University professor of English. Born– October 14, 1919, Nashville, Tenn. Parents– Gaines Stanley and May (Riley) Dobbins. Married– Mary Denmead Willis, 1947. Children– Two. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1941; University of North Carolina, M.A., 1948; Ph.D., 1950. Served in U. S. Army, WWII, 1943-45. Taught at Samford University, serving as head of the Department of English and Journalism, 1950-1986, and as Chair of the Division of Humanities, 1962-64 and 1969-72. Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Member of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America, American Education Association, National Council of Teachers of English, American Theatre Association, Sigma Tau Delta and Kappa Phi Kappa.  Published many articles in literary journals.  Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement at Samford, 1986. Died May 30, 2006.


Contemporary Authors online

Directory of American Scholars, 1978.

Marquis Who’s Who online.


Gaines S. Dobbins: Pioneer in Religious Education. Nashville; Broadman, 1981.

Milton and the Book of Revelation. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1975.


A Research Paper Manual. N. P., 1967.


Grandfather’s Journal; Company B, Sixteenth Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, Harris’ Brigade, Mahone’s Division, Hill’s Corps, A.N.V. May 27, 1861-July 15, 1865. Dayton, Ohio; Morningside, 1988.



Baptist minister, seminary professor of theology, editor. Born– July 29, 1886, Langsdale, Miss. Parents– Charles Wesley and Letita (Gaines) Dobbins. Married– Mae Virginia Riley, December 25, 1909. Children– Three. Education– Mississippi College, B.A., 1908; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.D., 1914; Columbia University, M.A. Ordained a Baptist minister in 1914. Served as church pastor in Gloster (1914-15) and New Albany, Mississippi (1915-16). A member of the editorial staff of the Baptist Sunday School Board, 1915-1920; founded the journal Home and Foreign Fields and continued to edit it for many years.   A professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1920-1956; acting president, 1950-52; Dean of the School of Religious Education, 1952-56. Professor of church administration at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1956-1966. Lecturer at Samford University, beginning in 1967.  Author of 33 books.  Member of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the International Council for Religious Education, and the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Bible Study and Membership Training.  Awarded the LL.D. by Mississippi College in 1947; received the Mullins Award for Distinguished Denominational Service in 1966 and the Distinguished Service Award for College Chaplains in 1972.   Died September 22, 1978.


Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition; Lives of Mississippi Authors;  Marquis who’s who online


Baptist Churches in Action. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1929.

The Bible and the Bible School. Nashville; Broadman, 1935.

Building a Better Sunday School. Nashville; Convention Press, 1957.

Building Better Churches. Nashville; Broadman, 1947.

Can a Religious Democracy Survive? New York; F. H. Revell, 1941.

The Church at Worship. Nashville; Broadman, 1962.

The Churchbook; a Treasury of Materials and Methods. Nashville; Broadman, 1951.

Deepening the Spiritual Life.  Sunday School Board, SBC, 1937.

The Efficient Church. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1923.

Evangelism according to Christ.  Broadman, 1949.

Good News to Change Lives. Nashville; Broadman, 1977.

Great Teachers Make a Difference. Nashville; Broadman, 1965.

Guiding Adults in Bible Study. Nashville; Broadman, 1968.

How to Teach Young People and Adults in the Sunday School. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1930.

The Improvement of Teaching in the Sunday School. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1943.

Learning to Lead. Nashville; Broadman, 1968.

A Ministering Church. Nashville; Broadman, 1960.

The School in Which We Teach. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1934.

Teaching Adults in the Sunday School. Nashville; Broadman, 1936.

Understanding Adults. Nashville; Broadman, 1948.

Vitalizing the Church Program. Nashville; Broadman, 1933.

A Winning Witness. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1938.

Winning the Children. Nashville; Broadman, 1953.

Working Together in a Spiritual Democracy. Nashville; Southern Baptist Convention, 1935.

Working With Intermediates. Nashville; Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1926.

The Years Ahead.  Nashville:  Convention Press, 1959.

Zest for Living. Waco, Tex.; Word Books, 1977.


The papers of Gaines Stanley Dobbins are held by the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.



Presbyterian clergyman; denominational leader. Born– May 17, 1861, Columbus, Missouri. Parents– Benjamin Franklin and Margaret Ruth (Morrow) Dobbins. Married– Mary Triplette Buckland, 1889. Children– Two. Education– Westminster  College (Missouri); McCormick Theological Seminary, B. D., 1889. Ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1889. Organizing pastor of Immanuel Church in Chicago, 1886-1890; financial secretary of Westminister College, 1890-91; pastor, First Presbyterian Church,  Marshall, Missouri, 1891-99; First Church,  St. Joseph, Mo., 1891-1920; pastor of South Highland Church in Birmingham, 1920-32. A noted lecturer on the Bible.  Served as chairman of the executive committee of the Y.M.C.A. of Missouri; founder and president of the trustees of the School of the Ozarks; trustee of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville and of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia. Member of the World’s Council of Presbyterians, Liverpool, England, 1904; chairman of the executive committee of the Synod of Alabama; moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. , the highest elected office in the denomination.  Awarded the D.D. by Westminster College in 1901 and the LL.D. by Austin College in 1924.  Died January 26, 1932.


Marquis who’s who online

Ministerial Directory of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., 1861-1941.

A Heritage of Witness:  South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.


Addresses on Personal Work.  N.P.: n.d.

As-So.  N.P.: n.d.

The Book in the Light of Its Books. New York; F. H. Revell, 1929.

The Challenge of Jesus Christ to this Generation.  Presbyterian Church in the United States.

Outline Studies of the Scriptures.  N.P.: n.d.

Pre-Millennial–Why?   Chicago: Bible Institute Colportage Association.



Historian; college professor; museum curator. Born– February 6, 1940, Manchester. Parents– Ben G. and Alta (Weaver) Dodd. Married– Sandra Whitten, June 18, 1961. Children– Two. Married–Amy Bartlett, 1985. Children–one.  Education– University of North Alabama, B.S., 1961; Auburn University, M. A., 1966; University of Georgia, Ph.D., 1969. Taught at Troy State University, 1968-1969; Auburn University at Montgomery, 1969-1995. Curator of the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, 1996- Member of the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association.  The Don Dodd Award created in his honor is given annually to an undergraduate student who writes the best essay on Southern History.


Contemporary Authors online


Alabama Now and Then: A Contemporary Look.  Montgomery:  Advertizer Company, 1994.


History of Alabama Transportation; a Bibliography. Montecello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

History of Alabama’s Cities; a Bibliography. Monticello,Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

History of Alabama’s Road System; a Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

The History of Black Politics in Alabama; a Preliminary Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

The History of Industrialization in Alabama; a Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1979.

Historical Statistics of the South, 1790-1970. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Historical Statistics of the States. University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Historical Statistics of the United States, 1790-1970. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

History of Alabama Urbanization; a Selective Bibliography. Monticello, Ill.; Vance Bibliographies, 1981.

State and Local Government Administration. New York; M. Dekker, 1985.


Alabama: Its History and Geography. Selma: Clairmont Press, 2000.

Civil War in Winston County, Alabama, The “Free State.” Jasper:  Northwest Alabama Publishing Company, 1979.

