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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Richard Clarke Foster scrapbook and papers MSS.0537

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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

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-04-05T12:14-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Richard Clarke Foster scrapbooks and papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0537

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet

Dates:

circa 1941

Abstract:

Scrapbook and folder containing newspaper and magazine articles as well as tributes to Foster, who died four years after becoming president of the University of Alabama.

Preferred Citation:

Richard Clarke Foster scrapbooks, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine articles as well as tributes to Foster, who died four years after becoming the president of the University of Alabama. There is also a folder of photocopied correspondence, tributes, and newspaper clippings.

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Richard C. Foster, son of John M. and Mabel C. Foster, was born on 12 July 1895, in Demopolis, Alabama. He grew up inTuscaloosa and Montgomery, Alabama, and was educated at the local public schools. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Alabama in 1914, and his LL.B. degree from the School of Law at Harvard University. After serving as an Artillery Captain in the U.S. Army during World War I, he returned to Tuscaloosa and began practicing law with his father, in the firm of Foster, Verner and Rice. In the early 1920s he married Lida Scarbrough; the couple had one daughter, Lida. Mrs. Foster died on 21 September 1936 just three weeks before Foster was chosen to be president of the University of Alabama on 11 October 1936. Foster himself died on 19 November 1941.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Miss Marie Drolet, 1954-55

Source(s)

Foster, Richard Clarke, 1895-1941 (local)

Clippings (information artifacts) (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Scrapbooks (aat)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Presidents (lcsh)

Scrapbook Box 2348

Papers Box 2826