Cobb, Ned



Chemist, university professor, dean. Born– December 25, 1864, Tuskegee. Parents– Bennett Battle and Charlotte Augusta (Walker) Ross. Married– Letitia Roane Dowdell, August 18, 1897. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1881; M.S., 1886; University of Gottingen and the University of Berlin. Taught at Louisiana State University, 1887-1893; assistant chemist. Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1884-1887; professor of chemistry, 1893; dean, College of Agricultural Science, 1908-1921; Department of Science, 1921-; acting president, 1919-1920 and 1925. Ross Chemical Laboratories named in his honor. Member of the Auburn City Council, City School Board, State Board of Industrial Preparedness, and the Naval Consulting Board of the United States.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1 and National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 26.


Chemistry in Agriculture. New York; The Chemical Foundation, 1926.



Poet. Born– November 5, 1877, Plantersville. Parents– A.S. and Sarah Woolley. Married– Olin B. Fleming, June 15, 1904; Joseph C. Roth, 1922. Children– Two. Education– Private schools. Sang in the First Methodist Church Choir (Birmingham) 1898-1945. Received a bronze medal for poetry and a gold medal for music from the church. Mountain climber.


Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History and the First Methodist Church, Birmingham.


A Thirst for Adventure. Birmingham, Ala.; Davis Printing Co., 1944.



Civic worker, writer. Born– October 22, 1875, Wichita, Kan. Parents– John Shelby and Selene (Edmundson) McIver. Married– John Asa Rountree, June 6, 1895. Education– Private schools in Nashville; Miss Julia Tutwiler’s School in Alabama; Livingston State Normal School. Active with World War I work. Served as an officer in the U.S. Four Minute Speakers Bureau; American Red Cross, establishing four chapters and fifty five branches and auxiliaries; general chairman of the World War Relief Committee. Member of the League of American Pen Women, Birmingham Writers Club, Alabama Writers Conclave, and the Alabama Poetry Society. Contributed to Dixie Home Magazine, Confederate Veteran, and Boys Life.


American Authors and Books, and Who Was Who Among North American Authors.


The Cross of Military Service (C.M.S.) History and Records of Men of Lineal Confederate Descent Who Served Honorably in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States or its Allies During the Period of World War (April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918). Jackson, Tenn. s.n., 1927.



University professor. Born– July 22, 1927, Pinchard. Parents– Nathan Harmon and Hortense (Warren) Rountree. Married– Virginia Earle Ward, August 12, 1967. Children– one. Education– Troy State University, B.A., 1950; University of Alabama, M.A., 1952; Tulane University, Ph.D., 1962. Taught at Southeast Louisiana College, 1958-1960; East Texas State University, 1960-1961; University of Alabama, 1961-1971; director of creative writing at Alabama, 1963-1971; chairman of the English Department at Troy State University, 1971-. Taught summers at Troy State in 1953, 1954, and lectured in creative writing at the South Dakota Fine Arts Conference, 1962 and 1963. Contributed to PMLA, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Tulane Studies in English. Died May 18, 1992.


Directory of American Scholars, 1978; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976; and the Writers Directory, 1976.


Emma; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1967.

Last of the Mohicans; Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliffs Notes, 1965.

Poe’s Universe; the House of Usher and the Narrator. S.l.; s.n., 1972.

This Mighty Sum of Things; Wordsworth’s Theme of Benevolent Necessity. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.

Wordsworth and Beattie’s Minstrel. S.l.; s.n., 1970.


Critics on Emerson. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1973.

Critics of Hawthorne. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.

Critics on Melville. Coral Gables, Fla.; University of Miami Press, 1972.

ROVIN, BEN (Pseudonym)


Clevenger, Ernest Allen, Jr.



Economist; University professor. Born– July 10, 1931, Guntersville. Parents– Leon Virgle and Willie Mae (Williamson) Rowan. Married– Marilyn Walker, August 3, 1963. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1953; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1956-1957; University of North Carolina, Ph.D., 1961. Taught at Auburn University and the University of North Carolina; Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, 1961-1997. Chair, Labor Relations Council, 1985-97.  Member Industrial Relations Research Association, Academy of International Business, American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association. Distinguished Alumni Award, Birmingham-Southern College, 2000. Died March 1, 2008.


Contemporary Authors online and Marquis Who’s Who online.


The Negro in the Steel Industry.  Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1970.


Educating the Employed Disadvantaged for Upgrading; a Report on Remedial Education Programs in the Paper Industry. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1972.

Employee Relations Trends and Practices in the Textile Industry. University of Pennsylvania, 1987.

The Impact of Government Manpower Programs. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1975.

The Impact of OSHA:  A Study of the Effects of the Occupational Safety and Health Act on Three Key Industries.  Wharton, 1978.

The International Transport Workers Federation and Flag of Convenience Shipping.  Wharton, 1983.

The Island Economy; a Numerical Illustration of the National Income and Product Accounts of the United States Department of Commerce. Chapel Hill, N.C.; School of Business Administration, University of North Carolina, 1959.

Multinational Collective Bargaining Attempts:  The Record, the Cases, and the Prospects.  Wharton, 1979.

Multinational Enterprises and the OECD Industrial Relations Guidelines.  Wharton, 1983.

Multinational Union-Management Consultation:  The European Experience.  Wharton, 1970.

Multinational Union Organizations in the Manufacturing Industries. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980.

Multinational Union Organizations in the White-Collar, Service, and Communications Industries.  Wharton, 1983.

Opening the Skilled Construction Trades to Blacks:  A Study of the Washington and Indianapolis plans for Minority Employment.  Wharton, 1972.


Collective Bargaining: Survival in the Seventies?  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1972.

Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations.  R.D. Irwin, 1985.


Employee Relations and Regulations in the ’80’s.  Wharton, 1982.

The Negro and Employment Opportunity. Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bureau of Industrial Relations, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1965.

Negro Employment in Southern Industry; a Study of Racial Policies in Five Industries. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1971.

The Negro Employment in Basic Industry. Philadelphia; Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1970.

