Joe Pollack Papers

Accession Number: MA 12:01
Location: Compton; RBM Map Cabinet A, Drawer 2
Dates: 1947-2007
Size: 6 boxes, 2 folders [oversized]
Creator/Collector: Collected by Joe Pollack  
Acquisition info: Donated by Ann Lemons Pollack
Accruals: Further accruals are possible.
Custodial history:

The collection was assembled over time by Joe Pollack and donated to the Media Archives after his passing.   

The first accession was donated by Ann Lemons Pollack on April 17, 2012.   

Language: English
Processed by: Kristina Impastato, May 2018
Conservation notes: All items placed into archival boxes & acid-free folders.  Metal fasteners removed and replaced with vinyl-coated paperclips.
Clippings removed from binders with original order maintained.
Some of the early dated clippings books are laminated.  
Scope and Content:

The papers of Joe Pollack (1931-2012) consists of clipping books of published articles, correspondence, caricatures along with personal and biographical materials.  

The dated material covers the years 1947-2007 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1968-1995. The clipping books are organized chronologically by binder. 

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Joseph Weisman Pollack graduated from the University of Missouri, School of Journalism in 1951.  Early in his St. Louis journalism career, Pollack was a sports writer for the Globe-Democrat, and then Public Relations Director for the football Cardinals.  He worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from 1972 to 1995. He wrote book, theater and movie reviews, restaurant and wine reviews, feature articles and columns.  He also freelanced for a number of publications and authored several books.   After his retirement in 1995, Pollack worked with his wife Ann Lemmons Pollack to continue writing about food and wine blog with her. 

Pollack was an active member of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild and served as president of the St. Louis chapter.  He was on the Advisory Board for The Center for the Humanities at Washington University.  

Arrangement:

Chronological.    

Arranged by series, within series alphabetical: 

Series 1:  Clipping Books
Series 2:  Printed Materials
Series 3:  Correspondence
Series 4:  Biographical  

Restrictions: Copyright.  Permission required to reproduce images.  
Remarks:

The following two books are signed by the authors and held in the RB stacks:  

The Writer in Politics, Edited by William Gass and Lorin Cuoco.
Literary St. Louis:  A Guide, Edited by William Gass and Lorin Cuoco.  

Joe Pollack Papers
1947-2007
1 small clamshell box; 4 record storage boxes; 1 Paige box; 2 folders [oversized];
6.25 cu. ft. 

