Delaplane, Stanton

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Reporter and columnist Stanton Delaplane was born in 1907 in Chicago. He worked for various newspapers before joining the San Francisco Chronicle in 1936. Delaplane won a Pulitzer Prize in 1941 for his coverage of a secession attempt of 5 northern California and several southern Oregon counties into a separate state called Jefferson. He served as Lt. Commdr. for U.S.M.S. Maritime Commission during World War II,and beginning in 1944 as a war correspondent for the Chronicle. Delaplane then spent the years until his death in 1988 writing a daily column for the Chronicle entitled Postcards, a weekly column called Around the World with Delaplane, and several travel books. He also introduced Irish Coffee to the United States, for which the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco will be eternally grateful.

From the description of Stanton Delaplane collection, 1907-1988. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 436870380

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Delaplane, Stanton. Stanton Delaplane collection, 1907-1988. California State Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "D" [surname] folder 1950-1994. Monterey Public Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002. person
associatedWith Astaire, Fred. person
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Bridges, Harry. person
associatedWith Caen, Herb, 1916-1997. person
associatedWith Cooper, Jackie. person
associatedWith Ebsen, Buddy, 1908-2003. person
associatedWith Hagman, Larry. person
associatedWith Hartley, Mariette. person
associatedWith Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963. person
associatedWith Marshack, Laddie. person
associatedWith McCabe, Charles, 1915-. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936-. person
associatedWith San Francisco chronicle. corporateBody
associatedWith Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. person
associatedWith Thomas, Lowell. person
associatedWith Trudeau, Garry, 1948-. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jefferson (proposed state)
California--San Francisco
Voyages and travels--1950-1980
Coffee drinks
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)


Birth 1907-10-12

Death 1988-04-18



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SNAC ID: 48983578