Readings in Labor Economics.  Irwin, 1963; revised edition, 1972.

Readings in Labor Economics and Labor Relations. Irwin, 1968.


Employment, Race and Poverty. New York; Harcourt, 1967.

Hours of Work. New York; Harper, 1965.



Musician, teacher, composer. Born– 1873, Montevallo. Parents– Charles Sylvester and Caroline (Bailey) Rowley. Education– private schools; graduate of Tuscaloosa Female College, 1899; Royal Conservatory of Music in Dresden, Germany, for two years. Director and proprietor of an Academy of music in Birmingham, 1900-. Died April 2, 1938.


Graded Piano Course for Teachers. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1905.

Nine Hundred Model Lessons for Piano Teachers. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Pub. Co., 1911.

Counterpoint Poets and Musicians. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Friendship Book for College Students. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Lessons in Elementary Theory. S.l.; s.n., s.d.



Blessed be the Great Jehovah.

Come Weary Souls.


Good Night.



Aire de Ballet.

Variation on Theme of Dixie.


Terra Sortis. (Composed and presented for the benefit of St. Vincent’s Hospital.)



Editor. Born– July 28, 1897, Des Peres, Wis. Parents– Franklin LaFayette and Della (Bennett) Ray. Married– Sarah Spencer, September 9, 1925. Children– Two. Education– University of Missouri, B.J., 1923. Employed with the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station; founding editor of Highlights of Agricultural Research.


Sarah Spencer Roy, Auburn, Ala..


Biography of Horatio Nelson Spencer; Lawyer, Planter, Churchman, 1798-1876. Auburn, Ala; Auburn Printing Co., 1975.



Musician, teacher, civic worker. Born– October 13, 1901, Port Gibson, Miss. Parents– Horatio Nelson and Ellie Mae (Hartwell) Spencer. Married– Kenneth Bennett Roy, September 9, 1925. Children– Three. Education– Grenada College; Port Gibson College; Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Taught music in El Dorado, Ark.; public school supervisor and private music teacher. Received an award from the Auburn Women’s Club for contributions to youth work; named “Woman of the Year”, 1952, by the Auburn Civitan Club. Served on Auburn City Council, 1956-1968; president for six years. Died 1986.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1958; and from Sarah Spencer Roy.


Bibliography of Horatio Nelson Spencer; Lawyer, Planter, Churchman, 1798-1876. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn Printing Co., 1975.


Writer; editor; one of the first woman journalists. Born June 11, 1769, Baltimore.  Grew up in western Pennsylvania.  Married William Royall, 1797. Educated at home, under the supervision of Royall.  After her husband’s death in 1812 she moved to Alabama and began writing about her travels. After a few  years she moved again, writing about her travels and experiences in various places.  Moved back to Washington, 1831.   Founded and edited two Washington DC newspapers, Paul Pry (1831-36) and The Huntress (1836-1854), both following an editorial policy of advocating against corruption. Died October 2, 1854.


Williams, Benjamin Buford.  A Literary History of Alabama.  Fairleigh Dickinson, 1979.


The Black Book (1828-29).

Letters from Alabama.  (1830).

Mrs. Royall’s Southern Tour.  (1831).

Sketches of History, Life, and Manners in the United States (1826).

The Tennessean.  (1827).



School teacher, mail carrier. Born– October 1, 1890, Hatchett Creek. Parents– William Francis and Mary (Phillips) Rozelle. Married– Mary Wright, December 31, 1911. Children– Five. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Taught in Clay County schools, 1912-1922; Talladega County schools, 1922-1927; rural mail carrier of U.S. Post Office, 1927-1963.


Rebecca Rozelle Burt, Talladega.


My Folks and Fields, 1900; Recollections. Talladega, Ala.; E. B. Rozelle, 1960.

Old Timey Drummer; Traveling Shoe Salesman of the Nineties. (Also published as Gentleman Drummer) Talladega, Ala.; E. B. Rozelle, 1968.



Writer. Born– August 26, 1857, Daphne. Parents– Thomas and Mary (Nugent) Henry. Married– Francis Gildart Ruffin, Jr., April 20, 1887. Children– Six. Education– Immaculate Conception School and Visitation Convent in Mobile, graduated from St. Joseph’s College, Emmitsburg, Md., 1877. President of Catholic Knights and Ladies of America, Branch No. 130.  Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature by St. Joseph’s College, 1907. Died December 19, 1941.


Owen’s History of Alabama; Baldwin County Genealogy website.


Drifting Leaves. New York; Catholic Publishing Society, 1884.

Eden of the James.

John Gildart, an Historic Poem. New York; W. H. Young & Co., 1901.

The North Star; a Tale of Norway in the Tenth Century. Boston; Little, 1904.

Personal Memories of Father Ryan, the Southern Poet-Priest.  New York:  Funk and Wagnalls, 1899.

The Shield of Silence. New York; Benziger Brothers, 1914.



Literary scholar; University professor. Born– December 6, 1925, Madrid, Spain. Parents– Camilio and Terese (Silverde) Ruiz-Fornells. Married– Cynthia Young, March 21, 1959. Education– University of Seville, B.A., 1944; International University in Menendez Pelayo, 1950; Official School of Journalism in Madrid, M.A., 1951; University of Madrid, M.A., 1953; Ph.D., 1958; University of Paris, Northwestern University. Served in the Spanish Army, 1949-1951; taught at the University of Madrid, 1950-1957; professor of Spanish, American Embassy, 1955-1957; McGill University, 1959-1961; University of South Carolina, 1961-1963; University of Alabama, 1963-1987; visiting professor at Washington University and at Mississippi State University.  Awarded professor emeritus status by the University of Alabama at his retirement in 1897. Member of Modern Language Association of America; European Association of Spanish Professors; American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese; South Atlantic Modern Language Association; AAUP. Received the Distinguished Service Award of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, 1986.


Contemporary Authors online and the University of Alabama Press Catalog.


A Concordance to the Poetry of Leopoldo Panero. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

Concordias delQuijote de Avellaneda.  Fundacion Universitaria Espanola, 1984.

