MANN, HAROLD WILSON, 1925-
Harold W. Mann papers, 1926-2015

Emory University

Emory University Archives

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mann, Harold Wilson, 1925-
Title: Harold W. Mann papers, 1926-2015
Call Number:Series No. 278
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract: Harold W. Mann was a professor of history specializing in the American South, teaching at Radford College and at Emory University. Mann was born in 1926 in Columbus, Ga., served in WWII, and graduated from Emory University in 1949. Mann served as an assistant professor of social studies at Emory at Oxford between 1951 and 1963, during which time he also directed the Emory Glee Club. Mann received his PhD from Duke University in 1962 and taught at Radford College from 1963 until 1989. Mann returned to teach at Emory 1989, until his retirement. Mann's papers includes academic writings, correspondence, and autobiographical notes. A significant portion of the collection is dedicated to Mann’s World War II service and involvement with veteran organizations and associations, in particular the 1255th Engineering Battalion Association, in the decades afterward, and Mann’s musical activities, particularly his involvement with the Emory Glee Club.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Source

Gift, 2016.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Harold W. Mann papers, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

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Processed by Cid Standifer, 2016.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Harold W. Mann was born in 1926 in Columbus, Georgia, to Rev. David Mann and Gertrude Clark Mann. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 1949, then served as an assistant professor of social studies at Emory at Oxford between 1951 and 1963, during which time he also directed the Emory Glee Club. After receiving his PhD from Duke University in 1962, Mann was hired by Radford College, where he taught from 1963 until 1989. He then returned to Emory University as a history professor, where he taught until his retirement. As a historian, Mann's primary focus was the history of the American South. He wrote a biography of Methodist preacher Atticus Haygood.

Scope and Content Note

The papers includes Harold Mann’s academic writings, correspondence, and autobiographical notes. A significant portion of the collection is dedicated to Mann’s World War II service and involvement with veteran organizations and associations, in particular the 1255th Engineering Battalion Association, in the decades afterward, and Mann’s musical activities, particularly his involvement with the Emory Glee Club. Correspondence is primarily between family members and former students from both Emory at Oxford and Radford College.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five series: 1) Correspondence, 2) Writings by Mann, 3) Personal records, 4) Musical scores and perfomance programs, 5) 1255th Engineering Bn. Bulletin records, 6) Photographs, and 7) Audiovisual recordings.


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