“Appointment With O'Hara,” column, Collier's Weekly, 1955.
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Credit: Reproduced with the permission of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Special Collections Library, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, John O'Hara Collection

In the 1950s and 1960s, John O'Hara wrote columns for the Trenton Times-Advertiser, Collier's Weekly, and Newsday in which he espoused on a broad range of topics in a style that delighted some and infuriated others.  Never one to shy away from controversy O’Hara, a political conservative, in 1964 argued that Martin Luther King should not have received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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