SELLERS, JAMES BENSON, 1889-1964

Biography:

Historian; school administrator; college professor. Born–February 17, 1889,  Camden, Ala. Married– Carrie Autrey about 1921. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. and M.S.; University of Chicago, M.A.; University of North Carolina, Ph.D. Public school superintendent; professor at Athens College and University of Alabama. Member Phi Alpha Theta, American Association of University Professors, and Kappa Delta Pi. Died December 30, 1964.

Source:

William Stanley Hoole Special Collection, University of Alabama.

Publication(s):

Ebenezer Hearn, Founder of the First Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Nottingham–SWS, 1961.

The First Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1818-1968. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Weatherford Printing Co., 1968.

History of the University of Alabama, Vol. I.. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1953.

The Prohibition Movement in Alabama, 1702-1943. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1943.

Slavery in Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1950.

SENSABAUGH, ROY SPANN, -1969

Biography:

Businessman. Born– Knoxville, Tenn. Education– attended University of Tennessee. Founded the Reprint Corp. and the Jefferson Paper Co., Birmingham, Ala.; wrote scripts for silent films.

Source:

Files at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Publication(s):

The Favor of the Queen; a Play in Four Acts. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1929.

SHACKELFORD, EDWARD MADISON, 1863-1943

Biography:

Educator; college president. Born– Feb. 1, 1863, at Pintlala, Ala. Parents– Madison and Sophronia (Ledbetter) Shackelford. Married– Rosa Lee Brantley, Feb. 1, 1886. Children–8. Married– Julia Wilson Jernigan, June 8, 1918. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., A.M., and LL.D. Professor at Troy State Teachers College 1887-1899, president from 1899-1937. Member Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi.  Shackelford Hall at Troy State was named in his honor.  Given the status of President Emeritus on his retirement in 1937.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. II.

Publication(s):

The First Fifty Years of the State Teachers College at Troy, Alabama, 1887 to 1937. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1937.

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

SHANKS, HENRY THOMAS, 1896-1959

Biography:

Educator. Born– Feb. 7, 1896, in Vance Co., N.C. Parents– Henry Taylor and Maude (Jenkins) Shanks. Married– Anne Graham, Aug. 31, 1929. Children– One. Education– Wake Forest College, A.B., A.M., L.H.D; University of Chicago, A.M.; University of North Carolina, Ph.D.; attended Columbia University. Taught at South Georgia State Women’s College, University of North Carolina, and Birmingham Southern College; dean at Birmingham Southern College 1943-1958; taught during several summers at Eastern Carolina Teachers College, West Virginia University, and Emory University. Received General Education Board Fellowship and Social Science Research Council grant.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

The Secession Movement in Virginia, 1847-1861. Richmond, Va.; Garrett & Massie, 1934.

Editor:

The Papers of Willie P. Mangum. 5 vols. Raleigh, N..C.; State Department of Archives and History, 1950-1956.

SHANNON, HARPER, 1931-

Biography:

Clergyman, educator. Born– July 7, 1931, in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– John Roy and Ruby (Harper) Shannon. Married– Elsie Lou Bateman, June 5, 1953. Children– Two. Education– Samford University, B.A., D.D.; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.D. Ordained 1949; pastor in Birmingham, Ghent (Ky.), Montgomery, and Dothan; evangelist 1957-1959; taught at Baptist Seminary in Louisville and at Howard College Extension of Samford University.

Source:

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1973.

Publication(s):

Beliefs That Are Basic. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Zondervan, 1969.

Riches in Romans. Nashville; Broadman, 1969.

Trumpet in the Morning. Nashville; Broadman, 1970.

SHARPE, MITCHELL RAYMOND, JR., 1924-

Biography:

Educator, consultant. Born– Dec. 22, 1924, in Knoxville, Tenn. Parents– Mitchell R. and Katie Grace (Hill) Sharpe. Married– Virginia Ruth Lowry on Dec. 21, 1952. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., M.A.; studied at Emory University. Instructor at Auburn University; technical writer and supervisor of technical writers at Marshall Space Flight Center; consultant and historian at National Air and Space Museum, Washington, and at Alabama Space and Rocket Center; associate editor of Space Journal, 1957-1959; contributor to serials and yearbooks. Won Robert H. Goddard Essay Award in history of rocketry, 1968, 1975; awarded Tsiolkkovsky Gold Medal of USSR, 1972.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 29R; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.

Publication(s):

Development of the Lifesaving Rocket; a Study in 19th Century Technical Fallout. Marshall Space Flight Center, Ala.; George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, 1969.

Dividends from Space. New York; Crowell, 1971.

“It Is I, Sea Gull;” Valentina Tereshkova, First Woman in Space. New York; Crowell, 1975.

Living in Space; the Astronaut and His Environment. New York; Doubleday, 1969.

The Rocket Team. New York; Crowell, 1979.

Satellites and Probes; the Development of Unmanned Space Flight. New York; Doubleday, 1970.

Yuri Gagarin; First Man in Space. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1969.

Joint_Publication(s):

Applied Astronautics; an Introduction to Space Flight. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1963.

Basic Astronautics; an Introduction to Space Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1962.

SHARRY, JOHN JOSEPH, 1925-

Biography:

Dentist, educator, editor. Born– Feb. 11, 1925, in Summerville, Mass. Parents– Thomas Martin and Mary Redmond (Murphy) Sharry. Married– Rachel Thompson on Jan. 30, 1952. Children– Three. Education– Tufts University, B.S., D.D.M; residency in oral surgery at University of Alabama Dental School. Assistant professor and director of Office of Learning Resources at University of Alabama Dental School; director of cleft palate program for State of Alabama, 1957-1959; taught at dental schools at Universities of Illinois, South Carolina, and Texas; wrote articles for and was editor of journals and books in dental prosthodontics.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1980.

Editor:

Complete Denture Prosthodontics. New York; Blakiston, McGraw-Hill, 1962.

Symposium on Complete Dentures. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1964.

Joint_Editor:

Rare Books and Collections of the Reynolds Historical Library; a Bibliography. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1968.

