MOORE, GLOVER, 1911-2004

Biography:

University professor. Born– Birmingham, September 22, 1911. Parents– Glover and Maud (Mims) Moore. Education– B.A., Birmingham Southern College, 1932; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1933; Ph.D., 1936. Employed as an instructor, Vanderbilt, 1935-1936; Mississippi State University, 1936-1977; Adjutant General’s Department, U.S. Army, 1942-1946. Member– president, Mississippi Historical Society; Organization of American Historians. Honors– A group of former students published in his honor  Southern Miscellany, a volume of essays, 1981. Died November 9, 2004.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-1983; obituary, Birmingham News, November 12, 2004.

Publication(s):

The Afro-American Story. State College, Miss.; s.n., 1970.

The Missouri Controversy, 1819-1821. Lexington; University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

William Jemison Mims, Soldier and Squire. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1966.

Editor:

A Calhoun County, Alabama Boy in the 1860s. Jackson; University Press of Mississippi, 1978.

MOORE, IDORA McCLELLAN PLOWMAN, 1843-1929

Biography:

Writer. Born– Talladega, Ala., October 31, 1843. Parents– General William B. and Martha (Robey) McClellan. Married–(1) Albert W. Plowman, 1873  (died 1878) ; (2)  M. V. Moore, 1892 (died 1900). Children– One.  Education– Centenary Institute, a Methodist academy located at  Summerfield, Alabama.  Began her career by writing humorous dialect  pieces under the pseudonym Betsy Hamilton for  The Alabama Reporter, a local Talladega newspaper; later wrote for The Sunny South, an Atlanta paper, and for some years for The Atlanta Constitution.  Wrote pieces for Harper’s Weekly.  Performed public readings of her writing all over the country.  Founding member of Alabama Writers Conclave. The Conclave created the “Betsy Hamilton Collection of Alabama Writers” in her honor in the library at the University of Montevallo.  Died February 26, 1929.

Source:

American Authors and Books and  Southern Character Sketches.

Jones, Virginia K., “Betsy Hamilton,” Alabama Librarian, XIII (1962), 13-15.

Publication(s):

Christmas on an Old Time Plantation. S.l.; s.n., 19–?. (Written by request of, and read to, the Highland City Book Club of Talladega, Alabama.)

Betsy Hamilton: Southern Character Sketches. Atlanta, Ga.; The Dickert Co., 1921.

MOORE, JOHN TROTWOOD, 1858-1929

Biography:

Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– Marion, Ala., August 16, 1858. Parents– John and Emily Adelia (Billingslea) Moore. Married– Mary Brown Daniel, 1900. Children– One. Education– Howard College, 1878; studied law. Employed as a teacher, Monterey and Pineapple, Ala.; founded, Moore’s Academy, Pineapple; horse breeder, Maury County, Tenn.; editor, Horse Review, (published in Chicago); formed the magazine, Trotwood’s Monthly (later Taylor-Trotwood Magazine), 1905-1906; director, libraries, Archives and History of Tennessee, 1919-1929.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography and from National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.

Publication(s):

The Bishop of Cottontown; a Story of the Southern Cotton Mill. Philadelphia; J.C. Winston Co., 1906.

The Draper Manuscripts as Relating to Tennessee. Nashville; Brandon, 1919.

The Gift of the Grass; Being the Autobiography of a Famous Racing Horse. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

Hearts of Hickory; a Story of Andrew Jackson and the War of 1812. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Jack Ballington, Forester. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1911.

The Old Cotton-Gin (poem). Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Ole Mistis, and Other Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1897.

Songs and Stories from Tennessee. Chicago; J.C. Bauer, H.T. Coates Co., 1897.

A Summer Hymnal; a Romance of Tennessee. Philadelphia; H.T Coates Co., 1901.

Tom’s Last Forage. Nashville; Cokesbury Press, 1926.

Uncle Wash; His Stories. Philadelphia; John C. Winston Co., 1910.

Joint_Publication(s):

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, 1769-1923. Chicago; S. J. Clarke, s.d.

MOORE, WILLIAM DAVIS, 1882-1950

Biography:

Engineer. Born– Hannibal, Mo., April 17, 1882. Parents– Joe and Emma (Purkey) Moore. Married– Martha Valentine, June 3, 1908. Children– Three. Education– Galion, Ohio; Morgan Engineering Company, 1903. Employed as a clerk, Erie Railroad, 1900-1903; mechanical engineer, Tennessee Coal and Iron Company, Ensley, Ala., 1906-1908; engineer, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, 1908-1918; president, 1924-1946; president, Sand Span Pipe Corporation of America. Member– American Foundrymens Association, Cast Iron Pipe Research Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Steel Founders Society, and Newcomen Society.

Source:

National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 39.

Publication(s):

Development of the Cast Iron Pressure Pipe Industry in the Southern States, 1800-1938. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1939.

MOORE, WILLIAM GLENN, 1925-1977

Biography:

University professor of economics. Born– Luverne, Ala., December 31, 1925. Parents– William Manning and Georgia (Morgan) Moore. Married– Hazel Sanders, March 18, 1949. Children– Three. Education– A.B., 1950; M.A., 1951; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1960. Served in the U.S. Navy, WWII; in Naval Reserve after 1954.  Employed as a professor, West Georgia College, 1958-77; department chair, 1965-77. Visiting professor, University of Georgia, 1965.  Member Georgia Association of Economics Educators, Southern Economics Association, Naval Reserve Association, Navy League of the United States.  The W. Glenn Moore Memorial Scholarship at the University of West Georgia was established in his honor. Died September 12, 1977.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Compiler_Contributor_and_Editor:

Coeval Economics; a Book of Reading. Berkeley, Calif.; McCutchan Publising Corp., 1970.

MORGAN, CHARLES, JR., 1930-

Biography:

Attorney. Born– Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 1930. Parents– Charles and Ethel Inez (Mitchell) Moore. Married– Camille Walpole, September 5, 1953. Children– One. Education– B.S., University of Alabama, 1953; J.D., 1955; Alabama Bar, 1955; Washington, D.C. Bar, 1972. Employed as an instructor, University of Alabama, 1954-1955; firm of Dumas, O’Neal and Hay, Birmingham, 1955-1958; individual practice, 1958-1963; assistant counsel, American Association of University Professors, 1963-1964; attorney, Legal Defense and Education branch, NAACP, 1963-1964; director, southern regional office, American Civil Liberties Union, 1964-1972; director, national office, 1972. Honors– Fellow, law school, University of Pennsylvania, 1964; Man of the Year, Utility Club of New York, 1965.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982-1983, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.

