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Richard H. Hyatt Papers (MC224)

Biographical Note

Richard Hyatt was born May11, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked for newspapers in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia for 40 years, both as a sportswriter and a columnist. He is also the author of eleven books. He retired from the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer at the end of January, 2008. A full biography and bibliography can be found on his website, Richard Hyatt's Columbus.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 6 boxes of research notes, publications, clippings, photographs, videotapes and audiotapes. In addition to these materials, he also donated over 300 books which have been cataloged in the Columbus State University on-line system, but are held in the Archives stacks.

1970s-2000s 6 boxes (5.5 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Richard H. Hyatt Paper must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Richard H. Hyatt Papers (MC 224) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Gift of Richard Hyatt in 2006.

Box List

Series 1 - Columns

Box 1

These folders contain clippings of Richard Hyatt's columns which appeared in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer from 1975 through 1990.

  • Folder 1 - 1975
  • Folder 2 - 1976
  • Folder 3 - 1977
  • Folder 4 - 1978
  • Folder 5 - January-October, 1979
  • Folder 6 - October-December, 1979
  • Folder 7 - January-July, 1980
  • Folder 8 - August-December, 1980
  • Folder 9 - January-May, 1981
  • Folder 10 - May-December, 1981
  • Folder 11 - January-February, 1982
  • Folder 12 - March-May, 1982
  • Folder 13 - June-July, 1982
  • Folder 14 - August-December, 1982

Box 2

  • Folder 1 - January-June, 1983
  • Folder 2 - July-December, 1983
  • Folder 3 - January-June, 1984
  • Folder 4 - July-December, 1984
  • Folder 5 - January-June, 1985
  • Folder 6 - July-December, 1985
  • Folder 7 - January-June, 1986
  • Folder 8 - July-September, 1986
  • Folder 9 - October-December, 1986
  • Folder 10 - January-May, 1987
  • Folder 11 - June-December, 1987
  • Folder 12 - 1988
  • Folder 13 - 1989
  • Folder 14 - 1990
  • Folder 15 - 1993
  • Folder 16 - 1997
  • Folder 17 - nd
  • Folder 18 - Miscellaneous items, 1980s-1990s This folder contains three items: the draft of the Front and Back Flaps for Lewis, Jack and Me; a page of sheet music titled Ronald Regan Song, words and music by Herbert Mullinger (nd); and Eulogy for Jack Swift, November, 1990

Series 2 - Jimmy Carter

Box 1 - Jimmy Carter

  • Folder 1 - Carter, January 8-July 11, 1976 This folder contains newspaper clippings from Carter's announcement for his run for the presidency till the Democratic Nominating Convention in New York.
  • Folder 2 - Carter, July 12-16, 1976 These are newspaper clippings for the week of the Convention.
  • Folder 3 - Carter, July 20-October, 1976 These are newspaper clippings for Jimmy Carter's campaign for the White House.
  • Folder 4 - Carter, November, 1976 These are newspaper clippings covering Carter's election to the White House and the aftermath.
  • Folder 5 - Carter, December, 1976
  • Folder 6 - Carter, January, 1977 (I)
  • Folder 7 - Carter, January, 1977 (II)
  • Folder 8 - Carter, January, 1977 (III)
  • Folder 9 - Carter, February-May, 1977
  • Folder 10 - Carter, nd

The Carters of Plains

These folders contain drafts of the flap text, prologue, tables of contents and chapter summaries of Hyatt's book on the Carter family. The multiple drafts of the table of contents and the chapter summaries indicate that the order of chapters and the chapter numbers changed. The chapters are filed in the order as indicated on the first page of each chapter, although the running page numbers of each chapter do not reflect the new number.

  • Folder 11 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Front Matters, 1977
  • Folder 12 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 1, 1977
  • Folder 13 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 2, 1977
  • Folder 14 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 3, 1977
  • Folder 15 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 4, 1977
  • Folder 16 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 5, 1977
  • Folder 17 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 6, 1977
  • Folder 18 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 7, 1977
  • Folder 19 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 8, 1977
  • Folder 20 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 9, 1977
  • Folder 21 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 10, 1977
  • Folder 22 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 11, 1977
  • Folder 23 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 12, 1977
  • Folder 24 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 13, 1977
  • Folder 25 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 14, 1977
  • Folder 26 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 15, 1977
  • Folder 27 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 16, 1977 This chapter was not present at the time of processing.
  • Folder 28 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 17, 1977
  • Folder 29 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 18, 1977
  • Folder 30 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 19, 1977
  • Folder 31 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 20, 1977
  • Folder 32 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 21, 1977Folder 33 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Chapter 22, 1977
  • Folder 34 - Carter - Carters of Plains - Draft - Research, nd

