Ernest I. Watson Autobiography
Scope and Contents
Copy of "The Great Generation," the autobiography of journalist Ernest I. Watson (1904-1974), who grew up in Louisiana and Texas and enjoyed a fifty-year career as a journalist. The text chronicles his life and times growing up in small southern towns before the depression and life on a farm. His autobiography also includes a selection of his editorials which Watson professes is ‘southern Christian’ and political views.
- Creation: 1974
- Watson, Ernest I., 1904-1978 (Person)
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Noncirculating; available for research.
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This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
Mr. Ernest Watson was born in Big Cane, Louisiana in 1904 and died in Bay Springs, Mississippi in 1978. His career of advertising and journalism spans over 50 years in Mississippi and Louisiana as an advertising writer and managing editor for several newspapers and radio stations. Mr. Watson worked for Baton Rouge State Times, Alexandria Town Talk, Monroe Morning Star, Jackson Daily News, Clarion-Ledger, McComb Enterprise, Mutual Broadcasting Company, KBIX Radio, WDSU Radio, and the Jasper County News. He was a ‘man of his time’ in his writing for his editorials. In 1974, he was the oldest newspaper editor in Mississippi.
Language of Materials
The autobiography of a 50-year journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi who recounts his life growing in the south and remanences about his childhood days. Mr. Watson recounts his memories from his past life with his grandparents and his upbringing in this era that produced “The Greatest Generation.”
This collection consists of one folder.
Donated by Walter K. Watson on August 27, 1999.
• Case File
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- Ernest I. Watson Autobiography
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Kimberly Rayborn
- September 2020
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