SMITH, HATTIE LITTLE, 1930-

Biography:

Secretary, business executive. Born– Dec. 11, 1930 in Belzoni, Miss. Parents– J.J. and Johnnie (Davis) Cerame. Married– H.E. Smith, Jr., on May 7, 1970. Children– Three. Education– attended Belhaven College (Miss.). Legal secretary at Chason Office, Foley, Ala.; secretary South Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce; executive secretary at Southern Pub. Co., Pensacola, Fla.; owner of Secretarial Service and Employment Placement Service, Foley; free-lance writer-reporter for Mobile Press-Register.

Source:

Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. III.

Publication(s):

Etc., by Hattie; a Collection of Columns Printed in the Mobile Press. Foley, Ala.; s.n., 1972.

SMITH, HOLLAND McTYEIRE, 1882-1967

Biography:

Marine Corps general. Born– Apr. 20, 1882 in Seale, Russell Co., Ala. Parents– John V. and Corrie E. (McTyeire) Smith. Married– Ada B. Wilkinson in 1909. Children– One. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S.; University of Alabama, LL.B. Admitted to bar in 1903 but left practice after two years; commissioned U.S. Marines in 1905 and served in France in World War I; successful trainer for combat, known as “father of modern amphibious warfare”; in World War II led marine invasions of Tarawa, Taipan, and Iwo Jima, gaining nickname “Howlin’ Mad”; later commander of fleet Marine force in Pacific; retired 1946 as full general.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4; National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. G.

Publication(s):

Coral and Brass. New York; Scribner, 1949.

SMITH, LARRY J., 1942-

Biography:

Journalist, college administrator. Born– May 27, 1942 in Albertville, Ala. Parents– Howard J. and Jo Lee Smith. Married– Brenda Jackson on July 30, 1962. Children– One. Education– Snead Junior College; Jacksonville State University, B.S. Associate editor Sand Mountain Reporter, 1963-1967; financial aid director at Jacksonville State University after 1971; president of Marshall Co. Archaeological Society and Alabama Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Source:

Larry J. Smith, Jacksonville, Ala.

Joint_Publication(s):

The History of Marshall County, Alabama, Vol. 1; Pre-History to 1939. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1969.

Editor:

Fruithurst, Alabama’s Vineyard Village. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1971.

Guntersville Remembered. Albertsville, Ala.; Creative Printers, 1989.

SMITH, LEE, 1944-

Biography:

Journalist, educator, author. Born– Nov. 1, 1944, in Grundy, Va. Married– James Seay on June 17, 1967. Children– Two. Education– attended Hollins College. Taught in Tuscaloosa 1968-1971 and feature writer, film critic, and editor for Tuscaloosa News; later taught in high schools and at University of North Carolina.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 114; Birmingham Public Library newspaper clippings.

Publication(s):

Black Mountain Breakdown. New York; Putnam, 1980.

Bob, A Dog. Chapel Hill, N.C.; Mud Puppy Press, 1988

Cakewalk. New York; Putnam, 1981.

Fair and Tender Ladies. New York; Ballantine Books, 1989.

Family Linen. New York; Putnam, 1985.

Fancy Strut. New York; Harper & Row, 1973.

The Last Day the Dogbushes Blossomed. New York; Harper & Row, 1968.

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse. New York; Putnam, 1989.

Oral History. New York; Putnam, 1983.

Something in the Wind. New York; Harper & Row, 1971.

SMITH, MURPHY DEWITT, JR., 1920-

Biography:

Librarian, author. Born– Oct. 16, 1920, in Birmingham. Parents– Murphy Dewitt and Damie Emmaline (Hogan) Smith. Education– University of Tennessee, B.A., M.A.; studied at University of Pennsylvania. Manuscript librarian at American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, 1952-1971; associate librarian after 1971. Member American Library Association, American Historical Association, Society of American Archivists, and Manuscripts Society.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R.

Publication(s):

Guide to Manuscripts Relating to the American Indian in the Library of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1966.

Guide to the Archives and Manuscript Collections of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1966.

Historical American Sketches; an Illustrated Guide to Sketches in the Manuscript Collection of the American Philosophical Society. Boston; G. K. Hall, 1984.

Oak from an Acorn; a History of the American Philosophical Society, 1770-1803. Wilmington, Del.; Scholarly Resources, 1976.

Realm of Gold; a Catalogue of Maps in the Library of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia; American Philosophical Society, 1991.

Sherman Day; Artist, Forty-niner, Engineer. Wilmington, Del.; M. Glazier, 1980.

SMITH, NELSON FOOTE, 1815-1865

Biography;

Attorney.  Born–1815, New York state.  Married–Annie May Burdine, 1849.  Children–one.  Practiced law in Carrollton. Died 1865.

 

Publications;

History of Pickens County, Alabama, from its First Settlement in 1817, to 1856.  Carrollton, Alabama; Printed at the Pickens Republican Office. , 1856; reprinted Spartanburg, SC, Reprint Company Publishers, 1980.

SMITH, ROBERT SELLERS, 1931-1996

Biography:

Attorney, businessman, educator, writer. Born– July 31, 1931, in Samson, Ala. Parents– Jackson and Rose (Sellers) Smith. Married– June Claire West in 1963. Children– Four. Education– University of Virginia, B.S., 1953; LL.B., 1958; University of Alabama, LL. M. in Taxation, 1958. Admitted to Alabama bar in 1959; assistant counsel for U.S. House of Representatives, investigation of campaign expenditures; counsel for U.S. Senate Labor and Public Welfare Commmittee, 1961-1963; instructor at University of Alabama 1963-1964; advisor to U.S. Senate Select Committee on Small Business; in private practice in Huntsville. Author of legal books.President Madison County Legal Aid Society. Member Alabama, American, and International Bar Associations. Died November 9, 1996.

Source:

Who’s Who in America online

Publication(s):

Alabama and Federal Complaint Forms. Huntsville, Ala.; Madison Pub. Co., 1983.

Alabama and Federal Plaintiff Discovery Forms.  Huntsville:  Madison Pub. Co.,

Alabama Law for the Layman. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1975.

Alabama Legal Forms, Annotated …. Atlanta; Harrison Co., 1967-68.

Forms under Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure …. Atlanta; Harrison Co., 1975.

Handbook of Law Office Forms. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Law and Lawyers in the United States.  CreateSpace, 2012.

Lawyer’s Model Letter Book. Englewood Cliffs, N.J; Prentice-Hall, 1978.

Modern Office Forms for Lawyers. Huntsville, Ala.; Madison Pub., 1969.

Joint_Publication(s):

Alabama and Federal Motion Forms.  Huntsville:  Madison Publishing Co., 1983.

Alabama and Federal Order and Judgment Forms. Huntsville, Ala.; Madison Pub. Co., 1983.

