Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Ernest V. Joiner:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1911-1997, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Joiner, Ernest V.
Title: Ernest V. Joiner Papers,
Dates: 1911-1997
Abstract: The papers of Ernest V. Joiner, an outspoken editor for a number of newspapers.
Collection # S 1260.1
Quantity: 6 boxes (6.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Ernest V. Joiner, born August 20, 1911 in Seymour, Texas, was an outspoken editor for a number of newspapers, such as the Ralls Banner (Texas), the Sebastopol Times (California), and the Lincoln County News (New Mexico). He graduated from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) with a degree in Mass Communications and was a member of the Texas Tech Hall of Fame. Joiner's brand of editorial wit was always controversial, and he reached prominence due to his opinionated columns. The Joiner Papers will serve those interested in the life and times of one of the most outspoken editors of the United States.


Scope and Contents

The papers from Ernest V. Joiner's collection consist of correspondence, editorial news clippings, financial materials, photographs (photocopies), plaques, awards, scrapbooks, and memorabilia. Transferred to the audio/visual department were four oral history tapes of interviews with Joiner.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Joiner, Ernest V.
Subjects
Journalism--Editing
Journalism--Texas
Journalism--Texas, West--History
Newspapers
Newspaper publishing
Newspaper editors--Texas--History
Press

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernest V. Joiner Papers, 1911-1997, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
1997-0274-A, 1997-0274-B, 1999-0062-A

Gifts, 1997 and 1999

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2000


Collection Inventory

 

Awards and Honors

box folder
1 1 Congressional Recognition, 1959
2 George Washington Honor Medal, 1980-1981
3 Joiner Profiles, 1959-1983
4 Miscellaneous Awards and Praises, 1953-1997
5 Miscellaneous Certificates, 1982-1989
6 Return to Ralls, 1980
7 Texas Tech University, School of Mass Communications Outstanding Alumni
8 Time Article on Joiner, 1959



 

Correspondence, General

box folder
1 9 Joiner Leaving Sebastopol (California) Times, 1972-1987
10 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1959-1991



 

Early Writings

box folder
1 11 "Interview with the Devil" Article, 1954



 

Financial Papers

box folder
1 12 Records from Heppner (Oregon) Gazette-Times, 1973-1977



 

Personal Collections

box folder
1 13 Articles on Joiner, 1940-1991
14 Personal collection: Tidbits, Humor, and Insights, 1965-1982



 

Photographs

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1 15 Miscellaneous Photographs (Photocopies), Undated



 

Research on Joiner

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1 16 Correspondence: Joiner to John McDonald (Researcher)/McDonald to Joiner,
17 John McDonald's Research on Joiner, 1959-1992
18 Information on Joiner, 1911-1993
19 John McDonald's Drafts of Book on Joiner, 1993



 

Speeches

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1 20 Miscellaneous Speeches by Joiner, 1953-1971



 

"Willie Brown Controversy"

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1 21 Correspondence and News Clippings, 1952-1984



 

Articles (By Source)

