Banker. Born– May 5, 1864, in Boligee, Greene Co. Parents– Horace and Eliza Proctor (Gould) Harding. Married– Amanda Moore, October 22, 1895. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1880, A.M., 1881. Clerk and bookkeeper, J.H. Fitts & Co. Bank in Tuscaloosa; bookkeeper and cashier in Berney National Bank, Birmingham; vice president and later president, First National Bank in Birmingham. President of Alabama State Bankers Association 1908; President of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; member, Federal Reserve Board, 1914-1922 and during a part of that time was governor of the Board; Second Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1916-22. Managing director, War Finance Corporation, 1918-1919; advisor to Cuban government, 1922-23; governor of Federal Reserve Bank in Boston,  1923-30. Honors– University of Alabama, LL.D., 1916; Harvard and Columbia in 1922. Died April 7, 1930.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; The Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System.


The Formative Period of the Federal Reserve System. Boston; Houghton, 1925.



Attorney. Born– August 13, 1904, Lower Peach Tree, Wilcox County.  Parents– Crosland C. and Sally (Morrissette) Hare. Married– Isabelle Corr, January 25, 1930. Children– Two. Education– Auburn University, 1921-1922; U.S. Naval Academy, 1922-1923; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1927. Admitted to the State Bar in Alabama, 1927; practiced law in Birmingham. After 1944, attorney with firm of Hare, Winn, Newell and Newell; associate justice on a special supreme court in Alabama, 1967. Chairman, Jefferson County Civil Service Board, 1951-1952. Medalist of Law Science Academy; fellow, American Bar Foundation and American College of Trial Lawyers. Died June 1983.


Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983.


My Learned Friends; Memories of a Trial Lawyer. Cincinnati; Anderson Publishing Co., 1976.



Geographer. Born– August 11, 1878, in Farmington, Me. Parents– William and Bertha (Tauber) Harper. Education– University of Georgia, B.E., 1897; Columbia University, Ph.D. Married– Mary Susan Wigley on June 23, 1943. Served as Aide, National Herbarium, 1901-1902; forester, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1903-1904; geographer, Geological Survey of Alabama, various times after 1905; Geological Survey of Florida, 1908-1931; headed Florida State Census, 1925; Alabama State Commission of Forestry, 1927; research professor, University of Georgia, 1928-1929. Discovered one plant genus and 25 plant species. Member of American Association of Geographers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, Southern Historical Association.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.


Economic Botany of Alabama. 2 vols. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological (partial list) Survey of Alabama, 1943.

Forest of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1943.

Natural Resources of the Tennessee Valley Region in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1942.

Preliminary Report on the Weeds of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1941.

Resources of Southern Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1920.


History and Work of the Geological Survey and Industrial Development of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1935.



Historian; college professor. Born– February 22, 1930, in Jacksonville, Fla. Parents– David Edwin and Mildred (Lee) Harrell. Education– David Lipscomb College, B.A., 1954; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1958; Ph. D., 1962. Married– Adelia Frances Roberts,  September 7, 1954. Children– Five. Taught at East Tennessee State University, 1961-1966; University of Oklahoma, 1966-1967; University of Georgia, 1967-1970; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1970-1990, serving as department chairman; University Scholar, 1975-1990;  University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1981-85; Breeden Eminent Scholar, Auburn University, 1990-2005. Fulbright lecturer, University of Allahabad, 1976-1977; lectured in India and Bangladesh.  Published more than forty articles in historical journals.  Member of the American Historical Association, American Society of Church History, Organization of American Historians, Disciples of Christ Historical Society.  Institute of Ecumenical and Cultural Research Fellow, 1974, 1980. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Auburn, 2005.


Contemporary Authors online.


All Things are Possible; …. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1975.

The Churches of Christ in the Twentieth Century: Homer Hailey’s Personal Journey of Faith. Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Oral Roberts; an American Life. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1985.

Pat Robertson; A Personal, Religious, and Political Portrait.  New York: Harper, 1987.

Quest for a Christian America; …. Nashville; Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1966.

The Social Source of Division in the Disciples of Christ; …. Atlanta; Publishing Systems, 1973.

Unto a Good Land; A History of the American People.  Eerdmans, 2005.

White Sects and Black Men in the Recent South. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1971.


American Origins of the Churches of Christ:  Three Essays on Restoration History.  Abilene, TX: ACU Press, 2000.

The Disciples and the Church Universal. Nashville; Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1967.


Varieties of Southern Evangelism. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1981.



Evangelist; motivational speaker. Born– September 2, 1927, Sweetwater. Parents– Robert and Ludie (Shoultz) Harrington. Married– Joyce Compton. Children– Two. Married Becky Harrington, December 5, 1990. Education– Marion Military Institute; Auburn University; graduate of University of Alabama; study at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, 1961. Played football at both Auburn and Alabama. Served in U.S. Navy; worked in photography business in Tuscaloosa and insurance business in Mobile and Butler. In 1958, experienced a religious conversion and immediately began preaching; ordained to Baptist ministry, 1961. Joined Eddie Martin Evangelistic Team; later, conducted independent evangelistic campaigns and a television ministry. While a seminary student, established a place to preach on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Became known as “The Chaplain of Bourbon Street.”  Successful motivational speaker for some years.


The Chaplain of Bourbon Street.


The Chaplain of Bourbon Street. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1969.

Bring Them In. Nashville; Brookman, 1974.

HARRIS, GARRARD, 1875-1927


Lawyer, editor. Born– May 14, 1875, in Columbus, Ga. Parents– James Walton and Gertrude Harris. Married– Mary Lou Sykes, November 14, 1906. Education– University of Georgia, North Georgia Agricultural College; Millsap College, LL.B., 1902. Practiced law in Jackson, Miss., 1903-1911; special agent, U.S. Department of Commerce to Latin America, 1914-1917; specialist and editor, Federal Board of Vocational Education, Washington, 1918-1919; commissioner, U.S. Department of Commerce,, 1919-1920; associate editor, Birmingham News, 1920-. Worked in various positions for other Southern newspapers. Died March 19, 1927.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


Central America as an Export Field. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Commerce, 1915.

Elements of Conservation. Richmond, Va.; Johnson Pub. Co., 1924.

Joe the Book Farmer. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1914.

Redemption of the Disabled. New York; D. Appleton & Co., 1919.

Trail of the Pearl. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1917.

The Treasure of the Land. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1917.

West Indies as an Export Field. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Commerce, 1917.

HARRIS, JULIA MAY, 1891-1979


Teacher. Born– March 20, 1891, Russellville. Parents– Elijah McCulloch and Callie (Wilson) Harris. Education– George Peabody College, B.S., 1920, M.A., 1923; further study, Columbia University. Teacher, South Highlands Elementary School, Birmingham, for eight years; principal of an elementary school at Okmulgee, Okla., for four years; assistant in research in the elementary curriculum department at Columbia University for one year; demonstration teacher at Peabody Demonstration School, and teacher for forty years in the Russellville City School System. Died September 1979.


Who Was Who among North American Authors; Supervision and Teaching of Reading; files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Creative Work in the Social Studies. New York; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1936.

Making Visits. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1935.

Visits Here and There. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin Co., 1935.


