John W. Egerton Papers, 1961-1979

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John W. Egerton served as editor of the University of South Florida News Bureau during the early years of the institution. This collection includes materials gathered by Egerton during the Johns Committee's investigation of USF's administrators, faculty, and students between 1962 and 1964. The materials include correspondence, reports, policy statements, and manuscripts.

After leaving the university in 1965, Egerton left the Tampa Bay area and wrote for the Southern Education Report. He published numerous articles and monographs about the culture of the New South, including a Mind to Stay Here: Profiles from the South (1970) and The Americanization of Dixie: The Southernization of America (1974).