Editor;

West’s Tax Law Dictionary [annual].  St. Paul:  West Publishing Co., 1992-.

SMITH, SEBIE BIGGS, 1908-2002

Biography;

Military officer; aviator; newspaper executive.  Born–Hinds, Mississippi, November 2, 1908.  Parents– Elbert P. and Mattie Smith.  Married–Lucy Amelia Hudson, 1938.  Children–five. 1940-42, worked for Emery-Riddle School of Aviation, Miami; 1942-46, active duty with U.S.Army Air Corps (later U.S.Air Force); 1945-65, U.S.Air Force Reserve, retired 1965 with rank of colonel.  Worked as a newspaper executive in Montgomery. Inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, 1993.  Died February 28, 2002.

Publications;

My Quest to Fly:  Memories and Photographs of China, with the American and Chinese Air Forces, 1936-1940.  NewSouth Books, 2013.

SMITH, SIMON JACOB, 1894-1967

Biography:

Postal employee, musician. Born– May 26, 1894, in Alliance, Ala. Parents– Jacob and _____ Smith. Married– Vergie _____ on Nov. 5, 1916. Children– Four. Education– attended Livingston College. Worked at Bessemer Post Office for 35 years; choir director Pleasant Ridge and Canaan Baptist Churches.

Source:

Mrs. Barbara Marcus, Bessemer, Ala.

Publication(s):

Toadvine in Its Heyday. Toadvine, Ala.; s.n., 1960.

Joint_Publication(s):

Canaan Garden Spot by the Cuttacochee, 1818-1968. Bessemer, Ala.; Canaan Baptist Church, 1971.

SMITH, WILLIAM STEPHEN, 1917-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Mar. 18, 1917, in Devil’s Lake, N.D. Married– 1947. Children– Two. Education– Northern Illinois University, BEd; Stanford University, M.A., Ph.D. Taught at Northwestern State College (La.), 1950-1952; Auburn University, 1952-1977. Member Southern Speech Communication and Speech Communication Association.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

Group Problem Solving through Discussion. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.

Joint_Publication(s):

Building Better Speech. New York; Noble, 1962.

Methods and Means of Public Speaking. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.

SMYTHE-HAITHE, MABEL MURPHY, 1918-2006

Biography:

Educator, diplomat. Born– Apr. 3, 1918, in Montgomery. Parents– Harry Saunders and Josephine (Dibble) Murphy. Married– Hugh H. Smythe in 1939 (died 1977). Children– One. Married– Robert Haithe, Jr. Education– attended Spelman College, 1933-36; Mount Holyoke College, A.B. 1937; Northwestern University, M.A., 1940; University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. 1942; further study at New York University. Taught at Lincoln University, 1942-1945; Tennessee A & I State College, 1945-1946; Brooklyn College, 1946-1947; Shiga University (Japan), 1951-1953; City College of City University of New York, 1959-1960; free-lance writer, 1948-1951; high school teacher principal, New York City, 1954-1959; vice-president for research and publications, Phelps-Stokes Fund, New York City, 1969-1977;  U.S. ambassador to Cameroon, 1977-1980. Member– U.S. Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange and Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. National Commission on UNESCO; board of trustees Mount Holyoke College; Urban League of Greater New York.  Awarded the Mary McLeod Bethune Women of Achivement Award, 1981; the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Award, 1984; the U.S.Information Agency Information Service Award, 1986. Died February 7, 2006.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, vols. online; Obituary, Boston Globe, January 14, 2007.

Publication(s):

Curriculum for Understanding. S.l.; Union Free School District 13, 1965.

Some Directions in Afro-American Research. Atlanta, Ga.; Atlanta University, 1971.

Joint_Publication(s):

New Nigerian Elite. Palo Alto, Calif.; Stanford University Press, 1960.

Editor:

The Black American Reference Book. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1976.

Papers;

The papers of Mabel M. Smythe-Haithe are held by the Library of Congress.

SNAVELY, GUY EVERETT, 1881-1974

Biography:

Educator; college president. Born– Oct. 26, 1881, Antietam, Md. Parents– Charles G. and Emma (Rohrer) Snavely. Married– Ada Rittenhouse, 1905 (died 1949); married Louise Hutcheson, 1950; married Madelyn Hale, 1964. Children– Three. Education– Johns Hopkins University, A.B., 1901, Ph.D. , 1908. Registrar and professor of Romance Languages, Allegheny College, 1909-1919; dean and professor, Converse College (S.C.), 1919-1921; president Birmingham Southern College, 1921-1938 and 1955-1957; executive director, Association of American Colleges 1937-1955; consultant to U.S. Information Agency, 1954-1955; interim president Lafayette College, 1957-1958; educational consultant after 1958.  Editor, Association of American Colleges Quarterly, 1937-54. Contributed more than 200 articles to periodicals. President of Association of Urban Universities, Southern Association of Colleges, and Phi Gamma Delta Educational Foundation. Member Phi Beta Kappa; received French Legion of Honor in 1947; received honorary degrees from 23 colleges and universities. Died March 12, 1974.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

The Aesopic Fables in the Mireoir Historical of Jehan de Vignay. Baltimore; J. H. Furst, 1908.

Choose and Use Your College … New York; Harper, 1941.

The Church and the Four-Year College … New York; Harper, 1955.

History of the Southern College Association.  Southern College Association, 1945.

A Search for Excellence; Memoirs of a College Administrator. New York; Vantage Press, 1964.

Editor:

El Capitan Veneno. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1917.

Joint_Editor:

Jose; Novela. Boston; Allyn and Bacon, 1920.

SNELLGROVE, LOUIS, 1928-

Biography:

Educator. Born– May 11, 1928, in Ozark, Ala. Parents– W. D. and Floy Mae (Andrews) Snellgrove. Married– Ethel Deloney in 1949. Children– Two. Education– Emory University, B.A.; University of Alabama, M.A., Ed.D. Taught high school in Bessemer and Tuscaloosa; taught at Union University, 1960-1968; taught Lambuth College after 1968. Member Mid-Western, Southeastern, and American Psychological Associations, and the Jackson Mental Health Association.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 3

Publication(s):

Construction and Use of Inexpensive Psychological Apparatuses. Jackson, Tenn.; Union University, 1962.

Joint_Publication(s):

Equipment for Classroom Demonstration and Student Research in Experimental Psychology at High School and College Level. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1967.

Psychological Experiments and Experiences (workbook). 6th ed. New York; Harcourt, 1974.

Psychology, Its Principles and Applications. 5th ed. New York; Harcourt, 1969.

Teachers Manual and Objective Tests for Use with Psychology. 5th ed. New York; Harcourt, 1969.