Supervision and Teaching of Reading. Richmond, Va.; Johnson Pub. Co., 1927.



Teacher. Born– September 13, 1926,  Alabama City. Education– Central State University, Edmund, Okla., B.A., 1947; M.A., Northwestern University, 1949; University of Tulsa, Ed.D., 1961; further study, University of Okalahoma. High school teacher, Burley, Idaho, 1948-1949; teacher of speech and English, Judson College, Marion, 1949-1952; speech teacher, Tulsa, Okla., public schools after 1952. Member, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma. Teacher medal, Freedom Foundation, 1969; writing awards in 1969, 1972, and 1973. Died July 18, 1981.


Contemporary Authors online.


A Handbook of Speaking and Listening Activities for the Elementary School. Minneapolis; T. S. Dennison, 1971.

House O’ Dreams. Mt. Berry, Ga.; Author, 1968.

In the Middle of the Day. Mt. Berry, Ga.; Author, 1970.

A Long Journey into Love and Understanding. Franklin Springs, Ga.; Advocate Press, 1975.

Nobody Would Believe It! Franklin Springs, Ga.; Advocate Press, 1973.

The People and the Land Christ Loved! (cover title, They Faced the Cross!) S.l.; Best Print, 1973.

Serenity. Fort Smith, Ark.; South and West, Inc., 1968.

Talks with God! Franklin Springs, Ga.; Advocate Press, 1973.

Ticklers & Tinglers. Fort Smith, Ark; South and West, Inc., 1969.

A Walk in the Spirit. S.l.; s.n., 1973.

HARRIS, MAY, 1873-1965


Writer. Born– Robinson Springs, Elmore County,  August 2, 1873. Parents– Joseph Archibald and India (Crenshaw) Harris. Education– At home and with private tutors. Contributor of short stories, essays, and one-act plays to Harpers Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Lippincotts, and other magazines. Worked as a clerk in the state tax office,  Elmore County. Died December 12, 1965.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5.


American Ideals, a Series of Readers for Schools. New York; Scribners, 1920.

HARRIS, SEALE, 1870-1957


Physician; author; medical researcher. Born– March 13, 1870, in Cedartown, Ga. Parents– Charles Hooks and Margaret Ann (Monk) Harris. Married Stella Rainer, April 28, 1897.  Children– two. Education– University of Georgia; University of Virginia, M.D., 1894; New York Polytechnic, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Vienna. Practiced medicine in Union Springs, 1894-1906; physician-in-charge, Mobile (City) Hospital and professor, Medical College of Alabama, Mobile, 1906-1913; U.S. Army, 1917-1919, serving as staff surgeon, General Gorgas Hospital and secretary, Research Committee of A.R.C. in France; advanced to rank of colonel. Founder and director, Seale Harris Clinic, Birmingham, 1922-1956; editor and owner, Southern Medical Journal. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal by American Medical Association, 1949; Research Medal by Southern  Medical Association for identifying hyperinsulinism, 1923. Honorary LL.D., University of Alabama, 1950. Died March 16, 1957.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3; The Alabama Librarian, vol. 3.


Banting’s Miracle. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1946.

Cilinical Pellegra. St. Louis; C. V. Mosby Co., 1941.

Death of the National Democratic Party; the Truth About Truman …. Birmingham, Ala.; Author, 1952.

James Coffee Harris and His Family. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1935.

Woman’s Surgeon. New York; Woman’s Surgeon, 1950.



University professor. Born– February 27, 1948, Mantua. Parents– Terrell and Unareed (Burton) Harris. Education– Stillman College, A.B., 1972; Ohio State University, M.A., 1972, Ph.D., 1973. Taught English at College of William and Mary, 1973-1979; University of North Carolina after 1979. Member, Modern Language Association of America, College Language Association, American Folklore Society, and Association of African and African American Folklorists.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 115.


Black Women in the Fiction of James Baldwin. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

Exorcising Blackness; Historical and Literary Lynching and Burning Rituals. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1985.

Fiction and Folklore; the Novels of Toni Morrison. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1991.

From Mammies to Militants; Domestics in Black American Literature. Philadelphia; Temple University Press, 1982.


Selected Works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. New York; Oxford University Press, 1991.

Note; Editor of several Afro-American writer reference works for Gale Research, Detroit.



Historian; teacher. Born– October 4, 1933, Birmingham. Parents– William Guy and Frances Elizabeth (Stuart) Harris. Married– Barbara King Cooper. Children– Four. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1957; M.A., 1966; Ed.  D., 1970.  Taught in Mountain Brook school system and Birmingham University School; chairman of History Department, Marion Military Institute; professor, Judson College. Colonial Wars Teacher Award, 1979. Member, Alabama and Mississippi Historical Societies, Alabama Genealogical Society, and National Speleological Society.


Jacket information, Alabama Place Names; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 1.


Alabama Place Names. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1982.

A History of Alabama; a Secondary Course. Montgomery, Ala.; Clairmont Press, 1986?

Dead Towns of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.

Perry County Heritage.  Marion, Al.: Perry County Historical and Preservation Society, 1991.

A Short History of Marion, Perry County, Alabama; Its Homes and Its Buildings. Marion, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

Things That Go Bump in the Night. Marion, Ala.; W. S. Harris, 1970.


Eyes on Europe. London; Hodder and Stoughton and the European Christian Mission, 1970.



Homemaker. Born– October 20, 1856, Camden. Parents– Warfield Creath and Catherine Cole (Jones) Richardson. Married– John Calhoun Harrison, July 12, 1881. Education– Stafford School, Tuscaloosa Female Academy.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.


Poems. New York; G. W. Dillingham Co., 1898.

Pomp’s People. New York; Lewis Copeland, 1929.



Corporate communications consultant; Public relations practitioner; journalist. Born–  April 3, 1932, Lanett. Parents–Emmett Bruce and Jenelle Williams Harrison.  Married Lucy White, 1954  (divorced 1971). Children–three. Married Patricia de Stacy, August 23, 1973.  Education– University of Alabama, B.A. 1954;  postgraduate study, Catholic University. While at University of Alabama, editor of Crimson-White, 1953-1954. Reporter, Talladega News, 1955; Columbus Ledger, 1956. Administrative assistant, Rep. Kenneth Roberts, Washington, D.C., 1957-61; ; worked on campaign of John F. Kennedy, 1960.  Public relations director, Manufacturing Chemists Association, 1961-69; vice-president, Freeport Minerals, 1969-73. Founded  E. Bruce Harrison, Co. , 1973; president, 1973-1997.  Chairman and CEO, consulting firm EnviroComm International, 1992-  Member of the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and other professional organizations. Received National Endowment for the Humanities Award, 1967, for his play, Behind the Paper Faces; 1991, elected to the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America; 2000, elected to the Public Relations Hall of Fame; 2009, received the Distinguished Service Award of the Arthur W. Page Company.


Birmingham News, May 7, 1967; letter from Bruce Harrison; Who’s Who online; ancestry.com


Behind the Paper Faces. (Produced at Los Alamos Playhouse, Los Alamos, N.M., 1967)

The Chuckledust Caper. Washington, D.C.; Arena Stage, 1968.