SHAW, NATE (Pseudonym)

See:

Cobb, Ned

SHEEHAN, ELIZABETH HOUSTON WINSTON, 1881-

Biography:

Poet, historical columnist. Born– Feb. 3, 1882, in Sumter Co., Ala. Parents– Charles Henry and Irene Houston (Park) Winston. Married– William Thomas Sheehan on Nov. 12, 1907. Children– Four. Education– attended Alabama Conference Female College (Huntingdon) and Baylor University. Wrote column for Montgomery Advertiser as well as poetry and historical sketches; worked for Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama State Tax Department, and the Resettlement Administration. Member– Daughters of the American Revolution and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Source:

Alabama Blue Book and Social Register; files at Jacksonville State University.

Publication(s):

Battle at the Bend. Montgomery, Ala.?; author, 1959.

Bright in Mosaic. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1920.

Calico Queens. Montgomery, Ala.?; s.n., 1951.

The Conestoga Wagon. Cynthiana, Ky.; Hohson Book Press, 1945.

Me’en Buddy. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1926.

Night on the Terrace; a Sequence of Love Poems. New York; Paebar, 1942.

Poems. Montgomery, Ala.; Shamrock Press, 1968.

Young Pioneers. Montgomery, Ala.; Dixie Book Co., 1936.

SHEPARD, KATHERINE, 1881?-1962.

Biography:

Born about 1881 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Married– William Thrower Shepard in 1901. Children– Four. Lived at De Funiak Springs, Fla., and later at Foley. Died at Opp, Ala., Sep. 18, 1962.

Source:

Opp Public Library, Opp, Ala.

Publication(s):

Farther Fairer Seas. Atlanta; Bozart, 1928.

Manna Tree, Poems. New York; Exposition Press, 1954.

SHEPARD, TAZEWELL TAYLOR, JR., 1921-

Biography:

Naval officer, business executive. Born– Jan. 22, 1921, in Mobile, Ala. Parents– Tazewell Taylor and Martha (Webb) Shepard. Married– Julia Ann Sparkman. Children– One. Education– U.S. Naval Academy, B.S.; U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, M.S.; U.C.L.A., M.S. Entered Navy as ensign in 1942, advancing to Rear Vice-Admiral in 1968; naval aide to White House 1961-1964; later commanded USS Aucilla and USS Princeton; deputy director of operations for Joint Chiefs of Staff; director of East Asia and Pacific Region office of the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs; commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 2 and of Joint Strategic Integrated Planning System until retirement in 1973; subsequently executive vice president of Occidental International, subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1978.

Publication(s):

John F. Kennedy; Man of the Sea. New York; William Morrow, 1965.

SHEPPARD, MONA, 1907-1992

Biography:

Federal administrator, consultant. Born in 1907 in Central Hills, Ala. Parents– Edgar Morgan and Allie Sheppard. Education– Studied creative writing at University of Alabama. Tried unsuccessfully to sell short stories in New York; correspondence clerk for U.S. Treasury Department; during World War II managed correspondence for War Manpower Commission; after war was organization and methods examiner for National Archives; helped organize correspondence for Veterans Administration; vice president of Leahy & Co., a New York management consultant.  Died November 14, 1992.

Source:

Coronet (March 1956).

Publication(s):

Plain Letters. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1955.

SHERER, ROBERT GLENN, JR., 1940-

Biography:

Historian; college professor. Born– Mar. 13, 1940, in Jasper, Ala. Parents– Robert Glenn and Ester Lee (Brakefield) Sherer. Married– Amelia Ann Brookshire, June 2, 1968. Children– Two. Education– attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Yale University; University of North Carolina, A.B., 1962; Ph.D., 1970; Brown University, M.A., 1967.  Taught at Stetson University (Florida), 1969-71; Alcorn State (Louisiana), 1971-74; Wiley  State College (Texas), 1974-  .   Member of Organization of American Historians, the American Studies Association, the Association for The Study of Afro-American Life and History, the Southern Historical Association, and the Texas Historical Association. Awarded Rockefeller Fellowship at Yale, 1962-63.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Subordination or Liberation?; The Development and Conflicting Theories of Black Education in Nineteenth Century Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.

SHILLITO, MARTHA LYMAN, 1892-

Biography:

Poet, columnist, lecturer. Born– in 1892 in Birmingham. Parents– Henry Dickinson and Lucy (Meredith) Lyman. Married– Walter Frederick Shillito in Dec. 1916. Children– Two. Education– attended Randolph Macon College. Assistant editor of The Alabama Club Woman; edited column about Alabama writers; president of Poetry Society of Alabama; dean of poetry of Alabama Writers Conclave; member Birmingham Quill Club, Birmingham Poetry Club, and National League of American Pen Women; lectured and judged poetry competitions; wrote for radio productions.

Source:

American Women, 1939-1940.

Publication(s):

Singing Flame. Dallas, Tex.; Kaleidograph Press, 1937.

Contributor:

Historic Homes of Alabama and Their Tradition. Birmingham Publishing Co., 1935.

SHIPPS, JAN BARNETT, 1929-

Biography:

Social worker, educator. Born– Oct. 4, 1929, in Hueytown, Ala. Parents– William M. and Thalia (Bell) Barnett. Married– Anthony M. Shipps on May 25, 1949. Children– One. Education– Utah State University, B.S.; University of Colorado, M.A., Ph.D. Social worker in Chicago and Detroit 1951-1960; project coordinator for Kinsey Institute for Sex Research, Indiana University 1969-1971; instructor Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; helped edit Dialogue, a Journal of Mormon Thought. Received fellowships from American Association of University Women and from Latter Day Saints Church; member of Natural History Society; American, Western, and Mormon Historical Associations; and Organization of American Historians.

Source:

Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1978.

Publication(s):

Mormonism; the Story of a New Religious Tradition. Urbana, Ill.; University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Twentieth-Century Mormonism And The Secular Establishment. Odgen, Utah; Weber State College Press, 1988.

SHIRLEY, PHILIP

Advertising executive; author.  Born– Alabama.  Married–Virginia Shirley.  Chairman and CEO of Godwin Group ad agency, Jackson, Mississippi.  Finalist for Jefferson Prize for Oh Don’t You Cry for Me, 2008.

