SCRUGGS, ANDERSON M. (ANDERSON MCLAUREN), 1897-1955.
Anderson M. Scruggs papers, 1926-1959

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Scruggs, Anderson M. (Anderson McLauren), 1897-1955.
Title: Anderson M. Scruggs papers, 1926-1959
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 492
Extent: 4.25 linear ft. (9 boxes) and 2 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers of Georgia dentist, educator, and poet Anderson M. Scruggs including correspondence, poetry, and other miscellaneous materials.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Margaret Mitchell collection.

Source

Gift.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Anderson M. Scruggs papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Anderson M. Scruggs (1897-1955) was born February 18, 1897 at West Point, Georgia, and died January 28, 1955. He was the son of William Edgar and Talullah Eugenia (Watson) Scruggs. He married Miss Lelia Smith on November 23, 1921. They had one daughter Eugenia Elizabeth (Mrs. Otis J. White, Jr.).

Scruggs graduated from the Atlanta-Southern Dental College (later the School of Dentistry of Emory University) in 1925 and taught there as associate professor of histology, 1926-1939; associate in bacteriology and pathology, 1936-44; associate in technical composition, 1936-1937; professor of histology, Emory University School of Dentistry, 1944-1948; and professor of dentistry, 1949-55. Dr. Scruggs, who held the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Poetry Society of America, Poetry Society of Georgia, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North District Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Psi Omega. He was the author of: "Glory of earth," 1933; "Ritual for myself," 1941; "I hear them in the dawn," 1948; set to music by William Naylor; other poems included in anthologies; Prose, Poetry and Drama for Oral Interpretation, 1936; The Desk Drawer Anthology, 1937; The World's Great Catholic Poetry, 1939; Adventures in Poetry, 1946; The Story of Jesus in the World's Literature, 1946; Masterpieces of Religious Verse, 1948; What Shall the Heart Remember?, 1951. Other publications are listed in the bound carbon copy of What Shall the Heart remember? along with biographical data and excerpts from reviews of Dr. Scruggs' poetry.

Anderson M. Scruggs (1897-1955) was born February 18, 1897 at West Point, Georgia, and died January 28, 1955. He was the son of William Edgar and Talullah Eugenia (Watson) Scruggs. He married Miss Lelia Smith on November 23, 1921. They had one daughter Eugenia Elizabeth (Mrs. Otis J. White, Jr.).

Scruggs graduated from the Atlanta-Southern Dental College (later the School of Dentistry of Emory University) in 1925 and taught there as associate professor of histology, 1926-1939; associate in bacteriology and pathology, 1936-44; associate in technical composition, 1936-1937; professor of histology, Emory University School of Dentistry, 1944-1948; and professor of dentistry, 1949-55. Dr. Scruggs, who held the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Poetry Society of America, Poetry Society of Georgia, American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North District Dental Association, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Psi Omega. He was the author of: "Glory of earth," 1933; "Ritual for myself," 1941; "I hear them in the dawn," 1948; set to music by William Naylor; other poems included in anthologies; Prose, Poetry and Drama for Oral Interpretation, 1936; The Desk Drawer Anthology, 1937; The World's Great Catholic Poetry, 1939; Adventures in Poetry, 1946; The Story of Jesus in the World's Literature, 1946; Masterpieces of Religious Verse, 1948; What Shall the Heart Remember?, 1951. Other publications are listed in the bound carbon copy of What Shall the Heart remember? along with biographical data and excerpts from reviews of Dr. Scruggs' poetry.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence (1926-1959), galley proofs and typescripts, photographs, scrapbooks, sheet music, lecture notes, memorabilia, and printed material. Materials are by or about Scruggs. Typescripts are of the manuscripts for two books of poems (there are also galleys for three books) and of three signed poems; most correspondence pertains to his poetry and its publication; lectures contain poems; memorabilia includes membership cards, a name plate, and a fountain pen; photographs are of Scruggs; printed material includes articles, clippings, pamphlets and books.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1926-1929
1 2 1930-1931
1 3 1932
1 4 1933
1 5 1934
1 6 1935
1 7 1936
1 8 1937
2 1 1938
2 2 1939
2 3 1940
2 4 1941
2 5 1942
2 6 1943
3 1 1944
3 2 1945
3 3 1946
3 4 1947
3 5 1948
3 6 1949
3 7 1950
3 8 1951
3 9 1952
3 10 1953
3 11 1954
3 12 1955
3 13 1956-1959
3 14 Undated
4 1 Undated
4 2 Undated (Archibald Rutledge)
4 3 "Glory of Earth," copyright correspondence
4 4 "Glory of Earth," correspondence
4 5 "Ritual for Myself," correspondence
4 6 "What Shall the Heart Remember," correspondence
Galley Proofs
5 1 "Glory of Earth," unnamed
5 2 "Ritual for Myself," complete galley proof
5 3 "What Shall the Heart Remember," complete galley proof
5 4 "What Shall the Heart Remember," carbon copy
Publications and Music
5 5 Emory material
5 6 Music
5 7 Ledlie Conger Covered Bridge Print
5 8 Alumni office folder
5 9 Articles on Scruggs
5 10 Photographs
5 11 Poems and publications I
6 1 Poems and publications II
6 2 Poems
6 3 Psi Omega Fraternity
6 4 Publicity on books
6 5 Georgia Dental Certification, 1928
Scrapbooks
6 6 Scrapbook [from Jessie Y. Norton]
Miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia
6 7 Georgia Historical Quarterly, Summer, 1971, Vol. LV, No. 2.
7 Miscellaneous pamphlets
8 Memorabilia ["22 E U S D" markers, eyeglasses, membership cards, monogrammed pens, nameplate]
8 1 Notebook entitled "Selected New Poems"
8 2 Notebook entitled "Ritual for Myself"
8 3 Notebook, "What Shall the Heart Remember"
8 4 Notebook, untitled
8 5 "Lectures, 1921-1922" [contains some poems]
8 6 Music
8 7 Unpublished poems
9 1 Newspaper Clippings
9 2 Newspaper Clippings
9 3 Newspaper Clippings
9 4 Newspaper Clippings
Oversize Items
OBV1 Scrapbook [Anderson M. Scruggs]
OBV2 Scrapbook
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