School administrator, museum director, writer. Born– January 1, 1918, Danville, Va. Parents– Thomas C. and Ethel (Loving) Delaney. Married– Lois Jean Fitzsimmons, July 20, 1960. Education– Spring Hill College, B.S., 1941; University of Alabama, M.A., 1952. Served as dean of the University Military School, 1941-1956; founder and superintendent of Julius T. Wright School for Girls, 1956-1965; museum director for City of Mobile, 1965-1992. Member of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission, 1958-1965; Historic Mobile Preservation Society, Alabama Historical Association, International Institute of Arts and Letters, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Theta Kappa. Selected one of Mobile’s forty outstanding citizens on its 250th Anniversary, 1961. Received the Alabama Penwomen Scroll, 1962.  Served on the U.S.Civil War Centennial Commission, 1958-65. Died November 13, 2007.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978, and Who’s Who in Alabama, 1972; obituary


Craighead’s Mobile. Mobile, Ala.; Haunted Bookshop, 1968.

Deep South. Mobile, Ala.; Haunted Book Shop, 1942.

Madame Octavia Walton LeVert. Mobile, Ala.; Historic Mobile Preservation Society, 1961.

Mary McNeil Fenellosa: An Alabama Woman of Letters.  University, Alabama, 1963.

A Mobile Sextet; Papers …. Mobile, Ala.; The Haunted Book Shop, 1981.

The Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Mobile, 1838-1888. Mobile, Ala.; Phoenix Museum, 1967.

Remember Mobile. Mobile ; s.n., 1948.

The Story of Mobile. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Printing, 1953.


Infant Mystics. Mobile, Ala.; s.n., 1968.


Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral, Confederate States:  Documents Pertaining to the Charges Preferred against Him by the U.S> Government, with a Pictorial History of the Voyages of the Sumter and the Alabama.  Museum of the City of Mobile, 1978.


Papers of Thomas Caldwell Delaney Jr. are held by the library at the University of South Alabama.