Sources;

www.philipshirley.com

Publications;

Oh Don’t You Cry for Me.  2008.

The White Lie.  Mindbridge Press, 2014.

Joint_Publications:

Sweet Spot:  125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger.  Triumph Books, 2009.

SHORT, CARROLL DALE, 1950-

Biography:

Journalist, writer, graphics and audiovisual technician. Born– Oct. 25, 1950, in Birmingham. Parents– Benjamin J. and Carolyn June (Brasfield) Short. Married– Mary McCordon Mar. 21, 1981. Education– attended Samford University and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Worked at Samford University as photographer 1967-1968, for Daily Mountain Eagle 1968-1970, for Shades Valley Sun 1970-1971, for Community News 1971-1975, and for Birmingham News 1975-1977; employed by Alabama School of Fine Arts 1977-1980; self-employed by Raintree Media after 1980; worked part-time after 1971 for Department of Communication Arts at University of Alabama at Birmingham; published in several periodicals. Won Redbook Fiction Award, 1977; Hackney Literary Prize, and Southern Literary Festival prizes.

Source:

Carroll Dale Short, Birmingham, Ala.

Publication(s):

A Mountain Chord, a collection of one-act plays produced in 1978 by Berea College in Kentucky.

SHORT, JOHN W., 1952-

Biography:
Senior environmental scientist at Weston Solutions, Montgomery. Published a number of papers on Alabama ferns.
Source:
University of Alabama Press Catalog, 2012.
Joint_Publications:
Ferns of Alabama. University of Alabama Press, 2012.

SHOUSE, SARAH NEWMAN, 1932-

Biography:

Educator. Born– May 9, 1932, in Cleveland, Tenn. Parents– Pryor L. and _____ (Cooper) Newman. Married– William F. Shouse on Aug. 20, 1954. Children– Three. Education– Vanderbilt University, B.A., M.A.; Auburn University, Ph.D.; attended Exeter College, Oxford University. Taught at Murphy High School, Mobile, 1955-1957; Emory and Henry College 1964-1965; and Alabama A & M University after 1968; taught at University of Mississippi 1986-1987; contributor to periodicals.

Source:

Sarah N. Shouse, Normal, Ala.

Publication(s):

Hillbilly Realist; Herman Clarence Nixon of Possum Trot. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1986.

Editor;

H. C. Nixon’s “Lower Piedmont Country.” 1984 reprint.

SHPAKOVSKII, ANATOLII IGNATEVICH, 1895-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Feb. 27, 1895, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Education– Lyubgyana University, Yugoslavia. Taught in Yugoslavia, 1927-1941; in Germany, 1950-1951, and Jacksonville State University, 1957-1965; moved to Huntsville after retirement.

Source:

Anatol von Spakovsky; also from his book Freedom, Determinism, Indeterminism.

Publication(s):

Freedom, Determinism, Indeterminism. The Hague; M. Nijhoff, 1963.

Die Perspektiven einer Kultur ueberhaupt und der Westeuropaeischen im besonderen. West Berlin; Unger-Verlag, 1961.

Reflections and Impressions. Huntsville, Ala.; s.n., 1970.

SIBERT, WILLIAM LUTHER, 1860-1935

Biography:

Army officer, engineer. Born– Oct. 12, 1860, in Gadsden, Ala. Parents– William Joshua and Marietta (Ward) Sibert. Married– Mary Margaret Cummings in Sept. 1887. Children– Eight. Married– Juliet Roberts in June 1917. Married– Evelyn Clyne Bairnsfather on June 8, 1922. Education– attended University of Alabama, 1878-1880; U.S. Military Academy, B.S. Served in U.S. Army Engineers 1884-1920; worked on rivers in Kentucky; on construction of ship channel connecting Great Lakes; instructor in Civil Engineering School of Application; chief for Eighth Army; chief engineer and general manager of Manila and Dagupan Railroad; in charge of Louisville and Pittsburgh River District; member of Isthmian Canal Commission at Gatun Locks for Panama Canal; chairman of flood prevention for China’s Huan River; first U.S. division of troops in France, 1917; commanded Southeastern Department of Charleston; organized and directed U.S. Army’s Chemical Warfare Service; after retirement in 1920 chairman and chief engineer for Alabama State Docks Commission; chairman, board of engineers and geologists in 1928 to report on feasibility of Boulder Dam; president American Association of Port Authorities 1919-1930.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, vol. 35.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Construction of the Panama Canal. New York; D. Appleton, 1915.

Report of Board of Engineers on the Huan River Conservancy Project in the Provinces of Kiangsiu and Anhui, China. Washington, D.C.; American National Red Cross, 1914.

SIBLEY, CELESTINE, 1917-1999

Biography:

Journalist, author. Born– May 23, 1917, in Holley, Fla; grew up in Creola, Alabama. Parents–  Henry Colley and Evelyn Barber Colley; adopted at age seven by her stepfather, Wesley Reeder Sibley. Married– James W. Little, August 30, 1936. Children– Three. Married– Jack Strong. Education– attended Spring Hill College and University of Florida. Began her career as a cub reporter at age 15 for Mobile Press-Register; reporter for the Pensacola News-Journal, 1936-41;   reporter (1941) and columnist (1944) for Atlanta Constitution; wrote four columns a week for many years, the last one a few weeks before her death. Award honorary doctorates by Spring Hill College and Emory University.  Received the Ralph McGill Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism, 1990; the National Society of News Columnists Lifetime Achievement Award, 1999.  Named to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2007 and a Georgia Woman of Achievement, 2010.  Won awards from Associated Press, Georgia Conference on Social Work, and Dixie Council of Authors. The Press Gallery in the Georgia State Capitol was named in her honor.  Died August 15, 1999.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

Ah, Sweet Mystery. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.

Celestine Sibley, Reporter.  Hill Street Press, 2001.

Celestine Sibley Sampler.  Peachtree Publishers, 1997.

Children, My Children– a Novel. New York; Harper & Row, 1981.

Christmas in Georgia, Five Stories. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1964.

Day by Day with Celestine Sibley. New York; Doubleday, 1975.

