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BALDWIN, HAROLD W. (05-09-431)
Dr. Wes Baldwin taught in the Philosophy Department of the
University of South Alabama for more than three decades. He also served in numerous other
capacities during his tenure. His collection consists of material related to some of those
activities. One of those was serving on the University Research Committee, and the
collection includes reports (19711988) to the dean of academic affairs detailing
activities and recommendations; lists (19691971, 19741980) of faculty research
interests and publications; minutes (19711977); miscellaneous memos
(19721983), and his personal file of documents (19992002) while he was serving
on that committee. Also within the collection are files related to the Promotion Review
Committee, Writing Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Retention and Recruitment, and
Admissions and Records Committee, (19711972, 19741978). Other files in the
collection include those involving a search for an acting associate dean (1990),
nominations for Alabama Humanities Foundation awards, a proposed honors program and
applied philosophy program, and various memos (19732005) to university
administrators, College of Arts and Sciences colleagues, and fellow instructors in the
Philosophy Department. 1 cubic feet.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The McCall Library has USA Board of Trustees minutes on microfilm
from 1963 to 1985 and in paper form from September 1998 to September 2005. 6 cubic feet; 1
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CALDWELL, JAMES F. (97-16-326)
This collection contains 10 audio cassettes of interviews with
Dr. James Caldwell, former director of development and contracts for the University of
South Alabama, about his role in the establishment and development of the university. A
transcription of the tapes is available, as is a copy of a narrative dated 1997 and
written by university student Peter Wilson, and a 1998 book titled MagicNo!
MiracleYes!, which was based on the Wilson narrative. The collection also
contains a memoir written by Caldwell for his children, ca. 1990; personal correspondence
from 19571990; a USA faculty list from 1965; a transcript of a meeting regarding the
university Black Student Union from 1970; and newspaper and magazine articles. .5 cubic
CENTER FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES
Made up of DVDs, transcripts, and consent forms connected with a
University of South Alabama Archaeology Department project known as Preserving Oral
Histories of the Central Gulf Coast. The interviews were conducted with residents of
Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Living along the bayou and working in the seafood industry were
the foci of the study. .75 cubic feet.
CLEVERDON, ERNEST G. (86-09-132)
These are the official papers of Ernest G. Cleverdon, who served
on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Alabama from 1963 to 1985. They
include various official printed reports and profiles, minutes of the board, legal suits,
and correspondence. (See also Manuscript Collections under Mobile
Area Foundation for Public Higher Education.) 1 cubic foot.
CLUB FOOTBALL (551-2011)
Includes statistics and brochures relating to the University of
South Alabama Club Football Program and newspaper clippings chronicling early attempts to
bring collegiate football to the university. 0.1 linear feet.
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (84-03-70)
Consists of pamphlets, articles on medical procedures, newspaper
clippings, budget information, and the Mobile General Hospital newsletter The Tablet from
October 1959 through December 1961 (with some issues missing). Most of the material is
dated from the late 1950s into the late 1960s but the budget information is from 1977 and
1978. Of interest within the collection is a memorial to Dr. James F. Heustis, a report on
Siamese twins born at the old Mobile General Hospital, a proposal dated 1967 from the
Mobile County Hospital Board to the state legislature concerning the budget for Mobile
General, and a brief history of City Hospital (as it was known before it became Mobile
General). (See also Photograph Collections under Samuel Eichold
and under USA College of Medicine.) 1 cubic feet.
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Contains minutes from College of Nursing meetings from 1978
through 1990. (See also Manuscript Collections under Dora Blackmon
and Mildred Starnes.) 2 cubic feet.
CONLON, JAMES (97-09-327)
Dr. James Conlon was a professor in the art department at the
University of South Alabama from 1967 until 1997. His collection consists of material
related to various programs and projects that he and fellow art professor Dr. James
Kennedy worked on during their professional careers. Projects discussed in the collection
include an Afro-American Visual Aids Project, the Ethnic American Art Slide Library
Project, a program in cultural inquiry, a children's playground pilot project, a proposal
for a materials design center, an estuary project for the Mobile Municipal Airport, a USA
ceremonial mace project, and an "at play" project for the USA Children's and
Women's Hospital. Also included is material on the 1993 First Night Mobile, a
city-sponsored event that takes place each New Year's Eve in downtown Mobile. Of
particular interest may be a file related to black student grievances in 1969 and a file
on the subject of academic freedom. A finding aid is available on site. .25 cubic foot.
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FACULTY FORUM (83-08-63)
This was a brief publication of the Alabama Education
Association at the University of South Alabama. It ran from the spring of 1974 to the
spring of 1976. The collection is inclusive. .25 cubic feet.