Publication(s):

One Man, One Voice. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979.

A Time to Speak. New York; Harper, 1964.

MORLAND, JOHN KENNETH, 1916-

Biography:

Teacher. Born– Huntsville, Ala., July 4, 1916. Parents– Howard Cannon and Ethel Mae (Gowan) Morland. Married– Margaret Louise Ward, February 26, 1949. Children– Three. Education– B.S., Birmingham Southern College, 1938; B.D., Yale University, 1943; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1950. Employed as an instructor, in English, Yale-in-China Program, Changsha, Hunan, 1943-1946; executive secretary, Yale-in-China Association, 1946-1947; teaching, College of William and Mary, 1949-1953; Randolph-Macon Women’s College, 1953. Awards; Fulbright Scholarship to Chinese Unive rsity of Hong Kong, 1966-1967; U.S. Office of Education research grant, 1972.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 41-44 and from Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-1983.

Publication(s):

A Follow-up Study of the Mill-village Sections of “Kent”. S.l.; s.n., 1958.

Lunch-counter Desegration in Corpus Christi, Galveston, and San Antonio, Texas. Atlanta, Ga.; Southern Regional Council, 1960.

Race, Values and American Unity. Deland, Fla.; Stetson University, 1969.

School Desegregation, Help Needed?; a Survey of Southern Educators. Washington, D.C.; The Potamic Institute, Inc., 1962.

Social Problems in the United States. New York; Ronald Press Co., 1975.

Token Desegregation and Beyond. Atlanta; Southern Regional Council, 1963.

Joint_Publication(s):

Millways of Kent. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1958.

Race, Color, and the Young Child. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1976.

Editor_and_Contributor

The Not So Solid South. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1971.

MORRISON, FLORENCE HOBSON, 1878-1972

Biography:

Born– October 25, 1878l Greensboro. Parents– James Marcellus and Sally (Pearson) Hobson. Education– Newcomb College, New Orleans.  Married– Benjamin Mann Morrison, Hammond, La. Children– Three.  Sister of Rear Admiral Richmond P. Hobson. Died November 29, 1972.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

The Song of a Happy World; Flowers and Nature. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

MORRISS, ELIZABETH CLEVELAND, 1877-1960

Biography:

Teacher; adult educator. Born– Selma, Ala., September 27, 1877. Parents– William Calloway and Frances Cornelia (Lide) Cleveland. Married– John Morriss, September 1908. Education– A.B., Judson College, 1895; L.I., (a library science degree), Peabody College, 1908; special study, Universities of Virginia and Wisconsin; B.S., 1932; M.A., 1933, Teachers College, Columbia University. Employed as a teacher, public schools, Birmingham, 1900-1901; Selma, 1901-1904; Margaret Allen School, Birmingham, 1904-1908; organized community schools for adults, Buncombe County, N.C., 1919; executive director, National Education Association’s Department of Adult Education, 1929-1931; vice president, National Education Association, 1938-1940; director of adult elementary education, Buncombe County; Director of Adult Education, State Department of Public Instruction; WPA, North Carolina, 1936-1941. Died July 16, 1960.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1958.

Publication(s):

Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.

Citizens Reference Book. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1922.

Teachers’ Manual for Use With Adult Adventures in Reading. New York; E. P. Dutton, 1939.

Joint_Publication(s):

Writing and Composition Book for Adult Beginners. Richmond; Johnson Publishing Co., 1921.

An Experimental Reading Study in the Joint Library-Adult Elementary Education Field. New York; Teachers College, Columbia University, 1935.

MORTON, CARL P., 1920-1994

Biography:

Business executive; poet. Born– Leeds, Ala., June 7, 1920. Parents– Hartwell Albert and Eunice (Pledger) Morton. Married– Isabel Gibbons, October 2, 1946. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University. Served with the U.S. Air Force, WWII,1941-1945; awarded the Bronze Star. business executive, Hardy Corporation, 1946; president, Birmingham Mechanical Contractor’s Association.  Member Alabama Writers Conclave, Alabama State Poetry Society, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, advisory board, Auburn University School of Arts and Science.  Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama, 1983-1987.  Died February 20, 1994.

Source:

Marks’ Who Was Who in Alabama;  Pinpoint Press, Box 253, Florence, Ala..

Publication(s):

Desiring Stone. Peterborough, N.H.; Windy Row Press, 1973.

An Occasional Tyger. Birmingham:  Woodview Press, 1977.

Joint_Author;

 Scrod I: The Poetry of Carl P. Morton [and others]. Florence, Ala.; Pauper’s Press, 1984.

MORTON, JOHN ROBERT, 1904-1981.

Biography:

Educator; administrator.  Born– Fredericksburg, Gillespie County,  Tex., June 27, 1904. Parents– John R. and Frances (McKinnon) Morton. Married– June Sweetman, August 1, 1928. Children– Three. Education– B.S., South West Texas State College, 1925; M.A., University of Texas, 1929; Ed.D., Columbia University, 1939; Ohio State University. Employed as a teacher, schools of Texas, 1925-1936; Public Works Agency, 1936-1937; director of extension teaching and professor of adult education, Mississippi State College, 1939-1944; director of continuing education, University of Alabama, 1944; dean of extension, University of Alabama, 1954. Died April 30, 1981.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. II.

Editor;

 University Extension in the United States; a Study …. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1953.

Joint_Editor:

Alabama’s Resources and the Schools …. University, Ala.; Bureau of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Alabama, 1946.

MOSELEY, ELLA LOWERY, 1866-1941

Biography:

Teacher, writer. Born– Montevallo, Ala., May 16, 1866. Parents– Colvin Alexander and Eliza Miriam (Hudson). Married– Dr. Robert A. Moseley, March 2, 1892. Education– Florence State Normal College, 1883. Employed as teacher, Sayre Street School, Montgomery, 1883-1892; writer, poetry, Montgomery Advertiser; founded and edited, Birmingham Times; editor, woman’s department of that newspaper, 1895-1899. Died November 10, 1941.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service

Publication(s):

The Wonder Lady. Boston; Lothrop, Lee & Sheperd, 1911

MOSELEY, FRANKLIN SHACKELFORD, 1899-1976

Biography:

Methodist clergyman; historian. Born– Montgomery, Ala., January 15, 1899. Parents– Franklin McLemore and Lela (Shackelford) Moseley. Married– Pattie Moore, March 25, 1942. Children– One. Education– Auburn University, 1918-1921; certificate in theology, Southern Methodist University, 1932; A.B., Huntingdon, 1933. Employed as minister, Burnt Corn, LaPlace Circuit, Butler, Auburn, Akron-Havanna, Pepperell-St.Paul, Marion Junction-Orrville, Georgiana, Montgomery, Linden, Livingston, and Eutaw; director of the Wesley Foundation at Auburn University. Died August 1976.