Dear Store; an Affectionate Portrait of Rich’s. New York; Doubleday, 1967.

Especially at Christmas. New York; Doubleday, 1969.

For All Seasons. Atlanta; Peachtree Publishers, 1984.

Jincey. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1978.

The Magical Realm of Sallie Middleton. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor House, 1980.

The Malignant Heart. New York; Doubleday, 1970.

Mothers Are Always Special. New York; Doubleday, 1970.

Peachtree Street, U. S. A.; an Affectionate Portrait of Atlanta. New York; Doubleday, 1963

A Place Called Sweet Apple. New York; Doubleday, 1963.

Small Blessings. New York; Doubleday, 1977.

The Sweet Apple Gardening Book. New York; Doubleday, 1972.

Tokens of Myself: A Memoir.  Longstreet Press, 1990.

Turned Funny: A Memoir.  Harper, a988.

Young ‘uns; a Celebration. New York; Harper & Row, 1982.

Kate Mulcay Mistory Series:

Ah Sweet Mystery.  HarperCollins, 1991.

Straight as an Arrow.  HarperCollins, 1992.

Dire Happenings at Scratch Ankle.  HarperCollins, 1993.

Plague of Kinfolks.  HarperCollins, 1995.

Spider in the Sink.  HarperCollins, 1997.

 

Joint_Publication(s):

Atlanta, a Brave and Beautiful City. Atlanta; Peachtree Publisher, 1986.

Callaway Gardens, the Unending Season. Atlanta; Longstreet, 1989.

Papers;

The papers of Celestine Sibley are held by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta.

SIDDONS, ANNE RIVERS

Biography:

Journalist, author. Born– Fairburn, Ga. Married. Children– Four. Education– graduated from Auburn University 1958. Advertising copywriter; wrote for Georgia Magazine; senior editor of Atlanta Magazine.

Source:

Files of Alabama Public Library Service; Contemporary Authors, Vol. 101.

Publication(s):

Fox’s Earth. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1981.

Go Straight on Peachtree. Garden City, N.Y.; Dolphin Books, 1978.

Heartbreak Hotel. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1976.

Homeplace. New York; Harper and Row, 1987.

The House Next Door. New York; Simon and Schuster, 1978.

John Chancellor Makes Me Cry. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1975.

Kings Oak. New York; Harper/Collins, 1990.

Outer Banks. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.

Peachtree Road. New York; Harper and Row, 1988.

SIDES, WAYNE, 1948-

Biography:

Graphic artist, performing arts director. Born– Jan. 22, 1948 in Anniston, Ala. Parents– Jack and Martha N. Sides. Education– attended Ayers State Technical College, Gadsden State Junior College, and Jacksonville State University; University of Alabama, B.A.; Pratt Institute M.F.A. Artist-in-residence in Blount Co. and Decatur schools; choreographer, concertmaster, and theater director in Decatur and Blount Co.; exhibited his photography 1972-1984; member, Mayor’s Council for the Arts in Decatur; advisor to Alabama State Arts Council and Alabama State Board of Education; after 1982 assistant in Art/Photography Department of Pratt Institute.

Source:

Wayne Sides, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Publication(s):

Sideshow. S.l.; s.n., 1979.

White Nights. S.l.; Thunderhouse, 1984.

SIKORA, FRANK

Biography:

Journalist.  Born– Byesville, Ohio.  Reporter for the Gadsden Times and the Birmingham News, 1967-1997.  Received the 2014 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Alabama School of Communication, 2014.

Publications;

Judge:  The Life and Opinions of Birmingham’s Frank M. Johnson Jr.  Black Belt  Press, 1992.

Let us Now Praise Famous Women: A Memoir.  Fire Ant Books, 2005.

Until Justice Rolls Down:  The Birmingham Church Bombing Case.  Fire Ant Books, 2005.

Editor;

Hear the Bugles Calling:  My Three Wars as a Combat Infantryman.  NewSouth Books, 2001.

Selma, Lord, Selma.  University of Alabama Press, 1997.

SIMMONS, EDWARD N., 1914-

Biography:

Aviator, airlines employee. Born– 1914 in Birmingham. Education– graduated from Southern Airways Flying School. Flying instructor at Birmingham Southern College; flight instructor during World War II for Army Air Forces; worked for Transcontinental, Western, and Trans-World Airlines. Member– American Society of Arms Collectors and Southern California Arms Collectors.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.

Joint_Publication(s):

Confederate Arms. Harrisburg, Pa.; s.n., 1957.

Co-Publisher:

The Confederate Brass-framed Colt & Whitney. Falls Church, Va.; Albaugh and Simmons, 1955.

SIMMONS, OTIS DAVIS, 1928-

Biography:

Singer, educator. Born– Apr. 27, 1928 in Kansas City, Kan. Parents– Jesse and Nannie (Bell) Simmons. Married– Willetta Moore on June 5, 1955. Children– One. Education– University of Kansas, B.M.E, M.M.F, Ph.D.; studied with several vocal coaches. U.S. Army 1949-1953; taught Philander Smith College 1955-1958, Texas Southern University 1958-1960; Southern University 1965-1966 and at Alabama State University after 1966, where he was chairman of music division and dean of College of Arts; performed with Houston Summer Symphony and with Kansas City Philharmonic Male Chorus.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 57; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1976.

Publication(s):

Foundation Course in Musicianship. Dubuque, Iowa; W. C. Brown Co., 1967.

Teaching Music in Urban Schools. Boston; Crescendo, 1975.

SIMS, GEORGE E., 1954-

Biography:

Historian; professor of history; college administrator.  Born– 1954 in Selma, Ala. Parents– Elwood and Sarah Sims. Married– Ellen Guice. Education– Samford University, B.A.; Emory University, M.A., Ph.D.  Professor of history at Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas, 1981-1986; professor and administrator at Belmont College, 1986-2001; vice-president for academic affairs, Muskingum College, 2001-2005; Associate vice-president for academic affairs, Spring Hill College, 2005; named provost at Spring Hill, 2007.

Source:

Dust jacket to The Little Man’s Big Friend; Wayland College catalog; Spring Hill website

Publication(s):

The Little Man’s Big Friend; James E. Folsom in Alabama Politics, 1946-1958. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.