SNOW, DONALD MERRITT, 1943-

Biography:

Educator. Born– June 22, 1943, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Parents– Clarence A. and Dorothea (Johnston) Snow. Married– Donna Bock on May 30, 1969. Children– One. Education– University of Colorado, B.A., M.A.; Indiana University, Ph.D. Taught at University of Alabama 1969-2007; taught one year at Air University, Montgomery; guest lecturer at Air War College, Army War College, Naval War College, and U.S. Military Academy; vice chairman of Consortium for International Studies Education after 1978.  Awarded professor emeritus status upon his retirement from the University of Alabama.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

A Guide to Computer Pre-registration. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Teaching Learning Center, the University of Alabama, 1978.

Interim Self-Study Report for the International Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences. University, Ala.; the College, 1972.

Introduction to World Politics; a Conceptual and Developmental Perspective. Washington, D.C.; University Press of America, 1981.

The Last Frontier. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1986.

National Security; Enduring Problems in a Changing World. New York; St. Martin’s, 1991

National Security, Enduring Problems of U.S. Defense Policy. New York; St. Martin’s, 1987.

The Necessary Peace; Nuclear Weapons and Superpower Relations. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1987.

The Nuclear Future; Toward a Strategy of Uncertainity. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1983.

Nuclear Strategy in a Dynamic World, American Policy in the 1980′s. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

Self-study Report of the International Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences. University, Ala.; the College, 1973.

The Shape of the Future; the Post-Cold War World. Armok, N.Y.; M. E. Sharpe, 1991.

Soviet-American Security Relations in the 1990′s. Lexington, Mass.; Lexington Books, 1989.

Joint_Publication(s):

Arms and Security in the Global Arena. New York; Holt, 1983.

Introduction to Game Theory. New York; Learning Resources in International Studies, 1975.

Introduction to Strategy. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Air Command and Staff College, 1981.

Making Strategy; an Introduction to National Security Processes and Problems. Montgomery, Ala.; Air University Press, 1988.

The Eagle’s Talons; the American Experience at War. Montgomery, Ala.; Air University Press, 1988.

Editor:

Readings in Nuclear Strategy Making. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; Air Command and Staff College, 1980.

SNOW, DOROTHEA JOHNSTON, 1909-2007

Biography:

Educator, illustrator, writer. Born– Apr. 17, 1909, in McMinnville, Tenn. Parents– Fred Russell and Theresa Ella (Mosher) Johnston. Married– Clarence A. Snow in 1929. Children– One. Education– studied at Fort Wayne Art School and the Art Institute of Chicago. Illustrator for children’s magazine in Chicago; 5 years as art director in publishing company; art teacher in Tampa, Fla.; Des Moines, Iowa; Elmhurst, Ill.; and Fort Wayne, Ind. Top Juvenile Award, Friends of American Writers, 1961; Indiana University Hoosier Authors Award, 1968. Died August 1, 2007.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Something about the Author online; newspaper file, Birmingham Public Library; Tuscaloosa News, Nov. 21, 1983.

Publication(s):

Benjamin West, Gifted Young Painter. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1967.

Billy’s Treasure. New York; Rand McNally, 1972.

By Love Bewitched. New York; Avalon, 1980.

The Charmed Circle. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1962.

Circus Boy under the Big Top. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1957.

Circus Boy, War on Wheels. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1958.

Come, Chucky, Come. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1952.

A Doll for Lily Belle. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Eli Whitney, Boy Mechanic. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.

The Fort at the Three Rivers. Ft. Wayne, Ind.; s.n., 1968.

Gardens of Love. New York; Avalon, 1982.

Golden Summer. New York; Avalon, 1983.

Henry Hudson, Explorer of the North. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1962.

Indian Chiefs. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1959.

John Paul Jones, Salt-Water Boy. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1950.

Lassie and the Mystery at Blackberry Bog. New York; Golden Press, 1956.

Lassie and the Secret of the Summer. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1958.

Listen in Your Heart. New York; Avalon, 1977.

Love’s Bright Touch. New York; Avalon, 1984.

Love’s Dream Remembered. New York; Avalon, 1979.

Love’s Wondrous Ways. New York; Avalon, 1981.

The Mystery of Ghost Burro Canyon. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.

No-Good, the Dancing Donkey. New York; Rand McNally, 1944.

Raphael Semmes, Tidewater Boy. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1963.

Samuel Morse, Inquisitive Boy. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1955.

Secret of the Silver Bird. New York; Avalon, 1980.

The Secret of the Stone Frog. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1959.

Sequoyah, Young Cherokee Guide. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1960.

A Sight of Everything. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1963.

That Certain Girl. Racine, Wisc.; Western Pub. Co., 1964.

Tomahawk Claim. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1968.

Walt Disney’s Toby Tyler. Racine, Wisc.; Whitman, 1960.

The Whistling Mountain Mystery. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs-Merrill, 1954.

Papers;

Papers of Dorothea Johnston Snow are included in the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi in Starkville.

SOLOMON, JACK, 1927-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Aug. 30, 1927, in Brantley, Ala. Parents– Marion and Lucy Hill (Payne) Hix. Married– Olivia Pienezza Feb. 5, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Troy State University, B.A.; Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.; George Peabody College, Ed.S.; advanced study at Auburn University. Taught at Kingston High School, Troy State University, Auburn University, Wallace Junior College (Selma), and Alexander City Junior College.

Source:

Anonymous.

Joint_Publication(s):

“Honey in the Rock”; the Ruby Pickens Tartt Collection of Religious Folk Songs from Sumter County, Alabama. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1991.

Sweet Bunch of Daisies; Folk Songs Collected in Alabama. Bessemer; Colonial Press, 1991.

Joint_Compiler:

Cracklin Bread and Asfidity; Folk Recipes and Remedies. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

Ghosts and Goosebumps; Ghost Stories, Tall Tales, and Supersititions from Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

Zickery Zan; Childhood Folklore. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1980.

SOLOMON, MARTHA McLAUGHLIN, 1941-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Dec. 31, 1941. Married– Harry Solomon. Children– Two. Education– Rice University, B.A.; University of Texas, M.A., Ph.D. Taught speech communication at Auburn University; editor of Southern Speech Communication Journal; vice president of Southern Speech Communication Association; published in several scholarly speech journals. Member Rhetoric Society of America.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982; files at Auburn University; book jacket for Emma Goldman.

Publication(s):

Emma Goldman. Boston; Twayne, 1987.

A Voice of Their Own; the Woman Suffrage Press, 1840-1910. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Joint_Publication(s):

Anna Howard Shaw; Suffrage Orator and Social Reformer. New York; Greenwood Press, 1991.

SOLOMON, OLIVIA, 1937-

Biography:

University employee. Born– June 1, 1937 in Tallassee, Ala. Parents– Harry and Mackie (Hornsby) Pienezza. Married– Jack Solomon, Feb. 5, 1960. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.A., M.A. Employed by Auburn University, Troy State University, and Auburn University at Montgomery.

