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Collection Number: 04108-z

Collection Title: Clement Eaton Recollections, 1976

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Abstract Clement Eaton, born in Winston-Salem, N.C., 23 Febraury 1898, was educated at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University. Eaton was chair of the History Department at Lafayette College, 1931-1942, when he became a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Eaton was the prolific author of books and articles about the history of the American South. The collection is recollections of his childhood and youth in Winston-Salem, N.C., written by Eaton in 1976 for publication in the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. Topics include Eaton's relations with African Americans; life in the city; visits of the circus and other amusements; personalities, including Clement Manly and Charles M. Stedman; and public school education focusing on his teachers.
Creator Eaton, Clement, 1898- .
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Clement Eaton Recollections #4108-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Clement Eaton of Lexington, Ky., in 1976.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Clement Eaton, born in Winston-Salem, N.C., 23 Febraury 1898, received an A.B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1919 and an M.A. in 1920. In 1929, he was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Eaton was chair of the History Department at Lafayette College, 1931-1942, when he became a member of the faculty of the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Eaton was the prolific author of books and articles about the history of the American South.

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The collection is recollections of his childhood and youth in Winston-Salem, N.C., written by historian and author Clement Eaton in 1976 for publication in the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. Topics include Eaton's relations with African Americans; life in the city; visits of the circus and other amusements; personalities, including Clement Manly and Charles M. Stedman; and public school education focusing on teachers Mary Wiley, John Moore, and Mary Medaris.

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Processed by: Library Staff, 1992

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, September 2004

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