Guide to the Elgin Wendell Mellown papers, 1939-1969
Collection contains bound manuscript diaries kept by Elgin W. Mellown (1904-1975), while superintendent of public schools in Sumter Co., Alabama during the 1940s-1960s, and other materials which shed light on conditions in Alabama schools during that period. The diaries are sometimes difficult to interpret: on occasion Mellown used an entry for organizing his thoughts on a subject, but most of the time entries consist of briefly jotted reminders and sometimes only appointments. Names are often rendered as abbreviations. Collection also contains audio tapes featuring interviews with school staff and citizens, both black and white. There are also slides related to Mellown's work.
- Elgin Wendell Mellown papers 1939-1969
- Mellown, Elgin Wendell, 1904-1975.
- 2.00 Linear Feet, 67 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
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Teacher, principal, and Superintendent of Public Schools in Sumter Co., Alabama from the 1930s to the 1960s.
[Identification of item], Elgin Wendell Mellown Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Elgin Wendell Mellown papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1986.
Initially processed by Don Sechler
Completed August 3, 1998
Last updated March 6, 2013
Encoded by Walt Evans and Cat Saleeby
Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 3-12-86
Original restriction on collection lifted March 6, 2013.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.