Deep South Aviation.  Charleston: Arcadia, 1999.

The Free State of Winston.  Arcadia, 2003.

Historical Atlas of Alabama.  University of Alabama Press, 1974.

Wings of Denial:  The Alabama Air National Guard’s Covert Role at the Bay of Pigs.  Montgomery:  New South, 2001.



DODD, WYNELLE S., 1922-1994


Historical researcher. Born– May 5, 1922.  Atlanta, Ga. Married– Lee P. Dodd, November 23, 1939. Children– Two. Living in Montgomery, 1959. Civilian employee at Maxwell Air Force Base.  Died February 18, 1994.


The Birmingham News, October 21, 1979;


The Civil War in Winston County, Alabama, “The Free State.”  Adapted from Annals of Northwest Alabama, vol. IV.  Jasper, Al:  Northwest Alabama Publishing Company, 1979,

Winston, an Antebellum and Civil War History of North Alabama. Vol. IV of Annals of Northwest Alabama. Birmingham: Oxmoor Press, 1979.


Historical Statistics of the South, 1790-1970. University Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Historical Statistics of the United States, 1790-1970. 4 vols. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.



Football coach. Born– September 4, 1932, Mobile. Parents– William Vincent and Nellie Agnes (Stauter) Dooley, Married– Barbara Anne Meshad, 1960. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.A., 1954; M.A., 1963. Served as assistant football coach, Auburn, 1956-1963; head coach at the University of Georgia, 1963. Member and president of the Georgia Historical Society. Trustee of the Civil War Trust. Served as chair of Georgia Easter Seals for 25 years. Received many sports awards, including membership in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame; five times named SEC Coach of the Year; NCAA Coach of the Year, 1980; Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Sportswriters and Sportscaster Association, 2010. Received the National Defense Medal. Member of Omicron Delta Kappa.


Marquis who’s who online.


Developing a Superior Football-Control Attack. West Nyack, N.Y.; Parker, 1969.


Dooley’s Dawgs; 25 Years of Winning Football at the University of Georgia. Atlanta; Longstreet Press, 1989.

Dooley: My Forty Years at Georgia.  Chicago: Triumph Books, 2005.

Dooley’s Playbook. Athens:  Hill Street Press, 2009.

Georgia:  Saturdays between the Hedges. Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 2004.

History and Reminiscences of the University of Georgia. Looking Glass Books, 2011.

Vince Dooley’s Garden:  The Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach.  Decatur: Looking Glass Books, 2010.

Vince Dooley’s Tales from the 1980 Georgia Bulldogs.  Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing, 2005.


The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog.  Mercer University Press, 2017.


The papers of Vince Dooley are held by the Georgia Historical Society in Savannah.

DORMAN, LEWY, 1887-1965


Historian; professor of history.  Born– September 12, 1887, Clayton. Parents– Alpheus Alexander and Martha Slaughter Dorman. Married–Marguerite Long Thompson. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1914, M.A. 1915; University of Chicago; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1935.  Taught history at Huntingdon College and Athens College, but had his teaching career cut short when he lost his ability to speak after cancer surgery. Died January 23, 1965.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. III, and Party Politics in Alabama (Introduction by Leah Rawls Atkins).


The Free Negro in Alabama, 1819-1861. University of Alabama master’s thesis, 1916.

History of Barbour County, Alabama.  Eufaula, AL; Barbour County Genealogy and Local History Society and Friends of the Library Genealogical Committee, 2006. [From a manuscript written in 1932.]

Party Politics in Alabama from 1850 throught 1860. Wetumpka, Ala.; Wetumpka Printing Co., 1935; rpt. University of Alabama Press, 1995.



Historian; University professor. Born– Mobile. Parents– Bevil T. and Nona S. Amos. Married–Chris Doss. Education– Agnes Scott College, A.B., 1972; Emory University, M.A., 1975; Ph.D., 1976. Taught at Northern Michigan University, 1977-1978; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1978-present. Contributed articles to many journals and anthologies. Member of the Organization of American Historians, Southern History Association and the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic.  Has received many grants and awards, including the  UAB President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the John F. Ramsey Award for  Merit from the Alabama Association of Historians and the Milo P. Howard Jr. Award from the Alabama Historical Association.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Cotton City; UAB website


Cotton City; Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1985.


Alabama Governors; A Political History of the State.  Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press, 2001; 2nd edition 2014.

The Yellowhammer War:  The Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama.  2014.



Historian; University professor. Born– December 8, 1912, Tuscaloosa. Parents– James Jarvis and Mabel (Cowart) Doster. Married– Nina Hall, December 22, 1936. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1932; University of Chicago, M.A., 1936; Ph.D., 1948. Taught history at the University of Alabama, 1936-1983. Howard College, 1944-1945; worked for Danforth Foundation Association, 1950-1953; Consultant to Creek Nation on claims pending before Indian Claims Commission, 1957-1967 and 1968-1973. Member of the Southern History Association, American Economic Association, Economic History Association, Orginal American Historians, and Phi Beta Kappa. Died April 15, 2016.


Obituary; Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1978 and 1980; Directory of American Scholars, 7th edition, and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Alabama’s First Railroad Commission, 1881-1885. Chicago; Privately published, 1949.

The Creek Indians and Their Florida Lands. New York; Garland Press, 1974.

The Creek Nation, Plaintiff, and the Creed [sic] Nation, …. New York; Clearwater Pub. Co., 1974.

Railroads in Alabama Politics, 1875-1914. University, Ala.; s.n., 1957.


Historic Settlement in the Upper Tombigbee Valley, 1981. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1981.

Historical Geography of the Upper Tombigbee Valley. University, Ala.; Center for the Study of Southern History and Culture, University of Alabama, 1982.

Materials for Research in Southern Industrial History. University, Ala., s.n., 1951.

Tenn-Tom Country. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1987.


The W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of the papers of James Fletcher Doster.

DOUGLAS, JAMES McM. (Pseudonym)


Butterworth, William Edmund, III



Episcopal priest. Born– August 21, 1893, Lauderdale County. Parents– James Josephus and Mary Sue (Brooks) Douglass. Education– Attended Florence State College, 1913; Columbia University, 1913-1915; University of the South, B.A., 1919; Keble College, Oxford University, B. Litt., 1921. Ordained a deacon in Episcopal Church, 1921; and a priest, 1923. Served as rector of churches in Columbus and Atlanta, Ga.; Columbia and Memphis, Tenn., and Detroit, Mich. Member of several heraldic and genealogical organizations.  Died February 5, 1975.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 1.


My Southern Families. S.l.; Gillingham, Dorset; Blackmore Press, 1967.



Sizemore, Margaret

DOWELL, SPRIGHT, 1878-1963


Educator; college and university president. Born– January 2, 1878, Wake County, N.C. Parents– George James and Trannia (Yates) Dowell. Married– Camille Early, December 28, 1898. Children– Four. Education– Wake Forest College, A.B., 1896; Teacher’s College of Columbia University, A.M.,  1911. Served as elementary school principal in Shelby County, 1898-1900; high school principal at Columbiana, 1900-1906; school superintendent at East Lake, 1906-1909; principal of Barrett School in Birmingham, 1909-1913; chief clerk, Alabama Department of Education, 1915-1917; State Superintendent of Education, 1917-1920; president of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1920-1928; president of Mercer University, 1929-1953. Served as secretary and president of the Conference of Church-Related Colleges of the Southwest; vice president of the Georgia Education Association; president of the Georgia Association of Colleges; member Southern Baptist Education Commission.  Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law, University of Alabama, 1920; Howard  College, 1928; Baylor University, 1945; Wake Forest University, 1950. Died February 24, 1963.


