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Series 9
Scrapbooks, 1912-1970
OBV 1-75 and MF 1-7

Scope and Content Note

The series consist of scrapbooks relating to Ralph McGill from 1912-1970. The majority of the scrapbooks are collections of McGill's daily editorial columns maintained chronologically from March 22, 1944 - February 9, 1969 by McGill's secretary. Included in this series are personal and professional scrapbooks and scrapbooks of posthumous materials. While not comprehensive, this is an extensive and nearly complete collection of his editorial columns.

Arrangement Note

Organized into: Personal and professional scrapbooks, Daily editorial column clipping scrapbooks and Posthumous materials scrapbooks.

Finding Aid Note

An extensive index to these columns is available; the index covers all columns, including those missing from the scrapbooks.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Researchers are required to use the microfilm copy of Scrapbooks 18-73 in Series 9.

Additional Physical Form

Daily editorial column clipping in Scrapbooks 18-73 in Series 9 are also available on microfilm.

Microfilm copy
Box Folder Content
MF1 Scrapbooks 18-24: March 22, 1944-October 1, 1947
MF2 Scrapbooks 25-37: October 2, 1947-November 21, 1951
MF3 Scrapbooks 38-50: December 1951-April 17, 1956
MF4 Scrapbooks 51-59: April 18, 1956-May 21, 1959
MF5 Scrapbooks 60-67: May 22, 1959-August 17, 1962
MF6 Scrapbooks 68-70: August 18, 1962-May 26, 1966
MF7 Scrapbooks 71-73: May 27, 1966-February 9, 1969
Personal and professional scrapbooks, 1912-1966
OBV1 1912-1913: Clippings - Sports
OBV2 1912-1916: Clippings - Stage plays and actresses, football, McGill's football career at McCallie School
OBV3 1916-1928: Clippings, photographs, letters, mementoes - Chattanooga, Nashville, Vanderbilt, Nashville Banner
OBV4 1925-1938: Clippings, photographs, telegrams, cards - By and about McGill, engagement to Mary Elizabeth Leonard, move to Constitution
OBV5 1929-1938: Clippings - Marriage (1929), Rosenwald Fellowship, sports columns (mainly boxing), "Break O'Day" columns from Paris (1938)
OBV6 1931-1945: Clippings, photographs - early career on Constitution, photo with Harry Truman (ca. 1945)
OBV7 1934-1935: Clippings - "Break O'Day" columns from Cuba
OBV8 1937-1938: Clippings - European tour
OBV9 1945: Clippings, photographs - By and about McGill on trip to Europe with American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) promoting freedom of the press
OBV10 1945: Clippings, photographs, letters, memorabilia: ASNE European trip
OBV11 1947: Clippings - "Report from the Country" articles
OBV12 1950-1951: Clippings - Reviews of Israel Revisited
OBV13 1950-1952: Clippings - Columns (July 1952 election)
OBV14 1953-1954: Clippings - Columns (includes contempt of court case re highway safety campaign)
OBV15 1960: "The Making of the Book" - Clippings, reviews, drafts, 1962-1963: photographs, letters from readers, promotional material The South and the Southerner
OBV16 1966: Clippings Columns from Vietnam
OBV17 [no date]: "Warm Springs" - Clippings, printed material, etc. - school project by Ralph McGill, Jr.
Daily editorial column clipping scrapbooks, 1944-1969
OBV18 McGill columns: 1944 March 22 - October 14
OBV19 McGill columns: 1945 January 2 - September 12
OBV20 Guest columns: 1945 January 18 - April 30
OBV21 McGill columns: 1945 September 13 - 1946 April 11
OBV22 McGill columns: 1946 April 14 - November 7
OBV23 McGill columns: 1946 November 11 - 1947 April 18
OBV24 McGill columns: 1947 May - 4 October 1
OBV25 McGill columns: 1947 October 2 - December 31
OBV26 McGill articles: 1948 January 5 - August 1
OBV27 McGill columns: 1948 January 1 - June 11
OBV28 McGill columns: 1948 June 12 - November 30
OBV29 McGill columns: 1948 December 1 - 1949 March 30
OBV30 McGill columns: 1949 April 1 - September 1
OBV31 McGill columns: 1949 September 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 17
OBV32 McGill columns: 1949 September 18 - 1950 March 30
OBV33 McGill columns: 1950 April 1 - July 17
OBV34 McGill columns: 1950 July 18 - November 6
OBV35 McGill columns: 1950 November 7 - 1951 March 19
OBV36 McGill columns: 1951 March 20 - July 27
OBV37 McGill columns: 1951 July 28 - November 21
OBV38 McGill columns: 1951 December 2 - 1952 February 29
OBV39 McGill columns: 1952 March 1 - July 6
OBV40 McGill columns: 1952 July 7 - November 8
OBV41 McGill columns: 1952 November 9 - 1953 March 6
OBV42 McGill columns: 1953 March 7 - May 13
OBV43 McGill columns: 1953 May 17 - June 22
OBV44 McGill columns: 1953 June 24 - October 16
OBV45 McGill columns: 1953 October 17 - 1954 February 6
OBV46 McGill columns: 1954 February 7 - June 14
OBV47 McGill columns: 1954 June 15 - October 4
OBV48 McGill columns: 1954 October 5 - 1955 January 17
OBV49 McGill columns: 1955 January 18 - May 11
OBV50 McGill columns: 1955 May 12 - 1956 April 17
OBV51 McGill columns: 1956 April 18 - August 14
OBV52 McGill columns: 1956 August 15 - November 25
OBV53 McGill columns: 1956 November 26 - 1957 March 10
OBV54 McGill columns: 1957 March 11 - August 9
OBV55 McGill columns: 1957 August 10 - December 31
OBV56 McGill columns: 1958 January 1 - February 28
OBV57 McGill columns: 1958 March 1 - July 8
OBV58 McGill columns: 1958 July 9 - December 11
OBV59 McGill columns: 1958 December 12 - 1959 May 21
OBV60 McGill columns: 1959 May 22 - October 29
OBV61 McGill columns: 1959 October 30 - 1960 April 2
OBV62 McGill columns: 1960 April 3 - September 9
OBV63 McGill columns: 1960 September 7 - 1961 February 8
OBV64 McGill columns: 1961 February 9 - July 18
OBV65 McGill columns: 1961 July 19 - December 22
OBV66 McGill columns: 1961 December 23 - 1962 April 10
OBV67 McGill columns: 1962 April 12 - August 17
OBV68 McGill columns: 1962 August 18 - 1963 September 27
OBV69 McGill columns: 1963 September 28 - 1965 February 21
OBV70 McGill columns: 1965 February 22 - 1966 May 26
OBV71 McGill columns: 1966 May 27 - 1967 May 13
OBV72 McGill columns: 1967 May 14 - 1968 May 13
OBV73 McGill columns: 1968 May 14 - 1969 February 9
Posthumous materials scrapbooks, 1969-1970
OBV74 1969-1970: Clippings, photographs, etc. - McGill's death (1969), obituaries, awards, McGill Collection at Emory (1970)
OBV75 "Ralph E. McGill, 1898-1969" - a memento scrapbook from The Boston Globe
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