MCMILLAN, LOUISE.
Louise McMillan papers, 1906-1956

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zn88

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: McMillan, Louise.
Title: Louise McMillan papers, 1906-1956
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 875
Extent: 6 linear ft. (12 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Louise McMillan of Marion, South Carolina from 1906-1956.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 2001.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Louise McMillan papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Sarah Stanton, January 2004.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Emma Louise McMillan was born on October 28, 1890, to John Fairley McMillan (1853- 1925) and Louise "Loula" Holliday McMillan (1865-1939). Her father was a minister, and the family lived in Marion, South Carolina. The McMillans had four other children: daughters Mary Kathleen (b. 1888) and Montague (b. 1893), son Dugal Gray, and youngest daughter Marion Howard. All three girls attended Limestone College, a women's college in Gaffney, South Carolina, and Gray attended Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Kathleen married George Waddington after college and settled in Conway, South Carolina. Montague went on to earn a PhD and taught English and Math at Limestone before joining the Administration of the College, where she worked for many decades. Marion graduated from Limestone and returned to the family farm, Knapdail, where she grew cotton and tobacco after her mother's death.

Louise attended Limestone College from 1908-1912. She was unable to complete her degree after battling appendicitis and enduring a lengthy hospitalization into the winter of 1912. After a brief return to Marion, she boarded in various parts of North Carolina in the hopes that the country air and higher altitudes would improve her health (she also struggled with asthma and the grippe). In 1914, she briefly taught school in the rural setting of Bayboro, North Carolina. From 1915 to 1916, Louise attended the Baptist Women's Missionary Union Training School (Louisville, Kentucky). Upon leaving the Training School, she worked in nursing at several South Carolina hospitals before quitting formal nursing altogether in the fall of 1919. Louise returned to Marion, where she took on private nursing jobs and eventually settled permanently back at Knapdail with her youngest sister, Marion.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Louise McMillan from 1906-1956. The vast majority of the collection is comprised of letters written to Louise McMillan from friends and relatives. The correspondence spans from Louise's teenage years up into the 1950s. The bulk of the letters are from Louise's sister, Montague, who writes of family issues and concerns, as well as her own experiences in higher education. The correspondence from Louise's college-age years deal with young women's relationships with each other and their college experiences in the early 20th century. The printed material contains information regarding Limestone College and various organizations and churches of interest to McMillan.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1906
1 2 1907
1 3 1908
1 4 1909
1 5 1910
1 6 1911
1 7 1912 January-March
1 8 1912 April-September
1 9 1912 October 1-October 7
1 10 1912 October 9-December
1 11 1913
1 12 1914
2 1 1915 January-February
2 2 1915 March-September
2 3 1915 October
2 4 1915 November-December
2 5 1916 January
2 6 1916 February
2 7 1916 March-December
2 8 1917
2 9 1918
3 1 1919
3 2 1920
3 3 1921
3 4 1922
3 5 1923
3 6 1924
3 7 1925
3 8 1926
3 9 1927
3 10 1928
3 11 1929 January-May
3 12 1929 September-December
4 1 1930
4 2 1931
4 3 1932
4 4 1933
4 5 1934
4 6 1935
4 7 1936
4 8 1937 January-July
4 9 1937 August-December
5 1 1938
5 2 1939 January-September
5 3 1939 October-December
5 4 1940 January
5 5 1940 February
5 6 1940 March
5 7 1940 April
5 8 1940 May
6 1 1940 June
6 2 1940 July-August
6 3 1940 September
6 4 1940 October-December
6 5 1941 January-March
6 6 1941April-June
6 7 1941 July-December
7 1 1942 January-October
7 2 1942 November-December
7 3 1943 January-March
7 4 1943 April-June
7 5 1943 July-August
7 6 1943 October-December
8 1 1944 January
8 2 1944 February
8 3 1944 May
8 4 1944 June
8 5 1944 July
8 6 1944 August
8 7 1944 September-October
8 8 1944 November
8 9 1944 December
8 10 1945 January-March
8 11 1945 April
8 12 1945 May
8 13 1945 June
9 1 1945 July 1-July 15
9 2 1945 July 16-July 30
9 3 1945 August
9 4 1945 September
9 5 1945 October
9 6 1945 November
9 7 1945 December
10 1 1946 January
10 2 1946 February
10 3 1946 March
10 4 1946 April 1-April 15
10 5 1946 April 16-April 30
10 6 1946 May
10 7 1946 June-December
10 8 1947
10 9 1949
11 1 1955
11 2 1956
11 3 Correspondence, undated
11 4 Correspondence from Louise McMillan
11 5 Correspondence to others
11 6 Correspondence to others
11 7 Correspondence to others
Other material
12 1 Handkerchiefs
12 2 Legal document, 1926
12 3 Photographs
12 4 Printed material: American Legion Auxiliary, 1929, 1945
12 5 Printed material: First Baptist Church, Gaffney, South Carolina, 1913-1926
12 6 Printed material: Limestone College (Gaffney, South Carolina)
12 7 Printed material: Limestone Springs Female High School, concert program, October 23, 1856
12 8 Printed material: Marion Baptist Church (South Carolina), 1937-1945
12 9 Printed material: Marion Graded School, 1925-1930
12 10 Printed material: Membership cards
12 11 Printed material: Newspaper clippings, McMillan family
12 12 Printed material: Organizations-Miscellaneous
12 13 Printed material: South Carolina Baptist State Convention, 1918
12 14 Printed material: Wonder Bar and Grill (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advertisement [containing derogatory depiction of Hitler]
12 15 Printed material: Young Men's Christian Association
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