Marquis who’s who online and the files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Columbus Roberts: Christian Steward Extraordinary.  Nashville; Broadman, 1951.

A History of Mercer University, 1833-1953. Macon, Ga.; Mercer University, 1958.


Collections of papers of Spright Dowell are held by the libraries of Auburn University and Mercer University.



Biologist, University professor, editor, museum curator. Born– April 2, 1921, Cullman. Parents–Herndon and Ada Camp Dowling. Married Margaret Purcell, 1943 (divorced, 1962); children–four.  Married Madlyn O’Neill, 1968 (died 2000); married Janann Jenner, 2001. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1942; University of Florida, M.S., 1948; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1951. Taught at the University of Florida, 1947-1948; Haverford College, 1951-1952; University of Arkansas, 1952-1959; New York University, 1973. Served as museum assistant at the University of Michigan, 1948-1951; assistant curator then curator of reptiles at New York Zoological Park, 1959-1967; director, Herpilology Information System at the American Museum of Natural History, 1968-1973; adjunct professor at Rhode Island University, 1964; adjunct professor at New York University, 1965-1973. Edited the Herpetological Review. 1969-1973; editor of amphibian and reptile section of Biological Abstracts, 1968-1973; general editor of the Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles, 1966-1973.


American Men and Women of Science, 1982; obituary


A Bibliography on Albinism in Amphibians and Reptiles, 1849-1972. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1974.

A Bibliography on the Chromosomes of the Amphibians and Reptiles, 1891-1971. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1972.

A Bibliography on the Green Turtle, Chelonia Mydas, 1743-1971. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1972.

A Bibliography on the Reproductive System of Reptiles, 1822-1972; a Bibliographic Service. New York; Herpetological Information Search Systems, American Museum of Natural History, 1973.

A Review of the Amphibians and Reptiles in Arkansas. Fayetteville, Ark.; University of Arkansas, 1957.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger, vol. II. Ann Arbor, Mich.; University of Michigan Press, 1952.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger; vol. IV. a Checklist of the American Forms. Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, 1952.

A Taxonomic Study of the Ratsnakes, Genus Elaphe Fitzinger, vol. V. (the Rosalie section). Ann Arbor; University of Michigan Press, 1952.


Systematic Herpetology; a Synopsis of Families and Higher Categories. New York; HISS Publications, 1978.


The papers of Herdon Glenn Dowling are held as the H. G. Dowling Herpetological College at Western Connecticut State University.



Historian; college professor.  Education– University of Alabama, M.A., 2004; Ph. D., 2010.  Professor of history, University of Mobile. Awarded the 2015 James F. Sulzby Book Award for the outstanding book in Alabama history from the Alabama Historical Association.


Transforming the South; Federal Development in the Tennessee Valley, 1915-1960.  Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2014.



Physican, inventor; poet. Born– August 18, 1848, Glenalter, Ga. Parents– Thomas Henry and Martha Stearns (Davie) Dozier. Married– Elizabeth Powers, April 30, 1874. Children– Five. Education–Eufaula Male Academy;  Atlanta Medical College, M.D., 1874; further study in the medical department of Illinois University. Member Company A., 2nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers, CSA.  Began the practice of medicine in Attalla, 1874; practiced successively in Cherokee County; Portageville, Mo.; Rome, Ga.; opened a practice in Birmingham, 1890. One of the first physicians in the South to use x-ray in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.  Patented various inventions including a hame for harness, a portable elevator, and a mailing machine. Founded the Knights of the White Shield, 1899. Died February 25, 1925.


Obituary; Marquis who’s who online;  National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 22; and  files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Chips and Whetstones of Verses and Prose. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Foibles of Fancy and Rhymes of the Times. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1894.

A Galaxy of Southern Heroes and Other Poems. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1905.

Just A-Thinking. Birmingham, Ala.; Dispatch Printing, 1920.

Poems and Prose of Orion T. Dozier. Birmingham, Ala.; Birmingham Publishing Co., 1927.

Poems of Orion T. Dozier. New York; Neale, 1905.

Response of Dr. O. T. Dozier to Priest James E. Coyle.  Birmingham, 1917.



Educator, administrator, college president. Born– September 1, 1899, Hartford. Parents– John William and Vashti (Roney) Draughon. Married– Caroline Marshall, June 9, 1931. Children– Two. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1921; M.S., 1929; studied at the University of Chicago, summers of 1923 and 1939. High school teacher in Choctaw County, 1922-1923; school principal in Sumter County, 1925-1927; Louisville, 1927-1928; Orrville, 1928-1931; taught history at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1931-1937; secretary to the API Board of Trustees, 1937-1944; director of instruction, 1944-1947; acting president, 1947-1948; president, 1948-1965. Presided over the expansion of enrollment and programs at Auburn. Directed state survey of rural tax delinquency, 1934; regional supervisor for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1936, Member of various professional boards and organizations, including the Southern Regional Educational Board of Control, 1957-1960; Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools;  American Academy of Political and Social Services; Alabama Historical Association. Awarded the LL.D. by Birmingham-Southern, 1948; University of Alabama, 1963; Auburn University, 1966. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement as president of Auburn, 1965. The Library at Auburn University, which opened in 1965, was named in his honor. Died August 13, 1968.


Marquis who’s who online


Alabama Polytechnic Institute. New York; Newcomen Society of North America, 1954.

Legislative Trends Affecting Higher Education in the Southern States. Auburn, Ala.?; s.n., 1959.


The papers of Ralph Brown Draughon are held by the Special Collections Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn.

DUBOIS, ALAN (Pseudonym)


Wood, Clement Richardson



College instructor, artist, editor, publisher. Born– March 17, 1946, Chicago. Parents– Russell Thomas and Olga (Kochink) Holt. Education– University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, B.A., 1967; University of Iowa, M.F.A., 1970; Columbia Pacific University, Ph.D., 1980. Taught at Morningside College, 1970-1973; Rust College, 1973-1974; Mississippi Industrial College, 1974-1975; Daniel Payne College, 1975. Co-owner and operator of Ragnarok Press; editor of Valhalla magazine, 1970-1981. Owner of The Decision Center, Cranford, N. J. Member Feminist Writers Guild. Awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Office of Advanced Drama of the University of Minnesota; the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines.


Contemporary Authors online and the cover of Timesharing.


A Ballet of Oscillations.  Ragnarock, 1973.

The Bare Tissue of Her Soul; Poems. New York; Folder Editions, 1972.

Boxing with the Rain and the Wind: Pen and Ink Poems.  Merging Media, 1979.

Extended Family: Poems.  American Studies Press, 1985.

From One Bird. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.

Holly Springs: A Letter.  Ragnarock, 1974.

The Human Omelette; Poems. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1971.

Invisible Dog. Mosaic Press, 1981.

