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Guide to the E. O. McElroy papers mss.3758

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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 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-02-28T12:48-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

E. O. McElroy papers

Unit ID:

mss.3758

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1938-1948

General Physical Description note

The material is in fairly good condition

Abstract:

Ten U.S. postal service railroad mail service directories for several southeastern states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas; letters, postal rating exams, etc.

creator

McElroy, E. O., (Ernest O'Neal)

Biographical/Historical note

Ernest O'Neal McElroy, son of Ernest Calvin and Alice Phillips McElroy, was born on May 1, 1917; he grew up in Cuba, Alabama. He met Dorothy Lorene Lacy in 1935 at a church function in Kewanee, Mississippi. They eloped six years later in 1940; their first son Sam O'Neal, was born the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. The couple had three more children: Ernest Lacy, Sherry, and Deborah.

After World War II, McElroy was a railway mail carrier and a rural preacher, first in Gulfport, Mississippi, and finally in Cuba, Alabama. He died on May 10, 2000, in Cuba.

Scope and Contents note

The United States postal service railway mail service directories in this collection give a variety of information pertaining to the railway mail service, including stops listed by counties, train information, and post office separations. The maps cover several southeastern states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. There are also letters, postal rating exams, and a small group of papers on the Girl Reserve Clubs.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

gift of Lara Chandler, 2014

Preferred Citation:

E. O. McElroy papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Source(s)

Chandler, Lara (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Florida (lcsh)

Georgia (lcsh)

Louisiana (lcsh)

Mississippi (lcsh)

Postal service--Employees (lcsh)

Railway mail service--United States (lcsh)

Texas (lcsh)

General Scheme of Mississippi, 1938 Box 3758.001 Folder 1

General Scheme of Alabama, 1940 Box 3758.001 Folder 2

General Scheme of Georgia, 1941 Box 3758.001 Folder 3

General Scheme of Mississippi, 1942 Box 3758.001 Folder 4

General Scheme of Florida, 1944 Box 3758.001 Folder 5

General Scheme of Alabama, 1944 Box 3758.001 Folder 6

General Scheme of Georgia, 1945 Box 3758.001 Folder 7

General Scheme of Louisiana, March 1946 Box 3758.001 Folder 8

General Scheme of Texas, 1947 Box 3758.001 Folder 9

General Scheme of Georgia, 1948 Box 3758.001 Folder 10

Where to find it in New Orleans, 1948: Instant guide to leading business houses and places of interest Box 3758.001 Folder 11

Post Office Department, Railway Mail Service, Louisiana map (1948?) Box 3758.001 Folder 12

Post Office Department, Railway Mail Service, Alabama map, 1948 Box 3758.001 Folder 13

Post Office Department, Railway Mail Service, Map envelopes for Florida and Georgia, 1948 (envelopes only), and one unmarked envelope Box 3758.001 Folder 14

Schedule of Mail Routes, No. 342, June 30, 1948, Eleventh Division, Railway Mail Service, comprising New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas Box 3758.001 Folder 15

Trip Report Memoranda, 1948 Box 3758.001 Folder 16

Railway Mail Service forms Box 3758.001 Folder 17

Girl Reserve Club materials Box 3758.001 Folder 18