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Guide to the Camille Maxwell Elebash Papers MSS.0478

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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

November 2008

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English

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March 2011; March 2013
Collection Title:

Camille Maxwell Elebash Papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0478

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1964-1988

Abstract:

Documents, interviews, and source material used by Camille Elebash,in co-producing with Joe Terry, the documentary George Wallace: A Politician’s Legacy.

creator

Elebash, Camille (Maxwell)

Related Materials

A Politician's Legacy video interviews (Hoole Library Video Collection, VCR 94-13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78) They Came... They Saw... They Reported: Images from the World Press Coverage of "Segregation's Last Stand" at the University of Alabama, photographs by Camille Elebash for The Graphic (newspaper) -- exhibit in the W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, February 2007

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008; addition by Donnelly Walton, 2011; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Ms. Camille Maxwell Elebash, 1993

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains documents, interviews, and source material used by Camille Elebash, in co-producing with Joe Terry, the documentary, George Wallace: A Politician’s Legacy.

Biographical/Historical note

Camille Maxwell was born in 1925 to Fred, Jr. and Kathleen Maxwell of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and her Master of Arts degree in 1958. She married Karl S. Elebash, Jr. in 1956 and had four children, Karl III, Camille, Maxwell, and Searcy. In 1962 Camille became a part-time instructor in journalism at the University of Alabama.

In 1956 Camille witnessed Autherine Lucy's attempt to enroll in the University; she was also present at George Wallace's "Schoolhouse Door" speech on 11 June 1963 and documented what was then called by many the "highest level press corps ever assembled." Her photographs recording the press coverage of the event were published in The Graphic, a Tuscaloosa weekly paper that was published in the 1950 - 1980s, which was owned and operated by Camille and her husband, Karl Elebash. The photographs were also the basis for the exhibit They Came... They Saw... They Reported: Images from the World Press Coverage of Segregation's Last Stand at The University of Alabama in February 2007 at the University's W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

In 1974 Camille became an assistant professor in the School of Communication at the University and achieved the rank of full professor a few years before she retired in 1990. In 1986 she co-produced a two-hour documentary, George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy examining the thirty year political career of George Wallace.

Camille still lives in Tuscaloosa and was listed as Professor Emerita of Advertising and Public Relations in the University’s 2008-10 undergraduate catalog.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Preferred Citation:

Camille Maxwell Elebash Papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Source(s)

Wallace, George C., (George Corley), 1919-1998 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Alabama--History--1951- (lcsh)

Artifacts (aat)

Civil Rights and Human Rights (localbroad)

Civil rights--Alabama (lcsh)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Governors--Alabama (lcsh)

Music and Performing Arts (localbroad)

Notebooks (aat)

Political campaigns--Alabama--History--20th century (lcsh)

Research notes (aat)

Segregation in higher education--Alabama (lcsh)

Students (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR Series I

Scope and Contents

Notebook listing the members of the world press in Tuscaloosa for Wallace's "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" speech; portion of the article "They Came... They Saw... They Reported: Images from the World Press Coverage of Segregation's Last Stand at The University of Alabama" (The Graphic, 13 June 1963); and the camera used by Camille Elebash during her coverage of the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door."

Components in Detail

Notebook Box 0478.0001 Folder 1

Portion of newspaper article Box 0478.0001 Folder 2

Camera Box 6696

CAMPAIGNING Series II

Scope and Contents note

Articles on Lurleen Wallace's term as governor; Wallace's run for the presidency in 1972 and his 1982 gubernatorial campaign.

Components in Detail

Lurleen B. Wallace Box 0478.0001 Folder 3

George C. Wallace’s 1972 run for U.S. President Box 0478.0001 Folder 4

George C. Wallace’s 1982 gubernatorial campaign Box 0478.0001 Folder 5

DOCUMENTARY MATERIALS Series III

Components in Detail

Alabama Humanities Foundation grant proposal for documentary Box 0478.0001 Folder 6

Letters from advisors and supporters Box 0478.0001 Folder 7

Source materials and bibliographies for documentary Box 0478.0001 Folder 8

Script for Pt. 1 of documentary with edits Box 0478.0001 Folder 9

Original script for George Wallace: A Politician’s Legacy edited to 2 hours Box 0478.0001 Folder 10

Viewer’s Guide to George Wallace: A Politician's Legacy Box 0478.0001 Folder 11

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES AND ARTICLES Series IV

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous notes; transcripts of tapes and voice overs; Face the Nation interview transcripts

Components in Detail

Miscellaneous notes and articles related to the documentary Box 0478.0002 Folder 1

Transcripts of tapes and voice overs Box 0478.0002 Folder 2

Transcripts of the Face the Nation interviews with George Wallace (1964 July 19, 1965 March 14, 1967 October 29, 1968 July 21, 1968 September 22, 1970 January 18, and 1972 January 23) Box 0478.0002 Folder 3

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS Series V

Scope and Contents note

Mainly announcements and reviews of the documentary

Components in Detail

Newspaper clippings (1 of 2) Box 0478.0002 Folder 4

Newspaper clippings (2 of 2) Box 0478.0002 Folder 5

Photographs Box 0478.0002 Folder 6