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E. O. McElroy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3758

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1938-1948

Creator

Physical Description

The material is in fairly good condition

Biographical / Historical

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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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.

Physical Location

These materials are stored at our off-site Archival Facility (AF) and may require up to two business days for retrieval and delivery for use in our Hoole Library reading room. Please email archives@ua.edu or call 205-348-0500 for more information.

Provenance

gift of Lara Chandler, 2014

Physical Description

The material is in fairly good condition

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal and final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the E. O. McElroy papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2014
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