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Charles C. Clayton papers


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Biographical Note

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Charles C. Clayton papers, 1970-1988 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Charles C. Clayton papers, 1970-1988Add to your cart.

ID: 3/RG 4/FP 20-2-F1

Primary Creator: Clayton, Charles C. (1902-1988)

Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by type of materials.

Date Acquired: 03/19/2002

Subjects: Clayton, Charles C. (Charles Curtis), 1902-1988., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism

Forms of Material: Correspondence., Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of Charles C. Clayton's papers. It includes correspondence with his personal friends, colleagues, and students. There are numerous photos of Clayton where he appears in presentations and ceremonies. University records in the collection indicate that he was remembered in an honorary dinner due to his retirement from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There is also a program for a memorial service after Clayton's death that provides a list of people that Clayton was affiliated with over the years.

Biographical Note

Charles C. Clayton, a former journalism professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, was born in Cambridge, Nebraska in 1903. He started his journalism career by reporting at The Star in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he worked until 1923 and later graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1925. He was hired as a reporter at the St. Louis Glove-Democrat, where he worked for more than 30 years. Mr. Clayton was named assistant city editor in 1929 and soon rose through the ranks, becoming literary editor from 1937 to 1939, city editor from 1939 to 1940, and an editorial writer from 1940 to 1954. He served one year as executive assistant to the publisher at that newspaper before coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1955, where he taught until 1970. Mr. Clayton also taught journalism as a Fulbright journalism exchange professor at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and founded the journalism school at the Hongkong Chinese University in 1965-66. Mr. Clayton was  past president of The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and also served as an editor of The Quill from 1956 to 1961. He wrote four books: "Fifty Years for Freedom,"  "Newspaper Reporting Today," "The Asian Newspapers' Reluctant Revolution," and "A Twinge of Nostalgia." He died at the age of 85 in Carbondale, Illinois on April 29, 1988.

Subject/Index Terms

Clayton, Charles C. (Charles Curtis), 1902-1988.
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - Faculty
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. School of Journalism

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Charles C. Clayton Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 7: Charlie Clayton DinnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Memorial ServiceAdd to your cart.

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