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Guide to the Russell Porter Grant Papers, RG 195


Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: June 2004

Date Span:
1920s-1984.

Size:
3.0 cubic feet; 70 items.

Number of Boxes:
3 record center boxes.

Type of material:
Personal correspondence and photographs.

Physical condition:
Some aging.

Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Russell Porter Grant was born in Headland, Alabama on July 16, 1910. He attended local public schools and graduated from Dothan (Alabama) High School in 1929. He attended and played football at Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later, Auburn University), and graduated from the college in 1933. Grant served as assistant football coach at Auburn, the University of Kentucky, and returned to Auburn as head baseball coach at Auburn. He later served as Auburn Alumni Secretary from 1938 to 1940. He entered active military service in 1940, retiring in 1965, after a distinguished career. Upon his retirement he served in the Mississippi National Guard as Brigadier General. He died in Dothan in May of 1984.

Scope and Content:
Contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, travel publications, military materials, published materials, and miscellaneous material regarding Russell Porter Grant's military career and personal life.

Item list:
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3

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