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Guide to the David Hall Papers, RG 088


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: August 2003

Date Span:
1955-1995

Size:
4.0 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
1 document box; 1/2 document box; 3 record center boxes

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
David Michael Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 26, 1936. His family later relocated to LaFayette, Alabama. He attended Alabama Polytechnic Instititute (now Auburn University) from 1954 to 1958, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Chemistry. In 1962, Hall attained a Master of Science degree in Textile Engineering from Clemson University and two years later received a Ph.D. from Victoria University in Manchester, England. From 1966 to 1995, Dr. Hall served as a professor in the Department of Textile Engineering at Auburn University. He is the author of numerous articles and texts relating to chemical testing of textiles. He is a member of the Textile Institute, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Fiber Society, Tau Beta Pi, Alpha Phi Omega and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Scope and Content:
Contains documentation that supports Professor David Hall's (formerly of Auburn University's Textile Engineering Department) age discrimination lawsuit against Auburn University between 1987 and 1990. Contains newspaper clippings, photocopies of letters and memos to various members of the University's administration and Board of Trustees concerning the suit and their lack of interest in his complaint. Also includes photocopies of faculty service reports and evaluations (of other members of the faculty) filed in court in support of Dr. Hall's case. Depositions and a three-volume transcript of the July 1987 court proceedings complete the collection. Included with his materials are letters, memos, faculty service reports and evaluations from four other professors (Drs. Charles Snow, Milton Alexander, Kermit Davis, and Evangelos Biblis) involved in the suit.


Item list:
Accession Number: 95-68
Box 1

Box 2
Accession Number: 95-99
Box 1
Accession Number: 95-112
Box 1

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