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Harold B. Meyers papers

Identifier: MS 00370

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Content Description

The Harold B. Meyers papers contains the personal, literary and journalistic papers of Harold B. Meyers. The collection contains personal and professional correspondence, printed materials, manuscripts, research files for manuscripts such as the Confederate Heros, newspaper clipplings and notes. Papers include the manuscripts of Harold B. Meyers’ books as well as their receptions, journalist documents and newspaper articles related to the U.S. government and key historical incidents in the 1950s and 1960s U.S., and other personal documents of Harold B. Meyers.


  • Creation: 1909-2021

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Burton Meyers was born in Mesa, Arizona in 1924 and lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. His parents worked as Native American Service schoolteachers and he was raised with his brothers on reservations in the Southwest and Washington state. After serving with the Navy during World War II, he graduated from the University of Colorado’s journalism school and became a newspaper reporter. In 1956 Meyers joined Time magazine and covered the Civil Rights Movement, Capitol Hill and the White House. He is the author of multiple publications including The Death at Awahi, Reservations, and Geronimo’s Ponies.

Biography found on Harold Burton Meyers website at


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Harold B. Meyers papers was donated by Harold B. Meyers.

Processing Information

The Harold B. Meyers papers are currently unprocessed. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions to the collections.

Guide to the Harold B. Meyers papers
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center
March 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository