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Guide to the Charles G. Dobbins Papers, RG 838

Listed by: Alfieda Brummitt
Date:  March 2000

Date Span: 1834-1988

Biographical Sketch: Dobbins was born in Greensboro, Alabama, and graduated from Samford University and Columbia University. He was editor of three Alabama newspapers, and publisher of two. He was active in numerous civic, social, and professional organizations and clubs, and was a retired Executive Secretary of the American Council on Education.

Scope / Content: Consists of correspondence, clippings, articles, brochures, photographs, legal documents, campaign materials, autographs, scrapbooks, personal notes, and miscellaneous items.

Arranged into seven series: 1. Correspondence, Research and News Items (1930-1955); 2. Education Files and Personal Correspondence (1930-1986); 3. Personal Records, Social Issues, and Committees (1905-1988); 4. Newspapers, Business, Politics, Education and Government (1931-1988); 5. Organizations; 6. Oversize Items; 7. Miscellaneous.


SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE, RESEARCH AND NEWS ITEMS (1930-1955): Bulk 1940s. Subjects covered concern Alabama, the United States, and other nations.

Accession 88-092, Box 1:
    1. Air University (1946)
    2. Alabama Capital Building (1946)
    3. Advertiser Journal (1946-47)
    4. Alabama Education Association (1946-53)
    5. Alabama Historical Association (1947)
    6. Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (1947)
    7. Alabama Policy Committee (1937-41)
    8. Alabama Power Company (1936-47)
    9. Alabama Press Association (1939-42)
    10. Alabama Statistics (1938-47)
    11. Alabama Writers Conclave (1940-46)
    12. Alcoholics Anonymous (1946)
    13. American Legion (1946)
    14. American Society of Newspaper Editors (1946-47)
    15. American Type Founders Sales Corporation (1940)
    16. Andalusia (1947)
    17. Anniston City Government (1940-46)
    18. Anniston Pamphlets (1939-40)
    19. Anniston Politics (1941)
    20. Anniston Times (1941-42)
    21. Anniston Times letters of Congratulations (1939)
    22. Anniston Times Building (1940-47)
    23. Anniston Times Circulation (1940-41)
    24. Army Advisory Committee (1947)
    25. Associated Press (1940)
    26. Atomic Energy (1945)
    27. Baptists (Montgomery) (1946-54)
    28. Baptists (State) (1946-47)
    29. Birmingham (1955)
    30. Birmingham Printing Company (1939-40)
    31. Blue Gray Day (1946)
    32. Books, Old and Rare
    33. Elbert Boozer (1940-42)
    34. Young Boozer (1946)
    35. Frank Boswell (1946)
    36. Boswell Amendment (1946-47)
    37. Boy Scouts (1940-41)
    38. Brewton, Al (1947)
    39. Brundidge, Al (1947)
    40. Bryce Hospital (1946)
    41. Calhoun County (1930)
    42. Campaigns (1938-46)
    43. Catholics (1944-46)
    44. Cattle (1946)
    45. Chamber of Commerce (Montgomery) (1947-49)
    46. Chamber of Commerce (Alabama) (1946-47)