Source:

Anonymous.

Publication(s):

Five Folk Comedies for Today’s Juvenile Stage. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals, 1983.

Wild Wildwood Flower and Other Deep South Tales. University, Ala.; Portals Press, 1979.

Joint_Publication(s):

“Honey in the Rock”; the Ruby Pickens Tartt Collection of Religious Folk Songs from Sumter County, Alabama. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1991.

Sweet Bunch of Daisies; Folk Songs Collected in Alabama. Bessemer, Ala.; Colonial Press, 1991.

Joint_Compiler:

Cracklin Bread and Asfidity; Folk Recipes and Remedies. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

Ghosts and Goosebumps; Ghost Stories, Tall Tales, and Superstitions from Alabama. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1981.

Zickery Zan; Childhood Folklore. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1980.

SORENSEN, VIRGINIA EGGERTSEN, 1912-1991

Biography:

Writer. Born– Feb. 12, 1912 in Provo, Utah. Parents– Claud E. and Helen El Deva Blackett Eggertson. Married– Frederick Sorenson, August 16, 1933.  Children–two.  Married– Alec Waugh, July 15, 1969.  Education– Brigham Young University, B.A., 1933; further study at the School of Journalism at University of Missouri and at Stanford University .  Lived in several university towns where her husband taught, including Auburn.  Published poems, articles, and stories in journals and periodicals, as well as adult  novels and children’s books; taught creative writing at Auburn and other universities and started a student literary magazine. Active in social causes, including the provision of public library services in Alabama. A member of the Authors League and International PEN. Received a Guggenheim fellowship to Mexico,  1946-1947 and to Denmark, 1954-55..  Received the Children’s Book Award from the Child Study Association of America in 1955 for Plain Girl, and the Newbery Medal for Miracles on Maple Hill in 1957.  Died December 24, 1991.

Source:

Writers Directory, 1982; newspaper clippings at Birmingham Public Library; Contemporary Authors online.; Something about the Author, vol. 15 (1993).

Publication(s):

Around the Corner. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1971.

Curious Missie. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1953.

The Evening and the Morning. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1949.

Friends of the Road. New York; Atheneum, 1978.

The House Next Door; Utah 1896. New York; Scribner, 1954.

Kingdom Come. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1960.

A Little Lower than Angels. New York; Knopf, 1942.

Lotte’s Locket. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1964.

The Man with the Key. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1974.

Many Heavens; a New Mormon Novel. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1954.

Miracles on Maple Hill. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1956.

The Neighbors. New York; Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946.

This Star. New York; Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946.

Plain Girl. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1955.

The Proper Gods. New York; Harcourt, Brace, 1951.

Where Nothing is Long Ago; Memories of a Mormon Childhood. New York; Harcourt Brace, 1963.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Virginia Sorensen is held by the Kerlan Children’s Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

SOUTHGATE, WYNDHAM NELSON, 1910-

Biography:

Educator. Born– May 26, 1910 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– James Taylor and Lizzie Morris (Mason) Southgate. Married– Joan Rudisill, May 9, 1941. Education– Studied at Birmingham Southern College; Harvard University, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. Taught at Birmingham Southern College, 1932-1933; at Harvard University, 1933-1938; Scripps College, 1938-1941; and California Institute of Technology, 1941-1942; U.S. Naval Reserves 1942-1946; taught at Denison University, 1946-1975; visiting lecturer at Kenyon College and University of North Carolina; retired 1975.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1974; Who’s Who in America, 1978.

Publication(s):

John Jewel and the Problem of Doctrinal Authority. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1962.

Joint_Publication(s):

Heritage and Promise; Denison 1831-1981. Granville, Ohio; Sesquicentennial, 1981.

SPAIN, RUFUS BUIN, 1923-

Biography:

Historian; professor of history. Born– Jan. 29, 1923 in Gordo, Ala. Parents– John Ellis and Nona (Cameron) Spain. Married– Elizabeth Finchon, Nov. 22, 1945. Children– Two. Married– Carol Hanna, Dec. 1958. Children– Two. Education– diploma from Clarke Memorial Junior College (Miss.); Mississippi College, B.A.; Vanderbilt University, M.A., Ph.D. Served with U.S. Army 1943-1945 and 1952-1953; taught at Cumberland University, 1948-1950; Baylor University after 1959-1988. Headed the Baylor Retired Faculty/Administrators Program after his retirement. Member– American and Southern Historical Associations, Organization of American Historians, and Southern Baptist Historical Society. Awarded the status of professor emeritus on his retirement at Baylor in 1988.  Received the Herbert H. Reynolds Award for exemplary service to Baylor, 2004.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

At Ease in Zion; a Social History of Southern Baptists, 1865-1900. Nashville; Vanderbilt University Press, 1967.

SPAKOVSKY, ANATOL VON

See:

Shapovshii, Anatoli Ignatevic

SPARKMAN, BRANDON BUSTER, 1929-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Aug. 2, 1929 in Hartselle, Ala. Parents– George Olen and Mary Louise (Jones) Sparkman. Married– Wanda Phillips, Sept. 13, 1952. Children– Three. Education– Florence State University BS, 1952; University of Alabama, M.S., 1958; Ed.S., 1961; Auburn University, Ed.D., 1971.  Taught at Bear Creek (Alabama) High School, 1954-1955, and assistant principal, 1955-1957; principal in Tuscumbia, Ala., 1958-1965, and assistant superintendent, 1965-1967; professor and part-time consultant at Auburn University, 1969-1970; teacher and administrator in Jackson (Miss.) public schools, 1970-1973; county superintendent in Richland Co. (S.C.) District One, 1971-1973; became assistant superintendent, Hartselle (Alabama) schools in 1975-1980; Guntersville City Schools, Superintendent, 1980- . Member– American Association of School Administrators, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alabama Council for School Administration and Supervision, Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

Publication(s):

Blueprint for a Brighter Child. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1975.

How Well Does Your Child Read? Hartselle, Ala.; Brandman Press, 1979.

Joint_Publication(s):

Reading Skills Competency Tests. West Nyack, N.Y.; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1978.

Reading Skills Competency Tests, Advanced Level. West Nyack, N.Y.; Center for Applied Research in Education, 1978.

SPARKMAN, CHELSEA IVO HALL, 1899-1999

Biography:

Artist; political wife. Born– Oct. 6, 1899 in Albertville, Ala. Parents– William Presley and Margaret Ann (Young) Hall. Married– John J. Sparkman, June 2, 1923. Children– One. Education– attended East Alabama Woman’s College (now Huntingdon); University of Alabama, B.S. Taught in public schools of Huntsville, late 1920′s. Moved to Washington DC in 1937 and lived there for 42 years during her husband’s service in Congress; first displayed her paintings in Washington 1976; had subsequent exhibits. Received “Togetherness Award” in 1952 from McCalls Magazine; Ivo Sparkman Hall at Jacksonville State University named for her; chosen to christen USS Mobile. Died October 20, 1999.