Legend in his Time.  Merging Media, 1980.

A Little of the Sea: Short Stories.  Selene Books, 1988.

Love in Spring. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.

Pangs; a Novella. New Rochelle, N.Y.; Lawton Press, 1980.

A Peaceful Intent; Haiku. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1973.

Poems for Amaefula. Ragnarock, 1974.

Raks Rochelle: Middle Eastern Poems.  Ragnarock, 1975.

A Seismograph of Feeling.  Ragnarock, 1972.

Serendipity– the Phoenix & the Lotus. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.

The Song of the Robin. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1976.

A Summer of the Heart; Poems for La Poloma. Birmingham, Ala.; Ragnarok Press, 1977.

The Sun and the Moon.  Ragnarock, 1974.

Pointe Farms. Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.; Lunchroom Press, 1983.

Timelapse: A New Book Of Poems. Lunchroom Press, 1983.

Timesharing; a Consumer’s Guide to a New Vacation Concept. Brooklyn, N.Y.; Somrie Press, 1982.

To Make a Bear Dance; Poems. Iowa City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1970.

The Train in the Rain. Fulton, Mo.; Timberline Press, 1982.

UNO/DUO: A Divided Baker’s Double Dozen.  American Studies Press, 1988.

Warm Storm. Mellen, 1991

Wing Span of an Albatross; Poems. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1972.

Yellow Pears, Smooth as Silk; Poems. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.


A Dialogue of Days. Westfield, N.J.; Merging Media, 1984.

Gold Fantasy; Haiku. Holly Springs, Miss.; Ragnarok Press, 1975.

Landscapes. Ragnarock, 1974.

Night before Christmas in Florida.  Gibbs-Smith, 1999.

Passports Out of Loneliness.  Ragnarock, 1975.

Water, Light, Woman.  Ragnarock, 1974.


Children of the Moon. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1973.

Dry Leaves. Ragnarock, 1975.

Eid’olons. Sioux City, Iowa; Ragnarok Press, 1972.

Networks. Westfield, N.J.; Ragnarok Press, 1978.

The Oval Lady. Capra, 1975.


Sprays of Rubies. Ragnarock, 1975.



Methodist clergyman; bishop. Born– November 7, 1858, Choctaw County. Parents– Hezekiah and Amanda (Hawkins) Du Bose. Married– Rosa Chaney, December 6, 1882. Married– Gertrude Vaughn Amis, 1899. Children– Six. Education– Attended Waynesboro Academy in Mississippi; also taught by languages and classics tutors. Licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1876; ordained, 1879. Served as pastor of churches in Mississippi (1879-81); Galveston (1881-82), Huntsville (1883-84), Houston (1885-86), and Tyler, Tex. (1887-1888); Los Angeles, Calif., 1876-1898; secretary of the Epworth League and editor of the Epworth Era, Nashville, 1898-1910; served as pastor in Augusta (1910-1911) and Atlanta, Ga. (1911-1915). Edited the Methodist Review, 1916-1918;book editor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, 1915-1918;  elected bishop May, 1918, and stationed in Berkeley, Calif. Commissioner to Ecumenical Methodist Conference held in London, 1921. Member of 1901 Ecumenical Conference and of the World Sunday School Convention. Active in the temperance movement. Awarded honorary D.D. by Emory and Henry College, 1892. Died January 15, 1941.


Marquis who’s who online


The Bible and the Ages. New York; F. H. Revell, 1930.

The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924.

The Consciousness of Jesus. Nashville; Smith and Lamar, 1917.

The Crisis of Criticism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1923.

Francis Asbury. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1909.

The Gang of Six. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

A History of Methodism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1916.

The Law and the Prophets. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924.

The Life and Memories of Reverend J. D. Barbee. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

Life at Its Best. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1908.

Life of Joshua Soule. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1911.

Margaret, a Poetic Idyll. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

The Men of Sapio Ranch. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1909.

The Planting of the Cross. San Francisco; Whitaker & Ray, 1903.

Rupert Wise. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1889.

The Symbol of Methodism. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1907.

Through Two Generations. New York; F. H. Revell, 1934.

Unto the Dawn. Nashville; Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896.



Historian of Alabama; School principal; state legislator. Born– December 17, 1855, Gaston, Sumter County. Parents– Benjamin Eusebius and Sarah Elizabeth (Horn) DuBose. Married– Alice Vivian Horn, August 8, 1883. Education– Graduated from Professor S.S.Mellon’s Mt. Sterling Academy; University of Alabama, B.A., 1872; M.A., 1878. Served as principal of Pushmataha High School, 1878-1883; Snow Hill Academy, 1883-1886; Livingston Military Academy, 1886-1888; South Highland Academy in Birmingham, 1888-1898; DuBose’s School for Boys in Birmingham, 1900-1917; special literary researcher at the Library of Congress and government departments in Washington, 1888-89. Contributed to The Monthly (University of Alabama), 1879; The Methodist Review, 1899. Founder and editor of Gulf States History Magazine. Member, Alabama Historical Society.Served in the Alabama Legislature, 1903-1907; successfully advocated a law establishing county public high schools. Died March 7, 1917.


Alabama Alumni News, June 1918

McNeely, DuBose Genealogy

Who Was Who in Alabama

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4


Alabama History. Richmond, Va.; B. F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1908.

Sketches of Alabama History. Philadelphia; Eldredge & Bro., 1901.


Notable Men of Alabama; Personal and Genealogical. Atlanta; Southern Historical Association, 1904.



Cotton planter, historian, newspaper journalist, editor. Born– March 5, 1836, Society Hill, Darlington County, S.C.; moved to Marengo County with his family in 1850.  Parents– Kimbrough Cassels and Elizabeth Boykin (Witherspoon) DuBose. Never married. Education– Dayton Classical Academy; one term at South Carolina College, 1854; studied at home with private tutors. Successful cotton planter in the Canebrake area of Marengo County, 1856-61.  Served in Confederate Army Quartermaster Corps; reached rank of Lieutenant Colonel, but did not see action because of his deafness. After the War worked as a plantation manager; moved in Birmingham in 1886 and worked  as a journalist, and free-lance writer, focusing particularly on local and state historical, political, and economic affairs, publishing numerous articles in newspapers and magazines. Worked intermittently as a newspaper editor; owned a bookstore in Gadsden. Worked as an assistant at the Alabama State Department of Archives and History, 1901-07 and 1912-1917. Did  Died February 14, 1918.


bhamwiki; Owen’s The Story of Alabama; Hoole, William Stanley, “Life of John Witherspoon DuBose” in John Witherspoon DuBose:  A Neglected Southern Historian.


Alabama’s Tragic Decade. Birmingham, Ala.; Webb Book Co. 1940 (First published as a series of articles in the Birmingham Age-Herald).

General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of Tennessee. New York; Neale, 1912.

Jefferson County and Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham, Ala.; Teeples & Smith, 1887.

John Witherspoon DuBose: A Neglected Southern Historian, with a Selection of His Uncollected Essays. Edited by William Stanley Hoole.  University:  Confederate Publishing Company, 1983.

The Life and Times of William Lowndes Yancey. Birmingham, Ala.; Roberts & Sons, 1892.