FACULTY SENATE (90-09-214)
The Faculty Senate records include minutes, reports,
correspondence, and related materials from 1977 to 1990. We also have minutes, memoranda,
and other documents from the old university senate which included
administration and faculty. These materials date from 1968. Box inventories and a subject
index to the collection are available on site. (See also Sheldon
Gottlieb.) 15 cubic feet.
The University of South Alabama Foundation was established by
former president Frederick P. Whiddon in 1968 to support the needs of the university. The
papers (19611999) include correspondence, financial statements, minutes, material
related to Brookley Field, to Medicaid, to the Julius T. Wright campus, and documentation
involving the Grants Pass dispute between the university and the state of Alabama. A
finding aid to the collection is available on site. (See also Michael
Thomason.) 20 cubic feet.
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From 1980 until 1997, Sheldon Gottlieb was a professor of
biology, dean of the graduate school, and director of research at the University of South
Alabama. During this time, Gottlieb also worked at the Baromedical Research Institute in
New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1984 until 1998. Gottleib was very active in both
departmental and campus-wide affairs. He was especially interested in the subject of
academic freedom, in issues of equity, and in the primacy of science over religion. Many
of his published articles relate to hyperbaric oxygen treatment and are included in this
collection, along with several very interesting letters to the editor of the local paper.
There is also material related to gerontology and to Gottliebs attempt to start a
student organization called the Freethought Association. In addition, there are files on
two law cases, Mozert v. Hawkins County Public Schools, which dealt with
textbooks in a public school setting, and Douglas Smith v. Board of School
Commissioners / Smith v. Fob James, which concerned prayer in the public schools.
(See also Faculty Senate.) 1 cubic foot.
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The records of the USA history department are dated between 1966
and 2004 with the majority of them covering the period from 1966 to 1996. They include
self-studies, information on recruitment and retention of students, correspondence related
to a number of topics, faculty evaluations, departmental meetings, committees, curriculum,
departmental reports, newsletters, policies and procedures, and budgets. Documents related
to other university departments can also be found in this collection, including Economics,
Political Science, Sociology, and the University Library (including The McCall Library).
Also included are materials concerning a number of former history department faculty
members, including Betty Brandon, Chen-Kuang Chuang, E. Lewis B. Curtis, George Daniels,
A. T. Green, Larry Holmes, W. Robert Houston, Howard Mahan, Peyton McCrary, Joseph Nigota,
William A. Speck, and Michael Thomason. Files pertaining to the Gulf Coast Historical
Review are also included in the collection. Of particular interest are two files compiled
by the former chair of the history department Howard Mahan about Mobiles historical
records and about the city during the late 1960s, and a series of files related to wars,
peace, and the atomic bomb. 46 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; Case, Delene; 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
HUGGINS, CLYDE G. (95-08-299)
Dr. Clyde G. Huggins was the associate dean for academic affairs
in the Medical School at the University of South Alabama. His papers include articles,
correspondence, newspaper clippings, personal notes (in the form of a diary), student
papers, and minutes. Correspondence makes up a small part of the collection but does
include letters to / from Samuel Eichold and Arthur A. Wood. Of particular interest is a
file devoted to material about the creation of a medical school in the city and the
research papers about the Mobile surgeon Harry Tutwiler Inge, the old Mobile Medical
College, the Mobile psychiatrist Eugene Bondurant, the Mobile physician George A. Ketchum,
the Board of Health and Quarantine Station in Mobile in the 1870s, the 1853 Yellow Fever
epidemic, and the first dean of the College of Medicine Robert M. Bucher. Other items of
note in the collection are a biography of Monte L. Moorer written by David G. Tipton, a
series of caricatures on slides representing faculty in the College of Medicine, a history
of Mobile General Hospital, a history of medicine in Mobile and of family practice as a
specialty in general. The collection also includes documents related to the Franklin
Society and the History of Medicine Society at USA. A condensed finding aid to the
collection is available onsite. (See also Photograph Collections
under the same heading and Manuscript Collections under Arthur A.
Wood.) 1 cubic foot.
HUMANITIES COMPLEX (05-09-428)
Completed in 1974, this collection contains material compiled by
the ad hoc committee for the construction of the humanities building on the campus of the
University of South Alabama. The collection contains minutes, drawings, and correspondence
of the committee from 1967 to 1972. .25 cubic feet.
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Includes brochures, correspondence, financial records, forms,
ledgers, memoranda, photographs, and student records from the International Studies
department of the university, which offers a multi-disciplinary and multi-college
cirriculum designed to prepare students in both foreign langages and international
training. Note: The Student records are restricted. Ca. 29 cubic feet.
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LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
This collection contains both manuscript and published materials
(19691990 [bulk 19761983]) from the now-defunct University of South Alabama
College of Education Learning Resource Center, formerly the Curriculum Laboratory. The
collection consists mainly of curriculum lab inventories, budgets, correspondence, and
class descriptions. The materials were collected by various staff associated with the
Learning Resource Center. 1 cubic foot.
