Photography: "Flight of Refugees Across Wrecked Bridge in Korea." Max Desfor, photographer, Associated Press
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)
The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley (Towers)
Biography or Autobiography
John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Louise Coit (Houghton)
Complete Poems by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)
Music in "Giants in the Earth" by Douglas S. Moore
Produced by Columbia Opera Workshop, March 28, 1951.
Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Cyrus L. Sulzberger of The New York Times
For his exclusive interview with Archbishop Stepinac.
Arthur Krock of The New York Times
The Advisory Board on the Pulitzer Prizes as a policy does not make any award to an individual member of the Board. In 1951, the Board decided that the outstanding instance of National Reporting done in 1950 was the exclusive interview with President Truman obtained by Arthur Krock of The New York Times, while Mr. Krock was a Board member. The Board therefore made no award in the National Reporting category.