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James Clifford Estes papers

Identifier: MSS-0492

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal correspondence, papers relating to academic matters, a diploma, cards, maps, and newspaper clippings of Estes, his mother, Abigail H. Estes, stepfather, John Thomas Owen, and uncle, George Harris Searcy. It contains papers and publications about Japan and about 250 photographs of Estes, his family, and friends.


  • 1914-1955
  • Majority of material found within 1919 - 1924


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

English and music teacher in Japan, and conductor of an amateur chorus.


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Language of Materials



Personal correspondence, papers relating to academic matters, a diploma, cards, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Estes, his family, and friends


Gift of Julia Francis, 1983


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Chao, Peter C. 1983; updated by John McIlwain, 2007; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Guide to the James Clifford Estes papers
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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