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MALEK, MICHAEL (96-09-301)
This collection remains unprocessed but includes 2 large
scrapbooks of magazines and newspaper clippings, most of which are in Spanish, that
document Maleks service in the Peace Corps. The collection also has three boxes
containing biographical information used in Maleks dissertation, Rafael
Leonidas Trujillo Molina: the rise of a Caribbean dictator (1971). Malek died in
1995 and his papers remained in private hands until they were offered to the National
Archives as part of their other Peace Corps-related material. Upon the National
Archives refusal, the material was donated to us. .75 cubic feet.
MARTIN v USA PRECEDENT II FOR WOMEN'S SALARY
Two small boxes of material related to the Martin v USA
gender discrimination / salary equity case against the University of South Alabama.
Included legal documents, correspondence, newsclippings, etc. 1 cubic feet.
MCCRARY, PEYTON (03-09-402)
A former history professor at USA, Peyton McCrary served on the
Faculty Senate and chaired the financial committee for a 1980s SACS report. The material
in this collection appears to have been his files for this committee. Also included is one
folder related to Grants Pass and the USA Board of Trustees. McCrary also served as
an expert witness in Bolden v City of Mobile, a class-action lawsuit that
overturned Mobiles form of government. (See also Manuscript
Collections under Non-Partisan Voters League and United States District Court Cases.)
.5 cubic feet.
MCLAURIN, MELTON (03-09-405)
Dr. Melton McLaurin was an assistant professor of history at the
University of South Alabama from 1966 to 1977. He was deeply committed to civil rights for
the universitys African American students, and for blacks in general. He was an
active member of ACT, which was a coalition of students, teachers, principals, civil
rights groups, and concerned citizens interested in spurring positive educational changes
in the citys schools. This collection consists of audio taped interviews Dr.
McLaurin conducted between 1970 and 1972 with civil rights leader John L. LeFlore, Mobile
mayor Joseph Langan, and Mobile Beacon editor Frank Thomas. Dr. McLaurin carried out these
interviews as part of a project to supplement the records of the Mobile branch of the
NAACP. The interviews are available on CD-ROM, while transcripts may be found at www.southalabama.edu/archives/html/manuscript/oralhist/oralhist1.htm.
The collection also contains eight files with information on the Larry Holmes v
University of South Alabama lawsuit, on a Black Studies Program at the university,
and on the civil rights movement at the university. Documents include racial cartoons and
jokes, newsletters, manifestos, and the like. (See also Manuscript
Collections under Ahmed, Dr. Nahfiza; Case, Delene; 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.) .25 cubic feet.
MEDICAL CENTER (08-22-492)
Consists of 100 standard DVDs featuring medical and
medically-related lectures delivered at the Medical Center by various individuals. 1 cubic
MULTI-PURPOSE DOME (05-09-427)
This small collection contains files from the USA Ad Hoc Advising
Committee on the Multi Purpose Dome, FebruaryJune 1987. It includes faculty /
student opinion polls, faculty senate minutes and correspondence, and minutes and
correspondence of the Ad Hoc Committee. .25 cubic feet.
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The official student yearbook of the University of South
Alabama has been published under several names including Aphorism, Retrospect,
and Nexus. The McCall Library has all available volumes.
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Dated between 1967 and 2000, the records of the Philosophy
Department include material related to academic advising, budgets, bulletins, class
schedules, correspondence, curriculum, departmental meetings, evaluations, financial aid,
grants, personnel, promotion and tenure, reports, scholarships, and student recruitment,
Also has documents pertaining to the College of Education, to the College of Arts and
Sciences, to President Frederick Whiddon, to the university presidents Faculty
Advisory Committee, and to the University Library. Other individuals mentioned in the
collection are W. W. Kaempfer, Howard M. Phillips, and Franklyn H. Sweet. Of particular
interest is material related to an Afro American Studies Program. 14 cubic feet.
PRINTED MATERIAL (90-08-191)
This collection of materials printed by USA Publication Services
includes school bulletins, class schedules, directories, presidents reports,
brochures for various programs, commencement programs, departmental newsletters, literary
magazines, etc., dating from 1964 to the present. 54 cubic feet.
PUBLIC RELATIONS (85-07-107)
The McCall Library has newspaper clippings (state and local)
relating to USA activities from 1964 to 1985 and negatives and photographs made by various
photographers for the public relations office dating from 1964 to 1987. Contact prints
have been made for all negatives. There are also 13 audio tapes made between 1966 and 1978
for broadcast on local radio stations. These include interviews of faculty and students,
speeches given for dedication ceremonies of various buildings, and a description of USA
facilities in 1978. 44.5 cubic feet.
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This weekly underground newspaper was published from May
to December 1970. It was a cooperative effort by USA students and faculty, and Mobile
residents. We have a complete run. This publication has also been microfilmed.