The Day the Senate Fell in Love. Washington, D.C.; Catholic University, 1967.

Environmental Communications and Public Relations Handbook.  Government Institute, 1992.

Going Green:  How to Communicate your Company’s Environmental Committment.  Homewood, IL:  Business One Irwin, 1993.

11,000 Pieces of Jade. New York; Dramarena, 1969.



University professor. Born– May 24, 1929, Decatur. Parents– Thomas Kirkland and Alline (Poteet) Harrison. Education– Florence State University, A.B., 1950; George Peabody College, M.A., 1955, Ed.S., 1958. Taught Spanish, Latin, and English at Cullman, 1950-1951; Decatur, 1951-1960; University of Alabama in Huntsville after 1961. Member, Modern Language Association, National Council of Teachers of English, Alabama College English Teachers Association, Alabama Education Association, and National Education Association. Granted Emerita status on her retirement.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


A Manual for Teachers of English. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

HARRISON, KARL C., 1907-1997


Attorney, banker, State senator. Born– October 29, 1907, Columbiana. Education– University of Alabama, 1925-1927; graduate of American Institute of Banking, 1930; Birmingham School of Law, 1934. Admitted to the State Bar in 1934; practicied law in Columbiana after 1936. Member, Alabama State Senate, 1939-1943; Alabama House of Representatives, 1947-1955. Chairman of the board, First National Bank of Columbiana; vice president and director, People’s Bank of Pell City. Member, Shelby County Bar Association. Died November 15, 1997.


Who’s Who of American Law, 1979.


A Brief History of Shelby Springs. Columbiana, Ala.; s.n., 1941.



Businessman, public speaker. Born– May 27, 1946, Cherokee Co. Parents– Robert Lee and Maude (Townsend) Hartline. Married– Patricia R. Hartline, October 4, 1970. Children– Two. Education– Graduate of Alabama Technical College, 1978; further study at Georgia State University. Police officer and acting chief of police, Cedar Bluff; instructor, auto body and fender repair, Walker County Area Vocational Technical School, Ga.; investigator for the Secretary of State, State of Georgia; owner and operator, Sequoyah Bookstore and Distributing Co., Summerville, Ga. Served in Vietnam in the 1st Air Cavalry Division and 101st Airborne Division; received fourteen medals and awards. Touring speaker to veterans and civic groups.


Patricia R. Hartline, Lyerly, Georgia.


Vietnam; What a Soldier Gives. Summerville, Ga.; Espy Pub. Co., 1984.



Professor. Born– January 5, 1930, in Istanbul, Turkey. Parents– Sakru and Saime Hazem. Education– University of London, B.S., 1963; University of Wales, Ph.D., 1968. Married– Anne Rausherg on September 24, 1970. Children– One. Taught at the University of Wales, 1964-1977; visiting professor University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1977-1978; Auburn University, 1978-. Received grants from the Science Research Council, UK, and the Medical Research Council. Co-editor of the Wiley Series “Advances in Analysis of Behavior.”


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


Conceptual Issues in Operant Psychology. New York; Wiley, 1978.


Writer. Born November 28, 1947, Haleyville.  Parents–Hassell Gustave and Hazel Noblett Hasford.  Married–Charlene Broock, September 1, 1978.  Education:  Attended Lower Columbia Community College (Washington state) and Santa Monica City College.  Military service:  U. S. Marine Corps, Vietnam, 1966-68.  Awarded Navy Medal. Member Vietnam Veterans against the War.  Shared an Academy Award for screenwriting, for Full Metal Jacket (based on his novel The Short-Timers.)  Died January 29, 1993.


Contemporary Authors online.


A Gypsy Good Time.  Washington Square Press, 1992.

The Phontom Blooper.  Bantam Books, 1990.

The Short-Timers.  Harper, 1979.


Full Metal Jacket: The Screenplay.  New York:  Knopf, 1987.


HASKINS, JAMES, 1941-2005


Educator, writer for children and young adults, consultant. Born– September 19, 1941, Montgomery. Parents– Henry and Julia (Brown) Haskins. Education– Georgetown University, B.A., 1960; Alabama State University, B.S., 1962; University of New Mexico, M.A., 1963; further graduate study at New School for Social Research, 1965-1967; Queens College of the City University of New York, 1967-1968. Stock trader, Smith Barney Co., New York, 1965-1967; teacher, New York City Board of Education, 1966-1968; visiting lecturer, New School for Social Research, 1970-1972; teacher, Staten Island Community College; visiting professor, Indiana University-Purdue University; consultant to Education Development Center, Newton, Massachusetts. Received many awards for his writing, including several Carter G. Woodson Awards from the National Council for Social Studies, and Coretta Scott King Award recognition from the American Library Association.Died July 6, 2005.


Contemporary Authors online


About Michael Jackson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Adam Clayton Powell; Portrait of a Marching Black. New York; Dial Press, 1974.

Against All Opposition; Black Explorers in America. New York; Walker, 1992.

Always Moving On; the Life of Langston Hughes. New York; F. Watts, 1976.

Andrew Young, Man with a Mission. New York; Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1979.

Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron; the Home Run Kings. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1974.

Barbara Jordan. New York; Dial Press, 1977.

Bill Cosby; America’s Most Famous Father. New York; Walker, 1988.

Black Manifesto for Education. New York; Morrow, 1973.

Black Dance in America. New York; Crowell, 1990.

Black Theater in America. New York; Crowell, 1982.

Break Dancing. Minneapolis; Lerner Publications, 1985.

Bricktop. New York; Atheneum, 1983.

The Child Abuse Help Book. Reading, Mass.; Addison-Wesley, 1982.

The Consumer Movement. New York; F. Watts, 1975.

The Cotton Club. New York; Random House, 1977.

Count Your Way Through Africa. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Africa. Revised and updated. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1992.

Count Your Way Through Canada. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through China. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through Germany. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through India. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Israel. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Italy. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Count Your Way Through Japan. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through Korea. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Mexico. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1989.

Count Your Way Through Russia. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Count Your Way Through the Arab World. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

The Creoles of Color of New Orleans. New York; Crowell, 1975.

Diana Ross; Star Supreme. New York; Viking Kestrel, 1985.

Diary of a Harlem Schoolteacher. New York; Stein & Day, 1969.

Donna Summer; an Unauthorized Biography. Boston; Little, Brown, 1983.

Dr. J.; a Biography of Julius Erving. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1975.

Double Dutch. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Fighting Shirley Chisholm. New York; Dial Press, 1974.

From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul Jabbar. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972.

Gambling–Who Really Wins? New York; F. Watts, 1979.

George McGinnis; Basketball Superstar. New York; Hastings House, 1978.

The Great American Crazies. New York; Condor, 1977.

The Guardian Angels. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1983.

He Will Lift up His Head. Washington D.C.; Developmental Disabilities Office, 1978?

I Am Somebody! A Biography of Jesse Jackson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1992.

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me; the Story of Diana Ross. New York; Dial, 1980.

India Under Indira and Rajiv Gandhi. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1989.

James Van DerZee; the Picture-Takin’ Man. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1979.

Jobs in Business and Office. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1974.

Jokes from Black Folks. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1973.

