Everly Driscoll Papers, 1974-1981
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Journalist Everly Driscoll attended Fulmore Junior High and Travis High School in Austin. She graduated from Baylor University and taught in Waco and League City before joining the United States International Communication Agency. As a science correspondent for the agency, her stories on international affairs were published in overseas newspapers. She wrote extensively concerning space exploration and covered all Apollo space flights. On August 14, 1981, while in Nairobi, Kenya to cover a United Nations energy conference, Driscoll died from a gunshot wound received as the victim of a robbery. Driscoll’s mother, Austinite Harriet McElrath, received a meritorious honor award from the USICA in August 1982. The award noted that Driscoll had done “much to make the wonders of the space program and other U. S. scientific exploits an inspiring part of the lives of readers in all parts of the world.”
Contains articles written by Everly Driscoll while she was a science correspondent for the United States International Communication Agency. Also includes “Project Apollo,” a manuscipt which Driscoll wrote as part of a book she was working on at the time of her death in 1981.
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Date Donated: Unknown.
Preliminary Processing By/Date: Linda Zezulka/November 1993.
Final Processing and Finding Aid By/Date: Linda Zezulka/November 1993.
Encoding of Finding Aid By/Date: Uri Kolodney/July 2004.
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