Source:

Who’s Who Among American Women, 1972; Mrs. Sparkman; obituary.

Publication(s):

Journeys with the Senator. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1977.

Over the Senator’s Shoulder; a Glance at the East. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1966.

SPENCE, RUTH SCHMIDT, 1922-

Biography:

Librarian. Born– Sept. 28, 1922 in Montgomery. Parents– Albert August and Ruth (McCullough) Schmidt. Married– Paul Herbert Spence on May 9, 1954. Children– Three. Education– Huntingdon College, A.B.; studied architecture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute; Simmons University, M.S. (library science). In U.S. Navy, 1944-1947; librarian at Montgomery County Library, 1950-1952, at Air University, 1952-1955, at Air War College, 1958-1959, at Woodman Life Insurance Co. (Lincoln, Neb.), 1961-1963, at University of Neb., 1963, at University of Ill., 1963-1964, at University of Georgia, 1967-1970, and at Birmingham Public Library after 1972.

Source:

A Biographical Directory of Librarians in the United States and Canada, 1970; from Mrs. Spence.

Publication(s):

Bibliography of Birmingham, Alabama, 1872-1972. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor Press, 1973.

Bibliography of Birmingham, Alabama, Supplement. Birmingham, Ala.; Oxmoor Press, 1975.

SPENCER, SAMIA ISKANDER, 1943-

Biography:

Educator. Born– July 4, 1943 in Alexandria, Egypt. Parents– Samuel and Slange (Khalil) Iskander. Married– William Allen Spencer, June 8, 1969. Children– Two. Education– Alexandria University (Egypt), B.A.; University of Illinois, M.A., Ph.D. Secretary and general assistant to director U.S. Information Agency’s library in Alexandria, 1965-1968; World Health Organization in Alexandria, 1967-1968; teaching assistant at University of Illinois, 1968-1972; Auburn University after 1972.

Source:

Who’s Who of American Women, 1981; Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

Foreign Language and International Trade; a Global Perspective. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Editor:

French Women and the Age of Enlightenment. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1984.

SPENCER, WILLIAM MICAJAH, JR., 1890-1979

Biography:

Attorney, farmer, businessman. Born– June 10, 1890 in Gallion, Ala. Parents– William Micajah and Bertha Gracy (Steele) Spencer. Married– Margaret Woodward Evins in 1915. Children– Three. Education– graduated Marion Institute; University of Alabama, B.S.; Harvard University Law School, J.D. Practiced law in Birmingham until retirement in 1950; owned farms near Gallion and in Marengo Co.; directed Robertson Banking Co., and the Blackhawk Electric Corp. (Demopolis); board member Owens-Richard Co. and Metalplate and Coating, Inc.; board member Birmingham Botanical Society, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and Birmingham Museum. Birmingham’s “Man of the Year” 1968; registrar for Diocese of Alabama, 1937-1971.

Source:

Mr. Spencer’s son.

Publication(s):

The Stained Glass Windows in St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama. S.l.; s.n., 1955.

“X,” Symbol of Independence and Progress. New York; Newcomen Society in North America, 1956.

SPIES, TOM DOUGLAS, 1902-1960

Biography:

Physician, medical educator. Born– Sept. 21, 1902 in Ravenna, Tex. Parents– John Earl and Mary (Love) Spies. Education– University of Texas, A.B.; Harvard University, M.D. Did internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston; taught Western Reserve University, 1931-1932; University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine, 1935-1947; Northwestern University Medical School after 1947; director of Nutrition Clinic, Hillman Hospital, Birmingham, after 1936; visiting professor of medicine, University of Alabama after 1941; on Food and Nutrition Board of National Research Council in 1943 and consultant on tropical medicine at Washington’s Army Medical School, 1945; famous for work on pellagra. Member Phi Beta Kappa; awarded honorary Sc.D. in 1944 by University of the South at Sewanee.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. III.

Publication(s):

Experiences with Folic Acid. Chicago; Year Book Pub. Co., 1947.

Rehabilitation through Better Nutrition. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1947.

Vitamin Deficiency, the Diagnosis of Pellagra. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1937.

Joint_Publication(s):

B1 (Thiamine) and Its Use in Medicine. New York; Macmillan, 1939.

SPOTSWOOD, DILLON JORDAN

Biography:

Surgeon. Parents– William Augustine Washington and Mary Reese (Eastin) Spotswood. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., M.D.; did graduate study in New York. Acting assistant surgeon U.S. Army, 1890-1892; practiced medicine in Mobile after 1892; surgeon for Seaboard Manufacturing Co. and Railroad 1893-1896.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.

Publication(s):

Out of the Beaten Track; a Story of the Old South. New York; Abbey Press, 1901.

SPRATLING, WILLIAM PHILIP, 1863-1915

Biography:

Physician specializing in the study and treatment of epilepsy. Born– Oct. 13, 1863, in Chambers Co., Ala. Parents– William Philip and Mary Ann Spratling. Married– Anna Gorton, 1901. Children– four. Education– attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Moos Business College (Atlanta); attended medical school at Vanderbilt University; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, grad. 1886. Entered U.S. Marine Hospital Service, 1887; assistant physician in New York State Hospital for the Insane for 5 years; medical superintendent of Craig Colony for Epileptics, 1894-1908. Cofounder and president, National Association for the Study of Epilepsy;  Member New York Academy of Medicine and the American Medico-Psychological Association.

Source:

Who’s Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

The Craig Colony for Epileptics at Sonyea in Livingston County, New York; Bulletin of General Information concerning Its Origin, Purposes and Methods of Work. S.l.; s.n., 1902.

Epilepsy and Its Treatment. Philadelphia; Saunders, 1904.

Epilepsy and its Relation to Crime. 

An Ideal Colony for Epileptics.  1901.

Treatment of Epilepsy and its incipience.  1894.

Two and a half years at the Craig Colony.  1899.

SPRATLING, WILLIAM PHILIP, JR., 1900-1967

Biography:

Architect, silversmith; art teacher. Born– Sept. 22, 1900 in Sonyea, Livingston County, N.Y.; grew up in Auburn, Alabama. Parents– William Philip and Anna (Gorton) Spratling. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture; attended Beaux Art Institute, New York City, 1919. Taught architecture at Tulane University 1921-1929; National University of Mexico, 1927-1929;  moved to Mexico in late 1920s, settling at Taxco where he founded a silversmith industry and taught the art to local craftsmen; at request of President Eisenhower taught handicrafts to Eskimos. Active in the literary and art scene in New Orleans and in Mexico; a close friend and associate of many prominent artists and writers, including William Faulkner, with whom he traveled in Europe in the 1920′s. Promoted the art of the Mexican painter Diego Rivera;  instrumental in the first American exhibit of Diego Rivera’s work. Collected prehistoric artefacts of Mexico; donated his collection to the National University of Mexico. Designed the seal of Auburn University, still in use. Awarded an honorary L.H.D. by Auburn University, 1962. Died August 7, 1967.