Source:

160 Years of Methodism….

Publication(s):

160 Years of Methodism in South Alabama and Northwest Florida, 1808-1968. Hannibal, Mo.; American Yearbook Co., 1968?

Compiler:

Index to a History of Methodism in Alabama. Troy, Ala.; Alabama Genealogical Society, 1964.

Editor_and_Indexer:

Snedecor’s 1855-1856 Directory of Greene County, Alabama. (1963 reprint). Eutaw, Aala.; Moseley, 1963.

Joint_Editor:

George Shackelford and Annette Jeter and Their Descendants. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1941.

Indexer:

1860 Census, Lowndes County, Alabama. Ft. Deposit, Ala.; Alice M. Lee, 1974.

MOSES, ALFRED GEIGER, 1878-1956

Biography:

Rabbi. Born– Livingston, Ala., September 23, 1878. Parents– Adolph and Emma (Isaacs) Moses. Married– Birdie Feld, June 2, 1925. Children– One. Education– Louisville, Ky.; B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1900; Hebrew Union College, 1901. Employed as rabbi, Temple Shaarai Shomayim, Mobile. Member– Mobile city, county departments of public welfare; Iberville Historical Society; Society for International Peace and Arbitration; Central and Southern Rabbinical Associations; American Anthropological Society; Phi Beta Kappa. Awards: Litt.D. by the University of Alabama in 1911.  Died June 9, 1956.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 6;  National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 13.

Publication(s):

A Congregation in the Name of God. Mobile, Ala.; Brisk Pr. Co., 1905.

A History of the Jews of Mobile. Baltimore; Lord Baltimore Press, 1904.

Jewish Science; Divine Healing in Judaism. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing, 1915.

Our Present Condition as a Jewish Community. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1905.

A Peace Anthology – A Bible Message on Peace. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing, 1916.

MOSES, HORACE SMITH, 1906-1964

Biography:

Librarian. Born– Salina, Kan., November 25, 1906. Education– B.A., Knox College, 1929; B.S., Library Science, Western Reserve, 1938. Employed in production and sales, Burger-Baird Company, Kansas City, Mo., 1928-1929; retail bookseller, store manager, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1930-1937; readers’ advisor, Cleveland; director of libraries, Kansas City, Mo., 1938-1940; director, Huntsville, Ala., 1940; state, 1940-1945; director, Mobile’s public library services, 1945-1950; director, Topeka, Kansas Public Library, 1950-1964. Member– Kansas and American Library Associations.

Source:

Alabama Public Library Service files.

Publication(s):

Here Comes the Circus. Boston; Houghton, 1941.

Report of a Survey of the El Dorado Public Library, El Dorado, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1957.

Report of a Survey of the George Smith Public Library, Junction City, Kansas …. Emporia; Kansas State Teachers College, 1953.

Report of a Survey of the Newton Public Library, Newton, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1961.

Report of a Survey of the Salina Public Library, Salina, Kansas …. S.l.; s.n., 1941.

A Survey of the Free Public Library of Topeka, 1950. Topeka; Free Public Library, 1951.

MOSES, LOUISE JANE, 1912-1987

Biography:

Librarian; poet. Born– Anniston, Ala., January 2, 1912.  Parents; Stephen E. and Della C. Moses.  Education– A.B., Talladega College; M.L.S, Atlanta University. Employed as a service club director, Fort McClellan, Ala.; special services hostess, U.S. Air Force, Germany; librarian, Albany State College; Booker Washington Business College, Birmingham; University of Southern California; Los Angeles County Public Library. Wrote under the name Fluci Moses; subject of a television documentary, “Miss Fluci Moses” (1987),  directed by Allie Sharon Larkin. Honors– Librarian of the Year, Los Angeles County Employees Association; County Employee of the Year, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1966. Died May 11, 1987.

Source:

Shadow Castings.

Publication(s):

Shadow Castings; a Book of poetry. Los Angeles; Brockman Gallery, 1983.

MOSES, MONTROSE JONAS, 1878-1934

Biography:

Editor; writer. Born– New York City, September 2, 1878. Parents– Montefiore J. and Rose (Jonas) Moses. Married– Lucille Dorothy Herne, February 1, 1911 (died 1921). Children– One. Married– Leah Agnes Houghtaling, June 19, 1923. Children– One. Education– Montgomery, Ala.; B.S., College of the City of New York, 1899. Employed on editorial staff, Literary Digest, 1900-1902; dramatic editor, The Reader Magazine, 1903-1907; dramatic critic, The Independent, 1908-1918, The Book News Monthly, 1908-1918, The Bellman, 1910-1919. Died March 29, 1934.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography, Suppl. 1; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

The American Dramatist. Boston; Little, Brown, 1911.

The American Theater as Seen by Its Critics, 1752-1934. New York; W. W. Norton, 1934.

Children’s Books and Reading. New York; M. Kennerley, 1907.

The Fabulous Forrest. Boston; Little, Brown, 1929.

Famous Actor-Families in America. New York; T.Y. Crowell, 1906.

Henrik Ibsen. New York; M. Kennerley, 1908.

The Life of Heinrich Conried. New York; T. Y. Crowell, 1916.

The Literature of the South. New York; T. Y. Crowell, 1910.

Maurice Maeterlinck. New York; Duffield, 1911.

A Study Course on the American Drama. Chicago; Drama League of America, 1916.

Editor:

Everyman, a Morality Play. New York; J. F. Taylor, 1903.

The Palmer Cox Brownie Primer. New York; Century, 1906.

Plays of Clyde Fitch. Boston; Little, Brown, 1915.

Representative British Dramas, Victorian and Modern. Boston; Little, Brown, 1918.

Representative Continental Dramas, Revolutionary and Traditional. Boston; Little, Brown, 1924.