The Mineral Wealth of Alabama and Birmingham Illustrated. Birmingham, Ala.; N. T. Green, 1886.

The Witherspoons of Society Hill. Hartsville, S.C.; Hartsville Pub. Co., 1910.


Alabama’s First Towns:  Nine Alabama Towns in 1816-1817.  University:  Confederate Publishing Co., 1982.


A Collection of the papers of John Witherspoon DuBose is held by the W.S.Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.



Writer. Born– 1844, Tuscaloosa. Parents– Matthew and Martha (Gillespie) Duffee. Education– Attended Tuscaloosa Female Seminary and private schools in New York City. Travelled frequently between Tuscaloosa, where her father was proprietor of the Washington House Tavern, and Blount Springs in Blount County, where he owned the Duffee House, a resort hotel. Acted as hostess at the Duffee House before it burned in the fall of 1869; served as postmistress for Blount Springs during the Civil War.  Credited with spying for the Confederacy during the War. Worked for a time on a New York newspaper.  After 1874 lived on Duffee’s Mountain near Blount Springs, and did freelance writing of many types: articles and sketches for newspapers and magazines, poetry, advertising copy, and travel guidebooks. Member of the National Geographic Society, the American Historical and Biographical Society, and the New Orleans Academy of Sciences.


Appleton’s Cyclopedia of America Biography, vol. II.

“Introductory Essay” in Sketches of Alabama

Sulzby, James F., Jr., “Blount Springs,” Alabama Review, II (1949), 163-175.

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


Sketches of Alabama: Being an Account of the journey from Tuscaloosa to Blount Springs through Jefferson County on the Old Stage Roads. Ed. Virginia Pounds Brown and Jane Porter Nabers. University, Ala.; University of Alabama, 1970. (based on a series of articles published in 1885 through 1887 in the Weekly Iron Age in Birmingham).


A collection of papers of Mary Gordon Duffee is held at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.



Botanist, university professor. Born– September 1, 1872, Gallion. Parents– Reuben Henry and Margaret Louisa (Minge) Duggar. Married– Marie L. Robertson, October 16, 1901. Children– Five. Married– Elsie Rest, June 6, 1927. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, 1887-89; Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, B.S. (First Honors), 1891; Alabama Polytechnic Institute, M.S., 1892; Harvard University, A.B., 1894; M.A., 1895; Cornell University, Ph.S., 1898; studied in botanical laboratories in Germany and France, 1905-1906. Served as assistant director of the Alabama Experimental Station in Uniontown, 1892-1893; assistant botanist at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural History, 1895-1896; instructor at Cornell University, 1896-1901; plant physiologist at the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1901-1902; professor at the University of Missouri, 1902-1905; Cornell University, 1907-1912; Washington University and Missouri Botanical Garden, 1912-1927; University of Wisconsin, 1929-1943. Worked as a consultant in mycological research for Lederle Division of the American Cynamid Co after his retirement; his research led to the isolation and commercial production of the antibiotic aureomycin. Edited Botanical Abstracts, 1917-1933. A founder of the American Society of Agronomy; (1907) and the American Phytopathological Society (1908); member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Naturalists, the American Botanical Society (president, 1923), and the American Society of Plant Physiologists (president, 1927). Awarded the Medal of Honor of Public Education by Venezuela, 1951. University of Missouri, honorary LL.D., 1944; Washington University, honorary D.Sc., 1953. Died September 10, 1956.


Marquis who’s who online; Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 6, and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Cultivation of Mushrooms. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1904.

Fungus Diseases of Plants. New York; Ginn, 1909.

Mushroom Growing. New York; Orange Judd Co., 1915.

Plant Physiology. New York; Macmillan, 1911.

The Principles of Mushroom Growing and Mushroom Spawn Making. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1905.


A Textbook of General Botany. New York; Macmillan, 1942.


Biological Abstracts of Radiation. New York; McGraw, 1936.



Agricultural scientist; professor of agriculture; administrator and editor. Born– August 24, 1868, Faunsdale. Parents– Reuben Henry and Margaret Louisa (Minge) Duggar. Married– Frances Ambrose Camp, June 17, 1891. Children– Six. Education– Southern University at Greensboro, B.S., 1887; Mississippi A & M College, M.S., 1888; additional study at Columbian University (now George Washington University), Cornell, and the University of Colorado. Taught at Texas A & M College, 1887-1889; edited Southern Live Stock Journal, Starkville, Mississippi, 1890; assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment station at Clemson College, 1890-1892; crop editor for U.S.D.A. Publications, The Experiment Station Record, 1893-1895; professor of agriculture at Alabama Polytechnic Institute and assistant director Alabama Experiment Station, 1896-1921; director of Alabama Extension Service, 1914-1924. Member of Phi Kappa Phi. Awarded medal for distinguished service by the Association of Southern Agricultural Workers, 1939. Died December 25, 1945.


Marquis Who’s Who online


Agriculture for Southern Schools. New York; Macmillan, 1908.

Experiments in Beef Production in Alabama. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1908.

Local Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton in North Alabama in 1913. Opelika, Ala.; Post Pub. Co., 1914.

Potato Culture. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1896.

Southern Field Crops. New York; Macmillan, 1911.

Southern Forage Crops. New York; Macmillan, 1925.

Sweet Potatoes. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1897.


Papers of John Frederick Duggar are included in the Duggar Family Papers collection in the Department of Special Collections in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University.



Writer; journalist; businessman.  Born December 17, 1943, Coffeeville.  Education: Georgia State University.  Served in the U.S.Army, Vietnam.  Worked in sales and marketing for Chanel, Inc., for 26 years; retired 2003.  Full-time writer after 2003.  Writes features and a column for the Monticello (Georgia) News.  Selected the Georgia Author of the Year in Young Adult Fiction in 2009, 2011, and 2012; received the first Yerby Award, 2013. Yellow Watermelon was named to the inaugural list of “25 Books Every Young Georgian Should Read” by the Georgia Center for the Book.


NewSouth Books website; Ted Dunagan website; Contemporary authors online.


Salvation of Miss Lucretia. NewSouth, 2014.

Secret of the Saltifa.  NewSouth, 2010.

Trouble on the Tombigbee.  NewSouth, 2011.

Yellow Watermelon. NewSouth, 2007.



Businessman, theatrical director, editor; writer. Born– November 8, 1927, Birmingham. Education– University of New Mexico, B.A.; Christ Church College of Oxford University, M.A. Served in the U.S. Army, 1946; director of Collett, Dickenson, Pearce and Partners (advertising firm) in London, -1967; director of Cambridge (England) Theatre Company; publications editor for the National Theatre, London. Awarded a Henry Fellowship for study at Oxford.


John Bainbridge’s Another Way of Living, Holt, 1968

International Authors and Writer’s Who’s Who 1976

The Same Language (see below)

Writer’s Directory, 1984.


Little Friends. London; Faber, 1965.

The Same Language. London; Faber, 1962.

Soothing Foods. London; Faber, 1972.


Calman Cards, Cartoon Cards for Language Practice. London; Longman Group, 1979.



