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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
The records of the Mobile Branch of the AAUW include minutes,
correspondence, presidents' reports, treasurers' records, topical files, bylaws,
bulletins, directories, and yearbooks from 1945 to 2005. There are also some materials
relating to the state organization such as convention reports, workshops, bulletins, and
directories. Materials are periodically added to this collection. 10 cubic feet.
This scrapbook dates to 1919 and contains newsclippings,
ephemera, and notes from classmates collected by Barton Academy graduate Lillian Crowley.
.25 cubic feet.
Contains the 1909, 1912, 1917, and 1919 issues of the Bartonian,
the Barton Academy yearbook. Also includes the December 1931 issue of National
Geographic, which contains two articles on Alabama, "Smoke over Alabama"
and "Where the New South Challenges the Old." .25 cubic feet.
A collection of personal correspondence and religious and
educational published materials relating to the Chastang family of Chastang and Bucks,
Alabama (1756-1935, bulk 1880-1935). Most of the correspondence is from Edward Chastang
and F. Z. Chastang. Among the printed materials, one file of interest contains
literature about the Knights of St. Peter Claver (1911-1916). 3 cubic feet.
Contains a 12-page program describing the 50th anniversary of the
Murphy High School class of 1927. Also includes a personal scrapbook of William Cummins's
father, who was the circulation manager at the Mobile Press Register. The
scrapbook gives interesting insight into how the paper motivated its delivery boys. .25
These papers contain correspondence, articles, manuscripts,
photographs, newspaper clippings, and other published materials relating to Caldwell
Delaney's career as Dean of the University Military School (1941-1956), Headmaster of
Julius T. Wright School for Girls (1956-1965), and Director of the Museum of Mobile
(1965-1992). Of particular interest is correspondence with local authors Eugene
Walter, Julian Lee Rayford, and Thomas Atkins, and materials relating to Ernest F. and
Mary McNeil Fenollosa. Mr. Delaney's wife, Lois Jean Fitzsimmons Delaney, taught English
and Drama at Murphy High School, and the papers contain considerable material pertaining
to student productions there. Family-related correspondence and genealogical materials
relating to the Delaney and Fitzsimmons families are also included. (See also Printed Material under Murphy High Times.) 31
These are the official papers of Congressman Jack Edwards, who
served in the U.S. House of Representatives, District l, Alabama from 1964 to 1984. The
papers include correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, tapes, etc. They have
been restored to their original chronological order and inventoried. Of particular local
interest are materials relating to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Project and the
closing of Brookley Air Force Base. Also included in the collection are papers relating to
the Watergate scandal, school desegregation, and civil rights in general. 251 cubic
GALLALEE, JACK C.
Jack Gallalee served as president of the Mobile County School
Board from 1961-1965. His personal files for the period of his term include
correspondence, publications, and school board meeting minutes. Subjects range from
federal educational mandates regarding integration to problems relating to fraternities
and sororities in the Mobile County school system. (See also University Collections under
Larry Holmes, Melton McLaurin, and Rearguard.) 2.5 cubic feet.
This collection contains materials amassed by Dr. Larry E.
Holmes, former professor of Russian history at the University of South Alabama, during the
course of an administrative and legal battle between him and the university over tenure.
The case revolved around issues related to academic freedom and civil rights. The papers
include a chronology of events, documents related to the FBI and its concern with
Holmes activities, correspondence, memoranda, briefs, interrogatories, affidavits,
newspaper clippings, reports, and depositions. The collection also includes a CD of an
interview conducted in August 1973 with Holmes by Mike Sloan of the local radio station
WABB and Don Henry of the Alabama Education Association. A later donation made by Holmes
was added to this collection and contains correspondence, grant awards and applications,
newspaper clippings and other material related to Holmes professional career, and a
copy of Holmes 1997 article on Moscow School No. 25 that appeared in the Slavic
Review. (See also an April 17, 2002, oral interview with Holmes conducted by graduate
student John Lyle., and Manuscript
Collections under Ahmed, Dr. Nahfiza; Blacksher, Menefee, and Stein; Case, Delene;
Crawford, Vernon Z.; Foley, Father Albert; Gallalee, Jack C.; LeFlore, John L.; LeFlore
Oral History Project; Mims, Lambert C.; Neighborhood Organized Workers; Non-Partisan
Voters League; Thomas, Judge Daniel H.; and United States District Court Cases.) 1
Three undated manuscripts written by Marietta Johnson
(1864-1938), founder of the Organic School in Fairhope, Alabama, entitled "How it
Began," "The Fairhope Idea in Education," and "Thirty Years with an
Idea." .25 cubic feet.
Myrtle Jones and her family owned and operated a self-store
warehouse located across from two fraternities overseen by the University of South
Alabama. In 1986, the family began making complaints against both fraternities. Charges
and counter-charges went on for years, leading to a lawsuit that was dismissed in 1995.
