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Identifier

Accession 36

Inclusive Dates

1941-1966

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

3,500 pieces, 1.75 linear feet

Language

English;

Historical Note

Dr. Alvin Laroy Duckett (1908-1967) was born in Greenwood, SC. A graduate of The Citadel at Charleston, SC in 1930, he received his M.A. (1939) and Ph.D. (1957) degrees from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Duckett taught history at the high school level in Clinton and Rock Hill, SC and then served more than five years in the US Army prior to and during World War II reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also taught history at Washington and Lee University before becoming a History professor at Winthrop from 1950 through 1967. Dr. Duckett's research interests centered mostly around the life of John Forsyth and published his work in John Forsyth: Political Tactician in 1962.

Scope and Content Note

The Alvin Laroy Duckett Papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes, reading lists, tests and newspaper clippings relating to Dr. Duckett’s position as a professor of history at Winthrop College (1950-1967). Also included is a thesis (1956) and a rough draft, final draft, and book reviews pertaining to his book John Forsyth: Political Tactician (1962). Although the papers range from 1941 to about 1966, the greater part of the collection concerns the years of his employment at Winthrop.

Provenance

The papers of Alvin Laroy Duckett, professor of history at Winthrop College(1950-1967), were received by the Archives on February 20, 1975, in conjunction with the transfer of Mary Elizabeth Massey's papers the office of Dr. Ross A. Webb.

The papers of Mary Elizabeth Massey, historian, educator, and author, were received as a gift by the Archives from Sarah Jane O’Donnell, Charles L. Massey and John O. Massey on February 20, 1975. Dr. Massey’s office files were transferred to the Archives on October 5, 1975.

Keywords

Education, Higher Education, Politics

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Alvin Laroy Duckett Papers - Accession 36

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