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    Robert Joseph Sitton, Jr. Collection

     

    Summary: Robert Joseph Sitton, Jr. worked as a pressman for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Before his career as a presman, he was a flyboy and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. His daughter, Marylynn Sitton Landry, donated the following items from his personal collection containing photographs and newspapers relating to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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    Correspondence

    • Letter from Fort Worth Star-Telegram President and Publisher, Phillip J. Meek, to employees, May 6, 1985

    Newspapers

    • Clipping of a story on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 18, 1949
    • "Honored guests at the recent picnic given by Auxiliary 29 to Pressmen 51..." The Labor News, October 28, 1971
    • "Farewell, Fort Worth," The Fort Worth Press, May 30, 1975
    • "A Texas Epic: The Cullen Davis Case," Glenn Guzzo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 18, 1977

    Photographs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen, circa 1917-1918 

    Pictured: Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen, circa 1917-1918

    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees Son Eldridge and Blondy Lande Myer, circa 1916
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees L.E. Kimble, Jim Savage, Son Eldridge, and Eddie Pharr, 1917-1918 (image shown)
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram Baseball Team, circa 1920s
    • Eight oversize photographs of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room, circa 1920s
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room and pressmen, 1920
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room, 1923-1924
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Babe Eldridge, Rudy Polz, F.S. Beneke, Al Grant, and Bob Threatt, 1949
    • F.S. Beneke, J.R. Record, and Fred Trebing with Fort Worth Star-Telegram printing press, 1949
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Bob Threatt, Ed Traber, W.R. McElroy, Bob Eldridge, Joe Greenfield, and Frank Beneke with large roll of newspaper, 1949
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Joe Greenfield, Babe Eldridge, Bob Threatt, and W.R. McElroy, 1949
    • Amon G. Carter and Amon G. Carter, Jr., in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room with Frank Beneke, 1949
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Bill Blakely, Ralph Barby, Howard Kouns, Bob Threatt, Robert Grimes, T.L. Pense, and Joe Greenfield in the press room, 1949
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees around a piano, identified as W.R. McElroy, Joe Minyard, Sid Thompson, Fred Trebing, Frank Beneke, Fred Baker, and Howard Kouns, July 1950
    • Ralph Persons, Sid Rochelle, Sid Thompson, and Arthur Powell look over Fort Worth Star-Telegram printing press machines, July 1950
    • Bob Haefle, Red Greme, and Oscar McCade, Jr., posing with golf clubs, August 1950
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram employee Babe Eldridge, Geo Bushee, and Joe Britton, 1950
    • Amon Carter and Mr. Huff playing golf, August 1950
    • Farewell to the Old Press, Frank S. Beneke, Aaron Eldridge, and Robert H. Grimes, 1960
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram Class of 1984 poster print, 1984
    • Boatner and Powell get pins, undated
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Beneke, Aaron Eldridge, Fred Trebbins, J. Greenfield, Bobby Threatt, and W.R. McElroy, undated
    • Sid Thompson reading a paper, undated
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram printing press machine, undated
    • Unidentified man painting a wall in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room, undated
    • Joe Cochran working in Fort Worth Star-Telegram press room, undated
    • Unidentified Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen, undated
    • Three photographs of an unidentified Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressman reading newspaper, undated
    • Presentation of a Presidential Citation to an unidentified Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressman, undated
    • Harold Wilson, Ernst Pace, Dalton David (Hollywood), Bob Threatt, and Bill Blakely with bowling balls, undated
    • Two photographs of Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen working in the press room, undated
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen Barney Hawkins, Jodie Lasiter, Bruce McCash, Joe Cochran, R.F. Rutledge, and F.B. Latimer, undated
    • Unidentified Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressman, undated
    • Four unidentified men sitting in chairs, undated
    • Unidentified man posing with suitcase, undated
    • Unidentified man receiving a service pin for 40 year continuous membership, undated
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram pressmen F.B. Latimer, Jodie Lasiter, R.J. Rutledge, Bruce McCash, Joe Cochran, and Barney Hawkins pose with an effigy of Hawkins, undated
    • Unidentified group of men, likely Fort Worth Star-Telegram employees, undated
    • Unidentified man in a car, undated

    Publications

    • Star-Telegram Junior, Volume 21, Number 1, January 1961
    • Star-Telegram Junior, Volume 44, Issue 2, March/April/May 1984
    • Star-Telegram Junior, Volume 45, Issue 5, Special Edition, 1985
    • Star-Telegram Junior, Volume 45, Issue 6, May/June 1985
    • Star-Telegram Junior, Volume 46, Issue 11, November 1986
    • Star-Telegram Chaser, Volume 7, Number 17, April 20, 1989

     

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