    Accession 88-092, Box 2

    1. China Campaign (1947)
    2. Cheaha Publicity (1940)
    3. Child Labor Law (1946)
    4. Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) (1946-47)
    5. City Politics (Montgomery) no date
    6. Citizens Advisory Education Council (1946-47)
    7. Chilton, Al (1947)
    8. Coal Mines (19460
    9. Commencements (1946)
    10. Communist Party (1942-47)
    11. Committee of The South (1946-47)
    12. Community Chest (1947-49)
    13. Congress, U.S. (1946)
    14. Cooperatives (1947)
    15. Constitutional Revisions (Al) - no date
    16. Cotton (1946)
    17. Courtesy, no date
    18. Label lost Probably "Continuing Education" (1946-47)
    19. Decatur, AL (1947)
    20. Democratic Executive Committee (Al) 1942-47)
    21. Democratic National Convention (1952)
    22. Democratic Party (1946-47)
    23. Demopolis, Al (1942-47)
    24. Department of Industrial Relations (1947)
    25. Education (Al) (1947-52)
    26. Election Laws (1946)
    27. Employees (Prospective) (1947)
    28. Elections, 1940
    29. Eufaula, Al (1947)
    30. Exchanges (1939-41)
    31. Extension Service (1940-55)
    32. Fair (Montgomery) (1948-55)
    33. Farm (1940-43)
    34. Farm Bureau (1946-55)
    35. Farm Security Administration (1940-46)
    36. First National, Montgomery (1947)
    37. Forum (1946)
    38. Freight Rates (1941-46)
    39. Health Data (1946-47)
    40. Health and Medical Care Council of Alabama (946-48)
    41. Hill-Simpson Campaign (1944)
    42. Hospitals (1946-47)
    43. Huntingdon College (1947)
    44. International News Service (1940-49)
    45. International Typographical Union (1942)
    46. Jacksonville, Al (1947)
    47. Jaycees (1946-55)
    48. Jews (1946)
    49. Joint Legislative Council (1947)
    50. Judson College (1941-48)
    51. Junior College (1941-48)
    52. King Features (1940-41)
    53. Kiwanis (1946-47)

    Accession 88-092, Box 3

    1. Labor (1940-49)
    2. League of Women Voters (1949)
    3. Letters to the Editor (1946-47)
    4. Legislature (1939-55)
    5. Letters to the Editor, Advertiser (1946-47)
    6. Library, Montgomery (1947)
    7. Lists (1947-50)
    8. Livingston, Al (1946-47)
    9. Loan Rackets (1947-54)
    10. Louisville and Nashville Railroad (1949-54)
    11. Lynching 1947
    12. Merit Board - City/County (1950)
    13. Merit Systems (1950)
    14. Military Training (1946-47)
    15. Maps (1949)
    16. Mechanical Equipment (1941)
    17. Montgomery History (1945-52)
    18. National Policy Committee (1941-48)
    19. Negro (1942-46)
    20. New York Times (1941-47)
    21. Old Age Pensions (1946-48)
    22. Pardon and Parole Board (1951)
    23. Peace (1946)
    24. Personal (1937-39)
    25. Personal (1940)
    26. Personal (1942)
    27. Personal (1946-47)
    28. Police (1949)
    29. Population Data (1946-47)
    30. Press Freedom (1947-55)
    31. Research (1946)
    32. Printing of Examiner (1949)
    33. Prisons (1947)
    34. Probate Judge (1952)
    35. Profit Sharing (1947)
    36. Prohibition (1946-50)
    37. Propaganda - no date
    38. Quoted Editorials (1939)

    Accession 88-092, Box 4

    1. Railroads (1946)
    2. Reapportionment (1947)
    3. Red Cross (1941-52)
    4. Refugees (1947)
    5. Russia (1946)
    6. Safety Council (1953)
    7. Selma, Al (1947)
    8. Shannon and Associates (1954-55)
    9. Social Security (1940-41)
    10. Soil Conservation Service (1946-47)
    11. Southern Industrial Institute (1946)
    12. Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (1954-55)
    13. Southern Research Institute (1946)
    14. Sparkman, John (Member of Congress) (1942-47)
    15. State Teacher's College (Montgomery) 1946)
    16. The South (1946-47)
    17. Subscribers (1939)
    18. Taxes (1947-48)
    19. Telephones (1948)
    20. Temperance (1946)
    21. Tennessee Valley (1947)
    22. Troy (1942-47)
    23. Traffic (1946)
    24. Tuskegee Institute (1943-47)
    25. TVA (1953-54)
    26. Type (1943)
    27. Union Bank (1949-50)
    28. Union Springs, Al - no date
    29. Unions (1946)
    30. United Features (1955)
    31. United Nations (1945)
    32. USO (1952-54)
    33. U.S. Treasury, War Bond Work (1941-42)
    34. United Press (1954-56)
    35. Veterans of Foreign Wars (1946-47)
    36. Voting (1946)
    37. Voting Machines (1940)
    38. Welfare Department (1938-46)
    39. Western Newspaper Union (1948-52)
    40. Wildlife Conservation (1947)
    41. Women (1946)
    42. World War II (1940)
    43. YMCA (1940-41)
    44. Young Democrats (1941)