School psychologist; advertising executive, writer. Born September 13, 1916, Alexander City.  Parents– Lemuel Belah Coley and Julia Smartt Coley.  Married– Thomas Edward Duncan. Children– Two. Education– Agnes Scott College; University of Minnesota, M.A., and Ed.S.; Coursework at University of Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma State University. Worked as a school psychologist for several years.  President of Group IV Advertising in Birmingham.  Died January 25, 2000.


Jacket to Alabama.


Alabama. Portland, Ore.; Graphic Arts Center Pub. Co., 1983.

Halfway Home. New York; St. Martins, 1979.



Journalist; teacher. Born– October 23, 1904, Vaiden, Miss. Parents– Thomas Alston and Mattie (Wright) McKinstry. Married– Jess A. Duncan, March 11, 1925. Children– one. Education– Jacksonville State University;  University of Alabama.  Taught school in Marshall County, 1921-1925; worked for the Advertiser-Gleam  as columnist and  social editor, 1945-1963; after postgraduate study at the University of Alabama, a special education teacher at Grassy Junior High School, 1964-. Died October 3, 1991.


Book jacket of The History of Marshall County


History of the First Baptist Church (Guntersville), 1907-1957. Guntersville, Ala.; Advertiser-Gleam, 1957.


The History of Marshall County, Alabama. Albertville, Ala.; Thompson Printing Co., 1969.



High school teacher, agriculture extension service official, college president. Born– October 14, 1875, Russellville. Parents– Thomas Fulford and Margaret S. (Hargett) Duncan. Married– Annie Elizabeth Smith, February 26, 1902. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1900; M.S., 1907; graduate study at the University of Tennessee and the University of Illinois.  Taught agriculture in high schools, 1900-1905; instructor and supervisor of agronomy research at the Alabama Experiment Station,  Auburn, 1905-1909; 4-H Club work director for the Alabama State Agricultural Extension Service, 1909-1920 (organized the state’s first one hundred 4-H Clubs); director of Alabama Agriculture Extension Service at API, 1920-1937; president of API, 1935-1947. Member of the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Alabama Farmers Bureau Federation, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Sigma. Awarded the LL. D. by API in 1933., and the Distinguished Service to Agriculture award by the American Farm Bureau.  Died July 26, 1947.


Marquis who’s who online.

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.


Farm Life Readers. Boston; Silver Burdett & Co., 1913.

DUNCAN, R. SCOT, 1969- .


Biologist; professor of biology.  Born– Gulf Breeze, Florida.  Education; Eckerd College, B.S., 1993;  University of Florida, M.S. in Zoology, 1998; Ph. D., 2001.  Taught at the University of Florida, 2001-02; at Birmingham-Southern College beginning in 2002.  Has conducted research in Costa Rica, Panama, Antartica, and Uganda.  Publishes articles in scientific journals and anthologies. Boy Scout representative on the US scientific expedition to Antartica, 1988-89.

Source: R. Scot Duncan website


Southern Wonder: Alabama’s Surprising Biodiversity.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.



Dancer; naturalist; author.  Self-trained as a naturalist in Alabama and Mexico. As a dancer, performed with Isadora Duncan; member of a dance troupe that performed for soldiers in World War I.  Moved to Fairhope after World War II.


Introduction to The Butterfly Tree, University of Alabama Press, 1991.


Artist’s Mermaid.  New Haven, CT:  Penny Poems, 1960.

Fields of Force:  An Excursion into Hindu Metaphysics as Applied to Biology.  London:  Theosophical Publishing House, 1956.

Private Life of the Protozoa, and of their Neighbors, the Metazoa and the Insect Larvae.  New York: Ronald Press, 1950.

Webs in the Wind:  The Habits of Web-Weaving Spiders.  New York:  Ronald Press, 1949.


DUNN, FLOYD R., 1906-1994


Accountant. Born– March 14, 1906, Winston County. Parents– Jim E. and Laura Gertrude (Buchanan) Dunn. Married– Chlora Curtis, June 8, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Pan American College, 1928; University of Alabama, 1933-1935; studied at La Salle Extension University, 1940-1944 Certified public accountant; worked for various gas companies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Alabama, 1929-1932; accountant in Chattanooga, 1948-1973. Organized and directed the Arley Community Historical Association; helped place historical markers in the Arley area. In 1971-72 compiled a volume of photographs of and personal letters from governors of each of the fifty states and presented it to the University of Alabama. Died May 1994.


Floyd B. Dunn, Chattanooga, Tenn.


Swimmin’ Holes ‘n’ Fishing Poles. Chattanooga, Tenn.; Brushy Creek Press, 1979.



Author, documentary filmmaker, magazine executive, entrepreneur, writer, and sportswriter.  Born:  November 2, 1964, Athens, Alabama. Parents: Robert (Bob) and Marjorie Dunnavant.  Education: The University of Alabama.

Keith Dunnavant is the author of seven books, including SPY PILOT, a true story of Cold War intrigue and redemption (with Francis Gary Powers, Jr.), and definitive biographies of football icons Paul “Bear” Bryant, Bart Starr and Joe Montana. His books often explore the collision of sports and culture, including THE MISSING RING, which focused on the 1966 University of Alabama football team’s pursuit of perfection in an imperfect world, against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and a time and place on the brink. THE FIFTY-YEAR SEDUCTION, his book about television’s manipulation of college football, the rise of the all-powerful NCAA, and the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark Board of Regents decision, has been widely utilized as a college textbook. Dunnavant started his career as a teenage sportswriter for small newspapers in North Alabama and parlayed his early experience into a full scholarship to the University of Alabama as a writer/editor inside the Crimson Tide athletic department. He covered college football and other sports for several major publications including THE NATIONAL before transitioning into magazine management and ownership in New York and Atlanta.  The writer/director of the documentary film THREE DAYS AT FOSTER, which focused on the long-overlooked African-American pioneers who shattered the athletic color barrier at his alma mater, he has been a featured historian on ESPN, HBO, Showtime, Epix, and SEC Network.



Keith Dunnavant


Coach. Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Time Out. Will Publishing, 1999.

The Fifty-Year Seduction.  St. Martin’s Press, 2004.

The Missing Ring. St. Martin’s Press, 2006.

America’s Quarterback. St. Martin’s Press, 2011.

Montana. St. Martin’s Press, 2015.

Spy Pilot. Prometheus, 2019.



Biography: Disc jockey, radio news directoraward-winning journalist, historian, and author. Born – June 29, 1947, Athens, Alabama.  Parents – Robert (Bob) and Marjorie Dunnavant. Education – Athens State College.

An aggressive, hard-charging newsman, Dunnavant was a reporter for The News from 1985 – 1995, covering news and feature stories across the Tennessee Valley. He wrote extensively about the space industry in Huntsville, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the history of the area.

At age 14, he received a radio broadcasting license and served as a disc jockey at radio station WJMW, an AM station in Athens, owned by his grandfather, H.F. Dunnavant, and his father, Robert V. Dunnavant. He worked for several radio stations in Athens, Decatur and Huntsville, and served as morning news director of WAFF in Huntsville.
Dunnavant founded the weekly The Athens Journaland was its editor in 1977 and 1978.

He was a reporter for The Alabama (Athens, AL) Courier/ Athens Limestone Democrat, and also wrote for The Decatur (AL) Daily, The, Huntsville (AL) Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Birmingham Post-Herald before becoming a staff Dunnavant reporter for The Birmingham (AL) News.

