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Albert B. Moore papers

Identifier: MSS-1013


Moore's Civil War letters, plays, naval chronology, plays, and roundtables; lists of members and board of trustees from multiple universities; notes, booklets, news, and biographies on the subject of the Civil War; etc.


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Biographical / Historical

Albert Burton Moore, 1887-1967, was a native of Belk, Fayette County, Alabama. He earned his B.S. (1911) and M.S. (1912) degrees at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1927. He taught at Auburn, the University of Chicago and Iowa State College, before joining the University of Alabama faculty in 1923. He was a member of the history faculty for 35 years, department head for 28 years, and the first dean of the graduate school, a post he held for 34 years. He retired from the university in 1959. He was also chairman of the University of Alabama Athletic Committee for a number of years and served as executive director of the Alabama Civil War Centennial Commission following his retirement. A nationally recognized authority on Southern history, he was a member of various historical organizations and the author of numerous articles and books. He was president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1952-1954, the Southern Historical Association in 1942, and the Alabama Historical Association in 1951. He was also a member of the American Council on Education, the American Historical Association, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi. His publications include Conscription and Conflict in the Confederacy (New York, 1924), History of Alabama and her People (Chicago, 1927), History of Alabama (University, Alabama, 1934), A Brief Story of Women's Role in the Confederacy (University, Alabama, 1964) and Prologue to the Great American Tragedy (University, Alabama, 1964).


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