Katherine Dunham. New York; Coward-McCann, 1982.

Leaders of the Middle East. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1985.

Lena Horne. New York; Coward-McCann, 1983.

The Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1977.

The Long Struggle; the Story of American Labor. Philadelphia; Westminster, 1976.

Mabel Mercer; a Life. New York; Atheneum, 1987.

“Magic,” a Biography of Earvin Johnson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1982.

Minding the Children– Ford Foundation Assistance to Child-Care Programs. New York; Ford Foundation, 1980.

Mr. Bojangles; the Biography of Bill Robinson. New York; William Morrow, 1988.

Nat King Cole. New York; Stein & Day, 1984.

The New Americans; Cuban Boat People. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow Publishers, 1982.

A New Kind of Joy; the Story of the Special Olympics. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1976.

Pel’e; a Biography. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1976.

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback; a Biography. New York; Macmillan, 1973.

The Picture Life of Malcolm X. New York; F. Watts, 1975.

A Piece of the Power; Four Black Mayors. New York; Dial Press, 1972.

Profiles in Black Power. Garden City, N.J.; Doubleday, 1972.

Queen of the Blues; a Biography of Dinah Washington. New York; Morrow, 1987.

Ralph Bunche, a Most Reluctant Hero. New York; Hawthorne Books, 1974.

Religions. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1973.

Resistance; Profiles in Nonviolence. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1970.

Revolutionaries; Agents of Change. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1971.

Richard Pryor, a Man and His Madness; a Biography. New York; Beaufort Books, 1984.

Scatman; an Authorized Biography of Scatman Crothers. New York; W. Morrow and Co., 1991.

Scott Joplin; the Search for the Man. New York; Stein & Day, 1980.

Shirley Temple Black; Actress to Ambassador. New York; Viking Kestrel, 1988.

Snow Sculpture and Ice Carving. New York; Macmillan, 1974.

Space Challenger; the Story of Guion Bluford. Minneapolis; Carolrhoda Books, 1984.

Sports Great Magic Johnson. Hillside, N.J.; Enslow, 1989.

The Statue of Liberty, America’s Proud Lady. Minneapolis, Minn.; Lerner, 1986.

The Story of Stevie Wonder. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1976.

Street Gangs; Yesterday and Today. New York; Hastings House, 1974.

Sugar Ray Leonard. New York; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982.

Teenage Alcoholism. New York; Hawthorn, 1976.

Voodoo & Hoodoo; Their Tradition and Craft as Revealed by Actual Practitioners. New York; Stein & Day, 1978.

The War and Protest. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1971.

Werewolves. New York; F. Watts, 1981.

Who Are the Handicapped? Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1978.

Winnie Mandela; Life of Struggle. New York; Putman, 1988.

Witchcraft, Mysticism and Magic in the Black World. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1974.

Your Rights, Past & Present. New York; Hawthorn Books, 1975.


Lena, a Personal and Professional Biography of Lena Horne. New York; Stein & Day, 1984.

The Psychology of Black Language. New York; Barnes & Noble, 1973.


I Have a Dream; the Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Brookfield, Conn.; Millbrook Press, 1992.


Writer.  Born–Northport, September 27, 1911.  Parents–John D. and Mabel C. (Stewart) Hassell.  Married–Adam Grossman. Education–attended the University of Alabama.  Student of Hudson Strode.  First short story published 1937; won first place in Story magazine’s National College Writing Contest.  Novel Rachel’s Children was immensely successful. Moved to Port Washington, New York, after her marriage.  Died October, 1970.


Beidler, Philip.  “Introduction” to Rachel’s Children, University of Alabama Press, 1990.


Rachel’s Children.  New York: Harper, 1938; rept. University of Alabama Press, 1990.



Social worker; civic leader.. Born– June 15, 1915, in Hampton, Va. Parents– Elmer R. and Addie (Baines) Shield. Education– College of William and Mary, B.S., 1937; University of Chicago, M.S., 1942. Married– Richard Charles Hassinger, September 6, 1947. Children– Two. Social worker in Norfolk, 1937; WPA in North Carolina, -1940; social worker Columbus Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital, 1942-1944; supervisor and acting director of social services, Medical College of Virginia, 1944-1947; vice president and director of Transall, Inc., Birmingham, 1978-. Served as volunteer social worker at University Hospital; president of the advisory board, Lee McBride White School; vice president, board of directors, Visiting Nursing Association, Birmingham, member Women’s Committee of 100; and many social and civic organizations.  Outstanding alumna, William and Mary. 1988.  Died July 1, 2004.


Obituary, Birmingham News, July 2, 2004; Who’s Who of American Women, 1968.


Henderson Steel; Birmingham’s First Steel. Birmingham, Ala.; Jefferson County Historical Commission, 1978.



Quinn, Lucinda



Merchant. Born — Shuweir, Lebanon, December 23, 1891.   Parents– Malham and Mary (Seelaby) Hawie. Naturalized a U.S. citizen August 15, 1916.   Married– Jeannette Shory, Birmingham. Children– Three. Settled in south Mississippi, establishing a mercantile business. Later moved to Mobile. Served in the Alabama National Guard and the ”Rainbow Division,” during World War I. Sent to France. Diued September 1962.


The Rainbow Ends.


The Rainbow Ends. New York; T. Gaus’ Sons, 1942.

HAWLEY, LANGSTON T., 1909-1993


University Professor. Born– November 17, 1909, in Houston, Tex. Parents– Willard Scott and May Elizabeth (Tacker) Hawley. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1932; University of North Carolina, M.S., 1933, Ph.D., 1946. Married– Marion House Scholl on January 28, 1933. Taught at the University of Alabama, 1932-1936, 1938, and 1946-1974, serving as professor and chairman, Department of Industrial Relations; Alabama Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1937; University of North Carolina, 1943-1945; labor arbitrator, 1947. Served as technical advisor to the Alabama Industrial Development Board; research coordinator for Alabama Business Research Council. Member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Industrial Relations Research Association, Southern Economics Association. Died July 3, 1993.


Who’s Who in America, 1976.


Alabama’s Balance of Rail and Water Traffic, 1932-1937. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Business Research, School of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama, 1939.

A Survey of Accounting Procedures and Records in the County Governments of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Business Research, University of Alabama, 19–.

Wage and Salary Administration. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Manpower and Industrial Relations Institute, Graduate School of Business, University of Alabama, 1972.



Writer. Born– November 13, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Ralph Watson and Daisy Henderson (Baker) Hay.  Married– Raymond Peckham Holder, 1937.  Married–Nikolai Lopatnikoff, January 27, 1951. Education– Noble Institute, Anniston,  and Anniston (Ala.) High School; Brenau College, 1926-1928; Columbia University, 1928-1931.  Employed by Charles Scribner and Sons’ Rare Book Department, 1935-1942. Edited Stevenson’s Home Book of Shakespeare Quotations, 1937. Published poems in the Anniston Star; reviewed poetry for Saturday Review of Literature.  Received the Edna St. Vincent Millay Award from the Poetry Society of America, 1951; the Pegasus Award in 1960.  Named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, 1963.  Elected to the Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors, 1983. Died July 7, 1987.