SIMS, HENRY UPSON, 1873-1961

Biography:

Attorney, writer. Born– June 27, 1873, in Columbus, Miss. Parents– William Henry and Elizabeth Louisa (Upson) Sims. Education– University of Virginia, B.A.; Harvard LL.B.; University of Alabama, LL.D.; Southwestern College, LL.D. Practiced law in Birmingham 1899-1933 and 1943-1953; chairman Central Committee Legal Advisory Board in 1917; member Special Supreme Court of Alabama to decide constitutionality of salary reduction bill in 1933. Honorary member Canadian Bar Association and associate member New York Bar Association.

Source:

Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. IV; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

Chancery Pleading and Practice in Alabama. Chicago; Callagham & Co., 1909.

Covenants Which Run with the Land Other than Covenants of Title. Chicago; Callagham & Co., 1901.

The Genealogy of the Sims Family of Virginia, the Carolinas and the Gulf States. Kansas City, Mo.; E. L. Mendenhall, 1940.

The Genealogy of the Worthington Family of Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia and Ohio. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1937.

Occasional Addresses and Legal Essays. Birmingham, Ala.; Henry Upson Sims, 1926.

The Origin and Development of the Civilization of the Gulf States. New Orleans; Pelican Co., 1952.

The Problem of Reforming Judicial Administration in America. IV; the Problem of Reforming the Bar. Charlottesville, Va.; s.n., 1917.

A Treatise on Covenants Which Run with Land. Chicago; Callagham, 1901.

Annotator_For:

The Restatement of the Law of Contracts as Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute. St. Paul; American Law Institute, 1937.

The Restatement of the Law of Property, as Adopted and Promulgated by the American Law Institute. St. Paul; American Law Institute, 1947.

Editor:

150 Great Hymns in the English Language. Richmond, Va.; Dietz Press, 1949.

SIZEMORE, MARGARET DAVIDSON, 1910-1998

Biography:

Educator. Born– June 24, 1910, Birmingham. Parents– Daniel and Jessie Curtis Sizemore.  Married– James Middleton Sizemore. Children– Two. Married– Edward Douglas, ca. 1982. Education– Samford University, A.B., M.A.;  Degre Normal from the Sorbonne in Paris, France; studied at Western Reserve University and University of Alabama. Taught at Woodlawn High School, Birmingham and at Howard College (Samford University); dean of women at Samford from 1950-1970 and assistant to president 1970 to retirement in 1986. Helped bring the Pi Delta Phi French honorary to Howard in 1953. Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, member of Alabama Guidance Association, Forney Historical Society, Alabama Historical Commission, and National Society of Arts and Letters. Margaret S. Douglass Endowed Scholarship at Samford is named in her honor;  Birmingham’s Woman of the Year, 1962.  Died January 16, 1998.

Source: Personalities of the South, 1976; Birmingham News, Aug. 17. 1986; obituary, January 18, 1998.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Amazing Marriage of Marie Eustis and Josef Hofmann. Columbia; University of South Carolina Press, 1965.

SKAGGS, MERRILL MAGUIRE, 1937-2008

Biography:

Literary scholar; university professor and administrator.  Born– Oct. 1, 1937, in Florala, Ala. Parents– John Henry and Clyde (Merrill) Maguire. Married– Calvin Lee Skaggs, Aug. 19, 1960. Children– Two. Education– Stetson University, B.A.; Duke University, Ph.D. Part-time teacher at Teachers College, Columbia University 1969-1973; taught at Drew University, 1971-2008; Dean of the Graduate School at Drew, 1986-92. Member Modern Language Association, Society for Values in Higher Education, Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Published articles in professional journals and anthologies. Received the Edd Winfield Parks Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, 1973.  Presidential Award, Drew University, 2006. Died November 3, 2008.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online

Publication(s):

After The World Broke In Two; the Later Novels of Willa Cather. Charlottesville, Va.; University Press of Virginia, 1990.

Axes:  Willa Cather and William Faulkner.  University of Nebraska Press, 2007.

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Notes. Lincoln, Neb.; Cliff Notes, 1969.

The Folk of Southern Fiction. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1973.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Mother Person. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.

Violence, the Arts, and Cather.  2007.

Willa Cather:  New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions.  2008.

Editor;

Willa Cather’s New York.  East Brunswick, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000.

SKAGGS, WILLIAM H., 1861-

Biography:

Public official, banker. Born– 1861 in Talladega Co., Ala. Married– Julia Otis. Mayor of Talladega when water system, fire department, and public school system established and other improvements effected; president of Bank of Talladega.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

Publication(s):

The Southern Oligarchy; an Appeal in Behalf of the Silent Masses of Our Country against the Despotic Rule of the Few. New York; Devin-Adair Co., 1924.

SKIPPER, G. C., 1939-

Biography:

Journalist, business executive, children’s author. Born– Mar. 22, 1939, in Ozark, Ala. Parents– G. C. and Ada (Price) Skipper. Married– Dorothy Wright on March 26, 1960. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A. Reporter for Huntsville Times, 1961-1965; public relations agent for United Airlines, 1966-1971; Midwest news bureau chief for Travel Weekly, 1970-1972; executive editor Hitchcock Pub. Co., 1973-1976; vice president public relations for Al Paul Lefton Co., Philadelphia, after 1976.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 14NR.

Publication(s):

Battle of Britain. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

Battle of Leyte Gulf. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

Battle of Midway. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

Battle of Stalingrad. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

Battle of the Atlantic. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

Battle of the Coral Sea. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1984.

D-Day; the Normandy Invasion. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

Death of Hitler. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

Fall of the Fox, Rommel. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

The Ghost in the Church. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1976.

The Ghost at Manor House. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1978.

Goering and the Luftwaffe. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

Invasion of Poland. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1983.

Invasion of Sicily. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

McArthur and the Philippines. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1982.

Mussolini; a Dictator Dies. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1981.

The Night in the Attic. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1976.

Pearl Harbor. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1983.

Submarines in the Pacific. Chicago; Children’s Press, 1980.

