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1. Overview of the Collection

 

Repository

McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi

Creator

Dr. William K. Scarborough

Collection Number

M487

Collection Title

Scarborough (Dr. William K.) Collection

Size

2.5 Cubic Feet

Language

English

Dates

1963-2010

Collection Status

Fully Reviewed

Abstract

Dr. William K. Scarborough is the author of several publications.  These include The Overseer: Plantation Management in the Old South, The Diary of Edmund Ruffin, Masters of the Big House: Elite Slaveholders of the Mid-Nineteenth Century South, andThe Allston’s of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Low Country.

 

2. Subjects

Phi Alpha Theta

Shelby Thames Administration

Mississippi Antebellum Foundation

Legal History of the South

Sons of the American Revolution

The Southern Historian

Kiwanis Club

Mississippi Historical Society

 

3. Biographical/Historical Note

William K. Scarborough was born on January 17, 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland.  He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1956.  He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954, his M.A. from Cornell University in 1957, and his Ph. D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1962.  Dr. Scarborough began teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1964.  He became a renowned scholar in the fields of Southern History, the Civil War, and the Old South.  He was also a member of the faculty senate, College of Liberal Arts and University Tenure and Promotion Committees, and the Parking Committee.  Dr. Scarborough retired from full-time teaching in 2009.

 

4. Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials related to the personal and professional activities of Dr. William K. Scarborough from 1963-2005.  Included in the collection are newspaper articles, correspondence, lectures, and other miscellaneous materials.

 

5. Arrangement

The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible (Phi Alpha Theta, Shelby Thames Administration, Mississippi Historical Society, etc.). 

 

6. Related Material

Related collections at the University of Southern Mississippi include:

  • Record Group 5 University Committees
  • Record Group 31 Public Safety
  • Record Group 40 Student Organizations
  • Record Group 41 University Related Organizations
  • Record Group 46 Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Record Group 52 Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost’s Office)
  • Record Group 62 College of Education and Psychology
  • Record Group 74 College of Liberal Arts
  • Record Group 81 History Department
  • Gonzalez (Dr. John E.) Papers 1963-1996
  • McCarty (Kenneth G.) Papers ca. 1974-1999

 

7. Administrative Information

 

Provenance

Donated by Dr. William K. Scarborough in 2010, 2011, and 2014.

Use Restrictions

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Reproduction of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Provision of photocopies or digital reproductions does not constitute permission to publish, distribute, provide internet access to, or otherwise display images of materials in this collection. Copyright is retained by the lawful copyright holder, and it is the responsibility of the permission seeker to contact and secure permission from the copyright holder. Where copyright permission is not granted, images are only for use in private study subject to the Fair Use exceptions made in U.S. Copyright Law.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation Method

In citing these materials, the following information should be included:

Item, title of collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of

Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by T.J. Landry and Brandon Ball, May 2014.

Sources

Contents of the collection.

Collection case file.

Faculty page at www.usm.edu.

Scarborough Praised, Roasted at Retirement Receptionarticle from www.usm.eduarchives.

 

8. Container List

Box 1

Folder 1           USM Day 1981

Folder 2           G. Gordon Liddy Lecture 1981

Folder 3           Kiwanis Club on “Election of 1984” 1984

Folder 4           Sons of the American Revolution 1986

Folder 5           Inquiry and Advocacy Debate with Hodding Carter III – Foreign Policy and Human Rights 1979

Folder 6           Sense of Place Symposium 1978

Folder 7           Edmund Ruffin 1969

Folder 8           Address to Alpha Delta Kappa 1972

Folder 9           American Historical Association – New Orleans Meeting 1972

Folder 10         The Center for Research Libraries 1977

Folder 11         The Southern Historian 1967-1968

Folder 12         American Independent Youth 1971-1974

Folder 13         Law and Southern Values: A Conference on the Legal History of the South 1982-1983

Folder 14         Vanderbilt-USM Legal History Conference 1983

Folder 15         Conference on the Legal History of the South 1983

Folder 16         Neil R. McMillen Lecture: “Dark Journey” 1990

Folder 17         New Orleans Alumni Meeting 1991

Folder 18         Phi Alpha Theta 1967-1968

Folder 19         Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference 1996

Folder 20         Sabbatical Leave Application for Spring Semester 1979 1978-1980

 

Box 2

Folder 1           William K. Scarborough – Prospective Faculty Member 1963-1966

Folder 2           Articles about the Shelby Thames Administration May-June 2004

Folder 3           Articles about the Shelby Thames Administration July 2004-2005

