Historian; University professor. Born– Stockton, Ala., August 22, 1910. Parents– Malcolm and Carolyn Kolb (Cook) McMillan. Married– Dorothy Dismuckes, April 6, 1939. Children– Two. Education– Southwestern College, 1928-1931; A.B., University of Alabama, 1935; M.A., 1939; Ph.D., 1949, North Carolina. Professor of History, Auburn University, 1948-1978; Research Professor, 1954-1963; head, history and political science departments, 1964-1978. Member– Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission, Alabama Historical Commission, Southern Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Alabama Education Association; board of editors, Alabama Review. Fellow, 1963-1964. In his honor, the History Department at Auburn established the Malcolm C. McMillan Award for the best student essay on a historical subject. Died July 1, 1989.


Who’s Who in America, 1978.


The Alabama Confederate Reader. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1963.

Auburn University Through the Years, 1856-1973. Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University, 1973.

Constitutional Development in Alabama, 1798-1901; … Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1955.

The Disintegration of a Confederate State; Three Governors of Alabama’s Wartime Home Front, 1861-1865. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University Press, 1986.

The Land Called Alabama. Austin, Tex.; Steck-Vaughn Co., 1968.

Yesterday’s Birmingham. Miami; E.A. Seaman Pub., 1975.


The Southern States Since the War, 1870-71. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.


The papers of Malcolm C. McMillan are held by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.