Transcript of Citizens at Work radio show. 19540627
Folder: 19