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Michael Dorman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0445

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles. The bulk of material relates to the three presidential campaigns of George Corley Wallace: 1968, 1972, and 1976. The arrangement is chronological and includes such material as speeches, one photo of Wallace, clippings, research notes, and correspondence. Personal interviews are included in the research notes. Wallace's earlier political career is much less thoroughly documented.

Dates

  • 1968-1976

Creator

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

Michael Dorman was a journalist that worked for the Associated Press, the Houston Press newspaper, and Newsday magazine.

Extent

1.8 Linear Feet (circa 583 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists principally of research material used in the writing of "The George Wallace Myth." Correspondence, proposals, and the book manuscript are among them. Galley proofs of two other books, "The Second Man," an overview of the changing role of the Vice Presidency and "Stockcar Butterworth," a book about stock car racing, are also part of the collection, as are poems, most of them unpublished, and copies of several published articles.

Provenance

Gift of Michael Dorman, 1976-

General

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Processed by

Unknown; updated by Andrew Harris, 2013
Title
Guide to the Michael Dorman papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
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

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