SLAYDEN, THELMA THOMSON, 1907-1977

Biography:

Executive in women’s groups, writer. Born– Oct. 7, 1907, in Ashland, Ala. Parents– Thomas and Annie (Roberts) Thompson. Married– Walter Scott Slayden on June 3, 1934. Education– attended Georgia State College for Women, University of Georgia, Emory University, Columbia University, and the University of Marburg, Germany. Member executive board of Y. M. C. A.; member National League of American Pen Women, National Federation of Women’s Clubs, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Writer’s Club; honored in 1949 for work for National Leprosy Act, and in 1952 for work for Woodmen of the World. Died December 21, 1977.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1961.

Publication(s):

Give Us This Night. New York; Arcadia House, 1939.

Make Haste, My Beloved. New York; Austin-Phelps, 1952.

Miracle in Alaska. New York; F. Fell, 1963.

SLEDGE, EUGENE BONDURANT, 1923-2001

Biography:

U.S.Marine; biologist; university professor. Born– Nov. 4, 1923, Mobile, Ala. Education– attended Marion Military Institute and Georgia Institute of Technology; Auburn University, B.S., 1949, M.S., 1955; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1960.  Volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942; served in the Pacific with the 1st Marine Division.  Discharged with the rank of Corporal, 1946.  Research assistant at Auburn University, 1953-1955 and at University of Florida 1956-1959; with Division of Plant Industries for Florida State Department of Agriculture, 1959-62; professor of biology at the University of Montevallo, 1962-1990. His book With the Old Breed was used for the Ken Burns series on World War II and for the HBO series The Pacific. Died March 3, 2001.

Source:

With the Old Breed.

Publication(s):

China Marine: An Infantryman’s Life after World War II.  University of Alabama Press, 2002; rept. Oxford University Press, 2003.

With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa. Novato, Calif.; Presidio Press, 1981.

SLOAN, STEPHEN CHARLES, 1944-

Biography:

Athlete, coach. Born– Aug. 19, 1944, in Austin, Tex. Parents– Charles Lester and Virginia (Byrd) Sloan. Married– Brenda Fau on May 12, 1968. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A. Member Atlanta Falcons football team, 1966-1967; became head football coach at Vanderbilt University, 1973; at Texas Tech, 1975; at University of Mississippi, 1977, and Duke University, 1983. In 1980 named by Jaycees as one of 10 Outstanding Young Men in America.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1982.

Publication(s):

A Whole New Ball Game. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1975.

Joint_Publication(s):

Calling Life’s Signals; the Steve Sloan Story. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Zonderman Press, 1967.

SMALL, ROBERT VAN DYKE, 1924-

Biography:

Psychologist, writer, lecturer. Born– Nov. 29, 1924 in Abbeville, Ala. Parents– John and Della Small. Eucation; Morehouse College, B.A.; Atlanta University, M.A.; studied at Rutgers University. In U.S. Army, 1943-1945; research assistant at Atlanta University, 1950-1951; practiced psychology for Federal government, 1965-1969; assistant professor and consulting psychologist at Mercer College, Trenton, N.J., after 1969; free-lance writer and lecturer. Received honorary doctorate in 1969 from American Bible Institute.

Source:

International Authors and Writers, 1977; Living Black American Authors; Writers Directory.

Publication(s):

Confrontation with Hangups. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1973.

Crystals of Indoctrination.  New York:  Exposition Press, 1982.

Darkness Where the Light Fails to Shine. Hicksville, N.Y.; Exposition Press, 1976.

The Legal Slaughter of Peace. New York; Comet Press, 1952.

Undercurrents. New York; Vantage, 1971.

The Victims. New York; Exposition Press, 1968.

SMALLWOOD, VIVIAN, 1912-

Biography:

Banker, poet. Born– Nov. 7, 1912 in Vinegar Bend, Ala. Education– Murphy High School, Mobile; attended Huffstetler Business College. Worked for American National Bank in Mobile. Received several certificates in banking; member of American Institute of Banking, Women’s Club of Chickasaw (Alabama), Alabama State Poetry Society, and Alabama Writers Conclave; in 1972 received Today’s Woman Award in Mobile.

Source:

Alabama’s Distinguished, 1973-1974.

Publication(s):

And Finding No Mouse There; Poems. Mobile, Ala.; Negative Capability Press, 1983.

Window to the South. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1972.

SMELLEY, SUSAN B., 1912-

Biography:

Housewife. Born– Apr. 8, 1912, in Tuscaloosa Co., Ala. Married– Joe [Smelley?] on July 21, 1927. Children– Reared 3 orphaned children. At age five was stricken with polio; worked in box factory during World War II.

Source:

Susan Smelley’s autobiography.

Publication(s):

Susan’s Autobiography. New York; Carlton Press, 1968.

SMITH, ALGERNON LUNDY, 1868-1964

Biography:

Businessman. Born– Jan. 9, 1868, in Prattville, Ala. Parents– Benjamin F. and Sarah Holt Smith. Married– Carrie J. Brown at Anniston, Ala., June 20, 1893. Children– Two. Education– attended Howard College in Marion. Joined brother in business and established agencies in Texas and Louisiana for Daniel Pratt Gin Co.; purchased controlling interest in Barbour Machine Works, Anniston; became president in 1898 of Texas Machine Co.; in 1901 became purchasing agent for Continental Gin Co. and in 1904 put in charge of sales east of Mississippi River, in 1910 for all sales; made vice president; in 1934 became president of Continental Gin; resigned 1938 to become vice chairman of board of directors. A Baptist and trustee of Judson College.  Died October 27, 1964.

Source:

Alabama Blue Book and Social Register; Continental Gin Company and Its Fifty-two Years of Service.

Publication(s):

Continental Gin Company and Its Fifty-two Years of Service. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Pub. Co., 1952.

