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Richard Aubrey McLemore Papers

Identifier: M577

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers from the life and career of Dr. Richard Aubrey McLemore, professor, dean, and acting president of The University of Southern Mississippi.


  • Creation: circa 1919-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Richard Aubrey McLemore was born in Perry County on June 6, 1903. He graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1919. McLemore earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi College, his Master’s Degree from George Peabody College for Teachers, now part of Vanderbilt University, and his Doctorate from Vanderbilt University. He came to Mississippi Southern College in 1938 as a history professor. He was appointed Dean of the college in 1945 and became Acting President of M.S.C. in 1955. McLemore was President of Mississippi College from 1957 to 1968. He was director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from 1969 to 1973. He was the author of numerous history books and articles. Richard McLemore died on August 31, 1976. He is interred in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.


1 Folder

Language of Materials



This collection contains information about Richard McLemore.


The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible.


Donated by Harry K. McLemore on March 4, 1998.

Related Materials

Dr. R.A. McLemore Oral History Interview, transcript call number F341.5 .M57x vol. 25.

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Copies of books by Dr. Richard Aubrey McLemore are available in the Cook, McCain, and Cox Libraries:

The French Spoliation Claims, 1816-1836: A Study in Jacksonian Diplomacy (Nashville, 1932), call number E336 .M25 (McCain).

Franco-American Diplomatic Relations, 1816-1836 (University, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1941), call number E336 .M24 (Cook, McCain).

An Outline of Mississippi History, with Nannie Pitts McLemore (Hattiesburg, Miss.: [s.n.], 1944), call number F341 .M2 1941, 1944, 1946 (McCain).

Mississippi Through Four Centuries (Chicago: Laidlaw Brothers, 1945), call number F341 .M192 (McCain).

An Outline of Mississippi History, with Nannie Pitts McLemore (rev.ed.; Hattiesburg, Miss., 1948), call number F341 .M2 1948 (McCain).

Our Nation's Story, with Everett Augspurger (Chicago: Laidlaw Brothers, 1954), call number E178.1 .A92, with notebook (McCain).

The Natchez Country Rediscovered beside Mississippi's Waters! (New York: Newcomen Society in North America, 1956), call number F349.N2 M23 (Cook, McCain, Gulf Coast).

An Outline of Mississippi History with Nannie Pitts McLemore and John Edmond Gonzales (rev.ed.; Hattiesburg, Miss.: [s.n.], 1958), call number F341 .M2 1958 (McCain).

Highlights of Mississippi Baptist History (Jackson, Miss.: Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission, 1968), call number BX6248.M7 M23x 1968 (McCain).

A History of Mississippi Baptists, 1780-1970 (Jackson, Miss.: Mississippi Baptist Convention Board, 1971), call number BX6248.M7 M25 (McCain).

A History of Mississippi, edited by Richard Aubrey McLemore (Hattiesburg, Miss.: University & College Press of Mississippi, 1973), call number F341 .M19, vols. 1, 2 (Cook, McCain, Gulf Park).

United States History for High Schools, with Boyd C. Shafer and Everett Augspurger (River Forest, Ill.: Laidlaw, 1973), call number TEXT BK SECOND. History Laid Br (Gulf Park).

The History of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, with Nannie Pitts McLemore (Jackson, Miss.: Hederman Brothers, 1976), call number BX6480.J2 M54x 1976 (Cook).

The History of Mississippi College, with Nannie Pitts McLemore (Jackson, Miss.: Hederman Bros., 1979), call number LD3381.M52 M36 1979 (McCain).


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M577-0001 View of Mississippi Southern College. 4 x 5 B & W undated
Richard Aubrey McLemore Papers
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
October 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001