    Accession 88-092, Box 5

    1. AAC - ACPRA (American Council of Education) (1974-75)
    2. Academy for Educational Development (1974-75)
    3. Academic Administration Internship Program (1974)
    4. American Council of Education Fellows (1974-78)
    5. ACE Fellows (1974)
    6. ACE General (1963-74)
    7. ACE Charles Dobbins, Personal (1963)
    8. Adams, Arthur S. (1956-1980)
    9. Advertiser - Journal (1945-47)
    10. Alabama College (1946-62)
    11. Alabama Education Association (1947-54)
    12. Alabama Historical Association (1953)
    13. Alabama Power Company (1947-55)
    14. Alabama Press (1951)
    15. Alabama Press Legislative Committee (1940-53)
    16. Alabama Publisher (1949-52) (Newsletter of Alabama Press Association)
    17. Army/Navy Club (1955)
    18. Auburn Lectures: Alabama Governors and Editors (1930-55)
    19. Auburn Lectures: Old Alabama Books (1975)
    20. Auburn University (1945-56)
    21. First Baptist, Washington, DC (1951)
    22. Baptists: First Church Montgomery (1949-54)
    23. Birmingham News (1947-54)
    24. Blue Gray Association (1954)
    25. John Paul Brown (1968-70)
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SERIES 2: EDUCATION FILES AND PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (1930-1986): Also contains political campaign materials, bulk 1950-1970s.

Accession 88-092, Box 6
    1. Campaign Data (1948)
    2. Campaign Correspondence (1948)
    3. Citizens Advisory Education Council (1950-52)
    4. Columbia University (1953-54)
    5. Committee of the South (1951-53)
    6. Confederacy (1947)
    7. Democratic party (1949-64)
    8. Dixiecrats (1948)
    9. Education, State Board of (1953)
    10. The Economist (1947-53)
    11. Eckerd College (1974-75)
    12. Employees (1947-50)
    13. The Examiner (1952-54)
    14. Examiner - John Hurst (1954)
    15. Farrar Straus and Company (1947-49)
    16. First National Bank, Montgomery (1949-50)
    17. Greensboro, Al (1940)
    18. Gambling (1953)
    19. HEW - Matthews (1975-77)
    20. Horses (1952-53)
    21. Hospitals (1949-50)
    22. Huntingdon College (1950-55)
    23. Judson College (1953-77)
    24. Luverne, Al (1947-76)
    25. Navy (1942-46)
    26. Personal 1986
    27. Personal 1985
    28. Personal 1984
    29. Personal 1983
    30. Personal 1982
    31. Personal 1981

    Accession 88-092, Box 7

    1. Personal 1980
    2. Personal 1979
    3. Personal 1978
    4. Personal 1977
    5. Personal 1976
    6. Personal 1975
    7. Personal 1974
    8. Personal 1973
    9. Personal 1959-63
    10. Personal 1956-57
    11. Personal 1957-58
    12. Personal 1956
    13. Personal 1955
    14. Personal 1954
    15. Personal 1953
    16. Personal 1952
    17. Personal 1951
    18. Personal 1950-51
    19. Personal 1948

    Accession 88-092, Box 8

    1. Personal Letters (1947)
    2. Photos - Family - no date
    3. Photos - Peter - no date
    4. Presidential Race (1948)
    5. Publications - Charles G. Dobbins (1931-72)
    6. Publications and Addresses (1946-71)
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SERIES 3: PERSONAL RECORDS, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND COMMITTEES (1905-1988): Mix of personal records, subject files re: southern race relations, materials relative to the Cosmos Club and Alderson Broadus College. Bulk 1940-1970s.