Source:

Alabama Magazine, Dec. 1985; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

File on Spratling; an Autobiography. Boston; Little, Brown, 1967.

Frescoes of Diego Rivera.  1931.

Little Mexico. New York; J. Cape & H. Smith, 1931.

More Human than Divine…. Mexico City; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1960.

Old Plantation Houses in Louisiana. New York; W. Helburn, 1927.

Joint_Publication(s):

[With William Faulkner]. Sherwood Anderson and Other Famous Creoles. New Orleans; Pelican Bookshop Press, 1967.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of William Philip Spratling Jr. is held by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.

SPRATT, ROBERT DAVIS, 1879-1950.

Biography:

Physician. Born–February 24, 1879 in Livingston, Ala. Parents– James Polk and Martha Alexander Beggs Spratt. Never married. Education– University of Alabama, A.B.; Tulane Medical University, M.D. Pracaticed medicine in Livingston; worked for the United States Public Health Service.  Died November 10, 1950.

Publication(s):

A History of the Town of Livingston, Alabama. Epes, Ala.; Sumter Co. Historical Society, 1974. (Written in 1928 and placed in Livingston Pub. Library)

STABLER, KENNETH MICHAEL, 1945-

Biography:

Professional athlete, businessman. Born– Dec. 25, 1945 in Foley, Ala. Parents– Lee Roy and Myrtle Margaret (Osborne) Stabler. Married– Isabel Clarke. Children– One. Married– Debbie Fitzsimmons. Education– attended University of Alabama playing on football team. Played with Oakland Raiders beginning 1968; Oakland’s Player of the Year and a player in Pro Bowl in 1973, 1974, and 1977; National Football League’s Player of the Year 1974 and 1977; National Football League’s Player of the Year 1974; traded to Houston Oilers 1980, and to New Orleans Saints 1982; president of Stabler Sporting Goods in Selma.

Source:

Current Biography, 1979; Who’s Who in America, 1982.

Joint_Publication(s):

Snake. New York; Doubleday, 1986.

Super Bowl Diary; the Autobiography of Ken “The Snake” Stabler. Los Angeles; Pinnacle Books, 1977.

Winning Offensive Football. Chicago; Regnery, 1976.

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.

STAKELY, CHARLES AVERETT, 1859-1937

Biography:

Clergyman. Born– March 3, 1859 in Madisonville, Tenn. Parents– Samuel Smith and Susan Francis (Fonville) Stakely. Married– Sarah Jessie Davis in 1881. Children– Four. During his childhood, he moved to Montgomery, Ala. with his family. Education– Mercer University, M.A.; admitted to bar at age 18 in Georgia; ordained to Baptist ministry in 1880. Served as pastor in Georgia; South Carolina; Washington, D.C.; and Montgomery, Ala.; trustee of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Awarded honorary D.D. by Richmond College (Va.) and LL.D. by Furman University.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.

Publication(s):

The History of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery; With Sketches of the Other Baptist Churches of the City and County. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1930.

A Small Collection of Original Poems. Atlanta; Bennett & Wells, 1879.

STALLWORTH, ANNE NALL, 1935-

Biography:

Journalist, writer. Born– Sept. 30, 1935 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– John Martin and Lida (Crump) Nall. Married– Clarke Stallworth on Sept. 3, 1955. Children– Two. Education– attended Birmingham Southern College. Worked in advertising department of Birmingham News 1951-1958. Received first prize for fiction from Alabama Library Association in 1973.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 85.

Publication(s):

Go, Go, Said the Bird. New York; Vanguard Press, 1984.

This Time Next Year. New York; Vanguard Press, 1971.

Where the Bright Lights Shine. New York; Vanguard Press, 1977.

STANFIELD, MATTIE COLE, 1896-

Biography:

Educator, civil servant. Born– May 26, 1896 in Ashville, Ala. Parents– George W. M. and Louisa Malissa (Driggers) Cole. Married– Olen W. Stanfield on June 7, 1924. Children– Two. Education– graduated high school in 1915 in Etowah Co., Ala.; attended junior college. Taught public school for next 5 years; entered U.S. Postal Service, working over 13 years as postmaster in Walnut Grove; worked over 6 years at Gadsden Air Force Depot; taught grade 6 in Walnut Grove, 1944-1945; after retirement wrote and did research in genealogy and local history.

Source:

files at Birmingham Public Library and Alabama Public Library Service; Sourwood Tonic and Sassafras Tea; The Reporter, Boaz, Ala. Aug. 28, 1982; and from Mrs. Stanfield.

Publication(s):

History of Walnut Grove, Alabama. Boaz, Ala.; Boaz Leader Printing Co., 1964.

Life Line. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1973.

Palmerdale, Alabama; 50 Years History, 1934-1984. Boaz, Alabama; Boaz Printing Co., 1984.

Sourwood Tonic and Sassafras Tea; Memories of Rural Life in Northern Alabama at the Turn of the Century. New York; Exposition Press, 1963.

Southern Cole Families. Boaz, Ala; M. C. Stanfield, 1968.

STANLEY, CASSIUS MILLER, 1878-1968

Biography:

Pharmacist, journalist. Born– September 9, 1878 in Jeffersonville, Ill. Parents– Isaac Henry and Mary Frances (Trussell) Stanley. Married– Martha Cousins Greet on Dec. 7, 1905. Children– Three. Education– Illinois College, Ph.B. Registered pharmacist in various Illinois cities; reporter for Birmingham Age-Herald and other papers, 1901-1922; associate editor Mobile Register, Mobile News-Item, Montgomery Advertiser, Florence Times-News, and Sheffield Tri-Cities Daily; editor, editor-in-chief of Alabama Journal and vice president Alabama Journal Pub. Co.; wrote Alabama section of Men of the South, 1921.

Source:

Who’s Was Who among English and European Authors; The Southerner; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Joint_Publication(s):

The Southerner; a Biographical Encyclopedia of Southern People. New Orleans; Southern Editors Association, 1944.

