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Collection Name: Andrews (Alfred P.) Sylvester Magee Research Collection

Accession Number: AM15-38                               

Given By: Dr. William K. Scarborough from Mrs. A.P. (Zetna) Andrews

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States (Title 17, United States Code).

Date of Receipt: May 30, 2013 

Extent: .50 cubic foot 

Inclusive Dates: 1965-1971; 1974; 1976; 1990-1992   

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Two scrapbooks containing A.P. Andrews’ correspondence, newspaper clippings and handwritten notes concerning Sylvester Magee. Topics include Sylvester Magee’s age, being born a slave, being Union soldier during the Civil War, controversy surrounding Sylvester Magee concerning his age, Sylvester Magee’s 1965 124th birthday celebration, and Sylvester Magee’s trip to New York.

Correspondence with items left out of scrapbooks

Folder 1           Transfer of materials from Mrs. A.P. Andrews to Dr. William K. Scarborough in 1974

  • Copy of 1965 Senate Resolution
  • Contributors to 1966 Birthday Fund
  • Newspaper clippings 1966

Folder 2           Slides from before New York trip in 1976

Folder 3           Resignation of Mrs. A.P. Andrews from Rebel Yell in 1992

 

Scrapbook 1

Folder 4           Photographs

Folder 5           Correspondence 1965 – 1971 and Newspaper Clippings

Folder 6           Correspondence 1965-68

Folder 7           Correspondence 1965-1971 & 1991

 

Scrapbook 2

Folder 8           Newspaper Clippings 1967-1971

Folder 9           Correspondence 1965-1966 & 1990-91

Folder 10         Correspondence 1965-1966, 1970-1971, handwritten notes

Folder 11         Handwritten notes

Folder 12         Handwritten notes

Folder 13         Handwritten notes

Folder 14         Handwritten notes

                       

Two reel to reel magnetic audio recording tapes, in original boxes. Descriptions written on back:

Box 1  The Sylvester Magee Story

  • Recorded May 22, 1965 by A.P. Andrews
  • Interview between him & Sylvester Magee who was 124 years old, May 29, 1965
  • Birthday Celebration May 29, 1965

Box 2  Original Interviews

  • Lick Skillet Magee Interview 5/22/65
  • Interview Piper & Sylvester
  • Other side Birthday Celebration 5/29/65


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