Richard Aubrey McLemore Papers
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.
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.
• Case File
• Contents from the collection
- Richard Aubrey McLemore Papers
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
- October 15, 2019
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Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
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Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001