Dunnavant held awards from the Associated Press and Huntsville Press Club for reporting, writing and photography. He shared in a National Headliner Award with the staff of The Nashville Tennessean in 1981.
He taught journalism classes at Athens High School and was a consultant for its journalism department.

He was a recognized authority on North Alabama Civil War history.

Died – December 7, 1995.


Keith Dunnavant and The Birmingham News


Antique Athens & Limestone County, Alabama:  A Photographic Journey 1809-1949. Pea Ridge Press, 1994.

Decatur Alabama:  Yankee Foothold in Dixie 1861-1865. Pea Ridge Press, 1995.

Historic Limestone County Alabama.  Pea Ridge Press, 1995.

The Railroad War:  Forrest’s 1864 Raid Through Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee.  Pea Ridge Press, 1994.




Professor of German.  Born–July 10, 1974, Rome, Georgia; moved to Tuscaloosa at an early age.  Parents–Robert H. and Nancy (Barker) Dupree.  Education– Swarthmore College, B.A., 1996; Columbia University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 2006.  Additional study at the University of Regensburg, the Free University of Berlin, and Humboldt University.  Post-doctoral fellow, Rice University, 2006-2008; professor of German, Georgetown University, 2008- .


The Mask and the Quill:  Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism.  Bucknell University Press, 2011.


Performing Knowledge, 1750-1850. de Gruyter, 2015.



Newspaper correspondent; educator.  Born–February 27, 1889.  Mobile. Parents– Francis G. and M. E. (Henry) Ruffin. Education– St. Joseph’s College, Emmitsburg, Md., B.A. Married– Joseph F. Durham. Employed as teacher; public relations officer for Mobile Schools;  Mobile correspondent for the Birmingham News and Age Herald. Member and president of Alabama Writers Conclave; chairman of the Alabama Anthology Committee; League of American Penwomen. Died June 22, 1972.


Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928;


Dungi Speaks. St. Louis, Mo.; Charles E. Luntz Pub., 1958.

Mobile: A History Reader.  Mobile Public Schools, 1954.

Sea Women; Poems. Portland, Me.; House of Falmouth, 1964.

Swallows in the Air; Certain Haiku. Charleston, Ill.; Prairie Press, 1969.


The Anthology of Alabama Poetry, 1928. Atlanta; E. Hartsock, The Bozart Press, 1928.



Civil Rights activist. Born–August 6, 1903, Birmingham. Parents– Sterling and Josephine (Rice) Foster. Married– Clifford Judkins Durr, March 5, 1926. Children– Five. Attended Wellesley College, 1921-23. Member of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938) and the National Committee to Abolish the Poll Tax; active in Henry Wallace Campaign for the presidency. Ran for the U.S. Senate from Virginia on the Progressive Party ticket, 1948.  After many years in Washington, moved to Montgomery in 1952 and became active in civil rights activities. Member of the Alabama Council on Human Relations; supported the Montgomery bus boycott; went with E.D.Nixon to get Rosa Parks out of jail. Provided food and lodging to civil rights workers in the 1960’s. Elected to Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame, 2006. Died February 24, 1999.



Outside the Magic Circle.


Freedom Writer: Letters from the Civil Rights Years.  New York: Routledge, 2003.

Outside the Magic Circle; the Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1965.


The papers of Virginia Foster Durr are held by the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. An oral history is held by the Columbia University Oral History Collection.

DYER, JOHN PERCY, 1902-1975


Historian; university professor and administrator.  Born– June 24, 1902, New Albany, Miss. Parents– Walker Wadell and Clementine (Snipes) Dyer. Married– Frances Thaxton, 1925. Education– B.A., 1925; Peabody College, B.S., 1926; M.A., 1930; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1932. Taught at Florence State College, 1926-1932; University of Georgia in Atlanta, 1934-1936; Armstrong State College, 1936-1939; account executive radio station WSAV, 1939-41; state executive, Office of Price Administration, 1941-45; general manager radio station WDAR, 1945-48;  Tulane University, professor of history and  dean of University College and director of the Center of Study Liberal Education for Adults, 1948-75. Member of the Civil War Roundtable, the Southern Historical Association and the Association of University Evening Colleges. New Orleans Cultural Center Commission President, 1960-61. John Percy Dyer Award at Tulane is awarded annually to a faculty member for distinguished service.  Died October 5, 1975.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis who’s who online


“Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1941.

From Shiloh to San Juan. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1961.

The Gallant Hood. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1950.

Ivory Towers in the Market Place. Indianapolis, Ind.; Bobbs, 1956.

Tulane; the Biography of a University. New York; Harper, 1966.


The Education of American Businessmen. New York; McGraw, 1959.


A collection of the papers of John Percy Dyer is held in the Special Collections Department of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University.


See Mantooth, John


Postal clerk, nurse. Born– April 6, 1920, Brookwood. Parents– Luther Latham and Amie Estelle (Collins) Hayes. Married– Dewey Willard Early, March 29, 1938. Children– Two. Education– dental hygenist program of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1932; certification for the Chicago School of Nursing, 1953. Employed as a clerk for U.S. Selective Service, 1940-1943; clerk U.S. Postal Service, 1946-1947; physician’s office nurse in Birmingham, 1950-1953; office nurse in Graysville, 1953-1981; part-time nurse, Carraway Medical Center, 1981-1982. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lioness Club, and American Gold Star Mothers. Died October 14, 2004.


A source in Adamsville, Ala.;


Hallowed Ground. Birmingham, Ala.; EBSCO Medin, 1973.

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor. Birmingham, Ala.; EBSCO Media, 1975.



Attorney; writer. Born– May 17, 1870, Tuscaloosa. Parents– William Russell Smith (President of the University of Alabama) and Wilhelmina Maria (Easby) Smith. Married– Lillian L. Strong, June 5, 1894. Education– Georgetown College (Washington) A.B.; A.M., 1892; LL.B.; LL.M., 1894.  Served in the JAG department, U.S.Army, in World War I; reached the rank of colonel. Served as associate editor Georgetown College Journal; editor, 1891. Admitted to the bar, 1894. Employed as law examiner for the Department of Justice, 1893-1896; special assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1896; pardon attorney, Department of Justice, 1899-1904; assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, 1904-1906.  Practiced law in Washington. Quizmaster (instructor) at Georgetown College Law School; taught constitutional history at Georgetown, 1905.  Published many articles, poems, and stories. Died September 26, 1948.  Buried in Arlington Cemetery.


Marquis who’s who online


The Department of Justice, Its History and Functions. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1904.

History of Georgetown University, D.C., 1789-1907. New York; Lewis, 1907.

The New Napolean: A Satire.  Washington: Stormont & Jackson, 1896.


The Songs of Alcaeus. Washington, D.C.; W. H. Lowdermilk, 1901.

The Songs of Sappho. Washington, D.C.; Stormant & Jackson, 1891-1901.


