1937 Pulitzer Prize

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The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1937.

Journalism awards[edit]

The prize-winning editorial cartoon by C. D. Batchelor
Public Service St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For its exposure of wholesale fraudulent registration in St. Louis. By a coordinated news, editorial and cartoon campaign this newspaper succeeded in invalidating upwards of 40,000 fraudulent ballots in November and brought about the appointment of a new election board."[1]
Honorable mentions:[2]
New York Daily News "For its public health campaign covering venereal diseases and prophylaxis."
Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin "For a research study of direct and indirect taxes, based upon one year's detailed expenditures of three families of working people."
Cleveland Press "For its investigation and exposé by news, editorials and cartoons of a cemetery racket."
The Atlanta Journal "For its campaign by news, editorials and radio to end corruption and inefficiency in the Police Department."
Reporting "For their coverage of science at the tercentenary of Harvard University."
Correspondence Anne O'Hare McCormick of The New York Times "For her dispatches and feature articles from Europe in 1936."
Editorial Writing John W. Owens of The Baltimore Sun "For distinguished editorial writing during the year."
Honorable mention:
W. W. Waymack of the Des Moines Register-Tribune
For a series of editorials on farm tenancy.[3]
Editorial Cartooning C. D. Batchelor of The New York Daily News "For 'Come on in, I'll treat you right. I used to know your Daddy.'"[4]
Honorable mentions:[5]
John Francis Knott of The Dallas News For his cartoon on dust storms, "Nature's Answer".
Quincy Scott of the Portland Oregonian For "East Side, West Side", depicting Alfred E. Smith waltzing with the Republican elephant.

Letters and Drama Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "Exposé of fraud and corruption in St. Louis polls". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 4, 1937 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Pulitzer Prize for Novel won by 'Gone with Wind'" (PDF). The New York Times. May 4, 1937. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Three Iowans win award". The Des Moines Register. May 4, 1937 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "'Gone with Wind' wins Pulitzer novel award". Daily News. New York City. May 4, 1937 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Pulitzer Prize awards given by committee". Baltimore Sun. AP. May 4, 1937 – via Newspapers.com.

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