From the Pulitzer timeline: 1951
1951 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)
(No Award)
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 Citations

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.

Pulitzer Prize Board

The board overseeing the prizes

Press Releases

No press releases are currently recorded for this year.


Public Service
Miami Herald and Brooklyn Eagle
For their crime reporting during the year.
Local Reporting
Edward S. Montgomery of San Francisco Examiner
For his series of articles on tax frauds which culminated in an expose within the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
National Reporting
(No Award)
International Reporting
Keyes Beech (Chicago Daily News), Homer Bigart (New York Herald Tribune), Marguerite Higgins (New York Herald Tribune), Relman Morin (AP), Fred Sparks (Chicago Daily News), and Don Whitehead (AP)
For their reporting of the Korean War.
Editorial Writing
William Harry Fitzpatrick of New Orleans States
For his series of editorials analyzing and clarifying a very important constitutional issue, which is described by the general heading of the series, "Government by Treaty."
Editorial Cartooning
Reg (Reginald W.) Manning of Arizona Republic
For "Hats."
Max Desfor of Associated Press
For his photographic coverage of the Korean War, an outstanding example of which is, "Flight of Refugees Across Wrecked Bridge in Korea."