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A collection of correspondence and newspaper clippings related to Fred Brinkerhoff and the Pittsburg Headlight- now the Morning Sun.

Fred W. Brinkerhoff, born in 1885, was the editor for the

Pittsburg Headlight (now the Pittsburg Morning Sun) for approximately fifty years. Brinkerhoff first began working for newspapers while in high school, working under Henry J. Allen at the Ottawa Herald. He studied at the University of Kansas before working at Fort Scott and Chanute papers as well at the Kansas City Star. Brinkerhoff moved to Pittsburg in May 1911 and became the editor of the newspaper four months later. In 1961, a large celebration was held for him to mark his work and contribution to the area. He was the third recipient of the William Allen White award, president of the Kansas Press Association, chairman of the Kansas Associated Press, and president of the Kansas State Historical Society to name a few of his accomplishments and affiliations. Brinkerhoff wrote an estimated hundred editorials per month during his career. Brinkerhoff passed in 1966.

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Journalism Studies

Size of Collection

1 linear foot

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0236

Brinkerhoff, Fred, Papers, 1905-1930



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