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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Emmett Bryan Carmichael Collection MSS.0278

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-12-06T12:00-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2012
Collection Title:

Emmett Bryan Carmichael Collection

Unit ID:

MSS.0278

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item, approximately 300 pieces)

Dates:

unknown

Abstract:

Approximately 300 letters sent to Emmett Carmichael by "renowned Americans," primarily from prominent physicians and university administrators from Alabama.

creator

Carmichael, Emmett B. (Emmett Bryan), 1895-1985

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of about 300 letters sent to Emmett Carmichael by "renowned Americans." The letters are primarily from prominent physicians and university administrators from Alabama. The letters are bound together.

Preferred Citation:

Emmett Bryan Carmichael Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2012

Biographical/Historical note

Emmett Bryan Carmichael, son of George Frank and Amelia Grant (Tingle) Carmichael, was born on 4 September 1895, in Shelbyville, Missouri. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Colorado. He married Lelah Marie Van Hook.

A biochemist by profession, he received his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati. Following service as an ordinance officer in World War I, Carmichael came to the University of Alabama in 1927 and served as head of the Department of Physiological Chemistry. In 1945 he moved to Birmingham, Alabama, with the Medical College of Alabama and was named the first chairman of the Department of Biochemistry. He later served as Assistant Dean for both the Medical College of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Carmichael was editor of the Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Journal of Medical Science. He received the William Crawford Gorgas Award from the Alabama Medical Association in 1966. Dr. Carmichael was also instrumental in founding the Alabama Academy of Honor and the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Carmichael died November 1985, in Birmingham.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1989

Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama - Authors (Local)

Alabama Academy of Honor Inductees (lcsh)

Education (localbroad)

Health, Medicine and Welfare (localbroad)

Letter books (aat)

University of Alabama Faculty/Staff (Local)

Autographs Box 3118