Box 2 - Jimmy Carter

  • Folder 1 - Carter Campaign Materials I, 1970s
  • Folder 2 - Carter Campaign Materials II, 1970s
  • Folder 3 - Carter Campaign Materials III, 1970s]
  • Folder 4 - Publications, May-July 25, 1976
  • Folder 5 - Publications, July 26-September, 1976
  • Folder 6 - Publications, November I, 1976
  • Folder 7 - Publications, November II, 1976
  • Folder 8 - Publications, December, 1976-January, 1977
  • Folder 9 - Publications, February, 1977
  • Folder 10 - Publications, February, 1979
  • Folder 11 - Inauguration News Media Packet, January, 1977
  • Folder 12 - Reporter's Notebooks, Carter Related, but no dates
  • Folder 13 - Correspondence, 1970s The material probably relates to the Carter campaign and/or Hyatt's book, The Carters of Plains, 1970s
  • Folder 14 - Slides in 2 boxes labeled "The Carters of Plains", 1970s

Series 3 - Sports Writing

This series consists of Richard Hyatt's sports writing, concentrating of the Southern Open Golf tournament, earlier known as the Green Island Invitation Pro-Am Tournament and after 1990 as the Buick Southern Open.

Box 1

  • Folder 1 - Golf-Green Island Invitational Pro-Am-Newspaper Clippings, 1985
  • Folder 2 - Golf-Southern Open-Color, 1960s-1990s This folder includes the contents of a manila folder that held several photographs of G. Gumby Jordan and others, several smaller envelops with unidentified negatives, and three audio cassette tapes (one marked G. Gumby Jordan 6/13/94, one marked Archer and one unidentified).
  • Folder 3 - Golf-Southern Open-History, 1919-1993
  • Folder 4 - Golf-Southern Open-Interview with Sam Wellborn, 1995? This is transcript is incomplete.
  • Folder 5 - Golf-Southern Open (Green Island Open)-Newspaper Clippings, 1972-1973
  • Folder 6- Golf-Southern Open-Newspaper Clippings, 1984
  • Folder 7 - Golf-Southern Open-Newspaper Clippings, 1985
  • Folder 8 - Golf-Southern Open-Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1987
  • Folder 9 - Golf-Southern Open-Newspaper Clippings, 1988-1990
  • Folder 10 - Golf-Southern Open-Newspaper Clippings, 1991-1993
  • Folder 11 - Golf-Southern Open-Photographs, 1972-1990
  • Folder 12 - Golf-Southern Open-Photographs, nd
  • Folder 13 - Golf-Southern Open-Players, Backers, etc., 1970-1993 This folder contains a list of list of winners from 1970-1993, thumbnail bios of the players, a story about the Southern Open's move to Callaway Gardens in 1990, and articles about G. Gumby Jorden and Buick Motors, two backers of the tournament.
  • Folder 14 - Golf-Southern Open-Programs, 1976-1982
  • Folder 15 - Golf-Southern Open-Programs, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1994
  • Folder 16 - Golf-Southern Open-Research Materials, 1970s-1990s
  • Folder 16 - Golf-Southern Open-Statistics, 1970-1980

Box 2

This box contains unsorted photographs and negatives of various Southern Open tournaments from the 1970s through the 1990s. They need to be re-foldered and sorted.

Series 4 - Media

Box 1

This box contains VHS tapes of interviews (1987 & 1997), with Tom Murphy, a former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and the subject of one of Richard Hyatt's books; a VHS titled Columbus Now!, of 12/12/95; The Greatest Trails of All Time: The Court-Martial of Lt. Calley, Review Tape from Court TV (nd); Hughston Spirts Medicine Foundation: A Tribute of Dr. Jack Chandler Hughston (11/17/1990); Chattahoochee River: Voyage of Discovery Columbus to Apalachicola (nd); two unlabeled tapes. Also present are 17 cassette tapes, all labeled "Callaway Gardens for Book by Hyatt". Some have additional identification:

  • Becky (#10)
  • Bourgeois, Father Roy, 1999
  • Coreen, Mary Alice, January 12, 1989
  • Dutch, Edna, Rex, Jim, January 12, 1989
  • Edna's Groups (#5)
  • Galle, Fred, etc. (#16)
  • George, Harold, January 16, 1989
  • Harold and George (#2)
  • Hop, Jan, Charles, Jenifer
  • Marion, Eleanor, January 21, 1989
  • Nanelle, Eva, January 13, 1989
  • Pauline, etc. (#12)
  • Ray, Julian, Terry, November 29, 1988
  • Rita (#20)
  • Stone, Ed, February 11, 1989
  • Walter, Tiny, Jesse, January 11, 1989 No label information, nd
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