Contemporary Authors online; Who’s Who of American Women, 1961; files at Jacksonville State University.


The Delicate Balance. New York; Scribner, 1951.

Fields of Honor. Dallas, Tex.; Kaleidograph Press, 1933.

The Footing on the Earth. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1966.

The Stone and the Shell. Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Press, 1959.

The Story Hour. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1963.

This My Letter. New York; Knopf, 1939.


A collection of the papers of Sara Henderson Hay is held by the library at Carnegie-Mellon University.



University professor. Born– June 15, 1904, Ozark. Parents– Henry Joseph and Martha Emma (Dean) Hayes. Married– Claudia Jordan, January 3, 1933. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1928; New York University, A.M., 1931, Ph.D., 1938,; study at University of Heidelberg, 1938-1939. Taught at New York University, 1933-1936; University of Alabama, 1928-1936; 1936-1971. Head of German Department, University of Alabama, 1949-1962; German and Russian Department, 1962-1971. Member, American Association of Teachers of German, Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi. Died April 1982.


Who’s Who in America, 1982.


Laurence Sterne and Jean Paul. New York; s.n., 1942.


Seven Months in the Rebel States during the North American War, 1863. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1958.



Social worker. Born– July 30, 1883,  Mount Willing, Lowndes Co. Parents– Henry and Mary Carnes Ross. Married– George Edmond Haynes, December 14, 1910. Children– One. Education– Diploma from State Normal School, Montgomery, 1898; Fisk University, A.B., 1903; study at University of Chicago in summers, 1905-1907; Columbia University, M.A., 1907. Taught in St. Louis, 1903-1904; head of Teaching Department, State Normal School, Montgomery, 1905-1908; first secretary of African-American work, YWCA National Board, 1908-1910; after 1910, volunteer worker, YWCA National Board. First black representative on YWCA National Board, 1924-1934. Member, New York City Planning Commission; Interracial Committee, Federal Council of Churches; secretary of Board of Management, Adam Clayton Powell Home for the Aged, New York; Brownell Commission to Study Conditions of Negroes in New York City. Died October 26, 1953.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.


The Black Boy of Atlanta. Boston; House of Edinboro, 1952.

Unsung Heroes. New York; DuBois and Dill, 1921.



Professor, university administrator. Born– March 14, 1917, in Savannah, Ga. Parents– Richard Willis and Virginia Lord (Nesbet) Heard. Education– University of North Carolina, A.B., 1938; Columbia University, M.A., 1948; Ph.D., 1951. Married– Laura Jean Keller on June 17, 1949. Children– Four. Served as editor for the Historical Records Survey of Georgia, WPA, 1938-1939; research assistant, Indian Service in New Mexico, 1938-1941; vice-consul, Quito, Ecuador, 1941-1943; U.S. naval officer, 1943-1946; research associate Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1946-1949; professor and dean, Graduate School, University of North Carolina, 1950-1963; professor and chancellor, Vanderbilt University, 1963-1982. Served on the U.S. Advisory Commission in Governmental Relations and Kennedy’s Commission on Campaign Cost, serving as Chairman. Member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American and Southern Political Science Associations. Contributed to periodicals, Encyclopedia Britannica, Colliers Encyclopedia, and International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences. Died July 23, 2009.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 17R.


The Cost of Democracy. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1960.

The Lost Years in Graduate Education. Atlanta; Southern Regional Education Board, 1963.

Money and Politics. New York; Public Affairs Committee, 1956.

A Two-Party South? Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1952.


Bipartisan Political Fund Raising; Two Experiments in 1964. Princeton, N.J.; Citizens’ Research Foundation, 1967.

The Quality of Life in the Year 2000; …. Princeton, N.J.; Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, Program in International Affairs, 1977.

Southern Politics in State and Nation. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1977.


State Legislatures in American Politics. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1966.


Civic leader; author.  Born– February 22, 1914.  Parents–Alfred Louis and  Anna Louise Morriss Staples.  Married–Sidney P. van Antwerp, February 6, 1946.  Children– four.  Married–W. J. Hearin, 1981.  Education– Murphy High School, Mobile, graduated 1934; Holton Arms School, Washington, DC.  Active in many civic and charitable causes; Chair of the Civilian Defense Bureau in World War II; Member of the Board of the Alabama Historical Commission and the Museum of the City of Mobile; Member and president, Mobile Historical Homes Tours and Historic Mobile Preservation Society, and others.  Selected Mobile Mardi Gras Queen, 1934; Club Woman of the Year, 1965; First Lady of Mobile, 1975; Mobilian of the Year, 1992.  Died February 27, 2005.


Who’s Who in Alabama, vol. 3; Anniston Star, March 4, 1984; Mobile Register, February 28, 2005.


Canopy of Oaks; Streetscapes.   Mobile; Streetscapes, Inc., 1986.

Colonels, Cotton, and Camellias; Dedication and Tribute to our Courageous Forebearers [sic]… Mobile, 1990.

Downtown Goes Uptown.  Mobile, AL; First Southern Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1983.

Iron Ore to Iron Lace.  Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1980.

Let the Good Times Roll:  Mobile, Mother of Mystics.  Mobile, 1981.

Traditions of Candlelight Christmas.  S.L., s.n., s.d.

Joint publications;

Queens of Mobile Mardi Gras, 1893-1986.  Mobile; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1986.



Attorney; editor; broker of church bonds. Born– April 6, 1907, Albertville.  Parents– Charles L. and Della Jane Hubbard Hearn.  Married– Florence Conner, September 1, 1933.  Children–six.  Education– Howard College, A.B., 1926; Vanderbilt Law School, LL.B., M.A.  Editorial staff, Baptist School Board, 1930-1966; vice president, Security Funding Corporation, Nashville, Tenn, 1966-1991. Published articles in various journals.  Awarded the LL. D. by Atlanta Law School, 1956. Died March 11, 1991.




Alcohol and Christian Influence. Nashville; Convention Press, 1957.

Alcohol the Destroyer. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1953.

Alcoholism or Abstinence. Cincinnati; Standard Pub. Co., 1951.

The Way to Sobriety. Cincinnati; Standard Pub. Co., 1955.

What about Beer? Columbus, Ohio; School and College Service, 1958.

What about Drinking? Columbus, Ohio; School and College Service, 1955.

What about Smoking? A Brief Common-Sense Discussion. Columbus, Ohio; School and College Service, 1949.



Author of children’s books; librarian, editor; university professor. Born– October 6, 1942, Wilsonville. Parents– Kenneth and Elizabeth (Barrett) Gould. Married– Michael Claffey. Children– Two. Education– Wooster College, B.A., 1964; University of Chicago, M.A., 1968;  Ph. D., 1985. Children’s librarian, Wayne County, Ohio, Public Library, 1964-1965, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, 1967-1968;  children’s book editor, Booklist, 1973-85; children’s book editor, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, 1985-94.  Instructor, University of Chicago, 1985-92; University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana School of Library and Information Science, 1992-99 .  Published articles and chapters in professional journals and anthologies. Member American Library Association; Children’s Reading Roundtable; International Reading Research Society for Children’s Literature; International Board on Books for Young People.  Judge for National Book Awards, 1975; American Book Awards, 1981. Recipient of American Library Association’s Agnes Sayer Klein Award for graduate study, 1979; Children’s Reading Round Table award, 1982, and many awards for her books. Named professor emerita on her retirement from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, 1999.