Representative One-Act Plays by Contnental Authors. Boston; Little, Brown, 1922.

Ring Up the Curtain. Boston; Little, Brown, 1932.

A Treasury of Plays for Children. Boston; Little, Brown, 1921.

Joint_Editor:

Another Treasury of Plays for Children. Boston; Little, Brown, 1926.

British Plays from the Restoration to 1820. Boston; Little, Brown, 1929.

Clyde Fitch and His Letters. Boston; Little, Brown, 1924.

Dramas of Modernism and Their Forerunners. Boston; Little, Brown, 1931.

Representative American Dramas, National and Local. Boston; Little, Brown, 1925.

Translator; On Emerson, and Other Essays. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1912.

The Passion Play of Oberammergau. New York; Duffield, 1930.

MOSLEY, DONALD CRUMPTON, 1932-

Biography:

University professor and administrator. Born– Starkville, Miss., April 17, 1932. Parents– Thomas Henry and Elizabeth (Crumpton) Mosley. Married– Susan Young Mosley, April 7, 1961. Children– One. Education– B.S., Mississippi State University, 1954; M.S., University of Tennessee, 1958; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1965. Employed as a trainee, Pick Hotel Corporation, 1957-1959; field representative, Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1959-1960; taught at the University of Alabama, 1960-1962; Mississippi State University, 1962-1968; University of Otago, New Zealand, 1969; University of South Alabama, 1973-199; Dean of the College of Business and Management Studies at USA, 1973-1982. Member– Southern Management Association; Academy of Management; director, American Association of University Administrators.  Named Professor Emeritus at USA on his retirement in 1999. Died July 30, 2007.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982; Obituary, Mobile Clarion-Ledger, August 3, 2007..

Joint_Publication(s):

An Analysis and Evaluation of a Community Action Anti-Poverty Program in the Mississippi Delta. State College; Mississippi State University, 1967.

An Interpretive Analysis and Evaluation of a Pilot Community Leadership Program. Mobile, Ala.; Business Resources Center, College of Business and Management, University of South Alabama, 1975.

Management, Concepts and Applications. New York; Harper & Row, 1983.

Management, the Art of Working With and Through People. Encino, Calif.; Dickenson, 1974.

Supervisory Management; the Art of Working With and Through People. Cincinnati; South-Western Pub., 1985.

MOTON, ROBERT RUSSA, 1867-1940

Biography:

Educator, college professor; advocate for African-American progress. Born– August 26, 1867, Amelia County, Va. Parents– Booker and Emily (Brown) Moton. Married– Elizabeth Hunt Harris, June 7, 1905 (died 1906). Married– Jennie Dee Booth, July 1, 1908. Children– Five. Education– Taught by mother; attended free school for Negroes; Hampton Institute, 1885-1891.  Commandant of student cadet corps at Hampton, 1891-1915; assisted in soliciting funds for Hampton and represented school at meetings and conferences.  Principal of Tuskegee Institute, 1915-1940; added College department in the 1920′s; established camp for training black officers and a black combat division in World War I; aided in the nomination of  Emmett Scott, an African-American,  as assistant to the Secretary of War and in the selection of Tuskegee as the site for a VA Hospital. Served as  Chairman of the American Red Cross, 1927; Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Education in Haiti, 1930. Received the Harmon Award for Race Relations, 1932; the Spingarn Medal, 1935. Awarded honorary degrees by Oberlin College, Williams College, Virginia Union, Wilberforce,Lincoln, Howard, and Harvard Universities.  Selected to deliver a major address at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, 1922. The airfield at Tuskegee, where the Tuskegee Airmen trained during World War II, is named in his honor. Retired from Tuskegee Institute, 1935. Died May 31, 1940.

Papers;

The papers of Robert Russa Moton are included in the Moton Family Papers collection at the Library of Congress.

Source:

Dictionary of American Biography, Suppl. 2, Current Biography, 1940, and Reader’s Digest, 57; pp. 25-28, Nov. 1950.

Publication(s):

An Apostle of Good Will. Hampton, Va.; Hampton A & M Institute, 1917.

Finding a Way Out. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1920.

The Negro of Today. Tuskegee, Ala.; Tuskegee Institute, 1921.

The Negro’s Debt to Lincoln. Hampton, Va.; s.n., 1922.

Racial Good Will. Hampton, Va.; Hampton Institute, 1916.

What the Negro Thinks. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1929.

MOUNT, ROBERT HUGHES, 1931-

Biography:

Zoologist; University professor. Born– December 25, 1931, Lewisburg, Tenn. Parents– Logan McKnight Mount and Frances Hughes Mount. Married– Rena Williams, 1961. Children– Two.  Married 2d Jane Douglass, 1977. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.S.; Ph.D., Florida, 1961. Taught at Alabama College, 1961-1966; Auburn University, 1966-1986. Member– American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Awarded Emeritus status on his retirement.

Source:

American Men and Women of Science, 1979.

Publication(s):

The Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University Experiment Station, 1975.

Systematic and Ecological Relationships of the Water Snakes Natrix Sipedon and N. Fasciata in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Lawrence; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, 1976.

MUDD, WILLIAM SWEARINGEN, 1885-1942

Biography:

Lawyer, journalist, businessman. Born– November 24, 1885, Birmingham. Parents– Joseph Paul and Eula (Anglin) Mudd. Married– Nellie Nabors, November 24, 1908. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1906; University of Virginia, LL.B., 1908. Added to Alabama Bar, 1908;  practiced law until 1913; President of Tuscaloosa News, Gadsden Times; and the Rome (Ga.) News Tribune; chairman of the board for the Etowah Hotel Company. Member– Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta. Died September 19, 1942.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.

Publication(s):

The Old Boat Rocker. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1935.

MULLINS, ISLA MAY, 1859-1936

Biography:

Writer. Born– April 30, 1859, Summerfield. Parents– Anson Wheeler and Lydia Maria (Cobb) Hawley. Married–Rev. Edgar Young Mullins, June 2, 1886. Children– Two. Education– private tutor;  Judson College.  Husband was the fourth president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., 1899-1928, and president of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance.  Died February 6, 1936.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1, and American Authors and Books; Find a Grave website.

Publication(s):

Anne of the Blossom Shop. Boston; Page Co., 1914.

Anne’s Wedding. Boston; Page Co., 1916.

The Blossom Shop. Boston; Page Co., 1913.

The Boy from Hollow Hut. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1911.

