Ragan, Sam, 1915-1996

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Samuel Talmadge Ragan (1915-1996) was managing and executive editor of the "News and Observer" (Raleigh, N.C.), 1948-1969; editor and publisher of "The Pilot" (Southern Pines, N.C.), 1969-1996; award-winning poet; writing teacher; and supporter of the arts in North Carolina. Ragan served as the first secretary of the North Carolina Department of Art, Culture, and History from 1972 to 1973. In 1982, he was named Poet Laureate of the state of North Carolina by Governor James B. Hunt. He was also chair of the North Carolina Arts Council, chair of the North Carolina Writers' Conference, and president of the Friends of Weymouth, which operates the Weymouth Center for Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines. Ragan died at his home in Southern Pines on 11 May 1996.

From the description of Sam Ragan papers, 1950-1996. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 31069844

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referencedIn Bernice Kelly Harris Papers, 1913-1973, 1996-1997 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Photographic Services. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library Photographic Services photographs, 1976-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Bayes, Ronald H., 1932-. Ronald H. Bayes papers, 1909-1999 (bulk 1969-1998) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Paul Jones Papers (#4787), 1978-1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Buckner, Sally. Sally Buckner papers, 1963-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Yoder, Edwin M. (Edwin Milton), 1934-. Edwin M. Yoder papers, 1945-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wilder, Roy. Roy Wilder papers, 1944-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Moose, Ruth. Ruth Moose papers, 1960s-2000 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Will Inman Papers, 1910-2009 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Powell, Dannye Romine. Dannye Romine Powell papers, 1975-1999. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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referencedIn Shelby Stephenson Papers, 1965-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Gilbert, Marie. Marie Gilbert papers, 1944-2009. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morgan, S. L. (Samuel Lewis), 1871-1972. S.L. Morgan papers, 1895-1970 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Stem, Thad. Thad Stem papers, 1939-1984. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn America's Four Hundredth Anniversary photographs and related materials, 1984-1987 (bulk 1987). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Guy Owen Papers (#4287), 1951-1981 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Luxon, Norval Neil, b. 1899. Norval Neil Luxon papers, circa 1930-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Ragan, Sam, 1915-1996. Sam Ragan papers, 1950-1996. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Fred Chappell papers, 1944-2013 and undated Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jones, Paul, 1950-. Papers, 1978-1995 (general abstract). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers (#4168), 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Harris, Bernice Kelly, 1892-1973. Bernice Kelly Harris papers, 1913-1973, 1996-1997. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Adcock, Betty. person
associatedWith Bayes, Ronald H., 1932- person
associatedWith Belk, Henry, 1898-1972. person
associatedWith Betts, Doris. person
associatedWith Boyd, James, 1888-1944. person
associatedWith Buckner, Sally. person
associatedWith Chappell, Fred, 1936- person
associatedWith Dalmas, Victor. person
associatedWith Daniels, Jonathan, 1902-1981. person
associatedWith Eaton, Charles Edward, 1916-2006. person
associatedWith Friday, William C. (William Clyde) person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Gilbert, Marie. person
associatedWith Green, Paul, 1894-1981. person
associatedWith Harris, Bernice Kelly, 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Holt, Rochelle. person
associatedWith Hunt, James B., 1937- person
correspondedWith Inman, Will, 1923- person
associatedWith Ives, Elizabeth Stevenson, 1897-1994. person
associatedWith Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965. person
associatedWith Jones, Paul, 1950- person
associatedWith Long, Virginia Love. person
associatedWith Luxon, Norval Neil, b. 1899. person
associatedWith Macleod, Norman, 1906-1985. person
associatedWith Miller, Heather Ross, 1939- person
associatedWith Moore, Daniel Killian, 1906-1986. person
associatedWith Moose, Ruth. person
associatedWith Morgan, S. L. (Samuel Lewis), 1871-1972. person
associatedWith Morton, Hugh M. person
associatedWith North Carolina Arts Council. corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina Writers Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina Writers' Network. corporateBody
associatedWith Owen, Guy, 1925- person
associatedWith Poe, Charles Aycock. person
associatedWith Powell, Dannye Romine. person
associatedWith Rivers-Coffey, Rachel. person
associatedWith Salinger, Pierre. person
associatedWith Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998. person
associatedWith Stem, Thad. person
associatedWith Stephenson, Shelby, 1938- person
associatedWith Styron, Nell Joslin. person
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Photographic Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Walser, Richard Gaither, 1908-1988. person
associatedWith Wellman, Manly Wade, 1903-1986. person
associatedWith Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities. corporateBody
associatedWith Whisnant, Charleen, 1935- person
associatedWith Wilder, Roy. person
associatedWith Yoder, Edwin M. (Edwin Milton), 1934- person
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North Carolina
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Newspaper publishing--History--20th century
Free press and fair trial
Freedom of information
Authors, American--20th century
Freedom of the press
Journalists--History--20th century
Art patronage--History--20th century
Poets, American--20th century
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Birth 1915-12-31

Death 1996-05-11

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