Something about the Author online; Contemporary Authors online.


Beauty and the Beast; Visions and Revisions of an Old Tale. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1989.

The Canine Connection:  Stories about Dogs and People.  NY: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Choosing Books for Children:  A Commonsense Guide.  NY: Delacorte, 1981; 3rd edition, , University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Eli’s Ghost. New York; Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1987

Eliza’s Dog.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Hauntings and Other Tales of Danger, Love, and Sometimes Loss.  NY: Greenwillow, 2007.

Listening for Leroy.  NY; Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Love Lines; Poetry in Person. New York; Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1987.

Home. New York; Atheneum, 1979.

Polaroid and Other Poems of View. New York; Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1991.

Seven Brave Women.  NY: Greenwillow, 1997.

South Star. New York; Atheneum, 1977.

Who’s in the Hall?  A Mystery in Four Chapters.  NY: Greenwillow, 2000.

Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs.  NY: Simon and Schuster, 2001.


Beauties and Beasts. Oryx Press, 1993.

The Zena Sutherland Lectures, 1983-1992. NY: Clarion, 1993.


The Best in Children’s Books:  The University of Chicago Guide to Children’s Books, 1985-1990.  University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Celebrating Children’s Books. New York; Lothrop, 1981.

Evaluating Children’s Books: A Critical Look. University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Story: From Fireplace to Cyberspace.  University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1999.


HEATH, WILLIAM L., 1924-2007


Reporter; novelist. Born– September 29, 1924, in Lake Village, Ark. Parents– Charles Merrill and Ann Maples Heath. Grew up in Scottsboro, Ala. Married– Mary Anne Stahle.  Children–three.  Education– Baylor School in Chattanooga; University of Virginia, B.A., 1949. U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII. Employed by the Chattanooga Times; Maples Company, Scottsboro, 1955. Stories published in Colliers, Cosmopolitan, Argosy, Collier, and Esquire. Died February 2, 2007.


Library Journal, February 1, 1955; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3.


The Earthquake Man. New York; Beaufort Books, 1980.

Good Old Boys. New York; McCall Pub. Co., 1971.

Ill Wind. New York; Harper, 1957.

Max the Great.  1977.

Most Valuable Player. New York; Harcourt, Brace and Jovanivich, 1973.

Sad Clown. 1956.

Temptation in a Southern Town.  1959.

Violent Saturday. New York; Harper, 1955.



Professor. Born– April 2, 1943, in Donaldsonville, La. Education– Lousiana State University, B.S., 1965; M.S., 1966; Ph.D., 1970. Taught at Louisiana State University, 1968-1969; Clemson University, 1970-1974; Auburn University, 1970-.


American Men and Women of Science, 1976S.


The Entrepreneur; Mainstream Views and Radical Critiques. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1975.

A History of Economic Theory and Methods. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1975.



Public relations specialist, radio and television writer and producer. Born– December 25, 1925, Montgomery. Parents– Charles Merle and Lucille (Atherton) Hellesbusch. Married– William J. Hebson, June 8, 1947. Children– Three. Education– University of Louisville, 1941-1943; Grinnell College, B.A., 1947. Social worker, Iowa State Department of Welfare, 1947-1948; author of a column for Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, W.V., 1950-1953; writer in public relations office and news bureau, University of Miami, 1967-1969; instructor in literature and public relations director, National Business College, Roanoke, Va., 1968-1969; director of information services and radio producer, Mary Baldwin College, 1969-1970; staff writer and production assistant, Kentucky Educational Television, Lexington, 1970-1971; novelist and member of advisory council, Grinnell College. Patron, Roanoke Fine Arts Center. Member, Roanoke Symphony Society, Authors Guild, Educational Writers Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Macmillan Fiction Prize, 1961, for The Latimer Legend.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 17.


A Fine and Private Place. New York; Macmillan, 1958.

The Latimer Legend. New York; Macmillan, 1961.



Professor, lexicographer, editor. Born– December 21, 1903, Flora Vista, N.M. Parents– Reuben W. and Naomi (Henry) Heflin. Education– University of New Mexico, A.B., 1906; Standford, M.A., 1927; Oxford University, M.A., 1930; Rhodes Scholar, 1927-1930; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1941. Married– Margaret L. Moser,  August 7, 1942. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1942-1946; taught at Huron College, 1930-1935; assistant editor, Dictionary of American English; staff of Air University at Montgomery, serving as research associate and chief of the Documentary Research Division, 1946-1971; lecturer at Huntingdon College, 1966-1971. Contributed to Encyclopaedia Britannica and Oxford English Dictionary. Died April 13, 1990.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III; American Men and Women of Science, 1976.


Aerospace Glossary. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Research Studies Institute, Air University, 1959.

Major Geopolitical Theories.  Maxwell Air Force Base Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1959.

Second Aerospace Glossary.  Maxwell Air Force Base Research Studies Institute, 1966.


The United States Air Force Directory. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Research Studies Institute, Air University, 1959.



Radio announcer, editor, teacher. Born– May 3, 1919, in St. Augustine, Fla. Parents– Thomas William, Jr., and Grace (Spencer) Helm. Education– Birmingham Southern College. Married– Dorothy Lorian Hunter on September 30, 1943. Served as radio announcer at WRNL, Richmond (Va.); WDLP, Panama City (Fla.); WSGN, Birmingham; assistant editor, Progressive Farmer; forest ranger for Alabama State Forestry Service; creative writer for Florida State Board of Public Instruction. Served in U.S. Navy, 1938-1942, receiving a citation.  Died December 20, 1993.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 7.


Dangerous Sea Creatures. New York; Funk & Wagnalls, 1976.

The Everglades; Florida Wonderland. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1963.

Fishing Southern Salt Waters. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1972.

The Frank Murphy Story; His Years in Florida Prisons, His Rehabilitation, and His Conquest of Alcoholism. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1964.

Hurricane Coming! New York; Dodd, Mead, 1964.

Monsters of the Deep. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1962.

The Sea Lark. New York; A.A. Wyn, 1955.

Shark! Unpredictable Killer of the Sea. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1961.

Treasure Hunting Around the World. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1960.

Ordeal by Sea; the Tragedy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1963.

A World of Snakes. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1965.

HELMBOLD, F. WILBUR, 1917-1989


Librarian, Baptist clergyman, writer. Born– May 13, 1917,  Fowlersville, Pa. Parents– Andrew K. and Emma L. (Heldebrand) Helmbold. Education– Samford University, A.B., 1949; Duke University, M.A., 1954. Married– Neola E. Wood, June 10, 1942. Children– Four. Newspaper reporter for Wilkes-Barre Record (Pa.), 1934-1936; printer for Dallas Port (Pa.);  owned a printing business, 1936-1942. Served in U.S. Army Air Force, WWII, 1942-1946. Ordained as Baptist minister, 1947; served churches in Selma and Springville, Ala., Durham, N.C.;  supply pastor for various churches, 1954-82. Librarian at Barrington College (R.I.), 1954-1957; Samford University, 1957-1984; Curator of the Alabama Baptist Historical  Commission, 1957-84; editor of Alabama Baptist Historian, 1967-84.  Director of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, 1965-1984.  Founding chair, Baptist Information Retrieval System, 1972-84.  Contributed to religious and historical journals.  Member Alabama, Baptist, and  other historical societies. Died July 21, 1989.