Captain Pluck. New York; George H. Doran Co., 1926.

Edgar Young Mullins. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1929.

House Beautiful. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1934.

The Mt. Blossom Girls. Boston; Page Co., 1918.

Side By Side; a Child Study. Philadelphia; American Baptist Publishing Soc., 1898.

Timothy’s Second wife. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1922.

Tweedie. Boston; Page Co., 1922.

Uncle Mary. Boston; Page Co., 1922.

An Upward Look for Mothers. Philadelphia; The Griffith and Rowland Press, 1900.

When Yesterday Was Young. New York; George H. Doran Co., 1926.

MUNRO, IRENE BRINSON, 1898-1991

Biography:

College professor. Born– December, 1898, Brinson, Ga. Parents– Homer Hodges and Carolina (Jones) Brinson. Married– Winthrop Marshall Munro, January, 1934. Children– One. Education– Andrew Junior College, diploma, 1917; Wesleyan College, B.A., 1919; Columbia University, M.A., 1924; postgraduate study Columbia, 1934; Oxford University, 1966. Taught history, Brinson, and Plant City, Fla. High Schools; Andrew College, Lander College, Furman University, Jacksonville State College, Georgia State College for Women; Huntingdon College, 1929-1968. Member of the Alabama and Southern Historical Associations; library board of the Carnegie Library in Montgomery. Died August 23, 1991.

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama, Directory of American Scholars, ancestry.com.

Joint_Publication(s):

Handbook for Clubwomen. Clinton, S.C.; Jacobs Press, 1942.

MURPHY, EDGAR GARDNER, 1869-1913

Biography:

Episcopal priest. Born– August 31, 1869. Fort Smith, Ark. Parents– Samuel W. and Janie (Gardner) Murphy. Married– Maud King, August 31, 1891. Children– Two. Education– University of the South; General Theological Seminary and Columbia University. Ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, 1890; a priest, 1893. Served as rector of churches in San Antonio and Laredo, Tex.; Chillicothe, Ohio and Montgomery. Helped found a black episcopal church; organized a conference to promote interchange between blacks and whites and among people throughout the United States. Organized and chaired the first Alabama Child Labor Committee; served as first secretary of the first National Child Labor Committee. Withdrew from the ministry to devote more time to reform movements and to the Southern Education Board; secretary of S.E.B., 1903-1908. Wrote under the name of Kelvin McKready.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 25, Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 13, and Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors.

Publication(s):

Alabama’s First Question. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n. 1904.

The Basis of Ascendancy. New York; Longmans, 1909.

A Beginner’s Star-Book, by Kelvin McKready. New York; Putnam, 1912.

The Case Against Child Labor. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Conmittee, 1900.

Child Labor and Business. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1902.

Child Labor and the Public. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1900.

Child Labor in Alabama and the South. Montgomery, Ala.; Central Committee on Child Labor in Alabama, 1901.

Child Labor in the Southern Press. Montgomery, Ala.; Executive Committee on Child Labor in Alabama, 1902.

Child Labor Legislation. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1900.

Child Labor Question in Alabama. New York; National Child Labor Committee, 1907.

The Church and the Negro Episcopate. S.l.; s.n., 1907.

The Edgar Gardner Murphy Papers in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina Library. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina, 1966.

The Federal Regulation of Child Labor. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Child Labor Committee, 1907.

The Larger Life. New York; Longmans, 1897.

The Negro and the “Solid South.” Cheyney, Pa.; Committee of Twelve for the Advancement of the Interests of the Negro Race, 1900. An Open Letter on Suffrage Restriction. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Printing, 1901.

Problems of fhe Present South. New York; Grossett, 1904.

The South and Her Children. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Committee on Child Labor, 1902.

Southern Education. S.l.; s.n., 1902.

The Task of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.

The White Man and the Negro of the South. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1900.

Words for the Church. New York; Whittaker, 1897.

MURRAY, ALBERT, 1916-2013

Biography;

Author; university professor; military officer.  Born June 12, 1916, Nokomis (Escambia County),  Alabama. Parents– John Lee and Sudie Young.  Married Mozelle Menefee, May 31, 1941.  Children– one.  Education–Tuskegee Institute, B.S., 1941; New York University, M. A., 1948; postgraduate work at the University of Michigan, 1940; Northwestern University, 1941; University of Paris, 1950.  Served in the U.S. Air Force, 1943-62; retired as major.  After retirement from the Air Force wrote novels, nonfiction, and criticism;  an important figure on the New York literary scene and a friend and associate of Ralph Ellison and other influential authors and thinkers. Participated in many literary symposia and served as writer in residence at many universities, including Columbia, the University of Massachusetts, Barnard College, Drew University, and others.  Member International PEN, Authors League of America, Authors Guild, and Alpha Phi Alpha.  Received the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction in 1974; the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for music criticism, 1976;  Lincoln Center Directors Emeritii Award, 1991; the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle, 1996; Distinguished Artist Award, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 2003; honorary doctorates from Colgate University, 1975, and Spring Hill College, 1996. Elected to the inaugural class of the Alabama Authors Hall of Fame, 2015. Died August 18, 2013.

Sources;

Contemporary Authors online; obituary, 20 August 2013.

Publications;

Train Whistle Guitar.  McGraw, 1974.

The Omni-Americans:  New Perspectives on Black Experience and American Culture.  New York:  Outerbridge and Dienstrfrey, 1970.

South to a Very Old Place.  New York: McGraw, 1972.

The Hero and the Blues.  Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 1973.

Stomping the Blues.  New York:  McGraw, 1976.

Reflections on Logic, Politics, and Reality:  A Challenge to the Sacred Consensus of Contemporary American Thinking.  Riverdale, NY: Braimanna Publishers, 1989.

The Spyglass Tree.  Pantheon, 1991.

The Blue Devils of Nada:  A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statements.  New York:  Pantheon, 1996.

The Seven League Boots.  Pantheon, 1996.

Conversations with Albert Murray.  Kackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997.

Conjugations and Reiterations.  Pantheon, 2001.

From the Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure, and American Identity.  New York:  Pantheon, 2001.

The Magic Keys.  Pantheon, 2005.

Joint_Publications;

Good Morning Blues; The Autobiography of Count Basie.  New York; Random House, 1985.

Editor;

Trading Twelves; The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray.  New York; Modern Library, 2000.