SMITH, ANDREW REID, II, 1926-2009

Biography:

Writer, photographer, businessman. Born– Biloxi, Miss. February 25, 1926; reared in Demopolis, Ala., at family home, Bluff Hall; lived later in Prattville, Ala. Parents– Charles Singleton Smith and Bertha Broun Smith. Married– Jule Barnes, 1946.  Children– Four. Education– attended Huntingdon College; studied writing at University of Alabama under Hudson Strode and Edwin Kimbrough. Reporter for Montgomery Advertiser in late 1940s; assistant publicity director for State of Alabama; owned building materials business in Prattville which burned in 1958; he and wife ran Beaux-Arts Studios. Died July 25, 2009.

Source:

Files at Alabama Public Library Service; obituary, Montgomery Advertiser, July 27, 2009.

Publication(s):

Majestic Middle Tennessee. Prattville, Ala.; Paddle Wheel Publications, 1975.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Majesty of Natchez. Montgomery, Ala.; Paddle Wheel Publications, 1969.

SMITH, ANITA, 1942-

Biography:

Journalist. Born– Alexander City, Ala., in 1942. Education– graduated from School of Journalism at University of Alabama. Reporter for Atlanta newspaper and interested in medical subjects, being one of female reporters to write on open-heart surgery; covered Gov. Lurleen Wallace’s fight against cancer. In college received John Luskin Award for academic achievement and named “Headliner of the Year”; in 1966 won Douglass Cannon Award from Medical Association of Alabama; named Alabama’s Young Career Woman by Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs; awarded certificate of achievement by Alabama Association of Mental Retardation, and certificate from Birmingham News for creative enterprise.

Source:

Birmingham News, May 5, 1968.

Publication(s):

The Best Of Times. Birmingham, Ala.; The Best Of Times, 1989.

The Intimate Story of Lurleen Wallace; Her Crusade of Courage. Montgomery, Ala.; Communications Unlimited, 1969.

Lloyd Noland Hospital, the Legacy. Fairfield, Ala.; L. Noland Foundation, 1986.

Lloyd Noland, M.D., the Boss. Fairfield, Ala.; L. Noland Foundation, 1986.

SMITH, C. RAY 1929-1988

Biography:

Editor, author. Born March 3, 1929, in Birmingham, Ala.; son of Calvin Ray and Sara Amanda (Kelly) Smith; married Leslie Armstrong, December 17, 1971 (divorced, 1978); children–one. Education: Kenyon College, B.A., 1951; Yale University, M.A., 1958.  Career: Interior Design, New York City, assistant editor, 1958-60; Progressive Architecture, Stamford, Conn., senior editor, 1961-70;Theatre Crafts,New York City, editor, 1969-74; Interiors, New York City, editor, 1974-77.  Parsons School of Design, New York City, teacher of design history, 1977–; Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, teacher of design history, 1985–.  Membership(s): American Institute of Architects (fellow), U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology (fellow), Society of Architectural Historians, Architectural League of New York.  Died August 18, 1988.

Source:

Contemporary authors online

Publications:

The American Endless Weekend, American Institute of Architects, 1972.

Supermannerism; New Attitudes in Post-Modern Architecture, Dutton, 1977.

AIGA Graphic Design, U.S.A.; I, Watson-Guptill, 1980.

Interior Design in Twentieth-Century America; A History, Harper, 1987.

Joint_publications:

The Wood Chair in America, Estelle Brickel, 1982.

Interior Design in the Twentieth Century, Harper, 1986.

Editor:

Jo Mielziner, The Shapes of Our Theatre, C. N. Potter, 1970.

The Theatre Crafts Book of Costume, Rodale Press, 1973.

The Theatre Crafts Book of Makeup, Masks, and Wigs, Rodale Press, 1974.

John Margolies, The End of the Road, Penguin in collaboration with Hudson River Museum, 1981.

Contributor:

Contributor to Encyclopedia of Contemporary Architects, Academic American Encyclopedia, and Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art.

Contributor to magazines and newspapers, including New York, Avenue, and New York Times Magazine. Editor, Oculus, 1981–.

SMITH, CHARLES BUNYAN, 1891-

Biography:

Educator, educational administrator. Born– June 5, 1891, in Geneva Co., Ala. Parents– Isaac Bryan and Emma (Brunson) Smith. Education– science diploma from Troy State Normal School; Peabody College, B.S., M.A.; doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University; studied at Duke University. Began teaching in 1910 in Crenshaw Co., Ala.; 1917-1923 employed in Ramer, Madison, and New Market, Ala. (except for 6 months in U.S. Army); superintendent of Tallassee schools 1923-1935; director of Division of Instruction at Alabama State Department of Education; after 1937 president of Troy State Teachers College.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama; Who’s Who in America, 1954.

Publication(s):

Autobiography, Early Years, 1891-1938. Troy, Ala.; Author, 1973.

Troy State University, 1937-1970. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1970.

SMITH, CHARLES P., 1863-1929

Biography:

Businessman, public official. Born– May 20, 1863, in Sulphur Springs, Ga. Married– Minnie Holly , 1887. Children– Three. Education– Graduate, Chattanooga High School about 1880. Worked as a salesman for Vance and Kirby Hardware Company, Chattanooga, 1881-1887; associated with Smith, Echols, and Bennett Hardware,  Gadsden, 1887-1914; after 1914 ran his own insurance agency. Mayor of Gadsden 1905-1906; on Etowah Co. Draft Board during WWI. Member Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce,  and Y.M.C.A. Wrote reminiscences for Gadsden Evening Journal, later published as A History of Gadsden. Died February 16, 1929.

Source:

“Introduction” to Early History of Northeast Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia.  Ed. W. Stanley Hoole and Addie S. Hoole.  University:  Confederate Publishing Company. 1979.

Publication(s):

A History of Gadsden in Early History of Northeast Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia. University, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.

SMITH, ESTELLE SCROGGINS, 1892-1986

Biography:

Educator. Born– Feb. 2, 1892. Married– W. J. Smith in 1924. Education– Peabody College, B.S.; Columbia University, M.S. Taught at Blanch [Alabama?]; principal at Cherokee Co. Jr. High School and at Hamilton Co., Tennessee; taught at University of Tennessee and at Jacksonville State University; supervisor of education in Arkansas and 17 years in Cherokee Co., Ala.; 5 years for State of Alabama; and 3 years in Key West, Fla.; chairperson of Cherokee Co. Bicentennial Commission; founder of Pasture Fence Art Show in Centre; of several civic organizations in Cherokee Co. and in Alabama; served as historian of Centre Chamber of Commerce.

