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Collection Number: 03941

Collection Title: David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1916-1969.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 120 items)
Abstract David A. Lockmiller (1906-2005) was an author and professor of history and political science. The collection includes correspondence and papers, 1937-1958, of Lockmiller in connection with the preparation of his biography, Enoch H. Crowder: Soldier, Lawyer, and Statesman (1955); forty-four scattered items, 1916-1931, from the papers of General Crowder (1859-1932), consisting chiefly of his correspondence with General Hugh S. Johnson about selective service and other matters; and letters, 1939-1944, relating to Lockmiller's The Consolidation of the University of North Carolina (1942), clippings about the book, and correspondence with Joseph Morrison at the University of North Carolina about the latter's biography of Governor O. Max Gardner.
Creator Lockmiller, David A. (David Alexander), 1906-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 David A. Lockmiller Papers, #3941, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David A. Lockmiller of Washington, D.C., and Sedona, Ariz., March 1972 and March 1988 (Acc. 88029).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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David A. Lockmiller (1906-2005) was an author and professor of history and political science. He was educated at Emory University, Cumberland University, and the University of North Carolina. Among his published works are Enoch H. Crowder: Soldier, Lawyer, and Statesman (1955), a biography, and The Consolidation of the University of North Carolina (1942).

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The collection includes correspondence and papers, 1937-1958, of David A. Lockmiller in connection with the preparation of his biography, Enoch H. Crowder: Soldier, Lawyer, and Statesman (1955); forty-four scattered items, 1916-1931, from the papers of General Crowder (1859-1932), consisting chiefly of his correspondence with General Hugh S. Johnson about selective service and other matters; and letters and clippings, 1939-1944, relating to Lockmiller's The Consolidation of the University of North Carolina (1942); and correspondence with Joseph Morrison at the University of North Carolina about the latter's biography of Governor O. Max Gardner.

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Contents list

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Chiefly correspondence of David A. Lockmiller concerning materials for his biography of Enoch Herbert Crowder. The items include letters and memoranda received by Lockmiller from former friends and associates of Crowder including Mrs. Albert Payne Duval, Edward Schulz, John H. Wigmore, Otto Schoenrich, Matthew F. Steele, H. E. Stephenson, John Bassett Moore, and Nelle Crowder. Also included are scattered items, 1916-1931, from the papers of Enoch H. Crowder, chiefly consisting of correspondence with Hugh S. Johnson about selective service and other matters. There are also some drafts of portions of Lockmiller's biography of Crowder, photographs of both men, and other items.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Correspondence, 1939-1958 #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 1

Folder 2

Biographical sketches #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 2

Chapter drafts #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 2

Folder 3

Ephemera #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 3

Image Folder PF-3941

David A. Lockmiller photographs #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." PF-3941

Enoch H. Crowder photographs #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." PF-3941

Folder 4-5

Folder 4

Folder 5

Enoch H. Crowder papers, 1916-1931 #03941, Series: "David A. Lockmiller Papers, 1939-1958." Folder 4-5

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About 40 items.

Chiefly letters, 1939-1944, relating to Lockmiller's Consolidation of the University of North Carolina (1942), including several from O. Max Gardner, governor at the time of consolidation. Also included are clippings about this book and about Lockmiller's earlier publications as well as correspondence, 1969, with Joseph Morrison of the Journalism Department at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill about Morrison's biography of Gardner.

Folder 6

Correspondence and clippings, 1939-1944: Consolidation of the University of North Carolina #03941, Subseries: "Addition of March 1988 (Acc. 88029)" Folder 6

Folder 7

Correspondence, 1969 #03941, Subseries: "Addition of March 1988 (Acc. 88029)" Folder 7

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Photographs (PF-3941/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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