Don Whitehead Journey Into Crime manuscripts

Abstract

The Don Whitehead Journey Into Crime manuscripts (dated 1960; 0.85 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contains three copies of the manuscript.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Don Whitehead Journey Into Crime manuscripts
Date
1960 (inclusive)
Creator
Whitehead, Don, 1908-
Extent
0.85 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Authors, American -- Kentucky.
Proofs (Printing)
Arrangement
Collection arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Amanda M. Reeve
Preferred Citation
60m181 : [identification of item], Don Whitehead Journey Into Crime manuscript, 1960, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Journalist and author, Donald Whitehead (1908-1981) was born in Inman, a Virginia coal camp. He spent his childhood in Harlan, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky. Following school, he worked for the Lafollette Press and then served as the city editor of the Harlan Daily Enterprise. While at the Daily Enterprise, he reported on the Harlan County labor wars of the 1930s. He then worked at the Knoxville Journal (1934) before moving to the Associated Press in 1935. He was a war reporter during World War II, reporting from Egypt and the D-Day campaign. Additionally, he covered the Korean War starting in 1950. For his war-time coverage he won two Pulitzer Prizes (1951, 1952) and the George Polk Memorial Award. Whitehead wrote six books, including The FBI Story and Journey into Crime.
Portraits from the Past: Famous Authors Southwest Virginia Author Don Whitehead Southwest Virginia Historical State Park. swvamuseum.org. n.d. Web. 18 August 2011.
Scope and Content
The Don Whitehead Journey Into Crime manuscripts (dated 1960; 0.85 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contains three copies of the manuscript. One is the typescript with annotations. The second is the plate proof of the book. The last is two copies of the author's proof printed in June 1960, which also had annotations by the printer and the author on them. This book is a collection of articles on police work around the world.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Typescript, 1960

  • Box 1, folder 1-3
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Plate proof, circa 1960

  • Box 1, folder 4-6
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Author's proofs, 1960 June 11; 1960 June 15

  • Box 2
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