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Ragland-Hassan Family papers, 1908-2018

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/v551v

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: Ragland, Wylheme H.
Title: Ragland-Hassan Family papers, 1908-2018
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1487
Extent: 24.25 linear feet (21 boxes) and 2 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of the Ragland and Hassan families documenting the history of the black community in Morgan County, Alabama.
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.


Gift of Wylheme H. Ragland, Frederick D. Kennedy, James L. Nicholas, and Candice R. Henry, 2018.

Custodial History

Collection was compiled by various members of the Ragland-Hassan family before being transferred to the Rose Library in 2018.


[after identification of item(s)], Ragland-Hassan Family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Pellom McDaniels, III, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American history and culture. The Rose Library has retained all material that formed part of the original gift.


Arranged and described at the collection level by Carrie Hintz, 2019.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Reverend Wylheme H. Ragland is a Methodist minister and compiler of family and local history in Decatur, Alabama.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the Ragland-Hassan family and includes printed material, photographs, and artwork. Much of the collection documents the black community in Morgan County, Alabama, where many members of the family lived and worked, including information on black churches, schools, and civic groups. Also included are vintage photographs and greeting cards collected by members of the family.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Photographs, circa 1900-1960
2 - Wylheme Ragland sermons, photographs, and family and local history in Morgan County, Alabama, 1914-2018
3 - Family and local history in Morgan County, Alabama, circa 1950-2018
4 - Family and local history in Morgan County, Alabama, circa 1950-2018
5 - Holiday and greeting cards, 1908-1920
6 - Books and printed material
7 - Books and printed material
8 - Books and printed material
9 - Books and printed material
10 - Books and printed material
11 - Books and printed material
21 - Printed Material
12 - Loving Cup
13 - Artwork, undated
14 - Artwork, undated
15 - Artwork, undated
16 - Artwork, undated
17 - Artwork, undated
18 - Artwork, undated
19 - Artwork, undated
20 - Artwork, undated
OP1 - Artwork, undated
OP2 - Artwork, undated