George William Healy, Jr. Collection, 1921-1976 (bulk 1960-1976)

MUM00224

MUM00224

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Healy, George W. (George William), 1905-1980
Title
George William Healy, Jr. Collection
ID
MUM00224
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1960-1976
Date [inclusive]
1921-1976
Extent
4.0 Linear feet (8 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, periodicals, and miscellaneous other documents of George W. Healy, Jr., longtime editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune and an active participant in the national political and cultural scene.

Preferred Citation

George William Healy, Jr. Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

George William Healy, Jr. was born in Natchez, Miss., 22 September 1905. Healy worked for several Natchez newspapers while a student at the University of Mississippi. He began working as a reporter at the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1926 and eventually worked his way up to editor of the paper, from which post he retired in 1972. Healy also served as director of the Times-Picayune Publishing Corporation.

Healy held several government-related posts during World War II. He was Special Representative for the U. S. Office of Censorship, 1941-1942; a consultant, Office of War Information, 1943; and director, Office of War Information domestic branch, 1944-1945. Healy was personally acquainted with several presidents, notably Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, and John F. Kennedy.

He was the author of an autobiography, A Lifetime on Deadline: Self-Portrait of a Southern Journalist (1976).

Healy died 2 November 1980 in New Orleans.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, periodicals, and miscellaneous other documents of George W. Healy, Jr.

Correspondence comes from a wide variety of sources, including some prominent political and cultural figures.

Notable correspondents include:

Spiro Agnew

James Byrnes

Tom C. Clark

Joan Crawford

Harry S. Dent

James Forrestal

George Gallup

Herbert Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover

Lyndon B. Johnson

John F. Kennedy

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Richard Nixon

Nelson Rockefeller

Edward, the Duke of Windsor

Photographs include signed images of the following:

Dorothy Dix

Lyndon B. Johnson

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by content.

Series 1: Alphabetical Correspondence

Series 2: Subject Files

Series 3: Manuscripts by Healy

Series 4: Oversize Materials

Series 5: Unprocessed Material

Series 6: Photographs

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries September 2012

Access Restrictions

The George William Healy, Jr. Collection is open for research. Collection photographs are stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection's photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by George W. Healy III in 1982

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, September 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Times-picayune -- History
  • United States. Office of War Information -- History
  • University of Mississippi -- Alumni and alumnae

Genre(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • magazines (periodicals
  • manuscripts for publication
  • photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Healy, George W. (George William), 1905-1980
  • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 -- Correspondence
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Correspondence
  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Friends and associates

Subject(s)

  • Newspaper editors -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
  • Presidents -- United States

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Collection Inventory

 Series 1. Alphabetical Correspondence 

 1.1 Correspondence: A 

Arrangement

This series of correspondence is organized alphabetically by last name of the sender.

 1.2 Correspondence: B 

 1.3 Correspondence: C 

 1.4 Correspondence: D-E 

 1.5 Correspondence: F 

 1.6 Correspondence: G 

 1.7 Correspondence: H-K 

 1.8 Correspondence: L 

 1.9 Correspondence: M 

 1.10 Correspondence: N-Q 

 1.11 Correspondence: R 

 1.12 Correspondence: S 

 1.13 Correspondence: T 

 1.14 Correspondence: V-Y 

 1.15 Correspondence: Miscellaneous 

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 Series 2. Subject Files 

Scope and Content Note

Each folder in this series contains correspondence and miscellaneous other documents about a certain topic.

 3.1 Energy Policy 

 3.2 Attorneys General 

 3.3 Impact of H. R. 9132 

 3.4 Environment 

 3.5 Offshore, Miscellaneous, Perfunctory Replies 

 3.6 Offshore, Non-Government (U.S.), Favorable 

 3.7 Offshore, Miscellaneous, Favorable or Arguable 

 3.8 Governor McKeithen 

 3.9 Offshore Mississippi M.C.S 

 3.10 Fisheries 

 3.11 1974 Correspondence 

 3.12 White House 

 3.13 Miscellaneous 

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 Series 3. Manuscripts by Healy 

 5.1 D-Day and Operation Victor; A Lifetime on Deadline 

 5.2 A Lifetime on Deadline 

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 Series 4. Oversize Materials 

 Box 2 Miscellaneous oversize material 

Contains a medal with the image of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the words “President Eisenhower’s Good Will Tour of Latin America 1960, In Commemoration” on the front, and the words “Covered on the Spot by WRUL-Worldwide Broadcasting” and “The President’s Route, February 22- March 6” on the back, along with an image of Latin America and the route Eisenhower took; a picture of Richard Nixon’s family; a card with the words “The American Ambassador and Mr. Luce at home, Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30- 8:30 PM o’clock, Villa Taverna, Viale G. Rossini, No. 5”; a letter to George W. Healy, Jr. from Lyndon B. Johnson, dated 29 September 1964; a letter to George W. Healy, Jr. from Richard Nixon, dated 16 November 1962. 

