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M-137: Irving Dilliard Journalism Collection

CREATOR:  Dilliard, Irving (1899-2002). Editor of the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch

SCOPE: The collection includes newspaper clippings, notes, letters, photos, books and other items which document Dilliard's life and the areas in which he lived, from the 1930s to the 1970s, primarily.

EXTENT: 50 linear feet of archivally boxed material. Approximately 100 original political cartoons drawn by famed artist, Daniel Fitzpatrick.

HISTORY & PROVENANCE: In the early and mid-1990s, famed St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor, Irving Dilliard, transferred portions of his library and papers to the Mercantile Library. Dilliard, a man of many interests and causes, especially those focusing on local and regional, Missouri history, and human rights issues, worked as a journalist, a professor of journalism, a biographer and a historian throughout his career, blending these interests into a cohesive and distinguished body of achievement.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Portions of this collection may be subject to limited access at the discrection of the curators. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

Some of the material in Special Collection M-137 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.