NORRELL, ROBERT JEFFERSON, 1952-

Historian; professor of history. Born– February 16, 1952, Hazel Green. Parents– Robert D. and Mary Ann Graham Norrell. Married Kelly Dowe, August 6, 1977. Children– four. Education– University of Virginia, B.A., 1974; M.A., 1978; Ph. D., 1983. Professor of history at the University of Alabama, 1986-1998; at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after 1998. Member of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. Received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1986, and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Prize, 2006.

Source;
Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;
The Alabama Journey: State History and Geography. [Fourth-grade textbook]. Yellowhammer Press, 1998.

The Alabama Story:  State History and Geography.  Yellowhammer Press, 1993.

Eden Rise. NewSouth Books, 2012.

The House I Live In:  Race in the American Century.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2005.

James Bowron:  Autobiography of a New South Industrialist.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

The Making of Modern Alabama.  Yellowhammer, 1993.

A Promising Field: Engineering at Alabama, 1837-1987.  University of Alabama Press, 1990.

Reaping the Whirlwind:  The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee.  New York: Knopf, 1985.  Revised edition, 1998.

Up from History:  The Life of Booker T. Washington.  Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

We Want Jobs! A Story of the Great Depression. Austin, TX:  Raintree/Steck-Vaughan, 1993.

Joint_Editor;

Opening Doors: Perspectives on Race Relations in Contemporary America.  University of Alabama Press, 1991.

 

 

 

ORDWAY, SALLY, 1939-

Biography:

Publicist, playwright, secretary. Born– January 5, 1939, LaFayette, AL. Parents– Charles B. and Mary (Tucker) Ordway. Education– Hollins College, B.A., 1959; Yale Drama School, 1967-1968; Hunter College (C.U.N.Y.), M.A., 1970. Taught at Mitchell Junior College, 1963-1964; publicist for the New York Film Festival, 1967-1975. After the mid-1960′s, devoted time to play writing and other theatrical endeavors. Member of Actors Studio (1966-1969), Dramatists Guild, Authors League of America, and Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. Awarded a fellowship by ABC Television for writing for the camera, Yale Drama School, 1967.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

(Plays) Allison. 1970.

Australia Play. 1971.

The Chinese Caper. 1973.

Crabs. 1971.

A Desolate Place Near a Deep Hole. 1965.

Family, Family. 1972.

Free! Free! Free! 1965.

The Hostess. 1975.

Movie, Movie on the Wall. 1968.

A Passage Through Bohemia. 1966.

Playthings. 1973.

San Fernando Valley. 1971.

Sex Warfare. 1974

There’s a Wall Between Us, Darling. 1965.

We Agree. 1970.

(Collections) We Can Feed Everybody Here. Westbeth, N.Y.; s.n., 1974.

OSBORN, GEORGE COLEMAN, 1904-1982

Biography:

Historian; university professor. Born– May 15, 1904, Learned, Miss. Parents– Samuel George and Bettie Mae (Hendrick) Osborn. Married– Margaret McMillen, May 20, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi College, A.B., 1927; Indiana University, M.A., 1932; chairman of the Social Services Department at Berry College, 1935-1943; research expert for finance committee of the U.S. Senate, 1937-1938; University of Mississippi, 1943-1944; Memphis State University, 1944-1947; University of Florida, 1947-1974; Wallace State Junior College, 1974-1977.  Received research grants from American Philosophical Society (1956) and Woodrow Wilson Foundation (1959). Contributed to many scholarly journals. Member of the American and Southern Historical Associations and the American Academy of Political and Social Service.  Awarded emeritus status at the University of Florida, 1974; at Wallace State, 1977.  Died 1981.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.  Directory of American Scholars, 1982 and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.

Publication(s):

The First Baptist Church, Gainesville, FL, 1870-1970. S.l.; s.n., s.d.

James Kimble Vardaman; Southern Commoner. Jackson, Miss.; Hederman Bros. 1981.

John James Tigert; American Educator. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1974.

John Sharp Williams, Planter-Statesman of the Deep South. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1943.

Woodrow Wilson in British Opinion and Thought. Gainesville, Fla.; Alachua County, 1980.

Woodrow Wilson; the Early Years. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1968.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Role of the British Press in the 1970 American Presidential Election. Smithtown, N.Y.; Exposition Press, 1981.

OTT, THOMAS OLIVER, 1938-

Biography:

Historian; high school teacher; university professor. Born– August 4, 1938, LaGrange, Ga. Parents– Thomas Oliver and Marian (Swindell) Ott. Married– Margaret Franklin, November 25, 1961. Children– Two. Education– Asbury College, B.A., 1961; Appalachian State University, M.A., 1963; University of Tennessee, Ph.D., 1970. Taught at Christ School, Arden, N.C., 1961-1963; Central Florida Academy, 1963-1965; University of North Alabama, 1967-. Member of Southern Historical Association, Southeastern Latin Americanists, and Association of Alabama Historians.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online and Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

The Haitian Revolution, 1789-1804. Knoxville, Tenn.; University of Tennessee Press, 1973.

OUSLEY, CLARENCE, 1863-1948

Biography:

Teacher, journalist. Born– December 23, 1863, Lowndes County. Married– Mary Young, November 8, 1888. Children– Two. Education– Alabama A & M College (Auburn), A.B., 1881; Simmons College, honorary A.M., 1906. Taught school in Texas. Served as editorial writer and managing editor of the Galveston News, Galveston Tribune, and Houston Post, 1889-1903; founder and editor of the Ft. Worth Record, 1903-1913; director of extension at Texas A & M College, 1914-1917; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for the U.S., 1917-1919; chair of Globe Laboratories in Ft. Worth, 1921-.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2, and Library of Southern Literature, Vol. 9.

Publication(s):

Background of American Government. Dallas, Tex.; The Southern Pub. Co., 1924.

The Business of Agriculture During the War and After. Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1918.

Galveston in Nineteen Hundred. Atlanta, Ga.; W.D. Chase, 1900.

History of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. College Station, Tex.; Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1935.

A History of the United States for the Grammar Grades. Dallas, Tex.; Southern Pub. Co., 1920.

Lone Star Edition of the World’s Best Orations … Chicago; Kaiser, s.d.

Rings o’ Smoke. New York; Abbey Press, 1902.

The Student’s History of Our Country …. Dallas, Tex.; Southern Pub. Co., 1912.

