After graduation, in the early 1950s, James taught journalism at his alma mater to
radio and TV students and helped the college to win a Peabody Award, after which
he helped to build a radio/TV station for the students to use.
James worked for stations WSB in Atlanta and WNBC Radio in NYC, during which
years he helped to publicize Henry Viscardi's work for the handicapped. Then,
with the United Nations, he was Information Liaison in the Gaza Strip, reporting to
As partners with his wife, Diana, known as "The Stradlings," they researched
and published many scholarly articles on early American ceramics and glass.