Estudiantes Espanoles en los Estados Unidos …. Madrid; Association Cultural Hispano-Norteamericana, 1954.


The United States and the Spanish World.  Sociedad General Espanola de Libreria.  1979.

United States Dissertations in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 1967-1977.  University of Kentucky Press, 1981..


Doctoral Dissertations in Hispanic Languages and Literature, 1876-1966:  The United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  University of Kentucky Press, 1970.

La Muralla. New York; D. Appleton, 1962. Doctorial Dissertations in Hispanic Languages and Literature, 1876-1976; Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky Press, 1970.


A Concordance to the Poetry of Gustavo Adolfo Bequer. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1970.

Las Concordancias del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha. Madrid; Ediciones Cultura Hispanica, 1976.



Photographer, writer. Born– November 27, 1950, Birmingham. Parents– Amy Lucile Ruple, Education– Jefferson State Junior College. Employed by S. S. Kresge Company, 1973-1974; free-lance photographer and writer, 1974-; field investigator for Midwest Unidentified Flying Object Network.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 53, and Writers Directory, 1976.


From Hidden Corners or the Mind. Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1970.

Running Through the Shadows. ; Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1971.

Thoughts on a Daydream. Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1971.


Children of the Morning. (Anthology). Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1971.

You Are. (Quotations). Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1973.


Anthology of Alabama Poets, 1967. Birmingham, Ala.; Thomas Herrick, 1968.

The Golden Ones. Steele, Ala.; Transcend, 1972.



Author; illustrator; therapist; editor/publisher.  Born July 28, 1945, Mobile.  Parents– George Le Grand and Cynthia (Boyd Williams) Rush.  Education; Wayne State University, B.A., 1967.  Trade copywriter for Little, Brown Publishers, 1968; staff teacher, Esalen Institute, San Francisco, 1970-72; art editor, Bookworks Publishers, 1970-73; member of organizing collective, Center for Feminist Consciousness, San Francisco, 1973-75; Partner, Moon Books Publishers, Berkeley, 1974-  ; Partner, Amazon Grace feminist theatre company, San Francisco, 1974.


Contemporary Authors online.


The Back Rub Book: How to Give and Receive Great Back Rubs.  Vintage Books, 1989.

The Basic Back Book.  Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Bodywork Basics; A Guide to the Powers and Pleasures of Your Body.  Dell, 2000.

Classic Cameos and Incomparable Intaglios, Yesterday and Today.  Jules and Gem Books, 2000.

Getting Clear:  Body Work for Women.  New York; Random House, 1973.

Greta Bear Goes to Yellowstone National Park.  Great Bear Enterprizes, 1984.

Massage for Total Well-Being; Massage and Meditation for the Seven Centers of Health.  Universe, 2000.

The Modern Book of Massage; Five-Minute Vacations and Sensuous Escapes.  Dell, 1994.

The Modern Book of Stretching; Strength and Flexibility at Any Age.  Dell, 1997.

The Modern Book of Yoga; Exercising Mind, Body, and Spirit.  Dell, 1996.

Moon, Moon.  New York:  Random House, 1976.

Romantic Massage:  Ten Unforgettable Massages for Special Occasions.  Avon Books, 1991.

The Way of Stretching; Flexibility for Body and Mind.  Little, Brown, 2005.

Joint Publications;

Feminism as Therapy (with Anica Vesel Mander).  Random House, 1974.


Downing, George. The Massage Book.  Bookworks/Random House, 1972.


Issues in Radical Therapy (journal published 1973-79 in Berkeley, California).

Updated 08-31-2011



Businessman, insurance executive. Born– July 10, 1900, Birmingham. Parents– James Franklin and Willis (Roberts) Rushton. Married– Elizabeth Perry, November 24, 1926. Chi1dren; Two. Education– Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1921. Employed as manager, later board chairman, of Birmingham Ice and Cold Storage Company, 1922-1957; president, then chairman, of the board of Protective Life Insurance Company, 1937-. Served as a Director for First National Bank of Birmingham, Alabama Power Company, Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad, Moore Handley, and other companies. Served in World War II, rising to rank of colonel. Member of Association of Ice Industries, American Refrigerator; Warehousemen’s Association, National Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, Rotary Club, Shriner, Masons, Beta Theta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho; trustee for Agnes Scott College.


Who’s Who in Alabama, 1939-1940.


The Old First. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1952.



Insurance executive. Born– April 23, 1929, Birmingham. Parents– William James and Elizabeth (Perry) Rushton. Married– LaVona Price, August 19, 1955. Children– Three. Education– Princeton University, B.A., 1951; Birmingham-Southern College, honorary LL.D., 1981. Served Protective Life Insurance, rising to chief executive officer. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; International Yearbook, and Stateman’s Who’s Who, 1982.


A Sense of Quality, a Sense of Growth; the Story of Protective Life. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1977.



Housewife. Born– July 19, 1874 at Hayneville, Ala. Parents– Willis and Mary (Baine) Brewer. Married– William Payne Russell. Children– Six. Education– St. Joseph’s Academy, Emmetsburg, Md. Died February 28, 1949.


Information from Miriam Russell Black, Troy, Ala.


Lowndes Court House; a Chronicle of Hayneville, an Alabama Black Belt Village, 1820-1900. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1951; rpt. 1991.



Physician, professor. Born– July 9, 1932, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Richard Olney and Louise (Taylor) Russell. Married– Phyllis Hutchinson, June 15, 1963. Children– Four. Education– Vanderbilt University, A.B., M.D.; Intern, Peter Bent Bingham Hospital, Boston; U.S. Army Medical Corps; professor University of Ala. Medical School, Birmingham; private practice.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982.


Coronary Artery Disease; Recognition and Management. Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; Futura, 1976.

Coronary Care; Invasive Techniques for Hemodynamic Measurements. New York; American Heart Association, 1973.

Hemodynamic Monitoring in a Coronary Intensive Care Unit. Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; Futura, 1976.

