by St. Albans School ; Alfred Friendly, Jr. (editor)
Washington, DC:: St. Albans School. Very Good. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 52 pages; A run of all twelve issues of the Saint Albans News for the 1954-1955 academic year bound in tan boards with a blue cloth spine and gilt lettering at front board. Contents in very nice condition, clean and tight; the boards have some fading and stains. The Saint Albans News, the official student publication of St. Albans School, was founded in 1930 making it one of the oldest student newspapers in the country. Among the notable students of St. Albans are Al Gore, John Kerry, Neil Bush, Harold Ford, Jr., Gore Vidal and many Roosevelts. This bound volume covers the academic year in which St. Albans integrated; it was one of the earliest private schools in Washington to do so. In addition to the usual coverage of athletics and school government and administration, the paper presents news and commentary on the mid-term national elections, foreign affairs, book reviews, editorials, profiles of various students, etc. Alfred Friendly, Jr. served as editor-in-chief during the 1954-55 season, who later became a reporter with Newsweek and the New York Times. His father Alfred Friendly, Sr. (1911-1983) had started in journalism as a reporter with the Washington "Post" in 1939 and became the Post's Managing Editor in 1955; he played a major role in taking the 'Post' from a local paper to a journal of national and international importance. In 1967 he covered the Mideast War for the Post in a series of articles for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1968. . (Inventory #: 39945)
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