Box/Folder Description
  Series 1:  Clipping Books:
  Box 1:  Clipping Books   
 1/1  Finding aid
1/2 5/23/68 – 11/27/76 Book Reviews
1/3 1/1/77-8/25/79 The Sporting News Book Reviews
1/4 8/30/68–4/29/69 Movie and Theater Reviews Vol I
1/5 5/2/69–12/30/69 Movie and Theater Reviews Vol II
1/6 1/2/70-6/30/70 Movie and Theater Reviews Vol III
1/7 7/3/70–12/29/70 Movie and Theater Reviews Vol IV
1/8 8/1/72-7/31/73 Reviews - Reviews, Restaurants, Features, Briefs, Sports
1/9 8/1/73-7/31/74 Reviews II - Reviews, Dining, Features, Briefs, Sports
1/10 8/1/74-8/31/75 Reviews III - Reviews, Dining, Features, Briefs, Sports
  Box 2: Clipping Books
2/1 9/1/75-8/31/76 Reviews IV – Reviews, Dine, Features, Briefs, Sports
2/2 9/1/76-8/31/77 Reviews V – Reviews, Dining, Features, Briefs, Sports
2/3 9/1/77-8/31/78 Reviews, Dining Out, Features, Briefs, Sports
2/4 9/1/78-8/31/79 Reviews, Dine, Features, Briefs, Sports
2/5 9/1/79-8/31/80 Reviews, Food/Wine, Features, Briefs, Sports
2/6 9/1/80-8/31/81 Reviews, Food/Wine, Columns/Features, Briefs
  Box 3: Clipping Books
3/1 9/1/81-8/31/82 Reviews, Dine/Wine, Columns, Features
3/2 9/1/82-8/31/83 Reviews, Dine-Wine, Columns, Features
3/3 9/1/83-8/31/84 Reviews, Dine-Wine, Columns, Features
3/4 9/1/84-8/31/85 Reviews, Restaurant/Wine, Columns, Features
3/5 9/1/85-8/31/86 Reviews, Food-Wine, Columns, Features
3/6 9/1/86-8/31/87 Reviews, Dine-Wine, Columns, Features
3/7 9/1/87-8/31/88 Reviews, Dine-Wine, Columns, Feature Stories
  Box 4: Clipping Books
4/1 9/1/88-8/31/89 Reviews, Dine-Wine, Columns, Features
4/2 9/1/89-8/31/90 Reviews, Dine/Wine, Columns, Features
4/3 9/1/90-8/31/91 Live Theater/Movies, Restaurants, Columns, Features
4/4 9/1/91-8/31/92 Reviews, Restaurants, Columns, Features
4/5 9/1/92-8/31/93 Reviews, Restaurants, Columns, Features
4/6 9/1/93-8/31/94 Reviews, Dine/Wine, Columns, Features
  Box 5: 
5/1 9/1/94-8/31/95 Reviews, Dine/Wine, Columns, Features 
  Series 2:  Printed Materials
5/2 Belles Lettres: Literary Review, 2007
5/3 Flightime, March 1977
5/4 Inside Monthly Entertainment Guide, 1995
5/5 Midwest Motorist, 1986-87, 2007
5/6 Miscellaneous
5/7 St. Louis Journalism Review, 1996-2002
5/8 St. Louis Post-Dispute, Dec. 1, 1978 
  Series 3:  Correspondence
5/9 Adult Bookstore Raid and Lawsuit, 1987
5/10 Jerry Berger, 2004
5/11 Grand Center, 1994
5/12 Heart of the Beholder by Ken Tipton, script & letters
5/13 Miscellaneous
5/14 Municipal Theatre Association (Muny), 1980
5/15 Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, A Tale of Two Cities, 1982 
  Series 4:  Personal and Biographical
5/16 Clippings
5/17 College Entrance Diploma, 1947
5/18 Kappa Tau Alpha, University of Missouri
5/19 KMOX-TV The Big Red
5/20 Notepad [personalized]
5/21

Oldtime Comments in Journalism 1953-58

            -Ben Jonson’s 1625 Satire on News, No. 1, Jan. 1953
            -An Essay on Sensationalism in the Press, No. 2, Feb. 1953
            -The Porcupine and the Pole-cat, No. 3, Apr. 1953
            -Liang Chi-Chao’s Comments on Journalism, No. 4 Jul. 1953
            -Journalism in Tennessee, Vol. 1, no. 5, Sept. 1955
            -Benjamin Franklin on Newspapers, Vol. 1, no. 6, Dec. 1956
            -Alex Sweet on Texas Journalism,  Vol. 1, no. 8
            -Thomas Nast Pictures of Civil War Reporters, Vol. 3, no. 1, Nov. 1959
            -Jenkins, Vol. 3, no. 2, Aug. 1960
            -True Patriot, Tatler, Spectator, Idler, & British Mercury, Vol. 1, no. 6, Jul. 1956

5/22 Photos
5/23 Press Passes 1973 + 1986
5/24 River Styx, 52 + 53
5/25 Sigma Delta Chi award, University of Missouri, 1950-51
5826 Speech, KMOX 4/15/85
5/27 St. Louis Newspaper Guild Local 47 AFL-CIO
5/28 St. Louis Post-Dispatch notepads
5/- [t-shirt], St. Louis News 1978
5/- [t-shirt], The Newspaper Guild/CWA Local 47
  Box 6:  Biographical - caricatures:  
6/1 Caricature, “Chapter 1, 2, 3 & 4,” by Dan Martin
6/2 Caricature, “For Brother Pollack,” by Dan Martin
6/- [framed] Caricature, [Pollack holding fork and knife], n.d. 
[oversized] folder, caricatures [Map Cabinet A, Drawer 2]
            -“Make M-Taste,” by Amadee
            -[Pollack holding wine glass for Dining Out Calendar in P-D] by Mike Haynes
[oversized]

folder, St. Louis Post-Dispatch full page articles [Map Cabinet A, Drawer

2]

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