SCRUGGS, ANDERSON M., 1897-1955.
Anderson M. Scruggs papers, 1933-1972

Emory University

Historical Collections

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

1462 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scruggs, Anderson M., 1897-1955.
Title: Anderson M. Scruggs papers, 1933-1972
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 021
Extent: 0.40 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of Anderson M. Scruggs, poet and professor of dentistry at Emory University. Includes typed and handwritten poetry, correspondence, obituary notices, and other miscellaneous materials.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Anderson M. Scruggs papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Related Materials in This Repository

Atlanta Southern Dental College records; Emory School of Dentistry records.


[after identification of item(s)], Anderson Scruggs Papers, Historical Collections, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Anderson M. Scruggs (1897-1955) was born February 18, 1897 at West Point, Georgia, and died January 28, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of William Edgar and Tallulah Eugenia (Watson) Scruggs. He married Miss Lelia Smith on November 23, 1921. They had one daughter Eugenia Elizabeth (Mrs. Otis J. White, Jr.). After graduating from Atlanta-Southern Dental College (later the School of Denis try of Emory University) in 1925, Dr. Scruggs, who had a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, went on to teach there as an associate professor of histology, 1926-1939, associate in bacteriology and pathology, 1936-1944; and professor of dentistry, 1949-1955. Dr. Scruggs was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North District Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Psi Omega. In addition, he was also a member of the Poetry Society of American, and the Poetry Society of Georgia. Dr. Scruggs's poetry was widely published and appeared in newspapers and magazines such as Harper's Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, The New York Times, and more.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typed and handwritten poetry (1933-1949, undated), obituary notices, personal information, notes on his poetry, correspondence with his daughter, Eugenia Elizabeth (Mrs. Otis J. White, Jr.), correspondence between his wife, Mrs. Leila Scruggs, and Charles E. White, and a scrapbook put together by Charles E. White. Most typed poems are works submitted for publication. Materials are by or about Scruggs. Personal information includes his draft card.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Obituary and newspaper clippings, 1955
1 2 Personal information, poetry notes, and correspondence, 1939-1944, undated
1 3 Typed and published poetry, 1933-1949, undated
1 4 Handwritten poetry, undated
1 5 Correspondence with Jean Scruggs, 1942-1955, undated
1 6 Letters to Mrs. Leila Scruggs, 1955, 1972
1 7 Scrapbook [from Charles E. White], undated