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Joseph B. Graham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0585

Scope and Contents

The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Joseph B. Graham, delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1901 for the Eighth Senatorial District of Talladega and Clay Counties. It also includes printed reports from the Convention.

Dates

  • 1901

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Brown Graham, son of William Harris and Myra Elizabeth Penland Graham, was born on 18 March 1864, in Spring Garden, Cherokee County, Alabama. He was educated at the Spring Garden high school, and received his A.B. degree from Oxford College in 1880. He taught at Spring Garden from 1883-1889, then went to Union City, Tennessee for one year. He returned to Talladega in 1887 where he was superintendent for the city schools until 1893. He read law with Charles C. Whitson at Talladega and was admitted to the bar in 1893. He was a member of the board of examiners of public schools of Cherokee County from 1884-1886, superintendent of education of Talladega County form 1889-1903. He was a delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1901, as well as the vice-president of the State Democratic convention in 1900.

On 12 December 1900, he married Lera Jones of Talladega; the couple had one son, Joseph Brown, Jr. Graham died on 6 July 1903 in Talledega by a Southern RR car.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Correspondence of this delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1901 as well as printed reports from the Convention.

Provenance

Purchased from Cather & Brown Books, 1992

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 Joseph B. Graham 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