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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Wade H. Coleman, Jr., papers MSS.0339

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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

June 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-01-22T19:14-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

January 2013
Collection Title:

Wade Hampton Coleman, Jr., papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0339

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet

Dates:

Bulk, 1950-1960

Dates:

1924-1968

Abstract:

Various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings of this Alabama native and University of Alabama professor of Romance Languages

creator

Coleman Jr., Wade H., 1904-1973

Preferred Citation:

Wade H. Coleman, Jr., papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings. There is a letter dated May 31, 1963, from Frank A. Rose, then the President of The University of Alabama, to all faculty and staff regarding parking on campus during the efforts to follow the court orders to desegregate. There is also a full page pictorial essay from the Meridian, Mississippi Star, Saturday, March 28, 1959, on the rise and decline of Gainesville, Alabama. The collection also has several tribute and dedication programs, honoring Julia Tutwiler, Agnes Ellen Harris, Marten Ten Hoor, John M. Gallalee, the inauguration of Frank Anthony Rose as President and the dedications of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, the Walter Bryan Jones Hall, and the Mary Burke and Martha Parham residence halls for women.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Biographical/Historical note

Wade Hampton Coleman, Jr., was born on June 10, 1904, the oldest child of the children of Wade H. and Lillian Coleman of Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama. After completing his education at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1937, he taught in the University’s College of Arts & Sciences for over 25 years as a professor of Romance Languages. He died in May 1973.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Gallalee, John M., Dr. (local)

Harris, Agnes Ellen (local)

Rose, Frank Anthony, 1920-1991 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

ten Hoor, Marten, 1890-1967 (local)

Tutwiler, Julia, 1841-1916 (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Civil Rights and Human Rights (localbroad)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Correspondence (aat)

Desegregation--Alabama (lcsh)

Education (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Newspapers (aat)

Programs (documents) (aat)

Reports (aat)

Speeches (aat)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama Faculty/Staff (Local)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Buildings--History (lcsh)

University of Alabama--Presidents (lcsh)

Wade H. Coleman, Jr. Box 339