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Wade Hampton Coleman, Jr., papers

Identifier: MSS-0339

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings. There is a letter dated May 31, 1963, from Frank A. Rose, then the President of The University of Alabama, to all faculty and staff regarding parking on campus during the efforts to follow the court orders to desegregate. There is also a full page pictorial essay from the Meridian, Mississippi Star, Saturday, March 28, 1959, on the rise and decline of Gainesville, Alabama. The collection also has several tribute and dedication programs, honoring Julia Tutwiler, Agnes Ellen Harris, Marten Ten Hoor, John M. Gallalee, the inauguration of Frank Anthony Rose as President and the dedications of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, the Walter Bryan Jones Hall, and the Mary Burke and Martha Parham residence halls for women.


  • 1924-1968
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1960


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is 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. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Biographical/Historical note

Wade Hampton Coleman, Jr., was born on June 10, 1904, the oldest child of the children of Wade H. and Lillian Coleman of Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama. After completing his education at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 1937, he taught in the University’s College of Arts & Sciences for over 25 years as a professor of Romance Languages. He died in May 1973.


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Various documents, including speeches, correspondence, reports, faculty newsletters, alumni magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings of this Alabama native and University of Alabama professor of Romance Languages




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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266