OWEN, MARIE BANKHEAD, 1869-1958

Biography:

Archivist, journalist, writer. Born– September 1, 1869, Noxube County, Miss. Parents– John Hollis and Tallulah (Brockman) Bankhead. Married– Thomas M. Owen. Children– Two. Education– public and private schools in Alabama; Ward’s Seminary in Nashville. Served on the fiction and feature staff of Uncle Remus Magazine and Southern Women’s Magazine, woman’s page editor for the Montgomery Advertiser; director of Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1920-1935. Completed her husband’s History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Edited or compiled the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Alabama Historical and Statistical Register, and Montgomery Blue Book (1909-1910).

Source:

Owen’s Story of Alabama and Woman’s Who’s Who in America, 1914.

Publication(s):

Alabama, a Social and Economic History of the State. Montgomery, Ala.; Dixie Book Co., 1938.

Our State–Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1927.

The Story of Alabama; a History of the State. New York; Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1949.

Yvonne of Braithwaite. Boston; L.C. Page & Co., 1927.

Plays; Alabama; or the Making of a State… Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

At Old Mobile. Mongtomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

DeSoto and the Indians. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

OWEN, THOMAS McADORY, 1866-1920

Biography:

Lawyer, archivist. Born– December 15, 1866, Jonesboro. Parents– William Marmaduke and Nancy Lucretin (McAdory) Owen. Married– Marie Susan Bankhead, April 12, 1893. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., LL.B., 1887; A.M., 1893; LL.D., 1904; Practiced law in Bessemer, 1887-1894; city solicitor for Bessemer, 1890-1893; assistant solicitor for Jefferson County, 1892; chief clerk, Division of Post Office Inspector, U.S. Post Office Department in Washington, 1894-1897; practiced law in Carrollton and Birmingham, 1897-1901. Established and served as director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1901-1920. Founder and president of the Alabama Library Association and the Alabama Anthropological Society. Member and officer of the Alabama Historical Society, Mississippi Valley Historical Society, Confederate History Club of Montgomery, Sons of the Revolution in Alabama, and United Sons of Confederate Veterans. Edited publications of the Alabama Historical Society, Department of Archives and History, and Gulf States Historical Magazine. Died March 25, 1920.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1, Library of Southern Literature, National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 19, and Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 1.

Publication(s):

Alabama; State Name, Boundaries, Capitol, Executive Mansion, Seal, Flag, Holidays, Song and Flower. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1915.

Annals of Alabama, 1819-1900. Birmingham, Ala.; Webb Book Co., 1900.

Bibliography of Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1898.

City Code of Bessemer, Alabama. Bessemer, Ala.; s.n., 1888.

Dr. Basil Manly, the Founder of the Alabama Historical Society. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Society, 1904.

The Establishment, Organization, Activities and Aspirations of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1904.

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago; S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1921.

The Methodist Churches of Montgomery;… Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1908.

Our State–Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1927.

Preliminary Index to the Legislative Reference Collections of the Department. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1914.

Report of the Alabama History Commission to the Governor of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1901.

William Strother, of Virginia, and his Descendants. Harrisburg, Pa.; Harrisburg Pub. Co., 1898.

Joint_Publication(s):

High Points in Alabama History. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1928.

Compiler:

Alabama Newspapers and Periodicals. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1915.

Handbook of the Alabama Anthropological Society, 1910. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1910.

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama; …. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1911.

Joint_Compiler:

Alabama Official and Statistical Register. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1903.

OWENS, JESSE (JAMES CLEVELAND), 1913-1980

Biography:

Athlete, entertainer, businessman. Born– September 12, 1913, Danville. Parents– Henry and Emma (Alexander) Owens. Married– Ruth Solomon. Children– Three. Education– Ohio State University, A.B., 1937. Worked as an entertainer, served as WPA official; established a dry cleaning business, and became a salesman, 1937-1940. Employed by the Office of Civil Defense in Philadelphia, 1940-1942; Ford Motor Company, 1942-1946; military service, 1944; director of sport sales and part owner of a Negro baseball club, Portland, Ore., 1942-1956; secretary of the Illinois Athletic Commission, 1952-1955. Operated a public relations and marketing firm in Chicago, later Phoenix, 1955-. Member of the Illinois Youth Commission. In the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, won four medals for 100, 200, 400 meter races and the running broad jump; broke two Olympic records and one world record.

Source:

Current Biography, Vol. 80N and Who’s Who in America, 1980.

Publication(s):

Track and Field. New York; Atheneum, 1976.

Joint_Publication(s):

Blackthink; My Life as Black Man and White Man. New York; Morrow, 1970.

I Have Changed. New York; Morrow, 1972.

Jesse, A Spiritual Autobiography. Plainfield, N.J.; Logos International, 1978.

The Jesse Owens Story. New York; Putnam, 1970.

Jesse, the Man Who Outran Hitler. New York; Fawcett Gold Medal, 1978.

OWSLEY, FRANK LAWRENCE, 1890-1956

Biography:

Historian; University professor. Born– January 20, 1890, Montgomery. Parents– Lawrence Monroe and Annie Scott (McGehee) Owsley. Married– Harriet Fason Chappell, July 24, 1920. Children– Three. Education– Fifth District Agricultural School in Wetumpka, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1911; M.A., 1912; University of Chicago, M.A., 1917; Ph.D., 1924. Taught in public schools and API, 1912-1919; Birmingham-Southern College, 1919-1920; Vanderbilt University, 1920-1949; University of Alabama (1949-1954), filling the Hugo Friedman Chair of Southern History, developing a new Ph.D. Program, and heading the Department of History (1952-55).  Fulbright Lecturer at St. John’s College, Cambridge, 1956. Guggenheim Fellow, 1927-28. Contributed articles to many professional journals in history.  An active participant in the Southern Agrarian movement of the 1930′s. Died in England, October 21, 1956.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Dictionary of American Biography, Suppl. 6 and Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

Defeatism in the Confederacy.  Raleigh, NC:  Edwards and Broughton, 1926.

King Cotton Diplomacy. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 1931.

Plain Folks of the Old South. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1949.

The South, Old and New Frontiers. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1949.

States’ Rights in the Confederacy.  University of Chicago Press, 1925.

Joint_Publication(s):

Know Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1961.

A Short History of the American People. 2 vols. New York; D. Van Nostrand, 1945-1948.

The United States from Colony to World Power. New York; D. Van Nostrand, 1949.

Contributor;

I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition, by Twelve Southerners.  New York:  Harper, 1930.