Contained within this collection are security guard reports, audio cassette tapes, and
correspondence from the Jones family to university officials, as well as handwritten notes
from the Joneses and extensive newspaper clippings relating to the university, the Mobile
Police Department, and allegations of hazing by fraternities across the country. Also
included are several photographs of the fraternity house and the warehouse. Much of the
material is one-sided in that it only reflects the position of the Jones family, although
there is some documentation explaining the university's or the fraternities' points of
view. 2 cubic feet.
KESLER, LUTHER E.
Contains 6 pocket diaries that document the life of this school
teacher, farmer, and barber. The handwriting in the diaries can be hard to decipher but
they are dated ca. 1908, 1912-1913, 1916, 1918, and 1923. The entries are extremely brief,
sometimes no more than "at home," "short day," or "I'm
sick." They trace the life of Kesler from his school days in Mississippi to his
teaching career in Baldwyn, Mississippi, to his job as a truck driver for Railroad Mail
Service. The diaries also list Kesler's cash balance and make notes about Mississippi
history. .25 cubic feet.
Twenty-one videotaped interviews, 1994-1995, with various
Mobilians including Charles Boyle, Caldwell Delaney, Jack Edwards, William J. and Emily
Staples Hearin, Paulette Horton, Joseph Langan, Lionel Noonan, Jack Stallworth, Eugene
Walter, Frederick Whiddon, and Caldwell Whistler. Also includes interviews with
members of Murphy High School Class of 1943 at their 50th reunion, and with Frances Sibley
on the history of Murphy. The interviewer, Jeanette Maygarden, worked as Woman's Editor at
the Mobile Press Register after graduating from Murphy and pursued a career in
public relations. (See also Photograph Collections under
MOBILE AREA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
This small collection includes correspondence, the 1962
incorporation papers and by-laws for the Mobile Area Foundation for Public Higher
Education and a deed for "Indian Mound Park" on Dauphin Island, as well as
resolutions of the board of directors for the foundation from 1962 regarding the purchase
of the Dauphin Island property for a Marine Resources Laboratory. It also has documents
relating to finances, expenses, and contracts for services. .25 cubic feet.
Dating to 1923, the Edna Evelyn Olson scrapbook contains
memorabilia Ms. Olson collected the year she graduated from Barton Academy. Included are
classmate autographs, graduation programs, calling cards, photographs, ticket stubs, and
brief compiled lists of meetings for the "Better Speech" club. .25 cubic feet.
TOULMIN II, HARRY T. AND MARY
Harry Toulmin II's papers consist primarily of correspondence
between he and his wife, Mary Duggar Toulmin (June 1943-March 1945, 1970) and he and his
cousin George B. Toulmin (1936-1983, bulk 1936-1948), although there is also
correspondence between George and George's mother (1942-1943), between George and George's
old political science professor at the University of Alabama Dr. Charles Smith Jr.
(1942-1943), and between George and various other contacts (1942-1943). Harry's letters to
his wife discuss conditions and events during World War II, but they also mention Mary
working during those years. The 1970s letters between Harry and Mary were written from and
discuss the situation in Ethiopia. The letters between George and Harry talk a great deal
in the early years about George's life at the University of Alabama but also discuss
military subjects during the war years. The collection also includes a manuscript written
by Toulmin that talks about the management of the Black Belt plantation owned by J.
Freeman Suttle's son of the same name. In it, he discusses the convict leasing system and
sharecropping and makes recommendations for improvement in the running of the plantation.
1 cubic foot.
- WERTELECKI, WLADIMIR
Wladimir Wertelecki was born in Rivne, Poland, on July 28, 1936,
and has been, since 1974, involved in the department of medical genetics at the University
of South Alabama, currently serving as professor and chair. Werteleckis major areas
of interest include medical genetics, human handicaps, and pediatrics. His collection
consists of annual reports for the USA College of Medicine, correspondence, course guides,
magazines, maps, medical documents, pamphlets, photographs, and a poster. Subjects include
USA College of Medicine and genetic defects as well as Werteleckis work on Cuban
health issues. 2 cubic feet.
The Wistaria Study Club was organized in 1937 to "encourage
educational betterment and stimulate intellectual and liberal culture." One of the
club's most far-reaching efforts to aid education was its nursing scholarship program,
which the group sponsored from 1940 to 1965. In addition to the nursing program, the
Wistaria Study Club supported various local, state, and national charities or groups such
as Murphy High School, the Miss Alabama Scholarship Fund, and the Creek Indian Fund. The
records (1941-2002) consist of club minutes and correspondence, as well as information on
the scholarship program. In addition, the collection has ten scrapbooks that relate to
Wistaria Study Club activities and contain programs, newsclippings, and photographs, among
other material. 4.25 cubic feet.
WOOD, ARTHUR A.
Includes correspondence, minutes, and reports dated 1963-1975
related to the establishment of a medical school at the University of South Alabama. Dr.
Arthur A. Wood, a Mobile surgeon and member of the Medical Society of Mobile County and
the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, served on a sub-committee of the Mobile Area
Foundation for Public Higher Education tasked with pursuing the development of a medical
school in Mobile. (See also Photograph Collections under
Clyde Huggins.) .25 cubic feet.