Accession 88-092, Box 8
    1. Alabama Politicians and Editors (1930-55)
    2. Alderson Broaddus College (1974-86)
    3. Auto (1965-84)
    4. Cosmos Club Board (1986)
    5. Cosmos Club Board (198788)
    6. Books - Alabama (1950-53)
    7. China (1944-47)
    8. Olive Mills (1983-84)
    9. China Notes and Clippings
    10. Cosmos Club Awards Committee (1983-84)


    Accession 88-092, Box 9
     

    1. Cosmos Board (1984-85)
    2. Life Insurance, Legard (General) (1974-85
    3. Old Manuscripts (1932-35)
    4. Racials - Governor Dixon's 10-yr. Program (1936-54)
    5. Retirement Remarks, etc. (1974-81)
    6. Manuscripts (1936-58)
    7. Memoir File 1977 (1951-85)
    8. Personal - Comment on (1943-79)
    9. Personal Data - Misc. (1905-73)
    10. Autographs (1978-81)
    11. "Old Grandma" (1913-80)
    12. Loudoun Times Mirror Pieces - CGD (1977-78)
    13. Health, Education, and Welfare (1971-76)
    14. Racism - Washington, DC (1977-83)
    15. Secretariat (ACE) (1973-74)
    16. Southern Farmer (1950-55)
    17. Speeches (Office of Price Stabilization) (1950-53)
    18. Speeches - Unity Club (1948-56)
    19. Speeches - (1948-55)
    20. Speeches - (1936-42)
    21. Speeches - (1941-78)
    22. Transient Camp (1934-36)
    23. University of Maryland (1972-75)
    24. Waterman Steamship Corporation (1933)
    25. Chung King Memorabilia (1945)
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SERIES 4: NEWSPAPERS, BUSINESS, POLITICS, EDUCATION AND GOVERNMENT (1931-1988): Materials concerning newspapers Dobbins edited, and governmental, political, and educational contacts he made while an editor.

Accession 88-092, Box 10
    1. Advertiser - Letters of Congratulations (1946)
    2. Airey Insurance Agency (1939-47)
    3. (Old) Alabama Books, etc. (articles) (1938-77)
    4. Alabama Policy Committee - New (1941-47)
    5. Alabama State Society (Misc.) (1963-66)
    6. Alabama State College (1954)
    7. Alabama (University of) (1945-80)
    8. Allen, James B. (Senator) 1976-78)
    9. H.M. Ayers (1939-48)
    10. John H. Bankhead (1939-48)
    11. Bould Burch (1947-88)
    12. Charles R. Bell (1937-85)
    13. Hugo L. Black (1956-64)
    14. Joseph Barber, Jr. (1949-62)
    15. Blasingame, Lurton (1942-47)
    16. Boswell Amendment Substitute (1946-49)
    17. Frank W. Boykin (1946-51)
    18. No label - Should be Kirtley Brown (1939)
    19. John T. Caldwell, Pres. of Alabama College
    20. A.A. Carmichael (1939-50)
    21. Dr. O.C. Carmichael, Pres. of University of Alabama (1938-57)
    22. Carter, Hodding (1947-50)
    23. Cater, Douglass (1947-88)
    24. Childress, James Saxton (1936-59)
    25. Clement, Charles B. (OPS) (1951-53)
    26. Clement, Marc Ray (1942-54)
    27. Cole, Houston (1947)
    28. Comer, Donald (1942-47)
    29. Communists, Alabama (1940-54)
    30. Confirmation Before Alabama Senate (1951)
    31. Crommelin, John G. (1947-50)
    32. Davis, Neil (1947-75)
    33. Davis, P.O. (1942-46)
    34. Dawson, John C. (President) 1936-66)
    35. Democratic Executive Committee (State) (1946-55)
    36. Dixon, Frank M. (1934-48)
    37. Dunn, Loula (1946-77)
    38. Durr, Clifford (1946-54)
    39. Elliott, Carl (1976-77)
    40. Ellis, Handy (1946)
    41. Examiner Congratulations Letters (1947)
    42. Farish, Addie Lee (1938-57)
    43. Farmer, Hallie (1939-79)
    44. Faulkner, James H. (1947-57)
    45. Folsom, James (1946) (1946-87)
    46. Folsom, James 1954 (1946-87)
    47. Folsom's Forum (1947-48)
    48. Frye, Roland (1947-59)
    49. Garrett, Si (1949-55)
    50. Gayle, Tacky (1948-52)
    51. Giddens, Lucien (1947-48)
    52. Goldbold, John C. (1951-88)
    53. Goodwyn, John (1947-59)
    54. Governor's Race 1946
    55. Governor's Race 1950
    56. Grant, George (1945-54)