Marquis Who’s Who online.


Baptist Records for Genealogy and History.  Birmingham, Ala., Banner Press, 1985.

Brief Sketches of Some Alabama Baptist Associations Extant and Extinct. Birmingham, Ala.; Samford University, 1970.

Seventy-five years at Central Park Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1910-1985.  Birmingham: Banner Press, 1985.

Tracing Your Ancestry; a Step-by-Step Guide …. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1976.

Trailways National Route Map; …. San Jose, Calif.; H. M. Gousha Co., 1977.


Library Resources for Genealogical Research of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; F. W. Helmbold, 1980.


“Born of the Needs of the People”; the Extension Ministry of Samford University. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1967.

Selma, the Gospel at Work; Progress Among the Selma Baptist Association …. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1983.


The Christian Life Revealed in the Gospel of John. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1981.


A collection of the papers of F. Wilbur Helmbold is held by the Special Collection Department at the Samford University Library in Birmingham.



Literary scholar; university professor. Born– November 6, 1942, Montgomery. Parents– Loyce Virgil and Vernell Helms. Married– Penelope Palmer, August 1, 1964. Children– One. Education– University of California in Riverside, B.A., 1964; University of Washington, Ph.D., 1968. Taught English at the University of California in Los Angeles and Arizona State University, Tempe. Member, Modern Language Association of America.


Contemporary Authors online


Gospel Fictions. Buffalo, N.Y.; Prometheus Books, 1988.

Tolkien and the Silmarils. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1981.

Tolkien’s World. Boston; Houghton, Mifflin, 1974.

Who Wrote the Gospels?  Milennium Press, 1997.

HEMPHILL, PAUL, 1936-2009


Sportswriter. Born– February 18, 1936, Birmingham. Parents– Paul and Velma Rebecca (Nelson) Hemphill. Married– Susan Milliage Olive, September 23, 1961. Children– Three. Married Susan Farran Percy, 1977. Children–one.  Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1959; Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, 1968-1969. Alabama Air National Guard, on active duty, serving in France, 1961-1962. Sportswriter for newspapers in Birmingham and Augusta, Georgia, 1964-1969; free-lance writer after 1969. Visiting lecturer, University of Georgia, 1973. Literary Achievement award, Georgia Writers Association, 1970; Distinguished Achievement by Alumni award, Auburn University, 1985. Died July 11, 2009.


Contemporary Authors online; Auburn Alumnews, May 1985; obituary


The Ballad of Little River:  A Tale of Race and Restless Youth in the Rural South.  Free Press, 2000.

The Good Old Boys. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1974.

The Heart of the Game:  The Education of a Minor League Ballplayer.  Simon and Schuster, 1996.

King of the Road. Boston; Houghton Mifflin Co., 1989.

Leaving Birmingham: Notes of a Native Son.  Viking, 1993.

Long Gone; a Novel. New York; Viking Press, 1979.

Lost in the Lights: Sports, Dreams, and Life.  University of Alabama Press, 2003.

Lovesick Blues:  The Life of Hank Williams.  Viking, 2005.

Me and the Boy. New York; Macmillan, 1986.

The Nashville Sound; Bright Lights and Country Music. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1970.

The Sixkiller Chronicles. New York; Macmillan, 1985.

A Tiger Walk through History: The Complete Story of Auburn Football…. University of Alabama Press, 2008.

Too Old to Cry. New York; Viking, 1981.

Wheels:  A Season on  NASCAR’S Winston Cup Circuit.  Simon and Schuster, 1997.


Mayor; Notes on the Sixties. New York; Simon & Schuster, 1971.


A collection of the papers of Paul Hemphill is held by the Special Collections Department at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.



Author, poet. Born– November 8, 1904, Glenwood. Parents– Albert Holloway and Jeffery (Faulkner) Henderson. Married–(1)  Geraldine Downs, 1928;  (2)  Mary Middleton Smith, November 2, 1946. Education– Troy State Teachers College; University of Alabama. Published poems in such publications as the American Mercury and the New York Times. Employee of Exchange Hotel and Whitney Hotel, Montgomery. Member and president, Alabama Writers Conclave; member of the Advisory Board of the Civil War Centennial Commission.  Poet laureate of Alabama, 1959-1971. After the death of his wife in 1967, lived as a recluse, but continued to attend Alabama Writers Conclave meetings until 1971.  Died September 14, 1974.


Aliticom, 1985.

Grable, Janet C.  “Bert (Elbert) Calvin Henderson,” Alabama Librarian, XIII  (1962), 16-17.


Blame Noah! Verses. Chicago; Dierkes Press, 1952.

Bright Armor. Emory University, Ga.; Banner Press, 1952.

Eternal Symphony. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1962.

House of Paradoxes (poems) Emory University, Ga.; Banner Press, 1941.



Author; Printer. Born– 1904, Warrior’s Stand. Son of an A.M.E. minister. Education– Tuskegee Institute. Printer, New York Daily News. Contributor to the Daily News and to Redbook.


American Authors and Books; Selected Black American Authors; Robert A. Bone’s Negro Novel in America. New Haven, Conn.; Yale University Press, 1958.


Harlem Calling; The Collected Stories of George Wylie Henderson.  Madison; University of Michigan Press, 2006.

Jule. New York; Creative Age Press, 1940.

Ollie Miss; a Novel. New York; Frederick A. Stokes, 1935.



Economist; University Professor. Born– March 3, 1919, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Parents– Archibald, and Barbara Minna (Bynum) Henderson. Education– University of North Carolina, A.B., 1929; M.A., 1943; Louisiana State University, Ph.D., 1945. Married– Anne Miller on August 24, 1946. Children– Four. Taught at Carnegie Tech, University of Florida, University of Alabama, and Georgia State University Member of the American Association of University Professors, Southern Economic Association, and the Econometric Society. As a faculty member and member of AAUP, supported the admission of Autherine Lucy to the University of Alabama, 1962. Died February 26, 2007.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 5.


National Income; Statics and Dynamics. New York; Harper, 1961.

Production and Consumption. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1952.


Economics; Principles of Income, Preces and Growth. New York; Macmillan, 1966.





Journalist; Publisher. Born–October 9, 1880.  Parents– John Charles and Annie L. (Linn) Matthews Henley. Married–Lamira P. Henley.  Children–four.  Education– Pantops Academy, Charlottesville, Va.; Princeton University, B.A., 1902. . Reporter, Birmingham News; founder, Birmingham Publishing Company, 1910, serving as president until his death in 1949; founder and president, Birmingham Historical Society. Active in many civic organizations and causes; President of Birmingham chapter of the Rotary Club and Governor of Rotary International. Died April 27, 1949.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography; This is Birmingham; ancestry.com


This is Birmingham; the Story of the Founding and Growth of an American City. Birmingham, Ala.; Southern University Press, 1960. [published posthumously].



