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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1950
Poetry: "Annie Allen" by Gwendolyn Brooks (book jacket)
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Way West
by A. B. Guthrie (Sloane)
by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Art and Life in America
by Oliver W. Larkin (Rinehart)
Biography or Autobiography
John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy
by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)
by Gwendolyn Brooks (Harper)
Music in The Consul
by Gian-Carlo Menotti
Produced at the Barrymore Theater, New York.
There are no special citations for this time period.
Pulitzer Prize Board
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Chicago Daily News and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For the work of George Thiem and Roy J. Harris, respectively, in exposing the presence of 37 Illinois newspapermen on an Illinois State payroll.
Meyer Berger of
The New York Times
For his 4,000 word story on the mass killings by Howard Unruh in Camden, N.J.
Edwin O. Guthman of
The Seattle Times
For his series on the clearing of Communist charges of Professor Melvin Rader, who had been accused of attending a secret Communist school.
Edmund Stevens of
The Christian Science Monitor
For his series of 43 articles written over a three-year residence in Moscow entitled, "This Is Russia Uncensored."
Carl M. Saunders of
Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot
For distinguished editorial writing during the year.
James T. Berryman of
The Evening Star
, Washington, DC
For "All Set for a Super-Secret Session in Washington."
Bill Crouch of
Oakland (CA) Tribune
For his picture, "Near Collision at Air Show."