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Guy Gilliland papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0570

Scope and Contents

The collection Includes lots of letters between Gilliland and his sweetheart (later his wife), Josie, church materials from Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and greeting cards. There are also many photographs (mainly 19th century).

Dates

  • 1909-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Guy Gilliland, son of Alexander and Mary Gilliland, was born on 30 September 1884 in Dorroh Mill, Pickens County, Alabama. He married Josephine "Josie" Durrett on 15 August 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was a mail carrier in Tuscaloosa for many years. He died just months shy of his 100th birthday, on 11 March 1984.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (693 items, 1501 pieces)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters between Gilliland and his sweetheart (later wife) Josie, church materials from Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, greeting cards, and photographs

Provenance

Gift of Brotherhood Sunday School Class, Trinity Methodist Church, 1986

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

S. Braden, 2009; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the Guy Gilliland papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
January 2009
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