Royster, Vermont Connecticut, 1914-1996

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Vermont Connecticut Royster (1914-1996) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and editor of The Wall Street Journal from 1958 to 1971.

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Vermont C. Royster graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1935. In 1936 he was hired as a reporter by The Wall Street Journal, where a sixty-year career took him from staff reporter to Washington correspondent to the editor's chair (1958-1971). At the time of his death in 1996 he held the post of editor emeritus. He also commanded a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II.

Among Royster's awards were two Pulitzer Prizes, the William Allen White Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He also served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

From the guide to the Vermont Connecticut Royster Papers, 1931-1971, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Department of Dramatic Art of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1922-2003 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives and Records Service
referencedIn Eastman, Max Forrester, 1883-1969. Eastman mss. 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Don Shoemaker Papers, 1937-1998 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Records, 1982-2013 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. James J. Kilpatrick papers [manuscript], 1925-1966 (bulk 1950-1966). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Norval Neil Luxon Papers, circa 1930-1989 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers, 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Firm). Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill records, 1982-2007 (author abstract R-Z). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Black, Creed C., 1925-. Papers, 1943-1998. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Brown, Stuart E. (Stuart Ellett), 1916-. Stuart E. Brown papers [manuscript] 1946 (1959-1972) 1978. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Vermont Royster Papers, 1950-1986 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Vermont Connecticut Royster Papers, 1931-1971 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1799-2011 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives and Records Service
Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
Raleigh NC US
New York City NY US
Chapel Hill NC US
Raleigh NC US
Subject
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Editorials
Pulitzer Prizes
Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
Journalism--History--20th century
Journalism
Journalists--United States
Journalism--United States
Journalism, Commercial--United States
Journalists--History--20th century
Newspaper editors--United States
Occupation
Newspaper editors
Journalists
Activity

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Birth 1914-04-30

Death 1996-07-22

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