Historian; University professor, college dean. Born– November 20, 1932, Louisville, Miss. Parents–James Tildon and Lillian Lee Haggard Eaves.  Married–Dorothy Ann Green, June 19, 1959. Children–one. Education– Mississippi State University, B.S., 1953; M.A.; Peabody College, M.A., 1957; University of Alabama, M.A.,  Ph,D., 1970. Taught at Dana Jr. High School in San Diego, 1956-1957; professor and Dean of Men at Clarke College, 1958-1962; professor at Birmingham-Southern College, 1962-1963; Auburn University, 1966-1982; Mississippi College, 1982-98. Member of the American and Southern Historical Associations, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Renaissance Society of America, and Southeastern Renaissance Conference. Associate of the Danforth Foundation.  Died April 10, 2016.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; obituary


Henry VII’s Scottish Diplomacy, 1513-1524. New York; Exposition Press, 1971.

Henry VIII and James V’s Regency, 1524-1528. Latham, Md; University Press of America, 1987.



Novelist.  Born– September 15, 1966, Atlanta.  Married; children–one.  Education:  Auburn University.  Worked as a college teacher, newspaper editor, and copy editor before becoming a freelance author of novels for young people.  Received the National Readers Choice Award for Major Crush; the Aspen Gold Award for Major Crush; the Aspen Gold Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and the Beacon Award for The One that I Want.


Contemporary Authors online; Jennifer Echols website.


Biggest Flirts.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

The Boys Next Door.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2007.

Dirty Little Secret.  NY: Gallery Books, 2013.

The Ex Games.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2009.

Forget You.  NY: MTV Books, 2012.

Going Too Far.  NY: Pocket Books Press, 2009.

Levitating Las Vegas.  New York:  Pocket Books, 2013.

Love Story.  New York:  MTV Books, 2011.

Major Crush.  NY: Simon Pulse Press, 2006.

Most Likely to Succeed.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

The One that I Want.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2012.

Perfect Couple.  NY: Simon Pulse, 2014.

Playing Dirty.  NY: Pocket Books, 2013.

Star Crossed.  NY: Pocket Books, 2013.

Such A Rush.  NY: MTV Books, 2012.



Coach, college president. Born– January 15, 1914. Parents– David Henry and Blanche (Planck) Edington. Married– Marguerite Hass, 1940. Children– Two. Education– Southwestern College at Memphis, A.B., 1934; University of Alabama, M.A., 1938. Coached at University Military School in Mobile, 1934-1936; Spring Hill College, 1936-1938; assistant to the president of Southwestern College (now Rhodes), 1938-1940; president of Schreiner Institute (now College), Kerrville, Tex., 1950-1971. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Received the Admiral’s Award, the President’s Citation, and the General Foch Medal of France. Awarded status of president emeritus on his retirement at Schreiner College, 1971. Awarded an honorary LL. D. by Austin College, 1951.  Died April 9, 1998.


Contemporary Authors online and files at Alabama Public Library Service.


The Big Search. New York; Pageant Press, 1955.

The Campbells Are Coming.

The Gosfull.  Kerrville:  Herring Printing Co., 1985.

First Aid for the Soul. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1973.

Monkeying with the Flood.

Some Folks Wonder. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1972.

Upon This Rock. Herrville, Tex.; Herring Press, 1978.

The Word Made Fresh. 3 vols. Atlanta; John Knox, 1972-1976.


Presbyterian clergyman. Born– November 23, 1878, York, Sumter County, Al. Parents– William and Alice Frances (Morris) Edmonds. Married– Mary Armstrong Fleming, April 30, 1907. Children– Five. Education– Marengo Military Institute, Demopolis;  University of Tennessee, A.B., 1899; Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., B.D., 1907. Ordained to the Presbyterian ministry, 1907. Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, 1907-1913; South Highland Church, Birmingham, 1913-1915;  founder and pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1915-1942; Dean of Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1942-1947; pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Birmingham, 1949-1952. Columnist for Birmingham Age-Herald, 1942-1960. Honorary degrees:  Cumberland University, LL.D., 1924; University of Alabama, 1924; Tusculum College, LL.D., 1936; Rollins College, (L.H.D., 1948).  Died July 7, 1960.


Lankford, Charlotte, and Monroe, Marian. A Heritage of Witness; South Highland Presbyterian Church, 1888-1988.

Whiting, Marvin Yeomans.  The Bearing Day Is Not Gone;  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary History of Independent Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Alabama, 1915-1990.  Independent Presbyterian Church, 1990.

Marquis who’s who online

Files at Alabama Public Library Service.


About the Manger. Boston; Stratford, 1927.

Beginning the Day. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1932.

A Parson’s Notebook. Birmingham, Ala.; Elizabeth Agee’s Bookshelf, 1961.

Sermonettes and Prayers.  Birmingham: Dispatch Printing, 1916.

Studies in Power. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1931.

The Way, the Truth, the Life. Nashville; Cokesbury, 1936.


The papers of Henry Morris Edmonds are held in the special collections department of the Birmingham Public Library.


Artist. Born– June 14, 1914, Clay County, Tenn. Parents– Champ Ferguson and Mary Ellen Donaldson Williams. Married– Thomas Edwards. Children– Two. Education– Tennessee Technical Institute. President of Athens P.T.A., 1950. Died May 21, 1977.


Jacket of The Lure and Lore of Limestone County;


The Donaldsons of Middle Tennessee. Athens, Ala.; Edwards, 1972.


The Lure and Lore of Limestone County. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1978.


Museum curator. Born– December 6, 1926, Magnolia. Parents– James Marvin and Alma (Shaddix) Anders. Married– Lawrence A. Edwards, June 28, 1952. Children– Two. Education– Jacksonville State University, A.B., 1947; University of Alabama, M.A., 1949; Louisiana State University. Worked for the University of Alabama, 1949-1952; University of North Carolina, 1952-1954; education curator at Magnolia Mound Plantation at Baton Rouge, 1980. Member of Phi Alpha Theta and Kappa Delta Pi.


Gwen A. Edwards, Baton Rouge, La.


Magnolia Mound, a Louisiana River Plantation. Gretna, La.; Pelican Publishing Co., 1984.


Teacher; school administrator. Born– September 12, 1869, Snow Hill. Parents– Jackson and Martha Carmichael Edwards. Originally named Ulysses Grant Edwards; grandfather changed name to William James. Married–Susan Verdelle Johnson, May 17, 1900. Children–six. Education– Tuskegee Institute. Organized and operated Snow Hill Normal and Industrial Institute, in Wilcox County, which lasted from 1893-1972 and at one point had 400 students. Died March 4, 1950.

Source: Twenty-five Years in the Black Belt.

Publication(s): Twenty-five Years in the Black Belt. Westport, Conn.; Negro Universities Press, 1970, c1918.



Moonshiner. Born– February 25, 1928, Brent. Parents– Harvey A. and Pearl M. Holley Elam. Married– Barbara Jean Horton. Children– One. Married– Beatrice. Married– Mary Elizabeth Wallace. Married– Cammie Kathleen Johnson. Attended Bibb County High School; earned GED diploma while in prison. Served in U.S. Army, 1946-1947; U.S.Air Force, 3 years. Manufactured illegal whiskey. Incarcerated for a time at the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Died November 1, 2004.


Moonshine ‘Till Dawn.


Bloody Bibb. Brent, Ala.; Elam Enterprises, 1985.

Moonshine ‘Till Dawn. Brent: Elam Enterprises, 1977.