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Guide to the Guy Gilliland papers MSS.0570

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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 2013-04-17T10:25-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

April 2013
Collection Title:

Guy Gilliland papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0570

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

2.0 Linear feet (693 items, 1501 pieces)

Dates:

1909-1981

Abstract:

Letters between Gilliland and his sweetheart (later wife) Josie, church materials from Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, greeting cards, and photographs

creator

Gilliland, Guy

Scope and Contents note

The collection Includes lots of letters between Gilliland and his sweetheart (later his wife), Josie, church materials from Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and greeting cards. There are also many photographs (mainly 19th century).

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Brotherhood Sunday School Class, Trinity Methodist Church, 1986

Preferred Citation:

Guy Gilliland papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Biographical/Historical note

Guy Gilliland, son of Alexander and Mary Gilliland, was born on 30 September 1884 in Dorroh Mill, Pickens County, Alabama. He married Josephine "Josie" Durrett on 15 August 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was a mail carrier in Tuscaloosa for many years. He died just months shy of his 100th birthday, on 11 March 1984.

Source(s)

Trinity United Methodist Church (Tuscaloosa, Ala.). (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Church records (aat)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Greeting cards (lcsh)

Love and Friendship (localbroad)

Photographs (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Tuscaloosa (Ala.) (lcsh)

Papers (1 of 5) Box 2889

Papers (2 of 5) Box 2890

Papers (3 of 5) Box 2891

Papers (4 of 5) Box 2892

Papers (5 of 5) Box 2893