STARR, BRYAN BARTLETT, 1934-

Biography:

Professional athlete, coach, businessman. Born– Jan. 9, 1934, in Montgomery, Ala. Parents– Benjamin B. and Lula I. (Tucker) Starr. Married– Cherry Morton, May 8, 1954. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1956.  Played football at Alabama; quarterback for Green Bay Packers, 1956-1971; assistant coach, 1972-1975; general manager and head coach for Packers; played in National Football League’s Pro Bowl, 1960-1962 and 1966; founded Starr Motor Co. in Birmingham. Named NFL Player of the Year in 1966 and Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl games in 1967 and 1968.  One of the Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Men in America, 1968. Named to National Professional Football Hall of Fame, 1977.  Helped found and support the Rawhide Boys Ranch.

Source:

Marquis Who’s Who online.

Publication(s):

Bart Starr Tells How to Be an Armchair Quarterback. New York; North American Phillips Co., 1966.

Starr, My Life in Football. New York; Morrow, 1987.

Winning Football! Columbus, Ohio; Grow Ahead Press, 1968.

Joint_Publication(s):

How to Pass, Kick, Run, Block…. New York; North American Phillips Co., 1965.

A Perspective on Victory. Chicago; Follett, 1972.

Quarterbacking. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1987.

STARR, JOSEPH BARTON, 1945-

Biography:

Educator, missionary. Born– Dec. 24, 1945 in Pensacola, Fla. Married– 1966. Children– Two. Education; Samford University, A.B.; Florida State, M.A., Ph.D. Taught history at Troy State University’s Dothan/Fort Rucker Branch, 1970-1980; senior lecturer and missionary at Hong Kong Baptist College; Fulbright-Hays senior scholar in American studies at Hong Kong Baptist College, 1978-1979. Member American and Southern Historical Associations and Organization of American Historians.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982.

Publication(s):

To Live (and Die) in Dixie. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

Tories, Dons, and Rebels; the American Revolution in British West Florida. Gainesville; University of Florida Press, 1978.

The United States Constitution; Its Birth, Growth, and Influence in Asia. Hong Kong; Hong Kong University Press, 1988.

Joint_Publication(s):

Alabama; a Place, a People, a Point of View. Dubuque, Iowa; Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 1977.

STATON, THOMAS FELIX, 1917-

Biography:

Educator, psychologist. Born– Mar. 19, 1917 in Clermont, Ga. Parents– Ferd Cris and Hassie (MacMillan) Staton. Married– Emma Dunlap on Oct. 27, 1951. Education– University of Georgia, A.B., M.A..; George Peabody College, Ph.D.; further study at Columbia University. Taught in Atlanta public schools, 1936-1942; clinical psychologist in U.S.Army, 1942-1945; practiced clinical psychotherapy after 1953; captain U.S. Air Force Reserves; educational adviser at Air University, 1946-1959; in 1959, became head of Dept. of Psychology at Huntingdon College; president of Educational Aids, Publishers; consulting psychologist to business and industrial organizations. Member American, Southeastern, and Alabama Psychological Associations and American Academy of Psychotherapy.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 7R.

Publication(s):

Dynamics of Adolescent Adjustment. New York; Macmillan, 1963.

How to Instruct Successfully; Modern Teaching Methods in Adult Education. New York; McGraw-Hill, 1960.

How to Learn Faster and Better. Montgomery, Ala.; Educational Aids, 1958.

How to Study. Montgomery, Ala.; Educational Aids, 1951.

Human Relations for Supervisors; How to Make Every Day Pay Day. Minneapolis; American Guidance Service, 1957.

R.S.V.P.; a Dynamic Approach to Study. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1966.

STAYER, SAMUEL NISSLEY, 1942-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Apr. 24, 1942 in Lancaster, Pa. Parents– Samuel Bechtel and Caroline Elizabeth (Nissly) Stayer. Married– Margaret Lee Gilbreath on Dec. 29, 1984. Education– Ursinus College, B.A.; Duke University, M.A., Ph.D. Taught at Fairleigh-Dickinson University, 1968-1972; Birmingham Southern College after 1972. Received research grant from Duke University 1971; Kellogg Foundation grant 1978; National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant 1979; Title III grant 1982, and Mellon Foundation grant 1983; member Men’s Honor Society of Uranus College, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, and Pi Nu Epsilon honor societies.

Source:

Files at Jacksonville State University.

Joint_Publication(s):

View from the Hilltop; the First 125 Years of Birmingham Southern College. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Southern College, 1981.

STECKEL, MINNIE LOUISE, 1890-1952

Biography:

Educator, psychologist. Born– in 1890 in Woodbine, Kan. Education– University of Kansas, B.A.; University of Chicago, M.A., Ph.D. School administrator and psychologist in North Dakota and Iowa schools; began in 1930 as teacher and student counselor at Alabama College in Montevallo. Member Business and Professional Women’s Club, Alabama Mental Hygiene Society, American Psychological Association, and other similar groups; loan scholarship named for her by Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Source:

Newspaper clippings furnished by library of University of Montevallo.

Publication(s):

The Alabama Business Woman as Citizen. Montevallo, Ala.; Alabama College, 1937.

Alabama Women and Their Employers, 1938-39. Montevallo, Ala.; Alabama Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, and Alabama College, 1939.

STEELE, EDLENA GILLESPIE

Biography:

Educator. Born– Madison, Ala. Married– Earle C. Steele in 1912. Children– Three. Education– graduated Madison Training School; attended Agnes Scott College; Athens College, B.S. Taught in public schools and coached drama. Member Alabama Retired Teachers Association, and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Source:

Book jacket in files of Alabama Public Library Service.

Publication(s):

Paul Artleigh. New York; Vantage Press, 1964.

STEELE, FRANK, 1935-

Biography:

Educator, poet. Born– Jan. 13, 1935 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Parents– Frank Pettus and Zeila (Stovall) Steele. Married– Peggy Myrick on April 27, 1958. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.A.; University of Chattanooga, M.Ed.; University of Tennessee, Ed.D. Taught Baylor School for Boys (Chattanooga), 1960-1964; Webb School (Knoxville), 1964-1967; University of Tennessee at Martin, 1967-1968; Western Kentucky University since 1968. Member Modern Language Association of America and South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

Source:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 37R.

Publication(s):

Walking to the Waterfall; Poems of 1968. Martin, Tenn.; Tennessee Poetry Press, 1969.

Compiler:

Poetry Southeast, 1950-1970. Martin, Tenn.; Tennessee Poetry Journal, 1968.

STEELE, HAROLD CLYDE, 1925-

Biography:

Educator. Born– Apr. 14, 1925 in Atlanta. Parents– Robert S. and Ella (Fincher) Steele. Married– Myrtis Glenn Cofield in 1957. Education– Emory University, B.S.; University of Georgia, M.A.; Auburn University, Ed.D. Teacher and administrator in University of Georgia system and in Alabama; in 1971, chairman of Division of Allied Health Technologies at Calhoun State Technical School (Decatur, Ala.); director of two National Science Foundation projects at University of Alabama (Huntsville); consultant to Top of Alabama Regional Education Service Agency’s Handicapped Children’s Early Education Program. Member American Public Health Association, International College of Applied Nutrition, American Geriatric Society, and Alabama Education Association.