Folder 4           Mississippi Antebellum Foundation 1965-1967

Folder 5           Aubrey Lucas Inauguration 1976

Folder 6           Distinguished Professor of the Year Nomination 1973

Folder 7           Scope XI – 1968 Elections

Folder 8           Phi Beta Kappa Rejection 1974

Folder 9           Institutional Self Study 1973

Folder 10         Sectional Controversy and Civil War 2009

Folder 11         Sectional Controversy and Civil War – Lecture Notes 1964-1965

Folder 12         New South – Lecture Notes 1962-1963

Folder 13         American Diplomatic History – Lecture Notes 1961

Folder 14         U.S. Survey Colonization to 1783 – Lecture Notes 1961-1962

Folder 15         Europe, 1815-1890 – Lecture Notes 1963

 

Box 3

Folder 1           Europe since 1914 – Lecture Notes 1964

Folder 2           Western Civilization: Commercial Revolution to Napoleon – Lecture Notes 1962-1963

Folder 3           Western Civilization since 1648 – Lecture Notes 1964

Folder 4           The Old South – Lecture Notes ca. 1960s-2007

Folder 5           American History since 1865 – Lecture Notes 1963

Folder 6           American History since 1865 – Lecture Notes 1964

Folder 7           Western Civilization to 1648 – Lecture Notes 1963

Folder 8           Western Civilization to 1815 – Lecture Notes 1963

Folder 9           Seminar in Southern History 1957-1958

Folder 10         Seminar in Southern History 2010

Folder 11         Seminar in 19th Century U.S. History 1990-1991

Folder 12         Inter-University Consortium Seminar 1987-1988

Folder 13         Age of Hamilton, Jefferson, Jackson 1966

Folder 14         Talk to Central Mississippi Traffic and Transportation Club 1975

Folder 15         Reminiscences of an Octogenarian 1965

Folder 16         An Account of Mississippi in 1840 undated

 

Box 4

Folder 1           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1991

Folder 2           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1992

Folder 3           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1993

Folder 4           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1994

Folder 5           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1995

Folder 6           Mississippi Historical Society – Riley Prize Committee 1966

Folder 7           Mississippi Historical Society – Awards Committee 1986

Folder 8           Mississippi Historical Society – Awards Committee 1987

Folder 9           Mississippi Historical Society – Awards Committee 1989

Folder 10         Mississippi Historical Society – Awards Committee 1998

Folder 11         Mississippi Historical Society – McLemore Prize Committee – 1982 Meeting 1981-1982

Folder 12         Mississippi Historical Society – McLemore Prize Committee – 1983 Meeting 1982-1983

Folder 13         Mississippi Historical Society – McLemore Prize Committee – 1984 Meeting 1983-1984

Folder 14         Mississippi Historical Society – “The Evacuation of Jackson” 1980-1981

Folder 15         Mississippi Historical Society Keynote Address: “Reflections on the Great Planters of the Old South” 1990

Folder 16         Mississippi Historical Society – “The Development of Major Industry in the 20th Century South” 1977

 

Box 5

Folder 1           Mississippi Historical Society – Correspondence with Prospective Speakers: David Donald, Grady McWhiney, George Tindall 1979

Folder 2           Mississippi Historical Society – Correspondence Relating to Committee Assignments 1979

Folder 3           Mississippi Historical Society – Miscellaneous Correspondence/Correspondence with Governor William Winter 1979-1980

Folder 4           Mississippi Historical Society – Correspondence, Nominations Committee, Monthly Reports 1978-1979

Folder 5           Mississippi Historical Society – Program Committee Correspondence 1979

Folder 6           Mississippi Historical Society – Correspondence Relating to Program 1966-1967

Folder 7           Mississippi Historical Society Meeting 1980

Folder 8           Mississippi Historical Society – Program Committee – 1985 Meeting 1984-1985

Folder 9           Mississippi Historical Society – Panel Discussion 1986

Folder 10         1990 Mississippi Historical Society Nominations Committee 1989-1990

Folder 11         Mississippi Historical Society – Nominations Committee 1988

Folder 12         Mississippi Historical Society – Board of Directors Meetings 1979-1980

Folder 13         Mississippi Historical Society – Clarion Ledger Article 1979

Folder 14         Mississippi Historical Society Annual Meeting 1967

Folder 15         Mississippi Historical Society 1967-1969

 

9.  Item List

Photograph Log

Box

Folder

Number

Description

Size

Type

Date

4

3

M487-1

Dr. William K. Scarborough receiving the Willie Halsell Award from Bill Hanna.

5 x 7

B & W

1993

4

5

M487-2

Dr. William K. Scarborough with other members of the Riley Prize Committee.

5 x 7

B & W

1995

4

10

M487-3

Dr. William K. Scarborough with David Sansing and Patricia Galloway.

5 x 7

B & W

1998

 

10. Publication  Information

 

Publisher

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, Special Collections

URL

http://lib.usm.edu/spcol/index.php

Physical Address

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries

McCain Library & Archives

118 College Drive #5148

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5148

Email Contact

To email, go to: http://lib.usm.edu/askalibrarian/

Revision Date

Last revised: 2014 May

 

 


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