RESEARCH GRANTS (95-09-300)
Material on research grants funded by the university, including
final reports, copies of published articles, etc. A list of the recipients of the grants
is available upon request. Also includes a play written by playwright-in-residence Nick
Hall entitled Going Ape as well as numerous black and white photographs (8 x
10) of Mayan art and architecture. 2 cubic feet.
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STEWART, JOHN CRAIG (99-09-354)
Contains two copies of a history of the University of South
Alabama written by Stewart in 1977. One copy is labeled original and includes
handwritten notes with suggestions for changes. It also includes an acknowledgements
section. The other copy lacks acknowledgements but contains handwritten comments not found
in the original. Also consists of 21 of Stewarts published works and includes pieces
about Mobile, the University of Alabama, and Fairhope, among others. A complete list of
the titles is available on site. 1.75 cubic feet.
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THOMASON, MICHAEL V. R. (06-09-472)
Michael V. R. Thomason taught in the history department of the
University of South Alabama from 1970 through 2006. He was also director of The Doy Leale
McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library (then known as USA Archives) from 1978 through
2006. From 2000 to 2002, Thomason served on the board of the USA Foundation and played an
important role in the settlement of the dispute over the Grants Pass area between
the university and the state of Alabama. His collection is made up of documents related to
that dispute, as well as other material about the Foundation, and his teaching career. He
is the author/illustrator of several books, including Mobile: American River City
(1975, with Melton McLaurin), The Image of Progress: Alabama Photographs, 1871-1917
(1980), Trying Times: Alabama Photographs, 1917-1945 (1985), To Remember a
Vanishing World: D. L. Hightowers Photographs of Barbour County, Alabama, 1930-1945
(1997), and Mobile: A New History of Alabama First City (2001). Thomason was also
a founding member of the Gulf South Historical Association and served as the editor of the
Gulf South Historical Review from 1986 to 2005. The papers in the Thomason
collection also consist of research material from Thomasons degrees from Duke,
correspondence and subject files relating to his publications and scholarly activities,
and materials from various courses he taught. Of particular interest is material relating
to the Alabama History and Heritage Festival in 1982, and Thomasons various projects
for the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Finding aids for both collections are available
either on this web site or at our repository. (See also Photograph
Collections under Michael Thomason.) 10 cubic feet.
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USAMC PR CLIPPINGS FILES
The McCall Library has newspaper clippings (state and local)
relating to medical activities at all of the universitys hospitals, including the
Medical Center, Childrens and Womens, and old Knollwood (now Infirmary West).
The clippings date from 1951 to 2003. An index to the clippings is available on site. 21
The Vanguard is the official student newspaper
of the University of South Alabama. We have issues dating from 1964 to the present. The
holdings are believed to be complete. Issues from 1964 to 2007 have been microfilmed. 16
WERTELECKI, WLADIMIR (10-08-532)
Wladimir Wertelecki was born in Rivne, Poland, on July 28, 1936.
Since 1974 he has been 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. He has been involved
with many groups throughout his career and has also organized many conferences dealing
with genetics and birth defects, as well as public health and other issues. He is the
recipient of numerous awards and the author of more than 250 articles and abstracts.
cubic feet. 2 cubic feet.
WHIDDON, FREDERICK P.
The papers of the former president of the University of South
Alabama consist of calendars, correspondence, memos, minutes, newspaper clippings,
photographs, reports, etc. It includes material on the original Mobile Center. Some of the
other subjects covered in the collection are the Board of Trustees, building dedications,
curriculum, Downtown Mobile Unlimited, education, faculty, fraternities and sororities,
graduation, Grants Pass, Hillsdale, homecoming, Isle Dauphine Club, Jaguar Club,
Jaycees, Joe Jefferson Players, Junior Miss Pageant, Kiwanis Club of Mobile, the library,
League of Women Voters, Martin v. USA, the Medical School, Mobile Area Foundation for
Public Higher Education, Mobile General Hospital, Mobile Jazz Festival, Mobile Personnel
Board, Mobile Symphony, SACS, salaries, scholarships, search committees, student life,
various college departments, and the state and national legislatures. Featured in the
photographs are S. D. Bishop, James Caldwell, Ernest Cleverdon, O. H. and A. F. Delchamps,
Jack Edwards, William J. Hearin, William Rimes, Coy Smith, Al Weiskopf, and former
governors Albert Brewer, John Patterson, and George Wallace. An index to the photographs
and a finding aid to the collection are available onsite. (See also Manuscript
Collections under Joe Jefferson Players; Kiwanis Club of Mobile; League of Women
Voters; Martin v USA Precedent II for Womens Salary Equity; and Mobile Area
Foundation for Public Higher Education.) 12.5 cubic feet.