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Ann Waldron Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3098

Scope and Contents

The collection predominantly consists of correspondence between Ann Waldron and various individuals, as well as materials related to her work as an author and journalist. Of notable interest is Mrs. Waldron's correspodence with fellow journalists, Robert Sherrill and Celestine Sibley, both of whom were Mrs. Waldron's lifelong friends. In addition, Mrs. Waldron also stayed in contact with John Luskin, a journalism professor at The University of Alabama, and fellow student, Nelle Harper Lee.

Dates

  • 1945 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of the collection are open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations.  Access to and use of materials that were created by Nelle Harper Lee in this collection require written permission from the Lee estate. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize letters written by Nelle Harper Lee without written permission from the Lee estate. In addition, access to and use of materials that discuss Nelle Harper Lee in this collection require written permission from the Lee estate. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize letters written about Nelle Harper Lee without written permission from the Lee estate.

Patrons may not use cell phone cameras or any other recording devices when accessing restricted portions of this collection.

For information contact The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to and use of materials that were created by Nelle Harper Lee in this collection require written permission from the Lee estate. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize letters written by Nelle Harper Lee without written permission from the Lee estate. In addition, access to and use of materials that discuss Nelle Harper Lee in this collection require written permission from the Lee estate. University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff will not photocopy or digitize letters written about Nelle Harper Lee without written permission from the Lee estate.

Patrons may not use cell phone cameras or any other recording devices when accessing restricted portions of this collection.

For information contact The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu.

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections staff at archives@ua.edu with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which The University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Waldron was born on December 14, 1924, in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama, serving as editor of the Crimson White and earning a degree in journalism in 1945. She went on to work forThe Atlanta Constitution, where she met her husband Martin Waldron. They had three sons and one daughter: Peter, Thomas, Martin Jr., and Lolly. She also has been a reporter and columnist for theMiami Herald and theSt. Petersburg Times and has writen many books for children. She is the author of southern biographies on Eudora Welty, Caroline Gordon, and Hodding Carter and a murder mystery series set at Princeton University. Ann Waldron passed away on July 2, 2010.

Extent

25.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Ann Waldron was born on December 14, 1924, in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama, serving as editor of the Crimson White and earning a degree in journalism in 1945. She went on to work forThe Atlanta Constitution, where she met her husband Martin Waldron. The collection predominantly consists of correspondence between Ann Waldron and various individuals, as well as materials related to her work as an author and journalist.

Arrangement

The arrangement of the files within the collection reflect Mrs. Waldron's original order; however, the files have been placed into imposed series to highlight the different types of materials available in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Ann Waldron Papers were received by The University of Alabama Libraries as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman and Hannah Pryor, 2018.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ann Waldron papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding Aid created by Jamie Burke, 2011 June; updated by Jessica Rayman, 2018
Date
June 2011; updated December 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500