Baptist clergyman.  Born– December 5, 1941, Birmingham. Parents– Wallace Boynton and Wilfred (Vassar) Henley. Married– Mary Irene Lambert, September 4, 1961. Children– Two. Education– Samford University, B.A.; graduate study at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1964-1965. Ordained to the Baptist ministry, 1962; youth minister in Birmingham and Fort Worth, Texas; pastor in Nuremburg, West Germany; public relations director, Mobile College; religious editor for Birmingham News; host of panel “Know Your News,” Alabama Educational Television, 1968-1970; assistant director of Cabinet Commission on Education, 1970-1971; staff assistant to president of the United States, 1971-1973; pastor of a church in Mobile, 1973-1977; after 1978, pastor of a church in Birmingham.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 14NR.


City Under The Sands. Wheaton, Ill.; Tyndale House Publishers, 1986.

Enter at Your Own Risk. Old Tappan, N.Y.; Revell, 1974.

Europe at the Crossroads. Westchester, Ill.; Good News, 1978.

Form or Frenzy?; The Balance of Power in Spiritual Dynamics. Houston, Tex.; Encourager Media, 1990.

Rebirth in Washington. Westchester, Ill.; Good News, 1977.

The Roman Solution. Wheaton, Ill.; Tyndale, 1984.

The White House Mystique. Old Tappan, N.J.; Revell, 1976.



Minister, professor. Born– January 13, 1879, at Palm in Pickens Co. Parents– Robert Fillmore and Rebecca Catherine (Morris) Henry. Married– Mary Elizabeth Davis, June 18, 1903. Children– Five. Education– Southern University, A.B., 1900; Vanderbilt University, B.D., 1902; University of Alabama, A.M., 1912; Boston University, Ph.D., 1915; further graduate work at University of Chicago, Millsaps College, and Harvard University. Ordained to Methodist ministry, 1903; pastorates in Trinity, Pratt City, Tuscaloosa, Brookhaven, Huntsville, and Birmingham; professor of religious education, Emory University, 1924-1929; professor of Bible, Athens College, after 1951. Member of many councils and conferences of the Methodist Church.


Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 3.


Needful Knowledge for Worthful Living. Birmingham, Ala.; W.G. Henry, 1930.

The Organization of Personality. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1922.



Methodist clergyman; college president. Born– February 13, 1910, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Waights Gibbs and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Henry. Married– Minnie Lark Brown, February 16, 1935. Children– Three. Education– Emory University, 1927-1928; Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1930; Yale University, B.D., 1934. Assistant pastor, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1932-1936; joined North Georgia Conference of Methodist Church, 1936; ordained to Methodist ministry, 1938; pastor, Hoschton, Clayton, and Atlanta, Ga., 1937-1944. Executive secretary to Board of Education, North Georgia Conference, 1945-1948; president, LaGrange College, 1948-78. Preacher of the Methodist series of the “Protestant Hour,” 1960; columnist for Columbus, Ga. Ledger-Enquirer after 1950; chairman of the board of Protestant Radio and T.V. Center, 1970-1971. Member of several commissions and organizations; president of Georgia Association of Colleges; charter member, Troup County Historical Society. Honors– Birmingham Southern College, D.D., 1947.  Died May 29, 1989.


Who’s Who in America, 1978.


Begin Where You Are, and Other Sermons. Atlanta; Joint Radio Committee, The Methodist Church, 1960.

A Brief History of LaGrange College. LaGrange, Ga.; Institutional Relations Office of LaGrange College, 1981.

Fuller E. Callaway, Jr.; a Three Dimension Man, and Callaway Foundation, Inc. New York; Newcomen Society of North America, 1979.

Tributary to a Golden Stream; the Story of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of West Point-LaGrange, Georgia. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1982.


A collection of the papers of Waights Gibbs Henry Jr. is held at the Troup County  Archives, in the Troup County Historical Society Headquarters in LaGrange, Georgia.



University professor. Born– September 18, 1931, Bigbee. Education– Auburn University, B.S., 1952, M.A., 1958; Tulane University, Ph.D., 1965. Taught at Grand Canyon College, 1962-1963; University of Houston, 1963-1966; Auburn University after 1966. Member, Organization of American Historians, Naval History Foundation.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982.


Commissioners and Commodores; the East India Squadron and American Diplomacy in China. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.


Author; educator. Born; June 1, 1800, Lancaster, Massachusetts. Parents– John and Orpah Danforth Whiting. Married– Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, September 30, 1824. Children–5. Education–attended a private school conducted by Jared Sparks. Taught at the Lancaster Common School, 1817-24. Worked with her husband who conducted schools in several states, including Kentucky, Ohio, and Alabama (1834-1848). Wrote poems, plays, sketches, and novels, beginning at an early age. Had several plays produced in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. One of the most popular authors of her time. In Cincinnati belonged to the Semi-Colon Club, where she met and became friends with Harriet Beecher Stowe. Died February 11, 1856.

Aunt Patty’s Scrap-Bag.  1846.

The Banished Son, and other Stories of the Heart.  1856.

Constance of Werdenberg; or, The Heroes of Switzerland (play). Produced in New York, 1832.

Courtship and Marriage, or The Joys and Sorrows of an American Life.  1856.

De Lara; or, The Moorish Bride (play).  Produced in Boston and Philadelphia, 1831.

Eoline; or, Magnolia Vale.  1852.

Ernest Linwood; or, The Inner Life of the Author.  1856.

Helen and Arthur; or, Miss Thusa’s Spinning-Wheel.  1853.

The Hermit of Rockrest.  1853.

Lamorah; or, The Western Wilds (play). Produced in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1832-33.

Linda; or, The Young Pilot of the Belle Creole.  1850.

Love after Marriage; and Other Stories.  1857.

Lovell’s Folly.  1832.

Marcus Warland; or, The Long Moss Spring.  1852.

The Mob Cap.  1848.

The Planter’s Northern Bride.  1854.

Rena, or The Snow-Bird.  1851.

Robert Graham; A Sequel to Linda.  1855.

Ugly Effie, or The Neglected One and the Pet Beauty.  1850.

The Victim of Excitement. 1853.

Wild Jack; or, The Stolen Child, and Other Stories.  1853.
Papers of Caroline Lee Hentz are included in the Hentz Family Papers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



Lawyer, congressman, federal cabinet officer. Born– March 12, 1834, in Laurensville, S.C. Parents– Thomas E. and Dorothy Teaugue (Young) Herbert. Moved to Alabama in 1846. Education– University of Alabama, 1853-1854; University of Virginia, 1854-1856. Admitted to the bar, 1857. Married– Ella B. Smith on April 23, 1867. Practiced law in Greenville (Ala.), 1857-1872; Montgomery, 1872-1876. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-1892; Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897; practiced law in Washington, 1897-1919. Honorary LL.D. degrees from Tulane University and the University of Alabama.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. I; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 7.


The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences. New York; Scribner, 1912.

History of the Arlington Confederate Monument. Washington, D.C.; B.S. Adams, Printer, 1914.


Why the Solid South?; or, Reconstruction and its Results. Baltimore; R. H. Woodward & Co., 1890.