Arthur C. Deck papers, 1962-1980  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Deck, Arthur C., 1908-1981
Title
Arthur C. Deck papers
Dates
1962-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.5 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0361
Summary
The Arthur C. Deck papers (1962-1980) consist of materials collected by Deck in his capacity as an officer of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The collection includes primarily correspondence from and about the American Society of Newspaper Editors concerning membership, finances, and other internal matters. Also included are correspondence, legal briefs, legislative bills, and reports concerning freedom of the press, freedom of information, and press-bar and press-government controversies.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Arthur C. Deck was born on 20 February 1908 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1928 with a degree in mining engineering. Not being able to find a job in that field, he went to work for the old Salt Lake Telegram where he worked his way up from city beat reporter to executive editor of both the Telegram and Tribune. He served as executive editor of the Tribune until his retirement in 1980. His most nationally prominent achievement was his election to the presidency of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1973. Deck married Mary Willey in 1936. He died in 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Arthur C. Deck papers (1962-1980) consist of materials collected by Deck in his capacity as an officer of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The collection includes primarily correspondence from and about the American Society of Newspaper Editors concerning membership, finances, and other internal matters. Also included are correspondence, legal briefs, legislative bills, and reports concerning freedom of the press, freedom of information, and press-bar and press-government controversies.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of Arthur C. Deck in 1981.

Processing Note

Processed by Sam Walker in 1983.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Membership Committee Correspondence
Also includes announcements, lists, ballots, and other miscellaneous items.
1962-1970
Folder
2 1-5
Correspondence and Other Items
1971
2 6
Editorial Futures Committee Report
1968
2 7
ASNE Trip to Russia, Correspondence and Announcements
1969-1971
2 8
Russia Articles
1969
2 9
Russian Journalists Trip to United States, Correspondence and Announcements
1969-1970
2 10
Ethics/Grievance Committee, Correspondence
1969-1970
2 11
Ethics/Grievance Speech by Eugene Pulliam
1970
2 12
Ethics/Grievance Committee, Correspondence
1970-1971
2 13
1974 Convention Site, Correspondence
1969-1970

Treasurer and Secretary-Treasurer MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1-11
Budget and Operation Materials
1969-1971
3 12-18
Membership, Correspondence and Lists
1971-1972

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1-3
Treasurer's Reports
1969-1972
4 4-11
Membership, Correspondence and Lists
1971-1972
4 12
Convention and Romm Incident
Correspondence, announcements, and agenda.
1972
4 13-14
ASNE History and Convention Site
Correspondence and other miscellaneous papers.
1972-1974
4 15-16
China Exchange Trips, Correspondence and Announcements
1970-1972

Freedom of Information, Press-Bar, and Press-GovernmentReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Freedom of Information and Oregon Case, Correspondence and Reardon Report
1965-1966
5 2-3
Freedom of Information and Press-Bar, Correspondence and Report
1967
5 4
Letters
To American Bar Association, Howard Cleavinger, and Bar members.
1968
5 5
Freedom of Information/Press-Bar
Report, letters, questionnaire, etc.
1968
5 6
Norman Isaacs, Correspondence
1969
5 7
Justice Department and Freedom of Information, Correspondence and Other Materials
1970
5 8
Freedom of Information Material
1971
5 9
Pentagon Papers Publication and Freedom of Information
1971
5 10-11
General Materials
Earl Caldwell support brief, letter to Howard Cleavinger, Freedom of Information material, testimony, and speech.
1971
5 12-13
Freedom of Information Material
1971-1972
5 14
General Materials
Letter from Wayne Thode, report, other letters, and committee report.
1972
5 15
Government Secrecy Survey and Freedom of Information
1972
5 16-17
Freedom of Information Material
1972

Vice President and Miscellaneous MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
General Materials
Expenses, correspondence, nominations, membership dues, and other papers.
1972
6 2-7
Correspondence and Reports
1972-1973
6 8-9
Editors Survey and Correspondence
1973
6 10
Correspondence and ASNE Program Column
1973
6 11
Correspondence, Membership, and Miscellaneous
1973
6 12-13
Correspondence
1973
6 14
Letters
To Georgia Press Association and concerning minority questionnaire.
1974

Board Minutes and BudgetsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1-9
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
1969-1974
7 10-12
Budgets
1973-1974

President, Committee Reports, and MembershipReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Congratulatory Letters
1973
8 2
Correspondence and Invitations
1973
8 3
Correspondence
Thank you letters and presidential correspondence.
1973
8 4
Correspondence and Briefing
1973
8 5
Correspondence and Committee Guidelines
To Judith Brown and concerning board meeting.
1973
8 6
Recommendation and Correspondence
1973
8 7
List, Agendas, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous
1973
8 8
Correspondence
1973
8 9
Presidential Correspondence
1974
8 10
Correspondence
With Gridiron Club, Newbold Noyes, and Howard Hayes.
1974
8 11
Letters and Convention Speeches
1974
8 12
Correspondence
1974
8 13-14
Committee Reports
1974
8 15-16
Membership Correspondence
1973-1974

1974 Atlanta Convention and China ExchangeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Correspondence
1974
9 2-4
Atlanta Convention Correspondence
1973-1974
9 5
Tom Korologos and Convention Correspondence
1974
9 6-8
Convention Correspondence
1973-1974
9 9
Luncheon Invitation and Responses
1974
9 10
Convention Miscellaneous
Agenda, guest lists, introductions, etc.
1974
9 11
Convention and Committee Thank You Letters
1974
9 12
Letters
1974
9 13-17
China Exchange Correspondence
1973-1974

Freedom of Information, Press-Bar, and Press-GovernmentReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
General Materials
Correspondence, bills, announcements, statements, briefs, and other materials.
1973
10 2-6
Letter and Freedom of Information Material
1973
10 7
Letter to Richard Schmidt and Other Material
1973
10 8-9
Freedom of Information
1973
10 10-11
Letter to Frank Wylie and Freedom of Information Material
1973
10 12
Brief and Correspondence
Concerning Defense Intelligence Agency, campaign law, and Freedom of Information.
1973
10 13-16
Freedom of Information, Miscellaneous
1974
10 17
Correspondence
Concerning Reporters Committee and Press-Bar in Utah.
1975-1980

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1-2
Correspondence
1975-1978
11 3
Miscellaneous Material
Name tag, correspondence, membership applications, and other papers.
1979-1980
11 4
Structure and Purpose Committee, Correspondence and Announcements
1979
11 5
National News Council, Correspondence
1980

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Freedom of information--United States
  • Freedom of the press--United States
  • Newspaper editors--United States

Personal Names

  • Deck, Arthur C., 1908-1981--Archives

Corporate Names

  • American Society of Newspaper Editors--Records and correspondence

Form or Genre Terms

  • Bills, Legislative
  • Briefs (legal documents)
  • Correspondence
  • Reports