Louis Spilman papers [manuscript] 1953-70.


Louis Spilman papers [manuscript] 1953-70.

Spilman's files contain personal, business, and political papers. Correspondence from his career as publisher of the Waynesboro news-- Virginian and owner of the Waynesboro Publishing Corporation constitutes the bulk of the collection. Of special interest are papers dealing with Spilman's receipt of the George Mason Award for Virginia journalists, his attempts to buy other newspapers through John A. Park, media broker, the promotion and sale of Ellee Portable Ink Fountain developed by employee E.E. Butcher, his participation in a U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission to Germany and a U.S. editor's goodwill tour to Canada, and his book So this is South America. Spilman's public service activities are represented by correspondence with many Waynesboro businesses and civic organizations, Ferrum Junior College, Ferrum, Va., Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., and several Methodist groups, especially the Methodist Committee for Overseas Relief, Virginia Methodist Pensions, Inc., and the Virginia Methodists Childrens' Home. The collection also contains correspondence, memoranda, publicity and financial accounts from Spilman's unsuccessful bid for a House of Delegates seat. His personal papers have correspondence from family members, old friend Colgate Whitehead Darden and Graciela Nakachi, a Peruvian pre-med student at Randolph Macon Women's College, Lynchburg, Va. Correspondents include Harry Flood Byrd, Harry Flood Byrd, Mills Edwin Godwin, Burr Powell Harrison, John O. Marsh, Francis Pickens Miller and Absolam Willis Robertson.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7927409

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