John McGuire Papers

Accession Number:  MA 12:06
Location:  Manuscript stacks, row 12
Dates:  1971 – 1996
Size:  1 Hollinger
Creator/Collector:  Collected by John McGuire
Acquisition info:  Donated by Bill McClellan on July 18, 2012
Accruals:  No accruals expected
Custodial history:  The collection of fan letters and other correspondence was assembled over time by John McGuire
Language:  English
Processed by:  Sarah Cain, June 2014
Conservation notes:  All items placed into archival boxes and acid-free folders. Metal fasteners removed.
Scope and Content: The collection contains letters written to John McGuire, chiefly fan letters. The collection also contains one photo (1992 letter from Carl Payne). John McGuire spent five years at the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1950s with the intent of becoming a painter. Instead, he spent the 1960s through 2005 as a journalist, most of which was spent at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1967-2005). He began writing special interest stories and conducting interviews. In the latter part of his career, he specialized in obituaries.McGuire was beloved by many. He had knack for being a great storyteller, which resulted in his success as a Post-Dispatch feature writer. He was awarded the Riverfront Times’ Best of Award for the Best St. Louis Post-Dispatch Reporter in 2000. McGuire died in his sleep at the age of 71.
Arrangement:  Chronological
Restrictions:  Unrestricted. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks:  Envelopes belonging to letters are behind accompanying letter. Not all letters have accompanying envelopes.

John McGuire Papers
1971 - 1996
1 letter Hollinger; 0.4 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
 1/2  1971, 1973
 1/3  1974
 1/4  1975
 1/5  1976
 1/6  1982-1987
 1/7  1988
 1/8  1989
 1/9  1990-1992, 1994
 1/10  1995
 1/11  1996
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