ATCHISON, RAY M., 1921-2013


University professor of English. Born– October 8, 1921, Shelby County. Parents– Edward W. and Jessie (Barber) Atchison. Married– Geneva Doris Teague, 1948. Children– Two. Education– Howard College, A.B., 1943; George Peabody College, M.A., 1947; Duke University, Ph.D., 1956.  Served in the U.S. Army, WWII. Taught English at George Peabody College, 1946-1947; Samford University, 1947-1992.  Conducted numerous recorded interviews preserved in the library at Samford University. Died May 28, 2013.


Directory of American Scholars, 6th ed.; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 2.


Baptists of Shelby County, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1964.

Light in the Valley:  History of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church.  Birmingham:  Dawson Memorial, 1999.


Historical Sketches of Alabama Baptist Churches and Associations. Birmingham, Ala.; Howard College Library, 1958.

Richard Hopkins Pratt and The Six Mile Academy. Birmingham, Ala.; Banner Press, 1965.


A collection of the papers of Ray M. Atchison is held by the Special Collections Library at Samford University.