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Janie May Eppes papers

Identifier: MSS-0489

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings on character and discipline, education, psychology, and historical events from 1907-1957, including Sgt. Alvin C. York, the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean, Belgium, and comic strips on World War I. Most of the clippings are from the Birmingham News, but there are also clippings from the Montgomery Advertiser and the Meridian (Mississippi) Dispatch.

In addition to the clippings, the collection contains school plays and programs on history and character and some of Eppes’ college class notes and papers.

Series Descriptions: Teaching Materials: This series includes teaching materials Eppes used in her elementary school history classes. There are clippings on character and discipline, education, history, and psychology, 1907-1957; school plays and programs; children’s songs; auditorium information and miscellaneous materials. College Materials: This series includes notes and papers from history and psychology classes. World War One: This series includes clippings about World War I, specifically on Belgium, the first nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean, and Sgt. Alvin C. York.


  • 1907-1957


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

Janie May Eppes taught history at the Birmingham Public School in Birmingham, Alabama, from the late 1930s through the 1950s. She attended classes at Howard College, now Samford University, and Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham.


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Teaching materials and clippings gathered by a Birmingham, Alabama, school teacher for use in her classroom, and in the course of her own education




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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the Janie May Eppes papers
February 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266