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Guide to the Frank Lawrence Owsley, Jr. Papers, RG 78


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2003

Date Span:
1779-1980

Size:
6.0 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
2 letter document boxes; 2 record center boxes; 4 card file boxes, 1 oversized box

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Frank Lawrence Owsley Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Frank Lawrence Owsley Sr. and Harriet Fason Chappell Owsley on June 13, 1928. His father was a renowned historian of the Old South and his mother a respected historian and archivist. His early childhodd was spent in Nashville and Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Vanderbilt University where he received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in History. He then attended the University of Alabama where he earned his doctorate. In 1960, Dr. Owsley took a position as Assistant Professor of History at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (presently Auburn University). He was promoted to full professor in 1971 and continued to teach until 1995.

Scope and Content:
Contains research material concerning Andrew Jackson, the War of 1812, Southeastern Indians, East and West Florida, information on the Memphis Naval Air Station, typed subject cards and miscellaneous correspondence to and from Dr. Frank L. Owsley, Jr. Includes original and secondary (copied) typescripts of correspondence, reports, etc. of Benjamin Hawkins, a member of General George Washington's staff from 1776 to 1778, found in various manuscript repositories and published works.


Item list:
Accession No.: 66-09


Item list:
Accession No.: 82-08


Item list:
Accession No.: 66-09
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6

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