Radiographic Anatomy of the Coronary Arteries; an Atlas. Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; Futura, 1976.



Optician, jeweler. Born– Sept. 12, 1869, Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Leonidas and Juliet (Hardwick) Ruth. Married– Maude Crook. Children– Four. Education– University of the South; Parsons’s School of Horology; two optician schools, New York. Jeweler and optician, Montgomery. Member social, literary, business clubs; Commercial and Industrial Associations (Chamber of Commerce); Episcopal Church; trustee, University of the South. Died– October 30, 1956.


Notable Men of Alabama, Vol. I; Owen’s Story of Alabama.


My Alabama. New York; Fortuny’s, 1941.

Eagle’s Wings. Philadelphia; Dorrance & Co., 1945.

Many Waters. Boston; Christopher Pub. House, 1942.



Professor of English, librarian. Born– November 8, 1879, Fredonia, Ala. Parents– John Blake and Eugenia (Askew) Rutland. Married– Hulda Mary Horton.  Children– 3.  Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S. (1900), M.S. (1901); Harvard, B.A. (1904); further study at the University of Chicago.  Teacher in seconday schools, 1901-1903; instructor in English and math at API, 1904-05; librarian at API, 1905-1915; professor of English, 1908-1912.  Editor, Auburn Alumnus; vice-president, Alabama Library Association; president of the Alabama Association of English Teachers; founder of the Auburn little theater.  Died 1948.


The Auburn University Archives holds a collection of the papers of James Richard Rutland, most of them related to his career as Professor of English at Auburn.


Historical Sketch included in the “Finding Aid” to the James Richard Rutland Collection.

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.


Irving’s Tales of a Traveler. Cincinnati; American Book Co., 1911.

Old Testament Stories. Boston; Silver Burdett, 1912.

Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1929.


State Censorship of Motion Pictures. S.l.; H. W. Wilson, 1923.



Actress, journalist. Born– Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– W. C. and Eleanor (Hewitt) Fitts. Married– Judge Bernard Ryan, 1923. Children– Four. Education– Mobile schools. Acted in the theatre companies of Laura Hope Crewes, Margaret Auglin, and Madame Yorake.  Worked as a newspaper correspondent in the 1920’s and 1930’s; wrote a syndicated column, “Grits and Gravy.”  Lived in Gaines, Orleans, New York, after her marriage.  Helped to found Actor’s Equity;  made a Honorary Life Member in 1979.Died January 4, 1984.


Files at Ala. Dept. of Archives and History;


Mother of the Groom. New York; Longmans, Green, 1951.



Educator, Baptist missionary, editor, writer. Born– May 14, 1921, Morgan County, Ala. Education– Florence State University, B.S.; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.R.E. Band director, teacher, director Spanish International MMU publications; missionary to Chile; press representative Baptist Spanish Pub. House Mission; editor Spanish publications; journalist.




El A.B.C. Misionero. El Paso, Tex.; Baptist Pub. House, 1963.

The Claim Staker. Nashville; Convention Press, 1977.

Home missions Study, 1981; Teaching Guide for Younger Children, Grades 1-2. Memphis, Tenn.; Baptist Brotherhood Comm’n, S.B.C., 1981.

Keep Telling the Story. Nashville; Convention Press, 1963.

?Quien? ?Yo?  Buones Aires; Casa Bautista de Publicationes, 1961.

Teaching Guide for Jungle Frontier. Birmingham, Ala.; Woman’s Missionary Union, S.B.C., 1978.

Who? Me?  Nashville:  Convention Press, 1960.


The George Lozuks, Doers of the Word. Nashville; Broadman, 1985.



Poet,  lecturer.  Born; November 14, 1871, Bullock County.  Parents;  William James and Julianna Elizabeth (Holloway) Reynolds.  Married; William Arthur Saffold.  Children–six.  Educated at private schools, including Chilton College, a private school operated in Montgomery 1866-1882.  Died July 18, 1861.


Owen’s History of Alabama.


Pickaninny Pickups.

Sugar Babe:  A Sketch of Plantation Life in the Seventies.  Montgomery, Ala.:  Paragon Press, 1924.


Marian Anderson Collection of Music Manuscripts.  (Wrote lyrics set to music by Georgia Reynolds).

SAHAG, LEON MARR, 1889-1976


Engineer, educator. Born– Aug. 28, 1889, at Tabriz, Iran. Parents– Marr and Elizabeth (Petrosian) Sahag. Married– Lottie Suitt, June 3, 1919. Children– Three. Education– University of North Carolina, B.S.; University of Michigan; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, M.S. Employed by Dupont Powder Co., Babcock and Wilcox Co., and Timpkin Roller Bearing Co.; professor, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1928-1959. Died November 1976.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


Applied Graphics. Ann Arbor, Mich.; Edwards Bros., 1946.

College Engineering Drawing. New York; J. S. Swift, 1939.

Engineering Drawing. New York; Ronald, 1942.

Kinematics of Machines. New York; Ronald, 1948.


A collection of the papers of Leon Marr Sahag is held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.



Educator, coach. Born– Nov. 13, 1931, Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Paul and Jennie (Pilleteri) Saia. Married– Inez Pitts. Children– Four. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.Ed. Taught at John Carroll High School, 1956-1963; coached at Auburn University, 1963-1975; director of recreation at Auburn University, 1976-1996.  Died January 3, 2011.


Claude Saia, Auburn University.

Obituary, January 3, 2011.


A Winning Football Bible. Auburn, Ala.; Football Pubs., 1976.