    Accession 88-092, Box 11

    1. Graves, Bibb (1934-42)
    2. Graves, John Temple (1937-79)
    3. Grove, Frank (AEA) (1945-47)
    4. Groves, Hall, Jr. & Sr. (1954-80)
    5. Harman, Arthur Fort (1937-61)
    6. Hearin, Jesse B. (1946-81)
    7. Henderson, Bruce (1946)
    8. Hill, Lister (Senator) Personal (1937-77)
    9. Hill, Lister (1951-55)
    10. Hill, Lister (1940-50)
    11. Hobbs, Sam (1939-46)
    12. Inzer, Clarence (1947)
    13. James, Earl (1948-50)
    14. W. Erwin (Red) James (1949-50)
    15. Johnson, Harold (1947)
    16. Jones, Joe (1958)
    17. Jones, Robert (1943-56)
    18. Jones, Walter (1946-55)
    19. Kefauver, Estes (1947-52)
    20. Kilby, Thomas E. (1943)
    21. Kilpartrick, Emmett (1939-40)
    22. King Feature (1954)
    23. Koehring, Martin (1956-63)
    24. Ku Klux Klan (1947-49)
    25. Lambert, R.E. (1938-82)
    26. Liddell, Viola (1946-81)
    27. Lawson, Thomas S. (1930-47)
    28. Letters to the Editor (1950-59)
    29. Martin, Roscoe, University of Alabama (1948)
    30. Meadows, A.R. (1946-47)
    31. Merrill, Pelham J. (1952)
    32. Miller, B.M. (1931-37)
    33. McCorvey and Dixiecrats (1948-51)
    34. McGill, Ralph (1947-78)
    35. Malone, Wallace (1946-49)
    36. Martin, Roscoe (1942-47)
    37. Meadows, R.R. (OPS) (1951-53)
    38. Miller, B.M. (1931-39)
    39. Miller, Helen Hill (1947-50)
    40. Money, Joe (1949)
    41. Montgomery, City of (1949-54)
    42. Montgomery History (1948-50)
    43. Montgomery News Company (1947)
    44. Montgomery Politics (1954)
    45. Montgomery Schools (1948-55)
    46. Montgomery Weekly (1938-49)
    47. Music Courses (1948-50)
    48. The Nation (1950)
    49. New Republic (1948-50)
    50. National Editorial Association (1949-54)
    51. National Civil Service League (1949)
    52. Newspaper Advertising Service (1949)
    53. Omicron Delta Kappa (1951-52)
    54. OPS - Personal (1952-53)
    55. OPS - Official (1951-54)
    56. OPS Report - Director's 1951
    57. OPS Data (1951-53)
    58. Owen, Marie Bankhead (1940-46)
    59. Persons, Gordon (1949-53)

