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Floyd E. Merrill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JM043

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence between Floyd E. Merrill and James A. Michener from 1939 to 1970, as well as correspondence from Patti Koon Michener to the Merrills from 1944 to 1945. The collection also includes clippings, a photograph, negatives, and miscellaneous items.

Dates

  • 1939-1970
  • Existence: Date acquired: 2010-10-26

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of AnnaMarie Merrill

Processing Information

Inventory prepared by Shirley Soenksen on 2010 October 27.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archival Services Department at library.archives@unco.eduor 970-351-2854 for further information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Floyd E. Merrill was editor of the Greeley Tribune for many years. He is one of three men listed in the dedication of Michener's novel Centennial. Floyd E. Merrill was born to on July 19, 1895 in Mediapolis, Iowa. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was the editor of the school newspaper Silver and Gold in his sophomore year. While a junior at the University he worked for the Boulder Morning Star and later became a full-time staff member. Merrill came to Greeley in 1916 as a reporter for the Greeley Morning Spokesman. Two years later he became night editor of the Greeley Tribune and editor a year later. He worked at the Greeley Tribune as editor almost continuously until his retirement in July, 1960. Sources consulted: "A Great Newspaperman is Gone," Greeley Tribune, June 11, 1970, p. 4. "A Job Well Done," Editorial, Greeley Tribune, July 6, 1960, p. 4. "Former Editor of Tribune, Floyd E. Merrill, Dies," Greeley Tribune, June 6, 190, p. 1.Note written by Shirley Soenksen

Extent

1.00 Box(es)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence between Floyd E. Merrill and James A. Michener from 1939 to 1970, as well as correspondence from Patti Koon Michener to the Merrills from 1944 to 1945. The collection also includes clippings, a photograph, negatives, and miscellaneous items.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1: Clippings Series 2: Correspondence Series 3: Photographs & Negatives Series 4: Miscellaneous
Author
Inventory prepared by Shirley Soenksen on 2010 October 27.
Date
2010-10-27
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

Contact:
University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639