Clergyman, educator, seminary president. Born– Sept. 27, 1863, at Fort Deposit, Ala. Parents– James L. and Louisa Zilpha (Cochran) Sampey. Married– Annie Renfroe, Sept. 16, 1886 (died 1925); Children–five. Married Ellen Wood, 1926.   Education– Howard College, A.B., 1882; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D., 1885.  Ordained a Baptist clergyman, 1885. Taught at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1885-1943, librarian 1889-1929, and president 1929-1942.  Served as pastor of several churches; conducted missionary tours to Japan, Brazil, and China.  President Southern Baptist Convention 1935-1938; Member International Sunday School Lesson Commission 1895-1942 (chair, 1921); appointed in 1937 as Southern Baptist Representative to the Conference on Life and Work in Oxford, and the Conference on Faith and Order in Edinburgh. Addressed the Baptist World Alliance, 1939.  President Emeritus, SBTS, 1942; awarded honorary degrees by Howard College (1901), Baylor University (1920), and Washington and Lee (1887).  Died August 18, 1946.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 36.; Encyclopedia of Southern Baptists, vol. 2


The Ethical Teachings of Jesus.  1909.

The Heart of the Old Testament. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1909.

The International Lesson System. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1911.

Memoirs of John R. Sampey. Nashville; Broadman, 1947.

The Proper Attitude of Young Ministers toward Issues of the Day. Louisville, Ky.; C. T. Dearing, 1888.

Review and Expositor. Louisville, Ky.; Southern Baptist Theological Soc., 1904.

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; the First Thirty Years, 1859-1889. Baltimore; Wharton, Baron & Co., 1890.

Syllabus for Old Testament Study. Louisville, Ky.; C. T. Dearing, 1903.

Ten Vital Messages. Nashville; Broadman, 1946.


The papers of John R. Sampey are held by the James P. Boyce Centennial Library at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.



Army officer, businessman, educator. Born– Sept. 2, 1924, at St. Paul, Minn. Parents– Bert H. and Lena May (Hosier) Levey. Married– Ruby Palmer in 1946. Married– Rachel Knight in 1977. Children– Four. Education– Gulf Coast Military Academy; attended Birmingham Southern College. Officer in Infantry of World War II and Korean War; self-employed in business; lecturer; teacher.


Files at Alabama Dept. of Archives and History; personal information William L. Samuel.


The Awareness of Self-discovery; How to Live the Real Identity. Mountain Brook, Ala.; Mountain Brook Pub. Co., 1970.

A Guide to Awareness and Tranquility; a Practical Blueprint for Immediate Peace of Mind and Sufficiency. Mountain Brook, Ala.; Mountain Brook Pub. Co., 1967.

The Melody of the Woodcutter and the King; an Account of an Awakening. Palo Alto, Calif.; Seed Center, 1976.

2 + 2 Reality; the Point Blank Solution to Personal Problems. Mountain Brook, Ala.; Mountain Brook Pub. Co., 1969.



Poet; university professor; civil rights activist. Born– Sept. 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Wilson L. and Lena (Jones) Driver. Married–Albert Sanchez.  Married (2)– Etheridge Knight. Children– Three. Education– Hunter College, B.A., 1955; New York University M.A.  Taught at Downtown Community School in San Francisco, San Francisco State College, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, and Amherst College, finally at Temple University,  1977-1999.  Lectured at over 500 universities and published in many journals and anthologies. Awarded the P. E. N. writing award in 1968, a National Institute of Arts and Letters grant in 1970, and an honorary Ph.D. by Wilberforce University. Selected for the first class of the Alabama Authors Hall of Fame, 2015.


Contemporary Authors online; Contemporary Poets, 1975, 1980.


The Adventures of Fathead, Smallhead, and Squarehead. New York; Third Press, 1973.

The Afternoon of Smallhead, Fathead, and Squarehead. New York; Third Press, 1974.

Ash. 2001.

Autumn Blues.

A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women. Detroit; Broadside Press, 1974.

Bum Rush the Page:  A Def Poetry Jam.  2001.

Continous Fire: A Collection of Poetry.

Does Your House Have Lions?  Beacon Press, 1997.

Generations, 1969-1985. London; Karnah House, 1986.

Home Coming; Poems. Detroit; Broadside Press, 1969.

Homegirls and Handgrenades. New York; Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1984.

Ima Talken Bout the Nation of Islam. Astoria, N.Y.; Truth Del, 1971.

It’s a New Day; Poems for Young Brothas and Sistuhs. Detroit; Broadside Press, 1971.

I’ve Been a Woman; New and Selected Poems. Sausalito, Calif.; Black Scholar Press, 1978.

Liberation Poem. Detroit; Broadside Press, 1970.

Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems.

Love Poems. New York; Third Press, 1973.

Morning Haiku.  Beacon Press, 2010.

Shake Down Memory.

Shake Loose My Skin. Beacon Press, 2000.

A Sound Investment; Short Stories for Young Readers. Chicago; Third World Press, 1980.

Under a Soprano Sky. Trenton, N.J.; Africa World Press, 1987.

We a BaDDDD People.  Broadside, 1973.

Wounded in the House of a Friend.  Beacon Press, 1995.


Black and in Brooklyn, Creators and Creations. Brooklyn; Universal Black Writers Press, 1983.


Black Cats and Uneasy Landings.

The Bronx Is Next. 1970.

Dirty Hearts. 1972.

I’m Black when I’m Singing, I’m Blue when I Ain’t.

Malcolm/Man Don’t Live Here No More. 1972.

Sister Sonji. 1972.

Uh Huh, but How Do It Free Us? 1973.


Three Hundred and Sixty Degrees of Blackness Comin at You. New York; 5x Pub. Co., 1971.


Of the Heart and the Bread; an Anthology of Poems for Peacemakers. Piscataway, N.J.; Plowshares Press, 1985.

We Be Word Sorcerers; 25 Stories by Black Americans. New York; Bantam, 1973.



Historian, college professor, administrator.  Born– March 18, 1901, in Martin Co., Ind. Parents– Jefferson D. and Emma (Horsey) Sanders. Married– Mary Purviance, June 6, 1923. Education– Franklin College of Indiana, A.B. 1923; University of Chicago, A.M., 1925, Ph.D. , 1928. Taught at Denison University, 1926-27; University of Chicago, 1928-30; University of Alabama, 1930-35; University of Tennessee, 1935-43; and University of Washington; president of Memphis State College, 1943-46;  specialist for U.S. Office of Education, 1948-59.  Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WWII. Received honorary LL.D. from Franklin College of Indiana, 1953. Died February 9, 1990.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Contemporary Authors online.


