Guide to the David Martin Papers, RG 97

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: August 2003

Date Span:

8.5 cubic feet.

Number of Boxes:
1 legal docunent box; 2 document boxes; 7 record center boxes; 1 oversized box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
David Lincoln Martin was born on May 6, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to Albert H. and Cornelia A. (Lincoln) Martin. He attended local schools and in 1964 was accepted as a student at the University of Redlands. He graduated from the school with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968. The following year he attended the graduate school at Claremont University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in 1969. From 1969 to 1971, Martin served with the United States Army in Vietnam. He returned to graduate school at Claremont in the fall of 1971 and two years later received his doctorate in Government Studies. While attending graduate school he was employed as a Public Administration Analyst at University of California, Los Angeles. In 1973, Dr. Martin accepted a position at Auburn University as a professor of Political Science, which he held until his retirement in 1997. He also worked as special projects officer at the United States Department of the Interior in Washington, D. C. from 1979 to 1980. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the American Society of Public Administrators, and the Alabama Political Science Association. He has also authored numerous articles on state and local politics in Alabama and several books including Alabama's State and Local Government, Running City Hall: Municipal Administration in America and was a major contributor to Capital, Courthouse and City Hall. His mother, Cornelia Lincoln Martin (1908-1991), was educated at Pomona College (Bachelor of Arts, 1929) and Smith College (Master of Arts, 1930). (See Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1986/1987)

Scope and Content:
Contains materials produced or assembled by David Martin during his tenure at Auburn University. Most of collection pertains to Alabama politics, including a clippings and research data file (1973-1994); drafts and manuscripts of articles, speeches, etc. by Dr. Martin; historical materials dealing with politics; materials dealing with the Political Science Department and Auburn University; and a collection of maps illustrating various facets of Alabama politics from 1901 to the 1998. Includes numerous scanned slides saved on Compact Discs of travel photographs taken by Dr. Martin and his mother, Cornelia Lincoln Martin, from the 1940's to 2000.

Item list:
Accession Number: 96-065
Box 1

Box 2 Box 3 Box 4 Box 5 Box 6
Accession Number: 97-017
Box 1 Box 2
Accession Number: 97-027
Box 1
Accession Number: 01-043
Box 1 Box 2 CD-ROMs

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