Who Owns America?: A new declaration of independence.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1936.

Papers:

The papers of Frank Lawrence Owsley are held by the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

OWSLEY, FRANK LAWRENCE, JR., 1928-

Biography:

University professor. Born– June 13, 1928, Nashville, Tenn. Parents– Frank L. and Hariett (Chappell) Owsley. Married– 1952. Children– Two. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., 1949; M.A., 1951; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1955. Taught at George Washington University, 1956; U.S. Naval Academy, 1957-1960; Auburn University, 1960-1995; visiting professor at the University of Nebraska, 1967-1968. Awarded the Arthur W. Thompson Memorial Prize, 1968. Member of the Southern and American Historical Associations and the Organization of American Historians. Awarded the status of professor emeritus upon his retirement from Auburn in 1995.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

British and Indian Activities in Spanish West Florida During the War of 1812 and 1814. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1969.

The C.S.S. Florida; Her Building and Operations. Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania, 1965.

The South; Old and New Frontiers. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1969.

Struggle for the Gulf Borderlands; the Creek War and the Battle of New Orleans, 1812-1815. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1981.

Joint_Publication(s):

Know Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Viewpoint Pub., 1970.

Editor:

The Life of Andrew Jackson. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press,

OWSLEY, HARRIET CHAPPELL, 1901-1999

Editor; archivist.  Born July 26, 1901, Waco, Texas.  Parents– Charles Arthur and Clementine Fason Chappell.  Married–Frank Lawrence Owsley, July 24, 1920.  Children–two.  Education– Birmingham-Southern College, 1919-20; Vanderbilt University, 1921-23; George Peabody College for Teachers, B.S., 1925.  Worked with her husband, Dr. Frank Lawrence Owsley, editing his historical work.  Director of Manuscript Section, Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1958-70.  Member Society of American Archivists, Southern Historical Association.  Died July 2, 1999.

Source;

Contemporary Authors online.

Publications;
Frank Lawrence Owsley,  Historian of the Old South: A Memoir.  University of Virginia Press, 1990.

Editor;

King Cotton Diplomacy.  2nd edition.  University of Chicago Press, 1959.

The South, Old and New Frontiers:  Essays of Frank Lawrence Owsley.  University of Georgia Press, 1967.

Joint_editor:

The Papers of Andrew Jackson.  University of  Tennessee Press, 1978.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Harriet Chappell Owsley is helf by the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University.

PARKER, MELISSA BENEFIELD

Writer.  Born– Montgomery, AL.  Education– attended high school and college in Montgomery.  Publisher and writer for Smashing Interviews magazine.

Co-author:

Prattville, Alabama: A Brief history of the Fountain City.  History Press, 2012.

PICKETT, ALBERT JAMES, 1810-1858

Biography;

Planter, historian.  Born– Anson City, N.C., August 13, 1810. (Moved to Alabama at the age of eight).  Parents–William Raiford and Frances Dickson Pickett.  Married– Sarah Smith Harris.  Children– nine.  Education– attended Stafford County Academy in Virginia and Harvard College;  read law with his brother William Dickson Pickett but never practiced.  Operated a plantation in Autauga County; wrote on historical and agricultural subjects for newspapers and journals; did extensive research for his history of Alabama and for a history of the Southwest which he was writing at the time of his death.  Military aide to Governor Clement C. Clay. Died October 28, 1858.

Source;

Alabama Pioneers website; NCpedia.

Publications;

History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi from the Earliest Period.  Charleston, S.C., 1851. (with various reprints).

Letters from Pensacola, Descriptive and Historical.  University of West Florida Library Publication, 1985.

Papers;

Papers of Albert James Pickett are held by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery.

QUINN, LUCINDA

Biography:

Librarian. Born– Anniston. Parents– Amory Havilan and Eldridge Quinn. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1968; Florida State University, M.S.L.S., 1972. Employed by the public library in Starkville, Miss.; librarian at Talladega Public Library, 1986.

Source:

Lucinda Quinn, Talladega, Ala..

Joint_Publication(s):

Easy Plays for Preschoolers to Third Grades. Brandon, Miss.; Quail Ridge Press, 1985.

STAFFO, DONALD, 1946-

College professor; athletic director; sports journalist and author.  Born– November 4, 1946, Little Falls, NY.  Parents– Nicholas James and Pauline Logar Staffo.  Married– Marilyn Jeanne Rice, June 26, 1976.   Children– two.  Education–State University of New York at Brockport, B.S., 1968; Western Kentucky University, M.A., 1970; Ohio State University, Ph. D., 1978.  Coach and teacher of physical education, Liverpool NY Central School District, 1969-79; Director of athletics and physical education, Weedsport, NY,  School District, 1979-80;  at Alice Lloyd College, Kentucky, 1980-85;  Professor and Head of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Stillman College, 1985-.  Published articles and columns in magazines and newspapers as well as scholarly journals. Member of AAHPERD, Alabama Sate Association for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and other professional associations.  Chairman National Youth Sports Coalition, 1994-96.  Named Alabama College Physical Education Professional of the Year, 1994. Inducted into the Zeta Phi Kappa Hall of Fame at Stillman College, 2000; the Hall of Fame of the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State. 2009; Hall of Heritage at SUNY Brockport, 2011; the National Association for Sports and Physical Education Hall of Fame, 2013.  Awarded the  Honor Award of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, in 2007; its  Charles Henry Award  in 2009, and its highest award, the Luther Gulick Medal,  2012.

Sources;

Marquis Who’s Who Online.

Article:  Becky Hopf, “Teachable Moments,” Tuscaloosa News,  May 22, 2013.

Publications;

Alabama Football; Saban Leads Crimson Tide to the 2009 National Championship.  Boston; American Press, 2010

Alabama Football; Stallings to Saban.  Boston; American Press, 2009.

Bama after Bear; Turmoil and Tranquillity in Tuscaloosa.  Northport; Sevgo Press, 1992.

Basic Tumbling; A Manual for Teaching Elementary through College Level.  Boston: American Press, 2007.

Basketball.  Boston; American Press, 2006.

Healthy Living. Bessemer; Colonial Press, 1992.

I Love Alabama/ I Hate Auburn.  Chicago; Triumph Books, 2012.

Teaching Basketball Skills for Physical Education.  Boston; American Press, 2006.

Wilbur Crisp; Coach and Inventor.  Northport; Sevgo Press, 1998.