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Guide to the Janie May Eppes papers MSS.0489

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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

February 2008

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English

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March 2013
Collection Title:

Janie May Eppes papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0489

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1907-1957

Abstract:

Teaching materials and clippings gathered by a Birmingham, Alabama, school teacher for use in her classroom, and in the course of her own education.

creator

Eppes, Janie May

Preferred Citation:

Janie May Eppes papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings on character and discipline, education, psychology, and historical events from 1907-1957, including Sgt. Alvin C. York, the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean, Belgium, and comic strips on World War I. Most of the clippings are from the Birmingham News, but there are also clippings from the Montgomery Advertiser and the Meridian (Mississippi) Dispatch.

In addition to the clippings, the collection contains school plays and programs on history and character and some of Eppes’ college class notes and papers.

Series Descriptions: Teaching Materials: This series includes teaching materials Eppes used in her elementary school history classes. There are clippings on character and discipline, education, history, and psychology, 1907-1957; school plays and programs; children’s songs; auditorium information and miscellaneous materials. College Materials: This series includes notes and papers from history and psychology classes. World War One: This series includes clippings about World War I, specifically on Belgium, the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean, and Sgt. Alvin C. York.

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

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Unknown

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None

Access Restrictions:

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Biographical/Historical note

Janie May Eppes taught history at the Birmingham Public School in Birmingham, Alabama, from the late 1930s through the 1950s. She attended classes at Howard College, now Samford University, and Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham.

Source(s)

Birmingham News. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Meridian Dispatch (Meridian, Miss.). (local)

The Montgomery Advertiser. (local)

York, Alvin Cullum, 1887-1964 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Alabama (localbroad)

Birmingham (Ala.) (lcsh)

Children's plays (lcsh)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Comic books, strips, etc.--United States--20th century (lcsh)

Education (localbroad)

Education--Alabama (lcsh)

Elementary school teaching (lcsh)

History--Study and teaching (Elementary)--United States (lcsh)

Notes (aat)

Papers (document genre) (aat)

Programs (documents) (aat)

Scrapbooks (aat)

Songs (document genre) (aat)

Teacher (localbroad)

United States--History--1901-1909 (lcsh)

United States--History--1901-1953 (lcsh)

Women (localbroad)

World War I (localbroad)

TEACHING MATERIALS Series 1

Series Description

The series includes teaching materials Eppes used in her elementary school history classes. There are clippings on character and discipline, education, history, and psychology, 1907-1957; school plays and programs; children’s songs; auditorium information and miscellaneous.

Components in Detail

Clippings about Character/Discipline Box 3423 Folder 1

Clippings about Character/Discipline Box 3423 Folder 2

Clippings about Education Box 3423 Folder 3

Clippings about History (1907-1937) Box 3423 Folder 4

Clippings about History (1943-1951) Box 3423 Folder 5

Clippings about History (1954-1957) Box 3423 Folder 6

Clippings about History (undated) Box 3423 Folder 7

Clippings about Psychology Box 3423 Folder 8

Birmingham Public School Auditorium Memos (1940-1955) Box 3423 Folder 9

Birmingham Public School Auditorium Objectives/Notes Box 3423 Folder 10

The Platoon School (December-January-February, 1929-1930) Box 3423 Folder 11

Miscellaneous Box 3423 Folder 12

Children’s Songs Box 3424 Folder 1

School Plays/Programs (A-F) Box 3424 Folder 2

School Plays/Programs (G-K) Box 3424 Folder 3

School Plays/Programs (L-W) Box 3424 Folder 4

Other School Materials Box 3424 Folder 5

COLLEGE MATERIALS Series 2

Series Description

The series includes notes and papers from history and psychology classes.

Components in Detail

Class notes from College Box 3424 Folder 6

College Papers Box 3424 Folder 7

Herbarium and Plant Analysis Box 3424 Folder 8

Kentucky Road Map, 1957 Box 3424 Folder 9

WORLD WAR I Series 3

Series Description

The series includes clippings about World War I, specifically on Belgium, the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean, and Sgt. Alvin C. York.

Components in Detail

World War I Scrapbook Box 3424 Folder 10

“Aces Up” Box 3425 Folder 1

“Over Here, Over There” (1-150) Box 3425 Folder 2

“Over Here, Over There” (151-414) Box 3425 Folder 3

“Over Here, Over There” (unnumbered) Box 3425 Folder 4

Clippings on Belgium Box 3425 Folder 5

Clippings on Belgium Box 3425 Folder 6

Clippings on First Nonstop Flight Over Atlantic Box 3425 Folder 7

Clippings on Sgt. Alvin York Box 3425 Folder 8

Montgomery Advertiser (1918-1919) Box 3425 Folder 9

Miscellaneous Newspapers (1918-1919, 1947) Box 3425 Folder 10

The Birmingham News (February-April 1918) Box 3426 Folder 1

The Birmingham News (May-July 1918) Box 3426 Folder 2

The Birmingham News (August-September 1918) Box 3426 Folder 3

The Birmingham News (October 1918) Box 3426 Folder 4

The Birmingham News (November 1918) Box 3426 Folder 5

The Birmingham News (December 1918) Box 3426 Folder 6

The Birmingham News (1919-1921) Box 3426 Folder 7

The Birmingham News (Unknown) Box 3426 Folder 8

Red Cross Box 3426 Folder 9