A College History of the United States. Evanston, Ill.; Row, Peterson, 1962.

Early American History (1492-1789); Political, Social, Economic. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice, Hall, 1938.

Evolution of the Executive Department of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1935.

General and Liberal Educational Content of Professional Curricula, No. 1 Pharmacy. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Office of Education, 1954.

Historical Interpretations and American Historianship. Yellow Springs; Antioch College Press, 1966.

Methods Used by College Social Science Departments to Improve Students’ Understanding of Post-World War II International Tensions. Washington, D.C.; Federal Security Agency, Office of Education, 1952.

The Presidency of the Continental Congress, 1774-89; a Study in American Institutional History. Decatur, Ga.; Dennis Lindsey Printing Co., 1930.

Social Science Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree; a Study of Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, and Sociology in General Education Requirements. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1959.



Physician. Born– July 9, 1838, at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Education– Studied medicine in U.S. and Europe. Physician in Confederate military forces; began practice in Alabama in 1877; president of Alabama Medical Association, 1890-1891; Alabama health officer, 1897-1917.


Marks’ Alabama Past Leaders.


A Compend for the Members of the Organized Medical Profession of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing, 1913.



Clergyman, educator. Born– Oct. 3, 1908, at Ozark, Ala. Parents– John Lafayette and Eva Ann (Lewis) Sandlin. Married– Cleo Wescoat, 1939. Children– Three. Education– College of Charleston, B.S.; Emory University, B.D. Methodist pastor in churches in South Carolina and Georgia; professor of religion at Columbia College for 6 years; chairman Department of Bible and Religion at University of South Carolina; edited South Carolina Methodist Advocate; staff member General Board of Evangelism.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 4NR.


A Book of Prayers. Westwood, N.J.; Revel, 1966.

A Book of Table Graces. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1963.

A Boy’s Book of Prayers. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1966.

A Girl’s Book of Prayers. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1966.

Graces and Prayers. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1959.

Moments with the Master. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1961.

A Prayer for Every Day; 365 Daily Prayers and Table Graces, Evening Prayers for Children, Prayers for Women, Prayers for Men. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1958.

A Prayer for Every Meeting. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1964.

Prayers for Parents Who Care. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1970.

Prayers for Servicemen. Westwood, N.J.; Revell, 1967.


The Family at Prayer. Nashville; Upper Room, 1958.



Businessman, educator. Born– Sept. 24, 1927, at Empire, Ala. Parents– John Monroe and Ila (Fewell) Sandlin. Married– Marie Bland, October 14, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Samford University, B.A.; University of Alabama, M.A., 1961; studied at University of Colorado, Tulane University, Duke University, and University of Alabama in Birmingham. Served in U.S. Army Cavalry, 1945-47. Employed at DeBardeleben Coal Corp., 1947-1959; taught at Walker College, Jasper, Ala., 1960- ; professor of history and anthropology and  chairman social science division at Walker; first president of Walker Co. Heritage Association; writer for periodicals. Died August 30, 2013.


Winfred Gene Sandlin, Jasper, Ala.


A Century of Caring and Sharing. Cullman, Ala.; Modernistic Printers, 1978.



Journalist; writer. Born– Jan. 26, 1926, in Anniston, Ala. Parents– Harry Mell and Edel (Ytterboe) Ayers. Married– Philip A. Sanguinetti, 1950. Education– University of Alabama, A.B. 1947; attended St. Olaf College and University of Oslo. Reporter and feature writer for family-owned Anniston Star, 1948-1955; published stories and articles in journals and periodicals.  Inducted into the Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1982; received the Distinguished Alumna Award at St. Olaf College, 1993. Died November 16, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary


The Dowager. New York; Scribner, 1968.

The Last of the Whitfields. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1962.

McBee’s Station. New York; Holt, 1971.

The New Girl. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1964.



Brown, Lois L.



Business executive. Born– Jan. 26, 1925, in Birmingham. Parents– Harris and Zoe Reed (Black) Saunders. Married– Jean Rowan, Aug. 9, 1949. Children– Five. Education– Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. (M.E.), 1945.  U. S. Navy, WWII. Executive positions in Saunders Leasing Systems; helped expand it into the third-largest truck-leasing system in the country.  Member of Board of Directors, SouthTrust National Bank;  Hudson Thompson Co., Energen. Founding chair of Truck Rental and Leasing Association; member American Truck Historical Association.  Chair of U.S. Business and Industrial Council.  Elected to Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame, 1997; received Georgia Tech School of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award, 1998.


Who’s Who in America, 1980.


Top Up or Down?; the Origin and Development of the Automobile and Truck Renting and Leasing Industry–56 Years, 1916-1972. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1972.



Educator and consultant. Born– Apr. 12, 1923, at Opp, Ala. Married– 1943. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. Teacher in Tallassee High School, 1947-1954, and principal, 1954-1956; administrative assistant and coordinator for Tennessee State Survey of Higher Education; administrator at Auburn University, 1957-1970; dean, College of Education at Memphis State University after 1970; educational consultant for schools in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


Leaders in Education, 1974; National Faculty Directory, 1983.


The Educational Manager, Artist and Practitioner. Worthington, Ohio; C. A. Jones Pub. Co., 1976.

A Theory of Educational Leadership. Columbus, Ohio; C. E. Merrill, 1966.



Historian, university professor.  Born– Jan. 8, 1896, in Mobile. Parents– Myles Hicks and Rosabel (Pooley) Savelle.   Married– Jean Reeda Happ on Mar. 18, 1950. Children– Three. Education– Columbia University, A.B. (1924),  M.A. (1926), and Ph.D. (1932). Taught at Columbia University 1926-1932; at Stanford University, 1932-1947; and at University of Washington 1947-1967; visiting professor and Fulbright Lecturer University of Chile 1963; U.S. Department of State Lecturer in Australia 1966. Awarded Cutting Traveling Fellowship 1930-1931; Social Science Research Council Traveling Fellowship 1938-1939; and Fulbright Scholarship 1950. Published many articles in professional publications. Died August 12, 1979.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in the World, 1974.


