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Series II. Journalism Career, 1942-1965

Scope and Content Notes:

The material in this series includes drafts of articles, some with editorial mark-ups, handwritten notes, memos, and newspaper clippings of the articles on the various subjects Bolden coved in his career. The series dates from 1942 to 1965 and is further divided into three subseries; Pittsburgh Courier; War Department Correspondent; Other News Agencies.

Subseries 1. Pittsburgh Courier 1945-1963

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes documents from Bolden’s tenure at the Pittsburgh Courier covering the years 1945 to 1963. The material in this series includes drafts of articles, memos, notes, newspaper clippings of articles written by Bolden for the Courier, and research files of subjects that later appeared as articles in the paper. The subseries is arranged chronologically.

Folder 29 Drafts of articles on India, 1945
Folder 30 Articles on various subjects, 1945
Folder 31 Overseas Subjects articles, 1945
Folder 32 Copy and Telegrams from Courier Branch Offices, 1945-1946
Folder 33-35 Newspaper clippings of articles by Bolden, 1947-1953, 1955
Folder 36 Pittsburgh Courier and Branch Publications circulation report, 1949
Folder 37-38 Scrapbook pages of newspaper clippings (loose pages), 1949-1951
Folder 39 Notes on Supreme Court ruling in Henderson v. Commerce Commission and Southern Railway Co., 1950
Folder 40 Pittsburgh Courier Count, Gross Run, Spoils, Net Run, and Difference, November 18, 1950
Folder 41 Newspaper clippings of articles written by Bolden, 1951
Folder 42 Handwritten notes on story leads, 1952
Folder 43 Press Pass for Stevenson Rally, 1952
Folder 44 Pittsburgh Courier Directory of Employees, 1952
Folder 45 Newspaper clippings of articles written by Bolden, 1953
Folder 46 Pittsburgh Courier Press Passes, 1954
Folder 47 Research File: Chart of arrests by race for all Pittsburgh Police stations; newspaper clippings on Spaulding Inquest and crime, 1954
Folder 48 Newspaper clippings of musical and theatrical reviews written by Bolden, 1954-1955
Folder 49 "City Feature: Heroes in Blue" draft, 1955
Folder 50 Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Page One Awards certificates, 1955
Folder 51 Page One: Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Yearbook, 1956, 1959, 1961
Folder 52 "It Happened in Pittsburgh," column drafts with editorial mark-ups, ca.1956
Folder 53 Memos from the Cleveland Courier Branch Office, 1957
Folder 54 Article draft with editorial mark-ups on NAACP dissatisfaction with Governor George M. Leader, 1958
Folder 55 The Foreign Policy Association of Pittsburgh Reception Dinner for Adnan Menderes, Prime Minister of Turkey, 1959
Folder 56 Newspaper clippings, "International Leaders at Pitt," 1959
Folder 57 Invitation to luncheon for Nikita Khrushchev's visit to Pittsburgh, 1959
Folder 58 Proposed Agreement between Pittsburgh Courier and Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh, 1960

Box 2
Folder 1 Story lead and comments on Daniel Gardner Kean, 1962
Folder 2 Drafts of articles with Bolden's editorial mark-ups, 1963
Folder 3 Handwritten notes on jazz performances, undated
Folder 4 Typewritten note from P.L. Prattis, undated
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Courier blank receipt form, undated

Subseries 2. War Department Correspondent, 1942-1946

Scope and Content Notes:

The material in this subseries relates to Bolden’s time in the U.S. Army as a War Correspondent. The documents in this subseries cover his work stateside as a Press Officer at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. It includes drafts of articles, some that have editorial mark-ups, memos regarding African Americans in the military, and newspaper clippings of articles written by Bolden. The material in this subseries dates from 1942 to 1946 and is arranged chronologically.

Folder 6 Frank Bolden in an Army Uniform photograph, ca.1942
Folder 7 Leave of Absence from Department of Public Health for Service in the U.S. Army, 1942
Folder 8 Receipts from Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1942
Folder 9 War Department Press Credentials for Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1942
Folder 10-11 Fort Huachuca, Arizona Public Relations photographs, 1942
Folder 12 Article drafts with editorial mark-ups and Code of Wartime Practices for the American Press, ca.1942
Folder 13 Fort Huachuca, Arizona assorted materials, 1942-1943
Folder 14 Drafts of articles written while on assignment for U.S. Army, 1944
Folder 15 Scrapbook pages with clippings of Bolden's articles on War Service, 1945
Folder 16 Memos regarding African Americans in the Military, 1945
Folder 17 War Correspondents Awards list, ca.1945
Folder 18 Memo from War Department Bureau of Public Relations, 1946
Folder 19 Overseas Press Club of America Award Dinner for War Correspondents, 1946

Subseries 3. Other News Agencies, 1948-1963

Scope and Content Notes:

The Other News Agencies series dates from 1948 to 1963 and includes material Bolden wrote for publications other than the Pittsburgh Courier or the U.S. War Department. Material in this subseries covers his work with the Newspaper Guild of America, stories written for Our World Magazine, and reports for Travel Guide, Inc.

Folder 20 Newspaper Guild of Detroit, 1948
Folder 21 Press Credentials for Travel Guide, Inc. and Memos, 1948-1949
Folder 22 Travel Guide Reports and entry slips, 1949
Folder 23 Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild, Guild Galleys, 1952
Folder 24 American Newspaper Guild Convention Committee Reports and Manual, 1952-1953
Folder 25 American Newspaper Guild, CIO-CCL Manual, 1955
Folder 26 Assignment from Associated Negro Press to cover AMEZ Conference in Pittsburgh, 1956
Folder 27 International Seminars Program for Resident Foreign Correspondents, 1962
Folder 28 Articles prepared for publications, 1963
Folder 29 Pittsburgh Profile "9 to Midnight," story lead for Our World Magazine, undated