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Henry Eichel Papers

Camden, South Carolina, native, Henry Eichel spent 42 years – his entire career as a journalist – devoted to informing the public through the news, primarily at The Charlotte Observer.

Henry Eichel (b. c. 1944)

Papers, 1958-2003, 4 ft.

In 1969, after leaving the Navy, Eichel worked for the Buffalo Evening News in Buffalo, New York, for almost a year before he found his permanent home: The Charlotte Observer. Here he would stay, first as a reporter from November 1969 to July 1975, and then as the Columbia Bureau Chief from July 1975 until his retirement in September 2006.

Not one to be away from the news for long, Eichel was the editor for Gamecocks Illustrated, a semi-monthly magazine for coverage of Gamecocks football, basketball, and baseball, from November 2006 until it ceased publication in December 2009.

Collection Finding Aid

This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings and notes from stories Eichel planned on writing as well as photographs for articles.

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