Telegram from John Ben Shepperd to Caro Brown, May 3, 1955

Title

Telegram from John Ben Shepperd to Caro Brown, May 3, 1955

Subject

Brown, Caro

Description

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from Texas. Graduate of Texas Woman's University.
Telegram from John Ben Shepperd to Caro Brown to congratulate her on receiving the Pullitzer Prize for Outstanding Journalistic Achievement for her reporting on political corruption in Duval County, TX.

Date

5/3/1955

Contributor

Brown, Caro; Ben Shepperd, John

Rights

Materials may not be used without permission. For more information, contact us at (940) 898-3751 or womenshistory@twu.edu.

Format

1 pg.

Language

en

Type

Telegrams
Manuscripts

Identifier

MSS044_telegram_19550503

Is Part Of

MSS 044, Caro Brown Papers

Accrual Method

Gift

Provenance

Sparks, Mary K.

Rights Holder

Woman's Collection, Texas Woman's University, P.O. Box 425528, Denton, TX 76204

Text

(Inserted in the size of a stamp, on the top left are the words. “This is a full-late Telegram or Cablegram unless its deferred character is indicted by a suitable symbol above or preceding the address.”)
WESTERN
UNION
W.P MARSHALL. PRESIDENT
SYMBOLS
DL= Day Letter
NL= night Letter
LT= Int’l Letter Telegram
VLT= Int’l Victory Ltr.
The filing time shown in the date line on telegrams and day letters is STANDARD TIME at point of origin. Time of receipt is STANDARD TIME at point of destination.
1955 MAY 3 AM 11 18
DB 46
D. VTA024 LONG PD=VT AUSTIN TEX 3 1050 AMC=
=MRS CARO BROWN, REPORTER=/
ALICE ECHO ALICE TEX=

THE AWARD TO YOU OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING JOURNALISTIC ACHIEVEMENT IS A MERITED RECOGNITION FOR YOUR STEADY, ACCURATE AND DEPENDABLE REPORTING OF THE DUVAL STORY. YOUR WRITING HAS BEEN THE BIGEST FACTOR IN INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THAT AREA AND OF THE STATE OF RAPID-MOVING PROGRESS IN OUR FLIGHT AGAINST BOSS-RULE AND CORRUPTION. AT GREAT PERSONAL SACRIFICE AND IN THE FACE OF TEMENDOUS PHYSICAL DANGER YOU HAVE ALWAYS FEARLESSLY WRITTEN THE TURE STORY. MY WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWARD=
JOHN BEN SHEPPARD=



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Files

MSS044_telegram_19550503.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Telegram from John Ben Shepperd to Caro Brown, May 3, 1955,” TWU Digital Exhibits, accessed June 18, 2024, http://exhibits.twu.edu/ex/items/show/242.