Guide to the Abram Boyce Metzger Papers, RG 137

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003

Date Span:

0.10 cubic feet; 10 items.

Number of Boxes:
2 file folders.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Abram Boyce Metzger was born on July 1, 1906 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attended the University of Chattanooga where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and later Bachelor of Business Administration (1929) degree. He attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (presently Auburn University) from 1934 to 1938 and served as a graduate assistant from 1937 to 1938. He graduated from A. P. I. with a Master of Arts degree in History in 1938 and began working as a part time instructor in 1942. He was appointed as Assistant Professor of History and Government in 1947 and during the 1950s worked with the Extension Teaching Service. In 1971, he received an appointment as Associate Professor of Political Science and retired from the university in August of 1974. Mr. Metzger died in February of 1985.

Scope and Content:
Contains three typed copies of three local histories written by Miss Mary E. Reese, Mrs. W. B. Frazer, and Miss Alicia Yelton. They are mainly based on reminiscences or stories told by the authors. All are undated, and undocumented. In addition to the Auburn histories are three papers written by Dr. George Petrie, all on Auburn persons, namely Dr. John Hodges Drake, William LeRoy Broun, and Mrs. Mell, who was a charter member of the local DAR chapter. Of particular interest are two letters: one written by Bolling Hall in 1818 to the Hon. Charles Tait in Washington, and the letter from William Smith in 1830, to Judge Tait, then in Claiborne, Alabama.

Item list:
Box 1

Description of contents:

I. Auburn Early History

II. Papers written by Dr. Petrie on Auburn Persons. III. Letters

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