From the Pulitzer timeline: 1958
1958 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

A Death In The Family by the late James Agee (a posthumous publication) (McDowell, Obolensky)
Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings
Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond (Princeton Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
George Washington, Volumes I-VI by Douglas Southall Freeman
Promises: Poems 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (Random)
Vanessa by Samuel Barber
An opera in four acts, libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti. First presented January 15,1958, at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Walter Lippman, nationally syndicated columnist of The New York Herald Tribune
For the wisdom, perception and high sense of responsibility with which he has commented for many years on national and international affairs.

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Press Releases

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Public Service
Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR
For demonstrating the highest qualities of civic leadership, journalistic responsibility and moral courage in the face of great public tension during the school integration crisis of 1957. The newspaper's fearless and completely objective news coverage, plus its reasoned and moderate policy, did much to restore calmness and order to an overwrought community, reflecting great credit on its editors and its management.
Local Reporting; Edition Time
Staff of Fargo (ND) Forum
For its swift, vivid and detailed news and picture coverage of a tornado which struck Fargo on June 20. Proceeding under considerable difficulty and overcoming many handicaps, a small but skilled staff put out a complete tornado edition within five hours after the disaster.
Local Reporting; No Edition Time
George Beveridge of The Evening Star, Washington, DC
For his excellent and thought-provoking series, "Metro, City of Tomorrow," describing in depth the urban problems of Washington, D.C., which stimulated widespread public consideration of these problems and encouraged further studies by both public and private agencies.
National Reporting
Clark Mollenhoff of Des Moines Register and Tribune
For his persistent inquiry into labor racketeering, which included investigatory reporting of wide significance.

Relman Morin of Associated Press
For his dramatic and incisive eyewitness report of mob violence on September 23, 1957, during the integration crisis at the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
International Reporting
Staff of The New York Times
For its distinguished coverage of foreign news, which was characterized by admirable initiative, continuity and high quality during the year.
Editorial Writing
Harry S. Ashmore of Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, AR
For the forcefulness, dispassionate analysis and clarity of his editorials on the school integration conflict in Little Rock.
Editorial Cartooning
Bruce M. Shanks of Buffalo (NY) Evening News
For "The Thinker," published on August 10, 1957, depicting the dilemma of union membership when confronted by racketeering leaders in some labor unions.
William C. Beall of Washington (DC) Daily News
For his photograph "Faith and Confidence," showing a policeman patiently reasoning with two-year-old boy trying to cross a street during a parade.