 Box 4 Miscellaneous oversize material 

Contains an article about George W. Healy, Jr., entitled “Baptist Public Relations Group to Meet in N. O.”; sheet music for “The Mardi Gras Waltz”; letters to George W. Healy, Jr. from Gertrude Lee and Stanton Griffis; a menu from “Trip of the President, May 20 1972”; a letter to George W. Healy, Jr. from Herbert G. Klein; a program from the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association from 13 November 1961; and a framed photograph of George W. Healy, Jr. 

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 Series 5. Unprocessed Material 

 Box 6 Clippings, periodicals, and miscellaneous other papers 

 Box 7 Unprocessed material 

Copies of two letters from Richard Nixon, 3 September 1959 and 29 June 1972, re: trips to Moscow taken by Nixon and Healy 

Scrapbook containing clippings from the Natchez Democrat, 1920s; sheet music for the song  "Oh! Mother I'm Wild" by Howard Johnson, Harry Pease, and Eddie Nelson; and photocopies of letters received by Healy while a student at the University of Mississippi 

Copies of "Mission with Nixon" and  "Mission with Nixon II" , accounts of Healy's 1959 and 1972 trips to Russia with Richard Nixon 

Scope and Content Note

Originally published serially in the Times-Picayune, the accounts here are bound in magazine form.

Scattered copies of New Orleans Magazine, 1970s 

Miscellaneous other documents 

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 Series 6. Photographs 

 103.1 Signed photograph of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, inscribed to George Healy 

 103.2 Newspaper photograph of Fidel Castro, Rufo Lopez Presquet (Cuban minister of the treasury), and George W. Healy, on the occasion of Castro's speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 17 April 1959 

Scope and Content Note

Healy was then president of the ASNE.

 103.3 Lyndon B. Johnson giving a speech behind a lectern bearing the Presidential seal 

Scope and Content Note

Healy appears third from left in Johnson's row.

 103.4 George Healy and his wife with Richard Nixon and Pat Nixon at an unidentified formal event 

 103.5 Healy with Clementine (Mrs. Winston) Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt 

 103.6 Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson, Healy, and an unidentified man, inscribed by Johnson to Healy 

 103.7 Times-Picayune Board of Directors 

 103.8 Signed photograph of Lieutenant General Joseph "Lightning Joe" Lawton Collins, inscribed to Healy 

 103.9 Signed photograph, inscribed to Healy, of Elmer Davis, Chief, Office of War Information, 1944 

 103.10 Signed photograph of Dorothy Dix, inscribed to Healy 

 103.11 John F. Kennedy speaking at a lectern bearing the Presidential seal, Healy seated beside him 

 103.12 Photograph of Paul Wooton and Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed by both and inscribed to Healy 

 103.13 New Orleans Mayor deLesseps Story "Chep" Morrison, Sr., with Mrs. George W. Healy, Jr. and two unidentified military officers 

 103.14 Unidentified group of men, including Healy, gathered around a man seated at a desk 

 103.15 Signed photograph, inscribed to Healy, of the first United States Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, with Admiral Tip Merrill and unidentified others 

 103.16 Signed photograph, inscribed to Healy, of Healy and Dwight D. Eisenhower 

 103.17 Signed photograph, inscribed to Healy, of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at the Japanese surrender at the U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay, 2 September 1945 

 103.18 Group of men standing around a microphone. The men are labeled, some erroneously, with their last names: McManus; [Robert L.] Denig; [unlabeled, identified on verso as Gene Tunney]; [George] Healey [sic], Jr.; Lovette; [Frank] Sinatra; [Jesse] Jones; Thomas 

 103.19 Signed photograph, inscribed to Healy, of Fred M. Vinson being sworn into (unspecified) office 

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