Source:

International Who’s Who of Intellectuals; Alabama’s Distinguished.

Publication(s):

The Departmental Assistant in Biological Science…. Philadelphia; Dorrance, 1966.

How to Activate and Direct Students in Science Research. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Pub. Co., 1970.

I Was a Stranger; the Faith of William Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army. New York; Exposition Press, 1954.

Outline and Notes in Human Biology with Laboratory Exercises. Minneapolis; Burgess Pub. Co., 1956.

Joint_Publication(s):

High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and You. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1969.

How to Deal with Aging and the Elderly. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1970.

STEIN, RICHARD JAMES, 1925-2004

Biography:

Engineer. Born– Jan. 24, 1925 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Charles Hanon and Katherine (Rivers) Stein. Married– Betty Jean Mathews in 1955. Children– Three. Education– attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute, State University of Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Metallurgist with Tenn. Coal, Iron and Railroad Co., 1950-1951; structural engineer with Ingalls Iron Works, 1951-1954; propulsion engineer with U.S. Army Ordnance Missile Laboratories, 1954-1959; joined NASA in 1959 as staff engineer to director of program management; retired from NASA, 1987. Member– Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masque and Gavel, Euclidean Society, and American Society of Professional Engineers. Died January 29, 2004.

Source:

Alabama’s Distinguished; obituary, Huntsville Times.

Joint_Publication(s):

Space Carrier Vehicles; Design, Development and Testing of Launching Rockets. New York; Academic Press, 1963.

STEPHENS, GERTRUDE LOUISE JOHNSON, 1922-

Biography:

Civil servant. Born– Oct. 11, 1922 in Jay, Fla. Parents– James Lean and Josephine Alliefair (Johnston) Johnson. Married– Charles Earl Stephens on Dec. 23, 1947. Children– One. Education– studied at American University (Washington). Employed by Alabama State Vocational Rehabilitation Service in Birmingham and Gadsden; the American Red Cross in Birmingham; the U.S. Civil Service at Fort McClellan; Office of Naval Research in Washington; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Liaison Office in Canada and Argentina, and the U.S. Customs as import specialist.

Source:

Family Tree of John “Pealicker” Johnson.

Publication(s):

Family Tree of John “Pealicker” Johnson, Conecuh County, Alabama, and William Johnson…. Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1973.

STERKX, HENRY EUGENE, 1920-1989.

Biography:

Historian, university professor. Born– June 25, 1920,  Alexandria, La. Parents– Eugene and Hattie Sterkx.  Education– Louisiana State University, B.A., 1944; M.A., 1946; University of Alabama, Ph.D., 1954.  Taught at Troy State College, 1947-1956 and 1959-1972; University of Tampa, 1957-1958; Auburn University in Montgomery, 1972-82; Head of Department of History, AUM, 1975-82. Member– Organization of American Historians and Southern Historical Association; member and president, Alabama Historical Association. Received Award of Merit from American Association of State and Local History, 1974. Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement from AUM, 1982. Died June 1989.

Source:

Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Alabama Historical Association website.

Publication(s):

The Free Negro in Ante-Bellum Louisiana. Rutherford, N.J.; Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 1972.

Partners in Rebellion; Alabama Women in the Civil War. Rutherford, N.J.; Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 1970.

Some Notable Alabama Women during the Civil War. University, Ala.; Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962.

Joint_Publication(s):

George Corley Wallace; a Legislative Legacy, 1946-1986. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1989.

Governors of Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Journal and Advertiser, 1984.

The Role of the Senate in Alabama History. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Dr. Henry E. Sterkx is held by the Department of Archives and Special Collections of the library at AUM.

STERNE, EMMA GELDERS, 1894-1971

Biography:

Author, editor, social activist.. Born– May 13, 1894 in Birmingham, Ala. Parents– Louis and Blanche (Loeb) Gelders. Married– Roy M. Sterne in March, 1917. Children– Two. Education– Smith College, A.B.; further study at  Columbia University and New School for Social Research. Taught in Rowayton, Conn., 1946-1950; editor at American Book Co., 1950-1956.  Member– American Civil Liberties Union, NAACP, Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Educational Fund, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Women for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Died August 29, 1971.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online; bhamwiki

Publication(s):

Amarantha Gay, M. D. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1932.

America Was Like This. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1941.

A Ball for Little Bear; an Ojibway Legend. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

Benito Juarez, Builder of a Nation. New York; Knopf, 1967.

Blood Brothers, Four Men of Science. New York; Knopf, 1958.

Balboa. New York; Knopf, 1960.

Blue Pigeons. New York; Duffold & Co., 1929.

Calico Ball. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1933.

Drums of Monmouth. New York; Court Book, Co., 1935.

European Summer. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1938.

Far Town Road.  Dodd, 1937.

His Was the Voice; the Life of W. E. B. DuBois. New York; Crowell-Collier Press, 1971.

How Rabbit Stole Fire; a Cherokee Legend. New York; Aladdin Books, 1954.

I have a Dream. New York; Knopf, 1965.

Incident in Yorkville. New York; Farrar & Rinehart, 1943.

Let the Moon Go By; a Book of Tall Tales. New York; Aladdin Books, 1955.

The Long Black Schooner, the Voyage of the Amistad. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

Loud Sing Cuckoo. New York; Duffield, 1930.

Mary McLeod Bethune. New York; Knopf, 1957.

Miranda Was a Princess; a Story of Old Spain. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1937.

No surrender. New York; Duffield and Green, 1932.

The Pirate of Chatham Square, a Story of Old New York. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1939.

Printer’s Devil. New York; Aladdin Books, 1952.

The Reluctant Dragon; a Play in Three Acts. New York; S. French, 1935.

Some Plant Olive Trees. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1937.

They Took Their Stand. New York; Crowell-Collier, 1968.

Watchtowers and Drums. New York; Aladdin Books, 1953.

We Live to Be Free. New York; Farrar & Rinehart, 1942.

White Swallow. New York; Duffold & Co., 1928.

Joint_Publications;

Kathy Martin Series.  Golden Books, 1959-65.

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. Golden Books, 1962.

The Sea.  Golden Books, 1959.

Editor;

American Heritage series published by Aladdin.

“Blueprint for Tomorrow,” pamphlet series published by International Business and Professional Women.

Little Women.  Golden Books, 1954.

Moby Dick.  Golden Books, 1957.

The Bible, Designed to Be Read by People of All Ages. Chicago; Library Publishers, 1959.

Papers;

A collection of the papers of Emma Gelders Sterne is held by the Special Collections Department at the University of Oregon Library.