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Wilmer Ames papers

Title
Wilmer Ames papers, 1977-1993.
Author
Ames, Wilmer, 1950-1993.
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Additional Authors
Norris, Chuck, 1940-
Description
13.2 lin. ft. (34 archival boxes)
Summary
The bulk of the collection, 1986-1992, concerns the formation and development of "Emerge" news magazine. Included here is correspondence which reveals Ames's initial concept for the magazine, along with board minutes, memoranda, detailed plans, proposals, financial records, advertising and marketing plans, and manuscripts and clippings for articles published in the magazine. Additionally, there are manuscripts, published articles, and research materials for "Time," "Sports Illustrated," and "People" magazines; typescripts for pilots written by Ames, for two television series; personal correspondence as well as professional correspondence with editors and friends; reviews; speeches; and a manuscript for a book he co-wrote, "Toughen Up: The Chuck Norris Fitness System" (1983.) There are also files for Ames's "APOLLO Magazine" (1991-1992), a magazine project that never launched.
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Wilmer Ames
Biography (note)
  • Born in 1950 in Nassawadox, Virginia, African American journalist Wilmer Ames was best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of "Emerge," (1989-2000), a monthly newsmagazine which addressed social, political and economic issues from a Black perspective. Before he founded "Emerge," Ames worked as a reporter for a number of publications including "Time" and "Sports Illustrated," and freelanced for "People" and "GQ" magazines during the 1970s and 1980s. "Emerge" targeted upwardly mobile Blacks and covered popular news stories of the day, as well as in-depth portraits of leading figures in the 1990s including Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Clarence Thomas.
Call Number
Sc MG 476
OCLC
228069135
Author
Ames, Wilmer, 1950-1993.
Title
Wilmer Ames papers, 1977-1993.
Biography
Born in 1950 in Nassawadox, Virginia, African American journalist Wilmer Ames was best known as the founder and editor-in-chief of "Emerge," (1989-2000), a monthly newsmagazine which addressed social, political and economic issues from a Black perspective. Before he founded "Emerge," Ames worked as a reporter for a number of publications including "Time" and "Sports Illustrated," and freelanced for "People" and "GQ" magazines during the 1970s and 1980s. "Emerge" targeted upwardly mobile Blacks and covered popular news stories of the day, as well as in-depth portraits of leading figures in the 1990s including Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Clarence Thomas.
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Added Author
Norris, Chuck, 1940-
Research Call Number
Sc MG 476
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