Colonial Origins of American Thought. New York; Van Nostrand, 1964.

The Colonial Period in the History of the New World. Mexico City; Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia, 1962.

The Diplomatic History of the Canadian Boundary, 1749-1834. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1940.

Empires to Nations; Expansion in America, 1713-1834. Minneapolis; University of Minnesota Press, 1974.

Foundations of American Civilization; a History of Colonial America. New York; Holt, 1942. (Revised 1964 with title A History of Colonial America.)

George Morgan, Colony Builder. New York; University of California Press, 1932.

The Gospel of Judas Iscariot. New York; Exposition, 1969.

Is Liberalism Dead? Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1967.

Seeds of Liberty. Seattle; University of Washington Press, 1948.

This Is My America. Palo Alto, Calif.; Stanford University Press, 1948.


The Origins of American Diplomacy; the International History of Anglo-Americana, 1492-1763. New York; Macmillan, 1967.

Short History of American Civilization. New York; Holt, 1957.

The United States; Colonial Period. Mexico City; Pan American Institute of Geography and History, 1953.


A Workbook to Accompany “A History of World Civilization.” New York; Holt, 1957.


A History of World Civilization. New York; Holt, 1957.


The Era of American Revolution. New York; Columbia University Press, 1939.

Problems of American History. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice, Hall, 1952.



Businesswoman. Born– May 2, 1920, in Kemper Co., Miss. Parents– Joseph Leslie and Myrtle (Palmer) White. Married– Merritt Ruben Sawyer on Apr. 10, 1941. Education– Massey Business College; Jacksonville State University, B.S. Civilian employee with U.S. Army in the Gadsden Housing Authority; worked in law offices in Birmingham and Gadsden, and for Jacksonville State, 1957-1984; vice chairman Jacksonville Housing Authority; certified professional secretary. Awarded honorary LL.D. by Jacksonville State, 1984, and declared Alumna of the Year.


Effie W. Sawyer, Jacksonville, Ala.


The First Hundred Years, 1883-1893; History of Jacksonville State University. Jacksonville, Ala.; Jacksonville State University, 1983.

Story of the First Presbyterian Church, 1834-1984, Jacksonville, Alabama. Jacksonville, Ala.; Jacksonville First Presbyterian Church, 1984.



Barber. Born– Nov. 29, 1912, in Clay Co., Ala. Parents– E. M. and Eliza (Hood) Saylors. Married– Lucile Smoak on Aug. 31, 1940. Children– Two. Education– Jacksonville Beauty and Barber College of Science, Florida. Worked over 50 years at Cornell Arms Barber Shop, Columbia, S.C. Awarded 22 decorations in U.S. Army in Europe in World War II.


G. C. Saylors, Columbia, S.C.


Just Plain Folks. Columbia, S.C.; Author, 1985.

Shinbone. (Reprinted as Southern Folklore) Columbia, S.C.; Author, 1979.

SCALF, SUE, 1935-


Poet; teacher. Born– May 30, 1935, Barboursville, Ky. Married– Samuel Scalf. Children– Two. Education– Michigan Technical University, Jones Law School, and University of Alabama in Montgomery; Troy State University in Montgomery, B.A.; M.A., 1980. Taught creative writing at Montgomery Academy and at Troy State University. Member of the board of directors of Alabama State Poetry Society.


Files of Alabama State Poetry Society.


Bearing the Print.  Negative Capability Press, 2002.

Ceremony of Names. Birmingham, Ala.; Druid Press, 1990.

Devil’s Wine; Poems. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1976.

South by Candlelight.  Elk River Press, 1997.

These Brief Days. S.l.; s.n., 1971.

What the Moon Knows.  Athens, AL:  Elk River Press, 2003.



Librarian. Born– Oct. 1, 1901, in Milwaukee, Wis. Parents– Frederick Constantine and Dora (Mueller) Knief. Married– Franz Shenk, June 15, 1942. Education– University of California in Los Angeles, B.A.; University of Illinois, B.S. (library science). Librarian in Milwaukee, Los Angeles (city and county libraries), Santa Monica, Sisjkiyou Co. Library (Calif.), Kern Co. (Calif.), and Washington State Library; after 1945 library consultant, Summerdale, Ala.; directed several library surveys.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1964; Who’s Who in Library Science, 1955.


The Amarillo Public Library; Present Needs and Future Projections–A Survey. Amarillo, Tex.; Friends of Amarillo Public Library, 1967.

“Choose Ye Excellence”; Report on a Survey of Public Library Services in the City and County of Lubboc, Texas. Summerdale, Ala.; s.n., 1965.

Corsicana’s Public Library Service; Steps toward Meeting Standards of Excellence in the 1970’s. Corsicana, Tex.; s.n., 1968.

County and Regional Library Development. Chicago; American Library Association, 1954.

A Development Program for the Brazoria County Library. Angleton, Tex.; s.n., 1963.

Public Library Service for Victoria, Texas; Present Needs, Future Developments. Victoria, Tex.; s.n., 1968.

Public Library Service in Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama; a Report. S.l.; s.n., 1962.

Public Library Service in Missouri; a Survey, Summary Report. Jefferson City, Mo.; s.n., 1962.

Public Library Service in Nevada; a Survey with Recommendations. Carson City, Nev.; s.n., 1958.

Public Library Services in Pierce County, Washington; Report on a Survey of Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma, Wash.; s.n., 1965.

A Regional Public Library System for the Lower Rio Grande Valley; a Proposal with Recommendations. S.l.; s.n., 1966.

Report of a Survey of Carnegie Library, Abilene, Texas. Abilene, Tex.; s.n., 1955.

Rockingham County Library, Past-Present-Future; a Survey. Rockingham County, N.C.; The Library, 1958.

Survey of Extension Activities of the Illinois State Library, May 16-31, 1956. Urbana, Ill.; University of Illinois, Graduate Library School, 1956.