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2 1 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1982
2 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1983
3 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1984
4 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1985
5 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1986
6 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1987
7 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1988
8 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1989
9 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1990
10 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News, 1991
11 Modern Veterinary Practice, 1960
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3 1 Advertising, 1981
2 African-Americans; Affirmative Action, 1974-1990
3 Age; Old Timers, 1979
4 Agriculture; Farmers, 1974-1984
5 AIDS; Disease, 1986
6 American Civil Liberties Unioin (ACLU), 1981
7 Animals, 1980-1985
8 Art, 1981
9 California; San Francisco; Jerry Brown, 1978-1980
10 Capital Punishment, 1973-1978
11 Carter, Jimmy, 1979-1980
12 Censorship, 1985
13 Central America, 1978-1988
14 Civil Rights, 1966-1984
15 Communism, 1975-1980
16 Congress: Congressmen, 1976-1986
17 Constitution- U. S., 1976-1986
18 Consumerism, 1979-1986
19 Crime, 1968-1975
20 Cuba: Castro, 1978-1983
21 Democracy, 1972-1984
22 Democrats, 1972-1987
23 Devil: Hell, Exorcist, 1974-1981
24 Doomsayers: Naysayers, Scoffers, 1985
25 Drugs: Alcohol, 1966-1986
26 Economy, 1976-1986
27 Editorials, Miscellaneous, 1971-1986
28 Education, 1969-1986
29 Elections, 1975-1982
30 Energy, 1975-1980
31 Environment: Wildlife, 1972-1987
32 Fables, 1978-1982
33 Fads: Fashions, 1978
34 Family: Parents, 1983
35 Federal Budget: Spend Thrift Congress, 1974-1984
36 Federal Bureaus: Bureaucrats, 1972-1985
37 Federal Government, 1978-1982
38 Food: Food Prices, Hunger, 1974-1975
39 Fools, Follies, Foibles, 1978-1985
40 Foreign Aid: Foreign Policy, 1979-1983
41 Free Enterprise: Capitalism, 1975-1983
42 Free Speech: Free Press, First Amendment, 1978
43 Full Moon: Lunacy Lane, Silly Seasons, 1982-1985
44 Gambling, 1982-1984
45 Guns: Gun Haters, 1973-1982
46 History, 1980-1986
47 Holidays, 1972-1986
48 Homosexuals, Lesbians, 1974-1985
49 Illegal Aliens, 1978-1986
50 Illiteracy, 1978
51 Inflation, 1971-1975
52 International Law: World Court, 1983-1985
53 Irish: St. Patrick's Day, 1974-1984
54 Japan: Japanese-Americans, 1981-1989
55 Japan: Pearl Harbor, 1974-1988
56 Jews: Israel, 1982-1983
57 Judicial: Courts; Judiciary, 1976-1986
58 Justice, 1974-1985
59 Kennedys, 1972-1986
60 King, Martin Luther: Ralph Abernathy; SCLC, 1979-1986
61 Labor: NLRB, 1972-1986
62 Language, 1973-1985
63 Lawyers: Laws, 1976-1984
64 Legislators, 1971-1985
65 Liberty: Freedom, 1976
66 Media, 1974-1987
67 Medicine, 1974-1984
68 Middle East, 1979-1983
69 Music: The Arts, 1974-1984
70 National Defense, 1981-1983
71 Nature: Mother Nature, 1984
72 New Mexico: Wild West, Carrizozo (New Mexico), 1973-1987
73 Newspapers: Journalism, 1972-1987
74 Nixon, 1973-1974
75 Nuclear Power: Bombs, War, Radiation, 1978-1989
76 Oil, 1974-1983
77 Patriotism, 1980
78 Peace and Peaceniks, 1978-1986
79 Personalities, 1978
80 Politicians, 1973-1985
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4 1 Poor: Poverty, Homeless, Wretched, 1966-1986
2 Prayer, 1974-1984
3 Presidents: Presidential, 1972-1985
4 Proposition 13 (CA), 1978
5 Publicity for Sebastopol (California) Times, 1978-1990
6 Quips: Humor, 1972-1987
7 Racial Discrmination, 1972-1986
8 Radicals: Demonstrations, 1971-1986
9 Reagan, 1966-1987
10 Religion, 1974-1987
11 Republicans, 1980-1985
12 Rose Bird (California Supreme Court Justice), 1984-1985
13 Seat Belts, 1974-1986
14 Sex, Sexuality, 1972-1983
15 Social Comment, 1973-1987
16 South Africa, 1981-1986
17 Soviets: Russians, Communism, 1974-1987
18 Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI): "Star Wars," 1987
19 Taxes, 1974-1986
20 Texas: Texans, 1978-1979
21 Tolerance: Intolerance, 1985
22 Travel: Entertainment, 1972-1984
23 United Nations, 1974-1985
24 Vietnam: Veterans, 1981
25 Violence, 1977-1981
26 Wages and Hours, 1974-1982
27 War: Peace, 1981-1986
28 Wealth, Distribution of, 1978
29 Women: Women's Lib, 1965-1985
30 World Government, 1976
31 Youth: "Streakers," 1974-1983



 

Memorabilia and Scrapbook

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5 1 Award- Golden Apple Trophy- California Elementary School Administrators
2 Award- Freedom Foundation Coin, 1980
3 Clipboard- Award Plaque Cover, 1982
4 Clipboard- Modern Veterinary Practice Article, 1960
5 Plaque- Texas Tech Mass Communications Award, 1991
6 Plaque- Ralls/Texas Sesquicentenial, 1986
7 Scrapbook, 1968
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6 1 "Jawbone of an Ass" Award, 1982
2 Lincoln County (New Mexico) News Advertisement
3 Scrapbook, 1986