    Accession 88-092, Box 12

    1. Poll Tax (1939-53)
    2. Pool, Sibyl - no date
    3. Poole, Joe (1946-51)
    4. Price, Annie Lola (1952)
    5. Prisons (1948-54)
    6. Project X (1947-55)
    7. Public Service Commission (1954)
    8. Rains, Albert (1947-55)
    9. Reapportionment (1949-50)
    10. Registrars - no date
    11. Reid, Ed (1946-53)
    12. Republicans (1952-54)
    13. Rives, Richard (1942-81)
    14. Roberts, Kenneth (1952)
    15. Rothermel, J.F. (1937-59)
    16. Rural Electric Administration (1944-55)
    17. St. Jude (1949)
    18. Searcy, Hubert (1938-47)
    19. Sentell, J.O., Jr. (1951)
    20. Sherlock, Chris - no date
    21. Sigma Delta Chi (1950)
    22. Simpson, Jim - no date
    23. Smith, Dr. C.B. (1957)
    24. Smith, Howard (1946-47)
    25. Smith, Mildred (1949)
    26. Snow Hill Institute (1953-57)
    27. Soil Conservation (1947-53)
    28. The South (1947-55)
    29. Southern Bell (1954-55)
    30. Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938-47)
    31. Southern States Coop in Education (1953-54)
    32. Sparkman, John (1948-77)
    33. Spang (1954)
    34. Sparks, Chauncey (1942-54)
    35. Sparkman Race 1954 (1949-54)
    36. Spinks, Lycurgus, Dr. (1948-49)
    37. State Docks (1947-48)
    38. State Personnel Department (1948-50)
    39. Stewart, Ellis C. (1947-87)
    40. Strode, Hudson (1955-74)
    41. Thomas, Lennard (Mrs.) (1948-49)
    42. Turner, Howell (1938-46)
    43. Tuskegee (1940-53)
    44. United Nations (1947-54)
    45. Unity Club (1947-56)
    46. Veterans (1948-53)
    47. Veterans of Foreign Wars (1952-55)
    48. Voting - Machines, etc. (1948)
    49. Wallace, George C. (1955-75)
    50. Wallace, Henry (1943-48)
    51. WSFA (1948)
    52. WJJJ (1948-49)
    53. WMGY (1948)
    54. Woodmen of the World (1948-54)
    55. Welfare (AL) (1948-50)
    56. Welfare Board (Montgomery, Al) (1953-55)
    57. Williams, Aubrey (1946-80)
    58. Williams, Clanton (1946-57)
    59. Young, H.A. (1903-46)
    60. Young Democrats - no date
    61. YMCA (1948-50)
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SERIES 5: ORGANIZATIONS: Incomplete with only 3 folders for the "A" section of this series.

Accession 88-092, Box 12
    1. AAIP (1967-88)
    2. AARP - no date
    3. ACE 1975-77 (1973-87)
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SERIES 6: OVERSIZED ITEMS: Newspaper clippings on Civil War, collection re: Emmett Kilpatrick (imprisoned and released by Soviet Union in 1920s), scrapbook of Civil War bonds and other legal papers.

  • Official and Illustrated War Record Embracing Nearly One Thousand Pictorial Sketches of Battles by Land and Sea in the Civil War. Washington, DC: Edward J. Stanley, 1898
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    SERIES 7: MISCELLANEOUS: Published materials about Dobbins, about subjects of interest to him, and a financial ledger belonging to his father.
     

    Accession 96-063  [Located in Box 12, Accession 88-092]
      1. "Academic Administrators-Born or Made?", Charles Dobbins and Thomas Stauffer
      2. "Trapped," Renwick Kennedy
      3. "Black Belt Aristocrats," Renwick Kennedy
      4. "Congressional Record," mentioning Dobbins, March 16, 1976 and August 24, 1976
      5. Titles of old books given away by Dobbins
      6. Miscellaneous papers and clippings
      7. Ledger of Rev. J.G. Dobbins, CGD's father 1928-1939 [re: Wilcox County church finances, real estate dealings, and tenant farming transactions

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