Source:

Bits and Pieces of the Heritage….; Anniston Star, Oct. 19, 1986.

Publication(s):

Bits and Pieces of the Heritage, Horizons and Festivals of Cherokee County, Alabama; a Bicentennial Publication 1976. 2 vols. Centre, Ala.; Coosa Printing Co., 1976-1977.

SMITH, EUGENE ALLEN, 1841-1927

Biography:

Geologist, educator. Born– Oct. 27, 1841, in Prattville, Ala. Parents– Samuel Parrish and Adelaide Julia Smith. Married– Jane Henry Meredity Garland on July 10, 1872. Children– Five. Education– University of Alabama, A.B.; University of Heidelberg, Germany, A.M., Ph.D.; also attended Universities of Berlin and Goettingen. Served in Confederate Army 1862-1865; assistant in Geological Survey at University of Mississippi, 1868-1877; professor of chemistry and mineralogy at University of Alabama, 1871-1873; state geologist for Alabama, 54 years beginning 1873; president of Geological Society of America in 1913. Elected to Alabama Hall of Fame, 1953.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Publication(s):

Concerning Oil and Gas in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1917.

A General Description of the Climate, and of the Geological, Topographical and Agricultural Features of the Cotton-Producing States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1884.

Geological Map of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1904.

Geological Structure and Description of the Valley Regions adjacent to the Cahaba Coal Field. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1890.

Geological Survey of Alabama; Report for the Years…. Montgomery, Ala.; W. D. Brown, 1873- (Title of the reports varies.)

The Iron Ores of Alabama. Salem; s.n., 1879.

List of the Ores and Minerals of Industrial Importance, Occurring in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; W. D. Brown, 1884.

Mineral Industries of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Printing Co., 1925.

Oil Prospecting in Mobile County. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1917.

On the Phosphates and Marls of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Smith, Alfred & Co., 1892.

Outline of the Geology of Alabama. Mobile, Ala.; Mobile Register, 1878.

Sketch of the Geology of Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons, 1892.

Tertiary and Cretaceous Strata of the Tuscaloosa, Tombigbee, and Alabama Rivers. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1887.

The Underground Water Resources of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1907.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Cement Resources of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1904.

Index to the Mineral Resources of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1904.

A Preliminary Report on the Upper Gold Belt of Alabama, in the Counties of Cleburne, Randolph, Clay, Talladega, Elmore, Coosa, and Tallapoosa. Montgomery, Ala.; J. P. Armstrong, 1896.

Report on the Cahaba Coal Field. Montgomery, Ala.; The Brown Printing Co., 1890.

Report on the Geology of the Coastal Plain of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1894.

SMITH, FRANCES SCOTT FITZGERALD, 1921-1986

Biography:

Journalist, political activist. Born– Oct. 26, 1921, in St. Paul, Minn. Parents– Francis Scott Key and Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald. Married– Samuel Jackson Lanahan. Children– Three. Married– Grove Smith. Education– Vassar College, B.A., 1942. . Wrote for Washington Post and New York Times; contributed to several periodicals; with her first husband, popular hosts in Washington in the 1950′s and 1960′s; active supporter of charitable causes and the Democratic Party.  moved to Montgomery in 1973 and lived there  the last years of her life. Elected to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 1992.  Died June 18, 1986.

Source:

Obituary; Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame website.

Publication(s):

An Alabama Journal. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1976.

Joint_Publication(s):

Don’t Quote Me. New York; Dutton, 1970.

Joint_Editor:

Bits of Paradise. New York; Scribner, 1973.

Romantic Egoists. New York; Scribner, 1974.

Papers:

The papers of Frances Scott Fitzgerald Smith are held by the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

SMITH, GARY VINCENT, 1943-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Jan. 11, 1943, in Torrington, Conn. Parents– Aylmer Vincent and Eileen (Sarkis) Smith. Married– Elizabeth F. Kucera on Sept. 16, 1966. Children– One. Education– Villanova University, B.S.; New York University, M.A.; Wesleyan University (Conn.), Ma.L.S.; Lehigh University, D.Arts. Taught political science at Ricker College, Maine, 1968-1972, Pennsylvania State University at Fogelville, 1973-1974, Moravian College (Pa.), 1974-1975, and Alabama State University after 1975.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 101.

Publication(s):

A Commentary on the Book of Amos. Nashville; Thomas F. Nelson, 198?

Nathaniel Smith of Vermont and Some of His Descendants, circa 1775-1985. Montgomery, Ala.; G. V. Smith, 1985.

Editor:

Zionism; the Dream and the Reality. New York; Barnes & Noble, 1974.

SMITH, GEORGE EVERARD KIDDER, 1913-

Biography:

Architect. Born– Oct. 1, 1913, in Birmingham. Parents– F. Hopkinson and Annie (Kidder) Smith. Married– Dorothea Fales Wilder on Aug. 22, 1942. Children– Two. Education– Princeton University, A.B., M.F.A. Registered architect in Alabama, New York, and North Carolina; architect with army engineers in Caribbean, 1940-1942; self-employed architect after 1946. Fellow of American Institute of Architects; received several fellowships, scholarships, and grants; decorated by Brazil with Order of the Southern Cross; decorated by Italy; subject of television special in 1976.

Source:

Who’s Who in America, 1984.

Publication(s):

The Architecture of the United States. 3 vols. Garden City, N.Y.; Anchor Press, 1981.

Beacon Guide to New England Houses of Worship; an Architectural Companion. Boston; Beacon Press, 1989.

Italy Builds. New York; Reinhold, 1955.

Looking At Architecture. New York; Abrams, 1990.

The New Architecture of Europe. Cleveland; World Pub. Co., 1961.

The New Churches of Europe. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

A Pictorial History of Architecture in America. American Heritage Pub. Co., 1976.

Sweden Builds. New York; A. Bonnier, 1947.

Switzerland Builds. New York; A. Bonnier, 1950.

Joint_Publication(s):

Brazil Builds. New York; A. Bonnier, 1943.