Survey of the Arkansas Library Commission and the Public Libraries of Arkansas. Summerdale, Ala.; s.n., 1964.



Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Physician, cardiologist. Born– Nov. 5, 1948, in Akron, Ohio. Parents– Robert and Margaret Ann Schroeder. Married– Marcia, Dec. 28, 1976. Children– Two. Education– University of North Carolina, B.S.; Ohio State University, M.D.; studied internal medicine at University of Kansas and cardiology at Ohio State University. Since 1978 cardiologist and internist in Anniston, Ala. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


David P. Schroeder, Anniston.


Physician Stress. Baltimore; University Park Press, 1984.



Educator, drama consultant. Born– Aug. 20, 1908, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Parents– William I. and Frances Yates Thames. Married– Robert I. Schwartz, June 3, 1931. Education– Mississippi State College for Women, A.B.; University of Alabama, M.A.; studied at Michigan State University. Taught at Mississippi State College, Birmingham Southern College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Washington; child drama consultant for Loveman’s of Alabama, 1956-1967; oral communication specialist for Alabama State Department of Education; participant in programs on child drama with American Theater Association; board member on several performing arts boards; wrote for theatrical and educational publications. Birmingham Woman of the Year 1948; Birmingham’s Lady of Fine Arts in Drama 1963; received Children’s Theater Association of America’s special recognition 1974 and 1978.




Give Them Roots and Wings. New York; American Theater Association, 1972.


Techniques in the Communicative Process. S.l.; Interlock Film Co., 1974. (Filmstrip, record, and tapes.)



Professor of languages; journalist, soldier. Born– Dec. 28, 1908, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– Abraham and Mary (Spiro) Schweitzer. Married– Anne Rachel Stoller, Oct. 1, 1931. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1930; M.A. 1932;  Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1940 ; further study at Universidad Nacional de Mexico, 1946. Reporter for Tuscaloosa News, 1928-1931; U.S. Army reservist 1931-1968, with active duty in World War II; retired as lieutenant colonel.  Taught romance languages at University of Alabama, 1931-1976.  Member Modern Language Association, Alabama Education Association, and other professional organizations.  Contributed articles to scholarly journals; ediior, Fort Benning Bayonet; member of editorial board, Revista de Estudios Hispanicos.  Member Phi Beta Kappa. Awarded professor emeritus status, 1976.  Died January 4, 1988.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982.


Georges de Scudbery’s “Almahide”; Authorship, Analysis, Sources, and Structure. Baltimore; Johns Hopkins Press, 1982.


The Parisian Stage, 1830-1850. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1961.


Le Theatre Complet de Tristan L’Hermite; Edition critique. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.


Critical Bibliography of French Literature; the Seventeenth Century. Syracuse, N.Y.; Syracuse University Press, 1961.

Jose Ortega y Gasset: Philosopher of European Unity.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1971.

Renaissance and Other Studies in Honor of William L. Wiley. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1968.



Journalist; author.  Born– Feb. 10, 1937, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Walter Craig and Florrie (Webb) Blackwell. Married– Karl Legrant Scott, Apr. 18, 1964. Children– One. Education– Samford University, A.B., 1958; University of Alabama in Birmingham, M.A. Associate editor, Shades Valley Sun, 1958-59. Taught at Hewitt-Trussville High School, 1959-60.  Worked for the Birmingham News; fashion editor, Birmingham Post-Herald; associate and managing editor, Southern Veterinarian; editor, Blue Cross Wise; publicity director of Alabama Sesquicentennial, of Birmingham Centennial, and for Roman Catholic Diocese of Alabama. Member Birmingham Association of Industrial Editors; Alabama Historical Society; St. Clair Historical Society. Winner of the Scope Literary Competition, 1967; runner-up, Hackney Literary Competition, 1969.  Awarded prizes in fiction and photographic competitions; contributed to Alabama Prize Stories, 1970.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976; bookjacket of Country Roads.


Country Roads; A Journey through Rustic Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala; Portals Press, 1979.

The Green and the Burning Alike.  Tuscaloosa: Portals Press, 1992.


A collection of the papers of Carolynne Scott Blackwell is held in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries.



Educator. Born– Oct. 28, 1886, near Columbia, Ala. Parents– John Thomas and Stella Reece (Thompson) Stovall. Married– Dr. Marvin Scott. Children– Three. Education– Columbia Institute and Livingston University; taught at Girard and Hopkinsville, Barbour Co. Member– United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Virginia Historical Society of Colonial Dames; served as national historian of National Society of Daughters of the American Colonies, and state chaplain of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.


Files at Alabama Public Library Service; Henry’s Heritage, compiled by Hoyt M. Warren, Henry Co. Historical Society, 1978.


Henry County, Alabama Cemetery Records. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Willo Pub. Co., 1963.

History of Henry County, Alabama. Pensacola, Fla.(?); s.n., 1961.

Tomb Inscriptions and Obituary Notices of Henry County, Alabama, 1958. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

SCOTT, VERN, 1911-1995


Businessman, journalist. Born– Mar. 7, 1911, in Coldwater, Ala. Parents– M.C. and Millie Lou (Heaton) Scott. Education– self-educated after 8th grade. Mailman; sign painter; cinema manager; variety store owner; watch repairer; columnist for Talladega Daily Home and for Western Publications. Member– Alabama Writers Conclave; chairman Talladega Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee; honored by Helping Hand Club of Anniston, the City of Talladega, Talladega Co. Commission, Lt. Gov. George McMillan, and Gov. Fob James; received Award of Merit and Distinguished Service Award by Alabama Historical Commission; honored by Alabama legislature in declaring “Vern Scott Day in Alabama” in 1981. Died August 22, 1995.


Vern Scott and Lucy R. Barnett, Talladega, Ala.


Dr. Boswell Invents an Aeroplane. Talledega, Ala.; Talladega County Historical Association, 1986.

Rural Churches, Talladega County, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1980.


Talladega Town Tour. Talladega, Ala.; Talladega Historical Association, 1974.